The biggest bash of the cricket calendar – 2019-20 Big Bash League to be…

first_imgAdvertisement z6hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa961Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ed7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) j970qWould you ever consider trying this?😱o3ibxCan your students do this? 🌚9m3n1fRoller skating! Powered by Firework Big Bash League, the grandest T20 league in the world, was established by Cricket Australia in 2011 and has been gaining tremendous momentum across the globe. The most thrilling format of cricket returns to Sony Pictures Sports Network starting from 17th December 2019 and will be aired live and exclusive only on SONY SIX channels in India.Advertisement  Advertisement Big Bash League has successfully completed eight editions of its inception and has gained remarkable recognition all over the world. In its 9th edition, Indian fans will witness cricket sensations like AB de Villiers, Jos Butlers, Shaun Marsh and world-class teams like Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Renegades, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide Striker and Melbourne Stars, all set to break records and play their way to glory in Australia this season. Advertisement Cricket Australia has aimed to make it bigger and better by making some legendary decisions as well as revamping the format to make it even more fascinating and delightful for the viewers. Let’s have a look at some ‘first-timers’ of the 2019-20 Big Bash League: First ever female coach in BBLFormer Australia wicket-keeper Julia Price has made history by becoming the first-ever female coach in the history of Big Bash League. Julia has been appointed as the assistant coach of Brisbane Heat for the 2019-20 BBL season and will work alongside head coach Darren Lehmann, bowling coach Ryan Harris and coaching assistant Gavin Fitness. A veteran of 107 matches for Queensland and 38 matches for Tasmania, Julia Price will officially link with the Brisbane Heat at the January 1 night clash with Perth Scorchers at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast. With excellent cricket intelligence and vast experience, it is going to be a historic moment in the cricket fraternity to see her lead forward with the baton in the hands of a woman this year. Return of SmithSteve Smith makes a comeback to the Big Bash League for first time since 2014. The world’s top-ranked test batsman has officially declared that he can’t wait to wear on The Magenta and is prepared in full swing to break some earth shattering records for the Sydney Sixers this year. Smith has played 36 internationals for Australia in the shortest format of the game and was part of the Sixers team that won the first edition of the tournament in 2011. On his return all have set high hopes expecting him to be the key member in bringing the World Cup home. Five teams play-offs stageTo keep up with the enthusiasm of their cricket fans out there, Big Bash League have gone a notch higher and revamped the match structure with this edition. This year there will be five teams who will contest in the playoff stages for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League. The playoffs stage will mainly be -Eliminator, Qualifier, Knock-Out, Challenger and the Final. Played over two weekends, the new five-match finals system guarantees a double-chance for teams that finish first and second in the regular season. Shorter and WiderKeeping up with unique characteristics of the tournament, 2019-20 Big Bash League this year has decided to cut short the span of time and has shrunk the tenure from 54 days to 42 days. BBL this years has also planned to make the match roster wider by increasing the number of matches from 59 to 61 as compared to the previous season. Add-onsGenerally the BBL squads consist of 18 players, two of which could be international players. However, in the new rule for the 2019-20 season, clubs can nominate four additional overseas-based players as potential replacements for the season which means that each team can also call up for extra players throughout the season in any event of injuries or the loss of squad members for other reasons, such as international selection. Watch Big Bash League 2019/20 live and exclusive from 17th December 2019 only on Sony Pictures Sports Network. DateTimeMatchBroadcast Destination17/12/1913:40Brisbane Heat vs. Sydney ThunderSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD18/12/1913:40Sydney Sixers vs Perth ScorchersSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD19/12/1913:40Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney ThunderSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD20/12/1909:15Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney SixersSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD20/12/1913:40Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne StarsSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD21/12/1912:40Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide StrikerSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD21/12/1915:40Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne RenegadesSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD22/12/1909:15Melbourne Stars vs Hobart HurricanesSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD22/12/1913:40Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane HeatSONY SIX & SONY SIX HD  Advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester United can break the box with João Félix

