India is among six teams that have qualified for the women’s T20 competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as cricket returns for the second time in the multi-sporting event. The eight-team competition will also include England, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa.
Shooting World Cup in Baku cancelled due to pandemic
The ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, scheduled to be held just before the Tokyo Olympics, will not take place due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in the host country. The tournament was to take place from June 21 to July 2 and would have served as good preparatory ground before the Olympics.
Italy to ban clubs that join breakaway leagues
The Italian soccer federation added an “anti-Super League” clause to its regulations today, making it easier to expel any club that attempts to break away in the future. Serie A leaders Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan were the Italian teams that were among the clubs leading the charge for the ill-fated Super League. Agencies
Barcelona test can be a platform to success
World No. 2 Rafa Nadal said his gruelling 6-4 6-7(6) 7-5 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Barcelona Open final on Sunday could prepare him for long battles ahead in the European claycourt season. “I haven’t been able to play a lot of competitive matches for the past couple of months. Matches like today make me feel better physically,” Nadal said. Reuters