NCAA: Oftana, Soberano lead San Beda in rout of JRU

first_imgEven with limited action from Robert Bolick, San Beda still dominated Jose Rizal University, 77-44, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Bolick scored four points in just 17 minutes of play, but the Red Lions hardly needed their star forward with the bench stepping up to deliver their eighth win at the end of the first round.Calvin Oftana uncorked a career-high 16 points for San Beda while AC Soberano added 11, all but two from the three-point line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I just want to give an opportunity to my other players,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.Bolick is coming from a historic 50-point explosion in their 98-79 win over Arellano last Friday. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The Bombers, meanwhile, crashed to their seventh defeat with only two wins to their name so far. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Unfazed Sor Rungvisai aims to unify super fly titles, eyes fights vs Ancajas, Nietes MOST READ View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Confining Media to Curfew: What Are Lewis Brown, GOL Trying to Prove?

first_imgIt was announced on Tuesday that the GOL had exempted the press from the curfew, but with preconditions. Journalists are only exempted while going to and coming from work.Information Minister Lewis Brown has strictly “warned” journalists to obey the curfew rules and not make “trouble” for security forces.  What are he and his government talking about, and what are they trying to prove? Who told him that news waits for daybreak?Browne surely cannot even suggest, must less prove, that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s government is more mean-spirited than the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), which in April, 1980 overthrew the government of President William R. Tolbert in a bloody military coup d’etat, killed him and his topmost officials and led the country through 10 years of terror, leading to the civil war.  The PRC also seriously persecuted the media.  President Sirleaf been far more faithful to her constitutional oath to “defend, protect and uphold” freedom of conscience, expression and of the press.  But  . . .The “but” has to do with curfews. The Daily Observer newspaper was founded shortly after the April 12, 1980 coup.  Its maiden issue was launched on February 16, 1981 when the curfew, imposed shortly after the coup, was still very much in force and was to remain for nearly two years.  But despite his own erratic behavior toward the press, especially the Daily Observer, Justice Minister Chea Cheapoo granted the newspaper’s staff a pass by which they were able to traverse (pass through) the streets of greater  Monrovia throughout the night and wee hours of morning.  With very little advertising coming in at the time, the editorial staff had to fill 12 or more pages with editorial stuff every night, which often kept us in the office until after four each morning, following which we had to drive the staff through Logan Town, new Kru Town, Gardinersville and Paynesville, when the publishers finally got home.  The staff, riding the company’s only vehicle, a Peugeot 504 station wagon, every night encountered numerous heavily armed soldiers who often asked in an angry tone: “What are you doing in the streets this time of morning? Don’t you people know there’s a curfew in this country?”  But we showed our pass, they let us go.There’s something else the Minister doesn’t understand, and not surprisingly since he is not a media professional but a mere politician: He does not understand that there are five   groups of professionals that have a common calling in emergencies: the priest, who is there to pray for the critically ill or perform what the Roman Catholics call the “extreme unction;” the law enforcement people, who show up quickly when there’s trouble anywhere; the health and medical personnel who come in when there’s a medical emergency; the lawyer, who intervenes at odd hours to save a client from prison; and finally, the journalist, who shows up to tell the story.These five groups of professionals have each a vital role to perform in an emergency; so it is wrong, even foolhardy to restrain or restrict anyone of them in a curfew.     If the Minister thinks there may be too many journalists, he could offer few passes per media house.  But he and his government cannot bar journalists from doing their work. Remember, it is we, the journalists, who write the first draft of history.  Don’t restrain us from performing this vital function in human and world affairs.History, in many dimensions, is being made in Liberia at this time.  The press must be there to write about it and help this and future generations to know and understand what really happened so as not to repeat the mistakes of our past.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Annexation plan suffers setback

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The developer seeking to put a 5,800-home mini-city on a ridgeline in the Newhall Pass suffered a setback in his bid to annex the property to Los Angeles. Sandor Winger, executive officer of the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission, ruled that Palmer Investments’ proposal to join the Las Lomas property to the city of Los Angeles needs more work. “We told them, `We’re going to put it away. … When you get all the (material) together, reapply,”‘ Winger said Monday. He added that the delay is simply a procedural matter. LAFCO oversees regional annexations. Palmer Investments has challenged Winger’s move, which was contained in a Dec. 27 letter but revealed Monday. “Las Lomas has responded to LAFCO’s letters stating we have addressed the tasks LAFCO listed as incomplete and called to LAFCO’s attention errors made in that same letter that are not associated with our project,” said Hilary Norton Orozco, executive vice president of Palmer Investments, in a prepared statement. The firm has already spent five years on the Las Lomas plan. Palmer hopes to switch the project from the county’s jurisdiction to that of Los Angeles, a move neighboring Santa Clarita opposes. The project is planned on 555 acres at the junction of Interstate 5 and the Antelope Valley Freeway at a ridgeline between Los Angeles and Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita has vehemently opposed the development, saying the 5,800-home and commercial mini-city would devastate the environment and overload both freeways with traffic. Santa Clarita’s appeal of a lawsuit filed by Las Lomas Land Corp. is making its way through the courts. LAFCO has indicated it will not rule on the city’s desire to extend its sphere until the matter is resolved by the courts. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY ROVERS FACE BONAGEE UNITED TONIGHT IN USL CLASH

