BCCI, Sachin Tendulkar laud Indian women’s cricket team for winning Asia Cup

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday congratulated the Indian women’s team for winning the Asia Cup T20 tournament.The Indian Women’s team beat Pakistan by 17 runs to win the title tournament in Bangkok earier in the day.Batting first, the Indian eves scored 121/5 with Mithali Raj emerging as leading scorer with 73 runs.Pakistan could manage only 104/6 in 20 overs with Ekta Bisht returning figures of 2/22.”On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to congratulate the Indian women’s team for their emphatic win. This is the sixth title win in Asia Cup and also proves our dominance in the region as the leading Women’s team,” BCCI President Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying in a statement.”The Indian team has done everyone proud by stretching India’s unbeaten run in the Asia Cup to 32 matches and taking the Asia Cup title count to six,” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said.”I congratulate the entire team for this outstanding achievement.”Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag also wished the team in Twitter.Wonderful performance! Congratulations to the Indian women’s team on winning #T20AsiaCup sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 4, 2016Congratulations Girls on beating Pakistan in the Women’s #AsiaCup .The Girls played really well.No Mauka for the opposition. pic.twitter.com/O0b5TTgVYq Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 4, 2016Congratulations to the Indian Women’s team on winning the #T20AsiaCup ??????Keep it up??? @BCCI pic.twitter.com/BLrnW4RdHL VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 4, 2016Congrats girls! Asian champions again! Well done to the entire team. @BCCI #T20AsiaCup #Final #IndvPak #Bangkokadvertisement Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) December 4, 2016Congratulations to the Indian Women’s Team for winning #T20AsiaCup!! Wonderful performance! @BCCI Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 4, 2016What a fantastic achievement by Indian Women’s Team, beating Pakistan in the finals of Women’s Asia Cup. Many congrats. @BCCI Lt. Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) December 4, 2016last_img read more

El Tri set for Mexico return in October friendlies

first_imgMexico will face Costa Rica and Chile in October in a pair of friendlies that will take place in Mexico, the FMF announced Wednesday.The contest against the Ticos will take place on Oct. 11 in Monterrey at Tigres’ Estadio Universitario, also known as El Volcan. Five days later El Tri will host Chile in Queretaro at Gallos Blancos’ Corregidora. It is the first time Mexico will play in its home country since a June 2 match against Scotland that served as the team’s send-off to the World Cup.It’s also the first time the Mexico national team will play a friendly in Mexico but outside the capital since an Oct. 2015 friendly against Panama that took place in Toluca’s Estadio Nemesio Diez. Mexico’s current interim manager, Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti coached the team in that match during his previous stint as the El Tri interim coach.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The last time the senior national team played in El Volcan was a 2010 friendly against Colombia, while Queretaro played host to a 2014 matchup against Panama. The national team uses most FIFA dates to play friendly matches in the United States, where the immensely popular team is able to sell a large number of tickets – usually at higher prices than fans in Mexico are accustomed to paying. After a 1-0 defeat to the United States on Tuesday, Ferretti said Mexico needs to schedule more challenging matches and stop putting commercial concerns ahead of the on-field project.”We should have more tough games than we’ve got right now,” Ferretti said. “With all respect to the Americans, we should have more games away from here, having away games against Paraguay, against Uruguay away as well, with the Brazilians in Brazil. This would help us to take the next step.”El Tri is expected to head to Europe for the November window, though it is yet to make an official announcement.last_img read more

David Silva’s one of the best – Guardiola

first_imgPep Guardiola has called David Silva ‘one of the best players I’ve trained’ following the Manchester City midfielder’s match-winning contribution against Hoffenheim.City won 2-1 in Germany in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Silva grabbing the winner in the 87th minute.The Spanish playmaker nipped in sharply to dispossess Hoffenheim’s Stefan Posch, before rifling the ball into the back of the net to secure all three points for the Premier League champions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The 32-year-old has been a fixture in the starting XI for Guardiola’s men once again at the start of the 2018-19 campaign and will no doubt be vital to the team’s continued success over the next few months.City are top of the Premier League after seven games and are now off the mark with their first points in Europe, after surprisingly losing their matchday one opener against Lyon.Speaking after the game against Hoffenheim, Guardiola singled out Silva for praise, expressing his belief that the midfielder is one of the best in the business.When asked by reporters if he wants City to win the Champions League to complete Silva’s list of honours at the highest level, the Spaniard replied : “I think everyone deserves to win it. He won the World Cup, and Euros – he wants to win it but you don’t just win with desire.”He’s one of the best players I’ve trained. I’ve had a lot at Barca and Bayern but he’s on that list.“I love players who make a step forward in the bad moments and say ‘OK I’m here guys’.”City return to Premier League action on Sunday in a vital showdown with Liverpool at Anfield, which will see the top two teams in England go head to head.Silva is highly likely to feature from the start against the Reds and supporters will hope he can continue to deliver the goods to help drive the team towards a crucial three points.Jurgen Klopp’s side have established themselves as a credible threat to City’s title defence in the opening two months of the season and this weekend’s game represents a huge chance for them to gain a lead on their rivals.last_img read more

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy, might miss Wimbledon in July

