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Ishant Sharma rubbishes reports of him playing county cricket

first_imgIndia pacer Ishant Sharma rubbished reports of him joining English county cricket side Warwickshire, saying he has not signed for any side let alone any one club.”Contrary to the news rounds through various sites, have not signed Warwickshire or any other county,” Ishant, who is part of India’s Test squad in Sri Lanka, tweeted.Contrary to the news rounds through various sites, have not signed Warwickshire or any other county.- Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 14, 2017Ravichandran Ashwin will be representing Worcestershire in county cricket while Cheteshwar Pujara will continue playing for Nottinghamshire.The 28-year-old has been out of favour in the series which India won 3-0. Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav have been playing ahead of him in the spin-friendly Sri Lankan conditions, with all-rounder Hardik Pandya as the third seaming option.Ishant Sharma has also not been selected for India’s limited overs squad to play five ODIs and lone T20 against Sri Lanka, which was announced yesterday.last_img read more

Colombo Test: Five-star Ravindra Jadeja fires India to eighth consecutive series victory

first_imgLeft-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja broke the back of Sri Lanka’s resistance after lunch to secure India’s series-clinching victory by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test on Sunday.The all-rounder claimed his ninth five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka, forced to follow on after being shot out for 183 in the first innings, made 386 in the second before collapsing minutes before the tea break on the penultimate day.WATCH FULL VIDEODimuth Karunaratne’s gallant 141 merely delayed the inevitable as Jadeja (5/152) and spin partner Ravichandran Ashwin (2/132) tormented Sri Lanka on a worn-out track where the ball spun alarmingly and often kicked off.It was a first victory by an innings or more for India in Sri Lanka and, following their biggest victory by runs in Galle last week, ensured an eighth straight series triumph under captain Virat Kohli.Sri Lanka will take some comfort, however, from a second innings resurgence that was built around the 191-run stand between Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis, who fell for 110 on Saturday.Karunaratne continued his grim battle after Sri Lanka resumed the fourth day on 209/2 at the Sinhalese Sports Cricket Ground.Nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara threw away his wicket, attempting a bizarre reverse slog against Jadeja who dismissed Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal for two in his next over.Karunaratne and former captain Angelo Mathews resisted India for a while during a 69-run stand but Jadeja returned to wreck Sri Lanka after the lunch break.Karunaratne’s defiant knock, which included 16 boundaries, came to a cruel end when he was presented with an unplayable delivery that reared up, hit his gloves and ballooned into the air for Ajinkya Rahane to catch behind the wicketkeeper.advertisementMathews followed next, edging Jadeja to perish caught behind for 36 and Hardik Pandya claimed a couple of late wickets to hasten Sri Lanka’s collapse.Pallekele hosts the dead rubber third and final Test from Saturday.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka: Rangana Herath ruled out of Delhi Test

first_imgVeteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will take no further part in Sri Lanka’s third and final Test against India in Delhi due to a back problem.Leg-break bowler Jeffrey Vandersay was on Tuesday called up to the Sri Lankan side.Vandersay has played 11 ODIs and seven T20Is for Sri Lanka but is yet to make his Test debut.Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara was Sri Lanka Cricket’s first choice to replace Herath but the 30-year-old failed the fitness test. Meanwhile, Herath is due to fly home on Thursday.”We were hoping that Rangana Herath will feel okay for Delhi. But having spoken to him and physio we feel that he should come back,” SLC chief selector Graeme Labrooy said.”We have got lot of cricket ahead and he is important for us. Our plan was to fly in Malinda Pushpakumara, but he has failed a fitness test. Vandersay will now be the replacement,” he added.Herath, who is Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker in Tests in the current squad, bowled a total of eight overs in seaming conditions in Kolkata, but in Nagpur he bowled 39 overs in the only innings that India batted in the second game.He ended with figures of 1/81 but scored a vital 67 in the first match in Kolkata.Sri Lanka drew the first Test before suffering a heavy innings and 239-run defeat in the second.Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Roshen Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay.advertisementlast_img read more

India’s slip catching an area of concern, admits Cheteshwar Pujara

first_imgIndia’s poor slip catching was being papered over by the tons of runs the batsmen had scored in the past one year but fluffing three regulation chances in the drawn third Test against Sri Lanka has raised a few questions. (Kohli will be rated one of the greatest captains if India do well overseas: Ganguly to India Today)Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli dropped easy catches in the slip cordon during the third Test and Cheteshwar Pujara, who is now being prepared for the specialist position, had to do a bit of firefighting for his colleagues in the post-match press conference.Pujara put his hand first up and admitted that slip catching indeed has been a problem.”To be honest we haven’t fielded well and I would accept that. At the same time there have been injuries with someone like M Vijay, who used to be at first slip didn’t, not playing for six months. So we had to replace Vijay with someone else. We haven’t taken many catches but we will definitely get better at it,” Pujara said.He added, “Overall, the Indian team has improved as fielding unit, but slip fielding is something we are still looking to improve,” the Saurashtra ‘Run Machine’ said when asked about the missed chances.When asked if the reason for the misses had been identified, Pujara said he didn’t have a clue.”It’s a difficult question to answer as I don’t know technically what is going wrong. I do agree that we haven’t taken enough catches but we are working hard. To be honest, we put in a lot of hard work in our fielding, especially we know catching is very important.advertisement”All players standing in the slips are taking 50 to 100 catches. So we are trying to improve ourselves and eventually results will come,” a hopeful Pujari said.Ajinkya Rahane, who normally fields at slip for the spinners, was stationed at gully for the pacers. So why has Rahane not been placed at the conventional slip position?”Ajinkya has been fielding at gully for quite a long time. We don’t want to disturb him from there. And the way he is fielding when the spinners are bowling, he is anyway in the slip cordon.”He is set there so we can’t keep on changing fielders. When he’s at gully, he knows the angles and he has an idea of where to stay, when he starts fielding at gully.”Pujara said that discussions are on regarding who all would be fielding at the slip cordon in South Africa.”We are having a chat about it and we will assign a few players throughout the away series. We will prepare a few players who will be standing at the slips. We will discuss when we reach South Africa but we are already talking about that,” he said.last_img read more

