Chennai, November 20 2018: The Chennaiyin FC Under-18 team beat Chennai City FC 4-2 to make it four wins out of five in the AIFF Under-18 Youth League at the SSN College Ground here today. The CFC U-18s completed the double over their opponents in the process, having defeated them 3-2 in the corresponding fixture three days back.
Goals from Vijay Thangavel and Hendry Antonay gave CFC a first-half lead, only for CCFC to draw level with goals on either side of half time. However CFC’s Prasanna Kumar and Aman Chetri had different ideas in the second-half, the latter scoring his seventh goal of this campaign to round off a 4-2 win.
Chennaiyin made four changes to the starting lineup from the 3-2 win over CCFC on Saturday. Prathamesh Honavarkar replaced Lourdhu Divyanathan in goal as Selvaniranjan and Paarvin Raj came into the defence for the suspended duo of CFC skipper Saurabh Meher and Mohammed Sarif Khan. And Sathish Kumar replaced Yunus Shaikh in midfield.
CFC took an early lead through Vijay Thangavel, the Bengaluru boy scoring in the fifth minute. Chennaiyin dominated proceedings for majority of the first period, doubling their lead at the half-hour mark through a well-taken free-kick by stand-in skipper Hendry Antonay from 30 yards out.
Chennai City FC weren’t ready to give up though and found a way back into the match courtesy goals from Syed Taha and Vineeth Kumar to make it 2-2.
However CFC’s U-18 boys proved too good for the CCFC boys after the interval, retaking the lead through substitute Prasanna Kumar. It was the second game in a row he had came off the bench to find the back of the net, also against the same opposition.
Forward Aman Chetri then restored CFC’s two-goal cushion in the 79th minute, as the hosts then saw the game out to complete the double over CCFC. This win sees CFC extend their lead at the top of the Chennai zone to 13 points from five games, five points ahead of CCFC in second place who have played a game more.
The CFC U-18s’ next encounter will be against Football Plus in an away fixture on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at the Chettinad Sarvaloka Education School Ground.
SCORE: Chennaiyin FC U-18s 4 (Vijay Thangavel 5’, Hendry Antonay 30’, Prasanna Kumar 68’, Aman Chetri 74’) beat Chennai City FC U-18s 2 (Syed Taha 41’, Vineeth Kumar 49’)
Dubai, November 16: Danial Frost from Singapore and Belgian Max Defourny scored a race and a podium apiece to open their accounts in the first round of MRF Challenge at the Dubai Autodrome, here on Friday. Three more races are scheduled for tomorrow.
Frost, 17, in his second season in the championship, thus notched his maiden win by topping Race-2 after having finished third in Race-1 that Defourny, 20, won from pole position.
In Race-1, Frost made five places to come in third and in the next outing, climbed from fourth on the reverse grid to win. In contrast, Defourny dominated Race-1 with a lights-to-flag victory and in the next race, sliced his way through from sixth on the reverse grid to finish third behind pole-sitter Czech Republic’s Petr Ptacek who did well to hold off the Belgian over the last couple of laps.
“I had a good start and made positions in the very first lap before taking the lead. Thereafter, I consolidated my track position and it was quite comfortable in the end,” said Frost.
Earlier, Defourny put his pole position start to best use in Race-1 and was never seriously challenged even as he nursed his early lead though eschewing risk. Behind him, Jamie Chadwick, 20, who started second, slipped a bit, losing a couple of track positions, but recovered to regain her second spot while Frost drove well to finish third from eighth on the grid.
India’s Chetan Korada, making his debut in the championship, was placed 10thand 12thin the two races. He started Race-1 from the pitlane following an engine change, but said he was pleased to improve his lap times while getting used to the car.
After Race-1, Defourny said: “The race wasn’t too bad. Missed the fastest lap as I was trying to be a bit cautious on the tyres because it was the first race of the season. Was saving my tyres in the beginning and was expecting more track improvement as the race progressed. I opened a comfortable gap and did not want to make any mistakes, though I missed the fastest lap in the last two laps, wanting to save the tyres.”
Earlier, the qualifying session in the morning gradually developed into a two-way battle between Defourny and Chadwick who was provisionally on pole with just a few minutes left on the clock with a 01:57.177. The 20-year old Belgian’s response was a 01:56.819 which eventually ensured him the pole position. Chadwick, also 20, then replied with her best lap of the session, 01:56.937, but had to be content with the second spot on the grid.
