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List of countries and their national games

1 day ago
Any sports which is designated as the national sport of a country either on the basis of the popularity of the game on the basis of its historical connect from that country. In this article, we have listed the national games of the countries which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Why does Indian Cricketer's jersey has three stars above BCCI Logo?

Mar 13, 2019
The BCCI logo is derived from the emblem of the “Order of the Star of India”; the British Raj emblem during the colonial period. “Order of the Star of India award” was started in 1861 by the Queen Victoria to please their loyal princes and kings of India during the 1857 war.

Do you know the salary of Indian Cricketers?

Mar 11, 2019
Recently, BCCI has doubled the remuneration to be paid to the Indian cricketers in this year. BCCI has divided the contracted players into 4 categories i.e. A+, A, B and C. As per new contract, player of A+ grade will get Rs. 7 cr. per year, A grade player will get Rs. 5 cr. per year and B grade player will get Rs. 3 cr per year while C grade player will get Rs. 1 cr annually.

List of Badminton Players with most All England Badminton Titles

Mar 8, 2019
The All England Open Badminton Championships is the world’s oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament. It is played annually. This tournament is being organised since April 4, 1899. This tournament is played Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, England. In the current year 2019 the prize money for this tournament is USD 1,000,000.

Why is Sachin Tendulkar not included in the ICC Hall of Fame?

Mar 5, 2019
The ICC hall of fame list is released since 2009. Till date there are 87 cricketers including 5 Indians have been included in this list. Rahul Dravid is the latest Indian who is included in this list. In this article we have explained the reason that why master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is not included in this list.

What is Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Technology in Football?

Feb 21, 2019
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is the latest technology used in the football to help the refees in taking the right decisions regarding the award of goal, penalty corners and red cards to the players. In this article we have explained the steps involved in the decisions taken with the help of VAR technology.

How ICC gives Ranking to Cricket Players?

Feb 20, 2019
ICC Player Ranking is a table where the performance of international cricketers is ranked using a Points Base System. Players are rated on a scale of 0 to 1000 points. If a player's performance is better than previous year’s performance then his points increase; and if performance decreases then ranking points also decreases.

List of Top 10 Youngest Grand Masters of the World

Feb 14, 2019
The title of Grand Master is awarded to a player by the World Chess Federation or FIDE. Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain. Till August 2018 FIDE rating list includes 1621 grandmasters, out of which 1585 are male and 36 are females. The World Chess Federation has awarded the title of Grand Master only to just 0.3% players registered with it.

List of Chess Grandmasters in India

Feb 12, 2019
As per the latest data of the World Chess Federation; the total numbers of chess Grandmasters in India are 60. World popular chess player Mr. Viswanathan Anand was the first Grandmaster in India. D. Gukesh has become India's youngest GM at 12 years, 7 months and 17 days With this achievement, Gukesh has overtaken Praggnanandhaa who held the record at 12 years and 10 months in June 2018.

What is the Procedure to become BCCI Umpire?

Feb 5, 2019
It is not necessary for any applicant to have played competitive cricket before becoming the umpire, if anyone had played cricket earlier it would be added advantage. BCCI conducts two levels of exams to select the eligible candidates for the post of BCCI umpire. As of now grade A Umpire of BCCI get around Rs.40000/day.

List of Cricketers who have scored 10,000 runs in ODI

Jan 23, 2019
At one time it was unthinkable to score10,000 runs by a batsman in one-day cricket . But gradually many batsmen have scored 10,000 runs in ODI cricket and have registered their names in the record books. Now there are 13 players in the world cricket who have scored 10,000 runs in the One Day cricket. Virat Kohli made a world record by hitting 10,000 runs in just 205 innings. In this article, we are giving details of the names and records of the batsmen who have scored 10,000 or more runs in ODI cricket.

List of Forbes India's Highest Earning Sportspersons-2018

Jan 21, 2019
Salman Khan has been ranked as the India's highest earning celebrity for consecutively three years in a row. Salman had earned Rs. 253 cr. followed by the Virat Kohli. A total of 21 sportspersons featured in the top 100 Forbes India celebrity list 2018.

How is Jersey Number Assigned to Cricketers?

Jan 9, 2019
There is no role of Board of Control for Cricket in India and International Cricket Council in assigning of jersey or T-shirt number to the cricketers. Cricketers of all countries including India choose their jersey or T-shirt by their own. Currently, jersey number 18 is allotted to Virat Kohli, jersey number 45 to Rohit Sharma and number 7 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Top 10 players who have scored most runs in international T20

Jan 2, 2019
At the present time, international T20 matches are rarely held, but due to the domestic T20 leagues being held in different countries, it has become quite popular. The impact of the explosive batting by batsmen in T20 matches can be seen in ODIs and Test matches because every batsman's strike rate of the current time is much better than the batsmen who played 20 years ago. In this article, we are giving details of the top 10 players who have scored most runs in international T20 matches.

Cricketers with 400 wickets in Test cricket

Dec 27, 2018
On 2 October, 2017 in the first test match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath joined the list of bowlers who have taken 400 wickets in Test cricket. In the 140 year history of Test cricket, only 14 players have taken more than 400 wickets. In this article, we are giving details of all the players who have taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket.

List of Captains of One Day Cricket Team of India

Dec 7, 2018
There are total of 24 players have captained Indian ODI team in at least one or more matches. The very first ODI captain of Indian cricket team was Ajit Wadekar, who became captain in 1974 and played just 2 matches as captain. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most successful captain with 110 wins out of 200 games. Mohammad Azharuddin played 174 matches as captain while Saurav Ganguly played 146 matches as captain.

Important facts about Board of Control for Cricket in India

Nov 20, 2018
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India. The board was formed in December 1928. Its headquarter is in Mumbai. The BCCI is India's richest sporting body and the richest cricket board in the world. BCCI does not depend on the Government of India for its finances. Hence BCCI is not a government body.

List of the ODI Centuries made by the Virat Kohli

Nov 2, 2018
Till November 2018, Virat has made 62 centuries in international cricket—24 centuries in Test cricket and 38 centuries in One Day Internationals (ODI). Total runs made by the Kohli in the international cricket are 18,665 which include 10232 runs in the ODIs, 6331 runs in the Test cricket and 2102 runs in the T-20 matches.

List of Indian Cricketers inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Nov 1, 2018
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame "recognises the achievements of the legends of the cricket. ICC releases a list of legendry players to be inducted in the ICC hall of fame every year. The list was launched by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai on 2 January 2009, in association with the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA). Till date there are 5 Indians have been inducted in this prestigious list.

List of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award winners

Sep 18, 2018
Many players work hard to brighten the name of the country around the world. Therefore, Indian government also provides various benefits to the players with many prizes, reservation in jobs and awards etc. Various awards given in the field of sports are: Arjuna Award, Eklavya Award, Major Dhyana Chand Award, Dronacharya Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. This article has given the names of the players who have received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

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