Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu has withdrawn from the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals as she is yet to fully recover from a stress fracture on her left ankle. Sindhu had sustained the injury on way to her title winning run at the Commonwealth Games in August. The BWF World Tour Finals will be held in Guangzhou, China from December 14. "Her doctor advised her to take some more time so that she recovers completely ahead of the new season. She has discussed about the pros and cons but with so much restrictions in Guangzhou and also keeping new season in mind, she has taken this decision," Sindhu's father PV Ramana said.
IPL auction in Kochi on Dec 23
The Indian Premier League mini-auction for the next season is to be held in Kochi on December 23. The one change in the rule is that apart from what’s remaining in the franchises’ purse, each team will get an additional £500,000 to spend. The total budget per franchise is expected to be raised from £9 million to 9.5 million.
Savita to lead team for FIH Women’s Nations Cup
Hockey India named the 20-member Indian women’s hockey team for the forthcoming FIH Women’s Nations Cup. India are grouped in Pool B along with Canada, Japan and South Africa. Savita Punia has been named the captain for the tournament. Team: Savita (aptain), Bichu Devi Kharibam, Deep Grace Ekka (vice-captain), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Nisha, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Sonika, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sangita Kumari and Beauty Dungdung.
England players trust security advice on Pak tour, says Stokes
England Test captain Ben Stokes said last week’s attack on former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was a “shock” but that the squad trusts the advice of security chief Reg Dickason ahead of next month’s three-Test series in the country.
Kabaddi coach hopeful of winning gold at Asian Games
Ashan Kumar is one of the most celebrated kabaddi coaches in India and he believes India will win gold at next year’s Asian Games in China. “We have a lot of good kabaddi players in our country and I have full belief that we will win gold at the Asian Games,” he said.
Second gold for India; Singhraj gets 2024 Paralympics quota
Double Paralympic medallist Singhraj Adhana secured a quota for India at the 2024 Paris Paralympics after signing off at the fourth place in the P1 men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 event at the Para Shooting World Championships in Al Ain, UAE. Also, Singhraj was part of the Indian team, which included Manish Narwal and Nihal Singh, that bagged its second gold medal in the ongoing championships in the team event of the P1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1.
Jadhav wins 10m air rifle silver at Asian Airgun
Kiran Jadhav won silver in the men’s 10m air rifle event in the 15th Asian Airgun Championships in Daegu, Korea. In the junior men’s 10m air rifle event, Tokyo Olympics participant, Divyansh Singh Panwar took gold. In the senior category, Maharashtra’s Jadhav shot 629. 9 to qualify fifth for the ranking round. Arjun Babuta was the top Indian in the qualification, with a score of 632, while World Champion Rudrankksh Patil was fourth with 630. 9. However, in the ranking round, Babuta finished 7th with 154, and Patil missed bronze after getting eliminated at fourth position with 260.