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2021 in Indian Sport – Major Events Schedule

2021 in Indian Sport – Major Events Schedule
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Abhijit Nair

Published: 20 Dec 2020 11:07 AM GMT

The 2020 sports season was marred by the coronavirus pandemic, with most of the major sporting events either postponed or cancelled altogether. But, 2021 brings new hope – hopes for a better year, hopes for better fortunes and more importantly hopes for a smooth sporting season. Here, we bring to you the major sporting events concerning India in the upcoming year:

JANUARY
DatesSportEventComments
27 November -19CricketIndia vs Australia Series in Australia4 Tests 3 T20Is 3 ODIs
12-17BadmintonThailand Open-I, Thailand, BangkokSuper 1000
13-14AthleticsInternational Racewalking Championship, Ranchi
18-01 FebruaryHockeyIndia vs Argentina Series in ArgentinaWomen 8 Matches
18-29ChessWomen's Grand Prix, Gibraltar
19-24BadmintonThailand Open-II, Thailand, BangkokSuper 1000
27-31BadmintonWorld Tour Finals 2020, Thailand, BangkokBWF World Tour Finals
TBCSquashWorld Women's Team Championship, Malaysia, Kuala LumpurWorld Championships
FEBRUARY
DatesSportEventComments
05-28 MarchCricketIndia vs England Series in India4 Tests 5 T20Is 3 ODIs
08-15TennisAustralian Open, Australia, MelbourneGrand Slam
22-05 MarchShootingWorld Cup Shotgun, Egypt, Cairo
MARCH
DatesSportEventComments
01-04AthleticsAsian youth(U18) Championships, Kuwait
03-06Table TennisWTT Middle East Hub, Qatar, DohaWTT Contender
04-07WrestlingMatteo Pellicone, RomeRanking Series
08-13Table TennisWTT Middle East Hub, Qatar, DohaWTT Star Contender
11-19HockeyAsian Champions Trophy ,Bangladesh, Dhaka

Men (BAN, IND, JPN, KOR, MAS, PAK)

17-21BadmintonAll England Open, England, BirminghamSuper 1000
21AthleticsAsian 20Km Racewalking Championships, Japan, Nomi
27-28AthleticsAsian Relay, Thailand
31-04 AprilBadmintonMalaysian Open. Malaysia, Kuala LumpurSuper 750
31-07 AprilHockeyAsian Champions Trophy, South Korea, Donghae

Women (CHN, IND, JPN, KOR, MAS, THA)

