NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.com/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Sports News Former India footballer Hamza Koya died of COVID-19 in Kerala http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390583 SPT Former Indian footballer Hamza Koya has died of COVID-19 in Kerala, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in the State to 15. Fit India to launch special films promoting 10 indigenous sports of India under Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390510 SPT Sports Ministry’s flagship programme Fit India is joining hands with the Department of School Education and Literacy, to launch a series of special films promoting 10 indigenous sports of India under the Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat initiative. Football: India bags right to host Women's Asian Cup 2022 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390499 SPT In Football, India has bagged the right to host the Women's Asian Cup 2022. The Asian Football Confederation awarded the hosting rights of the tournament to India after the AFC Women's Football Committee meeting today. Anil Kumble urges people to take all precautions against COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=390377 SPT Indian cricketing legend Anil Kumble has urged people to take all precautions against COVID-19 and follow government guidelines even though the lockdown is being eased. Cricket Australia announces dates for India's tour to Australia starting October http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389901 SPT Cricket Australia has announced the dates for India's tour to Australia starting October this year for an assignment comprising four Tests, ODIs as well as T20 Internationals. Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away in Mohali, Punjab http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389579 SPT Balbir Singh Senior, the three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend died in a private hospital at Mohali, Punjab today morning. 2,749 Khelo India athletes given Rs 30,000 each: SAI http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389558 SPT Sports Authority of India (SAI) has deposited 30,000 rupees each as out of pocket allowance in accounts of 2,749 Khelo India athletes. The amount added up to 8.25 crore rupees in all. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to ask SAI, Cycling Federations of India to conduct trial of Jyoti Kumari http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389504 SPT Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said he will ask the officials of Sports Authority of India(SAI) and Cycling Federations of India to conduct trial of Jyoti Kumari, a young girl from Bihar who paddled for over 1000 Kms on cycle from Gurugram to Darbhanga with her father as pillion during this lockdo ICC issues comprehensive guidelines aimed at resumption of cricket http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389416 SPT The International Cricket Council - ICC has issued comprehensive guidelines aimed at resumption of cricket around the world while at the same time maintaining the highest safety protocols. SAI issues SOP to resume sports training after relaxation in lockdown guidelines http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389282 SPT Sports Authority of India has issued a Standard Operating Procedure for resumption of training, following relaxation in lockdown guidelines. Sri Lankan govt decides to suspend proposal for new international cricket ground near Colombo http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389248 SPT Sri Lankan government has decided to suspend proposal for a new international cricket ground near Colombo following controversy surrounding it in wake of present COVID crisis. Haryana govt allows to open all sports complexes and stadiums http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=389094 SPT Haryana Government said, under the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for containment of COVID-19, all Sports Complexes and Stadiums in the state have been permitted to open. Virendra Sehwag appeals people to follow all guidelines and directives http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388550 SPT Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag appealed to the people to follow all government guidelines and directives on lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. SAI forms committee to prepare SOP to resume training post lockdown http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=388229 SPT Sports Authority of India (SAI) has formed a committee to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure to resume training in all SAI Centres in all sporting disciplines after the lockdown is lifted. Mumbai Cricket Association further postpones its local matches due to lockdown http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=387570 SPT With the nationwide lockdown for the coronavirus outbreak extended till May 17, the Mumbai Cricket Association has further postponed its local matches which were scheduled to be played between 14th March and 17th May 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami passes away at 82 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=387204 SPT Legendary Footballer Chuni Goswami died in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon after prolonged illness. He was 82. Chuni Goswami was the captain of gold medal winning Indian footballteam of Jakarta Asiad held in 1962. Karnataka: Online chess tournament to raise funds for Covid-19 relief fund http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=387060 SPT The Karnataka Youth Empowerment and Sports department and United Karnataka Chess Association will host an online chess tournament to raise funds for CM Covid-19 relief fund. PCB bans Umar Akmal for three years http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=386865 SPT Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was today banned for three years by the PCB for failing to report corrupt approaches ahead of the country's premier T20 league this year. Indian cricketers urge people to wear masks and take all precautions against COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=386116 SPT Indian cricketers have urged people to wear masks and take all necessary precuations against COVID 19. Cricket: IPL 2020 Suspended Indefinitely