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic will affect each club differently depending on its economy, which could leave United in a certain advantage when it comes to acquiring footballers in a market that is already collapsing. United considers this summer “a golden opportunity” according to Le10Sport to take Jotoor Felix although he is not the only player interested in Carrington. The red devils also have their focus on Jadon Sancho, from Dortmund and try, one more summer, to retain Paul Pogba among their own.Jotoor Felix is ​​hardly devaluedAtlético de Madrid’s 7 will not become a bargain in that devalued market due to the coronavirus pandemic. Felix has a contract until 2026 and in addition, his youth makes his market value decrease just 10% when that of the rest of the players is falling close to 20%. The Portuguese, that if, has lost 19 million euros in value since he signed going from 100 to 81 in the specialized market portal, transfermarkt. Manchester United continues its long process of reform. After the immediate incidence that Bruno Fernandes had, the red devils want to continue betting on Portuguese talent and, according to le10sport, they want to sign Jotoor Félix, striker for Atlético de Madrid.The young Luso, barely 20 years old, could return to change of scene in less than expected. This summer, Atlético disbursed 126 million euros for Viseu, who has struggled to adapt, adding just 6 goals in 28 games for the 20 he scored last year in 43 with Benfica, which earned him the last Golden Boy as best young man of 2019.After that disbursement and an incomplete season, Atlético is not expected to be in the business of selling But, according to this medium, Jorge Mendes, its representative, plays a key role in this matter and le10sport already speaks of “first contacts with Manchester United”.last_img read more

NU sustains dominance, beats UST

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “Our character is really that strong.”Santiago finished with 19 points to lead NU while Aiko Urdas had 10.Rondina was the game’s top scorer with 25 points for UST while Carla Sandoval added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments After Cherry Rondina tied the fourth set at 25-25, Audrey Paran unwittingly gave UST the 26-25 set point after her hit went out.Jaja Santiago then, went to work for NU finishing a through-the-block kill for the 26-26 tie, and Risa Sato scored a block off Rondina’s attempt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSantiago said it was her team’s character that helped them keep UST at bay.“The grit, the trust with each other, I saw that in this game,” said Santiago. “Those two traits are what I like about our team and when I say that I won’t let them lose they will follow, like a domino effect.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate after downing University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 25-19, 14-25, 25-19, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The league-leading Lady Bulldogs improved to a perfect 5-0 while the Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Valdez judges fitness contest; Villanueva, AVO impress Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Mitsubishi, Chiyoda express interest in Guyana’s oil sector

first_imgThe Government is reviewing an ‘Oil and Gas Master Plan’ for Guyana developed and submitted by Mitsubishi Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation, in collaboration with the Government of Japan.Key objectives of this plan are: the development of Guyana’s domestic oil industry; creation of a balance in the domestic usage and exportation of products from indigenous oil and gas; harmonisation of the industry in keeping with Guyana’s ‘green’ development agenda; and quantifying the economic feasibility of the plans.The report was presented on Friday to President David Granger at a meeting at State House. Present at that meeting were Foreign Affairs Minister CarlPresident David Granger with Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation executives during a meeting at State House on FridayGreenidge, who is also performing the duties of Prime Minister; and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman. The delegation from Japan was headed by Takeo Suzuki, acting Head of the Strategic Business Planning Section of the Chiyoda Corporation.Following that engagement, Minister Greenidge, in an invited comment, said Government will carefully review the proposal, so that a decision can be made on the way forward.The Government of Japan is funding the technical work, which also includes the creation of a roadmap towards balancing Guyana’s oil and gas future with its ‘green’ development agenda.last_img read more

Make-up Artist granted bail on assault charge

first_imgMake-up artiste Lolita Callendar was on Monday granted bail after she appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court to answer an assault charge.She denied assaulting Malika Holder and therefore pled not guilty to the charge.Lolita Callendar“Lola” as she is popularly known was granted bail in the sum of $30, 000.However, she was taken back into custody by the Police who are still probing an allegation that she harboured her Guyanese American fugitive boyfriend, Troy Thomas.Police related that it is likely that she could face additional charges in that respect today.She was arrested early Wednesday morning along with her boyfriend during a Police operation at the man’s Lilliendaal home.last_img read more

Wheelchair-bound man arrested for breaking into car

first_img…cutlass, knife found in his possessionOne man is now in the lock-ups after being caught with a cutlass and a knife in his possession at New Market Street, Georgetown, along with articles that were stolen from a motorcar that had been parked a short distance away from where he was arrested.Reports are that the man was arrested shortly after noon on Sunday while he was pushing a wheelchair through the streets of Georgetown.Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-division A, Edgar Thomas confirmed that the man is in Police custody after a police patrol in the New Market Street area observed him with the weapons.“He had a cutlass and a knife and was actually involved in stealing some articles from motorcar at Thomas and Lamaha streets, the vehicle was parked there and he was arrested not too far away. He was arrested and found with a cutlass and a kitchen knife.”It is believed that the suspect would have previously used the wheelchair under the pretence of being differently-abled to solicit funds and items from passersby in various areas.According to the Commander, there is a possibility that he could have pretended to have been injured or suffering from a disability as his modus operandi (MO) in executing crimes.However, at this point, investigators are currently investigating the matter of the motor vehicle which was broken into, and items stolen along Thomas and Lamaha Streets.last_img read more