first_imgTennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and expecting to deliver her first baby this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday.The confirmation, by publicist Kelly Bush Novak, came in a statement hours after the 35-year-old athlete posted a photo of herself in a yellow one-piece bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.”Williams, who will return to the No. 1 ranking in the world next week, deleted the photo shortly after it appeared, and she waited more than six hours to make any public comment, stoking furious speculation about whether she was really expecting.”I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall,” Los Angeles-based Bush Novak said.If Williams is indeed 20 weeks into her term, that would mean she was approximately two months pregnant when she captured her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament title at the Australian Open in January.Her victory over older sister Venus Williams broke a tie with Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles championships in the sport’s modern era. Serena Williams has not played since, citing a knee injury.COULD SIDELINE WIMBLEDON Tennis star Serena Williams could take a pass on Wimbledon if physical changes from her pregnancy such as balance and blood flow affect her preparation and performance, researchers who study pregnancy in high-performing athletes said.It would be perfectly safe for Williams to continue with rigorous training throughout pregnancy, but how quickly she would return to tournament tennis, if she so chooses, was uncertain, the researchers said.advertisementJames Pivarnik, a kinesiology professor at Michigan State University, said Williams’ muscular build could forestall some of the changes that could impair performance.Williams, who is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 metres) and weighed 155 pounds (70 kg) according to her tennis association profile, won a 23rd Grand Slam tournament title at the Australian Open in January.”It’s not like some little 95 pound distance runner. From a size change difference, it might take longer for that to be an issue with her, depending on how she carries,” said Pivarnik, who has studied the impact of pregnancy on exercise for the past three decades.HOW PREGNANCY WILL CHANGE THINGSIn pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to accommodate the growing fetus, which could affect Williams’ stance. Pivarnik said that Williams’ size may be an advantage.Williams has not played since January and two major events are coming up: the French Open in May and Wimbledon in July.Pivarnik said, he would be “shocked” if Williams decided to compete at Wimbledon.”She’d be 30 weeks. I can’t see her being able to perform at a level she’d need to win,” he said.Most top athletes are able to perform very well through about the first half of pregnancy, said Dr. Bruce Young, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York University Langone Medical Center.Starting at about six months of pregnancy, a woman’s balance shifts. “That would be fine if you were a swimmer. If you are a tennis player, it’s a problem,” Young said.A woman’s lung volume also decreases as the uterus grows and presses on the diaphragm.”If you are competing at a very high level, that becomes a factor,” Young said.Dr. Lauren Stretcher, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said Williams’ age – 35 – increases her chances of pregnancy complications, such as developing high blood pressure.WILL COMPETE IN 2018Williams will not play again in 2017 but will return to the tour in 2018, her spokeswoman said.Kelly Bush Novak told Reuters that Williams, 35, “definitely” would not be able to play again this year but “looks forward to returning in 2018.last_img read more

Jaguar Art of Performance tour at Aamby Valley airstrip

first_imgGrace, pace and space. These are the three pillars that uphold the Jaguar brand value. Ever since 1922, when Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley came together to produce cars under the name SS Jaguar, the British auto maker’s products profusely focused on three main criteria’s – style, luxury and performance. From the SS 90 to one of the most famous sports car ever produced – the E-Type, Jaguar knows how to make cars that had the go to complement the show. And to demonstrate just how much show their latest cars bring to the table, Jaguar is going big this year for their annual Jaguar Art of Performance Tour. For this year, there were five flavours of British goodness available to us, at the mercy of our skill set around three specially designed activity areas. All the journos were put into groups and would be starting with the slalom course, then move on to the manoeuvrability test and finally a 1km sprint down an empty runway at the Aamby Valley airport. As soon as we reached, filling the audio space around us was Jaguar’s signature exhaust bellows on one end and screeching tyres on the other. The sights which first greeted us was the F-Type, winner of this year’s World Car Design of the Year trophy, sprinting down the runway in all its squatted-stance glory. Fair to say, my hands were desperately itching for my chance at the wheel. However, we had to be first introduced to our instructors, who happened to be national level racers and then given a briefing of what to expect over the next few hours.advertisement Waiting in line was a mix of 12 cars, consisting of the entire product portfolio that Jaguar offer – the XE, XF, XJ, F-Pace and the new F-Type SUV. However, the F-Pace was only reserved for the sprint section and the rest of the line-up for the handling and manoeuvring tests. I first got my hands on the XE and piloting the car around a series of S-bends, it was apparent that the baby Jag is a serious handler. The point-and-shoot characteristics brilliantly complement aggressive turn-ins and the weighty steering feel. Up next was the XF, the middle-weight bruiser from Jaguar cosseted us in luxury but sported a very balanced chassis that makes for its underpinnings. The body roll poked its ugly head but hard turn-ins failed to upset it. Then came the big(literally) surprise, exquisitely well appointed cabin and bathed in fine leather but man, can the XJ haul itself down a slalom course carrying 2.45 tonnes worth of baggage. Body roll was apparent but mind you, this is technically a limo we’re thrashing around. And equipped with the 3.0-litre turbo diesel, making 300bhp and 700Nm of torque, the car has all the oomph you need in a vehicle of this size. And finally, I got at the wheel of the new F-Pace, the SUV which defies the physics of what a 2.46 tonne and 1,651mm tall vehicle is capable of. The body roll is kept well under control with the double-wishbone front and integral link rear, working in tandem with active dynamics wizardry which optimise damper settings. The whole car seems to shrink around you and you can get on with really throwing the thing around a bend, it’ll obey with no fuss at all.Photo Courtesy – Sandip Mathur Photo Courtesy – Sandip Mathur The above-mentioned character of all the five vehicles also came in to play in the manoeuvrability test as well, which required us to simulate a very real scenario for cars plying on Indian roads. Negotiating tight turns whilst under hard breaking. Weight played a major role in this as well. While the smaller Jaguar cars found it easier, the XJ’s and F-Pace’s braking system did struggle just slightly to stop all that moving mass. The last activity area was the one we all were looking forward to, the sprint. Jaguar had brought along the F-Type R with a howling 5. 0 V8 under the hood and the milder but still mad-sounding F-Type S with the 3.0-litre supercharged V6. Regardless to say, the former was the one that presented the most amount of aural drama and tyre-shredding capabilities but I was surprised how back-to-back both satisfy immensely in straight-line hooliganism.Photo Courtesy – Sandip Mathur Overall, I loved the experience of hooning one-after-the-other the entire Jaguar line-up. However, if I had to pick one out of the lot after that day, it would have to be the XE. The agility, aggression and style combination really syncs the best with Jaguar’s brand philosophy and serves as a perfect recipe even on Indian roads.advertisementPhoto Courtesy – Sandip Mathur Also Read:Jaguar pairs the F-TYPE with its new 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol motorPhoto Courtesy – Sandip Mathurlast_img read more

IPL 2017, MI vs RCB Highlights: Rohit Sharma breaches 4000-run mark and leads to Mumbai to top of the table

