Saturday Sports Updates 25-07-2020 @ 7.00 p.m.IST

Cricket

Kemar Roach became the first West Indian bowler to take 200 tests wickets since Curtley Ambrose after Roach dismissed Woakes on the second day of the deciding test against England in Manchester.England were bowled out for 369 in the first innings.

Football

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi will miss FA Cu0 final against Chelsea next weekend due to hamstring injury suffered during semifinal win against Manchester City last week.

PSG beat St.Etiene 1-0 to win record extending 13th French Cup on Friday.

Shooting

Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat who has qualified for Tokyo Olympics in 25m pistol is keen to train at her home in Kolhapur despite NRAI order to join camp in the capital from August 1.

Tennis

Upcoming Palermo Ladies Open could lose world no.2 Simona Halep as Italy has decided to impose a mandatory 14 days quarantine for people coming from Romania and Bulgaria amid Coronavirus pandemic.Romanian Halep’s participation is in doubt for the event starting August 3.

Hockey

Indian men’s hockey team coach Graham Reid thinks uncertainty will be the biggest challenge for the team in the next 12 months leading upto Tokyo Olympics.He said the players mentality has to match Olympics standard.

Chess

Vishwanathan Anand suffered his fourth straight loss in Legends of Chess online tournament on Friday this time losing to Anish Giri on Netherlands.

Golf

Tiger Woods has opted to skip next week’s World Golf Championships invitational so as to prepare for PGA Championship in San Francisco early next month.He will go into the first major with only one event competed since golf returned to action in June after Covid-19 pandemic.

Multi Sports

Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Hope’s India will be in top 10 in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.He charted out plan for India to become sporting power with a culture of fitness.

Badminton

National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is hoping Indian contingent will get back to training as soon as possible.Shuttlers training camp has been suspended for 3 months due to Covid-19 pandemic.Gopichand feels it us a tough time for younger players.

 

By Shailesh