http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=385829 SPT Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the Indian Premier League 2020 indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. World's most famous cycling race Tour de France postponed in wake of Corona virus pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=385661 SPT The world's most famous cycling race Tour de France has been postponed in the wake of Corona virus pandemic. Hockey India postpones all its rescheduled national championships http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=385565 SPT Hockey India postponed all its rescheduled national championships indefinitely after the national lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic was extended till May 3. Bihar govt gives permission to restart industrial units in state http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=385548 SPT Bihar government has given permission to restart over 27 thousand industrial units in the state to restore employment generation during lockdown. Anand, Sushil, Anju urge people to follow social distancing norms, lockdown guidelines http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384960 SPT Chess Grandmaster and multi time world Champion Vishwanathan Anand appealed to the people to follow social distancing norms and lockdown guidelines. He said that all guidelines should be followed till the end of the lockdown period to prevent transmission of COVID-19. India's sports legends join Prime Minster's 9pm9minute appeal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384837 SPT India's sports fraternity also joined the country by lighting lamps and candles in response to Prime Minster's call to demonstrate the nation's collective resolve. Hockey India donates additional 75 lakh rupees towards PM-CARES Fund http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384689 SPT Hockey India today donated an additional 75 lakh rupees towards the PM-CARES Fund to take its total contribution to one crore rupees to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country. FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, scheduled in November postponed http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384641 SPT The FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, which was scheduled to be played in India between November 2nd and 21st, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Official mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou, China http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384630 SPT The official mascots of the 19th Asian Games were unveiled at a digital launch ceremony in Hangzhou, China yesterday. Tony Lewis, famous for Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, dies at 78 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384463 SPT Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method used in weather-affected limited overs cricket matches, has died aged 78, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced yesterday. Wimbledon Tennis tournament canceled for the first time since World War-II http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384448 SPT Wimbledon, the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament, has been cancelled for the first time since World War-II because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Former Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia extends help to migrant workers in Sikkim http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384237 SPT Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia has come forward to help migrant workers in Sikkim. ITTF suspends events till June 30, freezes world rankings http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384191 SPT The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has suspended all planned events till June 30 and froze the world rankings due to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. India's Olympic-bound boxers to be provided online classes amid coronavirus lockdown http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384166 SPT India's Olympic-bound boxers will be provided online classes from tomorrow by their coaches after training halted by the coronavirus-forced national lockdown. Nine Indian boxers M C Mary Kom, Simranjit Kaur, Lovlina Borgohani, Pooja Rani, Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik, Vikas Krishan, Ashish Kumar Tokyo Olympics organisers eyeing July 2021 to start Games postponed due to Coronavirus http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384111 SPT Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus. Cricket coach Ravi Shastri lauds the Govt's efforts to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=384021 SPT Senior cricket player and coach of Indian Cricket team Ravi Shastri has lauded the Government’s efforts to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19 pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383999 SPT Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar today donated 50 lakh rupees to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19: Sourav Ganguly to donate Rs 50 lakh worth rice for underprivileged http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383827 SPT BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has come forward in support of those affected by the 21-day lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, pledging to donate rice worth 50 lakh rupees for the underprivileged. Former footballer Abdul Latif passes away http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383824 SPT Former India midfielder Abdul Latif, who was also a key member of bronze medal winning team at the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games died in Guwahati on Monday. Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383705 SPT Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year in an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. AFI postpones Federation Cup National Senior Championships http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383680 SPT The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) today officially announced the postponement of the Federation Cup National Senior Championships to be held next month in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada becomes first country to withdraw from 2020 Tokyo Olympic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383679 SPT The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been thrown into further doubt after Canada became the first major country to withdraw. Canada pulls out of Tokyo Olympics over Coronavirus fears http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383633 SPT Canada pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics over Coronavirus fears as Japan's prime Minister today admitted a delay may be inevitable and the International Olympic Committee said a decision should come within weeks. Brazil's football clubs hand over their stadiums to turn them into field hospitals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383620 SPT Brazil's top football clubs are handing over their stadiums to allow health authorities to turn them into field hospitals and clinics to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Mounting Tokyo 2020 postponement calls put pressure on Olympic chiefs http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383601 SPT Pressure is mounted on Olympic organisers to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games after the United States track and field federation urged this summer's showpiece be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. After US, France's Swimming Federation also calls for Tokyo Olympics to be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383534 SPT France's Swimming Federation today joined its United States counterpart in calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the Corona virus pandemic. Olympic flame reaches Japan http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383373 SPT The Olympic flame arrived in Japan to a scaled-down welcoming ceremony today. The flame, enclosed in a special lantern, landed on a charter flight at Matsushima airbase. Indian football Legend P K Banerjee passes away at 83 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383426 SPT Legendary Indian footballer P K Banerjee died today in Kolkata after battling prolonged illness. Cricketer Kevin Pietersen urges Indians to follow govt directions on self-isolation to contain COVID-19 pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383410 SPT Cricketer Kevin Pietersen tweeted in Hindi urging Indian citizens to follow government directions on self-isolation to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand cricketers, staff members gone into 14-day self-isolation after Australia tour http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383400 SPT New Zealand cricketers and support staff members have gone into a 14-day self-isolation period after returning from their aborted Australia tour due to COVID 19. Govt will make efforts to take kabaddi to Olympics: Rijiju http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383348 SPT Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju has said that the government will make efforts to take indigenous sport kabaddi to the Olympics. He was responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour in Lok Sabha yesterday. Govt advises all Federations to refrain from conducting tournaments trials http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383347 SPT The Union Sports Ministry yesterday advised all National Federations to refrain from conducting tournaments and selection trials till April 15. Coronavirus: Athletics Federation of India cancels Indian GP Grand Prix http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383367 SPT The Athletics Federation of India cancelled the Indian Grand Prix hours before it was to begin today in view of the COVID 19 outbreak. The event was scheduled to be held at National Institute of Sports, Patiala. Olympic selection trials: Saurabh Chaudhary, Aishwary Pratap top air pistol http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383260 SPT Saurabh Chaudhary and Aishwary Pratap topped the 10 meters air pistol and 50 meters rifle 3 positions events in the Olympic team selection trials qualification in New Delhi today. French Open tennis tournament postponed till September http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383184 SPT The French Open Tennis has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will take place from 20th September to 4th October. Euro-2020 football tournament postponed by one year due to COVID-19 threat http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383171 SPT The Euro-2020 football tournament has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Cricket Australia planning to host men's T20 World Cup as per schedule http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383147 SPT Cricket Australia is planning to host the men's T20 World Cup as per schedule in October despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing a collapse of sports events worldwide. PCB postpones Pakistan Super League amid COVID-19 pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383143 SPT The Pakistan Cricket Board today postponed the remainder of its premier T20 event - the Pakistan Super League - amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. All national camps except those preparing for Olympics postponed due to COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383138 SPT Sports Authority of India, SAI has decided to suspend academic training in National Centre of Excellence and Sports Trainning Centres till further orders in view of COVID-19. Returning South African team checks in for Kolkata stopover http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383107 SPT The Quinton de Kock-led South African team today checked into a Kolkata city hotel near the airport as the Cricket Association of Bengal took all precautions for their safe return home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Olympic flame handover for Tokyo Games to take place without spectators http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383106 SPT The Greek Olympic committee has said, the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Olympic boxing qualifier goes ahead despite COVID-19 fears in London http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383102 SPT Olympic boxing qualifiers for fighters from Europe are taking place in London today behind closed doors despite mounting concerns over coronavirus and enormous disruption across the world of sport. Coronavirus: IOC to hold crisis talks with sports bodies http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383080 SPT With less than five months to go for the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks with member organizations, sources close to the IOC said in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday. Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying clinches her third women's singles title of All England Championships http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383055 SPT In Badminton, Taiwan's shuttler Tai Tzu Ying clinched her third women's singles title of the All England Championships at Birmingham in United Kingdom today. Ezequiel Garay among five Valencia staff found to be positive for Coronavirus http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383064 SPT Spanish football club Valencia confirmed the five players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, including Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay. Coronavirus pandemic: Kiren Rijiju, IOA delegation's visit to Tokyo for Olympic preparation cancelled http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383042 SPT The visit of a high-powered delegation comprising Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and top Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officials to Tokyo later this month to look into India's logistical preparedness for the Olympics has been put on hold in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Achanta Sharath Kamal clinches men's singles title of Oman Open http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=383043 SPT Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal wins the ITTF Challenger Plus Oman Open. The 37-year-old Indian veteran beat top-seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 4-2 in the final played in Muscat on Sunday evening. BCCI decides to hold truncated IPL this year http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382956 SPT Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has said that this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) will be a truncated affair. MCA suspends all matches till 31st March due to Coronavirus http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382986 SPT In view of the Coronavirus situation in Maharashtra, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to suspend all its matches till the 31st of March. COVID-19 threat: Virat Kohli urges people to take all necessary precautions http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382976 SPT Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has urged his countrymen to take all necessary precautions in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 4000 people across the globe. ATK and Chennaiyin FC to seek hat-trick of ISL football titles tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382950 SPT ATK and Chennaiyin FC will seek a hat-trick of ISL football titles at Margaon tomorrow when they meet in the 6th edition's final, which will be played without spectators owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two remaining ODIs between India and South Africa called off due to COVID-19 threat http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382896 SPT The two remaining India-South Africa One Day Internationals in Lucknow and Kolkata have been called off owing to the COVID-19 threat as the country's sports calendar continued to go haywire because of the global pandemic. Jaydev Unadkat-led Saurashtra beat Bengal to clinch maiden Ranji Trophy title http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382940 SPT Saurashtra led by Jaydev Unadkat lifted their maiden Ranji Trophy beating Bengal on the basis of the first-innings lead at Rajkot today. Archery World Cup first stage in Guatemala cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382943 SPT The first stage of 2020 Archery World Cup to be held next month in Guatemala City has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 16 Indians were to compete in this event. Lakshya Sen crashes out of All England Open http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382908 SPT Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen today crashed out of the tournament in men's singles after losing his second-round match at Arena Birmingham in United Kindom. ATP suspends Tennis tour for six weeks amid Coronavirus threat http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382907 SPT Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced a six-week suspension of the men's professional tennis tour due to escalating health and safety issues arising from the global outbreak of coronavirus. P V Sindhu enters quarterfinals of All England Championships http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382883 SPT In Badminton, P V Sindhu enters the quarterfinals of the 2020 All England Championships in the women's singles in Birmingham. She defeated Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea in a straight-game 21-19, 21-15 yesterday. ISL final between ATK & Chennaiyin FC to be played without spectators due to coronavirus http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382875 SPT The Indian Super League football final match between the ATK Football Club and the Chennaiyin Football Club on the 14th of March will be played without any spectators at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao due to the COVID-19 pandemic. First ODI match between India and South Africa abandoned in Dharamsala due to incessant rain http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382731 SPT The first One-Day International match between India and South Africa was today abandoned in Dharamsala without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain. Ranji Trophy: Bengal 354/6 in first innings at stumps in summit clash against Saurashtra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382874 SPT In Ranji Trophy cricket, Bengal scored 354 runs for six in their first innings at stumps in the summit clash against Saurashtra at Rajkot today. COVID-19: Indian boxers returning from Asian Olympic qualifiers to be home-quarantined http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382863 SPT The Indian boxing team, returning from the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Jordan, will be home-quarantined in view of the COVID-19 threat. Tiger Woods to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021 class http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382854 