Cricket News Christchurch shooting: Canterbury cricket club cancels first-class league match

first_imghighlights The Christchurch shootings killed 49.New Zealand vs Bangladesh Test in Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Central Districts won the Plunket Shield after Canterbury cancelled the game. New Delhi: The Plunket Shield is the domestic first-class competition in New Zealand. The next round of matches were expected to take place at various venues in the country, including Christchurch. However, the mosque shootings in the city which took place on March 15, has resulted in some changes. Canterbury, the region where Christchurch is located, withdrew from their final match of the season following Friday’s attack, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. Canterbury’s final four-day match against Wellington had been scheduled to begin at the Basin Reserve. “The team showed a united front in terms of the decision,” said Canterbury Cricket CEO Jeremy Curwin. “It is clear that this tragedy will affect people in different ways, and Canterbury Cricket is here to support our players however we can. “We fully respect their decision, and I am incredibly proud of how they conducted themselves throughout this process.”Leading the competition, Central Districts will be presented with the trophy next week at Hamilton’s Seddon Park. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) CEO David White said, “This isn’t about cricket; it’s about something much bigger and much more important than that. It’s about life, it’s about respect; it’s about family and community. Cricket and sport takes a back seat to personal welfare.” Meanwhile, the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Highlanders in Dunedin has also been called off in the wake of the shootings.The third and final Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, which was scheduled to be played on Saturday, was cancelled after multiple shootings in mosques in the city. The official Twitter handle of the New Zealand cricket team, @BLACKCAPS, had tweeted that a joint decision was made. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by the shocking situation in Christchurch. A joint decision between NZC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test. Again both teams and support staff groups are safe,” they tweeted.The Bangladesh cricket team, who are touring New Zealand and will play the third and final Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday, had a narrow escape. A video tweeted by Bangladesh’s ESPNCricinfo correspondent Mohammad Isam showed the Bangladesh cricketers Tamim Iqbal and Taijul Islam running back from Hagley Park back to the cricket ground. The incident took place around 1.45pm local time when the team had gone to pray when the incident took place.The Hagley Oval Test match was the last international match for both the teams before the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England. Tim Southee was appointed as the captain of the side after Kane Williamson was ruled out due to a pectoral injury. Will Young was going to make his debut in this Test match but it will now have to wait after the cancellation.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News The Fourth Umpire During New Zealand Vs England Series Was A Former Porn Star

first_imgNew Delhi: The New Zealand Vs England Twenty20 International series was an absolute classic, with England winning the deciding match at Eden Park Auckland by a super over to clinch the series 3-2. It was a series that saw plenty of twists and turns, with England winning the first match before New Zealand bounced back with wins in Wellington and Nelson. The Nelson victory gave New Zealand a 2-1 series lead before Dawid Malan’s century and a record stand of 182 with Eoin Morgan helped England level the game in style in Napier.It was during the game at the Saxton Oval where there was a revelation which made the rounds. It all involved around the fourth umpire, whose role requires him to perform duties like bringing on the new ball, carrying drinks on to the field for the umpires, checking the batteries in the light meter and observing the pitch during the lunch and tea intervals to make sure there is no interference.During the Nelson Twenty20 International match, the fourth umpire was Garth Stirrat and according to a report in The Sun, Stirrat is a former porn star. The Sun reported that Stirrat was part of a graphic spread in a magazine. It also reported that the name he gave during filming is ‘Steve Parnell’. The New Zealand players were aware and told their opponents as well. Also Read | New Zealand And England – Mastering The Art Of A Thriller And Changing Cricket AgainStirrat had to face a tough time when the revelation came out. He had been fired as the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Professional Golfers’ Association 10 years ago when his past came out in the open. However, the tolerance and openness showed by both teams and the match officials during the series against Stirrat shows the changing times in the world of sport which has been for the better.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 16: Agbaje Emerges Best Boxer, Wins N1.5m

