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Madrid returns the money from City tickets to the fans

first_imgThe Real Madrid He has had a good detail with his fans, given that the 2,000 supporters who had acquired their ticket through the club to go last Tuesday to the Champions League match that was going to play the Manchester City and the Zidane team will receive their full amount.The club understands that the coronavirus crisis has caused a situation in which many fans have lost money having paid for their trips to Manchester. At least, Madrid has mitigated part of those losses by reimbursing their followers for the cost of tickets. In any case the most numerous clubs that had contracted a whole package (plane and hotel apart from the tickets) are the most affected. Some travel agencies have ignored the crisis unleashed and in principle would lose what was paid for on airline tickets.Litigation is now channeled to recover at least what was invested in the contracted hotel vouchers. A task no matter how you look at it. “And above without even knowing if the game is going to be played or on what date”, concludes a supporter from pain for everything that is happening.last_img read more

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Professional bull riding hits Fort St. John this weekend

first_imgTerry McLeod, one of the organizers for the event, says riders from Canada, the United States, and even as far as Brazil and Australia will be competing at the North Peace Arena.15 per cent of the profits from the weekend will also be going towards the development of “The Horse Park”, a new rodeo ground in Fort St. John.Tickets for the show are moving fast and are 40 dollars for Saturday and Sunday’s event.- Advertisement -A Dance in the Dirt will be also held Saturday evening, with Canadian Country Music Award winner Shane Chisholm, at a cost of $25.last_img read more

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Longtime Biola president plans to retire

first_imgCook said he is leaving at the “top of my game.” “Biola’s never been stronger, financially, academically and spiritually,” he said. “I thought I’d leave while I’m in the upcurve rather than the downside.” Cook has overseen about 900 faculty and staff members at Biola. He has also been instrumental in increasing Biola’s enrollment and played a key role in developing six academic schools at Biola. Norman said Cook has been a champion in advocating the university’s Christian mission throughout his tenure. “He walks the walk and talks the talk,” Norman said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Edward Norman, dean of the college’s school of professional studies, who worked with Cook for the past 44 years, said he had “no inkling or indication” of Cook’s plans. “I guess we all know that age has a way of catching up with us,” Norman said. “I think this is a very good time for Dr. Cook. He can celebrate this year, and celebrate in terms of all of the things that have happened in the last 25 years.” Cook’s tenure as head of Biola has been among the longest in the history of California universities. He took over as president in 1982. Prior to that, however, he had served as a professor, administrator and a member of Biola’s board of trustees, bringing to 48 years his total time at the university. LA MIRADA – Biola University President Clyde Cook on Thursday announced he will retire next year after more than two decades heading up the Christian college. Cook, 71, revealed his plans in a Tuesday letter to the university. In an interview Thursday, he said he wants to retire on July 1, 2007, just before Biola celebrates its 100th anniversary. “I thought that if I step down at the end of the next \ year, the focus \ could be on the new president and the future of Biola,” said Cook, who added that he will assume the title of president emeritus after he retires. News of his retirement surprised members of the university community, which celebrated commencement ceremonies with Cook on May 27. He had remained popular among Biola’s student body, faculty and administrators throughout his 24-year presidency, Biola officials said. last_img read more

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DON’T PACK AWAY THE WINTER WOOLIES AS MORE SNOW FORECAST THIS WEEK

first_imgMet Eireann is warning that our recent cold snap will return with a bite this week.Snow is set to return on Thursday and Friday.And the forecast includes further widespread falls of snow!The national forecaster has warned that temperatures will plunge again as the week goes on. It will hit freezing on Thursday night with widespread falls of snow overnight on Thursday and into Friday morning.And the bad news is that the cold snap looks like it could take hold with a severe frost overnight on Friday.This is the forecast for the week ahead.Tomorrow A brighter day tomorrow with good sunshine and mainly dry apart from just an isolated shower. Fresher, temperatures between 7 and 9 degrees and the westerly winds will be moderate, easing to light later.OutlookTuesday: Apart from the occasional shower most of the day will be dry and bright. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in moderate westerly breezes. Rain spreading eastwards later in the night.Wednesday: Cold, windy and showery for the day. Many of the showers will merge to longer spells of rain across Connacht, Ulster and west Munster; the showers will tend to be less frequent over the eastern side of Ireland.Thursday: Becoming colder with many of the showers turning wintry; snow lying on the higher ground. Daytime temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in moderate northwesterly winds. More widespread falls of snow overnight as temperatures drop below freezing. Friday: A cold, bright day in northerly winds. Showers becoming more isolated, but still remaining wintry. Highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees and severe frost overnight.DON’T PACK AWAY THE WINTER WOOLIES AS MORE SNOW FORECAST THIS WEEK was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalforecastfrostMet Eireannsnowlast_img read more

