Final weekend to register for Taylor One-Pitch

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Mixed Slow Pitch League will host their One-Pitch Tournament next weekend in Taylor.Due to the rising popularity of the Arnie Isberg One-Pitch, tournament organizer Tyson Hildebrand opened up registration to teams outside of Taylor.As of July 12th, the tournament has 16 teams registered, seven more than it had the previous year. Hildebrand explained that the deadline for registration is July 13th though he will accept teams until the 16th.- Advertisement -Registration costs $350 per team and can be through calling Hildebrand at (250) 261-4750. E-Transfers are an acceptable form of payment and can be done by emailing tournament is a six men and four women format with four guaranteed games. Free camping is offered throughout the weekend.A portion of the tournament’s revenue will go towards purchasing safety cap fencing for next years season. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams.Advertisementlast_img read more

Teacher living in fear after receiving death threats from ex-lover

first_imgMichelle Nieuenkerk, a nursery school teacher who recently ended a relationship with her lover, is now living in fear after receiving a number of threats.As such, the 45-year-old mother of six is calling on the police to take the necessary actions.Michelle NieuenkerkSpeaking with Guyana Times, Nieuenkerk explained that on Thursday last, she went to work where her ex-lover, Stravo Evans, showed up and threatened to kill her because she did not buy him a birthday gift.“I simply told him that I texted you, what more you want? The response made him angry and started to tremble. He started to speak to me very loudly,” said Nieuenkerk.This prompted the Head Teacher of the school to take swift action and ask the man to leave the premises. However, shortly after, Evans returned and threatened the woman.The fearful woman related that a few staff members, including the cleaner and security guard, intervened and asked him to leave for the second time.Nieuenkerk noted that while the man was making threats, she ignored him but this made him angrier. Eventually, however, he drove off.Nevertheless, the woman said while she was at home, she received threatening messages via WhatsApp.The terrified teacher explained that “When I open the message, I saw that he sent a photo of himself posing with a gun. He told me he will kill me and disfigure my face”.It was further related that Evans threatened to harm the woman’s 25-year-old son, with whom he is familiar. The woman claimed that she suffered both physical and mental abuse at the hands of Evans for the past two years.She, however, ended the relationship with Evans after he threw a brick at her, resulting in her receiving injuries.Several reports were made at the Ruimveldt Police Station but the man remains on the run. Nieuenkerk is hoping that the police apprehend him soon before he harms her.Evans is no stranger to the courts. He was slapped with several charges ranging from illegal possession of arms and ammunition, abduction, murder, and robbery.Several months ago, he was sentenced in absentia to two years’ imprisonment but never served his time behind bars. However, this incident with Nieuenkerk has the Police on high alert for the man.last_img read more


first_imgA MAN has appeared in court charged with stealing €150 worth of scrap metal.Martin Gerard Stokes, of Forest Park, Killygordon is accused of the theft at Meenalig, Cloghan, July 10, 2012.The case against the 49-year-old at Letterkenny District Court was adjourned. MAN IN COURT ON SCRAP METAL THEFT CHARGES was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KillygordonMartin Gerard Stokesscrao metaltheftlast_img read more

Bundoran St. Patrick’s Day Parade is going global!

first_imgToday’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Bundoran is set to be seen by a global audience as it is broadcast to the world via the Discover Bundoran Facebook page. People in all corners of the globe will be able to tune in from 3.30pm to see the Facebook Live stream at: Tourism Officer Shane Smyth says this will be the second time the broadcast of the parade has been done. He said: “We trialled this last year and had so much positive feedback with people watching all over the country and all over the world. Last year we just had pictures but this year we will have a full commentary of the parade to add an extra dimension to the broadcast.  We hope that people who cannot make it out to the parade or who are in another country will be able to experience the next best thing to being here!” The theme of this year’s parade is celebration of the 100th anniversary of the female vote in 1918. Business and community groups are encouraged to theme their entries around this idea.  As usual prizes will be on offer for the top 3 floats/entries in this year’s parade. At least 350 people will take part in the parade on Saturday which will feature dancers, performers, athletes, local community groups and local businesses. 5 bands will take part as well as a special group of guests – The Women of Irish Heritage who are travelling from New Jersey to take part.  The parade will as usual be led by a colour party from the 28th infantry battalion at nearby Finner Camp. Spectators are encouraged to gather on the street from 3:15pm to ensure a good vantage point.  Those travelling to Bundoran to watch the parade should note that parking is free in the town for the weekend with plenty of parking available right around the town. The Main Street will be closed to through traffic from approximately 3:15pm in order to facilitate the parade.  Anyone travelling to Donegal or Sligo should use the bypass between 3:15pm and 4:30pm.The broadcast of the parade will begin at 3:30pm on and will be available to watch back later on. The Discover Bundoran social media team will be on the ground right throughout the parade capturing the day on Instagram, video and photos which will be available across the social media channels.Bundoran St. Patrick’s Day Parade is going global! was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranlive streamparadeSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

