Indian sports News- December 9th

December 9, 2019

Football, Cricket, Kho Kho, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, BoxingI League

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
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