ICC World Cup India vs West Indies ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Nostalgia revisited after 36 years

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. West Indies has not beaten India since 1992 World Cup.India has beaten West Indies in 1996, 2011 and 2015.A loss for West Indies will see their elimination from the 2019 World Cup. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team square off against the West Indies in Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday. The clash has a lot of weight on both sides. A win for India sees them come closer to the semi-final while a loss for the West Indies will result in their elimination. West Indies has not defeated India in a World Cup for 27 years, with their last win coming in Wellington in the 1992 World Cup. However, the clash between India and West Indies in England will be the first encounter since the glorious 1983 World Cup and fans in Old Trafford on Wednesday will experience some nostalgia.On June 25, 1983, West Indies were the supreme team in the world of cricket while India was making some small strides. West Indies possessed a team where batting and bowling were brilliant and intimidating. For India, there was individual brilliance. India had already made a mark by beating the likes of West Indies, England and Australia in the league stages and the team, which had odds of 33-1 to win the title, had stunned the world and reached the final for the first time.West Indies had won the 1975 and 1979 World Cup final and they were gunning for a hat-trick. India batted first and managed a total of 183 with Kris Srikkanth scoring 38 and some late order contributions from the tail giving the bowlers something to defend. Sir Viv Richards started well and he had smashed 31 in quick time. However, then came the moment. Richards top-edged a short ball from Madan Lal and Kapil Dev, running backwards took the catch which changed the match.Mohinder Amarnath took 3/12 and India won the match by 43 runs to break the West Indies dominance. The win put India on the cricketing world map. The win made cricket a religion for the billions of Indians. June 25 changed the way how cricket would be perceived.After 36 years, the tables have turned. West Indies are a side on the decline, with occasional spurts of brilliance. India is like a well-oiled machine who is capable of beating any team in any condition. However, the contest in Old Trafford will be remembered for what India achieved 36 years ago and the fans would be hoping the nostalgia is relived.last_img read more

Fruta Conquerors tangle with Santos; GPF battle GDF

first_imgIT’S now all down to the penultimate day of rivalry in the 2019-2020 edition of the GFF Super 16 Cup, today, at the GFC ground, Bourda where two potentially riveting semi-final clashes will unfold from 18:30hrs.The clash of the Armed Forces in the main attraction promises to be exhilarating with both teams boasting a number of experienced players who are definitely eyeing the first-place prize of $2M. The second place is worth $1M.Tonight’s curtain-raiser will also be a humdinger of a clash when Fruta Conquerors take on a resurgent Santos Football Club. At the end of it all, only two teams will remain standing and earn the right to face off in New Year’s Night Final. The respective losers will still be in the money as they would play for third ($500 000) and fourth ($250 000).The Guyana Police Force vs Guyana Defence Force match, according to secretary of the Police Club, Ronald Ali, “This is a battle of the Military and we expect a good game even though we are the underdogs.”Ali also informed that they are well aware of the strengths of the Army side and they have been planning to counter any hurdles they come up against, noting that with the players on their roster, they are capable of taking care of business.Santos FCThe likes of Trayon Bobb, Daniel Wilson, Pernel Schultz, Jamal Harvey, Jermain Junor, William Europe and Trevon Lythcott will hope to continue their good showing so far and deliver another victory for Police following their quarter-final downing of Western Tigers 2-1 and their round-of-16 whipping of Timehri Panthers, 6-2. Police have scored a total of eight (8) goals whilst conceding three (3).The Guyana Defence Force on the other hand have been almost flawless in the defensive third, scoring a total of seven (7) goals and conceding just a single goal in their quarter-final match against Buxton United bettering that with two goals.They’ll be led by the tournament’s joint leading goalscorer, Benjamin Opara (four goals) who’ll have a number of experienced players around him as they seek to match Police in every department.The experience of the soldiers might very well make the difference but it would not be an easy task against the law enforcement team. Opara will find able support form Sherwin Caesar, Olvis Mitchell, Kevin Layne, Amos Ramsey, Eusi Phillips, Delwin and Delroy Fraser and Shawn Arthir, among others.The round of sixteen saw a total of 41 goals in eight matches – just 13 in the four quarter-finals and it is anticipated that going forward, goals would continue to dry up as teams have been planning for opposing sides with a view of limiting goal-scoring opportunities.The Fruta Conquerors vs Santos showdown is expected to be a keen tussle with both sides yet to concede a goal in the two matches that they have played to date. Conquerors recorded respective 4-0 wins over Buxton Stars and Milerock FC while Santos clipped Eagles Football Club of Stewartville 4-0 and upset defending champions Den Amstel, 3-0.The confidence that they (Santos) are exuding at the moment under the guidance of coach Trevor Burnette would be seriously tested by the Tucville-based Fruta Conquerors.They’ll be buoyed by the fact that T&T-based Golden Jaguar Sheldon Holder is in the side and will combine offensive maneouvres along with Lavavghn Eniss, Marcus Wilson, Kester Jacobs, captain Kevin Dundas, Orin Yarde, Ryan October and Alex Murray who’ll be in goal once again.Conquerors head coach Sampson Gilbert disclosed that they are looking forward to this match with confidence while being very mindful of ability and level of competition they’ll have to put up with from the Santos outfit.“Our approach would be clinical in the execution of the various aspects of the game we’ve been working on in training, in order to proceed to the final of this year’s tournament.”           Fans are in for an entertaining evening of action.last_img read more

