SPORTS - 2018 NOVEMBER

November 1

Nineteen-time world champion PankajAdvani has won the second leg of the Asian Snooker Tour in Jinan, China.
Advani defeats China’s JuReti in the final and become the first Indian to win an Asian Snooker Tour event.

Tata Steel Named Official Partner of FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 to be staged at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
The upcoming 14th edition of the FIH (International Hockey Federation) World Cup will be the 3rd time it is held in India and the first time it is held in the eastern part of India.
Earlier, India had hosted the tournament in 1982 in Mumbai and in 2010 in New Delhi. 16 countries will take participate in the tournament.
Tata Steel is the first private sector companyin India to start a hockey academy.
About Hockey India:
 Formed: May 20, 2009
 President: Md. Mushtaque Ahmad
 CEO: Elena Norman
 Location: New Delhi

Sri Lanka's bowling coach NuwanZoysa suspended by ICC and charged with match fixing.
Zoysa has been charged with articles which relate to match-fixing and encouraging players to influence results.

November 2

Qatar will host the 23rd edition of the World Corporate Games 2019.

This is the first time the World Corporate Games will be held in the Middle East. The sporting event takes place every one to two years and the last edition was held in Houston in the US last year.
Qatar Capital: Doha, Currency: Qatari riyal.

Mary Kom Named Brand Ambassador Of 2018 Women's World Boxing Championships.

Olympic bronze medalist and five-time World Champion, MC Mary Kom has been named as the brand ambassador of the 10th edition of the Women's World Championship in New Delhi.

Pakistan Azhar Ali Announces Retirement From ODIs.

 Azhar Ali announced his retirement from limited overs cricket in order to concentrate fully on test cricket.
The right-handed opener’s last appearance for Pakistan in the one-day format came at the start of the year in the away series to New Zealand.
Azhar has played a total of 53 ODIs for his country, scoring 1,845 runs at an average of 36.90 with the help of three tons and 12 half-centuries.

November 3

Sindhu bats for Volleyball League
Badminton player P.V. Sindhu will be the brand ambassador of the inaugural edition of Pro Volleyball League along with legendary American spiker David Lee.
Inaugural season of P.V.L. will starts in Feb 2019.
Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid was formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Rahul Dravid was named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame along with Australia’s Ricky Ponting and England’s Claire Taylor at the ICC Annual Conference in Dublin in July 2018.
Rahul Dravid is the 5th Indian cricketer to be formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after: Bishen Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble.
About International Cricket Council (ICC):
Chairman: Shashank Manohar
CEO: David Richardson
Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

November 4

Vietnam will host Formula 1 race in its capital city Hanoi for the first time in April 2020.
It will be the third Formula 1 race to be hosted in south-east Asia following Singapore and Malaysia.
About Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA):
Founded: 1904
President: Jean Todt

5th SAFF U-15 Championship 2018 was held at the ANFA Complex, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-2 on penalties in the final, and won its 2nd SAFF U-15 Championship title. Earlier, Bangladesh had won the title in 2016.
India beat Nepal 1-0 and finish in the third position.
About South Asian Football Federation (SAFF):
President: Mr. Kazi Md. Salahuddin
Secretariat: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Indian badminton player Subhankar Dey has won the SaarLorLux Open at Saarbrucken in Germany.
He defeated fth-placed Rajiv Ouseph (Britain), in straight games, 21-11, 21-14.

Fairytale finish for Kumkhum
Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum won her first WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) title by winning the singles title in the L&T Mumbai Open at the Cricket Club of India courts, in Mumbai.

November 5

Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals, by winning her 13th gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in Doha, Qatar.
Simone Biles has surpassed the previous all-time record of 12 world championship gold medals by Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo, made in 1996.

Russian Karen Khachanov (22-year old) has lifted the Paris Masters Men's Singles Tennis title with a stunning win over Novak Djokovic

Khachanov has become the 1st Russian since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009 to win a Masters 1000 title

Bangladesh won the 5th SAFF U-15 Championship 2018 title in Nepal
The 5th SAFF U-15 Championship 2018 was held at the ANFA Complex, Kathmandu, Nepal.
The 2018 SAFF U-15 Championship was the 5th edition of the SAFF U-16 Championship, an international football competition for men's under-15 national teams organized by SAFF.
Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-2 on penalties in the final, and won its 2nd SAFF U-15 Championship title.

