BCA delays inaugural T20 tournament until 2021 as Coronavirus arrives

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Wednesday announced the suspension of its 2020 domestic season, which will see its highly anticipated inaugural T20 franchise competition being postponed until next year.The decision, announced in a BCA statement, came a day after the first two cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed here.The BCA said that given the measures announced by the Government – which include restricting the number of people at public gatherings, such as sporting events, to 100 – the April start of the domestic season will be suspended for at least 90 days.“The Association will assess this decision in light of the national context and any Government directives at June 22, 2020,” it said.“The inaugural edition of the BCA’s T20 franchise competition will now therefore be played in 2021. The BCA remains committed to the development of Barbados through its stewardship of the sport and looks forward to fortifying its relationship with stakeholders during this period of uncertainty.”The six-week franchise tournament, the Kadooment Twenty20 Cup, was expected to kick off the 2020 season on April 17, the first time semi-professional cricket would be played domestically.Matches were set to be played by the six teams on Friday nights, with a double header on Sunday nights at Kensington Oval.The names of the captains, the head coaches and one other official from the teams had been expected to be announced at a draft of players on Tuesday.The suspension of the domestic season will also impact the regular T20 tournament in which clubs and the schools in the Intermediate and Second Division participate. That was to run simultaneously with the Kadooment Twenty20 Cup.Several other local sporting events have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. While the final of the annual National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships was allowed to go on as planned on Tuesday, as athletes and other students had gathered at the National Stadium before the announcement of the COVID-19 cases, the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been cancelled.last_img read more

Governor declares Saturday ‘Carson King Day’ in Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has declared this Saturday “Carson King Day” in honor of the former ISU student who’s now aiming to raise $2 million for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital by this weekend.“It takes all of us making a difference and we’ve had one individual that has made a big difference in a short amount of time,” Reynolds said Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony in her statehouse office.King, who is 24 years old, held up a humorous sign seeking beer money during ESPN’s “College Game Day” broadcast before this year’s Iowa-Iowa State game in Ames. Donations poured into his Venmo account and King soon announced he’d donate the money to the Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.“Individuals like Carson King demonstrates how ‘Iowa Nice’ isn’t just a slogan, but our way of life,” Reynolds said.King was invited to attend the event and he watched as the governor signed the proclamation in his honor. His impromptu fundraiser ends this weekend. King and his family have been given tickets to Saturday’s game in Iowa City, so he can witness the crowd do “The Wave” to children in the hospital that overlooks the stadium.“Carson King can showcase who we are as a people, not only by selflessly donating to a worthy cause, but spreading the message of generosity,” Reynolds said.Reynolds praised King for being a “force for change.”“The Carson King story embodies a young man’s ability to help a cause greater than himself and can serve as a model for others to follow,” Reynolds said, as she read the proclamation. “And whereas Carson has shown that one person can make a difference and one person can make a positive change, even through the unlikeliest ways.”King shows the governor the total money raised.The crowd gathered around the governor’s desk included King and his family, as well as a group there to see the governor recognize September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness” month.“Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children,” Reynolds said. “…There are approximately 40,000 children on active treatment at any given time.”The governor got her own phone out to take a selfie with King. And King showed the governor his fund raising tally was near the $1.5 million mark.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka Live Match Hotstar: How to watch live telecast of IND v SL match

first_imgThe middle-order puzzle has remained unsolved and it has increasingly looked that Indian team management has been heavily dependent on Plan A, which is success from their top-order.Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, with 544 runs that include record-equalling four tons, has been the stand-out player and skipper Virat Kohli, with five half-centuries and 400 plus aggregate, has also had a good World Cup but perhaps not exceptional by his standards.In this backdrop, there cannot be a better opposition than Sri Lanka for Dhoni to check his bat swing at the death overs when Lasith Malinga will be firing in at the block-hole or bowl his variation of slower deliveries.Sri Lankan off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva has been pretty economical, going at sub-5 rate in the matches that he has played. If Dhoni gets to play more balls during the middle overs against De Silva and score some runs, it will only boost his confidence.What TV channel is the World Cup 2019 match India vs Sri Lanka on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD and DD Sports.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between India vs Sri Lanka be played?The World Cup 2019 match India vs Sri Lanka is being played Headingley in Leeds from 3 PM IST on Saturday, July 6.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match India vs Sri Lanka live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and DD Sports.advertisementWhere can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match India vs Sri Lanka?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match India vs Sri Lanka?India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant.Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.Also See:last_img read more