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Weeks of anguish and a 'black box': Inside Tokyo's decision to delay the Olympics

REUTERS March 27, 2020 14:53:58

Officials in charge of staging Tokyo’s Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside prime minister Shinzo Abe’s residence late Tuesday, wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of t...

Rescheduled Olympics may come before summer 2021: Bach

Reuters March 25, 2020 20:19:08

The head of the global Olympic movement said on Wednesday that the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced "thousands" of logistical and financial problems and could go ahead before summer 2021. Though most pe...

27 Bangladesh cricketers pool fund to battle coronavirus

-- March 25, 2020 13:53:47

Bangladesh cricketers have decided to pool up a fund by providing half of their one-month pay for a coronavirus fund as 27 players joined efforts to battle the pandemic outbreak. A total of 17 of the...

Messi donates $1.08m each to coronavirus battle

-- March 25, 2020 13:33:31

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have each donated one million euros (1.08 million US dollar) towards the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). Argentina inter...

Organisers reschedule Tokyo Olympics

-- March 24, 2020 19:31:38

The International Olympic Committee and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed, and held no later than the summer of 2021, the IOC and Tokyo 2020 or...

Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member

-- March 24, 2020 10:16:15

The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. It comes after the chairman of the British Olympic Association sai...

Coronavirus: Olympic doubts grow as Canada withdraws athletes

-- March 23, 2020 10:29:49

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been thrown into further doubt after Canada became the first major country to withdraw. Their announcement came shortly after the Japanese Prime Mi...

Juventus’s Dybala tests positive for coronavirus

-- March 22, 2020 12:03:03

Juventus and Argentina soccer forward Paulo Dybala has tested positive for coronavirus but has no symptoms, the Italian Serie A club said on Saturday, making him one of the most high-profile players t...

BCB adopts ‘work from home’ policy

-- March 21, 2020 15:25:17

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced that it will follow the ‘work from home’ policy from March 22, aiming to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. The staff who are no...

Cricket boards set to suffer huge losses for coronavirus

FE Sports Desk March 20, 2020 21:49:07

The coronavirus outbreak has already impacted many sporting events across the world. In cricket itself, the action-packed Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) got suspended just prior to the commencement...

BCB suspends cricket for indefinite period

-- March 19, 2020 18:25:10

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday suspended all kinds of cricket in the country for an indefinite period, aiming to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Board president Nazmul Hasan told media th...

Juve’s France midfielder Matuidi tests positive for coronavirus

-- March 18, 2020 15:17:29

Juventus and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Turin-based Serie A club said in a statement on Tuesday. Juve said Matuidi, a World Cup winner with France i...

Euro 2020 postponed until 2021

-- March 17, 2020 18:49:44

Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, says the Norwegian FA. UEFA, European football's governing body, has been holding an emergency video conferenc...

Govt suspends all sporting events amid COVID-19 pandemic

-- March 16, 2020 21:02:24

The State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russell has directed all the National Sports Federations, Associations and concerned authorities to immediately halt all ongoing and scheduled upc...

National School Hockey Tournament- 2020 ends

FE Online Desk March 16, 2020 13:59:13

The closing & prize giving ceremony of First Security Islami Bank sponsored ‘Bangabandhu First Security Islami Bank National School Hockey Tournament- 2020’ was held on 15 March 2020 a...

Tigers’ tour of Pakistan postponed

-- March 16, 2020 13:25:51

Bangladesh’s Pakistan tour scheduled for April has been cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Bangladesh were scheduled to tour Pakistan for the third and final phase o...

Premier League, Champions League suspended

-- March 13, 2020 17:45:27

All elite football in England has been suspended until at least April 3 as a result of the spread of coronavirus. All Premier League games, EFL fixtures and matches in the FA Women's Super League and...

Arsenal manager Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

-- March 13, 2020 12:20:47

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said on Thursday, prompting the Premier League to announce an emergency meeting on Friday. Arsenal’s first-team sq...

India orders international cricket matches in empty stadiums

-- March 12, 2020 13:58:22

The India government has ordered upcoming international cricket matches to be played in empty stadiums, as travel operators warned of an unprecedented impact of a blanket visa ban by the government to...

Juventus defender Rugani tests positive for COVID-19

-- March 12, 2020 11:51:05

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A giants confirmed on Wednesday. According to the Bianconeri, the 25-year-old Italy international currently has no symptom...

Tigers get dominant win in all formats for first time

-- March 11, 2020 21:54:22

Bangladesh made history through defeating a team in all matches in all three formats with a 2-0 whitewash over visiting Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the last one of two-match Twety20 International seri...

BCB postpones Mujib Year cricket matches, concert

-- March 11, 2020 20:22:17

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has postponed two Twenty20 matches between World XI and Asia XI and a concert, scheduled to take place in celebration of Mujib Year, the birth centenary of the Fathe...

Tigers get 48-run win against Zimbabwe in T20 opener

-- March 09, 2020 22:16:58

A swashbuckling half-century by Soumya Sarkar and three wickets each from Mustafizur Rahman have guided Bangladesh to a resounding 48-run victory against Zimbabwe in the opening T20I. Chasing 201 for...

Real Madrid lose at Betis to hand top spot back to Barca

-- March 09, 2020 13:13:15

Real Madrid failed to build on last week’s ‘Clasico’ victory as they lost 2-1 at Real Betis in a fiery match on Sunday and surrendered top spot in La Liga to Barcelona. Former Barca...

Tamim named new ODI captain

-- March 08, 2020 19:58:26

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced Tamim Iqbal as the new ODI captain of Bangladesh Cricket Team, reports UNB. "Tamim has been selected as the new ODI captain. He’ll be leading...

Australia wins Women’s T20 WC beating India by 85 runs

-- March 08, 2020 17:35:37

Opening batswomen Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney scored glittering half-centuries as a ruthless Australia crushed India by 85 runs to win a record-extending fifth Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in fro...

Tigers whitewash Zimbabwe, Captain Mashrafe gets wining farewell

-- March 06, 2020 23:31:40

Tigers gave a wining farewell to Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as the ODI captain through completing the 'mission whitewash' against Zimbabwe on Friday. Bangladesh completed the mission with a 123-run win (DL...

Tamim, Liton shatter records to fire Bangladesh to 322 against Zimbabwe

-- March 06, 2020 20:08:53

Liton Das has smashed 176, the highest by a Bangladeshi in One-Day Internationals, in a record stand of 292 with his opening partner and the other centurion Tamim Iqbal to pile up 322 for 3 against Zi...

Liton's century puts Bangladesh on top against Zimbabwe

-- March 06, 2020 17:17:08

A century by opener Liton Das has propelled Bangladesh to a commanding position in the third and final ODI against Zimbabwe in Sylhet. Liton smashed 13 boundaries en route to his second hundred of th...

Mashrafe to quit captaincy

-- March 05, 2020 15:43:01

Mashrafe Mortaza is set to play his last ODI as captain in the third and final match against Zimbabwe on Friday. He made the announcement at a pre-match press conference in Sylhet on Thursday, bdnews...