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PM Modi interacts with India’s Asian Games contingent, says medal tally indicates country’s success

PM Modi announced that in the next five years, the government will spend an additional Rs 3000 crore on athletes and more infrastructure will be created.

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PM Modi interacts with India’s Asian Games contingent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with athletes who participated in the Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China. Congratulating the athletes, PM Modi stated that because of their hard work and achievement there is an atmosphere of celebration across the country.

He conveyed that the whole country is feeling proud of the athletes performance in the Asian Games. This year, India secured a grand total of 107 medals, including 28 gold medals. The Prime Minister also extended gratitude to the trainers and coaches of the athletes on the behalf of the nation. 

Narendra Modi noted that India’s medal tally in the Asian Games is an indication of country success. He remarked that this is India’s best performance in the Asian Games till date. He added that he is personally satisfied that the country is moving on the right track.

In addition, PM Narendra Modi also assured all possible help to Indian athletes in their endeavour to achieve greater heights and expressed confidence that the country will better its Hangzhou performance in the next edition of the Asian Games.

He continued that there was never a dearth of talent in India and the will to win was always there. Athletes used to do well earlier as well, but there were a lot of hurdles which came in their way. After 2014, Indian athletes are getting the best training, facilities and competitions abroad, he mentioned.

PM Modi noted that over 3,000 athletes are getting training, coaching, medical and dietary assistance under Khelo India, adding that a total of Rs 25,000 crore assistance is being given to athletes. He further announced that in the next five years, the government will spend an additional Rs 3000 crore on athletes and more infrastructure will be created.

The Prime Minister further underlined that the Asian Games haul was a good marker for the future of the sport in the country and added that the medal winners had opened new avenues which will motivate a whole new generation.

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BCCI announces IPL 2024 schedule: Full list of timings, venues, dates, fixtures and matches

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the schedule for the first two weeks of the IPL 2024. From March 22, 2024 to April 7, 2024. 21 matches will be played across 10 cities in two weeks Each IPL team will play a minimum of 3 matches and maximum of 5.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the IPL (Indian Premier League) 2024 schedule on Thursday. The tournament will start with Defending champion Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on March 22 at Chepauk. The schedule was announced on Thursday only for the first 21 matches. The fixtures for the remaining games will be announced in due course.

Match No Fixture               Date          Venue                Time

  1. CSK Vs RCB   March 22  Chennai            7:30 PM IST
  2. PBKS Vs DC   March 23  Mohali               3:30 PM IST
  3. KKR Vs SRH   March 23  Kolkata              7:30 PM IST
  4. RR Vs LSG      March 24  Jaipur                3:30 PM IST
  5. GT Vs MI         March 24   Ahmedabad      7:30 PM IST
  6. RCB Vs PBKS March 25   Bengaluru         7:30 PM IST
  7. CSK Vs GT      March 26   Chennai            7:30 PM IST
  8. SRH Vs MI       March 27   Hyderabad        7:30 PM IST
  9. RR Vs DC        March 28   Jaipur                7:30 PM IST
  10. RCB Vs KKR    March 29   Bengaluru         7:30 PM IST
  11. LSG Vs PBKS  March 30   Lucknow           7:30  PM IST
  12. GT Vs SRH      March 31   Ahmedabad      3:30 PM IST
  13. DC VS CSK     March 31   Visakhapatnam 7:30 PM IST
  14. MI Vs RR         April 1        Mumbai             7:30 PM IST
  15. RCB Vs LSG    April 2        Bengaluru         7:30 PM IST
  16. DC Vs KKR      April 3        Visakhapatnam 7:30 PM IST
  17. GT VS PBKS   April 4         Ahmedabad      7:30 PM IST
  18. SRH Vs CSK    April 5        Hyderabad        7:30 PM IST
  19. RR Vs RCB      April 6        Jaipur                7:30 PM IST
  20. MI Vs DC          April 7        Lucknow           7:30 PM IST
  21. LSG Vs GT       April 7        Lucknow           7:30 PM IST

Set for its 17th season, the Indian Premier League promises to be bigger and better than ever. BCCI secretary Jay Shah said the BCCI will work closely with the governement and the security agencies due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India.

