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Sporting Calendar 2017:
After looking at the tight schedule of the majority of the sports with back to back events it seems like a both BOON and CURSE to players, spectators and overall that GAME in particular. BOON because day in and day out its a bonanza for fans and broadcasters as rare is a week when their particular sporting event of interest is not on the show.CURSE as too much of everything brings in stagnancy and ultimate demise, and the majority of them are on that path of self-destruction unless sanity is restored.
Here is the schedule of some of the MOST POPULAR sporting events for 2017.This year may not have an OLYMPIC or WORLD CUP to make it extra special but what’s in store is more than enough to keep the ball Rolling.
ODIs and T20s-
January 15 to Feburary 1
India hosts England for 3 one days and 3 t20s
April 3 to May 26th
IPL completes a decade with its 10th edition.
May 24th till May 31st(may change)
England host South Africa for 3 one days before june and 3T20s after champions trophy.
JUNE 1 to 19 ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY (ODIs)
which was initially to be shelved after its last ENGLAND edition,but was subsequently reinstalled in the cricketing calendar(it’s all about economics more than sports these days),will again be held in ENGLAND.
West indies host India for 5odis and 1t20
July to September
India tour Sri Lanka for 5odis and 1t20
August 17 to September 24th
England clash with West indies 1t20 and 3odis
Australia visit India for 5odis and 1t20
November 23rd to January 2018
Australia will clash with England in 5odis and 3t20s
Test arena –
February 8 to 12
Bangladesh is going to play it’s 1st test in India yes I dint mistype it’s true,maiden 5day visit against a nation which was responsible for their ICC induction.
Feburary 23rd to March 28
Aussies will clash swords both on practically and verbally for 4 tests.
May 24th to Aug 8th
England and South Africa grind it out in 3 match series.
July to September
India visit the Lankan islands for 3 tests
August to September
England locks horns with West indies for 3 tests.
November to January 2018
It’s time for the oldest and most ferocious rivalries ASHES 5 test matches between two nations who love to hate each other especially the cricketing field.
Schedule is as per ICC and the series which are in the forefront have been highlighted, some may have been given a miss ,that’s because their schedule is still not sure ,GD team will keep readers updated.
October 6 to October 28
INDIA gets its 1st taste of hosting a WORLD CUP when FIFA U-17 world cup takes place.
JUNE 17 to July 2
Confederation cup(which has 16 nations) being hosted by RUSSIA a dress rehearsal for the mother of all sporting events (Fifa world cup)when it comes to single sport ,which eventually RUSSIANS will be hosting in 2018.
January 1 to January 14
Premier Badminton league 2
March 7 to March 12
All England open
March 28 to April 2
Indian open super series at New Delhi
August 21 to August 27
World championship at Glasgow
December 13 to December 17
World super series final at Dubai
January 21 to Feburary 26
Hockey India league 5
July 29 to July 23
World league semi final at Johannesburg
It’s DANGAL time thanks to the stupendous showing of ,the sportstars in last couple of Olympics, the sports is seeing unprecedented interest.
Pro wrestling league 2 was one of the many to suffer due to demonetization and had to be postponed, when will it be held only time will tell.
A forgotten sport which has seen the biggest comeback if team sport is taken into consideration, such has been the hysteria and craze that two pro league seasons were held last year itself.
Due to the world cup held in India late last year too, the organizers want to give a break so that too much in too little time doesn’t kill which is understandable.
The staple diet of 4 Grandslams for its fans starting with
January 16 to 29 Australian open
May 28 to June 11 French open
July 2 to July Wimbledon
and ending with
August 28 to September 10 US open
November 24 to 26
DAVIS CUP FINAL the event which still holds prime importance.