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Australian Open 2021 delayed,will be playing in Melbourne from February 8 to 21

  • Dec 28, 2020
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The ATP confirmed on Thursday the updated schedule for the start of the new tennis season, which includes the postponement of the Australian Open, which will now start 3 weeks later than planned. The ATP has published the first seven weeks' matches during which the annual ATP 250 event in Maharashtra will not be held as scheduled.The Australian Open was due to start on January 18, but a 3-week delay will allow players to arrive in Melbourne and self-quarantine and prepare for the ATP 250 and ATP Cup events in the lead up to the start scheduled for January 8. February.The ATP season 2021 will begin with the Delray Beach Open, ATP 250 event and another hard court event licensed for one year in Antalya, Turkey from January 5-13. The event will then move to Doha, where the Australian Open qualifiers will be held. It was held from January 10 to 13 before players headed to Melbourne for quarantine.“The Australian Open Men's Qualifiers will be held from January 10-13 in Doha, and specific dates from January 15 to 31 will allow travel and a 14-day quarantine period for all players and support personnel to travel to Melbourne as per the requirements of Australian immigration and public health authorities.The ATP said: “The controlled quarantine period will allow players to prepare before the 12-team ATP Cup in Melbourne, which is being played alongside the international moved Adelaide, as well as the additional ATP 250 tournament, which is all being held. In Melbourne." Also Read: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at MatchesNovak Djokovic will start her title retention in Melbourne, while Sofia Kenin will also strive to defend her title. It's a big boost for Roger Federer, as the great Swiss expected a delay, considering he was racing against time to recover from knee problems.Australian Open authorities expect 25 to 30 percent of the usual crowds to attend the first major tournament of the season in Melbourne, but with the Covid-19 situation in the country under control, chances are it will be. Allow more viewers.Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that as many as 3 ATP 250 events did not occur in 2021 due to the pandemic. They include the ASB Classic (Auckland) and the New York Open, while the Tata Maharashtra Open (Pune) cannot be shown in its scheduled week in February.Updated ATP 2021 calendar - first 7 weeksDatesLocationTournament5-13 Jan.Delray BeachDelray Beach Open5-13 Jan.AntalyaAntalya Open10-13 Jan.DohaAustralian Open Qualifying31 Jan.- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 1 (Adelaide Relocation)31 Jan- 6 FebMelbourneMelbourne 21-5 Feb.MelbourneATP Cup8-21 Feb.MelbourneAustralian Open Also Read: Check out five significant types of swimming styles!

FOOTBALL

FIFA Club World Cup 2020-21: Teams, fixtures, dates & where will it take place

  • Jan 20, 2021
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The goal has the ultimate guide for the next edition of the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled for February 2021 with Bayern MunichThe 17th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup will start in February 2021 after the tournament was postponed from its original start date in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Club World Cup champion will be won through a knockout tournament featuring world winners from continental club competitions.2019 winner Liverpool will not be able to defend their title as they failed to win the 2020 UEFA Champions League, with Bayern Munich as the representative of UEFA in this year's edition.What is the 2020 Club World Cup?The Club World Cup is a knockout tournament in which the winners from the six continental federations, as well as the host nation's league champions, participate to designate the Club World Champion.It is not considered a prestigious competition like the Champions League, but due to its global nature it remains a huge honor for the clubs.The tournament evolved over the years, from 1960 to 2004, UEFA and CONMEBOL played the Intercontinental Cup, with winners of the UEFA Champions League and Libertadores Cup competing in a unique final.Subsequently, FIFA introduced the Club World Cup in 2000, although several problems delayed their inaugural competition until 2005.This year, the Club World Cup will be held in Qatar, ahead of the host country for the 2022 World Cup.The FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will be the last version to be played in its current status after FIFA confirmed its plans to update it to the 2021 edition, with the aim of expanding the competition to include 24 teams.Which teams qualified for the 2020 Club World Cup?Bayern (UEFA) is participating in the competition after winning the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.TBC (CONMEBOL). The winner in South America, the winner of the 2020 Copa Libertadores, will be confirmed on January 20, 2021. Boca Juniors, River Plate, Palmeiras, and Santos are all in dispute.UANL (Concacaf) participates as CONCACAF Champions League 2020 winners.Auckland City (OCF) was ready to participate but withdrew due to complications from Covid-19.Al-Ahly (CAF) enters the 2019-20 CAF Champions League winner.Al Duhail (AFC) will participate as the host of the tournament.Also Read: Top 10 Fantasy Cricket Websites in IndiaWhich venues will be used for the 2020 Club World Cup?The matches will be held in three stadiums in Al Rayyan City: Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium and Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium.The three stadiums are set to host the 2022 World Cup matches.2020 Club World Cup fixtures & datesFirst-roundNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location1Feb 1Al-Duhail vs Auckland City (Withdrew)8:30pm / 5:30pmAhmed bin Ali StadiumSecond roundNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location2Feb 4UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai5pm / 2pmKhalifa / Education City Stadium3Feb 4Al-Duhail vs Al Ahly8:30pm / 5:30pmKhalifa / Education City StadiumSemi-finalsNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location5Feb 7CONMEBOL vs Match 2 Winner9pm / 6pmKhalifa International Stadium6Feb 8Match 3 Winner vs Bayern9pm / 6pmAhmed bin Ali StadiumFinalNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location7Feb 11Match 5 Winner vs Match 6 Winner9pm / 6pmEducation City StadiumThird-place play-offNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location8Feb 11Match 6 Loser vs Match 5 Loser6pm / 3pmEducation City StadiumFifth-place play-offNo.DateMatchTime (local / GMT)Location9Feb 7Match 2 Loser vs Match 3 Loser6pm / 3pmEducation City StadiumHow can I watch the 2020 Club World Cup?Full details on how to watch the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will be available in due course.How to buy tickets to the 2020 Club World CupNo information has been provided on how tickets were purchased for the tournament, but it is possible that the matches will be held behind closed doors due to the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.Also Read: BRAZIL BEATS URUGUAY 2-0 TO STAY TOP OF QUALIFYING GROUP