Olympiakos Soccer Dumps Coach Michel

first_imgATHENS – After two years as coach, Spaniard Michel Gonzalez has been fired by the Olympiakos soccer team after failing to advance in the Champions League.The perennial powerhouse has also been struggling in the weak Greek league, where it has dominated with Panathiniakos for decades with most other teams along for the ride and rarely challenging the duo.That led owner Vangelis Marinakis, who in the past had been caught up in scandals involving the league, to dump his coach.“Olympiakos is announcing the end of its cooperation with manager Michel Gonzalez. The entire family of Olympiakos thanks Michel for his contribution to the club and wishes him every success in his career,” read the Olympiakos statement.Media reports said the former Sevilla manager had lost control of the locker room and battled with Dutch player Ibrahim Afellay.Coupled with losses to Atromitos and PAOK and overall poor play led to Michel’s days being numbered before he was fired, and a close win over the lowly Platanias sealed his fate.Reports say the next Olympiakos coach will also be a foreigner.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Rose Still Eyes Hall of Fame

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Pete Rose insisted Dec. 15 he is a changed person even if he still likes to bet on an occasional baseball game.Baseball’s career hits leader said he was disappointed at not being allowed back in the game but held out hope he could still one day be inducted into the Hall of Fame.“It would be nice to have the opportunity to go to the Hall of Fame,” Rose said. “My whole life has been a Hall of Fame life just by the association with the teammates I had.”At a news conference fronting his restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, Rose said he couldn’t rewrite history but still believes even at age 74 that he can one day be back in baseball. He said he was sorry for his mistakes of the past, which included betting on games while with the Cincinnati Reds.Rose said he believes Rob Manfred will be a great Commissioner, but that Manfred was put in a tough spot in having to rule on Rose’s reinstatement 26 years into a lifetime ban.He also said his meeting with Manfred earlier this year — where he first denied still betting on baseball and then admitted he did — could have gone better.“I’m a good guy, to be honest with you,” Rose said. “I tried to be as honest as I could with the Commissioner, but I made some mistakes and I clarified them. Some of his questions, though, I kind of panicked.”Rose was contrite and somewhat upbeat in offering his first comments since Manfred on Dec. 14 rejected his application for reinstatement.But he refused to be drawn into the debate of whether players linked to steroids should be allowed in the Hall of Fame when anyone on the permanently excluded list — Rose is currently the only living person on it — cannot be on a Hall of Fame ballot.He also would not comment on Manfred’s decision to keep him out of baseball partly because he still does gamble on baseball while at the same time Major League Baseball has a stake in the daily fantasy site DraftKings.“You can make that evaluation. I’m not a DraftKings guy. I’m not an online guy,” said Rose, who had 4,256 hits in a career that stretched from 1963-86. “I just try to have fun and live my life and have some enjoyable moments.”Rose spoke on an outdoor patio fronting the Strip, where a crowd of a few hundred onlookers gathered behind the television cameras to watch the spectacle. At one point the crowd started chanting “Let him in, Let him in,” getting a wide smile from Rose in reaction.While Manfred had the final say in whether Rose could be reinstated, he made a point of noting that his decision was separate from that of the Hall of Fame, which in 1991 adopted a rule keeping anyone on the permanently ineligible list off the ballot.Rose was joined by one of his sons and flanked by two attorneys, one of whom argued that Rose should be allowed on the Hall ballot.“He has been punished and he has been punished severely from being banned from the sport he loves,” attorney Mark Rosenbaum said, noting that other players with character flaws have gotten in the Hall of Fame. “It is the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Saints.”Rose agreed to the ban in August 1989 after an investigation for Major League Baseball by lawyer John Dowd found Rose placed numerous bets on the Reds to win from 1985-87 while playing for and managing the team.The ban prevents Rose from working for any major league team or minor league affiliate, but he is allowed to make ceremonial appearances with the commissioner’s permission and may work for third parties such as Fox, which hired Rose this year as a baseball analyst.“I’m in control of my life now,” Rose said. “I watch baseball, talk on Fox and talk baseball to anyone who wants to talk about it.”Rose acknowledged he hasn’t always been in control of his life, including a period in the late 1980s when he said he gambled way too much. He still likes to place bets, he said, but they are not for big money and are perfectly legal in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas.He’s at peace with Manfred’s decision, he said, but still yearns for a relationship with the game he has loved all his life.“All I look forward to being some day is a friend of baseball,” Rose said. “I want baseball and Pete Rose to be friends. I want to say I’m not an outsider looking in. I have grandkids, and they want their grandpa to be associated with baseball.”He is, said Rose, not a complicated person. “I’m a baseball player. I’m a baseball person,” he said. “That’s never going to change.”(TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

The Opponents of Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, PAOK

first_imgThe three Greek teams that will compete in this year’s Europa League Group Stages found out their opponents in today’s draw. Olympiacos was paired with APOEL, Young Boys, and Astana. PAOK will play Fiorentina, Slovan Liberec, and Qarabag while Panathinaikos will face off against Ajax, Standard Liege, and Celta.As expected, Olympiacos was given the “easiest” group in the Europa League due to their seed in pot 1. The Greek Champions will play in Group B against Young Boys (SUI), Astana (KAZ), and Cypriot Champions APOEL. Without a doubt, if Olympiacos finds their European form of the previous seasons they will not only progress to the Round of 32 but will win the group. APOEL will have the “first say” in qualifying out of the groups along with Olympiacos. The Greek Champions will play their first match away to Young Boys on September 15th. For Olympiacos’ full schedule click here.PAOK will be content with today’s draw as they were placed in Group J along with Fiorentina (ITA), Slovan Liberec (CZE), and Qarabaq (AZE). PAOK was seeded in pot 2 and was expected to be paired with a “major” European Club, in this case Fiorentina. The Italians will be the favorites to advance as group winners with PAOK having the upper-hand to progress in second. However, Slovan Liberec and Qarabag will prove to be tough opponents if PAOK underestimates the two sides. The Dikefalos tou Vora will host Fiorentina on the first matchday on September 15th. For PAOK’s full schedule click here.Seeded in pot 4, Panathinaikos received the “toughest” draw from the three Greek Teams. The Prasini will play in Group G along with Ajax (NED), Celta (ESP), and Standard Liege (BEL). The group looks to be very even on paper with Ajax deemed favorites to win the group. Standard Liege will be a tough opponent with their vast European experience, but a good Panathinaikos can overcome the Belgian side. The Trifylli was unfortunate to draw Celta from the 3rd pot, looking as the “toughest” team from the other possible opponents. Although they are not a “big” name in European football they play in one of Europe’s top leagues and will also be a contender to progress from the Group Stages. Panathinaikos will play Ajax in Athens for the opening game in Group G. For Panathinaikos’ full schedule click here. Source: AGONAsport.com (Facebook – Instagram)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Soccer Weekend: What to Watch in Europe’s Main Leagues

