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Cricket Revolutionized in a unique way with launch of Lounge Cricket at Rapid Metro

After launching Joy Express, Rapid Metro today opened an indoor cricket stadium in association with ‘Lounge Cricket, another unique initiative to increase engagement with its regular commuters.

Considering today’s world where paucity of time no longer gives us an opportunity to walk up to a stadium and pursue our aspirations; Lounge Cricket along with Rapid Metro understood the pulse of the current generation and are introducing an indoor concept replete with the best of simulation and experience for cricket enthusiasts.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Rajiv Banga, MD & CEO, IL&FS Rail Ltd, said, “Commuters are our prime focus and we always strive to offer the best to them. After Joy Express, Lounge Cricket is another initiative for our commuters. We are excited to get associated with Lounge Cricket to provide an exciting experience to the cricket enthusiasts. We welcome R Ashwin to personify Lounge Cricket as he symbolizes perfection and commitment which is in synergy with our mission to do the best for our stakeholders”.

Lounge Cricket at Rapid Metro Sikanderpur Gurgaon

Adding on to this Mr. Varun Pasricha, Director, Lounge Cricket, said “Lounge Cricket, as a game, is a treat to engage in terms of the best of infrastructure, phenomenal coaching tools and nail biting acceleration which will bring out the player in everybody. Adding to the facilities,, we have an eclectically designed cafĂ© serving sumptuous contemporary cuisine. We are also buoyant about our alliance with Rapid Metro in terms of being an apt, unique and established platform to build engagement excellence”

Built at Sikanderpur Rapid Metro Station, this is the second prestigious venue for Lounge Cricket and a first mover advantage in terms of building an indoor stadium setup replete with best in infrastructure and technology; Lounge Cricket aims to build an equal ground for leagues and tournaments here, considering being in a potential catchment of corporate and residential segment. A real life experience, a larger than life feel without getting exposed to the scorching heat of outdoors, is simply a WOW factor with the furor, the pinnacle of emotions, the excitement around the game which is in our blood, still remaining intact. Optimistic thoughts but surely attainable, the concept aims to build “Cricketers” out of budding future generation. Lounge Cricket is now creating a whole new definition of Entertainment…and that too at a metro station!

About Rapid Metro

Rapid Metro Gurgaon is the initiative of IL&FS Rail, is developing country’s 1st fully privately funded Metro Rail system. The driving force behind Rapid Metro is IL&FS Rail which is a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), India's leading infrastructure development and finance company.

About IL&FS

IL&FS Rail is part of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) group, India's leading infrastructure development and finance company. Pioneer in ‘Public Private Partnership’ model IL&FS has significant experience and expertise in the area of Project Development, Project structuring, Project Monitoring and construction, administration and operations. ​

IL&FS has developed an array of innovative solutions on the public private partnership platform to develop commercially viable models for infrastructure projects.

About Lounge Cricket 

Lounge Cricket is a venture of TSPL and is an endeavour to provide unparalleled kinesthetic cricket experience in a comfortable indoor stadium space. The breakthrough technology and the cutting edge simulation adds the distinctive advantage to the concept. Lounge Cricket has operations in Bangalore and has plans to further expand in North and South India in association with leading brands like PVR bluO and IL&FS.​

Times Internet merges GoCricket with Cricbuzz

Times Internet Merges GoCricket CricBuzz
In front of the World Cup 2015, Times Internet* appears to have merged its cricket site Gocricket with the as of late purchased Cricbuzz. Gocricket's website is right now diverting to Cricbuzz at the time of composing this article. The organization had likewise merged the mobile applications of Gocricket & Cricbuzz not long ago and had begun cautioning Gocricket's Twitter followers to take after Cricbuzz rather last week.

This was truly a normal move, following Times Internet had said that it will be uniting Cricbuzz with its eight-month old cricket site Gocricket, in the wake of getting a lion's share stake in Cricbuzz in November last year. At the time, Times Internet had likewise said that it will be utilizing Cricbuzz's expertise as a part of the cricket segment along with its article content crosswise over content, photographs, and features to construct an "extraordinary client encounter around cricket".

Other than publication, its significant that Cricbuzz additionally has an administrations business, wherein it gives Cricket scores to different substances, including entries, mobile VAS organizations and telecom administrators.

Star India versus Cricbuzz

Interestingly, this acquisition happened during a period when Cricbuzz was engaging against Star India over reporting of Cricket Scores. Star India had taken Cricbuzz originator Piyush Agarwal to court, along with Onmobile in September 2012 and the case is presently at the Supreme Court of India, after STAR had lost at the division seat level. Star India had likewise documented a new argument against Cricbuzz in March last year. To see how STAR is guaranteeing rights over Cricket scores, read this. Medianama's stand on this issue, and why we're stressed over this case is point by point here.

On the other hand, Times Internet had joined forces STAR India for advanced distribution of IPL last year, which by the way was the last year for which Times Internet had the rights. BCCI required a crisp auction of its media rights last week and one would anticipate that STAR India will offer for these rights, considering the ventures it is making in Cricket, right from purchasing BCCI rights to sponsoring the Indian Cricket Team.

To us, this acquisition implied that Times Internet is putting its money behind the bunch's core competency i.e. reporting as opposed to obtaining rights for streaming elite content. This likewise implies that The Times Of India gathering has now joined the fight with STAR India, over the responsibility for scores, and the opportunity for media organizations to give live editorial. All the more on that here.

Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes Dies After Head Injury

Australian cricket star Phil Hughes passed
Phillip Hughes has died on as an result of the injuries he maintained when struck by a bouncer on Tuesday, Cricket Australia has affirmed. He was 25.

Team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed the news in a statement on Thursday evening.

