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Captaining Test team massive moment for me: Virat Kohli

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Kolkata: An excited Virat Kohli rates the chance to captain India in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane as a “massive moment” in his life, saying that he would focus on how to win the match rather than on individual contributions.

“It is a massive moment for me to lead the Test team in Australia,” Kohli told reporters at the Eden Gardens here Wednesday on the eve of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka.

It will also be Kohli’s first Test as India skipper with regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni unavailable following a right thumb injury. Dhoni is expected to lead India from the second Test in the four-Test series Down Under.

Kohli said he had lot of plans for Australia.

“I am very excited. The focus will be on how to win the match and not on individual contributions. For instance, someone scoring 30 can also make the difference between winning and losing.”

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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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