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Virat Kohli retains top position among batsmen in latest ICC rankings:

  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli retained the top position among batsmen in the latest ICC rankings. 
  • Rohit Sharma bridged the gap at No. 2 following record five World Cup tons. Pakistan`s Babar Azam got third place. 
  • Australia opener David Warner re-entered the top 10 at number six.
  • India in the ODI rankings with Jasprit Bumrah extending his lead at the top from 21 points to 56 points 
  • After grabbing 17 wickets in the nine league matches at the World Cup. 
  • New Zealand`s Trent Boult remained in the second spot.  
  • Bangladesh`s Shakib Al Hasan retained the top spot among all-rounders. 
  • In the ICC ODI Team Rankings, England remain in first position at 123 points New Zealand and Australia are both on 112 with New Zealand.

Dravid appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru:

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The appointment was announced and approved by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 8 July. He is currently the vice-president of India Cements.

Roles and Duties:

Dravid will work closely with the National Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams which includes India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives. 

He will monitor progress against these objectives for the developmental teams. The role expects him to provide necessary inputs on the same to the Senior Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches.

Rahul Dravid:

Dravid  is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the india national team. He is colloquially known as Dependable or Mr. Dependable, and often referred to as The Great Wall. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also the Head Coach for the India under 19 and india A teams. 

He is known for his sound batting technique. In his career, Dravid has scored nearly 25,000 runs in international cricket and is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

Dravid was the second highest scorer overall and top scorer for India across formats, scoring 8,914 runs from 174 matches at an average of 54.02, including 19 hundreds.

National Cricket Academy (NCA):

The National Cricket Academy (NCA) was established in 2000 and is located in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru, Karnataka in India. The NCA was founded under the idea of cricket administrator and former BCCI President Raj Singh Dungarpur.


NCA provides training to the young cricketers who are identified as having the potential to represent the Indian cricket team.


Arinjeeta Dey won a silver medal for India in World Youth Cup 2019:

  • Karate girl, Arinjeeta Dey (Barasat, West Bengal) won a silver medal under the 12 category in the World Youth Cup 2019.
  • The competition was held in Umag, Croatia(from July 1 to July 5, 2019).
  • It was organized by World Karate Federation affiliated to the International Olympic Association. 
  • A total of 35 countries participated in this competition. 
  • He won 3 times in national championship junior level category (2017 KAI SUB Junior National gold medalist, 2018 KAI SUB Junior National gold medalist,2019 KAI SUB Junior National Gold and Silver Medalist). 
  • She belongs from Barasat in West Bengal. 
  • She has been a student of Hanshi Premjit Sen
  • She is the president of Premjit Sen Martial Art Academy in West Bengal.

IOC removed Kuwait suspension and allows participating in 2020 Olympics:

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed the ban on the Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) and permitted to compete in the 2020 Olympics. 
  • Kuwait suspended in October 2015 following under government interference with the basic principles that govern the Olympic Movement.
  • FIFA suspended the Kuwait Football Association for the same reason in October 2015.
  • KOC successfully implemented a roadmap agreed between all parties 
  • They participated in the 2020 Olympics. 
  • Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Ahmad A1 Sabah elected President of the KOC.

 Brazil beats Peru in the final to lift the Copa America 2019 title:

  • The 46th Edition of Copa America held between 14 June to 7 July 2019 at 6 venues in the host country.
  • Brazil defeated Peru with 3-1 scores to clinch the Copa America Title 2019 in the finals 
  • It is held at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
  • It was the 9th title for Brazil 
  • It was first since 2007.
  • Everton, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison scored the goals for Brazil and Paolo Guerrero scored the single goal for Peru. 
  • Brazil`s Dani Alves named as the player of the tournament and Alisson of Brazil was the best goalkeeper. 
  • Argentina defeated Chile with 2-1.  

 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship: India win 13 medals:

  • India won 13 medals on the opening day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship.
  • The event is held in Apia, Samoa.
  • The medals comprised 8 Gold, 3 silver and 2 Bronze.
  • Mirabai Chanu led the Indian medal rush in the senior women`s 49 kg event 
  • She won the gold medal in the Olympic qualifying event. 
  • She lifted a total of 191 kg.
  • Jhilli Dalabehera won the first place on the podium.
  • She made a lift of 154 kg in the senior women`s 45 kg 
  • In the senior women`s 55 kg, Soroikhaibam Bindyarani Devi won the gold 
  • In the senior men`s 55kg category, Rishikanta Singh won the gold of 235 kg.

About CommonWealth Games - History:

  • Commonwealth Games are international sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. 
  • The event was first held in 1930.
  • It place every four years.
  • The Commonwealth Games are known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950.
  • The British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966 and British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974. 
  • It is the world`s first multi-sport event inducted an equal number of women’s and men’s medal events and implemented recently in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.












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