first_imgTaiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, on Sunday night, emerged winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 16, which carried a cash prize ofN15million.The little known lightweight boxer kept the capacity crowd at the edge of their seats with his all-action style that saw him defeat Tope “TP Rock” Musa in a challenge contest.He was voted as best boxer by journalists at the event ahead of the similarly impressive Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu. Oladosu, on the night, became the new West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion by seeing off the challenge of Ghana’s Benjamin Lamptey in one of the two international bouts at the event.The second Nigeria/Ghana bout resulted in victory for Joseph, who knocked out Emmanuel Mensah.The show also delivered a freshly minted national champion in Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, who avenged his previous defeat in the hands of Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi to claim the national lightweight title.Masebinu’s combination of determination and furious punching left his opponent in daze, forcing him to throw in the towel at the end of the fifth round.In yet another big-name contest, Waidi “Skoro” Usman reinforced his superiority over Chibuzor “T Boy” Obi, whose bid to avenge a previous defeat ended in a third-round knockout.The show featured a clutch of discoveries from the last two editions of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, who made their professional debuts. Opeyemi “Sense” Elijah, best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4, made a winning debut by defeating Sheriff “Oshe” Ogunbanjo in their super bantamweight clash.Waheed “Showmax” Shogbanmu also saw off fellow GOtv Boxing NextGen alumnus, Azeez “Who Say So” Tijani, knocking him out in the first round. Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla began his life in the professional cadre by defeating the more experienced Ganiyu “Energy” Kolawole, while Aminu “Lucky Boy” Akintayo defeated Mutiu “Machine” Lawal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

WWE rumours: Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar and Tyson Fury may return

first_img Adil Khan WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 10th October, 2019 21:33 IST Now that WWE Hell in a Cell is over, WWE will start focusing on the upcoming Crown Jewel Pay-per-view. And for that, they have to make some changes in the current roster of Raw and SmackDown by releasing the 2019 WWE draft. Despite the roster change, Brock Lesnar is supposed to make his return and talk about the events that unfolded on SmackDown last week. The newfound rivalry between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman is also expected to get more screen time as Tyson Fury may once again return to Raw. Many important things may happen in the upcoming Raw or SmackDown.Also Read l WWE News: Roman Reigns thoughts on Universal champion Seth RollinsWWE rumours: Tyson Fury on RawLast week when Tyson Fury appeared on WWE Raw demanding an apology from Braun Strowman for his actions on the debut episode of SmackDown on FOX. Braun Strowman came in and the started a brawl with the Boxing champion. The security then came and tried to stop the two, however, they were unable to. Dozens of WWE superstars then came in and somehow how restored order. This week Tyson Fury may once again return to Raw and find another way to get an apology from Braun.Also Read l WWE: Kevin Owens is no longer listed as an active WWE superstar!WWE rumours: Brock Lesnar may talk about Cain VelasquezLast week, Cain Velasquez came to the ring and punished Brock Lesnar by delivering several punches to The Beast. Brock Lesnar later fled from the ring with Paul Heyman and his WWE Championship belt. The shock was visible on Brock Lesnar’s face as Cain Velasquez was making his way towards him. There are reports that Brock Lesnar may come to Raw (or SmackDown, depending on Draft) and talk about Cain Velasquez. His segment may also clarify the rumours going on about Velasquez and his contract with WWE.      Also Read l WWE News: Hulk Hogan wishes for a retirement match vs Vince McMahonWWE rumours: Seth Rollins may confront The FiendDespite retaining his WWE Universal Championship title against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at Hell in a Cell, Seth Rollins received a brutal punishment from Bray Wyatt after the bell rang. Speculations had been running that Seth Rollins will be coming to this week’s Raw to confront The Fiend, but that didn’t happen either. There is again news that Seth Rollins may come to Raw and talk about what happen of Hell in a Cell. He may also tease the future match between him and The Fiend. It is reported that the next match between the two can happen at WWE Crown Jewel.  Also Read l WWE News: Official statement addressing Hell In A Cell ending Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 21:33 IST WWE Rumours: Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar And Tyson Fury May Return WWE Rumours: The newfound rivalry between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman is also expected to get more screen time as Fury may once again return to Raw. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Richard Olele Kingson joins Great Olympics

first_imgReports reaching Joy Sports is that Great Olympics have signed former Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson on a one-year deal.Kingson has been without a club since terminating his contract with Turkish side Balikesirspor in 2014 after a helping to secure promotion to the top-flight.The 36-year-old will be making a return to his first professional club where he was between the sticks for one year before leaving for Galatasaray.Olympics returned to the Ghana Premier League this season after four years in the second-tier league.“We have agreed terms with him and he should be eligible to play for us when we receive his International Transfer Certificate,” Olympics General Manager saidKingson has rich experience in international football after playing in four Africa Cup of Nations and two FIFA World Cup finals.last_img read more

