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July 3rd Week 2015 Current Affairs
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1) Champions League T20 scrapped with immediate effect.

  • Champions League T20 was scrapped due to lack of interest or poor response of the fans and popularity of the tournament and difficulty in managing it.
  • The Governing Council of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) has confirmed that the CLT20 competition will be discontinued.
  • The Governing Council of the CLT20, comprising representatives of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA).
About Champions League T20:
  1. The Champions League Twenty20, also referred to as the CLT20, was an annual international Twenty20 cricket competition played between the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations.
  2. First tournament: 2009.
  3. Last tournament: 2014.
  4. The League is jointly owned by BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa.
  5. 2014 edition of the league was won by Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
2) High Court Quashes Graft Case against KCA (Kerala Cricket Association) Officials.
  • The Kerala High Court on observed that the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) was not a public office. KCA is a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Justice Muhammed Mustaque gave this ruling while quashing vigilance cases registered against KCA office-bearers, including its President T.C. Mathew.
  • The case was registered pursuant to a complaint filed against the KCA’s decision to purchase land for constructing a stadium of international standards in Edakkochi and Thodupuzha.
  • In the judgment, the court ruled that since the KCA was not a public office and was not under the legal obligation under any statutory law or government decision to construct a stadium no complaint would be maintainable against the KCA office-bearers.
3) Bangladesh register historic ODI series win over South Africa.
  • Bangladesh won the three match One Day International (ODI) series against South Africa 2-1 played in Bangladesh.
  • In the third and final match of the series Bangladesh defeated South Africa by 9 wickets Duckworth–Lewis method (D/L method).
  • Man of the Series: Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh).
  • About Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB):
  • Established: 1972.
  • Headquarters: Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Chairman: AHM Mustafa, Kamal.
  • Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha.

4) AAI (Archery Association of India) forms committee to probe University Games fiasco.

  • The Archery Association of India (AAI) formed a three-member enquiry committee to investigate into the men`s compound archers` failure to turn up at a bronze medal play-off in the World University Games held in Gwangju, Korea.
  • The committee comprises AAI secretary general Anil Kamineni, Treasurer
Virendra Sachdeva and Ethics Committee chairman K.S. Kang.
  • They will probe into the reasons as to why the men`s compound archery team failed to appear for the bronze medal match at the World University Games.
  • As per the World Archery rules if a team is not present at the start of a final match then that game is forfeited.
  • Besides, AAI also barred the concerned coaches from any international assignment till the outcome of the report.
5) Amelie Mauresmo inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame.
  • France`s Amelie Mauresmo, a two-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
  • At present, she coaches Scottish professional tennis player Andy Murray. She is also the first woman to coach a top male tennis player.
  • Besides, Australia’s six-time Paralympic medallist David Hall was also induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 
6) Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez receives 12 month bowling ban for illegal action.
  1. Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been given a 12 month ban from bowling in international cricket after his action was found to be illegal for the second time.
  2. The assessment was carried out at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.

7) Dibaba breaks 1500m world record in monaco.

Ethiopia`s world indoor champion Genzebe Dibaba broke the 22-year-old 1,500 metres world record when she clocked three minutes: 50.07 seconds at the Monaco Diamond League.
Dibaba, the younger sister of three times Olympic champion and 5,000 metres world record holder Tirunesh Dibaba.
Chinese Qu Yunxia`s set the previous mark of 3:50.46 in Beijing on September 11, 1993.


8) BCCI forms working group to study Lodha Committee verdict.
  • The BCCI has formed a working group to study the Lodha panel`s verdict relating to the IPL 2013 corruption scandal and instructed it to present its findings in six weeks.
  • The group comprises IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry and IPL governing council member Sourav Ganguly, and will be assisted by Usha Nath Bannerjee, the board`s legal counsel.
  • The decision to form a working group was taken at the crucial IPL Governing Council meeting in Mumbai where members discussed the Lodha Committee`s order, suspending Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years in the IPL.

9) Majority of IPL council favours two-year bids for Chennai and Jaipur.
  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council (GC) members favour fresh bids for two new teams for Chennai and Jaipur to replace Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for the next two editions of the IPL.
  • This bid will be for two years. In 2018, the IPL will call for fresh bids for all teams as the franchises were sold for 10 years in the first auction in 2008.
  • Eden Gardens to host ICC World Twenty20 final.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) announced the venues that will host the men’s and women’s ICC World T20 2016. The big-ticket event will be played in India from 11th-3rd April, 2016.
  • Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the event finale, Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamshala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi will be the venues for the matches.
President of BCCI: Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya