International cricket returns after 117 days
International cricket finally returns to Britain on Wednesday after 117 days when England play the West Indies in the world’s first Test match since the start of March because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s clear the match being staged at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton is about much more than just cricket. A smoothly run Test series played in a strict isolated environment featuring repeated COVID-19 testing and social distancing
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Football match in Romania called off over six coronavirus cases
According to the reports, Romanian Football Federation has called off Saturday's second division match between leaders UTA Arad and Petrolul Ploiesti after five Petrolul players and the club's kit man were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Club announced that the infected players had been isolated and local health authorities were working to determine how they got infected
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SA tour to India, players won't shake hands due to coronavirus
On the South African cricket team's current tour in India, cricket authorities have announced that the Indian and South African teams will not be shaking hands with each other as a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 infection, but will instead be exchanging fist bumps, and will always be accompanied by a Chief Medical Officer in their upcoming matches in Dharamsala, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
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England's cricket team will not shake hands during their Sri Lanka tour
The England cricket team has said that it will be keeping human contact to a minimum during their Sri Lanka tour due to the spread of the coronavirus. They said they will instead greet the opposing team with fist bumps and wash their hands regularly. The rest of the tour will continue as per schedule.
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West Indies cricketer to get honorary citizenship of Pakistan
According to a recent tweet posted by Pakistan Cricket Board, West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy will get honorary citizenship of Pakistan next month. President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi will confer the highest civilian award and honorary citizenship to Darren Sammy on 23 March for his valuable contribution to the revival of cricket in Pakistan. During difficult times, Darren Sammy was the first one to visit despite security threats
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