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Suresh Raina pledges Rs 52 lakh in fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India and Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has pledged Rs 52 lakh in the fight against coronavirus. While he is set to give Rs 31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, he will hand Rs 21 lakh to the UP CMs Disaster Relief Fund.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kohli wasn't the only one to struggle in NZ: Hesson
Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson feels that India were probably the best equipped team to have played a Test series in New Zealand in recent years even though they ended up losing 2-0. India were completely outplayed by the Kiwis, losing the first Test by 10 wickets and the second by seven. But the former Kiwi coach begs to differ and feels that the conditions were tough.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez
Montevideo, March 28 (IANS) The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has laid off 400 members of its staff, including men's first team coach Oscar Tabarez, who has led the side since 2006 and won a Copa America title with them.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
Absolutely love the way Raina does his business at CSK: Hogg
Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Brad Hogg has picked countryman David Warner and Chennai Super Kings deputy Suresh Raina as the best batsmen in the powerplay overs when it comes to the Indian Premier League.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
I support 'brave decision' to postpone Olympics: Osaka
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka on Saturday said Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a brave decision of postponing 2020 Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
'Difficult decisions' to come, say Premier League, EFL & PFA
London, March 28 (IANS) Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers' Association have said that "difficult decisions" will be taken in order to counter the impact of coronavirus pandemic on English football.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
To chase American dream, Dane Piedt ends Proteas career
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) Off-spinner Dane Piedt, who made nine appearances for South Africa, has ended his Proteas career and will now relocate to the US with whom he dreams about playing the World Cup.
2020-03-28
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Forced break a 'welcome rest' for Indian players: Shastri
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the forced break for the Indian players which has come due to the coronavirus pandemic is a "welcome rest" as they can now re-energise themselves and get some much-needed rest.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ECB mulls coronavirus checkpoints at cricket grounds
London, March 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board might install coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units at grounds as they look to resume the game behind closed doors.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
European shooting Olympic qualifier cancelled: ISSF
Munich, March 27 (IANS) The European Shotgun Championship and European Rifle/Pistol Qualification Championship for the 2020 Olympics have been cancelled, the International Shooting Sport Federation said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Barcelona cut wages of players
Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Barcelona have become the first Spanish football club to officially announce a pay cut for players and club staff as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Great boost to human race: Ashwin on 101-year-old corona survivor
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin said that the story of a 101-year-old man in Italy recovering from coronavirus is a "great boost to human race."
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: After awareness videos, Tendulkar now donates Rs 50 lakh
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has come forward and decided to donate Rs 50 lakh to join hands with the Indian government in helping fight the battle against the coronavirus outbreak that has seen the world come to a standstill.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mikel Arteta opens up about his coronavirus recovery
London, March 27 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who has "completely recovered" from COVID-19, believes people should be "emotionally more open" after the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SCA donates Rs 42 lakh to COVID-19 relief fund
Ahmedabad, March 27 (IANS) Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) has decided to donate an amount of Rs 42 lakh to combat the spread of COVID-19. SCA will be donating Rs 21 lakh each to Prime Ministers Relief Fund and Gujarat Chief Ministers Relief Fund set up for battling coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Italian football, Real Madrid open facilities to fight against COVID-1
Madrid, March 26 (IANS) As Spain and Italy grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, its football institutions are lending a helping hand by opening up their facilities.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Turkish boxers test positive after Tokyo qualifier, IOC draws flak
Istanbul, March 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been labelled "irresponsible" after the Turkish Boxing Federation revealed two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London earlier this month had since tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Athletics
Was really itching to get back to playing cricket: Rohit
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Star Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is holed up in his apartment like everybody else due to the three-week lockdown that was declared in the country on Tuesday as it grapples with the coronavirus outbreak. Rohit said that he is making do with running up and down the stairs of his building to stay fit.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
PV Sindhu donates Rs 10 lakh in fight against COVID-19
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to combat the spread of coronavirus. Sindhu has donated Rs 5 lakh each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister Relief Funds in fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Can't wait forever, BCCI should start women's IPL by 2021: Mithali
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India ODI captain Mithali Raj has said BCCI should not "wait forever" to organise the women's Indian Premier League (IPL), and believes the inaugural tournament should be held in 2021. She also said that the women's IPL, unlike the men's edition, could initially be on a "smaller scale".
2020-03-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak cricketers to donate PKR 5mn to COVID-19 relief fund
Lahore, March 26 (IANS) Pakistan cricketers will be donating a collective amount of five million Pakistani rupee to the governments emergency fund in their fight against coronavirus.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Every athletes' worst fear has come true: Vinesh on Oly postponement
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that postponement of the Olympics is every athletes' "worst fear" and has left her "deeply disappointed."
