Maroons-Eagles will be offense vs defenseMaroons-Eagles will be offense vs defense

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Getting dragged into these gripping encounters, however, doesn’t seem to worry University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol, whose Maroons are bracing for another tough test Sunday when they face the unbeaten Ateneo Blue Eagles in their first duel since last season’s title series.Perasol feels the best is yet to come for his star-studded squad, which, interestingly, has scored a total of 427 points, one less than what the Maroons have given up in their first six games this season—though they have a 5-1 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Those five UP wins came with a total winning margin of 15 points, and its lone loss came against University of Santo Tomas, 85-69.“I have a team that’s loaded with offensive players and the tendency we’re trying to address right now is how do we maximize everyone’s talents,” said Perasol. Albayalde insists: Aquino not influenced on order vs 13 Pampanga cops PLAY LIST 02:37Albayalde insists: Aquino not influenced on order vs 13 Pampanga cops01:05No more admin case vs Albayalde after resignation — Panelo01:09‘Disappointment’ if no cases filed vs ‘ninja cops’ – Gordon02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “I don’t think it’s coming into play yet. What’s happening now is that having too many of these offensive players makes us lose our flow on offense. But in crunch time we always like our chances because we have players who can take charge and hit big shots. But of course, it’s a concern.”The burden of expectations is also bearing down on his players, with the likes of Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero beefing up the team this season.But Perasol said there’s actually more talented players in the league this year—albeit less heralded—counting the emergence of Rey Suerte of University of the East and Rhenz Abando of UST.“This season has been really competitive as every team has improved,” said Perasol, noting that even National U, which owns a 1-5 record, could have easily been in the Top 4 if not for a string of one-point losses.“It just so happened that some of our players already have established themselves individually. But in terms of experience, Ateneo has the edge.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perasol said his players are still working on their cohesion as they did not have a complete lineup in most of their training camps in the lead-up to the season.Juan Gomez de Liaño, who nailed the game-winning triple in the 72-71 squeaker over La Salle last  Thursday, missed majority of the preseason due to an injury.The former Rookie of the Year also had to overcome an ankle sprain before returning to the game in the final three minutes.“Juan was our go-to guy last year, and he will always be there at crunch time, but the dynamics have changed this season,” said Perasol.“But we’re hoping we can really accelerate our progress this season.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Bayron just three shots behind Nan Pao leader This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano The way UAAP Season 82 has panned out so far, the only sure thing seems to be games going down the wire with seven matches already decided by a single point, three more than the season before.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kansas apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at hoops eventKansas apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at hoops event

first_imgIn this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, rapper Snoop Dogg performs during Late Night in the Phog, Kansas’ annual NCAA college basketball kickoff, at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. (Nick Krug/The Lawrence Journal-World via AP)LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits.Athletic director Jeff Long said Friday night “we expected a clean version of the show.”ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show PLAY LIST 00:54Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The Jayhawks instead got an R-rated performance for their annual basketball kickoff and another big headache as they deal with a high-level NCAA infractions case tied to recruiting.“We made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show,” Long said in a statement. “I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening.”Kansas has been putting on Late Night for 35 years, but what began as a scrimmage to celebrate the start of basketball practices has turned into a night of skits, music and entertainment. That’s included big-name rappers in recent years, such as Tech N9ne, Lil Yaghty and 2 Chainz.None of them brought the cache of Snoop, though. The 47-year-old rapper and well-known sports fan was expected to take the minds of players, fans and recruits off the specter of the NCAA investigation and turn attention fully to a season in which the Jayhawks are expected to be title contenders.The school even promoted his appearance with a social media video of Hall of Fame coach Bill Self wearing a gaudy chain and Adidas shirt — the focus of the NCAA inquiry has been on the apparel company’s dealings with recruits, including whether officials paid them to steer them to its schools.Wearing a No. 20 jersey with “Snoop” on the back, the artist performed for about 35 minutes to a full house that included the men’s and women’s basketball teams. But he wound up singing unedited versions of several hits, such as “Gin and Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” as pole dancers performed and fake $100 bills featuring the rapper’s face were shot over players and recruits.Self said he wasn’t feeling well and spent most of the performance in the locker room. He later told The Kansas City Star he expected a “radio edited” version of the songs.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img “I don’t guess you have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight,” Self told The Star. “That’s not the direction anybody at our school would want that to go at all, regardless of any entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment.”Especially given the controversy already surrounding the tradition-rich program.The school received a notice from the NCAA late last month alleging three severe violations tied to recruiting and a responsibility charge leveled against Self. Also cited is a lack of institutional control within the program.The document does not detail what Kansas is accused of doing. The program is among the most prominent in an NCAA inquiry into a pay-for-play scheme that began with an FBI investigation into the apparel company Adidas.A former employee for the company later testified that he made payments to the family of one Kansas recruit and the guardian of a current player, and text messages presented in court revealed a close relationship between Self and the Adidas employee.The school has said it will appeal and “strongly disagrees” with the assertion it lacks institutional control.Kansas will be allowed to present its case at a hearing. The NCAA will then rule, often within several months, and the school has the right to appeal.North Carolina State also has received a notice of allegations. Arizona, Auburn, Creighton, Louisville, LSU and Southern California are among those under the NCAA microscope. MOST READ Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Read Next Djokovic beats Millman in straight sets to win Japan Open DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Meralco zaps foeMeralco zaps foe

