Dates– May 25 June 3, 2023 (Kabaddi began on 23rd May at Noida)
Place – Four cities of Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Noida) and Delhi (Shooting)
Mascot – Jeetu (A Barasingha/Swamp Deer, State Animal of U.P.)
Torch – Shakti’
Anthem – ‘Khelo India – Har Dil Mein Desh’ (Composed and Sung by Palash Sen)
Athletes – Around 4000 from 203 Universities
Sports – 21
Debut Sport – Rowing/Water Sport (At water sports complex, Gorakhpur)
Opening Ceremony – Lucknow on May 25, 2023 (Virtually by P.M. Modi)
Closing Ceremony – Varanasi on June 3, 2023 (Simple ceremony due to Balasore Train Accident)
Medal Table (Top 5)
Punjab University, Chandigarh
FIH Hockey Men’s W
ational Chess Championship 2022
orld Cup 2023 (January 13-29, 2023)
Places – Bhubaneswar and Rourkela (Odisha)
India has hosted the Hockey Men’s World Cup for a record fourth time (1982, 2010, 2018, and 2023).
Odisha hosted consecutive two world cups 2018 & 2023.
Debuts teams – Chile and Wales (total teams-16)
Official Song (Anthem) – Hockey Hai Dil Mera
Composed by Pritam and sung by a group of 11 singers.
Mascot – Olly (An Olive Ridley Turtle)
Odisha has adopted Olly as a permanent mascot for the sporting events held in Odisha since 2017
First Edition– 1971
Most Winning Team
Pakistan – 1971, 1978, 1982 & 1994
India – 1975
15th Men’s Hockey World Cup
India finishes the 2023 World Cup at number 9 jointly with Argentina.
Germany the Champion –
The final match of the 2023 World Cup has been played between Germany and Belgium.
Germany won the third hockey World Cup title after 2002 and 2006.
Best player – Niklas Wellen (Germany)
Top Scorer – Jeremy Hayward (Australia), 09 Goals
Top scorer Indian Player – Harmanpreet Singh(04 Goals)
Captain of Indian Team – Harmanpreet Singh
Next Edition –
Belgium and the Netherlands will co-host the men’s and women’s Hockey World Cups in 2026.
8th ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 (February 10-26, 2023)
Place – South Africa (1st Time)
Teams – 10
Total Matches – 23
Title Winner Teams – Australia (6 title), England (2009) and West Indies (2016)
First Edition – 2009
Winner – Australia-W (6th title)
Runner-up– South Africa-W
India-W team had to face defeat in the semi-final match against Australia-W by 5 runs.
Awards and Stats
Player of the Series – Ashleigh Gardner(Australia)
Most Run Scorer Indian – Smriti Mandhana,151 runs
Most Wickets by Indian Player – Renuka Thakur, 7 wickets
Captain of Indian-W team – Harmanpreet Kaur
Next Edition (9th) – 2024, Bangladesh
10th Edition – 2026, England
FIFA World Cup 2022
Only 8 teams have won the title at least once –
Brazil (5 titles) – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 & 2002
Germany (4 titles) – 1954, 1974, 1990 & 2014 (*1954, 1974, 1990 titles was won by West Germany)
Italy (4 titles) – 1934, 1938, 1982 & 2006
Argentina (3 titles) – 1978, 1986 & 2022
France (2 titles) – 1998 & 2018
Uruguay (2 titles) – 1930 & 1950
England (1 title) -1966
Spain (1 title) – 2010
Brazil is the only team that participated in all twenty-two editions.
22nd FIFA Men’s World Cup, 2022
It was organized in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022.
Qatar is the first Arabic country to host the Football World Cup.
It was the first time that Qur’an had been recited as part of the opening ceremony.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 official soundtrack contains the following 6 songs-
Hayya Hayya (Better Together): Performed by Trinidad Cardona, Davido, and AISHA.
