Indian sports News- December 9th
December 9, 2019
Football, Cricket, Kho Kho, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Boxing
Bytes: WI level series vs India, RKFC home matches postponed, SL to play test in Pakistan, WADA bans Russia, Manas wins Eddie Herr Tennis Tourney in Florida, Kho-Kho league 2020, Ankita Raina’s wins double crown at Solapur, Sindhu’s group at BWF World Tour Finals, FC Goa defeats Hyderabad FC, Churchill Brothers defeats Mohun Bagan 4-2, Railway dominates boxing Nationals:
YoGems makes sure that you won’t miss a thing in the field of sports, so here is a quick recap to all the happenings from the last 24 hours:
WI level series vs India:
Lendl Simmons struck an unbeaten 67 as West Indies beat India by eight wickets in the 2nd T20
West Indies chased down their target of 171 with nine balls to spare in Thiruvananthapuram.
Simmons 73-run opening stand with Evin Lewis, who made 40 was crucial in WI victory
Before this, India scored below-par score of 170/7 with only 38 runs in the final five overs
RKFC home matches postponed:
I-League side ‘Real Kashmir FC’ matches has been postponed after closure of Srinagar Airport
Flight operations at Srinagar airport have been disrupted since Sunday due to dense fog.
Real Kashmir Football Club’s first two home matches against Gokulam Kerala FC on December 12, 2019, and Churchill Brothers FC Goa on December 15, 2019, stands postponed.
SL to play test in Pakistan:
Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test cricket tour of Pakistan in 10 years on Monday
It’s their first tour since the deadly 2009 attack on their team that plunged Pakistan into sporting isolation.
SL will play two Tests under heavy security, one in Rawalpindi and the second in Karachi.
WADA bans Russia:
The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from all the global sporting events.
Russia will not be allowed to compete at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
WADA has found Moscow guilty of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory.
Russian athletes will still be allowed to compete at the Tokyo Olympics as neutrals, but only if they can demonstrate that they were not part of what Wada believes was a state-sponsored system of doping.
Manas wins Eddie Herr Tourney:
India’s Manas Dhamne won the Under-12 boys title at the Eddie Herr junior tennis tournament on Sunday
11-year-old beat third seed Maxwell Exsted 3-6, 6-0, 10-6 in the singles final
Becomes first Indian player to win this title in boys U-12 category.
Also finishes as the runner-up in doubles event partnering Aarav Samrat Hada of Nepal. The pair went down 7-6(5), 6-2 against Se Hyuk Cho and Minseok Maeng.
The tournament was organised by the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida
Kho-Kho league 2020:
Dabur Group chairman Amit Burman to invest in a personal capacity to finally set the ball rolling for Kho-Kho league.
The league is now expected to take off in February-March
Proposal of eight-team Ultimate Kho Kho League was made back in April 2019
League have proposed new rules like reducing the duration of each innings to seven minutes and introducing the concept of ‘Wajir’.
Ankita’s double at Solapur:
Ankita Raina clinched both the singles and doubles title at the $25K International Tennis Federation in Solapur, Maharashtra.
The India No 1 won her second title of 2019 after another $25K Singapore and her first in doubles this season
In singles final, sher defeated fifth-seeded Naiktha Bains of Great Britain 6-3, 6-3.
She clinched the doubles title with partner Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway. They beat Berfu Cengiz and Despina Papamichail in the final that needed a super tie-break with the scoreline reading 5-7, 6-4, 10-3.
Sindhu’s group at BWF World Tour Finals:
Defending champion will have to tackle a tricky group stage in BWF World Tour Finals at Guangzhou, China.
Clubbed with former world number one Akane Yamaguchi and Chinese He Bingjiao and Chen Yufei in Group A.
The top two players from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.
FC Goa defeats Hyderabad FC:
Manvir Singh came off the bench to score the match-winner as FC Goa beat Hyderabad FC 1-0 in an Indian Super League clash in Hyderabad.
FC Goa climbed back into the top four of ISL, by securing their first win in three games.
Railway dominates boxing Nationals:
World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) reigned supreme for Railways at the Women’s National Boxing Championships at Kannur.
2016 champion Chahal showed some stunning resilience to edge out Haryana’s youth world champion Sakshi 3-2 in final
In 51Kg final Railway’s Jyoti crushed Haryana’s Ritu 5-0.
Railways women clinched 6 Gold, All India Police women’s 2 Gold, Haryana & Rajasthan 1 Gold each.
Churchill Brothers defeats Mohun Bagan 4-2:
Trinidadian striker Willis Plaza scored a brace( (2nd, 38th) for Churchill Brothers as they defeated Mohun Bagan 4-2 in an I-League match in Kalyani.
Robert Primus (29th) & Radanfah Abu Bakr (76th) were other scorers for Churchill
For the Mariners, Fran Gonzalez (34th) converted from the penalty spot and Subha Ghosh (90th) found the consolation goal.
Churchill Brothers now sit on top of the I-League points table