CBI files chargesheet in Muzaffarpur shelter home case

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which has been investigating the sexual abuse case of Muzaffarpur shelter home, on Wednesday filed a chargesheet at special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Muzaffarpur. The Enforcement Directorate also summoned son and wife of the main accused Brajesh Thakur, for questioning on December 24 and 26 respectively.The CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal confirmed that the investigating agency has filed a chargesheet in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case at the special POCSO court in Muzaffarpur. Earlier, the CBI had said that 21 separate charge sheets will be filed in the case on the basis of statements of the victims. Over 17 arrestedOver 17 people, including the main accused in the case Brajesh Thakur who was running the NGO to manage the shelter home in a four-storey windowless building near his residence were arrested. Brajesh Thakur is currently lodged in Patiala jail in Punjab.last_img read more

From the Archive: Faith and Fury

first_imgA barefoot symphony in a Cameroonian village with old newspapers tightly tied with string. Tactical rampage down a Sao Paolo beach with two precious socks rolled together. The rattle of a dribbled tin can on the lanes snaking through the Buenos Aires shantytowns.Soccer is sport at its most elemental: Anything,A barefoot symphony in a Cameroonian village with old newspapers tightly tied with string. Tactical rampage down a Sao Paolo beach with two precious socks rolled together. The rattle of a dribbled tin can on the lanes snaking through the Buenos Aires shantytowns.Soccer is sport at its most elemental: Anything can be a ball, anywhere a field of dreams, only passion the mandatory shirt to be pulled on. In this primitiveness of soccer rests its universal appeal; in its intrinsic dance-wingers spinning away from markers,strikers pirouetting in the box, midfielders on spiralling runs-lies its aesthetic value. Holland striker Marco van Basten flew across the field with such sinewy splendour that a Dutch TV documentary compared his movements to a ballet dancer’s. When Brazilian Ronaldo burst like a weaving ox through defences, a Spanish journalist wrote: “He has the constitution of a champion boxer, but the feet of Fred Astaire.Yet greatness has one final measurement. In Yaounde, Cameroon, stands a statue of Roger Milla; in Sao Paolo the faithful explain that when Pele meets the Pope, it is Pele who is granting the audience; in Buenos Aires boys still genuflect at the altar of a factory worker’s son called Diego Maradona. It is the worship accorded to men who danced their finest on the World Cup stage.last_img read more

Bucks clinch top seed in the East with win over 76ers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors roll past Lakers as they close in on West’s top seed Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philadelphia: Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell in the pregame and sat in a suite alongside teammate Rhys Hoskins and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. . Hall of Famer Allen Iverson sat courtside and embraced Harper in the arena’s back hallway. . James Ennis III sat after re-aggravating a right quad injury in Wednesday’s 130-122 loss at Atlanta. He is expected to miss two weeks.UP NEXTBucks: Host Brooklyn on Saturday.76ers: At Chicago on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “It’s been a really special year,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I’m very proud of the team.”Embiid returned from a three-game absence and had 34 points, 13 rebounds, 13 assists and three blocks. He tipped his cap to Antetokounmpo.“He’s a helluva player,” Embiid said. “You know every time you go against him it’s a challenge. He’s really good.”JJ Redick scored 29 points and Mike Scott, starting for injured Jimmy Butler, had 22 points for the 76ers, who are two games in front of Boston in the race for the No. 3 seed in the East with three games left.“We struggled guarding them, didn’t we?” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We gotta do better.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Officials separate Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe, left, and Philadelphia 76ers’ Mike Scott after a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped Milwaukee lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the NBA playoffs with another MVP-worthy performance.Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a 128-122 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night as the Bucks clinched the top spot in the conference and the top overall top seed in the upcoming playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I was just trying to make plays and try to find the opportunity to attack,” Antetokounmpo said.Antetokounmpo reached 25 or more points and 10-plus rebounds in a game for the 42nd time this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He’s been doing it all for us this whole season,” Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton said.Middleton added 22 points and George Hill had 20 for the Bucks, who locked up home-court advantage with three regular-season games remaining. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid The 76ers led by seven points in the fourth quarter when Embiid’s 3-pointer with 8:14 left made it 102-95. But the Bucks, behind the offense and defense of Antetokounmpo, whittled away at the deficit. The Bucks tied the game at 119 on a layup by Hill with 1:24 left.After Redick missed a 3, Hill scored again from close range off an assist from Antetokounmpo to give Milwaukee a 121-119 lead with 1:02 left. Antetokounmpo blocked Embiid’s attempt on Philadelphia’s ensuing possession and then assisted Sterling Brown’s layup that gave the Bucks a 123-119 lead with 40.1 seconds left. That was enough to carry Milwaukee to the win.ERIC’S EJECTIONThe Bucks lost Eric Bledsoe to an ejection when tempers flared 2½ minutes into the contest. After Antetokounmpo hit a 3, Bledsoe pushed Embiid in the back. The 76ers’ big man tossed the ball back at Bledsoe, and Bledsoe retaliated by firing the ball at Embiid’s chest. Embiid and Scott made a beeline for Bledsoe, but were restrained by officials.Scott and Embiid were issued technical fouls and Bledsoe, the Bucks’ third-leading scorer, was assessed a pair of technicals, resulting in his disqualification.“It’s unfortunate,” Budenholzer said. “Neither team wants to have somebody missing. Hopefully, we’ll be smarter and better for it. Maybe it’s better that it happens now.”BUTLER’S BACKPhiladelphia played without Butler, who missed for the second time in three games due to back tightness.TIP-INSMilwaukee: Middleton was back in the lineup after missing the last two contests with left groin soreness, and Ersan Ilyasova returned after missing Monday’s 131-121 win at Brooklyn due to a back injury. Ilyasova had three points in 19 minutes. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Green Protocol during swearing in ceremony tomorrow

