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Hindustan Zinc Announces Rajasthan’s Biggest Youth Football Tournament

THE COMPANY HAS PARTNERED RAJASTHAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH ZINC FOOTBALL YOUTH TOURNAMENT – A NEVER BEFORE ATTEMPTED PAN-RAJASTHAN UNDER-15 TOURNAMENT FOR GIRLS & BOYS  THE TOURNAMENT TO WITNESS MORE THAN 500 SCHOOLS WITH OVER 5000 YOUNG CHILDREN IN ITS FIRST EDITION   Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc, in partnership with Rajasthan Football Association, today announced the commencement of a massive football project ... Read More »

Roadmap for Development of Sports

Roadmap for developing the sports in the country is guided by twin objectives of National Sports Policy 2001 viz., broad-basing of sports and promotion of excellence in sports. Khelo India Scheme, launched in 2017, aims at infusing sports culture and achieving sporting excellence in the country through its 12 verticals by encouraging sports for all across gender and all age ... Read More »

Zinc Football awarded Best Grassroots Football Programme of the Year

Zinc Football was awarded as the ‘Best Grassroots Football Programme of the Year’ at the glittering Football Delhi Awards Night which was held on 9th December 2019. The award, given by Mr. Kushal Das – General Secretary of All India Football Federation in presence of Mr. Shaji Prabhakaran – President, Football Delhi, was received by none other than our Chief Executive ... Read More »

Zinc Football Grabs ‘Best Grassroots Football Project Of The Year’ Award

Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc Limited’s initiative Zinc Football was awarded as the ‘Best Grassroots Football Project of the Year’ at the inaugural Football Delhi Awards Night. Held at a glittering ceremony in the capital, the awards recognized Zinc Football’s efforts towards promoting grassroots football and building an ecosystem around the sport. The Hindustan Zinc Limited’s programme has pledged its support to ... Read More »

IPL 2020 : Steve Smith to remain Rajasthan Royals captain

With the complete release and retain lists now out, the franchises have started to frame their strategies for the upcoming season including the probable names that they will be targeting in the upcoming IPL 2020 auctions. One such development, which became official yesterday comes from our very own, Rajasthan Royals. The franchise announced that Steve Smith will be taking the ... Read More »

IPL 2020 : Yuvraj Singh to not feature for any franchisee

One of the most destructive Indian batsmen ever, Yuvraj Singh has decided not to feature in IPL anymore. After being released by Mumbai Indians, Yuvraj Singh will not be putting his name into auctions, when the franchises get onto the table to pick their squad on 19th December in Kolkata. Yuvraj Singh has been a part of IPL ever since ... Read More »

63rd National Shotgun Shooting Championship kicks off in New Delhi

The 63rd National Shotgun Shooting Championship Competitions 2019 began in New Delhi today. The Women’s Trap qualification kicked off the competition at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. The women’s events have seen 71 entries across the senior and junior categories. The Women’s Trap finals are scheduled for tomorrow. This will be followed by the Men’s Trap, which will be ... Read More »

Badminton: Sourabh Verma enters main draw of Hong Kong Open

In Badminton, Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma entered the men’s singles main draw of the Hong Kong Open after clinching straight-game wins in his two qualifying clashes today. Sourabh first defeated Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk before getting the better of Lucas Claerbout of France 21-19, 21-19 in the final qualifying round. Other Indians featuring in men’s singles main events starting tomorrow are ... Read More »

Badminton: Saina Nehwal knocked out of French Open

Saina Nehwal lost to Korea’s An Se Young in the women’s single quarterfinals of the French Open in straight games on Friday. The 29-year old, who claimed the Indonesia Masters in January this year, lost 20-22, 21-23 to world No.1 Young after a 49-minute contest. Saina, who had reached the final of the French Open in 2012, will next play ... Read More »