first_imgENGLANDIt’s another pivotal few days in the pursuit of the Premier League title.Tottenham travels across London to the Olympic Stadium on Friday. A victory over West Ham would trim Chelsea’s advantage at the top of the standings to one point, with the leaders not in action until Monday against Middlesbrough.But if Mauricio Pochettino’s team can’t achieve a 10th straight league win, Chelsea will be able to wrap up the title next week when it follows up the Middlesbrough game with a trip to West Bromwich Albion on Friday.Middlesbrough will be going to Stamford Bridge clinging to its Premier League status as the northeast side sits six points from safety with three games to go. Swansea, which is four points and a place better off, hosts Everton on Saturday. Hull, which is just above the drop zone, hosts already-relegated Sunderland.In the chase for Champions League qualification, fourth-place Manchester City hosts Crystal Palace and third-place Liverpool plays Southampton the following day. Manchester United and Arsenal are left relying on City and Liverpool to slip up when they meet on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.___SPAINIt couldn’t be much closer with both Barcelona and Real Madrid even on points.Madrid needs 10 of the remaining 12 points in play to dethrone Barcelona as champion and claim its first league title since 2012. If they finish level on points, Barcelona wins on its head-to-head record.Madrid has four matches, while Barcelona has three.Madrid visits already-relegated Granada on Saturday. Then, after the second leg of the Champions League semifinals at Atletico Madrid next week, it faces league matches against Sevilla, at Celta Vigo and at Malaga.The match at Celta was supposed to be played in February, but was postponed after heavy winds caused part of the stadium’s roof to collapse. Now Madrid will have to play two matches in the final week of the season with the title possibly still at stake.Barcelona has the advantage of being able to fully focus on the title before turning to the Copa del Rey final against Alaves on May 27.Barcelona’s biggest challenge will be beating a fifth-place Villarreal side seeking a Europa League berth at Camp Nou on Saturday. It then has games at Las Palmas and back at home versus Eibar in the final round.By Joseph Wilson in Barcelona.___ITALYTreble-chasing Juventus can secure an unprecedented sixth straight Serie A title this weekend if results go its way.A win in the derby at home against Torino on Saturday would see the team move 12 points clear of Roma, which visits AC Milan the following day.Milan is still looking for its first win under its new Chinese owners and anything but a victory for Roma would hand Juventus the trophy because there will be only three rounds remaining. A draw would also be enough for Juventus if Roma loses at Milan.Juventus is currently on a league record run of 33 straight victories at home. If Juventus does not clinch the title this weekend, it could win it the following Sunday — at Roma.Since Serie A was founded in 1929, no club has won more than five straight titles. Torino won five consecutive titles from 1943-49 (including a season that was canceled because of World War II), Inter Milan took five straight from 2006-10 and Juventus claimed the same from 1931-35 before its current streak.Third-place Napoli, which is a point behind Roma, will be mathematically out of the title race if Juventus beats Torino, no matter how it does at home against Cagliari.By Daniella Matar in Milan.___FRANCEAlthough Monaco looks to be heading out of Europe after losing to Juventus in the Champions League, it can virtually wrap up the French title if results go its way this weekend.PSG trails Monaco by three points and has an inferior goal difference. While PSG has three games remaining, Monaco has four.If Monaco wins at relegation-threatened Nancy and Paris Saint-Germain surprisingly loses at home against last-place Bastia on Saturday, Monaco would all but seal the title because its goal difference is 20 better than PSG’s. However, that remains an outside possibility given that PSG is unbeaten at home, conceding only six goals in 17 games.PSG needs to prove a point, too, following last Sunday’s demoralizing 3-1 loss at Nice. The criticism has been severe following PSG’s fifth league loss of the campaign — all away from home — and coach Unai Emery is feeling the pressure.Third-place Nice is only three points behind PSG but has a tough trip at improving Marseille on Sunday.By Jerome Pugmire in Monaco.___GERMANYWith the title already wrapped up, Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller wants to “have fun again” for the remaining three games.It starts at home against Darmstadt, the last-place team all but certain to be relegated on Saturday.More important games take place elsewhere, with Borussia Dortmund hosting Hoffenheim on Saturday for a game that potentially decides which will qualify directly for the Champions League and which goes into the playoffs. Europa League qualification is at stake for Werder Bremen at Cologne and Schalke at Freiburg.At the other end of the standings, Hamburger SV hosts Mainz in a relegation battle Sunday. Wolfsburg, level with both, visits Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.By Ciaran Fahey in Berlin.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Greece in Tune at End, Beats Cyprus 1-2

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares In Nicosia, Greece struggled to win, pushing its players recklessly forward.They were punished in the 18th minute by Pieros Sotiriou, whose counterattack went almost unchallenged.Before the Cypriots had much chance to celebrate, Kostas Mitroglou and Alexandros Tziolis responded with two goals in two minutes.Greece hung on in the good-natured game, at which fans from Greece were joined by local Greek Cypriots in singing the Greek national anthem several times over the 90 minutes.Rapant Belgium dents Bosnia WCup hope with 4-3 winUnbeaten Belgium scored late to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-3 on Saturday, hurting the Balkan team’s hopes of a group runner-up finish and staying in contention for World Cup qualification.Already qualified from Europe Group H, Belgium fielded a strong squad and twice came from behind.Seeking its second ever World Cup qualification, Bosnia slipped to third place behind Greece, which had to work hard to win in Cyprus 2-1.Belgium scored quickly through Thomas Meunier in the fourth minute, but trailed at the break, conceding to Haris Medunjanin and Edin Visca.Michy Batshuayi and Jan Vertonghen brought Belgium back.But Bosnia leveled thanks to Dario Dumic in the 82nd, only to have their hearts crushed by Belgium’s Yannick Carrasco two minutes later. With home players caught too far forward, Carrasco calmly slotted the ball past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.“We knew they would fight hard to keep second place. It gave them extra energy,” Carrasco said.“But we wanted to win, too. We missed too many chances in the first half, but got it right in the second.”Belgian players said they had difficulty playing on the pitch at Grbavica Stadium, where stewards shoveled sand onto the field before kickoff.last_img read more

