India World Cup 2019 squad: Unfortunate Rishabh Pant has missed out, says MSK Prasad

first_imgIndia World Cup 2019 squad: Unfortunate Rishabh Pant has missed out, says MSK PrasadExplosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant failed to make India’s World Cup 2019 squad that was announced on Monday in Mumbai. The selection committee went in with Dinesh Karthik as back-up for MS Dhoniadvertisement Akshay Ramesh MumbaiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 17:23 IST 2019 World Cup: Dinesh Karthik was picked ahead of Rishabh Pant in India’s 15-man squad (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDinesh Karthik was preferred over Rishabh Pant in India’s World Cup squadUnder pressure, we have seen Dinesh Karthik finish matches. So that’s scored for him: MSK PrasadDinesh Karthik will play as back-up wicketkeeper to MS Dhoni at the World CupBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s squad for the 2019 World Cup on Monday in Mumbai and, as expected, there weren’t many surprises.Virat Kohli will lead a 15-member squad, which has veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik as back-up for first-choice stumper, MS Dhoni. Contrary to expectations, aggressive left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant did not make the cut.Dinesh Karthik’s inclusion has raised a few eyebrows as the Kolkata Knight Riders captain was not picked in the India squad for the five-match ODI series against Australia at home last month. Following Karthik’s exclusion, Rishabh Pant was given a few opportunities.Explaining the decision to choose Karthik over Pant, selection committee chairman MSK Prasad, who addressed a press conference in Mumbai, said Karthik’s experience of handling pressure situations in the past worked in his favour.Prasad also added that Pant is unfortunate to have missed out but that the young wicketkeeper-batsman is “full of talent” and has a lot of time at his disposal.”The situation that was discussed in the selection committee meeting is one of them [Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik] will play in the XI only if MS Dhoni is injured. Under such circumstances in a crunch match, who is the best guy who can handle the pressure? That’s is the reason that went in favour of Dinesh Karthik,” MSK Prasad said.#TeamIndia for @ICC #CWC19 #MenInBlue pic.twitter.com/rsz44vHpgeBCCI (@BCCI) April 15, 2019He added: “Otherwise, Pant is full of talent, there’s a lot of time for him. It’s unfortunate that he has missed out.advertisement”Under pressure, we have seen Dinesh Karthik finish matches. So that’s scored for him.”Karthik had managed to do well in the limited opportunities he got to represent India in ODIs over the last three years. Karthik has scored 425 runs in 20 matches at an average of 46.75 in ODIs since 2017. Team India has tried the Kolkata Knight Riders captain at the No. 4 spot as well.Meanwhile, MSK Prasad added all bases have been covered in the 15-man squad led by Virat Kohli.”After the Champions Trophy, we have tried a few middle order options. We gave a few more chances to Rayudu but what Vijay Shankar offers is 3 dimensional. If the conditions are overcast. he might bowl a bit and he is a fantastic fielder. He is a batsman who can bowl,” Prasad said.”In the team, we have the luxury of 7 bowlers. We have covered all the bases and this is one of the most balanced Indian sides for the World Cup,” he added.INDIA SQUAD:Virat Kohli (captain)Rohit Sharma (vice-captain)Shikhar DhawanVijay ShankarKL RahulDinesh KarthikYuzvendra ChahalMS Dhoni (wicketkeeper)Kedar JadhavKuldeep YadavBhuvneshwar KumarJasprit BumrahHardik PandyaR JadejaMohammed Shami.Also Read | India team for World Cup is well-balanced, we have covered all bases: MSK PrasadAlso 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 Rishabh PantFollow 2019 World CupFollow India national cricket teamFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow MSK PrasadFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

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Violence leads arrests in May Day marches in US Northwest

