In the wake of the deadly pandemic, global as well as national sports bodies have either postponed or cancelled the events to ensure the safety of athletes as well as the spectators. While some sporting action is returning in some parts of the world as governments in a few countries have allowed hosting games in stadiums behind closed doors. There is still a large section which has been severely impacted by the pandemic and it will take another couple of months for the administrations there to slowly resume sporting activities. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How Covid-19 pandemic has impacted major sports events across the globe
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NEW DELHI: After delaying the sale of its first foldable smartphone-- Motorola Razr-- in India, the company has now announced a new sale date. The device is now expected to go on sale on May 6. “Due to the prevailing situation and extension of nationwide lockdown, sale of all non-essential products and services has been discontinued. In line with the government guidelines, Motorola razr will now go on sale after the revised lockdown period, starting May 6th 2020 (which was earlier scheduled for 15th April, 2020). We are hopeful that the situation will get better in the coming days and are working with our partners towards ensuring a smooth purchase experience for consumers across both online and offline channels, once the lockdown is lifted,” said the company in a press statement. The Motorola Razr comes with the same clamshell design and is said to compete against the recently-launched Samsung Galaxy Flip. The Motorola Razr is priced at Rs 1,24,999. As part of the launch … [Read more...] about Motorola Razr foldable phone gets a new sale date in India
I don't have a lot of big innings in T20Is, so this is among my best knocks. It was my first match as captain, against an in-form West Indies side. We were at an early stage of the T20 format and needed 27 off the last three overs. I knew we had a chance if I could drag it into the last over. I was the last recognised batsman, so I made sure I faced the most balls. [With two balls remaining], I told Raj bhai [Abdur Razzak] that I must retain the strike even if he was run out taking two. I stayed calm against Ravi Rampaul, who tried a yorker that became a length ball, giving me the perfect space to play one of my favourite shots [a six to the deep-midwicket boundary]. … [Read more...] about Mushfiqur Rahim looks back at seven of his most important innings for Bangladesh
"With the kind of calendar that we have, the kind of travelling involved for the players, it's virtually going to be impossible to do that." Rahul Dravid on long quarantine periods "A lot of these rules will have to keep changing. It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level the ECB is talking about for every series [14-day quarantine period before and after every series]," Dravid said. "Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these couple of series because they have had no other cricket and it is right in the middle of the season, and they're keen to do this so they are potentially creating the bubble and managing it that way. … [Read more...] about Rahul Dravid says bio-secure bubbles not a foolproof route to resuming cricket
Aiden Markram and Farhaan Behardien put on 272 for the sixth wicket in a South African domestic one-day game last year. Was this a record? asked Stuart from South Africain Cape Town in March 2019. They weren't separated until Markram fell in the final over, after a partnership of 272 - which was indeed a record for the sixth wicket in all List A cricket. It beat the unbroken stand of 267 by Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi (who thumped 170 not out from 99 balls) for New Zealand against Sri Lanka in Dunedin in 2015, which remains the record for one-day internationals. There have been eight further partnerships of 200 or more in List A matches, including two further instances in 2019. … [Read more...] about Is the difference in Rohit Sharma’s averages in home and away Tests a record?