Kevin Durant’s original injury involved Achilles, sports doctor speculates

first_imgDurant was scheduled to have an MRI Tuesday to reveal more about his condition.The Warriors rallied from a six-point deficit late in Game 5 to cut the Raptors’ NBA Finals lead to 3-2. The Warriors host Game 6 Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. When Kevin Durant hurt his leg May 8 in the Warriors’ playoff series against the Rockets, many feared it was an Achilles injury.Although Golden State quickly announced Durant had suffered a calf strain, some observers wondered if that initial hunch was correct. Count Dr. David Chao among those skeptics. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Chao spent almost two decades as an NFL head team physician for the Chargers. Today he’s best known for his instant analysis on sports injuries for outlets ranging from the NFL Network to SiriusXM Sports. After seeing Durant suffer another leg injury Monday night in Game 5 against the Raptors, Dr. Chao is convinced his initial theory is correct.Durant, who had not played in 32 days since suffering the initial injury, went down in the second quarter Monday and had to be helped off the court. He left the arena on crutches, and the Warriors reportedly fear he suffered a torn Achilles.Dr. Chao said he made his initial diagnosis last month of an Achilles injury after reviewing video and seeing Durant ice his leg down near the Achilles. After reviewing video of Monday’s incident, he said it appears Durant’s calf muscle was so strong it overpowered his Achilles, which he says can be seen rippling in his lower leg in this replay.Pay attention to how #KevinDurant right calf contracts violently. Beleive it or not, the strength of the gasteocnemius muscle contracting so quickly/forcefully is what tears the Achilles tendon.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) June 11, 2019The violent muscle contraction and “ripple” is evidence the muscle overpowered the tendon,” Dr. Chao wrote Tuesday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. “It is like in a game of tug-of-war — if the rope breaks or the other side let’s go, the “winning side” falls down backwards in a heap. In this way, Durant had to have a strong calf muscle to tear his Achilles, which speaks against a calf muscle strain.”The theory here (not fact) is that Durant had some partial injury to his Achilles that the Warriors knew about and treated appropriately with over a month’s rest and made a calculated risk/reward decision that didn’t work out.”Dr. Chao studiously points out he is “in no way being critical of the Warriors or their medical staff.”It’s all a matter of semantics.“’Calf’” is not technically wrong, as they did not say calf muscle and the Achilles can be considered part of the calf/lower leg area,” Dr. Chao wrote. “The team doctors do not give the verbiage to reporters; the team makes that call. “Again, to be clear, I am not saying the doctors misdiagnosed a potential Achilles as a calf. The likelihood is they knew exactly what was going on but that doesn’t get translated to the public.”There would be obvious reasons for the Warriors to avoid using the term “Achilles” for the initial injury. With Durant possibly headed off into free agency this summer, an Achilles injury sounds more ominous than a calf strain.last_img read more

