PREMIUMSmall banks could be forced to merge under new regulation, OJK says

first_imgIndonesia banking small-banks merger-and-acquisition OJK Perppu indef moodys Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Topics : To help protect financial institutions from collapse during the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently signed Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 1/2020 that will, among other measures, authorize the Financial Services Authority (OJK) to force small and struggling banks to consolidate.While this authority was actually given to the financial agency in the OJK Regulation (POJK) No. 41/POJK.03/2019, the Perppu allows for stricter enforcement against violations of merger instructions from the OJK, including imprisonment. Under the POJK, penalties are limited to administrative sanctions.“Perppu No. 1/2020 will form the legal foundation to grant the government, the OJK, Bank Indonesia and the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS) authorities that have not been established under current laws. Therefore, we could take preemptive measures … Google Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img read more

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Treasury must ‘tread carefully’ with pensions tax changes – advisers

first_img“Both can be designed to solve the complexity and inequalities of the current system,” he said.He also warned that any move to a new tax regime for retirement saving, particularly to TEE, would need at least three years – and ideally five.At the moment, pension contributions are exempt from income tax and national insurance; so too is investment growth.Pensions in payment, however, are taxed as income, although individuals have the option to take a 25% tax-free lump sum.Under the competing EET or ‘Pensions ISA’ approach, both the individual saver and the employer would contribute to the retirement savings pot, as would the government through a top-up.This top-up component would not be a substitute for tax relief. Instead, it would differentiate the pensions ISA from any other ISA product and replace the tax-free lump sum on retirement.The government has said any reformed tax-incentive regime should be simple and transparent; allow individuals to take personal responsibility for making adequate retirement provision; build on the success of automatic enrolment; and be sustainable.In recent years, the UK population has shown an increasing reluctance to save. Where people are saving, they are tending to save too little. These concerns were recently highlighted in a brief joint study by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and KPMG.Among other sources, the report cited Scottish Widows’s estimates that 6.2m workers are failing to save anything towards their retirement – some 20% of the population.The Department for Work and Pensions has warned that 11.9m UK adults are failing to save enough for an “adequate income” in later years.The ABI and KPMG argued that regulation, government policy and the structure of the savings and investment management industry could all play an important role in closing the gap.Since October 2012, the process of auto-enrolment has added 5m savers to the UK pensions landscape. A further 5m are tipped to join them.“The question,” Hastie said, “is whether in this tougher environment the current system delivers value for money, meets the government’s policy aims and is sustainable.”He also explained that it was quite challenging to get a true picture of the cost of today’s savings regime. “Whatever the precise figure, the numbers are sufficiently big to be a driver for review,” he said.“The Treasury should focus instead on what is necessary to incentivise adequate retirement saving in line with the policy aims.”Wherever they stand on the issue, experts in the field take the view that any change to the taxation regime around retirement saving will produce both winners and losers.“The current system essentially has a top up, but it is weighted toward higher-rate taxpayers,” Hastie said.But, he said, either system, whether EET or TEE, could be designed to create a more equitable outcome across taxpayers at all levels.“It all comes back to how much money we are prepared to put into retirement funding,” he said.“A lot of the debate has been quite emotional about the form rather than the level of incentive, which is the key driver of what the individual gets when they retire.”Meanwhile, Towers Watson broadly came out against any move to the EET-based model.Policy expert David Robbins told IPE that, although there were arguments both ways, there were nonetheless a number of advantages to taxing on the way out.“First, you are not collecting tomorrow’s tax today,” he said. “Doing that when you know there will be more old people around seems a slightly risky thing to do.“Today’s approach ameliorates one of the problems of an annual approach to income tax.“Allowing people to defer tax payments to the point where they are paying lower rates of tax means that high marginal tax rates are better targeted on people with high lifetime incomes.“Plus, there is also the danger the chancellor could tweak the top up by enhancing it or suspending it, so people have to guess whether now is a good time or a bad time to put money into a pension.” Robbins also warned that there remained the risk that a future government would have to take a second slice of the cake and raise an additional tax on the way out. KPMG has warned that changes to the UK pension taxation regime currently under consideration at the Treasury will fail to plug the country’s £9trn (€12trn) savings gap.The warning comes as the Treasury begins the process of weighing up responses to its recent consultation paper on pension tax reform.The government launched the consultation in July and mulled a shift from today’s so-called Exempt-Exempt-Taxed model (EET) to a Taxed-Exempt-Exempt (TEE) approach.Stewart Hastie, a pensions partner with KPMG in London, said the narrow focus of the debate on two approaches was “missing the point”.last_img read more

