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Why Indian Premier League 2019 will be huge for Hardik Pandya

first_imgWhy Indian Premier League 2019 will be huge for Hardik PandyaIPL 2019 will be an important tournament for Hardik Pandya. He has played only 6 internationals since his injury in the Asia Cup in September and India will be eager for him to find form ahead of the World Cup.advertisement India Today Web Desk MumbaiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 21:47 IST Hardik Pandya joined the Mumbai Indians IPL 2019 camp after regaining fitness from lower back injury. (BCCI Photo)Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the T20I and ODI series against Australia, has regained full fitness and he was spotted training with Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. He even imitated MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot after returning to the cricket field.Hardik Pandya was injured during an Asia Cup match against Pakistan in September 2019 and missed the the rest of the tournament. He also missed India’s home series against West Indies and the T20I and Test series against Australia. Hardik Pandya, however, did play a Ranji Trophy match for Baroda and scored 73 besides picking up 7 wickets in the match.Hardik Pandya was all set to play the ODIs in Australia before the Koffee with Karan controversy broke out leading to a suspension that was lifted a few days later. Pandya travelled to New Zealand and played three ODIs and three T20Is.Almost certain to make the World Cup squad, Hardik Pandya has played only 7 matches including 6 internationals since the Asia Cup in September. India have completed all their international assignments before the World Cup and the only chance for Hardik Pandya to get back into the groove is the IPL..Most of India’s top guns are likely to be rotated and rested throughout the IPL. However, the Indian team management would be keen to see how Pandya reacts to the workload in the Indian summer.In 2018, Hardik Pandya had his best stint with Mumbai Indians with the ball picking up 18 wickets. He scored 260 runs including a fifty. In 2019, he will be more intensely scrutinised.advertisementVirat Kohli did say the IPL won’t impact team selection for the World Cup but Hardik Pandya’s case is different. He will need to score runs, take wickets and show he has completely recovered.Along with Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya could be crucial to India’s chances in England. Ravindra Jadeja has bowled well in patches but his form with the bat in ODIs has left a lot to be desired.IPL 2019 will be huge for Hardik Pandya and India. He is the kind of all-rounder Virat Kohli will be eager to have in the team for the World Cup. For starters, he is a better bowler than Vijay Shankar and far more electric on the field. Besides, despite all the early promise in New Zealand, Vijay Shankar failed to deliver in the ODIs against Australia and that will be cause for concern as India head to the World Cup.Also Read | Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul needed the wrap on their knuckles: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Fit-again Hardik Pandya joins Mumbai Indians in pre-tournament campFor 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 Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

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Correction Nielsens story

NEW YORK, N.Y. – In a story July 15 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the CBS series “Extant” marked actress Halle Berry’s small screen debut. It is her first starring role in a television series, but not her TV debut.A corrected version of the story is below:Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ leads in TV ratingsOscar winner Halle Berry gives CBS the lead in weekly TV ratings with new show ‘Extant’By DAVID BAUDERAP Television WriterHalle Berry made her debut as the star of a TV series at a spot befitting an Academy Award winner — first place in the television ratings — but it’s too early to call her summer drama “Extant” a hit.The limited run series, in which Berry plays an astronaut who mysteriously returns from a solo space mission pregnant, had 9.6 million viewers for its first episode on CBS last week, the Nielsen Co. said.That was enough to make it the most-watched prime-time show during the week. By comparison, the second-season debut of “Under the Dome” a week earlier had 9.4 million viewers, a number considered disappointing given its hit status a year earlier.With time-shifted viewing within three days of the premiere added in — people who watched a recording afterward — “Under the Dome” had 13.2 million viewers. The extra days boosted the total viewership for “Extant” to 11.9 million.NBC’s “Welcome to Sweden,” a comedy starring Amy Poehler’s younger brother Greg, debuted Thursday with 3.5 million viewers. That made it the No. 58 show for the week.CBS easily won the week in prime time, averaging 5.6 million viewers. NBC had 4.6 million, ABC had 4.3 million, Univision had 2.8 million, Fox had 2.7 million. Telemundo had 1.5 million and ION Television had 1.1 million.TNT was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.03 million viewers in prime time. The Disney Channel had 2.01 million, USA had 1.9 million, Fox News Channel had 1.83 million and History had 1.57 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.8 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was second with 7.2 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.1 million viewers.For the week of July 7-13, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “Extant,” CBS, 9.58 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.19 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 8.03 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 7.95 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.81 million; “Under the Dome,” CBS, 7.7 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 6.99 million; “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 6.63 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.61 million; “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 6.53 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com by The Associated Press Posted Jul 15, 2014 1:54 pm MDT Correction: Nielsens story AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Hearing impaired given green light to write drivers examination

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“It’s going to happen” – Ramjattan on drivers’ licences for the deafFebruary 21, 2019In “latest news”Deaf Association protests Public Security Ministry for drivers’ licensesFebruary 18, 2019In “latest news”Guyana Deaf Association has over 200 registered membersFebruary 25, 2016In “latest news” Following a protest by members of the Deaf Association of Guyana in front of the Public Security Ministry requesting that they be given a fair chance to drive on Guyana’s roadway without discrimination, the green light has been given for them to write the drivers’ examination.Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has given the go ahead to commence a Pilot Programme in ‘A’ Division which will allow persons who are deaf to participate in the theoretical and practical drivers’ examination on May 24.The commencement of the Pilot Programme was agreed to when Ramjattan recently met with the National Commission on Disability and the Deaf Association of Guyana.Minister Ramjattan along with Director Deaf Association of Guyana Sabine McIntosh (right) and Beverly Pile (right)As such, six persons from the deaf community in Guyana will be included in the Pilot Project at a date to be announced later.The Pilot Programme is one of the recommendations agreed to by Cabinet to facilitate the issuance of Driver’s permit to persons who are hearing impaired.The other recommendation include a rigorous national awareness campaign for the general populace including the beneficiaries and the implementation of issuance of driver’s licence to deaf drivers only for private and not commercial vehicles taking into consideration the present infrastructural development and culture of driving on Guyana’s road ways.The Government says it will continue to provide equality and insure non- discrimination for persons with disabilities as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. read more