Kochi becomes the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 Fifa U-17 World Cup. After the visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, the high-level delegation comprising experts from FIFA and Local Organising Committee (LOC) officially declared Kochi as the venue for next year’s FIFA U-17 world cup.
Former Sri Lankan cricket skipper Sanath Jayasuriya has recently appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the third edition of the STAIRS School Football League (SSFL).
i. Indian wrestlers in October 2016 clinched four medals, including a gold medal, at the sixth edition of the TAFISA World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.TAFSIA _ Jakarta 2016
ii. Dalmiya outplayed Muhammad Sahan of Azerbaijan 4-1 in the summit clash to clinch the yellow medal. Experienced Luv Singh defeated Muhammad Kashif of Iran 5-3 in the 80 kg category to advance and then made it to the finals by beating Belarus Jordan 8-6.
India became first team to play 900 ODIs
i. India’s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala is the team’s 900th making it the world first side to achieve a milestone
ii. India played its first ever ODI in 1974 against England at Leeds which ended in a victory for the hosts. The match was part of a series that would be famously known as the ‘Summer of 42.
iii. Based on the number of runs India managed to score in the second of a three match Test series preceding the ODIs. Ajit Wadekar was the man who led the Indian side.
i. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women’s World T20 event in 2020. A decision to this effect was taken at the ICC Board meetings which concluded in Cape.
ii. Cricket Australia, hosts for the men’s and women’s ICC World Twenty20 in 2020, proposed holding the women’s tournament as a stand-alone event six months ahead of the men’s edition.