Sport Kort: Dutch cricket team via Namibia and Oman back to the Netherlands

Sport Kort: Dutch cricket team via Namibia and Oman back to the Netherlands

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Dutch cricket team via Namibia and Oman back to the Netherlands

12.40 pm: The women of the Dutch cricket team are on their way home from Zimbabwe. Orange flies to the Netherlands via Namibia and Oman. The cricketers were in Zimbabwe for a World Cup qualifying tournament, but that was canceled after the discovery of the Omikron variant of the corona virus in southern Africa.

The Dutch men are there too. They are in South Africa, where they would play a series of matches against the host country. The series was interrupted after one game due to the corona vicissitudes. The cricketers stay in a ‘bubble’ in a hotel. They are tested daily and will probably fly directly back to the Netherlands on Thursday evening.

Travelers from South Africa, among others, are subject to a quarantine obligation upon arrival in the Netherlands. Cricketbond KNCB arranges places for players who do not live in the Netherlands to go into quarantine.

Dutch golfers Darius van Driel, Daan Huizing and Lars van Meijel are also in South Africa. They took part in the Joburg Open last week, which was canceled when many countries imposed travel restrictions because of the Omikron variant. Many golfers decided to return home as soon as possible, but the three Dutchmen remain correct. Van Driel, Huizing and Van Meijel are also participating in the South African Open in Sun City this week. They will then return to the Netherlands.

Volleyball association struggles with cup duels after 5 p.m

12:23 pm: The Dutch volleyball association Nevobo is struggling with next weekend’s cup matches. In the eighth finals, teams from both the Eredivisie and the lower divisions play. However, due to the new corona measures, the teams from the lower divisions are no longer allowed to train and play matches after 5 p.m.

“The Eredivisie falls under the top sports competitions for which an exception applies,” says a spokesperson for the Nevobo. “We have a challenge on Saturday. The eighth finals of the cup tournament consist of so-called three camps. The entire Eredivisie participates, but also clubs from lower divisions. They should be ready by 5pm, but many matches are scheduled for a later date. We are looking at what is possible with the clubs and the halls where the games are played.”

The preparation of the teams that play lower is also disrupted. “They normally train in the evening, but that is not possible now. In the Eredivisie, the clubs often train during the day, because most are full professionals,” said the spokesperson.

The volleyball association will probably make a decision on Monday or Tuesday about continuing or stopping the competitions under the Eredivisie. Since training is becoming very difficult due to the new measures, many sports associations are considering shutting down their amateur competitions for the time being. “Our clubs want clarity, we get a lot of questions,” said the Nevobo. “We are now working out the scenarios with the options.”

The volleyball association has already heard from some clubs that they want to train early in the morning instead of the usual evening.

De Vries also in Formula E next season

11:34 a.m.Racing driver Nyck de Vries will also make an appearance in Formula E in 2022, the German racing stable Mercedes confirmed at the team presentation. “Never change a winning team”, it sounded.

De Vries, reigning world champion, will again be joined by Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne next year in the electric racing class. “Glad to be back with my friends from Mercedes. Ready for my last trick,” De Vries wrote on social media.

De Vries is also the official reserve driver of the Formula 1 team of world champion Lewis Hamilton. “I am a two-time world champion, in the sporting field I have done everything I could have done.” The Formula E season starts in Saudi Arabia on the weekend of January 28 and 29.

Hertha BSC fires trainer Dárdai and appoints Korkut as successor

11.25 am: The German football club Hertha BSC has fired the Hungarian trainer Pál Dárdai (45) and then immediately appointed a successor. The Turkish-German coach Tayfun Korkut was appointed by the number 14 of the Bundesliga. Korkut has signed until the end of the season.

“We want to thank Dárdai for his work. He took over the team in a difficult situation last season and kept us in the Bundesliga under challenging conditions,” said technical director Fredi Bobic. “With Korkut, we want the team to receive new impulses and new input. He has already proven in the past that with his meticulous and passionate work and his views he can not only stabilize a team, but also develop it.”

The 47-year-old Korkut also had the German clubs Hannover 96, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen and VfB Stuttgart under his wing in recent years. The former midfielder played 48 times for the Turkish national team.

Hertha, where the Dutchmen Deyovaisio Zeefuik and Jurgen Ekkelenkamp play, has only won four times in thirteen rounds. On Saturday it was 1-1 at home against number 16 Augsburg.

Warriors emphasize good form and win in NBA also at Clippers

08.00 o’clock: The Golden State Warriors basketball players have once again emphasized their good form in the NBA. The Warriors already booked their eighteenth win of the season at the expense of the Los Angeles Clippers. It was 105-90 at the Staples Center, home of the Clippers.

It was the 42nd time in a row that the Warriors reached at least 100 points. That series seemed to come to an end after a halftime score of 44-42, but in the third and fourth quarter the visitors were a lot more accurate.

Stephen Curry was good for 33 points in Los Angeles, Otto Porter Jr. accounted for 18 of them. Together they had an important part in the Warriors’ seventh consecutive victory. Curry now has an average of 28.6 points per game, making him the best marksman in the NBA right now.

The team from San Francisco can look forward with confidence to the double meeting with Phoenix Suns (17-3), the number 2 of the Western Conference. That division is led by the Warriors (18-2). The Suns have won 16 in a row.

Russia keeps Spain out of quarter-finals Davis Cup Finals

07:57 o’clock: Russia’s tennis players have reached the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup Finals at the expense of defending champions Spain. The Russians Aslan Karatsev and Andrej Roeblev won in Madrid after a long three-setter (4-6 6-2 6-4) the closing double of the Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López and with it the mutual encounter with 2-1.

Spain finishes as number two in group A, but has lost a set more than Serbia, which, together with Sweden, advances as best number 2 to the quarter-finals. Russia will take on Sweden. Serbia plays against Kazakhstan, which won the group with Sweden and Canada.

After Feliciano López gave Spain the lead in Madrid with a win over Rublev (2-6 6-3 6-4), Daniil Medvedev tied the score with a win over Pablo Carreño Busta (6-2 7-6). In the doubles, Karatsev and Roeblev fought back after the loss in the first set. By reaching the third set, the Russians were already certain of the quarter-finals even with a defeat. However, the Spaniards had to win, because they would finish behind Sweden and Serbia. It did not work. At the first match point, the Russians immediately struck.

Previously, Germany, Great Britain, Croatia and Kazakhstan had already qualified for the quarter-finals as group winners. Germany defeated Austria 2-1 to end up ahead of the Serbian side of Novak Djokovic, where they had previously won 2-1.

The Germans will meet Great Britain in the quarterfinals, which had beaten the Czech Republic 2-1 and won the group with France. Italy, which won the group with the United States and Colombia, will face Croatia, the winner of the group with Hungary and Australia.

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