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Sourav Ganguly to resign as BCCI president? Here’s what Jay Shah said

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President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday shared a post on his official Twitter handle, saying he is about to start a new chapter in his life, giving a hint to all his fans that he is likely to take retirement from his successful cricket career. Seeing his post, his fans left with a broken heart. Later, BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah clarified that he has not any plans to quit the position and he has not resigned as BCCI president as of now.

In his post, Ganguly wrote that 2022 marks the 30th year since he started his cricket career in1992. Since then, cricket has given him a lot. Most importantly, it has given him support from all his fans. Thanked all his fans in his post who have been a part of his journey. Today, I am planning to start something that I feel will probably help» a lot of people. I hope you continue your support as I enter this chapter of my life, Ganguly added in his post.

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Sourav Ganguly will join the politics?

There is a buzz on social media that the former Indian skipper is likely to resign from his current position in BCCI so that he can join politics. Earlier last month, Ganguly hosted Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was accompanied by BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta and BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya at his residence in Bengal. That meeting also sparked speculation about him joining the politics. While dismissing all the speculation and calling them a rife, the BCCI president said he had known Amit Shah since 2008 and he often meets him generally.

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Birmingham CWG 2022: India’s Eldhose Paul wins gold, Abdulla Aboobacker bags silver in Men’s Triple Jump Final

Kerala-based athlete Paul jumped 17.03 meters in his third attempt and became the first jumper to clear 17 meters in the CWG. Aboobacker jumped 17.02 metres in his first attempt and won silver.   

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India’s Eldhose Paul scripted history by winning the gold medal in the men’s triple jump final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday. Last month, he also became the first Indian triple jumper in the world athletics championship final.

Another player Abdulla Aboobacker won silver in the same game. It was Indian men’s first ever 1-2 in CWG athletics. Bermuda’s Jah-Nhai Perinchief won a bronze medal in the men’s triple jump.

Kerala-based athlete Paul jumped 17.03 meters in his third attempt and became the first jumper to clear 17 meters in the CWG. Aboobacker jumped 17.02 metres in his first attempt and won silver.   

Praveen Chitravel finished at the fourth position with the best jump of 16.89 metres in his third attempt.  Another Indian Perinchief too had the lead in his first attempt.

Australia is at the unshakeable top spot after winning 155 medals in total, with 59 golds, 46 silvers and 50 bronzes included. They are followed by the host, England with 148 medals, Canada is at the third position with 84 medals and New Zealand is at the fourth spot with 44 medals, leading ahead of India with a difference of just 4 wins.

India on the other hand is at the fifth spot with 14 gold, 12 silvers and 16 bronze and is also marching ahead of Nigeria with a difference of 8 medals. After keeping the form of Indian athletes in this multi-sport event, it is safe to say that India can easily end up at the fourth spot out of 72 countries participating in the Birmingham CWG 20222. 

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Birmingham CWG 2022: Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal win golds on day 10, Rohit Tokas wins bronze

Rohit Tokas won bronze in men’s Welterweight Category of boxing (63.5-67kg).

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The Indian boxers have been unstoppable at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 today on Dat 10. First Nitu Ghanghas made the nation proud by winning a gold medal in the women’s 45-48kg category of boxing. This is the first medal in boxing at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

And later in the day, Rohit Tokas won bronze in men’s Welterweight Category of boxing (63.5-67kg). And just in! Indian Boxer Amit Panghal has won a gold medal in the 48-51kg weight category defeating England’s Kiaran Macdonald by 5-0.

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Birmingham CWG 2022: Can Indian athletes break the Delhi CWG 2010 record of 101 medals?

At the Delhi Commonwealth Games when India was at the second position with its best ever score of 101 medals.

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The Indian athletes are leaving no stones unturned to hoist Indian flag the highest at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. With 40 medals in total, India has cemented its position in the top five of this edition’s medal tally.  

Australia is at the unshakeable top spot after winning 155 medals in total, with 59 golds, 46 silvers and 50 bronze included. They are followed by the host, England with 148 medals, Canada is at the third position with 84 medals and New Zealand is at the fourth spot with 44 medals, leading ahead of India with a difference of just 4 wins.

India on the other hand is at the fifth spot with 13 gold, 11 silvers and 16 bronze and is also marching ahead of Nigeria with a difference of 10 medals. After keeping the form of Indian athletes in this multi-sport event, it is safe to say that India can easily end up at the fourth spot out of 72 countries participating in the Birmingham CWG 20222.  

But for the unversed, who are thinking this is the best India had done at Commonwealth games, let us remind you of the time when India hosted this quadrennial event back in 2010. Yes! It’s the Delhi Commonwealth Games when India was at the second position with its best ever score of 101 medals. Indian athletes like Saina Nehwal, Abhinav Bindra and many others had clinched 38 golds, 27 silvers and 36 bronze by playing the perfect host to 71 countries.

Another interesting fact about the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 is that just like is edition, Australia was at the no 1 spot and India, Canada and England were in the top 5. Hence, it will be interesting to see that with just two days left for Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 to end, how far will Indian athlete will take this year’s medal tally.

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