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, May 24 (PTI): Suchitwa Mission, the nodal agency for sanitation in Kerala, will be joining hands with the city Corporation to implement green protocol in tomorrows swearing-in ceremony of the new LDF government in the state. The green protocol team would mark history by creating a zero-waste event, as this will be the first time ever a government swearing-in ceremony will be priortising on minimising the waste and there by the carbon foot print by observing green protocol, a press release said today. The new government would take office after the swearing-in ceremony at the Central Stadium, which can accommodate about 30,000 people. A team has been deployed to ensure green protocol during the event. Suchitwa Mission will arrange for 100 green volunteers who will be responsible for maintaining a disposable free green event, which will be its mission. Mayor V K Prashanth said the green protocol is a humble attempt to reduce and manage waste in a systematic manner. There will be water kiosks at 40 different locations spread at the venue, green volunteers will be more than happy to serve people with drinking water?. Suchitwa Missions Executive Director Dr K Vasuki, said “It is first time in the history that a State government swearing-in ceremony will be observing green protocol. The Mission is the state nodal agency for sanitation. It is constituted under local self government with the VISION of creating – A waste free Kerala with unpolluted environment public hygiene and cleanliness. PTI UD VSlast_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 5: As it happened

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of the fifth and final day’s play in the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.Post-match presentation:16.28 IST: “Last time I took a break, it was very difficult to handle. But my body is wanting it right now. My body has taken a toll in the last couple of years and now is theperfect time to take a break from the game,” Virat Kohli also said.16.27 IST: “When I wasn’t captain, it was difficult to think of situations. When Iwas finding my feet in Test cricket, I was under pressure. When I got to a milestone, I relaxed. Now, it’s a lot different,” Virat Kohli added.16.27 IST: “It was kind of a revelation that I can play in Tests the way I can doin ODIs. There’s nothing called set pattern these days, if you canbelieve in yourself, you can achieve anything in any format,” says Virat Kohli16.24 IST: Virat Kohli is also the Man of the Series for scoring 610 runs in threeTests at an average of 152.50 with three hundreds and two doublecenturies.16.24 IST: Virat Kohli adjudged Man of the Match for scoring 243 and 50 in both innings16.00 IST: Sri Lanka (373 & 299/5) hold on for a draw, India (536/7d & 246/5d) win series 1-0. This is their 9th successive series win under captain Virat KohliMost consecutive series-wins in Tests:9 Australia (2005-2008)9* India (2015-till date)8 England (1884-1890)#INDvSL #INDvsSL #SLvIND Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 6, 2017Dickwella walks down to the non-striker’s end. It at first seems that it is some sort of time wasting tactic. Well, hold on! The batsmen are asking the dressing room about calling off the game… And the signal from the dressing room comes in the affirmative! So it has ended in a DRAW! A moral victory for Sri Lanka nevertheless.Sri Lanka would be very pleased with their batting on the last day. Starting with Dhananjaya de Silva and they believed in themselves and carried on throughout the day.Day 1 belonged to India where we witnessed a big hundred from Vijayand a double hundred from Virat Kohli. India went on to score a massive 536/7 after what we can say was a absurd decision – not because of theplaying conditions but because of the environmental conditions. The SriLankan players were seen wearing masks while taking the field while fewof them were also seen throwing up on the field. They cannot be blamedas the conditions were also not up to the mark. Day 2 was a little moremedia catching for the wrong reasons.Sri Lanka played well especially the partnership between Angelo Mathewsand their skipper Dinesh Chandimal. They never changed the tide towardsthem but psychologically really changed their approach. India came outwith a positive approach in the following day but it really didn’tclick. They didn’t score as quickly as per their liking. They declaredtheir innings and gave Sri Lanka a target of 409 to win. India picked up a couple of wickets at the close of day 4 and would really believe that they could go all the way to win the game from there.The pitch didn’t help the Indian spinners on the final day as theydidn’t get much purchase from it. They picked up the wicket of Mathewsearly but Dhananjaya de Silva and his middle order stitched up goodpartnerships to remove all doubts about another collapse. Indian bowlers tried their best were unable to get the better of the Sri Lankanbatters. They had their opportunists with a stumping gone begging andJadeja’s extended stride which caused a no ball.So were India a little too over confident after the loss of the twoearly wickets the previous day? On another given day they would havewrapped up the Sri Lankan innings by Tea but some solid defense by thelatter’s saved the match.Sri Lanka’s 299/5 is the highest total by a visiting side in fourth inns of a Test match in India#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 6, 2017The Test ends in draw, but India win the series – their 9th series-win on the trot. With this India have equalled Australia’s world record of most consecutive series-wins in Test cricket.