The 17th World Badminton Championship was held in Hyderabad between 10 and 16 August. It was the first ever World Championships event to take place in India. Badminton England withdrew before the first round due to a perceived threat of terror against the team.
The 2009 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was the ninth edition of the tournament. It was held in Australia between 7 and 22 March. England clinched the cup beating New Zealand by 4 wickets in final.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal became the first Spaniard ever to win the Australian Open. He defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer in a five-set epic to win the men’s singles title. Nadal beat Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2. This was his sixth Grand Slam title and first on hard courts.
The 70th Senior National Table Tennis Championship was held in the month of January in Patna. Achanta Sharath Kamal retained the men’s singles title while K. Shamini became women’s singles champion.
The ICC Awards were presented on October 1 in Johannesburg, South Africa. These awards were given on the performance of the players between 13 August 2008 and 24 August 2009. The following were the winners in different categories.
The IBSF World Snooker Championship is the premier nonprofessional snooker tournament in the world. The 2009 event was held from November 15 and 25 in Hyderabad, India.
Mumbai won their 38th Ranji Trophy title beating Uttar Pradesh in final. They asserted their supremacy by thrashing UP with a huge 243-run margin.
The Indian team performed quite well this year and completed the story that started last year. The 'men in blue' were at No.2 in ICC Test rankings in the end of 2008.
The sixth ICC Champions Trophy was held from 22 September to 5 October in South Africa.
The 2009 Formula-One Championship was the 60th FIA Formula One World Championship. The season started on 29 March and ended on November 1. Britain’s Jenson Button won the Drivers Championship with 95 points.
In 2008, a new era dawned in the politics of Nepal when a coalition government was formed under the leadership of Maoist chief Prachanda. Even since its inception, the government was surrounded by numerous controversies. Being from the Maoist background, Prachanda was unable to carry the burden of coalition politics.
West Zone clinched the D.B. Deodhar Trophy zonal limitedovers tournament. They beat East Zone by 218 runs, highest victory margin in the history of Deodhar Trophy.
Spain's Alberto Contador won the world famous Tour de France cycling championship. Contador became champion for second the second time.
The Sixth Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon was held on January 18. Kenyan runners swept all the three positions in the men’s open section.
The 2009 Indian Premier League season was the second season of IPL. The tournament was hosted successfully in South Africa and was played between 18 April and 24 May.
The 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament took place in England between June 5 and 21. It was the second ICC World Twenty20 tournament (men’s). The tournament had been organised in parallel with the women’s tournament for the first time.
The 2009 Ashes Series was played from July 8 to August 23 in England. The host team won the five match series 2-1. The matches were played in Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds and London.