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Coronavirus: Thane Mayor Marathon cancelled

Thane Marathon
The 'Thane Varsha Mahapour Marathon', an annual event, organised by the civic body, has been cancelled this time due to outbreak of COVID19 pandemic. This announcement was Monday made by city Mayor Naresh Mhaske in a recorded message. He said since the last 30 years the marathon is being held uninterrupted in the city of Thane during the monsoon season. "But this...

Coronavirus: Ganguly’s foundation offers help to COVID-19 warriors

Sourav Ganguly Foundation
Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly's foundation has joined hands with chocolate and chewing gum manufacturing giant Mars Wrigley to support frontline doctors, health care providers and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Health care workers have been on the frontline of the current crisis to ensure safety and wellbeing of others. In an effort to appreciate and acknowledge their relentless...

Prajnesh hits court after coronavirus-induced hiatus

Prajnesh Gunneswaran
India's top tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran returned to the courts on Friday after over two-and-a-half months with a training session at the SDAT Nungambakkam stadium here. The 30-year old southpaw, ranked 132 in the world, hit with talented Sasikumar Mukund and Manish Sureshkumar. Like other sports, tennis has come to a grinding halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic with tournaments across...

Coronavirus: BWF cancels Swiss Open and European Championships

Swiss Open
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to take a toll on the international badminton calender with the world body (BWF) on Wednesday cancelling the Swiss Open and European Championships after failing to find suitable slots to host the events this year. "There are further changes to the status of badminton tournaments this year with the YONEX Swiss Open 2020 and 2020...

Coronavirus: Kerala Sevens footballer stranded at Mumbai airport for 72 days

Juan Muller, a 23-year-old footballer from Ghana, had to make the transit area of the Mumbai airport home for 72 days after the Indian government cancelled all international flights following the coronavirus outbreak, as per several reports. Muller came to Kerala in November last year to play in the lucrative Sevens Football of the state. His aim was to earn...

Former footballer Hamza Koya passed away due to coronavirus

Hamza Koya (Source: Hamza Koya/Facebook)
Former footballer Hamza Koya, who represented India and Maharashtra in the Santhosh Trophy, passed away in a Mallapuram hospital on Saturday due to coronavirus, according to authorities. With this the total number of Covid deaths in Kerala rose to 15. The 61-year-old former footballer who has played for various Mumbai Football clubs, along with his family returned to his home town near...

Coronavirus: AIFF delays start of ISL, I-League due to Covid-19

Kolkata Derby
The All India Football Federation on Friday decided to delay the start date of the domestic season till further notice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a circular sent to all its members, the AIFF said it was done by following the guidelines issued by the world body FIFA as well as those by the Indian government. "In view...

Coronavirus: Chess plays on while other sports struggle to cope with pandemic

Rakesh Kulkarni
At a time sporting activity has been hit hard across the globe due to COVID-19 pandemic, chess is one sport which seems to keep ticking, thanks to technology as online tournaments kept players busy. There has been a spurt in the number of online chess events during this coronavirus-forced lockdown. After the recent Online Nations Cup, FIDE (world chess...

‘Insensitive’ Japan Olympic coronavirus logo pulled after row

Olympic Coronavirus Logo
A satirical mock-up depicting the Tokyo Olympics logo as the new coronavirus has been pulled after Olympic organisers branded it "insensitive" and said it infringed copyright. The design combines the distinctive, spiky image of the coronavirus cell with the blue-and-white Tokyo 2020 logo, and appeared on the front page of an in-house magazine published by the Foreign Correspondents' Club...

Coronavirus: Indian table tennis player finally set to return from Spain

Takeme Sarkar
Indian paddler Takeme Sarkar, who is stuck in Spain for about three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is all set to return home on May 31. The 14th ranked India player, who hails from Siliguri in West Bengal, had reached Spain on February for an invitational Spanish League but could not return on March 24 owing to the...