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Train passenger with COVID symptoms rushed to quarantine
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Train passenger with COVID symptoms rushed to quarantine

A man who rode a Sydney-bound train from Melbourne has been detained at Sydney’s Central Station this morning after presenting with COVID like symptoms. The man, believed to be the only person on the train held back by authorities — which arrived at 7.30am on Saturday — was taken by ambulance to an inner city hotel to isolate.It is it not known if he had tested posted for COVID-19 or where he boarded the train in between the two states.It comes after a male train passenger is his 50s was forced into quarantine on Friday after arriving at Central Station. Detected by NSW Health staff monitoring arrivals, he is now facing a possible $11,000 fine after travelling to Sydney from a COVID hot spot in Melbournemedia_cameraTravelers on the XPT from Melbourne arrive at Central station on the 4th...
UK government approves return of recreational cricket from next week | Cricket News – Times of India
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UK government approves return of recreational cricket from next week | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday announced that recreational cricket will return from next weekend after the UK Government gave their approval. "We are delighted that the UK Government has given their permission for recreational cricket to return from next weekend," ECB tweeted. We are delighted that the UK Government have given their permission for recreational cricket to return from next we… https://t.co/Sxz9VbyGyW— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) 1593794294000The board will publish the approved guidelines to help clubs and players prepare for cricket's return. ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison set out how important the recreational game is for communities across the country, and the vital role sports play in keeping people healthy. "The ECB ha...
You have to enjoy sports instead of thinking about winning and losing: PV Sindhu | More sports News – Times of India
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You have to enjoy sports instead of thinking about winning and losing: PV Sindhu | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Friday, during the first session of the Fit India Talks, said that players have to enjoy sports rather than thinking about the outcomes. The 2016 Olympics silver medallist further stressed the importance of sports for school children. "You have to enjoy sports instead of thinking about winning and losing. From grassroots to schools, getting into some kind of sport is really important. If you cannot train for hours, even half an hour or 45 mins is good enough for any age. Studies will go a lot more in your mind. Fitness is very important for every sport and I must say endurance, agility and weight training is important along with mental and physical exercise," Sindhu said. The first session of the Fit India Talks was attended by Union Minister ...
Virat Kohli gives insight into his training regime, shares video of power snatch | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli gives insight into his training regime, shares video of power snatch | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli is seemingly doing everything to keep himself fit during the enforced break put forward by the coronavirus pandemic. Kohli, on Friday, shared an incredible video of himself, with a Punjabi song blaring in the background, doing multiple power snatch reps on his Instagram handle. His post read: "If I had to make a choice of one exercise to do everyday, this would be it. Love the power snatch." If I had to make a choice of one exercise to do everyday, this would be it. Love the power snatch 💪😃 https://t.co/nak3QvDKsj— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1593786114000Earlier, Kohli had shared another video of himself going through his physical training. Impressed by teammate Hardik Pandya's fly push-ups, Kohli posted a video on social media doing the same exercise. "He...
Delhi HC pulls up sports ministry, refuses to give provisional recognition to NSFs
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Delhi HC pulls up sports ministry, refuses to give provisional recognition to NSFs

Written by Pritam Pal Singh | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2020 1:13:35 am On June 24, the High Court had directed the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) to revoke the recognition to the NSFs it had granted in June. (Express file photo) The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the Sports Ministry for seeking its consent to grant provisional recognition to 57 National Sports Federation (NSFs) until September 30, observing that such practice without ascertaining whether they are following the sports code cannot be allowed to go on. “We cannot allow the provisional system to go on without the NSFs following the...
Hideouts of accused in fake Lankan league scam raided
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Hideouts of accused in fake Lankan league scam raided

Written by Jagdeep Singh Deep , Nitin Sharma | Mohali | Updated: July 4, 2020 12:54:30 am A view of the SCA (Strokers Cricket Association) cricket ground in Sawara where the matches were played on June 29. (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi) A day after The Indian Express reported about matches of Uva T20 League, purportedly being played in Sri Lanka, but actually held in Sawara village in Mohali district, the local police conducted raids at the hideouts of the two accused arrested on Thursday night. The Mohali Police had booked eight persons after a complaint was filed on Thursday evening and the two accused ha...
2011 World Cup: No reason to doubt integrity of final, says ICC ACU head | Cricket News – Times of India
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2011 World Cup: No reason to doubt integrity of final, says ICC ACU head | Cricket News – Times of India

MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara ahead of the 2011 World Cup final. (ICC Photo)DUBAI: The ICC on Friday said there is no reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup final in which India defeated Sri Lanka, asserting that it has not been provided any evidence that would merit an investigation into the game. The world body's statement came after Sri Lanka Police's special investigation division on Friday called off a probe into allegations by former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the final was fixed by "certain parties" in Sri Lanka. the police said it found evidence supporting Aluthgamage's unsubstantiated claims. "We have no reason to doubt the integrity of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Final 2011," ICC's Anti Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall said in a...
Jurgen Klopp targets strong finish after Manchester City thumping | Football News – Times of India
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Jurgen Klopp targets strong finish after Manchester City thumping | Football News – Times of India

