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India registers huge win against England


India won the 4th test match against England in Ahmedabad by an innings and 25 runs. With this win, India has sealed the series victory against the visitors by 3-1. 

Score Card

India - 365
England - 205 & 135 (54.5)

Man of the Match - Rishab Pant

Man of the Series - Ravichandran Ashwin

By securing this series victory, India has qualifed for the Test Champioship finals which is scheduled later this year.

#England #India #Cricket

President inaugurates world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad


It is a matter of pride for us that the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium has become the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1.32 lakh spectators, President Ram Nath Kovind stated today.

The President inaugurated the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium and laid the foundation stone of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad today. He noted that the stadium was not only the largest in the world but also provides world-class facilities for various sporting activities. 

He congratulated all officials, agencies and partners of the Gujarat Cricket Association, who were instrumental in giving the present shape to Narendra Modi Stadium. 

Appreciating the attributes of this Stadium, the President opined that with a gold rating of green-building certification, it is also a good example of eco-friendly development. 

The President said that India is called 'Power House of Cricket' or 'Hub of Cricket'. Therefore, it is quite appropriate that the world's largest cricket stadium is also now in our country. 

The President observed that many of our young cricketers, coming from small villages and cities of the Indian hinterland, are gradually emerging as significant sporting talents on the strength of their hard work. Our youth also have the capability to perform well in other sports on international levels. For this to materialize, we have to provide world-class infrastructure to them just as the way we provide for cricket. With this objective, it is significant that the Government of Gujarat has taken the initiative to build an international level sports enclave within the premises of the Narendra Modi Stadium. 

He noted that this sports enclave would work as a multi-sports venue and also provide facilities for hosting national and international events.

#Ahmedabad #RamNathKovind #Cricket

IPL 2021 Auctions: Rs 1,45,30,00,000 spent by franchises

Vivo IPL 2021 auctions which were held in Chennai yesterday.

The auction saw 57 players being sold out to franchises for a sum of Rs 1,45,30,00,000.

South African All rounder, Chris Morris was sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping sum of Rs 16.25 Cr & became the most expensive player bought in the IPL auction history. 
With 22 overseas players bought at the auction, the 14th IPL season will see representations from eight different nations.

Chennai Super Kings

Krishnappa Gowtham- All-Rounder - Rs 9,25,00,000
Moeen Ali - All-Rounder - Rs 7,00,00,000
Cheteshwar Pujara - Batsman - Rs 50,00,000
K.Bhagath Varma - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000
C Hari Nishaanth - Batsman - Rs 20,00,000
M. Harisankar Reddy - Bowler - Rs 20,00,000

Delhi Capitals

Tom Curran - All-Rounder - Rs5,25,00,000
Steven Smith - Batsman - Rs 2,20,00,000
Sam Billings - Wicket Keeper - Rs 2,00,00,000
Umesh Yadav - Bowler - Rs 1,00,00,000
Ripal Patel - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000
Vishnu Vinod - Wicket Keeper - Rs 20,00,000
Lukman Hussain Meriwala - Bowler - Rs 20,00,000
M Siddharth - Bowler - Rs 20,00,000

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shakib Al Hasan - All-Rounder - Rs3,20,00,000
Harbhajan Singh - Bowler - Rs 2,00,00,000
Ben Cutting - All-Rounder - Rs 75,00,000
Karun Nair - Batsman - Rs 50,00,000
Pawan Negi - All-Rounder - Rs 50,00,000
Venkatesh Iyer - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000
Sheldon Jackson - Wicket Keeper - Rs 20,00,000
Vaibhav Arora - Bowler - Rs 20,00,000

Mumbai Indians

Nathan Coulter-Nile - Bowler - Rs 5,00,00,000
Adam Milne - Bowler - Rs 3,20,00,000
Piyush Chawla - Bowler - Rs 2,40,00,000
James Neesham - All-Rounder - Rs 50,00,000
Yudhvir Charak - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000
Marco Jansen - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000
Arjun Tendulkar - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000

Punjab Kings

Jhye Richardson - Bowler - Rs 14,00,00,000
Riley Meredith - Bowler - Rs 8,00,00,000
Shahrukh Khan - All-Rounder - Rs 5,25,00,000
Moises Henriques - All-Rounder - Rs 4,20,00,000
Dawid Malan - All-Rounder - Rs 1,50,00,000
Fabian Allen - All-Rounder - Rs 75,00,000
Jalaj Saxena - All-Rounder - Rs 30,00,000
Saurabh Kumar - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000
Utkarsh Singh - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000

Rajasthan Royals

Christopher Morris - All-Rounder - Rs 16,25,00,000
Shivam Dube - All-Rounder - Rs 4,40,00,000
Chetan Sakariya - Bowler - Rs 1,20,00,000
Mustafizur Rahman - Bowler - Rs 1,00,00,000
Liam Livingstone - All-Rounder - Rs 75,00,000
K.C Cariappa - Bowler - Rs 20,00,000
Akash Singh - Bowler - Rs 20,00,000
Kuldip Yadav - Bowler - Rs 20,00,000

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kyle Jamieson - All-Rounder - Rs 15,00,00,000
Glenn Maxwell - All-Rounder - Rs 14,25,00,000
Dan Christian - All-Rounder - Rs 4,80,00,000
Sachin Baby - Batsman - Rs 20,00,000
Rajat Patidar - Batsman - Rs 20,00,000
Mohammed Azharudeen - Wicket Keeper - Rs 20,00,000
Suyash Prabhudesai - All-Rounder - Rs 20,00,000
Kona Srikar Bharat - Wicket Keeper - Rs 20,00,000

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kedar Jadhav - All-Rounder - Rs 2,00,00,000
Mujeeb Zadran - Bowler - Rs 1,50,00,000
J Suchith - Bowler - Rs 30,00,000



Tamil Nadu crowned Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy champions

Tamil Nadu team has been crowned the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy champions after 13 years. 

