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Irani Cup 2016-17

Irani Cup, 2016-17

Question: Which of the following team won the Irani Cup-2016-17?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Rest of India
(c) UP
(d) Karnataka
Related facts:

  • From 20 January to 24 January 2017; Irani Cup(2016-17) was played at Cricket Club of India, Mumbai
  • It was the 55th season of the Irani Cup a first-class cricket competition in India
  • Winner-Rest of India (6 wickets)
  • Runner-Gujarat
  • Man of the Match (Final)- Wriddhiman Saha (Rest of India)
  • Wriddhiman Saha scored unbeaten 203.
  • Saha also became the first wicketkeeper to score a double-hundred in the Irani Cup and the first batsman to do so in the fourth innings in the competition.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara was captain of the Rest of India team and Parthiv patel was the captain of Gujarat.
  • Rest of India won the Irani cup for 26 times which if most by any team.


ICC Desert T20 Challenge 2017

ICC Desert T20 Challenge-2017

Question: Which of the following team won the 2017 Desert T20 Challenge?
(a) Ireland
(b) Hong Kong
(c) Scotland
(d) Afghanistan
Ans: (d)
Related facts:

  • The 2017 Desert T20 Challenge was an international Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament that was held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from 14 to 20 January 2017
  • The eight Associate Members that have T20I status participated in the tournament.
  • Papua New Guinea declined to participate and was replaced by Namibia (who does not have T20I status).
  • Final- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  • Winner-Afghanistan (10 wickets)
  • Runner Up-Ireland
  • Player of the Series- Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
  • During this tournament Mohammad Shahzad Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman become the first player to score two T20I fifties on the same day.
  • He scored 80 runs in the semi-final win over Oman, and 52 in finals against Ireland.
  • Coach of Afghanistan cricket team is Lalchand Rajput and Captain is Asghar Stanikzai (ODI & T20I).
  • Nawroz Mangal captained the team in Finals.
  • Recently Nawroz Mangal declared his retirement from the cricket.



U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy

Question: Which of the following team won the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17?
(a) Bengal
(b) Delhi
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • India’s domestic cricket competition, the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17 was held from November 5, 2016 to January 22, 2017.
  • The Final was played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.
  • Winner: Bengal
  • Runner Up: Delhi
  • Bengal captain : Mohammad Irfan Ansari
  • Delhi captain: Jonty Sidhu.


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