KCCA FC face Nigeria, Tunisia opponents next

first_imgMatchday 3 (June 2-4)Gp A: KCCA v Rivers, FUS v AfricainGp B: Swallows v Mouloudia, Sfaxien v PlatinumGp C: Smouha v Hilal, Zesco v LiboloGp D: Mounana v Horoya, Mazembe v SuperSportMarchday 4 (June 20-21)Gp A: Rivers v KCCA, Africain v FUSGp B: Mouloudia v Swallows, Platinum v SfaxienGp C: Hilal v Smouha, Libolo v ZescoGp D: Horoya v Mounana, SuperSport v MazembeMatchday 5 (June 30-July 2)Gp A: KCCA v FUS, Rivers v AfricainGp B: Swallows v Sfaxien, Mouloudia v PlatinumGp C: Smouha v Zesco, Hilal v LiboloGp D: Mounana v Mazembe, Horoya v SuperSportMatchday 6 (July 7-9)Gp A: FUS v Rivers, Africain v KCCAGp B: Sfaxien v Mouloudia, Platinum v SwallowsGp C: Zesco v Hilal, Libolo v SmouhaGp D: Mazembe v Horoya, SuperSport v MounanaNote: group winners and runners-up qualify for quarter-finals Share on: WhatsApp KCCA striker SserunkumaCONFEDERATION CUP: Mazembe begin group campaign against MounanaJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Uganda’s KCCA have got a tough group in the CAF Confederation Cup where they will face Tunisian, Nigerian and Morocco opponents.FUS Rabat of Morocco, also former winners of the secondary competition, face Club Africain of Tunisia, Rivers United of Nigeria and KCCA of Uganda in Group A.The group stage of the 14-year-old competition was increased from eight clubs to 16 this year in a new format.A cash boost guarantees all clubs $275,000 (250,000 euros) while the winners pocket $1.25 million.CAF Confederation Cup title-holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo will begin their group campaign in May at home to CF Mounana of Gabon.Mazembe and Mounana were placed in Group D with SuperSport United of South Africa and Horoya of Guinea when the draw was made in Cairo on Wednesday.Popularly known as the “Ravens”, the club from southern Congolese city Lubumbashi are the second most successful in CAF competitions with 10 titles.Mazembe outclassed Mouloudia Bejaia of Algeria 5-2 on aggregate last year to win the Confederation Cup for the first time after finishing runners-up four years ago.They began this year in the richer and more prestigious CAF Champions League only to be demoted after a shock qualifying loss to CAPS United of Zimbabwe.Only six of the 16 Champions League demotees survived a play-off phase in which they were pitted against survivors from two rounds of Confederation Cup qualifying.Record three-time Confederation Cup winners CS Sfaxien of Tunisia were placed in Group B with Platinum Stars of South Africa, Mouloudia Alger of Algeria and Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland.FUS Rabat of Morocco, also former winners of the secondary competition, face Club Africain of Tunisia, Rivers United of Nigeria and KCCA of Uganda in Group A.Zesco United of Zambia, Recreativo Libolo of Angola, Al Hilal Obeid of Sudan and Smouha of Egypt are in Group C.Matchday 1 (May 12-14)Gp A: FUS Rabat (MAR) v KCCA (UGA), Club Africain (TUN) v Rivers Utd (NGR)Gp B: CS Sfaxien (TUN) v Mbabane Swallows (SWZ), Platinum Stars (RSA) v Mouloudia Alger (ALG)Gp C: Zesco Utd (ZAM) v Smouha (EGY), Recreativo Libolo (ANG) v Al Hilal Obeid (SUD)Gp D: TP Mazembe (COD, holders) v CF Mounana (GAB), SuperSport Utd (RSA) v Horoya (GUI)Matchday 2 (May 23-24)Gp A: Rivers v FUS, KCCA v AfricainGp B: Mouloudia v Sfaxien, Swallows v PlatinumGp C: Hilal v Zesco, Smouha v LiboloGp D: Horoya v Mazembe, Mounana v SuperSportlast_img read more

Family and Juvenile Court to Host National Adoption Day Celebration

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersFamily and Juvenile Court (FJC) invites you to join in Thurston County’s 14th annual celebration of National Adoption Day on Thursday, November 15, at 4:00 p.m. Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court will be holding a special event to celebrate all families who adopt and help raise awareness of the 2,000 plus legally free children in Washington State foster care awaiting a forever family. Many committed judges, government agencies, lawyers, private individuals, families, and programs have joined together to commemorate this special day. The highlight will be several local families publicly finalizing their adoptions!What: National Adoption Day CelebrationWhen:  Thursday, November 15, 2017, beginning at 4:00 p.m.Where: Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court, 2801 32nd Avenue SW, Tumwater, WashingtonNational Adoption Day is celebrated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Thurston County, more than one-thousand children have been adopted by stepparents, domestic partners, individuals, and couples since Thurston County began celebrating National Adoption Day in 2004.  These families make a real difference in the lives of children and our community.The Adoption Day Ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments and socializing will follow at 4:30 p.m. with activities, including The Dave Thomas Foundation and craft projects from the Hands On Children’s Museum.This event is sponsored by Thurston County Superior Court, Family and Juvenile Court, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Thurston County Bar Association, and many local area businesses.last_img read more

