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When a chess player is called Grand Master?

Apr 3, 2018
The title of Grand Master is given by the World Chess Federation or FIDE. Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can achieve. Currently there are, 1594 chess players all over the world have been awarded the title of Grand Master, out of which 1559 are male and only 35 are women. The World Chess Federation has awarded the title of Grand Master only to just 0.3% players registered with it.

List of drugs banned by World Anti-Doping Agency

Jan 12, 2018
The 21st century witnesses the evolving role of humans because of the shift from "personnel" to "human resources”. It brings an incredible number of things such as increasing globalization, rapid technological change, and tougher competition. Some sportsperson uses performance-enhancing substances or techniques to compete in the competition. Here is the list of substances or drugs banned by World Anti-Doping Agency.

List of Top 10 Biggest cricket stadiums in the world

Jan 4, 2018
Cricket is most played game not just in India but also in Asia and its fans are present throughout the world. At present, every match is being broadcast on television, but watching matches in cricket stadium is a different fun. In this article, we are describing world's 10 largest cricket stadiums based on viewer capacity.

10 cricket stadiums where most ODI matches have been played

Nov 14, 2017
Do you know that there are few cricket grounds in the world, where more than 100 ODI matches have been organized? You will be surprised to know that not a single Indian stadium is includes in this specific list of stadiums. The most ODI matches in India have been played in Eden Gardens of Kolkata, where 29 ODI matches have been played so far. In this article, we are giving details of 10 such cricket stadiums of the world, where most ODI matches have been organized.

Ind vs SL: Test Cricket Records

Nov 13, 2017
Sri Lankan cricket team has reached India on their eighth tour to play a Test series. The 3 Test matches series between the two countries will last from 16 November to 6 December. During this series, Virat Kohli is leading the Indian team while Dinesh Chandimal will be the captain of Sri Lankan team. In this article, we are giving details of the important records related to the Test Cricket played between India and Sri Lanka.

22 cities with multiple test cricket venues

Nov 10, 2017
There are 114 such stadiums in the world till 10th November, 2017 where test matches have been organized. But many of these stadiums are located in the one city. There are 22 such cities in the world, where more than one stadium has situated, which hosted international test matches. In this article, we are giving the list of 22 such cities in the world where there are two or more cricket stadiums situated which hosted Test matches.

Do you know the members of first Indian cricket team

Nov 6, 2017
As a test team India was debuted in 1932 in international cricket, when Indian cricket team had visited England in the captaincy of Maharaja of Porbandar. The only Test match played between the two teams on 25-28th June, 1932, in which C.K. Naidu was the captain of Indian team. In this article, we are giving details of the members of the first Indian Test cricket team.

List of cricketers who achieved highest rating points in ICC ODI Rankings

Nov 1, 2017
Indian captain Virat Kohli has returned to the top spot in the latest ODI rankings of batsmen issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 30th October, 2017. Virat Kohli currently has a total of 889 one-day rating points and thus he has become highest rating points achiever Indian batsman in the ODI ranking, leaving behind Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. In this article, we are giving the list of top 20 batsmen and bowlers who got highest rating points in the history of ODI cricket.

IND vs New Zealand: ODI Cricket Records

Oct 30, 2017
A three matches ODI Series between India and New Zealand concluded on 29th October, 2017 and India won this series by 2-1. All matches in this series were day-night. During this series, Indian team was led by Virat Kohli, while New Zealand team was led by Ken Williamson. In this article, we are giving details of all records related to ODI cricket matches played between India and New Zealand so far.

List of Cricketers with 100 fifties in international cricket

Sep 27, 2017
On 17th September 2017, in the first ODI played between Indai and Australia in Chepauk, Chennai, India's wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni had reached another record. He completed his 100th fifties in international cricket in this match. He is the 14th batsman and second wicketkeeper in the world to reach at this milestone. In this article, we are giving details of all the players who have scored 100 fifties in international cricket.

