Sports Current Affairs- August 24, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 24, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs

* AICF- All India Chess Federation

* CAI- Chess Association of India

* Former West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite has gone into seclusion ahead of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) start. He is unlikely to play for the Jamaica Tallawahs in their first encounter against the Saint Lucia Kings on August 27.

* According to Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) head of cricket operations Daryl Mitchell, the compensation payments mechanism for counties’ IPL players is out of date.

* Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has been enlisted to Argentina’s national team for the first time in almost two years for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Brazil, and Bolivia in 2022.

* Women’s cricket: Railways medium-pacer Meghna Singh and Baroda left-handed batswoman Yastika Bhatia are fresh additions to India’s team for the one-off Test and ODI series in Australia, as well as the team for the T20 International series in September and October.

* According to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), India is among the countries interested in hosting the Olympics in 2036 and beyond.

* The 24th of August commemorated the golden jubilee of India’s first-ever Test series victory in England.

 

Sports Current Affairs

 

* Bhutan, the Maldives, Grenada, Paraguay, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are among the five nations making their Paralympic debuts in Tokyo 2020.

* Despite the fact that their home-based athletes and representatives were unable to attend the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Afghanistan’s flag was carried as part of the Opening Ceremony procession in Tokyo.

* Majid Rashed, President of the Asian Paralympic Committee, believes that Asia needs more participants.

* India captain Virat Kohli has departed the playing XI only for off-spinner R Ashwin to alter when the team management discovered the surface at Headingley for the third Test was bereft of grass.

* Finn Allen, a New Zealand cricketer, tested positive for Covid-19 upon his arrival in Bangladesh for a five-match Twenty20 International series starting September 1.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* Jil Teichmann of Switzerland has risen 32 places in the WTA rankings. Ashleigh Barty, the world’s number one tennis player, has maintained her place at the top.

* Roy Kaia, 29, of Zimbabwe, has been suspended for improper bowling action.

* Ramiz Raja should not be appointed as PCB chairman since he has spoken in favour of India, according to former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz.

* Team India captain Virat Kohli has wished the national contingent success in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, which will be held from August 24 to September 5.

Sports Current Affairs

 

* Sunil Gavaskar, former India opener and captain, has said that financial stability encourages batters to go bang-bang.

* Flag bearer Mariyappan Thangavelu, along with five other members of the Indian delegation, have been quarantined at the Tokyo Paralympics after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19. Tek Chand is the new flag bearer.

* The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison has said that women’s wages in The Hundred are likely to increase beginning with the next edition.

* Anriban Lahiri, an Indian golfer, finished tied-56th in The Northern Trust Jersey City Open (New Jersey)


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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)

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