Karnataka crowned Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 champions

Karnataka was crowned the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Champions as they beat Tamil Nadu by nine wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Bengaluru. Abhimanyu Mithun and Mayank Agarwal put on a masterclass performance as Karnataka won their fourth Vijay Hazare Trophy title with a dominant display against Tamil Nadu via VJD method. As per VJD method, Karnataka should have been ... Read More »

CAB felicitates new BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) felicitated the newly- appointed President of Board of Control for Cricket in India Sourav Ganguly in Kolkata on Friday. Sourav, who is also the President of CAB was presented a Silver Plaque and other mementos on the occasion. Prominent sports personalities including Mohammad Azharuddin, V.V.S Laxman and other dignitaries from the field of sports ... Read More »

Foreign athlete arrested for suspected sexual harassment: Gwangju police

An official at the Gwangju Seobu Police Station said the athlete was under investigation, but did not provide further details. Yonhap News Agency reported earlier that the athlete, a Rio Olympics bronze medallist in an aquatics event, denied the allegation. Gwangju, about 330 km (205 miles) south of the capital Seoul, has been hosting the championships, which feature swimming, water ... Read More »

“WISH I Had Infrastructure And Facilities Like This”, Says Indian Football Icon Sunil Chhetri On His Visit To Zinc Football

Udaipur :  Indian National Football Team Captain and one of the most well-known faces of Indian Football Sunil Chhetri visited the Zinc Football Academy in Zawar, Udaipur on Saturday. The Asian Icon engaged in an interactive session with the young footballers of Zinc Football, a Hindustan Zinc initiative, and was delighted to see the world-class infrastructure in Zawar, further sharing ... Read More »

Top 5 Foreign Players To Look Out For In ISL 2019/2020

As the 2019/2020 season of the Hero ISL inches closer, teams are busy digging deep in the transfer market to strengthen their squads. While sides like Atletico de Kolkata and Delhi Dynamos have been highly active in the transfer market, other clubs have also made some interesting addition to their squads for the next season, strengthening their core to the ... Read More »

Zinc Football Academy Boys Gearing Up For Their Debut Subroto Cup Tournament; To Face Previous Year’s Runners-Up Afghanistan In Their First Match

Udaipur : Zinc Football Academy footballers, representing DAV HZL School Zawar Mines, is leaving no stone unturned as they look to start their debut campaign at the prestigious Subroto Cup, slated to be held between September 7-18 at New Delhi. The Hindustan Zinc Ltd-initiated Academy have earned the honour of representing CBSE in the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament after their ... Read More »

Football – A Zestful and Enthralling Game

Football has been recognized as one of the oldest and most exciting, adventurous games played all over the world.Earlier it was known as soccer.It is played between two teams consisting of 11 players each (10 outfield players and 1 goal keeper).This is the longest duration game of about 90 minutes which is divided into 45 minutes each.  It is a ... Read More »

First Ever Rajasthan State Men’s League 2019 Started

Zinc Football Academy Beat Mewar Fc 3-2 In Inaugural Match Udaipur : Zinc Football Academy will be participating in the first-ever Senior Men’s State League of Rajasthan which was flagged off yesterday at the University Sports Complex, Rajasthan University, Jaipur. Rajasthan Football Association (RFA) announced that eight major teams from the state will be competing in the first-ever state league with an aim to revive ... Read More »

Ashwin keeps India ahead of Proteas in Vizag Test

Visakhapatnam, Oct 5 . Ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a seven-wicket haul to help India keep their nose ahead on Day Four of the ongoing first Test against South Africa at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Saturday. At Lunch, India were 35/1 in their second innings with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara unbeaten at the crease on 25 and ... Read More »

It will be an absolute dream: Gautam Gambhir on being Delhi CM

New Delhi, Oct 5 . As a newly annointed Member of Parliament from East Delhi constituency Gautam Gambhir has his hands full. But the cricketer-turned-politician is not averse to taking more responsibilty — in case he is called to lead the state of Delhi. “It will be an honour. A huge responsibility. It will be an absolute dream,” said the ... Read More »

