BCCI, UN Environment sign agreement

The BCCI and UN Environment have signed an agreement to promote ‘green’ Cricket in India. The partnership aims to spread greater awareness about key environmental challenges facing the country, and highlight alternate and more sustainable solutions. The partnership will also focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in the country.

Bengaluru FC won Super Cup Football tournament

Bengaluru FC have won the inaugural edition of Super Cup Football tournament.In the final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, they defeated Kolkata football giants East Bengal by a convincing margin of 4-1.Bengaluru thus maintained their record of winning a trophy in each of the five seasons they have been in existence.

CWG 2018 inaugurated in Austrailia

The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games commenced in Gold Coast, Australia.The inaugural ceremony was held at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast. For the first time, there will be the same number of men’s and women’s medal events at the Games.The Indian contingent at the ceremony, which consists of over 200 athletes, was led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist.

1st Khelo India School Games launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level. Talented Under-17 players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels. The Games are being held from 31st January to 8th February 2018.

Patna Pirates win Pro Kabaddi League

Patna Pirates win the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League by defeating Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-29 at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad, Telangana.