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Chinese Taipei turns into first workforce to reach for Asian Cup, India’s flight delayed

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Amid the issues attributable to the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese Taipei on Thursday grew to become the primary workforce to reach right here for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, even because the Indian contingent’s flight from Kochi acquired delayed.
The delay of their flight from Kochi, the Indian workforce’s base since its return from the tournament-cum-exposure tour of Brazil, has led to the postponement of the host nation’s scheduled media session on Thursday night. The Indian workforce has been drawn towards Iran (January 20), Chinese Taipei (January 23) and China (January 26) in Group A of the competitors that consists of 12 groups.
India is internet hosting the continent’s highest competitors for the primary time since 1980 and at stake is a potential berth within the 2023 FIFA World Cup. One of the venues internet hosting matches is the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi on the outskirts of Pune metropolis. It has hosted a plethora of worldwide occasions prior to now together with the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008.

Built within the Nineties, the Balewadi sports activities advanced, as it’s popularly identified in sporting circles, had hosted the National Games too. Be it tennis, rugby, soccer, boxing, athletics or basketball, the picturesque sports activities advanced has witnessed many memorable sporting occasions.
From the 2008 CWG Youth Games, when the amenities on the stadium noticed a revamp, until February 2020, the advanced has hosted 36 worldwide tournaments. The most distinguished amongst them is the Maharashtra Open ATP 250 WTA tennis event, the place 50 worldwide gamers participated.
In 2019, the ATP tennis event was hosted right here and once more this 12 months the tennis courts are gearing as much as host the marquee occasion. In 2017, the stadium had hosted Davis Cup matches.
Coming to soccer, the stadium is ready to host Asia’s marquee occasion, and the Group C matches can be performed on the venue. Earlier, it has hosted the Federation Cup International Football event in 2010 and in 2011, they hosted the Pre-Olympic soccer qualifier.

The pitch on the venue has been considerably upgraded to assist fashionable soccer. Also new flood lights with LED panels have been put in on the stadium, which might save energy to a big extent, a senior state authorities official mentioned.
New coaching amenities have been reconstructed for the event. Two extra follow pitches have additionally been constructed to cater to the groups and aside from that the workforce dressing rooms, hospitality areas and the media tribune have additionally been upgraded.
The previous lights have been shifted to one of many follow pitches whereas LED lights are being put in on the different follow pitch. Some of the opposite distinguished tournaments that the advanced has hosted embody Asian Junior Basketball event in 2009, World Junior Badminton Championship in 2008, Asian kick-boxing championship.
The advanced has additionally hosted the Khelo India Games.