Sports Update: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by TrendingNews Desk
  • A senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official announced that the women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin in a one-month window in March 2023 and is expected to have five teams. Following a discussion between senior BCCI officials, it was decided that the competition should take place in March, immediately after the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
  • Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, has declared her retirement. Tennis player Serena Williams uploaded a post on Instagram announcing her retirement after being featured on the cover of the September issue of Vogue. After the US Open, the year’s final Grand Slam event, Serena Williams announced that she will retire from tennis.
  • Kieron Pollard, a superb all-arounder and former captain of the West Indies has made a very exceptional T20 cricket milestone. In cricket, Pollard has become the first player to play 600 T20 games. In a recent game for London Spirit in the Hundred tournament, he set this remarkable record. He batted brilliantly in 11 balls and finished the game against Manchester Originals at Lord’s ground unbeaten with 34 runs. During his innings, Pollard hit one four and four high-rise sixes.
  • Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt participated in the UEFA Super Cup 2022 championship game, where Real Madrid won the championship by defeating Frankfurt. Carlo Ancelotti, the Madrid coach, made a significant achievement. For the champions of the two major European club championships, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, UEFA annually hosts the UEFA Super Cup.
  • In the open division of the 44th Chess Olympiad, the Uzbekistan team took home the gold medal. In the open division, Team Armenia won the silver medal, while Team India-2 took home the bronze. In the women’s division, Ukraine took home the gold medal. Georgia earned silver, and team one from India took home bronze.
  • By winning a competition in Romania, chess player V Pranav became the 75th Grandmaster of India. Pranav, a 15-year-old from Chennai, won the Lympedia Open in Bia Mare, Romania, and so earned his third and final Grandmaster norm. He earned seven points over the course of nine rounds to become Grandmaster Norm.
  • Beginning on August 18, India and Zimbabwe will play a three-game One-Day International series. After a six-year hiatus, Team India will play a bilateral ODI series in Zimbabwe. The Indian squad will aim to win the fifth straight series there under KL Rahul’s captaincy. Rahul wasn’t initially chosen for this tour. He was accepted into the team and appointed captain in place of Shikhar Dhawan after clearing the fitness test. Dhawan had been named captain earlier.
  • Emma McKeon, an Australian swimmer who is 28 years old, set a singular record at the 2022 Commonwealth Games by winning more medals from 56 nations and territories. She competed in a variety of swimming events in the Commonwealth Games and took home six gold, one silver, and one bronze medals. Swimmer Emma McKeon became the most decorated athlete in Commonwealth Games history winning eight medals.

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  • The 12-day sporting extravaganza known as the Commonwealth Games 2022 that took place in Birmingham, England, is over. From July 28 to August 8, 72 nations from around the world competed in the Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022), also known as Birmingham 2022. India finished fourth in the medal count to round off its performance at these Commonwealth Games. In these competitions, India brought home 61 medals, including 22 gold. This list placed Australia, England, and Canada above India. Given that shooting was not a part of the current Games, India should be very happy with their performance.
  • In the year 2022, the Asia Cup (T20) will take place from August 27 to September 11. The Asia Cup’s final competition took place in 2018. The UAE itself hosted the same. Then, a total of six teams took part. In the championship match, India and Bangladesh fought. India has won the trophy seven times since the tournament’s inception in 1984, making them the most successful team in the competition.