"It is my tragic duty to educate you that a brief time back Phillip Hughes passed away," Dr Brukner said. "He never recaptured cognizance emulating his injury on Tuesday. He was not in ache before he passed and was encompassed by his family and close companions.

"As an issue group we grieve his misfortune and augment our deepest sensitivities to Phillip's family and companions at this inconceivably dismal time. Cricket Australia generous solicits that the security from the Hughes family, players and staff be regarded."

Players, coaches and different companions had been good and done with St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney all through Wednesday and Thursday, going to Hughes and supporting his family, and one another. Australia's captain Michael Clarke, a nearby companion of Hughes', had been at the hospital until after 12 pm on Wednesday night and returned at around 6am on Thursday.

Brad Haddin, Steven Smith, Shane Watson, David Warner, Nathan Lyon, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc and Daniel Smith all invested time at the hospital, as did Ricky Ponting, Simon Katich, Phil Jaques and Brett Lee. Some flew in from interstate, including Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, Peter Forrest, George Bailey, Ed Cowan, Justin Langer, and Cricket Australia's CEO James Sutherland and superior manager Pat Howard. The national mentor Darren Lehmann was there also.

Likewise keeping vigil at the hospital were the Hughes family, including his mother and sister, who had been at the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales on Tuesday when Hughes was struck by the bouncer while batting on 63. At a question and answer session at St Vincent's Hospital on Thursday evening, Clarke read a statement in the interest of Hughes' guardians Greg and Virginia, and sibling and sister Jason and Megan.

On Tuesday, Hughes was playing for South Australia against his previous state New South Wales when he missed his endeavored snare and the ball struck him on the neck beneath the head protector. He experienced surgery on Tuesday in the wake of being hurried to hospital from the SCG, and was then in an affected unconsciousness.

Hughes played 26 Tests for Australia and scored three centuries, and he showed up a solid opportunity to win a review for one week from now's first Test against India at the Gabba, with Clarke anticipated that will be discounted because of injury. Hughes initially developed as an international cricketer on the 2009 voyage through South Africa, where at 20 years old in Durban he turned into the youngest man ever to score two centuries in a Test.

He scored 26 top notch hundreds of years and was a productive scorer for New South Wales, for whom he had appeared at 18 years old, and later for South Australia. Hughes had been a piece of Australia's latest Test squad, for the series against Pakistan in the UAE, yet he was not called on to play a Test in that series.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma becomes first player to hit two double-hundreds in ODI

Rohit Sharma India ODI Records

Rohit Sharma on Thursday comes back to International cricket with a great double hundred and shatters records in ODI against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's favourite Eden Gardens. He likewise turns into the first player to hit 250 and two double hundreds in an One Day International match. He scored his first ODI double against Australia last November in Bangalore.

The right-handed batsman got himself out off the last ball of the innings, attempting to clear the straight boundary. Be that as it may veteran Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene took a smooth catch off Nuwan Kulasekara. By then, he had effectively scored an amazing 264 races to turn into the highest scorer in an ODI innings. He is the third player, all Indian, to hit double hundreds in the 50-overs format. Others were batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

Rohit Sharma India VS Sri Lanka Cricket ODI MatchInterestingly, all the four innings have come in India, all scored by Indian openers. Little Master was the first to accomplish the accomplishment, when he scored an unbeaten 200 (149 balls, 25 fours and seven sixes) against South Africa on 24 Feb 2010. Virender Sehwag turned into the second player to hit a double ton on December 8, 2011 against West Indies. He scored 219 with the help of 25 fours and seven sixes. Rohit Sharma's first double touched base on November 2, 2013 against Australia. He scored 209 off 158 balls.

The 27-year-old skilled batsman was making a rebound to the Indian One Day International squad after a injury lay-off. He keep going played for India on August 27 against England at Cardiff. During the England tour, he got injured with fracture on the center finger of his right hand.

With India having effectively won the five-match series against Sri Lanka, the Indian team management selected to turn and give playing time to whatever number players as would be prudent in front of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. In this manner, accumulated Rohit into the Indian fold.

India have won the initial three matches in Cuttack, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. After today's Kolkata fixture, the last ODI will be played at Ranchi.

Sachin Tendulkar silver coins released by Valuemart Gold & Jewels | Cricket News

An unique release silver coins of Sachin Tendulkar with his face, name and mark printed on them will be started this week in his vicinity. 

Valuemart Gold & Jewels and Diamond India will start 15,921 coins on March 14, comparing to the amount of runs that the batting legend scored in Tests throughout his sparkling 24-year international career between 1989 and 2013. 

The unique release coins might likewise have the batting symbol's name at the top, 200th Test match-2013 composed underneath, where his face is engraved, and "ST" logo, according to the subtle elements in the welcome issued for the launch function. 

The coins weigh 200 gms and have been stamped by Switzerland-based valuable metal refiner Valcambi SA. 

Inquired as to whether he gathered coins, Tendulkar said separated from the ones that his mentor Ramakant Achrekarused to put on top of stumps, he at first gathered coins and stamps. 

"As a kid I completed gather coins and stamps. Anyway there was a stage in life when I would do well to things to do, my energy changed a spot. As opposed to gathering coins, gathering runs were a superior alternative which might give meaning and heading to life," he said. 

"I have had my touch of gathering coins with my youth companions when I began playing, yet they were distinctive coins. 

I might want to emphasize that Achrekar Sir provided for me those coins," he said. 
Sachin Tendulkar Coin Released
Image of Master Blaster Coin launched by Valuemart Gold & Jewel and Diamond India
You can also buy Master Blaster's Gold, Silver Coin. Coin is also available to purchase on e-commerce website like Snapdeal, Ebay (Pre-order only).