[PIN-April] Part 4: Sports- Cricket, Laureus Awards, Saina Rank1 on again off again

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This article contains sports related Current Affairs developments from April 2015. Exam utility: CAPF, IBPS, SSC, SBI & similar non UPSC exams and dozens of college admission entrance exams.

Laureus World Sport Awards

World Sportsman of the YearNovak Djokovic (Serbia)
World Sportswoman of the YearGenzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)
World Breakthrough of the YearDaniel Ricciardo (Australia)
World Comeback of the YearSchalk Burger (South Africa)
World Sportsperson of the Year with a DisabilityTatyana McFadden (USA)
World Action Sportsperson of the YearAlan Eustace (USA)
Sport for Good AwardOliver Percovich (Australia)
Spirit of Sport AwardYao Ming (China)
Exceptional Achievement AwardLi Na (China)
World Sports Academy inductees
  1. Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)
  2. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
  3. Yao Ming(China)
  4. Yang Yang (China)
  5. Li Xiaopeng (China).
World Team of the YearGerman men’s football team


  • ICC chief N.Srinivasan warns BCCI that its secretary Anurag Thakur seen with bookie Mr. Karan Gilhotra. Thakur denies knowing him.
  • Harbhajan Singh Institute of Cricket (HSIC)-Harbhajan Singh has opened his first cricket academy in the Delhi Public School, Rajarhat (West Bengal)
  • Ex-Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt was banned for spot fixing. He’ll appear before ICCI’s anti-corruption unit to get his ban reduced.
  • Pepsi IPL 2015 begins at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
  • Ankit Keshri a promising Bengal batsman died because of an injury during a match. He played U-19 and lead U-23 Bengal team in C.K.Naidu Champion’s trophy.
  • Supreme Court-constituted three-member committee under chairmanship of Justice R.M. Lodha to see BCCI’s Constitution. Subsequently, on Lodha’s recommendation- CBI officer Vivek Priyadarshi to investigate IPL CEO Sundar Raman in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scam
  • Mohammad Nabi removed from captainship of the Afghanistan cricket team for weak performance in worldcup-2015
  • In Britain, the club match between Nantwich and Caldy. Liam Livingstone (Nanwich) made history with 350 runs in 138 balls. His team’s total score 579/7 in 45 overs. Caldy all-out in just 79 runs.


Single men’sNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Andy Murray (UK)
Single Women’sSerena Williams (US)Not important for exams
Double Women’sSania Mirza and Martina HingisNot important for exam.

Sania and Martina

  • Won Indian Wells, Miami hardcourt and Charleston title .
  • Sania becomes first Indian woman to claim #1 in doubles ranking

Other Tennis games

  • The 2015 French Open began on May 24.
  • This season prize money at the Roland Garros will rise. The men’s and women’s champions will receive €1.8 million each,
Asian Jr.GirlsY. PranjalaWushuang Zheng (China)
ITF Men’s future, Karshi , UzbekistanYuki BhambriDzmitry Zhyrmont (Belarus)


  • In Malaysia Open- Men- Chen Long of China defeated Kento Momota of Japan
  • Malasiya Open Badminton held at KUALA LUMPUR. Winners: Male- Chen Long(China), Female – Carolina Marin( Spain)
  • Badminton World Federation (BWF)-Saina Nehwal’s position changes in World ranking announcement in different week


  • China’s greatest athlete Liu Xiang announced his retirement.
  • The fastest runner of Asia Yoshihide Kiryu,(japanese- teenager) has been invited to race in the 100 metres against world record holder Usain Bolt at the Diamond League New York Grand Prix in June
  • The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has criticised the “stupid” deal under which American sprinter Tyson Gay was given a reduced ban for doping.
  • Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa won Boston Marathon title
  • London Marathon 2015 : Winners Men: 1. Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) and Women: 1. Tigist Tufa (Ethopia)
  • Formar U.S. Olympic champion Bruce Jenner revealed he is transitioning from male to female. Right now working in Reality TV shows.


  • In 2013, Thomas Bach is appointed as president of IOC. He is from Germany.
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ensuring more IOC funding for Indian athletes.
  • He advised to keep Unity ,autonomy and good governance in the National Sports Federations (NSFs) .
  • Government also gives promises for more funding to players participating in 2016 olympics.
  • PM Narendra Modi is not favour to organise 2024 Olympics in India despite hype created by Media that Modi will propose to organise 2024 olympics in Ahmedabad.


  • Union Sports Ministry has de-recognised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has suspended PCI as well for internal mismanagement.
  • The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) suspended its president Rajesh Tomar as ‘poor conduct’ of the 15th National para athletics championship in Ghaziabad during March month.
  • A retied HC judge Committee will investigate PCI mismanagement.

Other Sports News

  • Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar selected in Sacramento Kings owned by an Indian. He’ll play in National Basketball Association’s (NBA).
  • Sim Bhullar is First Indian-origin player to play in NBA (National Basketball Association) of USA.
  • On May 2, Boxing match between two World champions to win welterweight title at Las Vegas
  • Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao of Philippines V/S Floyd Mayweather Jr. of USA
  • Government of Philippines ordered some household to keep voluntarily their Refrigerator turn-off, so that electricity could be saved that can be used for enjoying Match
  • Result of match- Floyd Mayweathe won the title.
  • World Women’s team chess championship at Chengdu, China.
  • Dronavalli Harika-Silver medal
  • Koneru Humpy-Bronze medal
  • “Fritz” software- many online chess players cheats one another using this software
  • Starting of new grand chess tour at Saint Louis (United States) includes three major events:-
  • Norway Chess 2015 – Stavanger, Norway
  • Sinquefield Cup – Saint Louis, USA
  • London Chess Classic – London, England
  • Canadian Mathias Ahren appointed as coach of Women’s Hockey Team India.
  • Azlan Shah Hockey-India won bronze
SAISports Authority of India- Director General- Injeti Srinivas
  • Commonwealth Games champion Apurvi Chandela won the women’s air rifle bronze and the Olympic quota place in the shooting World Cup in Changwon, Korea
  • Abhinav Bindra + Go Sports Foundation presented Five talented young shooters to Walther rifies to improve their skills.
WeightliftingWladimir Klitschko (Ukrain) won heavyweight world title beating Bryant Jennings (USA)

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2 Comments on “[PIN-April] Part 4: Sports- Cricket, Laureus Awards, Saina Rank1 on again off again”

  1. Sports Legends Sachin Tendulkar (GOD) and Yao Ming(Basketball) become newest Laureus Sports Academy Members- 2015

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