The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in June 2010 cancelled its media rights deal with World Sports Group (WSG) with immediate effect. The decision was taken to this effect as a result of “improper payment” of facilitation fee worth Rs 425 crore from Multi-Screen Media (MSM).
Amanda Sobhy from US won the finals of the women's World junior individual squash championship by defeating Egyptian rival Nour El Tayeb in the final on 29 June 2010. She is the first US winner of the prestigious World Squash Federation event.
Sri Lankan cricketer of repute, Muttiah Muralitharan who has 792 test wickets put an end to his test cricket innings in July 2010. He decided to retire from test cricket after the second test match with India scheduled to begin in Sri Lanka on 18 July 2010.
The International Association of Athletics Federations after reviewing the results of gender verification tests allowed the South African athlete Caster Semenya to compete as a woman in athletic events. The gender verification process was initiated in 2009 after issues related to her gender came to the forefront. She will return to competition at the world junior championships in Moncton, New Brunswick scheduled to begin from 19 July 2010.
Australia defeated New Zealand by 3 runs in the final of the ICC World Women's Twenty20 held in Bridgetown on 16 May 2010. Medium-pacer Ellyse Perry scalped three wickets for 18 and helped Australia emerge victorios.
Indian shooter Asher Noria on 13 May 2010 won gold for the second year in succession in the double trap event of the international shooting junior World Cup at Suhl, Germany on 12 may 2010. Noria is the only shooter in the world to have won this fiercely-contested championship twice and on the trot.
India’s Sushil Kumar won his first-ever gold medal in the Asian wrestling championship held at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex wrestling stadium, New Delhi on 13 May 2010. He defeated Dae Sung Kim of Korea to win the medal.
At the quarter final of the Uber Cup held in Malysia on 12 May 2010, ace Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal of India was defeated by Chinese world No 1 Yihan Wang. This was Nehwal’s first career match against the World number 1 Yihan Wang.
All-rounder Elton Chigumbura was recently appointed the captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team. He would take over from Prosper Utseya who resigned from the post after returning from the World Twenty20 tournament.
In its response to a communication from the ministry, the IOC, in its letter to sports minister MS Gill clarified that the guidelines for the Olympic body. On 12 May 2010 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated its stand on fixing tenures and age limits for sports administrators by the government.
Australia's Neil Robertson defeated Scotland's Graeme Dott 18-13 to win the Snooker World Championship at the Crucible on 4 May 2010. He became the second man from outside Britain and Ireland to win the title.
Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rome Masters title in six years after defeating 13th seed David Ferrer on 3 May 2010. The Spanish World No. 3 matched American legend Andre Agassi's record of 17 Masters title.