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Velammal clinches Mar Ivanios Volleyball trophy

Velammal clinches Mar Ivanios Volleyball trophy

Velammal’s boys under 19 Volleyball team achieves roaring success in the

volleyball tournament held at Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Padi on 20th July, 2017. Team Captain Vinayak Moorthy was felicitated by the chief guest Shri Natarajan (Indian Volleyball player) with a cash award of Rs. 5000/-  The volleyball  team bagged the overall trophy by defeating St. Peter’s School, Royapuram in the final round with a score I set (19-25) II set (22-25) III set (22-25).

T20 Global League appoints Russell Adams as Tournament Director

T20 Global League appoints Russell Adams as Tournament Director

Adams’s mix of local and global experience brings strong direction to new T20 league

JOHANNESBURGCricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the appointment of experienced sports management professional, Russell Adams, as the Tournament Director for the T20 Global League (#T20GL).

The Cape Town-born Adams, is well known to the global cricket fraternity, bringing years of international cricketing and sports management experience to the new #T20GL which will kick off in November this year.

Previous to this role, Adams has been based in India for the last nine years where he served as the Vice President of Commercial, Operations and Cricket Academy for theRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).Before this role, he worked as a consultant to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He has gained valuable event management experience working on all ten IPL tournaments, as well as the Champions League.

Adams is no stranger to the local cricket industry and has racked up impressive experience through stints with various South African sports teams. He has served as Cricket Manager at the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA), Team and Operations Manager of the Cape Cobras cricket franchise, and was appointed the Project Manager at Newlands Cricket Ground for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 South Africa tournament in 2007.

He also worked as Logistics Manager at the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.Prior to that Adams spent over 20 years on the ground as a club cricketer, coach, Secretary and Manager at WPCA.  

Adams who starts in his new role in August, is looking forward to returning to South Africa.

“I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my career and to be given the opportunity to be part of the excitingT20 Global League,” said Adams.

“Although I’ve been working abroad for close to a decade now, I’ve always wanted to come back to South Africa and contribute positively to the sports and cricket environment in our wonderful country.”

“The T20 Global League is a unique opportunity for me to do just that and use my experience to further enhance and build a world class T20 competition,” concluded Adams.

“I want to congratulate Russell on his appointment. His experience over the last ten years with the IPL andhis qualifications and passion for the game makes him an ideal person for the job. We have every confidence in Russell and we are thrilled to have him as part of the T20 Global League senior team,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.

With preparations for the T20 Global League firmly underway, the next key event is the player draft which is scheduled for 19 August 2017.

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About The T20 Global League

The T20 Global League is an international T20 cricket league based in South Africa. The T20 Global League will debut in the last quarter of 2017, with eight participating teams consisting of local and international cricket players. The eight T20 Global League franchises are privately owned and matches will be played across South Africa in the following cities: Benoni, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth.

Cricket South Africa, the national governing body of cricket in South Africa, are the owners of the T20 Global League.

Media Enquiries:

Altaaf Kazi – +27 82 553 9595 or altaafk@cricket.co.za

Itumeleng Thulare – 011 548 2000 or itu.thulare@fleishman.co.za

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON VideoLink’s ,Images & News

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON VideoLink’s ,Images & News

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON News

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON .

“Run So They Can Walk” Continues As The Driving Force

Chennai, 23rd July 2017: GAVS DRHM 2017 (Dream Runners Half Marathon) drew the participation of an estimated 5000 runners from all over the country. As in the past 5 editions, the proceeds of the Run will be donated to FREEDOM TRUST for Prosthetic Limbs for the economically challenged sections of the society. The event, which saw several families running in support of the cause, was flagged off by Shri R Nataraj, presently Mylapore MLA and former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu with few other eminent personality of city.

Amodest beginning in 2012 has now grown to become a signature event on the marathon calendar of Chennai. From a mere 450 runners in the first edition in 2012, GAVS DRHM has grown admirably year after year, to about 5000 runners participating in 10km and 21.1km categories. Participants come from diverse walks of life, are of varied ages and with wide, unique capabilities. The event also sees 20% participation from women runners.
Members from 8 established chapters and 2 newly instituted training centres made up a large contingent, showcasing the positive influence of Dream Runners on the health and lifestyle landscape of the city. Many trainees, who have enrolled for the Dream Runners’ ‘free structured training’ program over the past 8 weeks, will have their first ‘big event ‘experience event.

