IPL 2020 AuctionThe next edition of the IPL player auction is just around the corner. For the first time, the auction will be held in Kolkata.IPL PLAYER AUCTION MORE DETAILS:WHEN?The IPL 2020 auction will be held on December 19 (Thursday)WHERE?KolkataLIVE COVERAGE:The live coverage of the IPL auction will be available on All News Channels on December 1971 players were released through their franchises before the IPL 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19 this year. A total of 127 players were retained, including 35 foreigners.Kings XI Punjab entered the auction on December 19 with a bag worth Rs. 42.70 crore, the biggest of the eight teams after it dropped eight players, including South African David Miller, Englishman Sam Curran, and the mysterious Tamil Nadu Varun Chakravarthy, purchased for huge rupees 8.4 crores last year.The champions Mumbai Indian retained 18 players, including veteran Sri Lankan player Lasith Malinga, despite his fitness problems, while f releasing 12 players.Chennai Super Kings, three-time champions, is entering the auction with a small bag of Rs. 14.60 crore.Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, has around Rs. 28 crores to work at the auction.Here is the full list of the eight portfolios:Delhi Capitals launched nine players, including two South Africans, Morris and the powerful Colin Ingram. New Zealand's first-class batsman Colin Munro and Indian test specialist Hanuma Vihari were also released.Rajasthan Royals dropped 11 players, including pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought for Rs 8.4 crore last year after paying Rs. 11.5 crore for him the previous season.Sunrisers Hyderabad released the smallest number of players, five, including Shakibul Al Hasan, who was banned by the ICC for failing to report illegal methods, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, and Yusuf Pathan.Following is the list of players released by the teams:Chennai Super Kings: Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey, Dhruv Shorey, Mohit Sharma, Sam Billings, Scott Kuggeleijn.Delhi Capitals: Ankush Bains, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh.Kings XI Punjab: Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthy.Kolkata Knight Riders: Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Joe Denly, KC Cariappa, Matt Kelly, Nikhil Naik, Piyush Chawla, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Mundhe.Mumbai Indians: Adam Milne, Alzarri Joseph, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Beuran Hendricks, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singh.Rajasthan Royals: Aryaman Birla, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Prashant Chopra, Rahul Tripathi, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Sudhesan Midhun.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Milind Kumar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee.Sunrisers Hyderabad: Deepak Hooda, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan.Read More
Copa del Rey has Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, Granada, and second-division club Mirandes as its four semi-finalists, after both Real Madrid and Barcelona failed to make it to the last four in a decade.The new edition of the Copa del Rey claimed the largest number of casualties on Thursday, and Real Madrid and Barcelona were eliminated in the last eight.Real Madrid lost 4-3 to Real Sociedad at home, before Barcelona scored a late goal to lose 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao on the most surprising night in a competition filled with surprises.Valencia also lost the defending champions on Tuesday and Villarreal were excluded on Wednesday. Sevilla and Atletico Madrid had already been sent off in previous rounds.The semifinals will only be played in two stages this season, giving smaller clubs more chances to beat larger teams.The last four surprises will also include Granada and the second division club Mirandes. This is the first time in ten years that neither Madrid nor Barcelona have reached the last four cup games, as at least one of the Spanish powers reached the final each year since the 2009-10 season when Seville won the title. Barcelona reached the final in the past six years in a row."This is the new Copa," said Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. "We are playing a game, away from home, and in one play you are eliminated."Real Sociedad finished a series of unbeaten matches in Madrid 21 by beating Santiago Bernabeu to reach the semi-finals for the first time in six years.Athletic beat Barcelona thanks to the winner of Inaki Williams three minutes after the end of the second half, adding to the difficulties faced by the club since coach Ernesto Valverde expelled him and replaced him with Kick Sitan.Barcelona has not yet been affected by the new coach, and the players and managers of the club have disagreed recently."I think we have taken a step forward. We are playing better than our opponent," Setien said. "Everything went well, except for the result."Barcelona dominated during the second half and was on the verge of breaking the deadlock with clear potentials for Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi. But it was Athletic who found the late winner when Williams threw a header in the far corner after the Ibai Gomez crossing.Athletic, the second most successful club in the cup with 23 championships, behind Barcelona, needed a penalty shootout to advance against second division clubs in the previous two rounds.Messi appeared in its seventy-fifth session in the Cup, in keeping with Joseph Samiter's record in Barcelona since 1932.Real Sociedad's victory stopped a series of eight wins in Madrid and gave the club its first defeat in all competitions since October.He also ended Madrid's hopes of winning the cup competition for the first time since 2014.Real Sociedad, semi-finals in 2014, will seek to win the third Copa del Rey Cup, the first since 1987."Our fans deserve a prize like this," said Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil. "This victory means a lot, it comes in full Bernabeu, against a team like Real Madrid, with our team playing well." You can imagine how we feel now. "Visitors dominated most of the match, but Madrid was about to return after scoring goals in the second half."We did everything we had in the end, but it was too late," said Madrid defender Marcelo. "It is difficult to come back after receiving four goals at home. It is disappointing, but we still have other competitions."Madrid was partly dominant thanks to their strong defense, having only received 13 goals in 22 Spanish league matches.The young Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard, who played for Real Sociedad on loan from Madrid, did not celebrate after he opened the scoring in the 22nd minute of the match after being saved by Madrid goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.Young Swedish striker Alexander Issac joined the lead two minutes into the second half, a shot in the 54th and a shot in the top corner in the 56thIsaac, 20 years old, has scored in five consecutive games, already scored an offside goal after reviewing the video just a few minutes after the break.Marcelo approached Madrid with a low shot from inside the area in 59th, but Mikel Merino again increased the advantage for visitors at close range in 69th.Rodrygo scored second in Madrid in 81st, two minutes after Vinicius Jr.'s goal was canceled by the video review. The third came through ahead from Nacho Ramos three minutes after the time of detention.Real Sociedad defender, Andoni Gorosabel, was sent off before the final whistle.
