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Two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez retired

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Sanchez born in the United States to Dominican parents decided to compete in Olympics for the Dominican Republic won Olympics Gold in 2004 at Athens and 2012 at London.

Nandu Natekar became first non-cricketer to become a member of CCI's Legend Club

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Nandu-NatekarThe Cricket Club of India (CCI) is a private club incorporated on 8 November, 1933, with an objective to promote cricket and other sports in the country.

Hong Kong’s Irfan Ahmed suspended for two and a half years for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Published on: 21-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Ahmed’s period of ineligibility will take effect from the date of his provisional suspension, 4 November 2015, and will therefore expire on 4 May 2018.

Waqar Younis resigned as Head Coach of Pakistan Cricket team

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Earlier on 3 April 2016, Shahid Afridi stepped down as captain of Pakistan's T20 team. The 36 year old all rounder, however, said that he will be available for the One day Internationals.

Australia’s Shane Watson announced retirement from international cricket

Published on: 25-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Watson retired from test cricket in September 2015 and since then he didn’t play any One Day Internationals also.

UN suspended Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador after doping allegations

Published on: 16-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

UNDP in a statement said that it was suspending Sharapova, who worked as a goodwill Ambassador, until the outcome of the investigation into her case is known.

Maria Sharapova provisionally suspended after failing drug test at Australian Open

Published on: 08-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The International Tennis Federation said Sharapova, a five time Grand Slam champion, is provisionally suspended from 12 March 2016 pending further action.

Cricketer Aaron Phangiso suspended for illegal bowling action

Published on: 02-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The tests were conducted by an ICC accredited laboratory at the University of Pretoria's High-Performance Centre after he was reported for suspect action on 25 February 2016.

New Zealand cricketer Brendon Barrie McCullum retired from One-Day Internationals

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He played 260 ODIs and scored 6083 runs matches. They include 5 centuries and 31 half-centauries.

ICC suspended Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah for doping offence

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Yasir was suspended after he pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC's Anti-Doping Code that relates to the presence of a banned substance in a player's sample.

Virender Sehwag appointed as mentor for Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 9

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

In his new role, Sehwag will work along with head coach Sanjay Bangar and would be responsible for guiding and motivating the squad.

Graham Xavier Ford named chief coach of Sri Lanka for his second stint

Published on: 30-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Earlier, in January 2012, he was appointed as the head coach of the Sri Lanka national team, replacing Geoff Marsh and was in the post for two-year term till January 2014 and he declined to extend his tenure in September 2013.

Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham retired from diving

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Mitcham won the 10m platform at the 2008 Beijing Games, and also claimed gold in the 10m synchro platform at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Pakistan Cricketer Imran Farhat retired from International Cricket

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He made the announcement after getting No-Objection Certificate from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). With this, he would be eligible to play a T20 tournament for retired cricketers called Masters Champions League (MCL).

West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul retired from international cricket

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

His highest score in Tests was 203 not out and he finished with an average of 51.37, and he also posted a top score of 150 in ODIs, finishing with an average of 41.60.

Hashim Amla resigned as Test captain of South Africa

Published on: 07-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Amla was named Graeme Smith's replacement as captain in mid-2014 and this was his sixth series in charge.

Pranav Dhanawade became first ever to score 1000 runs in a cricket innings

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The epic knock ended when his school declared at 1465/3, which is also a world record.

Syed Kirmani conferred with 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

Published on: 06-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

On the other hand, Test captain Virat Kohli bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards.

Andy Murray won 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Published on: 22-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

For Murray, it was the second award in three years. He received the previous award in 2013.

Kane Williamson became first-ever Kiwi batsman to top ICC Test rankings

Published on: 21-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

With this, Williamson moved above England's Joe Root (886 points) and South Africa's AB de Villiers (881) to sit on 889 points.

ICC suspended West Indies spinner Sunil Narine for illegal bowling action

Published on: 30-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Narine's bowling action was reported after the third ODI match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on 7 November 2015.

Anju Bobby George appointed Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Published on: 25-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Anju from Kerala was the first Indian athlete who won the bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships held in Paris in 2003.

Shoaib Malik announced retirement from Test Cricket

Published on: 04-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The 33-year-old had made a comeback in the longer format of the game after five years and in the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi, he smashed a career-best 245.

Anil Kumble named Brand Ambassador of Champions Tennis League team Raipur Rangers

Published on: 21-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Raipur Rangers is co-owned by Abhishek Mishra and Chinmay Tiwari and will comprise players like Thomas Muster, Alize Cornet and Ramanathan Ramkumar.

AB de Villiers named brand ambassador of MRF

Published on: 21-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

De Villers will be brand ambassador of the company for a period of three years, during which he will endorse products and services of MRF.

Sehwag retired from all forms of International Cricket, IPL

Published on: 21-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Sehwag is going to feature in the 2016 Masters Champions League (MCL) whose rules clearly state that only retired players can participate.

Baichung Bhutia appointed as AIFF’s Advisor

Published on: 19-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The former India Football captain will be advising the Federation on improving the National Team's performance and also help in the development of the squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Zaheer Khan retired from International Cricket

Published on: 16-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Zaheer, with 311 wickets, is the fourth highest Indian wicket-taker in Tests behind Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417)

Shweta Rathore became first Indian female bodybuilder to win silver in Asian body building championship

Published on: 14-OCT-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Shweta, an engineer by qualification, won silver in the Women's Fitness Physique category and qualified for the World Championship, to be held in Thailand in November 2015.

Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly appointed President of Cricket Association of Bengal

Published on: 25-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Former CAB President Jagmohan Dalmiya's son Abhishek was inducted into CAB as the joint-secretary.

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