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Sports weekly roundup 5 to 10 April 2021

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Sports Weekly Roundup 5 to 10 April 2021. Here’s a roundup of all the sports events and news that created the buzz in India this week:

Sports Weekly Roundup 5 to 10 April 2021 –

  • Men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey will now be held from October 1 to 9 in Dhaka.
  • UEFA has told match officials it is unacceptable and undignified to seek autographs from players.
  • Sports Ministry has granted them an extension of six months to all the NSFs who have been unable to host their national championships for the year 2020-21.
  • In the opening match of IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat  Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets.

Sports Weekly Roundup 5 to 10 April 2021

  • Harendra Singh, former India hockey coach, has been appointed as the new head coach of the US men’s team. Singh was bestowed the Dronacharya award in 2012.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been nominated for the ICC ‘Player of the Month’ award for March because of his performances in matches against England.
  • Sunil Chhetri has recovered from COVID-19 and will lead Bengaluru FC in their AFC Cup prelim stage 2-match on April 14.
  • Hanuma Vihari has signed up with Warwickshire and is likely to play the county game next week.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has been discharged from the hospital but will remain in isolation at home.
  • Shreyas Iyer underwent successful surgery on his shoulder.
  • Indian women’s football team lost to Belarus in its second international friendly in Tashkent.

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Sports Weekly Roundup 5 to 10 April 2021

  • Sports Authority of India has ordered the implementation of stricter protocols, including testing of all athletes and support staff at its campuses on a weekly basis.
  • Sania Mirza has been included in the government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme, four years after she opted out of the program.
  • Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje arrived in Mumbai but not be part of the opening fixture against the CSK due to the mandatory quarantine period.
  • Tokyo Olympic torch relay will not run through the streets of Osaka due to rising COVID-19 cases.
  • After the second judoka tested positive for covid-19, the Indian team has sought Embassy’s help to fly out of Kyrgyzstan.
  • Olympic-bound Indian steeplechaser Avinash Sable will be training in Uganda from April 10 to July 20.
  • Olympic-bound Indian archers have taken their second shots of COVID-19 vaccine. This is the first fully vaccinated lot of athletes ahead of the Tokyo Games.
  • In the latest ICC women’s ODI rankings, Smriti Mandhana, Jhulan Goswami and Deepti Sharma retained their positions while Shikha Pandey regained her place in the top 10.
  • Mirabai Chanu’s chances of winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics seem to have improved after North Korea announced not to participate.
  • To garner crucial ranking points to qualify for the World Championships, India’s top cyclists including four senior male cyclists, one junior and a couple of girl cyclists will be visiting Germany for an extended camp.
  • They may also take part in three events in Europe.
  • Karnataka Swimming Association has requested the CM to open pools for competitive training. As of now, all pools have been shut down due to covid.

Sports Weekly Roundup 5 to 10 April 2021

  • Sumit Nagal has entered into the final qualifying round of the $408,800 ATP tennis tournament in Cagliari, Italy.
  • Indian hockey team vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh says they will utilize the tour to Argentina to build momentum ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Russian Open 2021 and Indonesia Masters have been cancelled due to COVID-19 related restrictions.
  • Pramod Bhagat won two gold medals and a bronze medal during the Fazza Dubai International Para-Badminton Tournament.
  • The National Rifle Association of India has announced a 15-member team for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal testing COVID-19 positive and is in home isolation.
  • Due to the surge in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, IPL Governing Council is said to be planning to shift Mumbai matches to some other venue.
  • KKR’s Nitish Rana joined his teammates at the practice session after negative COVID-19 test reports for two consecutive days.
  • Gurkeerat Singh Mann has replaced the injured Rinku Singh at KKR.

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