Croatia Sends England Back Home

first_imgEngland’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an end in the last four as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.FC Juventus striker, Mario Mandzukic was the hero of the night after he scored the match winner in the 109th minute, connecting from left side from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the area.Perisic’s volley sent the match into extra time after Kieran Trippier had given England a fifth-minute lead with a sublime free-kick. Unfancied before the competition, Gareth Southgate’s young side defied expectations by reaching the semi-finals, but were undone by an experienced Croatia side.England, playing in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990, got the perfect start through Trippier’s brilliant free-kick and Croatia were finding it extremely difficult to deal with England’s high-tempo game.Harry Kane could have doubled the lead but was denied by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic and Jesse Lingard placed a shot wide from a good position.Croatia grew into the game in the second half and equalised through Perisic, and the Inter Milan winger hit the post with a low drive shortly after.In extra time John Stones saw a header cleared off the line, while Pickford made a brilliant save from Mandzukic’s close range effort – but the Everton man could do nothing about the winner.England will now play Belgium in Saturday’s third/fourth place play-off in St Petersburg.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Penn State : Normal Paternoville tailgate still goes on, but with somber tone after week’s events

first_imgUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Though the landscape of tents remains the same, this was anything but an ordinary week in Paternoville.Dozens of tents were set up outside Gate A of Beaver Stadium in anticipation of Saturday’s game against Nebraska at noon. That part doesn’t change. The PSU loyalists who are equivalent to Otto’s Army at Syracuse never miss a week-long tailgate.But the horde of media lurking directly across the street and hovering 24 hours in a day was something new.‘Monday night you’re kind of sitting out here and you see a bunch of news crews and you’re kind of we’re all kind of stunned by it,’ Jeff Lowe, a junior broadcast journalism major said. ‘We get a lot of news out here, because people like covering us. But not to this level.’By Tuesday, the reason had become clear. A shocking, nauseating sex abuse scandal hit the Penn State football program, with one of legendary head coach Joe Paterno’s former assistants, Jerry Sandusky, allegedly committing numerous molestations of young boys over the years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo while Monday’s unusually large collection of television, print and radio reporters took the fans at Paternoville by surprise, the week had only just begun for the Nittany Lion community.‘We came into this week thinking it was going to be Joe Paterno’s last home game,’ freshman bio engineering major Paul Kucinski said. ‘And it’s turned into something much more than football.’The result has been a scaled-back version of the normally enthusiastic tailgate outside Beaver Stadium. For this week’s marquee matchup against No. 19 Nebraska, students still began camping out Monday night per the usual routine. But the events of Paternoville have changed and taken on a more significant meaning to the students, players and community as the week continues.On Thursday night, an impromptu vigil was held around Joe Paterno’s statue adjacent to the Paternoville camping area. Dozens of die-hard fans sat in silence to honor one of the greatest football coaches of all time as well as reflect on the week’s events in total.A few hours earlier, members of the Penn State football team had visited Paternoville to partake in a trash can football tournament. The game features four garbage cans two per team to be separated by roughly 30 yards. The object is for teams of two to throw a football into the opposing team’s trash cans.It’s a staple of the weekly tailgate, always drawing in some of the best Nittany Lion players. Matt McGloin, the starting quarterback for PSU, Nate Stupar, a linebacker, and Derek Moye, a wide receiver, turned out to play Wednesday night.‘They want to win it for Joe Paterno,’ Kucinski said. ‘I was talking to Derek Moye yesterday at Paternoville playing some trash can football, and he said he really wants to win the game for Coach.’And immediately after the players left Paternoville to head home, the news of Paterno’s firing broke around 9:45 p.m.The stunning turn of events since Paterno had announced he would retire at season’s end only a few hours earlier prompted the vigil and shook the campus again.‘You kind of wish everything was acted on quicker, because it let too much emotion build up of the past couple days,’ Lowe said. ‘And that’s why it exploded last night.’The residents of Paternoville are left waiting eagerly for the start of Saturday’s game. They share the belief that that once the team gets back on the field, where the community can focus on the players and not the coaches, the whole campus will be uplifted.But the reflection until Saturday’s kickoff remains most important. Though the players and coaches of the football team have certainly been affected by the week’s events, Lowe and the rest of the students at Paternoville want everyone especially the media to understand that the Penn State student body isn’t overlooking the victims. They remain a crucial part of the mourning and healing periods.‘It would mean a lot to the university to win the game,’ Lowe said. But again, the saddest thing is the victims, I just can’t stress that enough. But there is still an eerie, sad, depressing feelings.’Saturday’s game won’t be the majestic sending-off party for the legendary and iconic Paterno. But the bringing together of more than 100,000 strong in support of the same cause will be welcomed following a week where the Penn State community was torn in half.‘Penn State has always been about more than football,’ Kucinski said. ‘But if we can find a way to rally around something, pull the entire student population together everybody show the world that we’re still Penn State and we’re not going to let something that one man did affect everybody here.’mjcohe02@syr.edu Comments Published on November 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s soccer to welcome Michigan State to McClimon, provided good weather

