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Jaipur's SMS Stadium gears up to host international cricket matches after 8 years!

Cricket fans in Jaipur are in luck, for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has chosen the Pink City to host a string of upcoming matches, including international events too. As per reports, Jaipur is one of the locations to have found a place in the BCCI's schedule of four Tests, three one-day internationals (ODIs) and 14 T20Is, slated to begin on November 17. Reportedly, Jaipur is all set to witness international matches after a long halt of 8 years.

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3 shooters from Jaipur to be a part of the Indian contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

With high aspirations of adding glory to the city's name, 3 shooters from Jaipur will be participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which is all set to start on July 23. While Apurvi Chandela and Divyansh Singh Panwar will take part in the 10-metre Air Rifle event, Avani Lekhara (Para) will mark the nation's presence in 50-metre Air Rifle. Aiming to win gold medals for the country, the three athletes will be shooting at the Asaka Shooting Range.

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Rajasthan's first hockey academy for tribal children to come up in THIS city!

In a new initiative, the Tribal Regional Welfare Minister of the Rajasthan government, declared that the state will soon be gifted with a new hockey academy for tribal children. Being the first facility of its kind in the territory, this upcoming hockey centre in Udaipur will cater to a number of chosen players from the tribal community.

As per reports, it is expected that the institute will be inaugurated on World Tribal Day, which falls on 9 August. Notably, reports state that the selection process which began in the middle of last week, will be continued till tomorrow.

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Golfer Khushi Khanijau makes Jaipur proud!

All set to mark her entry in Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour, Jaipur Player Khushi Khanijau has brought laurels to the state and her family. Conducted under the leadership of the Women's Golf Association of India, this tour has selected a number of top golf players who will take part in a string of games. Daughter of a golf coach and a businessman of pharmaceutical products, Khushi is brimming with aspirations of a bright future!

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Jaipur Polo Season brings back 16-goal game to the city, after two decades

With the advent of the Covid-19 vaccine and controlled positive cases in Rajasthan, the long-awaited Jaipur Winter Polo Season finally kicked off today at the State Polo Club in the city. As per reports, the 61st cavalry ground will be an added location for the tournaments besides RPC. Starting a month later than the slated timeline, the polo season is scheduled for a period of four weeks and will end on February 28.

16-goal polo tournament makes a comeback after 20 years!

Reportedly, a polo player informed that the pinnacle point for the season is the 16-goal Jaipur open tournament, that's being organised from February 15-21. The tournament would witness the players competing against each other for the coveted Sawai Bhawani Singh Jaipur Cup. It would be after two decades that a 16-goal tournament will be played in Jaipur, the last game was played during the India Open Championship in 2001. In the last few years, the 14-goal Sirmour cup was the highest handicap event which would be held from February 8-14 this year.

The season would be initiated with the 10-goal Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Gold Vase tournament slated to be held from February 1-7. Subsequently, the 6-goal Kota Cup and the 10-goal Rajmata Gayatri Devi Memorial Cup would be played from February 8-21 & February 22-28 respectively. The season would also witness exhibition matches like Padmini Devi Jaipur International Shield 13, Prithvi Singh Bariya Cup 20 amongst others.

Special Ladies' Polo Match to be held on February 27

The last Jaipur Polo season included a Ladies' polo match for encouraging girls and women towards the sport of horse polo. Given its success in the previous year and the high enthusiasm amongst the players, the event held under the name of Princess Diya Kumari Foundation Ladies' Polo would be repeated on February 27 this time.

Participation by top polo players in various tournaments

As suggested by the reports, amongst the most appreciated players participating in the season this year will be Argentina's Juan Augustine Garcia Grossi, Manuel Fernandez Llorente, Simran Singh Shergill, Abhimanyu Pathak, Danniel Otamendi, Lt. Col Vishal Chauhan, Dhruvpal Godara, Col Ravi Rathore, Siddhant Sharma, Padmanabh Singh, Samir Suhag, Syed Shamsheer Ali, Syed Hamza Ali, Salim Azmi, Angad Kalaan, Lt. Col. Arjun Patil, Syed Basheer Ali Lokendra Rathore, Gaurav Sahgal, Col. Navjit Singh Sandhu, Naveen Singh and some officers from the Indian Army.