Sports Weekly: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

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  • Women’s cricket is debuting in the Commonwealth Games with the T20 format. The last time cricket was played in a multi-sporting showpiece was in the 1998 edition in Kuala Lumpur. The Women’s Cricket T20 competition will be held at Edgbaston Stadium from July 29, with bronze and gold medal matches on 7 August. India’s first match will be against Australia when women’s cricket makes its debut at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on July 29, while the final will be played on August 7.  
  • Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title by defeating New Zealand by 8 wickets in the final. The target of 173 was easily chased with David Warner hitting 53 runs from 38 balls. Aussies achieved the victory in 18.5 overs.  Mitchell Marsh was chosen as the player of the match. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 began on 17 October 2021 at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground, with the final match taking place in Dubai on 14 November. The event to be held in India was shifted to UAE and Oman due to the COVID-19 situation in India.  However, the BCCI will continue to host the event.
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the 2021 F1 Sau Paulo Grand Prix (formerly known as the Brazilian Grand Prix). In the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Netherlands) finished second while Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) finished third. Max Verstappen leads the world drivers’ standings with 312.5 points, 19 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton (318.5). 
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that cricket legends Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka), Shaun Pollock (South Africa) and Jeanette Britton (England) have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The ICC Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of stalwarts of the sport from the long and illustrious history of cricket. Since its introduction in 2009, 106 players have been included.
  •  German professional tennis player Alexander Zverev defeated Frances Tiafoe of the United States of America (USA) to win his fifth ATP title of the season (2021) at the Vienna Open 2021 and  Won the 18th title overall. Currently, Alexander Zverev is ranked third in the ATP world rankings. 
  • Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council. The former world No. 1 player has already been honoured with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Padukone was the first Indian to win a medal at the World Championships in the 1983 Copenhagen tournament. 
  • BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the chairman of the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee on 17 November 2021. This decision was taken at the International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting in Dubai. Earlier, Ganguly was included in this committee as the observer, now he has been promoted. Sourav Ganguly will replace his former teammate Anil Kumble, who stepped down after completing his nine-year tenure. Anil Kumble stepped down from this post three times after assuming the responsibility for a maximum time limit of three years. On the completion of 9 years of Kumble, Ganguly has been elected as the chairman of this cricket committee. 
  • In the last T20 match played in Kolkata, India defeated New Zealand by 73 runs to win the three-match series with a 3-0 clean sweep. Batting first after winning the toss, Team India scored 184 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.  Captain Rohit Sharma (56) was the top scorer. Rohit Sharma, as a captain, has created history with the third consecutive win against New Zealand. This was the first time that India has made a clean sweep against New Zealand in the T20 series on Indian soil.

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  • The Indian challenge in the Indonesia Masters Badminton tournament has come to an end. PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have lost in the semi-finals. Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has lost to Akane Yamaguchi of Japan. Akane Yamaguchi defeated Sindhu (21-13, 21-9) in a match that lasted 32 minutes.  Sindhu lost to Yamaguchi for the 8th time. At the same time, Sindhu has defeated Yamaguchi 12 times. On the other hand, Kidambi Srikanth lost to Anders Antonsen of Denmark in men’s singles. With this, the Indian challenge of this tournament has ended. 
  • Football club Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been removed from his post. The club had lost 5 matches out of the last 7 matches. After this, the decision was taken.  Watford defeated Manchester United (4-1) in the previous match.  Legendary football player Cristiano Ronaldo also plays for this club. Michael Carrick has been named interim manager. In July, Solskjaer signed a three-year contract with the club. This deal was done for 7.5 million pounds.