Category: Sports

GoDaddy is official sponsor of ICC World Cup 2019

Internet names and registrations management major GoDaddy Inc on Tuesday announced its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the official sponsor of the 12th ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 that begins in May. “We hope to reach the 700 million folks of India and beyond through the partnership. Two-thirds of the world, including India, watch cricket...

Saurabh eyes Olympic berth in ISSF World Cup

Unfazed by his opponents reputation, India’s young shooting superstar Saurabh Chaudhary is confident that his strong preparations will help him to build on his stellar performance of 2018 and is hopeful of producing favorable results in upcoming ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol which is scheduled to take place in the capital city from February 20 to 28th at Karni Singh...

Sports fest begins at Shantikunj

The three- day sports festival started at Shantikunj on Tuesday with oath being administered by the head of Gayatri Parivar Pranav Pandya. It is the fourth sports festival in continuation, said Pandya. Speaking on the occasion, Pandya said, “This festival will bring joy in life with the spirit of Vasantotsav (spring fest) lingering in the air.” He further said...

Marriage has been a lucky charm: Saina Nehwal

For London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, life after marrying fellow shuttler Parupalli Kashyap last December has been a “dream run”. India’s star shuttler, who recently won the Indonesia Masters — her first title in two years — says it won’t be wrong to call marriage her “lucky charm”. “Everything is falling in place. It’s like a dream run....

Aditya Mehta Foundation hosts cycle and run event in Doon

Aditya Mehta Foundation, renowned for its work in empowering the Para-Athletes, hosted a road show for the fitness enthusiasts of the city on Saturday. The event was flagged off by the State Minister for Tourism Satpal Maharaj and Aparna Kumar, DIG, ITBP, who had recently completed her expedition to reach the South Pole. The event was a 7km bicycle...

Aditya Mehta Foundation set to train next-gen champions in winter para games

As a lead up to the ‘Winter Para Games Training Camp’, the Aditya Mehta Foundation with support from Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board conducted multiple road shows in Dehradun to promote Para-Sports and its ultimate goal “Mission 100”. Aditya Mehta Foundation would be heading to Auli with a contingent 80-member team which includes specially-abled people, personnel and officers from ITBP,...

Players to pursue future in sports

Khel Mahakumbh is witnessing many talented players who have represented the state at the national level. The players too want to pursue their future in the sports. Talking to The Pioneer, two players representing the Dehradun team in the Kho-Kho competition at Khel Mahakumbh stated that their dream is to have a bright future in sports. Himani Badola, a...

India finish off in style

Chahal registers career best 6/42 before Dhoni and Jadhav star with bat to help India win maiden bilateral ODI series in Aus Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal took a record 6-42 to propel India to a seven-wicket win over Australia in the third one-day international and a 2-1 series win on Friday. Chahal’s return was not only a career-best, beating his...

Kho-Kho competition held on 2nd-day of Khel Mahakumbh

The Kho-Kho competition has been held on the second day of Khel Mahakumbh on Thursday. In first quarterfinal match under- 14 boys’ category, Nainital beat Almora by 7-2. In the second quarterfinal match, Dehradun won by 7-6 after beating Bageshwar. In the girls’ category under 14, the first quarter- final match was won by Nainital beating Udham Singh Nagar...

Heavy, oily food for players at Khel Mahakumbh

Even as the students from across the State are competing in different events of the Khel Mahakumbh, their coaches have mixed opinions about the arrangements made by the authorities. They state that the arrangements are better than they were last time, some aspects still need improvement. They cited the instance of the young sportspersons being given heavy oily food...