Former world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed to his seventh defeat within the $150,000 Legends of Chess on-line event, taking place 0.5-2.5 to world No. 3 Ding Liren within the eighth spherical. Going into the match towards the Chinese after ending a six-match shedding streak, Anand surrendered the primary recreation in simply 22 strikes late on Tuesday. The duo settled for a 47-move draw within the second earlier than Liren sealed victory within the third recreation. Anand lies final within the desk with six factors with Liren and Peter Leko.
Rajat Bhatia pronounces retirement from all cricket
Domestic cricket veteran Rajat Bhatia has introduced his retirement from all types of cricket, ending a profession that started in 2000. Bhatia, 40, final performed First-Class cricket in 2018-19 for Uttarakhand, however known as it a day after not being chosen for the 2019-20 season.
Dope management at IPL: NADA may outsource assortment
In cost of dope management on the IPL for the primary time, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) might need to outsource the duty of pattern assortment given the excessive value of dealing with the train when the occasion is held within the UAE. The subsequent best choice for NADA shall be utilizing the companies of the UAE’s National Anti-Doping Organisation or contact Sweden’s International Dope Test and Management, which has achieved pattern assortment and testing for the final 12 seasons of the IPL. The BCCI got here below NADA’s ambit in 2019, making this yr the primary time that it’s going to deal with pattern assortment in the course of the IPL. —Agencies