Indian sports News- August 8th

August 8, 2019

Kho Kho, Football, Lawn Tennis, Boxing, Archery, SportsDurand Cup

Bytes- Indian archery association suspended, MC Mary Kom controversy, Kho-Kho league, Real Kashmir FC wins, Subroto Cup

Archery Association of India- The World Archery on Thursday suspended the Archery Association of India for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies, asking the federation to put its house in order by the end of this month. The decision is effective from Monday and the last event in which the archers can participate under the Indian flag is the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid from August 19-25. “World Archery is implementing the decision taken in June by suspending the Archery Association of India,” World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen said in a statement.

Trials- Indian Boxing great MC Mary Kom was caught in the eye of storm on Tuesday when she was selected in the 51kg category for the upcoming women’s World Boxing Championships without a trial. The 36-year-old Mary Kom, who has already claimed two gold medals this year [India Open and a recent tournament in Indonesia], was picked by the Boxing Federation of India on the basis of her recent performances. However, this was done without giving other Indian boxers in her category a chance to qualify. Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen was among the ones to call this out.

ATP Montreal Masters- Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem advanced into the third round of the ATP Montreal Masters on Wednesday, with Thiem achieving a personal best in Canada. Top-seeded holder Nadal suffered through a two-hour rain interruption before dismissing Britain’s Daniel Evans 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. Raonic, Tsitsipas and Nishikori lost.

Durand Cup- Real Kashmir FC beat Chennai City FC 1-0 through a last minute goal in the 129th Durand Cup fixture in Kalyani (West Bengal) on Wednesday. A Danish Farooq long range strike in the 90th minute gave the Snow Leopards a solitary goal win over the Chennai side.

Subroto Cup- The Subroto Cup International Football Tournament – Asia’s largest youth football tournament is all set to kick-off in the national capital from August 20, 2019. The tournament this year will see record participation from 112 teams including 16 international teams vying for the coveted winner’s prize in the Sub Junior Boys (U-14), Junior (U-17) Boys & Girls categories. Group Captain Deepak Ahluwalia, Honorary Secretary-General announced that as Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society celebrating its Diamond Jubilee Edition this year the prize money for the Winners and Runners-up in all three categories have been enhanced by Rs 50,000/- and also for the best player and best goalkeeper increased from Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000/- Now the winners, apart from Cup, will walk away with an attractive cash prize of INR 3,00,000/- for the Sub Junior boys while a cash prize for INR 4,00,000/- each will be awarded to Junior Boys & Girls. The Runners-up in the Sub Junior Boys category walk away with a cash prize of INR 1,75,000/- while the Winners would earn a total of INR 2,50,000/-.

Football School- Mumbai City FC has announced that they are set to launch their brand of a football school, named the Mumbai City Football Schools Center. The Mumbai-based football club is closely working with the aim to make the game more accessible for the youth of the city. The inaugural center of the school will be set up at the Neville D’Souza Football Turf in Bandra West, Mumbai.

Forlan Retired- Former Uruguay captain and English Premier League winner with Manchester United, Diego Forlan has announced his official retirement at the age of 40. Forlan had been without a team since a brief spell last year with Kitchee Sports in Hong Kong. “I’ve decided to stop playing professional football,” said Forlan in quotes made to local television station Teledoce, and picked up in daily newspaper El Observador on Tuesday.

Kho-Kho League- India’s very own age-old and home-grown sport, Kho Kho, is ready to be revamped and grab attention as the country is set to host its first-ever Ultimate Kho Kho League. Initiated as a collaboration between the Kho Kho Federation of India (KKFI) and Dabur India chairman Amit Burman, the eight-franchise league aims to popularise the Kho Kho game whose origin can be traced back to Mahabharata. The league promises to take Kho Kho to a new level that has already gained mileage through the numerous accolades won by India — gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games, the Asian Kho Kho Championships, International Kho Kho Championships in 2017-18 and the Home and Away Test series wins over England among others.

In an unprecedented move, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to conduct separate exams for students participating in national/international sports events during the regular schedule. In regard to the new policy undertaken by the CBSE, the exams will be held at a later stage for sports students. This drive of CBSE will ensure that young talents in sports be promoted. Earlier, this facility was extended to only 14 students when the board exam was coinciding with their participation in national sports. The Times Of India has, however, reported, “It has now been decided to make this a policy and extend such facilitation hereon to all such students whose CBSE board exams may clash with their dates in any national/international sports event including dates of a journey for that event that is recognized by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the student will be representing India,” read the notice issued to all schools.

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