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Match No. 38 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede stadium. (Live Scorecard | Points Table)Mumbai Innings:19.38 IST: WIN BY 5 WICKETS! Rohit takes his team over the line in style! What a chase! A low full toss outside off, Rohit Sharma makes a bit of room and drills it between extra cover and wide mid off for a boundary. Mumbai dugout is all smiles.Match 38. 18.3: S Arvind to RG Sharma, 6 runs, 153/5 https://t.co/RLdHFiB31I #MIvRCB- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201719.28 IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya hammers that one for a biggie. What a hit! That’s as flat as it can get! A length delivery on middle, Hardik Pandya stays put and swipes it across the line and dumps it over deep mid-wicket. In the crowd she goes. Kohli is fumed, Rohit is happy. Mumbai Indians 145/5 (18 overs) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/819.18 IST: WICKET! Shane Watson strikes. Straight to the fielder! Watson strikes and has his hands raising skywards! Kohli is all smiles as well. Back of a length delivery on middle, Karn Sharma widns up for the pull as it sits up at a nice height. He goes through with the shot but much to his dismay the ball goes straight down the throat of Adam Milne at mid-wicket. Mumbai Indians 130/5 (16.3 overs) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/8Match 38. 16.1: S Watson to RG Sharma, 4 runs, 129/4 https://t.co/RLdHFiB31I #MIvRCB- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201719.16 IST: Shane Watson comes back on for a spell at the death. One reckon his overs could be the difference between the two sides. We are set for a close, close finish here. Not surprising with Mumbai playing. They love such games, don’t they?advertisementFOUR! Karn chooses the safest part of the ground. He lofts the ball straight over the bowler’s head.#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 2017Match 38. 14.6: A Choudhary to RG Sharma, 4 runs, 114/4 https://t.co/RLdHFiB31I #MIvRCB- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201719.07 IST: FOUR! Beats the fielder! Very full outside off, Rohit Sharma makes room and squeezes it out past a diving point fielder. Another fielder in the deep, Adam Milne dives to his left but the ball wins the race. A much-needed boundary for the home side.18.58 IST: WICKET! That’s a big wicket for Bangalore! Floats it up around middle and leg, Pollard comes down the track and flicks it uppishly towards deep mid-wicket. Spots the fielder Travis Head to perfection there who gobbles it with ease. Chahal gets his first wicket and the big West Indian walks back dejected. 65 needed from 42 balls! Mumbai Indians 98/4 (12.4 overs) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/8Match 38. 10.6: A Milne to K Pollard, 4 runs, 86/3 https://t.co/RLdHFiB31I #MIvRCB- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201718.43 IST: Rohit brings up 4000 runs in IPL. Rohit gets in line and paddles it towards fine leg. Chahal gets across to his right from deep fine leg and slides to stop the ball. They take a couple as the third umpire is referred. Replays show Chahal was clean there and hence they stay to a couple of runs.18.41 IST: WICKET! Pawan Negi strikes again and this time he gets Nitish Rana. Fuller in length on the stumps, Rana goes for the slog sweep. He gets it high in the air towards deep mid-wicket. Head gets under it, takes it easily but spots that he is losing balance and may go over the ropes. He throws it up in the air, hops back from outside the fence and completes the catch. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Head was safe there and hence Rana has to walk back to the hut. Negi has struck gold again. Mumbai Indians 70/3 (9.2 overs) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/8FOUR! That should be a confidence booster! #RohitSharma pulls with pleasure!#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201718.31 IST: WICKET! Pawan Negi strikes in his first over and Jos Buttler is back to the pavilion. Buttler departs! Fuller around off, Buttler comes down the wicket and hits it hard. The ball flies to Head at extra cover who takes a good catch. That is a big wicket for the visitors. Buttler walks back disappointed. Mumbai need 102 more runs in 75 balls. Mumbai Indians 62/2 (7.3 overs) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/8BCCI Photo18.22 IST: SIX! Into the stands! Fuller on middle, Buttler gets his front leg out of the way and clobbers it over wide long on for a maximum. This is a superb start for the home side in the Powerplay. Mumbai Indians 55/1 (6 overs) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/818.18 IST: FOUR! In the slot, hit away! Full outside off, Buttler comes forward and drives it on the up and over mid off for a boundary. Superb shot, that!advertisement18.16 IST: FOUR! Full outside off, Rana just times his push through mid on for a boundary.3?6?/1? in 4 overs!That was a tight over by Choudhary. We have seen it off.#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 2017Match 38. 2.6: A Milne to J Buttler, 4 runs, 32/1 https://t.co/RLdHFiB31I #MIvRCB- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201718.07 IST: NOT OUT! Good length on the stumps, Rana is early into his tuck. The ball lobs just wide of the square leg fielder running back. He does not get to the ball in time. Bangalore need to make most of this chances. Two runs taken.18.04 IST: FOUR! The extra pace is not helping! Short outside off, Buttler was waiting for it. He gets it off the middle of the bat and through mid-wicket for a boundary. Poor bowling, this.18.04 IST: FOUR! Nobody moved! Fuller length outside off, Buttler just stands tall and thumps it wide of extra cover for a boundary. This is a good start for Mumbai despite the wicket.18.02 IST: FOUR! Classical! Full outside off, Rana lunges forward and drives it through mid off. The fielder at mid off, dives to his right but cannot stop it. Two overs, both have had a poor last ball.Match 38. 