first_imgBecoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Getting their groove going early on, Meralco hammered out a 111-94 decision over Phoenix Pulse in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts put on the heat halfway through the opening period, dealing damage from inside and out en route to an impressive victory, that elated coach Norman Black.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “I couldn’t have asked for more as far as our offense is concerned, especially when it came to the balance on our offense—the way the players moved and shared the basketball,” he said, as his squad moved up to 3-1.Later, Magnolia kept Alaska at bay for a 95-90 victory—its third in four games—as Ian Sangalang scored nine of his total 19 points in the final frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manMeralco’s starters all finished in double-digits, with Allen Durham and Baser Amer leading with 27 and 26.Chris Newsome tossed in 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the stand that Black felt was true to his team’s identity. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MPBL can take over erring franchises, says commish Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “We just wanted to continue to stay in character and be a good defensive team but at the same time, we know that there are certain teams that you have to score against,” said Black, who pushed the Fuel Masters to a 1-4 rut.Black even went on to suggest that they could’ve been unbeaten had they figured out a way to neutralize the deep shooting of NLEX, dealer of Meralco’s lone loss thus far.The Road Warriors, for their part, also made a good account of themselves following a cardiac 113-111 overtime victory over Barangay Ginebra in Dubai early Saturday morning.“From the first half, I think we were behind by 28 points. Then losing our import before overtime? It’s one of those games you’ll remember for a long time,” coach Yeng Guiao said.Kiefer Ravena turned in an equally unforgettable performance, finishing with 13 points and 17 assists against just one turnover.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lewis Hamilton has 2 championships but just 1 win in Mexico CityLewis Hamilton has 2 championships but just 1 win in Mexico City

first_imgBecoming his own man MOST READ Hamilton will start Sunday in firm command of the season championship with a 64-point lead on teammate Valtteri Bottas and just four races left. It would take a stunning collapse over the back end of the season for Hamilton not to win a historic sixth career championship and fifth in six years. That would put the British driver in sole possession of second place in F1 history and one shy of the record seven held by Germany’s Michael Schumacher.But those past struggles leave Hamilton downplaying his chances of closing out the championship in Mexico City.“I don’t anticipate it will be Mexico,” Hamilton said, adding his poor outings the last two years here have been “pretty shocking.”“Mexico is generally our worst race of the year because of the way our car is set up and it’s going to be a tough one for us,” he said.Mexico City’s thin air at 7,400 feet (2,255 meters) and the long straight out of the starting grid at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez have favored Red Bull and Ferrari the last two years. And given Ferrari’s power surge and three victories since the summer break, Hamilton points to the Italian team as the favorite Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves on the podium after finishing third in the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Hanai)MEXICO CITY — For a place that has twice crowned him Formula One champion, Mexico City has not been particularly kind to Lewis Hamilton.The massive crowds adore him and he’s spun his Mercedes through the twisting curves on the stadium course to earn a place among F1’s greatest drivers.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue He just struggles to win here.Hamilton has just one victory in four years at the Mexican Grand Prix and the last two races were among his worst outings in two title-winning seasons for Mercedes. He finished ninth in 2017 and fourth in 2018 as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen raced away with victories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBoth of those results were good enough for Hamilton to limp across the finish line as the season champion. He got to parade with the Union Jack flag and pop champagne, but the celebrations missed the extra spice and thrill of a race victory.It could happen again. View comments This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Bates shows his worth down low against Chabi Yo, Tigers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The federal government is ending its large financial subsidies. New investment from Mexico City business leaders and the local government will keep it on the F1 calendar through 2022. The race will be the Mexico City Grand Prix starting next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hamilton has just one win since the summer in last five races, a considerable drought for him.“I’m hoping for a better weekend but I think it’s going to be very hard to beat the Ferraris with those long straights,” Hamilton said.Ferrari will take the favorite’s role and run with it.“We arrive in Mexico determined to win,” Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto said. “We will be aiming for our sixth consecutive pole, before looking to convert that into a victory.”Hamilton’s lone win here came in 2016 when he was in a desperate hunt to catch teammate Nico Rosberg in the championship. He rallied to push the title chase to the final race in Abu Dhabi, where Hamilton won and Rosberg won the championship.Mercedes once again has the only two drivers who can win the championship, but none of the garage tension and turmoil between Hamilton and Rosberg that split the team in 2015 and 2016.Bottas has three victories, including two weeks ago in Japan. He won two of the first four races of the season, before a midseason slump raised questions whether he would even be retained by Mercedes in 2020. Those ended when the Finnish driver finally got a contract extension in August.There are multiple results combinations that could clinch Hamilton’s championship Sunday if he finishes on the podium and 14 points ahead of Bottas. But any result with Hamilton fourth or lower automatically pushes the championship to next week’s U.S. Grand Prix in Texas. Hamilton clinched the title there in 2015.“Everything’s possible,” Bottas said. “Although I’m realistic as well that I will need to be very lucky, that’s a fact, to win all the rest of the races.”Always a festive atmosphere with some of the biggest crowds of the F1 season, the Mexican Grand Prix will race with a sense of relief. The race had been in danger of ending this year at the end of its original five-year contract. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Rene Catalan all out to seize his timeRene Catalan all out to seize his time

