Five South Africans to miss CPL after failing to confirm travel arrangements

first_imgBy Firdose MoondaNO South African player apart from Imran Tahir will take part in this year’s Caribbean Premier League(CPL), which is due to start on August 18.Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Rilee Rossouw and Colin Ingram were unable to confirm travel arrangements in time to be in Trinidad and Tobago by August 1, when CPL organisers wanted all participating players to arrive in order to fulfil a 14-day quarantine period before the tournament begins.While the CPL had organised a charter flight from London to Trinidad, the South African players were unable to get to the UK in time bearing in mind flight scarcity, visa requirements and the obligation to receive government permission. Tahir has not been in South Africa through the lockdown but in Pakistan, where he was playing in the PSL, and has been able to travel to the West Indies from there.South Africa remains in lockdown with all provincial and international borders closed and is expected to only begin easing travel restrictions after the coronavirus pandemic peak passes at the end of September.That means the participation of South African players in the IPL is also awaiting logistical checks, chiefly government permission. Similar permission is being sought for the national women’s team, who are due to play a series in England in September.While Cricket South Africa will issue its players with no-objection certificates, and does not intend to organise any bilateral cricket during the IPL window, players will need to obtain permits to travel and will need to consider quarantine regulations. The tournament is expected to take place from September 19 to November 8, which could mean that South African players will be required to be away from home from early September until early November, given pre-tournament training and quarantines.There is also the possibility that they will need to isolate for a further 14 days on their return home. As David Warner said, with families unlikely to be able to accompany players and tours made longer by quarantine periods, several players may need to consider their personal circumstances before committing to travel.South Africa has ten players contracted with IPL teams, and two of them – AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis – have babies on the way. Earlier, three players missed the 3TC exhibition match. Chris Morris was unavailable for personal reasons, Kagiso Rabada missed the fixture following the death of a family member, and Quinton de Kock pulled out because a close family member tested positive for Covid-19. The men’s team has not had any official training camps since the lockdown began in March but continue to train individually or at their franchise grounds.(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Tom Brady says ‘hell no’ to becoming football coach

first_img Tom Brady gifts ex-teammate Mike Vrabel mini trophy of last year’s Patriots-Titans score Don’t expect Tom Brady to be mapping out X’s and O’s after his playing career comes to an end.The Patriots quarterback shut down any notion of him coaching once he retires, despite being lauded as one of the greatest players of all time. Related News Patriots acquire tight end Eric Saubert from Falcons for draft pick “Oh hell no, I’m never coaching. Playing is enough for me,” Brady said, via NBC Sports Boston.Brady is known for preparing hard for games and having in-depth knowledge of his playbooks. He’s also known for pushing — and teasing — younger players to be better for the game. Aaron Rodgers says lowered beer prices will get Packers fans loud and proud Just Sunday he made a jab at Patriots rookie Chase Winovich’s Instagram post — which featured a quote from “Julius Caesar” — by telling him to “study the playbook.”[email protected] got the rookie trading scripts for playbooks 😅— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) August 15, 2019The question was brought up after the Patriots’ and Titans’ joint practice, where Brady’s former teammate Mike Vrabel was patrolling the sidelines and gearing up for his second season as Tennessee’s coach.Brady, 42, likely will want to spend time with his wife and children, along with growing his health business, TB12, instead of coaching. He’s currently in his 20th season with the Patriots and has said he wants to keep playing into his mid-40s.last_img read more

