Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: India's erstwhile tennis capital Chennai will see the return of an international tournament for the first time since 2017 with a WTA 250 event to be held here from September 26 to October 2.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin handed over the approval letter from the state government to hold the event to Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, who is also Tamil Nadu Tennis Association president, here on Saturday, The Hindu reports.

The Tamil Nadu government will be the lead sponsor for the $250,000 event — India’s first-ever WTA 250 tournament.

Apr 22, 2022 14:04
CHENNAI: Resuming the Chennai ATP tennis tournament, arranging Beach Olympics and establishing a sports city are among the announcements made in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Thursday by Chief Minister MK Stalin for the development of sports in the southern state.
May 10, 2021 09:05
CHENNAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings has pledged to donate 450 oxygen concentrators to the Tamil Nadu government in support of the ongoing fight against tha COVID-19 pandemic. 
Feb 10, 2020 18:02
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday inaugurated a new cricket stadium at Thalaivasal in Salem district that will soon host Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.  The stadium, spread across 16 acres with five pitches, was built at a cost of Rs 30 million and will soon host IPL matches, Times of India quotes Palaniswami as having said at a media interaction during the .
Dec 16, 2019 18:12
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu will host its first-ever women’s state league, with seven teams participating.  The tournament winner will qualify for the Indian Women’s League (IWL) next year, Sportstar reports. IWL champion Sethu has fielded two teams – senior side Sethu FC and its academy squad Sethu FA. 
Aug 30, 2018 13:08
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami has confirmed that the state government will be handing out cash prizes to four athletes hailing from the state who have won medals at the Asian Games 2018. Arokia Rajiv is a part of the 4x400 Indian mixed relay team that won the silver medal and as a result, he will receiving Rs. 3 million for his efforts. 
Aug 02, 2018 14:08
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has allocated a subsidy of Rs 1.8 billion for the construction of a world-class sports village spread across 175 acres of land, which is owned by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University near Tirunelveli, Press Trust of India reports.  
Jul 18, 2018 15:07
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has announced financial support to the tune of Rs 5 Million for the World Junior Squash Championship, which kicked off in the state capital Wednesday. State chief minister K Palaniswami presented a Rs 5 million cheque to Tamil Nadu Squash Rackets Association president N Ramchandran on Monday after the association filed a plea with the government for more funding. 
Jun 30, 2018 14:06
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Thursday announced in a statement in the state assembly, a number of initiatives that would help upgrade sports infrastructure and talent in the state, Press Trust of India reports. 
Apr 16, 2018 17:04
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced cash incentives for sportspersons from the state who won medals at the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Jan 25, 2018 13:01
CHENNAI: Indian Railways have beaten Chhattisgarh in the finals of the women’s 68th Senior National Basketball Championship to take the title. On the men's side, home team Tamil Nadu overcame Services.