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Hockey India Board to provide financial assistance to 61 unemployed athletes

he Hockey India executive board has announced immediate support to 61 athletes across the junior and senior men and women core probable who are not employed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose behind providing financial assistance is to help them in resuming their sports activities. Athletes who are not holding any form of employment may face constraints that can impact their ability to be able to return to sports activities.

 

IPL Title Sponsor 2020: Dream11 wins IPL title sponsorship for Rs 222 crores

Dream11 placed the winning IPL title bid worth Rs 222 crore. The closest other IPL Title bid was by Unacademy for 210 crores, followed by Tata Sons’ bid worth Rs 180 crores and Byju’s bid of 125 crores.

 

Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra, Mariappan Thangavelu recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

The National Sports Awards Committee has recommended the names of cricketer Rohit Sharma, table tennis champion Manika Batra, Paralympian Mariappan Thangavelu and wrestler Vinesh Phogat for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

The decision was announced after a meeting of the selection panel on August 18, 2020. The selection panel had met to decide the on National Sports Awards including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Arjuna award and other national sports awards.

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