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KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Football Confederation Tuesday decided to postpone the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 Qualifiers Draw, originally scheduled for May 27 in the Malaysian capital, until further notice.

Taking into careful consideration the current challenges and logistical arrangements, the AFC agreed that the postponement of the draw was a necessary step due to rising COVID-19 cases in host nation India in particular, as well as across the continent in general, keeping in mind the wellbeing and safety of all teams, players, officials and relevant stakeholders.

May 11, 2021 16:05
MUMBAI: Even as some worthies within the world's richest and most powerful cricket board throw around possible windows to hold the remainder of the Indian Premier League, seemingly without considering the international itinerary's in other countries, comes the first pushback from their counterparts in England. 
May 11, 2021 16:05
MUMBAI: Truth will out. Too late for the men who matter in the world's richest and most powerful cricket board though. Days after the BCCI was forced to indefinitely suspend the Indian Premier League, the "realisation" (seriously?) appears to have belatedly dawned within the board's corridors of power that taking the IPL bandwagon to the COVID "ground zero" cities of New Delhi and Ahmedabad was "ill-advised".
May 11, 2021 10:05
AIGLE, Switzerland: A new dawn for track cycling begins in Hong Kong this week with the first round of the 2021 Tissot UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup (13-16 May).
May 10, 2021 12:05
THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING FOR the three clubs who were a core part of the original "Dirty Dozen" that constituted the founding members of the still-born European Super League. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are the only clubs from the initial 12 yet to withdraw from the defunct ESL, and now face disciplinary action from Europe's football governing body UEFA.
May 10, 2021 11:05
MUMBAI: In the increasingly unlikely event that the BCCI does manage to carve out a window for the remaining 31 games of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, it will have to be played outside the country, board president Sourav Ganguly has acknowledged.
May 10, 2021 09:05
CHENNAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings has pledged to donate 450 oxygen concentrators to the Tamil Nadu government in support of the ongoing fight against tha COVID-19 pandemic. 
May 10, 2021 08:05
NEW DELHI: Lavinio Rebello, the senior vice president of the Goa Football Association, breathed his last in Goa on Sunday.
May 10, 2021 07:05
NEW DELHI: Two members of India’s last Olympic Gold medal-winning hockey team in Moscow 1980, Ravindra Pal Singh and Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, died from coronavirus on Saturday. While 66-year-old MK Kaushik passed away in the capital, 62-year-old Ravinder Pal Singh passed away in Lucknow.
May 10, 2021 07:05
MUMBAI: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said that the Indian team, sans the top players, will tour Sri Lanka in July for a limited overs bilateral series. Big names such as skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma will not be part of the tour as they will be engaged in a marquee five-match Test series in England.
May 10, 2021 07:05
BENGALURU FC'S AFC CUP play-off match against Eagles FC, which was scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, in Male, is in doubt after host country Maldives' sports minister ordered the ISL side to leave the island nation, citing breach of COVID-19 protocols.  Maldives sports minister Ahmed Mahloof termed the actions of three of BFC's foreign players/staff  as "unacceptable", a sentiment echoed by club owner Parth Jindal.