Sports Roundup 22nd February 2020 to 28th February 2020

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TENNIS

Sania-Caroline In Pre-quarters – Dubai Open: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and French partner Caroline Garcia beat Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia’s Katrina Srebotnik [6-4, 4-6, 10-8] in their first-round match, to advance into the Women’s Doubles Pre-Quarterfinals in the Dubai Open.

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WRESTLING

Gold For Sunil Kumar! : Sunil Kumar did the nation proud, winning India’s first Greco-Roman Gold in 27 years, overpowering Azat Salidinov of Kyrgyzstan 5-0 in the 87 kg summit clash bout, at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Delhi.

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CRICKET

BCCI Announces IPL 2020 Schedule: BCCI released the Indian Premier League 2020 schedule. The season starts from 29th March at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium where defending champs, Mumbai Indians will take on last year’s runner-up, Chennai Super Kings. The finale of this 57-day tournament will take place on 24th May, 2020 in Mumbai. BCCI will also hold an ‘All Stars’ contest between top international players for a charitable cause before the IPL starts. This year will also see the introduction of concussion substitutes.

Gloucestershire Signs Pujara: India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was signed up by Gloucestershire for their first six matches of the English County Championships, staring 12th April 2020. Pujara will play the four-day games against Yorkshire, Lancashire, Kent, Somerset, Essex and Surrey.

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BADMINTON

India Get Bronze At Asia Team Ch’ships Semis

Lakshya Sen’s outstanding victory over Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie went in vain as the Indian men’s badminton team went down 2-3 to two-time defending champions, Indonesia during the Semis and thus had to be content with a bronze medal at the Asia Team Championships.

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FOOTBALL

Premier League Results

On 15th February, Burnley beat Southampton 2-1; Liverpool won 1-0 V/s Norwich City. Next day, Tottenham Hotspur overpowered Aston Villa 3-2; Arsenal thrashed Newcastle United 4-0. On 17th February, Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0.

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