A list of sports events affected by the viral outbreak, as the PGA Tour cancelling remainder of Players Championship and all tournaments for 3 weeks becomes the latest addition. ARCHERYISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed. World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 canceled.ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. World half-marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on March 29 postponed to Oct. 17. Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 canceled. Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 canceled. Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed. Tokyo Marathon on March 1, restricted to elite runners. Paris Half Marathon on March 1 postponed to Sept. 6. Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 8, restricted to elite runners. Rome Half Marathon on March 8 canceled. New Taipei City Marathon in Taiwan on March 15 canceled. Suzhou Half Marathon in China on March 15 canceled. Barcelona Marathon on March 15 postponed to Oct. 25. New York Half Marathon on March 15 canceled. Seoul Marathon on March 22 canceled. Chongqing International Marathon in China on March 22 canceled. Wuxi Marathon in China on March 22 canceled. Mersin Marathon in Turkey on March 22 postponed. Lisbon Half Marathon on March 22 postponed to Sept. 6. Prague Half Marathon on March 28 postponed. Rome Marathon on March 29 canceled. Madrid Half Marathon on March 29 postponed. Paris Marathon on April 5 postponed to Oct. 18. Milan Marathon in Italy on April 5 postponed. Daegu International Marathon in South Korea on April 5 canceled. Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands on April 5 postponed. Kyiv Half Marathon in Ukraine on April 5 postponed. Berlin Half Marathon on April 5 canceled. Wuhan Marathon in China on April 12 canceled. Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea on April 12 canceled. Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon in China on April 12 postponed. Vienna City Marathon on April 19 canceled. Hamburg Marathon on April 19 postponed. Dongying International Marathon in China on April 26 canceled. Florida Invitational meeting in Miramar on May 9 canceled.AUTO RACING 1 Formula One: Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15 canceled. Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir on March 22, no spectators. Formula One: Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed. Formula E: Sanya E-Prix in Japan on March 21 canceled. Formula E: Rome E-Prix on April 4 postponed. Formula E: Jakarta E-Prix on June 6 canceled. 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida on March 21-22 postponed to November. NASCAR: Atlanta 500 on March 15; Miami 400 on March 22, no spectators. BADMINTON China Masters in Hainan from Feb. 25-March 1 postponed. Asian team championships in Manila from Feb. 11-16: China and Hong Kong withdrew. German Open in Mulheim from March 3-8 canceled. Portuguese International Championships in Caldas da Rainha from March 5-8 canceled. Polish Open in Krakow from March 26-29 postponed. Vietnam International Challenge in Hanoi postponed from March 24-29 to June 2-7. Asia championships moved from Wuhan, China to Manila on April 21-26. BASEBALL MLB: Preseason from March 12 canceled. Regular season due to start on March 26, postponed. Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan: Preseason from Feb. 26-March 15, no spectators. Regular season due to start on March 20, postponed. KBO League in South Korea: Preseason from March 14-24 canceled. Regular season due to start on March 28, postponed. Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Arizona from March 22-26 postponed. Final Olympic qualifying tournament in Taichung and Dou Liu, Taiwan from April 1-5 postponed to June 17-21. BASKETBALL NBA from March 11 suspended. Women's Olympic qualifying tournament moved from Foshan, China, to Belgrade, Serbia, from Feb. 6-9. 3x3 Olympic qualifying tournament in Bengaluru, India from March 18-22 postponed. Asia Cup qualifiers postponed: Philippines vs. Thailand on Feb. 20; Japan vs. China on Feb. 21; China vs. Malaysia on Feb. 24. Matches scheduled for Hong Kong moved to opponents' homes. South Korean Basketball League: All games from Feb. 25, no spectators. From Feb. 29, suspended. Serie A in Italy: Games on March 7, no spectators. From March 8-13, postponed. EuroLeague: Milan vs. Real Madrid in Milan on March 3; Valencia vs. Milan in Valencia on March 5. Competition from March 12 suspended. EuroLeague Women: Famila Schio vs. Sopron on Feb. 26; Reyer vs. Riga on Feb. 26; USK Praha vs. Famila Schio on March 11; Ekaterinburg vs. Montpellier on March 11, canceled. Competition from March 13 suspended. EuroCup: Brescia vs. Reyer on March 3, Monaco vs. UNICS Kazan on March 4, Darussafaka vs. Bologna on March 5, no spectators. Competition from March 12 suspended. EuroCup Women: Castors Braine vs. Valencia on March 12; Reyer vs. Girona on March 12, canceled. Dynamo Kursk vs. Avenida on March 12 canceled. Competition from March 13 suspended. 3x3 Asia Cup in Changsa, China from March 13-17 postponed to Sept. 9-13. Basketball Africa League due to start on March 13 delayed. BIATHLON Olympic test event in Zhangjiakou, China from Feb. 27-March 2 canceled. World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic from March 5-8, no spectators. BOXING Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier moved from Wuhan, China, to Amman, Jordan, from March 3-11. Americas Olympic qualifier in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 26-April 3 suspended. World Cup in Cologne, Germany from June 17-20 canceled. CANOE-KAYAK Asian canoe slalom championships in Pattaya, Thailand on March 22 postponed to April. Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifying tournament in Pattaya, Thailand on March 26 postponed to April. SPORT CLIMBING Asian Championships in Chongqing, China from April 25-May 3 to be relocated. Olympic test event in Tokyo on March 6, no athletes and spectators. World Cup in Wujiang, China from April 18-19 canceled. World Cup in Chongqing, China on April 22 canceled. CRICKET India-South Africa 2nd ODI in Lucknow on March 15, 3rd ODI in Kolkata on March 18, no spectators. Australia-New Zealand ODIs in Sydney on March 13 and 15, 3rd ODI in Hobart on March 20, no spectators. Indian Premier League, due to start on March 29, no spectators. Pakistan Super League: Matches in Karachi from March 13, no spectators. Australia Women's tour of South Africa, due to start on March 22, postponed. Men's Cricket World Cup Challenge League A between Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu in Malaysia from March 16-26 postponed. Everest Premier League in Nepal, due to start on March 14, postponed. Women's ODI Quadrangular between Thailand, Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe in Chiang Mai, Thailand from April 3-11 canceled. CYCLING Tour of Hainan in China from Feb. 23-March 1 postponed. UAE Tour cancelled on Feb. 27 after 5 of 7 stages. Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy on March 7 canceled. Paris-Nice from March 8-15: Mitchelton-Scott, Ineos, Astana, UAE Team Emirates, CCC, Movistar, Jumbo-Visma teams withdrew. From Stage 2 of 8, no spectators. GP Larciano in Pistoia, Italy on March 8 canceled. Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy from March 11-17 canceled. Ronde van Drenthe (women) in the Netherlands on March 15: Mitchelton-Scott, Movistar, Rally Cycling teams withdrew. Volta ao Alentejo in Portugal from March 18-22 canceled. Milan-San Remo on March 21 canceled. Mountain Bike World Cup in Lousa, Portugal on March 21-22 canceled. Trofeo Alfredo Binda (women) in Cittiglio, Italy on March 22 postponed to June 2. Tour de Normandie in France from March 23-27 canceled. Volta a Catalunya in Spain from March 23-29 canceled. Settimana Coppi e Bartali in Italy from March 25-29 canceled. Giro di Sicilia in Italy from April 1-4 canceled. Tour de Bretagne in France from April 25-May 1 canceled. Tour of Chongming Island (women) in China from May 7-9 postponed. Tour of Zhoushan Island in China from May 12-14 postponed. Tour of Taiyuan in China on May 31 postponed. Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California from Oct. 1-4 postponed. EQUESTRIAN Hong Kong showjumping leg of Longines Masters Series from Feb. 14-16 canceled. FENCING Anaheim Grand Prix in California on March 13-15 postponed. Men's Saber World Cup in Budapest, Hungary on March 20-22 postponed. Men's Epee World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 20-22 postponed. Sint-Niklaas Women's Saber World Cup: March 20-22 Tashkent Women's Epee World Cup: March 20-22 Junior and Cadet World Championships (Salt Lake City, Utah): April 3-11 African Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Cairo, Egypt): April 15 Asian Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Seoul, Korea), April 15-16 European Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Madrid, Spain), April 18-19 American Zonal Olympic Qualifier (Panama City, Panama), April 18-19 FIELD HOCKEY Hockey Pro League women's matches between China and Belgium on Feb. 8-9 and Australia on March 14-15 postponed. Australia's Hockey Pro League matches in Spain, Germany and Netherlands from March 14-29 postponed. New Zealand's Hockey Pro League matches in Germany on March 19 and the Netherlands on March 29 postponed. India women's tour of China from March 14-25 canceled. Ireland women's tour of Malaysia in March-April canceled. GOLF US PGA Tour Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, from March 13, canceled after 1st day and PGA Tour for next 3 weeks. US LPGA Tour Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from Feb. 20-23 canceled. HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore from Feb. 27-March 1 canceled. Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island from March 5-8 canceled. Founders Cup in Phoenix from March 19-22 canceled. Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California from March 26-29 canceled. ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California from April 2-5 canceled. European Tour Kenya Open in Nairobi from March 12-15 canceled. Indian Open in New Delhi from March 19-22 postponed. Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from April 16-19 postponed. China Open in Shenzhen from April 23-26 postponed. Czech Masters in Prague on Aug. 20-23 canceled. Japan LPGA Tour Daikin Orchid Ladies in Okinawa from March 5-8 canceled. Meiji Yasuda Life Women's Yokohama Tire Tournament in Konan from March 13-15 canceled. Asian Tour Royal Cup in Pattaya, Thailand from March 12-15 postponed. Bangabandhu Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 25-28 postponed. GYMNASTICS Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew. All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew. Artistic World Cup in Doha, Qatar on March 18-21 postponed to June 3-6. All-Around World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany on March 20-22 canceled. Rhythmic World Cup in Pesaro, Italy on April 3-5 postponed to June 5-7. All-Around World Cup in Tokyo on April 4-5: Russia team withdrew. Artistic Jesolo Cup in Italy on April 4-5 canceled. Trampoline World Cup in Brescia, Italy on April 24-25 postponed to June 19-20. HANDBALL Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Montenegro from March 20-22: China withdrew. Hong Kong declined invitation to attend. HORSE RACING Japan Racing Association: All races from Feb. 27 no spectators. Dubai World Cup on March 28, no spectators ICE HOCKEY NHL from March 12 suspended. Women's world championship in Nova Scotia, Canada from March 31-April 10 canceled. Women's world championship Division I Group A in Angers, France from April 12-18 canceled. Women's world championship Division I Group B in Katowice, Poland from March 28-April 3 canceled. Women's world championship Division II Group A in Jaca, Spain from March 29-April 3 canceled. Men's world championship Division IV in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from May 3-5 canceled. NCAA Division 1 men's championship in the United States from March 11, no spectators. Women's Challenge Cup of Asia in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled. Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Division I in Manila, Philippines from Feb. 23-28 canceled. National League and Swiss League in Switzerland suspended from March 2-15. Chinese clubs in Supreme Hockey League playing home games in Russia. US-Based Professional Women's Hockey Players Association tour of Japan from March 4-7 canceled. JUDO Paris Grand Slam on Feb. 8-9: China team withdrew. Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany on Feb. 21-23: China team withdrew. Rabat Grand Prix in Morocco on March 6-8 canceled. Swiss Open in Winterthur on March 7-8 canceled. Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia on March 13-15 canceled. Santiago Panamerican Open in Chile from March 14-15 canceled. Lima Panamerican Open in Peru from March 21-22 canceled. Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia from March 27-29 canceled. Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey from April 3-5 canceled. MODERN PENTATHLON World championships moved from Xiamen to Cancun, Mexico, from May 25-31. World laser run championships moved from Xiamen in May to Weiden, Germany, in August. MOTORCYCLING MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix in Doha on March 8 canceled. Thailand Grand Prix in Buriram on March 22 postponed to Oct. 4. Aragon Grand Prix in Spain moved from Oct. 4 to Sept. 27. Americas Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on April 5 postponed to Nov. 15. Argentina Grand Prix in Termas de Rio Hondo on April 19 postponed to Nov. 22. Valencia Grand Prix in Spain on Nov. 15 moved to Nov. 29. World Superbikes Qatar Round in Lusail on March 15 postponed. Spanish Round in Cadiz on March 29 postponed to Oct. 25. French Round in Magny-Cours on Sept. 27 postponed to Oct. 4. ROWING World Cup I in Sabuadia, Italy from April 10-12 canceled. Asia and Oceania Olympic qualifying regatta in Chungju, South Korea from April 27-30 canceled. European Olympic qualifying regatta in Varese, Italy from April 27-29 canceled. World Cup II in Varese, Italy from May 1-3 canceled. RUGBY LEAGUE Super League: Catalans vs. Leeds in Perpignan on March 14, no spectators. RUGBY UNION Six Nations: Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 7; Italy vs. England in Rome on March 14; France vs. Ireland in Paris on March 14, postponed. Women's Six Nations: Italy vs. Scotland in Legnano on Feb. 23; Scotland vs. France in Glasgow on March 7; Ireland vs. Italy in Dublin on March 8; Italy vs. England in Padua on March 15; Wales vs. Scotland in Cardiff on March 15; France vs. Ireland in Villeneuve-d'Ascq on March 15, postponed. European Rugby Championship: Georgia vs. Russia on March 14; Romania vs. Belgium on March 14; Switzerland vs. Netherlands on March 14; Spain vs. Portugal on March 15, postponed. Euopean Rugby Women's Championship: Spain vs. Russia on April 5; Spain vs. Netherlands on April 11, postponed. Pro14: Zebre vs. Ospreys on Feb. 29; Treviso vs. Ulster on Feb. 29, postponed. Competition from March 12 suspended. Super Rugby: Sunwolves vs. ACT Brumbies on March 8 moved from Osaka, Japan to Canberra, Australia. Sunwolves vs. Crusaders on March 14 moved from Tokyo to Brisbane, Australia. Japan's Top League: Matches from Feb. 29 postponed. From March 14 suspended. Hong Kong Sevens moved from April 3-5 to Oct. 16-18. Singapore Sevens moved from April 11-12 to Oct. 10-11. Asia women's championship in Hong Kong from March 14-22 postponed to May 8-16. Olympic test event (Asia Sevens Invitational) in Tokyo from April 25-26 canceled. SAILING Clipper Round the World Race moved sixth leg stopover in Qingdao, China to Subic Bay, Philippines from March 11-21. Asian Nacra 17 Championship in Shanghai from March 1-6 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19. Asian 49erFX Championship in Hainan, China from March 20-29 moved to Genoa, Italy, from April 12-19. SHOOTING World Cup in New Delhi from March 15-26 postponed to May 5-12 and June 2-9. Olympic test event in Tokyo from April 16-26 canceled. SKATING Short track speed skating world championships in Seoul from March 13-15 postponed. Figure skating world championships in Montreal from March 16-22 canceled. SKIING Alpine World Cup Finals in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy from March 18-22 canceled. Alpine World Cup in Yanqing, China from Feb. 15-16 canceled. Nordic World Cup in Oslo, Norway from March 6-8, no spectators. Engadin Skimarathon in Switzerland on March 8 canceled. Snowboard World Cup in Livigno, Italy on March 10 canceled. Ski Jumping World Cup in Trondheim, Norway on March 11-12, no spectators. Alpine World Cup in Are, Sweden on March 12-14, canceled. Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil, Russia on March 13-15, no spectators. Ski Jumping World Cup in Vikersund, Norway on March 13-15, no spectators. Snowboard World Cup in Winterberg, Germany on March 14-15 canceled. Alpine World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia from March 14-15, canceled. Alpine Europa Cup Finals in Saalbach and Reiteralm, Austria from March 16-22 canceled. World ski flying championships in Planica, Slovenia from March 17-22, no spectators. Ski jumping World Cup in Chaikovsky, Russia on March 18-20, no spectators. Junior ski cross and snowboard cross world championships in Saint-Lary, France from March 19-25 canceled. Snowboard World Cup in Spindleruv Mlýn, Czech Republic on March 20-21 canceled. SNOOKER China Open in Beijing from March 30-April 5 postponed. SOCCER Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG postponed to April-May. Beijing FC allowed to play from Feb. 18. Matches involving South Korean clubs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and FC Seoul to be played with no spectators from March 3. Matches involving Iranian clubs Esteghlal, Persepolis, Shahr Khodro, Sepahan on March 2-3 postponed. All West Zone group matches from March 2 postponed. East Zone matches postponed to May 19-20 (Match Day 3), May 26-27, (Match Day 4), June 16-17 (Match Day 5), and June 23-24 (Match Day 6). Round of 16 postponed to Aug. 11-12 and 25-26, quarterfinals to Sept. 15-16 and 29-30, and