Government notifies sporting events of national importance

On May 09, 2022, the Central Government has notified the following events as sporting events of national importance.

They are:

  1. All Olympics Games
  2. Commonwealth Games
  3. Asian Games
  4. Events relating to the following sports,-
    • Cricket
      (i) All official One-Day, Twenty-20 and Test matches played by the Indian Men’s and Women’s Cricket Team and all International Cricket Council Test matches featuring India;

      (ii) Semi-finals and finals of International Cricket Council Men’s and Women’s One-Day International World Cup;

      (iv) Semi-finals and finals of International Cricket Council Men’s and Women’s Twenty-20 World Cup;

      (v) All Semi-finals and finals of International Cricket Council Champions Trophy (One Day);

      (vi) All Semi-finals and finals of International Cricket Council World Test Championship;

      (vii) Semi-finals and finals of International Cricket Council Men’s and Women’s Asia Cup (Twenty -20 and One-Day International) ; and

      (viii) India playing matches, Semi-finals and finals of Under-19 World Cup.
    • Tennis
      (i) Davis Cup-All matches featuring India;

      (ii) Grand Slam Tournaments,-Finals of Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and all matches featuring Indian player from quarter-finals onwards; and

(iii) Grand Slam Tournaments, – All such matches featuring Indian player in men’s doubles, Women’s doubles or Mixed doubles from quarter-finals onwards.

    • Hockey
      (i) World Cup All matches featuring India and semi-finals and finals;

      (ii) Champions Trophy All matches featuring India and finals;

      (iii) Indira Gandhi Gold Cup for Women-Semi-finals and finals;

      (iv) Hockey India Sub-Junior National Championship and Hockey India Academy National Championship;

      (v) Hockey Men’s Junior Men World Cup*;

      (vi) Sultan Azlan Shah Cup- All matches featuring India, Semi-finals and finals; and

      (vii) International Hockey Federation (FIH) – Hockey Pro League matches.

    • Football
      (i) World Cup Opening match, Quarter finals, Semi-finals and finals;

      (ii) Asia Cup All matches featuring India and semi-finals and finals;

      (iii) Santosh Trophy Semi-finals and finals;

      (iv) Asian Women’s Football Cup*;

      (v) Under-17 Federation Internationale de Football Association Women’s World Cup*; and

      (vi) World Cup (Under – 17) Opening match, Quarter finals, Semi-finals and finals.
    • Badminton
      (i) All England Open Badminton Championship All matches featuring Indian players, Semi- finals and finals;

      (ii) Badminton World Federation World Cup Championship All matches featuring Indian players, semi-finals and finals.
    • Kabaddi World Cup All matches featuring India, semi-finals and finals.
    • Khelo India Games
      (i) Khelo India Games;

      (ii) Khelo India School Games;

      (iii) Khelo India Youth Games;

      (iv) Khelo India University Games;

      (v) Khelo India Games for differently abled persons;

      (vi) Khelo India Games for Indigenous Sports; and

      (vii) Khelo India Winter Games.
    • Other Events
      (i) International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Event*;

      (ii) Commonwealth Shooting Championship*;

      (iii) Commonwealth Archery Championship*; and

      (iv) International events organized by National Sports Federations recognized by the Government of India.

Note: Only when India is the host country.

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