Dew Arena, India’s Largest Gaming Championships Brings 1.5 Million Gamers Together

Udaipur : 6 Months. Over a million participants. One coveted title. A fitting finale. The fourth edition of Mountain Dew’s hugely successful annual gaming property, DEW ARENA culminated in a high decibel finale. This year’s edition comes on the back of three successful editions and saw participation from gaming enthusiasts across the country grow to 1.5 million, thereby becoming the ... Read More »

Indian women to take on South Africa in 2nd ODI today

In Women’s Cricket, India will take on South Africa in the second game of the 3-match ODI series at Vadodara today. The match will start at 9 AM. India leads the series 1-Nil and will be looking to seal the contest when they take the field.  India had won the first ODI by eight wickets at the same venue. The ... Read More »

Women’s Cricket: India clinch series 2-0; defeat S Africa by 5 wkts in 2nd ODI

In Women’s cricket, India defeated South Africa by five wickets in the Second One-Day International at Vadodara today and clinched the three match series 2-Nil. India women overwhelmed the victory target of 248 in 48 overs losing only five wickets. For India, Skipper Mithali Raj top scored with 66 runs while Punam Raut put up 65 runs. South Africa’s L.Wolvaardt ... Read More »

India declare first innings at 601; Kohli hits his 26th ton

In cricket, India declared its first innings at 601 for the loss of five wickets on the Second day of Second Test match against South Africa in Pune. Captain Virat Kohli hit his 26th ton and upgraded it to 254 not out. He also equalled Australia legend Ricky Ponting’s record for most Test hundreds as Skipper. Earlier today, the hosts ... Read More »

Can India Become A Dominant Force in Asian Football Under Štimac?

 The Indian national football team has seen significant successes in Asia in the past but has never quite managed to make a big impact on the World Cup scene. What’s more interesting, India has never participated in a FIFA World Cup. But, with the sport growing in popularity in the country over the past few years, the future looks ... Read More »

Saina Nehwal enters BWF French Open quarterfinals

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal sailed into quarter-finals of the BWF French Open Badminton in Paris today. World No. 9, Saina defeated Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt 21-10, 21-11 in straight sets. Another match between PV Sindhu and Singapore’s Yeo JM is underway. Subhankar Dey will fight Indonesian S H Rhustavito later tonight. Subhankar Dey is the only Indian shuttler left in ... Read More »

Prajnesh Gunneswaran Poised For A Strong 202

29-year-old tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran has been a little bit of a late bloomer on the pro tour. However, he’s recently solidified himself as the best Indian tennis player – at least in men’s singles – in quite some time. That doesn’t mean he’s going to be collecting a Grand Slam trophy anytime soon, but Gunneswaran has given millions of ... Read More »

Zinc Football Academy Footballers Shine As Udaipur Crowned Under-17 State Champions In Mount Abu

Udaipur : Eight Zinc Football Academy footballers represented the district of Udaipur as the Udaipur team defeated Barmer 2-1 in the final to win the Under-17 Junior Rajasthan State Championship in Mount Abu. The eight Zinc Football Academy footballers –Mohd Adnan, Sandeep Marandi, Sonu, Jangminthang Haokip, Manohar Singh, Ansay Goyari, Himanshu, S Bhavesh –representing Udaipur exhibited brilliant performances throughout to keep ... Read More »

Three Cheers for Ladu – the wonderkid from Dariba

How often do we see a father’s death turning out to be a motivational factor for a young kid! Well, 14-year-old Ladu Lal Jatiya from Naya Dariba has promised himself ever since to live his father’s dream of becoming a footballer. It took Ladu and his mother (Tipu Bai) several months to begin the process of resetting their lives – ... Read More »

Payal Prajapat – the girl who is breaking stereotypes!