November 6

SaarLorLux Open 2018 badminton tournament, was held in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Winners:

Event
Winners
Men’s Singles SubhankarDey (India)
Women’s Singles CaiYanyan (China)
Men’s Doubles Marcus Ellis, Chris Langridge (England)
Women’s Doubles Gabriela Stoeva, Stefani Stoeva (Bulgaria)
Mixed Doubles Marcus Ellis, Lauren Smith (England)

Rolex Paris Masters 2018 was held on the hard surfaces of AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.
Winners:

Event
Winner
Runner-up
Men’s Singles Karen Khachanov (Russia) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Men’s Doubles Marcel Granollers (Spain), Rajeev Ram (United States) Jean-JulienRojer (Netherlands), HoriaTecău (Romania)

World Champion Marc Marquez won the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix 2018 at Sepang, Malaysia.
Key Points:
(i) Honda’s Marc Marquez won the race inspite of starting in seventh position.
(ii) Suzuki’s Alex Rins finished second in the race. Yamaha’s Johann Zarco finished in third spot.

Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium renamed after late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
UP Governor Ram Naikapproved of The Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow was renamed as the “Bharat Ratan AtalBihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium“.
This change was done ahead of the India-West Indies T20 international match that will be hosted at the venue for the first time.
About Uttar Pradesh:
Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath.
Governor: Ram Naik.
National Parks: Dudhwa National Park, Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Sandi Bird Sanctuary.

Indian Batsman Rohit Sharma hits a record 4th T20I century.
Rohit became the first batsman to score four hundreds in the shortest format in international cricket and hence, went past New Zealand's Colin Munro, who has scored three centuries.
Rohit had earlier surpassed ViratKohli as the highest run-scorer in T20Is for India.
And also he is the only player in ODI history to have scored 200 or more runs in a single innings 2 times.

November 7

Australia captain Mark Taylor resigned from Cricket Australia’s (CA) board of directors.
He is the third member of the Cricket Australia board to resign in the last six months.
Recently, David Peever resigned as Chairman of the board of Cricket Australia.
About Cricket Australia (CA):
 Interim Chairperson: Earl Eddings
 CEO: Kevin Roberts

November 9

Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to hit four T20I hundreds
Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score four Twenty20 International (T20I) centuries.
He achieved this feat in 58 balls during the second T20I match against the West Indies at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
He has surpassed the record of New Zealand’s Colin Munro who had scored three centuries.
He has also surpassed ViratKohli to become the highest run-scorer of India in T20Is.
Overall, Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer now with 2203 runs in T20Is behind New Zeland’s Martin Guptill with 2,271 runs.

November 10

Bajrang Punia becomes world number one in 65 kg
Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia touched a new high in his career by achieving the number one rank in the world in the 65 kg category. The 24-year-old Bajrangwas placed atop the ranking table with 96 points in the UWW list.
It has turned out to be a remarkable season for Bajrang, who was also the only Indian grappler to be given a seeding at the Budapest World Championship. Bajrangis comfortably leading the table and Cuban Alejandro Enrique VladesTobier is a distant second with 66 points.

November 11

Saurabh Netravalkar, a former Mumbai medium pacer and India U-19 cricketer, has been appointed captain of the United States national cricket team.
He was India’s highest wicket-taker in the 2010 U-19 World Cup.
United States of America Cricket Association (USACA), which became an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1965.

World championships silver medalist wrestler Bajrang Punia became the first Indian to secure the No. 1 slot in the World rankings
According to the latest United World Wrestling (UWW) rankings, Punia is now the top-ranked wrestler in men’s freestyle 65 kg category.
United World Wrestling (UWW) is the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling.
Headquarters:
Corsier-sur-Vevey, outside of Lausanne, Switzerland.

