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GVMC to set up sports arena 20-Apr-2018
GVMC to set up yet another sports arena in Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam is all set to feature yet another indoor sports arena, as proposed by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). Estimated to cost around Rs 20 crores, GVMC has proposed a plan of developing a sports arena covering around 4776 sq meters of area in MVP Colony.The stadium would be a part of Smart Cities Mission and all the latest indoor sports amenities would be equipped in it, the officials say. The project is a joint venture undertaken by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) and GVMC. VUDA allocated Rs 3 crores for the arena in its recent budget. The area outside the sports arena would comprise of an open gym, swimming pool, jogging track, kids pool, play area, kids play area, etc and would also be equipped with volleyball, badminton and basketball courts.The external development area would sprawl over 3,323 square meters and the arena building would be constructed on an area of 4181 sq meters. GVMC Commissioner M Hari Narayanan said that the sports arena will be developed under the scheme of “A Resilient and Healthy metropolis for the people” and also mentioned that VUDA has allowed GVMC to construct it in their land.
 
Chess prodigy makes city proud 03-Apr-2018
She wins gold in rapid format of Asian championship in Thaliand City-based chess prodigy Moogi Sahithi Varshini has bagged gold in the Asian Chess Championship-2018 in the seven-round rapid event of girls u-12 category. With this, the 11-year-old player has added another gold medal in her kitty. Sharing the details of the Asian Chess Championship – 2018 being held in Thailand with The Hindu, Sahithi’s father and coach M. Lokeswara Rao said Sahiti was now preparing for the next formats in the tournament -- Classical and Blitz which will continue in Thailand till April 10. This is Sahithi’s fourth international tournament after she bagged two gold medals (classical and blitz formats) in the Asian Youth International Chess Championship, Uzbekistan, held last year, another gold in the Commonwealth International Chess Championship, New Delhi and secured the seventh spot in the World Cadets Chess Championship in Brazil in 2017. Backed by the 10-hour-long rigorous practice, Sahiti said her strategy was to make unpredictable moves and surprise the opponent. Focused preparation helped me stand out in the tournament. Despite stiff competition, my strategies and tactics worked well,” said Class V student, who obtained Woman Candidate Master Title in 2017. To spare time to practise chess, Sahiti had to skip classes and make do with the lost portions by attending tuitions. Sahiti learnt the art of playing chess at the age of eight under the tutelage of her father, ...
 
14 teams to take part in Kabaddi 21-Feb-2018
14 teams to take part in Kabaddi League. Visakhapatnam: Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G Nageswara Rao along with Deputy Chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust L Harnadh inaugurated the Vizag District Kabaddi League at Swarnabharathi Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the VC said though hockey is our national game, most of Indians play Kabaddi which has gained huge popularity in the recent times. President of the Olympic Association, Visakhapatnam T S R Prasad, Olympian M V Manikyalu and former MLA Malla Vijaya Prasad said that kabaddi was popular rural sport and has attracted most spectators after cricket in the country. They congratulated Vizag District Kabaddi Association and Visakhapatnam Port Trust Kabaddi players for organizing the league on the Kabaddi mats in the indoor stadium on the lines of Pro Kabaddi League. Over 14 teams in men’s category and four teams in women’s category from Vizag region are participating in the tournament.
 
Andhra Badminton League Matches 20-Jan-2018
Andhra Badminton League matches from today. Rajamahendravaram: Godavari Guns Team (GGT) organizing committee convenor Kothapalli Bala Subramanyam has said that TGV Bharat Andhra Badminton League entered season-2 and the league will commence from January 20. Andhra Pradesh State Badminton Association started the league from last year to encourage badminton players in the state. Speaking to media at press club here on Friday, he said East Godavari District Badminton Association president Tetali Rama Reddy had purchased GGT players in Kurnool last year. The team consists of national and international players such as Kidambi Nanda Gopal, V Gangadhar Raom Koya Sai Charan, D Sarat, D Sudha Kalyani, M Archana along with additional player Bezavada Girish Naidu. From January 20, the league will be held in the categories of men’s single, men’s doubles, women’s singles, boys’ singles and mixed doubles. The first match will commence in pool A between Vizag Smashers vs Steel Giants in Visakhapatnam and second match will be held on January 21 in Vizianagaram between GGT vs Steel Giants and the third match will be held on January 22 in Rajamahendravaram between Vizag Smashers and GGT in KSS stadium. Pool B matches will be conducted on January 23 in Vijayawada, on January 24 in Guntur and on January 25 in Ongole. The winning teams will be selected for semi-finals scheduled to be held on January 25 in Kurnool, he said. A cash prize of Rs 3 lakh will be given to league ...
 
