Cricket: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Pragyan Ojha to retire from international and first-class cricket.

Veteran Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha recently announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket. The 33-year-old left-arm spinner played 24 Tests between 2009 and 2013 and grabbed a total of 113 wickets. He last played for India in 2013, against the West Indies in Mumbai. He had also played ODIs and T20 Internationals, representing India.

Bangladesh wins its maiden Under-19 World Cup title

The Cricket team of Bangladesh has clinched its maiden Under-19 World Cup title, in this year’s ICC World cup cricket tournament, held at Potchefstroom, South Africa. They beat the Indian team led by Priyam Garg in the Super League final match, by 3 wickets. The team was announced to have won, by D/L method. This ..

Cricket journalist Raju Bharatan passes away

The 86-year-old renowned cricket journalist and film historian Raju Bharatan recently passed away. Raju Bharatan had worked with the news magazine-‘Illustrated Weekly of India’ for more than 40 years. He has worked with several famous personalities including Khushwant Singh. Raju Bharatan was also a columnist in sports magazines. He is the director of “The Victory Story” ..

Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian Nation to criminalize match fixing

Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to criminalise several offences related to match fixing as its parliament passed all three reading of the bill labeled “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports”. The newest legislation covers all sports and it is believed that the recent investigation by Anti Corruption Unit prompted this bill ..

India B clinchs 2019 Deodhar Trophy

Parthiv Patel-led India B has clinched the 47th edition of the Deodhar Trophy 2019 with a comprehensive 51-run win over India C in the final at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi,Jharkhand.