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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.
 
Sale Of Tickets Begins Today 14-Nov-2016
Sale of tickets for the second Test match between India and England to be played at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here from November 17 will commence on Monday. According to an Andhra Cricket Association press release, the sale of tickets will commence at the following places: ACA-VDCA Stadium; CMR Central Mall, Maddilapalem; Beach Lane Holiday Home, opposite Pandurangaswamy temple, beach road, Popular Shoe Mart at TSR Complex and near Poorna market, Main Road. Online sale has commenced a few days ago on www.eventsnow.com. Daily tickets are available in the denominations of Rs. 100, Rs. 200, Rs. 300 and Rs. 500 and season tickets in Rs.1,000 and Rs. 2,000 denominations.
 
Vizag Claims Title 08-Nov-2016
Visakhapatnam won the overall title, clinching both the men’s and women’s events in the DRM Cup State-level boxing meet which concluded here on Sunday. K. Shyam Kumar of Visakhapatnam and V. Jayanthi Swaroop of Nellore were declared as best boxer and best loser in the men’s section while the honours went to B. Likhita (Visakhapatnam) and B.Ramya (Srikakulam) in the women’s section.
 
Sale Of Tickets For ODI Match Today 25-Oct-2016
Visakhapatnam: Tickets for the fifth and final one-day International match between India and New Zealand to be played at ACA-VDCA Stadium will be sold at 20 e-seva centres from 7 a.m. on Tuesday. One ticket for each person: Joint Collector J.Nivas said a total of 12,000 tickets would be sold and each person would be given only one ticket. The counters will be manned by Revenue employees and those in queues will be issued slips at 6.30 am. Tickets of Rs.400 (2,000 tickers), Rs.1000 (5,900 Tickets), Rs.1500 (2,600 tickets), Rs.2000 (600 tickets), Rs.3000 (600 tickets) and Rs.5000 (300 tickets) denomination will be available.
 
Vizag Girl Wins Silver Medal 31-Aug-2016
M.Sahithi Varshini did the city proud by winning silver medal in the National under-9 chess championship for girls at Jalandhar on Tuesday. Sahithi Varshini became the first girl from the region to win the national age group title. secretary of the district chess association Cheela Ramesh said. By finishing runner-up Sahithi Varshini has qualified to play in the World cadet girls under-10 championship to be held in Brasilia in Brazil in August 2017 and the Asian under-10 girls championship 2017. She finished runner-up to B.Savitha Sri of Tamil Nadu after securing 10 out of possible 11 points and remained unbeaten. A third standard student of De Paul’s School, steel plant, Sahithi was initiated into chess two years ago by her father-cum-coach Lokeswara Rao a senior officer with the HPCL and chess player Rama Kumar. District chess association president Anand Kumar and other office-bearers and senior chess players of Visakhapatnam congratulated Sahithi.
 
Vizag to Host Major TT Tourney 25-Aug-2016
The District Table Tennis Association is hosting the tournament in association with AP Table Tennis Association and Table Tennis Federation of India. After a gap of 28 years the city is hosting a National-level table tennis tournament. This is also the fist major National ranking tournament after formation of AP. The National (South Zone) ranking tournament will be held at the Port indoor stadium from October 19 to 25. Meanwhile on Wednesday Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao who is also chief patron of the tournament president of VDTTA and MLC M.V.S.
 
Differently Abled Gear Up For Chess 19-Aug-2016
Special training being given to differently-abled persons who will be taking part in the regional-level chess tournament to be organised by Visakha Differently-abled Chess Association and Prajwal Vani Welfare Society in Visakhapatnam. Suchitra Rao founder of Prajwal Vani Welfare Society. Perhaps this is one of those rare occasions where they could prove their analytical skills at the regional-level chess tournament to be conducted jointly by Visakha Differently Abled Chess Association (VDACA) and Prajwal Vani Welfare Society on August 28 at PRISM College. The customized training in sign language and using Braille chessboard aims at fine-tuning their chess prowess. A team of trainers are planning to seek help of NGOs to provide free training to the participants.
 
Adventure Water Sports on Vizag 17-Aug-2016
VISAKHAPATNAM: The aficionados of adventure water sports in the city have a reason to cheer as several facilities has been introduced at the backwaters of Mangamaripeta and Rushikonda Beach and shortly they will be launched at Mangamaripeta beach too. Tourists and locals at the spot are thrilled by the experiences of kayaking, speed boat rides and jet ski, banana boat rides, Zorbing ball and bandwagon have been launched for the adrenaline junkie.
 
 
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