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23-Jul-2016   VIRAT KOHLI BECOMES FIRST INDIAN CAPTAIN TO SCORE DOUBLE CENTURY OUTSIDE INDIA

  • Kohli played a masterful knock of 200 (283 balls, 24 fours)
  • At the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua, West Indies
  • Also broke Mohammed Azharuddin’s long-standing record of 192 in 1990 against New Zealand
  • Virat Kohli also became the fifth Indian captain to score a double century in a Test match, Others are Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (203 against England), Sachin Tendulkar (217 against New Zealand), Sunil Gavaskar (205 against West Indies) and MS Dhoni (224 against Australia)
  • Just three captains have managed double hundreds in a Test match vs West Indies in the Carribean. Apart from Kohli, the first two were England's Len Hutton (205 at Kingston in 1953-54) and Australia's Bobby Simpson (201 at Bridgetown in 1964-65).
  • Kohli also made his Test debut in the Caribbean, in 2012 in Jamaica as a 23-year old.

19-Jul-2016   STEVE ELWORTHY APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF 2019 WORLD CUP

  • Steve Elworthy had been appointed as Managing Director of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales in 2019
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday jointly announced
  • Elworthy will also have an oversight of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, which will both be staged in England and Wales.
  • Previously been Tournament Director for three different ICC global events: the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and the ICC World T20 tournament in 2009, which were staged in England and Wales, as well as the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 tournament in South Africa in 2007.
  • A former South Africa fast bowler, played four Tests and 39 ODIs
  • Also held senior management positions in Marketing and Communications with both the ECB and Cricket South Africa
  • Also featured in the Commonwealth Games 1998 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999

18-Jul-2016   SC ACCEPTS LODHA PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS ON STRUCTURAL REFORMS IN BCCI

  • The Supreme Court on Monday accepted major recommendations of Justice R.M. Lodha-led panel on structural reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The apex court has given six months time to the BCCI to implement the recommendations.
  • The court accepted the recommendation of 'one state, one vote'.
  • Gujarat and Maharashtra have been allowed to have three state cricket bodies, but they will represent on rotational basis.
  • The two-judge bench, comprising of Chief Justice T.S Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah
  • Accepted the recommendation of induction of representatives of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) within the board
  • Recommendation of having no minister in the BCCI above the age of 70 years has also been accepted and no minister or government official can be a BCCI official.

17-Jul-2016   ABDUL WAHID TANVEER WINS 2W MRF RALLY OF COIMBATORE

  • Abdul Wahid Tanveer of Team TVS riding a TVS RTR 450 motorcycle, won the overall title in the MRF Rally of Coimbatore
  • The fourth round of the MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Rally Championship for two-wheelers held on Sunday 17 July 2016
  • Clocked 1 hr 02 min, 13 seconds to complete the challenging Special Stages set around the wind farms near the Kethanur (Palladam) area.
  • The total distance of the route was approximately 145 kms, the total distance of the Special Stages approximately 70 km’s.
  • R. Nataraj of Team TVS on a TVS RTR 450 motorcycle, came overall second in a time of 1 hr 04 minutes and 21 seconds, while SD.Vishwas, a privateer took the third position overall on a Yamaha 250F motorcycle, clocking 1 hr 12 minutes and 01 seconds.
  • The rally was flagged off by Dr. R. Sivakumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), from the Andal Kalyana Mandapam on Trichy Road and finished at the same point. Mr. Amarnath, District Manager MRF Ltd., gave away the prizes.
  • Fifty-eight riders took part in the in the rally organised by Coimbatore Auto Sports Club, while Local lad Vikram Sekar won the Star of Tamil Nadu category exclusively for riders from Tamil Nadu.

17-Jul-2016   DIPIKA PALLIKAL KARTHIK, SAURAV GHOSAL CLINCHES 73RD SENIOR NATIONAL SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Dipika Pallikal Karthik dethroned defending champion Joshna Chinappa to regain the women's title
  • The men's crown was captured by title holder and top seed Saurav Ghosal defeating fourth seed Harinderpal Singh Sandhu.
  • Saurav Ghosal created history by winning it for the 11th time
  • Earlier record was RK Narpat Singh's feat of 10 titles, won from 1946 to 1955.
  • World no. 19 Dipika was playing in the nationals after a five-year gap
  • Dipika Pallikal Karthik beat Joshna Chinappa 4-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-8
  • Saurav Ghosal beat Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu 11-7, 7-11, 3-11, 11-8, 14-12.