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INDIA ANNOUNCES ICC WORLD CUP SQUAD

ANM News Desk: India has announced their 15-men squad for the ICC World Cup slated to be held in England from 30th May. The squad was announced by the BCCI Acting Honorary Secretary Amitabh Choudhary in Mumbai  accompanied by Chairman of Selectors M.S.K. Prasad.

The team will be captained by Virat Kohli with the surprise inclusion of Dinesh Karthik, while Rishabh Pant was excluded. Karthik returned to the World Cup squad after 12 years.

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ELECTION AMBASSADOR RAHUL DRAVID, INELIGIBLE TO VOTE

ANM News Desk: Rahul Dravid, who is known as the cricketer with impeccable manners will not be able to caste his rights this Lok Sabha elections. The cricketer was made the ‘Election icon’ this year for creating awareness among voters to cast their votes and take part in the election process. However, Dravid had shifted from his parental home in the eastern suburbs but failed to register his name in the electoral roll till March 16, the last date for the same, in his new constituency.

He is reportedly travelling abroad and couldn’t file the application in time to include his name in the voters list.

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RANVEER SINGH GEARS UP FOR ’83’ WITH KAPIL DEV

ANM News Desk: Bollywood’s most feisty actor, Ranveer Singh is all set to gear up for his upcoming film ’83’. The Sports drama film is based on India’s win in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

Ranveer tweeted pictures of him training with the legendary veteran cricketer, Kapil Dev to prepare for the film where the actor will be filling his shoes.

He captioned the picture, ‘Becoming the Hurricane’, where the duo is seen wearing blue Indian jerseys.

Fans have gone gaga over the pictures following which Ranveer uploaded a video where Kapil Dev is seen teaching him the legendary ‘Natraj Shot’.

Apart from Ranveer Singh, the film features Jiiva, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem and Chirag Patil.

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FIRST FOR INDIA, PRAFUL PATEL ENTERS FIFA COUNCIL

ANM News Desk: Praful Patel, the president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) has become the first Indian to be a part of the FIFA Council, during the 29th Asian Football Confederations Congress (AFC) in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Patel received 38 out of 46 votes and was elected along with 4 others from 8 contenders who were aiming for the council seat.

AIFF senior vice president, Subrata Dutta stated that it was a ‘landmark for Indian Football.’

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INDIA TO FACE NEPAL FOR OLYMPICS QUALIFYING ROUND

ANM News Desk: Indian Women’s football team will face Nepal in their Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 match in Mandalay, Myanmar on Saturday. The match will begin at 2 p.m.

The two teams will be up against each other for the third time since February.

Indian coach Maymol Rocky stated that her players have a good relationship with the Nepalese but on the field there would be no concessions.

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INDIA BAGS 25 MEDALS IN ASIAN AIRGUN CHAMPIONSHIPS

ANM News Desk: Indian shooters ended the final day of the Asian Airgun Championships with 5 gold medals in Taoyun, Taipei.

India won 16 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.

The shooters will now fly off to Al Ain in the UAE where the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup stage two commences on Friday.

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BREAKDANCING AMONG OTHER SPORTS TO BE INCLUDED IN OLYMPICS

ANM News Desk: The International Olympic Committee’s executive board on Wednesday issued a proposal to include Breakdancing, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing as events during the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The decision will be finalised by December 2020 after details regarding the events are further monitored.

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A HIGHLY RESPECTED JOURNALIST SURVIVE IN PLANE CRASH BUT DIED AFTER FOOTBALL GAME

ANM NEWS DESK: On Tuesday a Brazilian journalist Rafael Henzel, 45, collapsed while playing football with friends. He was taken to hospital but died after some time.

The plane carrying 77 people, including 19 chapecoense players, crashed in colombia.

Chapecoense described him as a “symbol of the club’s reconstruction”.

The plane carrying Chapecoense was flying from Santa Cruz de la Sierra  to Medellin, in Colombia, where the team were due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

10-15 minutes away from landing, the engines went off because the plane had ran out of fuel. Passengers put their seat belt on and they thought that the engines would go back in a few minutes but that didn’t happen.

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SOUTH KASHMIR BOY MAKES DEBUT IN IPL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Rasikh Salam who was picked up by Mumbai Indians during players’ auction has been handed debut by Mumbai Indians in their first match of the IPL-2019.South Kashmir boy Rasikh Salam Dar has become second ever cricketer from J&K to play in Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was included by Mumbai Indians in the playing eleven of their opening match on Sunday in Mumbai.

Rasikh Salam who was picked up by Mumbai Indians during players’ auction has been handed debut by Mumbai Indians in their first match of the IPL-2019.
He is now second ever player from J&K to play in lucrative cricket league after Parvez Rasool. Overall he is fourth J&K player to get into IPL team but only second player to be included in playing eleven. Last year, Kings XI Punjab had picked Manzoor Pandav for its team but he was never included in playing eleven.
Rasikh is a young pacer from Kulgam district who came into cricketing scene after playing in the district level events and then went in to play for J&K senior teams during 2018-19 season.
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INDIA TO HOST FIFA U-17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

ANM News Desk: All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel confirmed in twitter that India will be hosting the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020.

This move comes after a major boost to Indian Football where the nation’s U-17 women’s team will get a direct qualification in the event.

India already has football stadiums matching FIFA standards as the country hosted the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017.