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Weather could play decisive role in second ODI

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Rain could once again play a decisive role in the second One-Day International of the five-match series between West Indies and India set to bowl off here Sunday.The forecast has predicted overnight showers along with heavy rain and possible thundershowers on Sunday, putting in doubt the prospect of a full 50-overs aside contest at Queen’s Park Oval.Friday’s opener at the venue was cut short after just over 39 overs of the first innings, as heavy rain wrecked the game and forced a no-result.Both players and officials will therefore be keeping an eye on the weather as they look to kickstart a series which holds huge value for West Indies especially.The hosts are chasing valuable ratings points to enhance their position in the ICC One-Day International rankings, in order to qualify automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.West Indies are currently ranked ninth on 77 points and need to be in the top eight by the cut off date of September 30.Failing that, the two-time former World champions will enter a 10-team playoff next year with the likes Zimbabwe, Ireland and Afghanistan, in order to secure one of the two remaining World Cup berths.In India, they face opponents ranked third in the world and who were good enough to reach the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in England before losing to Pakistan last Sunday.The Caribbean side entered the series as huge underdogs and against the backdrop of a disappointing 1-1 draw in a three-match series against Afghanistan earlier this month but leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo believes the team can still spring a surprise.“They are a good experienced team, yes we know,” The Guyanese said.“We just have to put our best cricket forward. The team know and I know that if we play our best cricket, that we can do very well in this tournament and we’re looking forward to it.”West Indies have endured abysmal ODI form in over the last year with just three wins in 16 outings – including 3-0 whitewashes away to Pakistan and at home in the Caribbean to England.Further, West Indies have not beaten India in a bilateral series in 11 years, losing 16 of their lat 26 matches.But Bishoo said the Windies were motivated by a desire to do well, especially with the young players looking to make their mark internationally.“One of the most important things about our team is that everybody is very hungry … and they want to do well in international cricket,” he pointed out.“Going forward, the [hunger] is there so we just have to stay focussed, stay as a team, stay as one unit, keep enjoying our cricket … and try to do well in this tournament.”Play today is scheduled to bowl off at 9.00hrs.last_img read more

Miranda Ramirez, Gabriela Knutson enter season ranked in singles and doubles

first_imgSyracuse’s Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez are both ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s preseason rankings released Tuesday afternoon.Though the season starts in the spring, the ITA releases one fall ranking each year. Knutson and Ramirez, who both finished last season ranked in singles, are ranked in both singles and doubles.Knutson, a junior, slots in as the No. 38 singles player with Ramirez, a sophomore, coming in at No. 59. In doubles, the Knutson-Ramirez pairing is ranked No. 47.Both players have moved up from last season’s final ranks in which Knutson was ranked No. 72 and Ramirez finished unranked.While the pair spent time ranked in doubles last season, they did not end the season in the doubles rankings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse finished 2017 with an 8-14 record, 5-9 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. A year after reaching the NCAA Round of 32, the Orange fell in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Louisville, 5-2.Ramirez led SU in wins last season, riding a 12-match winning streak en route to a 15-6 record. Knutson finished 11-10. In doubles, the pairing went 9-7 at No. 1 doubles.SU returns the players who played all but one of its matches last season. Valeria Salazar, who played just one match before missing the season with a wrist injury, is the only player who played last season not on the roster for this year because she graduated. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Juventus’ Paolo Dybala still has COVID-19 six weeks after first positive test

first_imgJuventus forward, Paolo Dybala, has not recovered from COVID-19 despite contracting the disease six weeks ago.The player, who is still being treated, has since had four positive tests.Dybala announced on March 21 that he and his girlfriend, Oriana Sabatini had contracted the disease following their first test.His Juventus teammates, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi who both tested positive before Dybala have both since recovered.26-year-old Dybala recently stated that he was no longer showing symptoms, which he said initially included not being able to breathe easily.“Luckily [we are] much better, these days we do not have any symptoms. I had stronger symptoms, I got tired very quickly, when I wanted to train, I was short of breath after five minutes. There we noticed that something was not right and through the tests the club did we were told that we were positive,” Dybala said.“From there we had more symptoms, such as cough, tired body and when we slept I felt very cold, but from the club they had told us that we were going to be fine so we had to be calm.”Football in Italy has been suspended since March due to the pandemic but Serie A teams will be allowed to return to training on Monday, May 4.Italy has been one of the hardest-hit countries during the [pandemic with over 200,000 confirmed cases and over 27,000 deaths.last_img read more