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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: 5 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: 7 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: 6 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: 15 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: 12 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: 11 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: 7 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: 7 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: 12 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: 4 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: 6 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: 18 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: 5 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: 3 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: 13 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.

Richie Richardson appointed to Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees

Published on: 22-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Javagal Srinath is the only Indian in the seven member elite panel of the ICC.

Sania Mirza & Ajinkya Rahane conferred with Cricket Club of India’s honorary life membership

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

The membership of CCI is a prestigious ownership which is awarded regularly to sportsmen and eminent persons as recognition of their contribution to their respective fields.

National Athletic Coach Nikolai Snesarev resigned

Published on: 18-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Nikolai Snesarev is acknowledged for the rise of India’s two Olympic prospects Lalita Babar in 3000m steeplechase and OP Jaisa in long distance running.

Shot putter Manpreet Kaur shattered 18-year-old national record

Published on: 17-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Patiala-based shot putter broke the record of Harbans Kaur of 17.43 metres that came in 1997 by throwing 17.96 metres in her second attempt to claim the gold medal, a hat-trick of titles at the National Open.

Shane Watson retired from Test cricket

Published on: 07-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

34-year-old Watson's 10-year Test career came to an end at the Ashes opener at Cardiff, which England won by 169 runs.

Marvan Atapattu resigned as Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket team

Published on: 04-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He resigned just two-days after the team’s Test series loss to India at home. The series loss was their first to India on home soil since 1993.

AB de Villiers broke Sourav Ganguly's record of fastest 8000 ODI runs

Published on: 28-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

De Villiers, who went past 8000 runs in just his 182 innings, broke the previous record of record of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

Aditi Chauhan became India's first woman to play in English league football

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

She made her debut for the women’s team of the West Ham United in the opening game of the season against Coventry City.

Sania Mirza became second Tennis player to be recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Published on: 13-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The first tennis player to be named for the top award was Leander Paes. He was bestowed the honour way back in 1996 after his bronze medal in the Atlanta Olympics.

Hockey India suspended Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The decision to suspend Gurbaj was taken after a meeting of Hockey India's disciplinary committee headed by Harbinder Singh with the midfielder and former India coach Jude Felix.

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