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Why Cricket is not in Olympics ?

Why Cricket is not in Olympics ?
Why Cricket is not in Olympics ?

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. In many countries, the love for the game of cricket is unmatched. Specially in Asian countries, the fan following of cricket is in huge numbers. Although, cricket is a very popular game but then also it has not been included in Olympics. The game of cricket is yet to find a place in the Olympics. Fans want to know Why Cricket is not in Olympics.

Below are the reasons Why Cricket is not in Olympics :

Cricket cannot be really considered as a global sport. The maximum audience of cricket is from Asia only. Cricket has not managed to enter most of the countries of this world like other games. There are only a few nations that play Cricket at international level as compared to other popular sports like Football, Athletics, Boxing, etc. Some big nations like USA, Japan, China, Russia, Germany are not at all interested in this sport.

Cricket is played in around 105 countries across the world but if you are a regular follower then you surely know that only some teams have Test status. ICC World Cup features only around 10-12 teams. So you can understand that if only 10 nations are there in the world cup then its scope is too small for global games like Olympics.

There is no doubt that cricket is a much loved sport and has a global fan following but then also it has failed to earn a place in those countries who are the dominating teams in the Olympics. Mostly the host nations are non-cricketing countries and therefore they are not interested in the inclusion of cricket in Olympics at all.

Another reason Why Cricket is not in Olympics is the time availability. If you are a cricket fan then you must be aware of the different cricket tournament that take place in a year. There is always a busy cricket calendar. The rise of T20 leagues across the world has also increased the number of tournaments in a year. So, it would be hard to arrange a proper time for Olympics.

The length of cricket games is very long. A game take too much time to finish. This time factor makes it very difficult to be conducted on a large-scale at the Olympics. The 50 overs match is the standard format of cricket which almost takes  around 8 hours. To allot this much time to a single match would be unfeasible in Olympics. The new format of T-20 cricket is gaining popularity and this might solve the above problem. Long matches that require a lot of technical assistance and have very few interested countries in viewing the sport are not a great addition to any event.

Cricket made its one and only appearance at the Olympic Games, in Paris 1900. The cricket match in 1900 was only a single twelve-a-side game, which was played between England and France.

Why is England football team not in Olympics ?

Why is England football team not in Olympics
Why is England football team not in Olympics

In London Olympics 2012, both a men’s and women’s football team of England in Team GB colours competed in the tournament. It was a historic occasion for both sides. Fans want to know Why is England football team not in Olympics.

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland compete as separate teams in international soccer tournaments. The four countries combine into ‘Team GB’ during the Summer and Winter Olympics and compete as a unified entity.

Why is England football team not in Olympics ?

The three home nations were worried that releasing their players for Team GB international duty could compromise their position as independent nations within Fifa. Without unanimous backing from all four associations, it was decided that there would be no men’s or women’s football team at Rio 2016. Despite being reassured by ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter that that wouldn’t happen, only English and Welsh players competed in 2012.

Officially, the team is the “Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team”. But since 1999, the The British Olympic Association (BOA) has used the brand “Team GB”.

Why Neymar is not playing for Brazil in Tokyo 2020 Olympics ?

Why Neymar is not playing for Brazil in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Summer Olympics or we can say that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has already started. It is a good treat for football fans also. They are excited about the Football Tournament at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The tournament is basically a platform for U-23 players but 3 overage players are also permitted in the squad. This time there are very few popular footballers who are playing in Olympics. It was assumed that Neymar will play at Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a defeat in the final of Copa America 2021. But Neymar has not been included in the Brazil Squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Fans want to know the reason why Neymar is not playing for Brazil in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the beginning, it was rumored that Neymar will lead the Brazil Football Squad at Tokyo 2020, but it has not happened. Fans were hoping that Neymar may recreate what he did at Rio Olympics in 2016. But unfortunately Neymar is not playing in 2021 Olympics for Brazil.

Why Neymar is not playing for Brazil in Tokyo 2020 Olympics ?

The main reason behind the absence of Neymar for Brazil Squad for Olympics is that his club PSG haven’t allowed him to take part in the Olympics. Neymar has played in every match of Copa America 2021 with Brazil, who reached the finals and were eventually beaten by Argentina. The club is worried that he might not get time to rest if he takes part in Olympics. Neymar is also injury prone and playing at Olympics can increase the chances of him being injured. Therefore, PSG wanted to have him back on time for preseason.