HOCKEY

Hockey

Indian hockey forward Dilpreet Singh says Taking each training session as opportunity to make strong case for spot in Olympic squad

  • Feb 16, 2021
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Indian hockey striker Dilpreet Singh, who was training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Center in Bangalore as part of the potential major-male group, plans to make the cut in the Round of 16 final that he will represent to India in the prestigious Tokyo Olympics, set to begin in July.The 21-year-old striker said that since there are no major competitions in 2020 affected by the epidemic, he takes every training session as an opportunity to make a strong case for a place on the Olympic team. We don't want to worry about factors that are not under our control. I don't want to wait for the chance to play a match for India to defend myself but to make the most of the opportunity here in the camp to show my skills and prove myself. "We give 100 percent of each training session," Dilpreet said in a statement.Speaking of his development and the opportunity for him to train with senior players again in the camp, the youngster added: "I've been working on my technical game. I improved my end. Watching the older players playing and spending time with them helps the younger players gain confidence and of course improve." We ask our veteran players for advice and guidance, and they have been of great help to us at all times. "Dilpreet, who was part of the teams that won the silver and bronze medals at the Breda Hockey Champions Cup 2018 and Asian Games 2018, respectively, returned to the junior starting group after the 2018 World Cup.Speaking of the omission, the boy from Amritsar said, “I was very upset with myself because I was a part of almost every major tournament and I was looking forward to appearing in the Olympics as well. But the omission of the senior core group affected me so much and made me realize that I had squandered the golden opportunity and I had to work harder. "However, a year later, after doing well in potential youth basics, Dilpreet was called up for the FIH Pro League match against World Champion Belgium."I started from scratch. I trained hard in the junior camp to at least get a place in the first team. He used to follow every first-team training exercise. I was in constant contact with the top players for that and asked them for guidance, and finally, in 2020, I'm back." "To the main group of the FIH Hockey Pro League. The postponement of the Olympic Games gave players like me the opportunity to improve the situation and make the most of it. The choice of teams is not in my hands, I focus on giving 100 percent on the field and improving day after day."Also Read: The 47th FIH Statutory Congress will happen in Delhi

SERIES

India Test Squad

India Test Squad for Bangladesh Series 2019: Shahbaz Nadeem left out, Virat Kohli to lead

  • Nov 11, 2019
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India and Bangladesh 2019 series test calendar, squad, team,player list: Indian unit led by Virat Kohli will receive Bangladeshi neighborsfor a two-match test series, starting on November 14.India Test Squad, Players List for Bangladesh 2019 Series: After completing a wash-off on South Africa in a recently concluded three-match Test series, India will be led by Virat Kohli Bangladesh for a two-game test series from November 14.Kuldeep Yadav, who was forced to leave the final against SouthAfrica due to an injury, was joined to the 15-man team.However, Shahbaz Nadeem, chosen instead of Kuldeep, wasdisqualified for the final test against South Africa in Ranchi. Schoppman isanother young generation who retains his place in the Indian camp.India made an excellent start to the World Test Championship, withfive wins in five games. The first side of Test 1 dominated South Africarecently in their home country by doing historical laundering to raise thescore to 240, while greatly benefiting from other countries.After a tour of Bangladesh through India, the team led by ViratKohli will face a tough challenge while touring New Zealand next year. Indiawill play a series of two tests against New Zealand.Rohit Sharma was the discovery this season in the first series of the ICC Test Championship. The new experiment opened to negotiate with the South African pace attack. The 32-year-old scored three centuries in four innings, including maiden Test double hundred at Ranchi.India Test Squad:Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara,Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav,Mohammed Shami,Umesh Yadav,Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant.Schedule:India vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Holkar International Stadium, Indore, November 14-18 India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, November 22-26Read More: ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Complete list of matches, dates, and venues