“It was my first time out here and it was ok. We managed to get pole for Race 1 and Race 3. So we are positive. We had some issues with the gearbox leading to loss of speed, but we managed to sort it out. I already have two points for pole position and we hope to take as many points as possible from this round,” said Defourny.
Dubai, November 13: The MRF Challenge, one of Asia’s premier single-seater championships, and an FIA-approved series, is again set to light up the winter season with a clutch of young, exciting talent from Europe and elsewhere in the fray as the seventh edition commences at the Dubai Autodrome here, on Thursday, November 15.
The MRF Challenge 2018-19, organized by the Madras Motor Sports Club, will comprise three rounds, to be run in Dubai (Nov 15-17), Bahrain (Dec 6-8) and Chennai (Feb 8-10, 2019) with a total of 15 races, and offers cars powered by 2-litre engines producing 230 BHP while almost matching Formula 3 in speed and power
Mr. Arun Mammen, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, MRF Tyres, said: “It has been an exciting journey for us as we present the seventh edition of the MRF Challenge which, among other things, offer young drivers a platform to showcase their racing talent. We provide identical cars to all the drivers and so, the key differentiating factor is the driving ability. It has also been our constant endeavour to develop the car which is now among the fastest single-seaters in Asia. The MRF Challenge also offers us rich data that in turn helps us to develop further the MRF Z.L.O. slicks and wet tyres.
“The positioning of the MRF Challenge in the winter months between November and February also offers an opportunity for drivers across the World to keep themselves race-fit during the off-season. As such, we have had some very exciting talent taking part in the MRF Challenge over the years and it will be no different this time around.”
Mr. J Anand, Managing Director, JA Motorsports, who built the car in technical collaboration with Dallara, said: “We carried out lot of improvements for last year. From the data we collected, we have only refined the aerodynamics package for this season. Apart from that, the car remains the same as last year.”
The MRF F2000 car with Dallara chassis, is powered by a 2-Litre Mountune Duratec engine producing 230 BHP with advanced aerodynamics. The car boasts of a Hewland six-speed sequential gearbox equipped with Integrated dash and paddle-shift system.
Europe is expected to have a strong representation as in the previous seasons of MRF Challenge. Several young hopefuls with exposure to junior Formula racing are likely to participate.
Chennai-based Chetan Korada is the lone Indian in the fray. A regular in the Indian National Championship and one of handful of racers in the World competing with a prosthesis leg, Korada is making his debut in the MRF Challenge. “I have been racing in India for over a decade now and I thought I should step outside to race in higher categories. The MRF Challenge car is far more comfortable in terms of space for leg movement than the F1600 I have been driving in India. My target for MRF Challenge is to be in in front. I am putting in lot of time on the simulator at home, besides daily gym work. So, I feel I am fit and ready for MRF Challenge,” said Korada.
This year’s MRF Challenge grid will have Australian Dylan Young who has been participating in the championship since its inception. Returning for a second season of MRF Challenge is Singapore’s Danial Nielsen Frost along with Belgian Michelangelo Amendola.
The full and final list of drivers confirmed for the championship will be announced on completion of documentation process.
IRIS GLAM powered by Naturals is an initiative aimed at providing institutional training, nurturing and mentoring to future models, actors and stage personalities. Participants in the training programme are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills department and stage presence to make successful careers. Comprehensive guidance for future entertainment professionals ensures that they are complete before they compete!
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Out of 21 participants from the 1st batch, eight women won crowns in beauty pageants, one emerged winner in Face of Chennai 2018, three got their first break in a movies and a further three were offered modeling contracts.
We are happy to announce that
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Dr. Latha Krishna CEO of IRIS Glam is pleased to announce the launch of the forthcoming project in a bid to gain India an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. This mammoth enterprise will seek to bring together the maximum number of models in a fashion show. The record is currently held by Singapore with 366 models on a single stage. Our thematically choreographed event aims to bring 500+ models on-stage thereby setting a new world record.
The participants in this mega event will be subject to an intensive ‘boot camp’, where they will be trained in fashion
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Chennaiyin FC’s Under-18 team will begin its AIFF Under-18 Youth League 2018-19 campaign with a fixture against Raman Vijayan Soccer School (RVSS) at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College Ground here on Monday. The SSN College Ground will continue to serve as the home venue for CFC’s B team and youth teams this season as well.
