Sports Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

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FIH Player of the Year Awards

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year Awards are the annual awards for the best men’s and women’s player in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote.

FIH Awards 2019

FIH Player of the Year, Men: Arthur van Doren (Belgium)

Women: Eva de Goede (Netherlands)

FIH Goalkeeper of the Year, Men: Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)

Women: Maddie Hinch (Great Britain)

FIH Rising Star of the Year, Men: Arthur de Sloover (Belgium)

Women: Lucina von der Heyde (Argentina)

FIH Player of the Year Awards were established in 1998 and have been awarded annually ever since. In 2001 the FIH Young Player of the Year award was instituted to award the best young field hockey player of the year.

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Vidarbha claim 2nd successive Ranji Trophy

The defending champions Vidarbha won the 85th Ranji Trophy title. The defending champions defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final.

Score Card of the Ranji Final Clash

Vidarbha: 312 and 200

Saurashtra: 307 and 127

Aditya Sarwate of was Vidarbha was declared man of the match for his 11 wickets in the match and 49 runs in Vidarbha’s second innings which helped Vidarbha clinching the title for the second time.

Ranji Trophy

Ranji Trophy is the Indian domestic first-class cricket championship between teams representing regional and state cricket associations. The championship is named after Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja, who was famously referred to as ‘Ranji’.

The cricket championship was conceived in July 1934 and the first fixture was held between Madras and Mysore at the Chepauk ground in Madras. The Ranji Trophy was also donated by Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja.

Mumbai(Bombay) have won the tournament the most number of times with 41 wins. Vidarbha became the sixth team to successfully defend their title. The other sides to win the consecutive titles are Bombay/Mumbai, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan and Karnataka.

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