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Women's Cricket Of India & Bengal – An Overview

By Indrajit Ghosh Dastidar

Gargi Banerjee, former member of Indian National Women's Cricket Team and Manish Gupta, Minister, Govt. of West Bengal
Gargi Banerji, Former Cricketer of Indian National Cricket Team Discussing with Manish Gupta, Honorable Minister Government of West Bengal regarding development of Women's Cricket of Bengal

Calcutta, Sep 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) In 1890 Women's cricket in India was born amidst the unstable political ethos.  Initially, matches were played between mixed teams with six men and six women making up a team. News reports published in the magazine Indian Cricket in the 1930s has documented women's first forays into cricket.

In the match in Kathiawar in the 1930s beat their men counterparts comprehensively.

Masonic Hall transformed into Hindu Temple in England

Nevada, USA, April 21, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Former Central Masonic Hall in Hull (England, UK) is Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre now.

Before it, Hindus in North and North-East Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire either had to travel to Bradford or Birmingham or gather at various halls for religious needs. Hull and East Riding Hindu Cultural Association purchased this majestic building and transformed it into a Hindu temple, which is now a focal point for religious and social activities for the community; including pujas, bhajans, weekly prasad-bhojans, musical and dance performances, yoga workshops, social gatherings, etc.

Indian Premier League: Nokia and Kolkata Knight Riders Unveil "KKR Tension Mat Le Yaar" Engagement Campaign

[D Shivakumar, MD and V P for Nokia India and Shahrukh Khan, Owner of Indian Premier League team Kolkata]
[D Shivakumar, MD and V P for Nokia India and Shahrukh Khan, Owner of Indian Premier League team Kolkata]
D Shivakumar, MD and V P for Nokia India and Shahrukh Khan, Owner of Indian Premier League team Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal, April 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire) Gearing up for the fourth season of India's most extravagant cricketing bonanza - the Indian Premier League, Nokia India has announced the renewal of its association with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 4th straight year. Nokia will continue as the principal sponsor of the KKR team.

DLF IPL 2011 on MAX: Watch 10 teams play 74 cricket matches live over 51 days

Mumbai, April 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) MAX, India’s Premium Hindi Movies, Special Events channel and the official broadcaster of the DLF IPL is all set to bring the excitement back with DLF IPL 2011.

With 10 teams competing for the trophy, 74 matches and the entire nation cheering for their favourite teams, it will only get bigger and better than ever before.

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[Watch IPL Cricket Matches Live On TV]MAX has also brought exciting changes to its flagship show extraaa innings T20.  This show needs no introduction to the Indian masses as it is the first and only cricket wrap-around show which has revolutionized the way audiences consume cricket.  MAX is all set to bring to your homes, the excitement, glamour and LIVE analysis of the 4th season of the world’s biggest cricket extravaganza, the DLF IPL.

Golden State Warriors host the team’s first-ever Bollywood Night

OAKLAND, CA, Mar 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog ) The Golden State Warriors are hosting the team’s first-ever Bollywood Night, presented by Adobe, on Wednesday, March 16 against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena (7:30 p.m.), the team announced today.

The festivities will include special Bollywood style entertainment throughout the evening, including a pre-game performance by Aerodance, a halftime performance by Bhangra Empire and an exclusive post-game performance by American Idol finalist Anoop Desai.  Additionally, Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry and Vivek Ranadivé, Warriors Vice Chairman, will participate in a post-game Q & A to be hosted by Raj Mathai, news anchor at KNTV-TV in San Jose.