first_imgJamshedpur, May 8 (PTI) Following the success of IPL, ISL and IBL, a professional rollball league for both men and women will begin in Mumbai next month, to give this discipline a professional shape in the country. Rollball Federation of India would launch “Maha Rollball League” from June 3 at Andheri Sports Complex, the Federations vice-president Manoj Yadav said here today. India have won Rollball World Cup three times in the mens section and twice in the womens section. Rollball players wear skates and their main objective is to score maximum goals with their hands. Each team consists of 12 players – 6 on the field and as many in reserve. In the league, Yadav said, eight teams in the mens section and six teams in the womens section would vie for top honours during the three-day event. The aim was to give this game a professional shape in the country, Yadav said. The teams would be owned by stars of Marathi film industry and other renowned personalities, he said adding that owners of six teams have already been decided. However, he refused to disclose their names. “The federation is making efforts to rope in big sports personalities like cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli to own teams,” said Yadav, an executive committee member of Asian Rollball Federation. Registration of players for the event have already started and auction of the players will take place later this month. Maha Rollball league would be organised ahead of the first World Rollball league, which was under consideration of the world body, he added. Apart from the Maha-league, the maiden Federation Cup championship will be organised by its Punjab unit in June. PTI BS NN ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Liberian Registry The Liberian Registry and the China Classification Society (CCS) have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as the latest step in its strategy to collaborate effectively with its long-term key industry stakeholders.Under the terms of the MoU, the Liberian Registry’s technical competence will be employed to help shipyards and shipowners improve their innovative strategies.The CCS MoU has a particular focus on innovation and technology within the international regulatory framework and maritime sector projects. It is an extension to the governmental Maritime Transport Agreement between China and Liberia which entered into force in February 2016.The MoU is the most recent agreement between the Liberian Registry and stakeholders in the Chinese shipbuilding industry. The Registry has also signed ten MoUs with shipyards, shipyard groups and ship design companies in China in order to create a platform for the exchange of market intelligence, innovation and technological development.A streamlined Ship Newbuild Services facility is also available to Liberian-flag shipowners through dedicated joint industry ship design projects. The intention is to produce ships capable of high performance levels and outstanding Port State Control performance, in compliance with all rules and regulations.“Under the terms of the MoU, the Liberian Registry’s technical competence will be employed to help shipyards and shipowners improve their innovative strategies. In this way, the Liberian Registry will be able to expand its continually growing fleet numbers with ships of the highest quality and safety standards, able to operate competitively in today’s challenging shipping industry,” Scott Bergeron, LISCR CEO, said.last_img read more