Indian Sports Calendar in 2023: Major events to watch in second week of June
The Men in Blue will look to finish their pro league 2022-23 campaign on a positive note
A lot of sporting events are lined up for the upcoming week of the Indian sports calendar. The BWF tour shifts from Thailand to Singapore this week with important Olympic Ranking points at stake. Indian men’s hockey team will travel to the Netherlands and will look to end their FIH Pro League 2022-23 campaign on a high.
Here we take a look at the events to follow in the upcoming week (04-11 June) in the Indian sports calendar.
After two successful outings the bandwagon shifts to Singapore (Asia Cup Leg 3). India as always are sending a reserve team who will look to gain exposure and experience playing alongside the top nations from Asia.
- June 05-10: Archery Asia Cup, Leg 3 Singapore
Murali Sreeshankar will most likely be the lone participant from India in the Prais Diamond League.
- June 9: Paris Diamond League
- June 04 – 07: Asian U-20 Athletic Championships
The Asian leg after Malaysia and Thailand shifts to Singapore (BWF 750 Singapore Open). None of the Indians made it to the final last week at the Thailand Open with Lakshya Sen the lone semi-finalist. However, Kiran George had a stellar week reaching the quarter-finals. Satwik-Chirag will look to get back to their best after suffering an early exit last week.
- June 06-11: Singapore Open (BWF 750)
- June 09-18: Hero Intercontinental Cup
The Indian men’s team returns to action after two months. Four teams are set to participate in the friendly tournament which is set to be held in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha from June 9th to 18th.
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India ended the England tour on a positive note by winning and drawing a game against Belgium and Great Britain (leg 2) respectively. Craig Fulton’s team scored nine goals in the last two matches and showed their attacking prowess decimating Belgium (5-1).
The Men in Blue remain in the second spot (24 points) behind Great Britain (26 points). The action now moves to the Netherlands and India are set to take on Netherlands and Argentina respectively.
June 07-11: FIH Pro League
June 03-11: Women’s Junior Asia Cup
Last week champions Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Sundar Prasanth are set to take part in the Heilbronn Challenger (ATP 125). Both the Indian players will attain their career-best rankings once the ATP Rankings is updated. Other Indians in the fray are Divij Sharan who is set to partner Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the Surbiton Challenger.
- June 05-11: Heilbronn Challenger (ATP 125)
Men’s Singles – Ramkumar Ramanathan (Qualifying)
Men’s Doubles – Anirudh Chandrasekhar/Vijay Sundar Prasanth
- May 28 – 11 June: French Open
- June 05-11: Surbiton Challenger (ATP 125)
Men’s Doubles – Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi / Divij Sharan
- June 05-11: Tyler Challenger (ATP 75)
Men’s Singles – Sasikumar Mukund (Qualifiers)
Men’s Doubles – Arjun Kadhe / Daniel Masur