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The International Cricket Council (ICC) finally released the 2023 World Cup schedule and confirmed the dates for the tournament. The 2023 ODI World Cup will run from 5 Oct to Nov 19 and take place across Ahmedabad, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Dharamsala, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Lucknow.

A total of 45 games in 46 days will take place during the group stages with the semi-finals and finals set to have a reserve day. This is a risky call from the ICC given that the monsoons will play an active role in Oct and Nov and could impact a few games.

India vs. Pakistan on Oct 15

India will start their World Cup campaign on Oct 11 when they take on Afghanistan in Delhi. Their next match is a big one as they will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on Oct 15 in Ahmedabad. 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has informed the ICC that this game will take place only if Pakistan’s government gives approval. The PCB has already requested for approval and is waiting on the government of Pakistan for an answer.

The 2023 World Cup final will take place on Nov 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The 2024 Paris Olympics is set to take place from 26 July to 11 August and fans around the world will be making plans to make their way to Paris and be a part of this amazing event. One thing fans in attendance will have to be prepared for is the absence of alcohol!

Only VIPs Will Be Allowed To Drink 

A total of 700 events will take place during a 15 day period at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Fans in attendance will be able to enjoy all of the events but without alcohol as France does not allow alcohol sales to take place in any of its sports stadiums based on Evin’s law.

The Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games can seek an exception to the law that will allow the general public to have access to alcohol for a max of 10 events. However, the Organizing Committees have confirmed that they will not look to seek any exemption. Only VIP attendees will have the exception to consume alcohol at the stadium!

VIP fans will get access to bars that offer beer and wine along with champagne!

Now that Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have agreed to fight in the UFC, the two billionaires will make plans to train and prepare for their fight in the Octagon. While no official date has been announced by the UFC, this mega-fight looks likely to take place as both Zuckerberg and Musk appear to be serious about it.

Musk and GSP Set To Team Up

We know that Musk is really serious about this fight because he just accepted an offer to train and prepare for his fight with Zuckerberg. Georges St-Pierre (GSP), the former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion offered to train Musk for his fight and Musk accepted his offer.

GSP retired from the UFC in 2017 after moving up to middleweight and beating champ Michael Bisping to win the championship. He retired soon after and gave up the UFC middleweight belt but continues to train and be in top shape. GSP has trained at Canada’s Tristar gym under Firas Zahabi for a long time.

Musk has made a good choice in partnering up with GSP as he has one of the best MMA fight IQs in the game!

The first Ashes test turned out to be a cliff hanger that went down to the final session on day 5 with both teams having an equal chance to win the game. England made a few fumbles throughout the test and that ended up costing them in the end.

Aussie skipper Pat Cummins whose batting has declined in recent years, rose to the occasion in the final session to take Australia over the line. Cummins played a crucial role by scoring 44 runs out of 73 balls to help Australia win the first Ashes test.

Usman Khawaja Wins Man Of The Match 

Opening batsman Usman Khawaja ended up winning the man of the match award for scoring 141 and 65 during the game. Khawaja received a bit of criticism in the second innings from some of the commentators who felt he wasn’t scoring enough runs to give Australia a chance to win.

Khawaja stuck to his game plan of playing an anchor role and letting the other batters go for the runs and in the end the plan worked out just well for Australia. The second Ashes test will starts on 28 June at Lord’s. 

The Toronto Raptors were keen on retaining point guard Gary Trent Jr. as new coach Darko Rajakovic wanted him to be a part of the new squad that he is looking to build for the upcoming NBA season.

Trent Jr. reportedly wanted to move on from the Raptors and find a new home for the 2023-2024 season. 

Trent Jr. Interested In Signing Long Term Contract

The Raptors opened talks with Trent Jr. and his team and those talks have worked out as the Raptors have confirmed that Trent Jr. has agreed to play the next season with them. Trent Jr. has signed a new contract for the upcoming season for $18.5 million.

Reports suggest that Trent Jr. is also keen to sign a long term contract with the Raptors that could see him remain with the team till 2028-29 season that could pay him close to $113 million.

Owner Masai Ujiri is likely to make some big moves during the upcoming NBA draft where the Raptors have the 13 pick. The Raptors will look to trade some of their players in a push to get the number 3 or number 4 draft pick.