Cricket News WATCH VIDEO – Shikhar Dhawan counters short ball by playing tennis and cricket in practice

first_imgDhawan scored a quickfire 32 in the Adelaide ODI against AustraliaDhawan ended 2018 as the leading run-getter in T20IsIndia are aiming to end historic tour with win in MCG New Delhi: Australia is currently gripped with cricket and the Australian Open. The Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Rod Laver Arena are close to each other and it gives sporting fans a great opportunity to witness both marquee events. However, Shikhar Dhawan, the left-handed opener for India has decided to get the best of both sports and is apparently inspired by the action which is going on at the Rod Laver Arena. In the practice session before the Melbourne ODI, Dhawan used tennis and cricket to get his batting in order. In a video uploaded on Cricket Australia, Dhawan was seen practising the short ball and utilised the values of tennis in order to prepare for the bouncer barrage that he could be confronted in the game in Melbourne.When asked about the drill, Dhawan explained that it was a method to counter the short ball. “The drill is to keep my muscle memory and reflexes quick for bouncers as Australia has fast bowlers. As an opener, I make sure that my reflexes are quick and my decision making becomes even strong. It is a repetitive drill. I like doing it. Anywhere we play nowadays, two bouncers are allowed. It is a good weapon for bowlers and it is a good opportunity to score runs off bouncers,” Dhawan said.In the video, MS Dhoni smashed a forehand and Dhawan responded by pulling the short ball on leg stump. The bowling coach also gave some forehands to which Dhawan played with a certain degree of ease. It is a well-known fact that Dhawan sometimes struggles against the short ball and the Delhi left-hander wants to counter the bouncer barrage and score some runs in a quick manner. In the past, videos have emerged from Australia where opposition team batsmen combat the extra bounce on offer by banging balls on a concrete slab placed in the middle of the practice strip. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Dhawan showed glimpses of his good form in the ODI in Adelaide when he smashed 32 off 28 balls. He had a magnificent time in the Twenty20 series as he ended 2018 with a record tally of runs, managing 676 runs and creating a world record for most runs in a calendar year. in Twenty20 Internationals. Dhawan would be hoping to end the tour on the ultimate high with a match-winning knock in Melbourne, his new home away from home.A solid show from Dhawan will put him in a great frame of mind as they look to put in a better show in the upcoming five-match ODI series against New Zealand which begins on January 23.last_img read more

Other Sports India End World Athletics Championships With No Medals But Three Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Doha: Asian champion Gopi Thonakal finished 21st in the men’s marathon race as India ended their World Athletics Championships campaign with mixed results in Doha on Sunday. Laggards at the world stage, the 27-member Indian team was not expected to win any medal but it performed better than expected in this world championships with three finalists — in mixed 4x400m relay, men’s 3000m steeplechase and women’s javelin throw. Long jumper Anju Bobby George’s bronze in Paris in 2003 still remained India’s only medal at the showpiece event.  Out of the three finals, steeplechaser Avinash Sable and the mixed 4x400m relay team booked Tokyo Olympics quotas while javelin thrower Annu Rani finished a creditable eight. Annu became the first Indian woman to qualify for javelin throw finals while Avinash broke his own national record twice in three days.India had three finalists in the 2015 edition in Beijing while only one Indian made it to the finals in the last edition in London in 2017. The 31-year-old Gopi clocked 2 hours 15 minute 57 seconds to end among the top half of 55 runners who completed the race on the Corniche under 29 degree Celcius temperature and around 50 per cent humidity.   73 athletes had started the race which began just before midnight out of which 18 did not finish. Gopi, who had won the Asian marathon title in China in 2017 with a time of 2:15:48, has a season’s best of 2:13:39 — also his personal best — which he had clocked in Seoul in March. He had finished 25th at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 28th in 2017 World Championships. He had gone to this World Championships with an aim of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics but he failed to touch the 2:11:30 qualifying mark.  Also Read | Avinash Sable Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics Despite Poor Show In World Athletics ChampionshipLelisa Desisa and Mosinet Geremew led an Ethiopian one-two, clocking 2:10:40 and 2:10:44 respectively while Kenya’s Amos Kipruto took the bronze with 2:10:51. On Saturday, the Indian men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams produced disappointing performances while javelin thrower Shivpal Singh came a cropper as they crashed out of the World Championships.  The women’s quartet of Jisna Mathew, MR Poovamma, VK Vismaya and Venkatesan Subha clocked 3 minutes 29.42 seconds to finish sixth in the heat number one and 11th overall in the first round heats to fail to qualify for the finals. Later, the men’s team of Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Anas, K Suresh Jeevan and Noah Nirmal Tom ran 3:03.09 to finish seventh in heat number 2 and 13th overall out of 16 countries to crash out of the championships. The top three in each of the two heats and the next two fastest teams qualify for the finals.  Also Read | Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, Jinson Johnson Crash Out Of World Athletics ChampionshipThe women’s quartet, however, bettered the earlier season’s best of 3:31.93 clocked during the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan, in May. With the disappointing performances, India’s hopes of reaching the finals and booking Olympic berths in men’s and women’s 4x400m relay events went up in smoke. Earlier, Shivpal Singh also failed to qualify for the finals of the men’s javelin throw event as he finished 24th overall in the qualification round. Shivpal produced a best throw of 78.97m from his three attempts to finish 10th in the Group A qualification round.  The 24-year-old Indian, who has a personal and season’s best of 86.23m, opened with a 75.91m before coming up with 78.97m. Shivpal’s third attempt was a foul as he crashed out of the championships with a disappointing performance. Those who touched the automatic qualifying mark of 84m or at least 12 best performers made it to the finals.  Defending champion Johannes Vetter of Germany led the finalists with a best throw of 89.35m.last_img read more

