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india's devastation makes sport feel insignificant. forthe india's devastation makes sport feel insignificant. for the fifth straight day, there have been world record case numbers. in delhi, there are no icu beds left. now, the situation looms over the country's favourite game. the indian premier league is a t20 competition. it brings in players from around the world. but now at some feel they have to leave. three australian players have now gone back home, in part on concern the board as could shut. ravi ashwin is in india's spinner but he will not play to support his family in the covid fight. some players are going to stay. this was one player today playing after he pledged $50,000 to an oxford charity. he said... the
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australian bowler also wrote about cricket as respite. that joy best seen thatjoy best seen today in the face one punjab kings fielder. ravi was chasing this catch. the ipl now faces sport's year—long dilemma, how and when to keep less at risk are people playing as nations struggle. in india, cricket is an obsession and at times like this, distraction. let's go to india and get more on the situation there. thank you very much for coming and speaking to us.
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0bviously, much for coming and speaking to us. obviously, the situation in india is worsening with the pandemic there, but the bcci, the organisers of the indian premier league, say the league will continue, it will carry on, but there must be growing pressure on them now.- on, but there must be growing pressure on them now. yes, there is. i think it is — pressure on them now. yes, there is. i think it is a — pressure on them now. yes, there is. i think it is a pressure _ pressure on them now. yes, there is. i think it is a pressure of _ pressure on them now. yes, there is. i think it is a pressure of a _ i think it is a pressure of a different kind inasmuch as i think the degree of sensitivity, or the lack of it, is what is really coming back and hitting them in terms of public response. it is not so much about the league itself carrying on, because i think in all fairness, for the vast multitude of people, this offers two to three hours of cricket —related, sport —related entertainment. they can stay home, watch, watch as a family, and it just takes their mind off may be temporarily from all that is going on around them. is temporarily from all that is going on around them.— on around them. is there a worry that the m _ on around them. is there a worry that the ipl will _ on around them. is there a worry that the ipl will just _ on around them. is there a worry that the ipl will just get - on around them. is there a worry that the ipl willjust get back - on around them. is there a worry that the ipl willjust get back to l that the ipl willjust get back to so much into a corner that itjust cannot continue? i
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so much into a corner that it 'ust cannot continue?i so much into a corner that it 'ust cannot continue? i do not personally think that the _ cannot continue? i do not personally think that the ipl _ cannot continue? i do not personally think that the ipl will— cannot continue? i do not personally think that the ipl will get _ cannot continue? i do not personally think that the ipl will get affected i think that the ipl will get affected in terms of it being stopped or anything of that kind. i also would like to point out that while there is of course a very serious problem, there are green shoots. the r infection rates are dropping, the major states are seeing some positivity coming amongst all the gloom and i think one cannot sort of run away from the fact that life has to carry on, albeit in a very difficult situation.— to carry on, albeit in a very difficult situation. you very much for speaking _ difficult situation. you very much for speaking to — difficult situation. you very much for speaking to us. _ still to come on sportsday: who can stop the world number one? judd trump cruises into the last eight of snooker�*s world championships. a new twist in gymnastics, with some athletes swapping a leotard effect a new body suit. i athletes swapping a leotard effect a new body suit-— new body suit. i think it 'ust gives ou a lot new body suit. i think it 'ust gives you a lot more h new body suit. i think it 'ust gives you a lot more choices _ new body suit. i think itjust gives you a lot more choices and - new body suit. i think itjust gives you a lot more choices and i - new body suit. i think itjust gives
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you a lot more choices and i feell you a lot more choices and i feel empowered that we have this option where we can choose to cover up. now, the women's six nations musn't be "hamstrung" by the format of the men's tournament — that's according to the chief executive of the rfu, bill sweeney. england's women beat france to lift their third title in a row this weekend, after the competition had been altered because of the pandemic. instead of the traditional round—robin format, the teams were split into two groups with the best two sides meeting in the final. and england forward marlie packer told me that made it all the more sweeter. there were low—key but very good, to be fair. we had the hotel to ourselves, so we were just out on the patio, had our dinner, a couple of drinks and it was just nice to be around each other. in of drinks and it was 'ust nice to be around each other.— of drinks and it was 'ust nice to be around each other. in the tournament as a whole was _ around each other. in the tournament as a whole was as _ around each other. in the tournament as a whole was as a _ around each other. in the tournament as a whole was as a different - around each other. in the tournament as a whole was as a different time - as a whole was as a different time of the year to be men's, it was not running alongside at this year. would you like it to stay that way going forward?—
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going forward? yes, i think so. it brinus going forward? yes, i think so. it brings hype _ going forward? yes, i think so. it brings hype over _ going forward? yes, i think so. it brings hype over the _ going forward? yes, i think so. it brings hype over the women's . going forward? yes, i think so. it - brings hype over the women's game. you can't see it, because when we run alongside the men's, the men's get more of the press, coverage, hype, but if you can see is on social media, kids, boys, girls, want to watch and play, so i think this time of year has been really good for us. this time of year has been really good for us— this time of year has been really aood for us. ., , .,, ., _ good for us. finally, obviously the world cuo has _ good for us. finally, obviously the world cup has been _ good for us. finally, obviously the world cup has been delayed - good for us. finally, obviously the world cup has been delayed until| world cup has been delayed until next year now, but how do you think this england team needs to prepare for this stage and perhaps develop to be in the best position to win that world cup next year? i to be in the best position to win that world cup next year? i think we need to keep — that world cup next year? i think we need to keep doing _ that world cup next year? i think we need to keep doing what _ that world cup next year? i think we need to keep doing what we're - that world cup next year? i think we | need to keep doing what we're doing, but to be better at it. france put real challenging test around our breakdown and set piece at the weekend. we need to make sure that actually we do not panic in those situations, the way we dealt with france at the weekend is only going to make us better when we drove to new zealand for that world cup, that we will be ready for them.
