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Top Sports News of the day - 24 Dec 2020


Cricket | BCCI Annual General meeting | Decisions

  • BCCI held its annual general meeting on 24 December 2020 in Ahmedabad. Below are the key decisions -
  • Two new franchises have been permitted in the Indian Premier League making it a 10-team IPL from 2022 onwards
  • BCCI is in support of including cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics
  • Women's cricket (with age-group) will also be played during IPL-14
  • The retirement age for the BCCI affiliated scorers and umpires has been increased from 55 to 60
  • BCCI to seek Government's help for granting tax exemption to ICC for holding the T20 World Cup in October-November 2021 in India or else ICC will shift the tournament to UAE


Cricket | India | New Selectors

  • Chetan Sharma, Abey Kuruvilla, and Debashish Mohanty have been chosen as new selectors, replacing Sarandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjape, and Devang Gandhi. The trio will join Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh who was earlier picked as selectors (in March) by the BCCI
  • Chetan Sharma has been recommended for the role of Chairman of the senior men's selection committee


Cricket | India | Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • Indian Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar got injured during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game on 02 October 2020
  • Pakistan He has been advised to stay away from matches till the next IPL which is scheduled on April 2021
  • This is a blow to the Indian team as Mohammed Shami is out of action due to an injury
  • Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav are the only two senior seamers leading the attack in Australia


Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • Two test match series between New Zealand and Pakistan will begin from Saturday, 26 December 2020, at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui 
  • New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson is back in the team giving huge support to their batting line up
  • Pakistan's star batsmen Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq will be skipping the first test due to injury
  • Pakistan's all-rounder cricket Shadab Khan will be replaced by the Left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar
  • The second Test is scheduled for 03 January 2020
  • Earlier New Zealand won the T20 series by 2-1


Cricket | Australia vs India

  • India was defeated by eight wickets in the first test against Australia
  • The second test is scheduled for Saturday, 26 December 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Australia would be depending a lot on Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne for a big score
  • Mohammed Shami's absence might weaken the Indian bowling attack
  • Virat Kohli is also out of action as he is attending the birth of his first child
  • Prithvi Shaw - Best of luck!
  • India and Australia have played total of 99 matches, out of which Australia has won 43 and India 28


Hockey | 2023 World Cup

  • India's biggest hockey stadium will be coming in Rourkela with a capacity of 20,000
  • It will also host the Men's FIH (International Hockey Federation) Hockey World Cup 2023 (January 13 to 29)


Football | FIFA U-20, U-17 World Cups

  • Due to Covid-19, Men’s Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia and Under-17 tournament in Peru has been moved from 2021 to 2023
  • FIFA spokesperson said that International travel is an issue due to the pandemic


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