Weekly Digest (July 12-18): From T20 World Cup draws to Hamilton victory at British Grand Prix

The International Cricket Council announced the draw for the T20 World Cup on Friday. England face Australia and defending champions West Indies in the group stage.

Group 1 also includes South Africa, plus two qualifying teams – possibly Ireland and Scotland – while India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan and two qualifying teams are included. of group 2.

Elsewhere, Lewis Hamilton fired back after a 10-second penalty for an accident with title rival Max Verstappen to overtake Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for a victory in the British Grand Prix.

Here’s a recap of all the major sports news and updates for the week (July 12-18) that has passed:

LOCUST

Shikhar Dhawan reached his fifties on his debut as ODI captain. – AP

Shikhar Dhawan scored 86 on his debut as captain, while Ishan Kishan recorded the second fastest ODI 50 by a debutant, as India went on 262 with 80 balls left. (REPORT)

Best known for his exploits at the 1983 World Cup, Yashpal Sharma succumbed to a massive heart attack on Tuesday morning. He was 66 years old. (REPORT)

Rishabh Pant and jet specialist Dayananda Garani tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the five-game test run against England. (REPORT)

Oman is expected to host “at least six matches” of the T20 World Cup. With four teams – Oman, Bangladesh, Muscat and Papua New Guinea – expected to be based in Muscat for the qualifying round matches, discussions are underway as to whether Oman Cricket could be awarded a few more matches. (REPORT)

India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group for the T20 World Cup, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman between October 17 and November 14. (REPORT)

Versatile Shakib Al Hasan overtook his teammate and former race leader Mashrafe Mortaza to become the biggest wicket taker for Bangladesh in the ODI in the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare. (REPORT)

Sri Lanka cannot be in a transition phase forever, and they must soon reach a point where they can support and trust their players to win playoffs and tournaments, coach Mickey Arthur said in a statement. interview. (INTERVIEW)

Captain Andy Balbirnie marked a century of style as Ireland recorded their first-ever international one-day victory over South Africa with a win by 43 runs in game two of their five-game streak at Malahide on Tuesday. South Africa equalized the series by beating Ireland in the next game.

West Indies batsman Evin Lewis notched 79 points on 34 balls as world champion Twenty20 beat Australia by 16 points in Game 5 in St. Lucia on Friday to win the Series 4-1 and send a warning to his rivals ahead of this year’s World Cup. . (REPORT)

SOCCER

Weekly Digest (July 12-18): From T20 World Cup draws to Hamilton victory at British Grand Prix

The new Indian Super League (ISL) season will again be held in Goa within a bio-secure bubble from November 19. – Sportzpics / ISL

Paris Saint-Germain winger Achraf Hakimi has tested positive for coronavirus and has been placed in isolation. (REPORT)

The next four Champions League finals from 2022 to 2025 will be held in St. Petersburg, Istanbul, London and Munich respectively, UEFA said. (REPORT)

The management of the East Bengal club decided on Friday not to sign the final deal with investor Shree Cement Limited, further exacerbating the current crisis over the transfer of sports rights. (REPORT)

The German men’s Olympic football team left the field five minutes before full time after alleging that their defender Jordan Torunarigha had been the victim of racist abuse. (REPORT)

Rafael Crivellaro has extended his stay at Chennaiyin FC by signing a new contract with the club. In a statement, the club said it had signed a new “multi-year” contract. (REPORT) Kerala Blasters FC have signed defender Harmanjot Khabra, who was part of Bengaluru FC for the past 4 seasons, for the Indian Super League until 2023. (REPORT)

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, winner of the European Championship, has signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

Former Manchester United Women’s boss Casey Stoney has been named the first head coach of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) squad in San Diego, the expansion club has announced. (REPORT)

The Bundesliga and second tier Bundesliga 2 will allow five substitutions per match during the 2021-22 season, while away supporters will be allowed to attend Matchday 3 matches on August 27, the German League has announced. football (DFL). (REPORT)

The Indian Football Federation (AIFF) has appointed Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC), Hero Indian Women’s League 4th Edition champion to represent India in the 2020-21 AFC Women’s Club Championship – Pilot Tournament. (REPORT)

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have signed Serie A midfielder Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese on a five-year contract, the club have announced. (REPORT)

