A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Brazil, raising questions about whether it could cause more severe disease, or be immune to current vaccines.
Lions supporters have started a petition calling for this summer’s tour to South Africa to be postponed to 2022 rather than being staged in the UK and Ireland.
Africa has passed the milestone of three million confirmed cases of Covid-19, including more than 72,000 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Lions playing their series against South Africa in the UK and Ireland is one of three contingency plans under consideration in case this summer’s tour is called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Six Nations organisers have confirmed the 2021 Championship will take place in February and March as planned in response to suggestions it could be moved to the summer.
The new South African coronavirus variant is not anticipated to bypass the protection of current vaccines, an expert has said.
The British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa has been placed in doubt after managing director Ben Calveley revealed talks are being held over its viability.
Sport is hoping for a happy new year after 12 months of uncertainty when the coronavirus pandemic brought delays, postponements and cancellations to the 2020 calendar.
A star cricketer who was struck down by a rare illness has revealed he wants to return to the game he loves – and the north-east.
Around half of all new coronavirus cases in England could be the new variant discovered in the UK, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Another new variant of coronavirus appears to have emerged in Nigeria, but further investigation is needed, Africa’s leading public health official has said.
The Government has implemented a travel ban on passengers arriving in England from South Africa after two cases of another new strain of Covid-19 linked to the country were identified in the UK.
A “highly concerning” new variant of the Covid-19 virus which is believed to spread easier than the mutant strain that resulted in the creation of the new Tier 4 restrictions has been discovered in the UK, Matt Hancock has said.
A surfer who lost his brother to a shark attack said he hopes to inspire others with a short film which won what was billed as the world’s largest competition for shorts.
The acting head of Cricket South Africa has offered a combative assessment over England’s abandoned one-day tour, absolving the home board of any blame beyond “being too lax with the English”.
Coronavirus cases are surging across Africa while people in richer countries are being vaccinated against Covid-19.
Cigarette giant British American Tobacco believes it will take a smaller hit from the pandemic than previously thought after South Africa ended a ban on cigarette sales early.
Two members of England’s touring party in South Africa who returned “unconfirmed positives” for Covid-19 over the weekend have been given the all-clear after independent analysis of follow-up tests.
England will face their World Cup conquerors South Africa as part of a three-Test campaign at Twickenham next autumn.
England’s tour of South Africa was cancelled on Monday due to a mounting sense of anxiety about the presence of coronavirus in the team hotel, leaving two members of the travelling party awaiting the results of follow-up tests.
The England and Wales Cricket Board insists its decision to use alternative net facilities at Newlands “did not compromise the safety and health” of the squad on their abandoned tour of South Africa.
England players will be offered “mental health screening” before committing to any further tours this winter after the one-day series in South Africa was cancelled due to concerns over a coronavirus outbreak inside the team’s bubble.
England’s tour of South Africa has been abandoned “to ensure the mental and physical health” of both sides following concerns over a coronavirus outbreak at the teams’ shared base near Cape Town.
England’s tour of South Africa has been abandoned due to concerns over a Covid-19 outbreak, the PA news agency understands.
Tom Curran has become the latest England player to withdraw from the Big Bash League citing bubble fatigue.
England’s tour of South Africa is in danger of being abandoned after further coronavirus chaos forced planned matches on Sunday and Monday to be called off.
England’s tour of South Africa descended into further disarray as Monday’s one-day international at Newlands was called off, the third time the start of the series has been delayed following an apparent Covid-19 outbreak.
England’s tour of South Africa could be abandoned if two “unconfirmed” cases of Covid-19 in their camp are verified, with difficult decisions ahead not just about the series but also what the team does next.
England’s one-day series against South Africa was on the verge of cancellation after two members of the touring party received “unconfirmed positive tests” for Covid-19 and the opening match was abandoned for the second time.
England’s one-day tour against South Africa was plunged into fresh doubt after Sunday’s rescheduled series opener was abandoned following a coronavirus scare at the team hotel.