the semifinals to Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. Champions League: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid on March 17; Juventus vs. Lyon on March 17, postponed. Valencia vs. Atalanta on March 10; Paris Saint-Germain vs. Borussia Dortmund on March 11; Barcelona vs. Napoli on March 18; Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea on March 18, no spectators. Europa League: Inter Milan vs. Getafe on March 12; Sevilla vs. Roma on March 12, Basel vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on March 19, postponed. Inter Milan vs. Ludogorets on Feb. 27; Olympiakos vs. Wolverhampton on March 12; LASK vs. Manchester United on March 12; Wolfsburg vs. Shakhtar Donetsk on March 12; Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Basel on March 12; Getafe vs. Inter Milan on March 19; Roma vs. Sevilla on March 19, Copenhagen vs. Istanbul Basaksehir on March 19; Bayer Leverkusen vs. Rangers on March 19, no spectators. South America World Cup qualifying from March 23-31 postponed. Asia World Cup qualifying: China vs. Maldives on March 26 and vs. Guam on March 31 moved to Buriram, Thailand, no spectators. Matches from March 23-April 9 postponed: China vs. Maldives, Philippines vs. Guam, Maldives vs. Syria, Guam vs. China, China vs. Philippines, Guam vs. Syria, China vs. Syria, Philippines vs. Maldives, Australia vs. Kuwait, Nepal vs. Taiwan, Kuwait vs. Jordan, Nepal vs. Australia, Australia vs. Taiwan, Nepal vs. Jordan, Taiwan vs. Kuwait, Australia vs. Jordan, Iran vs. Hong Kong, Bahrain vs. Cambodia, Hong Kong vs. Iraq, Cambodia vs. Iran, Iran vs. Bahrain, Iraq vs. Cambodia, Iran vs. Iraq, Bahrain vs. Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia vs. Yemen, Palestine vs. Singapore, Yemen vs. Uzbekistan, Singapore vs. Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia vs. Palestine, Uzbekistan vs. Singapore, Saudi Arabia vs. Uzbekistan, Palestine vs. Yemen, Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan, India vs. Qatar, Afghanistan vs. Oman, Qatar vs. Bangladesh, Bangladesh vs. India, Oman vs. Qatar, Bangladesh vs. Oman, India vs. Afghanistan, Japan vs. Myanmar, Tajikistan vs. Mongolia, Myanmar vs. Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia vs. Japan, Japan vs. Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan vs. Mongolia, Japan vs. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan vs. Myanmar, United Arab Emirates vs. Malaysia, Thailand vs. Indonesia, Malaysia vs. Vietnam, Indonesia vs. United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates vs. Thailand, Vietnam vs. Indonesia, Thailand vs. Malaysia, United Arab Emirates vs. Vietnam, South Korea vs. Turkmenistan, North Korea vs. Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan vs. Lebanon, Sri Lanka vs. South Korea, South Korea vs. North Korea, Lebanon vs. Sri Lanka, South Korea vs. Lebanon, North Korea vs. Turkmenistan. Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs: Slovakia vs. Ireland in Bratislava on March 26, no spectators. Women's Euro 2021 qualifying: Montenegro vs. Ireland in Budva on March 11, no spectators. Asian women's Olympic qualifying Group B tournament relocated from Wuhan to Sydney from Feb. 3-13. China vs. South Korea playoffs on March 6 and 11 postponed to April 9 and 14, and postponed to June 1-10; China home game in Sydney. Vietnam vs. Australia in C?m Ph? on March 11, no spectators. English Premier League: Manchester City vs. Arsenal on March 11; Brighton vs. Arsenal on March 14, postponed. La Liga and Segunda Division matches from March 10, no spectators. La Liga from March 12 suspended. Copa del Rey final: Real Sociedad vs. Athletic Bilbao in Seville on April 18 postponed. Serie A, B, C, D and Women's Serie A matches in Lombardy and Veneto regions postponed from Feb. 22. Serie A: 6 matches on Feb. 29-March 2 postponed. All matches from March 4, no spectators. Italian Cup semifinals: Juventus vs. AC Milan on March 4, Napoli vs. Inter Milan on March 5, postponed. Final moved from May 13 to May 20. Bundesliga from March 11, no spectators. French league: Strasbourg vs. Paris Saint-Germain on March 7, postponed. All matches in Ligue 1 and 2 from March 13, no spectators. French League Cup final: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lyon in Paris on April 4 postponed. Algarve Cup final in Portugal on March 11: Italy vs. Germany canceled. Chinese Super League, due to start on Feb. 22, delayed. Iran Pro League: All matches from Feb. 24, no spectators; season suspended from March 4-April 2. J League in Japan: All matches from Feb. 25 postponed. K League in South Korea, due to start on Feb. 29, delayed. Swiss Super League and Challenge League from Feb. 28-March 23 postponed. V League in Vietnam from March 7, no spectators. First League and Second League in Bulgaria from March 8, no spectators. Romania, all league matches from March 9, no spectators. Primeira Liga in Portugal from March 10, no spectators. Ekstraklasa in Poland from March 10, no spectators. Austrian Bundesliga and 2nd Liga from March 10 postponed. Premier League in Egypt from March 10, no spectators. Denmark, all leagues from March 11 suspended. Eredivisie in the Netherlands from March 12 suspended. First Division A in Belgium from March 12. no spectators. Belgian Cup final: Club Brugge vs. Antwerp in Brussels on March 22 postponed. Major League Soccer in United States from March 12 suspended. AFC Cup: All group stage and playoff matches in east zone delayed to April 7. Asian men's futsal championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from Feb. 26-March 8 postponed to Aug. 5-16. Qatar Airways International in Doha with Belgium, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland from March 26-30 canceled. Men's friendlies: Netherlands vs. United States on March 26; Japan vs. South Africa on March 27; Wales vs. United States on March 30, canceled. France vs. Ukraine on March 27; France vs. Finland on March 31, no spectators. Women's friendlies: France vs. North Macedonia on April 10, no spectators. SUMO Spring Tournament in Osaka, Japan from March 8-22, no spectators. SWIMMING Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. Diving world series event in Beijing from March 7-9 canceled. Italy Olympic trials in Riccione from March 17-21 canceled. South America championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina from March 25-29 canceled. Nordic Tour: Bergen Festival in Norway from March 28-30 canceled. China Olympic trials in Qingdao from March 28-April 4 moved to May 10-16. African championships in Durban, South Africa from April 17-22 postponed. TABLE TENNIS World team championships in Busan, South Korea, postponed from May 22-29 to June 21-28. Japan Open in Kitakyushu on April 21-26 postponed. South Korea Open in Busan on June 16-21 suspended. Australian Open in Geelong on June 23-28 suspended. TAEKWONDO Asian Olympic qualifying tournament on April 10-11 moved from Wuxi, China to Amman, Jordan. TENNIS ATP-WTA: BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California from March 11-22 canceled. ATP-WTA: Miami Open from March 24-April 5 canceled. WTA: Zapopan Open in Guadalajara, Mexico from March 16-21 canceled. ATP: US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas from April 6-12 canceled. ATP: Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, Morocco from April 6-12 canceled. WTA: Charleston Open in South Carolina from April 6-12, canceled. WTA: Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, Colombia from April 6-12 canceled. ATP: Monte Carlo Masters from April 12-19 canceled. ATP: Hungarian Open in Budapest from April 20-26 canceled. WTA: Xi'an Open in China from April 13-19 canceled. ATP: Barcelona Open from April 20-26 canceled. ATP: Hungarian Open in Budapest from April 20-26 canceled. WTA: Kunming Open in Anning, China from April 27-May 3 canceled. ITF events from March 12 suspended. Davis Cup: China forfeited World Group I playoff vs. Romania in Piatra Neamt on March 6-7. Davis Cup: Japan vs. Ecuador qualifier in Miki on March 6-7, no spectators. Davis Cup: Italy vs. South Korea in Cagliari on March 6-7, no spectators. Fed Cup Finals in Budapest, Hungary from April 14-19 (with France, Australia, United States, Czech Republic, Russia, Belarus, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Slovakia, Switzerland) postponed. Fed Cup playoffs on April 17-18 (Poland vs. Brazil, Mexico vs. Britain, Serbia vs. Canada, Latvia vs. India, Japan vs. Ukraine, Romania vs. Italy, Argentina vs. Kazakhstan, Netherlands vs. China), postponed: Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tournament moved from Dongguan, China to Dubai, United Arab Emirates from March 3-7. ATP Challenger Tour Bergamo Challenger final in Italy on Feb. 23 canceled. Qujing Challenger in China from March 2-8 canceled. Nur-Sultan Challenger 1 in Kazakhstan on March 12, Day 4 of 7, canceled. Potchefstroom Challenger in South Africa on March 12, Day 3 of 6, canceled. Zhuhai Challenger in China from March 9-15 canceled. Arizona Challenger in Phoenix from March 16-22 canceled. Shenzhen Challenger in China from March 16-22 canceled. Olimpia Challenger in Brazil from March 17-22 