WWE Draft: Seth Rollins-Roman Reigns to face off for number one pick

first_imgLast Updated: 11th October, 2019 21:22 IST WWE Draft: Seth Rollins-Roman Reigns To Face Off For Number One Pick In the upcoming Draft, Rollins is scheduled to face his former Shield teammate Roman Reigns to earn the first overall pick for the corresponding brand. First Published: 11th October, 2019 21:21 IST Also Read l WWE 2K20 news: All you need to know about the upcoming WWE gameWWE Mock Draft 2019The first set of the draft will be released on SmackDown on Friday, October 11, 2019. And the second Draft will release on Raw on Monday, October 14, 2019. While the previous draft didn’t have a big effect on the company, this draft, however, is really important. This year’s draft is being marketed as Fox vs USA Network rather than Raw vs SmackDown. With the draft just around, fans have made their picks. Here are some of the wrestlers who should be moved from Raw to SmackDown or vice versa.Also Read l WWE: Top five cruiser-weight championsShould move to SmackDown: Sasha Banks, Brock Lesnar (c), Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn (c), Daniel Bryan, King Corbin, Rey Mysterio, Dana Brooke, New Day.Should move to Raw: Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, The OC with AJ Styles [c].Also Read l WWE News: Baron Corbin wants a championship match at WrestleMania 36 This week’s WWE SmackDown will see the much-awaited WWE Draft officially commence. WWE will have a completely different look after the release of upcoming WWE Draft, which is scheduled happen in two episodes. The movie will see much shifts in alliances and loyalties as the pick will affects the ongoing events. The last time when the drafts happened in 2016, the first pick for RAW was Seth Rollins and SmackDown chose former WWE wrestler Dean Ambrose.Also Read l Ronda Rousey: What led to the fighter’s UFC downfall, WWE and moreIn the upcoming Draft, Rollins is scheduled to face his former Shield Teammate Roman Reigns to earn the first overall pick for the corresponding brand. Rollins will once again represent Raw while the Big Dog will represent SmackDown. Their match is scheduled to take place in the opening minutes of SmackDown. The stakes of the match are high as the duo themselves have a controversial past. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Adil Khan SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