It’s time to sweat to help out others. “Run, so they can walk”, says the tagline of 6th edition of GAVS DRHM (Dream Runners Half Marathon). The runners will go back a happy lot as they will be provided valuable merchandise like branded T-shirts, gym bags, and stainless steel water bottles as part of the race kit, in addition to the finishers medal. An officially timed event using timing chips, podium finishers in each of the 36 categories will be awarded trophies and prize money.

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON Video Link’s

This edition of GAVS DRHM 2007 is innovative in having created a senior veteran category, a recognition of the fact that so many of our senior citizens have taken to running as a sport to keep themselves fit, agile and healthy.

• A 79 year ‘young’ Ms. Sundarirunning 10 Km AND
• A 71 year ‘young’ Mr. Ayyavoo running the 21k) lead the bandwagon of ‘seniors’
• The oldest runner in 10K event for male is Mr. V R Jayaraman, from Chennai, aged 76 years.
• The oldest Lady runner in Half Marathon 21.1 km distance is Anuaradha Manoharan.

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON Images.

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6 TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON“Run So They Can Walk” Continues As The Driving Force
GAVS DRHM 2017(Dream Runners Half Marathon) drew the participation of an estimated 5000 runners from all over the country. As in the past 5 editions, the proceeds of the Run will be donated to FREEDOM TRUST for Prosthetic Limbs for the economically challenged sections of the society. The event, which saw several families running in support of the cause, was flagged off by Shri R Nataraj, presently Mylapore MLA and former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu with few other eminent personality of city

 

 

 

Velammal wins gold in 15th Junior State Throwball championship

Velammal wins gold in 15th Junior State Throwball championship

VELAMMAL GIRLS THROWBALL TEAM WINS GOLD

                         Velammal’s Girls Throw ball team represented Thiruvallur District and won gold medal in 15th Junior state Throw ball championship by defeating Chennai district with margin of 2-1 held at Thiruvannamalai on 8th July 2017. The management congratulates the achievers for their stupendous success.

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Tamil Thaliavas-Owners & Kamal Sir Images & News

Tamil Thaliavas-Owners & Kamal Sir Images & News

The schedule was announced at a special media event Chennai on 20 JULY 2917

The final will be held on October 28 in Chennai, and 113 matches will be played in the seasons by 12 teams, including four new ones. The 12 teams have been divided into two zones A and B of six teams each, where each will be playing 15 intra-zone and 7 inter-zone matches, prior to the play offs.

The 13-week long season will have top three teams from each zone qualifying for the play offs. There will be there qualifiers and two eliminators before the final.

The winner of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 will play the first Eliminator 1. The winner of Qualifier 3 moves into the final directly and the loser has to play with the Winner of Eliminator 1 in the Eliminator 2, the winner of which goes to the final.

In zone A the teams are Dabang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortuneginats. While in zone 2, the teams are Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls, Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriors, UP Yodhas and Tamil Thalaivas.

The play offs will be played in Mumbai and Chennai

Tamil Thaliavas Images & News

Tamil Thaliavas Images & News

Chennai: Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan has been appointed brand icon of Pro Kabaddi League franchise “Tamil Thalaivas”, co-owned by India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

The multi-faceted film personality, who has recently run into a controversy over the Tamil version of “Bigg Boss” he is hosting, said he was honoured to be associated with the sport as the team makes its debut in season five of PKL.

“I am honoured to associate myself strongly with the sport of kabbadi. I take personal pride in highlighting the profile of a sport developed by my ancestors thousands of years ago. I am glad the team owners chose me. My dear Thalaivas, fill your lungs with pride and cross the line to take the game across to international adulation.” Haasan would launch the jersey of “Tamil Thalaivas” at an event here on Thursday.

Tendulkar would be present at the function along with Telugu film stars Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan Teja.

The fifth season of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League will begin on July 28 in Hyderabad with Telugu Titans taking on Tamil Thalaivas.

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club Video Link’s,Images,& News

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club Video Link’s,Images,& News.

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club  News.

