Cricket News Jhye Richardson suffers a dislocated shoulder in Sharjah ODI against Pakistan

first_img New Delhi: Australian speedster Jhye Richardson suffers a dislocated shoulder and will not take to the field again in the second ODI. The 22-year old suffered the injury on the fifth ball of the eleventh over diving to his left in an attempt to save a boundary in the deep midwicket area. He landed heavily on his right elbow, and immediately gestured for help, with his right arm hanging limply by his side.In truth, tonight’s unavailability will be the least of Richardson’s worries, or indeed Australia’s. There is a strong possibility the fast bowler may face several weeks on the sidelines, and with the World Cup less than two months away, his potential absence for the tournament will be a major cause for concern for the defending champions. Jhye Richardson suffers a dislocated shoulder in Sharjah ODI against Pakistan.The third game is scheduled to be played on March 27. Australia won the first game of the series.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Richardson has been in sublime form from quite sometime now and performing exceedingly well in the ongoing series against Pakistan. He maintained a probing good line for most of his five-over spell, removing both openers. He also bowled the only two maiden overs of the innings and conceding just 16 runs in his five overs.Of late, he had become one of the leading fast bowlers in the side, taking eight wickets in the last three ODIs against India and making a compelling case for a regular place in the XI in the one-day setup. In the more immediate term, Richardson’s injury left Australia with a bowler short, with Aaron Finch pressing himself into service to make up some of the shortfalls.Meanwhile, Australia is finally back on the winning ways of having won the last four games on the trot. This remains to be seen how men-in-yellow perform in the absence of the young sensation.  highlightslast_img read more

Thursday notes at 2011 West Kootenay B.C. Seniors Games

first_imgThe venues have been chosen, the athletes have checked in and now the 2011 version of the B.C. Seniors Games is well underway with more than 3000 competitors kicking, throwing, hitting, discarding and acting their way to what is hoped to be a successful competition.However, before the torch is extinguished in Castlegar Saturday afternoon a group of volunteers will be hunkered down at Hume School in Nelson tabulating results to determine the winners of the 2011 West Kootenay B.C. Seniors Games.Thursday was a crazy day at Hume Elementary as results trickled in instead of flowing into the computers.It appears many of the sites in Trail are not wireless friendly, forcing organizers to use human runners to get results to a terminal in the downtown able to transmit to results central in Nelson.No worries for friend, family and athletes.A later start to Friday’s action allows the organizing committee to get into the computer lab in the morning to bring the site up to speed.* Age is definitely not a hindrance to some athletes.For example, take a look at 90-year-old Dennis Scorah of Kelowna. There was the Okanagan cyclist, front and center (see gallery below) in the start gates during Thursday’s time trial in the cycling event of the B.C. Seniors Games.* Haley Park in Warfield has been the site of the busiest sport in the games  — track and field.The day starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. until Saturday when the sport concludes at 12:30 p.m.* Friday is another full day of sport activities in the three host cities — Castlegar, Trail and Nelson.In Castlegar there are horseshoes, badminton, carpet bowling, equestrian, floor curling, golf, slopitch, soccer, tennis and whist.Nelson events are bridge at Hume Elementary, cribbage at Central (DESK) Elementary, cycling, dragon boat racing at Lakeside Park, ice hockey at the NDCC Arena, one-act plays at Capitol Theatre and table tennis at L.V. Rogers.Trail has track and field at Haley Park in Warfield, archery, bocce, darts, five-pin bowling, golf, curling, and ice hockey at the Memorial Centre, pickle ball, swimming and tennis.* Closing ceremonies go Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Sports [email protected]last_img read more