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South African women’s cricket team shining at World Cup

first_imgWhile the Proteas men’s team are experiencing ups and downs on tour in England, the women’s team are riding high with some stellar performances at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, also being held in England. Here are profiles of some of the team’s top performers.The South African Women’s Cricket team, led by captain Dane van Niekerk (left), are currently at the Women’s Cricket World Cup in England. The tournament ends on 26 July 2017. (Image: Cricket South Africa)CD AndersonThe South African Women’s Cricket team are currently playing at the World Cup in England, and the team are doing very well.On 25 June 2017, the team won their opening match against Pakistan by three wickets, while their second game against New Zealand was abandoned because of rain. Their next game against the West Indies, on 2 July, was a green and gold whitewash — the Proteas won by 10 wickets, with a trailblazing performance by captain Dane van Niekerk (see below).A close loss to hosts England on 5 July and a comeback win against India on 8 July set the team up for a chance to make the semi-finals, with only Sri Lanka (12 July) and Australia (15 July) to play in the round-robin format.*Update: On 12 July, the South African women’s cricket team beat Sri Lanka to qualify for the semi-finals. Read the full match report here. So far, it is the best performance by the national women’s team since readmission, thanks to a wealth of fresh and established talent in the team and growing support of South African fans.We look at some of the star players in the current South African women’s team, and highlights from their performances in England.Dane van Niekerk (all-rounder, captain)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Dane van Niekerk has been a regular presence in the national team since 2009, representing the side at the 2009 and 2013 World Cups, as well as the World Twenty20 (T20) competition from 2009 to 2016.In 2013, she became the first South African woman to take an international hat-trick, and also scored her first of five one-day international (ODI) half-centuries, establishing her as a formidable all-round talent. She replaced long-time captain Mignon du Preez as Test, ODI and T20 captain in 2016. In the run-up to this year’s World Cup, she became the seventh player in women’s cricket to reach 1,000 ODI runs and 100 ODI wickets.It is as a bowler that Van Niekerk is at her most dangerous. At this year’s World Cup she has already taken nine wickets in four games, including a four wicket haul against West Indies without conceding a single run — the first time in ODI history for men and women.Before the start of the tournament, Van Niekerk made it clear that the team had a definite goal in sight, saying: “We’re not going over there to compete or to be in the top four. We want to be the first South African cricket team to win the World Cup.” Strong words from a strong captain, and so far, the team have been sticking to that promise.Lizelle Lee (batting)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Lee began her international career as an opening batswoman in 2013, but soon settled in the middle order, scoring consistently and setting up some big wins for the team.A short format expert, Lee has scored more than 1,500 ODI runs, with a respectable 88.41 strike rate. At this year’s World Cup she has scored three half-centuries in four games, including a match-winning 92 against India. Lee hit 17 boundaries, including seven sixes.Ayabonga Khaka (bowler)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Already a veteran of the side, with 41 wickets in 42 games under her belt, Khaka enjoys bowling a slower, medium length ball that puts her opponents too comfortable with pace on the back foot. She played a pivotal role as a pressure bowler in the defeat of India recently, taking two vital wickets.A second-ball wicket for Ayabonga Khaka! Rachel Priest is caught by Luus for a duck. NZ 0/1 (0.1 ov). #ProteasWomen pic.twitter.com/Klmt96AVOG— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 19, 2016Khaka hopes to use her talent to get a breakthrough in the Australian top order when the two teams meet on 15 July.Shabnim Ismail (fast bowler)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Ismail made her international debut at the age of 17 in 2007, and is currently the side’s deadly opening bowler. With an average bowling speed of 127km/h (comparable to the heyday of Protea pacers Allan Donald and Andre Nel), she has taken more than 100 wickets in her career, including three four-wicket and one five-wicket hauls.So far at this year’s World Cup, she has taken six wickets in four games, with a middling economy rate of 5.14.Together with fellow fast bowler Marizanne Kapp, Ismail forms part of what Guardian Sport calls “[a crucial] buddy-cop blend of ‘by-the-book’ [referring to Kapp] and untameable maverick” in South Africa’s first bowling overs.Suné Luus (batting/spin bowler)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Despite being one of the youngest players in the South African team, Luus has nonetheless made a huge impact on the team’s performance in her dual roles as hard-hitting batswoman and spin bowler.With almost 800 runs in only 41 innings, a strike rate of over 60, she can be counted on to get runs on the board in a pinch. While still finding her feet at the World Cup, with small contributions in the India and England games, Luus will be an invaluable asset during the make-or-break stages of the tournament.Catch all the Women’s Cricket World Cup games on SuperSport during July 2017. Match details here.Follow the team on social media, including Twitter @OfficialCSA, using the hashtags #AlwaysRising #WWC17 #proteaswomenSource: SuperSport, Cricket South Africa, ESPN Cricinfo, YouTube, TwitterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Uganda Blazes Trail: Blocks Twitter, Facebook

