Showing posts with label SPORTS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SPORTS. Show all posts

Monday, January 6, 2014

India to host Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018

Hocky 2018

India was selected by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on 7 November 2013 to host the Men’s World Cup of Hockey in 2018. The finals will be played from 1 to 16 December 2018. Also, England will host the Women’s World Cup of hockey from 7-21 July, 2018. This was announced by Leandro Negre, the President of FIH at Lausanne during the special ceremony.
Hockey’s World Cup is held every four years and is second only to the Olympics in significance.
India hosted the world cup in 2010 at New Delhi. The 2014 edition of Hockey World Cup would be played in The Hague, Netherlands.

Virat Kohli became Number 1 ranked ODI Batsman


Virat Kohli on 3 November 2013 became the number 1 batsman in one day International cricket rankings after scoring 344 runs in the series against Australia, that India won by 3-2. In the series Kohli scored 61 in Pune, 100 in Naipur, 68 in Mohali, 115 in Nagpur and 0 in Bengaluru at an average of 114.66.
The 344 runs in the series gave 38 rating points to him, which helped him to jump three points to top in the ICC ranking tables. He achieved the top position on the ODI rankings for the first time. He also became the third Indian to hold number 1 position after Sachin Tendulkar in 1996 and MS Dhoni in 2006.
Tendulkar claimed the number 1 position for the first time from Brain Lara in February 1996 and for the last time he achieved the position in March 2008. Dhoni reached the number 1 position for the first time from Ricky Pointing in April 2006 and for the last time in July 2010.
In the latest list released by the ICC, the other players who changed their rankings were George Bailey, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. The captain of Australia during the series against India skipped six places and claimed third position in rankings released. This was the first time for Bailey in the career to achieve the third position.
Shikhar Dhawan broke into the top 20 list for the first time by jumping 12 places to stand at 11th ranking in the list. Rohit Sharma achieved 15th position in the rankings list after scoring 491 runs at an average of 122.75, which includes the score of 209 runs in the final. Rohit Sharma became the fifth batsman to feature inside top 20 along with Kohli (first position), MS Dhoni (sixth position), Dhawan (eleventh position) and Suresh Raina (nineteenth position).

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Aga Khan Cup -Hockey

All-India Women’s Guru Nanak Championship-Hockey

Bangalore Blues Challenge Cup-Basketball

Barna-Bellack Cup -Table Tennis (Men)

Beighton Cup -Hockey (Calcutta)

Bombay Gold Cup -Hockey

Burdwan Trophy -Weightlifting

Chakola Gold Trophy- Football

Cock of the Fleet Trophy- Regatta

D.C.M. Trophy- Football

Dhyan Chand Trophy- Hockey

Dr. B.C. Roy Trophy- National Football (Junior)

Duleep Trophy- Cricket

Durand Cup- Football

Ezra Cup -Polo

F.A. Cup -Football

G.V. Raja Memorial Trophy- Football

Gurmit Trophy- Hockey

I.F.A. Shield -Football (Calcutta)

Indira Gold Cup- Hockey

Irani Cup- Cricket

Jaswant Singh Trophy -Best Services Sportsman

Jayalakshmi Cup -National Table Tennis Championship (Women)

Kuppuswamy Naidu Trophy -Hockey

Lady Rattan Tata Trophy- Hockey

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup- Hockey

Maulana Azad Trophy -Inter-University Sports & Athletics

MCC Trophy- Hockey

Moinuddowla Gold Cup -Cricket

Murugappa Gold Cup- Hockey

Nagjee Trophy -Football

Nehru Trophy -Hockey

Nizam Gold Cup- Football

Obaidullah Gold Cup- Hockey

Prithi Singh Cup -Polo

Radha Mohan Cup- Polo

Raghbir Singh Memorial Cup-Football

Rajkumari Challenge Cup- Table Tennis (Junior Girls)

Ramanujam Trophy -Table Tennis (Junior Boys)

Ramnivas Ruia Challenge Gold Trophy-Bridge

Rangaswamy Cup -National Hockey Championship

Ranji Trophy -National Cricket Championship

Rene Frank Trophy- Hockey

Rohinton Baria Trophy- Cricket (Inter-University)

Rovers Cup- Football

Sahni Trophy- Hockey

Santosh Trophy- National Football Championship

Scindia Gold Cup -Hockey

Sethu Cup- Aquatics

Sheesh Mahal Trophy -Cricket

Sivanthi Adithan Gold Cup -Kabbadi

Sri Krishna Gold Cup- Football

Subroto Mukerji Cup -Football (Inter-School)

Todd Memorial Trophy- Football

Tommy Emar Gold Cup- Hockey (Women)

Vijay Hazare Trophy -Cricket

Vittal Trophy- Football

Vizzy Trophy -Cricket

Wellington Trophy- Rowing


American Cup -Yatch Racing

Ashes -Cricket (Australia England)

Asia Cup -Cricket

Asia Oceanic -Tennis

Canada Cup- Golf(World Championship)

Colombo Cup -Golf (World Championship)

Colombo Cup -Foot ball (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar)

Corbillion Cup -World Table Tennis (Women)

Davis Cup -Tennis / Lawn Tennis

Derby- Horse Race (England)

Eisenhower Trophy- Golf (Amateurs - World)

Grand National -Horse Steeple Chase Race (England)

Jules Rimet Trophy- World Soccer Cup

King’s Cup -Air Races (England)

Merdeka- Football (Asian)

MRF World Cup- Cricket & Boxing

Prince of Wales Cup -Golf (England)

Schneider Cup- Seaplane Race (U.K.)

Swaythling Cup -World Table Tennis (Men)

Thomas Cup -World Badmintion

Tunku Abdul-Rahman Cup- Badminton (Asian)

U Thant- Cup Tennis

Uber Cup -World Badminton (Women)

Walker Cup- Golf (England)

Westchester Cup- Polo (England)

Wightman Cup -Lawn Tennis (Women of U.S.A. and England).

Wimbledon Trophy- Lawn Tennis

World Cup- Cricket

World Cup- Hockey


Aintree (U.K.) Grand - National Horse Race

Bisley -Shooting

Blackhealth London -Rugby Football

Chepauk Ground (Chennai) -Cricket

Donchester (England) -St.Ledger Horse Race

Eden Gardens (Kolkata)- Cricket

Epsom (England)- Derby Horse Races

Feroze Shah Kotla Ground (Delhi)- Cricket

Florence Chadwik -Skiing

Forest HIlls (New York) -Tennis

Henley (U.K.) -Regatta (Boat Race)

Hurlingham (England)- Polo

Leeds (England)- Cricket

Lords(England) -Cricket

Mortlake (England)- Swimming

Nehru Stadium (Chennai)- Cricket

Oval (England)- Cricket

Putney- Boat-rowing

Trent Bridge (England)- Cricket

Twinkenhem (England)- Rugby

Wembley Stadium (England)- Association Football

Wimbledon (England)- Lawn Tennis

Yankee Stadium (New York)- Boxing