Arhbo: Performed by Ozuna and Gims
The world is yours to Take: Performed by Lil Baby
Tukoh Taka: Performed by Nicki Minaj; Maluma and Myriam Fares
Light the Sky: Performed by Rahma, Balqees, Nora Fatehi and Manal
Dreamers: Performed by Fahad Al Kubaisi and JungKook (BTS Member)
Official Mascot: La’eeb
La’ceb is an Arabic word meaning ‘Super-skilled player’.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 emblem incorporates burgundy and white colors that are synonymous with the Qatar national flag.
It also depicts the infinity symbol (0) reflecting the FIFA World Cup nature fusing tradition with modernity.
Official balls: Al Rihla & Al Hilm
‘Al Rihla’ was the official FIFA World Cup 2022 ball. It means ‘the journey’ in Arabic.
For the final match between Argentina and France, a variation of Al Rihla was named ‘Al Hilm’.
‘Al Hilm’ is an Arabic word that means – the dream.
Argentina the Champion
The final match, between Argentina and France, was held at Lusail Stadium, Lusail on 18 December 2022.
Argentina was playing her sixth final (1930, 1978, 1986, 1990, 2014, and 2022) whereas France’s fourth (1998, 2006, 2018, and 2022).
Leonel Messi captained Argentina while France was led by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Argentina’s goal scorers were Lionel Messi (2) and Angel Di Maria (1), whereas Kylian Mbappe of France recorded his hat-trick.
This is Argentina’s third World Cup title after 1978 and 1986.
Golden Ball (Player Of The Tournament) – Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Silver Ball – Kylian Mbappe (France)
Golden Boot (Most Goal Scorer) – Kylian Mbappe, 08 goals
Silver Boot – Lionel Messi, 07 goals
Golden Glove (Goalkeeper Of The Tournament) – Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)
World Cup 2022: Important Facts
Youngest player to score in 2022 World Cup – Gavi(Spain) (18 years 110 days)
First woman referee in the history of FIFA men’s World Cup – Stephanie Frappart (France)
Debut team/teams – Qatar
Lionel Messi: World Cup 2022
Lionel Messi became the first player to win two Golden Ball awards (2014 and 2022).
Messi won the most ‘man of the match‘ award (5 times) in a single World Cup (2022).
Messi also has a record of most ‘Man of the Match’ awards (11 times) during the World Cup.
Messi has scored the most goals (13) in World Cups for Argentina (2006, 2014, 2018 & 2022)
36th National Games 2022
Date – 29 September – 12 October, 2022
Place – Gujarat (First time)
Mascot – Savaj (representation of The Asiatic Lion)
Anthem – Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (Judega – Indian Jitega India)
Motto – Celebrating Unity through Sports
New Sports – Mallakhamb, Yogasana, Softball, Soft Tennis and Golf.
37th National Games – Goa, 2023
Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) won Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy at the National Games 2022
Maharashtra won the Indian Olympic Association’s Best State trophy for finishing first among the States and Union Territories.
Hashika Ramchandra: 14-year-old Karnataka Swimmer Hashika Ramchandra won the ‘best female athlete’ award at the National Games, in 2022.
Sajan Prakash: The 29-year-old Kerala’s Swimmer Sajan Prakash won 8 medals (5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze).
He has been named the ‘best male athlete at the National Games 2022’.
Sajan Prakash has bagged the honor second consecutive time after Kerala, in 2015.
Services Sports Control Board (SSCB)
New National Records-
1. Ram Baboo: Uttar Pradesh athlete Ram Baboo set a New National Record in a 35 km walk (2 hrs 36 minutes and 34 seconds).
2. Rosy Meena Paulraj: Tamil Nadu’s Rosy Meena Paulraj set a New National Record in the women’s pole vault with a 4.20m jump at the 36th National Games.
3. Shauryajit Khaire: 10-year-old Shauryajit Khaire from Gujarat created history by becoming the youngest medalist of the 36th National Games with a bronze in the Individual Apparatus-Pole event of Mallakhamb.)
