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Sports Current Affairs March 1st Week 2016
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Sports Current Affairs March 1st Week 2016

1) South African spinner Aaron Phangiso suspended over illegal bowling action.

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) banned South Africa left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso from bowling. He was banned after his bowling action, which exceeded 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the regulations, was found illegal.
  • Phangiso was reported by umpires after helping Highveld Lions reach the final of South Africa`s domestic 50-over competition. He was reported for suspect action while playing for Highveld Lions against Warriors at Wanderers.
  • The tests were conducted by an ICC accredited laboratory at the University of Pretoria`s High-Performance Centre.
  • So far, Phangiso has played 16 one-day internationals (ODIs) and 9 T20s for South Africa0020045

2) Bahadur Singh Rana Won Gold In 50 Km Race Walk In National Championship.

  • London Olympian Basant Bahadur Singh Rana clinched the gold medal in men’s 50km race walk event on the second and final day of the National Championships in Jaipur
  • Delhi walker Rana clocked 4 hours seven minutes 24 seconds to finish first.
  • The 32-year-old Rana has a personal best of 3:56:48 which he clocked a in the 2012 London Olympics, which was a national record then.
  • Uttarakhand’s Chandan Singh, who has already achieved Rio qualification mark in men’s 20 km event, finished second with a time of 4:09:50 while Jitender Singh Rathore of Rajasthan took the bronze medal in 4:12:10.

3) Armaan Ebrahim won FMSCI Motorsports Man of the Year Trophy.

  • India’s Armaan Ebrahim was awarded the Motorsports Man-of-the-Year Trophy at a gala award ceremony.
  • The ceremony was organised by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) in New Delhi.
  • BI Chandhok, who is a founder of the FMSCI, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution towards the motorsport in India. Another 99 drivers were awarded across eight different championships.
  • Armaan walked away with the glittering Raymond Gautam Singhania Rolling Trophy and cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh for his performance in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series.
  • Armaan, along with partner Dilantha, put up a good show in the Asia Series - winning the Fuji main race and qualifying for the World Series.
  • Chandhok is an avid racer and one of the founders of FMSCI and served the motorsports fraternity in various roles.

4) Mumbai U-23 team clinched CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16.

  • The Mumbai under-23 team clinched the Col CK Nayudu Trophy by defeating Madhya Pradesh at the Holkar Stadium, Indore.
  • Mumbai bowled out Madhya Pradesh for 442 and took a first innings lead of 135 runs to be declared the winner.
  • This title comes after Mumbai senior team clinched their 41st Ranchi Trophy title against Saurashtra in Pune.
  • By this the winning team became richer by Rs. 20 lakh for winning CK Nayudu trophy
  • IDBI Federal Life Insurance awards the Mumbai Team with a cash prize of Rs. 20 Lakh.

About CK Nayudu Trophy:


  • C.K. Nayudu (Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu) born in Maharashtra.
  • He was the first captain of the Indian Cricket Team in Test Matches.
  • Nayudu awarded with third highest civilian honor of Padma Bhushan by Indian Government in 1985.
  • He headed the batting averages for all matches with 59 and took 79 wickets.
  • Nayudu played his last Ranchi trophy match for UP in the year 1957 at the age of 62 wherein he made 52 runs, he died in 1967 in Indore.
  • C.K. Nayudu Trophy named after him.

5) FIH promoted Napoleon Singh as international Umpire.

  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has promoted Hockey India national-level umpire Nepoleon Singh (30) as the International Outdoor Umpire.
  • Decision to this effect was taken by FIH after seeing his performance in the recently-concluded 12th South Asian Games 2016 held at Guwahati, Assam.
  • Nepoleon started his career as an umpire from Manipur in the 3rd Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2013 held at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • His first major breakthrough as umpire was in the eighth Junior Men Asia Cup, held at Kuantan, Malaysia in 2015.
  • With this promotion he becomes one of the young umpires from India who have recently been upgraded to international-level outdoor umpire. Including him there are total of 14 Indian umpires (10 men, 4 women) in the category of international-level umpires.

6) Jitu Rai wins Gold medal in 50m pistol event at ISSF World Cup.

  • Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched the 50m pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in Bangkok. The gold medal winner scored 191.3 points in the final round.
  • Former World and Olympic champion Pang Wei of China took second place with 186.5. While Olympic medallist Wang Zhiwei finished third at 165.8 points.
  • Jitu beat China`s former World and Olympic Champion Wei to second place, shooting 191.3 to Pang`s 186.5.
  • India`s Prakash Nanjappa shot 549 in the qualification round to be placed 17th.
  • Jitu Rai is the current 50m pistol gold medallist at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, winning the championships in 2014.

7) PepsiCo Named As New Associate Sponsor Of BCCI.

  • The Indian cricket board has created three new associate sponsorship opportunities apart from the position of title sponsorship for tests, one-day internationals and T20 internationals played in the country, adding Rs. 150 crore to the board`s coffers over four years.
  • Anurag Thakur, secretary at BCCI, announced the associate sponsorship deal with PepsiCo and confirmed that two more such deals are in the pipeline, but did not disclose names of likely partners.
  • The three new deals will fetch the board Rs. 150 crore over four years.

8) India won Asia Cricket Cup for record Sixth time.

  • India beat Bangladesh by eight wickets to win the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket title at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
  • While Sri Lanka have won the continental title five times and Pakistan twice, India’s title triumph makes them the ahead of their continental neighbours.

9) Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis win Peru International doubles title.

  • Indian men’s doubles pairs, Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis has won the II Peru International Series 2016 in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
  • Kona and Francis have defeated the pair of Job Castillo and Lino Munoz to win the final.
  • This is the second career title for this duo and they`re second of the season after triumphing at the Herbalife International Series in Guatemala.
  • There too they had got the better of Castillo and Munoz in the summit clash.
  • The Guatemala title win shot them up 24 places to their current ranking of 108th.



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