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The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but the world seems to be adjusting to a life with the dreaded virus and as this churning continues, sport is expected to be a major source of joy in 2022 with several big events. aligned.
Here is a look at some of the extravagances that will be eagerly awaited in India and around the world, outside of the usual roster of annual tournaments like Grand Slam tennis and the badminton calendar.
India tour in South Africa (December 26 to January 23):
An exciting series of tests are currently underway in which India has got off to a winning start. The three-game rubber will be followed by as many ODIs in which India will see KL Rahul take on the leadership role for the first time after a hamstring injury ruled out Rohit Sharma.
ICC ODI Men’s Under-19 World Cup West Indies (Jan.15-Feb.5): Delhi hitter Yash Dhull is reportedly leading the Indian Colts as they seek to add a fifth title to the national prize pool. A total of 16 teams will compete in 48 matches in the age group centerpiece.
ICC ODI Women’s World Cup in New Zealand (March 4 to April 3): India is said to be a candidate for the mega-event which has been postponed for a year due to the pandemic. It would be swansong for 39-year-old Indian skipper Mithali Raj, who would aim to leave the big stage in style after a successful career in which she pioneered women’s cricket in India.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia (Oct 16-Nov 13): Just a year after Australia were crowned world champions for the first time in this format, they would defend the crown at home. For the Indian team, it would be an opportunity to redeem themselves after a chaotic exit from the tournament last year.
Winter Olympics in Beijing, China (February 4-20): Mired in political controversy over China’s not-so-flattering human rights image, the Games have already been diplomatically boycotted by superpowers like the United States and Great Britain, among others. The athletes, for their part, are said to try to ensure that their performances remain the center of attention despite the political drama that is expected to unfold on the sidelines.
For India, which has never won a medal in the winter extravagance, skier Arif Khan would be one to watch as he became the first in the country to qualify in two events, the slalom and the giant slalom.
Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England (July 28-August 8): A happy hunting ground for Indian athletes, the CWG would be a little less cheerful for the contingent this time around with shooting not making the competition roster . It remains to be seen how India copes with the sport’s absence which has contributed 135 medals, including 63 gold, to the country’s tally since its debut in 1966.
Asian Games in Hangzhou, China (September 10-25): India recorded its best Games performance in history in the previous edition in 2018 and is expected to do better against the backdrop of an outstanding Olympic performance.
AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India (January 20 to February 6): It would be a big step forward for women’s football as the country hosts the first regional tournament for the first time since 1979. Indian women have a history decent to get inspired like they did. was a finalist twice in the event, in 1979 and 1983.
FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup India (October 11-30): Another groundbreaking tournament for women’s football in the country, which was originally scheduled for 2021 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19 . Spain are the reigning champions and the Indians are said to be looking to produce a decent performance to raise the profile of the sport in the country.
FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar (21 November-18 December): The first World Cup to be played in the Arab world is set to be a winter event, with Qatar’s punitive summer making it impossible to hold matches during the usual period from June to July. the window. Already under a cloud of allegations of corruption in the bidding process and the working conditions of the workforce engaged in infrastructure development, it remains to be seen whether the quality of football alone would be able to ensure that the focus remains on sport.
IAAF World Championships in Eugene, USA (July 15-24): Another high profile competition that has been postponed until this year due to the pandemic. Anju Bobby George remains the only Indian medalist to this jackpot with a bronze in the long jump in 2003 and India is hoping Olympic winner Neeraj Chopra’s javelin will win another historic medal at this year’s world championships.
FIH Women’s World Cup in Spain and the Netherlands (July 1-24): The Indian women’s hockey team raised the bar significantly with a courageous fourth place at the Tokyo Olympics. Rani Rampal and his teammates are said to be closely watched as they look to capitalize on the positives from this performance. Their best World Cup result was fourth in the 1974 edition and they had managed to claim eighth in the previous edition in England.
FINA World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan (May 1-29): The biennial event is an umbrella competition for swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, artistic swimming and water polo. India is not much of a challenger on the medal front, but the country’s competitors would always seek to stand out by improving their times.