Do you know how law of Cricket and formats evolved from 18th century to 20th century?

Sep 27, 2017
There are plethora of sources about the evolution of Cricket, some advocated the origins of cricket lie somewhere in the Dark Ages and some advocated that the origins of cricket lie somewhere from Indian game “Gilli-Danda” but 18th century witnesses the formal match took place between Australia Vs England which timeless match.

List of cricketers who have taken hat-trick wicket in ODI

Sep 25, 2017
So far 38 players have taken 43rd times hat-trick wickets in the history of one-day cricket. In this article, we are giving a list of the players who have taken hat-trick wickets in ODIs and the details of the facts related to them.

List of players who have played 10 slowest innings in cricket

Jul 11, 2017
Due to the increasing popularity of T20 and one-day cricket, currently in the game of cricket the dominance of explosive batsman's is increasing. Therefore in present day Test cricket also witness explosive batting. But some players have played very slow innings while performing their concentration, patience and technique in Test cricket. In this article, we are giving details of the players who have played 10 slowest innings of Test cricket for score minimum runs.

IND vs Windies: ODI Cricket Records

Jul 10, 2017
Once again, the Indian cricket team has gone on a tour of the Windies to play the ODI series. The series of 5 ODI matches between the two countries will last from June 23 to July 6. During this series Virat Kohli is leading the Indian team whereas the Windies team's command is in the hands of Jason Holder. In this article, we are giving details of the all one-day cricket records played between India and Windies.

What is the Duckworth Lewis Method and how it is applied in cricket

Jun 16, 2017
Cricket is one of the popular games not only in India but also in many countries of the world. The sports amateur and fan of cricket wants to enjoy without any interruption, but a rain shower sometimes causes disruption. Hence, ICC introduces a rule, i.e. Duckworth-Lewis rules that help to get results in rain-affected limited over a match that means 50 over match and T20. Here, we are giving the detail description of the Duckworth-Lewis rules and how it is used in rain affect limited over match result.

Role of International Cricket Council (ICC) in World Cricket

May 22, 2017
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international governing body of cricket. It was established in 1909 by the representatives of England, Australia and South Africa as "Imperial Cricket Conference". In 1965, it has been renamed as "International Cricket Conference", and finally in 1989 it was renamed as "International Cricket Council" (ICC). Its headquarter is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The current ICC chairman is Shashank Manohar, President is Zaheer Abbas and Richardson is the Chief Executive Officer.

List of Tennis Grand Slam Title Winners

Jan 18, 2017
The Tennis Grand Slam refers to the major four most important annual tennis events starts from the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open in May and June, Wimbledon in June and July, and the US Open in August and September. Here, we are giving the list of Tennis Grand Slam Title Winners (Men’s Singles, Women’s singles, Mixed, Men’s and Women’s Doubles) not only for amateur sports as well enthusiast but also for the aspirants of different competitive examinations.

Karun Nair: 11 Facts about India's Youngest Second Triple Centurion in Test

Dec 20, 2016
Rajasthan born right handed batsman Karun Nair made 303 runs in test match against England and became only second Indian who scored a triple hundred in tests after the legendary Virender Sehwag. Nair is the youngest Indian test cricketer who hit a triple hundred. This young talent has played 3 test matches, 2 one days and 64 T20 matches for India.

List of Triple Centuries in Test Cricket: Latest GK 2016

Dec 19, 2016
In Test cricket triple centuries scored on 30 occasions by 26 different batsmen from eight of the ten Test-cricket playing nations. No player from Bangladesh or Zimbabwe has ever scored 300. In this article name of all the players who scored the triple century is given.

List of Indian National Trophies associated with Sports

Aug 26, 2016
Trophies or Awards of Sports in India are presented by the Government of India to the sports persons in various fields for their outstanding performances. In this article we are giving the lists of all the trophies which are distributed in India related to various sports which will help you in various competitive examinations like UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Bank Exams etc.

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