Brazil Football Squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

After Paris Saint-Germain denied Neymar from participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Brazil have to depend on younger players to perform good at the tournament.

Brazil Football Squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Brazil Football Squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Brazil Football Squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Goalkeepers

Santos (Athletico Paranaense), Brenno (Gremio)

Defenders

Daniel Alves (Sao Paulo), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Guilherme Arana (Atlético Mineiro), Nino (Fluminense), Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal), Diego Carlos (Sevilla)

Midfielders

Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), B. Guimarães (Olympic Lyon), Matheus Henrique (Gremio), Gerson (Flamengo), Claudinho (Red Bull Bragantino)

Attackers

Malcom (FC Zenit), Antony (Ajax), Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Matheus Cunha (Hertha BSC), Pedro (Flamengo)

Did Neymar play in the Olympics?

Yes, Neymar played in the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was the captain of Brazil’s side which won the Gold Medal at Men’s Football Tournament. Neymar also scored the winning penalty for Brazil after losing the final at the 2012 London Olympics.

IPL 2021 new schedule in UAE – Date and Time

IPL 2021 new schedule
IPL 2021 new schedule

BCCI has announced the new schedule for the remainder of IPL 2021 matches. IPL 2021 was postponed due to rising cases of Covid-19 and breach of bio bubble in IPL team camps. Several players and staff contracted Covid which forced the authorities to take the decision of postponement of IPL 2021.  In this article, we have given the full list of IPL 2021 new schedule, IPL 2021 New schedule date

But now the wait is over for cricket fans because IPL 2021 is returning in the month of September. BCCI has decided to hold the matches of IPL 2021 in United Arab Emirates. A total of 31 matches will be played in the duration of 27 days. The opening match will be between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2021 New Schedule

Match No. Date Time (IST) Match Team Venue
30 19 September 2021 07:30 PM CSK vs MI Dubai
31 20 September 2021 07:30 PM KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi
32 21 September 2021 07:30 PM PBKS vs RR Dubai
33 22 September 2021 07:30 PM DC vs SRH Dubai
34 23 September 2021 07:30 PM MI vs KKR Abu Dhabi
35 24 September 2021 07:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
36 25 September 2021 03:30 PM DC vs RR Abu Dhabi
37 25 September 2021 07:30 PM SRH vs PBKS Sharjah
38 26 September 2021 03:30 PM CSK vs KKR Abu Dhabi
39 26 September 2021 07:30 PM RCB vs MI Dubai
40 27 September 2021 07:30 PM SRH vs RR Dubai
41 28 September 2021 03:30 PM KKR vs DC Sharjah
42 28 September 2021 07:30 PM MI vs PBKS Abu Dhabi
43 29 September 2021 07:30 PM RR vs RCB Dubai
44 30 September 2021 07:30 PM SRH vs CSK Sharjah
45 1 October 2021 07:30 PM KKR vs PBKS Dubai
46 2 October 2021 03:30 PM MI vs DC Sharjah
47 2 October 2021 07:30 PM RR vs CSK Abu Dhabi
48 3 October 2021 03:30 PM RCB vs PBKS Sharjah
49 3 October 2021 07:30 PM KKR vs SRH Dubai
50 4 October 2021 07:30 PM DC vs CSK Dubai
51 5 October 2021 07:30 PM RR vs MI Sharjah
52 6 October 2021 07:30 PM RCB vs SRH Abu Dhabi
53 7 October 2021 03:30 PM CSK vs PBKS Dubai
54 7 October 2021 07:30 PM KKR vs RR Sharjah
55 8 October 2021 03:30 PM SRH vs MI Abu Dhabi
56 8 October 2021 07:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai
57 10 October 2021 07:30 PM Qualifier 1 Dubai
58 11 October 2021 07:30 PM Eliminator Sharjah
59 13 October 2021 07:30 PM Qualifier 2 Sharjah
60 15 October 2021 07:30 PM Final Dubai

How Indian cricketers are paid ?

How Indian cricketers are paid
How Indian cricketers are paid

Cricket is one of the most followed sports in the world. The game has built its reputation across the globe and has a large fan base. It has a huge popularity in the continent of Asia and specially in India. The people of India love cricket immensely. This gigantic popularity of cricket is the reason behind the huge revenue earned through cricket. BCCI is the richest cricket board in world cricket. Therefore, it spends crores of rupees over his players. You all must be aware of the fact that Indian cricketers are very rich and wealthy. But have you ever thought how Indian cricketers are paid, what is the salary structures of Indian cricketers, who is the highest paid Indian cricketer, do cricketers get paid per match. In this article, we will answer all these questions for you and show you Indian cricketers salary list 2021.

