Napoli renames stadium after Maradona

NAPLES: Italian professional football club Napoli has renamed its stadium after Diego Maradona in memory of the late Argentine footballer who passed away last week. The city authorities and club’s president had proposed renaming the San Paolo Stadium within hours

Eden Gardens cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

KOLKATA: The legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata will be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus. With the city’s hospitals under growing pressure, hundreds of beds are to be set up in the

Qatar inaugurates third venue for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: Qatar has inaugurated the third venue for the 2022 World Cup on schedule and is set to host matches until the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. The Education City stadium was formally inaugurated with an online programme celebrating the contribution

WWII veteran invited to Lord’s after raising funds for Covid-19

LONDON: A 99-year-old World War II veteran, who raised millions of pounds for healthcare workers in the United Kingdom in the fight against COVID-19, has been invited to Lord’s cricket stadium. England Test captain Joe Root surprised Captain Tom Moore

Karachi’s National Stadium ready to welcome back Test cricket

KARACHI: The National Stadium in Karachi will be under spotlight from Thursday as Test cricket returns to the iconic venue after a decade. Since hosting the first Test between Pakistan and India in 1955, the stadium has staged some of

Japanese PM opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday. The stadium, built at a cost of 156.9 billion yen ($1.44 billion), will have a capacity of 68,000 when

Qatar delays launch of new 2022 World Cup venue

DOHA: Qatar has postponed to next year the opening of Education City stadium, its second newly built venue for the 2022 football World Cup. The venue was due to be inaugurated when it hosted the semi-final of the Club World