Sports Current Affairs- August 11, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 11, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs

 

* Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has appealed to global authorities to intervene in his country’s civil conflict.

* England and India have been penalised 40% of their match costs and deducted two World Test Championship points for sluggish over-rate.

* The Olympic emblem monument, which consists of five interlocking rings in blue, yellow, black, green, and red, will be replaced with the Paralympic logo.

* Due to a left foot ailment, the second seed Rafael Nadal of Spain has withdrawn from the National Bank Open, an ATP Masters 1000 event.

* Chris Cairns, a former New Zealand cricketer, is doing well following surgery.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* Rosemary Mair of the New Zealand women’s team has been ruled out of the England trip owing to a shin injury.

* Beginning August 31 in Antigua, the West Indies and South Africa women’s teams will play in a three-match T20I series, followed by a five-match ODI series.

* Indian Army Chief General M.M. Naravane meets and congratulates Neeraj Chopra and his parents. Chopra made history by being India’s first gold medalist in a track and field event at the Tokyo Olympics.

* World Athletics has named Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s gold-medal performance as one of the ten most spectacular moments of the Tokyo Olympic Games (WA)

* Every year on August 7, sports fans celebrate National Javelin Throw Day, which was inspired by Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal-winning performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

* Four Odisha hockey players were greeted with a resounding welcome at the airport in Bhubaneswar, after an amazing performance by Indian hockey teams at the Tokyo Olympics.

* Justin Langer, coach of the Australian cricket team, had a heated discussion with Cricket Australia (CA) officials over a video of Bangladesh’s celebrations.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* Eliud Kipchoge’s victory in the Tokyo 2020 marathon confirms Kenya’s supremacy in the marathon.

* Kerala announces a Rs 2 crore promotion for P.R. Sreejesh, an Indian hockey legend.

* Stuart Broad, England’s speed bowler, has been ruled out of the Test series against India owing to a calf strain.

* After his nine-wicket haul in the first Test against England, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has broken into the top-10 of the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.

* Due to a hamstring injury, pace bowler Shardul Thakur has been ruled out of the second Test, which begins on Thursday at Lord’s.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* The Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020, which will take place from August 24 to September 5, will be hosted in Japan.

* Saqib Mahmood, a 24-year-old fast bowler, has been called up to England’s team for the second Test against India, which begins on Thursday.

* Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh and Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies women’s squad have been awarded ICC players of the month.

* Virat Kohli, India’s captain, has voiced displeasure over India’s two-point loss in the first Test in Nottingham due to a sluggish over rate.

* The state of Jharkhand awards both female hockey players with a cheque for Rs 50 lakh each.

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