BetConstruct to provide poker software under MGA licence

first_img Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Submit TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles BetConstruct has continued to sweep up accreditation from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) after securing approval to add poker to its set of licensed products.The developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions has confirmed that it has been granted an approval from the MGA to add the poker vertical (type 3) under both B2C and B2B licences. This is a perfect addition to BetConstruct’s MGA licences, which were already covering sports betting and the provision of fantasy sports.Earlier this year, the company also secured approval from the regulator for its B2C operation to add the casino vertical (type 1), which enables games from well-known Malta-based casino providers.Upon making this announcement in May, BetConstruct Head of Licensing and Certification Karine Kocharyan said that it was an excellent opportunity for its partners to use a “fully-fledged white label offering through one skin”, while teasing the addition of poker – something that has come to fruition just five months on.“We are very pleased to secure Online Poker Licence as a result of the continuous development and improvement of our software,” commented Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder and CEO. “Meeting high technical standards of MGA, we now offer to build on high game profiles and attract maximum player numbers with our Poker Software. “European operators can take full advantage of our system providing increased levels of protection for novice players from losing their bankroll to far more experienced players and advanced game functionality including multi-table play for professional players.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 10 – Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 10 – Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014: Friday, October 10, 2014•9:23 a.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•9:23 a.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 300 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•9:43 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 100 block N. Bright, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of batteries/cables in the 1500 block N. H, Wellington.•9:51 p.m. Dawn M. Kent, 27, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and defective headlamp. Saturday, October 11, 2014•8:47 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1900 block N. H, Wellington.•8:47 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in these 1500 block N. H, Wellington.•9:57 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of musical instruments in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers took a report of found ceramic figurines in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•11:35 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and probation violation of a known suspect in the 400 block N. F, Wellington.•1:05 p.m. Injury accident in the 800 block W. U.S. 160, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Paul R. Terrel, 48, Wellington, fixed object/street signs owned by the city of Wellington and fixed object/mail box owned by Greg Elkins, Wellington.•1:08 p.m. Paul R. Terrel, 48, Wellington was referred for driving under the influence.•2 p.m. Juvenile, male, 15, Wellington was detained and transported to juvenile detention.•2:20 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telecom device by a known suspect in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•6:27 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of video games in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•Jerry Myers, 70, Wellington was served a summons to appear for failure to dispose of rubbish. Sunday, October 12, 2014•1:08 a.m. Travis G. Deakins, 31, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license is revoked and improper turn signal.•3:40 a.m. Christopher J. Deffenbaugh, 27, Argonia, was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended – second offense.•8:45 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•11:55 p.m. Kevin C. Weaver, 34, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of Alcohol, second offense and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test.last_img read more

Police in Pembroke Pines investigate after dead body found inside home

first_imgPembroke Pines Police officers are currently investigating the death of a man who was found deceased inside of a home Sunday.Officials say they were called to a home in the area of  Southwest 100th Avenue and Sixth Court around 9:30 pm and when they arrived, they found a man dead inside the home.Not much is known about the incident at this time, but authorities are continuing to investigate.If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img

See which New Zealand batsman Shardul Thakur just referred to as ‘god of legside’

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/AFPAdvertisement 7jNBA Finals | Brooklyn VstqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2gee( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0f8Would you ever consider trying this?😱oa3Can your students do this? 🌚8pwwgRoller skating! Powered by Firework Coming from a record breaking 5-0 whitewash T20 series, Team India were confident and hopeful on the start of the ODI series against New Zealand. However, this time the situation is the opposite, as the hosts have secured the series with 2 consecutive wins in the first and second ODI matches. In both games, the player that stood out with dominating performance on the pitch is Ross Taylor, who landed two brilliant knocks in both games. To avoid a 3-0 whitewash and secure a consolation win the final match of the series, Indian bowler Shardul Thakur believes the wicket of the Kiwi veteran is the key.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/AFPSpeaking in an interview before tomorrow’s match, Shardul Thakur complimented Ross Taylor for his brilliant spell with the bat in both matches, and even referred to him as ‘God on the leg side’.“Ross is batting really well. He can play like God on the leg side once he is in. In the last two ODIs, there were chances of us dismissing him, but we did not grab our chances. It is important to send him back early in the innings,” Thakur told reporters.Advertisement In the first ODI, Ross Taylor scored a swashbuckling 84-ball-109 not out with ten boundaries and four over boundaries, effectively being the factor behind successful chasing a mammoth score of 347 that India put up in the first innings.In the second match, the 35 year old shined again, however this time he scored 73 runs from 74 balls with six fours and two sixes, and kept his wicket till New Zealand’s score ended on 273, which they successfully defended against Kohli and co.Advertisement Despite losing the ODI series, Thakur hopes to turn things around in the final match tomorrow at the Bay Oval cricket ground.The 28 year old continued: “Every match is important. Just because we are 0-2 down, this does not mean that the final match is important. Every international match holds a key. We are 0-2 down. We can express ourselves and we will play with freedom.”Although being on the losing side in the last two games, Thakur has been impressive with the ball. He picked up the Black Caps opener Martin Guptill’s wicket in the first game, and secured two in the second match.“I think wherever you play, bowlers get the benefit of setting the field, as the bowler knows where he will bowl. The confidence develops when you keep executing your skills, my rhythm feels good right now. I am focusing on the process and not on the outcomes,” he added.Also read-See which New Zealand bowler has officially become the most successful bowler against Kohli in the world! Advertisementlast_img read more

