Cricket News Cricket playing conditions will change from August 1 as ICC allows THESE new rules

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “In World Test Championship matches, a team that is behind the required over rate at the end of a match will have two competition points deducted for each over it is behind.“Captains will no longer be suspended for repeated or serious over rate breaches. All players should be held equally responsible for slow over rates, and as such will be fined at the same level as the captain,” the ICC said.Meanwhile, the BCCI has also decided to use “limited DRS” during the Ranji Trophyknockout matches from this season in a bid to cut down on umpiring howlers that grabbed headlines during previous seasons. New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday approved concussion substitutes in men’s and women’s international cricket. The new rule, allowing a like-for-like replacement for injured player, will come into effect from August 1, 2019.”Decisions on replacements will continue to be made by the team medical representative and the player should be a like-for-like replacement who will need to be approved by the Match Referee,” the ICC said in a press release.Earlier in 2017, the ICC had approved a trial period for concussion substitutes during the Sheffield Shield – Australia’s domestic four-day tournament. In another development related to the playing conditions, the highest cricket body has also accepted the recommendation of ICC’s Cricket Committee on punishment for slow over rate. As of now captains are punished for the slow over rate.As per the new rule, ICC will now deduct “competition points” and fine the whole team instead of only punishing the captains in a bid to reduce the instances of slow over-rates.last_img read more

Syracuse looks to setter Wlaszczuk to maintain aggressiveness at Georgia Tech

first_imgWithout two of its top outside hitters, Syracuse needed another attacker.Blockers had intermittently stepped in offensively as head coach Leonid Yelin tinkered with lineups and positions, but one position change made before the season has proved the most fruitful.After spending the first 12 years of her career as an outside hitter, SU setter Gosia Wlaszczuk transferred her attacking instincts to become the leading Atlantic Coast Conference setter in kills. Wlaszczuk keeps opponents off balance with her attacking prowess, making herself into an additional option on the depleted offensive side.As the Orange deals with injuries, it will look to Wlaszczuk to continue to stay aggressive Friday night when SU (8-12, 1-7 Atlantic Coast) travels to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech (9-12, 2-6) at 8:30 p.m.“When we were converting her to setter we definitely didn’t want to lose what she had as a hitter,” Yelin said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the beginning of the season, teams were not aware of her ability to tip and push balls over the net, expecting her to set her teammates. Midway through the conference season, Wlaszczuk’s attacking tendencies are no longer a surprise.While teams watched tape and studied her, she worked on finding the balance between hitting and setting.“I feel like I see the balance,” Wlaszczuk said. “Right now, it’s more about moments where it’s appropriate to let myself (hit) because there’s always a chance I will miss.”Traditionally, a setter has multiple hitters to pass to — on the sides and in the back row.But with outside hitters Nicolette Serratore and Valeriya Shaipova sidelined with injuries, Wlaszczuk has only one true outside hitter to pass to: junior Silvi Uattara.“I think we have a lot of really good hitters so every time when I’m digging the ball, I know our setter will make the right decision,” Uattara said.Wlaszczuk watches more film than any other player on the team, Yelin said, and this allows her to know whether to favor her tendency to hit against specific teams. There is never a “right” situation for the setter to go for the kill, he said. It depends on the opponent’s personnel and the situation in a game.If she sees an opening in the back corner of the court, Wlaszczuk is probably going for it herself.“I’m (a) natural hitter so obviously, all I want to do is score,” she said.When she sees opponents watching her eyes, Wlaszczuk knows she has to cut back. The self-proclaimed trickster will wait a few points, allowing the defense to relax and follow her sets.Then she goes for the kill.“When the pass is good, they don’t know who she’s going to set, when she’s going to set,” Yelin said. “She’s running this team, no question.”Early in the season, Yelin often thought Wlaszczuk was too aggressive, looking away in disgust whenever the setter missed a hit that she didn’t need to take. Now that she’s found the balance, she might be too timid.Last weekend against Louisville, Wlaszczuk went without a kill despite eight opportunities — tallying two attack errors in an Orange loss.At the end of the second set, Wlaszczuk stormed off the court while her teammates huddled, visibly upset after setting the ball for Monika Salkute and watching it drop right back down to the floor.Yelin talked with his setter after the game, reminding her to stay aggressive and not shy away from taking the game into her own hands.Said Yelin: “I said, ‘Gosia, you know your personality, hate to lose … but when the game was on the line, 24-21, you didn’t do even one thing.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 23, 2014 at 12:05 amlast_img read more

