While Arthur backed Sri Lanka's young all-rounders, Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga, after their ineffective displays in the first Test, both could miss out this time. If they play, there is little doubt that more is required from them. Shanaka is a batting all-rounder so needs to contribute more than the 27 runs he managed, particularly given he is a seamer and is unlikely to get through a lot of overs in these conditions. Hasaranga's leg-spin was inconsistent, offering too many freebies to England's batsmen, and he failed twice with the bat too. Arthur is right to back both of them as talented players but if Sri Lanka are to level the series, they need both to contribute more. … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka out to protect crumbling Galle fortress
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid a visit to the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) on January 20, during which he praised the efforts, activeness and creativity of the association at all levels in protecting the legitimate rights of Agent Orange/dioxin (AO) victims as well as caring and supporting them. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS JANUARY 21
"This is because of sudden emergence of a fast-spreading Covid-19 variant in UK which is believed to be more transmissible than original strain. But we understand the bio-bubble these players were in and regular testing they had to undergo in Australia. Also, it is not that we have not granted exemption in the past. The MCGM website lists out the conditions when an exemption can be granted," the quarantine in-charge Anil Wankhede said. Pawar did not respond to a message from CB till the time going online. … [Read more...] about Maha govt grants quarantine exemption for Rahane and Co.
In a statement made available to Vanguard, the team of researchers drawn from Parexel International, Harvard University and Holly Hill Hospital in the United States; Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in South Africa, and the Benue State University as well as the Universities of Ibadan, Lagos and Calabar, in Nigeria, said their findings support the use of restricted mobility as a measure for infection control in Nigeria. … [Read more...] about Lockdown averted 5.8m COVID-19 infections in Nigeria – RESEARCH
Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, actresses Dame Judi Dench and Dame Joan Collins, Australian performer Barry Humphries, Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and Lord Of The Rings actor Sir Ian McKellen are some of the first celebrities to receive a coronavirus jab. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Arnold Schwarzenegger drops two film lines as he gets first dose of coronavirus vaccine