Fuel dealer, reputed wife found dead with gunshot wounds to heads

first_imgA fuel dealer and his reputed wife were found dead with gunshot wounds to their heads by one of their employees.Dead are 36-year-old Munishwar Ramkellawan, a businessman of Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and his reputed Venezuelan wife, 26-year-old Marianny Martinez.Reports are that the couple had been involved in a common-law relationship for some years now and operated a fuel business from their residence along the Eteringbang Landing.According to eyewitnesses, on Thursday at about 15:00h, Ramkellawan and Martinez were seen imbibing alcoholic beverages at their residence, and this continued into the wee hours of Friday morning.This publication was told that after some hours of imbibing, persons observed the man and woman engaged in a heated argument. This newspaper was told that the argument lasted for some time before the couple eventually retreated to the inside of their home together. Reports are shortly after the duo had entered their residence, persons in the area heard two loud noises, which sounded like gunshots, but could not ascertain from which direction it emanated.However, it was not until late Friday at about 17:50h that Ramkellawan and Martinez were discovered lifeless in their home lying next to each other by an employee.Meanwhile, the police have since said that the bodies of Ramkellawan and Martinez were found in their bed.Ramkellawan was discovered bearing a single suspected gunshot wound to the right side of his head while his wife bore a single suspected wound to the left side of her head.Additionally, a 9mm Taurus pistol along with eight live rounds were found on the bed between their two bodies and two spent shells were discovered in the room.According to the police, they are treating the matter as a murder/suicide as the probe continues.last_img read more

Chaffey advances with D3-A win vs. Barstow

first_img Don Lugo 56, Nogales 54 Samantha Bowles scored 16 points and was 8-for-8 at the free throw line as the Conquistadores (13-12) defeated the 15th-seeded Nobles to advance to the second round for the first time since 2001. Sophomore Melanie Fagaly scored 10 points and was 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. DIVISION II-AA Claremont 68, Temple City 57 Cara Sehreinber scored 11 points for Barstow. DIVISION III-A Brandi Brown scored 30 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the Wolfpack (14-13) defeated the Rams in the first round of the playoffs. Hailey Beck added 14 points and dished seven assists – all to Brown – for Claremont, which plays Saturday at Norco. Upland 55, Culver City 39 Tamesha Jackson hit five 3-pointers and scored 29 points to help host Upland advance out of the wild-card round. Destiny Berger added 13 points for the Highlanders (16-13), who play Saturday at Edison. Latijera Avery led Culver City (12-14) with 17 points. DIVISION IV-A Upland Christian 74, Antelope Valley Christian 27 Jaime Polk scored 22 points and Jennyanna Jefferson had 12 points and 10 assists to lead the Eagles (18-3). Destinee Duncan add 17 points for Upland Christian, which jumped out to a 26-10 lead first-quarter lead and never looked back. Mesa Grande 52, L.A. Price 19 Junior Carla Bartlett scored 23 points in a first-round rout over visiting Price. She added five assists and four steals for Mesa Grande (21-5), which faces Saddleback Valley Christian on Saturday. Sophomore Megan Williams had 17 rebounds and 10 points and teammate Alyse Schwerdt added 14 rebounds. DIVISION V-A Calvary Baptist 51, Nuview Bridge 21 Mary Valdivia scored 20 points with 13 steals as the Cougars (14-5) defeated the Eagles to reach the second round for the first time in more than a decade. Nikole Logue added 21 points with 16 rebounds for Calvary Baptist. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Lute Seluini scored 14 points with six rebounds and six assists as Chaffey defeated Barstow, 59-36 in CIF-Southern Section DivisionIII-A girls basketball first-round play Thursday. Losa Akauola added six points and 12 rebounds for Chaffey (20-6). last_img read more

Former Stars coach Henri Michel dies at 70

first_imgMichel, a former France football coach, led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title.“Henri Michel, a colossus of French football, left us this morning,” the UNFP wrote on Twitter, adding their “sincere condolences to his family and friends”.Former Harambee Stars head coach was appointed the national football team boss in 2012. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUBorn in Aix-en-Provence, Michel played in midfield for Nantes and earned 58 international caps between 1967 and 1980. He was a three-time winner of the French league title.He took over France’s Olympic men’s squad in 1982, guiding them to the ’84 gold medal in Los Angeles where they beat Brazil in the final.Michel then took over a France team containing Michel Platini which had just won the European Championships under the management of Michel Hidalgo.“What terrible news,” Hidalgo said after being informed of Michel’s death by AFP.“I knew he’d had healthy problems but I hadn’t realised how serious they were.Michel’s last post was a stay of a few months with Kenya in 2012. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“He was a great friend, a true professional, a great guy in every respect.”Under Michel, France made it through to the 1986 World Cup semi-finals where they lost 2-0 to West Germany.Michel’s time at the helm came to an unhappy end when his team failed to qualify for Euro 1988 and then drew 1-1 with modest Cyprus in a 1990 World Cup qualifier.Following his time with France, Michel had a brief spell as coach of Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the 1990s, before managing a host of African teams, going to three further World Cups with Cameroon (1994), Morocco (1998) and Ivory Coast (2006).His last post was a stay of a few months with Kenya in 2012.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars head coach Henri Michel in action when coaching the national football team in 2012. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUPARIS, France, Apr 24 – Former Harambee Stars head coach Henri Michel has died at the age of 70, the French footballers’ union (UNFP) announced on Tuesday.Michel was appointed the Kenya football team head coach in August 29, 2012 but only lasted for three months after being sacked by the then Football Kenya Federation boss Sam Nyamweya.last_img read more

Djokovic survives scare, Nadal coasts into Rome semi

first_img0Shares0000Novak Djokovic is a four-time Italian Open winner © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, May 18 – World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points against former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Open in a three-set Roman thriller on Friday as defending champion Rafael Nadal swept through without dropping a set.But Swiss star Roger Federer and women’s world number one Naomi Osaka both pulled out injured from the last warm-up tournament before the French Open starting in just over a week. Djokovic saved match points in the second set tie-break before winning through 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, sealing victory with an ace on his first match point after a three-hour battle.“I had luck in the decisive moments in the second set tiebreak,” said the 31-year-old.“Towards the end of the first set he just started hitting the ball really well from both corners.“Also backhand side, backhand down the line. He was playing really well. Gave me a lot of trouble. But I never lost faith,” the four-time Rome winner said.“I’m just really pleased to overcome.”Del Potro had pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami with a knee injury, but matched Madrid Open winner Nadal shot for shot, wrapping up the first set 6-4 in just over an hour.The world number nine received treatment on a bloodied big toe after Djokovic levelled one-set all.But he kept up the pressure with Djokovic again needing to save three break points on his serve in the fourth game of the final set before breaking for 3-2 as the momentum swung his way.The 15-time Grand Slam winner next plays Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who eliminated Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2.– Nadal, Tsitsipas rematch –Eight-time Rome champion Nadal eased through 6-4, 6-0 against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to set up a rematch with Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the final.Tsitsipas advanced after Federer — returning to clay after a two-year absence — retired with a right leg injury before their game.For 32-year-old Nadal it is his fourth straight semi-final on clay this season, but he has not managed to go further before his bid for a 12th French Open title at Roland Garros.Nadal will face Tsitsipas in the Rome semi-finals © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTETsitsipas stunned Nadal in last week’s Madrid Open semi-finals before falling to Djokovic, but lost to the Spaniard in the Australian Open semis earlier this year.“After a lot of years here, I know what happened last week, and I’m going to try to do it better tomorrow,” said 17-time Grand Slam winner Nadal.Reigning US and Australian Open champion Osaka withdrew with a stiff right hand giving Madrid Open winner Kiki Bertens a ticket to the semi-final.“I woke up this morning and I couldn’t really move my thumb,” the 21-year-old said.“I’m not mad, but between sad and disappointed,” added Osaka, who still hopes to compete at Roland Garros.Sixth seed Bertens now goes through to meet Britain’s Johanna Konta, who battled past Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.– Raging Pliskova returns –Federer, a quarter-finalist in Madrid, was playing in the Italian capital to prepare for his return to the French Open for the first time since 2015.“I am not 100 percent physically and after consultation with my team, it was determined that I not play,” he said.Naomi Osaka pulled out of Italian Open with a hand injury © AFP / Tiziana FABIThe 20-time Grand Slam champion had been on court for nearly four hours on Thursday, saving two match points to win through in three sets against Borna Coric after earlier easing to a straight sets win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa.The former world number one had been a late addition to the Rome tournament as he sought clay-court practice ahead of his bid to add to his lone French Open title from 2009.In a battle between former women’s world number ones, Karolina Pliskova won through against Victoria Azarenka 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-2.The Czech fourth seed next plays Maria Sakkari of Greece who also needed three sets to get past France’s Kristina Mladenovic 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.Pliskova and Sakkari last met in the second round at the Foro Italico when the Czech, furious at a line call, smashed a hole in the umpire’s chair after losing in three sets.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more