Sports - Current Affairs for March, 2015

Sports Current Affairs for March, 2015

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▼ Indian cricketers not part of ICC World Cup XI team   [03-30-15]

The team was chosen by a select group of experts who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in the tournament. In addition to McCullum, the side includes four others from New Zealand -- Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Daniel Vettori; three Australians -- Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith and Mitchell Starc; two South Africans -- AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel, with Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara as wicketkeeper-batsman. Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor who finished with 433 runs in six matches, was named as the 12th man. ICC General Manager, Geoff Allardice who chaired the panel, said Indian pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami along with off-spinner R Ashwin were in the running.

▼ Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on 29thMarch 2015   [03-30-15]

Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to his childhood hero Michael Schumacher after taking a "dream" first victory for Ferrari in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

▼ Kidambi Srikanth wins men's singles India Open Super Series Badminton title 2015   [03-30-15]

It is second Super Series title of his career. World Number Four and second seed Kidambi Srikanth overpowered Viktor Axelsen of Denmark.

▼ Saina Nehwal wins Women's Singles India Open Super Series Badminton title 2015   [03-30-15]

Saina Nehwal clinched her maiden India Open Super Series title after notching up a dominating straight game victory against former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand.

▼ Mitchell Starc wins Man of the Series award in World Cup 2015   [03-30-15]

James Faulkner was adjudged man of the match, while the man of the series award went to Mitchell Starc. He finished the tournament with 22 wickets.

▼ Adam Gilchrist's captaincy did not prove victorious in World Cup   [03-30-15]

Michael Clarke has now joined Allan Border, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh in the elite group of Australia's World Cup winning captains.

▼ Australia won the World Cup for the record 5thtime in 2015   [03-30-15]

In the final played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, retiring captain Michael Clarke and his Men defeated neighbors and co-hosts of the tournament, New Zealand by 7 wickets to dash their hopes of a maiden World title.

▼ New Delhi-Venue of Sunrise India Open Badminton Super Series 2015   [03-30-15]

The qualifying rounds were played on 24th March and the main games will begin from 25th March.

▼ Martin Guptill beats Gayle's record to become highest scorer in ICC World Cup Match   [03-29-15]

He scored 237 not out against the West Indies at Wellington in the 4th quarter-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 to make highest runs in a World Cup innings. Chris Gayle scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2015.

▼ Ramkumar Ramanathan and Arun Prakash win ITF Futures International Tennis Tournament at TN   [03-29-15]

The third seeded pair defeated Anvit Bendre-Akash Wagh.

▼ Misbah ul Haq and Shahid Afridi retired from ODI cricket on March 20th, 2015   [03-29-15]

The 40-year-old Misbah served Pakistan cricket for long, but failed to register a single ODI century in 162 matches, since making his international debut in 2001 in a Test match against New Zealand.

▼ Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes third captain in the world to lead team into 100thODI victory   [03-29-15]

M.S. Dhoni joined the Australian Captain Ricky Ponting and Allan Border to become the third player to captain his team to 100 ODI victories.

▼ France to host Women's World Cup 2019   [03-29-15]

France will also stage the Under-20 women's tournament in 2018.

▼ Mahila Jaywardane and Kumar Sangakkara retire from cricket following quarter final match with S. Africa   [03-28-15]

Mahela Jayawardene retired after playing 448 ODIs and accumulating 12,650 runs while Kumar Sangakkara scored 14,234 runs in 404 ODIs.

▼ J. P .Duminy from S. Africa takes a hat-trick during World Cup 2015   [03-28-15]

JP Duminy, South Africa's right-arm off-break bowler, claimed the hat-trick against Sri Lankan batsmen in the first quarter-final clash in World Cup 2015. In the Reliance World Cup 1987, Chetan Sharma took the first hat-trick in the history of tournament when he clean bowled Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield of New Zealand off consecutive balls.

▼ Kidambi Srikanth wins Swiss Grand Prix Gold title 2015   [03-28-15]

Young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has clinched the Swiss Grand Prix Gold championship title. In a thrilling final at Basel, Switzerland on 15thMar-15, the World No.4 overcame a strong challenge from Viktor Alexson of Denmark, who is ranked sixth in the world.

▼ UAE to host AFC Asian Cup in 2019   [03-28-15]

The Executive Committee, during its meeting in Manama, Bahrain, awarded the hosting rights following a transparent, detailed and highly competitive bidding process, which began with 11 competing Member Associations.

▼ Saina Nehwal becomes World Number 2 after victory at England   [03-28-15]

Saina had become the first Indian women to reach All England Final, which she eventually lost to World champion Carolina Marin of Spain in three sets. Before All England championship, Saina was ranked no.4 in the World.

▼ Karnataka wins Ranji Trophy on 12thMarch 2015   [03-28-15]

Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by an innings and 217 runs on the last day of the final match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

▼ Kumar Sangakkara becomes first batsman to score 4 consecutive centuries in World Cup   [03-28-15]

With a century in match against Scotland on 11th Mar’15, Sangakkara became the first batsman in history of ODI to score 4 consecutive centuries.

▼ Lewis Hamilton wins Australian Grand Prix   [03-28-15]

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) dominated the first race of the campaign. He was followed by the Nico Roseberg (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).

▼ Kumar Sangakkara announces retirement from cricket after 3 Match series in 2015   [03-28-15]

The 37-year-old, who has been in prime form in the ongoing World Cup has already announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty-20 cricket. He became only the second batsman to complete 14,000 runs in the 50-over format.

▼ Lalit Modi removed from post of Rajasthan Cricket Association president   [03-28-15]

A no-confidence motion was passed against him by office bearers of the rival Amin Pathan group in an Extraordinary General Body Meeting in Jaipur.

▼ Kumar Sangakkara becomes first batsmen to score three consecutive centuries in World Cup   [03-28-15]

He scored his century against Australia on 8th Mar’15 in the ICC World Cup.

▼ Chen Long wins men's singles title at All England Badminton Championship 2015   [03-28-15]

World champion Chen Long of China beat Jan Jorgensen in the final of the All England Championship in Birmingham.

▼ Carolina Marin wins All England Badminton Championship 2015   [03-28-15]

In the women's final, world champion Carolina Marin of Spain fought back from a set down to beat India's Saina Nehwal.

▼ Capt Mahendra Dhoni breaks Ganguly's record for maximum number of ODI wins on foreign soil   [03-28-15]

Under his leadership, India won the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup at home, besides the Champions Trophy in England two years ago. Dhoni record his 59th ODI victory away from home as captain, beating Sourav Ganguly's record of 58 wins in 110 matches.

▼ S. Africa to host Commonwealth Games 2022   [03-27-15]

South Africa was the only contender to host the CWG 2022.