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By admin: Dec. 25, 2022

1. Indian men’s cricket team beat Bangladesh 2-0 to win the test series

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Indian men’s cricket team beat Bangladesh 2-0 to win the test series

The Indian cricket team led by K L Rahul won the cricket test series against the Shakib Al Hassan led Bangladesh team 2-0 to win the two match test series in Bangladesh

Kl Rahul was leading the India side after the regular Indian captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out as injured during the One Day International (ODI) series against Bangladesh. 

India lost the ODI series against Bangladesh by 2-1.  Ishan Kishan made a world record by scoring fastest double century in ODI. He made his double century against Bangladesh in just 126 balls.

Brief Score of Test series 

1st Test 

It was played at Chattogram from 14-18 December 2022. It was won by India by 188 runs. 

India 404 and 258 for 2 declared 

Bangladesh 150 and 324.

Man of the match: Kuldeep Yadav 

2nd Tes

It was played at Mirpur from 22-25 December 2022. It was won by India by 3 wickets.

Bangladesh 227 and 231

India 314 and 145 for 7 wickets.

Man of the match: Ravichandran Ashwin 

Man of the Series: Cheteshwar Pujara 


By admin: Dec. 24, 2022

2. Arunachal Pradesh’s Geto Sora wins Top Arena junior international badminton championship title

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Arunachal Pradesh’s Geto Sora wins Top Arena junior international badminton championship titleArunachal Pradesh's 7 year old Geto Sora has won the Top Arena Junior International Badminton Championship title in the below 9 years category. He won the Championship title after beating Malaysian Jaryl Teh in the final played at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 23 December 2022.

The Top Arena Junior International Badminton Championship was held in Kuala Lumpur from 19-23 December 2022.

This is Sora’s second international badminton title in two months.

In November, the 7-year-old Sora had won the U-9 boys singles titles in the BTY-Yonex-Singha Championship, which was held at the Banthongyord Badminton School in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sora has also won gold in the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship which was held in Guwahati, Assam in 2020.


By admin: Dec. 24, 2022

3. PV Sindhu among top 25 highest-paid female athletes in Forbes annual list

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India's badminton starPV Sindhu is the only Indian sportsperson to feature in the top 25 of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid female athletes.

India's badminton star PV Sindhu is the only Indian sportsperson to feature in the top 25 of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid female athletes.

Important facts

  • Sindhu, the 2016 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist, is ranked 12th in the list, which is topped by Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka.
  • The 27-year-old Sindhu, who won the singles gold and doubles silver at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year, earned $7 million out of her total earnings of $7.1 million.
  • For the third year in a row, Osaka topped Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid female athletes. The list is once again dominated by tennis players.
  • Naomi Osaka, the world number 42, topped the list with a total annual earning of $51.1 million, while Serena Williams is a distant second with $41.3 million and Eileen Gu, the freestyle skier, third with a total coffer of $20.1 million.

List of 15 highest paid female athletes of the year

  • Naomi Osaka (Japan) – Tennis – $51.1 million
  • Serena Williams (USA) – Tennis – $41.3 million
  • Elieen Gu (China) – Skiing – $20.1 million
  • Emma Raducanu (UK) – Tennis – $18.7 million
  • Iga Swiatek (Poland) – Tennis – $14.9 million
  • Venus Williams (USA) – Tennis – $12.1 million
  • Coco Gauff (USA) – Tennis – $11.1 million
  • Simone Biles (USA) – Gymnastics – $10 million
  • Jessica Pegula (USA) – Tennis – $7.6 million
  • Minjee Lee (Australia) – Golf – $7.3 million
  • Candace Parker (USA) - Basketball - $7.2 million
  • P.V. Sindhu (India) - Badminton - $7.1 million
  • Leylah Fernandez (Canada) - Tennis -$7 million
  • Lydia Ko (New Zealand) - Golf - $6.9 million
  • Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) - Tennis - $6.5 million


By admin: Dec. 24, 2022

4. PV Sindhu among top 25 highest-paid female athletes in Forbes annual list

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India's badminton starPV Sindhu is the only Indian sportsperson to feature in the top 25 of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid female athletes.

India's badminton star PV Sindhu is the only Indian sportsperson to feature in the top 25 of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid female athletes.

