Sports Current Affairs- August 23, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 23, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs

1- Jamaica and South Africa established world U20 records in the women’s and men’s 4x100m, respectively, while Botswana and Nigeria ran global leads to win the 4x400m gold as the World U20 Championships concluded on a high note.

2-Carlos Brathwaite, a former West Indies T20I captain, is looking forward to another successful Big Bash League (BBL) season.

3-Australian players must accept responsibility for their defeats, according to Usman Khawaja, an Australian cricketer of Pakistani heritage.

4-Alexander Zverev won his fifth ATP Masters 1000 championship, defeating Russia’s Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-3, to become the first German winner in Cincinnati since Boris Becker in 1985.

5-Afghanistan’s One-Day International series has been relocated from Sri Lanka to Pakistan.

Sports Current Affairs

6-Thirteen additional people, including an athlete, tested positive for Covid-19 on the eve of the Tokyo Paralympic Games’ opening ceremony on Monday.

7-Enoch Nkwe, South Africa’s deputy cricket coach, has resigned.

8-Fast bowler Saqib Mahmood is poised to earn his first Test cap after fellow pace bowler Mark Wood was ruled out of the third Test against India, which will be played at Headingley in Leeds.

9-South Africa’s head coach, Mark Boucher, has apologised for previous racist behaviour.

10-T20 World Cup: Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has named Hardik Pandya as a key player for India in the forthcoming men’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October and November.

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11-T20 World Cup: Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has named leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. as a crucial player for the reigning champions in the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Oman and the United Arab Emirates in October and November.

12-Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that right-arm bowler Lutho Sipamla has been included to the team for the white-ball trip to Sri Lanka, replacing Junior Dala.

13-Joshua Kimmich has extended his contract with FC Bayern Munich, the reigning Bundesliga champions for 2020/21, until 2025.

14-Mark Wood, 31, of England, has been ruled out of the third Test against India.

15-Gurjit and Harmanpreet have been nominated for Hockey Player of the Year honours.

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16-Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to name former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

17-India’s three-member water sports team, which includes two male swimmers and a female canoe sprint racer, is optimistic of making a strong showing at the Paralympics in Tokyo.

18-Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes Virat Kohli is the perfect guy at the right moment to head a strong Indian side.

19-World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia stopped world No.76 Jil Teichmann of Switzerland’s giant-killing streak to win her fifth WTA singles title of the year by capturing the Western & Southern Open trophy for the first time in Cincinnati.

20-Anurag Thakur, Union Sports Minister, congratulated long jumper Shaili Singh on her silver medal at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi.

21-Rajkumar Sharma, Virat Kohli’s coach, believes his ward will get a huge hundred in the current Test series against England.

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22-Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop praises Fawad Alam for breaking Pujara’s record.

23-Five Indian Super League (ISL) franchises and three I-League clubs will be among the 16 teams competing for the prestigious Durand Cup football competition, which will be held in and around Kolkata from September 5 to October 3 this year.

24-The eSports Players Welfare Association (EPWA) is launching in India with the goal of protecting Indian Esports players’ rights and streamlining regulation.

25-China has chosen not to send table tennis teams to the forthcoming Asian Championships in Doha.

26-On Monday, the third and last portion of India’s 54-member delegation for the Tokyo Paralympics departed for Japan. The team consisted of 17 athletes, including 10 shooters and 5 archers.


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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)

 

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