Indian Sports Calendar in 2023: Events to watch in fourth week of November
The Indian football team will face Qatar in a marquee clash after Kuwait triumph.
A lot of sporting events are lined up in the upcoming week of the Indian sports calendar. The badminton action continues to move ahead in the Asian leg with top Indian shuttlers including HS Prannoy and Satwik-Chirag taking part. Meanwhile, Asian Para Archery Championship is set to offer 10 Paralympics quota spots and several Indians are scheduled to participate in the continental competition.
Here we take a look at the events to follow in the upcoming week (November 20-26) in the Indian sports calendar:
A total of 10 Paralympic quota places are up for grabs at the continental event. Asian Para Games 2023 medallists Sheetal Devi and Rakesh Kumar to name a few will be spearheading the Indian contingent. The former has already secured a quota in the women’s compound after winning silver at the World Para Archery Championships in July.
- November 16-25: Asian Para Archery Championships
The badminton action shifts to China for BWF China Masters. This will be the last tournament for players to secure ranking points for qualification to the BWF World Tour Finals 2023. India’s top-ranked shuttlers HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen are scheduled to be in action.
- November 21-26: BWF China Masters
A few days post the completion of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the action shifts T20 format with Australia taking on hosts India in a five-match series. Several top players from either side will be rested for the competition.
- November 23-03 December: Australia tour of India
After winning the opening encounter against Kuwait, the Indian men’s football team will be back home to take on higher-ranked Qatar on November 21 in Odisha for AFC World Cup Qualifiers. Manvir Singh’s lone goal enabled India to collect all three points and are currently placed second in Group A.
- November 21 – AFC World Cup Qualifiers Round 2
The season-ending tournament is scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar for nearly a week. A total of 12 Indian shooters will be participating in the tournament in nine different disciplines. After achieving success at Asian Games and Asian Shooting Championships, the squad will look to end the season on a high.
- November 21-25: ISSF World Cup Finals
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- National Shooting Championships 2023: Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Sift Kaur Samra win gold
- Satwik-Chirag climb to world No. 2 in Latest BWF Rankings
- Indian U-19 women’s table tennis team clinch bronze at ITTF World Youth Championships 2023
- Sheetal Devi becomes World No. 1 para archer in latest World Archery rankings
- List of Indian athletes to have secured qualification for Paris Olympics 2024
Three Indian tennis players will be in action next week at the ATP 100 Valencia Challenger. The newly formed pair of Jeevan and Vijay Sundar have combined pretty well and reached two successive finals in last two weeks. The duo will look to continue their prime form in the upcoming Challenger.
- November 20-26: Valencia Challenger (ATP 100)
Men’s Doubles: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan/Vijay Sundar Prasanth and Anirudh Chandrasekhar/Ivan Liutarevich
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