Sports Current Affairs-January 1, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs
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1- Goa’s 14-year-old Leon Mendonca has became India’s 67th Chess Grandmaster (GM). He won the Vergani Cup in Italy.

2- Pace bowler Matt Henry has replaced the injured Neil Wagner in the New Zealand Test squad.

He has been picked for second Test against Pakistan. The match will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch from January 3.

3-22-year-old Nigerian forward Bright Enobakhare has joined East Bengal for the 2020-21 Hero Indian Super League season.

Bright Enobakhare
Bright Enobakhare

4-Tamil Nadu’s yorker sensation Thangarasu Natarajan has replaced Umesh Yadav in the India squad.

He will play the last two Test matches against Australia to be played in Sydney and Brisbane.

5-Before the second Test against Australia, Shardul Thakur had replaced an injured Mohammed Shami in the squad.

6-BCCI Secretary is Jay Shah. BCCI is the Indian cricket board.

7-Rohit Sharma has been named as the vice-captain of the Indian team for the last two Tests against Australia.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

8-Ajinkya Rahane is the stand-in-captain in place of Virat Kohli while playing against Australia.

9-Back from the tour of Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma tested negative for Covid-19 ahead of birth of child.

10-The third Sydney Test match between India and Australia is under threat as areas near the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) put on alert after 10 cases of Covid-19 emerged in Sydney’s vicinity.

11- The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has banned Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova for 12 years for match-fixing.

12-World badminton champion PV Sindhu said that training in UK during Covid break was one of her best moves.

PV Sindhu
P V Sindhu

13-The Archery Association of India (AAI), the Indian archery body has launched online affiliation portal.

14-The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has named Priyam Garg as Uttar Pradesh captain for the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

The 15-member team includes former state captain Suresh Raina and India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

15-The Indian men’s hockey team captain is Manpreet Singh.

16- International Olympic Committee (IOC) president is Thomas Bach.

Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach

17-The 2020 Summer Olympics is an international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

18-The 2022 Winter Olympics will take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing.

19- IOC Coordination Commission chairman is Juan Antonio Samaranch.

20- IPL- The Indian Premier League

21-Australia’s batsman Steve Smith has been recently selected by the International Cricket Council as the Test player of the Decade.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

22- Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Awards 2020: Pakistan captain Babar Azam most valuable cricketer of the year.

23-Former spinner Pragyan Ojha said Ravichandran Ashwin is the bowling captain in this Indian team.

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