No ICC World T20 in 2018, Next Edition in 2020

first_imgThe World Twenty20 Championship’s seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020 as the top member nations will be busy with bilateral commitments in 2018. According to highly-placed sources in the International Cricket Council, the next edition of ICC World T2O will only be held in 2020. However, the venue is yet to be decided.”Yes, it is true that we are skipping with World T20 edition in 2018. Look, no venue was decided. The primary reason is there are too many bilateral series happening between member nations. It was not possible to schedule the tournament in 2018,” an influential ICC source told PTI about the development.However, in all likelihood the tournament will be returning in 2020.”Yes, the tournament will return in 2020. It could be South Africa or Australia. The other reason apart from the bilateral series was that with too many ICC events on the anvil, the member nations were also of the view that it needed to be spaced out,” the source said.The previous ICC World T20s have been held in South Africa (2007), England (2009), West Indies (2010), Sri Lanka (2012), Bangladesh (2014), India (2016).It was also clear that with almost all the member boards having their own franchise-based T20 leagues, the World T20 despite its popularity, won’t lose out on anything.The other reason is bilateral series being a money spinner for all nations with major riches coming through broadcast deals.Especially, if India tours any nation, the host member board earns millions of dollars through TV broadcast rights.advertisementWould it not be a setback for ICC if World T20 is not held? The source said: “Not at all. There are enough T20 leagues and the fans will have a lot to look forward to.”The Indian team is set to be on the road for the better part of next year starting with South Africa tour, followed by away series against England and Australia respectively.As of now, the next Champions Trophy scheduled in 2021 in India is still on.The main focus for the upcoming ICC Annual Conference starting here from tomorrow will be getting the long-standing proposal for the World Test Championship.ICC has long planned at least one world event across all formats.It is also learnt that BCCI may request an increase in their share from the now proposed USD 390 million but member boards are unlikely to give in to their demands if they consider them unreasonable.last_img read more

Former Leafs player Dave Tiger Williams facing sexual assault charge

first_imgFormer Toronto Maple Leafs player Dave ‘Tiger’ Williams is facing a charge of sexual assault related to an alleged incident aboard a military flight in 2017.According to the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, Williams was a passenger on a flight last December as part of a morale visit to deployed Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Latvia when the alleged incident occurred.No details of the incident have been revealed except that Williams, 64, has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of assault.While the charge was laid by the military, the case is scheduled to proceed through the civilian court system in Ottawa.Williams was released from custody on a promise to appear in court. A hearing date has not yet been set.“We were just made aware of the charges against Mr. Williams, a member of our alumni association,” said Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan. “First and foremost, we want to acknowledge the incredible courage of this woman for coming forward. As an organization, we stand firmly against all or any forms of physical and emotional assault. With so little information available to us at this moment, and out of respect for the necessary legal process, we will refrain from commenting any further at this time.”Williams was one of the most popular players with the Maple Leafs from 1974 to 1980. His NHL career also included stops in Vancouver, Detroit, Los Angeles and Hartford.last_img read more

City looking at future options for water as the community grows

first_imgCity Staff will continue with community consultation before Council makes a final decision.  Staff will also look at grants to help some of the expected costs. The report said the City’s current wells located along the banks of the Peace River are slowly losing capacity and have higher operational costs than originally forecasted twenty years ago. Conservation measures that have taken place over the years such as metering and water efficient toilets have helped save a lot of years of having to build new infrastructure.The current system does already rely on dipping into storage which is “a little Risky,” said Peter Coxon of Urban Systems. ‘This water should be held in reserves for fire or emergency.”Further conservation measures could be implemented including possible water restrictions during the summer.  A new industrial water reuse facility is also being built.  The City received $5 million in grant money for the project, which should be completed in October of 2019.Additional ways to improve or rebuild ways to collect water were presented in the plan. These included upgrading the current water source to looking at other water sources in the area such as Site C. All options presented came with their own sets of challenges yet in terms of Source Option Comparison chart the most favourable option would be a horizontal collection well. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The current water system works hard to meet the City’s needs and will struggle as consumption and water demands grow.At the Committee of the Whole meeting, the ‘Long-Term Water Supply Plan’ was presented to Council by Peter Coxon of Urban Systems and Victor Shopland, General Manager of Integrated Services. The presentation outlined the current infrastructure, water use, projections, goals and future supply.Current water pumps are getting tired and work that has been done previously to upgrade never brought them back to peak capacity.  Victor Shopland, General Manager of Integrated Services, said, “There is less than a week of treated water in case something happens,” In regards to the holding tanks of reserved water. On average 410 litres of water are consumed per person per day in the City of Fort St. John.last_img read more