How Indian cricketers are paid ?

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives contracts to Indian cricketers on an annual basis. Every year they make a list of contracted players depending upon some basic criteria. 

There are a total of four categories : A+, A, B & C Grades.

In the ‘A+’ category, the player is paid Rs 7 crore for the year.

In the ‘A’ category, the player is paid Rs 5 crore for the year.

In the ‘B’ category, the player is paid Rs 3 crore for the year.

In the ‘C’ category, the player is paid Rs 1 crore for the year.

How Much Does Indian cricketers get paid ?

Here’s a look at the current salary of Indian Cricketers :

Indian cricketers salary list 2021

Grade A+: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

Grade A: R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya.

Grade B: Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Agarwal.

Grade C: Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.

Do cricketers get paid per match ?

Apart from their annual contract, an Indian cricketer is paid Rs 15 lakh for every Test match, Rs 6 lakh for an ODI match and Rs 3 lakh for every T20 match.

Who is the highest paid Indian cricketer ?

Who is the highest paid Indian cricketer - Jasprit Bumrah
Who is the highest paid Indian cricketer – Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is the highest paid Indian cricketer. Bumrah has emerged as BCCI’s highest-paid player in 2020. He is among the three players with A+ contract. He played 4* Tests, nine ODIs and 8 T20Is in 2020. In 2020, Bumrah earned Rs 1.38 crore from BCCI (excluding the annual contract fee).

Here is Tokyo Olympics 2021 India schedule – Date and Time

Here is Tokyo Olympics 2021 India schedule - Date and Time
Here is Tokyo Olympics 2021 India schedule - Date and Time

Tokyo 2020 Olympics India Schedule – India’s Schedule at Tokyo Olympics – Tokyo Olympics India Full Schedule – Tokyo Olympics 2021 India schedule – Tokyo Olympics 2020  India Fixtures – 2020

India is sending its largest ever contingent to Tokyo Olympics. Everyone is praying that this Olympics will prove to be the best for India in terms of medal count.

July 23

Archery – Women’s individual ranking round – 5:30

Archery – Men’s individual ranking round – 9:30

July 24-25

Tennis – Men’s singles round one – Sumit Nagal vs Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan)

Tennis – Women’s doubles round one – Sania Mirza & Ankita Raina vs Liudmyla Kichenok & Nadiia Kichenok (Ukraine)