8th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 (16 October-13 November, 2022)
Host – Australia
Winner – England (2nd Title)
Runner-up – Pakistan
England became the first men’s cricket team to win consecutive ODI World Cup (2019) and T20 World Cup (2022).
Player of the Tournament – Sam Curran (England),13 wickets
First Edition Men’s T20 World Cup – 2007
Winners – India (2007), Pakistan (2009), Sri Lanka (2014), Australia (2021), West Indies (2012 and 2016). England (2010 and 2022)
Captain of England Cricket Team – Jos Buttler
Most Fifties – Virat Kohli (India), 4 fifties
Fastest half-century – Marcus Stoinis (Australia), 17 balls, against Sri Lanka
9th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – 2024, West Indies and USA
10th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – 2026, India and Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli became the most run scorer player in the history of ICC Men’s T20 World Cups.
He scored a total of 1141 runs with the help of 14 half-centuries in 5 T20 World Cups between 2012-2022 (27 Matches, 25 innings).
Upcoming Sports Events
World Cup /Champions Trophy/Asian Games/Olympic Games
113 ICC Men’s OD World Cup-202
14 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup-2021
15 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup-2037
ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2025
9 ICC Men’s T201 World Cup-2024
10th ICC Men’s T201 World Cup-202e
11 ICC Men’s T201 World Cup-2028
12 ICC Men’s T201 World Cup-2030
ICC Men’s Champions Trophy-2025
ICC Men’s Champions Trophy-2029
ACC Asia Cup-2023
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia
India & Bangladesh
West Indies and USA
India & Sri Lanka
Australia & New Zealand
England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland
Pakistan & Sri Lanka
23 FIFA Men’s World Cup-2026
Canada, Mexico & USA
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup-2026
FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup-2026
Belgium & Netherlands
Belgium & Netherlands
19 Asian Games 2022 (Postponed)
20 Asian Games-2026 21 Asian Games-2030
22 Asian Games-2034
23 Commonwealth Games-2026
33 Olympic Games-2024
34 Olympic Games-2028
35 Olympic Games-2032
45 FIDE Chess Olympiad-2024
46 FIDE Chess Olympiad-2026
Kabaddi World Cup-2025
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Los Angeles, USA
West Midlands, England
India Tour of Ireland, 2023 (August 18-23, 2023)
A bilateral T20I series (3 matches) was organized during the tour.
Winner – India (2-0)
Individual Awards –
Player of the Series – Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Most Runs – Ruturaj Gaikwad (India), 77 runs
Most Wickets – Jasprit Bumrah, 4 wickets
Captain of Indian team – Jasprit Bumrah
India Tour of West Indies & USA, 2023 (July 12-August 13, 2023)
During the tour a Test series (2 matches) – India won (1-0), an ODI series (3 matches) – India won (2-1), and T20 I series (5 matches) – West Indies won (3-2) have been organized between India & West Indies.
Most Runs in Test – Yashasvi Jaiswal (India), 266 runs
Captain of India Team (Test) – Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli equaled Sir Don Bradman’s 29 test centuries. (July 21, 2023)
It is Virat’s 76 hundred in the 500 International match.
Highest Wicket takers for India in International Cricket (Test + ODI + T201)
India Cricket Players Name
956 (403 matches)
712 (272 matches)
711 (367 matches)
Player of the series (ODI) – Ishan Kishan (India)
Player of the Series (T-20) – Nicholas Pooran (West Indies)
Captain of Indian Team(ODI & T-20) – Hardik Pandya
Kuldeep Yadav has become the fastest Indian to pick 50 wickets in a T20 international (30 T-201).
Men’s Ashes Series, 2023 (June 16-July 31, 2023)
Matches-05; Draw (2-2)
Compton-Miller Medal (Player of the Series) – Chris Woakes (England)
Most Runs-Usman Khawaja (Australia), 496 Runs
Most Wickets – Mitchell Starc (Australia), 23 wickets
Stuart Broad (England) has become only second fast bowler (overall fifth) to breach the 600 wicket mark in a test, after James Anderson (England).
