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Saudi National Football Team Visits West Bank For 1st Time

RAMALLAH, Palestine, Oct 14 (NNN-WAFA) – Saudi Arabia’s national football team, arrived for the first time in the West Bank on Sunday, to play against its Palestinian counterpart, as part of the 2020 World Cup Asian qualifiers.

The Saudi sports delegation consisting of more than 100 members, entered the West Bank in three buses through the King Hussein Bridge, on the border between Jordan and the West Bank.

World Youth Chess Championship: India win 7 medals

Mumbai, Oct 12 (PTI) R Praggnanandhaa emerged as unconquered king in the World Youth Chess Championship here, claiming the gold in the Under-18 Open category on Saturday.

The 14-year-old Grand Master from Chennai settled for a cautious draw in the 11th and final round against Valentin Buckels (Germany) to top the charts with nine points.

He, however, will also have to thank compatriot, International Master Arjun Kalyan for achieving a crucial draw against top seeded Shant Sargsyan (Armenia).

More Than 70,000 Visitors On First Day Of Saudi Falcons And Hunting Show 2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 12 (NNN-SPA) – The Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition 2019, received today, more than 70,000 visitors on the first day of its launching.

Facade of Riyadh is currently hosting the Saudi Falcons and Hunting Show in its 2nd edition.

Organised by the Falcon Club, the exhibition’s wings and sections were crowded from the early hours of its launch.

The exhibition will last until next Tuesday, and receive visitors daily for 12 hours a day, from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight.

Something wrong with Pakistan's cricket system: Misbah

Karachi, Oct 10 (PTI) Pakistan's head coach Misbah-ul-Haq says the humiliating 0-3 hammering in a T20 series against a second-string Sri Lanka has opened his eyes to the fact that there is something seriously wrong with the country's cricket system.

Misbah, who has faced criticism since becoming the first man in Pakistan cricket to hold two top posts of head coach as well as chief selector, also rued the lack of talent at domestic level.

India: Guj 'fart competition' fails as no one passes wind

Ahmedabad, Sep 23 (PTI) A 'fart competition' held on Sunday in Gujarat's Surat, touted as the country's first, turned out to be a lot of hot air, though not literally, as only three participants managed to overcome shyness and inhibitions to take a shot at the three trophies on offer.

They too, however, failed to pass muster after being unable to pass wind, an organiser said.

India: Chip in Athletes' shoes to locate real winner in race

Kanpur: Now the athlete's shoes will possess a chip recording accurate timing of touching the finish line in the running. events. This chip timing system (CTS) will put a check on the irregularity in the competitive games. This unique chip has been developed by the State Athletics Association.

Giving this information, PK Srivastava, general secretary, UP Athletics Sangh, said that this system would be applied in the city's marathon run and another field events.in the initial phase, it will be applicable in high-level competitions. It will help in finding the right candidate.

South Africa's T20 team arrives in India

New Delhi, Sep 7 (PTI) The Quinton de Kock-led South Africa team set foot on India on Saturday for the upcoming three-match T20 series.

"Excited to be back in India and looking forward to playing cricket again," pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada tweeted.

South Africa will start the tour with the T20 matches, the first of which is in Dharamsala on September 15 followed by Mohali (September 18) and Bengaluru (September 22).

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