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UOG raises $3.9 million for portfolio expansion

first_imgLondon-listed United Oil & Gas (UOG) has raised £3 million ($3.94 M) via an oversubscribed placing of shares and subscription with existing and new investors. The company plans to use the funds for portfolio expansion.United has a portfolio of “low risk, late-stage” appraisal/development projects in Europe and what it describes as high-impact exploration plays in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa.The company added that the placing was supported by certain strategic investors. UOG is currently evaluating a number of potential projects, and the funds will assist in securing one or more of these projects.UOG CEO, Brian Larkin, said: “This is further validation of our strategy of building a strong and diverse portfolio of late-stage development projects in Europe, and high-impact exploration in the Caribbean.“Our portfolio already includes a commercial gas discovery onshore Italy that is currently going through the permitting process, an interest in the upcoming well to appraise the Colter discovery in the UK which lies on the same trend as onshore Europe’s most prolific oil field, and a 20% interest in the Tullow Oil-operated Walton-Morant licence, offshore Jamaica which holds the high grade 200 mmbbl Colibri target.Larkin said the funds “will be used to facilitate the expansion of our portfolio, as we look to add to the long pipeline of value driving opportunities which our shareholders are already exposed to.”last_img read more

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5 ‘illegal gamblers’ nabbed

first_imgRecovered from their possession were two decks of playing cards and P510 bet money. Detained in the lockup cell of the Mina police station, the suspects face charges for violation of Presidential Decree 1602, which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegal gambling./PN ILOILO City – Police caught five individuals engaging in illegal gambling in Barangay Tolarocan, Mina, Iloilo.center_img Ronald Mallo, 39; Ronnie Defensor, 47; Romeo Mallorca, 56; Delia Corneta, 60 and Beverly Jalando-on, 21, were caught playing tong-its around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a police report showed.last_img read more

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Batesville Teen, Man Injured In Saturday Morning Crash

first_imgAuthorities are investigating an accident that left two Batesville residents injured.Numerous emergency personnel responders went to the scene of the crash on Delaware Road near C.R. 950 North around 2:46 a.m. on Saturday.Investigators say the driver Jacob Davidson, 22, of Batesville was traveling south when the 1998 Chevy pickup went off the west side of the roadway and struck a nearby drainage ditch.Karly Reverman, 16, was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracted by emergency crews.Both the driver and passenger were rushed to Margaret Mary Health by ambulance. Reverman was later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati due to her injuries which were initially listed as critical.The accident remains under investigation as investigators say speed, alcohol, and dense fog all appear to be contributing factors in the crash.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Osgood Fire, Batesville Fire, Delaware Fire, EMS 10, EMS 20, Ripley County Medic and Milan Policelast_img read more

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Pasalic hat-trick helps Atalanta go second in Serie A

first_img Read Also: La Liga: Spanish capital prepares for Real Madrid title parade Nikolas Spalek pulled a goal back for Brescia who move closer to Serie B next season. Atalanta however are having one of the best seasons in the club’s 112-year history with a berth in the Champions League quarter-finals in their debut season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter Milan and Lazio are two points behind Atalanta before they play against SPAL and Udinese respectively later this week. Gasperini’s side have scored 93 league goals so far this season – 26 more than eight-time reigning champions Juventus. “We don’t do it to humiliate the opponent, but we try to play our game,” said Gasperini. “Already last year we were the best attack in the league, this year we have surpassed ourselves, scoring many goals with many different players. “Playing in the Champions League has helped us and made us grow,” added Gasperini, whose side will play Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight next month. “We are preparing for Paris Saint-Germain, but also want to fight to the end in Serie A. “I think the best way to be ready for August 12 will be to play these last five league games to the maximum.” Mario Pasalic scored a hat-trick as Atalanta brushed aside struggling local rivals Brescia 6-2 to move second in Serie A on Tuesday night. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games to move six points behind leaders Juventus who visit eighth-placed Sassuolo on Wednesday. Atalanta’s top scorer Luis Muriel, with 17 league goals this season, watched from the stands hours after the Colombian left hospital after suffering a head injury in a fall at his home. But his absence was not felt with Croatian Pasalic opening the scoring within two minutes at the Gewiss Stadium connecting with a Ruslan Malinovskyi cross. Brescia hit back minutes later with Ernesto Torregrossa pouncing on Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara’s poor clearance. But the hosts got back into their stride and were four-goals up after half an hour with Marten De Roon, Malinovskyi and a Duvan Zapata header within a five-minute spell. The punishment continued in the second half with Malinovskyi again setting up Pasalic to beat Lorenzo Andrenacci in the Brescia goal after 55 minutes. The Croatian added a third three minutes later sending in Ebrima Colley’s cross for his ninth goal this season, five of them against Brescia, having scored a brace in the away leg last November. “It’s the best moment of my career,” said Pasalic after his maiden hat-trick. “There are still five games left and we can do even better. “We have scored more than 90 goals in Serie A, we have shown against Juventus (2-2 draw) that we can match even the strongest teams.” The game between high-scoring Atalanta and 19th-placed Brescia was one between two neighbouring teams from cities ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. A minute’s silence took place before kick-off with players forming a circle with the backdrop of the music “Rinascero, Rinascerai” (I will be reborn, you will be reborn), by Bergamo musician Roby Facchinetti. Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universelast_img read more