July 24

Archery – Mixed team round of 16 – 6:00

Archery – Mixed team medal rounds – 10:45

Badminton – Men’s doubles preliminaries – 8:50

Badminton – Men’s singles preliminaries – 9:30

Boxing – Women’s welterweight – 8:00

Boxing – Men’s welterweight round of 32 – 9:54

Boxing – Men’s super heavyweight round of 32 – 19:42

Equestrian – Individual dressage grand prix day 1

Hockey – Men vs New Zealand – 6.30

Hockey – Women vs Netherlands – 17.15

Judo – Women 48kg all rounds – 7:30

Rowing – Men’s lightweight double sculls heats – 7:50

Shooting – Women’s 10m air rifle qualification, final – 5:00, 7:15

Shooting – Men’s 10m air pistol qualification, final – 9:30, 12:00

Table tennis – Men’s singles preliminary round – 5:30

Table tennis – Women’s singles preliminary round – 5:30

Table tennis – Mixed doubles round of 16 – 7:45

Weightlifting – Women’s 49kg – 10:20

July 25

Badminton – Women singles preliminaries – 7:10

Boxing – Women’s flyweight round of 32 – 7:30

Boxing – Women’s middleweight round of 32 – 8:33

Boxing – Men’s lightweight round of 32 – 8:48

Equestrian – Individual dressage grand prix day 2

Gymnastics – Women’s all-around qualification – 6:30

Hockey – Men vs Australia – 15.00

Hockey – Women vs Germany – 17.45

Rowing – Men’s lightweight double sculls repechage – 6:30

Sailing – Men’s Laser heats

Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial heats

Shooting – Women’s 10m air pistol qualification, final – 5:30, 7:45

Shooting – Men’s 10m air rifle qualification, final – 9:30, 12:00

Shooting – Men’s skeet qualification – 6:00

Table tennis – Mixed doubles quarterfinals, semifinals – 6:30, 16:30

Table tennis – Men’s singles round 2 – 10:30

Table tennis – Women’s singles round 2 – 10:30

Swimming – Women’s 100m backstroke heats – 15:32

Swimming – Men’s 200m freestyle heats 15:52

Swimming – Men’s 100m backstroke heats – 16:49

July 26

Archery – Men’s team round of 16 – 6:00

Archery – Men’s team medal rounds – 10:15

Boxing – Men’s flyweight round of 32 – 7:30

Boxing – Men’s middleweight round of 32 – 9:06

Fencing – Women’s sabre all rounds – 5:30

Hockey – Women vs Germany – 17.45

Sailing – Men’s Laser heats

Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial heats

Shooting – Men’s skeet final – 12:20

Table tennis – Men’s singles round 2, round 3 – 6:30, 11:00

Table tennis – Women’s singles round 2, round 3 – 6:30, 11:00

Table tennis – Mixed doubles bronze match, final – 16:30, 17:30

Swimming – Men’s 200m freestyle semifinals – 7:07

Swimming – Men’s 100m backstroke semifinals – 8:01

Swimming – Women’s 100m backstroke semifinals – 8:23

Swimming – Men’s 200m butterfly heats – 15:59

July 27

Archery – Men’s individual round of 64, round of 32

Archery – Women’s individual round of 64, round of 32

Boxing – Men’s welterweight round of 16 – 7:30

Boxing – Women’s lightweight round of 32 – 9:36

Boxing – Women’s welterweight round of 16 – 10:09

Hockey – Men vs Spain – 6.30

Rowing – Men’s lightweight double sculls final C, semifinals A/B – 5:50, 7:48

Sailing – Men’s Laser heats

Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial heats

Sailing – Men’s 49er heats

Shooting – Mixed 10m air pistol team qualification, bronze medal match, final – 5:30 onwards

Shooting – Mixed 10m air rifle team qualification, final – 9:45 onwards

Table tennis – Men’s singles round 3 – 5:30

Table tennis – Women’s singles round 3 – 5:30

Swimming – Men’s 200m freestyle final – 7:13

Swimming – Women’s 100m backstroke final – 7:21

Swimming – Men’s 100m backstroke final – 7:29

Swimming – Men’s 200m butterfly semifinals – 8:05

July 28

Archery – Women’s individual round of 64, round of 32

Archery – Men’s individual round of 64, round of 32

Boxing – Women’s middleweight round of 16 – 8:00

Equestrian – Individual dressage grand prix freestyle

Hockey – Women vs Great Britain – 6.30

Sailing – Men’s 49er heats

Table tennis – Women’s singles quarterfinals – 6:30

Table tennis – Men’s singles quarterfinals – 7:30

Swimming – Men’s 200m butterfly final – 7:19

July 29

Archery – Women’s individual round of 64, round of 32

Archery – Men’s individual round of 64, round of 32

Badminton – Women’s singles round of 16 – 5:30

Badminton – Men’s doubles quarterfinals – 5:30

Badminton – Men’s singles round of 16 – 13:30

Boxing – Men’s middleweight round of 16 – 7:30

Boxing – Men’s super heavyweight round of 16 – 8:33

Boxing – Women’s flyweight round of 16 – 9:36

Golf – Men’s individual round one – 4:00 onwards

Gymnastics – Women’s all-around final – 16:20

Hockey – Men vs Argentina – 6.00

Rowing – Men’s lightweight double sculls final – 6:20

Sailing – Men’s Laser heats

Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial heats

Shooting – Women’s 25m pistol precision qualification – 5:30

Table tennis – Women’s singles semifinals, bronze match, final – 7:30, 16:30, 17:30

