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Sports Current Affairs February 1st week 2016
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1) Aditya Mehta won the National Snooker Championship 2016.

  • Aditya Mehta beat Manan Chandra in the final of the National snooker championship.
  • In the women’s snooker final, Vidya Pillai beat Amee Kamani.
 The results: Men’s snooker (Final): Aditya Mehta bt Manan Chandra.
 Women billiards: Final: Keerath Bhandaal bt Aranxta Sanchez 3-1.
 Women snooker: Final: Vidya Pillai bt Amee Kamani.
2) Rishabh Pant slams fastest fifty in huge India win.
  • India Under-19 opener Rishabh Pant had the fastest recorded U-19 international century comfortably in his sights when he was dismissed for 78 off 24 balls, having blown Nepal Under-19 away in a small chase. 
  • Pant did break the record for the fastest recorded U-19 fifty though, getting there in 18 balls, one faster than the previous mark. He added 124 in 9.1 overs with his captain Ishan Kishan, who scored 52 off 40 balls. India eventually chased down Nepal`s score of 169 with 179 balls to spare in Mirpur.
  • New Zealand Under-19s ended the group stage with a consolation win, as a 141-run partnership between Finn Allen and Dale Phillips steered them to a four-wicket win over Ireland Under-19s in Fatullah. Phillips joined Allen after seamer Rory Anders had picked up four wickets to reduce New Zealand to 45 for 4 in pursuit of 213.
3) Song Young-han beats idol Spieth to Singapore title.
  • South Korean Song Young-han held his nerve to edge his role model, world number one Jordan Spieth, by a shot to win the Singapore Open.
  • The last three holes of his final round for a one-under 70 and 12-under total of 272, claiming the first title of his career after a number of second place finishes on the Japan, Korean and OneAsia Tours.
  • Double major winner Spieth, who also returned to the Sentosa Golf Club early to sink a five-foot birdie putt on the 18th, his only shot of the day, finished with a five-under 66.
  • The duo were among 12 players forced to return today after more stormy weather in the Southeast Asian city state brought an early end to today’s play at the Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour season opening event.
  • The third weather disruption of the week came at a pivotal point in the round with Song over a 10-foot putt on the 16th to stay at 12-under while Spieth was looking at a short putt on 18 to get to 11-under.

4) Kerala won 61st National School Athletics championship.

  • In The National School Athletics championship, Kerala emerged as the overall winner for the 19th consecutive time. 
  • The national School Athletics championship was held at Olympian Rahman Stadium in Kozhikode, Kerala.
  • Kerala, the host of the championship got 306 points winning 39 gold, 29 silver and 17 bronze medals. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu stood at second position with 116 points winning 11 gold, 8 silver and 13 bronze medals. 
  • Maharashtra with 101 points obtained the third position. The venue of this event of Athletics is at the Olympian Abdurrahman Stadium in Medical College Ground at Kozhikode, Kerala.
  • The School Games Federation of India hosted the 61st National Schools Athletics Championship 2016 (SGFI 2015-16) at Kozhikode (Calicut). As many as 3,000 athletes representing 36 teams are took part in the five-day meet.
  • Ten of the Kerala athletes won meet records. Kerala could not overcome their 46 gold record score in 2009 this year as well. State Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rubb presented the prize at the concluding session. 
  • Kerala`s Anumol Thampi won the Junior Girls section 3000m with a record breaking effort of 9:47.19 seco, eclipsing the meet mark of 10:00.03s by Ritu Dinakar of Uttar Pradesh in 2008 in Kolkata.
  • In the Junior Boys 3000m, P.N. Ajith (Ker) claimed the first spot finishing the race in 8:46.54s and Karthik Kumar (UP) came second with 8:47.69s. Vidya Bharathi`s Shyam finished third with 8:49.37s.

5) ICC removes India from Permanent member status.

  • The International Cricket Council is all set to scrap the controversial constitutional amendments, which gave executive clout and financial power to India, Australia and England, with its Shashank Manohar-led Board recommending complete overhaul of the current power structure.
  • The introduction of an independent chairman was intended to “avoid any potential conflicts of interest and to follow best practice principles of good governance”. 
  • The ICC’s next chairman, to be elected later this year, will no longer be able to hold a position on their home board, as Srinivasan and subsequently Manohar did.
6) ICC appointed Rahul Dravid as member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group.
  • Rahul Dravid has been named in ICC`s newly appointed Anti-Corruption Oversight Group as part of the recommendation from its Integrity Working Party of the parent body.
  • The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Unit, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, and ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, will also be ex-officio members of the group.
  • Dravid is currently coaching the Indian team in the ongoing U-19 World Cup, which is being held in Bangladesh.