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Gelfand Challenge: Gritty Gukesh pulls off sensational title-win

  • World’s second youngest Grandmaster D. Gukesh sensationally won the $15,000 Gelfand Challenge chess title and with it, a ‘wild card’ for the elite Meltwaters Champions Chess Tour.

Novak Djokovic wins French Open Tennis Title 2021

  • Novak Djokovic became the first man in the Open Era to win all 4 Grand Slam titles at least twice after he won his 2nd Roland Garros title.
  • The World No. 1 rallied back from two sets down to beat a spirited Stefanos Tsitsipas in the men’s singles final.
  • Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  • Women’s Singles: Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic)
  • Men’s Doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) and Nicolas Mahut (France)
  • Women’s Doubles: Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic) and Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic)
  • Mixed Doubles- Desirae Krawczyk (United States) and Joe Salisbury (United Kingdom).

ICC Expands Men’s ODI World Cup To 14 Teams From 2027, T20 World Cup To 20 Teams From 2024

  • The men’s ODI World Cup will once again become a 14-team tournament in 2027 and 2031, the International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • The changes were announced as the ICC, cricket’s global governing body, unveiled its global schedule of events from 2024-2031.
  • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay.
  • CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
  • Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.