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
New date of Olympics not restricted to summer 2021: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said all options are on table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise of all the stakeholders.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar Games in a row huge challenge for IOC: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, together with Beijing 2022 and Dakar 2022, will present a huge challenge towards the governing body of the Olympic movement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
BWF welcomes Olympics postponement, may freeze rankings
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) welcomed the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the badminton world governing body said on Wednesday.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Pietersen to interview Rohit on Thursday on social media
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will chat with India opener Rohit Sharma on Thursday in social media, he has said.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Every athletes' worst fear has come true: Vinesh on Oly postponement
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that postponement of the Olympics is every athletes' "worst fear" and has left her "deeply disappointed."
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
New date of Olympics not restricted to summer 2021: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said all options are on table for the new date of Tokyo Games, and that the postponement needs sacrifice and compromise of all the stakeholders.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
Task force to be set up for issues around postponed Olympics
Tokyo, March 25 (IANS) Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) will set up task force to resolve the issues arising after the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar Games in a row huge challenge for IOC: Bach
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, together with Beijing 2022 and Dakar 2022, will present a huge challenge towards the governing body of the Olympic movement.
2020-03-25
Category: International, China,Sports,Athletics
BWF welcomes Olympics postponement, may freeze rankings
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) welcomed the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the badminton world governing body said on Wednesday.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Pietersen to interview Rohit on Thursday on social media
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will chat with India opener Rohit Sharma on Thursday in social media, he has said.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
IOC Athletes' Commission supports Olympics postponement
Geneva, March 25 (IANS) The IOC Athletes' Commission has expressed full support of the IOC's decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games until 2021 after discussion within athlete community.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: ITF welcomes Olympic postponement
London, March 25 (IANS) International Tennis Federation (ITF) has welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021.
2020-03-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
COVID-19: Sourav Ganguly to provide free rice to the needy
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly will provide free rice worth Rs 50 lakh to the needy people who have been put in government schools for safety and security amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Tata Sky Fitness to be free for subscribers for a month
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) With the aim to raise awareness around staying fit, healthy and safe at home amid COVID-19 outbreak, Tata Sky will provide free access to Tata Sky Fitness to all its subscribers. Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju has recognised this initiative that comes at a time when it is imperative for people to join the drive to stay at home during the current country wide lockdown.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Stop going outside, we are not on holidays: Tendulkar tells people
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday requested people not to step outside their houses and adhere to the guidelines of the government and the health authorities in the wake of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
CAB chief Avishek to donate Rs 5 lakh to combat COVID-19
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) In a bid to support the cause and fight the battle to eradicate the deadly threat of coronavirus, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Avishek Dalmiya has decided to donate a sum of Rs 5 lakh towards the West Bengal governments Emergency Relief Fund.
2020-03-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Rishabh Pant could do with a mind coach: Brad Hogg
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Former Australian bowler Brad Hogg feels that Rishabh Pant hasan enormous amount of talent and he can overcome his troubles with a mental trainer.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Afridi earns Harbhajan's praise for 'great work for humanity'
Lahore, March 25 (IANS) Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is earning praise from all quarters, including his yesteryear on-field rival Harbhajan Singh for donating disinfectant soap, material and food to the needy as the world battles with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
If being boring gets the job done, it's worth it: Jack Leach
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Like every other sportsperson, England off-spinner Jack Leach is also spending time at home as the entire world battles with coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
These are testing times, please stand united: Kohli, Anushka
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Celebrated couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Wednesday requested citizens to stay at home during the national wide 21-day lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Amarjit 'determined' to keep pushing himself
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) After a roller-coaster season that saw him make his senior India debut and then miss out on almost four months of action due to injury, Amarjit Singh Kiyam had begun the ongoing off-season with a steely determination to work harder than everyone else, and enter the new campaign with a bang.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Sania steps forward to raise funds for daily wage workers
Hyderabad, March 24 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has stepped forward to raise money to provide food and other basic necessities for the daily wage workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed more than 16,000 lives across the world.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Tennis
Feedback heartening, but can't have DRS in entire Ranji Trophy: Karim
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season saw many firsts. It not only saw Saurashtra clinching the trophy for the first time in the history of India's premier domestic competition, but also saw the maiden usage of Decision Review System (DRS) -- though in limited format -- in the Ranji Trophy.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mourinho helps self-isolating elderly with necessary items
London, March 24 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has worked alongside Age UK and Love Your DoorStep in Enfield to prepare food parcels and other items for delivery to the more vulnerable members of the community as people here grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Italian club Napoli FC suspends training due to COVID-19
Naples, March 24 (IANS) Italian football club Napoli FC, which was due to start its training from Tuesday, has suspended all sporting activities amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
IOC member Pound's statement on Olympics not official: IOA
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has stated that no decision regarding the postponement of Tokyo Games, slated to start from July 24, has been made as of now by the International Olympic Association (IOC) and it will be done only in four weeks time.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
COVID-19: Gambhir offers Rs 50 lakh to Delhi government hospitals
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Former India opener and East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir has offered to release rupees 50 lakh from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund for the equipment to treat coronavirus patients in Delhi government hospitals.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket