Sports Current Affairs- August 14, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 14, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs


* West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite hits 97 as his team takes a first-innings lead over Pakistan on Day 2 of the first Test at Sabina Park.

* World Athletics (WA), the sport’s worldwide governing organisation, has Indian gold medalist in the Tokyo Olympics, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, on its home page.

* Unmukt Chand, the 2012 U-19 World Cup winning skipper, has signed a multi-year deal with the Major Cricket League.

* Australia’s world number one, Ashleigh Barty, will compete in a WTA 1000 tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio.

* Camila Giorgi of Italy defeated American youngster Coco Gauff, the 15th seed, to go to the semifinals of the National Bank Open in Montreal.


Sports Current Affairs


* Deepa Malik, President of the Indian Paralympic Committee and Padma Shri awardee, said that she wants all differently abled people to contribute to the country.

* Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting blamed the team’s poor performance in the five-match T20 International series against Bangladesh on a “lack of knowhow” and “talent.”

* Farokh Engineer, a former Indian wicketkeeper, rang the traditional five-minute bell before the beginning of the third day of the second Test between England and India.

* On August 16, the Karnataka government will announce a 2% sports quota.

* Neeraj Chopra, the gold medalist from the Tokyo Olympics, is suffering from a high fever and has tested negative for Covid.

* Tokyo 2020 podiums constructed of recycled aluminium and plastic waste


Sports Current Affairs


* England’s captain, Joe Root, hit 180 not out and bowled India out for 391 on the last ball of the third day’s play in the second Test against India at Lord’s on Saturday. England has established a 27-run lead over the visitors, who have scored 364.

* After passing quarantine, opener Prithvi Shaw and middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav joined the Indian Test squad at Lord’s.

* India wins three gold medals in the World Youth Archery Championships in Poland.

* President Ram Nath Kovind throws a high tea for Olympians and expresses his country’s pride in them.

* Brazil head coach Tite has added uncapped Leeds United forward Raphinha to his World Cup qualifying squad for games against Chile, Argentina, and Peru.

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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)


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