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IMCA national, regional champions among recipients in Velocita’s 2019 award program

first_imgEach of those awards will be presented at the national awards banquet in November.  In the second of a three-year agreement, and beginning its eighth season as an IMCA sponsor, the Clemmons, N.C., manufacturer gives custom fire suits to IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact na­tional champions.  “We are excited about the 2019 season. IMCA divisions are growing and there are more great events each year,” said Velocita’s Brad Smith. “Velocita is committed to building the safest, best suit value in America. From our $149 sport compact special to our top of the line offerings, we are proud to offer a safe suit for every budget and class. 2019 will be exciting. We hope to see you at the races, of course in your new Velocita firesuit.”  Champions of the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models and the Ar­nold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour for Modifieds also receive fire suits while $200 product certificates will be awarded to other drivers winning Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional titles. “Velocita has become the premier suit manufacturer in IMCA racing because of their dedication to our racers and their commitment to IMCA,” said Kevin Yoder, IMCA director of marketing. “We appreciate what Brad and his staff does to keep IMCA racers safe and comfortable and value this relationship.”center_img Event title sponsor Fast Shafts again gives Velocita-manufactured fire suits to each of the 30 Modi­fied drivers elected to start the Friday, Sept. 6 All-Star Invitational dur­ing the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speed­way.  Velocita also manufac­tures gloves, shoes and underwear, crew shirts and jackets. More infor­mation is available at the company’s www.velocita-usa.com website or by calling 336 816-7223. CLEMMONS, N.C. – National and regional champions are on the lengthy list of beneficiaries in Velocita’s award program with IMCA.last_img read more

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Ellsworth wrestlers place at All-State Tournament despite injuries

first_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Bio Latest Posts The Ellsworth wrestling team poses with its Class B Eastern Maine championship plaque and its state championship trophy on Tuesday night at a reception held at Ellsworth High School to celebrate those victories. Beforehand, police escorted the wrestlers around the city in celebration of their season. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBIDDEFORD — The Ellsworth wrestling team has proven itself unstoppable this season after notching both Class B Eastern Maine and state championships, with five wrestlers also claiming individual state titles.But on Saturday, injuries hurt the Eagles at the Maine All-State Qualifier tournament, where the top four wrestlers in their weight classes from each of the three enrollment classes — A, B and C — met to determine Maine’s representatives for the upcoming New England tournament.Ellsworth’s five representatives included four state Class B champions — freshman Peyton Cole at 132 pounds, junior Dagan Berenyi at 145 pounds, junior Connor Petros at 152 pounds and sophomore Trent Goodman at 160 pounds — as well as fourth-place finisher Noah Robidoux, a junior, at 120 pounds.Although Berenyi and Cole both suffered injuries at the tournament, the pair, along with Petros, placed among the top three to move on to the New England tournament.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBerenyi captured his second consecutive All-State title, but suffered a season-ending injury in his final match of the day. After building an 8-1 lead with a little over a minute left in the championship, Berenyi was taken down by Zac Richard of Massabesic in a way that injured his leg. Ellsworth coaches taped up Berenyi’s leg, and he managed to limp his way to a 9-8 victory. Afterward, Berenyi was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken tibia.It was his second injury of the day. Berenyi also collided with Dominic Cancelarich of Windham in his first match, which resulted in a 3-inch gash on the back of Berenyi’s head and a cut on Cancelarich’s forehead that would later require 12 stitches.Berenyi won that match by technical fall decision of 16-1. He then went on to defeat Otto Keisker of Noble in what Ellsworth coach J.F. Burns described as an “uneventful semifinal” by a tech fall decision of 15-0.Cole also incurred an injury in his first match when his opponent from Noble illegally slammed him onto the mat. Cole suffered a back muscle injury, but he won the match by a score of 11-8.To qualify for the New England tournament, Cole also needed to win his semifinal match over Class A state champion Killian Murphy of Marshwood. Down 2-0 in the final period, Burns said Cole “patiently waited for the proper opportunity,” then pinned Murphy before time expired. After securing a second-place finish, Cole was pulled from the tournament and did not compete in the finals.Petros pinned Logan Martin of Massabesic in the first round, then lost an 8-4 decision to Class A state champion Dominic Day of Biddeford. Petros went on to beat Class C state champion Bryce Whittemore of Dirigo by a score of 9-7 in the consolation semifinals, then pinned Kameron Doucette of Skowhegan in the consolation finals to place third.As for the other two Ellsworth wrestlers, Burns said Goodman suffered a heartbreaking last-second loss to tournament runner up, Robert Heatherman of Mount Ararat in the semifinals.Goodman and Robidoux each had one victory before being eliminated for the day.last_img read more