Table tennis – Men’s singles semifinals – 11:30

Swimming – Men’s 100m butterfly heats – 16:20

July 30

Archery – Women’s individual round of 16 – 6:00

Archery – Women’s individual medal rounds – 11:15

Athletics – Men’s 3,000m steeplechase heats – 5:30

Athletics – Men’s 400m hurdles heats – 7:25

Athletics – Women’s 100m heats – 8:10

Badminton – Women’s singles quarterfinals – 5:30

Badminton – Men’s doubles semifinals – 12:00

Boxing – Women’s lightweight round of 16 – 7:30

Boxing – Women’s welterweight quarterfinals – 8:33

Boxing – Men’s welterweight quarterfinals – 9:06

Equestrian – Individual eventing dressage session 1, 2

Golf – Men’s individual round two – 4:00 onwards

Hockey – Women vs Ireland – 8.15

Hockey – Men vs Japan – 15.00

Sailing – Men’s 49er heats

Sailing – Men’s Laser heats

Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial heats

Shooting – Women’s 25m pistol rapid qualification, final – 5:30 onwards

Table tennis – Men’s singles bronze match, final – 16:30, 17:30

Swimming – Men’s 100m butterfly semifinals – 7:00

July 31

Archery – Men’s individual round of 16 – 6:00

Archery – Men’s individual medal rounds – 11:15

Athletics – Women’s 100m final – 18:20

Badminton – Men’s singles quarterfinals – 5:30

Badminton – Women’s singles semifinals – 14:30

Badminton – Men’s doubles final – 14:30

Boxing – Men’s flyweight round of 16 – 7:30

Boxing – Men’s lightweight round of 16 – 8:33

Boxing – Women’s middleweight quarterfinals 9:36

Equestrian – Individual eventing dressage session 3

Golf – Men’s individual round three – 4:00 onwards

Hockey – Women vs South Africa – 8.45

Sailing – Men’s 49er heats

Sailing – Men’s Laser medal race

Sailing – Women’s Laser Radial heats

Shooting – Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions qualification, final – 8:30 onwards

Swimming – Men’s 100m butterfly final – 7:00

August 1

Athletics – Men’s 400m hurdles semifinals – 17:35

Badminton – Men’s singles semifinals – 9:30

Badminton – Women’s singles final – 17:00

Boxing – Women’s flyweight quarterfinals – 7:30

Boxing – Men’s welterweight semifinals – 8:33

Boxing – Men’s middleweight quarterfinals – 8:48

Boxing – Men’s superheavyweight quarterfinals – 9:36

Equestrian – Individual eventing cross country

Golf – Men’s individual round four – 4:00 onwards

Hockey – Men’s quarterfinals – 6:00 onwards

August 2

Athletics – Women’s 200m heats – 7:00

Athletics – Women’s 200m semifinals – 15:55

Athletics – Men’s 3,000m steeplechase final – 17:45

Equestrian – Individual eventing jumping

Hockey – Women’s quarterfinals – 6:00 onwards

Sailing – Men’s 49er medal race

Shooting – Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions qualification, final – 8:00 onwards

August 3

Athletics – Men’s 400m hurdles final – 8:50

Athletics – Women’s 200m final – 18:20

Boxing – Men’s flyweight quarterfinals – 7:30

Boxing – Men’s lightweight quarterfinals – 8:18

Boxing – Women’s lightweight quarterfinals – 9:05

Boxing – Men’s welterweight final – 15:35

Equestrian – Individual jumping qualifier

Hockey – Men’s semifinals – 7:00, 15:30

Wrestling – Women’s 62kg freestyle round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals – 8:00 onwards

August 4

Boxing – Women’s flyweight semifinals – 10:30

Boxing – Women’s welterweight semifinals – 11:00

Boxing – Men’s superheavyweight semifinals – 11:33

Equestrian – Individual jumping final

Golf – Women’s individual round one – 4:00 onwards

Hockey – Women’s semifinals – 7:00, 15:30

Wrestling – Women’s 62kg freestyle repechage, final – 7:30 onwards, last bout of the day

Wrestling – Men’s 57kg freestyle round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals – 8:00 onwards

Wrestling – Men’s 86kg freestyle round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals – 8:00 onwards

Wrestling – Women’s 57kg freestyle round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals – 8:00 onwards

August 5

Athletics – Men’s 20km walk – 13:00

Boxing – Women’s lightweight semifinals – 10:30

Boxing – Men’s flyweight semifinals – 11:00

Boxing – Men’s middleweight semifinals – 11:33

Golf – Women’s individual round two – 4:00 onwards

Hockey – Men’s bronze, gold matches – 7:00, 15:30

Wrestling – Men’s 57kg freestyle repechage, final – 7:30 onwards

Wrestling – Men’s 86kg freestyle repechage, final – 7:30 onwards

Wrestling – Women’s 57kg freestyle repechage, final – 7:30 onwards

Wrestling – Women’s 53kg freestyle round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals – 8:00 onwards

