The Week in Sports – February 14th, 2020

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Coronavirus fears push Formula 1 to postpone Chinese Grand Prix 

Formula 1 management has decided to indefinitely postpone the Chinese Grand Prix race which was originally scheduled on 19th April in Shanghai. With over a thousand deaths and close to 50 thousand people infected due to the virus, the F1 management was in no mood to take chances. The management also confirmed that they will either relocate the race or completely remove it from the calendar for this season but the call will be taken closer to the proposed day of the race.

India’s Amit Panghal crowned the number 1 boxer in the World 

Indian boxer Amit Panghal has been crowned World number 1 ahead of the Olympics qualifiers. Panghal has been named as the top boxer by the Boxing Task Force, a committee that is running the sport for the International Olympic Committee. Panghal recently won a silver medal for India at the World Championships and is the first Indian boxer in over a decade after Vijender Singh to climb to the top of the rankings.

Indian cricketers enjoy a day off before Test series vs New Zealand

After a disappointing 3-0 loss in the One Day International series vs New Zealand, the Indian cricketers decided to take a day off from their training on Thursday. The team visited the iconic Blue Springs in Putaruru near Hamilton. The team is currently stationed and practicing in Hamilton before they move to Wellington for the 1st of the two-match Test series.

Dhoni was the best captain India ever had: Raina 

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has claimed that MS Dhoni was the best captain India has ever had. The tall claim came for Raina who has been Dhoni’s teammate in both the national side as well as in Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni has led India to 2 World Cups and also led Chennai Super Kings to 3 IPL titles. Dhoni is currently on a break after last playing for India at the 2019 World Cup but is expected to play in the IPL.

Ousmane Dembele to miss Euro 2020 due to hamstring injury 

Barcelona’s star forward and French footballer Ousmane Dembele will miss the Euro 2020 due to a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old who joined Barcelona on a reportedly 160 million dollar fee has been plagued with injuries. He underwent a hamstring surgery which will keep him out of action for at least 6 months.


Written by: Yash Chawla. Yash is former Anchor of NDTV with over 9 years of experience as a sports journalist

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