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ECB advocates resumption of recreational cricket

03 Jul 2020

ECB advocates resumption of recreational cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) vouched for return of recreational cricket as it remains banned by the UK government.

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

30 Jun 2020

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What will happen to ICC World Test Championship?

28 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: What will happen to ICC World Test Championship?

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the international cricket calendar with several bilateral series getting postponed.

Sell standardized COVID-19 policies: IRDAI to insurance companies

28 Jun 2020

Sell standardized COVID-19 policies: IRDAI to insurance companies

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge, the national insurance regulator is pushing standardized policies to help people protect themselves from the deadly disease.

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

28 Jun 2020

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

As the world deals with the novel coronavirus pandemic, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has announced a major milestone in the effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly respiratory disease.

England's Somerset County club to resume training from July 1

28 Jun 2020

England's Somerset County club to resume training from July 1

The Somerset County Cricket club announced that players will resume individual training from July 1.

Pakistan to arrive in England on June 28

27 Jun 2020

Pakistan to arrive in England on June 28

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), on Friday, confirmed the Pakistan cricket team will arrive in the UK on June 28.

Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic tests positive for coronavirus

26 Jun 2020

Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic tests positive for coronavirus

World number one Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic has tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh postponed

23 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh postponed

New Zealand's upcoming tour of Bangladesh has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Three Pakistan players test positive for COVID-19

23 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Three Pakistan players test positive for COVID-19

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday, confirmed that three players, namely Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, and Haider Ali have tested positive for COVID-19.

#ENGvsWI: Key workers to be honored during Test series

22 Jun 2020

#ENGvsWI: Key workers to be honored during Test series

The players from England and West Indies will honor Britain's key workers during the upcoming three-Test series.

Tennis star Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19, Adria Tour canceled

22 Jun 2020

Tennis star Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19, Adria Tour canceled

Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov has tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the cancelation of the Adria Tour exhibition event in Croatia.

Coronavirus outbreak: Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for COVID-19

20 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for COVID-19

Former captain of Bangladesh cricket team Mashrafe Mortaza, on Saturday, tested positive for coronavirus.

Sourav Ganguly's family members tested positive for COVID-19

20 Jun 2020

Sourav Ganguly's family members tested positive for COVID-19

Family members of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) secretary Snehasish Ganguly tested positive for COVID-19, the state health department confirmed on Friday.

Pakistan contingent to be tested twice for coronavirus

19 Jun 2020

Pakistan contingent to be tested twice for coronavirus

The Pakistan touring party will be tested twice for COVID-19 in the space of three days before leaving for England.

US Open set to be held behind closed doors

17 Jun 2020

US Open set to be held behind closed doors

The US Open is set to commence in August behind closed doors.

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

16 Jun 2020

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.

COVID-19: How safe it is to go for a walk/run

15 Jun 2020

COVID-19: How safe it is to go for a walk/run

When a pandemic is brewing, everyone's best safety advice is to stay indoors and be socially distant from the world.

Computex 2020 canceled, due to COVID-19 pandemic

12 Jun 2020

Computex 2020 canceled, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Computex 2020 - one of the biggest computer shows in the world - will no longer happen this year.

India's tour of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe gets called off

12 Jun 2020

India's tour of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe gets called off

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday, announced Team India will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, owing to COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

11 Jun 2020

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

You may or may not know Jasleen Bhalla, but we bet you know her voice.

Satellite imagery of Wuhan suggests coronavirus started spreading in August

09 Jun 2020

Satellite imagery of Wuhan suggests coronavirus started spreading in August

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc all over the globe, may have actually started much earlier than currently thought.

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh unlikely to tour Sri Lanka in July

09 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh unlikely to tour Sri Lanka in July

Bangladesh are unlikely to tour Sri Lanka for their scheduled three-match Test series in July after senior players expressed reservations against travelling.

Amid lockdowns, WHO says asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is rare

09 Jun 2020

Amid lockdowns, WHO says asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is rare

COVID-19 has wrecked several major countries and is still nowhere near stopping or even slowing down.

Players will commence fitness drills at home grounds: Bharat Arun

06 Jun 2020

Players will commence fitness drills at home grounds: Bharat Arun

Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun stated that players will have to begin with running and other fitness drills at respective home grounds amid the nationwide lockdown.

Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

05 Jun 2020

Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has been leading the fight against COVID-19 through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

COVID-19 and films: How the pandemic is changing cinema

04 Jun 2020

COVID-19 and films: How the pandemic is changing cinema

They say films are a reflection of the society.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Mohammed Shami distributes food, masks to migrant workers

02 Jun 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Mohammed Shami distributes food, masks to migrant workers

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami extended help to migrant workers who are stranded in different parts of the nation amid the lockdown.

Coronavirus outbreak: La Liga clubs to resume full training

01 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: La Liga clubs to resume full training

La Liga has announced that players will be returning to full training on Monday.

MakeMyTrip lays off 350 employees due to COVID-19: Details here

01 Jun 2020

MakeMyTrip lays off 350 employees due to COVID-19: Details here

Following Ritesh Agarwal's OYO Rooms, India's largest travel aggregator MakeMyTrip has laid off 350 employees from its workforce.

13 Sri Lanka cricketers to resume training from June 1

31 May 2020

13 Sri Lanka cricketers to resume training from June 1

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Sunday, announced that 13 cricketers will return to training on June 1.

Coronavirus outbreak: ECB asks ICC to allow COVID-19 substitutes

30 May 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: ECB asks ICC to allow COVID-19 substitutes

International cricket may see coronavirus substitutes on field, once the game resumes.

Cricket West Indies gives approval for England tour

30 May 2020

Cricket West Indies gives approval for England tour

West Indies are all set to tour England as the cricket board gave approval for the proposed Test series.

Doctors should watch out for COVID-19 'false negatives', researchers warn

27 May 2020

Doctors should watch out for COVID-19 'false negatives', researchers warn

From India to the US, countries are trying extremely hard to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Veteran actor Kiran Kumar tests negative for coronavirus

27 May 2020

Veteran actor Kiran Kumar tests negative for coronavirus

Veteran actor Kiran Kumar, who was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus earlier this month, has now tested negative for the disease.

Sports should return to spread positivity: Shikhar Dhawan

25 May 2020

Sports should return to spread positivity: Shikhar Dhawan

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan believes the return of sports could ward off the negative elements once the coronavirus pandemic ends.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Director Aadish Keluskar on how COVID-19 is changing cinema

25 May 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: Director Aadish Keluskar on how COVID-19 is changing cinema

Cinema changes with the world.

Indian government to decide fate of IPL: Kiren Rijiju

24 May 2020

Indian government to decide fate of IPL: Kiren Rijiju

India's Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, on Sunday, clarified that any decision regarding the commencement of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be taken by the government.

Workload of players will be higher post lockdown: Bharat Arun

19 May 2020

Workload of players will be higher post lockdown: Bharat Arun

Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun believes returning to the field following coronavirus pandemic will not be easy for Indian players.

Rahul Dravid advises athletes to use this lockdown break wisely

18 May 2020

Rahul Dravid advises athletes to use this lockdown break wisely

Batting legend Rahul Dravid believes the nationwide lockdown has given a breathing space to athletes.