#INDvSL #INDvsSL #SLvsInd- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 6, 201715.59 IST: Both teams are just going through the motions now as the match is heading towards a draw. Sri Lanka 299/5 in 103 overs, need 111 runs from 7 oversadvertisement15.42 IST: Just 8 overs are left in the day and India still need 5 wickets. Sri Lanka 373 & 293/5 in 98 overs, need 117 runs more 15.34 IST: We are back for the last one hour of the match. Jadeja to continue.15.31 IST: Time for drinks.15.25 IST: Ashwin to Roshen, FOUR! Dickwella continues to live dangerously and is getting away with it as well. Tossed up around off, the southpaw crouches and goes for a slog sweep but his bottom hand comes off. Ends up mistiming it aerially towards short fine leg. Pujara runs to his right, puts in the dive but the ball evades him and runs through to the fence behind.3rd Test. 92.6: R Ashwin to R Silva (67), 4 runs, 283/5 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201715.15 IST: Virat Kohli has got hold of a kite. Not sure where it has come from but the skipper is having fun with it. The crowd enjoys it. Kohli hands it back to the umpire.15.04 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! Maiden test fifty for Roshen Silva on debut! After a duck in the first innings, he would have been feeling nervy when he came out to bat, considering the situation of the game. This stroke to reach his fifty sums up his confident knock and showcases the fact that this young man has got a strong temperament. Skips down the track to the tossed up delivery and creams it through covers for an exquisite boundary.15.04 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! The debutant is growing in confidence. Coming in with the arm around off, Silva is nimble on feet and clips it through the gap between mid on and short mid-wicket. Both the fielders, Ashwin at the former position and Pujara at the latter, give up the chase too quickly as the ball rolls to the ropes. Jadeja is not amused one bit.14.53 IST: Shami to Dickwella, FOUR! Nice execution. Turns out to be a safe shot in the end. Shami tries to unsettle Dickwella with a short delivery. However, the southpaw remains cool as a cucumber and ramps it over the slip cordon for a one-bounce boundary. The wicket-keeper is enjoying the situation at present.14.49 IST: Virat Kohli urges the crowd to cheer for them. The Feroz Shah Kohli is buzzing right now. The Indian needs their backing if they are to break the resistance of the visitors.14.48 IST: The crowd is getting into the act. India need their backing if they are to break the resistance of the visitors.14.46 IST: Sri Lanka 373, 243/5 in 84 overs, need 167 runs. Roshen 41*, Dickwella 21*14.43 IST: Shami to Dickwella, FOUR! Lucky runs! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dickwella looks to force it through covers but gets a thick outside edge in the gap between second slip and gully and the ball races away to the fence. Dickwella is riding his luck but that is the way he play.14.40 IST: Ishant to Roshen, FOUR! 4 Byes! Welcome runs for Sri Lanka even though runs don’t matter for them. This ball is bowled a little wide outside leg, Silva tries to flick it but misses it. The ball goes past a diving Saha for a boundary.advertisement14.35 IST: Shami starts the final session for India with a maiden over with the new ball. Sri Lanka 373 & 226/5 in 82 overs, need 184 runs more14.32 IST: The Sri Lankan pair of Dickwella and Roshen Silva walk out to the middle. The umpires and the Indian team are also out. Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India with Roshen Silva on strike14.30 IST: Final Day, Final Session – India have exactly 25 overs to get the remaining 5 Sri Lankan wickets to clinch a 2-0 series win. But that’s easier said than done!14.12 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 226/5 at tea on Day 5 vs India (536/7d & 246/5d), need 184 runs more. Dhananjaya 119*, Roshen 38*, Ashwin 1/101Wonderful closely contested session! This is what we would have loved to watch the entire series – decent performance from Sri Lanka. Once again it is a passage of play where they haven’t lost wickets in clusters and as the batsmen are spending time at the crease, the confidence is getting high along with the runs that flow. This innings so far has belonged to Dhananjaya de Silva. The youngster wasn’t in the side in the first couple of games and here he is, playing a match-saving knock. The job’s not done though but his innings has his side just one session away from salvaging a draw which very few would have given them a chance of. It was a chanceless knock till the time Ashwin spilled a hard caught-and-bowled chance. He walked out eventually after what we believe is a muscle-pull. What did India do? Almost everything possible. Ashwin and Jadeja bowled more overs in a bid to have more balls to get a dismissal. They handed an over each to Vijay and Kohli. They tried changing the pacers’ ends and used them in short spells. Finally they have taken the second new ball. This forthcoming passage of play should be interesting. Will the hosts succeed in their mission to win 2-0 with this second new cherry? Join us as the action unravels in just a bit.At Tea on Day 5, Sri Lanka are 373 & 226/5. India need 5 wickets to win the match #INDvSL BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201714.12 IST: Ishant to Dickwella, A big appeal, turned down! India thought they have their man but have to wait. Sharma lands it on a length around off. Dickwella misses the ball and wears it high on the pad. Indians appeal to no avail. Height the factor definitely. India don’t opt for the review, rightly. That’s TEA, FINAL DAY! 14.06 IST: Ishant to Dickwella, FOUR! What a wonderful looking shot that! There are times as a fielder wherein you have to take the quick decision in a split second as to whether to dive or chase the ball. This was one such instance. Vijay the