For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Australian wicket-keeper and a legend of the game Adam Gilchrist feels India’s success on their tour of Australia will depend “on mind more than the body”. Gilchrist also hailed the Indian bowling set-up and labelled Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world.“It is challenging playing overseas. I do believe India [have] a strong bowling unit and some quality batsmen, including the best batsman in the world, Virat Kohli,” said the iconic former Australia wicket-keeper batsman to ESPNcricinfo, on Sunday.ALSO READ: BCCI Payments: Ravi Shastri bags Rs. 2.05 crore as advance payment“They have the potential to win overseas. Perhaps it is just mind, more than the body.”The Virat Kohli-led Indian team are ranked no.1 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. However, the lost both the tough overseas series against South Africa and now the ongoing series against England despite their bowling and skipper Kohli doing well during the tours. Now, with Steve Smith and David Warner both suspended from International cricket, the four-match Test series is a well worthy shot at glory for the Indians.Kohli, who made his captaincy debut on the tour of Australia last time, smashed four centuries and Gilchrist firmly believes he will be the main man for team India once again.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: India’s probable lineup against Pakistan“What I admire about Virat’s captaincy is his tenacity and the way he drags his team with him just by being positive,” he explained.”Perhaps, it would not be advisable for Australians to upset him because it may boomerang against them as he is world’s best batsmen at the moment.“He looks to me like a guy who likes challenges when the chips are down … From Australia’s point of view, they do not want him to score as heavily as he is doing in England.Gilchrist also said the battle for the best pace attack will be the most intriguing part of the Australia vs India series.”As the series goes on, we’re going to find out who has the better pace attack, and that is going to be the most intriguing part of the series.”India’s tour of Australia will start from November 21, 2018 and will finish on January 18, 2019. The complete tour will have 3 T20Is, 4 Tests, and 3 ODIs.
SOME disappointing news for fans of Guyana’s senior men’s national team – no replica of the new kits will be sold for the Gold Cup. Sportswear manufacturer Capelli Sports was unveiled on May 14 as the Golden Jaguars’ kit supplier for the June 15 – July 7 CONCACAF Gold Cup and fans both local and overseas were eager to put their hands on the replica in order to show support for the team at their first outing at the Confederation’s marquee tournament.Speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport yesterday, Wayne Forde, president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), explained that the uniforms that the team will wear at the Gold Cup were made specifically for that tournament, but after (the Gold Cup), Capelli Sports will reveal the kit which will be worn going forward.Forde said that fans can, however, purchase the ‘fan gear’ that the GFF had for sale during Guyana’s Nations League qualifier.The new kit design didn’t find favour with many fans, with some stating that the design was lazy and had zero reflection of Guyana.Meanwhile, Forde said the new kit deal will be made public by the end of next week, since the GFF is still tying up the legal end of the agreement.Upon the release of the new kit, Forde told reporters that he believes the GFF was “able to establish a remarkable working relationship with Capelli. At the heart of our discussion has been where we are as a federation and the support we need to grow the sport from the grassroots level, straight up to the senior team,” Forde said.Guyana will open their 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign against defending champions USA on June 18 at the Allianz Field in Minneapolis.Golden Jaguars were drawn in Group D of the 16-team tournament, with the defending champions (USA), Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.Following their June 18 opener, coach Michael Johnson and his squad will travel to Cleveland to take on Panama on June 22 at the FirstEnergy Stadium then play their final group game against regional rivals, Trinidad and Tobago, on June 26 at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas.
“Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic rise in Islamophobic hate crimes across the United States and around the world,” Quick wrote. “We want our Muslim community … to know that we work closely with public safety and law enforcement to ensure that everyone in our community is safe.” Over 150 students, faculty and staff attended an interfaith vigil held in commemoration of the terrorist attack on March 14 in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed the lives of 49 worshippers celebrating Jumu’ah, a weekly Muslim congregational prayer. The vigil emphasized the need for community, stressing the importance of coming together during times of tragedy. “We are here to know each other, to grow with each other, to love each other, to understand that our differences and our diversity are things that bring us together in a way that makes us a family — a Trojan family, a global family — representing every country in the world, every religion on the planet,” Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni said. The event was hosted by the Muslim Student Union, Interfaith Council, the Office of Religious Life and Ansar Service Partnership, a Muslim community service organization on campus. “I really hope that after this tragedy people will really put forth more of an effort to humanize Muslims and to get to know us and what our faith is — to understand that our faith isn’t about hate or terrorism, but it’s about peace,” Jama said. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims, their families, friends and their nation,” Brake said. “So let us remember — together — the communities of Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre.” Soni opened the vigil with a statement about the prevalence of hate crimes directed at religious communities and how the USC community has previously come together to memorialize them. Paarsa Haque, student leader of ASP, read a quote from a rabbi she knew in her community in Memphis about the importance of community. Associate Dean of Religious Life Vanessa Gomez Brake introduced Muslim Student Union members as they read aloud the names of the victims. “[I want us] to be leaders of positivity, to be builders of communities, to be support systems when we are in need, to be light when there seems to be darkness,” Speight said. “When we come together, we say we cannot normalize [mass shootings],” Soni said. “This can’t be normal. This is not the world we want to live in. We stand for something bigger than this.” The event included four stations for students to write messages of support to the mosques targeted in last week’s mass shooting. (Dimple Sarnaaik/Daily Trojan) After a moment of silence was observed, MSU president Zayn Razi told the story of Daoud Nabi, a prominent member of the Islamic community in New Zealand who died shielding a man from the shooter. Awo Jama, a freshman majoring in journalism, said she felt healed by the vigil and hopes the attack in New Zealand spurs change. “‘The cancer of hate will only stop when we stand together in solidarity and love,’” Haque said. “Seeing you all here today reminds us that these situations affect us all and they bring communities together.” “I tell you this story about this man because I want you to know what a real Muslim looks like,” Razi said. “I want you to know what Islam is: Islam is Daoud Nabi.” Director of Muslim Life Jibreel Speight offered a prayer and words of wisdom regarding how students can stand in solidarity with different communities. In a memorandum sent to the USC community on March 15, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs Michael W. Quick wrote that the purpose of the vigil was to support and uplift Muslim communities — both globally and on campus. The Rev. Richard Sunwoo, parish pastor of the Caruso Catholic Center, and Bailey London, executive director of Hillel, offered interfaith support and prayer to the Muslim community. Razi also discussed the way the Muslim community has been misrepresented and how fear and ignorance fuels hate crimes. Four stations were set up at the vigil where attendees could write messages of support to Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre, the two mosques targeted in New Zealand’s deadliest mass shooting. “If they know us, they have no reason to be afraid, they have no reason to hate,” Razi said. “I know this is a difficult time for you,” Soni said. “Over the last several years, we have seen a dramatic rise in Islamophobic hate crimes in our country and around the world. I want you all to know that this is your home, that this is your family, that you belong here, that we love you and that you’re safe.” “We pray, almighty God, that you restore peace and that you remind us of your love, especially now as our ears grow weary and tired of hearing about bloodshed and injustice,” Sunwoo said. In closing, Soni directly addressed the Muslim students in attendance and reminded them of their value and importance at the University, regardless of acts of Islamophobia that have occurred throughout the world. Speakers at the vigil also encouraged students to engage with the Muslim community during Islam Awareness Week next week.
UE Cornellà, a Spanish football team that competes in the third tier of competition has entered esports in partnership with Qwatti eSports Agency.UE Cornellà are better known in the Spanish ranks for bringing through talent in the lower echelons of Spanish football, with notable names such as Keita Baldé and Jordi Alba once appearing on the club’s books. The release states the club will enter esports “with the main objective of being a reference academy, just as it is in football”. The Spanish club will pick up teams in the following games: FIFA;League of Legends;Hearthstone;Clash Royale.To get the proverbial ball rolling, the team will organise a FIFA 18 tournament that has an online component followed by an offline stage where the top eight players will compete at the 1,500 capacity UE Cornellà stadium in December. The online registration of the tournament will end on December 1st and the first rounds will be held between December 1st and 3rd, with the offline component to be played between 6-8 December.In December, UE Cornellà will also launch an online tournament for League of Legends. The best 10 players in the online phase will take part in a bootcamp, with fans being able to vote for their favourite players – and “surveys and video interviews done”. Alejandro Talavera - President of UE Cornellà stated: “For UE Cornella it is important to grow in all those sections that increase our fan base. We also understand that football clubs have to position themselves within eSports and help professionalize this sport. We strongly believe eSports is a sector that will create opportunities for all those young people who want to train and dream of becoming professionals in this sport. Our goal in the medium term is to become a leading academy in the eSports sector, in the same way that we have achieved it in football.”Esports Insider says: Interesting to see Cornella come into esports. We’ll be keeping an eye on their activity over coming months as it seems they’ll be busy. That’s another club to add to the ever-growing list.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- The Alpena Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a new home in Alpena.The CVB closed on the building next to John A Lau Saloon on Friday, located at 420 N. Second Avenue in Old Town. Local guides will also be added to downtown to help tourists with any questions or recommendations they might have about the area. The CVB is currently located at the Chamber of Commerce. The new location will have plenty of storage space and the staff will increase from 1 to 3. A recent surge in local tourism has caused the CVB to find a new space. A grand opening will take in the Spring.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Paul Bunyan Comedy Festival Bringing Humor to Oscoda for a Good CauseNext Hess Sworn in as City Councilwoman, Johnson Becomes Mayor Pro Tem