Union Government of India Approved Indo-Pak Cricket Series
The Union Home Ministry on 30 October 2012 mentioned that it had cleared the Pakistan cricket team’s India visit later this year after detailed discussions with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials on issues related to security and visas for fans who will be visiting for the limited-overs series.
The coming series is going to be of limited-overs and is likely to begin on December 2012 and continue till January 2013.
Lionel Messi won Golden Boot Award as Europe’s top Scorer
Lionel Messi, the Barcelonean forward footballer on 29 October 2012 won Golden Boot Award. Messi won the award in recognition to his record 50 goals scored in the Europe’s domestic football league in the last session. To win the award he scored 4 more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo, the Spanish league star.
This is the second Golden Boot award for Messi, as he won his first Golden Boot Award in the year 2010 after scoring 34 goals during Argentina International to help Barcelona win the league title. He is also in the list of the favorites to win the 2012 Ballon d’Or for the World’s best player.
Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012
The Indian women’s cricket team on 31 October 2012 won inaugural Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) Twenty20 Asia Cup, beating Pakistan by 18 runs in a low-scoring final in Guangzhou city of People’s Republic of China.
The team elected to bat first but did not have a good beginning as they lost both their openers within the first couple of overs. They somehow managed to make a low score of 81runs but the bowlers did a splendid job to dismiss Pakistan to 63 in 19.1 overs.