COVID-19

LONDON: Arsenal have secured a £120-million ($163m) short term loan facilty to help the club's cashflow through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"As we continue to work through the implications of the global pandemic on our finances, we can confirm today that the club has met the criteria set by the Bank of England for the Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF)," the Premier League club announced Thursday. 

The loan is repayable by the end of May and is principally designed to help offset the ongoing absence of matchday revenue for the season.

Jan 06, 2021 18:01
NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals on Tuesday announced that the team is reopening its three cricket academies. Delhi Capitals' academy at Ball Park Ground in Gurugram and Bal Bhavan International School in Dwarka will reopen on Wednesday while the academy at Avravali International School in Faridabad will reopen on Thursday.
Jan 05, 2021 11:01
THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN will not be held March 8-21, 2021 as originally scheduled.  The ATP 1,000 tournament, which was cancelled last year on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, is "proactively working with the ATP and WTA Tours as well as title sponsor BNP Paribas to confirm dates later in the year to hold the event".  Details will be released in the near future as plans are finalized.
Jan 04, 2021 17:01
NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket team has tested negative in their recent COVID-19 checks dome in Melbourne, bringing the controversy surrounding five players allegedly breaking quarantine protocols to an end.
Dec 14, 2020 18:12
BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has revoked the digital betting privileges accorded to Bangalore Turf Club with immediate effect.
Dec 11, 2020 15:12
MUMBAI: A little over a year after The Walt Disney Company launched its streaming service Disney+, it was the media behemoth's plans for its direct-to-consumer business that was front and centre at its 2020 Investor Day event on Thursday. 
Dec 08, 2020 12:12
NEW DELHI: The Boxing Federation of India, which had been scheduled to conduct elections at its December 18 Annual General Meeting, has postponed them citing the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Dec 08, 2020 12:12
MUMBAI: England's tour of South Africa has been called off, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) jointly announced Tuesday. The development follows the outbreak of COVID-19 among both teams' camps and staff at their hotel.  The two boards declared the decision was taken "to ensure the mental and physical health and welfare of players from both teams".
Nov 30, 2020 12:11
MUMBAI: Pro Volleyball League, Premier Badminton League... And now the Pro Kabaddi League. It was always on the cards and PKL's majority stakeholder Star India has finally made it official. PKL's eighth season has been postponed to 2021, with the assurance that the league will return "once it's safe to resume". 
Nov 20, 2020 13:11
SAN FRANCISCO: While fan experiences at live events continue to evolve due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, Visa and the National Football League (NFL) have finalized plans for safer and more secure payments via a cash-free future for the Super Bowl. 
Nov 09, 2020 11:11
NEW DELHI: The fourteenth edition of Hero I-League will kick-off on Saturday (January 9, 2021) in Kolkata. Eleven teams will need to enter the bio-secure bubble 14 days prior to their first match according to the schedule, which will be announced shortly. The matches will be telecast live on 1Sports.