Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2020

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.

MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup: IOC beats PNB

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) emerge champion in the 93rd All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament by defeating Punjab National Bank (PNB) with 3-1 in final held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Murugappa Group Chairman M M Murugappan gave away trophy to the winning team.

Key Highlights

IOC, the defending champion of the season, after a goalless first quarter managed to

open its account in 23rd minute when Gurjinder Singh beat rival goalkeeper from a penalty corner.

Gurjinder Singh handed IOC a 2-0 advantage 15 minutes later, converting another penalty corner.

PNB scored 1 goal in 44th minute when Vishal Antil slammed home from a penalty corner.

Later in the 59th minute of the tournamnet Veteran Deepak Thakur scored the final goal of the game.

About MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey

It is the 2nd oldest hockey tournament in country after Beighton Cup in Kolkata.

As the domestic tournament is in its 93rd edition it showcases a rich legacy as it has been a breeding ground for some of Indian hockey’s most celebrated stars.

The 93rd All India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey tournament was held from 29 August to 8 September at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Egmore, Chennai.

Participants: A total of 10 teams participated in tournament, pooled across 2 groups of 5 teams each. Defending champions of tournament was Indian Oil Corporation. Indian Air Force (IAF) team is participating for 1st time in the tournament while teams from Indian Army and Navy (who are regulars to tournament), are also taking part. So, for first time, hockey teams from all 3 forces are participating.

Prize Money: Winner of tournament received Rs.6 lakhs while runners up get Rs.3.5 lakhs. Cash prize of Rs.10,000 were given along with a high-end bicycle each to best forward, best midfielder, best goalkeeper, the most promising player of tournament and man of the match of finals.

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BKSP retains U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football title

Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) defeated Nilmani English School, Manipur with 4-0 to successfully defend their U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football 2019 title held in New Delhi.

Key Highlights

In first half of game, Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) started with enjoying majority of possession while Nilmani English School from Manipur failed to make any further impact and half ended with Bangladesh leading 2-0.

The second half, started with Nilmani English School, Manipur trying to take game to BKSP but they didn’t have much success. Bangladesh held their ground and defended their goal by maintaining a very strong formation at the back and later launched timely counter attacks to push Manipur defence back.

The game ended with Shirina Akter, Akilma Akter and Sapna Rani scoring for Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothistan (BKSP) and cruising the team to a 4-0 win over Nilmani English School, Manipur, in final of Diamond jubilee edition of Subroto Cup (U-17 girls).

Result: Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan: scored 4  with Aklima Akter (2), Shirina Akter, Sapna Rani and beated Nilmani English School, Manipur: 0

Prize Money: BKSP, Bangladesh won a sum of Rs.4,00,000 and Nilmani English School, Manipur won Rs.2,50,000.

THE INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:

Best Coach: Jaya Chakma, BKSP (Bangladesh)

Best goalkeeper: Surudhani Kisku, BKSP (Bangladesh)

Best Player: Afeida Khandaker, BKSP (Bangladesh)

Most Contributing School for Football: Nilmani English School (Manipur)

Fair play Award: Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai.

About Subroto Cup International Football Tournament

It is one of the famous inter-school football tournament in India. It was founded in 1960 and since then it is being conducted annually every year.

It is named after Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee.

It is conducted by IAF, with help of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

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