Important facts

  • Sindhu, the 2016 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist, is ranked 12th in the list, which is topped by Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka.
  • The 27-year-old Sindhu, who won the singles gold and doubles silver at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year, earned $7 million out of her total earnings of $7.1 million.
  • For the third year in a row, Osaka topped Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid female athletes. The list is once again dominated by tennis players.
  • Naomi Osaka, the world number 42, topped the list with a total annual earning of $51.1 million, while Serena Williams is a distant second with $41.3 million and Eileen Gu, the freestyle skier, third with a total coffer of $20.1 million.

List of 15 highest paid female athletes of the year

  • Naomi Osaka (Japan) – Tennis – $51.1 million
  • Serena Williams (USA) – Tennis – $41.3 million
  • Elieen Gu (China) – Skiing – $20.1 million
  • Emma Raducanu (UK) – Tennis – $18.7 million
  • Iga Swiatek (Poland) – Tennis – $14.9 million
  • Venus Williams (USA) – Tennis – $12.1 million
  • Coco Gauff (USA) – Tennis – $11.1 million
  • Simone Biles (USA) – Gymnastics – $10 million
  • Jessica Pegula (USA) – Tennis – $7.6 million
  • Minjee Lee (Australia) – Golf – $7.3 million
  • Candace Parker (USA) - Basketball - $7.2 million
  • P.V. Sindhu (India) - Badminton - $7.1 million
  • Leylah Fernandez (Canada) - Tennis -$7 million
  • Lydia Ko (New Zealand) - Golf - $6.9 million
  • Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) - Tennis - $6.5 million


By admin: Dec. 24, 2022

5. Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the National Level Kabaddi Championship at Udupi Karnataka

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Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the National Level Kabaddi Championship at Udupi KarnatakaUnion Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the National level Kabaddi championship in Udupi in Karnataka on December 24.

Important fact

  • National level Kabaddi tournament will be held at MGM ground in flood light, in which 12 teams from different states will participate.
  • The winner will get the Atal Trophy and prize money of Rs one lakh.
  • The runner-up will be awarded Rs 75,000, the third prize winner Rs 50,000 and the fourth prize winner Rs 25,000.
  • The winners will be presented with the Atal trophy.
  • The Atal Utsav and Booth Sangam will be inaugurated on December 25 by former chief minister B S Yediyurappa along with selected presiding officers of six vote booths.
  • Atal Trophy was started in 1999 by Zilla Yuva Morcha through volleyball tournament and this time kabaddi tournament is also being organized.


By admin: Dec. 24, 2022

6. Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the National Level Kabaddi Championship at Udupi Karnataka

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Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the National Level Kabaddi Championship at Udupi KarnatakaUnion Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the National level Kabaddi championship in Udupi in Karnataka on December 24.

Important fact

  • National level Kabaddi tournament will be held at MGM ground in flood light, in which 12 teams from different states will participate.
  • The winner will get the Atal Trophy and prize money of Rs one lakh.
  • The runner-up will be awarded Rs 75,000, the third prize winner Rs 50,000 and the fourth prize winner Rs 25,000.
  • The winners will be presented with the Atal trophy.
  • The Atal Utsav and Booth Sangam will be inaugurated on December 25 by former chief minister B S Yediyurappa along with selected presiding officers of six vote booths.
  • Atal Trophy was started in 1999 by Zilla Yuva Morcha through volleyball tournament and this time kabaddi tournament is also being organized.


By admin: Dec. 23, 2022

7. England's Sam Curran breaks Indian Premier League auction record

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England all-rounder Sam Curran became the Indian Premier League's (IPL) most expensive ever buy in the players' auction held on 23 December 2022.

England all-rounder Sam Curran became the Indian Premier League's (IPL) most expensive ever buy in the players' auction held on 23 December 2022.

The Punjab Kings bought Sam Curran for Rs 18. 5 crore ($2.23 million) following a bidding war involving the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

Curran, who was player-of-the-series in England's T20 World Cup triumph in Australia this year, previously featured for the Punjab Kings in 2019.

The earliest highest bid for a player in the IPL was that of South African all-rounder Chris Morris. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals last year for Rs 16.25 crore. 

The previous record fee paid for Morris was broken once more with Mumbai Indians paying Rs 17.5crore for Australian all-rounder Cameron Green.

