The tournament was originally scheduled to take place from March 19 to 22 at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram. On March 11 however, the European Tour and the Asian Tour said in a statement the decision to postpone the tournameny was made following consultation between the two and the tournament's title sponsor Hero MotoCorp Ltd. … [Read more...] about 2020 Indian Open golf tournament cancelled due to coronavirus
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NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry on Saturday announced the doing away with of the Rs 2 lakh cap on the salary given to Indian coaches training elite athletes in a bid to encourage them to produce better results and attract former players to become high performance trainers. The announcement came after the ministry's decision on Thursday to extend the contracts of all foreign coaches till September 30 next year and to make all future hiring -- both Indian and foreign -- for a four-year cycle in sync with the Olympics to ensure continuity. "Several Indian coaches are showing very good results and need to be rewarded for their hard work. The government is also keen to attract the best coaching talent from across the country to train elite athletes and we do not want the cap on compensation to be a deterrent for good coaches to join," Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said in a release. The ministry release said the increased remuneration and longer contract period "is to attract ex-elite … [Read more...] about Sports Ministry to remove salary cap of Rs 2 lakhs for Indian coaches
By Shamya Dasgupta The coaches of the eight Pepsi IPL 2014 teams are Gary Kirsten, Trevor Bayliss, Tom Moody, Stephen Fleming, Paddy Upton, John Wright, Daniel Vettori and … Sanjay Bangar. The former Railways stalwart had a short but moderately successful stint with the Indian team when at his peak between 2001 and 2002, with the 170-run stand with Rahul Dravid against England at Headingley shining through, a match that India won by an innings and 46 runs. But irrespective of how his career as a cricketer went, it’s notable that he is the only Indian coach in the IPL at the moment. Indeed, bar Robin Singh’s days with Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians, former Indian players have largely been assistants. When it comes to his appointment, Bangar admits upfront that he wasn’t the first-choice for Kings XI Punjab for the 2014 IPL. “The franchise wanted Darren (Lehmann). It didn’t happen because he is busy with the Australian team. Then they took the … [Read more...] about The only Indian coach in IPL, Sanjay Bangar is riding high
While the Indian alternatives are seeing a huge surge in usage, experts believe their dream run could be short-lived if the government decides to overturn the ban. … [Read more...] about Ban on Chinese apps: Will Indian players’ dream run continue?
Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance rival the US penetration of Facebook, Amazon and Google in India. Chinese smartphones like Oppo and Xiaomi lead the Indian market with an estimated 72 per cent share, leaving Samsung and Apple behind, according to Gateway House. … [Read more...] about Chinese app ban: Indian start-ups face a major hurdle