man in question.14.06 IST: Second new ball has been taken by the Indians and Ishant Sharma will have a crack with it first up. Sri Lanka 373 & 222/5 in 80 overs, need 188 runs more14.03 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! Oh Ashwin! How does he manage to put up a show of such (bad) fielding effort game after game?13.58 IST: Ashwin to Dickwella, FOUR! This is what Dickwella can do. Even though he was dismissed by Ashwin in the first innings, he won’t let the bowler have the rhythm against him. Flighted ball around off, Niroshan gets down and sweeps it powerfully in front of square on the leg side and gets a boundary. Gets going with this.13.55 IST: Jadeja to Roshen, FOUR! This is what spending time in the middle can do. Jadeja loops it up around off, Silva charges down and drives it crisply through covers for a boundary.13.53 IST: RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN back into the attack. Probably this has something to do with Dickwella at the crease now. India sense an opening.13.52 IST: BIG BLOW FOR LANKA! Dhananjaya de Silva is seen walking out after that injury is seen hampering him as well as his partner. Roshen Silva had to take into account his partner’s struggles and that was a problem, opine the on-air commentators. NIROSHAN DICKWELLA is seen walking out to bat next.13.45 IST: Huge cheers across the ground as VIRAT KOHLI has brought himself on for a bowl. Can he be the man with the golden arm? Remember, he is going through a purple patch with the bat. Can he translate it to his bowling?13.43 IST: Guess what! MURALI VIJAY, with one Test scalp to his name, has been called in to bowl. Moeen Ali is his victim. Interestingly, he is bowling with his cap on.13.43 IST: Jadeja on Day 5 in Test matches has bowled in 16 innings for his 22 wickets. His average is 16.8 in such cases. Today, he has picked up just a scalp, notwithstanding the one that was overturned due to overstepping. Maybe the pitch plays a major part in his success but he has continued to trouble the batsmen even today. Numbers don’t lie, do they?13.30 IST: Jadeja to Silva, FOUR! Brings up the 200 for Sri Lanka (373 & 201/5 in 73.2 overs), need 209 runs more13.38 IST: Ashwin to Silva, takes a single to bring up the fifty-run partnership13,38 IST: The physio has run more than some of the Sri Lankan batters have done for their runs! Has come on again for de Silva who looks uncomfortable.13:25 IST: 68.2: Ashwin to Silva, DROPPED! The one’s that come quickly to you are difficult ones but this wasn’t as tough. Ashwin loops it up around middle, Dhananjaya charges down and hits it straight back. It flies to the right of the bowler, who is a tad late in reacting and spills the chance. Will this prove costly?13:16 IST: CENTURY! 65.4: M Shami to Silva, Classy, clever, confident – the three words that will describe this knock from Dhananjaya de Silva. He gets to his 3rd TEST CENTURY and soaks in all the applause that he gets. He walked in to bat late last evening when Shami was steaming in, in all his glory. Got through that phase and also the spinners then. Now here he is, celebrating a deserving hundred.13:15 IST: 65.3: M Shami to Silva, What a delivery! Something that de Silva won’t like. Shami bangs a sharp bouncer on the stumps, the batsman has to take evasive action in a hurry. Sways back and lets the ball pass.13.12 IST: Drinks are on the field now. Sri Lanka 373 & 163/5 in 65 overs, need 247 runs more. Dhananjaya 97*, Roshen 9*13.05 IST: Shami to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Sri Lanka! Short delivery outside off, de Silva punches it nicely past Ishant Sharma. The tall man gives it a chase but comes second best.13.05 IST: Shami to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Great timing! Full delivery on middle and leg, Roshen Silva strides forward and strokes it past mid on for a glorious boundary.12.54 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 153/5 in 61 overs, need 257 runs more. Dhananjaya 91*, Roshen 5*Dhananjaya de Silva is being a paid of lot of attention by the medical staff. He is absolutely vital for Sri Lanka. This can be turning point of his career if he can score a big ton. He gets his arm guard on now as MOHAMMED SHAMI returns for a bowl. A catching silly mid off and mid on in place.12.41 IST: Ashwin to Roshen, FOUR! Streaky runs but Silva avoids the pair! Around leg stump, Silva gets a tickle on it and it goes through the gap between the keeper and leg slip for a boundary.12.36 IST: Dhananjaya calls out the physio again. He does his stretching again and has a look of anguish on his face. Meanwhile, the debutant, Roshen Silva comes out to bat. He was dismissed by Ashwin for a duck in the first innings. Can he stick through the tough times?12.36 IST: Ashwin to Chandimal, OUT! b Ashwin 36 (90 balls)Bowled ’em! Ashwin get his first wicket of this innings and he is absolutely elated! He bowls this one slower through the air well outside off. Chandimal skips down the track and tries to whip it to the leg side but misses it completely. The ball goes through the gate between his bat and pad and hits the stumps. The brilliant 112-run stand comes to an end. Is that the opening India needed?12.22 iST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Russel Arnold on air makes us aware about a good thing. In an interview, Ashwin had mentioned that when he went to England to play county cricket, he learned a lot as the tracks there don’t offer much assistance as compared to the subcontinental ones. That holds him in good stead for the future.3rd Test. 50.4: R Ashwin to D de Silva (88), 4 runs, 142/4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201712.20 IST: Russel Arnold on air makes us aware about a good thing. In an interview, Ashwin had mentioned that when he went to England to