CFC U-18s will play three other teams home and away in the Chennai zone this campaign apart from RVSS; namely FC Madras (Mahogany FC), Football Plus and Chennai City FC. Last season the CFC U-18s were part of the Chennai-Bengaluru zone with Bengaluru FC and Ozone FA also involved. CFC’s aim will be to improve on the record of 14 points from eight matches, which saw them finish third in the previous campaign.
CFC’s 29-man U-18 squad is a diverse mix of budding talent with more than 50% of the squad hailing from Tamil Nadu and the rest from around the country. 15-year-old Cuddalore boy
J Jaya Ruban has been promoted to the U-18s for his consistent performances with the
CFC U-15s last season while wing-back Paarvin Raj, winger Zahaid Ahmed and midfielder R. Sathish Kumar – all Chennai boys – are mainstays from the previous campaign.
CFC’s scouting department has brought in some of the best talent from around the state to strengthen positions across the field. Defenders Sanjeev Maria Soosai and Nishok G from Kanyakumari and Ooty respectively, midfielders Chequvara M from Thanjavur and Pradap Balashanmugam from Vellore, and forwards Joy Kumar and Prasanna Kumar P from Kanyakumari and Coimbatore respectively, to name a few.
Defender Hendry Antonay, who has been promoted to the CFC senior team will also feature for the U-18s and B team. Other B team boys along with Hendry who were signed from the AIFF Elite Academy last season and are part of the U-18 squad this season are Ajin Tom, Mohammed Sarif Khan, Saurabh Meher, Joysana Singh and Aman Chetri.
Chennaiyin FC Under-18s Full Squad:
Goalkeepers: S. Lourdhu Divyanathan (Chennai), Vignesh (Pudukkottai)
Defenders: Selvaniranjan C (Dindigul), Ajith Arasu (Karnataka), G Jagadeesh (Chennai),
J Paarvin Raj (Chennai), Sanjeev Maria Soosai (Kanyakumari), Ajin Tom (Kerala),
Hendry Antonay (Karnataka), Nishok G (Ooty), Mohammed Sarif Khan (Manipur),
Saurabh Meher (Maharashtra)
Midfielders: Sanjay S (Karnataka), R Sathish Kumar (Chennai), V. Perinbaezhilan (Chennai), Syed Jaabir Pasha (Chennai), Chequvara M (Thanjavur), Pradap Balashanmugam (Vellore), Shajan Franklin (Kanyakumari), Yunus Shaikh (Maharashtra), Kartik Nayyar (Punjab),
Zahaid Ahmed (Chennai), Harsh Bartwal (Uttarakhan), Nonghtombam Joysana Singh (Manipur)
Forwards: Joy Kumar (Kanyakumari), Prasanna Kumar P (Coimbatore),
Vijay Thangavel (Karnataka), J Jaya Ruban (Cuddalore), Aman Chetri (Assam)
Head Coach: A. Shanthakumar
Chennaiyin FC Under-18s AIFF Under-18 Youth League 2018-19 Fixtures – Chennai Zone:
Chennaiyin FC vs Raman Vijayan Soccer School – 15th October 2018 – SSN College Ground
Chennaiyin FC vs Football Plus – 23rd October 2018 – SSN College Ground
FC Madras vs Chennaiyin FC – 29th October 2018 – SSN College Ground
Raman Vijayan Soccer School vs Chennaiyin FC – 12th November 2018 – Gateway International School, Padur, OMR
Chennaiyin FC vs Chennai City FC – 20th November 2018 – SSN College Ground
Football Plus vs Chennaiyin FC – 27th November 2018 – Chettinad School Ground, Kelambakkam
Chennaiyin FC vs FC Madras – 3rd December 2018 – SSN College Ground
Chennai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC – TBC
India’s most anticipated kabaddi league, VIVO Pro Kabaddi is back, with Season VI as the 12 fittest captains unveil the most coveted trophy.
The bravest 12, Surjeet Singh from Bengal Warriors, Joginder Singh Narwal from Dabang Delhi, Sunil Kumar from Gujarat Fortunegiants, Surender Nada, from Haryana Steelers, Anup Kumar from Jaipur Pink Panthers, Pardeep Narwal for defending Champions Patna Pirates, Girish Ernak from Puneri Paltans, Vishal Bharadwaj from Telugu Titans, Rishank Devadiga from UP Yoddha, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, from U Mumba came together on one stage, decoding their strategy for the season.