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… In a blog post on the OpenNet Initiative blog, Rebekah Heacock notes that “most of sub-Saharan Africa has historically been free of technical filtering.” No more. Uganda, at the insistence of its national police commissioner, has sent its three largest ISPs a memo requesting they begin blocking what they called “Tweeter” (presumably Twitter) and Facebook, in order to “eliminate the connection and sharing of information that incites the public.” The last week has been rife with protests in the East African country and the leaders have no doubt seen how powerful protests can be as they have observed their North African neighbors. They have made the mistake that others have made, including Egypt and Libya, that the tech is the issue. It’s not, of course. The fulcrum for the lever of disruption are the people. When they’re fed up, there’s trouble. In this case, the Ugandan people have been protesting the abrupt rise in the prices of food and fuel in the face of such governmental purchases as a $720 Russian-made fighter jet. The street marches have been met by police violence. The online expression of the protests is the hashtag #walktowork. Thanks to Rassina | Kasubi tombs photo by notphilatall Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#politics#twitter#web curt hopkinscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Spanish Stem Cell Star Steps Down

first_imgBARCELONA, SPAIN—A pioneering Spanish stem cell center has suddenly lost its leader—and some worry it may lose most of its research projects as well. On Monday, developmental biologist Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte stepped down as the director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), which he helped create almost a decade ago.Izpisúa Belmonte was personally involved in most of the research projects at the center, which he ran while also a professor at the Gene Expression Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California. Press reports have suggested that he may try to take many ongoing projects with him and that this could reduce CMRB to an empty shell.Izpisúa Belmonte is one of the elite expat scientists lured back to help raise Spain’s scientific profile since the beginning of the century. After the adoption of a 2003 law for assisted reproduction that allowed researchers to use frozen human embryos and derive embryonic stem cells, the Catalan and Spanish governments charged him with the creation of CMRB as a pioneering research center in developmental biology and regenerative medicine.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)He became one of the most prominent scientists in his field; last year, his group produced mini-kidneys from pluripotent stem cells, one of the “organoids” that Science picked as runner-up for the Breakthrough of the Year in December.The Spanish newspaper El País, which broke the story on Wednesday, cited sources close to Izpisúa Belmonte who claimed that he is leaving primarily because of “the lack of financial and political support” from the national government in Madrid and Catalonia’s regional government. Some scientists have already chastised authorities for failing to keep him happy.But Joan Guinovart, the director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona, says that CMRB’s funding so far has been “generous;” the two governments, too, say support has been unwavering. Each has poured €1.7 million a year into CMRB since 2008 just to cover its infrastructure, a spokesperson from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which oversees science and innovation, tells ScienceInsider. Both Spain and Catalonia are committed “to continue to bring resources” to the center, adds Carles Constante, director-general of planning and research for health at the Catalan government.A rather opaque press statement issued on Wednesday by CMRB hinted at other issues. The institute’s board of trustees—which has representatives from the Catalan and Spanish governments, local universities, and sponsors—”acknowledges the quality of professor Juan Carlos Izpisúa’s research work while expressing the inevitable need to change aspects related to the management and organization of the Center,” it said.Andreu Mas-Colell, the government of Catalonia’s minister of economy and knowledge, says that Izpisúa Belmonte had made clear from the start that the Barcelona center would largely be an extension of his laboratory at the Salk Institute. While he successfully launched the center and the field of regenerative medicine in Spain, “after 10 years it is simply convenient and important that the director be somebody working full-time in the institution,” Mas-Colell says. The board wants the center to adopt a more standard management model that includes recruiting senior researchers, developing independent research lines, and attracting more European funds, he says. Constante adds that the board wants the center to do more so-called translational research, which is focused on clinical applications.Izpisúa Belmonte did not respond to requests for comment. He has not publicly discussed his future; many expect him to take up research at the Salk Institute full-time. El País has reported that “Izpisúa has the intention to take with him 18 out of the 21 scientific projects at the center, considering them his ideas or initiatives.”Mas-Colell confirms that