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Iraq Thomas made fastest ever century in cricket history

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The 23-year-old Thomas represented Scraborough/Mason Hall and remained not out on 131 rums off just 31 balls. He helped his side to chase down Speyside's target of 152 runs in just eight overs.

Kane Williamson confirmed as New Zealand test cricket captain

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He will succeed Brendon McCullum as captain in all three formats. McCullum retired from test cricket in February 2016..

South Korean Olympians to wear mosquito repellent uniform at Rio Olympics

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

South Korea that aims to finish in top 10 on the medal table in Rio Olympics announced that its Olympians will wear mosquito repellent uniform in the games to avoid Zika virus.

WADA released 2014 Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report; India ranked third

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

With 96 cases of doping violations in 2014, India ranked third worldwide in the report. The two countries above India in the list are Russia with 148 cases and Italy with 123 cases.

Jayasurya recalled as Sri Lanka's cricket chief selector

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Jayasuriya is back as the chief selector for the team, after a year when he stepped down from the role. Earlier, he served as the chief selector from January 2013 to March 2015.

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.

Japan unveiled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics emblems

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

The Olympic logo features a circular Japanese traditional checkered pattern. Below the design are the words Tokyo 2020 and under them the five interlocking Olympic rings.

ICC suspended Cricket Association of Nepal

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The suspension would stay in place until such time as the CAN becomes free of government interference and is properly structured to begin exploiting the tremendous cricket talent and opportunities that exist in Nepal.

South Africa Government banned four federations to host International tournaments

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Along with Cricket South Africa (CSA), the same punishment was meted out to the rugby, athletics and netball federations, and the decision will be reviewed in 2017.

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.

Riyad Mahrez became first African footballer to win PFA Player of the Year

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli was named Young Player of the Year.

Union Government to provide 1 lakh Rupees per month to Rio-bound athletes

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Till date, 77 Indian athletes in eight disciplines have qualified for the Olympics and many more are likely to qualify in the next two months.

Mohun Bagan and Jeje Lalpekhlua named FPAI Player of the Year

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Nigerian striker Ranti Martins, who played for East Bengal in the I-League, was named the Foreign Player of the Year.

India to host 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

This will be the first time that Commonwealth Judo Championships will be held in India. The Championships will be held in Jaipur. However, the dates are yet to be finalized.

Wrestler Sandeep Tomar qualified for Rio Olympics in 57-kg freestyle category

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Sandeep became the fourth Indian wrestler after Sandeep Tomar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Narsingh Yada, Hardeep Singh to book a berth for the Rio Games.

Mairaj Ahmed Khan won first silver medal for India at shooting World Cup

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This will be the first skeet medal for India at a World Cup.

Garcia-Mladenovic defeated Sania-Hingis to win Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament in Germany

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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The women’s singles title was won by Angelique Kerber of Germany who in the final clash defeated her countrywoman Laura Siegemund 6-4, 6-0.

Russia defeated China to win gold at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The combined results of the 2016 and 2017 world mixed doubles events will decide the seven teams who will join host South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Bryan Brothers won Barcelona Open Men's Doubles title

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The title is the Bryan brothers' second title in 2016, after they won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas earlier in 2016.

Rafael Nadal won Barcelona Open Men's singles title

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

With this win, the top seeded Spaniard also equaled Argentine Guillermo Vilas' decade old record of 49 clay-court titles.

WADA suspended accreditation of National Anti-Doping Laboratory of Beijing

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

WADA suspended the accreditation of the laboratory as it does not meet International Standard for Laboratories requirements.

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.

BCCI appointed Rahul Johri as its CEO

Published on: 21-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With over 20 plus years of experience in the media industry, he was last associated with Discovery Networks for 15 years and for the past eight years was leading South Asia operations.

ICC and Emirates Airline renewed deal for additional seven years

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The ICC and the Emirates relationship date back to 2002, when the award-winning airline came on board as a sponsor of the ICC.

English Snooker legend Steve Davis retired

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

His last match came on 10 April 2016 where he lost against Fergal O'Brien and failed to qualify for 2016 World Championship.

India's Durga Thakur promoted as International Umpire by International Hockey Federation

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The decision was taken after watching her performance at the Hawkes Bay Cup that was held in April 2016 in Hastings, New Zealand.

FIH announced new structure of International hockey events from 2019

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

FIH also decided that Champions Trophy -- held once in two years since 1978 -- will be scrapped and the 2018 edition in Amsterdam will be the last tournament.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2016: Djokovic and Serena won Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year

Published on: 19-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This was Djokovic’s back-to-back second Laureus Award for Sportsman of the Year, whereas Serena Williams won the Laureus Awards for Sportswoman of the Year for the fourth time.

Inzamam-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan chief selector

Published on: 19-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Inzamam, a veteran of 120 tests and 398 one-day internationals, replaced Haroon Rasheed as chief selector.

Dipa Karmakar became first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics

Published on: 18-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

She earned a total score of 52.698 points in the Olympics qualifying event to book a berth for artistic gymnastics in Rio Games to be held in August 2016.

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