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will miss the start of the next Premier League season after deciding to undergo surgery for a shoulder injury. (REPORT)

UEFA on Tuesday asked an investigator to investigate the violence of England fans in the European Championship final, including at least hundreds who entered Wembley Stadium without tickets. (REPORT)

The new Indian Super League (ISL) season will again be held in Goa in a bio-secure bubble from November 19. (REPORT)

TENNIS

Weekly Digest (July 12-18): From T20 World Cup draws to Hamilton victory at British Grand Prix

Swiss maestro Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics. – GETTY IMAGES

Swiss maestro Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics due to a knee injury he sustained during the grass season. (LILY)

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will travel to the Tokyo Olympics, keeping his chance to win a Golden Slam alive. (LILY)

World number three Rafael Nadal will make his Washington debut in front of 100% of fans’ capacity, Citi Open confirmed on Thursday. (LILY)

Indian Sumit Nagal qualified for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the withdrawal of players in the men’s singles category. (LILY)

Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini was forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics due to muscle tension, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced on Sunday. (LILY)

BADMINTON

The World Badminton Federation (BWF) has confirmed that India has secured the rights to host the BWF World Championships in 2026 while Suzhou, China will host the 2023 BWF Sudirman Cup final. (LILY)

In its attempt to restart the national season under strict COVID-19 protocols after more than a year, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to approve a national camp for commuters during the first week. next month. (LILY)

BOXING

Weekly Digest (July 12-18): From T20 World Cup draws to Hamilton victory at British Grand Prix

The boxing contingent at the Olympics would not be required to undergo a period of quarantine. – AP (REPRESENTATIVE)

The boxing contingent at the Olympics would not be required to undergo a quarantine period as they landed in Tokyo from Assisi. (REPORT)

The national junior and junior boxing championships will mark the resumption of national tournaments after more than a year, the Indian Boxing Federation (BFI) announced on Saturday. (REPORT)

TURNING

The Indian Olympic shooting contingent would not be required to undergo a period of quarantine as they would land in Tokyo from Zagreb. [READ]

HOCKEY

The International Hockey Federation has postponed this year’s inaugural FIH World Hockey 5s event to 2022 due to “uncertainties” surrounding the global course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (LILY)

ATHLETICS

Weekly Digest (July 12-18): From T20 World Cup draws to Hamilton victory at British Grand Prix

The IOC supported the selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the New Zealand team in the super heavyweight 87 + kg category. – GETTY IMAGES

An IOC member from South Korea tested positive for the novel coronavirus after arriving in Tokyo for the Olympics and was isolated. (LILY)

Tokyo Olympics organizers reported three cases of COVID-19 infection among athletes on Sunday as the athlete village population rises ahead of the pandemic-stricken Games start next week. (LILY) (AFTER)

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday supported New Zealand’s selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics despite criticism, saying under current rules – which will be revised in the future – she can compete. (LILY)

A Ugandan athlete went missing in western Japan on Friday in a case raising questions about Japanese organizers’ oversight of Olympic participants amid local coronavirus concerns. Media said he left a note saying he wanted to stay and work in Japan because life in Uganda was difficult. (LILY)

SPORTS CAR

Lewis Hamilton returned from a first-round incident that sent championship leader Max Verstappen to hospital and overcame a 10-second penalty to win the British Grand Prix and revive his title defense on Sunday. (LILY)

Motorsport UK chairman David Richards said on Thursday he had been invited to run for president of the International Automobile Federation, the governing body of Formula 1, and had ruled nothing out. Frenchman Jean Todt, FIA president since 2009, is stepping down and an election for his replacement will take place in December. (LILY)

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner compared the penalization of Formula 1 drivers, for what can be considered race incidents, to a footballer diving for an advantage. Penalty points became a topic of discussion after Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, with three incidents – involving Sergio Perez and a series of others – seeing waved yellow warning flags. (LILY)

Three members of the McLaren Formula One team have tested positive for COVID-19, including CEO Zak Brown ahead of the British GP at Silverstone. (LILY)

Formula 1 champion Mercedes aims to nominate Lewis Hamilton’s teammate in 2022 ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa at the end of August. (LILY)

Formula 1 offered fans a glimpse into the future on Thursday with a presentation of what the cars will look like next season when the sport undergoes a rule overhaul to make racing closer and more exciting. (LILY)

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