0.6: A Choudhary to N Rana, 4 runs, 6/1 https://t.co/RLdHFiB31I #MIvRCB- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201717.58 IST: FOUR! Poor line and punished! Full but on the pads, Rana is not going to miss out and he clips it to the fine leg fence. Poor ball to end the over. MI 6/1 in 1 over, chasing 16317.54 IST: OUT! Parthiv departs for a golden duck! Good length outside off, Patel looks to go big first up. He does not hit it cleanly and Chahal from short mid-wicket goes to his right and takes the catch. That is just the perfect start for the visitors. MI 0/1 in 0.1 overs, chasing 163. Nitsh Rana is the new man in, replacing Parthiv!17.53 IST:  Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler are the two openers for Mumbai. Bangalore begin with Aniket Choudhary! A slip in place for him. Here we go…Bangalore Innings:17.39 IST: BANGALORE FINISH ON 162/8! This is a decent effort from both the sides. Bangalore opted to bat first and got off to a decent start before Mumbai came back in the game with a couple of quick wickets. AB de Villiers stepped up with a 27-ball 43 but just when he was looking good, he departed to Krunal Pandya. The pair of Negi and Jadhav steadied them with a 54-run stand to get them past the 160-run mark. All the hosts bowlers were good with the ball. Mitchell McClenaghan finished with 3/34 but was a touch expensive. Krunal Pandya chipped in with a couple of wickets as well. The home side boasts of a deep batting line-up and will back them to come good. The visitors on the other hand will like to make full use of the two-paced deck on offer. It should be an intriguing chase. Join us in a while for it.advertisement17.36 IST: WICKET! Good catch! Two-in-two for McClenaghan! Back of a length outside off, Kedra Jadhav comes down the track looking to slap this one but there is some extra bounce this time. Jadhav slices it towards long off and Pollard once again is into the action. The West Indian runs across to his left from long off, keeps hies eyes, maintains his balance and takes an easy reverse cup catch over his head. MM on a hat-trick now.17.35 IST: WICKET! Got him! McClenaghan serves another length delivery on middle and off, Negi looks to thwack it over long on but doesn’t get enough meat behind the shot. It goes straight to Pollard stationed there who accepts a dolly. A fighting knock from Negi comes to an end. They check if the Mitchell has touched the side line while delivering the ball. He hasn’t and Negi trudges back.17.35 IST: FOUR! Boom! That’s bashed! Pawan Negi where were you all this while? A length ball on middle, Paan Negi clears the front leg and smacks it back down the ground for a one bounce boundary. 160 up for Bangalore, could be competitive on this surface.17.34 IST: FIFTY STAND! Once again it lands safely! Sprays it wide outside off, Jadhav comes down the track and lofts it with no timing. Rohit Sharma from extra cover runs backward, Buttler comes forward from sweeper cover but the ball dies between them. A single taken and brings Pawan Negi back on strike.Match 38. 18.3: J Bumrah to P Negi, 6 runs, 153/5 https://t.co/RLdHFiB31I #MIvRCB- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201717.28 IST: SIX! Clears Hardik Pandya! A length ball, it’s the cutter and Negi is up for it. Backs away and swings through the line. He connects well that even a leaping Hardik could only get a hand to it. Second maximum of the over.17.24 IST: SIX! It’s gone the distance! Malinga rolls his finger on the ball, outside off, Negi comes down the track and thumps it over extra cover for a biggie. The young boy who’s the ball boy takes a good low catch.17.22 IST: FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Fires it on the pads, on a length and Jadhav works it with pure timing through mid-wicket for a boundary. The fielder in the deep dives to his left but the ball beats him.Kedar(15) & Negi(2) are between the sticks. #RCB 115/5 after 15 overs. Last 5 overs to go! Go RCB!!??? #PlayBold #MIvRCB- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 1, 201717.11 IST: Malinga to Negi, OUCH! Krunal seems to have hurt himself trying to stop the ball at backward point. He is walking off the field. Replays show Krunal landed on the ball and hence was hurt. Short and outside off, Negi chops it towards the right of the backward point fielder as Krunal dives towards the ball and stops it. But when he does he lands on the ball and has hurt himself. They take a single.. Walks off the field. RCB 112/5 in 14.4 overs Krunal has gone off the field! Good to see him walk though.#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 2017Krunal stops a ball with a great dive, but he seems to have hurt himself. We hope he isn’t injured.#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201717.05 IST: Bumrah to Watson, BOWLED! Bad shot from the Aussie, he misses and Bumrah hits middle stump. RCB 108/5 16.59 IST: Strategic time out taken! RCB 106/4 in 13 overs. Jadhav 9*, Watson 2*. Last 4 ovs – 30 runs, 2 wickets.16.56 IST: Krunal to de Villiers, OUT! Gone next ball! Krunal Pandya gets his man! De Villiers has been dismissed by Krunal 4 out of 4 times now, bunny eh? KP is delighted and signals a boundary which means he’s got him 4th time today. Floats it up on the stumps, de Villiers makes room and tries to repeat the shot. Ends up getting a big top edge as the ball squirts up behind the keeper. Bumrah from short fine leg comes to his right and settles under it. AB is outta here. RCB 102/4 in 12.2 ovsOUTTTTTTT! YESSSSS! 4? out of 4? for @krunalpandya24 against #ABdeVilliers#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/YLw5HRB6ML- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.54 IST: Jadhav has not let the run rate drop since arriving at the crease. Good stuff this from RCB (96/3 in 12 ovs) 16.49 IST: Krunal to Head, OUT! Gone! Krunal Pandya strikes! Bowls it flatter through the air around off, Travis Head looks to pull. He goes through with the shot but much to his dismay the ball goes straight down the throat of Hardik Pandya in deep mid-wicket. Easily taken and another partnership that was swelling has been broken. RCB 85/3 in 10.3 oversOUT! Straight down Hardik’s throat in the deep! @krunalpandya24 frustrated Travis Head out.#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/Wr7phh5LGb- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.46 IST: Excellent over from Karn, just four runs came off it. RCB 80/2 in 10 overs8?0?/2? in 10 overs!Karn Sharma completes a miserly over – just 4 off.#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.41 IST: Krunal to de Villiers, SIX! Top shot! Fuller on the stumps, de Villiers gives himself room, gets under it and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. He is turning it on here. Ab de Villiers looks to be in an explosive mood today. RCB 74/2 in 8.3 ovs7?6?/2? in 9 overs!ABD seems to be in the mood today. We need to send him back.#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.38 IST: This is how much Kohli’s wicket means for Mumbai. After 8 overs, Bangalore are 63/2 with de Villiers on 19* and Head on 5*.Pumped, Mitch? ??