Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2020

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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

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National Snooker championship: Aditya Mehta defeats multiple time world champion

Aditya Mehta from Mumbai, Maharashtra won the National Snooker championship held at Pune. He defeated multiple time world champion Pankaj Advani. In Women’s Snooker Finals, Vidya Pillai from Madhya Pradesh won the title.

History

Snooker is a game played on Billiard board. It originated among the British army officers stationed in India. The World Snooker Championship is the leading tournament that is being held since 1927.

Aditya Mehta

Aditya Mehta ranks 49 in the world ranking of Snooker players. He has so far won gold medals at world level and Asian level games.

Cue Sports

There are three main categories of cue sports namely carom billiards, pool and snooker. Carrom billiards are played without pockets on tables. Pool games are billiard games that are played on six pocket tables. They are similar to snooker games. The only difference between the games is that number of balls used in snooker is 22 and in that of pool is 9.

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