Sports Current Affairs- August 19, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 19, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs

* World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia advanced to the third round of the ATP tournament at the Cincinnati Masters with a straight-sets victory against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States.

* The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a virtual trophy tour to commemorate the two-month countdown to the T20 World Cup.

* The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will conduct a security assessment for England’s upcoming trip to Pakistan.

* Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen praises Kohli for his Test cricket commitment.

* Aaron Finch will captain a strong Australian team at the T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE, including opener David Warner and former captain Steve Smith.

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* The second seed Naomi Osaka of Japan advanced to the third round of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati after defeating American youngster Coco Gauff.

While addressing the Indian delegation on the sidelines of the U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, World Athletics Chief Seb Coe congratulated the 4x400m mixed relay team on their bronze medal.

* Zimbabwe will host a 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifier.

* Australia’s selectors chairman, George Bailey, thinks that star batsman Steve Smith will be ready for the ICC T20 World Cup later this year.

* Deepa Malik, President of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), and Arhan Bagati, Deputy Chef de Mission, have arrived in Tokyo.

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* New Zealand pacer Lea Tahuhu overcomes cancer scare to join England trip

* According to Abhinav Bindra, the first Indian to win an individual gold medal in the quadrennial showcase, the three-year Olympic cycle for Paris 2024 would be difficult.

* Former captain Ricky Ponting believes Australia is capable of winning the T20 World Cup.

* Viswanathan Anand, the five-time world chess champion, has grieved the death of famous Russian GM Evgeny Sveshnikov, who died on Wednesday at the age of 71.

* O.M. Nambiar, the great sprinter P.T. Usha’s coach who coached and led him to international success, died on Thursday at the age of 89.

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* Bahrain marathon runner El Hassan El Abbassi, the 2014 Asian Games 10,000m gold medalist from Incheon, South Korea, has been temporarily banned for doping violations.

* Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das have returned to Bangladesh’s 19-man team for the forthcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand.

* The Yogi government awards Olympians with a monetary prize of Rs 42 crore.

* Just five days before the commencement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee announces a campaign to promote handicapped people’s human rights.

* The Ranji Trophy will begin on January 5 with a new format: BCCI to state units.

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* Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, acknowledged on Thursday that his side had failed to capitalise on chances abroad. Earlier this week, Pakistan lost the first Test against the West Indies by one wicket.

* Zaki Anwari, a 19-year-old Afghan player, died after hanging to a US military plane.

* Despite the Taliban taking over the country this month, Afghanistan’s three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan is set to begin on September 3 in Sri Lanka.


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