Sports Current Affairs- March 23, 2021
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1- Rahkeem Cornwall has made a record partnership with Joshua da Silva, as West Indies led a vital 99-run against Sri Lanka’s 169. the second day of the first Test in North Sound.
2-Former world No. 3 Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro will be undergoing a new knee surgery ahead of Olympics.
3-Serena Williams has been ruled out of the Miami Open to focus on her recovery from recent oral surgery.
4-Foreign Olympic volunteers are not allowed to enter Japan to serve in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer.
5- Elgin Baylor, the Los Angeles Lakers’ first superstar and the first among National Basketball Association (NBA) passes away at 86.
6-The former England captain Michael Vaughan said the absence of batsman Joe Root and fast bowler Jofra Archer will help India win ODI series vs England 3-0.
7-Filmmaker Amole Gupte said Saina Nehwal and her family’s simplicity left him awestruck. Amole Gupte has directed the upcoming biopic Saina.
8- Fast bowler Prasidh Krishna and all-rounder Krunal Pandya to make debut in the 1st ODI. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been included in the squad for the first time since December 2020.
9-Coach Wong Choong Hann has lauded Lee Zii Jia’s brilliant performance to win All England.
10-India opener Shafali Verma has regained a top spot in ICC women’s T20I rankings in the first two T20Is against South Africa.
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11- Stand-in captain Tom Latham’s fifth ODI ton helped New Zealand defeating Bangladesh by five wickets in the second ODI.
12- Former Indian Premier League (IPL) champions SunRisers Hyderabad have unveiled big-ticket sponsors for the fourteenth edition of IPL 2021.
13- The fourteenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 starts on April 9.
14- Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) West Indies stars Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have begun quarantine for KKR’s training camp for the 2021 Indian Premier League.
15-FC Goa has launched new jersey for AFC Champions League.
16-India’s Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Ganemat Sekhon won mixed team skeet gold in the Shooting World Cup in New Delhi. The pair defeated Kazakhstan’s Olga Panarina and Alexandr Yechshenko 33-29 in the final
17-BCCI-The National Cricket Academy (NCA) conducts level 2 courses for retired cricketers and cricketers who have played over 75 first-class games.
18-Finn Allen got a call for the first time to the New Zealand T20 squad. NZ will take on Bangladesh in the three-game T20 series beginning at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
19-England’s Sam Billings sustained collar bone joint in the first ODI against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
20-Debutant Krunal Pandyas 26-ball fifty, helped India to achieve 317/5 in the first ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Krunal Pandyas breaks down after record fifty.
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21-England team consisting of brothers featuring Tom and Sam Curran, and the Indian team consisting brothers featuring Krunal and Hardik Pandya represented their countries to play in the first ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
22- Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa was nominated as chairman of selection committee for seniors. P.T. Usha, Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist named as chairperson of selection committee for juniors.
23- AFI- The Athletics Federation of India
24-India defeated England by 66 runs in the first One-day International in Pune. India goes 1-0 up.
25-Haryana made a clean sweep in the junior national wrestling titles.
26- India skipper Virat Kohli said India have 2-3 players for every position.
27- World No.1 in men’s 50 metres rifle three-position, Croatian Peter Gorsa has been sent into quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19. He can not compete in the World Cup in New Delhi.
28-Manish Narwal won a gold medal for India, sets world record in the P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1 final at the Al Ain World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Al Ain (UAE).
29-India’s left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad taking three wickets for only nine runs in four overs helped India winning the consolation nine-wicket win in the third and final T20 International against the South Africa in the third and final T20 International at Lucknow.