Windies set to tour Sri Lanka for white-ball series

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) – West Indies will clash with Sri Lanka in a white-ball series for the first time in nearly 4-½ years when they arrive here next month for five limited overs matches.The Caribbean side take on the hosts in three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals, from February 22 to March 6.West Indies will play one-day warm-up matches in Colombo and Katunayake before the series gets underway with the opening ODI at the Singhalese Sports Club here.The two teams will meet in the second ODI in Hambantota on February 26, with the final match carded for Kandy on March 1.Both T20 Internationals will be also played in Kandy on March 4 and 6.Sri Lanka dominated the last ODI series here in a 3-0 whitewash while the two-match T20 series ended in a 1-1 tie.When the two teams last met during last year’s ICC 50-over World Cup in England, Sri Lanka came away with a 23-run victory at Chester-le-Street.Both West Indies and Sri Lanka are closely wedded in the ICC ODI rankings. While the Asian side are eighth, West Indies languish in ninth.The positions reflect their recent form, West Indies having won just 10 of their 28 matches last year and Sri Lanka, seven of their 21 matches during the same period.Both teams have also fallen upon hard times in the T20 format, with Sri Lanka ranked eighth and West Indies 10th.TOUR SCHEDULE:February 17 – warm-up at P Sara OvalFebruary 20 – warm-up vs SLC President’s XI at CMCG, KatunayakeFebruary 22 – 1st ODI at Singhalese Sports Club, ColomboFebruary 26 – 2nd ODI at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaMarch 1 – 3rd ODI at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyMarch 4 – 1st T20I at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyMatch 6 – 2nd T20I at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandylast_img read more

Sumner Newscow outlines reporting of suicide policy

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — While the definition of what constitutes as news is always a subjective topic, a suicide is especially complicated. Due to the sensitive nature of the story, Sumner Newscow has adopted a set of guidelines when dealing with suicides.In private matters, Sumner Newscow will not report on suicides. Thus if a person dies within his/her home or property and has not harmed any other human being in the process, the incident is considered private and the website will treat it that way.There are a few exceptions.Sumner Newscow will report a suicide in these certain circumstances:•If a second person was harmed or killed in the process.•If the suicide occurred in a public setting where large groups of people can gather.•If the suicide involved a prolonged police standoff.•If the suicide involved a public figure such as a civic leader, politician, etc.•If the suicide is part of a larger news story.last_img read more

Van Gaal keen to end Man United’s hunt for FA Cup trophy

first_imgLouis van Gaal wants to cap his debut season as Manchester United manager with FA Cup glory after his side secured their place in the fourth round on Sunday.The Reds Devils laboured to a 2-0 victory over League One Yeovil to seal their progression, with the Premier League giants needing a late goal from substitute Angel di Maria to seal the win late on in Somerset.After being humbled by a 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the League Cup earlier in the season, it was a much-needed result for the Dutch boss, who said he wants to go all the way after tasting his first triumph in football’s oldest competition.“I want to win a title and the players also,” Van Gaal said following the win.“I have been told by my fantastic assistant manager [Ryan Giggs] that Man United have not won the FA Cup for ten years, so maybe we can do that this year.“But it’s a very long way and the priority is also the Premier League.”Van Gaal declared himself happy with his side’s run of results over a tricky festive period that have seen the side consolidate third place in the Premier League, with the victory over Yeovil extending their unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions.“I’m very happy we have won and I’m very happy we have survived this festive period because I don’t have a big selection,” added the Dutchman.“I have a lot of injuries so I could not change much and, in spite of that, we have regained ground to Chelsea by one point and we are in the fourth round of the FA Cup.“What can a manager wish more?” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 1last_img read more