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ “I doubled on training and I worked on my wrestling and striking. I just worked hard,” Catalan said. “It’s just a matter of discipline, determination, and dedication, alongside our passion with what we do.”“I won’t waste this opportunity because I know things like this don’t come often.”The 40-year-old Catalan, who is on a six-fight tear, had mixed emotions in fighting a fellow Filipino, but he also knew that fighting for the world title is too big of an opportunity to pass up.“I declined at first, but I know how big of an opportunity this is. I’ve worked hard for this,” Catalan said.ADVERTISEMENT The resurgent Filipino is now a headliner as he challenges compatriot Joshua Pacio for the ONE strawweight world title in ONE: Masters of Fate on Friday before a hometown crowd at Mall of Asia Arena.“When I lost three straight, I accepted it,” Catalan said. “I was a newbie in MMA. But every time I competed in a sport, my goal was to become a world champion. I felt like losing early was normal because I was just starting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“On fight cards, it was totally normal to open in the prelims because I was just starting. But I told myself that eventually I will be in the main event.”Catalan is determined to make the most of his opportunity to be in the main event just like the way he rose from the ashes to come just a step away from the pedestal. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rice industry paralysis What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?center_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Spurs’ Son in tears after Everton’s Gomes injury; Foxes 3rd Rene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rene Catalan was never discouraged when he began his MMA career with a string of losses.Catalan kept going and that perseverance turned his fortunes around, leading to a world title fight.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

SEA Games: Lone female wushu player carries flag for MalaysiaSEA Games: Lone female wushu player carries flag for Malaysia

first_imgDuterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ MOST READ Yew Fai and former Asian Games gold medallist Mao Yaqi of China are the coaches for the SEA Games.Despite the extra coaching force, Malaysia can obviously not repeat the golden outing.They will, in fact, do well to keep in mind what happened in 2005 when the Philippines last hosted the SEA Games. Malaysia did not win a single gold medal and came home with two silvers and three bronzes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malaysia had no choice but to send such a small representation as the hosts have scrapped seven out of the nine events contested in the women’s competition at the last Games in Kuala Lumpur two years ago.Only two events for women – taijijuan and taijijian (taiji sword) – will be contested in Manila. Sydney, the 2016 World Taijiquan Championships double gold medallist, will fly the flag for Malaysia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceMalaysia cannot count on the services of Tan Cheong Min and Phoon Eyin, who have won world titles in nanquan (long fists) and jiangshu (sword) respectively.The other four male exponents going are Wong Weng Son, Yeap Wai Kin, Chuah Shangyang and Loh Choon How. “I am a bit scared but excited at the same time… being the only woman exponent and going for my first SEA Games.“But my teammates who have much more experience than me with the national team have given me good advice. They have asked me not to worry and I can reach out to them at the same time. A lot of factors will be outside our control and they just told me to focus on my performance and not to pressure myself.“I will try my best to get a medal. I feel the chance is there although it’s going to be very tough as the standards of wushu in South-East Asia are high.“The Philippines also have a good taiji exponent (in 2018 Asian Games bronze medalist Agatha Wong) and she will be the favorite as they have the home-ground advantage, ” said Sydney, who previously trained in changquan before switching to the taiji discipline six years ago.At the KL SEA Games, Malaysia returned with their best-ever outing of six golds, five silvers and three bronzes under coach Lim Yew Fai.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacquiao, MPBL files game-fixing raps vs SOCCKSARGEN players, team execs Rice industry paralysis What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Determination: Sydney Chin, the only woman in the Malaysian wushu team to the Philippines SEA Games has set her eyes on a golden debut. Azman Ghani / The StarMANILA, Philippines–She is the only rose among the thorns but Malaysia’s Sydney Chin can count on calming advice from her more illustrious seniors back home as she goes hunting for medal at the Philippines SEA Games.The 20-year-old from Malacca is the only woman in the small five-person Malaysian wushu team for the Games.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