‘Clásico’ Match Between Barcelona and Real Madrid Postponed

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain — Next week’s “clásico” between Barcelona and Real Madrid was postponed Friday by the Spanish soccer federation to avoid coinciding with a large separatist rally in riot-stricken Catalonia.The federation’s competitions committee said Barcelona and Madrid have until Monday to decide on another date. Both teams said later Friday they would like to play the match on Dec. 18.The Spanish league wanted the match to be moved from Barcelona to Madrid because of security concerns, with the return match automatically switched from Madrid to Barcelona. But the competitions committee rejected that idea, saying that it was against its rules to invert the order of the games.The federation, in consultation with government officials, said Thursday it wasn’t safe to play on the same day as the rally.The Spanish league runs the top two soccer divisions in the country, while the federation controls regulations and matches for professional and amateur games.The northeastern Catalonia region has been rocked by violent protests each night since a Supreme Court ruled on Monday to sentence nine separatist leaders to prison. Around 400 people, half of them police officers, have been injured and over 120 arrested as radical protesters have used gasoline bombs, acid, rocks and fireworks to battle with outnumbered police.Separatist groups have called for supporters to rally in Barcelona on Oct. 26, the original date of the match.There appear to have been fears that protests could again get out of hand and make access difficult to the Camp Nou or create disturbances during the match.Acting Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said that if the match were played on Oct. 26 “there could have been security issues that conditioned the peaceful holding of the match.”Grande-Marlaska, however, added that “evidently we have the means necessary to guarantee security whenever it is played.”Barcelona said that it would have liked to play the game on the original date and that it “has the absolute confidence in the civic and peaceful attitude of its fans.”The “clásicos” are the biggest matches of the year in Spain and some of the most watched matches in the world.Catalan independence flags are a regular feature at Barcelona’s home games, as are collective shouts for “independence” by separatist supporters.About half of Catalonia’s 7.5 million residents support a break with Spain, according to polls.___By JOSEPH WILSON Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

The true potential of the IoT may be delayed

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Analog, Communications, Industry, Manufacturing, Security Continue Reading Previous Great Spock! Hand-held material analyzers are hereNext Barr Group’s Embedded Systems Survey to Capture Latest Design Trends The Internet of Things (IoT) has arguably been one of the hottest headlines for several years. The collection of IoT technologies promises to make processes more efficient, give products new capabilities, and spark novel business models. Thus, I was initially a bit surprised by a recent conversation with a marketer from a prominent technology company who wondered out loud if perhaps it wasn’t time to downplay the IoT. An interesting thought for sure.(Source: pixabay.com) His concern was prompted by notable security attacks, including one by a large botnet of hacked devices aimed at KrebsOnSecurity.com. The firm reported: “…indications that this attack was launched with the help of a botnet that has enslaved a large number of hacked so-called “Internet of Things,” (IoT) devices — routers, IP cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) that are exposed to the Internet and protected with weak or hard-coded passwords.” That attack was thwarted. However, a more public recent attack on Internet service provider Dyn caused shutdowns in major services such as Twitter, Spotify, and PayPal for many users around the world. Much of the traffic that attacked Dyn also came from IoT devices like webcams and home gateways connected to the Internet.There’s also the recent hack of smart light bulbs that relied on a weakness in the common ZigBee wireless radio protocol used in numerous IoT devices. That hack used a worm to infect the light bulbs. A couple of bulbs here and there is probably no big deal. As noted in a New York Times report , however: “Imagine thousands or even hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices in close proximity. Malware created by hackers could be spread like a pathogen among the devices by compromising just one of them.” This could lead to widespread blackouts and worse. The security vulnerabilities of connected devices are indeed very real.One of the more prominent applications for IoT has been for the smart home, consisting of smart thermostats, smart lights, intelligent door locks, and smart security cameras. According to a security expert at IoT provider NXP, these present an attractive attack surface for hackers, potentially leading to stolen data, denial of service, physical malfunctions, and even system hijacks and ransoming. Per reporting in TechSeen , security frim Fortinet has warned that security concerns could lead consumers to hesitate buying connected devices out of cyber security fears.Beyond security, complexity of implementing the IoT remains high. Most smart home elements require separate smartphone apps from multiple vendors leading to endless frustration. Per a Time article about smart home devices: “…there’s the matter of the inevitable tech headaches…” and “…sometimes the devices create more issues than they remedy.” Not the least of which is that most of the devices won’t talk to one another. Despite these integration challenges and security worries, Comcast still predicts that over 30 million homes in the U.S. will have smart home technology sometime in 2017.There are now even “smart beds” that come with an app that provides a sleep report and tells you how to adjust for a better night’s rest, such as changing the mattress temperature. One such offering purports to integrate with other smart home devices to ensure the coffee starts to brew when you hit snooze. Cool? Perhaps, although one can only imagine what the app provider might do with information from sensors in the bed, let alone the hacking possibilities for the Internet of Beds (IoB).Quite clearly, many new IoT products are technology solutions looking for a significant problem to solve. After all, do we really need refrigerators that tell us when the milk is running low or an app to turn on the electric blanket? Over the last couple of years, Gartner Group’s annual hype cycle has shown the IoT near the “peak of expectations, not far from the downward slope toward the “trough of disillusionment.” Evidence is mounting that the slide has started.But this doesn’t mean we won’t achieve the potential of the IoT. Gartner has said there were more than six billion IoT devices in use in 2016. Still, with the usage and security headwinds, one has to wonder about all the breathless predictions of 30 billion or even 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the latter being the equivalent of six devices for every person on the planet. Nevertheless, a McKinsey & Company report from 2015 claimed the IoT could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year — about 11 percent of the world economy in economic value — by 2025. They went on to state that, if anything, the hype around the IoT understates the potential.It could be that the IoT challenges of today are simply growing pains. Standards that ensure security and interoperability remain elusive. Further, only early adopters will buy an IoT product that works with just one or a small handful of other products. The complexity of the IoT landscape remains daunting, with many vendors chasing a lucrative market, but one where no clear tried-and-true set of technologies and standards has emerged as being clearly superior. Possibly a step in the right direction, RCR Wireless reported on the Allseen Alliance recently merging with the Open Connectivity Foundation, with the goal of working towards IoT device interoperability through open source frameworks and standards. Added to that, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released security guidelines for the design phase of IoT products and services, largely aimed at enabling security-by-default.As a TechTarget article sagely notes: “When it comes to adoption of new products and technologies, there is often a chronological lag between perceived mass-market readiness and reality. Cloud, mobile apps and big data all fell into this category before indeed becoming an integral part of our lives.” With security and interoperability challenges now center stage, it appears the IoT will follow this adoption pattern. Thus, the broad adoption of the IoT — both for businesses and in the home — and its true potential may be a little delayed.Gary Grossman is a public relations executive and in-house futurist with Edelman, leading strategy and content development, and project execution for leading technology companies. Previously, he led global communications for Tektronix and served as a systems engineer and senior technical consultant for HP. center_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

