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Sourav Ganguly donates rice worth Rs 50 lakh amid coronavirus lockdown

As India continues its fight against coronavirus, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly pledged to donate rice worth Rs 50 lakh to the needy people. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), in its statement, said Ganguly along with Lal Baba Rice will provide rice to people who have been put in government schools for ...

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ICC puts T20 World Cup cricket qualifiers on hold

Cricket’s governing body all postponed qualifiers for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup due to take place before July on Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with international sport. Tournaments in Kuwait, South Africa, Spain, Belgium, Malaysia and Finland are all affected by the decision, a statement said. “The decision has been taken in conjunction with members and ...

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Shakib hails doctors, nurses on the frontline of coronavirus fight

Urges all to stay home, follow health advices Photo collected from Shakib Al Hasan’s verified Facebook Page Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is in self-isolation in the USA, hailed doctors, nurses and medical staff who have been working day and night to save the lives of those infected with the deadly coronavirus around the globe. Shakib is out of ...

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Another Real Madrid’s ex-president infected with coronavirus

Former President of Real Madrid Fernando Martin Alvarez, 72, has been hospitalized in Madrid. He is infected with coronavirus and is undergoing intensive therapy in grave condition. Fernando Martin Alvarez became Real Madrid’s president after Florentino Perez resigned in February 2006. A couple of days ago, former president of Real Madrid Lorenzo Sans, who led the football club between 1995 ...

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Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020

Photo ; Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a parliamentary session in Tokyo. Abe said a postponement of Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This ...

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Ex-BCB secretary Reza-e-Karim dies

Photo: Collected Former general secretary of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Reza-e-Karim passed away at a hospital in the capital early Sunday. He was 82. Reza-e-Karim breathed his last at the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in Dhaka after a long battle with multiple health conditions including cancer.The namaz-e-janaza Reza-e-Karim was held after zuhr prayers at Baitush Sarak Mosque, Tejgaon Monipuri Para. ...

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Ireland-Bangladesh cricket series postponed due to coronavirus

Ireland’s seven-match series against Bangladesh became on Saturday the latest casualty to be inflicted on the cricket calendar by the coronavirus pandemic. The three one-day internationals in Belfast and four Twenty20 matches in England, scheduled to take place in May, have been postponed in line with British and Irish government advice against the staging of sporting events with mass gatherings ...

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Scotland cricketer Majid Haq tests positive for coronavirus

Former Scotland cricketer Majid Haq, who is of Pakistani descent, has announced that he has tested positive for novel coronavirus and is currently undergoing treatment. Haq, an off-spinner who played 54 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Scotland between 2006 and 2015, on Friday said he was being treated at Royal Alexandra Hospital in the Paisley area of Glasgow.  “Looking forward ...

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Coronavirus: BCB chief physician in quarantine

The chief physician of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Debashis Chowdhury, went in home quarantine after returning from Australia recently, a source from BCB confirmed. Debashis went to Australia to accompany two cricketers- Shadman Islam and Mrittonjoy Chowdhury- who needed to see doctors there.  Along with Debashis, Shadman and Mrittonjoy are also in-home quarantine. “It’s a part of awareness to prevent ...

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Former Villa and Cardiff midfielder Whittingham dies aged 35

Former Aston Villa and Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham died on Thursday at the age of 35 following an accidental fall. Whittingham had been in hospital since suffering head injuries at a pub in the seaside town of Barry on March 7. He reportedly fell down a flight of stairs after watching England play Wales in the Six Nations tournament.In a ...

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