DU sixth cut-off released at du.ac.in for 6500 unfilled seatsDU sixth cut-off released at du.ac.in for 6500 unfilled seats

first_imgIn order to fill up the left over seats in many programmes, Delhi University has announced the sixth cut-off for the commencing academic session today, August 20.(Read: DU still left with many seats for academic session 2016) All the candidates can check the same on the official website, du.ac.in .Sixth cut-off details: As per the Indian Express report,  seats at ARSD, South Campus, for BCom (Hons) course is available at 94 per cent while BA English (Hons) is available at Daulat Ram College at 93.5 per centMeanwhile, admissions at most colleges have been closed for the general category candidatesBut, an admission under OBC category has 2,500 seats still availableNow, BA English (Hons) is available at 90 per cent for OBC category.Earlier, when the fifth cut-off was announced on Tuesday, July 19, seats in popular courses were available in several prominent colleges.As compared to the fourth list, the cut-off marks declined in the range of 0.25 to 5.0 percentage points in the final list with admission opportunities in BSc (Hons) Maths existing for general students at Ramjas, Hansraj, Hindu and Kirorimal colleges in the cut-off range 94.5-96 per cent.(Read: The DU cut-off conundrum: Students give views on high cut-offs, brand value and course vs college) Admissions process details:Admission process for the sixth cut off list will be conducted till August 22Also, the university will declare the seventh cut-off lists on August 24 and the admissions will be conducted till August 26The eight cut-off list will come on August 29 and admissions under this cut-off will be completed on August 30Meanwhile, the students who are already registered need to apply again for vacant seats, following which, a merit list will be brought out by the collegeWhile speaking about releasing more cut-off list, one of the senior officials said, “We are restarting the cut-off system for admissions. Many students have withdrawn admissions due to which there are vacant seats in different in many colleges. There will be three cut-offs.”advertisementMoreover, this year despite cut-offs going low, not many students turned up to take admission in left over courses.Read: Value based education is the priority of the state government, says AP HRD ministerRead: College asks IGNOU to leave campus Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Dipa Karmakar’s training wasn’t up to the mark, says former SAI officialDipa Karmakar’s training wasn’t up to the mark, says former SAI official

