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Ranjit Bajaj: The Catalyst of Change in Indian Football

New Delhi (India), June 12: Ranjit Bajaj, Director of Minerva Academy FC, has emerged as a significant figure in the development of Indian football, especially at the grassroots level. His contributions over the past nine years have not only brought accolades to his name but have also revitalized the football landscape in North India. This article delves into his journey, achievements, and the profound impact he has had on Indian football. Early Contributions and Formation of Clubs Ranjit Bajaj’s journey in football management began in 2015 with the establishment of Minerva Punjab FC, which later became Punjab FC, a team now competing in the Indian Super League (ISL). His vision was clear: to build a robust infrastructure for nurturing young talent. Over the years, he founded additi...

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First season of UP Kabbadi league to be held in Noida Indoor stadium from 11th July, Matches to be held in Noida Indoor stadium

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 29:  The first season of Uttar Pradesh Kabaddi League (UPKL), organized in collaboration with UP Kabaddi Association, will be held from July 11 to July 25 at the Noida Indoor Stadium. This announcement was made by UPKL Founder Sambhav Jain and AKFI Joint Secretary and UP Kabaddi Association member Vinay Kumar Singh while addressing a press conference at Fortune Hotel Noida, Sector 27 today. Sambhav Jain said, “We are excited about this prestigious league. Our aim is to promote Kabaddi and provide a platform to talented players to showcase their skills.” He said that a total of 8 teams will participate in the league, including Yamuna Warriors, Noida Ninjas, Kashi Kings, Awadh Ramdoot, Brij Stars, Sangam Challengers, Ayodhya Warriors and Ganga Kings of Mir...

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Gramin T10 Cricket Tournament Celebrates Spectacular Success in Its 3rd Season

New Delhi (India), May 27: The Gramin T10 Cricket Tournament conceived by Dhiraj Deshmukh, is now in its third season, has once again enthralled cricket enthusiasts with its riveting matches and exceptional display of talent. This year’s edition saw an unprecedented participation of 300 teams from various villages, clubs and talukas, totaling over 5000 players. Renowned actor Ritesh Deshmukh and esteemed actress Genelia Deshmukh graced the occasion as Chief Guests with their presence.  Gramin T10 – 2024, over 300 teams from Loha-Kandahar (District Nanded), Renapur , Udgir , Nilanga ,Latur city, and all talukas of the district showcased their prowess, with more than 5000 players exhibiting their best performances. Notable participation included 42 teams from Latur taluka, 32 from Latur ...

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BigHit’s Collaboration with Bundesliga Dream Signals a New Era for the Indian Football Talent

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 17: In a groundbreaking move to nurture India’s budding football talent, BigHit, a dynamic multi-sports platform, hosted the highly anticipated Bundesliga Dream U13 National Finals in association with The Football League (TFL) on April 13-14 in Palava. It was an opportunity for the top 200 young football players from about 100 cities and 11 states to showcase their extraordinary football skills to be scouted by Bundesliga Clubs coaches and Bundesliga legend. Bundesliga clubs will grant a training camp opportunity to the scouted 30 footballers, paving the way for their ascent to European football stardom. These 30 footballers will be heading to FC Augsburg & Eintracht Frankfurt. FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga, stands at the top tier of the German f...

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Shrachi Group and Servotech bag Franchise Rights in Bengal Pro T20 League

Kolkata (West Bengal ) [India], April 16: The Cricket Association of Bengal announced the names of Shrachi Sports Ventures LLP and Servotech Power Systems Limited as two of the eight Franchise Owners of the forthcoming BengalPro T20 League to be played in June this year, immediately after the IPL for both men and women. “It is just the beginning of a strong relationship that we wish to build upon for the betterment of Bengal Cricket and mutually cherish the journey ahead. I am sure, they will remain absolutely committed towards the cause of nurturing the talents of Bengal and give them full support to perform at their best and shine. We are very happy to have them on board with us for the League,” said Snehasish Ganguly, President of the Cricket Association of Bengal, as he welcomed bo...

