World Cup 2019: Need to show we’re not only good on paper, says Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 11:54 IST Star leg-spinner Rashid Khan is keen on helpin Afghanistan shine World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRashid Khan will lead Afghanistan’s bowling attack at 2019 World CupAfghanistan begin their campaign against Australia on June 1Afghanistan shone in Asia Cup 2018, reaching the Super Four stage of the tournamentWorld No. 1 T20 bowler Rashid Khan has conceded Afghanistan lack World Cup experience but said that the team is determined to punch above their weight in the upcoming quadrennial tournament, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Afghanistan qualified for the 10-team World Cup after winning the qualifying tournament by beating the West Indies in the final. The Asian side’s growth in world cricket has been phenomenal and they will be participating in only their 2nd 50-over World Cup after their maiden appearance in 2015.Afghanistan managed to beat only Scotland at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and crashed out in the group stages. However, Afghanistan shone at last year’s Asia Cup as they finished ahead of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to qualify for the Super Fours.Afghanistan, led by Gulbadin Naib, will begin their World Cup 2019 campaign against Australia on June 1 while they take on Pakistan and England in warm-up matches.”It is time for us to deliver something. That will be the main target. We prepared hard for it. It doesn’t make sense that we are happy Afghanistan who got the opportunity to be playing at the World Cup. Our aim is we are not just going to participate in the World Cup, we need to do something different,” Rashid Khan was quoted as saying by The Advertiser.”We have the skills, everything. We won’t have as much experience at the World Cup as other teams but we have to take advantage of our talent and play well in a big situation.advertisement”We need to show the world we are not only good on paper. That was the plan for Asia Cup and will be for World Cup as well. We didn’t do well in the past under pressure but I think this World Cup it is about beating big teams and play good cricket like we did in the Asia Cup,” Rashid added.Speaking about the switch from T20s to ODIs after having played a lot of T20Is in the recent past, Rashid Khan stressed the need for consistency and patience. Afghanistan will play two ODIs in Ireland before their warm-up matches at the World Cup.Rashid, ranked No. 3 on ICC ODI bowlers rankings, has picked up 123 wickets from just 57 matches at an incredible average of 15.00. Rashid along with mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman have the ability to trouble the opposition batsmen at the World Cup.I will have more time to get a batsman out, switch off T20 and switch on ODI. It doesn’t need to change your skills or slower the ball. You need to be the same rhythm, energy, bowling and speed. You just need to be more consistent with your line and length,” Rashid added.Rashid Khan also pointed out that IPL 2019 was the ideal platform to prepare for the high-pressure situations at the World Cup. Rashid shared the dressing room with some of the best in the business, including India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Australia opener David Warner, England opener Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson among others.”It is always tough performing on that stage and a good preparation for me for the World Cup. We had David Warner, Kane Williamson, Bhuvi Kumar. Playing with some big names will give me courage and experience,” Rashid added.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly among 3 Indian commentators for Cricket World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: 5 batsmen who can break Sachin Tendulkar’s 16-year-old recordAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow Afghanistan national cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow IPL 2019Follow David WarnerFollow Sunrisers Hyderabad World Cup 2019: Need to show we’re not only good on paper, says Afghanistan’s Rashid KhanAfghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan says the team won’t be content with just having had the opportunity to feature in the World Cup but that they are keen on doing well in the quadrennial tournament, starting May 30 in England and Walesadvertisementlast_img read more

Collaborative Emergency Centre will Provide Better Health Care for Musquodoboit Harbour

first_img access to primary health care by a team of professionals, including doctors and nurses, for 12 hours a day, seven days a week same-day or next-day access to medical appointments 24/7 access to emergency care. Overnight, the Musquodoboit Harbour collaborative emergency centre will be staffed by a nurse and a primary-care paramedic. As with all Collaborative Emergency Centres, physician oversight will be provided by telephone. “We welcome having the CEC model in Musquodoboit Harbour,” said Dianne DeYoung, chair of the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Community Health Board. “This model will support the health needs of our citizens and those in the surrounding communities.” Nova Scotia’s first collaborative emergency centre opened in Parrsboro in July 2011, and two others have opened in Springhill and Tatamagouche. Centres have been announced for the communities of Pugwash and Annapolis Royal. The province will announce several more collaborative emergency centres this year. For more information on the province’s Better Care Sooner plan, please visit www.gov.ns.ca/health/bettercaresooner. The province’s sixth collaborative emergency centre will open in Musquodoboit Harbour, Premier Darrell Dexter announced today, July 20. People living in the community and surrounding areas will soon have improved access to same- or next-day medical appointments and 24/7 emergency care. Collaborative emergency centres fulfill a key commitment of the province’s Better Care Sooner plan. “Good health care is a top priority for Nova Scotians,” said Premier Dexter. “Today’s announcement of Nova Scotia’s sixth Collaborative Emergency Centre will bring residents of Musquodoboit Harbour peace of mind, as well as more accessible and consistent health care. “When Canada’s premiers meet in Nova Scotia next week, collaborative emergency centres will be one of the examples of innovation we will discuss that mean better care for Canadians.” Collaborative emergency centres keep emergency rooms open, reduce patient wait times and provide a team-based approach that offers continuity of care. This ensures patients can get the appropriate treatment before a minor health issue turns into a health crisis. “Having a CEC model in our district will help us to provide consistent and reliable care for our communities,” said Chris Power, CEO of Capital Health. “We look forward to beginning this new approach to care at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital this fall.” The services at the centre will include: last_img read more

Middle East strife terror cast shadow over UN rights bodys session Robinson

Ongoing violence in the Middle East and last year’s terrorist attacks against the United States cast shadow over the just-concluded session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, the top UN rights official told the Geneva-based body today as it concluded its session. Referring to the “first shadow darkening the human rights horizon,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson said the Commission had recognized the need to respond to the severe loss of life of both Palestinians and Israelis by calling for a visiting mission and fact-finding report. “The steps taken by the Commission stem from its commitment to protect victims of violations of human rights in a particularly difficult context,” she said.The “second shadow,” she said, was the 11 September terrorist attacks and their aftermath. “A number of strong statements during this session have affirmed the importance of upholding fully human rights and humanitarian law standards in combating terrorism,” she noted, pledging her Office’s full support for “any initiative the Commission may think appropriate in order to signal clearly that human rights should not be sacrificed in the fight against terrorism.”Mrs. Robinson also voiced concern over “a possible trend seeking to weaken the protection role that this Commission has been exercising.” She said this was evident in voting patterns on country situations marked by a preference for excluding action if consensus was not possible.”The core role of the Commission in protecting human rights through drawing attention to violations and abuses must be retained, but it is clear that in the future it needs to be matched by a much more significant commitment to provide resources for technical cooperation and advisory services to assist countries in building and strengthening their national capacity in the rule of law, the administration of justice, and adherence to human rights norms and standards,” she said. “Criticism will then be perceived as constructive and forward-looking, not finger-pointing in a judgmental way.”Responding to press questions after her speech, Mrs. Robinson said she had a “very good” meeting yesterday with the fact-finding mission which is headed to the region to develop accurate information regarding recent events at the Jenin refugee camp.Asked about Israel preventing her own planned trip to the region, she said, “I made no secret of the fact that I regretted that it was not possible for the visiting mission to go under the mandate which it had been given.” She added that it was “particularly difficult to address the human rights concerns in the very complex and political environment of what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.” read more