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February

Name of the Sport Events

Name of the Winners

CRlCKET

Jamaican cricketer Andre Russell

Banned from all cricket for a year over a doping code violation

India defeated England by 75 runs to clinch the Twenty20 International series 2-1 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Yuzvender Chahal (23)

First Indian bowler to record a five-wicket haul in t20 in the history of Indian cricket.

Alastair Cook

Resigned as England Test captain after a record 59 matches

Indian off-spin specialist Ravichandran Ashwin

Fastest cricketer to take 250 wickets in Test matches. He achieved this feat in his 45th test match.

India defeated Pakistan

to clinch the T20 World Cup for Blind tournament at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Pakistan-- Nasir Jamshed

Suspended from all forms of cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for violating its anti-corruption code.

Joe Root

New England’s Test captain

Australian cricketer Adam Voges

Retire from all formats of international cricket

Legendary Pakistani cricket Shahid Afridi.

retired from all forms of international cricket

ICC batswomen’s rankings.

The top batter Harmanpreet Kaur was placed in the tenth spot.

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara

16th player worldwide and 2nd Asian Batsman to play 1000 matches across all forms of Cricket.

Virat Kohli

First Indian sports person had signed an eight-year deal worth Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a sports apparel brand Puma

Mohammad Nabi - Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rashid Khan - Mumbai Indians

For the first time in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction, two Afghanistan players were selected

Ravichandran Ashwin

Surpassed India’s former legendary allrounder Kapil

Dev to become the highest wicket-taker in a home Test season. He scored 67 wickets from 10 Tests in 2016-17

Virat Kohli

First player to score double century in four consecutive Test series

Cheteshwar Pujara

Took his season tally to 1,605 in just 21 innings

21-year-old Mohit Ahlawat

First batsman in the world to score a 300 in a T20 match in Delhi.

Virat Kohli

Tops T20 batsman list in the Latest ICC rankings

BADMINTON

Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen

Created history after he attained World No. 1 Rank in the latest Junior Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking

Sourabh Verma and Rituparna Das

Clinch the Men’s Singles and women’s Sigles title in the

81st Senior National Badminton Championships held in Patna

Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu

Achieved her career best Badminton World

Federation (BWF) women’s single ranking by being placed at 5th spot

Indian Badminton ace Saina

To represent the panel of International Olympic

Committee’s Athletes’ Commission (AC) in the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Indian shuttler duo Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis

Won the Men’s Double title at the 2017 Uganda

International Series by defeating Aatish Lubah and Georges Julien Paul of Mauritius

TENNIS

Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal and Madhurika Patkar

won the men’s singles title after defeating Soumyajit Ghosh and won the women’s singles title inTable TennisNationals held at the Manesar Sports Club in Haryana

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

won the 44t edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Second-seeded French tennis player Jo-Wilfried

Won the finals of Open 13 Marseille in France on

Tsonga.

February 26, 2017. This was his 14th career title at the indoor event and 2nd title of the year 2017

Bangalore has been chosen to host the next Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone group-1 tie against Uzbekistan from April 7 to 9, 2017.

FOOTBALL

English professional footballer Frank Lampard

Announced his retirement from professional soccer.

The official Mascot for the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup India

A clouded leopard named Kheleo with young and charismatic face has been launched as the Mascot.

HOCKEY

Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai

Won their maiden Hockey India League title in Chandigarh Hockey Stadium. Fuerste Moritz - ‘Man of the Match’

OTHER SPORTS

Olympic game medals will be made from recycled mobile phones for the year 2022 to promote sustainability said by 2020 Olympic Games organizers, Japan.

Indian Squash Team outclassed Rival Pakistan

At the 18th Asian Junior Team Squash Championship 2017 in Hong-Kong.

Indian cueist Pankaj Advani

clinched his 29th Indian National Snooker

Championship titleat the PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel

laid the foundation stone of the India’s first Center of Excellence for Para Sportsin Gujarat

India will host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July 2017 in Bengaluru. India also set to host the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship from October 22 to 28 in Hyderabad

India’s boy team defeated Malaysia

to clinch the gold medal at the Asian Junior Squash championshipin Hong Kong

Iran lifted up the ban it had imposed on United States Wrestlers, thus allowing them to participate in the Freestyle

World Cup to be held in Iran.

The Billiards and Snoooker Federation of India (BSFI)

Will host the World Billiards Championship for the next four years.

The International Association of Athletics

Federations (IAAF) Announced

Russia has been barred from the 2017 summer World Athletics Championships in London.

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba

Created the world’s record by becoming the fastest athlete to complete the women’s indoor 2,000 metres at the indoor

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and

Sports Shri Vijay Goyal

Launched the Mission XI Million, the biggest school sport outreach programme, in New Delhi

National Basketball Association (NBA)

creating a brand new e-sports league called NBA 2K e- League in partnership with Take-Two Interactive

Software Inc

Netherland’s Germaine de Randamie

Claimed UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion at the

UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York.

Jehan Daruvala

First ever Indian to claim the New Zealand Grand

Prix at the Chris Amon Circuit in Manfeild, New Zealand

Haryana defeated Railway

to win the first edition of the three-day Pandit Deen

Dayal Updhyay All India National

style Kabaddi Championship held at Haryana

Mumbai based Kush Bhagat

awarded the Candidate Master (CM) title by the World

Chess Federation body, FIDE

India Women’sRugby Team

won the silver medal at the Asian Rugby Sevens

Trophyheld at Vientiane, Laos. South Korea won gold medal by beating India 29-0 in the finals

Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar

stepping up to enter professional boxing.

Athelete Sandeep Kumar of Haryana

won the gold medal in the Men’s 50km event of

the National Race Walking Championships held in New

Delhi

India will be hosting the Combined World Cup for shooting in 2019.

German Sportswear giant Adidas

Ties up with FIFA U-17 World Cup Local Organising Committee for the Mission XI Million programme.

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel

announced that the first Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be held from March 25-31, 2017 in New Delhi.

Team 61 Cavalry

Won the Army Polo Championship by

defeating ArmyService Corps (ASC) at the Delhi Cantt’s

Army Equestrian Centre Polo Ground.

India made historic start at the sixth Asian Para-Road Cycling Championship by winning all the three medalsat Bahrain.

Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi and Monika Athare from Nashik

Won the Men’s and Women’s Full Marathon title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New

Delhi Marathon

 
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