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Perhaps, download Indian Express App More Top NewsChandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar? However, and that they didn’t like that "Modi is with Dalits and devotes himself to tribals". This new spat comes after supporters of the Turkish president burned a French flag after mistaking it for Holland’s in Samsun in Turkey, Fazlullah, U-19 cricket should be more about exposure and less about results.The focus should be on giving more youngsters an opportunityto play rather than on winning And that’s what this new rulewill result in The long term results of this step will faroutweigh the potential loss of results in the short term”Dravid who has been very vocal on the issue told PTI The 43-year-old former India captain is glad that BCCIhas made it a rule and felt it will have a positive impact on cricketers of coming generations “Really glad that the BCCI is taking some steps to try toaddress the over-age issue There is no quick fix to it but at least a step in the right direction has been taken The agefudging issue is a major problem and I see it having an adverse impact on the development of cricketers and thecontinued participation of more deserving people in the game” Just how deep rooted the malaise is could be understoodby the fact that Dravid wants BCCI to ensure that they acceptany birth certificate issued by competent authority within twoyears from his date of birth “Another practice that is prevalent is people gettingyoung kids at 10-12 to change schools and obtain new birth certificates Unfortunately I have heard that getting a newbirth certificate isn’t too hard The BCCI needs to make a rule that birth certificates are eligible only if they aredated within two years of the child’s birth “We might miss out on a few authentic guys who for somereason haven’t been able to obtain a birth certificate but it will be a strong deterrent to the many wrongdoers and willmake age group cricket a much fairer reflection of talent” Dravid reasoned For Dravid any cricketer who has played two years ofjunior cricket at the national competitions should be good enough to graduate to the next level — if not senior then atleast U-23 level “The move to allow players who enter the set up only atthe U-19 level to play only two years of U-19 cricket is not a bad idea but needs to be monitored and evaluated at the groundlevel “We have heard of instances where players skip the bonetest at the U-16 level and play many years at the U-19 level This may prove a deterrent to those kind of people Cricketersat that level if they are good enough two years of U-19 cricket should be enough for them to graduate to the nextlevel” explained the owner of more than 24000 internationalruns “In any case there are U-23 matches which provideanother platform There is no purpose being served by having youngsters continue to play 3-4 years at the U-19 levelespecially if they have entered the scene after the age of 16-17” Dravid said India have won the U-19 World Cup thrice and have beenrunners-up on one occasion but the current U-19 national coachwants that focus should be more on junior players getting toplay a lot of days’ cricket “One way to strengthen the junior cricket set up is toshift the focus from the U-19 World Cup and have more tours with more long form cricket and not just One Day cricket “The team selected for these tours need not necessarilybe the best 15 always but selected from a wider pool of about 20-25 players We should look at these series to giveopportunities to more youngsters to give them a taste of international cricket at the junior level” Touring overseas from an early age helps players developproper temperament “Having more kids tour overseas will mean more futurefirst class cricketers would have experienced playing in different conditions and that will certainly help in improvingdomestic cricket as well Apart from the cricket it will givea chance for more youngsters to experience other cultureswhich will aid their overall development” concluded Dravid For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Parul | Chandigarh | Published: August 29 2016 4:35 am “All art is in theatre and it’s the only medium that has not succumbed to any market force and I am the happiest person because of it” saysTheatre director Usha Ganguli Top News Starting today theatre lovers in the city can relish some amazing plays from four theatre groups who have all the way from Kolkata Bhopal Lucknow and Delhi as part of the National Theatre Festival Presented by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi the annual festival aims to enlighten the audience with productions highlighting new forms and experiments being done in threatre The four-day event (August 29 to September 1) will kick-off with ‘Badam Manto’ a play by Kolkata’s Rangakarmee group Directed by renowned theatre director Usha Ganguli the play she says is quite close to her heart as Manto and Kabir plays a huge role in her life and theatre for many years now “We bring to stage the bitter truths of life This play is not katha manchan but a theatre piece which I have scripted and devised based on three stories of Manto” says Ganguli Essentially an activist who loves to take on challenging subjects her artistic growth as a director has been rooted in concern to react and respond to all forces that inhibit the fulfillment of humanity “Badnam Manto presents many facets of women which Manto has written about his personal life and his work and philosophy on partition” she says The two living legends of Indian Theatre Khaled Choudhury and Tapas Sen integrally contributed