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On song Bhargav Vishal scalps six as Griffin Warriors register their first win of BSL 4

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What promised to be an exciting game of cricket turned out to be a one-sided affair through and through. Griffin Warriors went into this game desperately needing a win to keep their hopes alive of making it to the next round. Zombie Killers just needed a win to ensure they were well placed to move to the next round. By the end of the game, the tables had completely turned around. Griffin Warriors not only secured two points from the game but also managed to go from a negative run rate of -2.6115 to a healthy run rate of 0.3387 in one game. Such was the humiliating defeat that Zombie Killers suffered at the hands of Griffin Warriors.
Things started off well for Zombie Killers with their Captain winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Zombie Killers pinned their hopes on their seam attack to exploit the overcast conditions but underestimated the role that dew was about to play. A wet ball meant that the seamers could not do much with the ball and batsman found it easy with the ball …

Avinash, Gaurav help Centaurs clinch a thriller against Assault Ayyanars

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The first match of BSL's 4th Sunday was a mouth watering clash between table toppers The Centaurs (TCs) and the team ranked second on the 'Masters group' table Assault Ayyanars (AAs) and it definitely lived up to its billing. Both teams came into the match after recording confidence boosting victories in their last game and had won 2 out of 2 matches in the Master's group. Both teams were without some key men with the Assault Ayyanars missing mercurial all-rounder Kishore DK and The Centaurs missing their skipper and frontline fast bowler Bharath Sequeira. In Bharath's absence, the "wily old fox", BCG President, Prashanth Menon was leading The Centaurs.
Choosing to bat first on a wet early morning surface, The Centaurs started on the backfoot as they lost attacking opening batsman and last match's Man of the Match Raghuraman for a duck in the first over. Anand Velu, promoted up the order to No. 3, and Avinash BM responded with a couple of swashbuckling…

ISL 2017: Bengaluru FC score an easy 4-1 win over Delhi Dyanmos

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Bengaluru Fc off to a flying start in their opening season in the ISL. Defeated two of last year's semi-finalists in consecutive matches, that too in emphatic manner. The moment this game started, Bengaluru gave Delhi no chance whatsoever. Were always on the front foot and backed their good displays with a couple of goals in the first half from Erik Paartalu who scored two brilliantly headed goals . That lead was extended in the second with Lenny Rodrigues scoring a rare goal. The Dynamos got some luck late in the second half as they earned a penalty which Kalu Uche scored, but that small moment of happiness was cancelled out with Miku's stunning individual brilliance.



As the Club Award is evidently won by Bengaluru FC, the Swift Moment of the Match is handed to Lenny Rodrigues for his goal, which was Bengaluru's third. The Winning Pass of the Match is given to Harmanjot Khabra for setting up Paartalu's first goal of the game. While the Fittest Player of the Match is U…

BSL 4: Raghuraman's super knock helps Centaurs prevail over Sphinx Samaraveeras

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It was a must win game for the Sphinx Samaraveeras to keep their hopes alive in the tournament whereas the Centaurs were coming back from their victory against Ravana Sena.
In the absence of Bharath S the Centaurs skipper , the Centaurs were led by the wily old fox Prashant Menon.

The Centaurs won the toss and decided to bat first. It was a new opening combination for the Centaurs as it was Raghuraman who joined regular opener Avinash and both played themselves in on a tricky pitch and helped the Centaurs get a great start. Infact it was the best start for the Centaursand was going strong. The Sphinx captain Dilip tried his ace bowlers to get him a wicket. But the magic of Ankit, Rakesh, Karthik, or Bharat J didn't work. The Sphinx were able to keep a check on the run rate with some tight bowling by the spinners Nikhil and Bharat J. In search of the wicket, Dilip bought him self in and was eventually successful in breaking the 85 run first wicket partnership as he dismissed Avinash.…

Greenwood High International School wins Parikrma Champions League 2017

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Greenwood High International School beat Parikrma Centre for Learning in an intense final via penalty shootout and became the champions of Parikrma Champions League 2017. 


In the finals it was Parikrma who scored the first goal of the match, courtesy a goal from Banuprakash. But Greenwood High International School managed to score a goal in the extra time of the second half and took the game to a penalty shootout. It was Kunal who scored the equalizer goal for Greenwood and took the match to penalty shootout. And in the penalty shootout it was Greenwood who emerged victorious as the shootout resulted in favor of Greenwood as it ended 5-4. 
And in the EQUALITY PLATE FINALS, Vidyaniketan School beat Farook Higher Secondary School (Kerala) in penalty shootout after the regular time ended in a 1-1 draw between these two teams. 
PCL 2017 Awards:
Player of the Tournament - Vachas Reddy from Greenwood High International SchoolTop Scorer Thokchom Mangalsana Singh from Parikrma Centre for lea…

PCL 2017: Thokchom's double strike takes Parikrma to semis, while a hatrick from Senveer helps Farook School (Kerala) to enter the semis

