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Indian Sports Highlights, January 4: East Bengal FC loses their third consecutive match in the IWL

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Indian Sports Highlights,  January 4: East Bengal FC loses their third consecutive match in the IWL

Ratna Haldar scored to give East Bengal the win against Kahaani FC in the IWL 2023. (Source: East Bengal)


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Updated: 4 Jan 2024 3:30 PM GMT

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  • 4 Jan 2024 3:30 PM GMT

    IDCA announces maiden T-10 Women’s Deaf Premier League in Mumbai

    The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) is organising the first T-10 Women’s Deaf Premier League in Mumbai, Maharashtra, from January 8th to 11th 2024. In its inaugural edition, six specially-abled women’s teams from different parts of the country will compete on the field to clinch the coveted Premier League trophy.

    Sumit Jain, President, IDCA, commented, “We are grateful to Serum Institute of India, Cyrus Poonawalla Group, Nykaa & Indo Count for their wholehearted support to our movement of supporting hearing impaired Women players in our forthcoming tournaments in 2024. IDCA is proud of our women players, these are athletes despite their commitment to their home & families have brought immense pride to society & have excelled in the field of Cricket.”

    The four-day tournament will kick off with a special opening ceremony organised on Monday, January 8th at 9 AM at Police Gymkhana Cricket Ground, Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra. In this four-day tournament, six Deaf women’s cricket teams - Punjab Lions, UP. Warriorz, Mumbai Stars, Delhi Bulls, Hyderabad Eagles and Bangalore Badshahs - will play a total of 11 matches before making it to the finals.


  • 4 Jan 2024 1:16 PM GMT

    Wrestling Federation of India to challenge suspension next week

    The Wrestling Federation of India will challenge its suspension by the Sports Ministry in court next week. It has also called for an Executive Committee meeting on January 16 to discuss the way forward.

    Citing violation of the National Sports Code and the WFI constitution, the government suspended the newly-elected body on December 24, three days after the Federation conducted its election.

    The WFI has maintained that it neither accepts the suspension nor recognizes the ad-hoc panel that has been constituted by the IOA to manage the day-to-day affairs of the sport.


  • 4 Jan 2024 11:20 AM GMT

    Lallianzuala Chhangte: It’s a honor to represent India at the highest level

    Lallianzuala Chhangte is a man resurrected. In the international arena. Since his debut as a teenager in 2015, the 26-year-old has been erratically a part of the National Team; until 2023.

    Over the last couple of years, the diminutive winger has put in some inspiring performances that have now made him a key member of the Blue Tigers’ squad. While Chhangte had missed selection for the final squad for the Asian Cup in 2019, his selection for the 2023 edition came as no surprise to anyone.

    “I’m really excited and looking forward to it,” beamed Chhangte, speaking to the-aiff.com.


  • 4 Jan 2024 11:01 AM GMT

    Sandesh Jhingan: “ISL is the spark igniting our belief to play in the FIFA World Cup"

    Sandesh Jhingan was perhaps the first, biggest product that had emerged out of the ISL ecosystem. Over the 10 years, he has seen impeccable success at the international level, winning the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in 2023, emerging victorious in the Intercontinental Cup twice (2018, 2023), and also the Tri-Nation series on two occasions (2017, 2023).

    Raised in Chandigarh, he debuted for the senior national team in 2015, on the back of his impressive outings in the league. From being at the forefront of the famous ‘Viking Clap’ of the Blue Tigers, to being the bona fide leader at the back, everyone looks up to him in a moment of difficulty.


  • 4 Jan 2024 10:30 AM GMT

    IWL: HOPS FC women team celebrates their new year with first win of the season

    HOPS FC started their year with a away win against East Bengal FC, this is their first win of the season after losing the first two matches.

    Ghanaian defender Gladys Amfobea scores the only goal of the match, which is also the first goal of the season for the HOPS FC. 

    On the other hand, East Bengal FC loses their third consecutive match in the league, this 0-1 loss also broke their streak of scoring atleast one goal in every game they played.

  • 4 Jan 2024 9:00 AM GMT

    Jharkhand gears up to host FIH Olympics Qualifiers Ranchi 2024

    Jharkhand is all set to host the FIH Hockey Olympics Qualifiers Ranchi 2024, scheduled to take place from 13 to 19 January 2024 at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astro Turf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi. This prestigious event is one of the three Olympics Qualifiers happening globally, with counterparts in Muscat, Oman (Men’s) and Valencia, Spain (Women’s and Men’s).

    The aforementioned event was originally slated to be held in China, but Hockey India requested FIH to shift the venue to India after China Women’s directly qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics.


  • 4 Jan 2024 8:00 AM GMT

    IWL: East bengal women Vs HOPS women to kickstart matchweek four

    Indian women's League is returning back after the 10 days of winter break. The matchweek-4 will start at the East Bengal Ground, Kolkata where the host East Bengal will take on HOPS FC.

    Both the team doesn't have a good start of the tournament where East Bengal lost their last two matches whereas HOPS yet to register any point on the board. 

    The teams will expecting a pleasant start with the first match of the season in 2024.

  • 4 Jan 2024 6:00 AM GMT

    Dipa Karmakar shines in all-around at Senior Artistic Gymnastics National Championship

    Olympian Dipa Karmakar hogged the limelight on day 2 of the Senior Artistic Gymnastics National Championship 2024 as she topped the all-around performance with a total of 49.55 points. Railways emerged champions in the women's team category with 182.60 points.

    Maharashtra finished in second position with 169.95, while West Bengal finished third with 166.80 points in the women's category on the second day at the Gymnastics Centre in Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. The hosts Odisha finished fourth with 164.65 points.

    Sudhir Mital, President, Gymnastics Federation of India, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of today's medal ceremony.


  • 4 Jan 2024 5:55 AM GMT

    What happened on January 3 ?

    Indian wrestling took a new turn on Wednesday when hundreds of junior wrestlers assembled at Jantar Mantar to protest against the loss of one year blaming Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat - REPORT

    NorthEast United FC on Wednesday announced the contract extension of Head Coach Juan Pedro Benali. The contract will run through the next season with an option of extending it by one more season - REPORT

    Mohun Bagan Super Giant has officially confirmed the departure of head coach Juan Ferrando, on Wednesday. The club has appointed seasoned tactician Antonio Habas to take charge of the team, marking a full-circle return for the coach - REPORT

    Experienced Indian forward and vice-captain of women's hockey team Vandana Katariya was ruled out of the FIH Women's Olympic qualifiers in Ranchi. Vandana will be replaced by youngster Baljeet Kaur who has shown great promise in India’s recent outings, meanwhile, local star Nikki Pradhan has been named as the Vice Captain - REPORT

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