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“Pickleball should reach more districts; till now most state organizations have reached only 10% of their districts…….”

with Rahul Anil Wani DOB:                      18th April 1987 State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Badlapur Rahul Wani dashed into sport as a player at the age of 12; approximately 21 years ago. Starting from Throwball, Netball, Handball to Volleyball, Basketball and even Fencing, his tread is long and fearsome. To follow so …

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“Pickleball is an addiction; its always ‘Dil Maange More’……..”

with Bela Kotwani DOB:              9th May 1966 State:             Maharashtra City:               Mumbai Club:              Khar Gymkhana  Bela Kotwani proudly announces, “Age is just a number if you have the passion and drive to excel”. And why not? Bela started playing Pickleball at 52 and instantly had a liking for it. “Winning …

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“After meeting Pat Murphy, I have a firm belief that the future of Pickleball is in safe hands……..’” Sunil Valavalkar

Sunil Valavalkar is regarded as the ‘Father of Indian Pickleball’ who first played Pickleball in the USA. An avid sportsman, Valavalkar was so much impressed with the game that he started promoting it in India. In 2008, he took the initiative to form the All India Pickleball Association (AIPA), the …

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22nd Day of March

1992 The World Cup semi-final that is considered to be silly. It ended in farce. The match between South Africa and England was stopped due to rain when South Africa needed 22 off 13 balls. Ten minutes later, when the play resumed, South Africa were given the target of 21 …

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21st Day of March

1949 Alvin Kallicharran, the prolific batsman for West Indies, was born on this day. He was only 5ft 4inches and thus was regarded as a Little Master. He made 12 centuries in his 66 Tests. He made centuries in both the innings of his debut Test against New Zealand in …

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20th Day of March

1951 Madan Lal, one of the key members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad for India, was born on this day. He was Kapil Dev’s genuine bowling partner for 39 Tests between 1974 and 1986. Madan Lal took 3 wickets for 31 runs in the World-Cup-final to play a …

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19th Day of March

1892 Alec, George and Frank- the Hearne brothers, took the field in the one-off Test between England and South Africa in Cape Town. Frank made his debut for South Africa, having already played two Tests for England, while Alec and George played for England. 1939 Abbas Ali Baig, a debut …

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18th Day of March

1947 David Lloyd, the left-hand opener for England, was born on this day. He played 7 Tests between 1974 and 1975. He even made a double-hundred, against India in Edgbaston in his second Test. Llyod turned umpire and he a commentator. 1948 Eknath Solkar, the best short-leg fielder who represented …

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