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Day 2 of PCL 2017 turned out to be much more exciting and interesting as all the semifinalists have been confirmed after today's matches. 
In the first match of the day Parikrma beat Vidyaniketan 4-0 and advanced to the semifinals. Thokchom was the star for the hosts as he scored 2 goals while Yuvraj and Thomas too scored a goal each. Vidyaniketan did not have any answer or a way to beat past the defence of Parikrma
Meanwhile Senveer scored the first hatrick of PCL 2017 and guided Farook School, Kerala to a comfortable win against DPS, North. Romin Johnson was the other scorer for Farook when he scored the first goal of the match in the 4th minute of the match. 
Other Results:
KV (Hebbal) beat Gems Modern Academy (UAE) 2-0 (Goal scorers for KV: Pawan and Lokesh)
Greenwood High School beat Jain International Residential School 2-0 ( Goal scorer for Greenwood: Aarush (2 goals)
However the special attraction of the day was a girls football match between Parikrma School and Basawangud…

BSL 4: Zombie Killers vs Griffin Warriors Match Preview

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BSL-4 enters the business week of its Round 2 games and by the end of this week, most teams will know where they stand with respect to progressing into the semi-finals. The first match of the week is a very important one for both teams: Zombie Killers and Griffin Warriors. Griffin Warriors desperately need a win to keep any hopes alive of making into the next round as they have no wins to show from their first two games in Round 2. On the other hand, Zombie Killers have won 2 out of their 3 games in the tournament so far but by no measure have they performed at their best.

The stage is set for both teams to bring their A game on Saturday, and more importantly for the big guns in both teams to fire. Griffin Warriors will be banking on Nav Krishna, their most experienced player and mentor, to fire. Nikhil Virupakshi has been in good bowling form, but Griffin Warriors will need his big hitting too. Siddharth Varmen, the captain himself, will be eager to fire with both bat and ball and wil…

PCL 2017: Ranjith's brace helps Parikrma beat Takse International School (Sikkim) while DPS (North) and Vidyaniketan School register 5 goal victories

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In the first match of the day hosts, Parikrma thrashed Takse International School (Sikkim) 3-0. Ranjith A was the star for the hosts as it was his double strike which paved the way for Parikrma's win. Thomas was the other scorer for Parikrma.



Other Results:

Delhi Public School, North beat Vibgyor High School, Horamavu (5-0)

Vidyaniketan School beat St. Patricks’s High School (5-0)

Jain International Residential School beat Stonehill government school (3-0 in penalty shootout)

Greenwood High International School beat Ryan International School (1-0)

Gems  Modern Academy beat St. Aloysis High School (8-7 in  penalty shootout)

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hebbal beatSt. Joseph’s Boys High School (1-0)

Farook Higher Secondary School, Kerala beat Inventure Academy (4-3 in Penalty shootout)


PARIKRMA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2017: Most awaited inter-school football tournament of Bangalore is back

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The most awaited Inter-school football tournament in Bangalore is back and guess what, its even bigger this year. This year the tournament will witness schools from outside the city too.
Parikrma Champions League, a tournament which was started by Parikrma as they were not allowed to participate in various inter-school tournaments conducted by elite and prestigious schools in Bangalore has been a big hit right from its first year and has become one of the most popular and best inter-school tournaments in Bangalore. More over this is a tournament for the budding youngsters to showcase their talent that too on an International standard turf and in a stadium environment. 
After raising the bar for school football sport in the city the last few years, the Parikrma Champions League in association with the All India Football Federation and Karnataka State Football Association, a one-of-a-kind U-16 boys football tournament, is back with the 7th championship tournament and promises to be bigger…

CRICKET MUQABLA: Experience the unseen side of cricket !!!

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Rotaract Club of Bangalore Jayanagar and Rotaract Club of Peenya along with Samarthanam trust for the disabled will be conducting one of their landmark sports event 'CRICKET MUQABLA' which is an innovative cricket format.

The main aim of this event is to create an awareness about the abilities of people who are visually impaired and to break the mental barriers of the society by addressing the prejudice that believes otherwise, through the game of cricket.  Also the other objectives of this event includes:
Promoting sports as a career option for people with visual impairmentBuilding self confidence among people with visual impairmentIntegration of both abled and disabled bodies together, creating an environment to understand mutual strengths and challenges

CRICKET MUQABLAat a glance:
Its a combined cricket event where in people with and without visual impairment can take part. An estimated number of 50 teams are set to take part in this grand sporting event. This sporting event …

BSL 4: Centaurs end Ravana Sena's winning streak, Rising Phoenix and Assault Ayyannars register victories

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Centaurs end Ravana Sena's unbeaten run
The Centaurs playing their 1st match of the Masters League were up against Nishant led Ravana Sena. Before this match, Nishant had a unbeaten streak of 9 games as a captain and he wasn’t taking any chances for this match- having flown his mentor and batting main stay T.Velu from his Malaysian Vacation. It was going to be a contest between Centaurs bowling and Ravana Sena's batting. And, the Velu family was divided for once in their support.
Electing to bat, Centaurs managed to put on their best opening partnership so far with the return of Gaurav Bisht, who opened the innings with the ever reliable Avinash. They lost the 1st wicket at the score of 22 with Gaurav lobbing a dolly to Amith of M.Sadiq’s Bowling, Amith and Sadiq who opened the bowling for RS bowled a testing line. Avinash followed Gaurav back soon for an individual score of 11, bowled By Anuroop DP making a comeback after a long SOLO sojourn. Centaurs were 40/2 at that point.…

Ravin shines for Thundering Typhons, Assault Ayyannars win a thriller and Zombie Killers edge Villainous Vampires

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Ravin's half century steers Thundering Typhons
Thundering Typhons beat Rising Phoenix in a Do-or-die group encounter courtesy an unbeaten half century from its skipper Ravin. 
Electing to field first after winning the toss Thundering Typhons got of to a perfect start as their star all rounder Fahed removed the opener of Rising Phoenix in the first over of the match. Soon the 2nd wicket too fell when Rising Phoenix's team score was 10. Rising Phoenix kept on losing regular wickets and skipper Raghu who was looking good with the bat for the first time in BSL 4 was running short of partners. Finally after the fall of 5th wicket Raghu found an able partner in Harsh Mohan Gupta and both put on a partnership of 47 runs for the 6th wicket. Raghu was dismissed after a well made 50. Rising Phoenix ended their innings at 93 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. For Typhons pacers Fahed and Shashi picked up 2 wickets each, while Rana, Ashutosh and Soyeb picked up a wicket each. 

An…

Bengaluru Fc makes a grand entry into ISL 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Mumbai City FC

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It was a great debut for Bengaluru Fc as they beat Mumbai City FC 2-0 in their first ever ISL game. It was a brilliant show from the Bengaluru side as they dominated Mumbai City FC throughout the game. The first half was very much on a slower side as both the teams were trying to play safe although they were some very few brilliant gameplay from the hosts. 

The first half was a goalless affair, but the second half saw a completely different approach from the Bengaluru side as they were completely on the attack in the second half. The relentless attack from the Bengaluru side finally found success when their foreign import Edu Garcia managed to score the first goal for the Bengaluru side in the 67th minute of the match. This sparked off jubilant celebrations among the Bengaluru FC faithfuls who were right behind their team even before the game had begun. 
Bengaluru FC main man, Sunil Chhetri who was at his best as usual sealed the game for the team from the Garden city when he landed …

Bengaluru Fc all set to debut in Indian Super League 2017

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Garden city's very own football club Bengaluru Fc is all set to make their entry into the country's top football league, Indian Super League in this years edition. Thus the football loving people of Bengaluru can now be happy and relieved that they too have a club from their own city to support in the Indian Super League. Till the 2016 edition ISL was a 8 team affair with no team representing Bengaluru. But AIFF's decision to add 2 more teams to spice up the ISL meant Bengaluru and Jamshedpur will have their teams battling it out in 2017 edition of ISL.

Formed in 2012, Bengaluru Fc took the I-League (the topmost football league in India then) by storm. They went on to win it too in their debut season and also in 2015-16 season they were the champions. After dominating the I-League for 4 seasons, Bengaluru Fc are all set to debut in indian Super League (ISL) this year. This club from Bengaluru also became the first Indian club to play the AFC Cup final even-though the fina…

Next Gen of Karnataka Cricket !!!

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Karnataka has been a state which has contributed immensely to Indian cricket with many players. There was a time when more than 3-4 players in the playing 11 of the Indian team were cricketers from the state. Even though there are not many in Indian cricket team from the state currently, the state team has been doing really well in Ranji and other Inter-State tournaments.  And even now Karnataka has good depth of talented cricketers right from the junior most level.
Thus this article aims to throw light on 3 of the most consistent junior cricketers from Karnataka who has been performing very well in Inter state tournaments and even in Karnataka Premier League. These three will definitely make it big in Karnataka and Indian cricket if they continue their current form and learn from their mistakes.
1. NIKIN JOSE
Nikin is just 17 years of age but his game will definitely cause confusions in the minds of spectators as his game is very matured and classy. Nikin has been a popular name in j…

BSL 4: Victory matters !!!

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Thundering Typhons vs Rising Phoenix
18-11-2017, Saturday @ 7.30 am

An exciting encounter to begin 3rd weekend's action of BSL 4. Both these teams will be eager to bounce back from their defeats in their previous match. And being in Do-or-die group, both these teams have no time for relaxation and will be wanting to win all their remaining matches. TT's were pushed to the Do-or-die group by Drakon Force while it was Assault Ayyannnars who forced Rising Phoenix to the Do-or-die group.

For TT's, Fahed has been their most consistent batsman and will also want their keeper batsman Rishabh Krishna to bounce back from his failure in their previous match against Drakon force. Adarshanand too looked good with the bat for TT's in the last match. These 3 men will be the key men for TT's when it comes to their batting. The bowling attack of TT's has been inconsistent in the 2 matches they have played and this will be the main area TT skipper Ravin will hope for a big impro…