Victoria Azarenka announces she is having a baby, out for rest of the season

first_imgWorld number six Victoria Azarenka said on Friday she will miss the rest of the season because she was having a baby.The 26-year-old Belarussian, who won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, did not play at Wimbledon this year due to a knee injury. The former world number one will return to the circuit.”While recovering from the knee injury that I sustained at Roland Garros, I received news from my doctor that my boyfriend and I are going to be become parents at the end of this year,” Azarenka said on her official Twitter account.”While I will miss competing in the sport that I love this season, I am excited for all that’s ahead.”I have been truly inspired by so many strong female athletes who return to the very top of their sport after having children, and I plan to do exactly that.”I have some news for you all ?º? pic.twitter.com/64Kf90tZF6 victoria azarenka (@vika7) July 15, 2016last_img read more

Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Rs 3 crore prize money for victorious Vidarbha

first_imgThe Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore for its victorious Ranji Trophy squad, which defended the title by defeating Saurashtra in the final on Thursday.Vidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no “fluke”.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives Rs 2 crore (as prize money) and we (VCA) will be giving Rs 3 crore additionally (to the team). So, the total purse will be Rs 5 crore,” VCA President Anand Jaiswal told PTI over phone from Nagpur.Congratulations to Vidarbha for winning the #RanjiTrophy 2nd year in a row and going undefeated in the past 2 seasons. A special performance by Aditya Sarwate. #VIDvSAU pic.twitter.com/jMlqgdyguoSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 7, 2019Jaiswal also said that the association has “postponed” the event to celebrate the Ranji Trophy success, due to the Irani Trophy game, that will be played in the city from February 12.”We will fix a date for a felicitation ceremony and the prize money will be given to the players during the event,” the VCA chief stated.Vidarbha is only the sixth team in the tournament’s long history to have defended the title. Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Delhi are the other teams who have managed to win consecutive titles.Also Read | Ranji Trophy: Ageless Wasim Jaffer completes Perfect 10 after Vidarbha lifelineAlso Read | Aditya Sarwate catches Sachin Tendulkar’s eye as Vidarbha retain Ranji Trophy titleAlso Read | People did not know where Vidarbha was but it won’t be so after Ranji triumph: Umesh YadavAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more