Indian sports News- October 30th

October 30, 2019

Badminton, Cricket, Wrestling, Rugby, Boxingpinkball

Bytes: Wrestling World Championship, IndiavsBangladesh, Day night Test, Shakib banned, Olympic Test event, Rugby World Cup, BWF ranking

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:

World Championship- Ravinder secured India’s first medal at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship after advancing to the 61kg category final in Budapest. The 22-year-old pinned senior European champion Arsen Harutyunan of Armenia to storm into the final with a 4-3 win on Tuesday night, a statement from Wrestling Federation of India said. Earlier, he had notched up a 12-1 win over Hungary’s Marcell Budai Kovacs in his opening bout and then followed it up with an 11-0 demolition of Russia’s Dinislam Takhtarov in the quarter-finals. The Sonipat grappler, who won gold at the South Asian Games in 2016 and also a bronze at the Cadet Asian Championships in 2014, will be aiming for the biggest win of his young career when he takes on Kyrgyzstan’s Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov in the summit showdown that is scheduled to take place on Wednesday night.

IndvsBng- India’s long-wait to play a day-night Test match will soon be over as multiple reports confirmed on Tuesday that Bangladesh have given their agreement for the second game of the upcoming series, scheduled to take place in Kolkata, to be played under floodlights. The Indian cricket team will now play its first ever day-night Test match, newly-appointed Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguly told PTI on Tuesday, ending days of speculation surrounding the game. “It’s a good development. Test cricket needs this push. Me and my team were bent on it and thanks to Virat (Kohli) also, he agreed,” Ganguly told PTI. The Test is scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens from November 22-26 and will be the second game of a two-match series. Ganguly had said that the Test will be played with the pink-ball under floodlights pending confirmation from his counterparts.

CSA- Cricket South Africa has provisionally suspended three of its top-ranking officials for not fulfilling their duties after allegation of non-payment of player fees from the Mzansi Super League arrangement 2018. In a press release, CSA stated that they were in the process of investigating this matter to determine the extent to which CSA employees were or were not derelict in fulfilling their duties. The employees who are alleged to have been involved in this matter have been placed on precautionary suspension and post the investigation, the disciplinary action could be instituted against the affected employees later.

World Cricket committee- Suspended for failing to report multiple corrupt approaches, Bangladesh captain and top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has stepped down from the World Cricket Committee of the MCC – the custodians of the game’s laws. The 32-year-old Shakib was on Tuesday banned for two years, one year of it suspended, for failing to report approaches by suspected Indian bookie Deepak Aggarwal to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit. The suspension rules the all-rounder out of next month’s away series against India, and the IPL and the T20 World Cup next year. “…Marylebone Cricket Club can today confirm that Al Hasan has stepped down from his involvement with the MCC World Cricket committee,” the club stated in a press release. Shakib accepted charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and therefore does not have the right to appeal against the punishment, which could have been a maximum of five years. Shakib joined the MCC World Cricket committee in October 2017, and attended meetings in both Sydney and Bengaluru.

Olympic Test event- Former world bronze-winner Shiva Thapa (63kg) advanced to the final with a hard-fought triumph along with Pooja Rani (75kg) but two other Indians ended with bronze medals after losing their opening bouts at the Olympic Test event for boxing in Tokyo on Wednesday. In the morning session of the semi-finals, Thapa, a four-time Asian medallist who claimed his third national title earlier this month, defeated Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict. Rani, a former Asian Games bronze-medallist, got the better of Brazil’s Beatriz Soares in a unanimous decision. Rani had won a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year. However, former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg), in the men’s draw, lost their respective semi-final bouts to end with bronze medals. Both the pugilists had made the last-four stage without any preliminary contest owing to the small size of their respective draws. Zareen lost in a split decision to Japan’s Sana Kawano, while Lalhlimpuia was also beaten by a local favourite in Yuito Moriwaki but in a unanimous call by the judges.

World Cup- England have been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand’s haka after they formed a provocative V-shaped formation at last weekend’s World Cup semi-final in Yokohama, tournament organisers said Wednesday. Protocol states opponents must remain in their own half while the All Blacks perform their traditional war dance, but several England players strayed across halfway despite the efforts of officials to usher them back. Despite the fine, New Zealand’s beaten coach Steve Hansen on Wednesday praised the way England’s players faced down the haka, calling it “brilliant and imaginative”. The All Blacks hooker Dane Coles described it as “awesome”, joking that England would be happy to take the financial hit. The amount of the fine was not revealed but in 2011, France were docked 2,500 pounds ($3,200) after they formed an arrowhead shape and marched towards the haka before the World Cup final in Auckland.

BWF Rankings- After their first final appearance at a Super 750 level event on the BWF World Tour, India’s promising doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reclaimed a spot in the top 10 of the latest badminton rankings issued on Tuesday. The pair, who were ranked 11th during their run to the French Open final, jumped two places in the latest rankings to be placed ninth, featuring in the top 10 for the second time in their career. Satwik and Chirag, who created history in August by becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 tournament, had moved up to ninth after their title-winning run in Bangkok. They had stunned the then reigning world champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China 21-19, 18-21, 21-18 in the Thailand Open final to achieve the feat.

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