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TECHNOLOGY– a thing without which our life is incomplete. Our present generation cannot imagine anything without technology. How about sports? Are sports possible without technology? Well, nowadays, sports do everything with its help. A technology helps transform a sport from the better to the best.

Technology made this possible!

You might have heard about Donald Lippincott, the fastest man in the world 100 years back who ran a 100-meter race in 10.6 seconds and also about Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the present era with a time lapse of 9.58 seconds. So, how are we able to differentiate between these two? We got to know this accurate time through the technology.

Oh! Is this also a kind of sport?

Everything ranging from the clothes, the sports persons wear to the training they get, that all is technical. Technology facilitates accuracy in the decision making. Hey, readers! I hope you all will agree upon the fact that if there would be no technology, I don’t think we would have known that such a wide variety of sports do exist in our society.

Have a Happy time at your home.

No need for you to go to the stadium and sit there for hours while watching the game in such a scorching heat. Why go there, when you can see the sport live and that too with much close up at your home with your air conditioners on? All this has become possible with the help of the technology. Through the working of the satellites, you can now watch live streaming sports on your laptops and television.

Yes! You can expect much from Technology.

The sports-fans now expect the technology to take all the decisions. For example, you might have noticed this while watching the game of Cricket. Whenever the batsman gets out, even after the decision taken by the umpire it is confirmed by the technology/ tracking software whether it is an out or not out.

On Concluding,

The contribution of the technology to the sports is marvelous. It can’t be listed or talked in a few pages or words. Sports would not have come such a long way without the support of the technology. Ranging from the small lights in a stadium to the satellites in the space for broadcasting the sports live coverage. Technology has been always acting as a pillar.

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Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that every Ranji Trophy game be played on two different pitches to prepare a better Test team for overseas assignments.

He also suggested that bilateral Test series could be made more engaging by having back-to-back home-and-away rubbers so that the strength of two teams remains mostly constant but the varying conditions pose a bigger challenge.

“I have thought a lot about neutral venues in Ranji Trophy [which is being tried this season],” Tendulkar said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in Delhi. “I have a suggestion which can be radical. When we go to places like Australia, New Zealand, West Indies and South Africa, we play with Kookaburra balls which swing
early. Think about a young Ranji batsman playing with SG Test ball in India and then facing difficulty overseas.

“Let us have the first innings on a greentop with Kookaburra balls, which would give openers a challenge. Even the bowlers will have something. Our spinners will also learn how to bowl with the Kookaburra on greentops.”

“Now let there be a pitch adjacent to the greentop which would be a rank turner. Now the second innings will be played on that track with the SG Test ball which would also help our batsmen play against quality spin bowling. We have been too focussed on playing pace in overseas conditions but we should not forget how to play spin bowling.”

Tendulkar felt the use of two different pitches and two different balls would nullify the toss factor.

“A captain would start thinking that winning the toss will give him only 10 percent advantage that is his right to choose first,” he said. “But if he chooses to bowl on greentop he should remember that he would need to bat on a turner in the fourth innings.”

Source : PTI & ESPN

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board has fined two cricketers for entertaining females in the hotel rooms. This is a serious breach of discipline considered by the Cricket Board of Bangladesh. They have been fined around $15000 for breaching the discipline during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League 20-20 tournament.

The BCB has not given reason why these two players have been fined but the Prothom Daily has reported that they had taken female guests to their rooms during the tour. As a national players they have been reminded their duty and have also been warned that any repetition of similar acts of indiscretion in the future will result in harsher penalty.

The BPL is similar like Indian Cricket League and there were some allegations made for match fixing which prompted the authorities to suspend the meet for 2 years and in the current 7 franchises are playing in the current edition which also have Chris Gayle from West Indies, Shahid Afridi from Pakistan and Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka.

This time the BCB has imposed highest fines on the Bangladeshi players on disciplinary grounds. In case of Al- Amin’s he will have to pay 50% of his total BPL contract money and in case of Barisal Bulls he will have to pay 30% of his payment from the Rajshahi Kings.

And not just this BCB has also fined Sabbir and Afghan cricketer Mohammad Shahzad 15% of their match fees over in field bust up. Shahzad is even banned for two matches because he nudged Sabbir with the bat when he was celebrating his dismissal during a match.

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Mahender Singh Dhoni seems to be happy with a biopic movie made on him and convinced with the actor Sushant Singh Rajput who has played his role in the movie. The promos seems promising that we will see the real journey of MS Dhoni.

Mahinder Singh Dhoni told that he conveyed to the director Neeraj Pandey during the conceptual phase that he should not be glorified instead the movie should focus on his journey, the struggle which he has done in his life to achieve what he is today and decision making process.

He was in the United States along with his wife Sakshi and film producer Arun Pandey to promote his movies which will be released on 30th September. Dhoni told many things about his life when he used to live in a small town and his journey from there to being the most respected captain of Indian cricket team.

He also further explained that he clearly told the director that being a person who likes to live in present, it was difficult for him to go back into his life and narrate his story for the movie but when he saw the unedited version of the movie for the first time, he was in his past again as memories of his childhood, where he lived and how he played flooded his mind. His all memories became fresh.

He said that it was nice to be in the past for a moment and he get a view of what others think about him. He had never talked to his parents about cricket and it was nice to get a glimpse of what they really thought about him.

When he was asked that whether he was worried about how the world will perceive him as a human being and cricketer after watching the movies he replied that he was little worried when initially the concept of the film came but one they were in, he was not worried about it as he was just narrating his side of the story.

He shared some moments from his cricket career life that had a huge impact on him. He told that when the Indian cricket team loses the 2007 World Cup the reactions of cricket fans against him and the team had a great impact on him also it was the turning point of his life.

He said that in India when the team loses a cricket match, they are perceived as those people who have committed a crime or terrorists. After losing the 2007 World cup fans even pelted stones at his residence.

Dhoni feels that merely ploughing money into sports does not translate into medals for the country and investment is needed over a period of time in the form of parents and schools encouraging children to take up sports and achieve something in Sports World.

He was at the promotional even of his film in New York where he concluded his event with the following statement “I think it is very important for parents and schools to push (their children) for sports and promote sports. That is how you will bring medals when it comes to games such as the Olympics. Money doesn’t directly get you medals. Cannot be result oriented alone, you have to work over a period of time and educate people.”