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NEW DELHI: Double Olympic medallist badminton ace PV Sindhu and Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh were on Wednesday named the country's flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games to be held Thursday in Birmingham.

While Sindhu's name was announced from a shortlist of three athletes, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) added Manpreet as the second flagbearer after being informed by the organisers that two flagbearers – one male and one female – was a must for each nation.

Dec 06, 2021 19:12
COLOMBO: The second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) kicked off here Sunday with an opening ceremony in front of fans at the R Premadasa Stadium, that also had Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the island nation's Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa in attendance.  Paralympic Gold medalist Dinesh Priyantha also graced the event and declared the T20 franchise tournament open.
Jul 05, 2021 17:07
NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association announced Monday that 6-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom and men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh will be India's flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, while star wrestler Bajrang Punia will be the flag bearer at the closing ceremony on July 8. 2008 Olympics Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was India's flagbearer at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Feb 28, 2019 12:02
POTTS POINT, Australia: The International Cricket Council has appointed Michael Cassel Group to produce the opening ceremony of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020, hosted in Australia. The ceremony will launch and immediately precede the first match of the tournament between Australia and India at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday 21 February 2020.
Apr 06, 2018 19:04
MUMBAI: The stage is set for the opening event of the 2018 edition of the VIVO IPL to get underway, before the first league match between Chennai Super Kings and defending Champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here.
Mar 05, 2018 17:03
MUMBAI: The 2018 Indian Premier League opening ceremony will be held on April 7, ahead of the season's first IPL fixture pitting defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two-time champions, who are returning to the league after serving a two-year suspension. 
Jan 24, 2018 13:01
MUMBAI: The BCCI has allocated Rs 500 million for the opening ceremony of the eleventh edition of the IPL, Rs 200 million more than what was budgeted for eight separate events held in each of the eight home venues of the respective franchises last year.