ACC Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup, 2023 (July 12-23, 2023)
Place – Sri Lanka
Winner – Pakistan-A
Runner-up – India-A
Duleep Trophy, 2023 (June 28, July 16, 2023)
Place – Bengaluru, Karnataka
Winner – South Zone
Captain of South Zone – Hanuma Vihari
Women’s Ashes Series, 2023 (June 22 – July 18, 2023)
Place – England
Result of Only Test
Winner – Australia-W
Player of the Match – Asleigh Gardner(Aus-W)
1st Women’s T-20 Emerging Teams Asia Cup, 2023 (June 12-21, 2023)
Place – Hong Kong (China)
Teams – 8 (National Women A teams from India, – Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Hong Kong UAE and Malaysia)
Administrator – Asian Cricket Council (ACC)
Winner – India A Women
Runner-up – Bangladesh A Women
Player of the Series – Shreyanka Patil (India A)
Captain of India A Women – Shweta Sehrawat
Australia Tour of India (9 February 22 -March 2023)
Result of Border – Gavaskar Trophy (Test Series)
Winner – India (2-1)
Individual Awards –
Player of the Series – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja jointly.
Most Runs – Usman Khawaja (Australia), 333 Runs
Most Wickets – Ravichandran Ashwin (India), 25 wickets
Highest Individual score (In a single inning) – Virat Kohli (India), 186 runs
Result of ODI Series –
Individual Awards –
Player of the Series – Mitchell Marsh – (Australia)
Most wickets – Mitchell Starc (Australia), 8 wickets
Suryakumar Yadav became the first Indian to register three consecutive golden ducks in ODI.
Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the fastest Indian bowler to reach the milestone of 450 Test wickets.
Irani Cup 2023 (01-05 March, 2023)
Place – Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Winner – Rest of India
Runner-up – Madhya Pradesh
Player of the Match – Yashasvi Jaiswal (ROI) (213 & 144 Runs)
Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes the first batsman to score double a hundred and a hundred in the same Irani Cup Match.
He also became the highest run scorer in a single Irani Cup edition.
Ranji Trophy 2022-23 (December 13, 2022- February 20, 2023)
Winner – Saurashtra (Second title)
Runner-up – Bengal
Player of the Series – Arpit Vasavada (Saurashtra)
Most Runs – Mayank Agarwal (Karnataka), 990 runs
Saurashtra Skipper Jaydev Unadkat became the first bowler in the History of Ranji trophy to pick up a hat-trick in the first over of a match.
He picked a hat-trick against Delhi on January 3, 2023.
Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2022-23 (12 November – 02 December, 2022)
Winner – Saurashtra (2 Title)
Runner-up – Maharashtra
Player of the Series – Ruturaj Gaikwad (Maharashtra)
Most Runs – N. Jagadeesan (Tamil Nadu)
Ruturaj Gaikward: Maharashtra captain Ruturaj
Gaikwad sashed 7 sixes in an over against Uttar Pradesh to set a List A world record.
India Tour of Bangladesh
During the tour, an ODI series of 3 matches (won by Bangladesh 2-1) and a test series of 2 tests (won by India 2-0) matches have been organized between 04-26 December 2022.
During the 3d match of the series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram (10 December 2022) Ishan Kishan completed the fastest double century (126 balls) of the ODI cricket. He broke the previous record of Chris Gayle (138 balls).
Ishan Kishan is the 9th International and 4th Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma (3 double century) batsman to score a double century in an ODI match.
CABI (Blind) T20 World Cup, 2022 (6-17 December, 2022)
Hosted by – India
Organiser – Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI)
Teams – 06 (India, Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal)
Winner – India (3rd title)
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for this World Cup.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 (11 October-5 November, 2022)
First Edition: 2007
Winner – Mumbai (First Title)
Player of the Final Match – Tanush Kotian (Mumbai)
Most Runs – Yash Dhull (Delhi), 363 runs
8th Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 (October,2022)
Host – Bangladesh
Teams – 7 (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia and UAE)
ISSF World Cup Junior (Rifle/Pistol Shotgun), Suhl, 2023 (June 01-09, 2023)
Place – Suhl, Germany
Indian junior shooters have won 15 medals, including six golds, at Suhl.