#CricketMeriJaan #MIvRCB #MI pic.twitter.com/fEv6zaejXw- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.38 IST: Malinga to de Villiers, FOUR! Hit away! Full toss outside off, de Villiers makes the most of it and crashes it through covers for a boundary.16.33 IST: Strategic time out taken! RCB 56/2 in 7 overs. de Villiers 14*, Head 4*.16.30 IST: Mumbai Indians troll Virat Kohli after his dismissal.Kohli walks and we dance! #CricketMeriJaan #MIvRCB #MI pic.twitter.com/hTHjZOP8sb- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.29 IST: McClenaghan to de Villiers, SIX! Almost a wicket! Shorter outside off, de Villiers comes down the wicket and slams it over the point fielder. There is a deep point in place but the ball just flies over Buttler stationed there. 66 metre hit that one. RCB 50/2 in 5.5 ovs 16.26 IST: McClenaghan to Kohli, OUT! Big wicket, another soft dismissal for the RCB skipper! Fuller and outside leg, Kohli looks to flick it away but ends up hitting it straight to mid-wicket. Rohit Sharma takes a simple catch and jumps in joy. That is a huge wicket for the home side. Kohli have not found his timing here. He has had a couple of soft dismissals. They check for the no ball but the bowler was fine there. RCB 40/1 in 5.1 ovs OUT! Soft dismissal for Kohli, big one for us! @Mitch_Savage strikes on the first ball of his second spell. ??#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/85fJ6pDNgk- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.19 IST: Travis Head has joined Virat Kohli at the crease instead of AB de Villiers.3?1?/1? in 4 overs!Wonderful, classical leg-spinner’s over by Karn!#MIvRCB #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 201716.17 IST: Karn to Mandeep, OUT! Holes out! Karn lands it around off and middle, Singh looks to go over mid-wicket. He has not hit it well and drags it straight to Hardik Pandya in the deep for a simple catch. Mandeep falls after a start. Mumbai strike in time. RCB 31/1 in 3.4 ovs Mandeep tries the slog sweep but fails as H Pandya catches. Mandy(17) is out. Karn gets the wicket #RCB 31/1 after 4 overs #PlayBold #MIvRCB- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 1, 201716.16 IST: Karn to Kohli, SIX! The skipper dispatches the ball for a 77-metre hit over long on.16.14 IST: Hardik bowls a tight over first up, concedes just five runs. RCB 21/0 in 3 ovs 16.09 IST: Good over from Malinga, just six runs came off it including a boundary from Mandeep. RCB 16/0 in 2 ovs16.07 IST: Malinga to Mandeep, FOUR! Nicely done! Slower full toss on the stumps, Mandeep is beaten in the air but recovers well to get his bat down in time. He gets it past the keeper for a boundary to fine leg.16.05 IST: McClenaghan’s first over goes for 10 runs with Mandeep smacking two fours. RCB 10/0 in 1 over16.03 IST: McClenaghan to Mandeep, FOUR! Shorter in length on the stumps, Mandeep gets under it and drags his pull over mid-wicket for a boundary. He has begun well.16.02 IST: McClenaghan to Mandeep, FOUR! In the gap! Good length outside off, Mandeep makes the most of it as he punches it through cover-point. Pollard hares after it from point but does not slide and hence a boundary results. And that’s 1000 runs in the IPL for Mandeep. 2 boundaries bring up 1000 #VIVOIPL runs for Mandeep! Come on Mandy, make this count! #PlayBold #MIvRCB pic.twitter.com/NN77UTzxfY- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 1, 201716.00 IST: Kohli gets off the mark with the very first ball from McClenaghan.#MIvRCB has started! #Viratkohli & Mandy open for #RCB. McClenaghan starts the innings for #MI. #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/boYL0qMhAp- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 1, 201715.30 IST: TOSS! Royal Challengers Bangalore opt to bat first against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium.Rohit Sharma says that they wanted to bat as well. They just wanted to change things up but their bowlers have been bowling well so it’s not a problem. Adds that they will look to exploit the dry conditions on offer. Informs that Harbhajan Singh has a nerve problem and hence Karn Sharma comes in. Hopes that the crowd enjoys the day, further adds that success is not permanent and they want to do well every game.Paltan, here’s how we line-up today. ?? #CricketMeriJaan #MIvRCB #MI pic.twitter.com/W3DTCHefZc- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 1, 2017Virat Kohli says they will bat first. Adds it’s difficult to bowl during the day time and hence the decision. Hopes that they manage to put good runs on the board. Further says he’s learning with every game and will try to make the most of it. Feels they don’t want to spoil anyone’s party but they would look to play to their potential. Informs they have made 3 changes – Sachin Baby, Samuel Badree and Stuart Binny make way for Mandeep Singh, Shane Watson and Aniket Choudhary.3 massive changes in the line up. Hattrick hero from the 1st leg Badree makes way for #watto Mandy and Aniket in too! #PlayBold #MIvRCB pic.twitter.com/782nO6XCjG- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 1, 2017Brief Preview:All but out of contention for the playoffs, Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to salvage a difficult season by sorting out their batting woes when they take on Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match here on Monday.Mumbai are on the second spot in the IPL standings with 14 points, while Bangalore are second from bottom after having won just two of their 10 games.Mumbai Indians have won seven of their nine games so far and are in contention to make it to the play-offs.When the two sides meet at the Wankhede stadium, the hosts will have a distinct upper-hand as they have just lost one game at the venue.The form of opener Parthiv Patel, who scored a 70 against Gujarat Lions, will please the Mumbai Indians management.Parthiv will like to continue from where he left in the last game and he, along with Englishman Jos Buttler, would like to give the team a flying start.Mumbai won their match against Gujarat Lions in a super over after both the teams were tied at 153, and they would like to dominate Royal Challengers Bangalore right from the word go.They would except their batters Patel, Buttler, skipper Rohit Sharma, Nitesh Rana and the Pandya brothers — Krunal and Hardik — to fire in unison.Mumbai will also like to get back to winning ways at the Wankhede as they lost their last match against Rising Pune Supergiant.last_img read more