first_imgAlthough there might be storms rolling into the area, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team is still preparing to welcome Michigan State to McClimon Saturday in what is sure to be a challenging match.Wisconsin (7-2-2, 3-1-0 Big Ten) has been off to a great start this October, earning four victories in a little under two weeks. The beginning of this season was rough for Wisconsin, with UW barely managing to keep their head above water during their first month of play.Men’s soccer: Badgers garner crucial win against in state rival MarquetteThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team wiped out their in state rival, the Marquette Golden Eagles, by a score Read…Now, Wisconsin seems to be finding their footing thanks in large part to Chris Mueller, Tom Barlow and Elan Koenig. All three have managed to score crucial goals for Wisconsin during the past few games, which have managed to garner more and more wins as the season continues.Wisconsin also has goaltender Philipp Schilling to thank for their recent success, and the fast-minded man has managed to hold opponents down to only three goals in the past four games. It is thanks to Schilling protecting the Badger net so well that his team has managed to excel to new heights in the past few weeks, and he is helping to lead the team throughout this trying month.Michigan State has also been off to a fantastic start this season, with a 9-1-1 record overall and a 3-0-1 record in the Big Ten. Michigan has managed to garner wins against teams like Rutgers, Michigan and Dartmouth. Although they did tie with Maryland at the end of September, they also managed to obliterate Ohio State the following weekend 5-1.The only team that has managed to hand the Spartans a loss was Akron earlier this week, but no Big Ten team has managed to defeat the Spartans. Wisconsin might be the team that can do the job, but only if they continue to build upon the success they have been creating as of recent.Men’s soccer: Badgers stumble against Rutgers, come out ahead in major Big Ten testIn a battle between Big Ten foes, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team took down Rutgers by a score of Read…One thing is for sure, Saturday’s matchup between these two teams is sure to be a nail-biter, and the winner of the game will mostly likely be the best team in the Big Ten. Wisconsin seems poised to handle a team like Michigan State, and nothing would be better for the Badgers than handing the Spartans their first loss of the season at McClimon.Fans are encouraged to watch the UW Athletics website as this game approaches, since a weather cancellation might be possible. If not, the match will begin at 7 p.m. and all fans in attendance will get official UW scarves for free as a bonus for attending the event.last_img read more

Tributes following death of former County Board Secretary.

first_imgPaying tribute current County Board Secretary Tim Floyd said Tommy Barrett had seen the highs and lows of Tipperary GAA particularly hurling and was a well respected man both here and in wider GAA circles.He described the Thurles man’s passing his as the end of an era and extended the board’s sympathies to his family The Thurles native passed away last night.He served as County Board Secretary for 37 years stepping down just before 2000.Prior to that he was secretary of Thurles Sarsfields for twelve years  from 1951 to 1963 and during the 90’s he was also a trustee in Croke Park.last_img

