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Cricket News I hope Raman isn’t criticised to bench Mithali Raj, says Ramesh Powar

Cricket News I hope Raman isn’t criticised to bench Mithali Raj, says Ramesh Powar

first_imgMithali Raj scored 24 runs in the last encounter.New Zealand thrashed India 3-0 in T20 Internationals. Ramesh Powar backs WV Raman’s decision to bench Mithali.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “So I was thinking ahead. My vision was that if we had won that game, it would have taken the team places in the future. In two to five years, these girls would have developed into a great team. That was my thought process.” Powar went onto to back WV Raman and spoke about the vision. He believes that Raman applied the same logic as he did a few months back and is hopeful that his decision will not be criticised by the populous.”He’s doing the same thing. He’s thinking ahead. There’s a vision. Everyone has a vision. A coach has to think about how to take his team forward. When I took this decision, I got a lot of criticism for it. I hope WV (Raman) gets a fair deal, and people don’t get negative about it, and look at the bigger picture.”He’s a newly-appointed coach. He needs some time to think about how he wants to take the team forward. He has started his vision. There’s no option but to think ahead. It’s not about Mithali; it’s about forging a combination which you think is right. He must be planning to build a team for the next T20 World Cup,” Powar concluded. New Delhi: India’s decision to bench Mithali Raj in the first two games of three-match T20 International series against New Zealand made to the headlines and made one man feel vindicated – Ramesh Powar. The former Indian head coach faced a lot of criticism on social media after dropping Mithali from the playing eleven in semi-final encounter against England last year.But to everyone’s surprise the current head coach, WV Raman continued the thought which his counterpart did a few months back. On this, Ramesh Powar went on to show his disappointment.”I don’t know what exactly is happening, but he did what exactly I did. The coach must be having some vision about how to take this team forward. You can’t play forever. As a coach and captain, or the team management, you need to take a call about how to take the team forward,” he told TOI.Interestingly, Ramesh Powar’s decision was backed by the skipper and generated a fair bit of controversy. The former India cricketer said, “When I or the team management took that decision regarding Mithali, I wasn’t thinking about just the T20 World Cup. If the same team, which had beaten Australia in the league stage without the senior player, would have won the semifinal, and that team was almost under-25 in terms of age, it would have given them a huge amount of confidence.last_img read more

Trojans come up short against Colorado

Trojans come up short against Colorado

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team began its last regular season road trip Thursday with a 70-66 loss to No. 18 Colorado in Boulder, Colo. The loss prevented USC from avenging its 21-point Feb. 1 defeat to the Buffaloes, dropping the Trojans’ conference record to 8-6.  The loss mirrored the last minute effort that came up short against No. 24 Arizona nearly two weeks ago during an 85-80 loss. For a team on the bubble of making the NCAA Tournament, Thursday’s loss dealt a critical blow to the Trojans’ hopes of making the Big Dance. The game came down to the last minute and 20 seconds when USC cut Colorado’s lead to 3. Unfortunately for the Trojans, they couldn’t produce off their next possession. Senior guard Daniel Utomi traveled while about to take a 3-pointer during the game’s final seconds, giving the Buffaloes the ball and the game. Colorado hit a free throw during its last possession and escaped with the 4-point win.  Senior guard Jonah Mathews offered an admirable performance Thursday, shooting 63.6 % and scoring 17 points. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) From the start of the second half, it was clear Colorado had made the necessary adjustments and was ready to perform on offense. In the first three minutes of the half, the Buffaloes scored 12 points without missing a shot, overcoming the first half deficit and establishing a lead USC would never take back.  Much of Colorado’s comeback was predicated on exceptional ball movement. This left USC’s man-to-man defense scrambling and allowed for open looks both beyond the arc and in the paint against USC’s top defenders in freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu and senior forward Nick Rakocevic. Colorado finished the game with 16 assists in comparison to USC’s nine. USC’s offense still dominated in the paint and shot over 50% in the second half, but this couldn’t make up for Colorado’s lethal 3-point shooting. The Buffaloes dwarfed the Trojans with 24 points from beyond the arc compared to just 6 from USC. Okongwu’s offensive production kept USC hanging around. The star freshman was coming off of two missed games due to a concussion but didn’t stray much from his season scoring average by putting up 21 points.  Unlike Okongwu, USC’s bench was not up to the challenge Thursday. The Trojans’ subs shot 2-of-17 from the field. The only bench player to come off the bench and score was sophomore guard Elijah Weaver, who chipped in with 4 points.  Colorado shot 23% from the field through the game’s first 10 minutes. This improved to 34.5% by the half while USC’s offense began to lose its rhythm, leading to frantic shots and turnovers that reduced its 14-point lead to just 3 by halftime. “We’re happy to have [Okongwu] back,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “I thought he played a really good game tonight. Unfortunately, when it’s crunch time, we need all five guys to not make mental mistakes.” Early in the game, the Trojans looked like they could limit the Buffaloes’ offense, forcing seven turnovers in the first 10 minutes and establishing a 14-point advantage. Colorado fell into a five minute scoring drought but was revived by junior guard Tyler Bey. Bey’s drives to the rim repeatedly drew fouls and chipped away at USC’s lead.  The Trojans travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes Sunday. Tip-off is at 3 p.m.last_img read more