Chennai, July 18, 2017: The Madras Boat Club, one of the city’s premier sporting institutions, today announced that in recognition of the club’s 150th year celebration it will host the International Regatta. The races will formally start on 19th of July 2017 and the finals will take place on 22ndof July 2017.
The International Regatta will be hosted in conjunction with the traditional Madras-Colombo Regatta, an annual race-off between two traditional rivals, which will be held on Friday, July 21st, 2017. International rowers from UK and Europe and top rowers from India will partake in the International Regatta which will ensure superior quality rowing of the premier standards.
Speaking at the press conference, Mr. M.R. Ravindra, President of the Madras Boat Club said, “A legacy of 150 years speaks volumes about our enthusiasm and commitment to promoting rowing as a sport among the people of Chennai and keeping the city in the centre stage on the global rowing map. We are excited to host the International regatta which will witness top rowers from UK, Europe and India competing for the competition. Rowing is a complete workout for the mind and the body, besides burning calories and toning muscle it boosts concentration and surges willpower.
Some of the key highlights of the four days regatta are highlighted below.
Day Time Activity
Day 1 –July 19 7.00 am onwards
Races commence. Heats
Day 2 –July 20 7.00 am onwards Heats & Semi Finals
Day 3 –July 21 2.00 pm onwards Madras Colombo Regatta
Finals & prize distribution
Day 4 –July 22 6.30 am onwards
2.30 pm onwards
5.30 pm International Regatta – Semi finals
International Regatta – Finals
Prize Distribution

The year 2017 has been exciting at the Madras Boat Club as the club completes 150 years. The celebrations started in January with the 75th ARAE regatta where a record 14 clubs participated making it a very grand success. In February, the club hostedthe Chennai Inter School Regatta with active participation from 14 schools. The school regatta witnessed some tremendous competition and talent in the students who represent the future of rowing in our country.

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club Video Link’s.

In March, the traditional Mile race was held but renamed as the “Head of the Adyar”. The races were hosted in four rowing categories and Rolling Trophies were instituted in honourof some of our departed members who had contributed to the sport of rowing and the club in a big way. To inculcate rowing as a sport in the minds of the youngsters, the club hosted a summer camp in April. Kids were put through the paces of both rowing technique as well as overall fitness and it was heartening to see the enthusiasm and passion shown by the students.

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club Imges.

The Merchants and Bankers Regatta was revived after a hiatus of 12 years and re-christened as the Merchants, Bankers, and Clubs Regatta. The regatta witnessed enthusiastic rowers from 12 companies and city clubs training earnestly in the club. The finals of this regatta was held on 24th June with the rowers from the Madras Gymkhana Club taking the overall trophy.

MRF Pace Foundation and Cricket Australia Silver Jubilee Celebration Press meet Images ,Video Link’s & News

MRF Pace Foundation and Cricket Australia Silver Jubilee Celebration Press meet Images ,Video Link’s & News

MRF Pace Foundation and Cricket Australia Silver Jubilee Celebration Press meet  News

MRF Pace Foundation, India’s premier coaching facility dedicated to pace bowling established by MRF Ltd, India’s No: 1 tyre manufacture is celebrating 25 years of its tie-up with Cricket Australia.

This is a unique partnership which over the last 25 years has benefitted trainees from both the sides. The collaboration started in 1992 when the legendary Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee was the Director of MRF Pace Foundation. It is notable that Glenn McGrath, the current Director, was among the trainees who first visited the Foundation in 1992 in the first batch of the programme.

The arrangement has enabled trainees from Australia to visit the Pace Foundation every year and, similarly, trainees from MRF Pace Foundation get to visit the Australian Academy. As a result of this exchange programme, when the Australian trainees visit the Pace Foundation, they get to play in different climatic conditions and learn to bowl in Indian pitches that are generally dry and with low bounce, which is not conducive for pace bowling.

At times, a full-fledged team with batsmen and spinners from Australia visit Pace Foundation and play some matches to experience what it takes to play cricket in Indian Sub-continental conditions. Many Australian cricketers have benefited from this programme such as Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood, to name a few.

In return, trainees at Pace Foundation visit the National Cricket Centre, Cricket Australia. In earlier days, they had the opportunity to be a part of the Australian Academy Team and participate in the Emerging Players’ Tournament, which includes teams from South Africa, New Zealand and India. This helped trainees to learn to bowl in different conditions, and in bouncy Australian pitches.