Betsafe shows horse racing focus with Tipster Challenge entry

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Betsafe Horse Racing Manager Michael Robinson has reacted to the sports betting subsidiary adding a horse racing product to its service by signing up for today’s Tipster Challenge at Goodwood.Robinson has picked his seven winners at #GloriousGoodwood, which includes an extremely brave Nap of the Day in the 3:35. At the time of writing, Lancaster Bomber is priced at 28/1.He will be going up against bettingexpert’s horse racing guru Stephen Harris, who sits second in the competition with a 9.46-point average after ten weeks of action.____________________________________1:50bettingexpert: SunblazerShould relish this marathon test and will not mind any rain that falls to ease the ground.Betsafe: Star RiderLast year’s winner. Preferred over stablemate Aurora Gray despite a stiff mark.____________________________________2:25bettingexpert: Secret AdvisorRemains with potential off this handicap mark and can improve past some more exposed rivals.Betsafe: TamleekImpressive maiden winner. Followed up with a Chester Vase 4th place. Had Derby and Dante entries. Better trip today and could confirm potential.____________________________________3:00bettingexpert: Invincible ArmyRan well in a Group 2 over 6f last time and should relish a drop down to the minimum trip.Betsafe: Havana GreyDecent pace and can improve upon two wins in listed company.____________________________________3:35bettingexpert: Churchill (Nap of the Day)A top-class performer who simply got a poor ride at Royal Ascot and seems sure to be ridden much more positively here.Betsafe: Lancaster Bomber (Nap of the Day)Ostensibly a two-horse race, but Lancaster Bomber impressed when battling Barney Roy in the St James Palace Stakes and may be some value, even with question marks over today’s ground.____________________________________4:10bettingexpert: LamyaCaught the eye on her debut and could well be capable of a lot better with that experience behind her.Betsafe: Exceedingly DivaGood display on debut at Windsor and could improve upon that today at a decent price.____________________________________4:45bettingexpert: SkiffleMight appreciate this drop down in class and will not mind the expected easing of the ground.Betsafe: SkiffleListed race winner at this track and distance last year. Back down to 10 furlongs which looks like it suits.____________________________________5:50bettingexpert: Sun LoverHas a progressive profile and a brilliant draw in stall one under Atzeni.Betsafe: The WarriorTends to go well over C&D. May be exposed here but a decent price.____________________________________ 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert29.46 3Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 4Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 8Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 9Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 10Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 11Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 12Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Share Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020last_img read more

Betsson moves on full CSR transparency by launching OneBetsson.com

first_img Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon Jesper Svensson – Betsson ABBetsson AB has launched onebetsson.com, a new information portal detailing full transparency on the firm’s social responsibility directives and sustainability initiatives.Onebetsson.com will allow the public to access information and maintain progress on Betsson’s ongoing social commitments, partnerships, action plans and corporate social responsibility directives.Launching a key platform, Jesper Svensson, CEO for Betsson Operations, said: “At Betsson, we have always been involved in and contributed to the societies where we are located.“Recently we have taken this engagement to the next level – some 10 months ago, we have launched a new global Local Community Engagement strategy which saw the creation of location-based committees in all our offices across the globe. The new www.onebetsson.com site is a result of this concerted effort.”Betsson’s CSR website is split into three core sections:‘Responsible Gambling’ – sees Betsson provide information on its safer gambling inventory helping identify vulnerable players‘Local Community Engagement’ – provides information and updates on Betsson’s community-led social directives which have been undertaken in  Malta, Sweden, Estonia, Georgia, and Hungary‘Partnerships’ – details Betsson AB’s corporate mandate of investing in sports through partnership, with the aim of improving standards and community access to sports resources.Svensson added: “We have always been at the forefront of responsible gambling and corporate social responsibility, with this new website we are offering complete transparency in terms of social impact initiatives that we’re part of and hope that by doing so, others will follow suite.”last_img read more

Man found unconscious on boat

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena County Central Dispatch received a distress call earlier this afternoon from north of Thunder Bay Island in Lake Huron.It was reported that a 77–year–old male was unconscious on a 30–foot sailing vessel.First responders arrived on the scene where the male’s wife and son were performing CPR.  Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the 77–year old but were unsuccessful.His body was later transported by Federal NOAA officers and other officials into the Alpena City small boat harbor.The family was sailing to Lake Michigan.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious United Way implements 21-day equity challengelast_img read more

