Sports Current Affairs-Jan 5, 2023

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Sports Current Affairs-Jan 5, 2023

1-The International Panel of Match Referees for the ICC is led by former Sri Lanka women’s team captain Vanessa de Silva and includes Zimbabwe’s Owen Chirombe and Bangladesh’s Neeyamur Rashid.

2-Belinda Clark, a former Australian captain, said that when the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) unveiled her sculpture, the first of its kind for a women’s cricket player worldwide, she wanted it to serve as a reminder that anyone can achieve anything if they set their minds to it.

3-Belinda’s sculpture has been placed at the start of the SCG’s Walk of Honor. It was originally presented prior to Day Two of the third Test match between Australia and South Africa on Thursday.

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4-At the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, the Chilean men’s hockey team was greeted with open arms when they arrived in Odisha on Thursday to compete in their first FIH World Cup.

5-According to Prime Minister Ulisses Correira e Silva, Pele will be honoured with a new stadium name in Cape Verde.

Ulisses Correira e Silva
  • The 15,000-seat Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde will be known as the Pele Stadium in honour of the late football legend who just died away from cancer.
  • The African country became the first in the world to name a stadium after Pele at the request of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
  • On December 29, Pele, one of the all-time great players, passed away at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was 82.

6-Afghanistan’s young bowler Qais Ahmad believes that the International League T20 conditions in the UAE will be “good for spinners” when he meets up with his Gulf Giants teammates (ILT20).

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7-On January 13, the International League T20 (ILT20) competition’s inaugural season will get underway with a match between Dubai Capitals and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Dubai.

8-On Thursday, Belinda Clark, an accomplished female cricketer from Australia, became the first female cricketer to be honoured with a sculpture at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Belinda Clark

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9-The bronze statue of Clark was unveiled at the entrance to the SCG’s Walk of Honour on Thursday before the start of the second day of the third men’s Test match against South Africa.

10- On the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa, Australia’s opener Usman Khawaja continued his stellar play by smashing his 12th Test century. At the Sydney Cricket Ground, he joined a small group of batsmen who had recorded three consecutive hundreds.

11-Usman Khawaja, an Australian opener rated 10th, joins VVS Laxman and four other Australians as the eighth player to ever score four or more consecutive centuries at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

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