August 6

Athletics – Men’s 50km walk – 2:00

Athletics – Women’s 20km walk – 13:00

Athletics – Men’s 4x400m relay heats – 16:55

Boxing – Women’s middleweight semifinals – 10:30

Boxing – Men’s lightweight semifinals – 11:02

Golf – Women’s individual round three – 4:00 onwards

Hockey – Women’s bronze, gold matches – 7:00, 15:30

Wrestling – Women’s 53kg freestyle repechage, final – 7:30 onwards, last bout of the day

Wrestling – Men’s 65kg freestyle round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals – 8:00 onwards

Wrestling – Women’s 50kg freestyle round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals – 8:00 onwards

August 7

Athletics – Men’s 4x400m relay final – 18:20

Badminton – Men’s singles final – 16:30

Boxing – Men’s flyweight final – 10:30

Boxing – Women’s flyweight final – 10:45

Boxing – Men’s middleweight final – 11:15

Boxing – Women’s welterweight final – 11:45

Golf – Women’s individual round four – 4:00 onwards

Wrestling – Men’s 65kg freestyle repechage, final – 15:15 onwards

Wrestling – Women’s 50kg freestyle repechage, final– 15:15 onwards

August 8

Boxing – Women’s lightweight final – 10:30

Boxing – Men’s lightweight final – 10:45

Boxing – Women’s middleweight final – 11:15

Men’s super heavyweight final – 11:45

 

Why Saina Nehwal not qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics ?

Why Saina Nehwal not qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Why Saina Nehwal not qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The world famous summer Olympics is here. It was scheduled in last year but due to Covid-19 it was postponed. Tokyo 2020 Olympics will held in the month of July and August. This time India is sending its largest ever contingent to the Tokyo Olympics. Therefore the probability of winning medals has increased. When we talk about Olympics, the name of Saina Nehwal bounces in our minds. Saina Nehwal is the first-ever badminton player from India to win an Olympic medal. She achieved this feat when she won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Games. But she will not participate in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In this article, we will explain Why Saina Nehwal not qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

One of the most famous badminton star in India, Saina Nehwal won’t be playing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The reason behind her absence from Olympics is that she has not been able to qualify for the upcoming Olympics. The criteria to qualify in Badminton at Olympics is that the players had to be ranked inside the top 16 of the singles rankings.

Saina Nehwa Olympics Medal
Saina Nehwa Olympics Medal

Saina Nehwal is ranked 22nd while PV Sindhu, who won gold at the 2019 World Championships, is ranked seventh. Saina played in a 17 tournaments during the Tokyo Olympics qualification cycle. She earned a total of 57367.4134 points from those tournaments. After considering the 10 best results that contribute to Race to Tokyo Rankings she has 43037 points. She played a total of 28 matches during this time and won just 11 of those with a poor 39.2% win percentage.

Saina started her campaign for Tokyo Olympics with the New Zealand Open in 2019. She was eliminated in the opening round. In several successive tournaments she suffered first-round exits which made it difficult for her to qualify.

Below are the performances of Saina Nehwal in the Tokyo Olympics qualifying tournaments.

New Zealand Open 2019 – Round 1
Sudirman Cup 2019 – Lost the only match played
Thailand Open 2019 – Round 2
World Championships 2019 – Round 2
China Open 2019 – Round 1
Korea Open 2019 – Round 1
Denmark Open 2019 – Round 1
French Open 2019 – Quarterfinals
China Open 2019 – Round 1
Hong Kong Open 2019 – Round 1
Malaysia Masters 2020 – Quarterfinals
Indonesia Masters 2020 – Round 1
Thailand Masters 2020 – Round 1
Barcelona Spain Masters 2020 – Quarterfinals
All England Open 2020 – Round 1
Swiss Open 2021 – Round 1
Orleans Masters 2021 – Semifinals

The chances of Saina Nehwal making it to the Tokyo Olympics were later on depleted by postponement of a number of tournaments that served as qualifiers. These tournaments were the Indian Open, the Malaysian Open, and the Singapore Open, in March and April. That’s why Saina Nehwal not in Olympics.

The three tournaments were the last in the qualification calendar and were all deferred amid a deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India.

“The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm no further tournaments will be played inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying window. As such, while the qualification period officially closes 15 June 2021 as per the Revised Tokyo 2020 Qualification System, the current Race To Tokyo rankings list will not change.” Statement by BWF.

Along with Saina Nehwal, Srikanth Kidambi is another name that will be missing from Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Both players are getting older and might find it difficult to appear in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Saina is 31 while Srikanth is 28. Tokyo 2020 Olympics was practically the last chance for Saina to challenge for a second Olympics medal as she would be 35 by 2024.