there are concerns over patents and that government lawyers will look into the issues. “I very much hope that we don’t get entangled in legal disputes on matters of intellectual property,” he says. “The board … would love the scientific collaboration between researchers in Spain and Dr. Izpisúa [to] continue.” Constante says that Izpisúa Belmonte was principal investigator on 13 of the 21 projects, but that under Spanish law, the intellectual property rights remain with the institute.Guinovart credits Izpisúa Belmonte with helping Spanish science develop, but says that the country—and Barcelona in particular—is home to much more talent now, calling into question the practice of letting scientific stars from abroad work part-time in Spain. A change in leadership at CMRB is a natural way to foster dynamism and renewal, he adds: “Nothing abnormal has happened here.”The same day that Izpisúa Belmonte handed in his resignation, CMRB’s board nominated Ángel Raya, who now leads the Control of Stem Cell Potency Group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia in Barcelona, as his successor. The two know each other well; Raya spent 6 years as a research associate in Izpisúa Belmonte’s lab at Salk and was CMRB’s scientific coordinator from 2006 until 2009.last_img read more

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Premier League: Manchester United Crisis Deepens After Shock Loss to Newcastle United

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Newcastle: Newcastle teenager Matthew Longstaff added to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problems as he marked his Premier League debut with the superb strike that sealed a shock 1-0 win over woeful Manchester United on Sunday.Solskjaer’s side paid the price for their latest lethargic display as Longstaff bagged his first goal for Newcastle in the second half at St James’ Park. United are languishing just two points above the relegation zone in 12th place after their third successive league game without a win.This was a wretched display from United, especially given the paucity of the opposition provided by a Newcastle team who had fared even worse in the opening weeks of the season.Alarmingly, United’s only victory in their last five matches in all competitions came on penalties against minnows Rochdale in the League Cup.While it is surely too soon for Solskjaer to face the sack, the beleaguered United manager goes into the international break knowing results must improve quickly.United haven’t won away from Old Trafford since beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in March.They are winless in eight consecutive top-flight away fixtures for the first time since a run of 11 from February to September 1989.Their haul of nine points after eight games is their worst tally at this stage of a top-flight campaign since the dark days of 1989.Newcastle are only one point behind United after their second win in nine matches in all competitions this season.In his 400th game as a Premier League manager, Magpies boss Steve Bruce ended a run of 21 games without a win against the club he served with distinction as a player.Those United glory days seem a distant memory now and their travelling fans were quick to show their frustration as they called for owners the Glazer family to sell up.UNITED MISERYNewcastle’s last home game attracted their lowest league attendance for eight years, and their last away game — a 5-0 humiliation at Leicester — ranked as their heaviest defeat in four years.But even at such a low ebb, Newcastle were able to put United on the back foot, with winger Allan Saint-Maximin easing past three defenders before shooting wide from long-range.Newcastle-born Longstaff didn’t take long to get into the swing of it on his top-flight debut, alongside his older brother Sean in midfield.72′ – GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL!!! MATTY LONGSTAFF HAS SCORED!!! 1-0! #NUFC pic.twitter.com/5qs3EcWS17— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2019 It was the 19-year-old midfielder who almost opened the scoring midway through the first half when his dipping volley beat United keeper David de Gea but cannoned back off the crossbar.Fabian Schar headed over from a Sean Longstaff corner as the visitors struggled to find any momentum.Solskjaer’s team failed to manage a shot on target against AZ Alkmaar in midweek and it took United until late in the first half to finally test Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka through Andreas Pereira’s long-range strike.That one was easy for Dubravka, but he should have been picking the ball out of the net moments later when Harry Maguire headed wide from Ashley Young’s corner, despite being unmarked no more than four yards out.Both sides lacked quality in the final third and Bruce opted for the battering ram approach when he sent on Andy Carroll after 55 minutes.Pereira went close with a curler that just missed the target.But Newcastle finally conjured a moment of quality to break the deadlock in the 72nd minute.Saint-Maximin ran unchecked by United from the halfway line before finding Jetro Willems.Willems reversed course to leave Maguire on his backside before teeing up Longstaff for a fierce low drive that flashed past De Gea from 20 yards to leave United in crisis. EPLfootballManchester UnitedNewcastle United First Published: October 6, 2019, 11:35 PM ISTlast_img read more

