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.

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 rst 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.

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 8

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 RatanAtalBihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium“.
This change was done ahead of the India-West Indies T20I 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, Philibit Tiger Reserve, Sandi Bird Sanctuary.

Indian Batsman Rohit Sharma hits a record 4th T20 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.

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 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.


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