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BCCI Scraps Five-Minute Gap Between TV and Digital Broadcast of India Rights

The apex cricket body in India has made it clear that the telecast will start on digital and television platforms simultaneously.

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The India cricket media rights sale has a twist. The mandatory five-minute gap between television and digital broadcast has been done away with.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has made it clear that the telecast will start on digital and television platforms simultaneously.

The new clause could be the gamechanger in the wholesale and its value.

It could encourage the digital companies to bid fiercely. Because they will no longer be at a disadvantage.

The base price for the digital rights is Rs 7 crores. Concurrently, the clause makes it mandatory for the television companies to bid for the digital rights too. More precisely, they companies will have to have the internet rights so that they can show the matches in their own platforms in their own way.

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Indian Army Sailors Bag Seven Spots for Asian Sailing Championship

AYN sailors are assured to represent the country in minimum three categories (470, Laser standard and RSX). 

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CHENNAI (Tamil Nadu): Army Yachting Node (AYN) sailors bagged seven out of the possible eight spots for Asian Sailing Championship (ASC) to be held from June 24 to 30 in Indonesia.

The trials were conducted for 470, Laser Standard, RSX and 49er class of boats in the Senior category. In Laser Standard, Vishnu Saravanan and Mohit Saini were selected, Atul Lande and CHS Reddy and Ayaz Shaikh and Mahesh Yadav made it in 470 (Pair), while in RSX (Windsurf) Jerome Kumar and Manpreet Singh were selected.

In 49er (Pair), Narender Singh and SR Rout made it to the team. Yachting Association of India’s (YAI) selection trial for selecting the best two teams for representing the country in Asian Games were held at Chennai from April 17 to 22.

The best sailor in each class at ASC will represent the country in Asian Games.

AYN sailors are assured to represent the country in minimum three categories (470, Laser standard and RSX).

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India Wins 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Nepal

India topped the medal tally winning 10 Gold and 3 Bronze medals in the individual category. Nepal and Pakistan took the next two positions.

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LALITPUR (Nepal): India has won 8th South Asian Judo Championship. On the concluding day of the championship, Indian women and men won team events in Lalitpur, Nepal on Monday evening.

Keeping the unbeaten streak Indian women whitewashed the championship by beating host Nepal by 5-0 in the final of team events.

Indian men also won the team championship. They defeated Pakistan by 3-2 in the final.

Earlier Indian women grabbed all 7 gold medals in the individual category while men bagged 3 gold and 3 bronze medals.

India topped the medal tally winning 10 Gold and 3 Bronze medals in the individual category.

Host Nepal remained second and Pakistan got third place.

A total 102 players from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in the three-day championship.

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Jhulan Goswami Honoured with Commemorative Stamp for 200 ODI Wkts

Jhulan remains to be one of the pillars of the Indian women’s cricket team, despite having her ODI debut in 2002.

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KOLKATA (West Bengal): A postage stamp, featuring Goswami’s mugshot in India colours next to an image of Kolkata’s iconic Victoria Memorial, has been issued in honour of her claiming a record 200 wickets in women’s ODIs.

The unveiling of the stamp took place on Friday at the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club, in the presence of former India men’s captain Sourav Ganguly.

Adjudged the ICC Women’s Player of Year award in 2007, Goswami, 35, recently became the first female player to pick up 200 ODI wickets when she had Laura Wolvaardt caught behind in the third ODI during India’s tour of South Africa in February.

In May 2017, Goswami found her 181st ODI wicket in South Africa’s Raisibe Ntozakhe, during the Quadrangular series, and surpassed Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick as the leading wicket-taker in the format. During the same tour, Goswami pipped Charlotte Edwards and Lydia Greenway to the honour of the most catches by a non-wicketkeeper in women’s ODIs.

The recognition was lauded by fellow professionals from across the world. Former Australian woman cricketer Lisa Sthalekar was one of the first ones to react on Twitter:

Jhulan remains to be one of the pillars of the Indian women’s cricket team, despite having her ODI debut in 2002.

Interestingly, former Indian skipper Kapil Dev was the first cricketer ever to claim 200 ODI wickets. Even Kapil Dev took 166 matches to achieve the feat.

She had joined the Indian women’s cricket team back in 2002 against England, almost a week before her Test debut against the same team. In 2007, she was announced as a part of the Asia squad in the Afro-Asia tournament in India. A year later, Jhulan was named the captain of India for the then tour of Australia. Her captaincy stint lasted for just 25 games.

In 2010 she received the Arjuna Award. Two years hence, the 35-year-old was honoured with the Padam Shri.

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