Indian badminton players qualified for Tokyo Olympics

Indian badminton players qualified for Tokyo Olympics
Indian badminton players qualified for Tokyo Olympics

PV Sindhu, Women’s singles

B Sai Praneeth, Men’s singles

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, Men’s doubles

PV Sindhu is one of the biggest name in the Indian contingent for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She was very close to winning an individual Olympic gold medal for India in 2016 but was defeated by Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final in Rio. She was the first Indian to become Badminton World Champion after winning a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships. Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the final. PV Singhy won the silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games. In absence of Saina Nehwal, she will be the favorite to win a medal at Olympics in badminton.

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Why did Kuldeep Yadav cry in IPL ?

Why did Kuldeep Yadav cry in IPL
Why did Kuldeep Yadav cry in IPL

The IPL is the most watched cricket league in the world. It has attracted a large number of audience for its matches. The presence of international stars in the Indian Premier League has made it very competitive. Players have to undergo a lot of pressure while playing in IPL. Many a time, we have seen some emotional moments on the pitch. There have been times when the players were not able to control themselves and cried due to specific reasons. One such instance was with Indian leg spinner. Most of you would be familiar to that incident when Kuldeep Yadav cried in the match against RCB but you might not know the reason behind it. In this article, we will tell you Why did Kuldeep Yadav cry in IPL.

Kuldeep Yadav, who is one of India’s strike bowler in white-ball cricket is struggling nowadays to get a place in Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI. There was a moment when Kuldeep Yadav cried in an IPL match.

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When did Kuldeep Yadav cried ?

In IPL 2019, Kuldeep Yadav cried in the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders after he was smashed for consecutive boundaries by Moeen Ali in the 16th over. KKR lost that match.

When did Kuldeep Yadav cried
When did Kuldeep Yadav cried

Who made Kuldeep Yadav cry ?

England all-rounder Moeen Ali was the man who made Kuldeep Yadav cry in the match.

RCB were batting first and were playing aggressively. Virat Kohli scored a century in that match. But the main moment of the match came in 16th over when Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl against Moeen Ali. Moeen Ali is known for his hard hitting abilities and this time he took the Indian spinner in his hands.

Moeen Ali hit three sixes and two fours in the over of Kuldeep Yadav. He smashed the leg spinner to every part of the ground and socred 27 in that over. The KKR spinner finished with figures of 59 runs for no wickets in his four overs.

Who made Kuldeep Yadav cry
Who made Kuldeep Yadav cry

Once the over was completed, Kuldeep felt the pressure of the IPL and was not able to control his tears. He was clearly seen crying on cameras. His teammate Nitish Rana had to console him.

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Here are the other players who broke into tears in the tournament.

Sachin Baby was also seen crying in the IPL 2016 final between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB needed 14 off the last two deliveries. The defeat for RCB was certain. This made the left-hand batsman cry who was at the nonstriker’s end and finally, he broke down post the end of the match.

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Which players have cried in IPL
Which players have cried in IPL

Why Indian cricketers don’t play in BBL and other foreign leagues ?

Why Indian cricketers don't play in BBL and other foreign leagues
Why Indian cricketers don't play in BBL and other foreign leagues

T20 format cricket has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. T20 leagues have become fan’s favorite. As we all know, IPL is the most famous cricket league in the world but you have also heard the name of other T20 league, known as BBL. It is just another cricket league which attracts a lot of audience. It is not as famous as IPL but it is also a great league and many big names play in BBL. Many foreign players play in IPL but have you ever wondered Why Indian cricketers don’t play in BBL and other foreign leagues. We will tell you the reason in this article.

Big Bash League (BBL) was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. It is the second most-watched cricket league in the world after Indian Premier League. A total of eight city-based teams consisting of both regional and international players take part in the league. In BBL, a bat flip technique is used for toss instead of the coin flip.

  • In 2019 also, Irfan Pathan was given a warning by BCCI for putting up his name in the Caribbean Premier League draft without taking the permission. Later, he also had to withdraw his name from the CPL.
  • Yuvraj Singh was able to play in the Global T20 League in Canada after he retired from Indian cricket, including the IPL.
  • Leg-spinner Pravin Tambe was disqualified from playing in IPL because in played in the T10 League in the UAE in 2018. Tambe retired in 2018 to play the T10 League but then came out of retirement and registered himself for the IPL auction, where KKR picked him for Rs 20 lakh.

