World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.
Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.
Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.
Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted to elite runners.
Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 8: Restricted to elite runners.
Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 postponed. New date not set.
Formula E's Sanya E-Prix in Sanya on March 21 cancelled.
China Masters in Hainan from Feb. 25-March 1 postponed. New dates not set.
Asian team championships in Manila from Feb. 11-16: China and Hong Kong withdrew.
Women's Olympic qualifying tournament moved from Foshan to Belgrade, Serbia from Feb. 6-9.
Asia Cup qualifiers postponed: Philippines vs. Thailand on Feb. 20; Japan vs. China on Feb. 21, China vs. Malaysia on Feb. 24. Matches scheduled for Hong Kong moved to opponents' homes.
Olympic test event in Zhangjiakou from Feb. 27-March 2 cancelled.
Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifier moved from Wuhan to Amman, Jordan from March 3-11.
Asian Championships in Chongqing from April 25-May 3 to be relocated.
World Cup in Wujiang from April 18-19 cancelled.
World Cup in Chongqing on April 22 cancelled.
Hong Kong showjumping leg of Longines Masters Series from Feb. 14-16 cancelled.
Hockey Pro League matches between China and Belgium on Feb. 8-9 and Australia on March 14-15 postponed.
India women's tour of China from March 14-25 cancelled.
Ireland women's tour of Malaysia in March-April cancelled.
US LPGA Tour
Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya from Feb. 20-23 cancelled.
HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore from Feb. 27-March 1 cancelled.
Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island from March 5-8 cancelled.
Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from April 16-19 postponed.
China Open in Shenzhen from April 23-26 postponed.
Japan LPGA Tour
Daikin Orchid Ladies in Okinawa from March 5-8: Spectators banned.
Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.
Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Montenegro from March 20-22: China withdrew. Hong Kong declined invitation to attend.
Chinese clubs in Supreme Hockey League playing home games in Russia.
Women's Challenge Cup of Asia in Manila, Philippines, from Feb. 23-28 cancelled.
Paris Grand Slam on Feb. 8-9: China team withdrew.
Dusseldorf Grand Slam on Feb. 21-23: China team withdrew.
World championships moved from Xiamen to Cancun, Mexico from May 25-31.
World laser run championships moved from Xiamen in May to Weiden, Germany in August.
Women's Six Nations: Italy vs. Scotland in Legnano on Feb. 23 postponed.
Hong Kong Sevens moved from April 3-5 to Oct. 16-18.
Singapore Sevens moved from April 11-12 to Oct. 10-11.
Asia women's championship in Hong Kong moved from March 14-22 to May 8-16.
Asian Nacra 17 Championship in Shanghai from March 1-6 moved to Genoa, Italy from April 12-19.
Asian 49erFX Championship in Hainan from March 20-29 moved to Genoa, Italy from April 12-19.
Alpine World Cup in Yanqing from Feb. 15-16 cancelled.
Asian Champions League: Matches involving Chinese clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua, and Shanghai SIPG postponed to April-May. Beijing FC allowed to play from Feb. 18.
Asian women's Olympic qualifying Group B tournament relocated from Wuhan to Sydney from Feb. 3-13. China vs. South Korea playoff on March 11 moved from China to Sydney.
2022 World Cup qualifying: China vs. Maldives on March 26 and vs. Guam on March 31 moved to Buriram, Thailand. Spectators banned.
AFC Cup: All group stage and playoff matches in east zone delayed to April 7.
Chinese Super League, due to start Feb. 22, delayed.
Asian men's futsal championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from Feb. 26-March 8 postponed.
Serie A, B, C, D and Women's Serie A matches on Feb. 22-23 in Lombardy and Veneto regions postponed.
Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from Feb. 12-16 cancelled.
Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew.
Diving world series event in Beijing from March 7-9 cancelled.
China Olympic trials in Qingdao from March 28-April 4 moved to May 10-16.
Asian Olympic qualifying tournament on April 10-11 moved from Wuxi to Amman, Jordan.
Fed Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tournament moved from Dongguan to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from March 3-7.
Davis Cup: China forfeited World Group I playoff vs. Romania in Piatra Neamt on March 6-7.
WTA: Xi'an Open from April 13-19 cancelled.
Beach volleyball World Cup in Yangzhou from April 22-26 postponed.
Asian Championships from April 18-25 moved from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Asian Championships in New Delhi from Feb. 20-23: China, North Korea, Turkmenistan teams withdrew.
Asian Olympic qualifying event from March 27-29 moved from Xi'an to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Tokyo Olympics training of volunteers in Japan postponed from February to May.
Chinese Anti-Doping Agency suspended testing from Feb. 3-21.
Winter X Games events in Chongli from Feb. 21-23 postponed.
Singapore athlete of the year awards on Feb. 26 postponed.
World Chess Federation's presidential council meeting moved from China to United Arab Emirates on Feb. 28-29.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Para Games in the Philippines from March 20-28 postponed. New dates not set.
Hong Kong sports stars awards on March 24 postponed.
XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championships (offroad triathlon, duathlon) in Taiwan from March 28-29 cancelled.
