Ranji knockouts in Bengaluru: Karnataka players confident

Former Indian batter Gundappa Vishwanath said that playing at home ground will give extra motivation to the Karnataka state team. Karnataka state team is excited about the knockout stage of the tournament happening in Bengaluru from June 6. The BCCI announced the schedule for knockout games towards the end of April. Siddharth K.V., batter with […]

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Century Squash Bangalore Open quarterfinals commence

The players as well as the coaches lament over a lack of infrastructure for the sport in India. The room was crowded with people, lively with chatter and encouragement. Audience wereengrossed in the matches being played. All the three squash courts in the club were occupied with matches. Players were warming up and waiting around […]

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Athletes lament mis-management at the Pan India Games

Pan India Masters Game Federation is organizing the first National Pan India Master Games in Bengaluru. Athletes from different Indian states complained about mis-management and lack of proper communication in different events at the Pan India Games. Lack of training ,accommodation facility, proper food and opponents from different age groups playing against each other, were […]

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NREGA to boost Karnataka’s sports’ infrastructure

Every gram panchayat would have a stadium in the near future, says the state government. The Karnataka government will use Rs. 504 crore from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act fund with the sports department to create 6,000 odd sports facilities in each gram panchayat. The Karnataka Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports introduced an initiative to boost […]

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Sports activities still don’t include special children

Children with Special Needs (CWSNs) are excluded from playgrounds with no special coaches sensitised to train them. CWSNs are excluded from sports activities despite education acts mandating their inclusion in sports and recreational activities. Lack of sports activities affects their social skills, mental and physical health, say experts. Tapas Bharadwaj, a visually impaired working professional, […]

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Para-athletes in dismay over the postponed Asian Games

In an exclusive conversation with the Softcopy, Tokyo Paralympics silver medalist Nishad Kumar and ace para-shuttler Prem Kumar talks about the Asian Games postponement. Nishad Kumar was having lunch on Friday noon when he got a phone call from his coach, Satyanarayan to  inform him that the Asian Games have been postponed. He didn’t feel […]

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Amateur football players are always free agents

Amateur football players are always free agents. Bengaluru: Football clubs in the country have been unhappy with the AIFF’s     Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, 2021. The regulation states that an amateur player can move to a new club at the end of a football season without a No Objection Certificate (NOC). The regulations […]

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