Medal Table (Top-5)
ISSF World Cup Shotgun, Cairo, 2023 (April 25-May 05, 2023)
Place – Cairo, Egypt
Indian team has won one medal (gold) and ranked third in the medal table.
Medal Table (Top-3)
Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Ganemat Sekhon (Skeet Mixed Team) – Gold
ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol Baku, 2023 (May 08-15, 2023)
Place – Baku, Azerbaijan
Indian shooters have won 4 medals in the World Cup.
Medal Table (Top-3)
Sarabjot Singh and Divya TS (10m Air Pistol Mixed Team) – Gold Medal
ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) Bhopal 2023(20-27 March 2023)
Place – Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Indian shooters have won 7 medals, including 1 gold, and finished 2nd in the medal tally.
Medal Standing (Top 4)
India’s Gold Medal Winner –
Sarabjot Singh (10 m Air Pistol Men)
IBA Mens World Boxing Championships, 2023(April 30-May 14, 2023)
Place – Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Indian boxers have won three bronze medals in the championship.
India has ranked 12″, jointly with Spain, on the medal table.
IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship 2023 (15-26 March, 2023)
Place – K.D. Jadhav Indoor Hall, New Delhi
Indian boxers have been awarded the Best Team of the tournament.
India is also the most successful team with 4 gold medals.
Medal Standing (Top 3)
Important Results –
Elite Women 48-50 kg (Light Fly Weight) –
Winner– Nikhat Zareen (India)
Runner-up – Nguyen Thi Tam (Vietnam)
Nikhat Zareen has become the second Indian women boxer to win two gold medals (2022 & 2023) at the women’s World Boxing Championship.
Mary Kom won 6 gold medals (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018) in this Championship.
9th Asian Kabaddi Championship, 2023(June 27-30, 2023)
Place – Busan, South Korea
First Edition – 1980
Winner – India (Record 8th title)
Runner-up – Iran
Captain of the Indian Team – Pawan Sehrawat
Pro Kabaddi (Season 9) 2022 (07 October-17 December, 2022)
Places – Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai
Winner – Jaipur Pink Panthers (2 title)
Runner-up – Puneri Paltan
Most Valuable Player – Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panther)
10th Para Athletics World Championships, 2023 (July 08-17, 2023)
Place – Paris, France
This is India’s best-ever performance in the Championship.
Medal Table (Top-3 & India)
India’s Medal Winners (Gold)
Summit Antil (Men’s Javelin Throw F64).
Sachin Sarjerao Khilari (Men’s Shot Put F46)
Ajeet Singh (Men’s Javelin Throw F46)
National Open 400m Championships 2023 (05-06 March 2023)
Place – Trivandrum, Kerala
Men’s Championship (Winner) – V. Muhammed Ajmal
Women’s Championship (Winner) – Jyothika Sri Dandi
10th National Open Race Walking Championships 2023 (February 14-15, 2023)
Place – Ranchi, Jharkhand
Men’s 35 km (Winner) – Ram Baboo (Uttar – Pradesh)
Women’s 35 km (Winner) – Manju Rani (Punjab)
Ram Baboo (2:31.36 hours) and Manju Rani (2:57.54 hours) have set New National Records in Men’s 35 km and Women’s 35 km races, respectively.
ITTF World Table Tennis Championship, 2023 (May 20-28, 2023)
Place – Durban, South Africa
Men’s Singles (Winner): Fan Zhendong (China)
Women’s Singles (Winner): Sun Yingsha (China)
TP Mexican Open, 2023 (27 February – 04 March, 2023)
Place – Acapulco, Mexico
Men’s Single (Winner) – Alex de Minaur (Australia)
Men’s Doubles (Winner) – Alexander Erler & Lucas Miedler (Both Austria)
Indian Wells Masters-2023 (8-19 March,2023)
Place – Indian Wells (USA)
Men’s Single (Winner) – Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
Women’s Single (Winner) – Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
Rohan Bopanna became the oldest player to win the Masters 1000 title.
