The 7th season of ISL to commence in Goa from November 21; training & rehabilitation in focus

"There will be a lot of challenges which we as a medical team will be facing"- Odisha FC physio, Firoz Shaikh.

The 7th season of Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21, is all set to be held in the sunny state of Goa, from the 21st of November and this league is scheduled to be hosted at 3 bio-secure venues across the state. These sites include like Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda), GMC Athletic Stadium (Bambolim) and Tilak Maidan Stadium (Vasco). The Sports Minister of Goa has assured that the ISL will be conducted as per the standard operating procedures and guidelines of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The matches will be held without spectators on ground, just like the ongoing IPL season.


Upcoming challenges for the medical team

According Odisha FC physio, Firoz Shaikh, the performances of the players in the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL) will be dependent upon training and rehabilitation. In a press release, Shaikh mentioned, "During this pandemic time, training and rehabilitation of players will decide their performance on the field."

He further added, "In OFC, we will be testing players using different software platforms and app to monitor their fitness level. Everyone at the club is contributing more time and dedication and we are certain about good performance by our players this season."

Shaikh also mentioned, "There will be a lot of challenges which we as a medical team will be facing. We have to be in the bio bubble throughout the season and follow the SOP which is set by the ISL management. Duration of lockdown was tough for players' fitness as they had limited access to fitness equipment, gym, grounds etc. We had given them specific plans of workout which they were following for eight weeks before they joined us in Goa."

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Extension granted to Mumbai lawyers to travel in local trains 'till further advice'

Mumbai locals might resume services for general passengers from December 15.

In a joint press-conference on Thursday, the Central and Western Railways have extended travel permissions granted to lawyers practicing in courts and registered clerks of advocated to travel in the local trains in Mumbai. These officials are now allowed to use the suburban transport system following the state established travel protocols, 'till further advice'. Earlier, on October 26, the Railways had permitted the lawyers to use the Mumbai locals on days of hearings, until November 23.

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From sipping on Pink Tea to strolling at MD, 6 reasons that make Lucknow winters much-awaited

Clearly, there are ample of reasons why we're obsessed with Lucknow ki sardi.

Winters are definitely our favourite when in Lucknow, given that the city catches a much-needed break after the sweltering summer months and this season brings along an array of things, to warm our hearts and souls. The chilly air brushing against our hair, warm kisses of the sun making up for it, foggy evenings amidst the backdrop of blurry lights, colliding heat of roadside bonfires, kadak adrak chai with toasted moongphali on the sides- we can go on forever! Clearly, there are ample of reasons why we're obsessed with Awadh's winter season but we have come down to 6 of the best ones.

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In view of intense lock-ins and traffic jams at Kanpur's prominent intersections, a report, proposing constructions of flyovers at Vijayanagar, Fazal Ganj, Govindpuri Jaipuria school crossing was filed at the Madalyukta. However, the conclusive analysis of a survey reveals that there is no need to build a flyover at the Fazalganj intersection if there is one us at Vijayanagar. Conducted on the proposal of a district MP, this Mandalyukta survey has paved the way for the beautification and widening of the intersection to declutter roads. A proposal in this regard will be floated at the Mandalyukta soon.

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Covid-19 recoveries supersede fresh tallies in Mumbai

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Mumbai's daily coronavirus statistics have brought a huge respite from the active spread of COVID-19 infection in the city. Superseding the number of 876 confirmed cases, recoveries in the city boomed close to a double 1694 cases on Thursday. Though the tallies have shot up drastically after the low-negative-plunge on Wednesday, Mumbai's healing trends guard the city from the suspected 'second wave'.

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