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Euro T20 Slam: Wasim Akram and Dilip Vengsarkar back new league

first_imgEuro T20 Slam: Wasim Akram and Dilip Vengsarkar back new leagueEuro T20 Slam, which is scheduled from August 30 to September 22, will feature Dublin & Belfast from Ireland, Edinburgh & Glasgow from Scotland and Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Netherlandsadvertisement Press Trust of India DublinMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 17:54 IST Dilip Vengsarkar and Wasim Akram said that Euro T20 Slam will be a great opportunity for the youngsters (Instagram: @et20sofficial)HIGHLIGHTSThe inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam will have six teams from Ireland, Scotland and NetherlandsThe matches will be played in three cities- Dublin, Edinburgh and AmsterdamDilip Vengsarkar and Wasim Akram said that it will be a great opportunity for the youngstersFormer India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and his Pakistani counterpart Wasim Akram backed the newly-floated Euro T20 Slam, which will give good exposure to players from Scotland, Ireland and Holland as they play alongside top international stars. The inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam will have six teams, two each from Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.The tournament, which is scheduled from August 30 to September 22, will feature Dublin & Belfast from Ireland, Edinburgh & Glasgow from Scotland and Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Netherlands.However, the matches will only be played in three cities- Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.The curtains are raised, the wait is over EURO T20 SLAM #et20s #EuroT20Slam #logo #et20slogo pic.twitter.com/nchpjkLDovEuro T20 Slam (@et20s) April 30, 2019The league comprises 33 matches across three countries that include semi-finals and a final. Each team will play in the round-robin format.As per the tournament rules, each city will have nine domestic players and up to seven overseas players in their squads. The rules will also have the mandate to play six domestic players in the playing 11 in every match.”It is a great opportunity for players from these three countries. The best part of the league is that each team will have six local players in the playing XI. Imagine the kind of exposure they get playing alongside with likes of Chris Gayle or Andre Russell. Their game is bound to improve by leaps and bounds,” Akram said.Vengsarkar echoed the same sentiment saying, “If they can pick brains of the T20 stalwarts, it will help them when they next play for their countries. The aim is to promote talent in these three countries and Euro T20 Slam is a very good platform for these youngsters.”advertisement”Cricket boards of Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands have finalized the cities after due diligence. We are in talks with a number of sponsors across the world and we will announce the franchise names after discussing with the committee members and confirmed sponsors,” Gurmeet Singh, the promoter of the league, said.Also Read | India very confident of doing well in the World Cup: Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | BCB forced to change World Cup jersey designFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Euro T20 SlamFollow Wasim AkramFollow Dilip Vengsarkarlast_img read more

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Buildings and buses are key issues for new BUSU executive

Representing Brock’s undergraduate students for 2011/12 are, from left, Daud Grewal, Jayne Stewart, Will Parent and Luke Speers.Daud Grewal’s next year as president of the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) will be anything but boring. He’s got transit on his hands, a constituency of 17,000 and a brand new building in his future.Grewal will spend 2011/12 at the helm of the organization that represents Brock’s undergraduate students. One of his biggest priorities: a potential new building on weather station field that could have new media space, student clubs lounges and a student justice centre, among other amenities.In a referendum this month, undergraduate students voted 89 per cent in favour of BUSU accessing $2 million in restricted funds, $1.5 million of which will be for the new building. Another half a million will be used to renovate Union Station, which should be finished this fall.Much of Grewal’s term will be spent getting student input on the new building, which will be built in partnership with the University. He wants as much input from students as possible, he said.“I’m really excited about what’s to come,” said Grewal, a Political Science student. “We want to have focus groups. We want to conduct surveys and have renderings to show the students. We want to take questions. Student input is key.”Joining Grewal on the BUSU executive is Jayne Stewart, 21, of Niagara-on-the-Lake. She is a third-year Kinesiology student and will serve as vice-president of student services. Waterloo native Luke Speers, 21, is the new vice-president of university affairs. He is a fourth-year Philosophy and Political Science student. Will Parent, who is studying Mathematics and Geography, is 23 and a native of Midland. He’s the new vice-president of finance and administration.All of them say they want to increase awareness amongst the students of what BUSU does. That includes the dental and health benefits, a student ombudsman, more than 50 student clubs and opportunities to serve on councils and committees, Speers said.“All of these services are here, but we haven’t gone out and told them,” he said. “We want to say, ‘These services are here for you. Come and use them.’”BUSU will continue to lobby for a more efficient transit system for Brock students, Grewal said. Its goals include seeing the University eventually be included as a stop in a new service this fall that will link the downtowns of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland. read more

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Duke of Edinburgh statue may be permanently placed on fourth plinth in

One of the many occupants of the fourth plinth: 'Really Good' by David Shrigley The move may remind some of the numerous people the duke, who is a Royal Navy admiral, has upset with his public gaffes.But there is a precedent for honouring sailors in Trafalgar Square, with Horatio Nelson standing on a much taller column. One of the many occupants of the fourth plinth: ‘Really Good’ by David ShrigleyCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley Built in 1841, the spot was once considered as a possible site for a future memorial to the Queen while others have proposed statues of Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher.A source told The Sunday Times: “A statue of the Queen on the fourth plinth was the original plan. Several artists were approachedby the palace to sound out whether they would submit designs when the time comes. But in the past couple of years everyone has been made aware that it could also be for the Duke of Edinburgh.”Buckingham Palace declined to comment.What do you think about the proposed memorial to the Duke of Edinburgh? Is there anyone else you think should be considered for the prime spot? Tell us in the comments section below. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A statue of Prince Philip may stand on the famed fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.A proposed memorial to the Duke of Edinburgh is being considered for the prime spot which has been used for a rotating selection of modern art for the last 20 years.The statue of the 98-year-old duke would be commissioned after his death as a tribute the longest-serving consort in British history, who has more than 22,000 public engagements under his belt.Originally designed for an equestrian statue of King William IV, the plinth has previously been reserved for spectacular and often controversial art pieces.It is currently occupied by a winged bull-like creature made of tin cans called The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, created by the artist Michael Rakowitz to highlight the artifacts stolen in the aftermath of the Iraq War.A giant blue cockerel, a skeletal horse and a man who once climbed up and shed his clothes have also stood on the granite plinth. read more