Former India cricketer Madan Lal has warned India to not take New Zealand lightly ahead of their limited-overs series starting January 23 in Napier. India and New Zealand play five one day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals over the course of 18 days from January 23 to February 10.Madan Lal has also said that India will be a confident side after beating Australia in Australia for the first time in cricket history. India rewrote history books with their first-ever Test and ODI series victories on Australian soil.India will be keen to maintain that form in New Zealand during the tour especially given their poor record in the country. India have played 7 bilateral ODI series in New Zealand but have won only once. While two series have ended in draws, New Zealand have won it four times. From 34 matches in bilateral ODI series, the Asian giants have won only 10 and lost 21 matches.”New Zealand is a tough side. I think they will give a tough fight to India because they have a very balanced team and also have experienced players in the side. It will be better for India to face a tougher team ahead of the World Cup. When you play matches against these teams, it only benefits the team. They have a quality batting line-up and their bowling attack is also very good,” Madal Lal told Sports Tak.”I think, it will be advangate India in New Zealand. They will be confident after beating Australia in their own backyard. We have also given them tough fight in the last few India-New Zealand series. But we can not take them lightly,” he added.advertisementIndia’s last tour of New Zealand in 2013-14 had ended in disappointment after MS Dhoni-led side suffered a crushing 0-4 defeat in the five-match series. India’s only series victory came on the tour of 2008-09 when Dhoni’s side won 3-1 in a five-ODI series.Dhoni will be eyeing a few records after regaining his form.Over the years, Dhoni has found a lot of success in New Zealand. The 37-year-old has scored 541 runs in New Zealand at an average of 90.16 from 12 matches. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, who first toured New Zealand in 2009 has scored six half-centuries but hasn’t reached the three-figure mark yet.Notably, Dhoni is third on the list of most runs scored by a batsman in India-New Zealand ODI series in New Zealand. With 456 uns from 10 matches at 76, Dhoni is sitting behind Sachin Tendulkar (652 from 18 matches) and Virender Sehwag (598 in 12 matches).Top four players in the said batting chart are Indians with former captain Rahul Dravid in the fourth place with 425 runs. Ross Taylor, with 414 runs from 10 matches, is the only Black Caps player in the top five.Meanwhile, India reached Auckland on Sunday and were given a warm welcome by the fans at the airport.Also Read | Virat Kohli is the greatest-ever ODI batsman, says Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Michael Bevan finished matches with fours, MS Dhoni does so with sixes: Ian Chappell
After taking over Manchester City’s second place in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino still thinks Tottenham isn’t ready for the title yet.Christmas arrived just in time for Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino, as they took the second place from a Manchester City side that has been wobbling in the last two matches and given away the top spot of the Premier League in the span of just one week.The hype around Spurs has become even more interesting once you realize that they are actually playing with no new players since last season, they have produced two impressive performances in which they have scored 11 goals and proved that they really do have one of the most complete squads in European football.But as it usually happens with a manager like Pochettino, he doesn’t want the players to get too relaxed this early in the season as there is still at least four more months of competition and the most defining part of the tournament doesn’t happen until the month of May.Pochettino doesn’t feel like Tottenham Hotspur is ready to take the challenge of being considered a title contender, he is convinced they are still far from the achievements that other Premier League clubs have accomplished so far and he isn’t certain his squad will hold at the top for the rest of the season.Mauricio Pochettino explains how Spurs have now evolved in to genuine Premier League title contenders:✍️ “We didn’t complain about signings”🏟 “We didn’t complain about the stadium”📆 “We didn’t complain about the fixtures”[@HaytersTV]#THFC #COYSpic.twitter.com/JoSM4CUqrG— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) December 27, 2018“We are in a very good position. I think we are in a position that the team deserves to be,” Pochettino told a news conference via Four Four Two.“But another thing is to be a real contender at the end of the season. We need to show that we can be consistent throughout the whole of the season.”“I think Manchester City have shown in the past they can be real contenders because they won the last Premier League, and of course Liverpool make an unbelievable investment and they are doing well and they are at the top of the table.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Of course, I think these two teams are more realistic [to be] thinking at the end of the season that they are going to be contenders.”“We are there because we have the belief and we are working so hard and of course we have the quality. If not, it’s so difficult to be in the position we are today.”