Commentary Ohio State football is simply too big to fail

I am 23 years old and have lived in Columbus, Ohio, for almost my entire life. Between having 10 players being ruled ineligible by the NCAA due to multiple scandals, the firing of a Hall-of-Fame-caliber coach, a 6-6 record and a loss to Michigan, I can honestly say that this is the worst calendar year of Ohio State football that I can remember. And yet it still began with a win in a BCS bowl game and it will end with OSU hiring a 47-year-old coach with two national titles under his belt in Urban Meyer. So what can we determine from knowing that the worst calendar year in almost a quarter century of OSU football included both a win in a major bowl game and the hiring of arguably one of the greatest college football coaches alive? It’s that OSU is simply too big to fail. And that’s something that a lot of schools can’t say. Michigan, who endured three underwhelming and two bowl-game-less years under Rich Rodriguez, certainly can’t say that, and as we’ll learn in the coming years, neither can Penn State. The reasons behind OSU’s inevitable success are tied to two factors: the state’s rich football history and the football program’s history of winning. Even if Meyer had chosen to stay retired and away from OSU, this point would’ve been proven by whoever had taken over Columbus. From Bob Stoops at Oklahoma to Nick Saban at Alabama to Pete Carroll in the NFL, there is no plethora of coaches who happen to have both stellar resumes and ties to the Buckeye state. Prior to this season, OSU had won a share of each of the past six Big Ten titles, regardless of what the NCAA record books tell you. The school has won 35 Big Ten conference titles and seven national titles, thanks to a lineage of Hall-of-Fame-caliber coaches in Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Earle Bruce, John Cooper and Jim Tressel. And now Meyer, OSU’s first choice to join the fraternity of Buckeye coaches, has accepted the school’s offer. Unlike Michigan, who was passed on by Les Miles — a Michigan alum — twice in the past four years, OSU got its man and never even had to consider a plan B. Meyer’s idol, Woody Hayes once said, “We hate to lose, but when we do, rest assured we’ll be back, and someone will pay the price.” With the way the Buckeyes bounced back from the season they’ve had since winning the Sugar Bowl in January, Hayes would be proud. Because the Buckeyes are back, and it’s time for lesser programs to start paying. read more

Montella wants Sevilla to make Bayern uncomfortable

first_imgSevilla manager Vincenzo Montella expects his side to deliver a strong performance against Bayern Munich and has challenged his players to take the visitors out of their comfort zoneAfter knocking out Manchester United in the previous knockout stage, Sevilla will play host to Bayern Munich for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.The match will mark the first time in 60 years that Sevilla have progressed to this stage of the competition with Montella expecting his side to rise to the challenge against a team with the caliber of Bayern.“We always work looking to improve. I always expect the team to do so, regardless of the level of the opponent. Whoever it is, my conviction is always the same.” said Montella, according to the club website.The former AC Milan manager acknowledges that Bayern are accustomed to scoring a high number of goals with the Bundesliga leaders having defeated Besiktas 8-1 on aggregate in their previous knockout round. But Montella challenged his players to make Bayern do things they are not used to.“Bayern are accustomed to scoring a lot of goals, to having the ball. We have to do the same so we make them do things they’re not used to”.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Montella was unconcerned about Saturday’s fixtures having a bearing on the match: “I’m not worried about it. Your head is what moves your legs and the team is motivated. Maybe Mercado’s and Navas’ fitness worry me a bit but it’s something we’ll evaluate tomorrow”.A notable absence for Sevilla will be midfielder Ever Banega, who is suspended for the first leg.“He won’t play and he’s a player with very clear qualities. It’s something we can’t change and I’m convinced that the player who replaces him will do well.”Montella also reserved special praise for forward Luis Muriel, who has recently begun to reproduce the sort of performances that led Sevilla to paying €20 to sign him from Sampdoria last summer.“He’s grown a lot in these years and it’s true he needs to improve in the opposition’s box but he has huge potential.” said the Italian.On Saturday, Sevilla lost a two goal advantage to settle for a 2-2 draw against La Liga leaders Barcelona after the brilliance of substitute Lionel Messi denied Montella’s side all three poiints.last_img read more