APRIL
DatesSportEventComments
02-10MultisportAsian Beach Games, China, Sanya
05-09CyclingJunior Track Cycling World Championships, Egypt, Cairo
09-11WrestlingAsian Olympic Qualifier, Kazakhstan, AlmatyOlympic Qualifying Tournament
10-11HockeyIndia vs Argentina, ArgentinaPro League (Men)
12-17WrestlingAsian Championships, Kazakhstan, AlmatyContinental Championships
13-18BadmintonSingapore Open, SingaporeSuper 500
15-25WeightliftingAsian Championship 2020, Uzbekistan, Tashkent
16-27ShootingWorld Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun South Korea, Changwon
19-25ArcheryWorld Cup, Guatemala, Guatemala city
27-02 MayBadmintonAsian Championships, ChinaContinental Championships
TBCBoxingYouth Men's and Women's World Championships, Poland
TBCRowingAsia and Oceania Olympic Qualification RegattaOlympic Qualifying Tournament
MAY
DatesSportEventComments
01-02AthleticsWorld Relays, Poland
06-09WrestlingWorld Olympic Qualifier, SofiaOlympic Qualifying Tournament
07-17ShootingWorld Cup Shotgun, Italy, Lonato
08-09HockeyIndia vs Great Britain, England LondonPro League (Men)
12-13HockeyIndia vs Spain, Spain, ValenciaPro League (Men)
16-18RowingFinal Olympic Qualifying Regatta, Switzerland, LucerneOlympic Qualifying Tournament
17-23ArcheryWorld Cup, China, Shanghai
18-19HockeyIndia vs Germany, Germany, HamburgPro League (Men)
20-23AthleticsAsian Championships, China, Hangzhou
21-30MultisportAsian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Thailand, Bangkok
23-31WeightliftingJunior World Championship, Saudi Arabia
24-31TennisFrench Open, France, ParisGrand Slam
29-30HockeyIndia vs New Zealand, BhubaneswarPro League (Men)
26-30CyclingAsian Track & Para Cycling Championships, Kazakhstan
JUNE
DatesSportEventComments
08-13WrestlingPoland Open, Poland, ZiolkowskiRanking Series
08-13BadmintonIndonesia Open, Indonesia, JakartaSuper 1000
18-21ArcheryWorld OG Qualifier France, ParisOlympic Qualifying Tournament
21-02 JulyShootingWorld Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun Azerbaijan, Baku
22-27ArcheryWorld Cup, France, Paris
28-05 JulyTennisWimbledon, England, LondonGrand Slam
JULY
DatesSportEventComments
01-05SquashWorld Doubles Championships, Australia, Gold CoastWorld Championships
03-14ShootingJunior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun Germany
18AthleticsAsian Marathon Championships, Thailand, Pattaya
23-08 AugustMultisportSummer Olympics 2020, Japan, Tokyo
AUGUST
DatesSportEventComments
04-15 SeptemberCricketIndia vs England Series in England5 Tests
11-15RowingWorld Rowing Junior Championships, Bulgaria
17-22AthleticsWorld Athletics U20 Championships, Kenya, Nairobi
18-29MultisportSummer World University Games,China, Chengdu
24-05 SeptemberMultisportSummer Paralympics 2020, Japan, Tokyo
30-6 SeptemberTennisUS Open, USA, New YorkGrand Slam
31-05 SeptemberBadmintonKorea Open, KoreaSuper 500
SEPTEMBER
DatesSportEventComments
01-02ArcheryWorld Cup Final
19-26ArcheryWorld Championship, USA, Yankton
20-29WeightliftingYouth World Championship Uzbekistan, Tashkent
21-26BadmintonChina Open, China, ChangzhouSuper 1000
25-10 OctoberShootingJunior World Championship Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun, Peru, Las Palmas
28-03BadmintonJapan Open, Japan, TokyoSuper 750
OCTOBER
DatesSportEventComments
02-10WrestlingWorld Championships, Norway, OsloWorld Championships
04-10ArcheryWorld Youth Championship, Australia, Perth
12-17BadmintonSyed Modi International, LucknowSuper 300
13-17CyclingTrack Cycling World Championships, Turkmenistan, AshgabatWorld Championships
17-24RowingWorld Rowing Championships, China, ShanghaiWorld Championships
19-24BadmintonDenmark Open, Denmark, OdenseSuper 750
26-31BadmintonFrench Open, France, ParisSuper 750
TBCCricketMen's T20 World Cup, IndiaWorld Cup
TBCWeightliftingCommonwealth Championship
NOVEMBER
DatesSportEventComments
01-07WrestlingWorld U23 Championships, SerbiaWorld Championships
07-17SwimmingAsian Swimming Championship, Philipines, New ClarkContinental Championships
09-14BadmintonChina Open, China, FuzhouSuper 750
16-21BadmintonHong Kong Open, Hong KongSuper 500
20-28MultisportAsian Youth Games, China, Shantau
TBCWeightliftingAsian Championship
TBCWeightliftingWorld Championship , Peru, LimaWorld Championships
DECEMBER
DatesSportEventComments
03-05WrestlingCommonwealth Championship, South Africa, Johanesburg
13-18SwimmingWorld Swimming Championships (25m), UAE, Abu DhabiWorld Championships
13-19SquashWorld Men's Team Championships, New Zealand
15-19BadmintonBWF World Tour Finals, China, GuangzhouBWF World Tour Finals
TBCMultisportSouth Asian Games, Pakistan, Lahore

These were the only events which could be confirmed of having a surety in dates when the article was published. There are chances of these events being either postponed or cancelled due to the prevailing circumstances.

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