See PRO editionSee PRO edition
See other templatesSee other templates

Sport

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Exit shows Sri Lanka must improve fielding drastically to reclaim past glory

NEW DELHI,JUNE 13

We were pathetic, once again," Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said after the loss to Pakistan and exit from Champions Trophy 2017. The words of Mathews summed up Sri Lanka’s day with an honest assessment of the proceedings and saved headline writers in Colombo from the ignominy of having to create a sharp, sensational headline for next day’s newspapers. Pathetic, in the captain’s own words will do just fine.

Angelo mathews' wicket was the turning point for Pakistan. APAngelo mathews' wicket was the turning point for Pakistan. AP

Ironically, it was the wicket of Mathews that started the slide for Sri Lanka early in the morning. They lost Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal in quick succession after a brisk start, but Mathews and Niroshan Dickwela consolidated well to take the team to 161/3 in 31 overs. Sarfraz Ahmed, perhaps sensing his team’s ineptness at chasing, gambled with bringing back his strike bowlers from both ends. Junaid Khan answered the captain’s call by bowling a probing 31st over, beating Dickwella three times in a row.Sri Lanka have struggled with injuries and suspension and came into this match with a batting line-up that was patched together using the spare parts in a warehouse. To compensate for the brittleness of the untested, unreliable spare parts that were just brought in, he had stacked up specialist batsmen till No 7 and Thisara Perera as an all-rounder at No 8.

But one got the feeling that this batting line-up will need the superglue of someone like Mendis or captain Mathews to stay at the crease and hold the innings together. When Mathews turned his bat awkwardly at a Mohammad Amir delivery, Sri Lankan fans feared the worst.

Read more: ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Exit shows Sri Lanka must improve fielding drastically to reclaim past...

WD likely to affect J&K on April 4 to 6, landslides rain predicted

Srinagar, Apr 3 (UNI) An active Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to affect Jammu and Kashmir from April 4 to 6 which could result in widespread rain or snow on higher reaches.

A Met department spokesman said here this afternoon that a WD, originating from Arabian sea and entering the region through Afghanistan and Pakistan, will hit the region on April 4. He said light rain at scattered to fairly widespread places with snowfall on higher reaches is likely to commence from April 4th. The intensity and spatial distribution of precipitation will increase from April 4 evening with widespread rainfall or snowfall (on higher reaches) on April 5 and 6l across the state. 

Read more: WD likely to affect J&K on April 4 to 6, landslides rain predicted

JKAACL, GGMSC celebrated Basant Panchami with musical bonanza

NIN NEWS SERVICE

JAMMU, FEB. 04: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in collaboration with GGM Science College organize Basant Panchami presenting a musical bonanza here in the auditorium of the college. Vinod Sharma, prominent citizen and art promoter was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Prof Ashok Kumar, Vice Principal, GGM Science College were also present on the occasion. 

Read more: JKAACL, GGMSC celebrated Basant Panchami with musical bonanza

A soldier arrested with two live hand grenades at Srinagar airport

 

 

 

Srinagar, Apr 3 (UNI) A soldier was today arrested at Srinagar International Airport after two live grenades were recovered from his possession, official sources said.

They said during the frisking of soldier identified as B Masiha, security forces recovered two live hand grenades at main drop gate of the Airport.

Read more: A soldier arrested with two live hand grenades at Srinagar airport

Clashes erupt at Sopore in north Kashmir, Srinagar after Friday prayers

Srinagar, Jan 13 (UNI) Security forces today burst teargas shells to disperse protestors after Friday prayers in downtown Srinagar and Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

Trouble started immediately after Friday prayers were over in historic Jamia masjid. Hundreds of protestors took to streets outside Jamia Masjid in solidarity with Kathua Muslims, who were allegedly victimized few days ago. 

Read more: Clashes erupt at Sopore in north Kashmir, Srinagar after Friday prayers

More Articles...

Editorial

  • Ceasefire violations increased

          There has been agreat increase in the ceasefire violations on the LOC since past few days. Pakistani forces have resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian posts on the LOC in Mankot sector in Mendhar, poonch and martyred another Army soldier...

    Read More...

Book your Advertisement

Book your Advertisement

Weather