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World Badminton Championship

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Women's World Cup

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Australian Open

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Tennis

Dec 13, 2010
Tennis

National Table Tennis Championship

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Sports Personalities

Dec 13, 2010

ICC Awards

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Snooker

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Ranji Trophy

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Indian team No.1 in Test

Dec 13, 2010
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.

ICC Champions Trophy

Dec 13, 2010
The sixth ICC Champions Trophy was held from 22 September to 5 October in South Africa.

Hockey

Dec 13, 2010
Hockey

Formula-One Championship

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Football

Dec 13, 2010

Downfall of Prachanda in Nepal

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Deodhar Trophy

Dec 13, 2010
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.

Cycling

Dec 13, 2010
Spain's Alberto Contador won the world famous Tour de France cycling championship. Contador became champion for second the second time.

Chess

Dec 13, 2010
Chess

Boxing

Dec 13, 2010
Boxing

Badminton

Dec 13, 2010
Badminton

Athletics

Dec 13, 2010
The Sixth Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon was held on January 18. Kenyan runners swept all the three positions in the men’s open section.

2009 Indian Premier League

Dec 13, 2010
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.

2009 ICC World Twenty20

Dec 13, 2010
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.

2009 Ashes Series

Dec 13, 2010
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.

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