A present India cricketer is amongst a number of members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent who’ve examined constructive for Covid-19, forcing the IPL franchise to increase its quarantine interval in Dubai. IPL will begin on September 19. The franchise is but to situation a proper assertion however a league supply instructed PTI that the variety of constructive circumstances could possibly be between 10 and 12.
Sharma shoots 72 in opening spherical
Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma accomplished his unfinished opening spherical of the UK Championship with an even-par 72 on the Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, at present. The 24-year-old, who has missed lower in three of the final 4 begins within the ongoing UK Swing, had three birdies, one bogey and one double. He will want a very good second spherical to make the lower. South African Justin Walters opened up a three-shot lead with a bogey-free 64.
Matsuyama grabs lead on robust day
Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama drilled a 67-foot birdie putt on his final gap to seize the lead on the BMW Championship on a day when solely three gamers managed to interrupt par. Matsuyama’s 3-under 67 put him one away from Tyler Duncan and two forward of Mackenzie Hughes.
Tour groups could be excluded if two riders check constructive
Tour de France groups could be excluded if two riders from the identical outfit check constructive for the coronavirus inside a seven-day interval through the race, the International Cycling Union mentioned.
Punjab Sports Minister launches digital programme
Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi launched a digital coaching programme for sportspersons via a reside streaming of the ceremony within the presence of all of the district sports activities officers and coaches.
Chelsea signal centre-back Thiago Silva
Chelsea have bolstered their defence by bringing in Thiago Silva, with the previous Paris St Germain centre-back signing a one-year contract. — Agencies