Here are all the major developments in Indian sports from August 9, 2022.
Former International athlete P. V. Kamaraj (68 years) passed away on Monday, after a massive heart attack. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
A native of Pudukottai, Kamaraj, who retired as Chief Reservations Officer of Southern Railways, was for the major part of his working life in Tiruchi before settling down in Chennai.
His major achievement was that he was part of the Indian 4x400m relay team that won bronze in the 1979 Asian championships in Tokyo.
As part of the Tamil Nadu team, Kamaraj has won a host of medals (including gold, silver and bronze) in 400m hurdles in National inter-state meets and Open Nationals from 1977-80. In fact, in the 1979 Hyderabad National Games, he won silver representing Tamil Nadu in 400m hurdles).
An NIS coach, Kamaraj has also been the coach of Tamil Nadu on a number of occasions.
Prime Volleyball League player registration opened
The registration for the Indian players to take part in the second edition of the RuPay-Prime Volleyball League, has opened. Players can visit Piston Des Sports website to register themselves for the auction, according to a release on Wednesday.
Joy Bhattacharjya, CEO, Prime Volleyball League said: “Last season we had 434 players register for the player auction and all 434 players went under the hammer. Those who missed registering last year have seen the league on television and media and have already been reaching out about the procedure and dates for season 2, so we are looking at a record number of players. The league has always been about the players, and we will continue to build on that.”
Tuhin Mishra, MD, Baseline Ventures, said: “The credit for the success of season 1 should go to the players, coaches, officials and the teams who trusted and supported us through the entire journey. The first season helped showcase the best Indian talent which enabled us to place 18 players in the Maldives league. We are in touch with some of the top scouts across the world who are eager to look at the top Indian talent we know.”
Sumit Nagal in second round
Sumit Nagal beat Dan Added of France 7-6(1), 6-3 to move into the pre-quarterfinals of the €45,730 Challenger tennis tournament on clay in Germany.
In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in Spain, Rutuja Bhosale beat her doubles partner Alexandra Osborne of Australia 7-6(5), 6-1 to make the pre-quarterfinals.