Snooker's China Open from March 30-April 5 cancelled.
SportAccord summit in Beijing moved to Lausanne, Switzerland on April 19-24.
Singapore bans spectators at National School Games from January-August.
University Athletic Association of the Philippines postponed all sports events.
Afif Hossain and Mohammad Naim are the new faces in Bangladesh squad for the first and second ODI of three-match series against Zimbabwe starting from March 1 in Sylhet.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced the squad where seven players from the previous ODI squad have been left out and five players have made a comeback with the new faces included.
The players who have been left out are- Sabbir Rahman, Farhad Reza, Mosaddek Hossain, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Soumya Sarkar, and the players who came back to the squad are- Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mohammad Saifuddin, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das and Al Amin Hossain while the new faces are Afif Hossain and Mohammad Naim.
Both Afif and Naim played for the Tigers in T20 Internationals but they got their maiden call to the ODI side for the first time.
Mashrafe was named as the captain of the ODI team again. In the last ODI series in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh were led by Tamim Iqbal as the regular captain Mashrafe suffered a blow on his hand right before the tour.
“It’s great to have Mashrafe back as his experience and leadership are vital for our ODI cricket. Saifuddin is also a key to the team’s balance,” said Minhazul Abedin, chief selector of Bangladesh, told in an official statement.
Minhazul also said “We had to make certain adjustments in the last ODI series and a number of cricketers were unavailable due to various reasons but I’m happy now with a fit pool of players.”
“Shanto’s current form in international and domestic cricket gets him into the team while Naim and Afif are also part of our long term plan for the shorter version,” he added.
Al Amin Hossain, who was sent back home during the 2015 World Cup in Australia, made a comeback to the national ODI team after a gap of five years, while Saifuddin returned to the side after recovering from a back injury.
The ODI series will take place at Sylhet International Stadium on March 1, 3 and 6. The first two games of the series will kick off at 1pm while the last match will be played from 2pm.
Bangladesh ODI squad: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Taijul Islam, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Al Amin Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangladesh are trailing by 25 with runs with seven wickets in hand at the end of day two of the ongoing one-off Test against Zimbabwe at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
At the end of day two, Bangladesh were batting at 240 for three in 71 overs as Mushfiqur Rahim (32) and Mominul Haque (79) remained unbeaten.
Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first. Riding on the ton of Craig Ervine, they posted 265 runs. Nayeem Hasan and Abu Jayed Rahi took four wickets each for the Tigers.
In reply, Bangladesh posted only 18 runs in the first wicket stand as Saif Hassan failed to impress once again. He scored only eight this time before falling prey to Victor Nyauchi. The ball was outside off-stump, Saif went to drive but failed to connect the ball properly. Regis Chakabva took an easy catch to remove him.
In the second wicket stand, Najmul Hossain Shanto, who hit a double ton in his last appearance in a First-class match in Bangladesh Cricket League, and Tamim Iqbal posted 78 runs.
The partnership looked to create immense trouble for the tourists until Tamim fell prey to Donald Tiripano for 41. Tamim also prodded a catch to the wicketkeeper. His dismissal came as a big blow for the Tigers.
However, Shanto and captain Mominul Haque managed the pressure with great care. With some beautiful strokes, Shanto completed his maiden fifty in international cricket. But the southpaw failed to continue on the good run. He made the same mistake that was the reason behind the departure of Saif and Tamim.
Debutant Charlton Tshuma delivered outside off stump and Shanto went to clear it through the cover area, but only managed a thick edge to the wicketkeeper. And with this, Bangladesh lost four wickets for 172 in 49.4 overs.
Mominul and Mushfiqur Rahim ended day two without any more damage adding 68 runs in the fourth wicket stand. Mominul and Mushfiqur remained unbeaten for 79 off 120 balls with nine fours and 32 off 68 with six fours respectively.
Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi and Charlton Tshuma bagged one wicket each conceding 40, 41, and 46 runs respectively.
Earlier, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 265 in 106.3 overs with the highest score of 107 off 227 balls with 13 fours by captain Craig Ervine, and opener Prince Masvaure was the second-highest hitting 64.
Nayeem Hasan and Abu Jayed Rahi were the best bowlers for the Tigers taking four wickets each conceding 71 and 70 runs respectively. Taijul Islam scalped two wickets conceidng 90 runs in 27.3 overs.
Brief score: Zimbabwe 1st innings: 265/10 in 106.3 overs, Ervine 106, Prince 64, Regis 30, Nayeem 4/70, Rahi 4/71, Taijul 2/90
Bangladesh 1st innings: 240/3 in 71 overs, Mominul 79*, Shanto 71, Tamim 41, Tiripano 1/40, Victor 1/41, Charlton 1/46
Mayank Agarwal posted his fourth test half-century as India trailed New Zealand by 105 runs with eight second innings wickets in hand at tea Sunday on the third day of the second test.
Cheteshwar Pujara, bogged down and able to score only 11 runs from 81 deliveries, fell to the last ball before the break, bowled while not offering a shot to a ball from Trent Boult which hit off stump.
At tea India was 78-2 in its second innings with Agarwal 52 not out and captain Virat Kohli due at the crease.
New Zealand built a 183-run first innings lead when it made 348, in an innings that ended at lunch, in reply to India's 165.
The pitch at the Basin Reserve which was troublesome when India batted first after losing the toss has dried out and hardened and was much less generous to seam bowlers on Sunday.
Boult was able to remove Prithvi Shaw (14) when India was 27-1. India's batsmen then looked relatively comfortable, if cautious, until Pujara fell just as tea was due at the exceptionally late hour of 4.47pm local time.
Delays for rain and bad light have pushed back the playing hours and that was exacerbated when India took an extra half hour to end New Zealand's first innings before lunch.
In the morning session Colin de Grandhomme and Kyle Jamieson put on 71 for the eighth wicket and Boult hit 38 from 24 balls as New Zealand's tail wagged and expanded its first innings lead.
New Zealand resumed Sunday at 216-5, just 51 runs ahead, and lost wicketkeeper B.J. Watling (14) to the first ball of the day. Tim Southee (6) was out soon after as New Zealand, at 225-7, risked falling short of the lead it wanted after bowling out India for 165.
But New Zealand's last three wickets added 123 runs and swung the balance of the game strongly back in its favor.
First Jamieson continued an outstanding debut, scoring 44 to follow his 4-39 in India's first innings. His was the highest score by a New Zealand No. 9 batsman on debut and a rebuke to the selectors who took so long to give him his chance.
The partnership between De Grandhomme, who made 43, and Jamieson revived the New Zealand innings. Their 50 partnership came from 67 balls in spite of the arrival of the second new ball.
Both fell to the spin of Ashwin and New Zealand's lead seemed to have peaked. But Boult played a cheeky innings, swinging freely and hitting five fours and a six on his way to 38 from 24 balls.
He finally fell to Ishant Sharma who took 5-68 — his 11th five wicket bag in tests.
Former champions Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi earned their first victories in the Pakistan Super League on Saturday.
In Karachi, Peshawar's Kamran Akmal hit a century against title-holder Quetta Gladiators.
Akmal smashed 101 runs off 55 balls and guided 2017 champion Peshawar to 153-4 in 18.3 overs in reply to Quetta's below-par effort of 148-5 at Karachi.
In Lahore, two-time champion Islamabad's heavily loaded overseas top-order rolled over Multan Sultan by eight wickets as it raced to 165-2 in only 16.4 overs.
Luke Ronchi hammered 74 off 45 balls and his Kiwi countryman Colin Munro smashed 50 off 32 in what proved to be an easy run chase after seamer Amad Butt's 4-27 had restricted Multan to 164-8.
Akmal gave the credit to Peshawar bowlers.
"My innings benefited my team and that matters to me a lot," Akmal said. "The real credit (for the win) goes to the bowlers, the way they bowled and restricted the opponents."
Akmal hit 13 fours and four sixes to record his third century in the PSL after previously scoring hundreds in the United Arab Emirates against Karachi and Lahore Qalandars in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Earlier Quetta, which had defeated Islamabad in the opening game, struggled for runs against a four-man Peshawar pace attack after captain Darren Sammy won the toss and opted to field.
Opening batsman Jason Roy of England top scored with an unbeaten 73 off 57 balls as Wahab Riaz (2-21) and Mohammad Amir (1-24) never allowed the batsmen to score freely and Quetta was restricted to under the 150 mark.
Hasan Ali looked rusty in the first match when he gave away 52 runs in his comeback match from back injury. He couldn't get a wicket Saturday but pinned down the batsmen in the latter half of the innings and gave away only 22 runs in his four overs.
Quetta couldn't recover from Akmal's early onslaught. Pakistan's former wicketkeeper-batsman smashed leftarm spinner Mohammad Nawaz for two sixes and two fours in a 21-run first over of the innings and then hit fast bowler Sohail Khan for two fours and a six in the second over.
Nawaz had an off day in the field when he dropped Akmal on 94 at point before the batsman completed his century off a top-edged sweep against legspinner Fawad Ahmed and ran for two.
Akmal was dismissed off the next delivery when he holed out in the deep before Liam Livingstone finished off the match with a straight six off Ahmed.
In its opening game, Peshawar lost to Karachi Kings.
For Islamabad, the New Zealand pair of Ronchi and Munro smashed 63 runs in the first six overs and set an early tone to the chase by hitting legspinner Imran Tahir for 22 in the second over. The South African finished with 0-44.
Munro clubbed four sixes and three fours before he was clean bowled by veteran Shahid Afridi after a match-winning opening stand of 92 runs off 59 balls.
Ronchi hit nine fours and two sixes in his half century and was reprieved on 69 when Multan captain Shan Masood dropped an easy catch at mid-off. Ronchi departed with only two runs required for victory as James Vince timed his jump to perfection to hold onto a catch over his head off a mistimed pull shot against seamer Mohammad Ilyas.
Earlier, Multan's Zeeshan Ashraf hit 50 off 29 and Vince made 42 off 31, but Amad had Moeen Ali (10) and Rilee Rossouw (0) in his second over to restrict the opposition.