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now for a quick look at some of the day's other stories from the bbc sport centre. eastbourne will be among the grass court tennis events offering free tickets to key workers this summer. over a thousand tickets will be given away in total, with grounds operating at 25% of their normal capacity, in the run—up to wimbledon. wasps are on track to move up the netball super—league table. they are in third place ahead of manchester thunder. and steph curry has set a new nba record for the most 3—pointers in a month. the point guard hit seven in golden state's win over the sacremento kings on sunday, taking his total to 85 with two games still left to go in april. now, who can stopjudd trump at the world snooker championships? the world number one cruised into the quarterfinals earlier today after a straight—forward win over
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david gilbert. trump's already won five tournaments so far this season and is the favourite to win in sheffield for a second time. seema jaswal is at the crucible. it is day ten here at the crucible and the world number onejudd trump has made it through to the quarterfinals, rendering for micro sentries along the way. he looked in good form. sentries along the way. he looked in aood form. , , , ,, good form. yes, very impressive. once at some _ good form. yes, very impressive. once at some closer— good form. yes, very impressive. once at some closer frames - good form. yes, very impressive. once at some closer frames and l good form. yes, very impressive. | once at some closer frames and it changed the whole dynamics of the match, but he looks very good at the moment. —— won some close friends. and there are still some games to go. he has not been at his best so far, he was looking forward to getting into the tournament and feels like it comes lives in the quarter and semi is and it is all about, so watch this space. two matches tonight, mark selby against
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mark allen, selby is looking back to his best. he mark allen, selby is looking back to his best. ., , , mark allen, selby is looking back to his best. . , , , his best. he has, but still embroiled _ his best. he has, but still embroiled in _ his best. he has, but still embroiled in a _ his best. he has, but still embroiled in a tough - his best. he has, but still- embroiled in a tough encounter his best. he has, but still— embroiled in a tough encounter with mark allen. mark allen, 6—2 down, that much is still very much in the balance was not even though... mark is paying some tough snooker that could be close indeed. the is paying some tough snooker that could be close indeed.— could be close indeed. the other match, could be close indeed. the other match. quite _ could be close indeed. the other match, quite simply _ could be close indeed. the other match, quite simply anything - could be close indeed. the other i match, quite simply anything could happen. the match, quite simply anything could ha en. , ., match, quite simply anything could hauen. , , happen. the new young players coming throu:h, happen. the new young players coming through. and — happen. the new young players coming through. and it — happen. the new young players coming through, and it looks _ happen. the new young players coming through, and it looks like _ happen. the new young players coming through, and it looks like sean - happen. the new young players coming through, and it looks like sean has - through, and it looks like sean has his long _ through, and it looks like sean has his long apart back and when they start flying in from everywhere, he is one _ start flying in from everywhere, he is one of— start flying in from everywhere, he is one of the best in the mother to watch _ is one of the best in the mother to watch on _ is one of the best in the mother to watch on one of the best players. 0ne watch on one of the best players. one thing — watch on one of the best players. one thing that has been nice to see if they are increasing the number of fans. —— one of the best in the world to watch. it fans. -- one of the best in the world to watch.— world to watch. it is so nice to have people — world to watch. it is so nice to have people back— world to watch. it is so nice to have people back playing - world to watch. it is so nice to have people back playing live| world to watch. it is so nice to - have people back playing live with
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the audience and they create the atmosphere and the players are so happy that they are back. they have been playing to empty arenas all year, so to have them there, clapping, cheering, the use and ours, it is great to have them back. we feed off it, so to have them back, _ we feed off it, so to have them back, it — we feed off it, so to have them back, it will be a treat for everyone. back, it will be a treat for everyone-— back, it will be a treat for everyone. back, it will be a treat for eve one. ~ ., , , back, it will be a treat for eve one. ., , everyone. about coverage resumes on bbc two, we _ everyone. about coverage resumes on bbc two, we will — everyone. about coverage resumes on bbc two, we will see _ everyone. about coverage resumes on bbc two, we will see you _ everyone. about coverage resumes on bbc two, we will see you then. - german athletes made a stand at the european gymnastics championships in basel that could take the sports image in a new direction. sarah voss competed in this full body suit, something that had only been done previously for religious reasons. two team—mates then followed suit, with the german federation saying they were taking a stand against "sexualisation" in the sport. well, jamaican gymnast danusia francis told me it was an important moment for gymnastics. as people are staying in this export