canceled. Madrid Challenger from March 23-29 postponed to October. Zhangjiagang Challenger in China from March 23-29 canceled. Lille Challenger in France from March 23-29 canceled. Machala Challenger in Ecuador from March 23-29 canceled. St. Brieuc Challenger in France from March 29-April 5 canceled. Taipei Challenger in Taiwan from March 30-April 5 postponed. Marbella Challenger in Spain from March 30-April 5 canceled. Nanchang Challenger in China from April 6-12 canceled. Florianopolis Challenger in Brazil from April 6-12 canceled. San Luis Challenger in Mexico from April 6-12 canceled. Murcia Challenger in Spain from April 6-12 canceled. Sarasota Challenger in Florida from April 13-19 canceled. Changsha Challenger in China from April 13-19 canceled. Tunis Challenger in Tunisia from April 13-19 canceled. Yokohama Challenger in Japan from April 13-19 canceled. Alicante Challenger in Spain from April 13-19 canceled. Anning Challenger in China from April 20-26 canceled. Manzanillo Challenger in Mexico from April 20-26 canceled. Tallahassee Challenger in Florida from April 20-26 canceled. Matsuyama Challenger in Japan from April 20-26 canceled. Francavilla Challenger in Italy from April 20-26 canceled. Split Challenger in Croatia from April 20-26 canceled. Seoul Challenger in South Korea from April 27-May 3 postponed to August. Busan Challenger in South Korea from May 4-10 postponed to August. Gwangju Challenger in South Korea from May 11-17 postponed to August. Samarkand Challenger in Uzbekistan from May 11-17 canceled. TRIATHLON Abu Dhabi world series event on March 7 postponed. World Cup in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida on March 22 postponed. Olympic mixed relay qualifier moved from Chengdu, China on May 9 to Valencia, Spain on May 1. World Cup in Chengdu, China on May 10 postponed. World Cup in Arzachena, Italy on May 30 postponed to October. Asian Cup in Tainan, Taiwan on March 8, in Beihai, China on April 5, and Dexing, China on April 11 postponed. VOLLEYBALL Beach volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou, China from April 22-26 postponed. WATER POLO Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Trieste, Italy from March 8-15 postponed. WEIGHTLIFTING Asian championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 16-25 postponed. Originally moved from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. East Asian championships in Seoul from Feb. 26-March 3 postponed. Junior world championships in Bucharest, Romania from March 14-24 canceled. African championships in Vacoas, Mauritius from April 13-20 canceled. European championships in Moscow from April 13-21 postponed to June 13-21. WRESTLING Asian championships in New Delhi from Feb. 20-23: China, North Korea, Turkmenistan teams withdrew. Asian Olympic qualifying event from March 27-29 moved from Xi'an, China to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan withdrew as host on Feb. 29. OTHERS Italy declares all sports events without spectators from March 4; suspends all sports from March 9. Iran suspends all sports events from Feb. 24 for 10 days; suspends all sports indefinitely from March 5. Greece declares all sports events without spectators from March 8-22. Bulgaria declares all sports events without spectators from March 8. Slovakia suspends all sports events from March 10. Tokyo Olympic training of volunteers in Japan postponed from February to May. Tokyo Olympic flame lighting dress rehearsal in Olympia, Greece on March 11; flame lighting on March 12, no spectators. Chinese Anti-Doping Agency suspended testing from Feb. 3-21. Winter X Games events in Chongli, China from Feb. 21-23 postponed. Singapore athlete of the year awards on Feb. 26 postponed. International Boxing Association's European Continental Forum in Assisi, Italy on Feb. 29 canceled. International Boxing Association's African Continental Forum in Casablanca, Morocco from March 13-15 postponed. World Chess Federation's presidential council meeting moved from China to United Arab Emirates on Feb. 28-29. World University cross-country championships in Marrakech, Morocco on March 7 postponed. NCAA in the United States, all sports from March 12 canceled. International Weightlifting Federation Congress in Bucharest, Romania on March 13 canceled. World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport in Monte Carlo from March 12-14 postponed to Feb. 11-13, 2021. World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 17-18 canceled. FIFA Council meeting in Asuncion, Paraguay, on March 20 moved to Zurich in June-July. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Para Games in the Philippines from March 20-28 postponed. Hong Kong sports stars awards on March 24 postponed. XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championships (offroad triathlon, duathlon) in Taiwan from March 28-29 canceled. Gulf Cooperation Council Games in Kuwait from April 3-14 postponed. International Equestrian Federation Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland on April 6-7 moved to online. Asian Football Confederation Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 16 postponed. SportAccord summit in Beijing moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 19-24. FIFA Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 5 postponed to Sept. 18 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Congress on June 20 moved from Shanghai to Antwerp, Belgium. Singapore bans spectators at National School Games from January-August. University Athletic Association of the Philippines postponed all sports eventsArticle Source: Internet ( Other Websites ) Read More: Other Sports Events
Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League, and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday that the Serie A club has received approval to resume on June 20 after the new corona strike.He added that there was a possibility that the resumption of the season, which was suspended on March 9, would precede the Italian Cup matches a week ago. Series B coach said that Layer 2 also hopes to restart on June 20."Italy has started again and it is true that football can continue as well," Spadafora told reporters after a conference call with the Italian Football Federation.Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.The French League ended last season in Paris St-Germain, who holds the French first division title with 10 games remaining.Spadafora said the Italian government has agreed to the health and safety measures proposed by FIGC in addition to a backup plan in case the league stops again. "In light of this, we can say that the tournament can start again on June 20," he said.The decision ended with two winding months of negotiations during which emotions rushed with Spadafora in one stage complaining about the millionaire wages paid to players and says that first-class clubs live in a bubble."An exceptional period full of obstacles and pressures has passed, with steadiness, determination and spirit of service," said Paolo Dal Pino, President of the Serie A."For the Italian league, the future must mean a return to being the most beautiful championship in the world."Article Source: https://indianexpress.comRead More: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at Matches
MADRID: The Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday that the Spanish Health Ministry is considering whether to allow fans to return to soccer fields when the season resumes later in June after a three-month pause due to the new Coronavirus pandemic. Health Emergency Coordinator, Fernando Simon said on Tuesday.Simon explained that the areas that have gone through the third phase of the de-escalation process could be allowed to hold matches with spectators, but added that it could be prevented from doing so for sporting fairness.The top flight will start again on June 11, with the Segunda Division resuming a day later, and the LEGA organizer said that all matches should be played without follow-up to avoid a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.Read More: Premier League to restart on June 17But second-tie Las Palmas began a discussion about the return of the fans after their boss, Miguel Angel Ramirez, said he hoped fans could attend his first match against Girona.Simon said the issue was discussed on Tuesday in an online meeting between Health Minister Salvador Illa and Sports Minister Irene Lozano and four La Liga players, including Gerard Pique from Barcelona and Coke from Atletico Madrid.He added that the players and the sports department do not want supporters at the matches until each club is allowed to take them back."The Sports Department agreed with this matter with the players," said Simon. "This decision was not made by the Ministry of Health because it is not something we take into account when assessing the risks.""We did not give a firm answer as it is clear that we are not yet in a position to do so, but it is true that the Minister of Health has promised to assess the risks. If the region is in the third stage (the fans who attend the matches) they will." It is evaluated. "Spain, one of the countries most affected by the virus in Europe, imposed a strict lockdown in March but eased restrictions according to the progress made in each region.Most of the provinces are expected to move to the third stage starting June 8, with the exception of the Madrid region, Barcelona province, and some of Castille Leon provinces.La Liga president Javier Tebas said the organization plans to return the fans to the stadiums in the next season, which will start on September 12, as long as they receive the green light from the health authorities.Read More: Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in JulyArticle Source: newsbrig.com
