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KOLKATA WELCOMES WORLD RENOWNED SNOOKER PLAYER, ADITYA MEHTA

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: Aditya Mehta has risen to be one of the top names in snooker at both national and international level. He has also excelled during his participation at the World Snooker Championship held in the last  two years. Among his outstanding performances include the gold win at the Asian Indoor Games in 2009. He has also bagged bronze and silver medals in several games. Speaking to ANM News at the Snooker and Billiards Championship organized by Indian Oil in Kolkata, Aditya Mehta said, “Anyone can play and participate in snooker. Snooker has less investment and lower expense compared to other sports.” He also urged youngsters and budding sport-persons to take initiative in Snookers.

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NATIONAL SNOOKER CHAMPION, LAXMAN RAWAT INTERACTS WITH ANM NEWS

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: World renowned junior snooker champion Laxman Rawat is in Kolkata attending the Billiards and Snooker Championship. He has been associated with the sport for almost 10 years. Rawat had won the under 21 Junior Championship title in 2012 and has various championship titles under his belt. Speaking at the event organized by Indian Oil, Laxman Rawat interacted with ANM News sharing details regarding the event and struggles in snooker which can be an “expensive” sport.

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BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP COMES TO KOLKATA

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: The Snooker and Billiards Championship has begun in Kolkata on 3rd December. With the onset of winter and preference to indoor games, billiards and snooker are receiving its well deserved significance in India. Top billiards players will compete at the event being held in Bengal Rowing Club, Kolkata. Mr. Subodh Dakwale, the Executive Director of Corporate Communications and Branding of Indian Oil spoke regarding the event to ANM News. “Indian OIl has helped build a sporting culture in the country. We give opportunities to budding sports-persons to bring laureates for the country,” Mr. Dakwale said.

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SOURAV GANGULY MAY CONTINUE AS BCCI CHIEF TILL 2024

ANM News DeskThe Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI on will be seeking Supreme Court’s approval to modify the administrative reforms on the strict tenure cap for its office-bearers. This will pave way for the former captain and current chief Sourav Ganguly to get an extension at the end of his nine-month tenure.

The decision was taken at the Board’s 88th Annual General Meeting on Sunday and will require the apex court’s approval.

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM REACHES SEMIS IN SOUTH ASIAN GAMES

ANM News Desk: Indian women’s volleyball team has advanced to the semifinals of 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu.India defeated Bangladesh in straight sets, 25-8, 25-11 and 25-9.

Indian men’s team will go head-to-head against Nepal on Friday to secure top position in Group A.

The formal opening ceremony of Games is set to take place on Sunday but, volleyball matches have already started. Atleast 2700 athletes will compete for 1119 medals including 319 Gold in 26 game categories. As many as 499 Indian athletes are participating in the biggest sporting event of South Asia.

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10 ARRESTED FOR BLACK MARKETING OF IND VS. BD MATCH TICKETS

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: On Sunday, a team of ARS (Anti-rowdy squad) and DD (Detective Department) maintained watch around Eden Gardens in Kolkata and conducted drive against black marketing of tickets of the Pink ball Test match between India and Bangladesh. During the drive, 10 persons were arrested for ticket blacking and total 104 tickets were seized from their possession. All of them are being sent to Maidan P.S. for prosecution.

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HASINA & MAMATA INAUGURATE HISTORIC PINK BALL MATCH

ANM News Desk: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee inaugurated India’s first Day-Night Test by ringing the Eden Gardens Bell just before the match started at 1 p.m. on Friday at the giant stadium.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her entourage landed at the NSC Bose International Airport amid tight security.

PM Sheikh Hasina was received at the airport by Kolkata Mayor and West Bengal Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das.

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SOURAV GANGULY SHARES SPECIAL SWEETS PRIOR PINK BALL MATCH

ANM News Desk: Ahead of the second and final Test match against Bangladesh, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Sourav Ganguly shared pictures of pink ball-shaped sweets. On Thursday, Kolkata turned on pink lights to mark the first-ever Day-Night pink ball Test match, that will start today.

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INDIA VS. BANGLADESH AT THE FIRST PINK BALL TEST MATCH

ANM News Desk: The first ever pink ball Test match between India and Bangladesh will begin at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Friday afternoon. The second test of the two-match series against Bangladesh will also be a historic Day-night Test.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the sporting leegends will attend the match.

Pink balls will be used in place of red balls for better visibility under lights.

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MAMATA AND HASINA TO HOLD MEETINGS PRIOR INDIA VS. BANGLADESH MATCH

ANM News Desk: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a brief meeting on the sidelines of the India-Bangladesh cricket test match on Friday. Banerjee has stated that there will be a courtesy meeting between Hasina and her at 6 PM at the hotel where the Bangladesh Prime Minister will be staying.