Arjun Atwal will become the first Indian golfer to compete on the restarted US PGA Tour amid the Covid-19 threat when he tees up at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Thursday. Five players have tested positive for the deadly virus since the Tour resumed earlier this month, the latest being American Harris English who was to compete this week. The only Indian to win on the PGA Tour, Atwal has got a start courtesy a sponsor’s exemption into the $7.5 million event at the Detroit Golf Club.
IPL should sever ties with Chinese sponsors: Wadia
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia called for a gradual end to Chinese sponsorship in the Indian Premier League amid escalating tensions between the two countries. The Galwan incident prompted the BCCI to call a meeting of the IPL Governing Council to review the Chinese sponsorships but that meeting is yet to take place. “We should do it (sever ties with Chinese sponsors in IPL) for the sake of the nation. Country comes first, money is secondary. And it is the Indian Premier League, not the Chinese Premier League. It should lead by example and show the way,” Wadia said.
African Cup of Nations postponed to 2022
Next January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon have been postponed by one year and will now take place in 2022, the Confederation of African Football has decided. The Cup of Nations was due to be held from January 9 to February 6 next year but will now be scheduled for January 2022. Cameroon will get to stage the semifinals and final of will be played at a single venue in Douala. — Agencies