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Feast For Cricket Lovers in City 08-Sep-2017
Good amount of cricket is in store for the cricket buffs of the city. The city will host five ODI’s between India A and New Zealand A from October 6 to 15. While Vijayawada will host two four-day matches from September 23 to 26 and from September 30 to October 3. The ODIs will be held in Visakhapatnam on October 6, 8, 10, 13 and 15, according to an official press release from BCCI. This apart Team India will clash with the Asian rivals Sri Lanka in an ODI in December this year.
2 Sports Academies Opened in Vizag 17-Aug-2017
Visakhapatnam: Collector Pravin Kumar said that every effort will be made to transform Visakhapatnam district into a major sports hub in the coming years. Speaking during the inauguration of two sports academies here on Wednesday, he said the government's endeavor is to encourage sports culture. Opening the sports academies (archery and rifle shooting) and a sports-adopted schools programme at Sanskruthi Global School here, R&B minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu said the government has come up with the best sports policy in the country. "Other states have now started emulating our sports policy. We have identified 31 schools to set up sports academies, he said and urged parents to give importance to sports along with education.
Downpour, cricket add to denizens’ 05-Jun-2017
Downpour, cricket add to denizens’ Sunday cheer. Visakhapatnam: Vizagites breathed a sigh of relief as heavy rain lashed the port city on Sunday morning. Nothing could have been better than waking up to the sounds of thunder on a weekend. Moreover, the India-Pakistan IIC Champion's Trophy match added to the cheer. "I usually wake up late on Sundays, but today the weather was so inviting that I went for a drive with my family along the Vizag-Bheemili Beach Road. It was sort of a picnic for us thanks to the cool weather, else we would have to stay put inside air-conditioned rooms," said V Sumanth, a software professional. T Poojitha, an MBA student who also loves photography, said, "The pleasant morning weather took me to the beaches for photography. After a very long time, I enjoyed a pleasant weather in Vizag." The beach-going crowd also increased in the evening as many preferred to be outdoors instead of staying cooped in malls and multiplexes. But, there were also the cricket buffs who won't miss out on a single over of the match. Srikanth Sathpathy, a public sector employee and a cricket enthusiast, said, "India's total score (319/3) in 48 overs is quite encouraging. It wouldn't be a cakewalk for Pakistan to reach that total tonight. So far, the day has been good. But what can be a better way to conclude than with a victory over Pakistan. We friends have gathered at one place to watch the match and hopefully celebrate India's victory late night."
Vizag Port Trust to Promote Hockey 29-May-2017
Visakhapatnam: MT Krishna Babu, Chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) on Sunday assured complete help to Hockey Andhra Pradesh and its Visakhapatnam unit in establishing infrastructural facilities required for the conduct of tournaments beginning with a Chairman’s Cup. He also urged the sport’s administrators to take advantage of the Diamond Jubilee Outdoor stadium once its renovation work is complete. Krishna Babu was addressing an impressive gathering of players, patrons and administrators during the summer coaching camp at the Port Sports Complex after giving away kits to the trainees.In what came as music the ears of Hockey Visakhapatnam officials, he assured to develop the Port hockey ground at Salagramapuram exclusively for players of the sport.
VSP Cricketer Selected for India 13-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: A promising all-rounder KV Sasikanth from Vizag has been selected for the India Emerging-U-23 team that will play in the Asian Cricket Council's Tournament (Emerging Cup) in Dhaka in the last week of March. A right-arm fast bowler Sasikanth is also emerging to be a solid middle order batsman for the ACA. Just 21 years old Sasikanth is a final year BA student from Dr Lankapalli Bullayya College in Vizag city. He proved to be one of the stars of the Andhra Under-23 team during the recently concluded CK Nayudu U-23 Trophy tourney where the Andhra team created history by entering the finals where they lost to the team from Punjab. During this tournament he scored 180 runs and scalped 34 wickets in seven matches, prompting his selection in the national squad, which will be led by Tamil Nadu bat Baba Aparajit. Eight teams will participate in this tourney.
Vizag to Host Deodhar Trophy 09-Mar-2017
Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) will host the Prof. D.B. Deodhar Trophy tournament at the Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam from March 25 to 29, ACA secretary Ch. Arun Kumar said here on Wednesday. Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) will host the Prof. D.B. Deodhar Trophy tournament at the Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam from March 25 to 29, ACA secretary Ch.Arun Kumar said here on Wednesday. Three teams India ‘A’, India ‘B’ and the winner of the Vijay Hazare Trophy will participate in the league tournament. All matches will be of 50 overs a side and are day-night fixtures beginning at 1.30 p.m.
Swimming contest draws good respons 22-Feb-2017
Srikant, DIG, presenting certificates and medals to winners of the swimming contest in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The competition was inaugurated by president of The Olympic Association, Visakhapatnam (OAV), T.S.R. The swimming competitions for under 14 children was conducted separately for boys and girls in the two age groups in four events: 50 M backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke and butterflyDIG Visakhapatnam range Ch. The inaugural edition of swimming competition organised by Vizag Sports Journalists Association (ViSJA) in association with Visakhapatnam District Swimming Association at Aqua Sport Complex in Vizag city was a resounding success with over 160 children (under-12 and under-14 boys and girls), participating in it here on Sunday. Inaugurating the event, Mr. Prasad said that OAV would continue its support for organising more competitions in other sports such as basketball, football, badminton and a few other disciplines for children in the coming days.
Vizag to Host AP Youth Boxing 05-Jan-2017
Visakhapatnam will host the Andhra Pradesh youth men and women boxing championship from January 7 to 9 at Railway Stadium, according to release from Andhra Pradesh Boxing Association secretary Ravi Raju here on Wednesday. Bouts will be held from light fly (49kg) to super heavy (+91kg) categories. Pugilists born on or after January 1, 1999 are eligible. The organisers are providing free lodging & boarding to all boxers and officials. The AP teams for the Youth men & women National boxing championships in New Delhi from Jan. 16 to 22 will be picked during the championships. Special Correspondent
CM Plans to Make Vizag A Sports Hub 18-Nov-2016
Visakhapatnam: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled a pylon at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA cricket stadium at PM Palem before India took on the visitors England in the maiden test match and second of the test series, here on Thursday morning. This is the first ever test matched played in Andhra Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, he said it gave him immense pleasure that the first Test match was being played on Andhra Pradesh soil.
India England Teams Arrive 15-Nov-2016
Cricket fever picked up in the city as the England and Indian teams arrived here on Monday to play the second Test beginning at ACA-VDCA stadium here on November 17. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team and England team led by Alastair Cook reached here from Rajkot after playing the first Test. Though the Indian team was on the back foot in the Rajkot Test fans are confident that it would bounce back and make the first Test in the city, and also in AP, a memorable one. Ticket sale is yet to pick up and the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes has its effect on the sale.
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