Suspension of tournaments robs livelihood of cricket umpires

Cricket umpires across India are struggling to make ends meet as matches and tournaments are suspended due to lockdowns imposed due to Covid-19. “All tournaments have been suspended and I have been sitting at home for the past two months. April, May and June usually see a lot of school tournaments, but nothing is happening […]

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Poor-quality boats, mud in the course leave Chandigarh rowers unhappy

Length reduced by 600m; admin accused of apathy Chandigarh: Poor quality of boats and reduction in the length of the course is affecting the training of rowers at the Lake Sports Complex here. “There is a cluster of mud that has come up in the middle of the course. This has reduced its length by […]

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Courses closed, golf training badly hit by 2nd wave of Covid

Online coaching not the best way to train: Golfers Chandigarh: The closure of the Chandigarh Golf Course and practice range due to the lockdown imposed following the second wave of Covid-19 has impacted the training of golfers in the city. Speaking to The Observer, Durlab Sidhu, a golfer who trains at the Sector 6 golf range, […]

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Final round of UEFA e-Euro on July 9, 10

The final round of the Union of European Football Associations e-Euro 2021 will be held on July 9 and 10 in London, Europe’s football confederation announced on its website on Tuesday. The tournament, in which all 55 UEFA members are participating, is being organized across three stages: Qualifying Round, Playoff Round and Finals.  In the […]

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2nd Covid wave ruins plans of Chandigarh cricket fraternity

Assn, players hope for an early return to normalcy Chandigarh: A delay in player selection trials of the Union Territory Cricket Association, Chandigarh, for the 2021-22 season due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is causing problems for cricketers and the administration. “Due to the situation our country faces, cricket has taken a back […]

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In second wave, small sporting leagues struggling to survive

Athletes say it’s tough to work out at home Small sporting leagues that depend on training sessions for sustenance are struggling during the second wave of the Covid pandemic. Training centres, too, are running into losses with no players to train. Arun Bhatt, director of the Stadium Football Club, Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “We have […]

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Khelo India hockey without a venue as Covid delays construction of astro-turf

Shifting tourney to another city being considered Panchkula: A delay in the construction of an astro-turf hockey ground due to the second wave of Covid-19 has left the 2021 Khelo India Youth Games hockey tournament without a venue. “The astro-turf hockey ground has been proposed to be built at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, […]

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Several players & others test positive, IPL put on hold

Balaji affected, entire CSK goes in isolation The ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been temporarily suspended after multiple players from various franchises tested positive for Covid-19.  “The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has (sic) unanimously decided to […]

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