Wednesday, Feb 19 2020 | Time 19:27 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Cong slams Govt over 'selection' of CVC, VC; says entire rules and regulations vitiated
  • Modi will visit B'desh in April for Bangabandhu centenary: FM
  • U-17 Football: India women beat Romania 1-0 in 2nd friendly match
  • SC seeks Centre reply on green transport in 4 weeks
  • India not rushing to sign trade deal with US during President Trump's visit
  • Haryana : Mother-son duo nabbed with 105 gm heroin
  • Sidhu directs civil surgeons to ensure compliance of environmental laws in hospitals
  • North East Sustainable Development Goals Conclave 2020 in Assam
  • Post-Brexit UK to have no place for low-skilled workers
  • Three-day Delhi Assembly session from Feb 24: Kejriwal
  • Water makes up 0 25 pc of Jupiter's atmosphere: NASA's Juno mission
  • Tomorrow’s cops shall have to be tech-savvy: MP CM
  • Australian Open champion Kenin loses opening match in Dubai
  • Bid to diffuse Shaheen Bagh blockade begins
  • India recommended as host for 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup
Sports


Former India International Players To Play for Charity in Kolkata for late Dhanarajan's Families

Kolkata, Feb 14 (UNI) Former International players will play a charity match in Kolkata to help Radhakrishnan Dhanarajan's family.
Dhanarajan, a former Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting professional died of a sudden cardiac arrest on December 29, 2019
while playing in an All India Sevens tournament at Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district of Kerala.
Arnab Mondal, Mehtab Hossain, Rahim Nabi, Denson Devadas and several other members of Player's Forum, along with Indian Football Association (IFA) and Income Tax Recreation Club
have decided to organise the charity match at the Mohammedan Sporting ground on Wednesday (February 19).
The match is slated to kick-off at 2 PM IST. The entire gate revenue will be handed over to Dhanarajan's family, according to All India Football Federation.
"Obviously, we can't get Dhanarajan back to his family. But, this is what we can do from our end. He played in the Kolkata Maidan for long and the football-loving crowd of Bengal will never forget him. It's the time to show your support for him, for football," former India captain Arnab Mondal stated
on the sidelines of an event in Kolkata, where the charity match was officially announced.
In an event where all the aforementioned players were present, Jaydeep Mukherjee, President, IFA unveiled the two team jerseys for the charity match.
"It's a joint venture by the Indian Football Association, Income Tax Recreation Club and Players Forum. Dhanarajan had also represented Bengal in Santosh Trophy. It's our responsibility to stand by his family in this tough period. The entire ticket sales as well as the sponsored amount, whatever we can put together, will be forwarded to his family," Mukherjee informed.
Previously, Gokulam Kerala FC have donated Rs 5.6 lakh, the entire ticket sales from their Hero I-League match against
Churchill Brothers FC Goa on January 26, 2020, to the late footballer's family.
National team skipper Sunil Chhetri, Amrinder Singh, Sandesh Jhingan and living legend IM Vijayan had bought a bulk number of tickets to serve the cause.
"It's a small step which we can take. It's a collaborative effort which would, probably, help his family to some extent. One of our fellow players was affected by cancer and we tried to help him as well. It's our moral responsibility and we look forward to lending a hand to anyone whoever needs it," midfielder Mehtab Hossain opined.
Normal tickets will be priced INR 50/- and there will be a special 'guest card' worth of INR 500/- which will be available at the Mohammedan Sporting ground, IFA office from Thursday (February 13, 2020).
In order to reach out to more fans, IFA have plans to put more outlets over the next few days.
UNI XC-PC AKM
More News

Australian Open champion Kenin loses opening match in Dubai

19 Feb 2020 | 6:41 PM

Beijing, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Newly-crowned Australia Open champion Sofia Kenin was defeated by Elena Rybakina 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-3 in her opening match of the Dubai WTA Championship on Wednesday.

see more..

India recommended as host for 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup

19 Feb 2020 | 6:27 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (UNI) The AFC Women's Football Committee recommended India as the hosts of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup following a meeting, here on Wednesday.

see more..

T-Premier Kabaddi League Season-III in Hyderabad from Feb 22

19 Feb 2020 | 6:20 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (UNI) After the stupendous success of Telangana Premier Kabaddi League (TPKL) Season I & II, the third season is scheduled to begin at Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium, here from February 22 to March 14.

see more..
Periodic breaks helps: Kohli

Periodic breaks helps: Kohli

19 Feb 2020 | 5:47 PM

Wellington, Feb 19 (UNI) Indian captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday stressed workload management for players, saying that taking periodic breaks during the hectic schedule helped him playing in all formats of the game.

see more..
World Test C'ship pinnacle of all ICC events, says Virat Kohli

World Test C'ship pinnacle of all ICC events, says Virat Kohli

19 Feb 2020 | 4:55 PM

Wellington, Feb 19 (UNI) Ahead of two match test series against New Zealand, India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday rated the ICC World Test Championship as the pinnacle of all global tournaments.

see more..
image