first_imgEverybody saw Tripura-based gymnast Dipa Karmakar perform at the Rio Olympics. The fact remains had it not been some shortcomings in her pre-flights and landing, she could have become an Olympic medallist.Dr P.C. Kashyap, former Executive Director of the Sports Authority of India, who had closely witnessed her training at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Stadium, says  he had pointed out several shortcomings in her training. He claims there was scope to improve her movements with the help of biomechanics but that was not done. (Also read: Thousands welcome Dipa Karmakar in Agartala)He says Dipa performed her first vault, Tsukhuhara with a 720 degree turn. The second vault was Produnova (handspring with two and a half front salto). Both vaults needed improvement by employing biomechanical analysis to have a better second flight. This could have helped Dipa achieve a near perfect execution and landing in both the vaults, ensuring her a podium finish.Talking to India Today, Dipa said, “During my practice, I was able to improve and achieve what sportspersons can achieve during a lifetime. There was nothing amiss in my practise.” She later appeared for her M.A. in Political Science exam from Tripura University on Tuesday. (Also read: Exhausted Dipa Karmakar focused on University examinations on Monday)However, Dr Kashyap also raised questions on the effectiveness of the support team attached to her. Her training team other than coaches consisted of seven members including a sports analyst, physiotherapist, lady masseur, psychologist, medical officer, project officer.He says there were no adequate arrangements for Dipa to observe her movements on an LCD screen and improve her shortcomings. And that he had brought engineers who would install huge LCD screens, which would have helped her observe shortcomings. All the services were to be provided free of cost but SAI officials did not encourage it.advertisementHowever SAI’s national gymnastics coach Gurdayal Singh Bawa, who was overseeing her training said, these allegations were baseless. The players were provided with pads to see their performance during the practise session. “No stone was left unturned to ensure she gets the best of training,” he said. Dipa had expressed a need for some training equipment and since it was not available in India, SAI had flown it in from France.  (Also read: Rio 2016: Perfect produnova was satisfying, Dipa Karmakar to India Today)Dipa’s personal coach Bisheswar Nandi, who is now in the race to get a Dronacharya award, says it would be incorrect to say anything was lacking during her three month training in Delhi. He says a decision was taken to train her in India as training in a foreign country would have led to precious time being lost in acclimatisation. He said he was thankful to SAI for all the possible help extended.Bawa says it would be unfair to say there was anything lacking as far as Dipa’s training was concerned. It may be possible that Dipa’s practise could have been up to the mark but the fact remains that SAI’s prediction for the Olympic medal tally went grossly wrong .It had predicted 18 medals but India got only two.last_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara should play ahead of Rohit Sharma: Sourav Ganguly to India TodayCheteshwar Pujara should play ahead of Rohit Sharma: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Cheteshwar Pujara is a much better batsman than Rohit Sharma at the Test level and therefore, must be included in the playing XI.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming three-Test series against New Zealand on Monday. There were no real surprises in the squad as the selectors decided to drop all-rounder Stuart Binny and pacer Shardul Thakur from the 17-member squad that toured West Indies for a four-Test series in July-August. Incidentally, neither Binny nor Thakur played a Test match in the Caribbean. (Stuart Binny, Shardul Thakur dropped from India’s Test squad vs New Zealand)The selectors have decided to give Rohit yet another chance despite his repeated failures in the longest format. Rohit scored just 50 runs from the two matches he played in the Caribbean, although Pujara fared no better and managed a paltry 62 runs in three Tests. (India’s 500th Test excites Uttar Pradesh cricket boss Rajeev Shukla)But despite proving his credentials in the longest format, Pujara still has to fight for a place in the playing XI with Rohit, who’s inconsistency and tendency to gift his wicket away in crunch situations has led to his downfall more often than not. (Also read: You end up losing friends as a selector: Sandeep Patil)PUJARA MUCH BETTER THAN ROHITEven Ganguly says Pujara is a much better bet and should be picked ahead of Rohit in the Tests against Kiwis. (Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell to remain ‘confidential’ forever)advertisement”I agree with the system that whoever is picked in the Indian team is being given a long rope. But I think Rohit Sharma’s talent in Test cricket has not pushed forward as it has done in the limited-overs formats. He has struggled more on overseas tours and on pitches which offer more seam and bounce. (Also read: New Zealand wary of Ravichandran Ashwin threat, says coach Mike Hesson)”I think he has got a fair rope, but I don’t think the selectors are going to find anything more about Rohit with the 13 Test matches we play in India. I would pick Pujara any day ahead of Rohit because he’s a better player at the Test level. His record in India is as good as Rohit and he got a hundred in South Africa as well,” Ganguly told India Today in an exclusive interview.India captain Virat Kohli though, has often preferred Rohit over Pujara as the former can score runs at a fair click while the latter is considered as a traditional Test batsman who takes his time and plays gritty knocks rather than flashy ones. But Ganguly completely disagrees with this theory.”Pujara was left out of the Jamaica Test where everybody said he was a bit slow to score and I was completely surprised by those comments. You need a No. 3 batsman like that, imagine Rahul Dravid, he would change his game according to situations. On seaming pitches you cannot just go and hit through the line,” he added.VIJAY, RAHUL ARE DADA’S OPENERSIndia’s opening combination has also been an area of concern as Shikhar Dhawan has often given away his wicket after getting good starts. Murali Vijay on the other hand has been India’s in-form batsman at the top and KL Rahul’s recent exploits with the bat have made his case stronger. Ganguly also thinks Vijay and Rahul should be the automatic choice for openers.”Vijay and Rahul should open the batting for India without any doubt, look at their performance overseas. Vijay by far has been India’s best opener in the last two years and he should be picked with the eyes closed.”And Rahul you know has become one of India’s premier batsman within a month-and-a-half’s time. So I would have Vijay and Rahul open the innings followed by Pujara, Kohli and Rahane.”Ganguly also said that he was really keen to see how new coach Anil Kumble performs with the team on Indian conditions.”With Ashwin batting at No. 6, I don’t see any reason why India cannot go with three spinners and two fast bowlers. I’m really keen to see the outlook of new coach Anil Kumble and what he does in Indian conditions.”I don’t know what Anil is going to do and I’m really looking forward to see whether we play on good pitches where the ball starts turning on Day 4 and 5, or we play on rank turners,” the 44-year-old said.advertisementlast_img read more

Indore Test: India aim for clean sweep, NZ eye consolation winIndore Test: India aim for clean sweep, NZ eye consolation win