Currently, two of Pace Foundation trainees from India visit the National Cricket Centre in Australia every year, where they get tested for 3D bio-mechanical analysis and get to train and play matches with other trainees. Many Indian cricketers have benefited from this programme such as Zaheer Khan, T Kumaran, and Varun Aaron, to name a few.

Gracing the function to mark the occasion were Mr. KM Mammen, Chairman & Managing Director, MRF Ltd; Mr. Arun Mammen, Vice Chairman &Managing Director MRF Ltd; and Mr. Rahul Mammen, Managing Director, MRF Ltd.

Speaking about his association with MRF Pace Foundation, Glenn McGrath, Director, MRF Pace Foundation said, “It is delightful to know that I made it to the Foundation as a trainee in the first batch of this programme. Life has come full circle, where today I am still with the Foundation, not as a trainee but as its Director. It’s a great feeling.”

MRF Pace Foundation and Cricket Australia Silver Jubilee Celebration Press meet Video Link’s.

Speaking about the occasion, Mr.Rahul Mammen, Managing Director, MRF Tyres Ltd., said, “We are indeed happy to have this collaboration with Cricket Australia. It’s agreat opportunity for trainees from both sides to explore and get experienced playing in varying climatic and surface conditions. Also, it gives us an opportunity to benchmark our training capabilities alongside the training methodologies adopted in Australia. We would be happy to continue this tie-up, which at the end of the day benefits the game of Cricket.”

About MRF Pace Foundation
www.mrftyres.com/pacefoundation

MRF Pace Foundation is a sports development initiative by MRF Ltd, India’s No: 1 tyre manufacture. Founded in 1987 by the late Mr.Ravi Mammen, MRF Pace Foundation is the only coaching facility in the world dedicated to pace bowling. Legendary Australian player, Dennis Lillee, was appointed as the first Director in same founding year.

MRF Pace Foundation and Cricket Australia Silver Jubilee Celebration Press meet Images . 

With an aim to serve the country in the field of cricket, the Foundation has been identifying and nurturing talent across the country. Some of the big names that the Pace Foundation has hosted in the past are legends like Jeff Thompson, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Joel Garner and Rodney Marsh to name a few. Celebrated Australian Cricketer, Glenn McGrath has been a guiding force at the Pace Foundation, playing the role of Director in the academy.

CEAT ULTIMATE TABLE TENNIS

CEAT ULTIMATE TABLE TENNIS
India’s newest franchise sports league CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) is set for its inaugural season from July 13-30 2017 to promote and enhance the sport of table tennis in the country. After the positive impact of India Open 2017, held in New Delhi in February 2017, CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis aims to take the sport of table tennis to greater heights with support from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) which has provided a dedicated window for the League. CEAT UTT is owned and developed by 11Even Sports Private Limited (ESPL), a Mumbai based company exclusively formed for the promotion and development of the game of Table Tennis in India. It will strive to be a world-class league that inspires the youth, entertains and engages fans, drives development at grassroots level and delivers value to all stakeholders. Unlike other major sporting leagues being run in the country currently like IPL and ISL, CEAT UTT will have club based franchises rather than city based franchises. The league will be broadcast live on Star Sports Select 2 HD, Star Sports Select 2, Hotstar and JioTV.

Fast Facts
League Promoters – Vita Dani, Chairperson, 11Even Sports Pvt. Ltd. And Niraj Bajaj, Arjuna Awardee, 3 time National Table Tennis Champion and Promoter-Director, Bajaj Group of Companies

Top Men’s Player – World No.7 Wong Chun Ting, will play for DHFL Maharashtra United

Top Women’s Player – Han Ying of Germany, will play for Shazé Challengers

Inching closer to the much-anticipated inaugural edition of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis, India’s newest franchise-based professional sports league, 24 foreign players and 24 Indian players (both men and women) were drafted into six different franchises on June 9, 2017.

 Fast FactsLeague Promoters – Vita Dani, Chairperson, 11Even Sports Pvt. Ltd. And Niraj Bajaj, Arjuna Awardee, 3 time National Table Tennis Champion and Promoter-Director, Bajaj Group of Companies

Top Men’s Player – World No.7 Wong Chun Ting, will play for DHFL Maharashtra United

Top Women’s Player – Han Ying of Germany, will play for Shazé Challengers

Inching closer to the much-anticipated inaugural edition of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis, India’s newest franchise-based professional sports league, 24 foreign players and 24 Indian players (both men and women) were drafted into six different franchises on June 9, 2017.