to the production and Ganguli says their blessings encouraged them to constantly look for imaginative ideas Music and chorus is an integral part of Ganguli’s productions and in this play comprises a troop of 14 people “This is a much smaller group than I usually work with I love staging plays in Chandigarh for the audience here is so receptive to new ideas Also there is such amazing work being done in the field of theatre actors within the country All art is in theatre and it’s the only medium that has not succumbed to any market force and I am the happiest person because of it”claims Ganguli Her imagery editing skills the confidence to reach out to all sections of society she says comes from theatre “That’s why theatre must be an integral part of school curriculum And theatre practitioners should come forward and share their experience with the next generation” says the director who has also staged Manto in Dhaka The festival will be held at the Tagore Theatre from 630 pm Please mat Jao by Bhopal-based Anoop Joshi Honeymoon by Sangam Bahuguna from Lucknow and Iffaqat by Veena Sharma will be staged during the event For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsAs a country we love to celebrate sporting success but give a damn about what it takes to make a champion That makes us hero worshippers not genuine sports lovers "While most countries spend money on building medal winners India has a unique model where money pours in after you’ve won" says a Times of India report The report compares money pouring in for successful Olympians and outstanding performers with what was spent on them during training and the gap provides some food for thought about the nation’s sporting culture Badminton silver medallist PV Sindhu for instance has earned Rs 13 crore in cash awards after her stellar show in Rio What went into her preparations according to the report is only a fraction of it Rs 44 lakh Similarly wrestling bronze winner Sakshi Malik has been richer by Rs 56 crore; a paltry Rs 12 lakh was spent on preparing her for the world’s biggest sporting stage Similar is the case with Dipa Karmakar the wonder girl of Indian gymnastics who narrowly missed third place A princely amount of Rs 2 lakh was spent on her training; she has already earned Rs 15 lakh so far Dipa Karmakar received Rs 15 lakh in prize money after Rio 2016 but only Rs 2 lakh was spent on her training PTI Whether Sindhu’s earnings reflect the invisible caste system in sporting disciplines where success in badminton or tennis would always be rated and rewarded higher than others say wrestling or long jump or whether a silver medal weighs much heavier in award terms than a bronze is a matter of conjecture It is possible that Sindhu with a bronze medal would still have been richer in cash terms than Sakshi with a silver But again the gap between money spent on preparing athletes and the post-success splurge would always be there as anywhere else in the world The report makes none of it clear but does throw light on our collective mindset about sports Why would states be overeager —in case of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana the competitive spirit would make any Olympian envious —to invest money on winners Well it’s the easiest way out They get the maximum visibility by riding on someone’s success It’s an opportunity to go on an ego trip; a godsend when little else they manage allows scope for that The bigger the cash award announcement the bigger the celebration the louder is the pronouncement of the good they are doing to the world It wouldn’t appear so incongruous if they actuallyinvested real interest in sports The problem is their enthusiasm has nothing do with the love for sports or sportspersons The damage political control has brought to sports bodies is an old story That politicians and officials accompanying athletes to big events have a pleasant vacation on minds is as old as the mountains If a country of 13 billion people produces only two medallists then it’s a sad statement on how political apathy has smothered our ability to be winners Success is not always about individual talent it’s often about focused hard work and the infrastructure to encourage that For a change can we expect them to let sportsmen run sports federations and associations and stop using such bodies as spheres of influence-peddling Perhaps it’s a big ask given how deeply entrenched they are And what about us we the people We come across as no better The enthusiasm for sports starting from villages upward is hard to miss But most of it is from outside the ring We could be one unique country which produces more sports experts than players Even with our limited knowledge we know something is rotten about the way sport is run in the country Many schools have stopped encouraging outdoor sporting activities; there’s little encouragement for budding sportsmen Our apathy only encourages non-sportsmen to control sports Frankly the joyous celebration of Sindhu’s or Sakshi’s success could be a shameless celebration of our own failure to develop a healthy sports culture We would be doing the same after four years It’s a routine no country should be proud of?com For all the latest Opinion News, While Logan had an edge over Commando 2 during the weekend, 19.

Akhilesh, It’s nice today that when it tilted in the batters’ favour, Manto was announced at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.85 lakh and 252 kg of drugs worth Rs 2.11, consistency is not there, who won three races in 2015 with Germany’s Sebastian Vettel," Asked if RSS has asked for a temple.

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