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Mumbai wins Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy of Cricket

Mumbai has won the Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy in the All India invitation cricket tournament.

In the final match played at Chennai, they defeated Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Districts (TNCA) XI team by six wickets.

Mumbai in the chase had scored 166 runs for four in 45.2 overs against TNCA XI team which had made 163 all out in 74 overs.

Mumbai’s Herwadkar (108 runs) and Tare (53 runs) helped them to be victorious. Mumbai’s Surya Kumar Yadav was adjudged as the Man of the Series.

Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy: The memorial trophy has been named after Mothavarapu Buchi Babu Naidu (1868–1908) who is considered as father of South Indian cricket. It is an annual cricket tournament.

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Union Government recognizes Yoga as Sports discipline

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to recognize Yoga as a sports discipline and place it in the Priority category.

This decision was taken by Ministry while reviewing and revising the categorization of various Sports disciplines.

Other decisions

  • The sport of Fencing was upgraded from Others to General category based on the major past performance at international events.
  • University Sports have been placed in the Priority category.
  • The scale of financial assistance admissible to each category was conveyed to IOC and all recognized National Sports Federations on 23rd March, 2015.
  • General category of sports disciplines shall be retained. This category will have sports disciplines which have been included in mega events like Olympics/Asian Games/Common Wealth Games (CWG) etc.
  • General category sports will also include sports hich have obtained a ranking upto 8th in individual events and upto 10th in team events in Olympics/CWG/Asian Games.

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Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba wins women’s marathon at World Athletics Championships

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba has won the gold medal in the women’s marathon event at the World Athletics Championships 2015 held in Beijing, China.

She won the women’s marathon by finishing it in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Kenya’s Helah Kiprop (2:27:36) won the silver medal and Eunice Kirwa (2:27:39) of Bahrain won bronze medal in this event.

With this victory, Dibaba became first Ethiopian female to win the marathon event at the world championships.

Women’s world 4×400 metres relay

Jamaica has won the gold medal in the women’s world 4×400 metres relay event of World Athletics Championships 2015.

Jamaican team comprising of Novlene Williams-Mills (Anchor leg), Christine Day, Shericka Jackson and Stephenie Ann McPherson clocked 3 minutes, 19.13 seconds to win the race.

United States (clocking 3:19.44) won the silver medal in this event and Britain (3:23.62) won the bronze medal.

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