Meet Payal Prajapat—the 12-year-old girl who is blazing a trail and going toe to toe with the boys on the football pitch. Payal is one of the trainees at a Zinc Football School in Dariba Epicentre and the only girl in the team. It speaks volumes about her grit and determination that despite having to practice with the boys, she ... Read More »

Zinc Football Academy Footballers To Represent Rajasthan In The Prestigious Subroto Cup Nationals, As Dav Hzl School, Zawar Mines, Dominates Under-14 Qualifiers

Udaipur : Representing DAV HZL School, Zawar Mines, Zinc Football Academy has created history as their young team has convincingly won the Under-14 Subroto Cup Qualifiers held at their home ground Zawar Stadium, Udaipur. Competing against 12 best schools in the state, the team from Udaipur has now grabbed the honours to represent Rajasthan state in the 2019-20 Subroto Cup Nationals. ... Read More »

Indian Football Superstar Sunil Chhetri Set To Visit Udaipur

Udaipur : In what will be music to the ears of sports fans of the region, national football team captain and one of the most well-known faces of Indian football, Sunil Chhetri is all set to visit Udaipur on 27th July.  The talismanic striker and Asian icon will be visiting Hindustan Zinc’s initiative Zinc Football Academy in Zawar this Saturday. Chhetri, who ... Read More »

Pakistan umpire dies of heart attack during match

Karachi, Oct 8 . A local umpire in Pakistan died while supervising a club-level tournament match on Monday in Karachi According to a report in Pakistan’s Samaa TV, umpire Nasim Sheikh suffered a heart attack while officiating in the match played in the Gulberg area of the city. He passed away on the way to the hospital. Sheikh, 52, was ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar attends 87th IAF day celebrations

Ghaziabad, Oct 8 . Cricket legend and honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday attended the 87th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Hindon Air Force Station. Sachin, who was conferred with the Group Captain rank in September 2010, attended the celebrations where Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria was also present. Sachin attended the event ... Read More »

Hopefully we will inspire next set of Black Caps: Ferguson

Dubai, Oct 8 . New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson believes that their heartbreaking loss in the final of the World Cup 2019 would inspire the next generation of the Black Caps. In the dramatic final of the showpiece event held on July 14 at Lord’s, the Kiwis missed an opportunity to win their first World Cup after losing on boundary ... Read More »

Gambhir seeks daughters’ blessings on “Ashtami Kanjak”

New Delhi, Oct 8 . Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday shared a picture of himself seeking the blessings of his daughters on “Ashtami Kanjak”. Gambhir was seen washing the feet of his daughters as a ritual for the ‘Ashtami Kanjak’. “As a dad of two young girls, I am gradually mastering my pedicure skills…besides seeking blessings on Ashtami ... Read More »

Harbhajan, Veena engage in war of words on Imran speech

New Delhi, Oct 8 . Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh refused to relent in his critisicm of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for issuing despicable threats and speaking about hatred during his speech at the UNGA last month as he took on actress Veena Malik on social media. Harbhajan had tweeted, “At UNGA speech, there were indications for India of ... Read More »

Over reliance on Babar Azam hurting Pakistan: Misbah

Lahore, Oct 8 . Pakistan head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has urged the team to step up and not depend only on Babar Azam to get the runs after their harrowing T20I series defeat to Sri Lanka at home. Pakistan lost the first two games, by 64 and 35 runs respectively, as the islanders took an unassailable lead in the three-match ... Read More »

Arrogance will ruin you brother: Netizens slam Hardik

New Delhi, Oct 8 . Hardik Pandya’s birthday wish to former fast bowling great Zaheer Khan has not gone down well with cricket fans, who have slammed the India all-rounder for his cheeky tweet. Zaheer had turned 41 on Monday and Hardik wished the former pacer by tweeting: “Happy birthday Zak … Hope you smash it out of the park ... Read More »

Smriti Mandhana ruled out of SA ODIs: Reports

Vadodara, Oct 8 . India eves were dealt a big blow on the eve of their first one-dayer against South Africa when star batswoman Smriti Mandhana was ruled out of the ODI series with an injury, as per reports. Although the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to confirm the development, it was learnt that Mandhana ... Read More »

