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Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:54 am
by Neil Graham
Despite the fact that they appear to have changed round her names you can vote here for Humpy Koneru

https://www.bbc.com/news/resources/idt- ... 51086ebfbe

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:01 am
by JustinHorton
Her name is Koneru Humpy

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:12 am
by Neil Graham
JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:01 am
Her name is Koneru Humpy
I certainly remember it is as being the other way round - indeed the ECF Yearbook quotes it as Miss H Koneru when she won the British Championships.
The various referrals on Wiki don't make this any clearer.

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:33 am
by Ian Thompson
Neil Graham wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:12 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:01 am
Her name is Koneru Humpy
I certainly remember it is as being the other way round - indeed the ECF Yearbook quotes it as Miss H Koneru when she won the British Championships.
The various referrals on Wiki don't make this any clearer.
I think they make it clear that her name is one where the family name (Koneru) is written first. Whoever decided how to show her name in the British Championship results had to choose between writing her name as she would (Koneru Humpy) or anglicising it to Humpy Koneru.

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:26 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
"I think they make it clear that her name is one where the family name (Koneru) is written first. Whoever decided how to show her name in the British Championship results had to choose between writing her name as she would (Koneru Humpy) or anglicising it to Humpy Koneru."

Yes - I was tidying up a database recently to get rid of duplicates and quite a lot of them were Indian and Chinese names, where there is confusion (for us) over the order of the names.

Anyway, reverting to the subject, I hope she wins.

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:27 pm
by NickFaulks
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Yes - I was tidying up a database recently to get rid of duplicates and quite a lot of them were Indian and Chinese names, where there is confusion (for us) over the order of the names.
The names on the backs of the Indian cricketers in the Test match all look wrong to me. Obviously they're not.

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:05 pm
by John McKenna
I'd prefer Harika Dronavalli, or Dronavalli Harika.

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:52 pm
by Tim Harding
NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:27 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Yes - I was tidying up a database recently to get rid of duplicates and quite a lot of them were Indian and Chinese names, where there is confusion (for us) over the order of the names.
The names on the backs of the Indian cricketers in the Test match all look wrong to me. Obviously they're not.
Or maybe they are. I noticed while watching today's highlights that most have one name (e.g., Jasprit not Bumrah) whereas his fast bowling partner has I. Sharma on his back to distinguish him from R. Sharma.
He could have Ishant to distinguish him instead. I must watch closely at the next test to see whether Rohit has Rohit or R. Sharma.

There are some East European countries (I forget which - Hungary?) where the convention is to put the family name first.
I think it's different with Indians? They only start to use the family name as adults?

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:41 pm
by Mick Norris
Not sure about this test, but he has had Rohit on his shirt previously

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:39 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
"Not sure about this test, but he has had Rohit on his shirt previously"

He did in this one too.

Re: Indian Sportswoman of the Year

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:27 am
by Mick Norris
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:39 pm
"Not sure about this test, but he has had Rohit on his shirt previously"

He did in this one too.
Having just seen him disappear having hole out for 161, yes in this test too :roll: