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April 22, 2020

Viswanathan Anand addresses online session for SAI officials

New Delhi , April 22 (ANI): Former world number one and multiple-time world champion chess player Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday addressed the newly-appointed Assistant Directors of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in a special online session from Germany.Speaking at the session he shared his experience of nearly four decades of playing chess, how the game has changed over the years with advanced technology and also how the SAI can help budding chess players in the country.Addressing the newly-appointed administrators,…

Kerala Blasters part ways with coach Eelco Schattorie

New Delhi , April 22 (ANI): Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC have parted ways with its head coach Eelco Schattorie, the club announced on Wednesday.Schattorie was in charge of the club in the ISL 2019-20 season. The club finished the last season at seventh place with just four wins in 18 matches."Kerala Blasters FC have parted ways with the Head Coach, Eelco Schattorie. We'd like to thank Eelco for his efforts and services during his tenure and wish him the best for the future," the club tweeted.Earlier in…

Kiren Rijiju thanks junior-golfer Arjun Bhati for contributing to PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi , April 22 (ANI): Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday thanked junior-golfer Arjun Bhati for contributing to PM-CARES Fund to help the country in its fight against coronavirus pandemic.Bhati on Tuesday donated Rs 3,30,000 to PM-CARES Fund by selling off his torn shoes with which he won the Junior Golf World Championship in 2018. The golfer had earlier donated Rs 4.30 Lakh after giving away his 102 trophies for combating COVID-19."I'm so proud of you @arjunbhatigolf! You Creamed it, You…

Pietersen should not have played for England after text-gate scandal: Michael Vaughan

Melbourne , April 22 (ANI): Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that Kevin Pietersen should not have been allowed to represent the Three Lions after the infamous 'text-gate' scandal.During the 'text-gate' scandal in 2012, Pietersen was accused of sending derogatory messages about the then England captain Andrew Strauss to the opposition team (South Africa)."I have never seen 100 per cent clarification that that was the case, but if he did, I personally said at the time and have said it since, he should not have…

IOA’s preparations committee wants athletes to train within the country this year

New Delhi , April 22 (ANI): Indian Olympic Association's preparations committee on Wednesday said that a consensus was reached regarding the athletes' training regime this year.All the members agreed that all athletes should look to train within the country in order to avoid any risk.A meeting of IOA's Preparations Committee was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Lalit Bhanot via video conferencing earlier today and it was attended by the National Sports Federations whose athletes have already qualified for Olympics and also…
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