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India vs South Africa Test series: KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as vice-captain

India vs South Africa Test series: KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as vice-captain

Cricket, Editors
Mumbai: The All-India Senior selection committee has named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa. KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as vice-captain, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury. India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
BWF appoints PV Sindhu as one of its Athletes Commision Member

BWF appoints PV Sindhu as one of its Athletes Commision Member

Badminton, Editors
PV Sindhu along with five others have been chosen by Badminton World Federation to become members of the Athletes’ Commission. Sindhu, the 26-year-old Olympian, will continue to serve as a member until 2025. Sindhu opened India’s account at the Rio Olympics by winning silver, and a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics that recently concluded this year. She also had some noteworthy achievements at the World Championships. She won two gold, one silver and bronze at the Championship.
Historic moment for India at Tokyo Olympics as Neeraj Chopra bags gold in men’s javelin throw

Historic moment for India at Tokyo Olympics as Neeraj Chopra bags gold in men’s javelin throw

Athletics
Tokyo: It was a historic moment for India on Saturday, as Neeraj Chopra became only the second individual Indian athlete after Abhinav Bindra to be crowned Olympic champion as he won gold in the men’s javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. The gold medal is also India’s first Olympic medal in track-and-field events. Neeraj Chopra threw a best attempt of 87.58m to win the Olympic gold. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch won silver and fellow Czech Vitezslav Vesely won bronze to complete the podium. Neeraj began with a 87.03m throw at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, the best of anyone after their first attempts. The Indian javelin thrower then improved to 87.58m with his second throw to maintain his place at the top and went only 76.79m in his third attempt. However, he had done more than eno...
Focus is to finish the sport, result would follow, says Scott Sports Harith Noah ahead of Dakar 2022

Focus is to finish the sport, result would follow, says Scott Sports Harith Noah ahead of Dakar 2022

Others
New Delhi: India’s celebrated rider Harith Noah will head to the 2022 Dakar Rally with a far better preparation time under his belt but insists that his primary focus would be finish the race, make every kilometre count and the result would follow. The 26-year-old, supported by Scott Sports, had become the first rider representing India to register a top-20 finish at the Dakar Rally in what was only his second appearance in the event last year.
India go down to Bangladesh in SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship

India go down to Bangladesh in SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship

Football
NEW DELHI: The India U-19 Women’s Team suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of hosts Bangladesh in their third encounter of the ongoing SAFF U19 Women’s Championship in Dhaka today (December 17, 2021). India had earlier registered comfortable victories against Sri Lanka and Bhutan in the first two matches. Shamsunnahar’s 7th minute strike from the penalty spot made the difference between the two sides. The match began with both teams going hard from the first whistle as Bangladesh looked to make the most of their physical prowess and pressed the Indian defenders high up the pitch. The first opportunity of the game went to Bangladesh, who were awarded a penalty in the 7th minute which was converted by Shamsunnahar Although Bangladesh went on an attacking mode and dominated possess...
India win silver at Asia Rugby U18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship 2021 at Uzbekistan

India win silver at Asia Rugby U18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship 2021 at Uzbekistan

Others
Tashkent: The Indian U18 Girls Rugby team today, won silver at the Asia Rugby U18 Girls Rugby Sevens Championship 2021 held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 18th & 19th September, 2021. A total of five countries from across Asia including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the host- Uzbekistan vied for top honours at the championship. The Indian National U18 Girls Rugby team is supported by Societe Generale (financial partners & official bank), Government of Odisha and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology- KIIT (high performance partners), BLK (match kit partner), Fast & Up (nutrition partner), BLADE India and Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance (ABTP) as associate partner.
Over 400 players go under the hammer in the Prime Volleyball League Auction

Over 400 players go under the hammer in the Prime Volleyball League Auction

Others
Kochi: The first Prime Volleyball League auctions held earlier today here in Kochi saw over 400 players being auctioned. The auction witnessed 84 players being picked up by the seven franchises who were part of the auction today.  Ashwal Rai, Karthik A and Jerome Vinith were acquired for the highest bids (Rs. 15 lakh) by Kolkata Thunderbolts, Kochi Blue Spikers and Calicut Heroes respectively in the Prime Volleyball Auction in Kochi on Tuesday. A total of 24 players in the Platinum and Gold categories went under the hammer in the first session of the day as the seven franchises - the Calicut Heroes, Kochi Blue Spikers, Ahmedabad Defenders, Hyderabad Black Hawks, Chennai Blitz, Bengaluru Torpedoes and the Kolkata Thunderbolts vied for the best talent. Over 300 players in the U-21, Silver a...
Haryana Steelers announces Vikash Kandola as Captain for Pro Kabaddi League Season 8

Haryana Steelers announces Vikash Kandola as Captain for Pro Kabaddi League Season 8

Others
New Delhi: The Haryana Steelers, owned by JSW Sports, announced star raider Vikash Kandola as their Captain for the eighth season of the Pro Kabaddi League, which is set to begin on 22 December, 2021 in Bengaluru. The Haryana Steelers will take on Patna Pirates in their first match of this year’s season on 23 December in Bengaluru. Kandola performed brilliantly for the Haryana Steelers last season, finishing as the team's leading point scorer, and 6th highest overall, with 195 points to his name. The Jind-born player is known for his explosiveness, running hand touches, and agile dashes across the mat. Kandola has scored a total of 423 raid points in 55 matches at an average of 7.69 in his Pro Kabaddi League season so far.
Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet’s brace helps India beat Pakistan 3-1

Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet’s brace helps India beat Pakistan 3-1

Athletics
Dhaka (Bangladesh): Unbeaten Indian Men's Hockey Team registered a thrilling 3-1  victory against nemesis Pakistan in the much-awaited encounter between the Continental heavyweights here at the Hero Men's Asian Champions Trophy on Friday. It was goals by Harmanpreet Singh (9', 53') and the experienced striker Akashdeep Singh (42') that ensured India remain in contention for their third consecutive title at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy, having won the prestigious tournament in 2016 and joint winners in 2018. For Pakistan, Junaid Manzoor scored the lone goal in 45th minute. Earlier in the match, both teams lived up to the billing as they kept up the tempo from hooter to hooter. While it was India who drew the first blood through a penalty corner perfectly converted by Vice Captain Harm...
Indian Paralympic Winners List: Meet The Champions of India

Indian Paralympic Winners List: Meet The Champions of India

Athletics, Trending
Indian Paralympic winners earned a total of 19 medals in the recently completed Tokyo Paralympics, marking the country’s best-ever haul at the major event. 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals in all. This is how well the Indian Paralympicswinners fared in the Tokyo Paralympics. On the third day of the Paralympics, India’s first medal came from paddler Bhavinaben Patel, who won silver in the women’s singles table tennis Class 4 category. Avani Lekhara won India’s first gold medal of the tournament in the women’s 10m air rifle shooting standing SH1 event. A few days later, she added another medal to her collection, taking bronze in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions shooting SH1.