play county cricket, he learned a lot as the tracks there don’t offer much assistance as compared to the subcontinental ones. That holds him in good stead for the future.12.11 IST: Jadeja to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Fearless cricket from the youngster! Tossed up delivery on off, de Siva is nimble on his feet and drives it hard past Jadeja. The ball rolls down the ground and races to the fence. He has created doubt in the batsman’s mind in the first ball after lunch itself.12.05 IST: What will skipper Kohli have at the back of his mind at the moment? How will he try to get the better of the Sri Lankan pair out there? Jadeja clearly looks like the more dangerous bowler out there troubling the batters. Will we see a sudden collapse like the English men did earlier in the day or will de Silva make a big daddy hundred and hang on with his skipper till the sun sets? Do join us back at 1209 local time for post lunch. Until then you can too have your quick bite and continue enjoying whatever you’re doing.11.33 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 119/4 at lunch on Day 5 vs India (536/7d & 246/5d), need 291 runs more. Dhananjaya 72*, Chandimal 27*, Jadeja 3/25Session highlights – 31 overs, 88 runs, 1 wicket. Figures will tell you it was a shared session. But Sri Lanka will believe they controlled the period of play. India will be happier with the initial stages of the day. They got rid of the dangerous Mathews from a smart catch by Rahane at slips. Mathews won’t be pleased after seeing the replay as it was a no ball. Umpire Joel Wilson the culprit behind it. De Silva didn’t look like he wanted to save the match by just knocking the ball here and there. He took the attack to the Indian bowlers.He was not afraid to play his shots and kept attacking the bowlers. Chandimal on the other hand was playing his natural game. Picking up singles and hitting the odd ball. But that’s not all. He was giving a present by Jadeja on his birthday when it should have been the other way round. The Sri Lanka skipper was castled by a peach of a ball from Jadeja but umpire didn’t take chances this time and went to the T.V umpire for referral. Chandimal was all smiles after seeing the replay on the giant screen.At Lunch on Day 5 of the final Test, Sri Lanka are (373 & 119/4). India need 6 wickets to win the match.Updates – #INDvSL BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201711.23 IST: BIG MOMENT IN THE GAME! Jadeja castles Chandimal with an absolute snorter but replays showed it was a NO BALL. SL 373 & 114/4, need 296 runs11.16 IST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Cheeky but effective! The youngster is here to get some runs against his name and not just prod and block. This delivery was in line of the stumps, Dhananjaya gets down and paddles it away. It was in the air a bit but not near any fielder. The ball rolls away to the fine leg fence.11.14 IST: Meanwhile at Adelaide, Australia (442/8d & 138) beat England (227 & 233) by 120 runs in the 2nd Test to take a 2-0 lead in 5-match series (Starc 5/88, Hazlewood 2/49)The winning moment for Australia! #Ashes#ohwhatafeeling @Toyota_Aus (@CricketAus) December 6, 20173rd Test. 37.5: M Shami to D Chandimal (21), 4 runs, 95/4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 20173rd Test. 34.2: R Ashwin to D de Silva (55), 4 runs, 91/4 #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 201710.58 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva was seen hanging on the back foot for the fuller delivery on 35.4. Matthew Hayden, the tough Aussie that he is, loves that. Says it signifies that the batsman is a tad scared of the pacer and that is something that the pacers in general love.10.52 IST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! The Lankans maybe playing for a draw, but Dhananjaya has his own ideas. He’s a promising youngster and this innings proves that. The confident shot that he has played to get to his 3rd TEST FIFTY is a joy to watch. Seeing the flight on that delivery, he uses his feet to get to the ball. Gets out the lovely extension of arms and goes over mid on. The ball bouncer just in front of the ropes and then goes for a boundary.10.43 IST: Ashwin to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva has looked good this morning. He has been clever with his shot selection, too. Goes with the turn this time. Gets down on one knee and slogs it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Moves to 49 with that.10.32 IST: Drinks are on the field now with Sri Lanka 373 & 64/4 in 30 overs, need 346 runs more. Dhananjaya 43*, Chandimal 2*.India will be happy with an early breakthrough of Angelo Mathews. They will look to get some more as soon as possible. De Silva is not afraid to play his shorts and Chandimal will make his presence felt. Meanwhile, RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN gets the ball to bowl his spin.The highest successful chase in India by any side: 387 by India v England at Chennai in 2008India’s lead now: 390#IndvSL- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 5, 201710.28 IST: Jadeja to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Good use of the feet! Tossed up delivery around off, de Silva comes down the track and clips it against the spin through in front of square leg. Pujara from mid-wicket sprints but the ball eventually wins the race.10.18 IST: Shami comes into the attack and bowls a maiden first up. Sri Lanka 373 & 49/4 in 26 overs, need 361 runs 10.17 IST: The carelessness of youth is clearly visible. Shami is testing Dhananjaya de Silva with bouncers and is falling for the bait. He needs to keep his cool otherwise he will lose his wicket. Patience is what matters at this moment and de Silva needs to apply himself.10.14 IST: And just as