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Poornima University, Jaipur to offer 100 percent scholarship to 11 girls of Rajasthan Royals Foundation

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], April 6: To promote girls’ education, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Poornima University (PU), Jaipur and the Rajasthan Royals Foundation (RRF). Under this agreement, Poornima University will provide 100 percent scholarship to 11 female students associated with the foundation starting from the upcoming academic session to study on its campus. This ‘Pearls of RRF’ scholarship was announced and the MoU was exchanged during the ‘Rajasthan Royals Meet and Greet’ event held at the PU campus. Dr. Suresh Chandra Padhy, President of PU, and Meenakshi Malav, Director of Admissions at PU, exchanged the MoU with Alok Chitre, Chief Business Officer of Rajasthan Royals. During the event, students of Poornima University had the opportunity to ...

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Vision11 signs up as Chennai Super Kings Official Fantasy Sports Partner

Fantasy sports app gets pride of place once again with the defending champion Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 3: One of India’s Fastest Growing Fantasy Sports Platform, Vision11 today announced that it has renewed its association with one of the country’s most popular cricket franchises the Chennai Super Kings for the ongoing season of this year’s T20 extravaganza. This marks the start of the second year of the association between the two most premium brands in India. Defending champion Chennai Super Kings are being led by talented young batter Ruturaj Gaikwad. Founded in 2020 by visionary young entrepreneur Mr. Parth Rawal, based out of Surat, Vision11 has emerged as one of India’s Fastest Growing Fantasy Sports Platform. With over 20million+ users, Vision11 has captured the...

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Punjab Kings XI Receive Grand Welcome at The Centrum Lucknow Ahead of their IPL clash

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 28:  A buoyant Punjab Kings XI team reached at the five star hotel The Centrum Lucknow with a grand welcome in a traditional Punjabi style on Wednesday. Upon their arrival at the Centrum Hotel, the IPL team from Punjab received welcome drinks amid dhol, nagada and Punjabi music. Punjab will lock horns with host Lucknow Super Giants on March 30 at Ekana International Cricket Stadium.  After welcoming the team an excited Sarvesh Goel, the Chairman of Mansingh Goel Group and promoter of The Centrum, said that it is an honour for us to welcome the Punjab Kings XI team.  Mr Goel said, ”The Centrum Lucknow is famous for its hospitality. Punjab Kings XI will receive an unforgettable welcome and great hospitality. The Hotel has decided to serve the tea...

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Tiigers of Kolkata, led by Aksha Kamboj, win Indian Street Premier League debut

New Delhi (India), March 22: With a newdawn, we hear the tigers roar through Mumbai as Tiiger of Kolkata brings home the trophy in the inaugural season of the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL). The Tiigers of Kolkata played their final match against Majhi Mumbai on 15th March, 2024 and won by 10 wickets. Their team was led by Mrs. Aksha Kamboj, executive chairperson, Aspect Global along with Bollywood’s power couple, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.  It was under Mrs. Kamboj’s constant guidance and support the team played a total of seven matches and eventually emerged victorious in the season. As an executive chairperson, Aksha’s leadership style is characterised by inclusivity, empowerment, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, setting the stage for unparalleled growth and pros...

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CAIT YE’s Cricket Carnival culminates with a spectacular closing ceremony

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] March 16: The third edition of the Confederation of All India Traders Young Entrepreneurs (CAIT YE) Cricket Carnival culminated on Saturday, marking the end of an exhilarating eight-day tournament. With fourteen teams and over 250 players, including sixty women representing four teams, the carnival showcased the exceptional talent and sportsmanship of the young entrepreneurs. The Cricket Carnival culminated on Saturday with a mesmerising closing ceremony witnessed by over 300 members. The highlight of the evening was a breathtaking 15-minute drone show by Flying Pixels, followed by a captivating firecracker display. All participating players were felicitated for their performances throughout the tournament. Reflecting on the tournament’s success, CAIT ...

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