Violence leads arrests in May Day marches in US Northwest A group protests outside the White House in Lafayette Park to denounce President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration on May Day in Washington, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) by Gillian Flaccus And Amy Taxin, The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2017 2:01 am MDT Last Updated May 2, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PORTLAND, Ore. – May Day protests turned violent in the Pacific Northwest as demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, threw smoke bombs and Molotov cocktails at police while elsewhere thousands of people peacefully marched against President Donald Trump’s immigration and labour policies.From New England to the Midwest to the West Coast people chanted and picketed against Trump along with the traditional May Day labour rallies. Protesters flooded streets in Chicago. At the White House gates, they demanded “Donald Trump has got to go!”In Portland, Oregon, police shut down a protest they said had become a riot and arrested more than two dozen people. Police in Olympia, Washington, said nine people were taken into custody after several officers were injured by thrown rocks and windows were broken at businesses in Washington’s capital city.In Seattle, five people were arrested during downtown protests and in Oakland, California, at least four were arrested after creating a human chain to block a county building where demonstrators demanded that county law enforcement refuse to collaborate with federal immigration agents.“It is sad to see that now being an immigrant is equivalent to almost being a criminal,” said Mary Quezada, a 58-year-old North Carolina woman who joined those marching on Washington.She offered a pointed message to Trump: “Stop bullying immigrants.”The demonstrations on May Day, celebrated as International Workers’ Day, follow similar actions worldwide in which protesters from the Philippines to Paris demanded better working conditions. But the widespread protests in the United States were aimed directly at the new Republican president, who has followed aggressive anti-immigrant rhetoric on the campaign trail with aggressive action in the White House.Trump, in his first 100 days, has intensified immigration enforcement, including executive orders for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and a ban on travellers from six predominantly Muslim countries. The government has arrested thousands of immigrants in the country illegally and threatened to withhold funding from jurisdictions that limit co-operation between local and federal immigration authorities.In Chicago, 28-year-old Brenda Burciaga was among thousands of people who marched through the streets to push back against the new administration.“Everyone deserves dignity,” said Burciaga, whose mother is set to be deported after living in the U.S. for about 20 years. “I hope at least they listen. We are hardworking people.”In Shemanski Park in Portland, Oregon, before the violence broke out hundreds of people, including some families with children, gathered and watched dancers in bright feathered headdresses perform to the beat of drums.Friends Marian Drake and Martin Anderson watched from a nearby park bench as they held balloons supporting the International Workers Union.“Things are so screwed up in this country. You’ve got a city right here that’s full of homeless people and you’ve got a president …whose budget is going to cut 40 per cent to the EPA and end Meals on Wheels. We don’t like those kinds of things,” Anderson said.In cities large and small, the protests intensified throughout the day.Teachers working without contracts opened the day by picketing outside schools in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Activists in Phoenix petitioned state legislators to support immigrant families.In a Los Angeles park, several thousand people waved American flags and signs reading “love not hate.”Selvin Martinez, an immigrant from Honduras with an American flag draped around his shoulders, took the day off from his job waxing casino floors to protest. “We hope to get to be respected as people, because we are not animals, we are human beings,” said Martinez, who moved to Los Angeles 14 years ago fleeing violence in his country.The White House did not respond to requests for a response to the May Day demonstrations.Several protesters, like 39-year-old Mario Quintero, outed themselves as being in the country illegally to help make their point.“I’m an undocumented immigrant, so I suffer in my own experience with my family,” said Quintero at a Lansing, Michigan, rally. “That’s why I am here, to support not only myself but my entire community.”In Miami, Alberto and Maribel Resendiz closed their juice bar, losing an estimated revenue of $3,000, to join a rally.“This is the day where people can see how much we contribute,” said Alberto Resendiz, who previously worked as a migrant worker in fields as far away as Michigan. “This country will crumble down without us.”He added, “We deserve a better treatment.”In Oakland at a later march, more than 1,000 people marched peacefully representing labour groups along with Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, Filipino and other immigrants.While union members traditionally march on May 1 for workers’ rights around the world, the day has become a rallying point for immigrants in the U.S. since massive demonstrations were held on the date in 2006 against a proposed immigration enforcement bill.In recent years, immigrant rights protests shrank as groups diverged and shifted their focus on voter registration and lobbying.___Taxin reported from Los Angeles. AP writers Lisa Baumann in Seattle, Steve Peoples in New York, Jessica Gresko in Washington, D.C., Kristen De Groot in Philadelphia, Adriana Gomez Licon in Miami, Sophia Tareen in Chicago, Deepti Hajela in New York, Sarah Rankin in Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Adams in Charlotte, North Carolina, Gillian Flaccus in Portland, Oregon and Crystal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island contributed to this report. read more

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