Sports calendar 2021 India: Check out big events scheduled for next year

Sports calendar 2021 India: With 2020 sports season, which was marred by the coronavirus pandemic, now finally over, fans are looking for 2021. The new year will bring new hopes for a better and smooth sporting season. There are many big tournaments slated to be held in 2021. The biggest of them all is the Tokyo Olympics which was postponed due to COVID-19. 2021 will also feature the Euro Cup and T20I Cricket World Cup.

Here is the full calendar of major sporting events concerning India for 2021:

JANUARY
Dates Sport Event Comments
27 November -19 Cricket India vs Australia Series in Australia 4 Tests 3 T20Is 3 ODIs
12-17 Badminton Thailand Open-I, Thailand, Bangkok Super 1000
13-14 Athletics International Racewalking Championship, Ranchi
18 – 01 February Hockey India vs Argentina Series in Argentina Women 8 Matches
18-29 Chess Women’s Grand Prix, Gibraltar
19-24 Badminton Thailand Open-II, Thailand, Bangkok Super 1000
27-31 Badminton World Tour Finals 2020, Thailand, Bangkok BWF World Tour Finals
TBC Squash World Women’s Team Championship, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur World Championships

 

FEBRUARY
Dates Sport Event Comments
5-28 March Cricket India vs England Series in India 4 Tests 5 T20Is 3 ODIs
08-15 Tennis Australian Open, Australia, Melbourne Grand Slam
22-05 March Shooting World Cup Shotgun, Egypt, Cairo

 

MARCH
Dates Sport Event Comments
01-04 Athletics Asian youth(U18) Championships, Kuwait
03-06 Table Tennis WTT Middle East Hub, Qatar, Doha WTT Contender
04-07 Wrestling Matteo Pellicone, Rome Ranking Series
08-13 Table Tennis WTT Middle East Hub, Qatar, Doha WTT Star Contender
11-19 Hockey Asian Champions Trophy, Bangladesh, Dhaka Men (BAN, IND, JPN, KOR, MAS, PAK)
17-21 Badminton All England Open, England, Birmingham Super 1000
21 Athletics Asian 20Km Racewalking Championships, Japan, Nomi
27-28 Athletics Asian Relay, Thailand
31-04 April Badminton Malaysian Open. Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Super 750
31-07 April Hockey Asian Champions Trophy, South Korea, Donghae Women (CHN, IND, JPN, KOR, MAS, THA)

 

APRIL
Dates Sport Event Comments
02-10 Multisport Asian Beach Games, China, Sanya
05-09 Cycling Junior Track Cycling World Championships, Egypt, Cairo
09-11 Wrestling Asian Olympic Qualifier, Kazakhstan, Almaty Olympic Qualifying Tournament
10-11 Hockey India vs Argentina, Argentina Pro League (Men)
12-17 Wrestling Asian Championships, Kazakhstan, Almaty Continental Championships
13-18 Badminton Singapore Open, Singapore Super 500
15-25 Weightlifting Asian Championship 2020, Uzbekistan, Tashkent
16-27 Shooting World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun South Korea, Changwon
19-25 Archery World Cup, Guatemala, Guatemala city
27-02 May Badminton Asian Championships, China Continental Championships
TBC Boxing Youth Men’s and Women’s World Championships, Poland
TBC Rowing Asia and Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta Olympic Qualifying Tournament
April Cricket Indian Premier League (tentative)

 

MAY
Dates Sport Event Comments
01-02 Athletics World Relays, Poland
06-09 Wrestling World Olympic Qualifier, Sofia Olympic Qualifying Tournament
07-17 Shooting World Cup Shotgun, Italy, Lonato
08-09 Hockey India vs Great Britain, England London Pro League (Men)
12-13 Hockey India vs Spain, Spain, Valencia Pro League (Men)
16-18 Rowing Final Olympic Qualifying Regatta, Switzerland, Lucerne Olympic Qualifying Tournament
17-23 Archery World Cup, China, Shanghai
18-19 Hockey India vs Germany, Germany, Hamburg Pro League (Men)
20-23 Athletics Asian Championships, China, Hangzhou
21-30 Multisport Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Thailand, Bangkok
23-31 Weightlifting Junior World Championship, Saudi Arabia
24-31 Tennis French Open, France, Paris Grand Slam
29-30 Hockey India vs New Zealand, Bhubaneswar Pro League (Men)
26-30 Cycling Asian Track & Para-Cycling Championships, Kazakhstan