The invisible link between cameras, drones, and VR headsets

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Communications, Consumer, Industry, Medical, Security Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Continue Reading Previous Want a robot to iron your shirts?Next A solution looking for a problemcenter_img In today’s market, there are a number of extremely popular devices that combine computer vision (CV) and image processing with Wi-Fi capabilities, and all of them require efficient, low-power consumption to extend battery life.Cameras Let’s start by considering cameras, some of which require robust Wi-Fi solutions because:Some low-cost cameras use Wi-Fi to transfer pictures and video to a computer or smartphone at high speed.Higher-end cameras use Wi-Fi to enable remote control of the camera’s functions, as well as streaming the media content to a smartphone.A digital camera (Source: Hanson Lu) In addition to Wi-Fi, the most advanced models include smart CV software that performs image stabilization, color enhancement, face recognition, red-eye reduction, panoramic pictures from multiple successive shots, and so on. But because all cameras are battery operated, they also need low-power components to save current.Security devices Next we have security devices. Various modern surveillance systems require robust Wi-Fi solutions because:Surveillance cameras use Wi-Fi transport capabilities to livestream video to a predefined IP address, transfer still images, receive remote control commands from authorized users, and notify registered users about intruders, all via the local access point.Smart cameras perform video compression using the imaging subsystem to reduce the Wi-Fi data bandwidth requirements, for example, for HD or 4K video.The most advanced home security cameras detect motion and objects, as well as recognize faces. This information can then be streamed via Wi-Fi to notify the homeowner about suspected scenarios, which reduces video/image storage requirements (for example, by storing the recorded media locally on the camera flash card instead of requiring a paid cloud storage service). In some cases, to improve power consumption and protect privacy, only metadata rather than video/images is sent over Wi-Fi.A video-enabled doorbell (Source: ring.com) As many surveillance devices are either portable or are located far away from mains power (e.g., outside in a garden or driveway), they also need an efficient, low-power solution.Drones Drones offer yet another example of robust Wi-Fi solutions requirement because:Most drones receive their remote control commands via Wi-Fi from a nearby controller.The high-definition video content captured by the drone’s camera is transmitted via Wi-Fi to a nearby smartphone.Mainstream Wi-Fi solutions that comply with 802.11n 1×1 are usually enough to reach 200 meters (line of sight), but to achieve higher data rates and/or longer distances (up to 2 kilometers), we should expect 802.11ac with MIMO (2×2) to dominate the drone market in the future.Drones intended for aerial photography include software that stabilizes the image and combine GPS data.Many entertainment drones have a “follow me” feature that enables them to automatically follow users without any manual control.A drone (Source: NeONBRAND) Obviously, all drones are battery-powered, and therefore require both very-low-power components and lightweight materials.VR headsets Finally (for the purposes of this brief overview), let’s examine high-end Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, the next generation of which require robust Wi-Fi solutions because:VR headsets will use Wi-Fi to livestream video from a nearby computer or smartphone to the user wearing the headset, thereby avoiding the need for cumbersome cables.VR headsets sense the headset orientation and body movements made by the user, and send this data to the computer or smartphone, thereby enabling it to make the necessary video content adjustments.Due to the very high data bandwidth and low latency requirements, an 802.11ac or 802.11ad (Wi-Gig) type of Wi-Fi solution is needed. Meanwhile, to reduce the end-to-end latency and ensure high quality video, video compression is skipped.A next-generation VR headset (Source: Rivvr.com) Regardless of the underlying electronic components used to build the VR headset, they must have low end-to-end latency and consume very little power.Wi-Fi integration is the key to next generation devices All of the examples discussed above are cost-sensitive, camera-enabled consumer devices that require Wi-Fi for wireless communication, as well as powerful and flexible CV algorithms that will not drain the device’s battery. Integrating all of these into a single chip will be a catalyst for the massive deployment of next-generation devices with dramatically reduced size, weight, cost, and power consumption.The CEVA Wi-Fi IP is a complete solution, and includes RF that can be fully integrated on-chip. Depending on your system’s requirements, one of the following CEVA Wi-Fi IP solutions is right for you:The RivieraWaves Sense IP solution for 802.11b/g/n-based designs that support the 2.4 GHz band and data rates up to 150 Mbps. This is ideal for digital still cameras, surveillance cameras, and low-/middle-end drones.The RivieraWaves Surf IP solution is for 802.11ac 1×1 or 2×2 designs that support both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands and data rates up to 867 Mbps. This is ideal for higher-end drones and VR headsets, due to its extremely low latency that makes it the best and least-expensive alternative to an 802.11ad solution.The RivieraWaves Stream IP solution is for 802.11ac 4×4 designs that support up to 1.7 Gbps raw bit rate (using 80 MHz bandwidth in the 5 GHz band).To reduce time to market, CEVA’s partners can provide you with proven and certified RF subsystems that are compatible with the modem and MAC layers. All of CEVA’s Wi-Fi products are WFA certified (click here to learn more about CEVA’s offerings regarding Wi-Fi and CV solutions)last_img read more