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Cricket News Gautam Gambhir announces retirement: Here’s the full text

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, saying his time to continue with the game was over. The 37-year-old Delhi batsman announced his decision in an emotional video post on his Twitter handle.Gambhir played in 58 Tests between 2004 and 2016, scoring 4154 runs at an average of 41.95, with the help of nine hundreds and 22 fifties. He also played in 147 ODIs between 2003 and 2013, besides featuring in 37 T20 Internationals.Gautam Gambhir retires: Here’s the full text  Hi friends,A big thanks to all of you for sparing time. Well, I am here to share a thought which I have been contemplating and I dare say dreading.The thought has been with me day and night. It has travelled with me on flights like an irritable excess baggage. It has accompanied me to practice sessions mocking like a menacing bowler. On certain other days it has made my dinner taste horrible.Grounds, dressing rooms, wash rooms, you name it the thought has rarely deserted me. Each time I got out playing for India or KKR or Delhi Daredevils this thought would turn into a sharp, disturbing noise and walk with me all the way to the dressing room shouting: “IT IS OVER GAUTI”.It slapped me hard when I got those three ducks in a row in 2014 IPL. Then again when I had a dreadful tour to England the same year. In 2016 I was on my knees again. I was dropped after Rajkot Test match against England. I was searching for my confidence in that deep, dark pit but I could only lay my hands on the same sharp, disturbing noise. It said the same: “IT IS OVER GAUTI”.But once again I refused to pay attention. I wanted to beat this noise. Instead of getting knocked down, I punished my body even more. The sleep became incidental. Early morning runs on to the ridge behind my house got longer. My personal trainers were instructed to be severe on me. I ate as if I was bankrupt.In these times your love and affection worked as steroids. I wanted to win again. I wanted to conquer again.After a decent 2017 domestic season I entered this year’s IPL with confidence as my best buddy. My feet seemed to have got fresh batteries. My head was still as a pond. And my game, roaring as a raging ocean. I thought all those negative noises were dead. But I was wrong. Six games of IPL for Delhi Daredevils it was back. And this time it was louder than before. Perhaps, my time was up. Yes, my time was up.So, here I am, after more than 15 years of cricket for my country I want to retire from playing this beautiful game. Despite all the aches and pains; fears and failures I won’t mind a repeat of this in my next life too. But obviously with a few more wins for India, a few more hundreds and in the next life may be a few 5-wicket hauls as well.This may sound a little wishful but then I have seen wishes do come true. Two World Cups, highest run-getter in finals of both these games is a stuff dreams are made of and I only had this dream of winning the World Cup for you all. I think someone up there was writing my script but looks like now he has ran out of his ink!But along the way he wrote some fascinating chapters. Somewhere on the top is being part of the number one Test team in the world. A trophy that I look at very fondly is the one that I got for being awarded ICC Test batsman of the year in 2009. For a purist like me it is a reward of somewhat knowing where my offstump was.The historic series wins in New Zealand and in CB series in Australia will be reflected upon fondly. But I do hope the current Indian team Down Under can overshadow our feats. I won’t say the list is satisfactory as I feel I was good enough for a lot more.Along this journey I have fostered some meaningful partnerships. None more than with you guys, the supporters of Indian cricket, the most important stakeholders. I have always disapproved of the terms “fans” or “crowd”. Its quite demeaning because I think at the end of the day it is you guys who make cricket or cricketers what they are.Let me address you all as PARTNERS, the partners without which Indian cricket is a body without its soul. A big thanks for supporting me and the teams that I played for. A special thanks to all my Partners from Kolkata. We both wear our hearts on our sleeve. We both are very demanding and play with extreme passion, may be that is why my love affair with Kolkata will continue forever.Next on my thank you list are the curators, groundsmen and numerous dressing room attendants across India. They toiled for little or minimal returns for what is essentially treated as a thankless job. I hope their life standards improve from that they are now. A big thanks to each one of you.I’d also like to thank numerous net bowlers who bowled to me so that I can become a better batsman. They travelled long distances just to help me practice. Thank