first_imgWith the series already sealed and the number one Test spot cemented, a dominant India go into the third Test against New Zealand tomorrow in Indore, aiming yet another clean sweep of a Test series at home. (Gautam Gambhir will play third Test, confirms captain Virat Kohli)The hosts had blanked Australia 4-0 in 2012-13 and the West Indies in the next season. They nearly repeated the feat against South Africa last year and this impressive history in recent past makes India favourites in the first-ever Test being hosted by this city which has a long tradition in the game.New Zealand, who have competed well in phases against the rampaging home team so far, have an enviable task of stopping the Virat Kohli-led side from notching up their 12th win at home from 14 encounters. (Virat Kohli’s India look to extend unbeaten run at home)The Kiwis would hope that captain Kane Williamson, who missed the second game due to illness, regains full fitness to lead them in their last-ditch effort to score a rare victory on the Indian soil.Williamson batted in the nets yesterday and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen said the signs were positive. Williamson is easily their most accomplished batsman to negate the twin threat of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as he showed in the lost cause (by 197 runs) in the series opener in Kanpur, making 75 and 25.In Williamson’s absence, the Kiwis folded up without much of a fight in the second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir’s return evokes nostalgia)advertisementNew Zealand spinners too have been unable to put pressure on the Indian batsmen. However, their pacers have shown hunger in tough Indian conditions.Meanwhile, India would certainly miss the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is out with a back injury after grabbing a five-wicket haul in the first innings in Kolkata.Umesh Yadav, who played in the first game, is expected to be back into the playing XI. (Captaining India helped me play even better, says Virat Kohli)However, the biggest threat for the Kiwi batsmen are Ashwin, with his variety in off spin, and Jadeja, who bowls left arm spin with pin-point accuracy.In batting, Cheteshwar Pujara has been the man in form even as the the team management would be pleased with Rohit Sharma for playing a responsible knock in the second innings of the Kolkata Test. (India’s future bright under Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)Gautam Gambhir is also set to return to the top of the order and play in his first Test after losing his place during the England tour in 2014. He will be the third opening partner in the series for Murali Vijay who opened with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan in the first two Tests before both went out of the squad by picking up injuries.The weather could also play its part in Indore as light showers have been forecast for the last two days of the game.Teams:New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Jeetan Patel, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner and BJ Watling.India: Virat Kohli (capt), Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Karun Nair.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Guardiola doubts Sancho return to CityGuardiola doubts Sancho return to City

first_imgPep Guardiola does not envisage Jadon Sancho returning to Manchester City, but conceded a move back to his old club could not be ruled out.The exciting winger made his England debut during the international break after making a flying start to the season for Borussia Dortmund.Sancho has provided six assists and one goal for the Bundesliga leaders despite only one of his seven league appearances coming as part of the starting line-up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The teenager has received praise in some quarters for opting to take the risk of continuing his development outside of England after deciding his chances of breaking into the first-team at City would be limited.Guardiola was asked ahead of City’s Premier League clash against Burnley if Sancho would ever return to the Etihad Stadium and, while not fully discounting such a scenario, he pointed to the fact Sancho did not appear content at the club.”I don’t know, in football you never say no, but I don’t know. I think when he decided to move on from here it is because he doesn’t want to be here,” he said.”When he doesn’t want to be here, I think he’s not looking forward to coming back here. That is what I think right now.”Maybe in the future – new club, new managers – but I don’t know.”Sancho is one of a cluster of young English players to have tried their hand in the Bundesliga over the past couple of seasons and reports suggest his fledgling success could lead to a future wave of youngsters heading to Germany.City youngster Phil Foden is among those to have been tipped to follow Sancho’s path, but Guardiola believes such trends in football are common.”English teams look at Spanish players and Spanish teams look at Italian players. You cannot control them at that age,” he added.”We know what we have done with Jadon. We did absolutely everything, he decided to move to Germany. All the best. He is doing really well at the start of his career, hopefully he can achieve what he is looking for and it is a good sign for England. I’m glad he’s playing well.”Raheem Sterling, EnglandOne of the reasons Sancho may have felt his first-team path was blocked is due to the domestic form of new England team-mate Raheem Sterling.Sterling scored twice in England’s surprise 3-2 Nations League win in Spain, strikes that ended a three-year wait to add to his international tally.It was welcome relief for Sterling, who faced criticism in some quarters over his performances at the World Cup, but Guardiola – while acknowledging a “stronger mentality” – thinks little has changed because of his brace.”Because he scored in one game two goals? The criticism when he played in England is for one or two years. [There is] no change because he scored two goals,” Guardiola said.”His character and personality does not depend on scoring two goals. The most important thing – he knows – at 23 years old, he can still be better.”His mentality is stronger than before from my point of view. He plays so good, so well in terms of movement – he creates room for Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli, Harry Kane et cetera.”last_img read more

Benitez takes positives from Newcastle drawBenitez takes positives from Newcastle draw

