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

SC sacks BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke

Published: January 3, 2017

The Supreme Court has sacked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur and BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke after they failed to implement the reforms recommended by the Justice Lodha committee. The apex court held that Mr. Thakur and Mr. Shirke are unfit to continue at helm of BCCI for their obstructionist ..



India clinches Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title

Published: December 24, 2016

India displayed a clinical performance to beat hosts Sri Lanka and clinch the Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title. India beat Sri Lanka by 34 runs.  India posted a competitive score of 273 in their 50 overs. Sri Lanka was able to score only 239 in 48.4 overs. The event was held in Colombo, Sri ..


Ashwin, Jadeja in top two spots in ICC Test bowling rankings

Published: December 21, 2016

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have topped the ICC Test rankings. Off-spinner Ashwin is in the number one position. Left-arm spinner Jadeja has bagged the second position in the ranking. This is the second time the two Indian bowlers have occupied the top two spots in the rankings. Earlier in 1974, the left-arm spinner Bishan Singh ..


Smriti Mandhana named in ICC Women’s Team of the Year

Published: December 17, 2016

Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana, who is a key batswoman in the Indian women’s cricket team has become the only Indian cricketer to be named in the first ever ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016. The team will be led by Stafanie Taylor of West Indies. The women’s team of the year is included in ..


Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score three double centuries in Tests

Published: December 11, 2016

Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score three double hundreds. He achieved this feat while playing against England on the fourth day of the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He has scored three double centuries as Captain in the same year. With this feat, he became the first Indian and ..