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May 10, 2021 07:05

AFC Cup: BFC in protocol breach, team told to leave Male

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…

May 07, 2021 18:05

After IPL suspension, SA's T20I tour to India in Sep under cloud

MUMBAI: After the 2021 Indian Premier League was suspended indefinitely, the Board of Control for Cricket in India's focus has been fixed firmly on the possibilities of completing the remainder of the IPL in the September window after England’s tour of India is complete and before the T20 World Cup scheduled in India for October-…

May 07, 2021 17:05

UK's Genius Sports acquires Second Spectrum for $200m

LONDON: Genius Sports Limited, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, announced Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Second Spectrum, a leading provider of cutting-edge data tracking and visualization solutions, at an aggregate…

May 07, 2021 17:05

T Sports scores Bangla territory telecast rights for BCCI cricket

MUMBAI: Bangladesh territory media rights for international cricket hosted by the BCCI, as well as the remaining games for the ongoing 2020-21 season of the Premier League, have been secured by freshly minted sportscaster T Sports. 

The media rights agreement was managed by Singapore-based digital rights marketplace Allrites,…

May 07, 2021 16:05

Malaysia Open put off; Saina, Srikanth's Tokyo 2020 hopes over?

KUALA LUMPUR: Tournament organisers Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and Badminton World Federation have jointly agreed to postpone the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2021, scheduled for 25-30 May.

All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants, but the recent…

May 07, 2021 13:05

2 Kolkata football clubs join hands in Covid vaccination drive

NEW DELHI: As a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 virus has spread across the country, two clubs from Kolkata have joined the fight against the pandemic, arranging free vaccinations for the people.

Starting Thursday, Southern Samity, along with Kalighat Milan Sangha FC (two clubs that regularly feature in the Calcutta…

May 07, 2021 13:05

'Virushka' donate Rs20m, aim to raise Rs70m for Covid relief

MUMBAI: Indian sports and entertainment power couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have pledged Rs 20 million of their personal funds towards Covid-19 relief and have declared they aim to raise Rs 70 million via a fundraiser #InThisTogether.

Anushka Sharma shared a video on Twitter and posted: “As our country battles the…

May 07, 2021 13:05

2021 Laureus awards: Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka take top honours

PARIS: The Winners of the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards have been unveiled at a digital awards ceremony from Seville, Spain. Among the highlights were a fourth Laureus Award for Rafael Nadal and second Laureus Award for Naomi Osaka and the Bayern Munich football team. Lewis Hamilton was recognised for his social activism, and…

May 06, 2021 19:05

'SportzPower' View: BCCI should now shift focus to T20 WC

IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE suspension of the Indian Premier League, with the BCCI having had time to introspect, board president Sourav Ganguly has admitted that "travelling between cities could have caused the breach in the IPL's biosecure bubble".  

Speaking to Telegraph India, Ganguly also said that the BCCI will look…

May 06, 2021 17:05

Dorna Sports restructures after commercial MD's departure

MADRID: After more than 20 years working at Dorna Sports as a commercial managing director, Pau Serracanta departs his role "to take on fresh challenges", the MotoGP promoter company announced.

As a consequence, Dorna has decided to restructure the commercial areas of the company to create a new single Global Commercial Area,…