Sports Current Affairs- August 17, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 17, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs


* Shane Bond, a former New Zealand fast bowler, will coach Black Caps bowlers during the T20 World Cup.

* Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag praised India’s tough performance at Lords, with the ‘Sultan of Multan’ Virender Sehwag adding, “never ever ever ever underestimate the Indians.”

* The International Paralympic Committee has announced that Afghanistan’s Paralympic squad will not compete in the Games in Tokyo next week because they are stuck in the country (IPC).

* England fast bowler Mark Wood is questionable for the third Test against India, which starts on August 25 in Leeds.

* Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja lauded Team India for flourishing under duress on Day 5 against England and ultimately winning the second Test at Lord’s.

* The Odisha government, which has sponsored Indian hockey teams since 2018, will continue to support the sport for another ten years.


Sports Current Affairs


Ahead of the match against India, Pakistan captain Babar Azam believes the T20 World Cup feels like a home event.

* On Tuesday, Neuberg Diagnostics announced the appointment of cricketer M.S. Dhoni as its brand ambassador.

* Uma Singh, a climber and biker from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, has scaled Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and dedicated his achievement to actor and social activist Sonu Sood.

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with the Indian para-athlete delegation ahead of the Tokyo Games.

* The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has “no objections” to the audience being permitted in the second phase of the Indian Premier League 2021, which is set to begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.

* The Indian men’s basketball team has a chance to qualify for next year’s FIBA Asia Cup when it competes in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, against Saudi Arabia and Palestine.


Sports Current Affairs


* Aditi Ashok of India has qualified for the Women’s British Open, which will be contested from August 19-22 at the Carnoustie Links in Scotland.

* Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur meets with World Youth Archery medalists and congratulates them on their impressive medal haul.

* PM Modi tells Paralympians that New India would not put pressure on athletes to win gold.

* Stefanos Tistsipas, a Greek tennis player, said he felt “overwhelmed” after rising to world No. 3 in the ATP rankings last week.

* The International Cricket Council has announced that India will play arch-rival Pakistan in a group stage match of the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai on October 24.

* The fans may return for the second phase of the Indian Premier League 2021, which is set to begin on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.

* In September, the Indian football team will play two international friendly against Nepal.

* When Indian boxer Ashish Kumar (75kg) arrived at his hometown of Sundar Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, he first went to the boxing school where he used to practise and apologised for not doing well at the Tokyo Olympics.

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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)

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