Red Pitaya: STEMlab platform tailored for faster data, larger bandwidth applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Advantech reveals Edge AI Solutions powered by Intel technologiesNext DDC’s SBC successfully deployed on JAXA’s GOSAT-2 mission Red Pitaya has launched a new, updated version of its STEMlab product that is tailored for HF+50MHz SDR and RF applications that require DAQ systems with higher precision.STEMlab 122.88-16 SDR comes with two 16 bit ADCs, 50 ohm inputs and 14 bit DACs, 50 ohm outputs. It uses the dual core ARM Cortex A9 offering massively better performance, the Xilinx Zynq 7020 FPGA for more real-time processing capabilities plus an ultra-low phase noise 122.88MHz clock which makes new the latest-generation STEMlab more hardware-compatible with HPSDR. 1Gbit Ethernet connectivity has been retained, and RF inputs have been improved in terms of distortion, noise and crosstalk which significantly improves reception and broadens the choice of antenna. STEMlab 122.88-16 SDR retains the original STEMlab form factor so it directly replaces the current platform.STEMlab is a test and measurement environment that includes a board, an application marketplace and a source code library. It is designed as a low-cost alternative to many expensive measurement and control instruments. STEMlab can function as an Oscilloscope, Logic Analyser, Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyser and more, also performing other tasks like vector network analysis. It is based on high end FPGA technology, enabling software and hardware programming, coupled with very accurate high-end ADCs. Customizable at the FPGA and CPU levels, STEMlab can process real-world signals.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Red card in 2 minutes, 56 seconds for naughty Sanchez

first_imgColombia’s Carlos Sanchez received a red card in the opening minutes of their Group H match against Japan for a deliberate handball inside the box, to become the second fastest to be sent off in a World Cup match.Ex-Aston Villa ace Sanchez was given his marching orders two minutes and 56 seconds into the game when his arm denied his Japanese opponent a clear shot at goal. There was little but no choice for referee Damir Skomina to send the defender off.The fastest-ever though still remains Jose Batista, who was sent off inside the first minute for fouling Gordon Strachan in 1986 World Cup match between Scotland and Uruguay. He was sent off in just 54 minutes.WORLD CUP DAY 6 LIVE COVERAGESanchez became the first player to be red-carded in this year’s World Cup and will surely be suspended for his actions. He could also face further repercussions for refusing to immediately leave the field of play as Colombia’s players protested the decision. He is also the first Colombian to be sent off in a World Cup. Shinji Kagawa stepped up for Japan and slotted the ball past keeper David Ospina to take the lead. Juan Cuadrado was taken off the field to be replaced by Barrios as defensive reinforcement.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEBut the joy was short lived for Japan as Juan Quintero as Colombia equalised six minutes before the interval when his low free kick squeezed over the line, just past the outstretched hand of diving Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.advertisementWith the goal Quintero became first player to score in two different World Cup tournaments for Colombia (2014 & 2018). Incidentally there have been more direct free-kick goals scored in just 15 games at this World Cup than there were in the entire 2014 edition.Japan became the first team to beat a South American team with a 2-1 win over Colombia at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk.(With inputs from AP and Reuters)last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Sweden stand in the way as England aim to reach semis

first_imgEngland take on Sweden on Saturday for a place in the World Cup semi-finals. While the 1966 champions are aiming to reach the last four for the third time in their history, Sweden would reach their fifth semi-finals if they beat England.Sweden reached the semis in 1938, 1950, 1958 (when they were hosts and would go on to play in the final) and in 1994 in the USThe English qualified for the semi-finals in 1966, (when they won the World Cup on home soil) and 1990.The fact that England needed extra time and penalties to defeat Colombia in the last 16 shows that while the supposedly easier half of the draw may not have the heavyweight names, it is still going to produce tight contests.England’s John Stones said before the match that his team is wary of the threat Sweden pose.”There are no easy games. I think if you say it’s an easy game in a quarter-final of a World Cup, then you are pretty stupid to say that,” said Stones.”They’ve got a lot of quality. They play very structured from the back, sit quite deep from what we’ve seen, and we know what we’re up against.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”Sometimes they can throw you these teams, they can go kind of under the radar, but there is no question they are a good team. They wouldn’t be where they are if they weren’t,” he said.The highlight of Sweden’s campaign so far was beating Mexico 3-0 to top its group, and Janne Andersson’s side then won a tight contest with Switzerland in the last 16.advertisementSweden have, of course, enjoyed some memorable World Cup campaigns in the past — reaching the final on home soil in 1958 where they lost to Brazil and then the semi-finals in 1994 where again the South Americans ended their dreams.World Cup 2018: Southgate wants England to make most of golden opportunitySwedish captain Andreas Granqvist isn’t worried about England enjoying the greater possession and expects his team to stick to their tried and tested approach.”If you look at the games we have played, the opponent has had more ball possession than we have, but we have created more chances, more dangerous chances,” Granqvist said.”This is how we play, this is what we need to do, this is our strength, and we also need to see our quality against other strong teams. This is the way for us to have success, and we’re going to continue this way”.England could be without substitute striker Jamie Vardy who has a groin injury, but they are hoping that left-back Ashley Young’s ankle knock won’t keep him on the sidelines and that midfielder Dele Alli’s thigh injury isn’t a major problem.The last time the pair met in a competitive fixture was at the European Championship in 2012, when Roy Hodgson’s England won 3-2 thanks to a Danny Welbeck winner.Overall from 24 meetings, England have won eight to Sweden’s seven, with nine games ending in a draw.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

