Author: Pratik Asthana

Women’s Hockey at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Group A
Team M W D L Pts
 GER 0 0 0 0 0
 GBR 0 0 0 0 0
 IND 0 0 0 0 0
 IRL 0 0 0 0 0
 NED 0 0 0 0 0
 RSA 0 0 0 0 0
Group B
Team M W D L Pts
 ARG 0 0 0 0 0
 ESP 0 0 0 0 0
 AUS 0 0 0 0 0
 NZL 0 0 0 0 0
 CHN 0 0 0 0 0
 JPN 0 0 0 0 0
August 23 – Gold Medal Match
SF 1 1 – 0 SF 2
August 23 – Bronze Medal Match
SF 1 SF 2
August 23 – Semi Final 2
QF 2  –  QF 1
August 23 – Semi Final 1
QF 4  –  QF 3
August 23 – Quarter Final 4
A1  –  B4
August 23 – Quarter Final 3
B2  –  A3
August 23 – Quarter Final 2
A2  –  B3
August 23 – Quarter Final 1
B1  –  A4

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Boxing at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Boxing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – INDIA
List of Indian Boxers qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Women’s Flyweight (51 kg) Mary Kom
Women’s Featherweight (57 kg)  
Women’s Lightweight (60 kg) Simranjit Kaur (IND)
Women’s Welterweight (69 kg) Lovlina Borgohain (IND)
Women’s Middleweight (75 kg) Pooja Rani (IND)

Men’s Flyweight

Round of 32
IND 0 – 0
Draw
NOC

Men’s Lightweight

Round of 32
IND 0 – 0
Draw
NOC

Men’s Welterweight

Round of 32
IND 0 – 0
Draw
NOC

Men’s Middleweight

Round of 32
IND 0 – 0
Draw
NOC

Men’s Super Heavyweight

Round of 16
IND 0 – 0
Draw
NOC

2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup

Group A

November 29 – Group A – Match 1
ARG 4 – 3 ESP
November 29 – Group A – Match 2
NZL 2 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group A – Match 3
ESP 1 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group A – Match 4
ARG 3 – 0 NZL
December 7 – Group A – Match 5
NZL 2 – 2 ESP
December 7 – Group A – Match 6
ARG 5 – 3 FRA

Group B

November 29 – Group B – Match 1
ARG 4 – 3 ESP
November 29 – Group B – Match 2
NZL 2 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group B – Match 3
ESP 1 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group B – Match 4
ARG 3 – 0 NZL
December 7 – Group B – Match 5
NZL 2 – 2 ESP
December 7 – Group B – Match 6
ARG 5 – 3 FRA
November 29 – Group C – Match 1
ARG 4 – 3 ESP
November 29 – Group C – Match 2
NZL 2 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group C – Match 3
ESP 1 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group C – Match 4
ARG 3 – 0 NZL
December 7 – Group C – Match 5
NZL 2 – 2 ESP
December 7 – Group C – Match 6
ARG 5 – 3 FRA
November 29 – Group D – Match 1
ARG 4 – 3 ESP
November 29 – Group D – Match 2
NZL 2 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group D – Match 3
ESP 1 – 1 FRA
December 3 – Group D – Match 4
ARG 3 – 0 NZL
December 7 – Group D – Match 5
NZL 2 – 2 ESP
December 7 – Group D – Match 6
ARG 5 – 3 FRA

New education policy to have sports as part of curriculum

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that India’s new education policy will have sports as part of the curriculum and not as an extra-curricular activity; Rijiju also said that he has constituted a ‘very high-level’ committee to shape the National Sports Education Board.

“The new education policy of India is also going to have sports as a part of education (and) sports not as extra-curricular activities,” Rijiju said during the inaugural session of the ”International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education in the 21st century”.

“I always believe in that, education is one, sports is one. It is the same.”  Rijiju said that sports cannot be treated as an optional subject.

“The new education policy of India is not officially declared yet, but it is almost in the final shape. My ministry has already pushed very strongly during our interaction and my participation in the national committee to make sports an integral part of the education system.”

“I am very happy to share that we have already announced our National Sports Education Board. Now it is in a formation stage and I have constituted a very-high level committee and this committee is under discussion on how to bring the national sports education board into shape,” he said.

“Sports is also an education, so sports cannot be extra-curricular activities. Thereby sports cannot be treated as an optional subject…sports as part of education has to be accepted by all,” he said.

Indian football’s amended season, transfer window dates announced

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday said the 2020-21 season dates will be from August 1 to May 31, 2021 and it will open the summer transfer window from August 1 till October 20.

The second transfer window will be from January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021 while the window for registration for amateur players will be from August 1 to May 31, 2021.

“….we are pleased to inform you that the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has approved the amendment in All India Football Federation”s (AIFF) season dates and registration period (transfer window) for 2020-21,” a AIFF circular to all member associations read.

Generally, the Indian transfer window opens on June 9 and ends on August 31.

The Indian football season ended with the I-League not being able to finish its remaining games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mohun Bagan were declared champions as they had sealed the deal with four rounds to spare.

The last football match in India was the Indian Super League (ISL) final between ATK and Chennaiyin FC, which the former won. The match took place behind closed doors at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa.

Meanwhile, the Indian national team is slated to take on Asian champions Qatar at home on October 8 in their next 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying round game which was postponed due to the health crisis which brought the world to a standstill.

India will then take on Bangladesh away on November 12 and host Afghanistan on November 17.

India to host 2022 Women’s Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation awarded the hosting rights of the tournament to India after the AFC Women’s Football Committee meeting today.

AFC General Secretary Dato Windsor John has written a letter to the All India Football Federation, AIFF, confirming the decision. The tournament comes as the latest boost to AIFF as India are slated to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup next year. India had also hosted the AFC U-16 Championships in 2016 and the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017.

In February, the AFC Women’s Football Committee had recommended India to be hosts. This is the first time that India will be hosting the event since 1979, in which India had finished as the runner-ups.

According to  AIFF President Praful Patel, the tournament will galvanize the aspiring women players and bring in a holistic social revolution as far as women’s football in the country is concerned.

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said that the tournament comes on the back of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 and will help India sustain and build on the momentum gained.

The tournament will feature 12 teams, expanded from the previous slot of eight teams. India will qualify directly as hosts.

The event will also serve as the final qualification tournament for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament is likely to be held in the second half of the year. 

India to tour Down Under from Oct 2020

Cricket Australia has announced the dates for India’s tour to Australia starting October this year for an assignment comprising four Tests, ODIs as well as T20 Internationals.

The men in blue will tour the Australia for a T20 series first, which will begin on October 11 at Brisbane followed by matches on October 14 and 17.

The men in blue will then return for a four-Test series, beginning December 3 at Brisbane, and it will be followed by a three-match ODI series.

The ODI series is scheduled to begin with a match on January 12 in Perth next year.

The Indian women’s team will also travel to Australia for an ODI series with matches scheduled in Canberra in January next year.

2020 National Games postponed

National Games organizing committee has decided to postpone National Games due to Covid19 pandemic. Organising Committee has now decided to hold meeting in September end to decide on dates for National Games.

The previous edition of the National Games was held in Kerala in 2015. Government will also seek advise from Union Sports Ministry before the revised dates are announced.

The 36th National Games in Goa were scheduled to be held 20 October to 04 November, 2020.

According to Goa’s Deputy Chief Minister Manohar (Babu) Azgaonkar, at least four months advance notice is needed to organize the games.