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 1. ICC rejects Pakistan compensation claim against India

The International Cricket Council (ICC) dismissed a compensation claim by Pakistan over India’s refusal to honour an agreement to play bilateral series. 
The ICC said in a statement that following a three-day hearing, the Dispute Panel has dismissed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)`s claim against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 
The dispute centred on a Memorandum of Understanding according to which India and Pakistan had agreed to play six bilateral series between 2015-2023. The PCB had filed a compensation claim of 70 million dollars. 
2. Harmanpreet Kaur named captain of ICC Women`s World Twenty20 XI
India`s batting star Harmanpreet Kaur was named captain of the ICC Women`s World Twenty20 XI, which also featured opener Smriti Mandhana and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav.
Three players from England, two from Australia and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand and the Windies have also been named in the eleven. 

 Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur entered the top-five in the latest ICC women`s T20 International player rankings. 
Opener Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues also achieved their career-best rankings. 
3. Inaugural ceremony of Men`s Hockey World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar 

 The opening ceremony of the 14th Men`s Hockey World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Around 1,100 artists, star actors Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit and music composer AR Rahman are slated to perform at the ceremony.
4. Australia bagged the ICC Women’s World T20 World cup, 2018 by beating England in the final match.

 England, opting to bat first despite the expected dew, folded for 105 in a dramatic batting collapse and Australia chased down the total with consummate ease - 29 balls to spare - through an unbeaten 62-run partnership between Gardner and Meg Lanning despite losing both openers early.
Man of the Match awards won by Australia`s wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy.
5. Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav enters top-5 list of T20 bowlers for the first time in ICC rankings
In Cricket, Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has entered the top-5 of the ICC Twenty-20 Rankings for bowlers for the first time.

Yadav, who bagged 4 wickets in the recently concluded T-20 series against Australia, jumped a whopping 20 places to claim the third position in the latest rankings.

Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa made a 17-spot leap to the number five spot. He picked up three wickets against India in the series.
6. Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian to win gold medal in Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship in Canberra

India`s Bhavani Devi won the gold medal in the Sabre event in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship 2018 held in Canberra.
Bhavani Devi is the first Indian to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Championship. She defeated England`s Emily Ruaux 15-12 in the final.
Earlier, Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the Tournoi Satellite Fencing Championship in Iceland.
7. World Boxing Championships: Mary Kom wins record sixth gold medal

India`s MC Mary Kom won a historic sixth gold in the World Championships by beating Ukraine`s Hanna Okhota in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48kg category summit bout, young Sonia Chahal settled for a silver.
India ended the championships with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze - from Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Simranjit Kaur (64kg).
8. Sameer Verma wins Syed Modi International Badminton title 2018

India’s Sameer Verma has won Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold badminton title 2018 in men’s singles category. In the final match held in Lucknow, he defeated China’s Lu Guangzu by 16-21,  21-19 and 21-14 score. Women’s singles title was won by China’s Han Yue after defeating India’s Saina Nehwal by 21-18, 21-8 score.
It was launched by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association (UPBA) in 1991 as ‘Syed Modi Memorial Badminton Tournament’ in memory of Syed Modi.
It is held every year at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.




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