Talking about the famous Dubki, Pardeep Narwal, Captain, Patna Pirates, said, “I will never stop doing the dubki. This season along with the dubki, I have worked on multiple strategic moves to counter our opponents. For Patna Pirates, one of the most challenging teams we believe is Puneri Paltan because their defense is very strong. I look forward to the season and I am going to take the trophy home this time.”
Talking about the team composition, Ajay Thakur, Captain, Tamil Thalaivas, said, “In the previous season our team composition was heavy on youngsters. So, if it happened that I was not on the mat, taking instant decisions was tough. This year, the team has a perfect balance of young and experienced players, we have Manjeet Chillar, Jasvir Singh and Sukesh Hegde who can take phenomenal decisions at the spur of the moment during the match.”
Commenting on the biggest rivals for Bengaluru Bulls this season, Captain Rohit Kumar, said, “According to me, the team that puts its best foot forward will win, it is a competition, and everyone will come prepared. In my opinion Tamil Thalaivas is the most prepared team for this season, under the able guidance from Ajay Thakur. In terms of players, Surrender Nada is the one defender who is the toughest to beat for a raider, along with being the best, he also covers up when his team falters.”
Talking about the impact of fitness in a 3-month long league, Rishank Devadiga, Captain, UP Yoddha, said, “Earlier the season was shorter, and the chances of injury were higher as players prove their mettle on the mat each day. With a 3-month long league, there is enough break period for players to rest and recuperate. The challenge in a longer league is the maintain a certain level of fitness consistently which is what we at UP Yoddha’s are training for.”
The inaugural ceremony of Season VI will be a star-studded affair, with eminent sports icons and film personalities expected to attend. Shruti Hassan and face of VIVO PKL in Tamil Nadu, Vijay Sethupathi will be seen cheering for their favourite teams along with fans on opening day.
In a first, to further build team affinity and fan loyalty, Star Sports has introduced invitational regional campaigns for key markets, Bengaluru Bulls – Bulls Gala Budhwaara (Wednesday), Telegu Titans – Titans Tho Tuesday and U Mumba – Saturday Night, U Mumba Chi Night, heralding the weekly team slots for the 3 squads.
Gearing up for the exhilarating matches across 13 weeks, the teams have been training fastidiously to prepare for a competitive season. With many firsts this season, the caravan will travel to Kochi for the play-offs and the grand finale will be held in Mumbai on the 5th of January, 2018.
From October 7th, 2018 to January 5th 2019, fans can catch each match LIVE, 7:30 pm onwards, on the Star Sports Network including the FTA channel Star Sports First, regional channel Star Sports 1 Tamil, in Kannada on Star Suvarna Plus, in Telugu on Star Maa Gold and Hotstar.
கிரிக்கெட் வீரர் மொயீன் அலியை “ஒசாமா” என்று விமர்சித்த விவகாரம் குறித்து ஆஸ்திரேலிய கிரிக்கெட் சங்கம் விசாரணை
இங்கிலாந்து கிரிக்கெட் வீரர் மொயீன் அலியை “ஒசாமா” என்று விமர்சித்த தங்கள் அணி வீரர் குறித்து ஆஸ்திரேலிய கிரிக்கெட் சங்கம் விசாரணை நடத்தி வருகிறது.
2015ல் ஆஷஸ் தொடரின் போது, தம்மை ஆஸ்திரேலிய வீரர் ஒருவர் ஒசாமா என்று அழைத்ததாகவும், இது ஆத்திரத்தை ஏற்படுத்தியதாகவும் மொயீன் அலி தனது சுயசரிதையில் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார்.
இந்த விவகாரத்தை தற்போது கையில் எடுத்துள்ள ஆஸ்திரேலிய கிரிக்கெட் சங்கம், தீவிரமாக விசாரிக்கப் போவதாகத் தெரிவித்துள்ளது. இதுபோன்று நடந்து கொள்ளும் வீரர்களை ஏற்றுக் கொள்ளப் போவதுமில்லை என்று ஆஸ்திரேலிய கிரிக்கெட் சங்கம் திட்டவட்டமாக கூறியுள்ளது