Sports Current Affairs- March 18, 2021
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1-Five-member panel set up for the smooth running of cricket activities in Kenya.
2-PV Sindhu has entered the second round of the All England Open Championship with a win over Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah.
3-Tokyo Olympic chief creative director Hiroshi Sasaki has quit over derogatory remarks.
4-The Indonesian badminton team has withdrawn from All England Open after a person travelling on their flight tested Covid-19 positive.
5-Ritika Phogat, cousin of Commonwealth Games gold medallists Geeta and Babita Phogat,found dead. She allegedly killed herself after second position in the 53kg category of the state sub-junior competition.
6- WFI- Wrestling Federation of India
7- According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), The 2022 T20 World Cup regional qualifiers in Africa and Asia got postponed due to Covid-19.
8-Sachin Tendulkar-led India Legends beat Windies Legends by 12 runs at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium. It reached the Road Safety World Series (RSWS) T20 final
9-Girl Gang, a song by New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore, is the official song of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup.
10-The 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup tournament will be hosted in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, 2022.
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11-Boxer Nikhat Zareen has defeated reigning world champion Paltceva Ekaterina at Bosphorous Boxing tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.
12-India’s sabre fencer Bhavani Devi said that possibilities are limitless for her at Olympics.
13-Bhavani Devi has become the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.
14-Top para shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj will play the Al Ain 2021 Shooting Para Sport World Cup. Both are Sydney 2019 World Championships medallists.
15-Defender Deep Grace Ekka said Argentina, Germany tours helped in preparation for the Indian women’s hockey team for Olympics games.
16-The AITA Talent Series-7 U-16 is hosted by Tennis360 Academy.
17-Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal will miss Bangladesh’s three-match T20I series against NZ.
18- Indian Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been replaced by Rahul Chahar while Suryakumar Yadav replaced Ishan Kishan in 4th T20I against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad.
19-All-rounder Challa Jhansi Lakshmi with her score of 80 runs and taking three wickets for 34 with her off-spin helped Andhra beating Maharashtra by 45 runs in the Women’s Senior One Day Trophy.
20-Tamil Nadu’s S. Dhanalakshmi has broken Usha’s meet record in the ongoing 24th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships at Patiala’s National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala.
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21- India’s world No. 1 Divyansh Singh Panwar leads India’s charge in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup starting in New Delhi.
22-Table tennis ace Achanta Sharath Kamal has become first Indian to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
23-Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/30) and Hardik Pandya (2/16) helped India to win a eight-run victory in the fourth T20 International against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahemadabad.