Cricket Australia is hoping to tour Pakistan in 2022, but chief executive Kevin Roberts said security remains a concern and he would never jeopardise the safety of players. Most international teams have refused to visit the South Asian nation since the Sri Lankan team's bus was attacked by gunmen during a Test in Lahore in March 2009, leaving six players injured. Six policemen and two civilians were killed.Roberts returned from Pakistan on September 19 after the first trip by a high-level Australian cricket delegation in more than a decade.The team has not played there since 1998, on government advice, but is next scheduled to tour in early 2022 and Roberts told Melbourne's SEN radio he wanted to see for himself the situation on the ground.Close "The purpose was really to understand the landscape, look at the plans they have in place around security and then start expressing our expectations for the safety of our players and our support staff well over two years away from when we're … [Read more...] about Cricket Australia expresses hope of touring Pakistan by early 2022
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Vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen on September 21 said they are here to compete in the "traditional South African way" even though the team currently touring India lacks the firepower of the previous visiting outfits. The Proteas lost the second T20 International by seven wickets after the series opener was washed out.The new-look team will have a chance to draw level in the third and final game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on September 22, which will be followed by a three-match Test series."We got a young squad now but we came here to compete in the traditional South African way, try hard, play hard," Van der Dussen told reporters on the eve of the game.Close "We have got young guys in the squad and we are not going to stand back for anyone. That's the emphasis, results go your way or not, that's sometimes you are not sure what's going to happen. We knew it's going to be tough, India is one of the strongest team in the world, and we know we are embracing their challenge." … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa: We are here to compete in the traditional South African way, Van der Dussen
No more are Salman Khan’s ventures reserved for the Eid holiday. Christmas is his new release haven. However, can his next film Dabangg 3 turn out to be a big success just like his previous Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai?While the buzz for Dabangg 3 looks strong, only time will tell if the film will make it big at the box office. However, the film’s trailer sends out the signal that probably stardom will overpower content once again for a Salman Khan venture. That is something we saw for his last few offerings such as Bharat, Race 3 and Tubelight.Bharat and Race 3 told us that no matter who the star is, the audience will not come to the theatres if the story on the big screen is compelling. On its home turf, both Race 3 and Bharat turned out to be big disappointments with revenue of Rs 166 crore and Rs 197 crore, respectively, and with a budget of Rs 185 crore and Rs 240 crore, respectively.Close … [Read more...] about Will Dabangg 3’s run-of-the-mill content be another blip in Salman Khan’s career?
From Hatigaon to Namghar in Guwahati, locals lit up streets with candles and earthen lamps on the evening of December 14 in the memory of 17-year-old Sam Stafford, who died in an alleged firing incident in the city two days ago.Sam was injured in the incident at Namghar street intersection on December 12. He later succumbed to bullet injuries at a hospital.A drummer, he was returning from Latasil playground, where noted singer Zubeen Garg performed in solidarity with protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).Close The teen's family members, friends and All Assam Students' Union (AASU) activists gathered at the intersection this evening to remember him. related news Mamata warns of strict action amid vandalism across Bengal over citizenship law 10 held from 2 boats off Mumbai coast with US dollars, drugs On one side of the bridge, candles and incense sticks were lit before portraits of Sam clipped to a 'gamocha' -- a traditional Assamese scarf.Sam, who had … [Read more...] about People light candles for Sam in Guwahati; AASU leader meets family
State Bank of India (SBI) has joined the bandwagon in declaring bad loan divergences this week.The extent of under-reporting has put the country's largest lender under notional loss as against profits that were posted for the March-ended quarter. The residual provisioning will have an impact on the October-December numbers as well.Of late, a number of state-run and private lenders disclosed bad loan divergences for the last financial year.SBI reports bad loan divergence of Rs 11,932 crore for FY19SBI on December 10 reported bad loan divergence of Rs 11,932 crore for FY19, it said in a notification to exchanges. SBI also reported divergence of Rs 12,036 crore in provisioning for the FY ending March 2019.Yes Bank fundraising: 5 reasons that likely kept marquee investors awayOn November 1, Yes Bank's Managing Director Ravneet Gill spoke about there being $3 billion worth of offers from potential investors on the table. Five weeks and two board meetings later, the private … [Read more...] about Banking wrap: SBI reports bad loan divergence for FY19, Yes Bank yet to finalise capital raising