The 43-year-old Bopanna broke the record of Daniel Nestor of Canada.
Snooker & Billiards
Asian Team Snooker Championship, 2023 (June 17-21, 2023)
Place – Tehran, Iran
Winner – India B
The gold medal-winning India B team was represented by Kamal Chawla, Brijesh Damani and Sparsh Pherwani.
World Snooker Championship, 2023 (April 15-May 01, 2023)
Place – Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England – (U.K.)
Winner – Luca Brecel (Belgium)
Asian Snooker & English Billiards Championships-2023 (11-19 March, 2023)
Place – Doha, Qatar
Result: Asian Men’s Billiards (Winner) – Pankaj Advani (India)
Result: Asian Men’s Snooker (Winner) – Amir Sarkhosh (Iran)
World Women’s Snooker Championship-2023 (February 28-March 04, 2023)
Place – Bangkok, Thailand
Winner – Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan (Thailand)
Baulk Line 2.0 All India Snooker Open 2023
Dates – 2-15 January, 2023
Place – Mumbai
Winner – Laxman Rawat
Runner-up – Aditya Mehta
31st FISU World University Games, 2023
Dates – July 28- August 08, 2023
Place – Chengdu, China
Governing Body – International University Sports Federation (FISU)
First Edition – 1959
This is India’s best performance in the history of this tournament.
Indian athletes have won a total of 26 medals including 11 gold and place at number 7 in the medal table.
69th Nehru Trophy Boat Race, 2023
Dates – August 12, 2023 (Each year on second –
Saturday of August)
Place – Punnamda Lake, Alappuzha (Kerala)
Mascot – A baby elephant rowing a snake boat
Winner – Veeyapuram boat (Captain – Allen Moonnutaikkal)
Tour de France, 2023 (Cycling) (July 1-23, 2023)
Place – France
Starting Point – Bilbao (Spain)
Last Point – Paris (France)
Total Distance – 3404 km
Winner – Jonas Vingegaard (Team Jumbo Visma)
Runner-up – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
3rd FIFAe Nations Cup, 2023 (July 11-14,2023)
Place – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
It is an e-sports series organized by FIFA and EA Sports.
Winner – Brazil
Dream 11 becomes the Team India Lead Sponsor
BCCI has announced Dream 11 as Team India’s lead sponsor for the period of three years. (July 1, 2023)
Dream 11 has replaced the education portal Byju as the lead sponsor for Team India.
1st Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav, 2023
Dates – June 09-12, 2023
Place – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
Mascot – Bheema
Athlete – About 5,000 tribal athletes from across India
Odisha has emerged as the champion in men’s and women’s divisions, placed at the top in the overall standings.
Special Olympics World Games, 2023
Dates – June 17-25, 2023
Place – Berlin, Germany
Athletes – 7000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from approximately 190 countries for 26 sports.
Mascot – Unity
Motto – Unbeatable together
Wisden Cricket Awards – 2023
Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year 2023– Tom Blundell (New Zealand), Ben Foakes (England), Harmanpreet Kaur (India Women), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) and Matthew Potts (England): Note: Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian Woman Cricketer to be named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
Sharjah Stadium and SCG Have Honoured Sachin Tendulkar
West Stand at Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been renamed after Sachin Tendulkar in a special ceremony in the UAE (April 24, 2023)
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has named Gates after Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.
Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium
Situated at Rourkela, Odisha
It is officially recognized by the Guinness World Record as the largest fully seated hockey arena in the world.
It has a seating capacity of 20011 spectators.
4th Asian Kho-Kho Championship-2023 (20- 23 March 2023)
Place – Tamulpur, Assam
Men’s Championship (Winner) – India
Women’s Championship (Winner) – India Women
FIFA World Cup 2026: A New Format (14 March, 2023)
The FIFA Council unanimously approved the proposed amendment to the FIFA World Cup 2026 competition format.