INTERNATIONAL

Super Bowl 2021

Super Bowl 2021 LV MVP: Three Players who can win the Prestigious award

  • Feb 08, 2021
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Super Bowl 2021 LV in action! To end what had been a tumultuous season for 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Pirates in Tampa, Florida, for the NFL Championship.While Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers was awarded the Regular Season Player of the Year award last night, the Super Bowl 2021 MVP is still ready to grab. We take a look at three players who think they can end the night with a Super Bowl 2021 Ring and the in-game MVP award.Patrick Mahomes is looking to make it a Super Bowl 2021 duoKansas City Chiefs have been chasing their second Super Bowl 2021 for several years. And the man who finished the game's best player award last year is running for him again.Midfielder Patrick Mahomes has held the league since it was drafted in 2018. The midfielder had another great season with 38 heads up scoring just six interceptions.Mahomes defends both the Super Bowl 2021 and his MVP award, and he sure has a lot at stake in this game.Tom Brady is seeking Super Bowl 2021 MVP # 5There is always a piece of history associated with Tom Brady. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers midfielder is the only player in NFL history to win four Super Bowl 2021 MVP Awards. And tonight, Brady is looking at number 5.Brady started slowly in Tampa but quickly changed course to inspire his team in an incredible rush to the big game. The Buccaneers are the first team in NFL history to play the Super Bowl 2021 at home.And while seat crowds are confused by the coronavirus pandemic, the home advantage will certainly be in Tom Brady’s favor.Travis Kelsey is a strong competitorWith the pirates almost certain to put the double cover on Chiefs' feud with Terek Hill, the onus will fall on Chiefs of Travis Kelsey's end court to lead the attack.The tight end saw an extraordinary campaign for 2020. Breaking the record for most arenas received with a tight finish in one season, Kielce was nearly impotent.But history is not on your side. Despite growing numbers throughout the season, Kelce could end up falling prey to the curse of the tight end. So far, the narrow end hasn't won the award. And if Kelsey does, he will be the first to win it.So, with players ready to give their all for the Lombardy Cup, which player do you think will play the biggest role in their team's victory?Also Read: Super Bowl | When, Where and Everything

DOMESTIC

NBA India

Mumbai Gets Ready To Host NBA India Games

  • Oct 01, 2019
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The capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai, hosts the next National Games (NBA Games) in India, which will begin on September 8th. There will be two pre-season games between the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.Mumbai will host the next NBA Games starting September 28th. As the celebrations begin, it will be the first game, also a pre-season game, between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers. The game will be played in front of 3,000 children in 70 schools in Mumbai. It will also be the first match of the NBA in India, scheduled for October 4. Then there will be another game on October 5th, which will be open to the public.Celebrations will begin tomorrow, beginning with The Gateway of India, followed by the first floating Bandra-Worli Naval Court, which will lead to community events highlighting NBA values.In addition, graffiti artists such as NME and Minzo will promote events through street art, while Indian hip hop artists such as Shah Rule and Brodha V will do so through original compositions. For matches also, Geo Safin chose playlists in Hindi, English, and Tamil.Gateway of India lights up for historic NBA?India GamesBarnes added that Indian fans will have the opportunity to understand what basketball is at the 2019 Indian Games in Mumbai.An important event is expected when the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play two games before the 2019 NBA season in Mumbai for the first time on Friday, October 4, 2019, and Saturday, October 5, 2019. To celebrate the arrival of En Los, basketball games and India Gate illuminated on Saturday. The news agency also shared photos of the illuminated memorial.Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings and Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlad Devak, and Indiana Pacers Doug McDermott and Basketball Operations Manager Pritchard shared their enthusiasm for the visit in India with the country's media. During a teleconference organized by the National Basketball Association.It will be a very exciting time for us, as a team, for the league, to be part of the first game of the NBA Games India 2019 in India. I talked to my teammates and they are very happy to see the culture. The most important thing in India is that the culture is beautiful. I was there earlier this year and I want to give my teammates the opportunity to walk around town, eat Indian food and watch the Taj Mahal, as well as work with children who are NBA members. Academy in India. It's a beautiful experience. "From a basketball standpoint, I want to see how passionate fans are," Barnes said.Barnes added that Indian fans will have the opportunity to understand what basketball is at the 2018 NBA India Games in Mumbai.I think watching the game on TV is one thing, but the power to watch it closely will give Indian fans an idea of ??its content. Feeling passion and experience is what I feel everyone wants to promote. I was very moved by the kids when I traveled to India this summer and they have a lot of talent. To see how difficult their job and diligence for the details. "There is no doubt that the game will develop and more players will come out of India," said Barnes.Kevin Pritchard, general manager of the Indiana Pacers, said the two teams were pioneers in the transfer of the NBA from the United States to India."We are very happy to arrive in India, we talk a lot about it internally and we feel like pioneers because it's the first basketball game in the country." I think the players are excited and want to be ready to do a good show, "Pritchard said.