SPT American golfer Tiger Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021. PCI puts national & state championships on hold till April 15 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382834 SPT The Paralympic Committee of India has decided to put on hold all national and state championships till 15th April in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak. No foreign player available for IPL till April 15 due to visa restrictions http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382827 SPT Due to visa restrictions imposed by the government to contain the novel coronavirus threat, no foreign player will be available for this year's IPL till April 15th. All England Open: PV Sindhu beats Beiwen Zhang in straight games http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382791 SPT Indian badminton star PV Sindhu made a confident start at the All England Open, beating American Beiwin Zhang in straight games, but Kidambi Srikanth bowed out with a first round defeat at Arena Birmingham yesterday. World bronze-medallist Manish Kaushik in 63kg category becomes 9th Indian boxer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382793 SPT World bronze-medallist Manish Kaushik in 63kg category today became the ninth Indian boxer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics after a win at the Asian Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan. Vikas Krishan to face Eishaih Hussein; Simranjit Kaur to take on Yeon Ji in final of Asian Olympic Qualifiers http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382705 SPT Indian boxers Vikas Krishan in 69 kilogram and Simranjit Kaur in 60 kilogram category have advanced to the final at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers at Amman, Jordan. Mohun Bagan are the Hero I-League Champions 2019-2020 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382735 SPT Indian football heavyweights Mohun Bagan clinched their second I-League title with a 1-0 win over Aizawl FC at Kalyani, West Bengal on Tuesday. Ranji Trophy Final: Saurashtra 384/8 vs Bengal on Day 2 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382607 SPT In Cricket, Saurashtra were 384 for eight wickets at stumps in their first innings on day two against Bengal in the Ranji Trophy final at Rajkot. FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Dronavalli Harika held to draw by Abdumalik in round 7 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382716 SPT Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika was held to a draw by Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan in the seventh round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bangladesh defeat Zimbabwe by 48 runs in the First T20 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382700 SPT Riding on the back of a scintillating performance by its batsmen, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 48 runs in the first T 20 match played in Dhaka tonight. Shafali Verma loses the top spot in the ICC women's T20 International rankings http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382683 SPT Indian batting sensation Shafali Verma today lost the top spot in the ICC women's T20 International rankings as she slipped to third after managing only two runs in the World Cup final against Australia in Melbourne. ATP, WTA tennis tournament cancelled over coronavirus concerns http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382667 SPT The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled amid new coronavirus outbreak, making it the first major sports event to be scrubbed due to health concerns. South Africa ODI squad reach New Delhi for three-match series http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382637 SPT The South African cricket team reached New Delhi today for a three-match ODI series against India starting in Dharamsala from March 12. Australia beat India to win ICC Women's T20 World Cup for record fifth time http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382515 SPT Defending champions Australia have won the ICC Women's T20 World Cup for record fifth time, outclassing India by 85 runs in the summit clash at Melbourne today. Fed cup: Tennis team beat Indonesia to qualify for play-offs for first time http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382632 SPT The Indian Fed cup tennis team created history by progressing to the play-offs for the first time ever with Ankita Raina leading the side to a 2-1 win over Indonesia at an ongoing tournament in Dubai. Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan become first Indian boxers to qualify for Tokyo Olympics; advance to semifinals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382617 SPT Asian champion Pooja Rani in the 75kg category and Vikas Krishan in 69kg category today became the first set of Indian boxers to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020. Davis Cup: Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes keep Indian hopes alive with victory over Croatia http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382613 SPT Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes have kept Indian hopes alive in the Davis Cup Qualifiers with a three-set victory over Mate Pavic and Franko Skugor of Croatia in Zagreb yesterday. FIDE Women's Grand Prix: India's Dronavalli Harika loses to Alexandra Kosteniuk http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382621 SPT Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika went down to former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk in the sixth round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament at Lausanne in Switzerland to slip to the third spot. Hardik Pandya return to Indian squad for ODI http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382618 SPT All-rounder Hardik Pandya has returned to the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series against South Africa after a six-month injury lay-off. India lost Davis Cup Qualifiers 1-3 to Croatia in Zagreb http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382479 SPT In Tennis, India lost the Davis Cup Qualifiers 1-3 to Croatia in Zagreb yesterday. Sumit Nagal was routed by Marin Cilic in the reverse singles match after big-serving Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes won the do-or-die doubles match. Mary Kom, Amit Panghal just one win away from Tokyo Olympic ticket