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Wrestlers protest: Bajrang Punia reaches Sports Ministry, wrestlers demand dissolution of WFI

Babita Phogat will mediate between the government and the wrestlers

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Wrestlers protest: Bajrang Punia reaches Sports Ministry, wrestlers demand dissolution of WFI

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has reached the Union Sports Ministry from Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Here, he will keep the demands of wrestlers on the ongoing dispute regarding the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

Champion wrestler Babita Phogat will mediate between the government and the wrestlers. Phogat will convey the demands of the wrestlers to the government. She also reached Jantar Mantar on Thursday morning. She said that she will present every problem of the wrestlers before the government. As the issue escalated, the wrestlers sitting on dharna, demanded to form a new wrestling federation regarding the matter.

For the unversed, women wrestlers across the country have opened a front against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Singh and some coaches have been accused of sexual harassment by Olympic winning players. More than 200 players have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar since Wednesday i.e. 18th January. His performance continued on Thursday as well.

Many wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia, who were protesting at Jantar Mantar, reached the Sports Ministry. During this they kept their demands. Wrestlers say that the existing wrestling federation should be dissolved and a new federation should be formed. They also have alleged that the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is full of corrupt people, ergo it was necessary to dissolve it completely. Before heading towards the Sports Ministry, Bajrang Punia said that he would give further information after talking to the officials.

Commonwealth Games medalist Geeta Phogat and her sister Babita have also come out in support of Vinesh and Bajrang. Olympian wrestlers Bajrang, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and other top Indian wrestlers protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Jantar Mantar here following serious allegations of sexual harassment of women wrestlers leveled by Vinesh.

Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh broke down while talking to reporters on Wednesday as Vinesh said that she was subjected to mental harassment by Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. She said that he had even thought about suicide. Over 30 wrestlers, including Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, protest at Jantar Mantar here.

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Hardik Pandya’s stepbrother Vaibhav Pandya breaks silence on alleged Rs 4.3 crore cheating case, says it is a family matter

Hardik and Krunal Pandya’s step brother, Vaibhav Pandya, was arrested for allegedly cheating them of Rs 4 crore in a business venture.

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Vaibhav Pandya, the stepbrother of cricketer siblings Hardik and Krunal Pandya, who was cheating on Friday for allegedly defrauding them of Rs 4 crore in a business venture, informed a Mumbai court that the whole situation was a family issue and was simply misunderstood.

During his remand hearing, Vaibhav Pandya (37), through his lawyer, made the submission. His arresrt by the police was extended until April 16. On Monday, the Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police detained him on allegations of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, criminal intimidation, criminal forgery, and other pertinent sections.

After his first police remand ended on Friday, he was produced before additional chief metropolitan magistrate (Esplanade court) L S Padhen.

During the hearing, Niranjan Mundargi, Vaibhav’s laywer, said to the court that it was a family matter and the case has been filed due to misunderstanding  and that the attempts are being made to find a solution.

Additionally, Mundargi said that his client was assisting with the investigation and had no issues with the police-requested remand extension. The EOW requested a seven-day extension of remand, arguing that the investigation was incomplete and that significant material had not yet been retrieved from the accused.

After hearing all sides of the argument, the magistrate said that although the investigative agency had made headway in the inquiry, more time was needed to question the accused because of the case’s numerous financial aspect.

Vaibhav, Hardik, and Krunal allegedly formed a polymer firm together in Mumbai in 2021. Hardik and Krunal contributed 40% each while Vaibhav contributed 20% of the money. The profit-loss ratio remained constant at 2:2:1.

According to the police, Vaibhav was designated to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. However, he is accused of breaching the partnership agreement by founding a second company engaged in the same industry without disclosing this information to Hardik and Krunal.

This incident caused the original firm’s profits to decline, costing Hardik and Krunal a loss of Rs. 3 crore, while Vaibhav’s personal profit climbed by 20–33 percent.

The accused also reportedly transferred about Rs 1 crore from the company to his personal account, costing the cricketer siblings a total of Rs 4 crore, as per police.