Annenberg report finds lack of diversity among film critics

first_imgDaily Trojan file photoThe USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Research Lab released the findings of a study on Monday that examined whether or not the pool of today’s film critics reflect the movies they review.The “Critic’s Choice?” study evaluated reviews of the 100 top grossing films of 2017, tallying the gender, race and ethnicity of critics. Upon assessing the reviews, which were extracted from Rotten Tomatoes, researchers found that the majority of the reviewers are white and male. The report found that an overwhelming 77.8 percent of those critiques originated from males. In addition, 63.9 percent of the reviews were written by white males. While female critics crafted a meager 22.2 percent of the studied reviews, only 4.1 percent came from underrepresented females. According to the founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Research Lab Stacy Smith, leaving out the voices of minority female critics renders movie evaluations unrepresentative and flawed. “This report reveals the absence of women of color working as reviewers — especially on movies built around female and underrepresented leads,” Smith said in a press release. “Creating inclusive hiring practices at every stage of the filmmaking and review process is essential to meeting business imperatives and ensuring that we see diverse perspectives reflected in society.” It was discovered that the majority of the film reviews from white male critics were also deemed the most valuable. Of the 3,359 reviews done by “Top Critics,” male critics dominated at 76 percent while their female counterparts wrote the remaining 24 percent — less than a quarter of the top viewed opinions. The study’s lead author Marc Choueiti also observed that white male reviewers’ voices were more pronounced than females and minorities. Top film reviewers outweighed underrepresented females by an estimated 27-to-1 ratio.“Re-examining the definition of a top critic or simply casting a wider net can be the opportunity to open up and diversity the voices heard in the critic space,” Choueiti said. To mitigate the crisis, the researchers of the study proposed a set of target inclusion goals for film reviews. The 30/30/20/20 is one of the suggested methods that the researchers endorsed. According to the research report, 30/30/20/20 is a ratio that the pool of movie critics should align with to gain a more comprehensive and well-represented evaluation on new movie releases. “Current population statistics in the U.S. show a gender and race breakdown as being roughly 30 percent white males, 30 percent white females, 20 percent underrepresented males and 20 percent underrepresented females,” Choueiti said. “In the report we call upon aggregator sites professional organizations, educational institutions, and entertainment industry leaders to take practical steps toward inclusion of underrepresented groups in this field.”Choueiti hopes that many players in front and behind the big screens are taking initiatives and speaking up to encourage awareness and female and underrepresented population participation in evaluating today’s increasing diverse films. “Notably, [actress] Brie Larson called for more underrepresented reviewers to be included as press for popular films and revealed at the Sundance Film Festival and TIFF are dedicating press credentials to underrepresented critics,” Choueiti said. Moving forward, Choueiti hopes to delve deeper into the nuances and implications of having a more diverse pool of critics for the movie industry and society at large. “We hope to answer additional questions in future research on this topic, such as the relationship between reviewer’s gender and race/ethnicity, and evaluation,” Choueiti said.last_img read more

Ireland under-20’s to begin World Championship in May

first_imgIreland will begin their World Under 20 Championship campaign against Italy on May 31st.The match schedule for next May’s tournament in Georgia has been revealed, with Pool B games with Scotland and New Zealand following the Azzurri clash. Ireland were beaten by England in the final of this year’s competition.last_img

Leicester draw Atlético Madrid in Champions League

first_imgThe defending Premier League champions will be away in the first leg.In what is probably the tie of the round holders Real Madrid have been pitted against German giants Bayern Munich.Borussia Dortmund will meet Monaco and Juventus face Barcelona in the other last eight ties. The first legs will be played on 11 and 12 April with the second legs to come on 18 and 19 April.last_img

St. Louis Blues welcome back Patrick Maroon, present forward with Stanley Cup ring in emotional pregame tribute

first_imgPatrick Maroon may no longer be with the Blues, but he’s always from St. Louis.The 31-year-old forward, who grew up in the town but the left the Blues to sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning over the offseason, was honored before the Lightning’s game against St. Louis, receiving not only a tribute on the big screen but something much more significant: his Stanley Cup ring. MORE:  Patrick Maroon’s journey to the Stanley CupAlongside a few of his former teammates, Maroon received his ring from Blues general manager Doug Armstrong in a pregame on-ice ceremony. Prior to the game, he told reporters that he’d only seen photos of the ring. The #HometownHero gets some new bling. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/UItIBI3SiZ— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) November 20, 2019The hometown hero received a standing ovation in his return to Enterprise Center and emotional responses from his former teammates, to boot.Another look of Ryan O’Reilly tearing up after the ring presentation for Pat Maroon:(Thanks for the gif @stlsportscntrl ) pic.twitter.com/2W0j7HMfjZ— Joey Palazzola (@Palazzola_RTN) November 20, 2019In 74 regular-season games with St. Louis last season, Maroon registered 10 goals and 28 points. After that, he went on to post seven points in 26 playoff games en route to the team’s first Cup title, including the series-winning overtime tally in Game 7 of the second round against the Dallas Stars that propelled the team to the Western Conference Final.He has four goals and seven points through 15 games with the Lightning so far this season.last_img read more