Welbeck confident in Englands setpieces

first_imgEngland forward Danny Welbeck is feeling optimistic about the squad’s set-piece ability after scoring the majority of their goals from free-kicks and cornersThe Three Lions have scored six of their eight World Cup goals from set-pieces with only Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard being the only players in the national side to have scored from open play in their campaign.Head coach Gareth Southgate previously described England’s upcoming knockout game against Colombia as their biggest game in a decade and revealed that he has been training the players specifically for these kinds of matches since March.Speaking to Sky Sports, Welbeck said: “With the formation we play, we like to keep possession of the ball but we also like to create opportunities.“There has been a lot of talk about set-pieces and getting goals from that but in this tournament a lot of goals have been scored from set-pieces.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We have created opportunities but maybe we have been fouled in dangerous positions, which is leading to us not getting as many goals from open play.”The Arsenal player is confident that England have done their homework correctly on Colombia.“We will do our analysis of Colombia. We know the strengths and weaknesses we will be looking to exploit,” added Welbeck.“With the players in our squad, we can hurt any opposition.”England will face Colombia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday.last_img read more

Suso believes Milan miss striker like Gonzalo Higuain

first_imgMilan winger Suso has admitted that they have what it takes to become great again, suggesting that a  striker like Gonzalo Higuain is what Milan were missing.”For two consecutive season, the Rossoneri finished seventh in Serie A and will be in the Europa League.“Milan have the opportunity to become great again,” Suso told Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo via Football Italia.“We signed a great striker like Higuain and I think he is what we were missing. (Coach Gennaro) Gattuso knows what we can give and this can be the perfect season to get back on track.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Suso also hopes his form at San Siro can help him get a regular foothold in the Spain squad.“It’s nice to come home and being called up for international duty is something to be proud of, always. When a Coach includes you in his first squad, that is very important and I can only be happy with that.“Luis Enrique knows Italy and Serie A very well, so he is aware of what it’s like to play here.”last_img read more

Jean Michael Seri wins Premier League Goal of the Month

first_imgFulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been awarded the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for AugustThe Ivory Coast international turned down interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in favour of a surprise move to the newly-promoted Fulham this summer for a fee in the region of £25m.Seri has since started all four of the Cottagers’ Premier League fixtures and has impressed with his quick adaption to English football.Now the Premier League have announced that Seri’s world-class hit against Burnley on August 26 has been voted as the Goal of the Month.The 27-year-old hit a clean long-range effort home to help Fulham secure their first win of the season.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“It was the distance, the unexpected decision to shoot, but also the trajectory of the shot,” said former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on the league website.“The ball started off at an angle so far outside of the far post that the goalkeeper was always scrambling to make up ground.“Add the curl, the angle of the ball and the sheer ferocity of the strike; the minute the ball left his boot there was only one place it was going to go.”Seri is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast.last_img read more

Everton draw up 52000 capacity stadium plan

first_imgEverton have revealed plans for a 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, with the potential to increase to 62,000 in the future.Everton will submit a planning application in the “second half of 2019”, but final capacity and design will come down to public consultation and fans engagement.A statement released by the club read: “The projected capacity takes into account several factors which include design and orientation of the stadium on a dock site, current and future ticket demand and forecast revenues and costs.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The stadium will also be ‘futureproofed’ for any changes in regulations in relation to ‘safe standing’.“The design of two of the stands will make it easy to adopt a rail seating/safe standing solution, which will offer optionality and flexibility, should the law change in future.“The proposed figure follows extensive engagement with fans and consultation with a range of professional advisors who have expertise in stadium design and defining the optimum capacity for new stadia.”last_img read more