His last match came on 10 April 2016 where he lost against Fergal O'Brien and failed to qualify for 2016 World Championship.
The decision was taken after watching her performance at the Hawkes Bay Cup that was held in April 2016 in Hastings, New Zealand.
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.
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, a veteran of 120 tests and 398 one-day internationals, replaced Haroon Rasheed as chief selector.
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.
With this, he made a hat-trick by winning all three Grand Prix that were held in 2016. The other Grand Prix include 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix and 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
This was the 9th title for the Aussies at this tournament having last won it in 2014.
Herath had a career best in Tests of 9 for 127 against Pakistan in 2014, 4 for 20 in ODIs against India in 2013 and 5 for 3 inT20s against New Zealand at the WT20 in 2014.
Nadal, appearing in his 100th Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour final, won 7-5 5-7 6-0 in 2 hours 46 minutes to claim his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title, but his first since 2012.
The laboratory was suspended on 10 November 2015 as recommended in the WADA independent commission report that laid bare evidence of state-sponsored doping and corruption in sport in Russia.
For the first time two New Zealand players - Williamson and Brendon McCullum - were named among the Wisden Almanack's Five Cricketers of the Year.
At the time of his retirement, Taylor had the fourth-highest limited-overs average (53.11) in international and domestic cricket history after Michael Bevan (57.86), Cheteshwar Pujara(54.12) and AB de Villiers (53.53).
In March 2016, Chawrasia showed excellent performance in his National Open to win his third Asian Tour title by defeating 2015 Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year Anirban Lahiri and Korean rising star Jeunghun Wang by two shots.
The 2016 Masters Tournament was the 80th edition of the Masters Tournament. It was held from 7 April to 10 April 2016 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Joshua captured his first world title in only his 16th professional fight.
The title is Chong Wei's 11th Malaysia Open crown after having won in 2004, 2005, 2006 and consecutively from 2008-2014.
The Nippon Badminton Association announced the suspension denying him a spot on the team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
A total of 171 games were taken into account for the Ranking which includes 51 qualifiers for Russia 2018 and 60 continental qualifiers and 60 international friendlies.
In the final match held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi, Momota defended the men’s singles title by defeating Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen 21-15 21-18.
To clinch the title, India collected 17 points, two more than World and Olympiad champions China.
Indian player Virat Kohli was chosen as captain of the men’s side while Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies was named to lead the women’s line-up.
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.
India retained its numero uno T20 status that it achieved in January 2016 for the first time since August 2011.
Rosberg's 16th Formula One victory was also his fifth in succession after he won the final 4 races of 2015 season and the 2016 Australian Grand Prix.
Batting first Australia was bowled out at a score of 148 for 5 wickets and in reply West Indies scored 149 at the loss of 2 wickets in 19.3 over.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarusia and World No 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won women’s and men's singles titles of the 2016 Miami Open at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami on 2 and 3 April 2016 respectively.
England batting first was bowled out at a score of 155 for 9 wickets and in reply to the target West Indies scored 161 at the loss of 4 wickets in 19.4 over.
With this win, the 22-year-old Thapa became the first Indian boxer to book a seat in the Rio Olympics.
He would replace South African all-rounder JP Duminy who was captain in the last season.