Are you one of those who get excited when there is an India v/s Pakistan Cricket match or Do you support other sports and watch them too? If you are one of the latter ones, this blog is for you. But even if you are among the former ones, it’s time to watch various sports and energize your “Sports Ka Keeda”. With most of the sporting events being postponed from 2020 due to the unexpected pandemic, the year 2021 was fully packed. It had been an eventful year with some great performances at the Tokyo Olympics and the Para Olympics, and a not-so-great performance at the Cricket (pun intended). This 2022 has an exciting calendar for sports enthusiasts. As the situation with COVID slightly coming back to normal, the sports associations have eased the restrictions and have allowed the fans at the stadium.
“I know it will be played at a very good intensity but that feeling of the crowd connecting with the players and the tension of the game where everyone goes through it in the stadium, those emotions are very difficult to recreate,” says former Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli.
“We will play sports how it should be, but those magical moments will be difficult to come by,” he adds.
Be it sitting in the crowd of the stadium or in the comfort of the house, it’s time to watch the most exciting series of sports. Look forward to these interesting championships in the upcoming days.
1. World Rowing Championship
We all have heard of the “Vallam Kali- Boat Race Of India”, however, this is an International Championship which is to be hosted in Racice, Czech Republic. Over 900 athletes from 65 nations will be competing there, which will take place in Racine's Labe Arena from 18th to 25th September 2022. The rowers will be eyeing the coveted title of ‘World Champion’ in 14 Olympic, six international, and nine para-rowing boat classes. This includes the biggest number of para-rowers ever to be in the World Rowing Championships. You will enjoy this if you are into water sports and boating activities.
2. Presidents Cup – Golf
Did you think golfing was just a hobby or a time when big minds network? Golf has been a renowned sport and The President’s Cup proves it. The 2022 Presidents Cup will be the 14th edition of the President's Cup Golf competition, held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 22nd to 25th, 2022. This will be Quail Hollow’s first time hosting the Presidents Cup. The matches were originally scheduled for fall 2021. It’s time to get your golf buddies together and watch some golf matches, not only to hone your skills but also to encourage sports.
3. FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup
Although basketball is mostly associated with Americans, the sport has grabbed global attention over the years. Women's teams have shown their power in Cricket, Hockey and other sports, now it's time for basketball. The 19th edition of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup will be held in Sydney, Australia between 22nd September to 1st October 2022. With the United States being the three-time defending champions, fans wait to see who takes the cup this year.
4. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
A T20 cricket brings up a lot of enthusiasm and recreation across the world, especially if it’s the World Cup then there comes a whole new dimension to it. The eighth ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in Australia from 16th October to 13th November. The hosts will be looking to defend their title at home, while India will want to qualify for the knockouts after failing to do so in 2021. We have witnessed blockbuster matches with past editions up until now; we look forward to what this one carries.
“This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, how to dust myself off to get up again and move forward”- Yuvraj Singh
5. Rugby Women’s World Cup
Rugby Union is a close combat sport and the match between the women's teams is the most engaging and nail-biting experience. Though it’s not much renowned here in India, this game should still be on your watch list this sports season. New Zealand is to host its 1st Women’s Rugby World Cup which is scheduled to be held from 8th October to 12th November 2022, in Auckland and Whangarei. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the first time that a country in the Southern Hemisphere has ever hosted a Rugby World Cup and your first time watching it too.
6. FIFA World Cup
Your four-year wait will finally end when the 22nd edition of football’s biggest and craziest competition. The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, which is the quadrennial international men’s football championship, is scheduled from 20th November to 18th December in Qatar. The Doha FIFA World Cup is officially set to be the first-ever winter world cup in the Northern Hemisphere. Not only this, but it is also set to be the first-ever world cup to be held in a Middle Eastern country.
Before this, popular events like the world cup or other major sporting events used to take place during June and July in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the time when the region experiences winters. However, the FIFA World Cup 2022 is set to be hosted by Qatar in November and December, making it the first of its kind.
Make sure you mark the dates and enjoy these events with friends. Whichever team you support, it’s always about the fun and relaxing time we have while watching them. Being a diehard sports fan may have some positive effects on your mental health too. Studies have found that people who watch sports have higher self-esteem compared to others. Sports fans were also found to feel more fulfilled in life. So, you can now indulge in some games while taking a break from your everyday hustle.
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