MAQ Cricket59 comes to Trinidad Saturday

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 39,978 total views,  1 views today PORT-OF-SPAIN – TRINIDAD: The very popular Maq Cricket59 tournament will make its debut in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, July 11 as a three-team tournament takes place in Avocat, South Trinidad. The very popular format which is the brainchild of chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi is expected to be very interesting as players will for the first time get the opportunity to play this format in the Caribbean Island. The format we see each innings being of 59 balls duration and the first…

Pakistan rejects Kaneria and Malik’s pleas to help lift bans

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 1,764 total views “Pakistani cricketer Danish Kaneria, whose plea to the PCB for help in lifting a match-fixing ban was rejected. ©AFP” /> Karachi (AFP) – Pakistan’s cricket board Friday rejected pleas by two former national players for help in overturning lifetime bans for charges related to match-fixing. Former spinner Danish Kaneria was banned by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2012, while ex-skipper Saleem Malik was struck off in 2000 by the Pakistan board on the recommendation of a judicial commission. Kaneria, charged for inducing his Essex county…

Turkey’s Prez Erdogan says Hagia Sophia becomes mosque after court ruling

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 961 total views COURTESY BY: President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship on Friday after a top court ruled that the building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan made his announcement, just an hour after the court ruling was revealed, despite international warnings not to change the status of the nearly 1,500-year-old monument, revered by Christians and Muslims alike. “The decision was taken to hand over the management of the Ayasofya Mosque…to the Religious Affairs Directorate and open it for…

Shortage of green cards is latest US immigrant barrier

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 895 total views COURTESY BY: Indians holding or applying for green cards face a new anti-immigrant obstacle from the United States government. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has scaled back the printing of the physical green cards which identify the holder as a legal permanent US resident. By law, US permanent residents are legally required to carry the credit card-sized identity cards “at all times” and must show them when applying for jobs and when travelling. Indians received 10% of all green cards issued in 2019 and are…

Intense outbreaks of new coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO chief

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 656 total views COURTESY BY: Intense outbreaks of the new coronavirus can still be brought under control, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Friday, lamenting that global case numbers had more than doubled in the past six weeks. “There are many, many examples from around the world,” said Tedros, that even if the Covid-19 outbreak is “very intense, it can still be brought back under control”.

Amazon bans TikTok on employees’ phones, cites ‘security risks’

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 316 total views COURTESY BY: Inc <AMZN.O> has requested employees remove the TikTok video sharing app from their mobile devices by July 10 over “security risks,” according to a memo to employees seen by Reuters. “Due to security risk, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email. If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email. At this time, using TikTok from your Amazon laptop browser is allowed,” according to the email.…

Minor League a US Open template

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 36,506 total views,  1 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: The upcoming USA Cricket Minor league is a template of the very popular US Open T20 tournament that is held every year in the United States. USA Cricket has sent out all the particulars of the inaugural Minor League cricket series, which they plan to take into the Major League in the future. A glance at the idea and ideals of the tournament takes you right back to the visionary Mahammad Qureshi who was way ahead in planning when he brought this…

Windies skipper Holder says he has more to do after six-wicket England haul

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 1,616 total views “Leading from the front – West Indies captain Jason Holder took a Test-best 6-42 against England at Southampton on Thursday. ©AFP” /> Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – West Indies captain Jason Holder said “my Test is far from over” after he rocked England with a career-best six-wicket haul on the second day of the series opener at Southampton on Thursday. Holder, the world’s top-ranked all-rounder, took 6-42 as England were dismissed for 204 to surpass his previous Test-best of 6-59 against Bangladesh at Kingston two years ago. It…

Broad reveals ‘anger’ at England Test axe

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 1,384 total views “Angry – Stuart Broad said he was hurt at being dropped by England for the first Test against the West Indies. ©AFP” /> Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) England paceman Stuart Broad said he felt frustrated and angry at having “my shirt” taken away after he was dropped for the first Test against the West Indies at Southampton. Broad was in England’s 13-man squad for the series opener, the first major international cricket since the coronavirus lockdown. The paceman is second only to long-standing new-ball colleague James Anderson in England’s…