The 2026 World Cup will be the first edition in which 48 teams take part (previously 32 teams).
The group stage will be comprised of 12 groups of 4 teams (previously 8 groups of 4 teams).
The 2026 World Cup will have 104 matches(previously 64 matches).
The United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the 2026.
4th Khelo India Youth Games-2022
Dates – January 30-February 11, 2023
Place – Madhya Pradesh (8 Cities) and New Delhi
Edition – 5th (Khelo India School Games, 2018 and Khelo India Youth Games 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022)
Mascot – Asha (A Cheetah) and Mowgli
Torch – Amarkantak (First Smart Torch)
Anthem – Hindustan Ka Dil Dhadka Do (by Shaan)
Sports – 27
Debut Sports – Fencing and 2 water sports – Canoeing & Kayaking, Rowing.
Medal Table (Top 3 and Uttar Pradesh)
Players in News
Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus
Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Olympic Order’ has been awarded to him by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). (June 20, 2023).
Former Indian pacer.
He has been appointed the Chairman of the senior men’s selection committee by BCCI.
22-year-old Leon Marchand (French) has broken Michael Phelps’ world record in the men’s 400-meter individual medley in a time of four minutes, 2.50 seconds.
Phelps set the old record of 4:03.84 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been suspended for her team’s next two international matches following two separate breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third match of their ICC Women’s Championship series against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Harmanpreet Kaur becomes 1st women cricketer to breach ICC Code of Conduct.
Lucknow, UP-based female NCC cadet.
She has become the first female NCC cader in the country to successfully complete the advanced mountaineering course in the Himalayan region (May 30, 2023)
Female athlete from Kenya.
She has broken two world records in a week.
She set a new 1500m world in Florence, Italy (June 2, 2023)
Tajinderpal Singh Toor (India)
He has set a new Asian shot put record with his throw of 21.77m (June 19, 2023).
He became the first men’s footballer to play 200 international matches.
He achieved the milestone in Reykjavik against Iceland (June 20, 2023).
Indian javelin throw athlete.
He has won the Lausanne Stage of Diamond League, 2023 (June 30, 2023).
He threw 87.66 m and obtained the top spot.
He became the first Indian to win a Diamond League meeting in Lausanne in 2022.
He has won the first stage of the Diamond League, 2023, convened at Doha (May 5, 2023).
He won the gold medal with an effort of 88.67 m.
Former England cricketer and veteran commentator.
He has been elected as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) (May 03, 2023)
His 12-month term will begin on October 1, 2023.
Avinash Sable and Parul Chaudhary.
Avinash Sable and Parul Chaudhary have set new 5000m national records in men’s and women’s categories respectively in Los Angeles, USA (May 06, 2023).
He won the men’s triple jump event with a national record-breaking mark of 17.37m in Havana, Cuba. (May 06, 2023)
Pasang Dawa Sherpa
A Nepali Sherpa (born in 1998 in Pangboche).
He has scaled Mt. Everest 27 times. (May 22, 2023)
He has equalized a world record for the highest number of ascents set earlier by Kami Rita Sherpa.
K. Govindraj of Karnataka has been elected as the President of FIBA Asia (May 22, 2023).
India’s Sunil Kumar won the gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the Asian U20 Athletics Championships in (Hechcon, South Korea) (June 6, 2023)
He has been elected as the President of the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) (April 23, 2023)
Mahavir Singh Phogat
An Indian amateur wrestler and coach.
He has been appointed as the Chairman of the MMA-1 Federation (April 21, 2023)
A former commander in the Indian Navy.
He has finished second in Golden Globe Race 2023 (April 29, 2023)
MCC Lifetime Membership
In April 2023, the iconic Marylebone Cricket Club, owner of the famous Lord’s Cricket stadium in England, revealed the names of its latest members on whom the club has bestowed honorary life membership.