Sony has noted in a press release that the "enhanced and expanded" versions of the current GTA 5 and GTA games online will be released in 2021. This was announced during the "Future of Games" event from Sony, confirming the launch of PlayStation 5. However, It did not show any screenshots of what the new version of the game would be like.Sony PS5, which started with the Rockstar logo, briefly revealed people's enthusiasm, to make everyone understand that the developer in the open world is relaunching the multifaceted action game, but for next-generation consoles. Of course, there will be bells and whistles, with Rockstar promising technical and optical improvements as well as performance improvements. However, after a few generations of the game itself, we are approaching diminishing returns for the new experiences that GTA 5 has to offer, and fans know it. Rockstar's decision here is clear, of course: GTA 5 was just one of its best years in 2019, and with the latest decision to briefly release the game for free, the player base will likely continue to explode. After all, Epic Games Store couldn't keep up with the volume of people trying to download GTA 5 for free in mid-2020. Why did this momentum stop just because the new consoles will be released in a few months?This hidden PS5 announcement was the biggest news that Rockstar would not only bring back GTA 5, but would also launch GTA Online as MMO as a standalone experience in 2021. Those who update will receive "new updates" and " exclusive content "and the player experience will be Multiplayer. It will be free on PS5 for the first three months after launch. However, to entice people to start playing now, Rockstar says that all PlayStation Plus members will receive a million dollars in the game every month that signs in to play GTA Online. While no details are shared, these vague promises actually seem more substantial, in terms of content, than any improvements made to the main part of the game.Read More: Online Games: Top 10 Most Popular Online Games in 2020Rumor has it that Rockstar's next big project is in its early stages of development, so there is something to expect, perhaps with real storytelling. But if GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 were any indication, then what Rockstar would launch would then probably share a similar strategy: launching a massive game that could stand on its own, but ultimately served as a drug to monetize the multiplayer experience. Multiplayer will be supported for years and will potentially become a major source of income. Meanwhile, solo discount: GTA 5 may be on sale permanently, if not delivered for free, as evidenced by the appearance of Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass.It's not wrong that Red Dead Redemption 2, even after having sold it very well, did not receive solo extensions, but many updates online. It's no mistake that GTA 5 hasn't received any updates for a single player, but it has so much content for GTA Online that it could soon be presented as a standalone experience.While Rockstar argues that the lack of additions for the single-player was "not a conscious choice" when it comes to GTA 5, it followed the same approach when it came to the West. In the case of Red Dead Redemption 2, a long-term online goal was planned, according to a developer last year. why not? By accepting Special Take-Two, the multiplayer chips of these two games contribute to more than half of the company's revenues.GTA Online independently reports a change, although it has been going on for years. By breaking away from the single-player mode, Rockstar opens up many different possibilities that are not dictated by basic game restrictions. Who knows what GTA Online will look like in two years? At this point, fans who request solo additions may be in the minority in the face of the number of people playing and spending money on Rockstar's multiplayer worlds.Read More: Free Online Games? The Best Thing to do to Pass Time At Home When BoredArticle Source: polygon.com
IPL News: The bad fight between Gautam Gambir and Virat Kohli occupied more headlines than the winning punches in the match. Fans and critics still remember how the Delhi boys went into a verbal battle in 2013 during the IPL match when the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hosted the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.However, the cause of this battle is still unknown. Gambir and Kohli both played down the accident on many occasions, but the man who separated the duo from the confrontation recently spoke on the same thing.Rajat Bhatia, who tried to stop Gambir and Kohli, did his best to calm things down, recently spoke to the Asianet Newsable, and said that he was just very competitive players who act very strangely in the midst of this moment."This is something that happened when two aggressive leaders played, and always wanted to do their best and win their teams." "Even if they had some kind of collision in that match, that was just part of the game," said Bhatia, who was part of the KKR team in that match."Later on, I didn't see them fighting (Gambir and Kohli). In the midst of the moment, many things happen. But, it shouldn't happen for the worst. The 40-year-old added," It wasn't like that on that day. "In that match, RCB won that match with eight wickets over KKR. After chasing 155 to win, the hosts rode Chris Gayle's sparkling punch 85 strokes to hit the target with 15 balls to spare.Young Kohli scored 35 before being caught by Ewen Morgan outside Lakshmipathi Balaji in the tenth final. It was his class that led to an unpleasant conflict during the celebration of KKR.article source: crickettimesAlso Read: India May Tour South Africa In August For Three-Match T20I Series
It has been more than six months since Roger Federer invested and bought a stake in the Swiss shoe sneaker brand "On". Finally, Federer and On collaborated to introduce a new series of shoes named "Roger Center Court O Series".The shoes are launching today and are a limited edition from the brand. Today it is also special because Federer won his first Grand Slam at Wimbledon 2003. To receive fans a gift, Federer launched with the shoe brand on YouTube and interacted with fans and answered a few questions.Because of the pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed to 2021. A young group of fans from Tokyo asked the Swiss teacher about his plans for the Olympic Games.Federer was excited about the Olympics. He wanted to play but the pandemic did not stop him. But you will definitely love to go to Tokyo in 2021. Your goal is always to be at the Olympic Games."I love going to Tokyo. It's a great place. I'm so excited to go. It's very disappointing for all athletes to postpone the Olympics, and we are now looking forward to the next year. My goal is to participate in the Olympic Games. For me, it has always been an incredible story.""I carried the Switzerland flag, which was one of the big honors you can get as an athlete" - Roger Federer.Then he talked about the Olympics and his journey in the games. Federer participated in four Olympics he won two medals. He even met his wife Mirka at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Federer's moment of pride was bearing the Swiss flag at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics."At the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in Athens and Beijing, I carried the Swiss flag, which was one of the great honors you can get as an athlete. She also won the Olympic gold medal with Stan Wawrinka and a Silver in Singles." He lost to Andy Murray in 2012. He is now rehabbing from two knee surgeries. Federer would want to finally add an Olympic Singles Gold to his tally to complete his trophy.Read More: HOW TO IMPROVE FRONT CRAWL TECHNIQUE? TIPS ON IMPROVING FRONT CRAWL STYLEArticle Source: essentiallysports.com