Tickets For India Sri Lanka ODI 13-Dec-2017
Tickets for India-Sri Lanka ODI in Visakhapatnam go on sale. Visakhapatnam is all set to host the 3rd ODI between India and Sri Lanka on December 17th. The Lankans are currently touring India for three Test matches, three ODIs, and three T20s. As known to one and all, the ACA-VDCA stadium is one of the venues for the three ODIs. After winning the Test series comfortably, the Indian team started off the ODI series on a low. The Men in Blue were thumped by the Lankan team by 7 wickets. Going into the second match in Mohali on Wednesday, the Indian team will be determined to level the series and turn the game in Vizag into the series decider. Ticket Details The Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) had earlier revealed the ticket prices for this much-anticipated match. The tickets, which will be sold online and through ticket counters, are ranged between Rs. 500 and Rs. 6,000, . The denominations for the tickets were determined to be Rs.500, Rs. 1200, Rs. 1,800, Rs. 2,500, Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 6,000. The ACA-VDCA stadium in the city has a capacity of accommodating close to 27,500 spectators. The tickets have gone on sale from today and the cricket fans in the city are all excited. The tickets will be available at select locations from morning 11 am to 6 pm. It has also been informed that each person can avail a maximum of 4 tickets per head and will have to present his/her Aadhar Card before purchasing the ticket. Below are the locations where the tickets are curre...
 
The Hindu in School Chess Tourney 06-Dec-2017
The Hindu in school chess tourney on Dec. 10. Competition will be held in four categories -- U-9, U-11, U-13, U-15 The Hindu in School Chess Competition 2017 will be held here on December 10 at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium. The tournament will be held in four categories: under 9 years, under 11, under 13 and under 15 years. The competition follows the Swiss league format under the latest FIDE rapid rules, in order to give every participant a fair chance to win. How to participate To register, eligible students need to log on to www.thehindu.com/thischess On completion of the registration and payment process, a payment acknowledgement will be sent to the registered email ID All participants must produce the print out of the payment acknowledgement towards duly filled Reporting Form (reporting form will be issued at the entrance of the tournament venue) along with school ID or a bona fide letter issued by the school. The organizers reserve the right to admit or refuse any entry without assigning any reason thereof. Arbiter’s decision is final and binding on all disputes. The candidates can watch the website for latest developments. The registration fee is ₹ 150 per participants. The players must bring their own chess sets and chess clocks, if available. The presenting sponsor is Thryocare, knowledge partner is Arrow Publications and is being conducted under the aegis of AP Chess Association. For details call: 9848834944 or 9985941541.
 
Navy Marathon A Runaway Hit 13-Nov-2017
Runners throng Beach Road in city to take part in the event. A mix of more than 12,000 professional and amateur runners headed to Beach Road on Sunday much before the dawn to show their dedication towards fitness and join hands for the fourth edition of the Vizag Navy Marathon – 2017. Featured by the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) to mark its golden jubilee, the marathon was held in four categories -- full (42.2 km), half (21.1 km), 10 km and 5 km. starting from 4.15 a.m. Dressed in blue T-shirt and sportswear, the navy personnel and civilians participated in it with enthusiasm after doing warm-ups. With the local bands providing perfect setting by playing some good music, participants were seen achieving their target effortlessly.
 
Boxing Championship A Big Hit 31-Oct-2017
Visakhapatnam perfect platform for emerging talent, say coaches. The second edition of Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship, which drew to a close here on Monday, was a big hit with over 300 boxers from 37 States and sports promotion boards participating in it. Swarnabharati Indoor Stadium, venue of the tournament hosted by the Railway Sports Promotion Board, was brimming with spectators and boxing lovers on all days particularly on the last three days. With drum beats, continuous claps and whistles provided perfect platform for finals of the mega event. Though home team members made an early exit from the tournament it did not deter mood of the non-partisan spectators of the City of Destiny.
 
Vizag to Host First ODI Today 06-Oct-2017
Visakhapatnam: Gaining confidence after winning two four-day matches against New Zealand A team in Vijayawada, India A team is looking forward to win the series in the five- match one-day series. The tourists are also, despite losing the four-day matches, hoping to win beginning with the Vizag match. The five matches of One-Day series between India A and New Zealand A teams will begin at Dr YSR Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDDA stadium in Vizag city on October 6 (Friday).
 
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.
 
 
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