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Lot to learn from India: Mahela Jayawardene

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Kolkata: Praising India for their clinical performance in the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series, Sri Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene Wednesday said there was a lot to learn from the hosts.

The elegant batsman also praised India’s stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, saying he has brought his batting aggression to his captaincy.

“One has to give credit to India. They are playing good cricket, be it batting, bowling or fielding. We can learn a lot from them. How they gelled as a team, handled pressure, specially in the powerplays,” Jayawardene said ahead of Thursday’s match at the Eden Gardens here.

India has taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

Jayawardene is confident that much like his batting, Kohli will be a successful captain too.

“Virat has just started but has had a great start. He takes the aggression in his batting to his captaincy. We will have to wait and see how he fares in the long run. It will be unfair to make a comment now. But I am sure he will succeed in his leadership role as well,” added Jayawardene.

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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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