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created Nov 24th 2020, 10:43 by SARITA WAXER



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availability of economic support to these sports persons. The conditions of some of our outstanding performers have been very depressing due to poverty. They were not given enough economic support to live a good life. This kills the motivation at the entry level to play and later on to excel. There has to be a support so that the players do not drop out when they are needed the most. Of course, the proper training and proper nutritions have to be provided at every level but they are not. Some improvements as regards to policies have been formulated as now they are suitably rewarded. But lot can be done. Various awards are given to outstanding sports persons like Arjun awards and Dronacharya awards to the coaches. If we look at other sports like cricket and lawn tennis, India's performance has been satisfactory and doing well. We have a strong cricket team. India won the World Cup in 1983 under the captainship of Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev holds the record of highest wicket taker in test cricket and S.M. Gavasker has highest test centuries in test cricket to his credit. India has produced world class spinner like Chandrashekhar and B.S. Bedi. In lawn tennis India has always played better than its potential in Davis Cup. It reached in the finals once. The contribution of Ramanathan Krishnan, Vijay Amritraj and Ramesh Krishnan are worth noticing. In recent years the duo of Laender Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have brought remarkable success at world circuit and they are no. 4 in world ranking. Individually their ranking is far below but when they combine they produce wonders. Similarly the country which invented the chess, i.e., India is getting its real glory in the hands of Vishwanathan Anand. He has defeated almost all the top world chess players like Karpov, Kasperov. He was the first Indian to get International Master title. Dibendu Barua[??] and Pravin Thipsay are alos doing better. On the Badminton front too Prakash Padukone brought laurels to the country by winning prestigious tournaments like All England Badminton Championship in 1980. He has also helped in improving the conditions for improving Badminton in India. The performances of Deep Chand and Rajeev Bagga have also shown a touch of class. India can do a lot on Table Tennis front. India has not been able to do better at international levels in Table Tennis. In another individual sports like Billiard, the names of Willion James, Michael Ferrera are still counted. In recent years Geet Sethi has been able to win major international tournaments. The reasons for doing good at individual and costly games has been better infrastructure and good monitory incentives. Lawn Tennis gives good amount of money and similarly is the case with Cricket. The big companies provide enough economic support through advertisement which are generally denied to traditional games like Hockey, Football and Athletics. The policy makers have never given a serious thought to the advancement and popularization of sports. If proper infrastructure facilities and catching the young at right time could have taken place, there is no doubt that India could perform better.  

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