COVID-19

NEW DELHI: The Yonex Sunrise India Open Super 500 tournament, one of the last three qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics, was on Monday postponed due to raging COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The $400,000 India Open was scheduled to be held behind closed doors in the National Capital from May 11 to 16.

“Considering the current challenges, BAI is left with no option but to announce the postponement of the tournament for the time being,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) general secretary Ajay Singhania was quoted as having said at a virtual press conference.

Apr 19, 2021 19:04
MUMBAI: Procam International has announced that the 17th Edition of the World Athletics Elite Label Road Race, the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2021 edition, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday, 30 May, will need to be further rescheduled.
Apr 19, 2021 19:04
CHENNAI: The South India Rally, a round of the 2021 Indian National Rally Championship, scheduled for April 23-25, has been postponed in the wake of fresh government restrictions due to rising number of COVID-19 virus cases, organisers Madras Motor Sports Club announced here Monday.
Apr 14, 2021 19:04
MUMBAI: Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced tough restrictions for the next 15 days that include a ban on gatherings and only essential activities to break the chain of COVID infections, it will not affect the Indian Premier League games scheduled to be held at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
Apr 09, 2021 16:04
MUMBAI: Media will not be allowed to cover the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) directly from the venues due to the worrying upsurge in COVID-19 cases across the country but if the situation improves the restriction will be lifted, the BCCI announced on Thursday. The IPL is in any case out of bounds for fans and will be held behind closed doors. 
Apr 08, 2021 17:04
PARIS: The French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced Thursday that Roland-Garros will be pushed back one week due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now be played from 30 May through 13 June. Last year, the clay-court Grand Slam was moved from its traditional dates to 27 September-11 October because of the pandemic.
Apr 05, 2021 20:04
MUMBAI: Close on the heels of 10 members of the ground staff team at the Wankhede Stadium testing positive for COVID-19, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Monday co0nfirmed that permission has been granted for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the city, but with restrictions.  Malik said that matches will be played behind closed doors and only relays will be allowed.
Apr 05, 2021 16:04
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Super 100 badminton tournaments – the Russian Open 2021 and Indonesia Masters 2021 Super 100 – have been cancelled due to the global upsurge in COVID-19 related restrictions, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Monday. "The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and complications left local organisers no choice but to cancel the tournaments," a BWF statement reads.
Mar 26, 2021 18:03
LONDON: Following continued uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the European Cricket League (ECL) has been forced to postpone the second-staging of the tournament until 2022.
Mar 22, 2021 14:03
THE PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD (PCB) plans to hire UK-based safety and technology firm, Restrata, which will organize the bio-bubble for the remaining part of the 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which was suspended earlier this month after more than half-a-dozen COVID-19 cases.
Mar 22, 2021 14:03
THIS YEAR'S TOKYO OLYMPIC and Paralympic Games will take place without any overseas spectators after organizers decided to ban international fans from attending the events over COVID-19 concerns. The decision was made during a virtual meeting between the various stakeholders on Saturday.