Title Description Posted Date
COVID-19: BWF freezes world rankings til

Kuala Lumpur/UNI: The Badminton World Federation on Tuesday decided to freeze the World Rankings and World Junior Rankings until further notice due to the calendar being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

31-Mar-2020
Beijing 2022 organizers to evaluate impa

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: With the Tokyo Olympic Games rescheduled to the summer of 2021, Beijing 2022 organizers told Xinhua that they will evaluate the impact of the new dates to ensure the success of the Olympic Winter Games.

31-Mar-2020
Australia's upcoming tour to Bangladesh

Sydney/IBNS: Given the scenario, the world is facing due to COVID -19 outbreak, Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has said that his team's upcoming tour to Bangladesh might not be held as per schedule in the month of June.

31-Mar-2020
David Warner shaves his hairs to show so

Sydney/IBNS: Cricketer David Warner has shaved his hairs to show solidarity with the people who are currently fighting on the frontline against the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe.

31-Mar-2020
Tokyo Olympics to start on July 23, 2021

Tokyo/UNI:  The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed last week over the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held from July 23 to Aug 8 next year, officials said on Monday.

30-Mar-2020
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma offer moneta

New Delhi/UNI: Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on Monday offered monetary support to the PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

30-Mar-2020
Neymar denies flouting social distancing

Rio de Janeiro/Xinhua/UNI: Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has denied suggestions that he ignored social distancing guidelines by playing footvolley with friends at his mansion near Rio de Janeiro.

30-Mar-2020
Virat-Anushka pledges to contribute to P

Mumbai/IBNS: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma have pledged to contribute to the PM Cares Fund and the Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help to fight against the COVID-19.

30-Mar-2020
Table tennis world team championships po

Seoul/Xinhua/UNI: The table tennis world team championships have been postponed again after ITTF, the sport's governing body, suspended all planned international events until June 30 because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

30-Mar-2020
FC Barcelona to lose 110 million dollar

Barcelona/Sputnik/UNI: Spanish football club FC Barcelona will lose at least 100 million euros (110.7 million dollar) due to the worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Spanish Marca sport newspaper reported on Monday.

30-Mar-2020
COVID-19: ITTF suspends events until Jun

Beijing/Xinhua: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Executive Committee has decided to suspend all planned ITTF events and activities involving international travel until June 30 as it discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the international table tennis event schedule.

30-Mar-2020
ICC praises World T20 hero Joginder Shar

Dubai/IBNS: The International Cricket Council on recently appreciated former Indian cricketer and T20 World Cup hero  Joginder Sharma for the role he is playing as a cop to fight against COVID19 outbreak in the country.

29-Mar-2020
BCCI to contribute Rs. 51 crore to PM Ca

Mumbai/IBNS: The Indian cricket board along with its affiliated state associations on Saturday announced that it will contribute Rs. 51 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund or PM Cares Fund to fight against the deadly Novel Coronavirus.

28-Mar-2020
Suresh Raina donates Rs 52 lakh in fight

New Delhi/UNI: India cricketer Suresh Raina on Saturday donated Rs 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 21 lakh to Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s disaster relief fund to help in their fight against coronavirus.

28-Mar-2020
Tokyo 2020 chief says new dates for Olym

Tokyo/Xinhua: Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori said on Saturday that the new dates for the postponed Olympic Games could be decided by the end of next week.

28-Mar-2020
German footballers start wave of donatio

Berlin/Xinhua/UNI: Marco Reus and his wife Scarlett are the latest example of footballers making significant donations to support the fight against the coronavirus and the economic setbacks caused by the current shutdown of society.

28-Mar-2020
IOC members support postponement of 2020

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have expressed support for the decision of IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reschedule the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization said in a statement.

28-Mar-2020
Virat Kohli urges citizens to follow rul

Mumbai/IBNS: Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on Friday urged people to obey the 21-day lockdown rules seriously to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the country.

27-Mar-2020
Chinese men's football team tests negati

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese men's football team announced on Thursday that all team members were tested negative for COVID-19 after flying back from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

26-Mar-2020
ICC postpones all World Cup qualifiers a

Dubai/UNI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed all the qualifying events for the 2021 T20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023, which were scheduled to be held before June 30, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

26-Mar-2020
Chinese football star Wu Lei denies re-t

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese star footballer Wu Lei denied on Thursday the rumours that the 28-year-old La Liga Espanol striker was re-tested negative for COVID-19.

26-Mar-2020
Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's best co

Rio de JaneiroXinhua/UNI: Brazilian football great Pele has described Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best contemporary footballer, rating the Juventus forward ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

26-Mar-2020
Brazilian tennis player Thiago Wild test

Rio de Janeiro/Xinhua/UNI: Brazilian tennis player Thiago Wild has tested positive for the deadly Novel Coronavirus, less than a month after winning his first ATP title.

26-Mar-2020
COVID-19: Fate of this year's Wimbledon

London/Xinhua/UNI: The All England Club said that they will decide whether to postpone or cancel this year's Wimbledon Championships next week after an emergency meeting.

26-Mar-2020
COVID-19: Sourav Ganguly offers Eden Gar

Kolkata/IBNS: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has offered the indoor facility and the players' dormitory of the iconic Eden Gardens to West Bengal government for the quarantine facilities to combat the deadly Novel Coronavirus, media reports said.

