Mumbai: India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah and women’s national team opener Smriti Mandhana today said they received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. “Vaccinated. Please stay safe everyone,” Bumrah tweeted. Bumrah is expected to lead the Indian pace attack in the upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent away series in England.
Boxing Worlds for men to be held in Oct-Nov in Belgrade
Lausanne: The World Championship of boxing for men will be held from October 26 to November 6 in Belgrade, Serbia, the international boxing association (AIBA) announced today. The event was to be held in India but the country lost the hosting rights after failing to pay the host fee last year.
Iniesta extends Vissel Kobe contract by two years
Tokyo: Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said today he has extended his contract with Vissel Kobe by another two years and wants to keep working towards making the Japanese side the best in Asia. Spanish World Cup winner Iniesta, who also celebrated his 37th birthday today, signed a three-year contract with Kobe in 2018 after leaving Barcelona, where he won nine La Liga and four Champions Leagues titles.
Buffon to leave after nearly 20 years with Juve
Rome: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season but could still join another team if he receives a suitable offer. The 43-year-old first joined the Turin club from Parma in 2001 and has been there ever since, with the exception of one season at French side Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-19. Agencies