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first_imgThe British Open golf tournament will not be played this year because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Golf Digest reported late Wednesday.The R&A, which organizes the tournament, may announce the cancellation, the first of the tournament since 1945, as early as Thursday. This year’s event is scheduled to be held July 16-19 at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in England. A Golf Digest source said the R&A moved to cancel in part because of insurance considerations. The club has a policy that protects against a global pandemic and needed to announce a cancellation before a certain date to collect, the source told Golf Digest.The R&A was also waiting for the All England Club, the organizers of the Wimbledon tennis championships, to make a decision before moving foward, Golf Digest reported. The All England Club canceled this year’s Wimbledon tournament on Wednesday, also for the first time since 1945.Golf’s oldest major — this would be the 149th edition of The Open Championship — is the first Grand Slam event to be canceled this year amid the pandemic. The PGA Championship and the Masters in the U.S. are hopeful of playing in late summer or early autumn. The U.S. Open, which is operated by the United States Golf  Association, remains on schedule for mid-June. CORONAVIRUS: List of U.S., Canada events, leagues affectedlast_img read more

first_imgSkipper Kohli suffers injury in Ranchi Test March 17, 2017 null Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed five wickets to limit Australia to 451 all out after Steven Smith scored an unbeaten 178 on Day Two of the third Test here today.Smith held his end as Jadeja led India’s fightback with an eighth five-wicket haul in Tests. Glenn Maxwell (104) also contributed to the formidable first innings total with a hundred in his comeback game.By tea, India openers Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul had seen off the Australian pacers scoring 20 runs in eight overs.On a placid wicket at the JSCA Stadium’s maiden Test, super Smith looked unstoppable on way to his 19th century. He continued from where he left off after resuming on an overnight 117 to surpass the highest score by an Australian captain in India, eclipsing Michael Clarke’s 130.The skipper batted for more than eight-and-a-half hours facing 361 balls with 17 boundaries and was involved in a series-high 191 partnership with Maxwell in an emotional Test comeback after more than two years.Shedding the T20 specialist tag, Maxwell built his innings with tremendous restraint and punished the loose deliveries in his 185-ball knock.Smith was also involved in three of the four half-century stands as Australia posted the highest total of the series.It was Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja who toiled hard for his 5/124, and his twin strikes in three balls before lunch gave the home team some much needed momentum going into the break.After Maxwell’s departure, Matthew Wade notched a 50-ball 37 in a 64-run sixth wicket partnership with Smith.But Jadeja put the brakes on dismissing Wade and Patt Cummins (0) 10 minutes before lunch to infuse some energy in the Indian camp.Introduced in the sixth over, Jadeja bowled a non-stop spell and took all the three wickets in the first session.With Ravichandran Ashwin (1/114) returning wicketless so far on Day Two, Jadeja had to take the bulk of the workload as the left-arm spinner bowled 49.3 overs.Jadeja completed a fine run-out of Josh Hazlewood by backflicking Rahul’s throw to bowl out Australia for in 137.3 overs.The Indian camp looked dispirited in the absence of skipper Virat Kohli who remained away, recovering from a shoulder strain after his awkward dive yesterday.Kohli has been out of the field for six hours and 40 minutes, since 39.1 over in the post-lunch session yesterday when he landed awkwardly, trying to save a boundary off Peter Handscomb at mid-on.His absence from the field however would not affect his number four batting position with this being an external injury.Kohli’s deputy Ajinkya Rahane led the team and did some smart bowling changes but they struggled to get the first breakthrough of the day after the Aussie resumed on 299/4 with Smith and Maxwell holding fort. COMMENT RELATED Pujara’s defiant century guides India to 360 for six × Australia’s captain Steve Smith plays a shot on the second day of the third Test match between India and Australia at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium in Ranchi on Friday. — K.R. Deepakcenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on Sublime Smith takes Australia to 194/4 at tea Australia’s captain Steve Smith plays a shot on the second day of the third Test match between India and Australia at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium in Ranchi on Friday. — K.R. Deepak cricket SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more