Gavaskar suggested, Shami has been brought into the attack now.10.14 IST: Sunil Gavaskar on air reckons that Kohli might be thinking about bringing Shami from the fort end, the end from which Jadeja is bowling now. The pace bowler was at his mercurial best in his three over spell last evening and he bowled from the same end. Sooner or later, he will be introduced into the attack.10.13 IST: Sri Lanka 373 & 49/4 in 26 overs, need 361 runs10.11 IST: Jadeja to Dhananjaya, FOUR!9.58 IST: Oh no! The delivery which consumed Mathews was a no ball for overstepping. Joel Wilson didn’t spot it. Blunder from the umpire. How much will this cost the Sri Lankans? The umpires usually check for the front foot when a wicket falls.9.57 IST: Ishant to Dhananjaya, FOUR! Short again and pulled away again. Ishant bowling short but Dhananjaya is up to the challenge. Similar ball, Dhananjaya gets to position and pulls it in front of square this time. The result is the same.9.57 IST: Ishant to Dhananjaya, FOUR! First boundary of the day. Ishant Sharma balls it short trying to exploit those patches but Danajaya responds well. He is quick to get on his back foot and pulls it away to deep square leg to the fence.9.55 IST: The skipper, Dinesh Chandimal strides out to bat. His team in deep trouble at the moment. A herculean effort from him is the need of the hour. Can he play a marathon knock? He will need support from his partners as well.9.54 IST: Jadeja to Mathews, OUT! c Rahane 1 (20 balls)The birthday boy is on fire! Excellent catch from Rahane at first slip as well. Jadeja bowls this one around off, gets a bit of drift again. Mathews prods forward to account for the angle but the ball grips and turns away substantially.9.43 IST: Russel Arnold makes a fair point on air. There are quite a few cracks on the back of the length area. As a result, the seamers are getting a lot of assistance from the deck. Credit to Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami for being on the money. The Sri Lankan pace bowlers had failed to exploit that and hence, didn’t create any sort of trouble for the batsmen.9.43 IST: Ishant follows up Jadeja’s maiden with a one of his own. Sri Lanka 373 & 34/3, need 376 runs9.39 IST: Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan who turned 32 yesterday was smeared with cake all over his face last night.We are not letting the birthday boy @SDhawan25 escape today. ??? BCCI (@BCCI) December 5, 20179.38 IST: Jadeja to share the attack with Ishant and he starts off with a maiden over. Sri Lanka 373 & 34/3, need 376 runs 9.35 IST: Terrific first over from Ishant, he was bang on target from ball one. Just three runs came off the first over of the day. Sri Lanka 373 & 34/3, need 376 runs9.30 IST: We are set to get rolling. ANGELO MATHEWS and DHANANJAYA DE SILVA to resume their innings. The first hour of this morning will be very crucial from the visitors point of view. If they manage to see it off without losing a wicket, their confidence will rise. ISHANT SHARMA to steam in with the ball first up. Three slips and a gully in place. Here we go…9.25 IST: If Sri Lanka put up a stern resistance which has been missing for a long time, it will be a joy for ardent cricketing fans all around the globe! The odds are stacked against them but when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Will the Lankan Lions salvage a draw? Or will the No. 1 ranked Test side in the world run away with the show? Stay with us as the action unfolds…Here’s wishing one of #TeamIndia’s rockstars @imjadeja a very happy birthday #HappyBirthdayJaddu BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 20179.20 IST: Hello and a warm welcome to the coverage of the last day of the final Test match between India and Sri Lanka in Delhi. Good news is that bright skies welcome us at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Let’s hope the weather stays this way throughout the course of the day. The hosts are in thorough control of the proceedings and are basking in the glory of the sun. The spin twins, Ashwin and Jadeja, were operating in tandem towards the end of yesterday and it seemed that a wicket is always around the corner. On a subcontinental Day 5 pitch, it will be an uphill task for the Sri Lankan batsmen to tackle them. Even the seamers Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami are breathing fire.On the other hand, the visitors need only one thing – a resolute and firm approach. With still 379 runs away from the target, winning the game is almost out of the equation for them. The question is, can they save the match? It will largely depend upon the experience of Mathews and Chandimal. The duo stitched a 181-run in their previous innings and showed hunger to achieve the best.#TeamIndia prepping up for the final day of the final Test #INDvSL BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 2017Brief Preview:India set Sri Lanka a daunting 410-run victory target and dented the tourists’ top order to maintain their iron grip on the third and final test on Tuesday.Having secured a handy 163-run first-innings lead, India declared on 246 for five about 45 minutes after tea and Sri Lanka were reeling on 31 for three when bad light stopped play with the tourists still needing 379 runs to level the series.Dhananjaya de Silva was batting on 13 with first-innings centurion Angelo Mathews yet to open his account at the other end.Mohammad Shami dismissed opener Sadeera Samarawickrama for five with a vicious bouncer before Ravindra Jadeja struck twice in the same over, dismissing Dimuth Karunaratne caught behind for 13 and bowling nightwatchman Suranga Lakmal for a duck.Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal made a career-best 164 to help Sri Lanka post 373 all out, their highest total in the series.last_img read more

