Sport in brief
Dillian Whyte has announced a split from his trainer Mark Tibbs ahead of his heavyweight fight with Alexander Povetkin on Aug 22. Whyte, who linked up with Tibbs after his defeat to Anthony Joshua in 2015 and has been undefeated since, said the decision was amicable. Whyte’s bout with Povetkin will feature as part of the Fight Camp series, taking place behind closed doors in the garden of his promoter Eddie Hearn.
Lancashire may have to play all of their matches away from home this season. County cricket has been cleared to start on Aug 1 and will have shortened red-ball and white-ball competitions this summer. But the Red Rose could be without a home venue as Emirates Old Trafford is being used by England as a biosecure venue, which means their groundstaff might not have time to prepare Liverpool CC as an alternative ground.
Alexander Zverev has announced former world No 3 David Ferrer will join his coaching team on a trial basis. Ferrer brought the curtain down on his playing career in May last year, with the Spaniard losing his final match at the Madrid Masters to Zverev. But the pair will now link up after Zverev, the current world No 7, wrote on his Instagram story yesterday: “I am going through a trial period with David Ferrer on my team.”