Reds’ Trevor Bauer is right to lament exclusion of Barry Bonds, other ‘Steroid Era’ stars from Hall of Fame

first_imgDuring a career that stretched from age 21 to 42, Barry Bonds earned seven MVP awards, eight Gold Gloves and 14 times trips to the All-Star Game. He hit more home runs and drew more walks than any player in the long, grand history of baseball.“Barry Bonds is a Hall of Famer,” pitcher Trevor Bauer of the Reds said Sunday on Twitter. This was a statement of opinion, not fact. Because Barry Bonds has not been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, even though he has been eligible for eight years, even though his achievements stand far above the majority of those honored.Bonds has been excluded, because of his association with performance-enhancing drugs, along with all-time greats Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, a reality that was underscored Sunday evening with the airing of ESPN’s documentary on the 1998 season, “Long Gone Summer.”MORE: Why MLB needed the McGwire-Sosa home run race then — and must celebrate it nowApparently, this extended reminder of what occurred in baseball in 1998, with both McGwire and Sammy Sosa of the Cubs surpassing Roger Maris’ record 61 home runs, prompted Bauer to share his beliefs about how the legacy of such players has been regarded. Safe to say he disagrees with how the majority of voters from the Baseball Writers of America has dealt with their Hall of Fame candidacy.The hall of fame is a shrine to the history of the game. Regardless of your feelings on this, steroids are part of the game’s history. It would be very hard to convince me that no players in the hall of fame currently used performance enhancing drugs. And even if they didn’t use— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) June 15, 2020“The Hall of Fame is a shrine to the history of the game,” Bauer wrote during an extended Twitter thread. “Regardless of your feelings on this, steroids are part of the game’s history. It would be very hard to convince me that no players in the Hall of Fame currently used performance-enhancing drugs. And even if they didn’t use what we would consider ‘steroids,’ substances that are illegal today were legal back then. Greenies, amphetamines, etc., used to be handed out like candy. Players were forced to take them because it was seen as ‘not doing everything you could to help the team’ if you didn’t.“Those same substances are illegal today, so by that logic, should every player that took them be disallowed from the Hall of Fame? It would be a hall of empty if that were the case. At some point, the best players of their era have to be enshrined. Period. It’s part of our game’s history.”He is right, of course. It has been preposterous to watch Bonds treated like a career utility player and Clemens like a journeyman middle reliever during the Hall voting of the past decade. There never has been any formal establishment as to which players of their era did (and which did not) take performance-enhancing drugs, which weren’t against the rules of the game. And yet those who achieved the most have been excluded.MORE: Remembering Mark McGwire’s 70-home run season If we could be sure the extended wait for these players is being wielded as a punishment for perceived sins against the game — that, ultimately, they’ll be honored — it might be a tenable position. But McGwire already fell off the ballot after never receiving more than 23.7 percent support of the voters, a tape-measured blast away from the threshold necessary for election. In 2020, Clemens climbed to 61 percent and Bonds to 60.7, not terribly far from making it, but both have only two more shots before they end up in “veterans committee” purgatory.Baseball analyst Ryan Spaeder, who has written for Sporting News and other publications, replied to Bauer’s thread with the statement, “I can tell you, for an absolute fact, that there are players in the Hall of Fame who used PEDs to include steroids, some dating back 40 years.”He chose not to name any names. It doesn’t really matter, though. What is germane to this discussion is who is excluded, not who is included. Bonds, Clemens and McGwire have become symbols of latent outrage. Their exploits were celebrated at the time by many of the same people now blocking their entry to the Hall.last_img read more

Gautam Gambhir reveals what MSD and him used to talk about when they were…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/ReutersAdvertisement auemujbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7vgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb2599( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4q5hWould you ever consider trying this?😱3z0cCan your students do this? 🌚8fzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captained the Indian cricket team for more than a decade. Over the years, many of his teammates have often given account of their unique and memorable experiences with the revered ‘captain cool’, which ranged from the 22 yards to the dressing room stories. However, Gautam Gambhir has a completely different escapade with Dhoni, as the retired Indian opening batsman recently spilled the beans about the one time he spend a month as a roomie of the former skipper of the team.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/ReutersOn the latest episode of Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’, Gambhir recalled his days of donning the sky blue jersey, and revealed an instance when Dhoni was his room mate while on a tour, back when the Indian captain sported his long hairstyle, which was a topic of discussion between them.“We were roommates for more than a month and all we used to talk about was hair because he had those long hair and how he would maintain that hair and all that stuff,” Gambhir said in the show.Advertisement Mahi’s hairstyle was not the only subject for the two teammates, Gambhir also recalled how they dealt with the room being too small.“We remember sleeping on the floor, because we had a very small room and the first week, we were discussing how to make this room look bigger,” the 38 year old continued, “So, we removed the bed out of the room and then we slept on the floor on the mattresses and it was a great moment because we both were young.”Advertisement Gambhir touched on the time he spend together during Dhoni’s initial days of donning the Indian jersey, and the two youngsters of Men in Blue were on tours a lot. However, it was only those days as a roomie that let Gauti understand Dhoni as a person.“We were both young, MS Dhoni had recently started playing international cricket together. We went to Kenya together, we went for India A tour to Zimbabwe together and spent a lot of time together,” Gambhir added.“But when you share a room for a month and a half with someone, you get to know a lot about that person,” he concluded.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sourav Ganguly to Virat Kohli: Don’t just play well but win in Australia!Who is Dr. Vikas Kumar and why he is on the back of Ben Stokes’ training jersey Advertisementlast_img read more

