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Tata Steel Chess cancelled

Kolkata

This year’s Tata Steel India Rapid and Blitz chess tournament was today cancelled due to Covid-19, the organisers said. World champion Magnus Carlsen won the tournament last year which was a part of the Grand Chess Tour and featured 10 Grandmasters, including India’s Viswanathan Anand.

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WI players sanctioned

The West Indies cricket squad has been stripped of the right to train while in managed isolation after players were found to have breached rules around their 14-day quarantine. New Zealand’s Ministry of Health said CCTV footage from the team’s Christchurch hotel showed players mingling in hallways and sharing food in violation of the regulations. Agencies

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