Athletes eye Paris 2024 Olympics qualification, Check out the full Indian sports calendar for March

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With less than five months left before the start of the Paris 2024 Olympics, the race for qualification has intensified. With Indian athletes like Virat Kohli, Sunil Chhetri, PV Sindhu, Rohan Bopanna, Shiva Thapa, Manika Batra, and Praveen Chithravel starring in multiple sports across the world, let us check out the full Indian sports calendar for March.

Indian Sports Calendar for March

Cricket

The red-ball season will come to an end with the India vs England Test series and the Ranji Trophy coming to a conclusion. Meanwhile, five days after the world’s best women’s franchise league ends, the biggest men’s cricket franchise league will begin.

CompetitionDate
India vs England 4th TestMarch 7-11
Ranji Trophy 2023-24Ends on March 17
Indian Premier League (IPL)Starts from March 22
Women’s Premier League (WPL)Ends on March 17

Badminton

The action-packed month will see PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen, and the World No. 1 duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy in action.

CompetitionDate
French OpenMarch 5-10
Orleans MastersMarch 12-17
All England Open Badminton ChampionshipsMarch 12 to March 17
Swiss OpenMarch 19 to March 24
Madrid Spain MastersMarch 26 to March 31

Football

For a chance to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Indian football team will face Afghanistan in the AFC Asian Qualifiers.

CompetitionDate
Afghanistan vs IndiaMarch 22
India vs AfghanistanMarch 26

Tennis

Sumit Nagal and Rohan Bopanna will be in action in two of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year. 

CompetitionDate
Indian Wells MastersMarch 3-17
Miami OpenMarch 17-31

Athletics

Praveen Chithravel, Jeswin Aldrin, Jyothi Yarraji, and Tajinder Pal Singh Toor will be some of the biggest Indian athletes in action at the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships.

CompetitionDate
World Indoor Athletics Championships 2024 March 1-3

Boxing

Deepak Bhoria, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Shiva Thapa, Nishant Dev, Lakshya Chahar, Sanjeet Kumar, Narender Berwal, Jaismine Lamboria, and Ankushita Boro will be in action at the 2024 World Qualification Tournament 1.

CompetitionDate
World Qualification Tournament 1 2024March 3-11

Table Tennis

Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra, and Ankushita Boro will be in action at these events.

CompetitionDate
Singapore SmashMarch 7-17
Champions IncheonMarch 27-31

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