Facebook deletes ISSF page, shooting body calls for help from fraternity

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) says it is experiencing an “unpleasant situation” as social networking site Facebook has deleted the global body’s page from its platform without any intimation. Besides Twitter and Instagram, shooters from across the world rely on the ISSF Facebook page for updates from the sport’s governing body. The page was… Continue reading Facebook deletes ISSF page, shooting body calls for help from fraternity

International Hockey Federation postpones Pro League matches due to COVID-19

The International Hockey Federation on Thursday postponed two upcoming FIH Pro League matches due to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions in the competing nations. Britain and Germany (men) were due to clash next weekend, while China and Belgium were to go up against each other in the women’s competition in January next year. “With the… Continue reading International Hockey Federation postpones Pro League matches due to COVID-19

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Table Tennis veteran Anthony Amalraj recovers from Covid-19 but won’t join national camp

Veteran table tennis player Anthony Amalraj, member of the bronze medal-winning men’s side at the 2018 Asian Games, has decided against joining his teammates at the ongoing national camp in Sonepat as a precautionary measure after recovering from COVID-19. Amalraj, also a two-time national champion, feared for his life in a Chennai hospital after contracting… Continue reading Table Tennis veteran Anthony Amalraj recovers from Covid-19 but won’t join national camp

Ter Stegen back for Barcelona after knee surgery

Barcelona have been boosted by the return of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen from a long injury lay off, as the German was named in the squad for Wednesday’s Champions League game at home to Dynamo Kyiv. Barca’s number one, who recently signed a contract with the club until 2025, has been out since undergoing knee… Continue reading Ter Stegen back for Barcelona after knee surgery

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma continue to dominate ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma continued to dominate the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen by occupying the top two positions, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah remained static at the second spot in the bowler’s list. Kohli (871) and Rohit (855), who have not featured in any one-day game since the COVID-19… Continue reading Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma continue to dominate ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Pakistan domestic cricketer Bismillah Khan tests positive for COVID-19

A Pakistani domestic cricketer, Bismillah Khan, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under isolation, according to a report. A report in ESPNcricinfo stated that Balochistan wicketkeeper-batsman Khan had shown symptoms during his team’s second-round match against Southern Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. However, he wasn’t tested until the fourth day, after which he was… Continue reading Pakistan domestic cricketer Bismillah Khan tests positive for COVID-19

Lesser tournaments have hurt my chances of going to Olympics: Harmeet Desai

Lack of tournaments due to Covid-19 has hurt the chances of Indian male table tennis players apart from Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran to make it to the Tokyo Olympics, according to national champion Harmeet Desai. Desai, 27, was in great form as he finished in the last four at the Oman Open just before… Continue reading Lesser tournaments have hurt my chances of going to Olympics: Harmeet Desai

Indian archery team’s support staff member tests positive for COVID-19; training resumes after two-day break

A support staff member of the Indian archery team training at the Army Sports Institute (ASI) here has tested positive for COVID-19 but the camp resumed after a two-day break, the Sports Authority of India said on Tuesday. The SAI said it is getting RT-PCR test conducted for all national campers as per the protocol.… Continue reading Indian archery team’s support staff member tests positive for COVID-19; training resumes after two-day break

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Rohit Sharma knows he has long career and not just this IPL: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wants injured senior opener Rohit Sharma to tread cautiously while deciding on competing for his IPL team Mumbai Indians in the play-offs as he risks aggravating the hamstring tear that led to his exclusion from the Australia-bound India squad. Rohit has been out of action since the second leg fixture against… Continue reading Rohit Sharma knows he has long career and not just this IPL: Sourav Ganguly

Sachin Tendulkar urges authorities to make helmets mandatory for batsmen

London: Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during the final match of the 2019 World Cup between New Zealand and England at the Lord's Cricket Stadium in London, England on July 14, 2019. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Concerned about safety of the players, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to make it mandatory for batsmen to wear helmets while playing at the professional level. Tendulkar shared a video of Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Vijay Shankar getting hit on the head when Kings XI Punjab fielder Nicholas… Continue reading Sachin Tendulkar urges authorities to make helmets mandatory for batsmen