Red-hot Wellington Heat to play El Dorado before city fireworks show on the 4th

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — What can be more American than baseball and fireworks? Well, maybe nothing. Sumner County residents will have the opportunity to celebrate both July 4 evening with a home Wellington Heat baseball game and a fireworks show to follow.The festivities begin when the Wellington Heat battle their heated rival the El Dorado Broncos starting at 6:30 p.m. at Sellers Park, not 7 p.m. as was previously reported. That will follow with the annual fireworks show at the same location. For those not going to the baseball game, the football stadium will open at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shot off at 9th Street Park at the end of the baseball game and at dusk.It will be a great evening for family entertainment.Residents who have not seen the Wellington Heat in action yet, may want to do so. The Heat are hot. They are currently 24-3 and 17-3 in the Jayhawk League.They are firmly in first place in the Jayhawk League with a four-game lead over the Derby Twins who are 12-6. The Hays Larks are 12-9. Wellington was 5-2 over the past 10 days. After its 9-8 victory against the Liberal Bee Jays on June 22, Wellington beat the El Dorado Broncos 5-3 before losing to Derby 4-3 for its second loss of the season.Wellington then won 2-out-of-3 against Dodge City. Like the Liberal contest, the Heat lost the first game of the three-game series, 6-0. After a rainout, Wellington played a double-header on Sunday and came away with two one-run wins: a 5-4 and 2-1 victory to improve its record to 23-2.This week Wellington beat El Dorado again 8-4, before losing to Derby against 4-2.Wellington will host the Kansas Cannons tonight in a non-league contest at 7:05 p.m.That will set up the big battle with El Dorado – a key Jayhawk game and a huge night of patriotism capped by the annual city fireworks show.••••••Updated Jayhawk Standings thru July 3, 2014: 1. Wellington Heat 17-3 (24-3 overall)2. Derby Twins 12-6 (16-7 overall)3. Hays Larks 12-9 (15-9 overall)4. Liberal Bee Jays 7-12 (13-12 overall)5. El Dorado Broncos 6-13 (9-13 overall)6. Dodge City A’s 5-16 (6- 17 overall)••••••Updated Kansas Heat schedule:  7/3/147:05 PMKansas Cannons a title=”Sumner Newscow twitter account” href=”” target=”_blank”>Follow us on Twitter. 6/6/147:05 [email protected] Dodge City AthleticsWellington 2 Dodge City 17-0 5/31/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWellington 11 Cougers 22-0 7/7/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado Broncos 6/5/147:05 PMEl Dorado BroncosRained out – to play July 166-0 6/26/147:05 [email protected] Derby TwinsWellington 4 Derby 321-1 6/22/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysWellington 9 Liberal 819-1 7/26/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 6/7/147:05 [email protected] Dodge City AthleticsWellington 10 Dodge City 38-0 6/3/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWellington 11 Cougers 25-0 7/15/147:05 PMHays Larks 6/13/147:05 [email protected] Hays LarksWellington 11 Hays 013-0 6/9/147:05 PMTulsa BravesWellington 8 Tulsa 410-0 7/9/147:05 PMDerby Twins 6/17/147:05 PMEl Dorado BroncosWellington 4 El Dorado 316-0 6/1/147:05 PMKansas CannonsWellington 9 Kansas Cannons 73-0 6/24/147:05 PMDerby TwinsRained out 6/20/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysLiberal 3 Wellington 218-0 6/12/147:05 PMDerby TwinsWellington 2 Derby 112-0 6/10/147:05 [email protected] Derby TwinsWellington 6 Derby 511-0 7/10/1412:00 [email protected] Kansas Cannons 6/19/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado BroncosWellington 4 El Dorado 3 (14 innings)18-0 6/30/147:05 PMKansas Cougars 7/14/147:05 PMHays Larkscenter_img 6/14/147:05 [email protected] Hays LarksWellington 3 Hays 214-0 6/29/147:05 PMDodge City AthleticsWellington 2 Dodge City 123-2 6/8/147:05 [email protected] Dodge City AthleticsWellington 10 Dodge City 49-0 7/1/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado BroncosWellington 8 El Dorado 424-2 7/2/147:05 [email protected] Derby TwinsDerby 4 Wellington 224-3 6/28/147:05 PMDodge City AthleticsWellington 5 Dodge City 422-2 7/4/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 6/15/147:05 [email protected] Hays LarksWellington 14 El Dorado 015-0 6/25/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado BroncosWellington 5 El Dorado 320-1 5/30/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWelllington 16 Cougars 01-0 7/8/147:05 PMValley Center Diamond Dawgs 6/21/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysWellington 2 Liberal 118-1 7/20/147:05 [email protected] Liberal Bee Jays 6/27/147:05 PMDodge City AthleticsDodge City 6 Wellington 021-2 7/13/147:05 PMHays Larks 7/23/147:05 PMDerby Twins 7/18/147:05 [email protected] Liberal Bee Jays 7/16/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 7/19/147:05 [email protected] Liberal Bee Jays 7/5/147:05 [email protected] Derby Twins 7/25/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 7/6/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 6/18/147:05 PMNewton RebelsWellington 8 Newton 117-0 6/2/147:00 PMValley Center Diamond DawgsWellington 7 Valley Center 64-0last_img read more