Report: Turkey Seeks Warrant for NBA Player Enes Kanter

first_imgANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor’s office could not be reached by The Associated Press for comment.Kanter, who didn’t go with the Knicks this week for their game in London because he feared he could be killed over his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, responded on Twitter that the Turkish government could not present “any single piece of evidence of my wrongdoing.”“I don’t even have a parking ticket in the U.S.,” he wrote Wednesday.Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Erdogan, and his Turkish passport was revoked in 2017.This time, Sabah says prosecutors are seeking an Interpol “Red Notice” citing Kanter’s ties to exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for a failed coup in 2016, and accusing him of providing financial support to his group.Kanter said he feared assassination if he left the U.S. or Canada when he announced last week that he wouldn’t travel with the Knicks, who play the Washington Wizards at The O2 Arena on Thursday. The team said at the time Kanter wouldn’t make the trip because of a visa issue.Kanter denied that was the problem, even posting a photo of a travel document on social media, and made it clear his issue was his safety because of Erdogan, whom he has referred to as “the Hitler of our century.”“They’ve got a lot of spies there,” he said. “I think I can get killed there easy. It would be a very ugly situation.”While the Knicks are overseas, Kanter has posted a number of photos of himself meeting with U.S. congressmen. He also wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post explaining his decision and his reasons for standing against Erdogan.“My decision not to travel to London was difficult from a competitive standpoint but much easier from a safety one,” he wrote. “It helps puts a spotlight on how a dictator is wrecking Turkey — people have been killed, thousands are unjustly imprisoned, and countless lives have been ruined. That is no game.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more