Indian pacers can deliver on any track, says Bharat Arun

Pune, Oct 8 . India bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday said that all the pacers in the team have the ability to reverse the ball on wickets which offer it, a reason for their success in Test cricket. India rode on Mohammed Shami’s brilliant spell in the second innings of the first Test on a docile pitch in Visakhapatnam ... Read More »

Rohit Sharma bats for trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony

New Delhi, Oct 8 . Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said nothing was worth cutting down trees for in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony as that part of the city is “slightly greener” and there’s a “slight difference in temperature” because of Aarey Colony. “Even if there is more to the story, nothing is worth cutting down something so vital. Part ... Read More »

Marc Marquez says it has been an almost perfect year

Madrid, Oct 8 . Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team on Tuesday expressed satisfaction after he grabbed his eighth win this season at the 2019 Thai Grand Prix (GP). The victory enabled Marquez to secure his sixth MotoGP world championship title, with four races to go before the end of the championship. “It has been an almost perfect year ... Read More »

Visa being processed, hoping to get it in time: Saina

New Delhi, Oct 8 . Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said her visa application was being processed and hoped she would receive it in time for her participation in next week’s Denmark Open tournament. Earlier on Monday, Saina had said that she was facing visa issues for her participation in the BWF Super 750 tournament and sought the ... Read More »

World C’ships: Mary Kom through to quarters, Saweety out (Lead)

Ulan-Ude (Russia), Oct 8 . Six-time champion Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday sealed a spot for herself in the quarter-final of the ongoing women’s World Boxing Championships. Mary beat Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas by a unanimous decision in the pre-quarters after she had received a first-round bye. Later in the day, Saweety Bora’s (75kg) campaign ended in the pre-quarters with a ... Read More »

‘Highly competitive’ defines season seven of PKL

New Delhi, Oct 8 . The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has entered the final stages of the most competitive and unpredictable season in history and the favourites for the coveted title still cannot be named. The competitiveness of the ongoing season was highlighted by the fact that teams had to wait till the final leg, currently underway in Greater Noida, ... Read More »

Archer, Pietersen engage in social media banter

London, Oct 8 . England pacer Jofra Archer and former batsman Kevin Pietersen engaged in some social media banter in which both said they are ready to take the field against each other. Archer, who was awarded a Test and white-ball contract by the England Cricket Board (ECB) after his sensational debut international season in the World Cup and the ... Read More »

Indian male gymnasts disappoint at World Artistic Gymnastics

Stuttgart (Germany), Oct 8 . None of the male Indian gymnasts could qualify for the finals in both the all-round and individual events of the 49th World Artistic Gymnastic Championships here on Tuesday. The women’s side comprising Pranati Nayak, Pranati Das and Aruna Reddy also met a similar fate as all of them failed to make it to the finals ... Read More »

Loved the competition against Wenger: Alex Ferguson

Manchester, Oct 8 . Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said he loved the competition with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger. “I loved the competition against you. We had some great times and it’s wonderful you’re getting this award tonight. So good luck, my blessing with you,” Ferguson was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News as Wenger ... Read More »

Had goosebumps seeing Abhinandan leading flying parade: Sachin (Lead)

Ghaziabad, Oct 8 . Cricket legend and honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar, who on Tuesday attended the 87th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Hindon Air Force Station here shared his feelings after having watched Abhinandan Varthaman, who flew a MiG-21 at an air show during the event. Abhinandan had became a national hero after he shot ... Read More »

Steyn to play for Melbourne Stars in BBL 2019/20

Melbourne, Oct 8 . Veteran South African pacer Dale Steyn will represent Melbourne Stars in this year’s Big Bash League. Steyn, who retired from Test cricket in August, will be playing six matches in what will be his debut season in the Australian T20 league. According to ESPNCricinfo, Cricket South Africa has cleared Steyn to play six matches but the ... Read More »