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How Corona Virus Affected Sporting Events Around the Globe !

As the Corona Virus spread around the globe.Every Sport bodies had to canceled or postponed their events because of the massive outbreak of this pandemic disease affecting more than 170+ countries.Every sporting events involves a lot public gathering which can cause the spreading of such viruses easily because you cannot identify if someone is healthy or sick from it . It was a correct call as safety of every athlete is more important than entertainment.It was quite sad for every sport follower because they wait for days to see their stars performing live and giving them a joy in this busy life. But they know it is more important not to see their stars getting affected from this virus .


Following are the some latest updates from the world of sports :

Baseball –

March 9th – All Japanese officials postponed the start of the Nippon Professional Baseball league season which was scheduled for 20 March.
March 12th – Major League Baseball delays start of season by at least two weeks, cancels Spring Training games.
March 17th -:Major League Baseball has pushed back the start of its season until mid-May at the earliest after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

Badminton –

Feb 1st – The China Masters scheduled for later in the month in Hainan has been postponed after players withdraw.
March 4th – April’s Asia Championships has moved to the Philippines from China.

Cricket –

March 2nd -Ireland women’s team’s tour to Thailand is cancelled.
March 13th -ECB says England’s tour of Sri Lanka has been called off; India v South Africa series called off as well.
March 16th – The cricket boards of Pakistan and Bangladesh postpone their one-day international and a Test match, scheduled for early April.
March 17th – The remaining games in the Pakistan Super League have been postponed, with the semi-finals and final to be rescheduled.
March 18th – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will meet on 19th March to look at the possible rescheduling of this summer’s cricket calendar. Ahead of that meeting the ECB recommends that all recreational forms of cricket are suspended, including friendlies, pre-season training and any associated cricket activity. The County Championship season is scheduled to start on 12th April.

Formula One –

Feb 12th – Chinese Grand Prix postponed.
March 8th – F1 confirms Bahrain Grand Prix will take place without spectators.
March 12th – McLaren withdraws from Australian Grand Prix.
March 13th- Australian Grand Prix called off.
March 15th – Ferrari shuts down production of its Formula One and road car factories.
March 19th – Formula One announces the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix are postponed, while bosses have also agreed to delay the planned 2021 rules until the following year and to work to fit as many races into the 2020 season as possible. The Le Mans 24 Hours, due to take place on 13th to 14th June, has been postponed and rearranged for 19th to 20th September.

Hockey –

Feb 7th – Pro Hockey League games between China and Australia in Changzhou are also postponed.
March 14th – The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has postponed all matches in the FIH Pro League national team competition until 15th April.

MotoGP –

March 1st – Season-opener in Qatar cancelled. The Government of Thailand postpones second scheduled race, later rescheduled for October.
March 10th – Grand Prix of the Americas rescheduled for November.
March 11th – The Argentina GP is pushed back to November.

Olympics –

March 17th – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issues a statement saying it remains ‘fully committed’ to staging the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and there is no need for any ‘drastic decisions’ four months before the event.

The deputy chief of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee, Kozo Tashima, has confirmed that he has coronavirus. In a interview statement on aired via the Japanese Football Association (JFA), in which, Tashima said: ‘Today, my test result showed positive for the new COVID- 19 pneunomia. I have a mild fever. Tests showed a symptom of if it, but I’m fine. I will try concentrate on treatment following doctors the advice.’ The revelation comes as Olympic officials continue to insist the Summer Games will still take place despite the Covid-19 global pandemic.

March 18th -Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco has said he would prefer this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo to be called of until 2021 because of his country’s athletes participating in Olympic are not able to train due to the coronavirus pandemic .

March 19th – World Athletics boss Sebastian Coe has said it is too early to decide whether to cancel Olympic Tokyo 2020.

Snooker –

Jan 31st – China Open in Beijing scheduled over March and April is postponed.
March 9th – Attendance for the Gibraltar Open is limited to 100 people as a precautionary measure.

March 17th – 2020 Tour Championship of Snooker’s, which was supposed to begin on March 17th in Llandudno, Wales has been called off at the last minute.

Squash –

March 13th – PSA Tour postponed until end of April.

Swimming –

March 10th – Fina establishes COVID-19 outbreak to ‘consider and assess’ the spread of the virus.
March 12th – Fina cancels or postpones a number of events, including Olympic Games qualifying events, Olympic test events, Diving World Series, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming World Series.March 17th – British Swimming has cancelled a number of events,

Weightlifting –

Feb 17th – Asian Weightlifting Championships rescheduled from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan.

