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If politicians can run the country, they can run sport bodies: Thakur

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Sports

Shillong, June 01 (IANS): Board of Cricket for Control of India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur asserted on Wednesday that politicians have the ability to head various national sports bodies in the country.
The 41-year-old three-time Lok Sabha member from Hamripur in Himachal Pradesh was responding to a journalist's call for his comment on politicians heading various sports bodies in India.

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Lajong’s Samuel Lalmuanpuia is the youngest goal scorer in I-League history

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SHILLONG, May 24: Shillong Lajong’s young striker from the Club Academy, Samuela Lalmuanpuia, who made his debut in the recently-concluded I-League season has become the youngest goal scorer in the history of the I-League.
At Lajong, Samuela has won the Shillong Premier League Super Division in 2014, U-19 Shillong Premier League in July 2015 and the Shillong Premier League Super Division in November 2015.

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Two Shillong Lajong youngsters selected for national camp

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SHILLONG, May 18: Two Shillong Lajong FC youngsters who played in the recently concluded I-League 2015-16 season namely, Chinglensana Singh who plays in the center back position and Isaac Vanmalsawma who plays in the midfield position have been selected in the Indian National Team Camp (INTC) (probable squad) for the AFC Asia Cup 2019 Qualifiers play off home and away match which will be held on June 2 and 7, 2016 at Laos and Guwahati, India.

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Shillong Lajong celebrates AFC Grassroots Day

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SHILLONG, May 18: Shillong Lajong FC celebrated the AFC Grassroots Day by organizing the Grassroots Festival on May 15, 2016 in Shillong Polo Grounds.
The I-League club from Shillong has been conducting its own Grassroots Festivals in various localities in Shillong and will slowly spread across the region. The Club has received an overwhelming response which saw Lajong reaching out to more than 1000 Children last year in December 2015.

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Vengsarkar arrives in city

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SHILLONG, May 15: Former India Captain and present Chairman of National Cricket Academy, Dilip Vengsarkar arrived in Shillong on Sunday afternoon. He drove straight to the cricket ground from Umroi airport accompanied by Honorary Secretary MCA.
He was received at the ground by the officials of Meghalaya Cricket Association, Shillong Cricket Association and Shillong Cricket Academy. He interacted with the 25 players from 05 NADP states attending the 21-day camp and discussed with the Coaches and other support staff of NCA regarding progress of the camp till now.

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