Ranbir Kapoor’s pictures as Sanjay Dutt shouldn’t have come out: Rajkumar Hirani

first_imgRanbir Kapoor’s pictures from the sets of Dutt biopic leaked online a few weeks ago, and the actor has been lauded for getting the perfect look. In fact, in most of the pictures, the Barfi! actor looks like a spitting image of Sanjay Dutt. However, director Rajkumar Hirani is unhappy that Ranbir’s look got leaked. However, he is happy with the way the biopic is shaping up.”The pictures shouldn’t have come out. We were shooting in Carter road (in Bandra, a suburb in Mumbai) so it came out. But I am very happy. The film is being made with a lot of happiness and when a film is made with happiness, it turns out good. Its a great story,” he told PTI.If reports are to be believed, Ranbir will be seen sporting six, totally different looks in Dutt that will highlight different phases in Sanjay Dutt’s life.Tentatively titled Dutt, the film will focus on Sanjay’s formative years, his relation with his father Sunil Dutt, his struggles coping up with the loss of his mother, his many affairs, etc. Hirani says that they have already shot 60 per cent of the film. However, they are yet to lock a title for the film. Paresh Rawal is playing the role of Sunil Dutt while Manisha Koirala, Sanjay’s co-star in many film, is starring as Nargis, Sanju baba’s mom. Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Jim Sarbh and Vicky Kaushal play pivotal roles in the film.ALSO READ: Ranbir Kapoor to sport six different looks for Sanjay Dutt biopic?  advertisementALSO READ: 10 events from Sanjay Dutt’s life that should be in his biopic  ALSO READ: Ranbir Kapoor in his Sanjay Dutt avatar makes him look totally unrecognisable ALSO WATCH: Amitabh Bachchan tells Ranbir Kapoor the importance of film writerslast_img read more

IPL 2017: Karun Nair, Zaheer Khan star as Delhi stun Pune by seven runs

first_imgRising Pune Supergiant’s wait to qualify for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs continued after the visitors went down to a disciplined Delhi Daredevils by seven runs in a league contest at the Feroz Shah Kotla  on Friday.Placed at third in the standings after eight wins from 13 games, Pune will now need to win their final league game against fifth-placed Kings XI Punjab to qualify for the play-offs. Delhi, despite their two back to back wins, are placed sixth and out of the race to the play-offs.Chasing 169, Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary raised the hopes of the visitors with a 45-ball 60, laced with five boundaries and three sixes before finding themselves seven runs short in the end. Skipper Zaheer Khan gave Delhi a stunning start by picking Ajinkya Rahane for a duck off the very first ball of the innings before packing back the in-form Rahul Tripathi (7) in his third over.With the visitors finding themselves at a precarious 36/2, skipper Steve Smith (38) provided some resistance, raising a 38-run third wicket stand with Tiwary.Smith looked in great touch in the middle, slamming Shahbaz Nadeem for three consecutive boundaries, including a flat six before the left-arm spinner trapped him plumb on the first ball after the strategic time-out.Reeling at 74/3, all-rounder Ben Stokes (33) provided some momentum to the chase, adding 51 runs for the fourth wicket with Tiwary, who by now had got two lives, once on 34 when he was dropped by Sanju Samson and then on 40, dropped by Karun Nair.advertisementComing in at the fall of Smith, the Englishman slammed three fours and two massive sixes during his 25-ball stay, which was cut short by pacer Mohammed Shami off a low full toss, which Corey Anderson latched on comfortably. Shami then jolted the visitors with a brilliant direct hit at the bowler’s end to dismiss Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a run-a-ball (5) before trapping Daniel Christian (3) to further dent their hopes.With 25 required off the final over, Tiwary slammed Pat Cummins for two consecutive sixes to bring up his half century before the Australian came back strongly to dismiss the Bengal right-hander in the final ball.Earlier, Nair’s 45-ball (64), laced with nine hits to the fence, helped Delhi recover from a precarious position after the visitors had reduced the home side to 9/2 in three overs. Electing to bat after calling the toss correctly, Daredevils were off to a disastrous start, losing the key wickets of opener Sanju Samson (2) and one down Shreyas Iyer (3) cheaply.Nair and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (36) then steadied the ship with a 74-run third wicket stand as the right-left combo took the attack to the opposition in no time.The first three overs yielded only 11 runs for Delhi before Nair started the onslaught slamming Washington Sundar and Ben Stokes for five boundaries in two overs.Pant wasn’t left too far behind, slapping Sundar for a flat six over midwicket before milking Shardul Thaur for three boundaries as Delhi got back the momentum to yield 62 runs in the next five overs.Later on, West Indian Marlon Samuels (27) added 34 runs for the fifth wicket with Nair before stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni plucked off a stunning catch off Christian to pack back the Caribbean batsman.Despite losing his partners at the other end, Nair, who had faced 37 balls by then completed his half century and together with Amit Mishra (11 not out) added a quickfire 22 for the seventh wicket to help Delhi go past the 150-run mark.last_img read more

Petra Kvitova included in French Open draw after recovering from stabbing

first_imgCzech player Petra Kvitova was included in the draw for the French Open on Friday after recovering from being stabbed during a burglary at her home last December.Kvitova, who announced this week she was set to play at Wimbledon where she has twice won the title, has not played competitively since the attack, which left her with serious injuries to her left playing hand.She will be seeded 15th thanks to her protected ranking. Kvitova’s opponent in the first round will be U.S. player Julia Boserup.last_img

SEE PICS: Rumoured lovebirds Sara Ali Khan-Harshvardhan Kapoor spotted on a date night

first_imgSara Ali Khan and Harshvardhan Kapoor are the latest lovebirds in B-Town, if rumours are to be believed. The buzz about Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara and Harshvardhan being an item started some time ago, when they were reportedly spotted walking hand-in-hand into a restaurant and whispering sweet nothings to each other.And the rumours only got stronger when they were spotted on a dinner date last month. While the two have remained tight-lipped about their relationship status, their public appearances say a lot. It was only last night that Sara was spotted with Harshvardhan yet again. The 21 year old, who attended a party at dad Saif’s residence, was accompanied by the Mirzya actor. The two arrived together for the party. While Sara sported a casual look, Harshvardhan looked dapper in a white shirt. On the work front, Harshvardhan will be seen next in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi, while Sara is prepping for her big entry in Bollywood. She has been roped in by director Abhishek Kapoor for his next film Kedarnath. Sara will romance Sushant Singh Rajput in her Bollywood debut.  (Photos: Yogen Shah) ALSO READ | Jhanvi-Ishaan to Sara-Harshvardhan: The link-up rumours that made headlines ALSO READ | Harshvardhan Kapoor clicked coming out of Sara Ali Khan’s building in the wee hours ALSO WATCH: Behind the scenes of Jacqueline-Harshvardhan’s shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Bridelast_img read more