 

JUNE
Dates Sport Event Comments
11-11 July Football UEFA Euro Championship
08-13 Wrestling Poland Open, Poland, Ziolkowski Ranking Series
08-13 Badminton Indonesia Open, Indonesia, Jakarta Super 1000
18-21 Archery World OG Qualifier France, Paris Olympic Qualifying Tournament
21-02 July Shooting World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun Azerbaijan, Baku
22-27 Archery World Cup, France, Paris
28-05 July Tennis Wimbledon, England, London Grand Slam

 

JULY
Dates Sport Event Comments
01-05 Squash World Doubles Championships, Australia, Gold Coast World Championships
03-14 Shooting Junior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun Germany
18 Athletics Asian Marathon Championships, Thailand, Pattaya
23-08 August Multisport Summer Olympics 2020, Japan, Tokyo

 

AUGUST
Dates Sport Event Comments
04-15 September Cricket India vs England Series in England 5 Tests
11-15 Rowing World Rowing Junior Championships, Bulgaria
17-22 Athletics World Athletics U20 Championships, Kenya, Nairobi
18-29 Multisport Summer World University Games,China, Chengdu
24-05 September Multisport Summer Paralympics 2020, Japan, Tokyo
30-6 September Tennis US Open, USA, New York Grand Slam
31-05 September Badminton Korea Open, Korea Super 500

 

SEPTEMBER
Dates Sport Event Comments
01-02 Archery World Cup Final
19-26 Archery World Championship, USA, Yankton
20-29 Weightlifting Youth World Championship Uzbekistan, Tashkent
21-26 Badminton China Open, China, Changzhou Super 1000
25-10 October Shooting Junior World Championship Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun, Peru, Las Palmas
28-03 Badminton Japan Open, Japan, Tokyo Super 750

 

OCTOBER
Dates Sport Event Comments
02-10 Wrestling World Championships, Norway, Oslo World Championships
04-10 Archery World Youth Championship, Australia, Perth
12-17 Badminton Syed Modi International, Lucknow Super 300
13-17 Cycling Track Cycling World Championships, Turkmenistan, Ashgabat World Championships
17-24 Rowing World Rowing Championships, China, Shanghai World Championships
19-24 Badminton Denmark Open, Denmark, Odense Super 750
26-31 Badminton French Open, France, Paris Super 750
TBC Cricket Men’s T20 World Cup, India World Cup
TBC Weightlifting Commonwealth Championship

 

NOVEMBER
Dates Sport Event Comments
01-07 Wrestling World U23 Championships, Serbia World Championships
07-17 Swimming Asian Swimming Championship, Philipines, New Clark Continental Championships
09-14 Badminton China Open, China, Fuzhou Super 750
16-21 Badminton Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong Super 500
20-28 Multisport Asian Youth Games, China, Shantau
TBC Weightlifting Asian Championship
TBC Weightlifting World Championship , Peru, Lima World Championships

 

DECEMBER
Dates Sport Event Comments
03-05 Wrestling Commonwealth Championship, South Africa, Johannesburg
13-18 Swimming World Swimming Championships (25m), UAE, Abu Dhabi World Championships
13-19 Squash World Men’s Team Championships, New Zealand
15-19 Badminton BWF World Tour Finals, China, Guangzhou BWF World Tour Finals
TBC Multisport South Asian Games, Pakistan, Lahore

 

Here are some big tournaments slated for in 2021:

Football:

June 11-July 11: Euro Championship

June 11-July 10: Copa America

May 15: FA Cup final

TENNIS

February 8-21: Australian Open

May 23-June 6: French Open

June 28-July 11: Wimbledon

August 30-September 12: US Open

November 22-28: Davis Cup Finals

FORMULA ONE 2021

March 21 – December 25

CRICKET:

June: ICC World Test Championship Final

October-November: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (India)