We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day in World Cup: Bangladesh coach

first_img Press Trust of India BristolJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 00:05 IST Rhodes has questioned the reasoning behind not having reserve days for all World Cup 2019 matches (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh vs Sri Lanka game on Tuesday was abandoned without a ball being bowledTill date, 3 World Cup 2019 matches have been washed out due to rainBangladeh coach Steve Rhodes is miffed at losing out on a chance to gather 2 full points due to the washoutBangladesh coach Steve Rhodes Tuesday called for the inclusion of reserve days in the World Cup schedule after Bangladesh were forced to split points with Sri Lanka following the abandonment of their match due to persistent rain here.”We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament,” Rhodes said at the press conference.This was the third match to be washed out in the last five days, the most in the history of World Cup, exceeding the two games at the 1992 edition in Australia and New Zealand, and the 2003 event which was co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.Rhodes said there is enough gap to fit in reserve days as most teams at least have “two to three days” between matches.”I know logistically it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers. I know that it would have been difficult, but we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it,” he said.Bangladesh will next play West Indies in Taunton after a five-day gap.”The games are spread out. I would say that it’s disappointing for the crowd, as well. They have got tickets to see a game of cricket, and you know it would be up to them if they can get there the day after,” Rhodes said.After two defeats, Bangladesh were looking for resurgence against Sri Lanka and now they will be wary of their semifinal chances.advertisement”We really felt we targeted that sort of game as two points. I know Sri Lanka would have fought very hard and they are no pushovers at all,” Rhodes said.”But realistically what can we do about it? Absolutely nothing. And now all we can do is win our games coming up one at a time and just think of that.”For Sri Lanka, it was the second successive time that they were forced to share points. The Island nation’s last game against Pakistan was also a washed out.Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne said putting a reserve day in the schedule will be very difficult.”If they could put a reserve day it would have been fine. But it’s a major tournament and we’re all playing nine games. I don’t know if they can keep a reserve day for us,” he said.”The next day you have to travel to a different venue, so it’s not easy. If they can put a reserve day, though, it’s going to be good for the all the spectators and everyone.”Rhodes, meanwhile, exuded confidence that star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan would regain his fitness and play against West Indies in their next World Cup match at Taunton on Monday.Shakib, who scored two fifties and a hundred to be the tournament’s leading run scorer, sustained a thigh strain during the England game last Friday.”He picked up a little injury as you all know in that game against England and he fought on and battled on and played extremely well with an injury,” he said.”We’re very, very optimistic that the treatment he will get this week and the way he can recover well that he can play in that next game against the West Indies..Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rain washes out Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in BristolAlso Read | Taking wickets upfront: NZ pacer Lockie Ferguson reveals key to beat IndiaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Steve RhodesFollow Bangladesh Cricet BoardFollow World Cup 2019 Next We put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day in World Cup: Bangladesh coachAfter Bangladesh’s match against Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out without a ball being bowled, head coach Steve Rhodes wondered why a long tournament like the World Cup 2019 doesn’t have the provision of reserve daysadvertisementlast_img read more

Stock markets sell off amid further dose of glum German economic data

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 9, 2014 6:35 am MDT TORONTO – Concerns that stock markets are getting too far ahead of themselves dragged both New York and Toronto markets lower on Thursday, motivated further by disappointing German economic data.The S&P/TSX composite index plunged 205.87 points to 14,460.60, pressured by oil prices that fell to the lowest level since December 2012. The Canadian dollar dropped 0.56 of a cent lower to 89.50 cents US.The Dow Jones industrials tumbled 334.97 points to 16,659.25, erasing gains made Wednesday from indications the Federal Reserve is in no hurry to hike interest rates.The Nasdaq dropped 90.25 points to 4,378.34 and the S&P 500 index gave back 40.68 points to 1,928.21 after the latest data showed German exports in August dropped 5.8 per cent over July as increasing uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine helped to produce the largest drop in five years.The data prompted ING economist Carsten Brzeski to say that “the economy seems to need a small miracle in September to avoid a recession.”The figures came out a day after minutes from the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting showed that Fed officials are becoming increasingly concerned about weak overseas growth.A faltering global economy is one reason that Fed officials have moved away from linking any increase in interest rates to any specific period, meaning rates will rise only when measures of the economy’s health and inflation signalled the time was right.The TSX has had a tough time since hitting 2014 highs in late August, having fallen more than 1,100 points from a year-to-date gain of over 14 per cent on economic concerns and a surging U.S. dollar.New York markets are also off the best levels of the year and some analysts think seasonality is also a culprit.“People come back from vacation, see (the market) at all-time highs and say, they’re due for a pullback, let’s pull some money off the table,” said Allan Small, a senior adviser at HollisWealth.Small doesn’t think investors are in for a major correction in the 15 per cent range, but thinks markets will stay choppy until after late in October.At that point, “you will see strong fundamentals out of the companies that are reporting earnings over the next few weeks and I am hoping that will be enough to calm the markets, regardless of what economic data is coming out of Europe,” he said.Activist investor Carl Icahn is more alarmed at the market shifts, and told CNBC in an interview that he believes a market correction is “definitely coming.”The latest batch of negative data pushed oil prices lower after falling $3 over the last two sessions on signs of lower demand and a sharp rise in U.S. inventories last week. The November contract in New York settled down $1.54, near a 22-month low at US$85.77 a barrel with the energy sector losing 2.8 per cent.The base metals component lost 3.4 per cent even as December copper gained three cents to US$3.03 a pound.The gold sector declined as December gold jumped $19.30 to US$1,225.30 an ounce.On the corporate front, Canadian Tire Corp. (TSX:CTC.A) plans to invest an average of $575 million annually over the next three years on business improvements while buying back an additional $400 million of its class A non-voting shares by the end of 2015. Its shares rose $3.42 to $120.50 after hitting a 52-week high of C$120.53 earlier in the session. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stock markets sell off amid further dose of glum German economic data read more