Indian Sports Calendar 2024: Events to watch in first week of February
No Olympic Qualification spots are at stake in the first week of February.
The opening month of the 2024 season has ended. India had a pretty good month. Now it’s time to continue the momentum in the second month of the season. This week in the Indian sports calendar several disciplines like boxing, Weightlifting and swimming will start their respective seasons. However, the first week of February will not have any event that offers Olympic quotas.
The major event to look out for in the Indian sports calendar this week is the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup where the Indian Junior men’s cricket team will be vying for a record sixth title. Apart from that, the India hockey teams will also be action in the FIH Pro League.
Here are the major events to watch in the first week of February in the Indian Sports Calendar (5-11 February).
Major events to watch in first week of February in Indian Sports Calendar
The Indian boxers will eye a good performance at the season opener which will start from 2nd February. The oldest boxing tournament in Europe will be held from February 2 to 11 in the Sofia Sports Hall.
- February 3-12: Strandja Memorial Tournament
The major cricket tournament being conducted in the fourth week of January is the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024. The Indian young guns will eye the nation’s sixth title. Indian, led by Uday Saharan, has already qualified for the semifinals and will play South Africa for a spot in the final. The other two teams are Australia and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the senior Indian cricket team will play England in Visakhapatnam in the second of the five-match Test series. India were beaten by 24 runs in the series opener.
- January 19-11 February: ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 (Ongoing)
- February 2-6: India vs England (Ongoing)
The Indian fencers would like to do well at the upcoming World Cups in fencing. Bhavani devi, who is in the fray to qualify directly for the Olympics will aim to do well.
- February 8-11: Epee World Cup
- February 9-10: Tbilisi Sabre World Cup
- February 9-12: Tbilisi Epee World Cup
- February 9-12: Turin Foil Grand Prix
The Indian Super League 2023-24 returned to action on January 31 for the second half of the season. The league stage matches will continue until April 14 which will be followed by the knockout round.
- September 21-May: Indian Super League (Ongoing)
- October 28-27 March: I-League (Ongoing)
- January 20-April: 2nd Division I-League (Ongoing)
- December 8-24 March: Indian Women’s League (Ongoing)
Four Indians will be participating in the Kenya Open 2024. Surprisingly Aditi Ashok is not participating. The four Indians are Vani Kapoor, Pranavi Urs, Diksha Dagar and Avani Prashanth.
- February 8-11: Kenya Open
The hockey action will continue as India will be in action in the FIH Pro League. The Indian women’s hockey team are returning at FIH Pro League after a year’s gap at the and would like to show the world what they are capable of after missing the Olympic qualification. The men’s team would like to do well as this will give fans a clear picture of where the team stands before the Paris Olympics.
- February 3-17: Women’s FIH Pro League (Ongoing)
- February 10-25: FIH Men’s Pro League
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The Indian shooters would like to do well at the Shooting World Cup to get some confidence before the Paris Olympics. The ISSF Shotgun world cup will be held in Rabat, Morocco.
- February 4-13: Shotgun World Cup
World Swimming Championships will take place in Doha from 2nd to 18 February. The Indian swimmers will look to create some new records.
- February 2-18: Swimming World Championships (Ongoing)
The Chennai Challenger event will be taking place in Chennai where eyes will be on Sumit Nagal who is the second seed.
- February 5-11: Chennai Open
The Indian weightlifters will participate at the Asian Championships and would eye to improve their national records. Star weightlifter and Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu will be absent from the championship.
- February 3-10: Asian Weightlifting Championships