In Focus – Former South African cricketer now an Olympic medallist

  Sunette Viljoen joined a rare group of international cricketers to have won an Olympic medal when she took the silver medal in the women’s javelin event at the Rio Olympics yesterday. The 32-year-old South African had played one Test and 17 ODIs for her country between 2000 and 2002.   Competing in her fourth Olympics, […]

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Beyond Cricket – Indian rugby set to benefit from landmark sponsorship deal

  Indian rugby has received a massive boost in the form of a three-year sponsorship deal between Rugby India and Societe Generale, the French multinational banking and financial services company. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Bombay Gymkhana in Mumbai earlier today.   Societe Generale has over the years built a […]

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Beyond Cricket – Promotion of sports a high priority for Uttar Pradesh government

  In recent times, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has often made clear his intentions to bring about a drastic improvement in sporting infrastructure in the state. Besides this, better recognition of athletes and quality training exposure is high on the agenda.   Various ambitious plans of constructing stadiums and swimming pools in the […]

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