Latest Sports Updates 12-08-2020 @ 8.00 p.m.IST

Football

FIFA postpones 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2023 Asian Cuo due to Covid-19 pandemic.Qualifiers were scheduled for October and November this year.

Tennis

Five bio secure bubbles are set to be opened in five Australian cities ahead of Australian Open 2021.Organisers are confident of welcoming 400000 fans Melbourne Park where first Grand Slam of the year will be held.

Hockey

After Mandeep Singh,five other Covid-19 positive Indian hockey players have been shifted to a hospital in Bengaluru as a precautionary measure.Despite Covid-19 positive players,national camp will resume in Bengaluru from August 19.

Athletics

Paris marathon scheduled for 15th November has been postponed to next year as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in France.

Cricket

Ollie Robinson replaced Ben Stokes for the second test against Pakistan as England named 14 member squad on Wednesday.The second test starts at The Ageas Bowl on Thursday.

Golf

Anirban Lahiri joins Arjun Atwal at Wyndham Championship to be played later this week Lahiri will be competing after 5 month break due to Covid-19 pandemic.Atwal is ranked 215th while Lahiri is 219th.

Formula One

Ferrari and Renault will appeal against punishment given to Racing Point for Copying.

 

By Shailesh Padhye