Rules & History of Field Hockey

Field hockey is a widely played team sport of the hockey family. The game can be played on grass, watered turf, artificial turf or synthetic field, as well as an indoor boarded surface. It is called field hockey to distinguish it from the similar game played on ice. History of Field Hockey Hockey is believed to date from the earliest civilizations. The Arabs, Greeks, Persians, and Romans each had their own versions, and traces of a stick game played by the Aztec Indians of South America have been found. Hockey can also be identified with…

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Sachin Tendulkar: GOD of Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar: GOD of Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster, is the name that continues to inspire many, not only in India but also all over the world, to take up the sport. Isn’t! We know that in India cricket is a religion and Sachin Tendulkar is God. For more than two decades, his talents and achievements were consistent. That made him a giant player and also after taking the retirement he remains India’s favorite son. Very few cricketers, bowlers or sportsmen have gained such type of imagination, popularity as Tendulkar has. So let us…

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PV Sindhu, the first Indian to win the World Badminton Championship

PV Sindhu, the first Indian to win the World Badminton Championship

PV Sindhu scripts history PV Sindhu on Sunday scripted history as she became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided summit clash here. The Olympic silver-medallist Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the final that lasted just 38 minutes. A dominating win over Okuhara Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final at Glasgow that was considered as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of…

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Shikhar Dhawan Injured

Injured India opener Shikhar Dhawan will be under observation as he strives to recover from a thumb fracture he picked up during the Australia game, the BCCI said on Tuesday. IANS has learned that the fracture line has only been detected on CT scan and no fracture was detected post-X-ray. In a massive blow to Team India, Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the World Cup for at least three weeks due to a swollen thumb. The left-hander picked up the injury while batting against Australia in the last game, where he…

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RISHABH PANT: NOT SELECTED FOR WORLD CUP

India Announce ICC World Cup Squad: No Place For Rishabh Pant Dinesh Karthik has beaten Rishabh Pant in the race to become the second wicket-keeper in the Indian team. For the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. The five wise men of Indian cricket, led by M.S.K. Prasad, met in Mumbai on Monday and picked the 15-member squad. Vijay Shankar goes to the showpiece event as the number four batsman. And Ravindra Jadeja has been picked as the third spinner ahead of a fourth pacer. KL Rahul joins in…

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ICC World Cup 2019: INDIA

After the successful conclusion of IPL 2019, all eyes are on the ICC Cricket WORLD CUP 2019. It will begin on 30th May 2019. With the first match between England & South Africa at Oval ground, London, England. The 2019 Cricket World Cup (officially ICC Cricket World Cup 2019) is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019. What is the format of ICC World Cup 2019? A total of 10 teams will participate in the World Cup and unlike the previous editions,…

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IPL 2019 Live Auction :Complete Squads

As expected, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 player’s auction attracted massive windfall. All eight franchises used the auction to get their squads ready for the upcoming season of the T20 league. A total of 60 players were sold during IPL auction 2019. For some sides, it was about acquiring the game-changing players, while others came with an eye on players to plug the gaps in their squads. Jaydev Unadkat and uncapped Varun Chakravarthy ended up as the joint most expensive players as Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab respectively spent…

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The fastest delivery ever recorded in cricket

#10 Shane Bond Fastest ball: 156.4 kmph —Bond’s fastest delivery was 156.4 kmph during the World Cup in 20o3. Full name Shane Edward Bond National side New Zealand (2001–2010) Test debut (cap 216) 22 November 2001 v Australia Last Test 24 November 2009 v Pakistan ODI debut (cap 124) 11 January 2002 v Australia Last ODI 13 March 2010 v Australia ODI shirt no. 27 T20I debut (cap 13) 21 October 2005 v South Africa Last T20I 10 May 2010 v England Competition Test ODI T20I Matches 18 82 20 Balls bowled 3372 4295 465 Wickets 87 147 25 Bowling average 22.09 20.88 21.72 5 wickets in innings 5 4 0…

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TABLE TENNIS : PING PONG

Table tennis game, also called Ping-Pong, ball game similar in principle to lawn tennis and played on a flat table divided into two equal courts by a net fixed across its width in the middle. The object is to hit the ball so that it goes over the net and bounces on the opponent’s half of the table in such a way that the opponent cannot reach it or return it correctly. The lightweight hollow ball is propelled back and forth across the net by small rackets held by the…

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BADMINTON : THE GAME OF LOVE

INTRODUCTION Badminton, court or lawn game played with lightweight rackets and a shuttlecock. Historically, the shuttlecock was a small cork hemisphere with 16 goose feathers attached and weighing about 5 grams. These types of shuttles may still be used in modern play, but shuttles made from synthetic materials are also allowed by the Badminton World Federation. The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873. The roots of the sport can be traced to ancient…

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