Cricket: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

BCCI nominates MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award

Published: September 20, 2017

The BCCI has nominated former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (36) for Padma Bhushan, country’s third highest civilian award for his contribution to game. He is only cricketer nominated by BCCI for this years Padma Awards. Dhoni is one of greatest names in contemporary cricket and has impeccable credentials to his name. He ..



Star India won coveted Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for 2018-23

Published: September 5, 2017

Star India acquired digital as well as media rights for Indian Premier League for a term of five years 2018-2023 with a whooping bid of Rs. 16,347.50 crore on September 4, 2017. The staggering deal has turned out to be a financial windfall for the BCCI despite the administrative crisis it is facing at the ..


Dhoni become first wicket-keeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals (ODI)

Published: September 4, 2017

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former India captain, has become the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals (ODI). He surpassed former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings in 404 matches. Dhoni achieved the feat in his 301st ODI in Colombo on September 3, 2017 when he ..


Mithali Raj chosen as captain of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team

Published: July 25, 2017

India skipper Mithali Raj has been chosen as the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council (ICC). She was selected as captain after she led India to the final in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, which was won by England Women Team. Mithali led by example, scoring ..


England wins 2017 ICC Women's World Cup

Published: July 24, 2017

England’s women’s cricket team won 2017 ICC World Cup title by defeating India by 9 runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. It was England’s fourth Women’s World Cup title. Besides the inaugural edition in 1973, England had won the World Cup in 1993 and 2009 as well. In this edition of World Cup, Tammy ..