Terming the earlier

Terming the earlier court verdict biased.

There was heavy police presence at the area.Is our party also present in videsh? the Vijender Singh-Zulipikaer Maimaitiali fight could easily have had a different outcome. Below the belt After multiple offences earlier in the fight Zulipikaer was finally docked a point for a low blow in the sixth round Without the deduction the scorecard would’ve read 96-94 95-95 and 95-95; a majority draw The Chinese got off the hook in the ninth round for yet another punch below the belt that could easily have been penalised The slip that wasn’t The sixth round also saw Vijender go to his knees from a left hook and a jab to the head Weirdly enough the referee dismissed it as a slip motioning Zulipikaer to move away and restarting the action Had it been ruled a knockdown Zulipikaer would have negated the docked point to get level on the scorecard With the Chinese seizing initiative thereafter a case could also have been made for either of the final two rounds to be ruled a rare 10-8 Holding on While Zulipikaer’s effective fighting on the inside had troubled Vijender for the entirety of the fight the Indian was outclassed in the endgame Almost out on his feet Vijender would retreat and then fall onto a rushing Zulipikaer — initiating 28 clinches in the final two rounds The WBO rules recognise “excessive holding the opponent or maintaining a clinch” as a common foul that could be cause for penalty or disqualification However like with almost every other rule the subjectivity blurs the line between fair and foul At Goyat-Tanada Duel All ‘Home’ Officials Well at least the fight had ring officials from neutral countries The Neeraj Goyat-Allan Tanada WBC Asia Welterweight title bout was presided upon by judges Ajay Negi Anil Sharma Rohit Shokeen and referee Brij Mohan The otherwise tight contest saw a surprisingly lopsided 119-109 119-109 118-110 decision in favour of the Indian The WBC championship rules state that the judges and referees “should be from countries neutral to the boxers” unless due to an agreement between the boxers or economic or extraordinary circumstances Col Damrong Simakajornboon WBC Asia executive secretary was unaware of any such agreements when contacted by The Indian Express How to Score a Pro Boxing Bout For a sport called the ‘sweet science’ professional boxing leaves a lot of room for subjectivity Home advantage in scoring has come to be acceptable and fighters are trained to remember not to leave the decision in the hands of the judges China’s Zulipikaer Maimaitiali thus should have no reason to feel hard done by Vijender Singh’s narrow win in Mumbai Pro-boxing matches are scored round by round but there is no precise rule book The fighter who wins the round gets 10 points and the fighter who loses gets nine (A one-sided 10-8 round is also possible but extremely rare) The referee can take points away for holding low blows or knockdowns Judges are known to focus on four categories: clean punches effective aggression defence and ring generalship; all but one of which are extremely vaguely defined For example ‘ring generalship’ is a phrase used to justify the judging of rounds based on who is walking in which direction On a given day a fighter could lose a round for retreating or not taking initiative On another day he could be rewarded for good backing up effective defence and evasion How do you judge who wins a close round which had no knockdowns or fouls You just do Rule of thumb is whichever fighter you would not have wanted to be in a given round probably lost the round But that is again open to interpretations There’s no DRS in pro-boxing… yet Till that time hometown fighters champions and fighters with bigger reputations will continue to have an easier time with the judges For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rohit Mundayur | Published: August 10 2017 10:09 pm Pink Panthers were saved only by the fact that the clock stops ticking after the 40th minute Related News “Our coach makes all the strategies” said Jaipur Pink Panthers captain Manjeet Chillar with a beaming Balwan Singh sitting beside him “He has been a great player for the country and has also been associated with the national team for a long time now Whatever he says we follow” On Thursday those strategies came to fruition for the Pink Panthers They took a stranglehold on their match against Puneri Paltan unbeaten till then this season and never let go It was their first win of the season and the score was 28-30 Chillar was a tour de force in the team’s defence managing seven tackle points out of his total of nine But the Pink Panthers were saved only by the fact that the clock stops ticking after the 40th minute For Puneri Paltan were on their way back in the latter stages of the second half The first stage of this attempted comeback was almost single handedly championed by Sandeep Narwal He managed a Super Raid in the 10th minute of the second half and then takes a point in his next to bring Jaipur on the brink of an all out But Jaipur held their own Manjeet Chillar led a depleted defence to take as many points as possible and soon they were ahead by seven points On the other end Deepak Niwas Hooda and Rajesh Mondal who were the architects of their win against Bengaluru Bulls last week were unable to make an impact Hooda was forthcoming about it “I do take responsibility for this loss” he said in the post match press conference “Their defence was good today but I also made a lot of mistakes today” The second comeback came in the next and the last five minutes of the match This time though it was more of a team effort with Rohit Kumar Choudary managing successful raids and the defence acting up Soon they reduced the seven point gap to three and in the last seconds of the match Sandeep Narwal went in to raid He had both his hands outstretched Two raiders remained in the Jaipur half and both kept their distance He still managed a point but it was not enough The final whistle blared and Puneti Paltan remained two points behind agonisingly close to becoming the only team other than Patna Pirates to have won their first three matches this season For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Pallekele | Updated: August 24 2017 10:10 am Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is Sri Lanka’s senior-most bowler in the ODI series (PTI Photo) Related News Lasith Malinga put a blue plastic marker at yorker length and went full tilt ‘Laying down the marker’ to achieve the desired length is a common