first_imgSehwag retires from international cricket NEW DELHI, India (AP): Virender Sehwag, one of only four players to score two triple-centuries in Tests, retired from international cricket on his 37th birthday yesterday, more than two years after he last played for India. The big-hitting batsman, who redefined batting at the top of the order along with Australia’s Matthew Hayden, made the announcement on Twitter. Sehwag scored 309 against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008 to join Donald Bradman, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle in scoring two triple-centuries in Tests. Not afraid to clobber the first ball he faced in an innings, Sehwag often got to a half-century or century with a boundary hit. He even reached his Multan triple-century with a six. Sehwag aggregated 8,586 runs from 104 Tests with 23 centuries, 8,273 runs from 251 one-day internationals with 15 centuries, and 394 runs in 19 Twenty20s. Shaun and Mitch Marsh named in Cricket Australia XI CANBERRA, Australia (AP): Australia’s cricket selectors will give more hopefuls a chance to press Test claims when they play for a Cricket Australia XI in a two-day match against New Zealand starting on Sunday. Brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were drafted into the side yesterday, giving the selectors a chance to assess other batting options ahead of the first Test against New Zealand starting in Brisbane on November 5. Several Test prospects have already been named in a Prime Minister’s XI to meet the Kiwis in a one-day match at Manuka Oval on Friday. Batsmen Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns, Cameron Bancroft and Adam Voges will be able to further press their Test claims after also playing in Friday’s one-day match. ICC withdraws umpire Aleem Dar after right-wing party threat NEW DELHI, India (AP): The International Cricket Council (ICC)on Monday withdrew umpire Aleem Dar of Pakistan from the remainder of the limited-overs series between India and South Africa after a group it described as “extremist” threatened to prevent him from officiating in the last game in Mumbai. “Under the present circumstances, it will be unreasonable to expect from Aleem that he will be able to perform his duties to the best of his abilities,” the ICC said in a statement. “As such, he has been withdrawn and his replacement will be announced in due course.” Dar officiated in the first three games of the five one-day international series, which South Africa lead 2-1, and was also due to stand in the fourth game in Chennai tomorrow and in Mumbai on Sunday. Shiv Sena, which has a strong presence in Mumbai, has in the past opposed cricketing ties with Pakistan, which is blamed by India for terrorist attacks on its soil. ICC to look at using green-yellow balls in Tests LONDON, England (AP): The head of cricket’s ruling body says that “greeny yellow” balls could be used in Test matches when bad light threatens to end the day’s play. Dave Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, was quoted as telling Monday’s edition of The Times that a different colour to the red ball currently used would help Test cricket under floodlights. A pink ball will be used in the inaugural day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand starting November 27 in Adelaide. Richardson says, “Long term, we will probably end up with a pink or greeny-yellow ball so that we can play under floodlights, if the different coloured ball is good enough.” A white ball is used during limited-overs cricket.last_img read more

first_imgIn a blatant move to have motorists pay for parking, workers attached to the Mayor and City Council on Wednesday demolished the ramp to a private parking lot which was paved for workers attached to Teleperformance Call Centre.The ramp – which was set aside for vehicles to enter the parking lot located at the intersection of North Road and Camp Street, Georgetown – was broken to piecesThe dismantled ramp reportedly removed by workers attached to City Hallby an excavator while a section of the fence was destroyed.According to information reaching Guyana Times, no explanation was proffered by the Mayor and City Council for this act. When this newspaper visited the area, Teleperformance representatives were still trying to make sense of what had transpired. An employee however told the media that the company will be issuing a press statement on the matter as soon as they are informed by City Hall why such as move was taken.In December 2016, a source attached to the call centre had disclosed that the decision to have a parking lot established was taken due to the large number of workers employed with the company headquarters at Camp and Robb Streets.Media operatives were told that the entity had been searching for a suitable spaceThe recently constructed parking lot that was partly demolished by City Hall on Wednesdayto provide secured parking for its employees and had been negotiating with the owner of the plot of land at the corners of North Road and Camp Street. It was also disclosed by the representative of Teleperformance that permission had been granted by the M&CC.At the time, City Engineer Colvern Venture had stated that while he was certain an application was submitted, he could not be certain whether the application was filed by the owner of the land or the call centre.The parking meter initiative was rolled out and implemented only on Tuesday. Persons parking their vehicles near to parking meters are now obligated to pay $50 per every 15 minutes of parking. However, since its official start date, Georgetown has seen a significant decrease in parked vehicles.last_img read more

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson intercepts the ball intended for Detroit Lions tight end Timothy Wright (83) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) To end the second drive by the Lions, Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson forced a fumble by rookie running back Ameer Abdullah that was recovered by defensive tackle Josh Mauro, and despite Arizona failing to score on the first two Detroit turnovers, the next three would be taken advantage of.Maybe the most enjoyable defensive play of the day came from Cardinals defensive end Cory Redding. He got his mitts on a Stafford pass, reeling in the quarterback’s second interception before rumbling his 6’4, 318-pound self 30 yards. It took a failed leap over Stafford to bring Redding yards short of recording the pick-six.Cory Redding (6’4”, 318 lbs) makes a 1-handed pick and only has Matt Stafford in his wayStafford got’em! #AZvsDET http://t.co/hwD42AtTLm— NFL (@NFL) October 11, 2015Later, with the Cardinals leading 21-7, Jefferson forced another fumble by Lions receiver Golden Tate that Johnson recovered. Patrick Peterson picked off Stafford early in the third quarter, and Larry Fitzgerald capped Arizona’s ensuing drive with a touchdown that put the Cardinals ahead 35-7.Stafford was benched the next Lions possession before, in the fourth quarter, Tyrann Mathieu’s tipped pass attempt by Detroit backup quarterback Daniel Orlovsky was hauled in by Johnson. Comments   Share   – / 14 Top Stories You got it. No, you got it. I’ll take it. #AZvsDET pic.twitter.com/bcvIMqskBC— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 11, 2015 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Detroit Lions moved the ball and moved it well early on, taking a 7-0 lead against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter.That would be the end of the good news for the winless team, and Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson delivered quite a bit of the bad.On the first possession of the game, Lions quarterback Matt Stafford attempted to loft a pass over Johnson, who stretched out to make the catch and cause the first of six Detroit turnovers in Arizona’s 42-17 victory. Johnson would be responsible for three of those changes of possession. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more