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136th Day Of Lockdown

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Former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal celebrates a wicket. AP Photo

Saeed Ajmal still believes he had Tendulkar plumb in front in 2011 WC semifinal

Umpire Ian Gould, who Ajmal said was upset after the third umpire overturned his decision, recently asserted that he stands by his decision

Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Brian Lara at the presentation after the Lord's bicentenary match between the MCC and Rest of the World at Lords Cricket ground in London. The one-day fixture saw two star-studded sides featuring many of the game's greats, retired and current, come together for a match celebrating the 200th anniversary of Marylebone Cricket Club's move to its current headquarters. AFP Photo

Shane Warne hails Lara and Tendulkar as his best rivals

Former West Indian batsman holds the record for highest scores in both first-class cricket (501 not out) and Tests (400)

MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings fans. AP Photo

Die hard fans believe IPL might still happen this year: survey

The survey, involving 10,000 participants, found that a majority foresee sport returning soon but sporting venues will continue to be empty

Even if COVID-19 hadn’t shut the world down, Shastri would in all probability have been at the Alibaug establishment at this time of the year, because the IPL would have been in full swing.

Ravi Shastri enjoys downtime

The cricket Head Coach is relaxing at his Alibaug farmhouse, riding out the lockdown in the company of his beloved dogs

Australia's Usman Khawaja plays a shot during play on day three of the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane, Australia. Australian cricketers have canceled a tour to South Africa in the first boycott of their ongoing pay dispute with the sport's national governing body. The Australian Cricketers' Association announced Thursday, July 6, 2017 that the Australia A tour will not go ahead. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard, File)

Australia's Usman Khawaja vows to bounce back after contract snub

There is talk that he is vulnerable against spin, but Khawaja thinks he is second only to Steve Smith


Corey Gauff. Twitter Photo

Coco Gauff's dad, Corey, gets USTA developmental coach honour

Meanwhile, Jay Berger was honored as the Team USA Legendary Coach

Germany's former tennis champion Boris Becker. AP Photo

Time for tennis bodies to come together to pull through crisis: Boris Becker

Since New York was pretty much the worst city hit by the virus, Becker thinks it would be unwise to have US Open

Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts against Angelique Kerber of Germany during their first round match at the 2017 US Open. AFP Photo

'Homebody' Osaka making the most of isolation, remains focused on Olympics

'I’ve been playing tennis almost every day for as long as I can remember, so it has been an opportunity to take stock'

Thanasi Kokkinakis. AFP Photo

Kokkinakis battling back to fitness after glandular fever bout

After injuries to his elbows and knees, as well as muscle problems, the 24-year-old’s career received another setback


West Ham united's Pablo Zabaleta. AP Photo

West Ham's Zabaleta fears his last Premier League games may be in empty stadiums

The Argentine is in his final season at the east London club after signing a contract extension last year

English Premier League football

English Premier League set for post-Brexit transfer criteria

The league resisted a plan to introduce a quota, allowing each squad only 13 non-homegrown players

Everton's Moise Kean. AP Photo

Everton 'appalled' by Moise Kean's house party in midst of virus lockdown

Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker reportedly broke lockdown rules by hosting a party involving two sex workers

Olympique de Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin celebrates after scoring during the French Ligue 1 match against Amiens. AFP Photo

'Full medical checkups' for Ligue 1 players from May 11

A draft document on medical and health protocols was presented by the league's representative for club doctors

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. Twitter Photo

UEFA gives leagues May 25 deadline for restart plans

Any league cancelling its season would need to produce a list of teams that have qualified for European club competitions, also by May 25

In Other sports

Field hockey

Women's hockey team has a lot to gain from Olympic postponement: Salima Tete

The team is currently stationed at the SAI Centre Bengaluru where focus on individual fitness routine and workout in isolation

Scientific coordinator Aude Echalier (R) and head of quantitative pharmacology Martin Redhead look at a screen showing results of vaccine research as they work in the laboratory of British pharmatech company Exscientia at Oxford Science Park in Oxford, in southern central England. AFP Photo

Vaccine holds the kley to Tokyo Olympics, says Japanese medical association chief

He called for more testing as the current rate was not enough to judge whether infection rates in the country were falling

Toronto Raptors guard Patrick McCaw (22) leaves the court with help from players and staff after an injury during their NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers. AP Photo

NBA set to allow individual workouts not before May 8

This marks the first small step toward resuming the campaign, although no timetable for that has been announced

Saina Nehwal of India. AP Photo

First time Badminton World Championships to be held in year of Olympics

Remainder of the 2021 BWF tournament calendar and qualifying process for next year's Olympic Games will be announced later