Sports Current Affairs

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.

National Winter Games to be held in Gulmarg

The National Winter Games is to be held in Gulmarg from March 7, 2020. The games are to be held for five days in Gulmarg, the world-famous Ski destination. It is being held under Khelo India.

Highlights

The Department of Tourism is to create wide publicity about the event through roadshows. Around 30 events are to be held at the national winter games under four disciplines. It includes snow skiing, snowboarding, snow-show and cross-country. Also, snow cycling and other games are to be held for children.

Khelo India

Khelo India was first held in 2018. The main aim of Khelo India event is to hunt grassroot level talent all over India. The talent are identified by the Talent Hunt Committee. Such identifies sports persons are provided with scholarship of Rs 5 lakhs for 8 years.

The first Khelo India was held in Delhi and the second event was organized in 2019 and in 2020 it was held in Guwahati, Assam.

Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 won by Bangladesh for the first time

On February 9, 2020, Bangladesh won Under 19 Cricket World Cup organized by International Cricket Cup (ICC).

Highlights

The Bangladesh team beat India to win the ICC U19 title. Bangladesh won the title for the first time in its history. The tournament was held in South Africa between January 17, 2020 and February 9, 2020.

History

The first U19 world cup was held in 1998. Since then the ICC U19 tournament has been held as a biennial event. India has so far won the tournament four times.

ICC

The International Cricket council is the governing body of cricket. IT was founded in 1909 by the representatives from England, Australia and South Africa. The organization conducts Cricket world Cup and ICC T20 World Cup. The umpires for the matches are appointed by ICC. It also sets standards for international cricket.

The ICC also coordinates against match-fixing and corruption. It does not control the fixtures of test matches