The stage for the IPL to take place this year has been decided after the postponement of the T20 World Cup. © TwitterHighlights• The postponement of the T20 World Cup opened a window for IPL 2020• The BCCI has considering two places: India and the United Arab Emirates• The International Cricket Council postponed the T20 World Cup on MondayThe International Cricket Council announced on 20 July, the postponement of the 2020 World Cup, paving the way for the establishment of a window for the Indian Premier League.The postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup has opened a window to this year's Indian Premier League. The rich league appears to be back after being postponed in April due to a Coronavirus pandemic. However, concerns remained over the place. BCCI has two places to consider: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their favorite site is India, but as the incidence of coronavirus infection increases, they decide to get a backup site. The United Arab Emirates also hosted the first phase of IPL 2014.A proposal to organize the league will be sent to the government after the IPL Board meeting this weekend, with two windows proposed to organize 60 games.BCCI prefers the window between September 26 and November 7, while broadcasters want to host it between September 26 and November 14, to make the most of it during the Diwali weekend.However, the Indian team is traveling to Australia for a series of four tests, starting from December 3, the council will have to plan a clear quarantine window before starting the chain.For the time being, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek to provide plans for the biosafety site and process of bringing in players, ensuring their health and safety in the midst of an endemic epidemic.On Monday, the International Cricket Council revealed the revised dates for its next three global events in men's cricket, including the 2023 World Cup in India.The International Cricket Council said in a statement that Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will be held from October to November 2021 with the final on November 14, 2021.It added that the ICC T20 2022 World Cup will take place from October to November in 2022 with the final on November 13, 2022.The International Cricket Council did not mention the location of the T20 World Cup finals in 2021 and 2022.Also Read: IPL News: Rajat Bhatia talks about the ugly dispute in IPL between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli
CSK vs MI Dream11 IPL 2020 Prediction, Gameplay 11Given their history and success in the Indian Premier League, a match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is sparking a lot of interest. However, given how the season has turned for both teams so far, one seems clearly favorable. CSK is completely discolored. They started on a note promising a victory over the defending champions, but have since fallen to the bottom of the pile. MI rebounded from their season-opening loss and are third on the points table.CSK vs MI head-to-headChennai and Mumbai have met 29 times before including once this season. Historically, MI has been the dominant player with 17 wins so far. On the other hand, CSK won 12 matches. Their last encounter was also the first match in the 2020 IPL Championship when CSK won by five wickets.CSK vs MI Pitch and Toss ReportSharjah was a hitter's paradise when the season started. And as he progressed, the bowlers began to have a lot to say now. Stability then shooting appears to be the best strategy now, and it's something many CSK hitters prefer. MI also have hitters that take a vacation before going to the hammer and pincers. However, they also have a pair of great hitters that have proven capable of chasing shooters from the very first ball. The team that has scored second in the last two games has won here. However, the first team had won the previous treble.CSK vs MI Fantasy PredictionsQuinton de Kock (captain), Faf du Plessis (vice-captain), Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Ambati Rayudu, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Sam CurranCSK vs MI expected playing XICSK: Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav/N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla/, Josh HazlewoodMI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit BumrahCSK Squads vs Complete MIChennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain), Josh Hazlewood, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn SharmaMumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent BoultRead More About: RR VS SRH Match no. 40.
KKR vs KXIP Dream11 IPL 2020 PredictionBelatedly by four wins in a row, Kings XI Punjab hopes to preserve the Giant as they face the revival of the Kolkata Knight Riders in a mid-table match here on Monday. Punjab is ranked fifth on the points table after winning five matches in 11 games, while Kolkata is slightly better, as it ranked fourth with 12 points. A Punjab victory would lift them to the top four, while a KKR victory would lift them to 14 points, like the top three teams in the competition, boosting their chances in the play-off. As the race to the playoffs rages, both sides know the value of winning on Monday. KXIP regained its form, ending its five-game losing streak with a victory over third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then, the team led by KL Rahul has never looked back, defeating the two best teams in the tournament, the Indians from Mumbai and the capital cities of Delhi, plus Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they must also win the remaining matches in order for the playoffs to take place. KXIP has hitters that match the style of Rahul, the tournament's top scorer in Running, and Mayank Agarwal. The presence of the illustrious Chris Gayle has inspired the team, and since his inclusion in the eleventh game, the Punjab team has never lost a match. Nicholas Pooran also looks dangerous, but Glenn Maxwell's precarious form remains a concern.KKR will also be enthusiastic after its landslide win over formidable Delhi Capitals and will try desperately to maintain the winning momentum. After an embarrassing loss of eight wickets to Royal Challengers Bangalore, the champion twice regrouped and caused a 59 round loss to Capitals, who is second on the points table. Promoted to the open tour, Nitesh Rana plunged into his new role and took a whirlwind of 81 while he was competing in 115th place with Sunil Narine (64). The spinning leg of Varun Chakravarthy then shattered the mid-ranking of the DC with five points.KKR vs KXIP Presentation ReportThe cricket stadium in Sharjah has slowed dramatically, with new bowlers recently taking over. When the tournament started, Sharjah tape gave a lot of running and support to the batsmen who enjoyed hitting this wicket, but it's not the same anymore. The likes of Siraj and Bolt enjoyed conditions due to the show's early swing, which must also be the case in this game. Interestingly, shooters will be the key to luck on both sides, and hitters should be able to play their natural game once they get used to the rhythm of the surface. However, the dimensions of the floor prefer the mixture because the straight boundaries are very small. With the likes of Gail, Rahul, Buran, Morgan, and Russell, we can look forward to a race festival on Monday. Both teams will look to the chase by winning the lottery, with a competitive total number of 170 in that location. Read more about: IPL 2020, RR vs SRH in DubaiKKR vs KXIP head onBeen Played- 26 | Kolkata won 18 | Punjab won - 8 KKR vs KXIP Fantasy TipsKL Rahul (VC), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Glenn Maxwell (C), Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Varun Chakravarthy, and Lockie Ferguson.KKR vs KXIP Probable Playing XIsKolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi/Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (C/wk), Mayank Agarwal/Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell/James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.KKR vs KXIP SQUADSKolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tim Seifert, Chris Green, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth.Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk/C), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar.Read More About: IPL 2020, CSK VS MI PREDICTED PLAYING XIS
Shane Watson, Australian Player, and Chennai Super King's Player announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket, thus ending his nearly two-decade career. The 2020 IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 29 became his last professional match at the adult level.He finished his last season in IPL playing CSK with 299 points.Watson announced his retirement from international cricket in 2016 and from BBL last year.“It all started as a dream when I was a kid, and I would say to my mom while watching a test match when I was five years old:“ I want to play cricket for Australia. "When I officially announce my retirement from cricket," Watson said in a video clip on Tuesday, "I feel crazy lucky to have lived my dream, and more."“It really seems like the right time. Knowing that I played my last cricket match, for my beloved CSK, which has been incredibly good for me for the past three years. I think I am ending my playing days when I was 39 after all the setbacks caused by The injuries I've been through along the way, I feel very lucky. "Watson won two IPL titles: with Rajasthan Royals in 2008 and CSK in 2018.In 145 IPL games, he scored 2,029 points and also took 92 wickets. It was also distinguished by four centuries and twenty-one centuries. He is the only cricketer in IPL history to date to score more than 2000 points and take more than 50 wickets as well.The 39-year-old has played in several T20 tournaments around the world and is retiring with 8,821 rounds and 216 wickets from 343 games.
