SPORTS NEWS

1.    England,
Wales to host 2019 cricket World Cup 
i. 2019 Cricket World Cup Will Be Held
In England
ii. The
International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board
(ECB) officially signed the agreement to stage the 2019 World Cup in England
and Wales.

iii. The tournament will be held throughout June 2019 and will be
played at 10 venues.
iv. The 2019 World Cup is scheduled to involve 10 teams and
will be the first World Cup played in Britain since 1999.
NOTE:
i.
UK previously had conducted the
f
irst three editions in 1975, 1979 and 1983.
ii.
England
has never won the World Cup despite appearing in three finals.
2.   
Mumbai
Indians Win IPL 2013 
i. Mumbai Indians won the tournament
for the first time,
 defeating Chennai Super Kings at the final by 23
runs.
ii. Electing to bat, Mumbai
Indians scored 148
 for nine against Chennai Super Kings .
iii. Chasing a target of 149 runs Chennai
Super Kings finished on 125 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated
20 overs.
iv. Mumbai Indians earned a prize
purse of 10 crore rupees,
 while runners-up Chennai Super
Kings were awarded
 7.5 crore rupees in the 25 crore rupees prize money tournament.
3.    China Wins Sudirman Cup
i. China won their fifth
consecutive Sudirman Cup
 and ninth
overall
, defeating South Korea.
ii. China’s World No.
1 
Xu Chen and Ma Jin defeated their South Korean opponents Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na in straight games 21-13, 21-15 in the mixed doubles.
ii. China
and South Korea are the two major competitors at
 Sudirman
Cups
 since the tournament was first
held in 1989.
Sudirman Cup
Sudirman
Cup is the
 world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years.
The
Cup is named after
 Dick Sudirman, a former
Indonesian badminton player
and the founder of the
Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).
4.   
PV Sindhu Won Malaysian Open
Badminton Title
i. PV Sindhu won the Malaysian Grand
Prix Gold (GPG) women’s singles title after defeating Singapore’s fifth-seed
Juan Gu, in a 21-17 17-21 21-19 match in Kuala Lumpur.
ii. Sindhu, the world No.13  hit as many as 17 smash winners compared to
just nine by the Singaporean girl.
iii. 17-year-old PV Sindhu, has become
second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to achieve the phenomenal feat.




5.   
Anita
Chanu Won Bronze in Asian Judo Chamionship
i.
Angom
Anita Chanu 
bags a bronze medal  at Senior Asian Judo Championships in Bangkok by on the first day of the event
ii. She defeated the judokas from Korea,
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
iii.
In the year 2003, she had won a bronze medal in the Asian Judo
championships in Korea.
6.   
Prayag
Chauhan Win Asian Junior Boxing even
i. The 16-year-old Indian Prayag
Chauhan
 beat Azat Ilyubayev of Kazakastan in the lightweight category (60kg) final at the ASBC
Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan.

ii.
The 16-year-old displayed great
maturity and understanding of the game. Together with his nimble mind, agile
footwork and his brisk counter attacks, Chauhan makes for a lethal combination,
one that can send the toughest of opponents packing.



7.Rafael
Nadal Won Rome Masters 

i.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal beat Swiss rival Roger Federer to secure his seventh title in nine years at the Rome
Masters.

ii. Nadal
now has 24 Masters titles in a career total of 56.

iii. Nadal
forced six break points and took five of them, while Federer managed just one
break of the Nadal serve from his two break points.

8.   
Rupesh
Shah won Asian Billiards Champion 
i.Rupesh Shah clinched the 12th Asian Billiards
championship title
 after
beating compatriot Alok Kumar in the fiercely fought final.
ii. This is India’s 10th Asian Billiards title and Rupesh is new entrant in this elite club.
iii. He
follows previous champions
 Geet Sethi, Ashok Shandilya, Devendra Joshi, Pankaj Advani and Alok
Kumar.

9.    Srinath Won Asian Junior Chess Title
i. International Master
Narayanan Srinath retained his Asian Junior title by defeating J Saranya at the Asian Junior Chess
Championship 
ii. He had won the Asian Junior
Championship title at 
Tashkent in June last
also.
iii. He
is also a former world under-12 champion having won it at
 Belfort
in France
 in 2005.
10.  Andy Murray Won Miami Masters Open
i. Britain’s
Andy Murray
 defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(1) in a gruelling
Miami Masters final. 
ii. Murray
beat Ferrer for the seventh time in 12 career meetings.
iii. Ferrer’s
only win over Murray off clay was at the
 2011 ATP World Tour Finals.
iv. The
victory brought him 
26th career title.