Second highest ranked in the men’s category Marcos Freitas of Portugal will play for Dabang Smashers T.T.C and India’s face of table tennis Sharath Kamal who was among the major attractions in men will turn up for RP-SG Mavericks. Among the 24 foreign players, 21 of them are Olympians with iconic women players Han Ying of Germany and Wu Yang of China in the fray. Highest ranked women’s player Han Ying will play for Shazé Challengers while Wu Yang, the only player from China, will represent Falcons TTC

The list of foreign coaches includes former player Elena Timina, currently the coach of Dutch ladies table tennis team, Peter Engel, former Head Coach of Netherlands, IlijaLupulesku, current National Coach of the Serbian team, Francisco Santos who coached Joao Geraldo of Portugal to a bronze medal in singles and doubles at the European Youth Championships, Belgium national coach for men Ferenc Karsai as well as former Yugoslavia international Vesna Ojsteršek.

The six franchises are –
Dabang Smashers T.T.C by Mrs. Radha Kapoor Khanna of DolT Sports
RP-SG Mavericks co-owned by Mr. Sanjiv Goenka of RP-SG Group and Mr.Utsav Parekh
DHFL Maharashtra United by The Rajesh Wadhawan Group
Falcons TTC by the Consortium comprising of The Owners’ of I-league club “Chennai City Football Club” Mr.Rohit Ramesh (Shareholder Director of the The Hindu Group) and Mr.Krishnakumar R (Chartered Accountant and Entrepreneur) and Mr.RajuPoosapati and Mr. Krishna from Transend Sports League Private Limited.
Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas by Mr. Kapil Garg, Chairman and Managing Director, Oilmax Energy and Mr. Vivek Kohli of Stag International
Shazé Challengers by Vivek Bhargava, CEO, DAN Performance Group 

(L to R) Manika Batra of Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas, Aruna Quadri of Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas, Sabine Winter of RP-SG Mavericks, Sharath Kamal Achanta of RP-SG Mavericks, Marcos Freitas of Dabang Smashers T.T.C. and Madhurika Patkar of Dabang Smashers T.T.C.pose for a photograph during the press conference of the Ultimate Table Tennis League, held in Chennai, India on July 09, 2017.
Photo : Pal Pillai/ Focus Sports/ Ultimate Table Tennis
(L to R) Sanil Shetty of Falcons TTC, Wu Yang of Falcons TTC, Han Ying of Shaze Challengers, Soumyajit Ghosh of Shaze Challengers, Wong Chun Ting DHFL Maharashtra United, Pooja Sahasrabudhe Koparkar of DHFL Maharashtra United, pose for a photograph during the press conference of the Ultimate Table Tennis League, held in Chennai, India on July 09, 2017.
Photo : Pal Pillai/ Focus Sports/ Ultimate Table Tennis

 

Dates: July 13 to 30, 2017

Cities: Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. The first two legs will be held in Chennai (July 13-20) and Delhi (21-25) before CEAT UTT shifts base to Mumbai (26-30) for the Finale.

Format: The event will be played in an interesting format where each team will play nine matches in a Tie with each match comprising 3 Games. Consequently, each Tie shall comprise 27 Games. Each game shall have players competing with each other to score 11 points first, meaning in the event that scores are level at 10-all then the 11th point will be a Golden Point and shall decide the winner. Whichever individual/pair scores 11 points and is termed as the winner of each Game shall receive one point towards the Team’s total for each such game that is won. The winning team in a Tie shall be decided by the number of total games won i.e. total points won in the relevant Tie. The Team that wins 14 or more Games out of the 27 Games shall be the Winner of that respective Tie.

The top four Teams from the League Table will qualify for the Play-Off Ties. The Play-Off Ties will comprise two semi-finals. The victorious Team from each of the semi-finals shall compete in the Final to determine the UTT champions for the inaugural season.

Each franchise will comprise of a combination of overseas and Indian players- four men and four women, along with one Indian and one International Coach each.

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