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SPORT-WT20-LD IND 3 LAST

first_imgSimmons and Russell then continued the good work and Simmons and Russell then continued the good work and swung the match Windies way with their unconquered partnership. For India, Nehra was the pick of the bowlers with 1 for 24. The others were very expensive, with Jadeja and Pandya giving away 91 runs in eight overs. Earlier, a recast top-order clicked in unison for the home team with Kohli producing yet another masterclass in making his third half century of the tournament, an unbeaten 89, as India powered their way to 192 for 2. Kohli, who masterminded Indias entry into the semifinals with a brilliant 82 not out against Australia at Mohali in their last Super 10 game, was in his element as he struck 11 fours and a six in his knock to help India take full advantage of a fine start given by Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. India were off to a sound beginning as their new opening combination of Sharma (43 in 31 balls) and Rahane (40 in 35 balls), in for the out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan, put on 62 runs. Rahane and Kohli then added 66 runs for the second wicket before the latter and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni 9 (15 not out) put on 64 in 27 balls for the unfinished third wicket to give the West Indies a challenging total to chase. PTI SSR AH AHlast_img read more

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Muttiah Muralitharan formally inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

first_imgFormer legendary Sri Lanka skipper Muttiah Muralitharan was on Thursday formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson during the innings break of the Champions Trophy clash between India and Sri Lanka at The Oval.Muralitharan, who is the most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs), was awarded the honour along with Arthur Morris, George Lohmann and Karen Rolton by fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famers and members of the media.He became the first player from Sri Lanka and the 83rd overall to be formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame when Richardson presented him with a commemorative framed cap.Watch the moment that Muttiah Muralitharan? was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.Congratulations Murali! ?????? pic.twitter.com/cFJrolaW98- ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2017Speaking on the occasion, Muralitharan said, “It is a moment of great pride and honour to be receiving this award, especially from the ICC which is the ultimate any cricketer can aspire to achieve. The induction during this prestigious ICC Champions Trophy makes it even more remarkable.””I thank the ICC for making this possible because this is a moment I will cherish throughout life,” he added.Meanwhile, Richardson said, “Murali’s record speaks for itself. His control of line, pace and length coupled with his ability to spin the ball prodigiously are legendary. Once he developed the “doosra” he became almost unplayable.””A character popular with fellow players and fans alike, he not only helped raise the profile of Sri Lankan cricket but was a player people came out to watch the world over. I congratulate him on behalf of the ICC on being inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame,” he added.advertisementThe spin great took 800 Test wickets and 534 ODI wickets. He also bagged 13 T20 wickets.last_img read more

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