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez took a point at Southampton as a positive after a drab goalless draw at St Mary’s on Saturday.The Magpies failed to produce a single shot on target as their wait for a first win of the season stretched into November, though the stalemate was enough to move them off the bottom on goal difference.Newcastle have failed to win in any of their opening 10 league games for the first time since the 1898-99 season, but Benitez expressed satisfaction with his side’s performance given the situation in which they entered the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I think we have to consider the circumstances, going away from home at the bottom of the table, getting a clean sheet and a point, you have to consider this more positive than negative,” Benitez said.”They pushed hard in the second half so we did well to keep our clean sheet.”A little bit better possession sometimes could make a difference for us to create more chances. The positive thing for me is that the team was working really hard, you could see the team spirit, you could see the team fighting until the end in a difficult situation until the end.”At this point it is more important to take the positive rather than the negative.”Southampton boss Mark Hughes felt anxiety in front of goal cost the Saints what would have been a deserved win, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Mario Lemina and Shane Long having the best chances to settle matters in their favour.”We were the side that was trying to win the game over the 90 minutes,” said Hughes. “I thought that we had the better chances. I don’t think Alex McCarthy has had a shot to save over the whole 90 minutes.”We wanted three points and I felt the performance deserved that but it’s back-to-back clean sheets, and that’s something we’ve been working on just to tighten up our defensive platform which will allow us to be a little bit more confident at the top end.”Clearly we’ve got a little bit of anxiety in our finishing at times, I think sometimes we snatch at things, we maybe take a shot when an extra pass [is needed], that’s understandable because we’ve had a number of games at home where we haven’t got maximum points and at times we just displayed a little bit of that anxiety in our play.”last_img read more

Former SA pacer Tsotsobe charged under anti-corruption codeFormer SA pacer Tsotsobe charged under anti-corruption code

first_imgJohannesburg, Apr 24 (PTI) Cricket South Africa (CSA) has provisionally suspended former pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe for breaching its Anti-Corruption Code. Tsotsobe has been suspended from playing, coaching or otherwise being involved in any capacity in any match under CSAs jurisdiction or that of the ICC or any other ICC member. The charges against Tsotsobe follow a lengthy investigation, which started around October 2015 by CSAs Anti-Corruption Unit and that resulted in bans of Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Pumi Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati, Thami Tsolekile and Alviro Petersen for offences under the Code relating to the local 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series. Among other offences, the 33-year-old Tsotsobe has been charged with contriving to fix or otherwise improperly influence the result of the match or matches in the 2015 RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Series. Tsotsobe was seeking to accept, accepted or agreed to accept a bribe or reward to fix or contrive to fix or influence improperly a match or matches. He failed to disclose the receipt of a gift or payment that he knew or ought to have known was given to him to procure a breach of the Code or that was made in circumstances that could bring him or the sport of cricket into disrepute. The investigation was initiated after allegations that India-born Bodi was acting as an intermediary for international betting syndicates, approaching certain players with a view of engaging in fixing activities during the competition. In January 2016, CSA imposed a 20-year ban on Bodi after he admitted to charges of contriving or attempting to fix matches in the series, allegedly at the behest of the Indian bookmakers. CSA instituted its “zero” tolerance anti-corruption code in the wake of the 2000 scandal involving now deceased captain Hansie Cronje and Indian bookmakers. PTI FH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Olympics: Emmanuel Macron to meet with IOC bid evaluation team next weekOlympics: Emmanuel Macron to meet with IOC bid evaluation team next week

first_imgFrench president elect Emmanuel Macron will meet next week in Paris with officials evaluating the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.Macron, who takes office on Sunday, spoke to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to reiterate his backing for the French bid, the centrist election winner’s movement, En Marche!, said in a statement.Bid organisers are hopeful that Macron’s internationalist outlook will be a boost to their campaign, and he had signalled his intent to meet with the IOC’s evaluation commission on Sunday.The En Marche! statement said Macron, who won the presidency in a runoff against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen last Sunday, would meet with the commission “next week”.”Emmanuel Macron has always backed Paris 2024 since he launched his presidential bid. We are happy that the president elect took this initiative before officially taking power,” Paris 2024 bid leader Tony Estanguet said in a statement.The evaluation commission starts its three-day visit on Sunday, after a trip to Los Angeles, the only other city in the race to host the 2024 Games.The final vote will be held in Lima on September 13.Also Watch:last_img read more

Katy Perry suffers wardrobe malfunction on stageKaty Perry suffers wardrobe malfunction on stage

first_imgLos Angeles, May 29 (PTI) Pop star Katy Perry suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction while performing at BBC Radio 1s Big Weekend.The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer flashed her underwear as she was crouching down on stage, reported Ace Showbiz.Perry opted for a metallic look for the gig, sporting a silver sequin dress paired with matching silver blazer.She gave a touch of fierceness to her appearance by donning a heavy eye make up.The “Roar” hitmaker completed her look with dangling silver earrings and white Nike sneakers.The “Firework” singer delivered a powerful performance as she crooned several of her hit songs.The 32-year-old singer later dedicated an acoustic version of “Part of Me” to the victims of Manchester concert bombing.”I think that you guys are extremely beautiful and I think that were all extremely brave and were all in this together, arent we?” she said.”And you know what? We will still dance, we will still sing, we will still make music. This next one goes out to Manchester and to all the people that know what it means to love music and be a community because of it.” PTI JCH JCHlast_img read more

