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By admin: March 28, 2022

1. West Indies secure test series win against England

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West Indies men’s cricket team completed a ten-wicket win on the fourth day of the third Test in Grenada, National Cricket Stadium to secure a series win (1-0) over England. With this England ends its tour of the West Indies.

  • The first match was played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and the second match was played at Kensington Oval, Barbados. Both the matches ended in a draw.

  • With this West Indies won the first edition of the Richards–Botham Trophy.

  • West Indies captain, Kraigg Brathwaite is declared the player of the series.

  • Joe Root captained the English side.

By admin: March 28, 2022

2. P V Sindhu wins and Prannoy loses Swiss Open

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Ace Indian shuttler and double Olympic medalist, P V Sindhu grabbed the 2022 Swiss Open title with a straight-game win over Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan (21-16, 21-8) in the summit clash of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament at the St. Jakobshalle Arena in Basel, Switzerland. 

  • In this same venue, Sindhu claimed the World Championships gold in 2019.

  • This is her second title of the year—she won the Syed Modi India International in Lucknow in January 2022.

  • Sindhu is the second Indian woman to win the Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal having won it in 2011 and 2012.

Indonesian shuttler Jonatan Christie grabbed the Men’s Singles title defeating India’s H S Prannoy in the finals. (12-21, 18-21)

P V Sindhu is the first and only Indian to become the Badminton World Champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games (2016 Rio Olympics - Silver and 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Bronze)

By admin: March 28, 2022

3. Iga Swiatek is the New Women No1 In Tennis

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Poland's Iga Swiatek secured the World Number One title in women's tennis by defeating Swiss player Viktorija Golubic at the WTA Miami Open.

  • Three time Grand slam champion, Ashleigh Barty’s decision to retire and step out of the rankings opened the door for Iga Swiatek to the top of the WTA Rankings.

  • Iga became the first Polish player to hold that distinction. 

  • Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title, at the 2020 French Open. With this, she became the youngest singles champion at the French Open since Rafael Nadal in 2005, and the youngest women's singles champion at a major championship since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.

  • Swiatek becomes the 28th woman to reach the Women Tennis Association (WTA) pinnacle and the youngest since Caroline  Wozniacki of Denmark in 2010.

  • The current number 1 male player in Tennis is Novak Djokovic of Serbia  

About WTA

  • The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is the principal organising body of women's professional tennis. 

  • The WTA's corporate headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida, with its European headquarters in London and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing.

  • The Women's Tennis Association was founded in June 1973 by Billie Jean King.

By admin: March 26, 2022

4. Australia wins a Test series in Asia after 2011 by defeating Pakistan

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The Australian men's cricket team defeated Pakistan by 115 runs in the third and final test match of the 3 match Test series  to win the series 1-0. The Australian team  was touring Pakistan after 1998.

  • The first two test matches were  played at Rawalpindi and Karachi respectively which ended in a draw.

  • The third test was played at Lahore which was won by Australia 

  • Australia won the inaugural Benaud-Qadir Trophy. The test match series between Australia and Pakistan  has been named as the Benaud-Qadir Trophy.

  •  This is the third Test series victory of Australia in Pakistan 

  •  This is Australia's first Test series win in Asia since beating Sri Lanka 1-0  in 2011.

  • Usma Khwaja of Australia was named as the Player of the Series.

  • The Australian team captain was Pat Cummins while Babar Azam was the captain of Pakistan.

By admin: March 26, 2022

5. Maharashtra, Delhi win the compound titles in National Archery championships 2022

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Maharashtra and Delhi won the compound men and women team titles respectively in the  41st  Senior National Archery Championships held at the  M.A. Stadium in Jammu on  25 March 2022.

Compound Event 

Men's Final 

The Maharashtra team  won the gold by defeating  Rajasthan.

Women’s Final 

The Delhi team won the gold by defeating the All India Police Team.

