From Friday to Saturday there was a lot of movement in the world of sport. Friday was also a busy day. Where a lot of news came from the World Athletics Championships, Badminton World Championships. The sale of World Cup tickets also started that night. At the same time, late in the evening, there was big news that the BCCI high command would travel to Pakistan for the Asian Cup. Neeraj Chopra’s performance was also reverberated, while Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem stirred up some excitement in the competition by finishing second after Neeraj.
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An invitation was sent from Pakistan to the BCCI President and Secretary for the Asian Cup. It is now known that some members of the BCCI high command will visit Pakistan to watch the Asian Cup matches. Among them are the names of BCCI President Roger Binny and Vice President Rajeev Shukla. He has accepted the invitation of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and will be watching some Asia Cup matches in Lahore from 4th to 7th September.
At the Badminton World Championships, the men’s singles quarterfinal match was played between India’s star shuttle player HS Prannoy and world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen. HS Prannoy won this game and secured his place in the semi-finals. At the same time, a medal at the World Championships was also confirmed for India. Now he will play the semi-final game on Saturday. There they will play against Thailand’s Kunlavut. Prannoy wants to keep his rhythm in this match as well.
Indian pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost in back-to-back matches to Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Skarup Rasmussen in the men’s doubles quarterfinals. The second tallest Indian pair in the world had won their first bronze medal at the Badminton World Championships last year. But this time he had to admit defeat in the quarterfinals with 18:21, 19:21. At the start of the seven games between the two pairs, the pair of Satwik and Chirag had managed to win two games. Both couples faced each other for the first time since 2021.
Ticket sales for the ODI World Cup started Friday, but the official website crashed for 35 to 40 minutes. Since the app and website weren’t working, fans faced major difficulties booking tickets during this period. Ticket sales started very late and from the very first day the sale was for matches where India is not taking part. However, the trial began at 8 p.m. local time and shortly after, fans complained about the Book My Show app crashing. The app is a ticketing partner for the soccer World Cup from October 5th.
Ahead of the 2023 Asian Cup, two Sri Lankan players who could have been called up to the squad for the upcoming Asian Cup were found to have tested positive for Covid. Sri Lanka have not yet announced their squad for this tournament, which runs from August 30th to September 17th. Now reports have revealed that Avishka Fernando and opener Kusal Perera have tested positive for Covid. Both were reportedly under surveillance. This is done if the Sri Lanka Cricket Board can approve the Asian Cup squad at any time.
Also in the world of athletics, the time has come when the brave men of India and Pakistan face each other. We’re talking about the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where Indian star Neeraj Chopra will clash with Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem in the javelin throw final. Neeraj qualified for the final event by being number 1 in the javelin throw over a distance of 88.77 meters. Arshad, on the other hand, qualified for second place with a distance of 86.79 meters.
3 Indians in the javelin throw final of the World Athletics Championships
India’s three javelin throwers have qualified for the final of the current World Athletics Championships in Budapest. Neeraj Chopra threw a throw of 88.77 m and qualified first from Group A for the final. In addition to Neeraj, DP Manu and Kishore Jena also reached the final. Neeraj Chopra and DP Manu have qualified from Group A for the final for India. Neeraj threw 88.77 meters and Manu threw 81.31 meters. In Group B, India’s Kishor Jena threw his first throw of 80.55m and finished 9th overall to qualify for the final.
Sourav Ganguly, the former BCCI President and captain who led Team India to the 2003 World Cup final, has selected his last 15 for the 2023 World Cup. By the way, Team India has until September 5th to finalize the official squad. But Dada expressed his opinion, shared it with the team of 15 and gave many suggestions to the team management. He left no place for Sanju Samson in his squad. Two players were dropped from the main Asian Cup squad and kept on reserve.
Indian players undertook a routine fitness test ahead of the Asian Cup in which young Shubman Gill won the ‘Yo-Yo’ test with a score of 18.7. All players who passed the “Yo-Yo” test exceeded the “cut-off” value of 16.5. According to his Instagram story, Virat Kohli scored 17.2 points. Jasprit Bumrah, Pramukh Krishna, Tilak Verma, Sanju Samson (Asia Cup reserve member) and KL Rahul are the only five cricketers to have passed this test.
The Pakistan men’s cricket team has taken a huge lead in the ICC ODI team rankings after beating Afghanistan on Friday (24 August). Now his team is just one win away from securing first place. If Pakistan wins the third ODI against Afghanistan, it will become the best ODI team. Pakistan is currently in second place in the ICC ranking with 118 rating points. At the same time, the number one of the Australian team also has the same number of rating points. While Team India is in third place with 113 rating points.