It is going to be a huge month for Sports fans. There is literally something everyday to look forward to….
Here are the Sports events to look out for in March:
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Cricket: All the eyes are on Women’s T20 World Cup right now. India is into the semi-finals. The Semi-Finals will take place on 5th March and Final on 8th March.
In Men’s cricket, the 2nd test between India & New Zealand will take place between 29 Feb – 4 Mar. South Africa will then travel to India for 3 One-Days. And then IPL kicks-off on 29th March.
South Africa tour of India:
1st ODI – 12 March 2nd ODI – 15 March 3rd ODI – 18 March
Badminton: It is the month of All England Badminton Championships 😍.
There is also Indian Open in New Delhi this month. The focus will be on Indian players looking to qualify for Tokyo Olympics. Here are events on BWF Tour in March:
German Open (BWF 300): 3-8 March – This has been cancelled due to Corona Virus.
All England Championships (BWF 1000): 11-15 March
Swiss Open (BWF 300): 17-22 March
India Open (BWF 500): 24-29 March
Shooting: There are 2 World Cups that are going to take place in March. A great opportunity for Indian shooters to gather momentum going into Olympics. Also, a few shooters will be looking for ranking points for Olympic qualification. More on that in this article.
6-12 March: Shotgun World Cup in Cyprus
17-25 March: Shotgun + Rifle + Pistol World Cup in New Delhi, India
Tennis: There will be Davis Cup and Fed Cup action in March. This will be followed by Indian Wells and Miami Masters. Top Indian players will be looking at getting into the main draw of these tournaments to get ranking points as by the end of March qualifying lists will be prepared for French Open – Next Tennis Grand Slam this Year.
Davis Cup: Croatia v India – 6 & 7 March
Fed Cup: 3-7 March
Indian Wells: 9-22 March
Miami Open: 23 March – 5 April
Boxing: Asia-Oceania Boxing qualifiers will take place from 3-11 March in Jordan. 63 Olympic quotas are available in this event.
Table Tennis: Qatar Open will take place from 3-8 March. There are 2 Olympic quotas up for grabs in this tournament in Mixed Doubles. World Table Tennis Championships which were supposed to held in March in Korea has been postponed due to Corona Virus scare.
Fencing: C.A. Bhavani Devi could be seen in action at Athens and Belgium Fencing World Cups. These 2 tournaments will be crucial for her as these are the last events before official Olympic ranking cut-off date of 4th April.
6-7 March: Athens World Cup
20-21 March: Belgium World Cup
Wrestling: The scheduled Asian Olympic qualifiers have been postponed due to Corona Virus. The qualifiers were supposed to take place from 27-29 March.
Weightlifting: There will be 3 events in March in weightlifting.
3-8 March – Cuba
5-8 March – USA
14-21 March – Junior World Championships, Romania
All these 3 events will contribute to Olympic rankings.
Football: The Indian Super League 2020 final will be played on 14th March.
India will play Qatar on 26th March in 2022 Asian World Cup qualifier – 2nd Round.
Sailing: 2020 Asian Sailing Championships will take place from 15-22 March in Abu Dhabi. Olympic quotas are going to be availbe in this tournament. Watch out for Nethra Kumanan as she competes to get an Olympic quota.
3X3 Basketball: India will be hosting the 3X3 Basketball Olympic qualifier from 18-22 March in Bengaluru. Indian Men’s & Women’s team will be competing in this tournament.
Canoeing: 2020 Asian Canoe Slalom Championships will take place from 22-24 March in Thailand. Olympic quotas will be given during this tournament.