No indication that any of World Cup matches will not go ahead as per plan: ICC CEO

first_imgAmid speculation surrounding India-Pakistan World Cup clash owing to the Pulwama terror attack, the International Cricket Council Tuesday said it does not foresee any change in the schedule of the mega event starting May 30.In the wake of the terror attack, former India player Harbhajan Singh wanted the Indian team to call off their June 16 match against Pakistan in Manchester.However when asked about the matter, Richardson made it clear that there is no such indication as of now that the match will be cancelled.”Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident and we will be monitoring the situation with our Members,” Richardson said, offering his condolences on the ghastly terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred.”There is no indication that any (of the) matches at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will not go ahead as planned,” Richardson said in a statement to PTI.”Sport, in particular cricket, has the wonderful ability to bring people together and unite communities and we will work with our Members on that basis,” he added.Even the men who mattered in BCCI said that not playing Pakistan in the World Cup is a “long shot” as of now.”Harbhajan had shared his point of view but he didn’t clarify what happens if we are again pitted against them in semi-final or suppose final. Does that mean that we will be forfeiting World Cup semi-final or final? So we are all talking about hypothetical situations,” a senior BCCI official said.advertisement”For the record, India played Pakistan in a World Cup game in England in 1999 edition when Kargil War was at its peak,” the official added.On Monday, Harbhajan Singh told a news channel: “India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup. India are powerful enough to win the World Cup without having to play Pakistan.””This is a difficult time. The attack that has happened, it was unbelievable and it’s very wrong. Strict action will surely be taken by the government. When it comes to cricket, I don’t think we should have any relations with them otherwise they will keep treating us like this,” he added.Harbhajan said India doesn’t need to revive any sort of sporting ties with Pakistan as a mark of respect for the martyred CRPF Jawans.”I don’t think India should play the World Cup match against Pakistan. Country comes first and we are all standing behind our country. Cricket or hockey or sports, it should be kept aside because this is a huge thing and repeatedly our soldiers are killed,” the veteran off-spinner had said.Many affiliated units have removed photos and portraits of Pakistani cricketers with one of the oldest units Cricket Club of India (CCI) leading the way by covering a portrait of Pakistan PM Imran Khan.Punjab Cricket Associations (PCA) and Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) have also removed the pictures of Pakistani players.Also Read | India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Teach Pakistan a lesson, even if it means aar paar ki ladaai: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read | Pulwama should never be forgotten, ready to fight for the country: Mohammed ShamiAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh urges Imran Khan to find a way to end terrorlast_img read more

Goodbye 2018 Lionel Messis on top of La Liga

first_imgThe Argentinean superstar is the Spanish League top scorer so far this season with 15 goals; last season he scored 34 to win the “Pichichi” awardIn the 2017-2018 season, and after 38 matches, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi ended up winning the “Pichichi” award for being the most lethal player in La Liga.The award is given to the top scorer and the Argentinean scorer 34 goals in 38 matches for the Blaugrana.His closest follower that season was former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who managed to get only 26 goals.And this year, without Ronaldo in the picture, things seem like they will go the same way for Messi.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The Argentinean footballer is currently in first place of the top goalscorers with 15 goals.He is followed closely by teammate Luis Suarez from Uruguay with 11.Meanwhile, Christian Stuani closes the Top 3 with 11 goals for Girona so far.Do you think Messi will become La Liga’s top goalscorer again at the end of the season?last_img read more

Mouthful of happiness

first_imgKnown for its rich Mughal history, Old Delhi or Dilli-6 as they call it, never  disappoints when it comes to food. The symbolic heart of Delhi has a variety of  options to explore, be it Fatehpuri Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Sisganj Gurudwara,  Ghalib Ki Haveli, Jama Masjid or the popular Karim’s, each part of Old Delhi  represents a mesmerising blend of culture and traditions. It is that time of the year  again when the rich festive delicacies adorn the Dastarkhan of the Roze-daar. The  Holy month of Ramzan got underway this Friday and the Walled City is most magical during the month of fasting and feasting. Old Delhiites are of the view that the true essence of Iftar is best savoured on the narrow street corners with great company. And that is exactly what inspired Anubhav Sapra, to come up with a novel idea — Delhi Food Walks, four years back to celebrate the festivities of Ramzan. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With the advent of Ramzan, Delhi Food Walks is back with the most awaited food walks of the year. The Food Walk in question is the Ramzan Food Walk which started on June 20, and will stay till July 12. Almost a month long, this food extravaganza is divided into — a dawn walk at the time of Sehri (11pm to 5am) and a dusk walk at the Iftar time (6pm to 9pm). You can book your attendance by registering online, and choosing any date and time of your convenience. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAttendees from different walks of life come together to relish the exotic offerings of Purani Dilli, delicacies like hot and dripping jalebis, aloo chaat: crisp fried potato cutlets dipped in chutneys with onions and spices adding to the flavour; paranthas stuffed with a variety of fillings like potato, onion, cottage cheese, cauliflower, radish, dry fruits and khoya. Coupling up biryani and roomali rotis with the most succulent and softest of kebabs, fried chicken and butter chicken is an all time hit amongst the non-vegetarians.  There’s a lot of options in desserts too. Try out the chilled, creamy phirni served in earthen pots to conclude the sumptuous meal. Kulfi is also available in blackberry, pomegranate, mango, litchee, and guava flavours which is served to fulfil your crave for some sweets. For the one who are used to treat themselves with varieties of delicacies and are open to socialise over food, this Food Walk is the place to be. While enjoying the food, do not miss the opportunity to explore the great corridors and the enchanting bylanes of Old Delhi accompanied by an interesting heterogeneous mix of people. It can’t get any better! The offerings are sure to leave your taste buds satiated with food that might be new for most of us. With the spirit of Ramzan around, it is bound to be an experience of a lifetime, atleast for a few, if not all.“The idea is to explore the authentic food of Old Delhi and understanding the food culture of the locals”, said Anubhav Sapra, the Foodie-In-Chief of Delhi Food Walks. He rightly chose food to promote inter-faith understanding and to show solidarity with the fellow beings. Coming together for a feast especially for Ramzan, promotes the feeling of bonhomie amongst the varied cultures.“The Sehri Walk is the most popular one, as the shops in the narrow by-lanes of Old Delhi are opened throughout the night only during the month of Ramzan” Sapra added.last_img read more

To clear Graduation under CBCS students need to score 30 marks in

first_imgKolkata: Students of Calcutta University have to score 30 percent marks in all the subjects for clearing their Graduation under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) that has been introduced in the varsity from this year onwards.This was decided after a meeting with principals of colleges affiliated to CU at Rajabazar Science College campus on Saturday afternoon. Senior officials of CU including Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee attended the meeting. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”A student enrolled for a particular course in the CBCS system will have to complete the course within five years. After five years, it will be determined if the candidate has successfully completed the course or has failed. Therefore, no student will be detained in any semester. However, 30 percent marks in the subjects are required for passing,” a senior official of Calcutta University said. The University has also decided to make 60 percent attendance mandatory in all semesters for taking the examination.”The meeting was convened by the V-C to have an idea on whether the teachers are facing any problem in dealing with the CBCS system. A number of principals were patiently heard and doubts raised by them over certain areas were cleared by the senior officials of the varsity who attended the meeting,” a source said.last_img read more