Kuwait launch $1 billion lawsuit against IOC

first_imgThe Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) were suspended by the IOC in October for “undue Government interference” only three years after the lifting of a similar suspension shortly before London 2012.Sheikh Salman claims, however, that the ban was unfairly put in place and that an “appropriate probe had not been conducted”.The development marks the latest in the ongoing saga which has seen Kuwait athletes banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games under their own flag.They are seeking to reclaim damages from the IOC following their “outlaw” from the international sports scene as their football federation is also suspended by FIFA and 15 other International Federations (IF).”It’s totally unacceptable that Kuwait is treated in this unfair way and barred from international sports activities without any appropriate probe being conducted,” the Information Minister told the Kuna, the official news agency of the Kuwaiti Government.”From the very beginning Kuwait did it its utmost to prevent the IOC suspension and showed a sincere desire to co-operate, but all to no avail.”We sent a UN-sponsored delegation to Geneva to explain to the sports body that the Kuwaiti government by no means intervenes in sports activities.”However, we were put in an embarrassing situation in the eyes of the international sports circles and looked as if we were outlaws.”Kuwaiti athletes’ hopes of representing their nation at Rio 2016 all-but ended last week when the rights of all sporting officials and athletes to take independent opinions and actions were curtailed following the passing of controversial new Statutes by the National Assembly.Under the new measures, the Public Sports Authority (PSA) gain the power to dissolve all sporting bodies including the KOC, as well as assuming control over all appointments and financial matters.Those who refuse to comply could face jail terms of between one and three years.The new Statutes, which have been described as threatening to human rights, were proposed by PSA head Sheikh Salman and were approved by 40 of the 46 members of the National Assembly.It effectively dismissed any chance of Kuwait’s suspension from the IOC being lifted before Rio 2016, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for August 5.Sheikh Salman came under fierce criticism from opponents of the Statute amendments, with some claiming the nature of the proposals was “unconstitutional”.”There is only positive interference in the form of support and backing for the sports bodies meant to promote the Olympic movement,” added Sheikh Salman.”Looking ahead, we stress the need for a common stance and cooperation involving all concerned parties without excluding anybody. All of us have to put the higher interests of Kuwait above all other considerations, spare no effort to promote sports and bring back the youth to the international sports events.”The news will also prolong Kuwait’s period in the sporting wilderness as the Government still have the power to dissolve the country’s sports federations, including the KOC.This is all seemingly connected to a personal feud between Sheikh Salman and his cousin Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti IOC member who is also President of both the OCA and the Lausanne-based Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).”This case is now in the hands of the court and we look forward to the outcome with confidence,” an IOC spokesperson told insidethegames.insidethegames has contacted ANOC for comment.last_img read more

CPL sensation Shamsi in for injured Badree

first_imgMUMBAI, India, (CMC):South African left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has been drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad for the rest of the season to replace injured West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree.The 26-year-old, who has played 68 first-class matches but is yet to represent South Africa, has gone straight into the final XI for RCB’s game yesterday against Rising Pune Supergiants.Badree sustained a shoulder injury in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Kolkata earlier this month against England and has failed to recover.”RCB is pleased to have signed in SA’s left-arm chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi for injured Badree,” RCB chairman Amrit Thomas said.”He is highly skillful, with a lot of variations, and has had success in SA’s domestic cricket as well as in the CPL this year. While we will miss Samuel Badree, we are excited about the variety that Shamsi brings to our bowling attack.”Shamsi is known to Caribbean fans, having proved a sensation in the Caribbean Premier League last season, snatching 11 wickets for new boys St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.Badree, meanwhile, is the second West Indies player to be forced out of the IPL with injury after fellow Trinidadian Lendl Simmons was also ruled out for Mumbai Indians with a back injury.last_img read more