Sports weekly: Top 10 sports news of this week

by TrendingNews Desk
  • The International Paralympic Committee has banned athlete entries from the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) and the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Belarus for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics due to the war in Ukraine. The Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics is scheduled to take place from 4 to 13 March 2022 and marks the 13th Winter Paralympic Games. Earlier the IPC had said that athletes from both countries would be allowed to compete in the Games as neutrals.  The IPC joins the ranks of sports bodies such as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), etc., which have banned the participation of Russians and Belarusians, including football, track, basketball, hockey. 
  • Dabang Delhi K C defeated Patna Pirates 36-37 in the final of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 in Bengaluru, Karnataka.  Dabang Delhi defeated three-time champion Patna Pirates.  Pawan Sehrawat was awarded the Raider of the Season award for his 304 raid points in 24 matches. The winner of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 got a cash prize of 3 crores.
  • Indian shooter, Saurabh Chaudhary has won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event at the ongoing 2022 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Cairo. India’s Shri Nivetha, Esha Singh and Ruchita Vinerkar won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol team event of the ISSF World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. The Indian trio of Rahi Sarnobat, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan clinched gold in the women’s 25m pistol team event on the penultimate day. On the final day of the ISSF World Cup, Rhythm Sangwan and Anish Bhanwala won the 25m rapid fire pistol mixed team. With this, the Indian contingent clinched the top spot on the medals tally with a total of 7 medals- 4 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze.
  • The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 has started in New Zealand on March 04, 2022. It is the 12th edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to be held in New Zealand from March 04 to April 03, 2022. The opening match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 was between West Indies and New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, in which West Indies women beat New Zealand by 3 runs. India will open against Pakistan on 6 March.

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  • Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj has become the first woman to participate in six World Cups. She is the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad to play six World Cups overall.  She has played in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup events in 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and now 2022. The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 is being held in New Zealand.
  • 19-year-old Priyanka Nutakki has achieved her final WGM-norm in the forty-seventh National Women’s Chess Championship of the MPL. She became the twenty-third female Grandmaster of India.  She hails from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Priyanka achieved her first WGM-criteria in January 2019 and crossed the 2300 rating criterion in the next two months. However, like a lot of players, the Covid-19 pandemic delayed their title hopes.
  • Sweden’s Olympic pole vault champion Armand Duplantis covered 6.19 meters to break his own world record by one centimetre at the World Indoor Tour Silver Meeting in Belgrade. Duplantis set a record of 6.18 in Glasgow in February 2020 Indoor. This is the fourth world record of 22-year-old Duplantis in his career.
  • Cricket legend Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne passed away last week at the age of 52 at a resort in Thailand. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. The entire cricket fraternity and fans mourned his sudden demise. After, formalities his body has been sent to Australia. Warne’s autopsy report stated the cause of death as natural. Warne will be given a final farewell at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). One lakh people are expected to attend this farewell. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will also be present during this.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest Test rankings. Ravindra Jadeja, who performed brilliantly with the ball and bat in the Mohali Test, has become the world’s No. 1 all-rounder. At the same time, former Indian captain Virat Kohli has also returned to the top-5. Apart from him, captain Rohit Sharma remains at number six with 761 points. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne remains at the top of the rankings, England’s Test captain Joe Root comes at number two and Steve Smith at number three and Kane Williamson’s name comes on the fourth. If we talk about bowlers’ ranking, Ravichandran Ashwin’s name comes at number two with 850 points. Apart from him, vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah is the second Indian bowler in the top 10.

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  • The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the custodian of cricket rules, has revised few rules in cricket. MCC has now banned the use of saliva to shine the ball in cricket. Earlier it was implemented only because of COVID-19, but now MCC is making it a law. The players were using sweat to shine the ball and it was equally effective. The new law will not allow saliva to be applied to the ball, as players use products containing sugar to apply their saliva to the ball. In this case, the use of saliva on the ball will be treated as if any other improper method of changing the position of the ball. In another major change, when a batter is out caught, the new player who comes to the field will take the strike, even if the players have changed the strike before the catch.