Sir Viv links low test totals to good bowling, poor batting

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Former West Indies captain Sir Viv Richards says a combination of outstanding bowling and short tempered batting are the reasons low totals are being produced in Test matches latelyRichards, considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, also says batsmen’s failure to adjust their style from Twenty20 cricket to Test has also been a contributing factor.The Ashes series in England has been identified as a prime example with all four Tests finishing inside four days, the last two inside three.The Australians have been shot out for scores of 60 and 136 while the Englishmen too have been dismissed for 103.”You can point your finger at both (good bowling and poor batting). You have T20 and that also plays a part in some of the shots batsmen play. You see guys playing the same shots in T20s and Tests and are sometimes lucky to get away with it,” Richards told Sport360.”Guys are playing a lot of limited overs cricket and not making that adjustment when it comes to the longer version and pay a price for that”.So far this year, eight totals below 150 have been recorded in 23 Tests.While 17 matches this year have produced results, Richards argues that poor batting has played its part in determining those results.”If you take the West Indies or recently Australia, some matches have been short. Techniques have played a part in some of the shots played, making the same mistakes over and over again,” Richards pointed out.”At some point, individuals have to play according to the situation. Recently in Birmingham, the ball was swinging in the air, moving around. For some reason, we see batsmen not having the same technique to cope.”last_img read more

The Chelsea v Swansea quiz

first_imgGet your thinking cap on ahead of tonight’s semi-final clash and see how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-30]  YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTE2OTIyMzMiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoxMzA6IlRoYW5rIHlvdS4gUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cyBpdCBtYXkgYmUgaW4geW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NBA Finals: Warriors’ Stephen Curry couldn’t hit a shot all night, until …

first_imgAll that practice saved Curry from an imperfect ending Wednesday night. He drilled his only 3-pointer of the game with 2:38 to play, helping move the Warriors within reach of an NBA Finals sweep.By sibling rule, Curry was allowed to leave the gym.“Got it … Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.CLEVELAND — Growing up in a hoops-playing family, Stephen Curry and his brother, Seth, had a rule:No leaving the gym until you made your last shot.last_img

Maharashtra announces scheme to increase farmers’ income

first_imgMumbai: Amidst demands of farm loan waiver in Maharashtra, the State government has announced ‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme, with an aim to increase farmers’ income by cutting production cost and increasing the output.The scheme will be launched in the upcoming kharif season. Under the initiative, the government has declared each tehsil in the State as a unit where planning will be done for agri-development. The major tasks that would be undertaken are: raising production of major crops (up to the level of its genetic yield potential), diversification of crops, introducing marketing techniques, uniting farmers through farm producers’ companies and making them financially stable.According to a government resolution published last week, each tehsil, under the scheme, will be given a production target for crops. The target would be planned keeping in mind that farmers, after selling their produce, receive more money than the loan they have obtained. For farmers who are already receiving more money than the loan obtained, the target is 20% more than their present production.Additionally, the government will also spend 60% of the fund available for mechanisation of farming on tractors, power tillers, transplanters, and machines for polishing, grading, and packing the produce. The grants will be deposited in farmers’ bank accounts linked to Aadhar.The government has also announced that it would increase grants for construction of green houses, onion shades, and shade nets, among others. A farmer outreach campaign will also be launched from May 25 to June 8, to inform farmers about the techniques to be used in agriculture ahead of the kharif season.The Opposition has been aggressively demanding farm loan waiver since the beginning of the Budget Session of the State Assembly in March. The major Opposition parties — the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) — are presently touring the State under Sangharsh Yatra to press for their demand.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that while his government wants to waive off the loan, a decision effecting the same will be taken only at “the right time” and not based on the Opposition’s demands. He has also said the State government would invest more in agriculture rather than announcing a loan waiver. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, in his Budget speech last month, had also said that the government aims to double farmers’ income by 2022.last_img read more

IBI Summer of Service Application Now Opens

first_imgThe IBI Summer of Service (SOS) application period is open from April 2 to 30, 2019. Students matriculating to colleges and/or universities are invited to submit their application to execute service and be rewarded with full-time and/or pat-time scholarships and other support towards their educational development.The Summer of Service (SOS) is a competition conceptualized, developed and executed by the I Believe Initiative (IBI), an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE). It is a programme which will be executed over a four (4) month period April – August 2019.Participants are required to seek permission from the authority of an established organization (governmental, non-governmental, religious and service clubs etc.) to provide their voluntary service. Once approved students are asked to complete the requisite documents posted on www.ggpe.org.jm and submit a scanned copy of the registration form to ibi@ggpe.org.jm by the required time.The shortlisted candidates will be notified to commence executing their service. At the end of the voluntary service period of 8 weeks (96hrs in total) depending on performance, the students will be rewarded with full-time and/or part-time scholarships, grants, book vouchers and or other educational support to further their programme of study.The Summer of Service (SOS) Programme aims to increase volunteerism among the Jamaican youth. Since its inception in 2013, beneficiaries of this competition have commented that as a result of the SOS they have continued to volunteer and learnt positive values such as determination and persistence.TARGET AUDIENCE:  The Summer of Service Competition is highly dependent on partnerships for its execution and the achieving of its objectives. This year we are seeking to partner with NGOs, Service Clubs, Religious and Community organizations. The participants will volunteer with these organizations as part of the competition.As in the past five (5) years we are also seeking sponsorship from Corporate Jamaica. Once a corporate entity partners with the IBI the positive message is sent in all promotional efforts that they are collaborating with the Governor-General in reaching out to youth to help direct them to a brighter future.last_img read more