November 13

Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won Brazilian Grand Prix in Brazil.
This is Lewis Hamilton’s 10th victory of 2018 and 72nd victory of his career. Mercedes won the constructors championship for the 5th consecutive season.
Result of Brazilian Grand Prix:
(1) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
(2) Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
(3) Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2018 Fuzhou China Open badminton tournament was held in Fuzhou, China.
The 2018 Fuzhou China Open was the 23rd tournament of the 2018 BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour.

Winners:

Event
Winners
Runners-up
Men’s Singles Kento Momota (Japan) Chou Tien-chen (Chinese Taipei)
Women’s Singles Chen Yufei (China) Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
Men’s Doubles Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia) He Jiting, Tan Qiang (China)
Women’s Doubles Lee So-hee, Shin Seung-chan (South Korea) Mayu Matsumoto, Wakana Nagahara (Japan)
Mixed Doubles Zheng Siwei, Huang Yaqiong (China) Wang Yilyu, Huang Dongping (China)

About BWF (Badminton World Federation):
President – Poul-Erik Høyer
Headquarters – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

November 14

Czech Republic beats defending champion U.S. and win Fed Cup 2018 (tennis) Trophy for the 6th time in eight years, in Czech Republic.
U.S. has won 18 Fed Cups so far.
About Fed Cup:
Type – international women’s tennis competition
Launched – 1963.

Australian fast bowler John Hastings has retired from all forms of cricket
Hastings made his debut for Australia in one-day and Twenty20 internationals in 2010.

November 15

Polish tennis player AgnieszkaRadwanska has decided to end her 13 year-long career due to health reasons.
Radwanska reached a career-high world singles ranking of number two in 2012 after finishingas runner-up at Wimbledon.

The 10th edition of World Boxing championship begins in New Delhi.
The highlight of 10th edition will be that new countries-Scotland, Malta, Bangladesh, Cayman Islands, DR Congo, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Somalia-are making their debut.

November 16

Aabid Hamid, a 15-year-old Kashmiri student, has won gold medal, at the World Kick Boxing Championship in Argentina.
Aabid Hamid won gold medal in the 52kg category. He was the only gold medal winner from India in the tournament.

November 17

Indian cueist PankajAdvani won his 3rd straight IBSF (International Billiards and Snooker Federation) billiards title in the 150-up format, in the IBSF 150-up Billiards Championship, held at Yangon, Myanmar.
With this win, he has increased his world titles tally to 20. Also, this marks a hat-trick of wins for PankajAdvani in the 150-Up format.
About IBSF (International Billiards and Snooker Federation):
President – Mubarak Al-Khayarin
Headquarters – Doha, Qatar.

Five time world champion ViswanathanAnand won the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament in Kolkata.
Viswanathan Anand secured six wins and three draws in the nine rounds and levelled with world number three Hikaru Nakamura of America.
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is an annual chess tournament held in January in Wijkaan Zee, the Netherlands.

November 18

India's top two women's tennis players, Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi, won their 1st doubles title together as they lifted the OEC Open trophy in Taipei.
This was also the first WTA title, singles or doubles, for both the Indian players

November 19

India’s top junior shuttler Lakshya Sen won bronze medal at Li Ning BWF World Junior Badminton Championships 2018 held at Markham, Canada.
In singles semi-final match, he lost to top seed and world junior number one Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand.
This was Sen’s first medal from this prestigious tournament in three attempts.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran won the Bengaluru Open ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Challenger title in Bengaluru.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Saketh Myneni and won the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger title.

India's Manav Thakkar settled for a bronze medal in the Under-21 singles category in the International Table Tennis Federation Challenge Belgosstrakh Belarus Open in Minsk, Belarus.
Manav lost to Russia's Denis Ivonin in the seminoles to miss out on the gold.

Australia’s biggest stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will host the final match of both the Men’s and Women’s world Twenty20 cricket in 2020.
The women's World T20 will run from 21 February to 8 March 2020.
The men’s tournament will be held from 18th October to 15th November 2020 in Australia.

