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Cricketers Tendulkar, Gavaskar, Vengsarkar are Goan in origin: Goa CM

Cricketers Tendulkar, Gavaskar, Vengsarkar are Goan in origin: Goa CM

Panaji, Sept 29 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today claimed that cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar and others whose surname ended with suffix ‘kar’ origninally hailed from Goa. Speaking at Dilip Sardessai Sports Excellence Award function held in the city, he said, “All top Indians in cricket have ‘kar’. That is (from) Goa or greater Goa. That is Gavaskar, Vengsarkar, you will find their original, four hundred years back, till the Portuguese drove them out. They may not be born in Goa, but they are Goans by genetics.” Stressing on the need to promoto excellence in sports, the chief minister said, “Tendulkar (and) all kars are Goans. So basically that is the potential of the state.” UNI AKM SB 2237

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Chennaiyin FC sign Mizo trio Isaac, Zotea and Dinliana

22 Jun 2018 | 3:49 PM

Aizawl, Jun 22 (UNI) Indian Super League (ISL) winners Chennaiyin FC today announced that Mizoram's trio - Isaac Vanmalsawma, Zohmingliana Ralte and Laldinliana Renthlei - has joined the club on two-year deals.

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Winning the opening match is vital, says Chief Coach Harendra Singh

Winning the opening match is vital, says Chief Coach Harendra Singh

22 Jun 2018 | 3:46 PM

Breda (Netherlands), Jun 22 (UNI) With solid ground work after two back-to-back National training camps at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru Campus, the Indian team led by goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening match at Rabobank Men's Hockey Champions Trophy here on Saturday, feeling upbeat, confident and well-prepared.

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FIFA World Cup Friday's line-up

22 Jun 2018 | 3:44 PM

Brazil vs Costa Rica 05:30 p.

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