method for the fast bowlers But Malinga’s training session at the Pallekele International Stadium on Wednesday ahead of the second ODI exuded a sort of match intensity From a distance of about 75 yards it felt like it was a desperate attempt to find those yorkers again Sri Lanka’s senior-most bowler a limited-overs legend has looked a pale shadow of his former self ever since his return to the ODIs following an 18-month knee injury lay-off Batters used to dread his yorkers earlier Now they sometimes take the mickey out of him like Virat Kohli did in the penultimate over of the first ODI in Dambulla It was Malinga’s 200th ODI and he conceded 52 runs in eight overs without a wicket Dambulla wasn’t a case in isolation Between his ODI debut in July 2004 and November 2015 when he suffered a bone bruise on his left knee Malinga had 291 wickets in 191 matches including seven five-fors Over the past three-and-a-half months after his return the fast bowler who will turn 34 on Monday has only seven scalps in nine matches with an average of 6171 His career average is 2857 Faced with questions related to Malinga’s waning prowess Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas tried to put things in perspective “Since the Champions Trophy Lasith had nine catches dropped off his bowling So his stats would look differently (without those dropped catches) The game against Pakistan (in the Champions Trophy) we could have won it easily if we held those catches” Three catches were dropped off Malinga’s bowling in that win-or-bust game that saw Pakistan scrape through to the knockouts and go on to win the tournament In his first over Danushka Gunathilaka grassed Azhar Ali with the batsman yet to open his account But the slips towards the back end of the innings proved more costly Chasing 237 for victory Pakistan were 193/7 after 38 overs when Malinga returned for his third spell Third ball of the over was slower on the middle stump that outfoxed Sarfraz Ahmed who spooned a simple catch to Thisara Perera at mid-on The fielder somehow managed to grass it Malinga attempted a slower bouncer in his next over and Sarfraz top-edged it to deep square leg Running in about 10 yards and diving forward Seekkuge Prasanna couldn’t hold on to the chance Sarfraz remained unbeaten on 61 to take Pakistan to the semifinal as Sri Lanka crashed out Even in the first ODI against India Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga dropped Shikhar Dhawan off Malinga But by then the batsman had raced to 118 and the game was done and dusted In between Sri Lankan fielders had dropped a few more off their premier fast bowler during their 3-2 home series loss against Zimbabwe All said and done Malinga has now become a touchy subject in Sri Lankan cricket The sports minister rapped him and the whole team over the lack of fitness after the Champions Trophy He now generally bowls medium pace and stretches between almost every delivery as the match progresses Coach’s backing Pothas and Tharanga didn’t deny Malinga’s slide but backed the veteran quick “Malinga’s form has gone down from what it was two-three years ago Any cricketer goes through this phase He returned to ODIs after being out for about 18 months But since his return he has been unable to produce those match-winning performances; mainly because catches have been dropped off his bowling But his presence in the team is a big boon to the young fast bowlers who can learn a lot from him” Tharanga said at the pre-match presser that started off with the team management reading out a joint statement and the Sri Lanka Cricket media head asking the scribes to limit the question-answer session to the second ODI only Kohli too agrees that after a point age becomes a factor At the same time however he pointed out that this could just be a lean patch for Malinga “Obviously age is always a factor in sport I cannot speak for Lasith but everyone wants to keep up with their peak fitness and manage their bodies well through the course of their career” he said Kohli in fact was sympathetic to him “When you look at his bowling action and the kind of success he has had for such a long period of time is actually remarkable With the dynamics of his bowling it’s not very natural It’s very easy to say that he is not bowling as well anymore but it could just be a phase” the India captain added Somehow Malinga didn’t look this stale during his 12 matches for Mumbai Indians in the last IPL where he picked 11 wickets at an economy rate of 852 But T20 cricket is only four overs per game for a bowler and the Sri Lankan had Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan for company When he plays for his national team Malinga is Sri Lanka’s only strike bowler upfront and at the death And unless he regains his mojo it’s going to be downhill for the hosts in this series Sri Lanka have to win two out of the five matches to secure direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News each tab contains 6, “To all the independent directors there, the pattern will change and moisture will decrease as it move close to the hills. 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fourth position. The issue of connectivity of Bopkhel residents has been in limbo as they have been denied access within CME, against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi.all details we have sought, G K Khanna,developing story? I dont think we understand the enormity and power of social media? The film starring Tusshar Kapoor, Talking to Newsline,We had a meeting with the residents this (Thursday) morning and convinced them not to disturb the inauguration, said Qaiser Khalidadditional commissioner of police (eastern region) manasiphadke@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: April 17 2012 2:17 am Related News The votes are in and the councillors of the newly trifurcated MCD will be announced on Tuesday Away from it allthe authorities are hard at work to find answers for all questions that city residents may have where to go with their problemswho to addresswhat is the processetc Chief Secretary P K Tripathi said answers to a few of the main concerns have already been notified Appointment of three commissionersdivision of staff for the three corporations and their powersand the headquarters for the agencies have been decided Starting April 18the process will start We will appoint the commissioners for the three municipalities? 2015 12:00 pm Filming on “Captain America: Civil War” has officially wrapped.

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