November 20

German Player Alexandar Zverev beat Serbian player Novak Djokovic in ATP finals held in London.
It is the second highest tier of annual men’s tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments.
Alexander Zverev is now the first German to win ATP Singles title since Boris Becker did it in 1995.
In Men’s Doubles Event, American’s Jack Sock and Mike Bryan won the title by defeating France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
Chairman: Chris Kermode
Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente won the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) F1H2O Grand Prix of India held in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh.
This is Shaun Torrente’s 7th career-victory. He has climbed to the top of the championship standings.
About UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique):
Established in 1922
Type – world governing body for all Powerboating activities
President – Raffaele Chiulli
Location – Monaco

India's professional golfer Shubhankar Sharma became the 1st Indian to emerge as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year on the European Tour.
The European Tour's award for top rookie is named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. Henry Cotton was an English golfer, a 3-time British Open winner.

November 21

Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Badminton 2018 was held at Hong Kong Coliseum, in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Winners list:
Men’s Singles: Son Wan Ho (South Korea)
Women’s Singles: Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
Men’s Doubles: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia)
Women’s Doubles: Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota (Japan)
Mixed Doubles: Yuta Watanabe, Arisa Higashino (Japan)

WTA Taipei Open (Tennis) Championship held in Taipei City in Taiwan.
Luksika Kumkhum from Thailand won women singles by defeating Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi, the unseeded Indian Tennis pair, teamed together to clinch the women double’s trophy at the WTA Taipei Open.
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)
President: Mickey Lawler
Chairman: Steve Simon

Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) has won the 59th edition of the junior boys Subroto Cup International Football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.
Best Player Award: Pranub Limboo - Govt. Senior Secondary School, Namchi (Sikkim)
Best Goalkeeper Award: Mohammad Nemil – Reliance Foundation School, Mumbai
Best Coach Award: Raghu Kumar - Army Boys Sports Company, Banglore
Fair play trophy: Reliance Foundation School, Mumbai

November 22

Veteran first-class cricketer Wasim Jaffer became the first Indian batsman to touch the 11,000-run figure in the Ranji Trophy.
The Vidharbha batsman achieved the milestone during the third-round match against Baroda in Nagpur at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
He had made his first-class debut in 1996-97. The former opener had made his international test debut against South Africa in April 2008.
He has played a total of 32 tests in his international career scoring 1944 runs with an average of 34.11 which also includes five centurion knocks.

FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics world cup was held at National Gymnastic Arena in Baku. For the first time in which India wins two bronze medals in the men’s and women’s group events.
Prins Aris, Siddhesh Bhosle, Rushikesh More and Rejilesh Suribabu scored 20.560 to bag bronze medal at National Gymnastics Arena.
Indian women’s trio of Ayushi Ghodeswar, Prachi Parkhi and Mrunmayi Walde scored 18.200 and bagged bronze medal.
Russian gymnasts dominates the event by claiming all five titles.
About International Gymnastics Federation
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
President: Morinari Watanabe.
About Azerbaijan
Capital: Baku
Currency: Manat

November 24

MC Mary Kom has created history by becoming the first woman to win six boxing world titles by clinching the 48 kg gold at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
The 35-year-old Indian legend got the better of Ukrainian Hanna Okhota in the summit clash.
She had previously won world championship gold medals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
Mary overtakes Ireland’s Katie Taylor as the first female boxer to win six gold medals, and becomes only the second pugilist ever (male or female) to achieve the feat after Felix Savon.

November 25

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that it has renamed the ICC World T20 as the ICC T20 World Cup. The changes will be applicable to both men’s and women’s cricket.
The next edition of the events in 2020 in Australia will be known as the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.
ICC will launch ‘Global Cricket Strategy’ in early 2019 in which the shortest format will be used as the vehicle to globalize the game and the profile of T20 cricket will be enhanced to make its status at par with the pinnacle events of the other two formats.