In the final match at Ahmedabad yesterday, Tamil Nadu played against Baroda. Winning the toss TN asked Baroda to bat first. Tamil Nadu bowler Manimaran Siddharth picked up 4 wickets to restrict the Baroda team to 120.

Tamil Nadu team who were unbeaten in this whole tournament, chased the score in a comfortable fashion. Tamil Nadu won the trophy when Dinesh Karthik was 22 years old and they have won the trophy again under his captaincy.

Score Card

Baroda - 120/9
Tamil Nadu - 123/3 in 18 overs

Man of the Match - Manimaran Siddharth

#Cricket #TamilNadu

Sourav Ganguly hospitalised again


BCCI President and former India Cricket team Captain Sourav Ganguly has been hospitalised in Apollo Hopspital, Kolkata after complaining of chest pain.

Ganguly was admitted to the Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata on 2nd of January after suffering from chest pain and underwent angdoctorsioplasty. He was discharged from the hospital on 7th of January.


ICC announces Player of the Month Awards


The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the introduction of the ICC Player of the Month awards which will recognise and celebrate the best performances of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.

An independent ICC Voting Academy comprising former players, broadcasters, and journalists from around the world, will team up with fans to vote for the ICC Men's Player of the Month and ICC Women's Player of the Month.

Fans have been treated to some sensational cricketing performances during the month of January making the inaugural player of the month awards a highly competitive affair. With performances from youngsters such as Mohammed Siraj (IN), Washington Sundar (IN), T. Natarajan (IN), Rishabh Pant (IN), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG) to established players such as Ravichandran Ashwin (IN), Joe Root (ENG), Steve Smith (AUS), Marizanne Kapp (SA), Nadine de Klerk (SA), Nida Dar (PAK), there will be no shortage of candidates for the month of January.

Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager – Cricket said, "The ICC Player of the Month is a great way to connect with fans of the sport and celebrate performances of their favourite players through the year. It gives us all an opportunity to acknowledge world-class performances on the field by male and female cricketers and they have been in abundance throughout January."

The nomination and voting process:

The three nominees for each of the categories will be determined by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee based on on-field performances and overall achievements during the period of that month (the first to the last day of each calendar month.)

This shortlist is then voted for by the independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world. The ICC Voting Academy comprises prominent members of the cricket family including senior journalists, former players, and broadcasters.

The Voting Academy will submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share of the vote. Subsequently, on the 1st day of each month, fans registered with the ICC will be able to submit votes via the ICC website and will have a 10 per cent share of the vote. Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC's digital channels.

#Cricket #ICC

Google celebrates Indian Cricket Team

The whole country is feeling great pride and happiness over India's recent series win against Australia. Team India won the series down under against Australia by 2-1.

Since the moment of victory, our heroes are being celebrated across the country and love is being showered over them in many ways.

Now Google has also found a unique way to celebrate this victory. Type "Indian Cricket Team" on Google and a pleasant surprise will come your way.

Go ahead and see yourself!

#IndiaTourofAustralia #Cricket

BCCI announces cash bounty for Team India

Team India which has won the series down under against Australia by 2-1 has been awarded by the Board of Cricket Control of India.

In a tweet BCCI secretary, Jay Shah said,

"The BCCI has announced INR 5 Crore as team bonus. These are special moments for India Cricket. An outstanding display of character and skill TeamIndia."

Virat Kohli said,

"WHAT A WIN!!! Yessssss. To everyone who doubted us after Adelaide, stand up and take notice. Exemplary performance but the grit and determination was the standout for us the whole way. Well done to all the boys and the management. Enjoy this historic feat lads. Cheers"



Sourav Ganguly discharged

Former Indian Cricket Captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was discharged from Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata today.

He was admitted to the hospital on 2nd of January after suffering from chest pain and underwent angioplasty.

 After getting discharged, Mr Ganguly said, "I thank the doctors at the hospital for the treatment. I am absolutely fine."


Sourav Ganguly undergoes Primary Angioplasty


Former Captain of Indian Cricket team and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly suffered from chest pain and was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata today. 

According to a Medical Bulletin issued by the hospital, "Mr Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old,  suffered from chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym. He had family history of Ischemic heart disease. When he came to the hospital at 1pm, his pulse was 70/min, BP 130/80 mm of Hg and other clinical parameters were within normal limits. His ECG showed hyper acute ST segment elevation in inferior leads and lateral leads. Echo showed mild inferior wall hypokynaesia  with preserved overall left ventricular function. He is stable haemodynamically."
"He has received loading doses of dual anti platelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now," the Medical bulletin added.