you very much.My cricket coach Mr Sanjay Bhardwaj stood with me during thick and thin of life. Whenever in trouble I could count on him. “Sir, I don’t know if I have you proud but I can assure you sir I gave it all that I had.” Sanjay sir introduced me to the other coaching influence of my life, the late Mr Parthasarthy Sharma. He was an institution in the art of batting. A lot of credit for my ability to play spin bowling should go to him. I hope I was worth his time.Former Australia opening batsman Justin Langer was a huge help too. I turned to him in 2015 for some advise. I got that in plenty and some really heavy praises. “JL, I don’t know if you meant that I have the hands of Brian Lara but I thank you nevertheless. And tell your wife Sue that she does some amazing butter chicken.”Through JL I met his childhood coach Noddy Holder. His simple approach of see the ball and hit it back to where it came from makes him one of the best that I have met. He is a very humble man and calls himself “NODDY NOBODY HOLDER”. But for my batting, Noddy was everybody.I’d also like to thank all my coaches that I worked with in the Indian team, KKR, Delhi Daredevils and of course Delhi state teams. Each one them had a huge influence on my career and my personality.The thing that I will miss the most is the camradrie of an Indian team’s dressing room. It was a wonderful place to be in. Yes, there are pressures of international sport but then when you have team-mates like I had these pressures look elementary. I learnt heaps from each one of them. I will miss all of that and more. Thank you guys, you all will be my one, big family.Thank you DDCA and BCCI for helping me realise my dreams. Thank you KKR for giving me an opportunity to express myself as leader.In the end I’d like to thank all my family members for their love and support. My parents, grand parents, both the mamas and maamis, my wife and my two little angels who took all my tantrums and mood swings.I’d like to begin with the original talent scout of my family, my mom. It was she who took me to a proper cricket academy at the age of 10 and rest is history. In my tough times Mom was and is my favourite punching bag. I am extremely sorry mom i have been an absolute jughead.My dad took more pressure than me whenever I played. He never shared with me but his colleagues would tell me he’d never watch TV when my game was on. Dad, you too can relax now.My Maama who shaped me as a cricketer and human being is my real pillar of support. He is economical in words but is lavish in actions. What he did for me can never be matched or measured. I hope I have lived up to your expectations. Without seeking your permission I’d like to brag that I am your biggest achievement. Thanks Maama.My late Maami was like my mother and a friend too. I am sure sitting up there she would still be worried if I ate properly or not. Once she was assured of my meals, she would ask me about my cricketing exploits.My late naani was the same. I miss her loads everyday and most of all today. She was my biggest strength when I was going through the lows of my life. I hope I have done her and my Naana proud. Whatever I am today it is because of them.My other Maama and Maami, thanks for standing by in pressure times. You pulled me out of a rut time and again.To my dear darling sister Ektaa – sorry for not being there on most Rakhis. I am also sorry if I was always seeking attention from you. I am sure I have given you some bragging rights.To my dear, dear friends Vivek and Dinesh – Thanks a lot for being there and praying for me. I am lucky to have you as friends. Especially Dinesh to have taken all the nonsense.A special mention to Natasha, my wife. She is the one who has borne the brunt of my mood swings. Unfortunately she has shared more lows than highs with me. Thanks a lot for being there as my strength. Also babes you will see a lot more of me now. And as someone once said, “a retired husband is often a wife’s full time job.” So get ready for this new assignment.At some stage I would like to shed the retired cricketers tag and would like to recycle myself to be useful for something else in cricket and beyond. Lets see. Currently my immediate worry is that I have to take my elder daughter Aazeen to buy a yellow dress and the younger one Anaiza wants to play with her best friends, the dogs.The next Ranji Trophy game against Andhra will be my last day in the Sun. It is all coming to an end from where it started at Ferozshah Kotla. I am big one on loyalty. I am glad that I could finish with teams that I started my journey with. In this case ending with both Delhi Daredevils and Delhi domestic side has given me immense satisfaction.As a batsman I have always valued timing. I know the time is just right. I am sure its sweet as well. Good bye and good luck.Thanks and regards,Gautam Gambhir, now a former India cricketer last_img read more