International Boxing Association (AIBA) Organized Women’s World Boxing Championship 2018 at Indira Gandhi Sport Complex in New Delhi.
India ended the Championship at 3rd position with 4 medals including 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. China topped the medal tally with 5 medals including 4 gold and Chinese Taipei ranked at second position with 2 medals (2 Gold).
Women’s Light Fly (45-48 kg) Category:
India’s MC Mary Kom won the Gold in the Women’s Boxing championship 2018 by defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by 5-0 in 48 kg Category.
Women’s Feather (57 kg) Category:
Germany’s Ornella Wahner won the gold by defeating India’s 21 years old Sonia’s Chahal by 4-1 in Featherweight category.
Women’s Light Welter (64 kg) Category:
In Women’s Light welterweight category, India’s Simranjit Kaur had to settle with a bronze medal after her defeat in the semi-finals against China’s Dou Dan who won the gold medal by defeating Ukraine’s Mariia Bova in the final. Ukraine’s Mariia Bova had to settle with Silver.
Women’s Welterweight (64-69 kg) Category:
21 Years Old India’s Lovlina Borgohain won bronze medal after her defeat in the semifinal against Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-chin. Nien-chin won the gold whereas China’s Gu Hong won Silver in the Women’s Welterweight Catergory.

47 years old Indian Cricketer Pravin Tambe became the first player to pick up a hat-trick in the history of cricket’s newest format T-10 League.
He picked 5 wickets in his two-over spell by giving just 15 runs against Kerala Knights. His performance helped Sindhis beat Kerala Knights by nine wickets.
He had played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) under the captainship of veteran player Rahul Dravid.

November 26

The Sixth Edition of International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cup was hosted by the defending champion West Indies.
Australia defeated England by eight wickets in the final held in Antigua to secure their fourth Women’s World Twenty20 title.
Australia’s Alyssa Healy was named as the player of the tournament.
International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to introduce Decision Review System (DRS), using ball tracking and edge detection technology for the first time in Women’s T20 World Cup 2018.
India's batting star Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as captain of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI, which also featured opener Smriti Mandhana and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav.
India’s Men Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli launched “Jersey knows no gender” campaign to support women’s team in the event.
International Cricket Council (ICC):
Chairperson: Shashank Manohar
CEO: David Richardson
Headquarters: Dubai, UAE.

Bangladesh Test captain and left arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan became the fastest to complete the double of 200 wickets and 3000 runs in the Test format of the game.
Shakib achieved the feat in his 54th Test beating the long-standing record of 55 matches by all-rounder Ian Botham(England).
He also became the first Bangladeshi bowler to claim 200 Test wickets.

India's Bhavani Devi (firstIndian) has won the gold medal in the Sabre event in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship 2018 in Canberra, Australia.
She defeated England's Emily Ruaux 15-12 in the final.
Earlier, Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the Tournoi Satellite Fencing Championship in Iceland.
Commonwealth Fencing Federation:
Fencing was included in the Commonwealth Games from 1950 (when the event was still known as the British Empire Games) through to 1970.
Since that time, as a Commonwealth Games Federation Recognized Sport, Commonwealth Fencing Championships have been held every four years, in the same year as the Commonwealth Games

November 27

Badminton World Federation (BWF) Organized Syed Modi International Badminton Championship held at Babu Banaras Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow, India.
Sameer Verma won the Men’s single title by defeating China’s Lu Guangzu in the final to retain the title.
Saina Nehwal won the silver medal, after defeat against China’s Han Yue in Women’s Singles event.
India’s Satwiksairaj and Rankireddy got silver medal in the Men’s double event.
India’s Women’s pair Ashwini Ponnappa and Reddy N. Sikki won Silver medal in the Women’s double event.
India’s pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa has to settle with Bronze medal in the mixed double event.
Winners List:
Mens Singles: Sameer Verma
Womens Singles: Han Yue
Mens Doubles: Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto
Womens Doubles: Chow Mei Kuan/Lee Meng Yean
Mixed Doubles: Ou Xuanyi/Feng Xueying.

Lewis Hamilton ends season with a win in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton signed off the Formula One season with victory in Abu Dhabi.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished second with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen third.
The title is his 11th win of this year’s campaign and overall 73rd career win and is now 18 wins away from Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.