16 years after NatWest Series heroics, Mohammad Kaif retires

first_imgMohammad Kaif announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket on Friday, on the 16th anniversary of the historic NatWest Series win.On July 13 2002, Kaif played an unbeaten knock of 87 as India chased down an imposing total of 326 to beat England by two wickets in the NatWest Series final.The 37-year-old took to Twitter to announce his decision, almost 12 years after he last played for the Indian team in which he stood out as much for his acrobatic fielding as for his effective lower-order batting.”I’m calling it a day and announcing my retirement from all first-class cricket. It made sense to do so on July 13. Each of our professional lives is defined by one moment more than any other, 16 years ago today, July 13 2002, was that moment for me, at the NatWest Series Final at Lord’s. It seems apt to bid goodbye on this day,” wrote Kaif.When I started playing Cricket,the dream was to play in the India Cap one day.Have been very fortunate to step on to the field & represent my country on 190 days of my life. Today is an apt day for me to announce my retirement from all competetive Cricket. Thank you everyone pic.twitter.com/HzKZDWgXBoMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 13, 2018Kaif played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs for India. He was a part of the Indian team that reached the World Cup final in South Africa. Along with Yuvraj Singh, Kaif was among the stars to emerge from the U-19 India stable after leading the Colts to a maiden Junior World Cup triumph in 2000.advertisementKaif, who has won the Ranji Trophy for UP, last played first class cricket for Chattisgarh.Kaif will always be remembered as being one of the finest fielders that India has ever produced.You’ve chosen the best day to announce your retirement, @MohammadKaif. Those memories are still fresh in our minds. May Lord bless you with more and more success, just like the one at Lord’s back in 2002. My best wishes to you always. pic.twitter.com/4vMeVKjyfySachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2018Congratulations on a fantastic career Kaif. You can be very proud of your efforts and my best wishes to you and your familyVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 13, 2018Well done on ur career bhaisaab @MohammadKaif you were the one who changed the mind set of the fielding in Indian cricket.even though I would have liked u to stay slightly behind on d 30yard circle bT I knew u had d best intention;) Wish you all d luck for ur future endeavoursIrfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 13, 201813-07-02 a new era of Indian power cricket began.13-07-18 the hero of that game retires.Thanks @MohammadKaif for being a great friend and a loyal lover of this game which connects us all.Wishing you all the happiness and success in life ahead.Good luck.Bhai shab pic.twitter.com/UvQke0lYamHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 13, 2018During the five years that he was an India regular, it was his electric reflexes inside the 30 yard circle, especially the cover region, that made him special.Along with Yuvraj Singh at point, Kaif formed the backbone of Indian fielding during the time Sourav Ganguly led the Indian cricketing renaissance. One of the fittest cricketers of his time, a batting average of 32 in 125 ODIs, with only two hundreds, don’t tell the story of Kaif’s fighting abilities coming at No 6 or 7 with only few deliveries to play.In his 13 Test appearances, Kaif logged 2753 runs at an average of 32.01, including two hundreds and 17 half-centuries.An apt day to make this announcement pic.twitter.com/F97vuKaoKAMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 13, 2018Apart from his Lord’s knock, Kaif’s hundred against Zimbabwe in the Champions Trophy 2002 will also remain in memory as he lifted the team from the dumps after the top order found itself back in the pavilion for less than 100 on the board.However, issues with his technique made him vulnerable against top quality pacers, something that was exposed thoroughly during the 2006 tour of South Africa.He never played for India again but remained a quality player in domestic cricket leading UP for many years.He finished with 7581 first class runs with 15 hundreds across 129 matches.Kaif is already a cricket analyst and a respected hindi commentator.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

WWE: ‘Historic announcement’ from Stephanie McMahon awaits Monday Night RAW

first_imgWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) commissioner Stephanie McMahon is all set to make a historic announcement at Monday night RAW.According to reports, Stephanie McMahon could be set to reveal WWE’s first all women’s pay-per-view event this autumn.It is also being speculated that Vince McMahon’s daughter could unveil the next recipient of WWE’s Legacy of Excellence Award.The company’s chief brand officer and onscreen commissioner of Raw hasn’t been regular at RAW since appointing Baron Corbin as the show’s ‘constable’ to keep an eye on General Manager Kurt Angle back in May.”BREAKING: Commissioner Stephanie McMahon will appear LIVE this Monday on RAW to deliver a historic announcement!,” WWE announced on Twitter.BREAKING: Commissioner @StephMcMahon will appear LIVE this Monday on #RAW to deliver a historic announcement!WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2018WWE is working hard to provide exclusive opportunities for its female wrestlers to shine on the biggest stage after the company was criticised for not allowing the women to compete at Greatest Royal Rumble due to ultra conservative laws in Saudi Arabia.Stephanie, who had appeared on RAW back in May, had recently confirmed the first women’s Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber matches during her previous history-making announcement.Increasing the salaries of the female wrestlers was also being “seriously discussed” for “late September or early October”.Stephanie McMahon meanwhile, had last fought in the ring at Wrestlemania in May when she and husband Triple H took on UFC superstar Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle in a mixed-tag match.Rousey, who signed with WWE after making an appearance at the Royal Rumble in January , and Angle won the match and since then the former UFC women’s champion has seldom been in the ring to compete.advertisementBut, the opportunity came her way the current RAW women’s champion Nia Jax challenged her to a match at the NBC Universal Upfront in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and she hesitantly accepted.last_img read more

Weighlifter Sanjita Chanu vows to prove innocence after doping allegations

first_imgCommonwealth Games 2018 (CWG) gold medallitst Sanjita Chanu has said that she will fight to prove her innocence after being accused of doping.Sanjita had won gold in the women’s 53kg category of weightlifting in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.”I will fight to prove myself clean in this doping issue. I have done nothing wrong. After CWG, I had planned a lot of things, especially for the Asian Games. I had planned to perform well in the Asian Games and get gold for the country. However, it won’t be possible now,” Channu said.”The IWF had made mistake in coding. How they can say it lightly?”Also read – 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Gold medallist Sanjita Chanu fails dope testEarlier, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) sent a letter to the government saying that the Indian Wrestling Federation (IWF) admitted to to committing a mistake in giving proper and right details of two different urine sample of the weightlifter.On May 15, the IWF provisionally suspended Chanu for four years after her ‘A’ sample was tested positive for a banned anabolic agent.Reflecting on the same, the 24-year-old stated that she is hurt by the allegation and that want a proper inquiry into the matter.Meanwhile, the IWF refused to comment on the NADA letter to the Government of India and said that no further statement would be issued until the case is closed.Chanu, who was also the champion of Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, won the gold medal for the country at the Gold Coast CWG in the 53kg category in weightlifting, as she lifted 84kg in the snatch category and 108kg in the clean and jerk category.advertisement(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

