Sports

Indian table tennis teams a win away from securing Olympic berths

The Indian men and women table tennis teams are just one win away from securing their maiden Olympics qualification after they recorded victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the Team Qualifier on Thursday. A quarterfinal finish will ensure qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. India has never made it as a team in Olympic history.

India football captain Sunil Chhetri says 20,000 grass pitches required to end use of artifical turf

PUNE Sunil Chhetri is not less of an idol when it comes to football in India. The India football captain was in the city on Thursday to launch the a sports performance enhancing data analytics system at the Global Indian International School at Balewadi on Thursday. Chhetri is currently playing in the ISL for Bengaluru FC. Amidst a freewheeling interaction with students, Chhetri took on questions from Jigar Hindocha, offering a broad view of football in India.

We used to quash 7-times bigger India in cricket: Imran Khan uses cricket analogy to talk about Pakistan’s growth potential

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday used a cricket analogy from his days as a player and captain to highlight his country’s resource richness and growth potential. Khan, who led Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup title, spoke about Pakistan’s dominance over India when he was an active cricketer. He also spoke about Pakistan’s triumphs over the arch rivals in field hockey.

ASSIST collaborates with GNIDA to organise 3 X 3 Basketball Tournament and Inclusive Zone Basketball exhibition matches during Greater Noida Carnival 2020

New Delhi, 21st January 2020: As a part of the Greater Noida Carnival 2020, more than 100 school students, both boys and girls, will participate in a 3 X 3 Basketball Tournament organised by GNIDA in collaboration with ASSIST. The tournament will be held on January 25, 2020, at Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex. The overall theme is to ‘experience a new world of joy’ through basketball. The tournament will be interspersed with Inclusive Zone basketball exhibition matches, where students with differing physical and mental ability will play together. Through this venture, ASSIST wishes to achieve ‘Unity in Diversity’ by promoting inclusive sports.