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Fifa eye on Women’s U-17 World Cup

BRIEFS: Fifa said it is 'monitoring the developments' arising out of Covid-19 pandemic in India which scheduled in November

By PTI & Agencies in London and New Delhi
  • Published 26.03.20, 2:02 AM
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“Fifa is currently monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak in India to decide the future of the U-17 Women’s World Cup which is slated to be held in the country in November,” the apex body said in a statement. (Picture: https://fifa.com)

World football governing body, Fifa, on Wednesday said it is “monitoring the developments” arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, which is scheduled to host the Women’s U-17 World Cup in November. Fifa said it is also exploring “alternative solutions”. “Fifa is currently monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak in India to decide the future of the U-17 Women’s World Cup which is slated to be held in the country in November,” the apex body said in a statement. 

Kane fitness

Harry Kane is on course to return from a hamstring injury whenever the Premier League resumes. “From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well,” Kane told the Spurs website. 

Village trouble

Hundreds of luxury apartments overlooking Tokyo Bay that were due to be converted from the Athletes’ Village have already been sold — just one of the many headaches caused by the historic postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Touted by developers as a “flagship neighbourhood for urban lifestyles”, the buildings housing the 11,000 competitors were to be hastily repurposed into more than 4,000 condos, some carrying a price tag of $1.5 million. 

Pant support

Rishabh Pant has got “too much talent to know what to do with” and will be better off with a mind coach to see him through his troubles, feels former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg. “Definitely, I turn on my television when Rishabh Pant comes to the crease, the entertainer,” said Hogg. 

ICC meeting

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will take part in a video-conference with its members on Friday to discuss contingency plans for upcoming events in the wake of global travel restrictions following the Covid-19 pandemic. The high-profile T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia from mid-October along with the bilateral Test series in the World Test Championship schedule could be in for a rejig in case the lockdown continues for another two months.