Mixed Team 

Punjab defeated  Rajasthan  to win gold in the mixed event.

Individual Ranking 

Men

 1. Abhishek Verma of Delhi 

 2. Mohan Bhardwaj  of Uttrakhand,

3   Aman Saini  of Delhi 

 Women:

 1. V. Jyoti Sureka of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board  

 2. Avneet Kaur  Punjab 

 3. Priya Gurjar of Rajasthan.

By admin: March 26, 2022

6. Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected as BAI president

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  • Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma was reelected unopposed  as the President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for a new four year term from 2022 to 2026.

  • The  general body meeting of the BAI was held in Guwahati, Assam on 25 March 2022.

  • He is also the Vice-President of the Badminton Asia Council.

Badminton Association of India (BAI) 

  • Badminton Association of India (BAI) is the governing body for Badminton in India. 

  • It was formed in 1934 and has been holding national-level tournaments in India since 1936.

  • Its Headquarters :  New Delhi 

By admin: March 26, 2022

7. India win the SAFF U 18 WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 title

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The Indian women's team emerged as champion of the  3rd South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-18 Women’s Championship 2022. This is the first time India has won this title.

  • India was crowned champion on a better goal difference as compared to Bangladesh. India enjoyed a better goal difference of +11 in comparison to +3 of Bangladesh. 

  • The highest goal scorer of the championship, Lynda Kom of India was declared the most valuable player of the tournament. She scored 5 goals  in the championship.

  • The SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship 2022 was held in JRD Tata sports complex, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand from 15 to 25 March 2022.

  • Three teams India, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the championship.

SAFF (South Asian Football Federation)

  • The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) is an organization working to develop and make football more accessible for everyone within the South Asian region.

  •  SAFF was formed in 1997 by founding Member Associations from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and SriLanka. 

  • SAFF is now composed of seven Member Associations including Bhutan.

  • Headquarters of SAFF: Dhaka, Bangladesh.

By admin: March 25, 2022

8. India won two medals at the WTT Contender Doha 2022

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Indian Table Tennis players won two medals at the recently concluded  World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Doha 2022. The WTT Contender took place at Lusail Sports Arena, Doha from 21-24 March 2022. 

Medal winners for India 

  • G Sathiyan and Manika Batra finished as runner-up in the mixed doubles of WTT Contender Doha 2022, losing to the top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching. 

  • Achanta Sharath Kamal won the bronze medal in the men’s singles after he lost the semi final match against Yuan Licen of China.

Men’s Singles Final

Dang Qiu of Germany won the gold medal by defeating the Chinese player Yuan Licen in final 

Women’s Singles Final

Fan Siqi  of China won the gold medal by defeating the fellow Chinese  Zhang Rui in the final 

Men’s Doubles Final

 The Swedish pair of Kristian Karlsson/Mattias Falck won the gold medal by defeating the German pair of Ricardo Walther/Killian Ort in the final .

Women’s Doubles Final

 The  Japanese pair of Miyuu Kihara/Miyu Nagasaki  won the gold medal by defeating the Chinese pair of  Huang Yi-Hua/Chen Szu-Yu in the final.

By admin: Feb. 22, 2022

9. Service and Kerala win 34th Federation Cup volleyball championships

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The 34th Federation Cup volleyball championships was held at the KIIT indoor stadium, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. 

Men’ winner 

Service team defeated Railway to win the title 

Odisha team came third after defeating National Champion Haryana 

Women winner 

National champion Kerala won the women's title after defeating Railways 3-0 in the round-robin decider. Railways finished runner-up.

By admin: Feb. 22, 2022

10. R. Praggnanandhaa shocks World Champion Magnus Carlssen

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16 years old chess prodigy from Chennai, India R. Praggnanandhaa defeated World Chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway  in the Airthings Masters online rapid chess tournament,

Earlier he defeated world no 4 player Levon Aronian of Armenia.

The Airthings Masters is a 16-player online rapid tournament.