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longer, obviously they are not young girls, they have voices, we are women, so to see them making this statement and on an international stage and coming from them, people in a sport who were respected and have been in the sport for a long time, i think it was great to see. why is it you think they had to make this protest or statement now? i think that when you do google yourself as a gymnast it comes up with a lot of shots where your legs are wide open, and i can see it from the anger that this is artistic, these are the shapes we create in our sport, these are the shapes we create in oursport, but these are the shapes we create in our sport, but it can also be do you want that all over the internet? —— i can see it from that angle. to have that ownership of choosing to cover your legs are not, it is giving you power in what you are doing to stop if it is that time of the month as well you might not want just a small bit of material. it
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might be crude, but i think these things have to be said is that the conversation at least. you things have to be said is that the conversation at least.— things have to be said is that the conversation at least. you have been in the sport — conversation at least. you have been in the sport for— conversation at least. you have been in the sport for a _ conversation at least. you have been in the sport for a long _ conversation at least. you have been in the sport for a long time, - conversation at least. you have been in the sport for a long time, what - in the sport for a long time, what will it do for gymnastics going forward? i will it do for gymnastics going forward? ~ ., , will it do for gymnastics going forward? ~ ._ ., , forward? i think it may open the door for more _ forward? i think it may open the door for more girls _ forward? i think it may open the door for more girls who - forward? i think it may open the door for more girls who are - forward? i think it may open the door for more girls who are not | door for more girls who are not comfortable when they see gymnastics on tv or wherever they see it on social media and they are like actually, a leotard is not something i feel comfortable in or can see myself in, maybe it will attract more gymnasts who are comfortable of wearing that type of attire and if it is that time of the month or what you are in a cold arena, i think it gives you a lot more choices and i just feel empowered that we have this option where we can choose to cover up. and finally, we return to football, to show you how the stjohnstone goalkeeper had more than one role in knocking rangers out of the scottish cup...
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two minutes into injury time in extra time, zander clark ran up the pitch for his side's corner and he headed down, with chris kane getting the final touch to level at 1—1 and he then saved two penalties, as stjohnstone won it — clark was, of course, man of the match. and there's one more scottish cup quarterfinal tonight — you can watch kilmarnock take on st mirren on bbc one in scotland, and follow it on the bbc sport website, where you'll also find updates from leicester against crystal palace in the premier league, leicester looking to strengthen their grip on third place in the table, and there's commentary of that game on radio 5 live. but that's all from sportsday. we'll see you again soon. bye.
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what is that on the screen behind me? you can be forgiven for forgetting what it looks like it is rain. finally we do have some rain in the forecast working its way south. there is a low working its way towards the south—west, coming to the south—west for thursday, will bring showers, so somewhat hit and miss, some areas could get some heavy downpours, some areas are mainstay essentially dry, but the chance of getting some arena certainly looks much higher this week than in recent weeks. the low to the north of the uk means overnight showers spreading into northern england and wales by don't. the cloud, rain and wind means a milder start the dutiful stock to the south, risk of overnight frost, a lot of early sunshine, will stay dry for the most of tuesday. ali north, some showers to contend with.
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gray and chilly down the north sea coast.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. the us say it's releasing 60 million doses of the astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to india as the country struggles in the grip of a brutal second wave. i been waiting here for two hours. if i do not get anything, i don't know what i'll do. my brother is sick at home and he can barely breathe. i am scared you will not make it. uk prime minister borisjohnson denies claims he said he'd rather let thousands of bodies pile high than have another lockdown. no, but again, i think the important thing i think people want us to get on and do as a government is to make
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