11-year-old Seyram’s letter to the GFA

first_imgSeyram Mawuenyega (aged 11)Sunday 24th February 2013Dear Mr. Nyantakyi (President of The Ghana Football Association)I am writing this letter to discuss how you can improve on the team and better understand the views and opinions of Ghanaians.The first thing I would like to discuss is John Paintsil. The behaviour he exhibited in allegedly mercilessly beating his wife was just appalling! I do not see how he could do such a thing. He is a star and should know that every mistake he makes will be caught by the press and he should also know how to control his temper.As the deputy captain and one of the senior members of the squad I do not see how he can continue his duties because as we have a relatively young squad John is one of the players they would have looked up to. His authority will be questioned and the team might lose faith in him which will affect morale in the camp. As a result, I believe he should be temporarily relieved of his duties even if he is a senior member of the squad. Next, I would like to discuss Asamoah Gyan. A prolific goal scorer, team captain and two goals shy of being the nations top goal scorer as well as serving the team for about 10 years Asamoah Gyan is a perfect striker on paper. However, I believe he cannot deliver.The first and biggest mistake he made was trading the thrill and experience of the English Premier League to join Al Ain in the UAE. Now would any top player aside from one that only cares about money do that? Despite being top scorer in that league he took a significant dip in form and it showed at the recent AFCON 2013.He had gained a lot of weight, lost speed and was not a clinical finisher. I do not think he deserved a place at the tournaments best XI. For me, the best solution is to recall Jordan Ayew and use Mubarak Wakaso (who was the joint top scorer at the tournament) as a striker. Sulley Muntari should replace him as captain. If he can find a club in Europe and show signs of resurgence then he can be called up.Next is the manner in which you treat senior players. According to reports, that is the main reason why Michael Essien will not return to the team. You should talk to the coach about this. Wouldn’t you be frustrated if you were a senior member of the squad and you were warming the bench whilst a bunch of young players that still need to be shown the ropes were in your place? It showed at the AFCON 2013 as we did not have the right blend of youth and experience. I suggest that you wait patiently for Michael to say he’s ready to return and assure him that all players will be given an equal chance to make the starting XI because he is a vital part of this team.I have always been told stories by my father about the Black Stars team of the past. The likes of Abedi Pele, Sammy Kuffour, Anthony Baffour, Tony Baffour, Mohammed Polo, Ibrahim Sunday and as well as Marcel Desaily who was a legend of the game even though he did not play for the Black Stars. I believe that all of these former greats could make fantastic members of the technical bench of the Black Stars. I feel that nobody better knows the game and the team than these former greats and their experience will be key. I feel that in this nations cup our main problem was experience as the team and the technical team were both quite young. Also, the team doctor needs to be replaced in my opinion, as one of our promising players Richmond Boakye Yiadom could not feature in the AFCON 2013 tournament after sustaining a small injury and the doctor worsening it by playing table tennis all night.Another issue is how the FA deals with foreign players who can represent the Black Stars. Classic examples are Mario Balotelli, Danny Welbeck and Kevin Prince Boateng. Two of these opted to play for their European teams having represented them at youth levels and the other retiring after nine appearances. It goes without saying that this is not good enough.Another example is the ridiculous amount of time it took to finalize the deal for Emmanuel Frimpong. Despite the egos of some players, I hope that you exercise patience with the players and try your best to get them to represent the Black Stars because I feel that the coach should only put the best starting 11 out there and they are part of it. You could also use the advantage of some Ghanaians playing alongside them at club level.I also think that the boys should master the art of taking set pieces especially penalties. Penalty shoot outs have been the downfall of the team in competitions they have done extremely well in. Penalties should be practiced at every training session and lastly, the players even though it is their choice should stop having such ridiculous haircuts for example those exhibited by the likes of Issac Vorsah, Asamoah Gyan, John Boye and Mubarak Wakaso.Sir, I submit this piece as my humble and candid opinion of the state of affairs of our beloved Black Stars of Ghana and this is my best Black Stars XI plus substitutes: Ghana 4-2-3-1Fatau DaudaHarrison AffulJohn BoyeIssac VorsahJonathan MensahKevin Prince BoatengSulley Muntari(c)Christian AtsuKwadwo AsamoahDede AyewMubarak WakasoSubstitutes:Emmanuel FrimpongJordan AyewEmmanuel Agyemang BaduRichmond Boakye YiadomAnthony AnnanEmmanuel ClotteyAdam KwaraseySee you in Kumasi on 24th March. Yours truly,Seyram Mawuenyega (lifelong Black Stars fan)last_img read more