For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow ahead of their next World Cup clash as its speedster Nuwan Pradeep on Saturday has been ruled of the remainder of the tournament, following a bout of chickenpox. The Sri Lankan team management reportedly wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) asking Nuwan Pradeep’s replacement. With this, International Cricket Council have approved Kasun Rajitha to come into the side. The 26-year-old Rajitha has featured in six Tests and ODIs for Sri Lanka and was earlier named as a back-up player for the tournament. With Pradeep ruled out, Rajitha is expected to feature in the fixture against the West Indies on Monday.Sri Lanka is still in contention for a place in the semifinals despite losing to South Africa on Friday. With six points from seven matches, it needs to win the next two matches against the West Indies and India to keep its hopes alive. But its entry will also depend on other results to go its way, particularly with the low net run-rate. highlights Kasun Rajitha replaces Nuwan Pradeep in World Cup squad. Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of 2019 World Cup due to chickenpox. Sri Lanka will play their next game against West Indies on July 1.
Over 100 tennis players are expected to do battle for honours in the much-awaited McDan Open tennis tournament which begins on Tuesday at the Accra Stadium Tennis Courts.The five-day spectacle which ends on Saturday April 26 will see players 18 years and above battle for honours in the Men’s open singles and ladies Open Singles categories. The tournament sponsored by McDan Shipping Company Limited with support from Rush Energy Drink comes at a time when the local tennis calendar is lacking competitive events. It is for that reason that the Ghana Tennis Federation has sanctioned it as a ranking tournament. The aim of the tournament is to return Ghana Tennis to its glory days as a Euro Africa Zone 2 of the Davis Cup. The winners of the men’s singles and women’s singles categories pocket GHC 1,000 and a trophy each with the best four players of the tournament getting the rare opportunity to travel to Spain for a training tour. The tour will also be sponsored and facilitated by McDan Shipping Company Limited the headline sponsor. This is the first of a chain of two tournaments a year for the next five years. The official draw for the tournament will take place at the Accra Stadium Tennis Courts on Monday April 21 at 9 am. Thanks
After a loss to Boston earlier this month, Josh Hart told reporters huddled in the Staples Center locker room that he wasn’t ready to quit on the season – even as the right knee saddled with ice bags made it clear he was struggling.“I want to play every game because I know during the summer I won’t be able to play the game for a while,” he said. “So I’m going to play as hard as I can for however long I can.”A few weeks later, the second-year guard’s limit has been reached.The Lakers announced Thursday morning that Hart underwent an ultrasonic debridement procedure in his right knee, helping treat the tendinitis that has troubled him for most of the calendar year. He will miss the rest of the season for a recovery process that is expected to take 12 weeks. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The 10 players who saw action against the Jazz included a pair of two-way contract players (Alex Caruso and Johnathan Williams), two rookies (Moe Wagner and Isaac Bonga) and 10-day contract player Scott Machado. While it isn’t the hand Coach Luke Walton would’ve liked to have been dealt, he said he’s still looking for the upside of playing it.“It’s our job to try to be as prepared as possible, to try to give our group the best chance of winning,” he said. “That doesn’t change depending on who plays or not. Now the way we want to play and how well we can play changes with people in and out. But how we do our job is the same.”CARUSO’S DUNK TURNS HEADSIt might be the receding hairline, or it might be his unassuming profile, but the Lakers have noticed that people seem surprised when Alex Caruso dunks.They are not.“People think just because Caruso’s half bald and white, they don’t think he can jump,” Kyle Kuzma said. “But he got bounce. He’s like top five on our team in bounce. It’s impressive.”One of the more exciting highlights of a 15-point loss to the Jazz on Wednesday was a Machado-to-Caruso alley-oop, a play the 6-foot-5 guard said he’s worked on routinely in the G League. He was 5 for 10 and finished with 13 points, and his dunk got the whole locker room chatting. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHart joins a list of the young, promising Lakers who are now shelved for the rest of the season with injury, including contemporaries Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram. Of that group, Hart struggled the most through a sophomore season in which he averaged 7.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 67 games, seeing his shooting numbers slump (40.7 percent, 33.6 on 3-pointers) from an encouraging rookie year.It was difficult to untangle Hart’s performance from his problems with his knee, which first became public knowledge in February. A platelet-rich plasma injection around the All-Star break failed to help his tendinitis, and Hart said he had been dealing with pain as his production took a hit.Hart told reporters that he would eventually have to get his knee fixed after the season. He tried to manage it with around-the-clock treatment.“There are days when I wake up and it feels good, there are days when I wake up and it doesn’t feel good,” he said. “Depends on the day.”The Lakers are running perilously thin on bodies for the season’s remaining seven games. In addition to players who are out for the season, Tyson Chandler, Reggie Bullock and Mike Muscala did not play in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night with various injuries. LeBron James did not make the trip, and it’s unclear how much the Lakers wish to play him now that the team is eliminated from playoff contention. But it’s pretty standard stuff for Caruso, a high-jump athlete in high school who finished with a PR of 6-10. He gave up track when he went to Texas A&M, but he still accumulated a respectable reel of jams.As for Kuzma’s assessment that he’s a top-five jumper on the team, Caruso wasn’t sure.“Maybe off one foot, I have a chance to be up there with some people,” he said. “But two feet? We’ve got some athletic guys on our team.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed
The NGO Marathon Sarajevo organized successfully yesterday the second race for girls in B&H – “Girls on the run”. The winner is Biljana Cvijanović who won the first place at the Sarajevo half marathon earlier too.“Rahima Zukić won the second place while Selma Zrnić won the third place. In the competition of the School of running “Klix” won Almedina Šabić who won a valuable sports watch for runners.” – said for Klix Erol Mujanović, the executive director of the NGO Marathon Sarajevo.The cash prizes went to the first three participants. The first prize is worth 300 BAM, the second 200 BAM and the third 100 BAM. All participants won T-shirts especially made for this occasion while the first three participants received medals as well.Mujanović said that the number of participants was increased this year which was also the goal of yesterday’s event. There were 305 participants this year which is 50 % more than last year.“Our goal is to reach the number of several thousand participants in the future. The number of participants in the “Klix” School of running proves we are getting there. Man had a secondary role yesterday, and the capital one definitively was reserved for the girls.” – said Mujanović.The race started at 16:00 o’clock in front of the hotel Bristol, and three kilometres were short enough even for those girls who don’t train regularly.The sports project “Girls on the run” was organized in order to promote a healthy and active life of our citizens but also to help fight discrimination and prejudices in our society.The organizers wish to contribute in this way to marking the Week of peace, building a healthier and more modern environment and sports events like this one really have a long history in all modern countries and gather up to 30 000 participants.(Source: Klix)