Jurgen Klopp . (AFP Photo) LONDON: Jurgen Klopp was adamant results remain important to him in Liverpool's closing games after the newly crowned Premier League champions were humbled 4-0 by Manchester City. The Reds came down to earth with a bump at the Etihad on Thursday in their first match since securing the title last week. Klopp's side still have a 20-point lead over Pep Guardiola's second-placed team but with six games remaining but the German boss still wants to finish strongly. "If someone said the result didn't matter for my team, I cannot help them," Klopp said. "Yes, results matter a lot. I am not only looking for results but we want to win football games -- that is the reason we work on the training ground, go to away games and play home games." One motivating factor could b...
English cricket hits back at UK PM Boris Johnson over ‘teas and changing rooms’ comment
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English cricket hits back at UK PM Boris Johnson over ‘teas and changing rooms’ comment

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 3, 2020 8:22:46 pm Former England cricketers and the ECB have criticized PM Boris Johnson’s explanation on why recreational cricket remains banned. (Credit: Twitter/BorisJohnson, AP) Following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s explanation that recreational cricket remains banned in the country because of “teas and changing rooms… and other factors that generate proximity”, former England cricketers and the English cricket board have come up with responses in criticism. Speaking on LBC Radio on Friday, Johnson, who had said last month that the cricket ball is a “natural vector of disease”, said th...
ICC rubbishes allegations of match-fixing in 2011 World Cup
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ICC rubbishes allegations of match-fixing in 2011 World Cup

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 3, 2020 7:01:20 pm ICC Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall on Friday responded to claims that the 2011 World Cup final had been fixed. (File Photo/ICC) The ICC on Friday said there is no reason to doubt the integrity of the 2011 World Cup final in which India defeated Sri Lanka, asserting that it has not been provided any evidence that would merit an investigation into the game. It categorically denied a claim by former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that he had submitted a letter to them regarding his suspisions. The world body’s statement came after Sri Lanka ...
It’s a challenge to bowl to Steve Smith and AB de Villiers, says Kuldeep Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India
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It’s a challenge to bowl to Steve Smith and AB de Villiers, says Kuldeep Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

Steve Smith, Kuldeep Yadav and AB de Villiers. (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: Australia's Steve Smith and retired South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers are the two batsmen, India's leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav finds most challenging to contain. Yadav, who went through a prolonged lean patch in 2019, said both the batsmen have unique abilities. "Smith plays me mostly off the back foot. He plays the ball very late as well, so it becomes challenging to bowl to him," Yadav told Deep Dasgupta in the latest episode of Cricketbaazi on ESPNCricinfo. "In ODIs, AB de Villiers is a good player. He has a unique style. Now that he's retired, it's a good thing! But other than him, I haven't found any other batsman who I am sacred will hit me for a lot of runs," he said. Talking about his poor run last ye...
‘A very difficult one month’: Cancer-stricken Dingko Singh recovers from COVID-19, back at home in Imphal
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‘A very difficult one month’: Cancer-stricken Dingko Singh recovers from COVID-19, back at home in Imphal

Asian Games gold-winning former boxer Dingko Singh has recovered from COVID-19, testing negative for the deadly virus on Friday over a month after the cancer-stricken legend was hospitalised in Imphal.Back at his home, but in isolation for the next fortnight, Singh spoke to PTI about the ordeal he endured, including five positive tests since his hospitalisation in the last week of May.“It was a very difficult one month. I can’t thank enough the doctors and nurses, who treated me. I am indebted to them for life,” the enigmatic former boxer, who is also battling liver cancer, said.“I tested positive five times during my stay in hospital. It was very traumatising because I would see people, who came after me, leave before me. But somehow I kept going thanks to the doctors and...
Swiss Cup champion will be denied Europa League spot
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Swiss Cup champion will be denied Europa League spot

The winner of the Swiss Cup will be denied a traditional entry into the Europa League because of an overcrowded schedule caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s soccer association said Friday.The Swiss Cup, which was stopped at the quarterfinal stage, will not resume until after the Aug. 3 entry deadline set by UEFA for next season’s Champions League and Europa League.The Swiss soccer association said UEFA refused several requests to extend the deadline.The winner of the competition was due to enter the third qualifying round of the Europa League, where UEFA pays each team 280,000 euros ($315,000) in prize money. That place will now go to the third-place team in the Swiss league, which had been due to join the first qualifying round.The beneficiary is the fourth-...
Hamilton fastest in the 1st practice for Austrian Grand Prix
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Hamilton fastest in the 1st practice for Austrian Grand Prix

