Archive for the Sports Category

November 13, 2020

Cricket coach Peter Fernandez recalls coaching IPL star bowler Varun

Cricket coach Peter Fernandez recalls coaching IPL star bowler Varun

Senior cricket coach Peter Fernandez, a resident of K. B. Dasan Road played a crucial role as a coach in the formative years of the current IPL star and ‘mystery’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Varun’s IPL show got him selected for […]

September 26, 2020

Three Mylapore Club members launch shuttle academy in R. A. Puram

Three Mylapore Club members launch shuttle academy in R. A. Puram

When S. P. Nagarajan was looking for a place where his young son could play shuttle during the pandemic, he reached out to Fire Ball Academy in R. A. Puram,  one of the oldest private shuttle academies in the city. […]

July 4, 2020

Senior cricket umpire Ramji muses on lockdown times, league matches

Senior cricket umpire Ramji muses on lockdown times, league matches

It has been quite a challenging four months of Lockdown for 74 year old TNCA umpire and committee member S Ramji. He has been in the umpiring committee for the last two decades and is the one who posts umpires […]

April 15, 2020

He was about to umpire in IPL 2020. Now, Madanagopal spends lockdown time debating cricket decisions, online

He was about to umpire in IPL 2020. Now, Madanagopal spends lockdown time debating cricket decisions, online

Six years after his previous stint as a fourth umpire, former South Zone cricketer 45 year old J. R. Madanagopal, was all set to make a re-entry into the IPL this year. The IPL call came on the back of […]

April 14, 2020

Teenager Chandomaye is bending the football in Mylapore. Dreams of being a coach.

Teenager Chandomaye is bending the football in Mylapore. Dreams of being a coach.

For 19 year old Chandomaye, a footballer the terrace of her home in Pitchu Pillai Street in Mylapore is now her training space. With videos playing on a small screen to guide her, the youngster is sweating it out daily. […]

December 9, 2019

Mylapore Club’s Anupama bags clutch of trophies in snooker, billiards tourney

Mylapore Club's Anupama bags clutch of trophies in snooker, billiards tourney

Anupama Ramachandran recently swept a clutch of trophies in snooker and billiards tournaments. This Mylapore Club player won the sub junior snooker and billiards, the junior snooker and billiards, and the titles for women snooker and for billiards in the […]

November 1, 2019

Chess training programme for children

Emmanual Chess Centre is conducting a year long chess training programme for children aged 5 to 14 years at Russian Cultural Centre, Alwarpet. A new batch starts on Nov. 2. FIDE trainer Dr. Ebenezer Joseph will lead the training session. […]

October 26, 2019

Keen to run short marathon? Join this Alwarpet group

Have you wondered if you could take a shot at a marathon? The short marathon for starters? If you are serious about it, here is an opportunity to prepare for a run two months later. A group of runners who […]

October 11, 2019

Mylapore Club hosts all-India ladies snooker tourney from Oct.13

Mylapore Club hosts all-India ladies snooker tourney from Oct.13

The Mylapore Club is organising a first of its kind all-India ladies invitation snooker tournament at the club premises between October 13 and 19. The tourney will be inaugurated on October 12 at 6:30p.m. The hosts say this is the […]

July 31, 2019

Sudoku tourney: At Mylapore Club on Aug 3

The Mylapore Club’s Bril City School Students Sudoku tournament (Justice K. N. Kumaraswamy Rolling Trophy) for classes VII to XI will be held on Aug 3 at the club’s premises at 39, Luz Church Road, Mylapore. For details contact 24995315, […]

June 8, 2019

Longterm cricket coaching at St Bede’s Sports Foundation

Chennai St. Bede’s Sports Foundation is conducting a nine-months long cricket coaching camp at the St. Bede’s playground in Mylapore. The camp begins from June 8 to February 29, 2020 for boys in the age group of 6 to 19 years, states C. […]

April 18, 2019

Tamilnadu Billiards and Snooker Association has moved to Mandaveli

The Tamilnadu Billiards and Snooker Association, which functioned out of Gopalapuram, has now shifted to Devanathan Street, Mandaveli. The association was registered as a society on July 2, 1981. The founder president was G. Narasimhan, founder of The Hindu. It […]

April 1, 2019

Scale new heights at this adventure zone

Scale new heights at this adventure zone

Fit Rock Arena, an indoor bouldering gym in R. A. Puram, was started a year back by Shyam Sundar. An engineer by profession and a rock climber by passion, Shyam Sundar, initiated this concept in Chennai with his second branch […]

March 19, 2019

Local cycling team wins laurels at randonneuring competition

Local cycling team wins laurels at randonneuring competition

At the Fleche Velocio cycling competition held during the last week of February, the members of the Mylai Midhivandi Kuzhu, a Mandavelipakkam based club, became the first team in India to cycle 363 kms on a fixed gear bike. Dinesh […]

March 13, 2019

Cricket enthusiasts eagerly watch Australia-India match even as Panguni fest spirit spreads

Cricket enthusiasts eagerly watch Australia-India match even as Panguni fest spirit spreads

Cricket draws people to TV sets wherever they are. Even as the Panguni festival spirit floats around Sri Kapali Temple, cricket enthusiasts, some twenty of them were watching the fifth one-day match between Australia and India at Pixel Service Centre […]

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