All Blacks cleared over Sonny Bill

first_imgWilliams took a blow to the head when making a tackle early in the All Blacks’ 54-34 win over the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday.The 32-year-old appeared to be struggling after sustaining another couple of big impacts, but did not undergo the HIA protocols.SANZAAR reviewed the incident and concluded that there had been no “deliberate failure” on the part of the world champions in the way they handled the situation.The Rugby Championship organisers, however, deemed that Williams should have been removed from the field, as footage showed he was suffering from ataxia.Andy Marinos, SANZAAR’s chief executive officer, stated: “This is an unfortunate set of circumstances given the acute focus and attention we are all applying to player safety and in particular the HIA protocols.”NZ Rugby has been proactive in its management of Sonny Bill Williams and we have full confidence in its processes to manage his return to play – as NZR has illustrated with other players such as Dane Coles and Ben Smith this year already. Photo Getty Images. Caption: New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams “Additionally, New Zealand Rugby has confirmed that Sonny Bill Williams is being managed in line with World Rugby HIA protocols, including HIA 3 and computer neuro-cognitive assessment, and will progress to a graduated return to play if asymptomatic.”center_img “As a consequence, and even though there was no deliberate failure apparent, SANZAAR has taken the opportunity to strongly reinforce World Rugby HIA protocols including video analysis during the game, to all teams, match day medical staff and match officials participating in The Rugby Championship.last_img read more

Russell fires KKR to victory

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC): Irrepressible West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell played a small cameo with the bat, grabbed four wickets and bowled a remarkable final over as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shot to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a tense seven-run victory over Kings XI Punjab here yesterday. The Jamaican lashed 16 from 10 balls at the death as KKR rallied to 164 for three off their 20 overs, after they were sent in at Eden Gardens. KKR were propelled though by openers Robin Uthappa, who stroked 70, and Gautam Gambhir, who gathered 54. In reply, Kings XI’s run chase was crippled by pacer Russell’s opening burst, which reduced them to 13 for three in the fourth over; and despite Australian Glenn Maxwell’s superb top score of 68, the visitors could only reach 157 for nine. Kings XI required 12 runs from the final over but Russell, voted Man of the Match, proved outstanding in conceding just four runs, effecting a run out and grabbing another wicket to finish with four for 20 from his four overs. With the victory, KKR joined new boys Gujarat Lions on 12 points, but topped the standings courtesy of a superior net run rate. Uthappa lashed six fours and two sixes off 49 balls in posting 101 off 81 deliveries for the first wicket with Gambhir, before adding 36 for the second wicket with Yusuf Pathan, who finished on 19 not out. Russell arrived in the 17th over to help give KKR a flourish at the end, belting a four and a six in putting on 27 for the third wicket, before falling to the final delivery of the innings. The 28-year-old then gave KKR a fine start, claiming Marcus Stoinis without scoring off the fourth ball of the innings, with a single run on the board. In his next over, Russell had Manan Vohra caught at deep backward square without scoring as Kings XI tumbled at the top. Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha (24) put on 40 for the fourth wicket and added a further 67 for the fifth wicket with David Miller (13). However, Maxwell fell in the 16th over with 45 runs needed from 27 balls and Russell returned in the 18th over to remove the dangerous Miller and swing the advantage KKR’s way. In the final over, Russell ran out Axar Patel for 21 after Gurkeerat Singh drove the second delivery back to him and he turned and hit the stumps, with the batsmen at the non-striker backing up too far. Gurkeerat Singh was then run out off the next delivery, attempting a second run to the deep, and Russell picked up his fourth wicket when he trapped Swapnil Singh lbw with a full length delivery, to the first ball he faced. ADDING ON RUNSlast_img read more