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Gujarat Titans share glimpse of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, video goes viral

Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra can be seen having a fun interaction with Rashid Khan. Other star players including Sai Sudharshan, Umesh Yadav and Kane Willamson were already sitting and enjoying the tasty Eid delicacies and sweets

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The Gujarat Titans team’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations took place with a grand Dawat on Thursday.  The former IPL champions will face Delhi Capitals on April 17. During the ongoing break, Gujarat Titans took their official Instagram handle has shared a video of the team’s Eid celebrations. The video shows GT skipper Shubman Gill going towards the food buffet. Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra can be seen having a fun interaction with Rashid Khan.

Other star players including Sai Sudharshan, Umesh Yadav and Kane Willamson were already sitting and enjoying the tasty Eid delicacies and sweets. The video was captioned and that’s how our titans celebrated Eid. The Gujarat Titans Eid celebrations doubled after the team won the match against Rajasthan Royals.

The Gujarat Titans were playing at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium on April 10 and were up against an undefeated Rajasthan Royals team. The previous season’s finalists bowled first and found the early wickets of Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal. But Sanju Samson forged an important partnership with Riyan Parag and the two of them took their team to a respectable total of 196.

Rashid Khan bowled a disciplined line and length and was very economical as he only gave 18 runs and also took 1 wicket during his spell of 4 overs. Shubman Gill led the chase for Gujarat Titans scoring 72 runs in 44 deliveries. Gill took up the role as skipper after Hardik Pandya returned to his old franchise Mumbai Indians.

Gill’s journey as Gujarat Titans captain started well as GT beat MI in their tournament opener at the Narendra Modi Stadium. At the present moment GT has played a total of six games with three wins and as many defeats. They will be eyeing their fourth victory against a Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals team in their next match. As for Pandya’s switch to the Mumbai Indians, the former Gujarat Titans captain is slowly taking control of his team.

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Ishan Kishan responds to BCCI contract and Ranji Trophy controversy, says many things are not in the hands of players

Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan has opened up on the BCCI contracts, Ranji Trophy controversy .

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Ishan Kishan was in the news prior to IPL 2024 because the wicketkeeper-batter for the BCCI lost his central contract after failing to be available for the Ranji Trophy. The incident came when the board warned centrally contracted players not to put the Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of domestic cricket. Kishan and Shreyas Iyer disregarded the letter, and as a result, they were punished severely by the BCCI.

Since then, Kishan has made a comeback to the IPL in 2024 and has been vital in the Mumbai Indians’ success this year. After losing their first three games, the Hardik Pandya-led team has won their last two games.

Following MI’s win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday, Kishan was questioned concerning his break from the cricket. Kishan responded to the controversy by saying, he was just practicing. People were talking a lot when he stepped away from the game. A lot happened on social media. However, one should also be aware that many of things are not in the hands of the players.

During the break, Ishan made a significant mental change. He provided a thorough understanding of his thought process, particularly with regard to how he dealt with his career’s low points.

He continued saying, the only thing you can do is effectively use the time. Additionaly, he said, the mindset to think about the previous Ishan Kishan, he would never leave a delivery in the first two overs even if they are bowling well. With time he has learnt that even 20 overs is a big game, the player can take their time and can go ahead.

Kishan talked about 1st three losses of MI and said, even though they have lost matches, they wanted to work together as a team. Changes have come like even if he is not performing and if he knows someone else is not performing, he talked to them. He wanted to know what they are thinking, he said. So these are things which helped him in the break, he further added.

With seven fours and five sixes in his 69 runs off 34 balls against RCB, Kishan helped MI easily chase down a goal of 197 runs, reaching 199/3 in 15.3 overs.

As of now, Kishan leads MI in run scoring with 161 runs in five matches, including a half-century.

With seven fours and five sixes in his 69 runs off 34 balls against RCB, Kishan helped MI easily chase down a goal of 197 runs, reaching 199/3 in 15.3 overs.

As of now, Kishan leads MI in run scoring with 161 runs in five matches, including a half-century.

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