ഏഷ്യന് ഗയിംസില് സ്വര്ണ ജോതാവായ മലയാളി അത്ലറ്റ് കോഴിക്കോട് ചക്കിട്ടപ്പാറ സ്വദേശിയായ ജിന്സണ് ജോണ്സണ് അര്ജുന അവാര്ഡ്. ജക്കാര്ത്ത ഏഷ്യന് ഗയിംസില് 1500 മീറ്ററില് സ്വര്ണവും, 800 മീറ്ററില് വെള്ളിയും നേടിയിരുന്നു. 1500 മീറ്ററില് 3.44.72 സെക്കന്റില് ഓടിയാണ് സ്വര്ണം കരസ്ഥമാക്കിയത്. 800 മീറ്ററില് 1.46.35 സെക്കന്റില് ഓടി വെള്ളിയും നേടി.
T20 World Cup likely to be shifted from India to UAE
he Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has kept UAE as a backup venue for the T20 World Cup – scheduled in India between October 18-November 15 – if the pandemic situation does not improve in the country. India reported 379,257 new infections and 3645 new deaths on Thursday as that country’s health crises worsened.
Dhiraj Malhotra, the general manager for game development of the BCCI – who is also a tournament director – told the BBC : “So, I’m doing everything we can to make sure it happens (in India)…”
“We will be doing normal scenario, and worst case scenario, so with all that we’re talking to the ICC at the moment,” he added.
Asked which country would host the event if it did not go ahead in India, Malhotra said, “It would be the UAE. We’re hoping again that it would be done by the BCCI. So, we’ll take the tournament there, but it’ll still be done by the BCCI.”
An International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesperson told Sportstar: “It’s too early to make a call. We are monitoring the situation and are in contact with the BCCI.”
A few office bearers also indicated that efforts are on to host the tournament in a cluster-caravan format similar to the Indian Premier League. “We have shortlisted nine venues and there is a possibility that we will have to cut down the number of venues to four or five. But yes, it would all depend on how the situation is then. As of now, we are not thinking of shifting the tournament elsewhere,” the official said.
“It is an ICC event and they will have to take the final call,” the official said. “The tournament is still six months away and with the vaccination drive going up, we are still confident of hosting the tournament at home.”
A decision is expected in the ICC meeting in June.
FIFA Council approves Arab Cup Qatar 2021
FIFA Council on Friday approved the competition regulations for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, which will be held in Qatar from December 1 to 18 this year. At a meeting held via videoconference, FIFA Council chaired by president Gianni Infantino also confirmed the match schedule and draw procedure for the competition, which will be played by 22 national teams from the Arab region
The 22 participating teams are: Qatar, Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
The 16 teams that take part in the final stage will be split into four groups, with the top two from each qualifying for the quarter-finals. A total of 32 matches will be held over 18 days.
The tournament will be delivered by FIFA, the Qatar Football Association, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC.
Seen as a vital opportunity to test operations and facilities ahead of Qatar 2022, the tournament will take place in the same timeslot as the FIFA World Cup. The finals of both the FIFA Arab Cup and FIFA World Cup will take place exactly one year apart – each on 18 December, Qatar National Day, which is a public holiday.
During his visit to Qatar in November last year, Infantino had praised Qatar’s preparation for the World Cup, highlighting that he expects the FIFA Arab Cup to unite millions of fans from all the Arab region.
He added that it is a great opportunity for teams to play in the World Cup 2020 stadiums and that FIFA is “looking forward to seeing the region’s best teams battle it out to see which nation will become champion.”
“Through football, this tournament will unite over 450 million people from across the region, and we are confident that the FIFA Arab Cup will help to build excitement across the region as we edge ever nearer to hosting the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world in 2022,” Infantino said during a visit to Lusail Stadium, which will host the world cup final.
Meanwhile, FIFA expects to hit its four-year revenue target of $6.44bn up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar despite the coronavirus pandemic. Total spending of $1.04bn in 2020 included $270mn in grants to football bodies worldwide as part of a COVID-19 relief plan, FIFA’s annual financial report said. It also included a $10 million donation to the World Health Organization.
FIFA again awarded its president Infantino a $1mn annual bonus to raise his overall pre-tax pay above $3mn in 2020, matching his 2019 income.
FIFA gets most of its money from the four-yearly men’s World Cup, and said it already sealed 92% of its income target from broadcasting rights. Fewer sponsor slots for the 2022 World Cup have been sold compared to the same stage before previous editions of the tournament.
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