Two Indian-origin men jailed for £2.4 million money laundering

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 1,038 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Two Indian-origin men have been jailed for a total of 12 years and nine months following an international £2.4 million money-laundering operation and attempt to launder a further £1.6 million, Scotland Yard said on Saturday. Vijaya Kumar Krishnasamy, 32, and Chandrasekar Nallayan, 44, were sentenced by the Croydon Crown Court on Friday for money laundering and fraud offences around the world. The police said they received a report in 2018 from Barclays Bank that several IP addresses were repeatedly accessing multiple business accounts suspected of…

No place for Hales or Plunkett as England name 55-man training group

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 1,964 total views “Frozen out – Alex Hales was omitted from the England training group announced Friday. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Alex Hales and World Cup-winner Liam Plunkett were both left out of a mammoth 55-man England training group announced Friday. But 14 uncapped players were selected as England look to stage a full Test and limited-overs programme against West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia, despite the coronavirus delaying the start of their home season until at least July. Among those recalled was David Willey, who lost his place in…

Uncertainty over next chairman as ICC denies T20 World Cup is postponed

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 1,995 total views “International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar . ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Shashank Manohar is prepared to stay on as International Cricket Council chairman to oversee a “smooth transition” following reports that former India captain Sourav Ganguly is considering standing, the ICC said Wednesday. Indian administrator Manohar, who became the ICC’s first independent chairman in 2016, has ruled out a third term in office. The game’s global governing body said no final decision had been taken regarding the election process but the subject would be discussed further on…

Australia set dates for COVID-threatened India cricket tour

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 1,918 total views “India played an ODI against Australia in in Melbourne in January 2019. ©AFP” /> Sydney (AFP) – Australia announced dates for India’s lucrative Test cricket tour as the centrepiece of a busy home season on Thursday, but admitted that plans remained in flux because of the coronavirus. Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said the picture was “evolving every day” as he unveiled men’s fixtures against Zimbabwe, the West Indies and Afghanistan, as well as India. Australia are also due to host the men’s Twenty20 World Cup in October…

No domestic cricket in England until August – ECB

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 857 total views “Fresh delay — There will be no domestic cricket in England until August 1 at the earliest . ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – There will be no domestic cricket i ]]> <![CDATA[ n England until August 1 at the earliest, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Thursday. The start of the English season had already been twice delayed by the outbreak of the coronavirus, but the previous start date of July 1 has now been pushed back another month by the pandemic. England’s postponed Test series…

No compromises on national security: India snubs Trumps’s offer on China border row

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 1,258 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ India on Thursday said it is engaged with China at the diplomatic and military levels to end a border standoff involving thousands of troops even as it tacitly ruled out any possibility of US mediation to end the face-off. Since tensions flared along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after violent clashes involving hundreds of soldiers in Sikkim and Ladakh sectors early this month, both sides have deployed additional soldiers, especially in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. India has said it will oppose any unilateral…

‘God of cricket’ Tendulkar looms over India prodigy Shaw

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 940 total views “Prithvi Shaw is regarded as one of Indian cricket’s biggest talents. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – Comparisons to India’s “god of cricket” Sachin Tenduldar. the domestic Ranchi and Duleep tournaments in 2017. He then led India to victory at the Under-19 World Cup, and burst into the Test team in 2018 with a match-winning 134 against West Indies, becoming the youngest Indian to score a century on debut at 18 years, 10 months and 25 days. But since then, the boyish batsman has followed a rocky path.…

Saliva ban may make cricket ‘boring’, says Starc

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 885 total views “Mitchell Starc said more leeway should be given to bowlers while shining the ball with saliva is banned. ©AFP” /> Sydney (AFP) – Australian paceman Mitchell Starc warned Tuesday that cricket risks becoming “pretty boring” if ball-tampering rules are not relaxed in response to a coronavirus-linked ban on using saliva to shine the ball. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to implement the ban in June after receiving medical advice that spit poses a COVID-19 transmission risk. Bowlers traditionally get the ball to move in the air,…

Donald Trump’s mediation tweet is part of growing anti-China juggernaut

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 1,226 total views COUTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ President Donal Trump on Wednesday said he has offered to arbitrate the India-China border dispute in what is being seen as move that will irk Beijing more than New Delhi, given the steadily rising hostility and antipathy towards China in the United States over the Covid-19 outbreak, which comes on top of months of differences over trade and mounting irritation over theft of intellectual property. “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate…

Only half of Americans would get access to Covid-19 vaccine: Poll

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 1,059 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Only about half of Americans say they would get a Covid-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll. That’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure if they’d…