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Ramdin hits third century of the season but Pride still in control

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC) – Captain Denesh Ramdin stroked his third hundred of the Regional first class season and second against Barbados Pride but it was not enough to stop the visitors from taking command of their seventh round contest at the Brian Lara Stadium.Resuming Saturday’s third day on 146 for eight, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were dismissed for 214 in their first innings, to concede a lead of 102 runs.Ramdin, unbeaten on 74 at the start, carved out a superb unbeaten 132 – his 15th first class hundred. His first hundred of the season was against Pride in Bridgetown in the first round last October.Batting a second time, Pride reached the close on 188 for seven, a lead of 290 runs heading into today’s final day.All-rounder Shamar Springer top-scored with an unbeaten 38, captain Shamarh Brooks scored 37 while Anthony Alleyne and Kenroy Williams chipped in with 26 each.Leg-spinner Imran Khan has so far taken three for 70 and was supported by off-spinner Bryan Bryan Charles with two for 56.Looking to capitalise on their more than handy first innings advantage, Pride got off to a poor start in their second innings when they lost in-form opener Shayne Moseley for three in the seventh over, lbw to lively left-arm seamer Daniel St Clair with seven runs on the board.However, Brooks and Alleyne came together to restore order to the innings, putting on 53 for the second wicket.The right-handed Brooks produced a brisk knock, striking five fours and a six off just 28 deliveries while the left-handed Alleyne was more patient in a 79-ball innings that included two fours.When Brooks was bowled by pacer Roshon Primus, Alleyne added a further 41 for the third wicket with Carter before finally perishing bowled by Imran Khan.His dismissal, however, triggered a slump as four wickets tumbled for 21 runs, leaving Pride tottering on 122 for six.Springer then propped up the innings by anchoring two stands – putting on 33 in a seventh wicket stand with Williams and another 33 in an unbroken eighth wicket partnership with wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud (eight not out).Ramdin had earlier denied Barbados any immediate success as he completed three figures in an innings that required 294 deliveries and included 15 fours overall.Crucially, he added 68 for the ninth wicket with Charles who occupied the crease for 44 balls for his two runs.Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican failed to add to his overnight tally, ending with six for 71 while pacer Justin Greaves grabbed the two last wickets of the innings in successive deliveries to finish with two for 26.PRIDE 1st Innings 316Red Force 1st Innings(overnight 146 for eight)+A Jangoo lbw b Warrican 14J Solozano c Alleyne b Warrican 40I Rajah c and b Warrican 0E Nicholson c Carter b Warrican 0*D Ramdin not out 132A Cooper c and b Warrican 1Imran Khan b Warrican 10R Primus c Walsh b Williams 3D St Clair lbw b Walsh 1B Charles lbw b Greaves 2R Jaipaul b Greaves 0Extras (lb1, w1, nb1) 3TOTAL (all out, 104.4 overs) 214Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-37, 3-39, 4-96, 5-98, 6-125, 7-134, 8-146, 9-214, 10-214.Bowling: Greaves 12.4-5-26-2, Springer 2-0-3-0, Williams 25-9-38-1; Warrican 39-16-71-6, Stoute 7-3-18-0; Walsh 19-4-52-1.PRIDE 2nd InningsA Alleyne b Imran Khan 26S Moseley lbw b St Clair 3*S Brooks b Primus 37J Carter lbw b Charles 21K Stoute b Charles 1K Williams c Primus b Imran Khan 26J Greaves c Rajah b Imran Khan 2S Springer not out 38+M Rampersaud not out 8Extras (b17, lb3, w1, nb5) 26TOTAL (7 wkts, 62.1 Overs) 188Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-60, 3-101, 4-102, 5-105, 6-122, 7-155.Bowling: St Clair 13-2-29-1, Charles 23.1-8-56-2, Imran Khan 22-4-70-3, Primus 4-1-13-1.Position: Pride lead by 290 runs with three second innings wickets intact.last_img read more

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