The highest paid Indian player at the IPL has been Yuvraj Singh. He was bought for Rs 16 crore by the Delhi Daredevil in 2015.

Gujarat Titans are the current IPL champion team. The first IPL was held in 2008 which was won by the Rajasthan Royals team.

There are currently 8 teams in the IPL. They are Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Titans, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow SuperGiants, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL Chairman: Arun Dhumal 


By admin: Dec. 23, 2022

8. Harmanpreet singh to captain Indian team at the FIH men’s world cup 2023

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Harmanpreet singh to captain Indian team at the FIH men’s world cup 2023

Hockey India has announced Dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh as the captain of the Indian men’s Hockey team for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023. Amit Rohidas has been named as the vice-captain of the squad. The team coach is Graham Reid.

The FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup is held every four years and the 2022 event was postponed to 2023 due to the corona pandemic .The last 14th FIH Men’s World Cup Hockey was also played in Odisha in 2018. 

The 15th FIH men’s world cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar and at the newly built Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela from 13-20 January 2023. The newly built Birsa Munda stadium is the largest hockey stadium in India with a seating capacity of 20,000 people 

The final match will be played at the Kalinga Stadium on 29 January 2023.  

This is the fourth time India is hosting the FIH men’s world cup. It has hosted it in 1982, Bombay, 2010 New Delhi, 2018 Bhubaneswar and 2023 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. 

15th FIH Men’s’ World Cup

A total of 16 teams are participating in the World cup and they have been divided into 4 pools.

Pool A: Australia, South Africa, France, Argentina

Pool B: Belgium, Japan, Korea, Germany

Pool C: Netherlands, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand

Pool D: India, Wales, Spain, England

Belgium are the defending team having won the 1028 edition.

India has won the world cup only once in 1975 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They defeated Pakistan in the final and the Indian team was led by Ajit Pal Singh.

Pakistan is the most successful team having won it 4 times. However the Pakistani team has failed to qualify for the 2023 edition.

FIH 

FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey) is the governing body of men’s and women’s International hockey.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland 

 President:Mohammad Tayyab Ikram

Members: 137 countries


By admin: Dec. 22, 2022

9. Goa to host first ever World Table Tennis (WTT) Series event in India

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Panaji, capital of Goa will host India's first ever World Table Tennis (WTT) Star Contender series event from 27-February to 5th March 2023 at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Goa University campus. 

The event will be hosted by Stupa Analytics Company, in association with the Goa government and the Table Tennis Federation of India. (TTFI)

World Table Tennis (WTT)

World Table Tennis (WTT) was created by the International Table Tennis Federation in 2019 to create and manage professional men’s and women’s Table Tennis events around the world. 

The WTT organizes a series of events around the year and the highest ranked tournament being the four Grand Smashes.

In a year six Star Contender events are organised involving 48 men and women Table Tennis players around the world who play in the respective singles' main draws.


By admin: Dec. 22, 2022

10. Antim Panghal nominated for the United World Wrestling 2022 Rising Star of the Year award

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Indian women’s wrestler Antim Panghal has been nominated for United World Wrestling 2022 Rising Star of the Year award. Japan’s Nonoka Ozaki, USA’s Amit Elor, Sweden’s Emma Malmgren and Andreea Ana of Romania are the other in the five-woman nominees list for the United World Wrestling 2022 Rising Star of the Year award.

Antim Panghal created history this year by winning India’s first-ever gold medal at the World U20 Wrestling Championships 2022 in August. The 18-year-old freestyle wrestler from Haryana is also the reigning Asian champion in the same age category. She also won the senior category event, Zouhaier Sghaier Ranking Series.

19 year old Nonoka Ozaki of Japan has won gold medals in the senior world championships and the Asian championship this year in the 62 kg category.

18 year old American wrestler Amit Elor, is the reigning U23 and the senior world champion in 72kg.

21 year old Emma Malmgren of Sweden is world No. 4 in 53kg and is the European champion in seniors. Andreea Ana of Romania is the senior European champion in the 55kg.

United World Wrestling 

It is the international governing body of amateur wrestling in the world. It was earlier known as the FILA (Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées) or  International Federation of Amateur Wrestling.

Headquarters: Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

President: Nenad Lalović