The members’ list has five names from India. They are as follows-Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mithali Raj, and Jhulan Goswami.
In April 2023, the two-time Commonwealth Games champion and Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu was handed a four-year ban by India’s National Anti-
Doping Agency (NADA).
Uttar Pradesh Sports Director.
He has been appointed as Chairman of Hockey India’s Selection Committee. (11 April, 2023)
In April 2023, New Zealand’s Kim Cotton became the first woman on-field umpire in a full-member men’s T201 during New Zealand’s second match against Sri Lanka in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Armand Duplantis of Sweden has set a New World Record of 6.22 meters in the pole vault. (25 February 2023)
He also won the All-Star Perche 2023 in France.
Indian athlete Akshdeep Singh won the gold medal in the Men’s 20 km event at the Race Walking Championships held in Nomi, Japan. (19 March, 2023)
Rani Rampal (Hockey)
She has become the first woman hockey player of India to have a stadium named after her. (21 March, 2023)
The MCF Raebareli has renamed the hockey stadium as Rani’s Girls Hockey Turf’.
Tripura-based Indian women gymnast has been serving a 21-month ban after a positive dope test. (February 4, 2023).
She is the first Indian woman gymnast to win a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games (2014).
MC Mary Kom
MC Mary Kom has led a six-member oversight committee to probe allegations against the Wrestling Federation of India. (23rd January, 2023)
Craig Fulton (South Africa)
He is appointed as the new Chief Coach of the Indian men’s hockey team. (03rd March, 2023)
Preeti Muske (Women Cyclist)
She has created a new record by traveling from Srinagar to Kanyakumari (3676 km) in 11 days. (23rd February, 2023).
Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh-based Vidhi Chaudhary has been appointed as Coach of Indian Shuttler P.V. Sindhu. (February, 2023)
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the greatest football player of Brazil, better known as ‘Pele‘ and ‘Black Pearl‘.
He was the only player in history to have won three FIFA World Cup Titles (1958, 1962, and 1970).
He was the youngest player in the history of the FIFA World Cup to score a goal (1958), score a hat-trick, play the final, and score in the final.
‘Pele’ and Diego Maradona (Argentina) were joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th century.
Guinness World Records recognized him as the most goals scorer (1279 goals) in a specific period (1956-1977).
A 26-year-old woman Olympian of India, national 100m record holder.
She has been provisionally suspended by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) due to a positive dope test. (18 January, 2023)
Former athlete PT Usha has been elected unopposed as the President of the Indian Olympic Association(IOA). (10 December, 2022)
Usha is the first woman to occupy the top job at IOA.
She is also the first international medalist to take over the top post.
Pankaj Advani has claimed his 25th gold medal at the world level. (08 October, 2022)
He won the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Former cricketer Roger Binny has been elected as the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). (18 October, 2022)
He replaces Sourav Ganguly, who held the post since 2019.
The Swiss tennis giant Roger Federer announced his retirement on 15 September 2022.
Federer made his ATP debut in 1998 during the Swiss Open.
French Open 1999 was his first Grand Slam tournament.
During his two decades-long career he won 20 Grand Slam Singles titles; 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian, 5 U.S. Open, and 1 French Open.
During the Beijing Olympics 2008, Roger Federer along with his Swiss fellow Stanislas Wawrinka won the gold medal in the men’s doubles event.
The Captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team, Mithali Raj (39 years) announced her retirement from all formats of cricket on 8 June 2022 (debut in 1999).
She is the highest run-scorer in the world in women’s cricket ODI. (7805 runs)
Leading run-scorer in women’s international Cricket (10868 runs in 333 matches)
Only Indian women cricketer to score a double century in a test.
Only woman cricketer to play in six world cups. Third after Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miadad (Pakistan).
Awards: 2003 – Arjun Award; 2015 – Padma Shri; 2017-Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the world; 2021-Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. (First Woman Cricketer).
Indian Football Captain Sunil Chhetri (now the 5th highest goal scorer) equals the 84 goals record of Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas.