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Kohli jumps to 16th, Vijay 28th in ICC rankings

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Dubai: Riding on his twin centuries in the first Test against Australia, India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has jumped 11 places to be 16th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings while in-form Murali Vijay also gained eight places.

Kohli has been rewarded with 85 ratings points for hitting 115 and 141 in the Adelaide Test. The 26-year-old Kohli dropped to 26th following the conclusion of the series against England in August.

He now trails South Africa’s Faf du Plessis by four ratings points, while 14th-ranked New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is 14 ratings points ahead.

The 30-year-old Vijay, who scored 53 and 99, jumped eight places to 28th position. He can potentially move ahead of 24th-ranked Sarfraz Ahmed, whom he trails by 21 points, depending on how he performs in the second Test in Brisbane starting Wednesday.

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara comfortably sits on top of the batting table.

Australia’s David Warner and Steven Smith have achieved career-best rankings following stellar performances in the first Test against India, which the home side won by 48 runs to go 1-0 up in the four-match Test series.

Warner, who scored 145 and 102, has moved up two places to a career-high fourth place. In the process, the left-handed opener has also recorded his career-best rating of 880. With the batting form he displayed in Adelaide, Warner has a further chance to move up the order as he trails South Africa’s second-ranked AB de Villiers by eight points.

Smith’s 162 not out and 52 not out has put him inside the top 10 for the first time in his career. He has gained five places to a career-high eighth position to become Australia’s second-highest ranked batsmen, leapfrogging Michael Clarke (12th).

Smith is now two ratings points clear of England’s Joe Root and 27 points adrift of Pakistan’s seventh-ranked Younus Khan. Smith’s current 791 points are also his best to date as the Adelaide Test earned him 61 points.

In the rankings for Test bowlers, Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has returned to the top 20 after the match figures of 12 for 286, including seven for 152 in the second innings, to gain four places that has put him in 19th position. Lyon had slipped out of the top 20 following the series in the UAE, but he now has 17th ranked Junaid Khan of Pakistan firmly within his sights who is just 19 points ahead.

Australia’s Ryan Harris has slipped from second position to fourth, which has moved Rangana Herath and Mitchell Johnson up by one place each. Johnson now leads his new ball partner by three points but trails the Sri Lanka off-spinner by 16 points.

The bowling table is headed by South African Dale Steyn.

Meanwhile, Harris has swapped places with teammate Shane Watson in the rankings for all-rounders and is now in sixth spot. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is the top-ranked ranked all-rounder.

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Skilled committee ready with blueprint of Nationwide Sports activities Training Board.

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An skilled committee of the ministry of youth affairs and sports activities is prepared with the blueprint of a Nationwide Sports activities Training Board (NSEB) which can provide sports-related topics apart from the common curriculum with faculties having the choice to affiliate to this board solely or along with different boards.

The proposed NSEB will provide college students curriculum to go Class X and XII Boards with sports-related topics together with the traditional ones on provide at current. The Board will provide choices like deferred exams and adaptability, which is given to established gamers at current and to not aspiring athletes. The core curriculum might be based mostly on the brand new Nationwide Curriculum Framework which is within the making. The ten-member panel, arrange in January 2020, is giving remaining touches to the report and its suggestions are more likely to be submitted to the federal government by finish of November.

The proposed NSEB will provide college students curriculum to go Class X and XII Boards with sports-related topics together with the traditional ones on provide at current. The Board will provide choices like deferred exams and adaptability, which is given to established gamers at current and to not aspiring athletes. The core curriculum might be based mostly on the brand new Nationwide Curriculum Framework which is within the making. The ten-member panel, arrange in January 2020, is giving remaining touches to the report and its suggestions are more likely to be submitted to the federal government by finish of November.

The committee has drawn from the expertise in different nations like Russian and German mannequin of sports activities schooling in faculties. It additionally carried out a survey protecting 1,900 respondents from throughout 20 states/ UTs and greater than 75 cities. In response to the committee, the present challenges in sports activities schooling in India included time administration, monetary constraints and lack of sports-related infrastructure. The survey discovered that solely 5-10% of sportspersons have accessibility to bodily schooling academics, coaches and different services pertaining to their sport of alternative.
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