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers face Bonagee United tonight in the USL.Letterkenny Rovers FC News: Another fine week for the club saw the seniors defeat Portmarnock 2-1 to qualify for the FAI Cup second round. Goals from Christy Connaghan and Terence Shiels ensuring a trip to League of Ireland First Division side Athlone Town after the draw was made on Tuesday evening. That tie is scheduled for the week ending May 22nd.Preparations are well underway for the trip for the FAI intermediate cup final at the Aviva on Saturday May 14th. Tickets costing €10 are available from Brian McCormick Sports while u16s gain free admission and no ticket is required.Buses will also be run  and any queries should be directed to liasion officer Kieran McGrath. Kieran can be contacted on (086) 1284454 or by emall on media@letterkennyrovers.ie or through the clubs facebook page,Buses will cost €10 euro per person so a great value trip to Dublin for anyone who is interested in supporting the boys.The seniors were due back in league action on Wednesday evening at Bonagee before travelling to play Cockhill on Sunday with a 2pm kick off.Our Youths have a final to look forward to this Saturday when facing Gweedore Celtic at Ballyare in the Gorey Curran decider. Best of luck to Anthony Gorman and Mark McCauley and all the boys. Kick off is at 5pm.They defeated Gweedore Celtic in the semi final of the Ulster Youth Cup last week winning 1-0 with Conor O’Donnell netting the winner and now play Blayney Rovers from Monaghan in the final with time and date to be confirmed.Our u16s were in Tadhg Culbert action on Tuesday evening but lost out 4-2 to Dunfanaghy Youths with Conor O’Donnell and Brandon Manues netting.Our u14s Crusaders had a super 7-2 win over Milford in the Cup. Goalscorers were Jason Blake, Sean McGinley, Kenny Alum, Joe Harkin, Odhran Galvin and Henry Bose with two.while the u14s United defeated Glencar 3-2 aet in the cup. Goalscorers were Sean Pascual, Muhammed Khan and Mark Meehan. United are away to Lurgy Celtic this Saturday at 2pm.The u14s Rovers begin their champions league campaign this Saturday at 11am and they are away to either Kilmacrennan or Bonagee  before a home clash next Tuesday evening against East Donegal opposition.The u12s Rovers lost out to Milford on penalties while the u12s Crusaders get back into competitive action with a Cup game against either Gweedore Celtic or Glenea on Saturday morning at the Aura with a 1030am start.Mini Lotto numbers were 1-6-11-14.6 people matched three from which 5 were drawn and win 15euro.Theresa McGonigle, Kathleen McManus, Michael Nelis,Jack McLaughlin and Margaret Price.Next weeks jackpot is 3600 euro.Club Bingo continues in the Station House Hotel on Thursday nights at 830pm.Snowball is €1325 euro on 45 numbers or less.FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY ROVERS FACE BONAGEE UNITED TONIGHT IN USL CLASH was last modified: April 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FootballLetterkenny Rovers FCSportlast_img read more

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“THAT’S ME KID, I’M DONE” – HOW HEALY BROKE NEWS TO HARPS BOSS HUTTON

first_imgFinn Harps manager Peter Hutton has revealed how director of football Felix Healy broke the news that he was quitting the club.Hutton says he knew nothing about Healy’ decision beforehand and only found out when they were walking off the pitch after last weekend’s defeat to Wexford Youths.“It was a bit of a shock to myself and the players and Felix told our chairman Joey O’Leary over the phone,” said Hutton. “In terms of the football club, the management structure has lost its director of football but myself and Sean (McGowan) will continue. It was strange but that’s football,” he said.“The first I knew of it was when we were walking off the pitch and Felix just turns to me and says “that’s me kid, I’m done”. It was such a surprise because there had been no inclinations at all that this was going to happen.”See this week’s preview of Finn Harps’ game against Waterford in our main sports section.  “THAT’S ME KID, I’M DONE” – HOW HEALY BROKE NEWS TO HARPS BOSS HUTTON was last modified: May 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Felix Healyfinn harpslast_img read more

