Indian Premier League World Cup distraction for IPL players: Mike Hussey

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. CSK batting coach Mike Hussey has meanwhile admitted that the workload of players who are set to play the WC has become a distraction. And also added that the high-pressure T20 league is also the right stage to acquire the right mindset for the WC.“I think it has been a challenge [to ensure the players are in the right frame of mind and body] throughout the tournament. A number of players had the World Cup in their mind. But we told them to concentrate as much as they can here and in due course of time, the World Cup will come around,” Sportstar quoted the former Australian player on the eve of the CSK’s home game against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Friday.Hussey advised people to be better charged up in the IPL than take things lightly. He felt a strong intensity in the IPL will see players changing gears for the WC more easily than if they don’t. “It can be a distraction at times, but we have to deal with it,” he said. highlights Chennai Super Kings will be up against Mumbai Indians on Friday. Mike Hussey believes World Cup is distraction for IPL playing players. Chennai is currently placed at number one spot in the points table.  New Delhi : The year 2019 proved to be the third instance when the premier franchise-based T20 Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament has preceded the ICC Cricket World Cup. Understandably, this has made teams worried over the fitness of their key players taking part in the World Cup. “Workload management” has been heard often this season for no team, including IPL hosts India, wants to lose an important member to injury ahead of the WC.Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have an injury problem in hand and it involves none other than captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has had a back problem that made him miss a game in the tournament and he has even conceded that with the World Cup coming closer, he needs to be more careful about his back condition.last_img read more

Final four coaches harp on 3 remaining ACC teams, conference’s dominance

first_imgCurrent Atlantic Coast Conference schools have won the NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championship a combined 14 times since the tournament debuted in 1982.There’s a good chance No. 15 is on tap in Towson, Md., this weekend.The ACC will be represented by three schools in the national semifinals this Friday, including top-seeded Maryland (21-1, 6-1 ACC), sixth-seeded Virginia (12-8, 3-4) and second-seeded Syracuse (20-2, 6-1). The latter two will square off at 5 p.m., which means at least one conference school will play for the national title on Sunday.The Orange, which is pursuing the first national championship in program history as well as the first of any women’s team in school history, was successful in its first ACC season.SU head coach Gary Gait isn’t surprised to see three ACC teams in the semifinals, and said it’s just further proof that SU plays in the premier conference in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a lot of fun to play in, and it gives you a lot of experience for the final four,” Gait said in an NCAA tournament teleconference Monday afternoon. “We played everybody that was in the elite eight during the regular season.“It’s just a great conference for that.”Maryland head coach Cathy Reese agreed and said the conference’s depth has created a number of enjoyable games for teams and fans. That depth, though, will become thinner next season when the Terrapins move to the newly-formed Big Ten Conference.Virginia head coach Julie Myers said the addition of Syracuse has only made the ACC’s level of play better, but she will also miss Maryland’s presence after this season.“I wish we could keep (Maryland) in this mix forever,” said Myers on the teleconference, ”because they’ve just added so much quality to the ACC on the lacrosse side of things.”As for remaining semifinalist Northwestern, it’s not intimidated as the geographical outcast.After road games at Syracuse, Florida, Duke and other schools along the East coast this season, Wildcats head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said her team is used to traveling great distances.With Northwestern also departing for the Big Ten after this season, Amonte Hiller looks at this championship run as one final opportunity to win a title for the American Lacrosse Conference.“To be representing the ALC in its last year, we obviously want to bring pride to that,” she said. “To have someone new to play and to have it be the No. 1 team is really great for our players.” Comments Published on May 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm Contact Tyler: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week The Editor

first_img You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. And while Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek) doesn’t easily escape one’s memory, his fleeting performance in Doctor Who very well might.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)THE EDITORFirst appearance: “The Long Game” (2005)—season 1, episode 7Home planet: EarthDoctor: NinthCompanions: Rose Tyler, Adam MitchellIt’s the year 200,000, and the Fourth Estate has come undone.The Doctor, Rose, and short-lived companion Adam arrive on Floor 139 of space station Satellite 5—a broadcast tower transmitting news across Earth.But something is wrong; someone is stunting the development of mankind. And none of the onboard journalists are asking the right questions. Or any questions, for that matter.Upstairs on Floor 500 (where the walls are decidedly not made of gold), a pale, bleach-blonde man with a creepy smile and menacing goatee senses “a tiny little shift” in the network.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)The Editor (played by the incomparable Simon Pegg)—a human servant himself—orders a team of frozen slaves to conduct a security check, which identifies Suki Macrae Cantrell, née Eva Saint Julienne, as the security breach.Meanwhile, Team TARDIS continue their adventures undetected.That is, until the Doctor and Rose sojourn to Floor 500, where they meet the smooth-and-sinister Editor, who claims to represent a consortium of interstellar banks bent on manipulating facts and lying to people.“For almost a hundred years, mankind has been shaped and guided, his knowledge and ambition strictly controlled by it’s broadcast news,” the redactor explains, “edited by my superior, your master, and humanity’s guiding light—the mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe.Max (via DailyMotion)“I call him Max,” he says with a smile.When Russell T. Davies wrote this prescient episode, there was no way for him to know how on-target “The Long Game” would be 12 years later—in the days of fake news and covfefe.“Create a climate of fear and it’s easy to keep the borders closed. It’s just a matter of emphasis,” according to The Editor. “The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilize an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote.”And the Doctor can reverse those effects.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)Shackled and awaiting his imminent death, the Time Lord spots reporter Cathica—who he once dismissed as a “stupid little slave”—outside the room, and loudly comments that altering the environmental systems could kill the Jagrafess.She takes the hint and reverses the cooling system, turning Floor 500 into a sauna, and subsequently causing the overhead monster to expand and eventually explode bits of flesh onto the fleeing Editor.In some ways, Pegg’s performance served as a precursor for how the BBC show would eventually portray the modern Master: golden-haired and gleefully ghoulish.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon last_img read more