25-Mar-2020
World Archery voices support for delayin

Lausanne/Xinhua/UNI:  World Archery expressed support for the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympic Games beyond 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.

25-Mar-2020
COVID-19: UN health agency advice inform

New York/IBNS: The International Olympic Committee declared on Wednesday that it is postponing the 2020 Summer Olympics which were due to take place in Japan, based on information provided by the UN health agency, WHO, on the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.

25-Mar-2020
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, 2020 Tokyo Olymp

Tokyo/IBNS: As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the world, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to the summer of 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Tuesday.

24-Mar-2020
COVID-19: Never thought would see my cit

Kolkata/UNI: BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he never thought his city would wear a deserted look with virtually no one on the streets, owing to a nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

24-Mar-2020
Coronavirus update: WHO and world footba

New York/IBNS: A new awareness-raising campaign, led by the world’s top football stars, called ‘Pass the message to kick out coronavirus’, was launched on Monday by the UN health agency, WHO, and international football’s governing body, FIFA.

24-Mar-2020
Chinese star footballer expected to reco

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI:  Chinese best-known footballer Wu Lei can recover from COVID-19 in one week or two if the illness does not cause severe symptoms, said a Chinese expert.

24-Mar-2020
US Olympic committee calls for postponem

Washington/Xinhua/UNI: The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee said on Monday that "the path toward postponement" of the Tokyo Games is "most promising" after surveying about 2,000 American athletes.

24-Mar-2020
Ronaldinho barred from receiving visitor

Rio De Janeiro/Xinhua/UNI:  Brazilian football great Ronaldinho will no longer receive visits at the Paraguayan jail where he is being held as local authorities attempt to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

24-Mar-2020
Olympic flame to be carried by car in Ja

Tokyo/Xinhua/UNI:  The Tokyo organizing committee is planning to carry the Olympic flame by car instead of by torchbearers when the Japan leg of the torch relay starts later this week in Fukushima Prefecture, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

24-Mar-2020
Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar slams people for

Islamabad/IBNS: In his Youtube video, former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his unhappiness over people's casual approach towards dealing COVID 19 outbreak in the country.

24-Mar-2020
COVID-19 outbreak: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Ga

Washington/IBNS: The International Olympic Committee on Monday evening informed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed, likely to 2021, media reports said.

23-Mar-2020
Suresh Raina, wife blessed with baby boy

New Delhi/UNI: India cricketer Suresh Raina's wife Priyanka gave birth to their second child, a boy, early on Monday.

23-Mar-2020
Sri Lanka Cricket grants LKR 25 million

Colombo/UNI: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday decided to contribute a sum of 25 million Lankan Rupees to the government, in order to help the fight against COVID pandemic.

23-Mar-2020
Ex-Manchester United footballer Marouane

London/IBNS:  Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has tested positive for COVID 19.

23-Mar-2020
COVID-19: 'Cancellation of event out of

Tokyo/Moscow/Sputnik: The cancellation of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic is out of question, Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said on Monday, adding that different scenarios will be studied.

23-Mar-2020
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo San

Madrid/IBNS:  Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz passed away after being infected by COVID 19, officials said on Sunday.

22-Mar-2020
Soccer players Paolo Maldini, son Daniel

Rome/IBNS: Italian football legend Paolo Maldini has tested positive for coronavirus.

22-Mar-2020
Juventus forward Dybala tests positive f

Rome/Xinhua: Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has tested positive for COVID-19, the Italian soccer club announced.

22-Mar-2020
Thomas & Uber Cup postponed due to COVID

Copenhagen/Xinhua/UNI: The TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup, scheduled for May 16-24, has been postponed until August 15-23, according to Badminton Denmark in a press release issued.

21-Mar-2020
COVID-19: Chinese star footballer Wu Lei

Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese international footballer Wu Lei has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptom as he currently conducts self-isolation at home in Barcelona, Spain, a source confirmed to Xinhua on Saturday.

21-Mar-2020
Indian football legend PK Banerjee passe

Kolkata/IBNS: Indian football legend Pradip Kumar Banerjee passed away at the age of 83 in Kolkata's Medica Superspecialty Hospital on Friday afternoon.

20-Mar-2020
Veteran mountaineers and adventure lover

Kolkata/IBNS: Eleven veteran mountain lovers and adventurers of yester years from West Bengal were felicitated at a captivating and well attended function, jointly organised by The Pahariya – a platform for mountain lovers and Kolkata section of Himalayan Club at Maidan tent of Press Club Kolkata here recently.

20-Mar-2020
Greece hands over Olympic Flame to Tokyo

Athens/Xinhua: The Olympic Flame burning for the Tokyo 2020 Games was handed over to a small Japanese delegation on Thursday during a ceremony held at the Panathinaic Stadium in Athens.

19-Mar-2020
African volleyball body postpones all co

Nairobi/Xinhua/UNI:  Africa's volleyball governing body has postponed all sports competitions following the decision by governments to restrict travel to curb the spread of coronavirus.

18-Mar-2020
2020 PGA Championship postponed due to c

Los Angeles/Xinhua/UNI: The 2020 PGA Championship in San Francisco, originally scheduled to be held from May 11 to 17, has been postponed, the PGA of America announced on Tuesday.

18-Mar-2020
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