April 24, 2024

Sports


Balraj Panwar secured India’s first Paris Olympics quota in rowing by finishing third in the men’s single scull event of the 2024 World Asian and Oceanian Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regetta in Chungju, South Korea. The 25-year-old Indian Army rower clocked 7:01.27 minutes to finish third in the 2000m race and seal the quota.Read More

Rohit Sharma has played his 250th Indian Premier League match, becoming only the second player to do so after MS Dhoni. Rohit reached this milestone in a match against Punjab Kings in Mullanpur, Chandigarh. Rohit Sharma through his IPL career has racked up 6472 runs at an average of 30.1 and strike rate of 131.22. He has hit 42 half-centuries and scored 2 tons in his IPL career. This makes him the fourth highest run-scorer in the tournament’s history just behind the likes of Virat Kohli who is at the top followed by Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner respectively. Most....Read More

Nepal all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee smashed six sixes in an over to become the third batsman to ever achieve the feat in a T20 International. The 24-year-old joined India's Yuvraj Singh and West Indian Kieron Pollard after a sizzling knock against Qatar in the ACC Men's Premier Cup match in Al Amerat. Airee smashed medium pacer Kamran Khan for six sixes in the final over in his incendiary 64 not out from 21 balls and also took two wickets as Nepal beat Qatar by 32 runs.Read More

India and Mumbai Indians star batter Rohit Sharma became the first Indian to smash 500 sixes in T20 cricket. He achieved this milestone during Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium. Rohit's six tally has gone up to 502 sixes. Only Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Colin Munro have more T20 sixes to their name.Read More

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium has become the first BCCI-accredited venue to install a state-of-the-art 'hybrid pitch. The Netherlands-based 'SISGrass', a part of the SIS Pitches group of companies, has been roped in for the first-ever hybrid pitch installation.Read More

The Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year have been announced in the 2024 edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, with Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Ash Gardner, Harry Brook and Mark Wood this year’s award winners. Travis Head (Australia) has picked up the Wisden Trophy. Hayley Matthews (West Indies) has been named the Leading T20 Cricketer in the world. Wisden’s Leading women Cricketer in the World -Nat Sciver-Brunt, becoming the first England player to be named. Men’s Leading Cricketer in the World - Australia’s captain Pat Cummins ABOUT THE AWARD: The Wisden Cricketers of the Year are cricketers selected for the....Read More

Indian wrestlers finished the Asian Wrestling Championships 2024 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with nine medals - four silvers and five bronze. Indian medal winners: Udit (men’s 57kg) - silver medal Radhika (women’s 68kg) - silver medal Anju (women’s 53kg) - silver medal Harshita (women’s 72kg) - silver medal Abhimanyou (men’s 70kg) - bronze medal Vicky (men’s 97kg) - bronze medal Shivanee Pawar (women’s 50kg) - bronze medal Antim (women’s 65kg) - bronze medal Manisha (women’s 62kg) - bronze medalRead More

World Athletics will award $50,000 cash prize to gold-winning track and field athletes at the Paris Olympics 2024. This marks the first instance of an international sports governing body offering prize money to Olympic gold medalists. A prize pot of $2.4 million, sourced from the IOC's revenue share allocation, will fund the awards. The initiative aims to recognize athletes' contributions and empower them, according to World Athletics President Sebastian Coe. World Athletics plans to extend the bonus initiative to silver and bronze medalists at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.Read More

Mohammedan Sporting of Kolkata won the I-League 2023-24 by defeating Shillong Lajong Club 2-1 at the SSA Ground in Shillong, Meghalaya. Mohammedan Sporting has also qualified for next year's AFC Cup, which will be organised by the Asian Football Federation. Since the start of the I-league in 2007-08, Mohammedan Sporting has never been able to win the I-league. It was the first I-league title for the illustrious Kolkata football club. ABOUT 'I-LEAGUE' The I-League is a professional men’s football league started in 2007-08 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The I-League replaced the National Football League. The National Football....Read More

Anupama Upadhyaya and Tharun clinched the women’s and men’s singles titles, respectively at the Kazakhstan International Challenge tournament in Astana. The Kazakhstan International Challenge Tournament was organised by the Kazakhstan National Badminton Federation in Uralsk, Kazakhstan, from 2-6 April 2024. In the mixed doubles final, the Indian pair of Sanjai Srivatsa Dhanraj and Maneesha K lost to Malaysia’s Wong Tien Ci and Lim Chiew Sien to sign off with a runner-up finish.Read More

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