Sports Current Affairs- August 20, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 20, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs


* Chris Cairns, a former New Zealand all-rounder, has been taken off life support and is recuperating in hospital after heart surgery in Sydney.

* Gursharan Singh, India’s Chef de Mission for the 2020 Paralympic Games, predicted that the nation would win at least 15 medals, including five gold, in Tokyo.

* Cricket Ireland (CI) has revealed their teams for the forthcoming T20I and ODI series against Zimbabwe, which will begin on August 27 in Dublin with the first T20I.

*There will always be pressure in major tournaments like the T20 World Cup, says Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie.


Sports Current Affairs


*All-rounder Angelo Mathews, as well as three suspended players Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, and Kusal Mendis, are not on the contractual list of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

*Ajai Raj Singh Rana, a javelin thrower, places sixth in the World Athletics U20 Championships.

*Mariyappan Thangavelu, the Rio 2016 high jump T-42 gold medalist, said that he would undoubtedly win a gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which begin on Tuesday (August 24)

*Nathan Ellis, an Australian pacer, has signed a contract with the Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of the league’s second leg in the UAE.

*Shaili Singh of India has advanced to the finals of the women’s long jump event at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi.

Sports Current Affairs


*Rafael Nadal has announced that his 2021 season would be cut short owing to a foot ailment. As a result of the change, the Spaniard will not compete in the US Open, which begins on August 30.

*Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India won the mixed doubles championship in the WTT Contender tournament in Budapest.

*The FIA-backed Formula Regional Championship, Formula 4, will be held in India.

*Chennai Super Kings have begun practising at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai for the second phase of the 14th Indian Premier League (IPL).

*Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing takes pole in the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2021.

*India lose to Saudi Arabia in Asia Cup basketball qualifiers. India could not qualify for next year’s FIBA Asia Cup in Jakarta.

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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)


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