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Hooray for Holyrood

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Cricket News IND V AUS: India team regroup as the preparations begin for first ODI

first_imghighlights New Delhi: A stupendous all-around performance by the visitors led the host to get hammered in the most obnoxious manner possible. Aaron Finch-led Australian team were at their best in all three departments of the game. Glenn Maxwell smashed 169 runs in two games, which eventually proved to be the difference between two top quality sides. Australia finishes the T20 series with a scoreline of 2-0. With this, the focus shifts to the fifty-over format as the two teams will play five one-day Internationals, which is scheduled to start on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The series will also be India’s last assignment before the forthcoming World Cup. The men-in-blue have started to work regressively with the full fortitude ahead of the all-important encounter. The Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to the twitter and posted one image with a caption, “Regroup – Prep begins for ODI series here in Hyderabad #TeamIndia #INDvAUS”In the picture, the team was seen having a pep talk, and would probably be discussing the plan against Aussies. However, this remains to be seen how India reacts to Australia’s dominance. The game will start at 1:30 pm. India will look to go with their best possible eleven and start this series on a winning note. With just 5 ODIs remaining, India would not want to give their build momentum away.  India and Australia set to play a five-match ODI series, starting Saturday. Series against Australia will be India’s last assignment before the forthcoming World Cup. Glenn Maxwell was awarded the man-of-the-match and series in T20Is. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Zenith Bank Women’s B’ball League Starts Oct 28

first_imgThe Nigeria Women’s Basketball League sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc has been scheduled to tip off on October 28 in an abridged fashion.According to a statement from the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), the 2018 League season will be held in an abridged format because of the short window before the FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship Zonal elimination begins in NovemberWith this development, the First Bank Women’s Basketball team of Lagos will begin their Premier League title defence on October 28th when the conference phase of the league starts. With the recent admission of Mountain of Fire Women’s Basketball Club into the Premier League, 10 teams from the South-west, South-east and South-south will converge on Enugu while nine teams from the Savannah Conference (North-west, North-east and North-central) will battle for supremacy in Abuja between 28th of October and 2nd of November, 2018Three teams each will qualify from Abuja and Enugu centres to make up the six that will compete in the finals in Lagos between November 3rd and 7th.Winner and 1st runners up will represent Nigeria at the FIBA Zone 3 Women Champions qualifiers in Cotonou between November 12th and 15th.The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, expressed delight that the women’s basketball season was back on track.“We are committed to sports in various ways but the women’s basketball has been one major area we have invested in over the years.“Zenith Bank is proud that Nigerian basketball especially the women’s game has developed greatly as we all saw during the last World Cup,” Amangbo saidNBBF President, Musa Kida, showered praises on players and club owners for their understanding and patience during the impasse regarding the 2018 basketball season.“We are happy that everything is fine with all stakeholders and we are making progress with the understanding of our sponsors,” Kida said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gunman trails Dental Surgeon from bank

first_img…escapes with over $150,000 in valuablesPolice are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on Tuesday on a 49-year-old dental surgeon attached to the Public Health Ministry, resulting in the loss of cash, mobile phones and other valuables.The victim has been identified as Debra Skeete of Jasmine Avenue, Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD). According to Police information, the incident occurred at around 10:45h.Skeete reportedly left her place of work at 10:00h in her motor car and went to Republic Bank, Diamond Branch ATM machine, where she deposited some cash.The woman reportedly then travelled to the Bounty Supermarket in Grove, EBD and made purchases. Thereafter, Skeete drove to Eccles and parked on the bridge in front her home.It was then that she observed an unmasked male approaching her with a gun tucked in his waist. The perpetrator reportedly walked up to the victim driver’s side door and demanded that she hand over her hand bag.Upon seeing that the woman was hesitating, the suspect whipped out his gun, opened the car door, snatched her bag containing $25,000 cash, one iPhone valued at $40,000, one Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $35,000, bank cards, one flash drive value $7420, one identification card and NIS card. Inside her bag, also, was 60 pound sterling (equivalent to $80,000 Guyana currency).The bandit then ran to a waiting motorcycle driven by an accomplice. The duo then made good their escape in an eastern direction. The area was reportedly checked, persons questioned and thus far, no useful information has been received.last_img read more