Weekly Digest (Might 3-9): From IPL’s postponement to Hamilton’s fifth consecutive Spanish Grand Prix triumph

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From the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) to Lewis Hamilton’s fifth successive Spanish GP title, listed here are the principle sporting headlines from the week passed by.

CRICKET

The BCCI indefinitely postponed the Indian Premier League on Tuesday after a number of gamers and help workers examined optimistic for COVID-19. (REPORT)

Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari and Mohammed Shami returned to the Indian squad for the World Check Championship closing in opposition to New Zealand and the next five-Check collection in England. (FULL SQUAD)

Ravindra Jadeja returned to India’s Check squad for the WTC closing in opposition to New Zealand and the five-match Check collection versus England.   –  GETTY IMAGES

 

The Indian group will full an eight-day arduous quarantine in Mumbai earlier than leaving on June 2 for a marathon tour of the UK. (REPORT)

New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert, who performs for Kolkata Knight Riders within the IPL, examined optimistic for COVID-19 and has been refused permission to board a repatriation flight from India to New Zealand. Afterward Saturday, bowler Prasidh Krishna examined optimistic, bringing the tally of cricketers contracting COVID-19 within the KKR camp to 4. (REPORT)

Chennai Tremendous Kings Cricket Ltd has prolonged help to the individuals of Tamil Nadu within the combat in opposition to the surging COVID-19 second wave by arranging the supply of 450 Oxygen concentrators within the State. (REPORT)

The fifth version of the Abu Dhabi T10 league shall be held in Abu Dhabi from November 19 to December 2, the match organisers stated on Thursday. (REPORT)

The Mumbai police arrested three bookies – Parvesh Bafna, Ayushi Kesarkar and Chetan Salecha – for working a betting syndicate from a group resort following a tip off from the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit. The three have been staying in a luxurious South Mumbai resort in April the place Rajasthan Royals was camped through the Mumbai leg of the Indian Premier League. (REPORT)

BADMINTON

In an enormous blow to Indian shuttlers’ Olympics qualification possibilities, The Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia and the Badminton World Federation have collectively agreed to postpone the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open championship scheduled to begin from Might 25 to 30. (REPORT)

A few of India’s prime shuttlers, together with the likes of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, have been anticipated to characteristic within the Malaysia Open.   –  PTI

 

High para shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam’s preparation for the Tokyo Paralympics suffered a blow because of the Indian group not with the ability to compete on the Spanish Worldwide due to new quarantine guidelines imposed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (REPORT)

World champion P.V. Sindhu has been nominated as athlete ambassador alongside Canada’s Michelle Li for the Worldwide Olympic Committee’s ‘Imagine in Sport’ marketing campaign geared toward stopping competitors manipulation. (REPORT)

Legendary Indian badminton participant Prakash Padukone has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is recovering from the an infection at a hospital in Bengaluru. (REPORT)

TENNIS

Alexander Zverev adopted his overcome Rafael Nadal with a win over Dominic Thiem to achieve one other Madrid Open closing on Saturday. (REPORT)

Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who gained his fourth Laureus Award this week, says he’s not fascinated about retirement in any respect. (REPORT)

Rafael Nadal gained the Laureus World Sportsman of the Yr Award this week.   –  GETTY IMAGES

 

Britain’s Andy Murray will practise with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Argentine Diego Schwartzman in Rome on Sunday as a part of plans to return to the ATP Tour after an harm lay-off. (REPORT)

Rafael Nadal’s bid to achieve a seventy fifth semifinal at a Masters occasion ended on Friday with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Alexander Zverev within the Madrid Open. (REPORT)

Former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt’s induction into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame shall be deferred by a yr because of COVID-19 journey restrictions from Australia to america, the Corridor of Fame stated on Thursday. (REPORT)

SHOOTING

The Sports activities Authority of India will bear the bills incurred through the Olympic-bound taking pictures group’s upcoming competition-cum-training tour of Croatia. (REPORT)

The Worldwide Taking pictures Sport Federation (ISSF) has introduced that Osjek, Croatia, will host the final World Cup earlier than the Tokyo Olympics. (REPORT)

BOXING

India’s Mandeep Jangra made a profitable begin to his profession within the professional circuit, beating Argentina’s Luciano Ramos in his debut bout in Florida, U.S. (REPORT)

Floyd Mayweather will face Logan Paul in a pay-per-view occasion on June 6 at Laborious Rock Stadium in Florida. (REPORT)

Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul at a information convention on Thursday.

HOCKEY

Olympic gold medallist, former India coach, Arjuna and Dronacharya awardee Maharaj Kishen Kaushik handed away at a metropolis hospital on Saturday. He was 66. He’s survived by his spouse and two sons. (REPORT)

M.K. Kaushik

M Ok Kaushik was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1998, earlier than being bestowed with the Dronacharya award in 2002.   –  SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

 

Former Indian hockey participant and member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics profitable aspect Ravinderpal Singh handed away at a Lucknow hospital early on Saturday. He was 61. (REPORT)

Indian girls’s hockey captain Rani Rampal, her six team-mates and two help workers members have recovered from COVID-19 after spending two weeks in quarantine on the Sports activities Authority of India’s centre in Bengaluru. (REPORT)

Hockey India on Wednesday mourned the dying of former India junior participant Sanjib Barla, who died in Rourkela because of COVID-19 associated issues. He was 34 and died on Sunday. (REPORT)

The Indian males’s hockey group’s aggressive worldwide assignments forward of the Tokyo Olympics are successfully over after its upcoming FIH Hockey Professional League away matches in opposition to Spain and Germany, scheduled on Might 15-16 and Might 22-23 respectively, obtained postponed because of the COVID-induced journey restrictions. (REPORT)

WRESTLING

Sumit Malik booked a 125kg freestyle berth within the Tokyo Olympics on the opening day of the World Olympic Video games wrestling qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Thursday. (REPORT)

Indian wrestler Seema Bisla punched her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics as she obtained the higher of Poland’s Anna Lukasiak on the World Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers within the 50kg semifinal in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday. (REPORT)

A 23-year-old wrestler died and his two buddies have been injured after they have been allegedly assaulted by different wrestlers contained in the Chhatrasal Stadium complicated in north Delhi. (REPORT)