England’s captain Joe Root is welcomed by a hotel staff upon the arrival of the team ahead of two Test matches against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday. Reuters
England cricket players have been told to “fist pump” instead of shaking hands with their Sri Lankan rivals in Tests that start next week, over coronavirus fears.
The Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s most lucrative cricket competition, on Friday postponed the start of this year’s tournament amid mounting anxiety in India
The impact of the coronavirus means there will be no sound of leather on willow and no hardy supporters wrapped up in woollies braving the bitter early-season conditions.
Hayward, meanwhile, took the overall honours in the 10km run with a time of 47:28, finishing a minute and 37 seconds ahead of Helen Boland of Ireland (49:05), while Kahli Johnson of the UK was third overall with a time of 49:10.
The UAE-based GPX Racing has become only the second Emirati team to take outright victory at the Hankook 24H DUBAI after a commanding performance at the Dubai Autodrome on Saturday.
The deciding fourth Test between Australia and India in Brisbane hung in the balance on the second day after a massive thunderstorm caused play to be abandoned on Saturday following the tea break.
Three passengers on two charter flights that brought them to Melbourne on Saturday tested positive to Covid-19, causing 47 players on those flights to be barred from practising for a fortnight, in what could be a major setback to their Australian Open preparations.