FIFA set to shift India’s Under-17 World Cup games to DelhiFIFA set to shift India’s Under-17 World Cup games to Delhi

first_imgFIFA is set to shift India’s Under-17 World Cup matches from Mumbai to the national capital Delhi as the apex soccer body has taken the host governments request “very seriously”.The All India Football Federation (AIFF) initially wanted Mumbai to host India’s home matches but later asked FIFA to shift them to Delhi due to pressure from the sports ministry as it felt it was appropriate that the capital hosts the home teams games.Asked if they have finalised on shifting India’s round robin matches from Mumbai to Delhi, FIFAs head of events Jaime Yarza told PTI, “We are working on the most beneficial decision for the tournament. We take the requests from the Indian Government very seriously, as its our main partner in the organisation of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.”As hosts, India would normally be placed in Group A and will be the number one team – A1 – in the four-team group.Navi Mumbai was originally scheduled to host Group A matches but the AIFFs request means Delhi could now host those while Navi Mumbai will have to settle for Group B games. A source, in the know of the developments, said FIFA is “very close” to shift the matches.”Together with the AIFF and the Government, this world cup will change the future of football in India. We are convinced to reach a decision which will satisfy all parties,” Yarza said. The first FIFA event in India will be held across six Indian cities from October 6 to 28.advertisementThough he did not reveal the names, Yarza said at least two top players will be present on the the day of the official draw in Mumbai on July 7. “Well, we cannot spoil the fun for the fans. We will have two top players for the official draw on the 7th July, as well as some other appearances until the start of the tournament.”But its difficult to find time on the agendas of such football legends, so wed rather work carefully to make sure that these legends make an impact on the Indian fans. But one thing we can confirm: football fans will not be disappointed!” Even as the response to ticket sales continues to be lukewarm in centres such as Goa and Delhi, Yarza sounded confident that it would pick up after the draw.”We are very satisfied with venues like Guhawati, Kochi or Kolkata. The Indian public seems to be aware of the importance of this world cup for the future of football in India, and no one would like to miss the stars of tomorrow in their own country.”Having said that, we need to increase our efforts in Navi Mumbai, New Delhi and Goa. But its customary that ticket sales increases once the teams? venues are known, so we?ll analyse carefully the ticket sales reports after the draw. In general, FIFA is very satisfied with ticket sales until now.”last_img read more

Virat Kohli hits 28th ODI hundred to equal Sanath Jayasuriya’s recordVirat Kohli hits 28th ODI hundred to equal Sanath Jayasuriya’s record

first_imgVirat Kohli hit his 28th One-Day International hundred to help India clinch the five-match series against the West Indies 3-1.He now equals Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of 28 tons in ODIs and will be joint third with the Sri Lankan in the list of most ODI centuries. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Ricky Ponting (30) have more centuries than him the 50-over format.He scored a hundred after 12 matches. His last ton came against England when he scored 122 in Pune earlier this year in January.Virat Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most hundreds in chases. While the Little Master took 232 innings to score 17 hundreds, he has taken just 102 innings to score 18 ODI tons while batting second.Kohli, who had a quiet series to his standards before this match, came out with intent and was positive right from the word go.Chasing 206 to win the fifth and final ODI, India lost Shikhar Dhawan in the first over for 4 with the score on 5. He steadied the ship with in-form Ajinkya Rahane and struck a 79-run partnership with the Mumbaikar, before the opener fell for 39 in the 19th over.Kohli continued his seamless batting and reached his fifty off 67 balls with a beautifully timed boundary of the bowling off Ashely Nurse in the 22nd over. The 28-year-old then made sure that the batting doesn’t falter like before and held one end and allowed Dinesh Karthik to settle in before accelerating.The Indian captain hit a six off Roston Chase to reach the three-figure mark off 115 balls. He hit 12 fours and two maximums in his innings.advertisement He struck an unbeaten partnership of 122 runs for the third wicket with Karthik to finish off the game.Kohli finished as the second-highest run-getter in the series with 244 runs from five matches. Rahane was the highest run-getter with 336 runs.last_img read more

Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels return to West Indies ODI squad for England seriesChris Gayle, Marlon Samuels return to West Indies ODI squad for England series

first_imgWest Indies batters Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been included in the 15-member ODI squad for the series in England.Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015, while Samuels in October 2016.Speaking on their inclusion, Courtney Browne, chairman of selection panel of CWI, said, “With regards to the selection of the ODI squad, the panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who will both add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team.””Both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo have declined to be considered for ODIs in England. Narine has however confirmed his desire to play 50-over cricket again but has asked to play in our Regional Super50 before he is considered and Darren said he was not available for selection.””Dwayne Bravo said he is still not 100% fit, but is looking at a possible return to international cricket next year,” he added.West Indies, who are currently involved in a three-Test series against England, will begin the ODI leg of the tour with the match against Ireland on September 13 in Stormont.The game will be then followed by five-match ODI series against England between September 19 and 29.West Indies ODI squad: Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder (capt), Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more