William Hill strengthens governance advisory with 3 Non Executive Director appointments

William Hill strengthens governance advisory with 3 Non Executive Director appointments

first_img Submit Related Articles Gareth Davies – William HillFurther to today’s trading update, FTSE-listed William Hill has moved to strengthen its governance advisory by confirming the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors.Updating its investors William Hill governance confirmed that John O’Reilly, (former Managing Director at Coral Interactive), Robin Terrell (former Chief Customer Officer at Tesco PLC) and Mark Brooker (former Chief Operating Officer at Betfair) would join the company as corporate advisors in 2017.William Hill governance detailed that it was pleased with its experienced appointments, which would give the operator fresh industry knowledge and outside industry perspective.Gareth Davis Chairman of William Hill, commented on the appointment of the Non-Executive directors;“These appointments significantly enhance the Board’s digital, multi-channel and gambling industry experience. John’s, Robin’s and Mark’s collective expertise will strengthen the business as we implement our strategy of digital and international diversification.”This morning the operator stated that it was committed to the ongoing turnaround of its digital performance, with the bookmaker stating that it had identified £30 million in potential corporate savings. Share StumbleUpon Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

Andy Murray disappointed at China Open crowds, atmosphere

Andy Murray disappointed at China Open crowds, atmosphere

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers And at the ongoing China Open in Beijing, the biggest matches have played out to rows of unoccupied seats at the cavernous Diamond Court, the main arena.“I think as the tournament goes on you tend to get better crowds towards the end of the week,” Murray said after his last-16 match on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“Last couple of days in terms of atmosphere it’s been not as good as you would like,” added the former number one, 32, who is on the comeback trail from career-saving hip surgery.Andy Murray of Britain hits a return shot against his compatriot Cameron Norrie during their second round of the men’s singles match in the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)The three-time Grand Slam champion praised the tournament as a whole, but said: “I don’t know if I’m complaining about it, but I’d like it to be bigger crowds and nicer atmospheres. Spectators sit below a national flag as they watch the men’s singles match between Andy Murray and Cameron Norrie of Britain in the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Andy Murray expressed disappointment about crowds at the China Open tennis, where some of the best players in the world have competed in front of swathes of empty seats.Poor attendances have been in the sporting headlines because of sparse turn-out at the World Athletics Championships in Doha.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border PLAY LIST 01:05Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border01:08Two elephants trample crowd at Sri Lankan pageant, injuring 1702:30Counsels of 8 convicted coast guard personnel to appeal court decision02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “That normally comes as the week goes on,” added the Briton.The China Open did not immediately comment on Murray’s remarks when approached by AFP.At last week’s inaugural Zhuhai Championships in southern China, a senior ATP official said that the country would not be given more and bigger tournaments until it produced “top” players.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architect US heptathlete gay shoe pride flaps in Qatar View commentslast_img read more