Indian sports News- August 7th

August 7, 2019

Lawn Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Cricket, BadmintonDavis Cup Asia

Bytes: Davis Cup team announced, NBA in India, Surya Sikhar wins One belt one road, Chirag/Sai in Top 10, Notice to Dravid

Tennis:
Davis Cup – India has announced its squad for the 2019 Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 1 away tie against Pakistan. India’s top two players, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan will spearhead the squad. Doubles specialists Rohan Bopanna and Dvij Sharan are also included in the team. Saketh Myneni’s inclusion completes the full line-up. The nation’s fifth-best singles player, Sasi Kumar Mukund will be the reserve player. Coach Zeeshan Ali and non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupati will accompany the squad. Sunder Iyer will be the team manager.

Adding to the list, two physios, too, will book their tickets to Pakistan for the away tie. It has been 12 years since an Indian team toured Pakistan across any sport. It has been 55 years since an Indian Davis Cup squad has travelled to Pakistan for a tie. Both these streaks are about to be broken.

Rogers Cup- The duo of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov starts off well, defeats 4th seeds Roger Vasselin and Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-1,10-6 to reach the Round of 16 at Rogers Cup, Montreal ( ATP Masters 1000).

Basketball:
Jr. NBA- Indian boys edged out Latin America in the overtime to start the Junior NBA Global Championship with a win.

Star Performers;
Lokendra Singh- 28points
Harsh Dagar- 26 points

NBA India on Tuesday announced that registration for tickets for The NBA India Game 2019 to be played on October 5 has started and the window will be open till August 11. However, ticket sales for the game to be played on October 5 will go live for registered fans from August 13 at 12 pm, a media release issued by NBA said. “The league has been working very closely with the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers to bring the authentic NBA experience to fans in India this October,” said NBA India Managing Director, Diane Gotua.

Volleyball:
Under-23 Asian Championship- India entered the quarter finals of the Men’s U23 Asian Championships held in Myanmar on Monday despite a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Thailand in a hard-fought contest in their last Group D fixture. The Indian team secured a berth in the final eight of the tournament on account of topping their group that included New Zealand and China apart from Thailand. This is the first time that the team has progressed into the last eighth in the tournament’s history.

Chess:
Belt and Road Open- India star Surya Shekhar Gaungly wins the Belt and Road Open in China. Surya Shekhar scored 7/9 to win US$50,000 in one of the richest open tournaments in chess history.

Football:
Given the uncertainty surrounding the domestic structure of Indian football, Fifa on Wednesday requested the agitating I-League clubs to work closely with the All India Football Federation.

The world football governing body acknowledged that “complex issues” facing the sport here require a “prudent and measured approach”. Six I-League clubs, led by former I-League champions Minerva Punjab, had questioned the AIFF’s move to award the top league status to the privately-run Indian Super League. Backing AIFF president Praful Patel’s short-term roadmap for Indian football, Fifa wrote a letter to Minerva Punjab FC and other I-League clubs that also marked to AIFF and the Asian Football Confederation.

Cricket:
Former India captain Rahul Dravid, who is currently the head of National Cricket Academy’s Cricket Operations, is the latest big name to get notice from the Board of Control for Cricket’s Ethics Officer on specific Conflict of Interest allegations levelled against him, PTI reported. BCCI’s Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain has sent a notice after receiving a complaint from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta. According to Gupta’s complaint, Dravid is allegedly conflicted as he is the NCA Director and also employed as vice-president of India Cements group, which owns the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings.

Badminton:
Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Tuesday jumped seven places to enter the top 10 of the latest badminton world rankings, courtesy their historic win at last week’s Thailand Open. Rankireddy and Shetty, who created history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 tournament, are placed ninth in the men’s doubles rankings issued on Tuesday.

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