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Indian women team skipper Mithali Raj shows mirror to Virat Kohli

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Contrary to the men’s cricket team that decided against playing any warm-up fixtures in the run-up to the ongoing Test rubber against South Africa, the Indian women team skipper Mithali Raj on Tuesday insisted on playing a few practice games ahead of the limited overs series against the South African women.

The women’s squad will tour South Africa for a three-match ODI series, which starts at Kimberly on February 5, followed by a five-match T20 series beginning on February 13 at Potchefstroom. The team will fly on Thursday.


Asked whether going early to South Africa will help, Mithali said: “We had (also) gone early for the World Cup in England (last year) to get acclimatised.”

“It helps (because) we try and organise practice games…get used to the bounce, because normally you don’t get to see that bounce in sub-continental wickets and the lateral movement which we are probably expecting, because this time we are playing with two new balls,” she told reporters.

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“This is our first international tournament where we will be playing with two new balls.

So it is important, we are going early so that we get used to these conditions,” the 35-year-old batswoman added.

Conceding that the tour won’t be easy for her team, Mithali urged her girls to start fresh during the tour.

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“I would tell the young girls to start fresh, it is an important tour and it is not going to be easy, because we have played South Africa before, we have toured South Africa for the quadrangular series.

“The South Africa team is a very good side and we have seen in the World Cup, they almost made it to the finals, so it’s going to be competitive cricket and it will test each and every player,” she said.

The women’s team coach Tushar Arothe also pointed out at the importance of getting used to the conditions ahead of the crucial rubber.

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“We need to get acclimatised, that is very important, and are playing a couple of practice games before the first ODI. We went to the World Cup 10 days early….which helped us,” Arothe said.

India will play the opening two ODIs at Kimberley on February 5 and 7 before moving to Potchefstroom for the third 50-over game on February 10.

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Potchefstroom will also host the first T20I on February 13 while the second T20I will be played on February 16 in East London.

The third game will be played in Johannesburg on February 18 while the final two T20Is will be played at Centurion (February 21) and Cape Town (February 24).

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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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