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Eng vs WI: England 35-1 at stumps on Day 1 of 1st Test

Southampton, Jul 8 (UNI) England were 35-1 on Day 1 of historic 3-match series against West Indies as international cricket finally returned on Wednesday after coronavirus interruption.
Cricket at last returned after the enforced break due to the Covid-19 pandemic but lasted only 17.4 overs as rain played spoilsport, allowing only 82 minutes of action at Ageas Bowl.
Bad light and a wet outfield interfered with play throughout the day.
Rory Burns (20 runs off 55 balls) and Joe Denly (14 runs off 48 balls) were at the crease
when play was finally stopped for the final time.
Earlier, stand-in England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first. The hosts lost their opener early as Dominic Sibley, was dismissed for a duck by Gabriel.
The forecast is a lot better over the next four days.
The match was played under the 'bio-secure environment' under ICC's new guidelines in the wake of the pandemic.
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FIFA and AFC to reschedule World Cup qualifiers in Asia due to covid-19

FIFA and AFC to reschedule World Cup qualifiers in Asia due to covid-19

12 Aug 2020 | 3:53 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 12 (UNI) Faced with COVID-19 situation in many football playing countries, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have jointly decided that the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, scheduled to take place during the international match windows in October and November 2020, will be rescheduled in 2021.Asian Football Federation (AFC) in its website said with the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants, FIFA and the AFC will continue to work together to closely monitor the situation in the region and to identify new dates for the respective qualifying matches.

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Subrata Paul backs Gurpreet Sandhu to win more accolades in the future

12 Aug 2020 | 3:49 PM

New Delhi, Aug 12 (UNI) Iconic Indian goalkeeper ‘Spiderman’ Subrata Paul lauded fellow custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as he went down memory lane looking back at their relationship saying that his younger colleague “has many glorious years in front of him.”
In a live chat with AIFF TV, Subrata congratulated Gurpreet for “winning the Arjuna Award and the Hero ISL Golden Glove.”
“I have seen the hard work he puts in. He has always been eager to learn and has always learnt from his mistakes, and has continued to grow. He is still young and has lot many years left in his playing career," quipped Subrata, who received the Arjuna Award himself in 2016.

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Indonesia targets to qualify for main division of FIDE Online Chess Olympiad

12 Aug 2020 | 3:39 PM

Jakarta, Aug 12 (Xinhua) Indonesia is targetting qualification for the main division of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2020 which is being staged, Indonesian Chess Association said on Wednesday.

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Long-distance runner Hassan ready to break one-hour world record

12 Aug 2020 | 3:33 PM

Paris, Aug 12 (Xinhua) World 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan is attempting to break the one-hour world record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on September 4, organizers of the AG Memorial Van Damme announced.

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Venus Williams sweeps past Azarenka to face Serena at Top Seed Open

12 Aug 2020 | 3:27 PM

Washington, Aug 12 (Xinhua) Two former World No 1 players and Grand Slam champions took to the court for a first-round tussle at the inaugural Top Seed Open on Tuesday, and Venus Williams beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-2.

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