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Neeraj Chopra breaks his own record again for the second time in a month, wins silver in Stockholm Diamond League

India’s golden boy, Neeraj Chopra, finished in the second spot on Thursday with a massive throw of 89.94 meters at the Stockholm Diamond League. He broke his own record for the second time in a month.

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Neeraj Chopra creates history at World Athletics Championship 2022, grabs silver medal in Oregon
Neeraj Chopra will next take part in the World Championships in Eugene in the USA, starting from July 15 to 24.

Tokyo Olympic Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra performed admirably once again on Thursday as he broke his own national record for the second time in a month at the Stockholm Diamond League. India’s golden boy finished in the second spot on Thursday with a massive throw of 89.94 meters.

Neeraj set a new record at the Paavo Nurmi Games on June 14 with a throw of 89.30 meters, shattering his own national record of 88.07 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The top spot was grabbed by world champion Anderson Peters, with a best throw of 90.31 meters.

Watch Neeraj Chopra’s record-breaking throw

It was a spectacular series of 6 throws for Neeraj Chopra, who finished in the top 3 in a Diamond League meet for the first time-89.94m, 84.37m, 87.46m, 84.77m, 86.67m, and 86.84m. The 24-year-old opened with a fantastic throw of 89.94 meters, which was just 6 cm away from the 90-meter mark, which is the gold standard in the world of javelin throw.

The boy who is creating victories!

Neeraj, after the event, said that he thought he could throw over 90 meters today after his first attempt, but it is okay as he has more competitions coming this year. Despite the fact that I did not win tonight, I feel very good because I did my best, he said.

With his opening throw, Chopra gave fans hope that he would leave a legacy by being the first Indian to win in a Diamond League competition. Nonetheless, he became the second Indian to finish in the top three in a Diamond League competition after discus thrower Vikas Gowda.

Neeraj Chopra will next take part in the World Championships in Eugene in the USA, starting from July 15 to 24.

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IPL Chairman Arun Dhumal says media rights of IPL will reach $50 billion by 2043

He made these predictions on the basis of two key developments: The introduction of women’s premier league (WPL) and the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

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IPL chairman Arun Dhumal sees remarkable growth trajectory for IPL’s media rights. He projected an increase to an impressive $50 million by 2043. This optimistic outlook is contingent on the league’s commitment to continous innovation and responsiveness to fans interests.

In the present scenario the IPL demands a substantial media rights value which has reached $6.2 billion for a five year period starting in 2022. Even with this valuation IPL holds the distinction of the second most valued league globally moving behind the National Football league (NFL).

Recently the NFL recently secured a monumental $110 billion media deal spanning over a period of 11 years, underscoring the immense financial prowess of the American sporting entity. Dhumal was speaking at the RCB Innovation Lab’s leaders Meet India in Bengaluru.

Former BCCI treasurer Dhumal expressed optimisim about a potential windfall for the league. He made these predictions on the basis of two key developments: The introduction of women’s premier league (WPL) and the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. These developments will have a major impact on the league’s financial growth and overall global prominence.

Dhumal said they needed to keep on innovating and keep doing better in terms of fan engagement and increase the quality of the games.The media rights value of the Indian Premier League has grown exponentially in the last the decade and half from Rs 6000 crore in 2008 and went past several other major sporting leagues all over the world.

Dhumal said IPL is the most watched cricket league in the world. He said it is the biggest Make in India Brand one could think of post independence. He said India was truly a very diverse nation but IPL was the only brand that united the whole country and showcased it at the international stage.

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IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans announces Shubman Gill as their new captain

Shubman Gill said he is delighted and proud to assume the captaincy of Gujarat Titans. He thanked the franchise for their trust in him to lead such a fine team. He said the Gujarat Titans had two exceptional seasons and he keenly looked forward to leading the team with an exciting brand of cricket.

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Gujarat Titans on Monday appointed Shubman Gill as its captain to lead the team ahead of TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 after Hardik Pandya has quit the franchise and moved to Mumbai Indians. Vikram Solanki, Director of Cricket, Gujarat Titans said Shubman Gill has shown growth in stature and standing over the last two years at the highest level of the game.

He said the franchise has seen Gill mature not only as a batsman but also as a leader in cricket. Solanki added Gill’s contribution on the field has helped Gujarat Titans emerge as formidable force and has guided the team through a successful campaign in 2022 and a strong run in 2023. He said Gill’s maturity and skill can be seen in his performance on and off the field performance and he was extremely excited to start a new journey with young Shubman being the team captain.

Shubman Gill said he is delighted and proud to assume the captaincy of Gujarat Titans. He thanked the franchise for their trust in him to lead such a fine team. He said the Gujarat Titans had two exceptional seasons and he keenly looked forward to leading the team with an exciting brand of cricket.

Gill started his IPL career with Kolkata Knighr Riders in 2018. Gill gives his team blistering starts many times to set the tone of the innings. He has made 890 runs in 17 matches for Gujarat Titans in the 2023 season.

Hardik Pandya had joined Gujarat titans as their captain in 2022 and led them to title win in the maiden season itself. He also led Gujarat Titans to the final of IPL 2023, where lost to the Chennai Super Kings.

Gujarat Titans team is as follows: Shubhman Gill (Captain)David Miller, Mathew Wade, Wridhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, B Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Noor Ahmed, R Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Josh Little, Mohit Sharma

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India Vs Australia T20Is series: Suryakumar Yadav to lead team India as captain, Shreyas Iyer to join as vice captain in last two T20’s

The five match T20I series is going to start on 23rd November in Vishakapatnam. Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been made the T20I captain for the series against Australia.

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Suryakumar Yadav has been made India’s captain for the T20I series against Australia. Shreyas Iyer will later join the team as vice captain. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced India’s squad for the upcoming T20I series against Australia on Monday.

The five match T20I series is going to start on 23rd November in Vishakapatnam. Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been made the T20I captain for the series against Australia. Hardik Pandya who had an ankle injury during the world cup has been advised six to eight weeks of rest by the medical team.

Shreyas Iyer is supposed to join the team as vice captain for the last last two T20’s in Raipur and Bengaluru. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has been made the vice captain of the team for the first three T20I’s. India has retained most of the players who played the Ireland T20I series. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested after the end the World Cup 2023.

Bumrah was the captain of the second string team in the Ireland series earlier this year. All rounder Axar Patel is set to make a comeback to the team as he missed the ICC World Cup due to an injury. As a result of which Ravichandran Ashwin was picked up for the ICC World Cup.

The Indian team has gone with Jitesh Sharma and Ishan Kishan as the wicket keeper batsmen options for the T20I series. India will play host for the T20I series against Australia. The matches are going to be held at Hyderabad, Nagpur, Guwahati, Thiruvanthpuram and Visakhapatnam.

The T20 team for the Australia series : Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Shivam Dubey, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jitesh Sharma, Rinku Singh, Tilak Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ishan Kishan.

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