In an Instagram Live session, Suresh Raina told Irfan Pathan that the BCCI should allow cricketers to play in foreign domestic leagues.

Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan on Indian players in foreign leagues
Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan on Indian players in foreign leagues

“I wish BCCI plans something with ICC or the franchises that Indian players get to play foreign leagues. At least allow us to play in two different foreign leagues. If we play quality cricket in terms of foreign leagues, then it would be good for us. All international players make a comeback by playing in all those leagues.”

Why Rahul Dravid played for Scotland ?

Why Rahul Dravid played for Scotland ?
Why Rahul Dravid played for Scotland ?

Rahul Dravid is one of those few cricketers in the world who have no haters. He is among the most loved personalities of cricket. Dravid is regarded as one of the most humble cricketers in the world. At present, he is in the news because he is the Head Coach of the Indian cricket team which is on the tour of Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. We all know about the records and performances by Rahul Dravid for India in international cricket but what you might not be aware about is the fact that Rahul Dravid has played for Scotland cricket team in the past. In this article, we will tell you Why Rahul Dravid played for Scotland.

Rahul Dravid is not just loved for his performances in India cricket team but his legacy also goes beyond the cricket pitch. Considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all-time, Dravid is a role model for young cricketers around the world. He is a player who has eagerly taken many challenges in his cricketing career. One of the famous challenge was at the time when Dravid decided to play for the Scotland cricket team. Many fans are now aware about this incident and might be wondering that Why Rahul Dravid played for Scotland.

Which year did Rahul Dravid play for Scotland?

Popularly known as “The Wall“, Rahul Dravid played for the Scotland national team in the year 2003 after the conclusion of ICC World Cup 2003. Australia defeated India in the final of 2003 World Cup.

Why did Rahul Dravid play for Scottish national team?

Rahul Dravid was the top scorer in in the the 1999 World cup. He scored 461 runs in 8 matches with an average of 65.86. However he missed the award of player of the tournament to Lance Klusener for his all-around performance.

Rahul Dravid was also a key player for Indian team in 2003 World Cup. He scored 318 runs from the 11 matches with an average of 63.60.He played a vital role in helping India to reach the finals of the tournament, where they were eventually beaten by Australia.

After the World Cup, some senior members of the team were given a break from international cricket. At that time, Scotland were promoted to the Second Division of the National Cricket League for a trial period of three years and the Scottish Cricket Union wanted an Indian cricketer to improve the cricket of their team.

Rahul Dravid Scotland
Rahul Dravid Scotland

Gwynne Jones, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Cricket Union initiated talks with the coach of India, John Wright. He was looking for a Indian superstar who would boost the confidence of Scotland players and also set the right standards in the Scotland national team’s dressing room. The fist choice of Jones was the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Jones wanted Sachin to join Scotland Saltires. But John Wright offered Rahul Dravid to the Scotland team who were going to play in the English County’s National League.

Dravid agreed to this and was finally signed and given a 45,000-pound contract for three months with Scottish team. At that time, Dravid was newly married to Vijeta. He was accompanied by his wife on the tour to Scotland.

Rahul Dravid played 11 of the 12 games for Scotland in the National League. He scored an impressive 600 runs at an average of 66.66. He was the top scorer for Scotland in the tournament. But, even with his classy performance, his team managed to win just one match in twelve games.

Why Rahul Dravid is known as the wall
Why Rahul Dravid is known as the wall

Currently, Dravid is in the headlines and fans want to see him in the role of Head Coach for the senior Indian Men’s Team – a responsibility currently with Ravi Shastri.

Rahul Dravid made his international debut on June 20, 1996, against England. He scored a brilliant 95 runs. He played his last test match in Australia on Jan 28th,2012, after which he took retirement from all international cricket formats. Dravid is the second top scorer in test matches for India after Sachin and fourth in the world. Dravid has scored 36 centuries in tests and 12 centuries in ODIs.

Why Rahul Dravid is known as the wall?

Rahul Dravid has faced the maximum number of deliveries in Test Cricket. In 286 Test innings, Dravid has played 31,258 balls which is record. Dravid’s capability of defending the wicket is unmatched so far.

Another reason as to why this nickname was given to Dravid is because of the innings against Pakistan in 2004. He scored 270 runs playing for more than 12 hours, which is the longest by an Indian batsman in Test history.