first_imgLONDON (CMC):Ex-West Indies speedster, Fidel Edwards, will undergo surgery today to deal with a broken ankle sustained here last week during a freak accident.The right-armer, who was expected to spearhead Hampshire’s attack in the English County Championship which bowled off earlier this month, broke his ankle while playing football in warm-ups ahead of the final day’s play against Yorkshire last Wednesday.He was attempting to kick the ball when his foot got stuck in the turf, causing him to fall over in pain.”Unfortunately Fidel has had a serious break and will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket said.”It’s a real shame for him, he has been unbelievable since he has been with us and has become an extremely popular member of the club.”We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him.”The 34-year-old Edwards was brilliant for the club in just a handful of matches towards the end of last season, snaring an amazing 45 wickets.Hampshire on Monday announced that Edwards’ former Windies teammate, Tino Best, would be brought in as cover.last_img read more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – No need to tell the 49ers how menacing a pass rusher Justin Houston can be.Houston played a pivotal role in the biggest play of the 49ers’ 2018 season, a play in which Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a season-ending knee injury as he fled Houston’s pass rush at Kansas City in Week 3.The Chiefs released Houston on Sunday, making the eight-year veteran immediately available for the 49ers or others to start …last_img read more

first_imgPanaji: The sentiment of de-nationalisation was raising its head in Goa once again, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in his Goa Liberation Day anniversary speech on Tuesday. Mr. Parrikar also asked people to be cautious against a negative mentality which, he said, was “raising its hood from the erstwhile Portuguese colonial era.” Recalling that some people compared the BJP government in Goa to Nazi rule recently, he said those people should read European history, especially about the World War I and II period and “it would show them the mirror”.Speaking about a few people opposing everything including development, the Chief Minister cautioned that a pre-Portuguese era anti-India sentiment was resurfacing in the state of Goa. “Some people tried to compare this government with Nazis. I advise them to read the history of Europe, including that of the First and Second World War, then they will realise that when you point one finger at someone, then four fingers are pointing at yourself. We need to be careful of such mentality,” Mr. Parrikar said. Mr. Parrikar’s reference was to the run-up to the February Assembly poll, when an article in a magazine run by the influential Roman Catholic Church in Goa had linked the BJP-led coalition government to Nazi rule in Germany. “Some people are extremely negative. We should be careful of such mentality. When Goa was liberated (by Indian Army), many people would say that India had snatched (annexed) Goa. There were many who refused to accept that Goa was a territory of India. That mentality is repeating again,” Mr. Parrikar said. Mr. Parrikar also appealed to the people of Goa to make Goa garbage-free.last_img read more