World champion shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday donated Rs 5 lakh each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Funds of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic. “I hereby donate an amount of Rs 5,00,000/- each (Rs 5 lakhs) towards the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh,” the Hyderabad-born shuttler tweeted.
The International Cricket Council said on Thursday that all qualifying events for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023 that were scheduled to be held before June 30 have been postponed. “In light of the significant global health concerns and the restrictions on movement imposed by governments across the world, the ICC has taken the decision to postpone all events up until the end of June subject to further review,” Chris Tetley, ICC head of events, said.
Hidalgo no more
Michel Hidalgo, the coach who led France to the 1984 European Championship title and the 1982 World Cup semi-finals, died on Thursday. He was 87. Hidalgo led host France to its first major title at Euro 1984 with Michel Platini scoring nine goals.
Indian paddler Takeme Sarkar left for Malaga hoping to play in the Spanish league, but now finds herself quarantined in an apartment there after suspension of airline operations. The India player was slated to return on March 24.