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Second Test: India slump to 157/7 versus Australia

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Brisbane: A dismal batting performance by the Indians saw them collapsing to 157 for seven, leading by just 60 runs, at lunch on day four of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Saturday.

It all went wrong for the Indians on the fourth morning.

Overnight batsman Shikhar Dhawan (batting 41) was injured after he was hit on the wrist while batting in the nets and didn’t come out to bat.

Cheteshwar Pujara (43) came out to bat with Virat Kohli (1) and things just kept getting worse for the Indians after that.

Kohli never seemed prepared and was very tentative and was ultimately castled by Mitchell Johnson, who drew first blood.

Johnson was all over India after that; bowling with pace and menace on a pitch that was beginning to get a little difficult to bat on.

India went from 71 for one to 87 for five, to all but hand Australia the match.

There were a couple of short partnerships between Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin (19) and Pujara and the returning Dhawan, but nothing substantial enough to stem the tide of Australian dominance.

Johnson was back at his best, with Shane Watson and the five-wicket hero from the first innings — debutant pacer Josh Hazlewood right on the money too.

Mitchell Starc was a little wayward as always, but bowled a good ball to get Ashwin out.

That decision looked a little iffy, as did Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s lbw.

India, meanwhile, came out with a statement complaining about the practice nets, which they feel have been uneven. The Indians said that they had been requesting for fresh pitches for the last two days, but they had only got used pitches to practice on.

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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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