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THREE PEAKS IN THREE DAYS FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CLIMBERS

first_imgA group of 12 people all connected in one way to Ramelton Town Band are undertaking a unique challenge.Errigal will be the last mountain climbed on the three peak challenge.The group will take on a “3 peak, 3days, in 3 counties challenge.”The task will see the group climb Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo, Slieve Donard in Co Down and Mount Errigal in DOnegal on the 25th, 26th and 27th of April. The group are all members past or present ,committee, instrutors, parents or family members of Ramelton Town Band.They will be raising much needed funds for the band and the Irish Cancer Society.Their first fundraising event is a spooky car treasure starting from Durkens Bar in Ramelton on the 31st of January at 8pm fee €10 per car.Anyone that can help in any way with sponsorship or funding towards the challenge would be greatly appreciated. you can contact us by email ,at , amcfadden01@hotmail.com, or like or facebook page ” 3peaks 3day challenge” or contact PJ Cavanagh on 0863082244. THREE PEAKS IN THREE DAYS FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CLIMBERS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:challengeRAMELTON TOWN BANDTHREE PEAKSlast_img read more

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DONEGAL DUO SAY DUBS WILL COME BEFORE SELLING JERSEYS!

first_imgDonegal stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher have confirmed they are to open a sports shop in Letterkenny this Friday.It comes just a couple of weeks before the two men from Glenswilly take on Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.But the pair say that while their venture into the business world is exciting, all their efforts will first be put into overthrowing the Dubs at GAA headquarters. Donegal captain Murphy, 25, said he simply couldn’t allow the opportunity of opening up his own sports shop to pass him by.“Running a sports shop is something that I always had in the back of my mind, so when this opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t let it pass.“I asked Neil Gallagher to come on board as a director of the company, as I’ve known him for many years and he’s the first person I thought of when the opportunity arose.“While it’s good to be up and running, our primary focus for the moment is the All Ireland Semi Final, so we’re concentrating all of our energy and attention on that.’ And Michael’s close friend and club-mate, Neil Gallagher says the pair have already spent so much time in sports-shops buying sportgear that it’s a natural move to have one of their own!“It’s a natural fit for us and we’ve created the kind of sports’ store that we would love to shop in ourselves, focusing on excellent products, quality service and expert advice.“We’ve been planning this project for a while and have a great team in place, which means we’re free to concentrate on our training and preparation for the next game. That’s the most important thing for us at the minute.”The state-of-the-art store offers a wide range of leading brands across almost 7,000 sq feet of retail space. The shop will open its doors for the first time on Friday, 15th August at 10.00am. Customers can also shop online at www.michaelmurphysports.ieDedicated zones within the store ensure an easy to navigate, customer-centric environment. A custom-built golf section includes the northwest’s only golf simulator, giving customers access to cutting-edge technology to help improve their game. This is the perfect setting to book a golf lesson with the in-house professional.The footwear section includes a gait analysis machine to ensure each customer gets a perfectly tailored fit. The team room upstairs is a dedicated space for sporting clubs and associations to select the best gear for their needs.All the leading sports brands will be available in-store including O’Neills, Nike, Adidas, Asics, Puma, Mizuno and Canterbury together with the northwest’s only comprehensive stock of golfing brands. The golf offering includes Callaway, Ping, Taylormade, Titleist, Under Armour, Cobra, Footjoy, Clevland and Srixon.The Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure team offers specialist advice across a complete range of sporting disciplines. The shop caters for everybody, from professionals to amateurs, first timers, students, and those who simply want to be more active by getting outdoors. All sportswear can be personalised in-store while you wait. Along with the specialist advice required to get exactly the right product for their needs, customers can expect quality, convenience and value for money.The shop also features the largest trophy centre in the northwest with an extensive trophy and medal selection and an engraving service for schools, clubs and all sporting organisations. The new store will stock everything required for the upcoming big match, including jerseys, hats, flags and scarves.Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure will open this Friday at Station Roundabout, Letterkenny.DONEGAL DUO SAY DUBS WILL COME BEFORE SELLING JERSEYS! was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennyMichael MurphyNeil Gallaghersports shoplast_img read more

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Tribunal dismisses plea that stray cattle caused accident

first_imgDismissing the plea that the accident had occurred due to a stray cow suddenly coming in the way on a highway, a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has awarded Rs. 18.4 lakh as compensation to the wife of a deceased.The driver of the vehicle, in his evidence, said that when he was driving his car within the speed limit of 80-90 kmph, a cow suddenly came rushing from the left side of the road. He tried to save the cow by turning the car to the right, and in the process hit the divider and turned turtle, causing the death of Ramesh Lal, who was sitting on the back seat along with other passengers.The accident had occurred on a highway in Patiala in Punjab in 2015. Opposing the claim petition, the counsel for the insurance company contented that there was no negligence on the part of the driver as the speed of the car was within limits. Dismissing its contention, the Presiding Officer of the Tribunal said: “A careful driver would have never done what the driver of the car in the present matter did. So it can be safely concluded that the accident had occurred due to rash and negligent driving of the vehicle by the driver.”last_img read more

