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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Afghanistan Posts Highest Ever T20 International Score

Afghanistan has created history in its second Twenty20 International against Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Afghanistan scored 278 for the loss of three wickets in the 20 overs and registered the highest-ever total in T20s. Afghanistan broke the record of Australia. Australia had scored 263/3 back in 2016 against Sri Lanka.

Hazratullah Zazai was a star performer in Afghanistan’s innings with a score of 162 runs from just 62 balls. He hit 11 fours and 16 sixes and scored 140 runs from boundaries alone.

Usman Ghani also made a significant partnership with his 73 runs from 48 balls including 7 fours and three sixes. The 236 run partnership of Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani beat the earlier record of Australia’s Aaron Finch and Darcy Short who had a score of 223-runs.

Why India is Hosting Afghanistan’s home series?

Afghanistan hit by war is still in the process of recovery. The Afghanistan Cricket team is making significant progress. Lack of necessary infrastructure and law and order issues makes it impossible to host the cricket matches.

India which is the time tested friend of Pakistan is hosting the home series for Afghanistan and is providing all infrastructural facilities for the country to enhance its excellence in the game of cricket.

In a significant development, all international teams touring India will now play a practice match against Afghanistan.

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Chennai Spartans wins the inaugural Pro Volleyball League Title

The Chennai Spartans have won the inaugural Pro Volleyball League Title. Chennai Spartans defeated  Calicut Heroes 15-11, 15-12, 16-14 in the summit clash. As a result of the winning the Pro Volleyball League Title, Chennai Spartans have also qualified for this year’s FIVB Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship.

Pro Volleyball League

Pro Volleyball League is a professional men’s indoor volleyball league in India and the inaugural session was held in February 2019. The league has been initiated by the  Volleyball Federation of India in association with Baseline Ventures. The inaugural session saw six teams competing for the title. The teams are:

  • Ahmedabad Defenders
  • Calicut Heroes
  • Chennai Spartans
  • Black Hawks Hyderabad
  • U Mumba Volley
  • Kochi Blue Spikers

Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship

Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship is an international volleyball competition in Asia and Oceania contested by the men’s clubs of the members of Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC),  The championship competition is held every year.

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