Sports & Fitness

By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 5th, 2015
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India’s 1.25 billion population today is getting the mighty attention of the sports club owners and organisers, especially its rising middle class and huge numbers of youth, for a windfall in the long term. Not only are they hoping crowds will flock to stadiums, but also buy merchandise and lure more sponsors. Although, In India cricket has always dominated the sports ...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 5
Feb 5th, 2015
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TOO much water has flowed down the Yamuna between the night in April 2008, the first night in Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket, and the news of spot-fixing and betting scandal that surfaced in 2013 with Delhi Police arresting three Rajasthan Royals players—S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan— during a midnight raid in Mumbai. Much has happened since then. ...
By Ramesh Raja
In Issue 5
Feb 5th, 2015
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Sandeep Kumar, 24, is the son of an auto rickshaw driver. The family of three has a monthly income of Rs. 8,000-10,000. He got selected during a talent hunt in Majnu Ka Tilla, a non-descript colony in north Delhi inhabited by families belonging to disadvantaged section of the society. Since 2009, Sandeep has been representing India in ‘sepak takraw,’ an acrobatic sport...