Sports Calendar: January 2022

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Here are the Sports events to look forward to in the month of January..

AFC Women’s Asia Cup: India will be hosting the Women’s AFC Asia Cup. The tournament starts on 20th January. 12 teams are taking part in this tournament – India, Japan, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, South Korea, Philippines, Iran, Thailand.

12 teams are divided into 3 groups with top 8 teams progressing into QF. India is drawn into group A along with China, Chinese Taipei and Iran. Here is the schedule for India’s group games:

20 Jan – India v Iran – 7:30 PM
23 Jan – Chinese Taipei v India – 7:30 PM
26 Jan – India v China – 7:30 PM

Quarter-finals are scheduled on 30th January.

Hockey Asia Cup: 2022 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup will take place in Oman between 21-28 January. 8 teams are taking part in this competition. The top 4 teams will qualify for 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup.

Cricket: Indian Men’s cricket team will continue their tour of South Africa.

2nd Test: 3-7 Jan
3rd Test: 11-15 Jan
1st ODI: 19 Jan
2nd ODI: 21 Jan
3rd ODI: 23 Jan

Handball: Asian Men’s Handball Championship takes place in Saudi Arabia between 18-31 January. 17 teams are participating in the tournament. India is drawn in Group B along with Saudi Arabia, Iran and Australia. Here is India’s group games schedule:
18 Jan – India v Saudi Arabia
20 Jan – India v Iran
22 Jan – Australia v India

Fencing: CA Bhavani Devi will be participating in 2 tournaments.

Georgia World Cup: 14-16 Jan
Bulgaria World Cup: 28-29 Jan

Badminton: The 2022 BWF World Tour starts with 2 tournaments in India.

India Open (BWF 500): 11-16 January
Syed Modi India International (BWF 300): 18-23 January

Tennis: The 1st Grand Slam of the year takes place in Australia.Apart from this 2022 ATP and WTA tour kicks-off with events in Australia.
Australian Open: 17-30 Jan

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