Wrestling –

Feb 28th -Asian Olympic Games qualifying in Kyrgyzstan called off, due to government advice.

Tennis –

Feb 18th – China quit a Davis Cup tie because its men’s team were unable to travel to Romania.
Feb 20th – WTA cancels Xi’an Open scheduled for April.
March 3rd – The ATP cancels or postpones six tournaments on the second-tier Challenger Tour. The WTA cancels the Kunming Open April in the Chinese city of Anning.
March 9th – The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, a top-tier ATP and WTA event which is one of the biggest tournaments outside of the grand slams, is cancelled two days before matches were due to start. It is also the first major sporting event in the US cancelled because of coronavirus.
March 11th – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) suspends revamped Fed Cup finals in Budapest, Hungary and worldwide play-off matches. The finals are an Olympic qualification event.

March 12th – Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez cancels all mass gatherings, including Youth Fair, Miami Open, MIA 5K Run and all major events at the AmericanAirlines Arena. ATP Tour postponed for six weeks with WTA set to follow. ITF postpones all events until 20th April.

March 17th -French Tennis Federation (FFT) has postponed the Roland Garros tournament will now be played between 20th September and 4th October 2020.
March 18th – The WTA and ATP have further extended the suspension of their tour events through 7th June.

Soccer –

Jan 30th – The CFA postpones domestic games at all levels
Feb 4th – Asian Champions League games involving Chinese clubs are postponed.
Feb 11th – All East Zone AFC Cup matches postponed until April.
Feb 21st – China’s Fifa World Cup qualifiers in March at home to Maldives and away to Guam moved to Thailand and to be played behind closed doors. Daegu FC and Pohang Steelers home fixtures in South Korea’s K-League were postponed.
Feb 23rd – Selected Serie A matches in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto were postponed. Serie B and Serie D games also called off.
Feb 24th – Start of the K-League season is postponed.
Feb 25th – J-League postpones all games until mid-March. Five Serie A matches adviced to be played behind closed doors.
Feb 28th – All games in Switzerland’s top two divisions postponed.
Feb 29th – Five Serie A matches, including Juventus’ game at home to Inter Milan, postponed following spread of virus in Italy.

March 2nd – Swiss Football League suspended until 23 March.
March 3rd – Coppa Italia semi-final second leg between AC Milan & Juventus in Turin is postponed.
March 4th – All Serie A matches to be closed to public for a month as Italian government orders all sporting events go behind closed doors until 3rd April.
March 5th – The Premier League bans pre-match handshakes to help prevent the spread of the virus. Valencia announce Champions League tie at home to Atalanta will be played behind closed doors.
March 6th – Paris St-Germain’s Ligue 1 fixture at Strasbourg is postponed.
March 8th – Uefa bans pre-match handshakes between players and officials in all its competitions until further notice. All Bulgarian league matches over next two rounds ordered to be played behind closed doors.
March 9th – Paris St-Germain’s Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund to be played behind closed doors. Sevilla v Roma & Olympiakos v Wolves in the Europa League will also take place behind closed doors.
Asian qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup in 2022 are also postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.

March 10th – La Liga and Ligue 1 announce games will be played behind closed doors for two weeks. 
March 11th – Manchester City vs Arsenal becomes first Premier League game postponed due to coronavirus.. Europa League games between Inter and Getafe and Sevilla and Roma are postponed. MLS franchise Seattle Sounders postpone game against FC Dallas.
March 12th – All La Liga games are suspended for two weeks. The Danish Football Association does the same. Uefa calls teleconference with all 55 member associations, ECA and European Leagues for Tuesday 17th March to discuss future of Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020. Three Leicester City first-team players self-isolate after showing symptoms of coronavirus. MLS suspended for 30 days; Manchester City’s last-16 Champions League tie v Real Madrid postponed, as is Juventus v Lyon. Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi becomes first Premier League player to test positive. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also tests positive and is self-isolating. Arsenal’s game against Brighton postponed.

17th March: Uefa confirms its Euro 2020 national team tournament is postponed until 2021.

March 19th – The postponement of all elite men’s and women’s professional soccer in England has been extended until no earlier than 30th April.

Conclusion : We Tried our Best to give latest news about famous sports around the globe hope you acknowledge it .In the End, Safety comes before any entertainment .(y)




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