Boxing Federation Of India Fails To Give Cash Prize To Women Boxing Champions Even After One Year

New Delhi: The medallists of the 2nd Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship held in Rohtak in January last year certainly would have felt a sense of pride holding their dummy prize money cheques, but it’s been one year and three months and the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) — the governing body of the sport in the country — is yet to give them the real ones.

The BFI had introduced cash incentives for the medal winners during the 2018 edition of the national championship. The gold medal winner was promised a cash award of Rs 20,000, while silver would get Rs 12,000 and both the bronze medallists would get Rs 7,000 each.

The total promised amount across the 10 weight divisions— 40 medallists—was Rs 4.6 lakh. None of the medal winners have got that money, including Asian Games and World Championship medallist Sarita Devi and World Championship medallist Kavita Chahal.


WFI Contemplates Action Against Women’s Chief National Coach And Wrestler Meenakshi For A Goof Up

New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is contemplating action against the women’s chief national coach, Kuldeep Malik, and 18-year-old wrestler in 57kg category, Meenakshi, for a goof up, which cost India the top position in the U-23 Asian Championships at Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, from March 20-24.

India amassed 190 points to finish second in overall standings behind Mongolia with four gold, three silver and two bronze medals. But the team championship eluded them after Meenakshi wasn’t allowed to compete as she had left her participation certificate in India.

The Haryana wrestler, on her maiden international trip, failed to furnish the document at the time of weigh-in, resulting in her disqualification. This cost India 15 points, which led to them finishing second behind the hosts who amassed 200 points.


Rohit Sharma Feels Skipper Virat Kohli’s Preference Will Matter A Lot While Sorting Out Position

New Delhi: India have more or less a settled squad for the World Cup barring one slot and vice captain Rohit Sharma feels skipper Virat Kohli’s preference would matter a lot while sorting out that position.

Rohit, who is a certainty in the World Cup squad as an opener, also said that the specific spot that needs to be filled would be dictated by conditions that are likely to prevail in England during the World Cup, commencing May 30.

“I know how it works with the captain. The preference of the captain is very important in terms of that extra player he wants in the squad. I think Virat and (Indian team’s head coach) Ravi shastri have to decide what exactly the combination that they want or what extra player or where is that extra cushion they are looking for. That is something that will matter the most,” Rohit said at the launch of website cricket.com.


Indian Women’s Team Registered A 2-0 Win Over Indonesia In Its Opening Match Of Olympic Qualifiers Round 2

New Delhi: The Indian women’s national team registered a 2-0 win over Indonesia in its opening match of the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, going a step closer to making it to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Dangmei Grace’s brace (27 & 67 minutes) proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Maymol Rocky’s wards largely dominated the match in terms of both possession and chances created.

“We wanted to start our qualifying campaign on a winning note and we have done so. Indonesia proved to be tough opponents that committed bodies in defence but we found a way to gather three points,” Maymol said after the match.


Kapil Dev Says Batting Slots Should Be Decided According To Match Situation Not In Advance

New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev does not like the debate about who should bat at number four in India’s World Cup team and said that the batting slots should be decided according to match situation.

“There is a lot of talk about that No. 4 slot. When we were playing, we fixed numbers, but now a days, there are no numbers. All the players play at any number, and they are all good. Players should play like a team. Don’t fix numbers. Play according to the situation,” Kapil said on Tuesday.

Kapil also said that Rishabh Pant has very long way to go, though he has the ability.