From New Zealand, who won the World Test Championship in the round of 16 Euro 2020

From New Zealand, who won the World Test Championship in the round of 16 Euro 2020

New Zealand’s cricket team defeated India by eight wickets on reserve day in the rain-ravaged 2019-21 World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton to win their first cricket world title since 2000.

Meanwhile, Denmark and Italy were the first two teams to enter the quarter-finals of the European Championship 2021 after beating Wales and Austria respectively in the round of 16.

Here is a summary of all the major sports news and updates for the past week (June 21-27):


Ken Williamson and Ross Taylor led New Zealand to the opening of the World Trials Championship (WTC) on the final day of testing in Southampton. India is defeated by eight wickets. (Link)

Leaders England had a brief run at 202 while Tammy Beaumont and Nat Skever gave Fifty an eight-wicket win over India in Bristol on Sunday. (Link)

The 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup kicks off on 17 October in the United Arab Emirates, two days after the Indian Premier League final. The T20 World Cup Final has been set for November 14th. The first match of the IPL resumption will be held on September 19 while the final will be held on October 15.Link)

Jash Ishant Sharma on his bowling hand during the World Test Championship final needed more points, but the high-speed driver is expected to recover before the five Test series against England, starting on August 4.Link)

Veteran manager Ehsan Mani will take another three-year term as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The confirmation came in the form of a statement issued by Mane in which he outlined plans for next year and the Pakistan Super League. (Link)

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England beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in the three-game T20I series, winning 89 times in the last game of the series on Saturday. (Link)

Former Australian cricketer Stuart McGill has broken his silence about the alleged kidnapping and assault, saying he had “never done anything wrong” and that the ordeal had taken a heavy toll on his family. (Link)

The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Tuesday it had agreed to part ways with national cricket team coach Younis Khan. (Link)

England’s World Cup-winning captain Ewen Morgan has denied allegations of racism against him and said his posts still exist. Twitter, in which he allegedly mocks Indians, has been “taken out of context”. (Link)

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Multan Sultans won their first Pakistan Super League title after defeating 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi in 47 stadiums in Thursday’s final. (Link)


Italy escaped the horror outside Austria in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals when substitutes Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pesina scored twice in extra time to seal a 2-1 victory at Wembley on Sunday. (Link)

Striker Kasper Dolberg scored all-time, while Joachim Mahle and Martin Braithwaite took part in the final when Denmark beat Wales 4-0 to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals on Saturday. (Link)

Kasper Dolberg celebrated his first goal against Wales with his colleagues from Denmark during the Euro 2020 round of 16 match in Amsterdam on Saturday. – Getty Images

Brazil trailed for the first time in eight matches on Wednesday but responded with a controversial draw before scoring a dramatic goal in a 2-1 win over Colombia in the Copa America. (Link) Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador to run for The last two points of the quarter-finals.

UEFA has said that UEFA has no plans to replace Wembley Stadium as the venue for the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final, after Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called for the final to be moved from Britain due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. (Link)

Bayern Munich starts the new German season in Borussia Moenchengladbach after the 2021-22 matches are knocked out on Friday. (Link)

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals against France during the group stage match of the European Championship 2020 to equalize with Iranian Ali Daei (109) in the list of top scorers in the world for men. (Link)

FIFA is preparing to start selling tickets for the 2022 World Cup in January, while still trying to learn more about Qatar’s plan to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for viewers. (Link)

It is unlikely that Mohamed Salah will join the Egyptian Olympic football team, as the English Premier League club Liverpool does not want to participate in the Tokyo Games this summer, according to the head of the English Football Association. (Link)

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The next season of I-League will once again take place in its entirety in Calcutta and will feature 13 teams. The tournament is expected to start in mid-December. (Link)

Manchester City are said to have made a £100m bid for Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane.Link)

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Current champion Novak Djokovic and eight-time winner Roger Federer were pulled to opposite sides from the set of Wimbledon in Friday’s draw, meaning they can only meet in the final, which will be a rematch of their epic 2019 read)

Serena Williams said she won’t be going to the Tokyo Olympics, but declined to explain why during her pre-Wimbledon video conference with reporters on Sunday. (to read)

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep retired from the Grand Slam tournament on Friday with a left calf injury. (to read)

Novak Djokovic’s players appear to be on a collision course with the men’s tour after the world number one asked the ATP to delay a vote on a 30-year strategic plan to reform the sport. (to read)

A week after announcing his retirement from the Tokyo Olympics, world number five Dominic Thiem has retired from the grass with a wrist injury he sustained in Mallorca last week. (to read)

Roger Federer remains unsure whether he will compete in the Tokyo Olympics, saying on Saturday that he and his team plan to “re-evaluate the situation after Wimbledon”. (to read)

Serena Williams (left) and Roger Federer, 39, will claim a record Wimbledon win this year. – Agence France-Presse

World number two Daniil Medvedev prepared for Wimbledon in style, taming American Sam Querrey 6-4 6-2 in the Mallorca Open final on Saturday to win his first title on grass. (Link)

A dwindling number of competitors at Wimbledon could make Serena Williams one of the favorites to win a record 24th Grand Slam title, but her longtime manager believes the only important factor is her performance. (to read)


Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen has won seven times in Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton wins the 2021 Styria Grand Prix in Austria. (Link)

Yamaha World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo claimed his fourth win of the season at the Dutch Grand Prix in Essen on Sunday. (Link)

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The absence of defending champion Carolina Marin would be an advantage, but there are at least six other title contenders in the Tokyo Olympics and PV Sindhu should look at their past performances to come up with an appropriate strategy, says the former India coach. Vimal Kumar. (Link)


Boxer Vijender Singh claims that India has a great team in the Tokyo Games and looks good to win more than one boxing medal. (Link)

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Asian champion and Indian wrestler Vinch Phogat will be the top seed in the women’s 53kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. (Link)

Wrestler Bajrang Bunya, a three-time world medalist and one of the strongest contenders for medals at the Tokyo Olympics, assured his fans that there is no need to worry about the injury he sustained during the Ali Memorial Wrestling Championships, Aliyev in Russia. (Link)


Asian Games gold medalist Saurabh Chowdhury uplifted the spirit of the Indian camp by winning the bronze medal in air pistol at the ISSF World Cup in Osijek, Croatia on Thursday. (to read)

The women’s air pistol team consisting of Yashswini Singh Deswal, Manu Bhakir and Rahi Sarnopat won the bronze medal in the team tournament, defeating Hungary 16-12 at the FIFA World Cup in Osijek, Croatia on Friday. (to read)

Manu Bhakkar and Saurabh Choudhury won the gold medal in the Mixed Air Pistols team match against the Russians 16-12 at the ISSF World Cup in Osijek, Croatia on Saturday. (to read)


The Indian Hockey League appointed veteran striker Rani Rampal as captain of the 16-player Indian Hockey League on Monday. (to read)

India on Tuesday chose current hockey team chief Manpreet Singh as captain of the men’s hockey team in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, where he will have two deputy defenders Brendra Lakra and Haranpreet Singh. (to read)

The Indian Hockey Club on Saturday submitted its nominations for this year’s National Sports Awards. (to read)

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