Sports Current Affairs- June 24, 2023
- On Friday, thousands of fans and a tonne of Olympians celebrated Olympic Day 2023 around the globe under the slogan “Let’s Move.”
2-To inspire and motivate fans to exercise every day, Olympians like Pau Gasol, Allyson Felix, and many more have each launched a 30-minute workout on all Olympic channels and social media platforms.
3-The Olympic Day, which was first observed in 1948, is an annual festival of sport that takes place on June 23 to honour the IOC’s founding in 1894, which marked the beginning of the modern Olympic Games.
4-Around five million people are anticipated to attend Olympic Day events being hosted by more than 150 National Olympic Committees on five continents, according to the IOC.
5-To highlight this global action, twenty-four famous structures will light up around the world in the Olympic colours or the “Let’s Move” logo.
6-Former India player Wasim Jaffer criticised India’s Test selection policy and questioned the need for four openers in the 16-member team while pointing out that Sarfaraz Khan could have been chosen as a middle-order batting option for the tour of the West Indies beginning on July 12.
7-India and the West Indies will play their first Test match at Windsor Park in Dominica from July 12–16. The second Test will take place at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad from July 20–24.
8 – The second Test between India and the West Indies will be the 100th Test game between the two nations.
9-After smashing a beautiful first-ever Test century against Australia in the ongoing Women’s Ashes Test, England opener Tammy Beaumont said she was happy to fulfil a childhood fantasy and added that helping the team comes before personal accomplishments.
10- After current captain Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont is the only Englishwoman to score a hundred in each of the three formats of international cricket. Beaumont’s unbeaten century propelled England to 218/2 in 53 overs at the end of day two of play, 255 runs behind Australia.