“We are still a question mark. If we are capable of being consistent for the whole season like the first half of the season, then we can talk about fighting for big things,” he added.”We will see if we are capable during the whole season to be consistent like in the first half of the season. Then we can talk that we can fight for big things.”Mauricio Pochettino assessesTottenham’s title chances: https://t.co/fnKSJLfYbK pic.twitter.com/uEbXxJAAmZ— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 27, 2018Now that we know Mauricio Pochettino wants to take things on a day-to-day basis, we can already assume that the players are fully focused on the final match of 2018 against Wolverhampton.The Wolves are one of the most competitive squads in the Premier League this season, they have already managed to upset Chelsea earlier this month and they are a serious threat to Tottenham Hotspur for next Saturday’s match at Wembley Stadium.The Argentine manager already stated that he can’t wait to play at the new stadium, but a bit more time has to go by in order to get that stadium ready.Tottenham Hotspur is currently in second place of the Premier League behind leaders Liverpool, their last victory against AFC Bournemouth helped them surpass Manchester City after Guardiola’s side shockingly lost their second match in a row against Leicester City at King Power Stadium, a match that was also on Boxing Day.EL TOTTENHAM, DE POCHETTINO! pic.twitter.com/YSCBvy4TWd— Cantina deporte (@cantinadeportee) December 24, 2018How far do you think Tottenham Hotspur will make in the current Premier League season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Live mural art show made history on Convoy Street KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, February 28, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKEARNY MESA (KUSI)- Some of the best local San Diego talent made history tonight by taking part in the first ever live mural painting on Convoy Street.The Cross Street Chicken and Beer restaurant hosted the event, which included visual artists and performers to help showcase the area.A number of people want to establish that neighborhood as its own community, much like Hillcrest or North Park. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Kolkata: A person was critically injured when he was hacked with a knife on Sunday night, after protesting against the molestation of his wife. The incident occurred at Canal Road area in Behala. A critically injured Binod Sau has been admitted to MR Bangur Hospital. Behala police station has arrested one Babu Saheb Jha, who happens to be the neighbour of the victim.According to sources, Jha had been making advances towards Binod’s wife for some days and had not paid heed to the latter’s repeated pleas. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsOn Sunday night, Babu passed lewd comments while Binod was going out with his wife Ruby. When Binod protested, there was a heated verbal exchange and then the duo got involved in a scuffle. Amidst the confusion, Babu took out a knife that he was carrying and stabbed Binod in the stomach.Binod’s wife raised a cry and the people in the neighbourhood rushed to the spot and took a profusely bleeding Binod to MR Bangur Hospital. Meanwhile, Babu fled from the spot. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA complaint was lodged by the victim’s wife, on the basis of which police arrested Babu in the wee hours on Monday. Some locals, however, have alleged that the incident was the result of a quarrel between Binod and Babu in drunken condition. Binod was injured when he was pushed and he fell down on a tin plate.” We have arrested Babu on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim’s wife. We are questioning the locals for further leads,” a senior police official said.
Kalimpong: 311 persons residing in forest villages and Khasmahal area of Kalimpong district received land right documents (Pattas) from the state government on Thursday. This is the first time that land right documents are being distributed in the Hills. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, during her visit to Kalimpong, had announced on Tuesday that land documents will be given to the landless under the Nijo Bhumi Nijo Griho scheme of the state government. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAroop Biswas, minister in-charge of Public Works, Youth Services and Sports department, handed over the land right documents at Hanuman Jhora on National Highway 10, around 30 km from Kalimpong.”There are many leaders in the country who have only given speeches. There is only one leader in India who lives up to her commitment. She is Mamata Banerjee. She had committed to upgrade Kalimpong into a full-fledged district, peace and development in the Hills, a new university and an education hub. She has lived up to all her commitments,” stated the minister. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe stated that Mamata Banerjee is ready to lay down her life, if required for the Hills. “For peace and development in the Hills, our leader Mamata Banerjee is ready to take any step. Our job is to work together to bring her dreams to life,” stated Biswas.He stated that many political parties have come to the Hills, including many MPs, who had promised many things but can be seen nowhere now. “They had given hundreds of assurances but not a single one has been translated into reality. Our Chief Minister has already identified 4 stress areas, including drinking water, sewage, solid waste management and roads. She has directed the state government, municipalities, GTA and development boards to work together, to resolve all issues in these areas in the next two years. Let us all work together,” Biswas said. Though 311 beneficiaries were handed over the land documents, there were assurances to complete the handing over of the documents to all eligible persons in the Hills within the end of this year.”CM Mamata Banerjee has asked me to convey this message. She has assured that handing over of land right documents to all eligible persons in Darjeeling and Kalimpong will be completed by the end of this year,” stated GTA chief Binay Tamang.Tamang asked the Hills to abstain from politicising everything and instead work for the benefit of the masses. “There are many, who mislead people for their own vested interests. Everything should not be politicised. This is the main reason why the Hills are backward. Let us all rise above petty politics for the betterment of the Hills,” said Tamang.There was an air of jubilation as the long standing demand of the masses was transformed into reality. “We had been living in a plot for generations but used to face severe problems as we did not have land documents. Mamata Banerjee has given us the best gift. We have our own address now,” stated Babita Rai of Riyang Forest Village.