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Marcus Rashford ‘10 times better’

BRIEFS: Now, with the pandemic postponing the Premier League season, Rashford has an opportunity to get back in action

By Agencies in London and Calcutta
  • Published 29.03.20, 2:21 AM
  • Updated 29.03.20, 3:23 AM
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Marcus Rashford File picture

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says his recovery from the back injury that has sidelined him since January has not been affected by the coronavirus crisis. Rashford sustained a double stress fracture in an FA Cup tie against Wolves. Now, with the pandemic postponing the Premier League season until at least April 30, Rashford has an opportunity to get back in action. “I have a scan in another couple of days so it’ll solidify it then but I feel, comparing it to two or three weeks ago, 10 times better,” Rashford told Sky Sports News on Saturday. 

PK kin request

Paula Banerjee and Purna Banerjee, daughters of PK Banerjee, have requested all to refrain from attending the legendary footballer’s “shradh” on Monday because of the lockdown. 

Dope charge

Four Russian athletes, including two former Olympic champions, have been charged with doping based on evidence from the McLaren report, the Athletics Integrity Unit said. 

Batra letter

The Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra on Saturday said the Tokyo Olympics qualification events, postponed due to Covid-19, will be held once the crisis is resolved and, in a letter to the National Sports Federations (NSFs), asked them to prepare a list of such tournaments in their respective sports. “The qualification events will happen again at revised dates,” Batra wrote in the letter to the presidents and secretaries of all the NSFs. 

Azam no more

Pakistan squash legend Azam Khan passed away due to coronavirus in London on Saturday, becoming one of the thousands of victims of the pandemic. The 95-year-old Azam tested positive for Covid-19 last week, according to the Geo News. 

Cook’s view

Former England captain Alastair Cook Saturday called on cricket chiefs to cancel the English County Championship if the season cannot be played in full due to coronavirus.