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time on Friday in the first practice for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The British driver was .356 seconds ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the 4.3-kilometer (2.7-mile) Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg nestled at the foot of the Styrian mountains in southern Austria.Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, who has won the past two races here, was third quickest and .602 behind Hamilton in damp and overcast conditions.Both Ferrari drivers struggled for speed, with Charles Leclerc 10th quickest and Sebastian Vettel only 12th. Ferrari is racing with the same car it used in preseason testing in February and has not made any upgrades, while Mercedes and other teams have.There is a second practice l...
Sri Lanka police calls off 2011 World Cup final fixing probe
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Sri Lanka police calls off 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

Sri Lankan police recently launched an investigation into allegations that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed. Sri Lanka, led by Kumar Sangakkara, lost the final to India by 6 wickets. However, former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage landed an allegation that the final was fixed by ‘certain parties’. This led to an inquiry by the Special Investigation Division of the Police. After the investigation, the police have found no evidence into the allegations and have suspended their inquiry. Sri Lanka cricket legends Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva were quizzed by the police for over six and 10 hours respectively and it led to protests outside SLC office on Thursday.“We will be sending a report to the Secretary, Ministry of Sports who directed us. We h...
IOC-led paper fears salary cuts for athletes during COVID-19 crisis could fuel corruption, manipulation
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IOC-led paper fears salary cuts for athletes during COVID-19 crisis could fuel corruption, manipulation

A paper published by the International Olympic Committee in collaboration with the UN and INTERPOL has warned against salary cuts and delay in payment to sports professionals as it might lead to increase in corruption when action resumes in the post COVID-19 world.The paper published jointly by the IOC, INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime stressed on the need to safeguard the integrity of sport during the pandemic.“As salaries of sports professionals may be impacted, through reductions or delays in payments, and the economic situation places pressure on sport, criminal groups and corruptors may seek to exploit this situation to gain influence,” the paper said.“It is recommended to the extent possible, to consider avoiding decreasing salaries of those ...
Won’t allow provisional recognition of NSFs without adherence to sports code: HC to Sports Ministry
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Won’t allow provisional recognition of NSFs without adherence to sports code: HC to Sports Ministry

The Delhi High Court on Friday said the practice of granting provisional recognition to National Sports Federations (NSFs) in the country without ascertaining whether they are following the sports code cannot be allowed to go on.“We won’t allow the provisional system to go on without the NSFs following the sports code. That is not going to happen. Ask the NSFs to put their house in order,” a bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Najmi Waziri said.The observation by the bench came while hearing a plea moved by the Sports Ministry seeking permission to grant provisional annual recognition to 57 NSFs so that they can commence training of sportspersons for the Olympics next year.It, however, issued notice to advocate Rahul Mehra and sought his stand on the application which has bee...
Sri Lanka police drop 2011 World Cup final fixing probe
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Sri Lanka police drop 2011 World Cup final fixing probe

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 3, 2020 9:09:30 pm Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara had won the toss twice in 2011 World Cup final at Wankhede stadium. (Videograb) The Sri Lankan Police on Friday called off its investigation into the 2011 World Cup final fixing allegation and stating that there was no evidence after recording statements of Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Aravinda De Silva. The Special Investigation Division of the Police, which was set up after former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage had alleged that the final, which India won, was fixed by “certain parties” clarified...
Sarfaraz should have been given more time as Pakistan captain: Inzamam
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Sarfaraz should have been given more time as Pakistan captain: Inzamam

Former Pakistan captain and chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq said wicket-keeper batsman Sarfarz Ahmed should have been given a longer rope as Pakistan captain. Inzamam said Sarfaraz had brought many laurels to Pakistan and he was sacked when he was actually gaining experience as a leader.“Sarfaraz achieved some notable victories for Pakistan and was learning to be a good captain but unfortunately when he had learnt from experience and mistakes he was removed as captain,” the former captain told a TV channel. Inzamam remained chief selector from 2016 till the 2019 World Cup. During his tenure, most of the time Sarfaraz remained captain. Soon after Inzamam was replaced by head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan Cricket Board removed Sarfaraz as a player and captain from a...
Bayern Munich finally get its man, sign Leroy Sané from Manchester City
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Bayern Munich finally get its man, sign Leroy Sané from Manchester City

Bayern Munich has ended a long pursuit and finally signed Germany winger Leroy Sané from Manchester City. The Bavarian powerhouse said Friday that the 24-year-old former Schalke player has signed a five-year deal through June 2025 and will start preparing for the upcoming season next week.Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says, “He is an outstanding player who has proven his qualities over the past few years, especially in the national team. Our goal is to gather the best German players at FC Bayern and the signing of Leroy emphasizes this goal.”ALSO READ: Liverpool thrashed 4-0 by Man City in 1st game as championsCity was already resigned to losing the pacey forward, who had one year left on his contract with the Premier League side. Coach Pep Guardiola said Sané had ...