Chennai, who reached the final last year, will face the man who inspired them after he took office midway through the season last year. Owen Coyle is now the head coach of Jamshedpur FC and will seek to revive the fortunes of his new club.In his three years at ISL, Jamshedpur FC did not participate in the qualifiers once, and last year it had his worst league result. In a season badly hit by injuries to key players, Jamshedpur finished eighth in the ISL League stages.On the other hand, he replaced the Chennai Cowell with Hungarian Chapa Laszlo and embarked on a rebuilding of sorts, with five new foreigners in the squad this season.Match details:Date: 24th November 2020 Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Tilak Maidan, Goa Match Timing: @07:30 PM ISTJamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Head-to-HeadJamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC have met six times in ISL. Jamshedpur FC defeated Chennai only once, while the ISL Champion twice won two matches, and three more games ended in a draw.Last season, Owen Cowell made his debut as a coach for the Chennai team in an away match at Jamshedpur, which ended in a 1-1 draw. At Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai came out with a comfortable 4-1 victory.Jamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Team NewsCowell has brought his superstar Nerigus Valskis from Chennai to Jamshedpur FC, and the Lithuanian is expected to start this match at the top. Jackichand Singh is also a great addition to Jamshedpur FC after two great seasons with FC Goa.Captain Peter Hartley and Stephen Eyes will seek to forge a strong partnership at the heart of the defense. In addition to Valskis, Cowell also has an ex-Chennai Rintley player in his ranks and is expected to take on the role of right-back.Much will also be expected from Amarjeet Singh Kim, who was suspended last season due to injuries.As for Chennai FC, Laszlo has already said that what they have been doing last year is unlikely to change much. Anirud Thapa and Edwin Sydney Fansball are expected to continue in midfield, with new signing Reagan Singh to replace Ridley on right-back.Jacob Sylvester will be filling the hole in the shape of a falcis at the side of Chennai, who hopes to get enough service from players such as Rafael Crivilaro and Lalianzwala Changi.Jamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Predicted XIJamshedpur FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):TP Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Singh Kiyam; Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Alex Lima; Nerijus ValskisChennaiyin FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa; Esmael Goncalves, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Jakub SylvestrJamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC PredictionOn paper, these are two evenly-matched teams, with some outstanding ability in their squads. We are sitting on the fence and predicting a draw in this game.Prediction: Jamshedpur FC 1-1 Chennaiyin FC
After FC Goa did not find the result as they want on their opening encounter where they drew against Bengaluru FC on 2-2. On the other hand, Mumbai City FC will be looking to open their account against FC Goa after they lost by 0-1 to North East United FC in the opening contest.It will be interesting to see who will open their account in this match when these two colossal teams face off each other on Wednesday.FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC Location:Match details:Date: 25th November 2020 Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Goa Match Timing: @07:30 PM ISTFC GoaMohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Dylan D’Silva, Shubham Dhas, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Aibanbha Dohling, Leander D’Cunha, Mohamed Ali, Sanson Pereira, Sarineo Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia, Flan Gomes, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alberto Noguera, Lenny Rodrigues, Redeem Tlang, Seiminlen Doungel, Nestor Dias, Phrangki Buam, Princeton Rebello, Alexander Jesuraj, Makan Chothe, Igor Angulo, Ishan Pandita, Aaren D’Silva, Devendra MurgaonkarMumbai City FCAmrinder Singh, Vikram Singh, Nishit Shetty, Phurba Lachenpa, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Desai, Mehtab Singh, Tondonba Singh, Valpuia, Sarthak Golui, Mohamad Rakip, Amey Ranawade, Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Asif Khan, Bidyananda Singh, Hernan Santana, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Sourav Das, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Farukh Chouhdary, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Pranjal Bhumij, Bipin Singh, Vikram Pratap SinghPREDICTED PLAYING 11 FC Goa Vs Mumbai City FCFC GoaMohammad Nawaz, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Mohamed Ali, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Jorge Ortiz, Igor AnguloMumbai City FCAmrinder Singh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Tondomba Singh, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Golui, Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew OgbechePrediction: FC Goa 2-1 Mumbai City FC Also read: India-Australia Tour 2020 | Full Squad | Schedule | Timings
IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab New name: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has changed its name. The franchise captain KL Rahul and owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, and Preity Zinta will now be called Punjab Kings. KXIP is said to be attending IPL Auctions 2021 with a new brand identity.Official contacts have been made to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the change, but written approvals are still pending. Punjab Kings will now attend IPL Auctions 2021 scheduled for February 18th under their new name."The team has been planning to change the name for a long time and I think it needs to be done before this IPL 2021. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told PTI on Monday that it is not a surprising decision."KXIP is one of the eight franchise teams that competed in the latest edition of the T20 League in the United Arab Emirates.In the tournament's 13-year history, they were runners-up once and finishing third again.The next IPL bid is scheduled to start in the second week of April, and the auction will take place on Thursday. The auction will see 292 players, including 164 Indians, come under the hammer with Rs 196.6 crores per transaction.Also Read: IPL 2021 Auction: Top 10 facts from the final player's list
Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Test 3 against England at the renovated Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is expected to have a healthy crowd of spectators. The largest cricket stadium in the world holds 110,000 people, and the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) decided to allow 50% capacity during the third round.This means that there will be 55,000 tickets for sale and it will be the first sporting event to see such a strong crowd since the Covid-19 outbreak last March.The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) hopes to remove the spectator limit in the coming days. "GCA has decided 50 percent capacity. Not much of a rush yet, but sales are expected to pick up in the next 3-4 days. This will be the first international match at this refurbished stadium. Since the third test is about day and night. A lot of people are expected to come. Currently, GCA expects at least 30,000 viewers on the first day of testing. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told TOI on Tuesday, “We can have a job to celebrate the occasion.There is no decision on the pitch yetMotera has two types of courses ready for the next two exams. The playing field is a square of 11 fields, six of which are made of red ground and the rest are regular. Both options will be granted to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. There are multiple throws of each type for testing. The Secretary of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is overseeing the preparations and a call will be made in the field as soon as the teams arrive in Ahmedabad, "the source said.Also Read: IPL 2021: KINGS XI PUNJAB CHANGES NAME NOW WILL BE KNOWN AS 'PUNJAB KINGS'