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ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir

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

ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Mohammad Amir who was jailed and banned for a spot fixing scam along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

India to host ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2016

Published on: 29-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The meeting was chaired by N Srinivasan in the presence of all the full-member and associate representatives.

Sean Abbott of Australia named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015

Published on: 29-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Sean Abbott named as Australia’s young cricketer of the Year 2015. Steve Smith received the Allan Border Medal and was named as Test and ODI player of the year.

Saina Nehwal won women’s single of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament 2015

Published on: 28-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

She defeated World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in the finals played at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme retired from Football

Published on: 27-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.

Ayonika Paul, Annu Raj Singh won gold at 4th Gun for Glory Shooting Championship

Published on: 20-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The championship was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi in Pune from 15 January 2015 to 21 January 2015.

ONGC won 10th Savio Cup All India Basketball tournament

Published on: 20-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation defeated Indian Overseas Bank to win the Savio Cup All India Basketball 2015. Final match was played at Don Bosco School court in Matunga, Mumbai.

Viktor Troicki won Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Viktor Troicki of Serbia won Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament.

Jimjang Deru created national record in weightlifting in 56-kg category

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Weightlifter Jimjang Deru created a national record in weightlifting by lifting 238 kilograms under the 56 kilograms category at 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.

Pankaj Advani won National Billiards title for seventh time

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

This was his seventh Senior National Billiards Championship. Advani, the 12-time world champion has won the previous six titles in 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2005.

South Africa's AB de Villiers hit fastest century in ODIs

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

South Africa batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. He surpassed Corey Anderson’s record of a century off 36 balls scored on 1 January 2014.

Petra Kvitova won women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

This is the 15th career title won by former Wimbledon Champion and World No 4 Kvitova. She won the Wimbledon Championship twice in 2011 and 2014 respectively.

Mark Knowles, Ellen Hoog named FIH Player-of-the-year 2014

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Mark Knowles and Ellen Hoog were named as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year 2014 in men and women category, respectively.

Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands won women’s doubles title of Sydney International

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Indo-American tennis pair, Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won doubles title at the Sydney International Tennis Tournament 2015 by defeating Americans pair Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones in the summit clash 6-3, 6-3.

Andrey Baryshpolets won the 13th Parsvanth International Grandmasters Chess Tournament

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets won the 13th Parsvanth International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on 16 January 2015.

Stephen Constantine appointed as head coach of India's men football team

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

All India Football Federation (AIFF) appointed Englishman Stephen Constantine was as the head coach of Indian men’s football team. He will also be in charge of India under-23 football team.

Indian cricket team’s new ODI kit launched

Published on: 16-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Indian Cricket team and Nike unveiled the new ODI Kit at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Nike is the main kit sponsor of Team India.

ICC Cricket World Cup

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of cricket

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Australian cricketer Brett Lee on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.

Bhakti set world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in the Antarctic Ocean

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Bhakti Sharma, the open water swimming champion of India set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.

Bengaluru FC beat Dempo to lift Football Federation Cup

Published on: 14-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Bengaluru FC defeated Goa's Dempo Sports Club 2-1 to win their maiden football Federation Cup. In the final clash was played at the Nehru Stadium Margao, Goa.

Golfer Anirban Lahiri voted Asian Tour’s 2014 Players’ Player of the Year

Published on: 13-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Indian professional golfer Anirban Lahiri voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour.

Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Published on: 13-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo on 12 January 2015 won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world.

Australia won 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series, 2-0

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

India lost 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series, 0-2 from Australia. The third and fourth match of the series was drawn.

Roger Federer won Brisbane International Tennis title

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

In the finals played at Brisbane in Australia, he defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4.

Misbah-ul-Haq announced to retire from ODIs after Cricket World Cup 2015

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Misbah started his ODI career in 2002. He has played 153 ODIs and scored 4669 runs at an average of 42.83. He has been the captain of Pakistan in 78 games, out of which Pakistan won 41 games.

Stanislas Wawrinka won Chennai Open title of Tennis

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene to win Chennai Open title of tennis for a third time. In the title clash, Wawrinka defeated Bedene 6-4 6-3.

ICC announced Associate & Affiliate panel of umpires for the year 2015

Published on: 08-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

ICC on 7 January 2015 announced 11-member ICC associate and affiliate panel of international umpires for the year 2015. The panel was named by the associate and affiliate selection committee.

New Zealand won Test series 2-0 against Sri Lanka

Published on: 08-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

New Zealand by defeating Sri Lanka by 193 runs won the 2-match test series on 7 January 2014. The second test was played at Basin Reserve in Wellington.

India to host World Bridge Championships 2015

Published on: 08-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

India will host the 42nd World Bridge Championships that will be held in Chennai from 26 September 2015 to 10 October 2015.

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