LVR athletic department crowns top Bombers for 2013

first_imgL.V. Rogers saluted its top athletes of the 2012-13 school term during a recent ceremony at the Fairview-based high school.Top scholar athlete honours were presented to Jordan Mulvihill and Jayden Roch.Mulvihill earned the award for his performance on the Bomber volleyball team and a number 1 Canadian ranking in skip rope during the recent championships.Roch was one of the top volleyball and basketball players on the Bomber squad this season. Both athletes averaged of over 80 percent in school along with an 18 /24 or better ranking from one of their coaches.Best All Around honours went to Devyn Parker and Trace Cooke.Winners must participate in two or more sports along with making significant contributions to the teams.Parker was a top swimmer for LVR as well as made significant contributions to the Bomber basketball and rugby squads.Cooke was key contributor to the Bomber soccer and rugby teams as well as earned top ranking in Canada for Freestyle Skiing.Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year went to Matt Zukowski for Basketball and Paige Mansveld for field hockey, soccer and basketball.last_img read more

Historical misrepresentation in the Indian Arrival Monument

first_imgDear Editor,I believe that the picture shown in the Indian Arrival Monument at Palmyra in Berbice does not give a true reflection of the actual event in several aspects including the headwear of the male immigrant.The male immigrant is shown wearing a headdress reminiscent of what India’s first Prime Minister, the late Jawaharlal Nehru, initiated and popularised as the “Nehru cap”. I do not think that cap existed when the Indian immigrants came to British Guiana from India.As far as I know, the male immigrants wore a piece of cloth which they tied around their heads.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img

CDC establishes Disaster Risk Management System in Region 3

first_imgThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continues to implement Regional Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) across Guyana, with Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) being the latest beneficiary.The RDRMS was established on Tuesday during the first day of a two-day event, which opened at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) boardroom, Vreed-en-Hoop.CDC Director General, Colonel (Ret’d) Chabilall RamsarupIn his opening remarks, Regional Vice Chairman Sheik Inshan Ayube explained that the RDRMS was necessary since it was critical for the Region to have preparedness and response plans in place to quickly respond to disasters.Ayube highlighted that Guyana was at risk for many disasters, but these systems are put in place to educate and inform key players to “at least minimise these disasters”.He noted that for the Region to respond quickly and effectively to disasters, awareness and preparation were critical. He commended the implementation of the RDRMS and encouraged the participants to be aware and prepared for disasters. “We are caught up with our daily lives, ensuring that we are safe, but we must also be aware that disasters can happen anytime so it is necessary for us to also strive to keep our country safe.”CDC Director General, Colonel (Ret’d) Chabilall Ramsarup, while delivering brief remarks, endorsed the words of encouragement from Ayube. He added that index disaster management was important because “we don’t want to lose our lives from disasters”.Ramsarup explained that there were persons who were affected by heavy rainfall though it was the hottest time of the year. “Those persons in Region Five suffered great loss from the recent flood because there was not an effective RDRMS in place in the Region,” he explained.The aim of the forum is to, therefore, have systems in place to address those issues so that all the Regions in Guyana are prepared, the CDC head explained.“Everyone must know their roles and responsibilities since training was already done; we cannot allow a repeat of the 2005 flood,” he said.Ramsarup believes that there is nothing better than being fully prepared when disasters strike. The CDC head pointed out that climate change was heavily responsible for most of the disasters in the country since it affected mining, agriculture and infrastructure among other sectors.“We all need to play our part in keeping Guyana safe from disasters,” Ramsarup urged.CDC Preparedness and Response Unit Manager, Major Sean Welcome, and representatives from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA); Guyana Defence Force (GDF); Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC); Communities Ministry; Health Centres; National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) were all in attendance.The participants were educated on preparedness activities and declaring a disaster, preparedness and response functions, roles and responsibilities and emergency operations centre.In the first week in August, the forum will be taken to Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), and by the end of August, with funding from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), work will commence in Regions Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to establish RDRMS, after which they will head to the other administrative regions.High-frequency radios will be installed in Orealla and Siparuni in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Moraikobai, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) as part of the strengthening of the regional mechanism to help with early warning.last_img read more