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New Zealand buys further 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines as cluster grows

New Zealand has purchased 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Denmark, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday, as the country struggles with a cluster of infections in its largest city. New Zealand, which reported 20 locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Auckland on Sunday, said the vaccines will arrive within days. The latest outbreak […]

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Bangladesh coach ‘disappointed’ at Australia virus conditions

AFP, Dhaka Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo said Sunday he “couldn’t understand” Australia’s strict Covid-19 protocols that forced wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim to miss out on their upcoming Twenty20 series in Dhaka. In a virtual press conference ahead of the first of five T20 matches in Dhaka on Tuesday, Domingo questioned why players had to be in […]

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Former captain Bailey replaces Hohns as Australia’s chief selector

Reuters Former Australia captain George Bailey has been appointed chair of the National Selection Panel, replacing Trevor Hohns who is retiring after two successful stints, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Sunday. Bailey joined the panel in February last year and takes over as chief selector before this year’s Twenty20 World Cup, a home Ashes series […]

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Andrade of Brazil Wins Women’s Vault Gold In Gymnastics

NE Sports Desk With two high-flying vaults that made complicated, gravity-defying moves look simple, Rebeca Andrade won the vault final on Sunday at the Tokyo Games, bringing Brazil its first gold medal ever in women’s gymnastics. Last week in the all-around final, Andrade, 22, won the silver medal, finishing just behind the American Sunisa Lee. […]