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‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines just absorbed a disappointing loss at the hands of Kazakhstan in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19, but Alyssa Valdez remains unfazed.“We’re here to learn, we’re here to fight, we’re here to win,” said Valdez Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here. “Teamwork will bring us to a good finish, and we’ll give our 101 percent to achieve that.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next “That’s what we want to show to the people, that we will fight.”The Philippines finished the group stage with a 1-1 record and trail the 2-0 Kazakhs in Pool A.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutValdez, who scored a combined 28 points in the both games, hopes they can bring whatever lessons they learned in their loss to Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals where they are set to face Pool C leaders Korea.“There comes a point where you just tell yourself that we should just accept the challenges and learn the lessons we need to advance,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is still a long tournament, this isn’t the end.” LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Co rues dwindling number of Mapua players due to injuries UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “This is the first time that this group has been together to represent the country and I hope this continues until we achieve that perfect chemistry.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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1979: Double delight for West Indies at Cup

first_imgThe second edition of the World Cup has a distinctly different feel as compared to the previous one. And it was due to a development that would, in due course, change the way cricket is played, perceived and financed.West Indies continued their dominance but world cricket was still recovering from the churning that had preceded the tournament due to one man – Australian tycoon Kerry Packer.West Indies captain Clive Lloyd holds up the trophy at Lord’sAfter Packer failed to bag the exclusive rights for cricket in Australia, he set up the World Series Cricket in protest for his network, Channel Nine, in 1977.He signed top Australian, English, Pakistani and West Indian players, including England skipper Tony Greig, West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, Greg and Ian Chappell and fast bowlers like Dennis Lillee, Michael Holding and Imran Khan.Meagre salaries of international players forced them to take the Packer offer. But in the aftermath of the apparent revolt, those Australian players who were part of the series were not considered for the 1979 World Cup in England and thus the Aussies fielded a much weaker side, led by Kim Hughes.West Indies retained all their players and gave the reins of the side to 1975 winning captain Clive Lloyd.Eight teams participated, with Sri Lanka and Canada as the two non-Test playing nations.Still sporting whites in the 60-over format, the teams were divided in two groups. The West Indies, Pakistan, England and New Zealand qualified for the semi- finals. Australia were duly thrashed in the group stages, losing three out of the four matches in the group stage, winning only against Canada.advertisementIn the semis, England and New Zealand played out a humdinger of a match. The Kiwis won the toss and reduced the hosts to 98 for four. But Graham Gooch and Mike Brearley hit half- centuries to take the score to a competitive 221 for eight. John Wright tried to keep his team in the hunt with 69 but fell short by nine runs.In the second semi-final, the batsmen called the shots. Though West Indies won by 43 runs Pakistan gave them a run for their money. The defending champions racked up 293, thanks to an opening partnership of 132 by Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge. In reply, the prolific Zaheer Abbas (93) and Majid Khan (81) added 166 runs for the second wicket but the West Indians kept pegging away, led by Colin Croft who picked three for 29. In the end, Pakistan fell short by 43 runs.Thus the best two teams of the tournament faced off in the final. Clive Lloyd’s team was asked to bat first and was in a spot of bother at 99 for four. But that was all that went the Englishmen’s way. It was the time for some Viv Richards magic as he smashed 138 off 157 balls and remained not out as the defending champions scored 286. The hosts were never in the chase despite a century opening stand as Joel Garner completed the formalities with five for 38 to seal a 92- run win. Lloyd said the win even sweeter than the previous edition, as it had come after the tumultuous Packer series and the ensuing confrontations.Indian angleIt was a disastrous tournament for India. Losing all three group matches, including a humiliating 47-run loss to Sri Lanka. It was preceded by comprehensive losses against West Indies – nine wickets – and New Zealand – eight wickets. India failed to breach the 200- run mark with Gundappa Vishwanath’s 75 against the eventual winners being the best Indian effort. The last defeat against Sri Lanka was played over three days as the first day had a late start. It rained heavily the next day and India began the chase on the third day, falling to the leg- spin of Somachandra de Silva.Highlights of 1979 The fifth game of the 1979 World Cup between West Indies and Sri Lanka at The Oval was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled.It was moved to the reserve day, but it rained again. The match was rescheduled for the next day and had to be abandoned too. This was first match which was abandoned for three consecutive days due to rain and is the only such instance in World Cup matches and One- Day Internationals.Sri Lanka beat India in the group stage by 47 runs which helped them gain Test status in a few years.last_img read more

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