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No decision on cancelling IPL yet; BCCI mulls a few options

“Different scenarios are being worked upon, but there is nothing to talk as of now. We are in a wait and catch mode,” said a BCCI official on condition of anonymity. The board is hopeful of a window later this year. Calls to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly did not elicit any response till press time.

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021

Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year's games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. But the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8.

ICC lauds cricketer-turned cop Joginder Sharma for doing his bit in health crisis

Joginder, who bowled the match-winning final over in the 2007 World T20 final against Pakistan, is a DSP in Haryana Police and is currently involved in dealing with the global health crisis which has killed more than 30,000.

Olympics delay could help organisers beat the Tokyo heat

The historic decision to delay the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic gave Tokyo a wide range of options when rescheduling: the Games will be held "beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021." This leaves open the possibility of a spring Olympics when the weather in Tokyo is at its finest

FIFA working on a plan to help clubs survive shutdown

With leagues across the world idle — many of them nearing the end of their seasons — and thousands of athletes at home, unable to practice, clubs are increasingly concerned about their financial futures. Many of them have implemented patchwork measures on their own to try to mitigate the effects of the stoppage.

The IPL dilemma amid COVID-19 pandemic: BCCI cancels con call with franchise owners

The glitzy T20 league is staring at a possible cancellation due to the deadly outbreak, which has led to more than 16,000 deaths globally. India, which has reported over 400 cases and nine deaths so far, is in a lockdown till March 31 to contain the pandemic.

Postponing the Olympic Games: It's complicated

Much depends on the length of any postponement but shoehorning an Olympics into what is already a packed sporting calendar in 2021, for example, will be a logistical nightmare for both athletes, administrators and broadcasters.

PK Banerjee: Indian football loses its truest devotee

Playing for Eastern Railway for the most part of his life, Banerjee was revered by Mohun Bagan and East Bengal supporters alike, the greatest tribute one can possibly get in Indian football.

Of course we are considering different scenarios: Thomas Bach, IOC President

In an interview, Bach acknowledged the increasingly troubling situation but remained optimistic that infection rates might subside enough to allow the Games to go forward. “We are affected by this crisis like everyone else and we are concerned like everybody else," he said. “We are not living in a bubble or on another planet. We are in the middle of our societies.”

IPL stares at USD 1-billion value erosion on Covid-19 threat

As of now, the BCCI has not taken a final call on the IPL season which is expected on April 15. If cancelled, India will not be the lone loser as dozens of much larger cash-flowing matches across the world have already been called off and the fate of the Tokyo Summer Olympics is hanging now. The last complete shuttering of sports events were during World War II.

FIFA postpones U-17 Women's WC in India due to COVID-19, AIFF saw it coming

The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IOC sets June 29, 2021 as new deadline for qualification period of Tokyo Olympics

In a communication to all National Olympic Committee (NOC) Presidents, Secretary Generals and Chef de Missions, IOC Director of Solidarity and NOC relations, James McLoed has intimated the revised qualification principles of Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Will the IPL face the same fate as other sporting events?

The BCCI has so far not taken any decision on whether the IPL will be conducted this year or not. The Governing Council had last met on March 14 when it was decided to postpone the event from March 29 to April 15.

UEFA postpones all international matches scheduled for June

"This includes the play-off matches for UEFA Euro 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women's Euro 2021," said European football's governing body in a statement.

Epicentre of COVID-19 pandemic, China to host Asian Youth Games in 2021

The Chinese city of Wuhan was the epicentre of the pandemic that is still sweeping across the world with Western Europe and USA being the worst hit currently. The OCA has decided to hold the Asian Youth Games from November 20 to 28. The host city was decided by the OCA in 2019 but the dates of the multi-sporting event was announced on Wednesday.

Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII

Wimbledon was due to run for two weeks from June 29, with Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep set to defend their singles titles. But tournament chiefs bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday, saying in a statement that they had made the decision with "great regret". All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt said the decision had not been taken lightly.

No decision on cancelling IPL yet; BCCI mulls a few options

“Different scenarios are being worked upon, but there is nothing to talk as of now. We are in a wait and catch mode,” said a BCCI official on condition of anonymity. The board is hopeful of a window later this year. Calls to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly did not elicit any response till press time.

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021

Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year's games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. But the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8.

COVID-19 impact: New Olympic date likely 'this week': Organisers

New dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will likely be revealed this week, organisers said Monday after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until next year.

Lost opportunity for Punjab’s sports gear industry

Manufacturers of Jalandhar were flooded with enquiries from across the globe, primarily Europe and the US, till last month as buyers looked for alternative supply sources after China shut down factories following Covid-19 outbreak.

ICC lauds cricketer-turned cop Joginder Sharma for doing his bit in health crisis

Joginder, who bowled the match-winning final over in the 2007 World T20 final against Pakistan, is a DSP in Haryana Police and is currently involved in dealing with the global health crisis which has killed more than 30,000.

No games, big losses: Money crisis faces US Olympic sports

No games, big losses: Money crisis faces US Olympic sports

The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis.

FIFA working on a plan to help clubs survive shutdown

FIFA working on a plan to help clubs survive shutdown

With leagues across the world idle — many of them nearing the end of their seasons — and thousands of athletes at home, unable to practice, clubs are increasingly concerned about their financial futures. Many of them have implemented patchwork measures on their own to try to mitigate the effects of the stoppage.

Olympics delay could help organisers beat the Tokyo heat

Olympics delay could help organisers beat the Tokyo heat

The historic decision to delay the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic gave Tokyo a wide range of options when rescheduling: the Games will be held "beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021." This leaves open the possibility of a spring Olympics when the weather in Tokyo is at its finest

IPL cancellation on cards after 21-day lockdown

IPL cancellation on cards after 21-day lockdown

When the BCCI had postponed the IPL to April 15 earlier this month, it had said hosting the tournament would only come into the picture if the situation around the pandemic improves.

Coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

Coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. The Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a historic joint decision was taken for the first postponement of an Olympics in peacetime.

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