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Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag share best wishes for Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as couple welcome baby boy Akaay

Virat Kohli took to his Instagram handle to share the good news and wrote with abundant happiness in their hearts all of love the couple is pleased to inform everyone that on 15th February they welcomed their baby boy Akaay & Vaamika’s little brother into this world!The couple requested everyone’s best wishes and demanded privacy during this time. Kohli said he sought their blessings and good wishes in this beautiful time in their lives.

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Tuesday announced the birth of their second child, a baby boy, whom they named Akaay. The star Indian batsman took to X to share the special news with everyone as he informed that the child was born on February 15.

Virat Kohli took to his Instagram handle to share the good news and wrote with abundant happiness in their hearts all of love the couple is pleased to inform everyone that on 15th February they welcomed their baby boy Akaay & Vaamika’s little brother into this world!

The couple requested everyone’s best wishes and demanded privacy during this time. Kohli said he sought their blessings and good wishes in this beautiful time in their lives. He requested everyone to kindly respect their privacy at this time. Congratulations and best wishes poured in for the couple from different people in the cricketing world who gave their blessings to the couple and the newly born in the comment section.

Virat’s idol and legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar came forward and blessed the couple and their son. Tendulkar took to X and wrote Congratulations to Virat and Anushka on the arrival of Akaay, a precious edition to your beautiful family! Just like his name lights up the room, may he fill your world with endless joy and laughter.

He further added Here’s to the adventures and memories you’ll cherish forever. Welcome to the world little champ. The couple also received best wishes from cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Brett Lee, Kevin Peiterson, and many more, as they welcomed another gift from god. Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag wrote may congratulations Virat with a heart emoji. The message has become one of the most popular thread in the entire post.

Earlier Virat’s former RCB teammate AB de Villiers in a podcast in his youtube channel had revealed Virat and Anushka are going to become parents again. He later withdrew his statement and apologised for spreading false information.

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BCCI confirms Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul to miss 4th Test match against England

KL Rahul’s participation in the final test match in Dharmshala is subject to fitness. Pace bowler Mukesh Kumar, who was released from the squad for the third Test match in Rajkot, has joined the team in Ranchi and will most likely replace Bumrah.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Tuesday that India’s-vice captain Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Test squad ahead of the fourth test match against England. The BCCI said wicketkeeper batsman KL Rahul is ruled out out of the 4th Test match of the five match Test series.

KL Rahul’s participation in the final test match in Dharmshala is subject to fitness. Pace bowler Mukesh Kumar, who was released from the squad for the third Test match in Rajkot, has joined the team in Ranchi and will most likely replace Bumrah.

KS Bharat has been keeping wickets for the Indian team and KL Rahul had been included in the team as a premier batsman. KL Rahul scored 86 runs of 123 balls in the first Test match against the English team at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Former India vice-captain Rahul was unavailable for the 2nd Test match due to quadriceps strain. KL Rahul was ruled out of the 3rd Test Match against England after reaching only 90% of match fitness. KL Rahul will continue his recovery at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The Indian team is also feeling the absence of star batsman Virat Kohli for the five match test series against England.

Even in the absence of Rahul and Kohli the Indian team has performed well to outclass the English team. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took his 500th test wicket while young players like Dhruv Jurel and Sarfaraz Khan have made impressive debuts for the Indian team at Rajkot.

Sarfaraz Khan scored a brilliant knock of 62 off 66 balls. He partnered with Yashasvi Jaiswal in the 2nd innings to help India post a total of 430/4 declared in 98 overs. Jaiswal’s double century helped India set the target of 557 for England.

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