Dutee gets lifeline, likely to take part in World Cships

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand is likely to take part in next months World Athletics Championships as she has received an invitation from the International Association of Athletics Federation despite failing to touch the original qualification standard. Dutee, who missed the original entry standard of 11.26 seconds, got an invite from the IAAF as the target number of 56 athletes for womens 100m event was yet to be reached for the August 4-13 World Championships in London. Dutees best of 11.30 seconds, which she clocked during the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi on May 15, during the qualifying period gives her a global ranking of 100. “We have got an invite from the IAAF offering a quota entry for Dutee Chand in the womens 100m race. Its because the targeted number of athletes in that event (womens 100m) has not been reached,” Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla told PTI. “We have been told to reply yes or no within 12 hours and we are accepting it,” he added. Dutees coach Nagpuri Ramesh said that she currently has a United Kingdom visa and she would be ready to take part in the World Championships. “Dutee has a UK visa. The AFI applied for visa for all those athletes whose timings are very close to qualifying standards so that they have their visas ready in case of such invitations. She is ready for the World Championships,” he said. After participating in the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar earlier this month, where she claimed a bronze clocking 11.52 secs, Dutee took a break from competition. She missed the National Inter-State Athletics Championships held at Guntur from July 15-18. Dutees future was also under a cloud after the IAAF recently decided to submit fresh evidence at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Switzerland in support of its policy of barring female athletes who produced natural testosterone (male hormones) above permissible range from taking part in competitions. Dutee got a ban imposed on her by Athletics Federation of India overturned in 2015 as the CAS partially upheld her appeal. The worlds top sports tribunal, however, had given time of two years to the IAAF to produce conclusive evidence that female athletes with high levels of naturally producing testosterone have an unfair advantage over their peers. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

AAP demands Goels resignation over land allotted to NGO

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today demanded Union minister Vijay Goels resignation over an allotment of a plot of land to an NGO associated with him and said a thorough investigation should be conducted into the matter.It also alleged that the claims made by the Union sports and youth affairs minister regarding his links with the Vaish Aggarwal Education Society (VAES), the NGO, were “false”.According to a report published in a national daily yesterday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) “changed” the norms and layout plan of the plot, which was earlier “earmarked for a post office”.Goel had termed the allegations against him as “baseless”.He had said, “The (news) report claimed that I was the vice-president of VAES, but I had resigned from that post in 2013 itself. I am not even active in the day-to-day activities of VAES.”AAPs Delhi unit secretary Saurabh Bharadwaj said, “He (Goel) had claimed that he had no connection with the NGO, but his own website says he is the vice-president of the Vaish Aggarwal Education Society. His children are closely involved in the running of the organisation.”Senior AAP leader Ashutosh demanded Goels resignation and a thorough investigation into the matter. PTI PR RClast_img read more

Indonesian fans mourn death of goalkeeper in collision with teammate

first_imgIndonesian soccer fans are mourning the death of Choirul Huda, the long-term goalkeeper and captain of top flight side Lamongan FC, usually known as Persela, following a collision with a team mate during a weekend match at their stadium in East Java.Video footage showed Huda slamming into team mate Ramon Rodrigues in the 43rd minute of Sunday’s game in the Go-Jek Traveloka league.Rodrigues’ knee had accidentally collided with Huda’s chest in the incident, said the club’s media officer Andika Hangga Pramana.The 38-year-old was taken off the pitch on a stretcher after losing consciousness and a medical team at the stadium attempted to resuscitate him, said Doctor Yudistiro Andri Nugroho, head of the emergency Care Unit at the Soegiri Hospital, Lamongan.Huda was taken to the hospital’s intensive care unit and given breathing assistance and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but his condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead at 4.45 pm, Nugroho said a statement.”We did all we could to restore the vital functions of Choirul Huda’s organs,” the doctor said.His fellow players had gone to straight to the hospital after the final whistle following their 2-0 win over Semen Padang and supporters later went to his house with candles, according to local media reports.On their official Twitter page, Persela carried “farewell cap” above a photo of Huda. According to the team’s Instagram page, the club will retire the number one jersey worn by Huda.Huda leaves behind a wife and two children.last_img read more

Court awards Rs one lakh damages to US brand Nike

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 14 (PTI) A Delhi court has directed a man to pay Rs one lakh as damages to US-based Nike for infringing its trademark by selling products under the name of the popular global sports goods brand.Additional District Judge Anil Antil directed north-west Delhi resident Ashok Kumar to pay the damages to the brand for using a “deceptively similar” trademark and causing confusion in the minds of the public.”Customer base of the products of both the parties are the same. The representation of the marks by the defendant (Singh) tends to cause confusion in the minds of the general public as well as to the customers.”If the defendant is permitted to use the impugned mark which are deceptively similar and confusingly to that of the plaintiffs company (Nike), it will not only cause wrongful loss to the plaintiff company, but will also cause grave prejudice and harm to public, not to mention about loss to the goodwill of the plaintiff,” the judge said.The courts order came on a suit filed by company Nike Innovative CV, based in Oregon, USA, alleging that the defendant was found selling sports wear, bags and other goods under its trademark.The court had earlier granted ex-parte injunction to the company after the defendant failed to appear before it.Nike is engaged in the business of manufacturing, distributing and selling a large variety of goods including footwear, athletic suit, bags, sports goods, watches, eyewear, consumer electronic products and other related products, the suit said.advertisementIt alleged that Singh had copied�and adopted the companys artistic features including the trademark, label, trade name and domain name and infringed its copyrights.The court, while deciding the suit in the companys favour, said “Nothing has come on record to disbelieve the case of the plaintiff or doubt the authenticity and veracity of the document filed on record. The defendant did not come forward to disprove the case of plaintiff his stand.””I am of the view plaintiff is entitled to punitive damages to the tune of Rs one lakh in his favour and against the defendant,” the judge said. PTI AG ARClast_img read more