Kevin Pietersen still a hit among fans, voted in England’s greatest Test XI

first_imgKevin Pietersen may be a controversial figure in the English cricket fraternity but the South-African born superstar is still a hit among fans who voted for him to be included in England’s greatest Test team.The England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday released the Test XI which was brought together after the national body received over 6000 votes from English cricket fans who picked the players from a pool of over 100 cricketers.The survey was conducted to celebrate England’s 1,000th Test match in men’s cricket which they will played against India from August 1.England gear up for historic 1000th Test, India eye rare series triumphFormer captain and England’s highest run-scorer in Tests, Alastair Cook also found a place in the XI. The country’s highest Test wicket-taker James Anderson and current skipper Joe Root were included as well.”To be selected in the best-ever England men’s Test XI side by cricket fans across the country is incredibly humbling,” Root reacted after his inclusion.ICC congratulates ECB as England gear up for 1000th Test match”When I think of some of the incredible players who haven’t made the cut, legends of the game such as Denis Compton and Wally Hammond, I’m not sure I would have voted for myself, but I certainly want to thank the fans for thinking of me.”It’s great to see my current team-mates Alastair Cook and James Anderson be recognised for their contributions to England Test cricket too,” Roo said.England cricket fans have voted for their best-ever XI!What do you think of this team?https://t.co/7igJlBAQ8y pic.twitter.com/m0Eby0sbrPadvertisementEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) July 30, 2018Cook was named the opener along with Len Hutton, who still holds the record for the highest individual innings in a Test match for England with 364 runs against Australia at The Oval in 1938.India vs England: Broad ready for challenging and exciting Test seriesDavid Gower, England’s fourth highest run-getter (8231 runs) with an average of over 44 in 117 Tests, is next followed by the mercurial Pietersen, who scored 8181 runs in 104 Tests, with Root slotted in at number five.Ian Botham pipped Andrew Flintoff as the only all-rounder in the team at No. 6. At one point Beefy was the leading Test wicket-taker of all time, and he still holds the record for the most five-wichet hauls (27) by an Englishman, complimented by 5,200 runs and 383 wickets.India’s pace bowling unit has ‘unusual’ variety and depth: Alastair CookEngland’s most successful wicket-keeper Alan Knott is played at No. 7. Knott claimed 269 dismissals in his 14 years behind the stumps and along the way also scored scoring 4,389 runs at a healthy average of 32.75.GREATEST ENGLISH BOWLERSGraeme Swann, England’s most successful spinner in this century with 255 wickets, is the lone tweaker in the side and the least experienced player as well with just 60 Tests under his belt between 2008 and 2013.Then come the pacemen with Fred Trueman, the first cricketer in Test history to take 300 wickets, leading the way at No. 8. The right-arm fast bowler still holds the record for the best average (21.57) among English bowlers with over 200 Test wickets.James Anderson, who sits on top of the tally of the highest wicket-takers list for England with 540 scalps, is the penultimate player in the list. Overall, Anderson is ranked fifth but needs just 24 more wickets to surpass Australian legend Glenn McGrath and become the most successful fast bowler in Test history.Last but not the least, Bob Willis completes the list at No. 11. The speedster took 325 wickets in 90 Tests and is England’s fourth highest wicket-taker of all time.last_img read more

Trent Bridge Test: India give it back to Stuart Broad for Rishabh Pant sendoff

first_imgThe Indian cricket team did not let Stuart Broad off the hock easily when the Englishman walked out to bat on the fourth day of the third Test at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.On the second day, Broad had dismissed debutant Rishabh Pant for 24, after the wicket-keeper chopped one back onto his stumps. But then the veteran England bowler proceeded to give an unsportsmanlike send-off to the India newcomer.The hosts were being frustrated by the Indian batsmen after resuming the day at the overnight score of 307/6. It was in the fifth over and Broad’s second for the day.Trent Bridge Test: India on verge of victory after Bumrah’s 5-wicket haulAfter his dismissal Pant had hung his head low and was on his way back to the pavilion, when he was verbally charged by the bowler. Replays even suggested words abusive in nature were also used.Two innings later, England were tasked with chasing an improbable target of 521. India struck early on Day 4 as the hosts were reduced to 62/4 before the end of the first session.India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4: HighlightsAfter the record 169-run stand between Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes came to an end, India had their tails up for a win. Jonny Bairstow came out to bat with an injured finger, but was sent back immediately for a duck.Jos Buttler, dropped on 1 by Rishabh Pant, slams maiden Test hundredIn walked Broad and the Indian fielders around the stumps turned up the volume to encourage the bowlers. India captain Virat Kohli was also in on the act and Broad was even heard saying, “that’s aggressive Virat.”advertisementJasprit Bumrah returns to Test cricket with 2nd successive 5-wicket haulBroad wasn’t at the crease for long even though he tried his level best to stave off the constant pressure from the Indian bowlers.Broad was sent back for 20 from 29 balls as Jasprit Bumrah completed his second five-wicket haul. An angled ball leaving the bat which Broad tried to chase but ended up edging straight to the welcoming hands of KL Rahul at second slip.What stood out the most was the silent send-off that the Indian team had for Broad. They had their man and that was it, no pleasantries required.India though failed to take the last wicket to wrap up the match and will be forced to walk out on to the field on Day 5 when England resume on 311/9.BREAKING: England’s @StuartBroad8 has been fined 15 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point after being found guilty of using aggressive language towards Rishabh Pant on day two of the third #ENGvIND Test.https://t.co/TTgdG0vHTN pic.twitter.com/BWTT8aMineICC (@ICC) August 21, 2018Also read – India give it back to Stuart Broad for Rishabh Pant sendoffAfter the fourth day’s play however, Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day of the third Test.Broad was found to have breached Article 2.1.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match”.In addition to this, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the fast bowler, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.last_img read more

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