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April 28, 2020

Deeply saddened: Kenny Dalglish on demise of Michael Robinson

Liverpool , April 28 (ANI): Former Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish has expressed grief over the demise of Michael Robinson.Robinson, who had been battling cancer since 2018, died at the age of 61 on Tuesday."I am deeply saddened by the news that Michael has passed away and my sympathies go out to his wife Chris and their two children, Liam and Aimee," the club's official website quoted Dalglish as saying.Dalglish said Robinson was a 'good teammate' and made an 'important contribution'."First and foremost, Michael was a good…

World Athletics launches USD 500,000 coronavirus pandemic fund to help athletes

Quai Antoine , April 28 (ANI): The World Athletics along with International Athletics Foundation (IAF) on Tuesday launched a USD 500,000 fund to help athletes facing financial hardships due to the global coronavirus outbreak.The coronavirus pandemic has brought all sporting action to halt. The outbreak has decimated the world of sports and many athletes are facing the loss of income due to the suspension of tournaments."I am in constant contact with athletes around the world and I know that many are experiencing financial…

Should fund group rather individual: Pullela Gopichand suggests changes in funding model of sports

New Delhi , April 28 (ANI): National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Tuesday suggested changes in the funding model of sports saying that the current model is "athlete-centric" but it should rather focus on "funding a group".Gopichand addressed an online session organised by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for its newly appointed Assistant Directors."All present models are athlete-centric, they don't benefit the sport as a whole. They benefit individual athletes. We should look at funding a group rather than…

Robinson was a wholehearted player: Lawrenson pays tribute to former teammate

Liverpool , April 28 (ANI): Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson expressed grief over the demise of Michael Robinson. Robinson, who had been battling cancer since 2018, died at the age of 61 on Tuesday. "It's extremely sad," the club's official website quoted Lawrenson as saying.Lawrenson and Robinson were teammates for club and country, Republic of Ireland.Robinson had scored 12 goals during his first season as Liverpool clinched a historic treble of the league championship, Milk Cup and European Cup.Recalling Robinson's…

COVID-19: Tamim Iqbal aids 91 athletes

London , April 28 (ANI): Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal has come forward to help 91 sportspersons who were financially hit due to the coronavirus outbreak.The left-handed batsman through his charity has reached out to support footballers, cricketers, kabaddi, wushu, hockey players, cyclists, swimmers and gymnasts as well as coaches.Earlier this month, the newly appointed ODI skipper coordinated the donations from Bangladesh's cricketers, who gave away half of their monthly salaries to the Prime Minister's fund."I have…
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