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni set for CSK reunion, Rohit Sharma and Pandya brothers to stay with Mumbai

first_imgThe returning Chennai Super Kings are set to go ahead and retain three of their marquee players in Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the 2018 Indian Premier League season.The Men in Yellow are also likely to get Dwayne Bravo back with their ‘Right To Match’ (RTM) card.Defending champions Mumbai Indians are also all set to retain skipper Rohit Sharma along with Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal ahead of the auctions on January 27 in Bengaluru.WATCHThe last date of submission for player retentions is January 4 and the franchises are more or less decided on whom they want to keep and who they will get back with the RTM cards.”Skipper Rohit Sharma is an automatic retention having led the team to three IPL titles. Hardik Pandya is one of the big match-winners and the interesting third retention would be Krunal Pandya,” a senior BCCI official in the know of things.”Krunal being an uncapped Indian can be retained for only Rs 3 crore instead of Rs 7 crore for third capped player. Also Krunal was an exceptional performer last year,” he added.BCCI PhotoIt is learnt that it is a strategic decision to retain Krunal as this will enable the franchise to buy back Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah with the ‘Right To Match’ cards.”MI has been the biggest advocate of five retentions.These five are their core group of match winners and it will be surprising if they deviate from this strategy,” the BCCI official said.advertisementDelhi Daredevils, who are known to have a clean slate every now and then, are keen to keep Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer in their stable. However, it is learnt that Delhi are still undecided about having two or three retentions but Pant and Iyer being India players are certain to be retained.”If you retain two capped players, you spend Rs 21 crore (Rs 12.5 crore for Player 1 and Rs 8.5 for Player 2) instead of Rs 33 crore for three capped players (Rs 15 crore for Player 1, Rs 11 crore for Player 2 and Rs 7 crore for Player 3),” the official explained.Australian duo of Steve Smith and David Warner are also expected to be retained by Rajasthan Royals and the Sunrisers Hyderabd respectively.Smith spent the last two years at the Rising Pune Supergiants. Hyderabd meanwhile plan to keep hold of the immensely talented Deepak Hooda as well by paying Rs 3 crore for the uncapped player just like MI will be doing for Krunal.(With inputs from PTI)ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

Chris Lynn ruled out of ODI series against England with calf injury

first_imgChris Lynn has been ruled out of the one day international series against England after suffering a calf injury.Lynn, who has played one ODI for Australia, suffered a calf injury in a Big Bash League Twenty20 match last week.”Chris initially left the field … complaining of tightness in his calf,” said Cricket Australia’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris.”He reported increasing discomfort over the 24 hours that followed and … medical staff made the decision to send him for a scan.”That scan confirmed the injury, which is expected to prevent him from playing for three to four weeks.”Lynn returned to cricket only last month after recovering from a shoulder injury he had suffered during the Indian Premier League last season.Lynn’s Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum said he felt the triangular Twenty20 series in February with New Zealand and England would have been better timed for Lynn’s return to the international arena.Kountouris, however, hinted that could be the case anyway.”When Chris recovers, the expectation is that he will need to prove his fitness in match action before being considered again for international selection,” Kountouris said.Lynn’s absence has possibly opened the door for dumped all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to return to the team, with the selectors still mulling their options.Maxwell, who has played 80 ODIs for his country and can be one of the most destructive and entertaining batsmen in world cricket on his day, was surprisingly left out of the squad when it was named last week.advertisementCaptain Steve Smith and chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said at the time he needed to show he could be more consistent at the international level to get back into the team.The opening match of the five-game series takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

DRDO is hiring: Check eligibility criteria, other details here

first_imgDefence Research and Development Service (DRDO) released an official notification inviting all the interested, eligible candidates for Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO and Scientist/Engineer ‘B’ in ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency).The recruitment notification has been released by DRDO’s Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC).Meanwhile, the online application process will begin tentatively on December 16 and candidates must apply within 21 days of issue of advertisement in the Employment news.Vacancy details:Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation): 65 postsScientist/Engineer ‘B’ in ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency): 11 postsEligibility criteria:Education qualifications:All the candidates interested in applying need to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology along with Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Psychology for vacancies in other disciplines from a recognised university/institute.For more details on eligibility criteria, candidate can check the official notification.Age limit:For age limit criteria, all the candidates can check the official website at https://rac.gov.in/Pay scale:The selected candidates will fall in Level-10 (7th CPC) of the Pay Matrix Rs 56,100 per month in specified disciplines and categories and total emoluments will be approx Rs 80,000 per month at the present metro city rate.How to apply:Log on to the official website, rac.gov.inSelf attested copies of document to be attached online:Candidates need to upload certificates/testimonials regarding qualifications along with mark-sheets, caste, ex-servicemen, employment etc. The maximum file size of each attachment should not exceed 500KB and it must be legible when a print-out is taken. For that, the applicant may scan the certificates/testimonials in 200dpi grey scale.Valid GATE score card (GATE 2015/2016/2017). (Only for Subject/Disciplines in Part I)The candidates, whether in Govt Service or in Govt owned organisations, should upload a signed declaration (as per the proforma available at RAC website) that they have informed their Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) in writing that they have applied for the post of Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO/Scientist/Engineer ‘B’ in ADA.Application fee:General and OBC (Male) candidates are required to pay a non-refundable non-transferable application fee of Rs 100. There is no application fee for SC/ST /PwD and women candidates.advertisementRemuneration and packages:Social status ‘Group A’ Gazetted postCompetitive pay and allowancesPrivileges of leave encashmentWelfare/allowances:Fast track promotion under flexible complementing schemeSponsored higher studies at IITs/IISc/DIAT/Central UniversitiesProfessional update allowanceHealth care as per normsSportsAbout RAC:The RAC undertakes recruitment programmes to induct and promote scientists in variety of scientific and engineering disciplines relevant to Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Laboratories.Read: Job opportunity for Science, BCom graduates! National Health Mission is hiring for 800 posts Read: Inviting applications for Human Resource posts in Bank Of Baroda, apply soonlast_img read more