http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382587 SPT In Boxing, six-time world champion, Mary Kom (51kg) advances to the quarter-finals after 5-0 victory over Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Tasmyn Benny of New Zealand at the Asian/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Amman. Former India opener Wasim Jaffer announces his retirement http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382577 SPT Former India opener Wasim Jaffer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in Mumbai today. First ever Khelo India Winter Games begin at Gulmarg in Kashmir http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382531 SPT Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiuju inaugurated the five-day Khelo India Winter games at famous tourist destination Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir today. PM Modi extends best wishes to Indian and Australian teams ahead of Women's T20 World Cup final http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382573 SPT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his best wishes to Indian and Australian teams ahead of the Women's Twenty20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow. Amit Panghal advances to quarterfinals of Asian Olympic Qualifiers http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382569 SPT Star Indian boxer Amit Panghal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in 52 kilogram category in Amman, Jordan, today. He triumphed over Mongolia's Enkhmanadakh Kharkhuu in a split 3-2 decision. Indian boxer Vikas Krishan advances to quarter-finals of Oceanian Olympic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382530 SPT Indian boxer Vikas Krishan displayed a brilliant performance as he began his campaign at the Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers with a 5-0 victory against Kyrgyzstan's Nursultan Mamataly in Amman, Jordan. Coronavirus: Delhi shooting World Cup postponed, Olympic test event in Tokyo cancelled http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382516 SPT The upcoming combined shooting World Cup in New Delhi has been postponed today, while an Olympic test event in Tokyo has been cancelled due to the global novel Coronavirus outbreak. Story of Khushboo Kumari, the first player of handball from Bihar who got selected for National team, is a source of great inspiration for girls who belong to rural area http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382483 SPT Story of Khushboo Kumari an international handball player from Nawada district of Bihar is source great inspiration for girls who belong to rural area. She is first player of handball from Bihar who got selected for National team. Indian Archery team pulls out of Asia Cup world ranking tournament http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382480 SPT The Archery Association of India (AAI) has pulled out its team from the upcoming Asia Cup world ranking tournament in Bangkok scheduled from March 8 to 15 owing to the coronavirus threat there. Boxing Olympic Qualifiers: Ashish Kumar,Manish Kaushik and Sachin Kumar advance into the quarterfinals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382445 SPT In Boxing, Ashish Kumar (75kg), Manish Kaushik (63 Kg) and Sachin Kumar (81kg) advance into the quarterfinals of Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Amman yesterday. Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019 function held in New Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382471 SPT World champion shuttler PV Sindhu was today named Sportsperson of the Year at the fourth Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019 in New Delhi. Women's T20 World Cup: India to take on Australia in finals http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382303 SPT In Cricket, India will take on four-time winners Australia in the final of the women's Twenty20 World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday which coincides with International Women's Day. Sports Authority of India announces first edition of Khelo India Women's Hockey League Under-21 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382446 SPT Sports Authority of India, in association with Hockey India today announced the first edition of the Khelo India Women's Hockey League Under-21. Tokyo Olympics: Countries can have both male & female flag bearers at opening ceremony http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382431 SPT The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday announced that this year's Tokyo Olympics will have the option of a male and female competitor jointly bearing their country's flag at the opening ceremony. Mumbai set to host IOC session in 2023 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382417 SPT Mumbai is set to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee's session after the IOC Executive Board recommended the Indian city for the annual conference. Badminton Asia Championships moved from Wuhan to Manila over coronavirus outbreak http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382382 SPT Next month's Badminton Asia Championships have been moved out of novel coronavirus outbreak epicentre,Wuhan, to the Philippines capital Manila. Coronavirus: Basketball Olympic qualifying tournament in Bengaluru postponed http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382381 SPT The basketball Olympic qualifying tournament, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru from 18th of this month was today postponed in view of the coronavirus outbreak. Sakshi Chaudhary advances to quarters of boxing's Asian Olympic Qualifiers http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382371 SPT Indian woman boxer Sakshi Chaudhary entered the quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in 57 kg category in Amman, Jordan, today. Former India spinner Sunil Joshi named BCCI’s selection committee chairman http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382370 SPT Former India spinner Sunil Joshi was named chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) in Mumbai today. Shafali Verma at top spot in ICC women's T20I rankings http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=382354 SPT Shafali Verma, the teenage Indian batting sensation, has gained the top spot in the ICC women's T20 International rankings, riding on her stellar run at the ongoing World Cup.