Sports view: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • Asia’s oldest club football competition, the Durand Cup, has begun. From August 16 through September 18, Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium and Kishore Bharti Stadium will host the 131st Durand Cup season. Additionally, Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal and Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati will host a few games. This season, there are more teams than usual. 16 teams previously competed in this competition.
  • The All India Football Federation was disqualified by FIFA (AIFF). The AIFF is allegedly working in contravention of FIFA regulations by being unduly influenced by third parties, according to FIFA. As a result, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in India from October 11 to October 30, is also in jeopardy. When hearing the cases of the Indian Football Federation, the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the Committee of Administrators (COA). It has been said that the COA will not interfere in the affairs of AIFF till further orders.

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  • VVS Laxman has been named as team India’s temporary cricket coach for the Asia Cup. Rahul Dravid, the team’s head coach, is presently suffering a corona infection. Up till he turns down, Lakshman will assume control. On August 28, the Indian squad will face Pakistan in its opening Asia Cup game.
  • Sania Mirza, the top tennis player from India, has withdrawn from the US Open tennis competition, which begins on August 29. She’s got an elbow ailment. In a social media statement published early, Sania declared her intention to skip the final Grand Slam of the year. Last month, Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Mate Pavic advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals.
  • Manisha Kalyan, an Indian women’s football player, made history when she made her debut in the Women’s Champions League of the European Club Tournament (UEFA). She made her Apollon Ladies FC debut on Thursday against the Latvian team Rigas FC. In the 60th minute of this qualifying game, Manisha of India was given the opportunity to enter the field in place of Marilyn Georgia of Cyprus. Apollon defeated Rigas 3-0 in this match. On August 21, Apollon will now play FC Zurich Frauen.
  • Manohar Lal Khattar, the chief minister of Haryana, gave medalists from the Commonwealth Games cash awards and positions in the government. The gold medal winners received 1.5 crore rupees, the silver medalists received 75 lakhs, and the bronze medalists received 50 lakhs. The fourth-place finisher received 15 lakh, and those who took part in the games received 7.50 lakh rupees.
  • The Asia Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan, which will be played on August 28, has begun a unique ticket-purchasing competition. In barely three hours, all tickets were gone. The online waiting list for more than 5 lakh tickets had to be populated by numerous fans due to the high demand. In the meantime, black tickets are being offered indiscriminately on social media and classified websites for the India-Pakistan game.
  • India defeated Zimbabwe by 13 runs in the third one-day international. With this victory, Team India, captained by KL Rahul, won the ODI series 3-0. In the most recent ODI, India batted first and scored 289 runs in 50 overs while losing 8 wickets. The Zimbabwean team’s response was limited to 276 runs in 49.3 overs.
  • Irfan Pathan, a former cricketer for India, will make his acting debut in the Tamil film Cobra. This movie’s teaser has been made public. Superstar of Tamil cinema Chiyan Vikram’s new movie has a powerful teaser. In this movie, Chiyan portrays over seven different people. AR Rahman is the film’s music composer. The movie will debut on August 31. In this movie, Irrfan is portraying a police officer. In the movie, his persona seems to be very powerful.
  • The BWF World Badminton Championship 2022 began on August 22. While August 28 will be the closing date. The World Badminton Championship is currently being contested in Japan’s capital city of Tokyo. PV Sindhu, who has taken home the medal in this competition five times, is not competing this time owing to an injury. The men’s doubles teams of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, and India’s HS Prannoy also advanced to the quarterfinals of the Badminton World Championships after making stunning comebacks to defeat fellow countryman and Commonwealth Games winner Lakshya Sen. made it to the final eight.