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Shashank Manohar retires as ICC Chairman, Imran Khwaja to be appointed as interim head

Shashank Manohar
  • Shashank Manohar’s tenure as the International Cricket Council’s first independent chairman ended on 1st July. ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has retired after 4-year tenures at its helm. Imran Khwaja to be appointed as interim head until a successor is elected.

Muttiah Muralitharan named Most Valuable Test cricketer of 21st century

Muttiah Muralitharan
  • Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has been titled as the Most Valuable Test Player of the 21st Century by the Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine. Data concerning the performance of players had been gathered from 2000 to 2020.

India’s Nitin Menon to be the youngest umpire to enter ICC Elite Panel

Nitin Menon
  • India’s Nitin Menon on 29th June became the youngest ever to be involved in the International Cricket Council’s Elite Panel of Umpires for the forthcoming 2020-21 season, substituting England’s Nigel Llong.

Liverpool first time wins 2019-20 English Premier League title

Liverpool
  • Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on 25th June 2020, Liverpool won the 2019-20 English Premier League season with 7 games still left in the season.  This is the first time that Liverpool has grabbed the English Premier League title.

Australia and New Zealand are designated hosts for 2023 Women’s football World Cup

Women’s football World Cup
  • Australia and New Zealand were given the liberty to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup football tournament by a satisfactory margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on 25th June.

Cricketer Clare Connor to be appointed as first female MCC president in 233 years

Clare Connor
  • Former England women’s captain Clare Connor is to be appointed as the first female president of Marylebone Cricket Club in its 233-year history.
  • Connor, now the England and Wales Cricket Board’s head of women’s cricket, is prepared to take up her new post on October 1, 2021, subject to the membership’s approval.

Napoli defeats Juventus on penalties to get sixth Italian Cup

Napoli defeats Juventus on penalties to get sixth Italian Cup
  • Napoli defeated Juventus 4-2 on penalties to win the Italian Cup for the sixth time after the score was 0-0 after 90 minutes in an empty Stadio Olimpco in Rome.
  • Napoli is sixth in the league table as they plan a return to the Champions League.