सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

High Performance Coach of Australia Cricket

Question: On March 14th, 2018, who amongst the following has appointed as the High Performance Coach of Cricket Australia (CA)?
(a) Adam Gilchrist
(b) Shane Warne
(c) Steve Smith
(d) Chris Rogers
Answer: (d) 
Related Fact: 

  • Former Australia Test opener Chris Rogers was appointed Cricket Australia’s High Performance team as a full-time coach. (March 14th, 2018)
  • Now Rogers is tasked with helping to develop the country’s next generation of stars (cricketers).
  • Rogers retired from international cricket after the 2015 Ashes series.
  • Rogers scored 2015 for Australia with an average of 42.87 in 25 test matches.


Para-Swimmer Suspended

Question: Which of the following parasite swimmer was recently suspended for 3 years by the Indian Para Olympic Committee?
(a) Prasanta Karmakar
(b) Sharath Gayakwad
(c) K.S. Vishwas
(d) Suyash Jadhav
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On March 1st, 2018; Para-Swimmer Prasanta Karmakar has suspended for 3 years by the Para Olympic committee for allegedly recording videos of the women’s para-swimmer in 2017 at the National Championship held at Jaipur.
  • Prasanta Karmakar was the first Indian para-swimmer who participated in the World Swimming Championships in 2003 and wins medals in Argentina.
  • He won a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
  • He was India’s swimming coach for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
  • Karmakar was awarded the Bhima Award in 2014 and the Major Dhyanchand Award in 2015.
  • He was selected as the “Swimmer of the Year” for year 2009 and 2011.


Ed Cowan

Question: Recently, cricketer Ed Cowan announced his retirement from professional cricket. To which of the following countries he belongs?
(a) South Africa
(b) Australia
(c) New Zealand
(d) England
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On March 8th, 2018, Australia’s former Test opener Ed Cowan announced his retired from professional cricket.
  • 35-year-old Ed Cowan made his Test debut in the 2011 match against India.
  • He played his last Test match in 2013.
  • This cricketer scored 1001 runs in his 18 Test matches.
  • In the first class, this player has scored more than 10 thousand runs which include 25 centuries.


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