November 28

Netherlands win FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy held at Changzhou Wujin, China.
Netherlands won their seventh title at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy event over Australia.
This is Netherland’s 43rd consecutive win in the tournament’s final and thus Netherlands remain the world’s number one women’s team in the FIH Hero World Rankings, a position they have held since October 2011.
Nedarlands Eva de Goede was crowned Best Player, Marijn Veen won two awards, as Best Scorer with five goals in the tournament and also as the Rising Player.
The Best Goalkeeper award went to China’s Ye Jiao.
International Hockey Federation (FIH):
President: Narinder Batra
CEO: Kelly Fairweather
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.

14th edition of Hockey World Cup 2018 Inaugurated In Odisha.
The opening ceremony of Men's Hockey World Cup took place at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
The opening ceremony, which was almost a three-hour long, conveyed a powerful message of "oneness of humanity".
World's top 16 teams will fight for the coveted title in the 14th edition of the tournament.
India is hosting the FIH Hockey World Cup for the third time, earlier Mumbai in 1982 and New Delhi in 2010 have hosted the event.
Shah Rukh Khan, AR Rahman and Madhuri Dixit are performed in the opening ceremony.
Hockey World Cup 2014 winner: Australia.

Croatia won the 2018 Davis Cup.
Croatia defeated the defending champion France in the final of 2018 Davis Cup organized by BNP Paribas (Banque Nationale de Paris).
Croatia wins the title for the second time after 2005.
Devis Cup:
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format.
No. of teams: 16 (World Group)
Most titles: United States (32 titles)
Most recent champion(s): France (10th title)
Founder: Dwight F. Davis
Dipa Karmakar grabs bronze in vault event at Artistic Gymnastics World Cup held in Cottbus, Germany.
Vault event of Artistic Gymnastics World Cup organized by Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG).
Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade won the Gold Medal whereas USA’s Jade Carey won silver.
Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG):
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
President: Morinari Watanabe

ICC submits bid to CWG Federation to include women's T20 is into 2022 Games in Birmingham
The bid, which has been made in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will see the women's team sport apply to become part of the Commonwealth Games family.
Cricket has made just one appearance at the Games previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a minimum of two-year suspension for players found guilty of age fraud.
According to the BCCI , From the 2018-19 season, any cricketer who is found guilty of tampering his or her date of birth will be disqualified and barred from participating in any BCCI tournament for a period of 2 years i.e. 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.
According to the earlier rules, a cricketer guilty of age fraud had to face a ban for a period of one year.

November 29

Manav Thakkar settles for bronze in Belarus Open.
India’s Manav Thakkar settled for a bronze medal in the U-21 Men’s singles category in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Belgosstrakh Belarus Open held in Minsk, Belarus.
Zhao Zihao of China won the gold medal in the U-21 singles category by defeating Denis Ivonin of Russia.
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF): The International Table Tennis Federation is the governing body for all national table tennis associations. The role of the ITTF includes overseeing rules and regulations and seeking technological improvement for the sport of table tennis.
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
President: Thomas Weikert
CEO: Steve Dainton
Founded: 1926
About Belarus:
Capital: Minsk
Currency: Belarusian Ruble

November 30

Magnus Carlsen Retains His Title as World Chess Champion.
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen retained his title as World Chess Champion beating US opponent Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker event at the World Chess Championship held in London
Magnus Carlsen has won the Chess Championship thrice earlier.
World chess Championship (WCC):
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the world champion in chess.
Since 2014, the schedule has settled on a two-year cycle with a championship held in every even year.
Magnus Carlsen has been world champion since he dethroned Viswanathan Anand in 2013. He then went on to successfully defend his title against Anand in 2014, against Sergey Karjakin in 2016[1] and against Fabiano Caruana in 2018.

62nd National Shooting Championship: Esha Singh Win 3 Gold Medals.
Telangana’s 13-year-old shooter Esha Singh won the Women's, Youth Women's and Junior Women's 10m Air Pistol competitions at the National Shooting Championship at Thiruvananthapuram.
She beat Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu to win three gold medals in women's air pistol events.
National Shooting Championship organized by National Rifle Association of India(NRAI).
National Rifle Association of India (NRAI):
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was founded in 1951 with a view to promote and popularize the shooting sports in India. The first speaker of Lok Sabha, Sh. G.V. Mavlankar was the founder and the first president of NRAI


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