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Police release CCTV after cricket club vandalism leaves members to pick up bill – Get Reading

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Police have released CCTV images of three males they would like to speak with after a cricket club was vandalised in Maidenhead.

According to Thames Valley Police, a ‘considerable amount’ of damage to Boyne Hill Cricket Club.

The bill for repairs had to be picked up by the club and its members following the incident between 10p and 11pm on September 27.

 

Officers now believe the three people in CCTV images may be able to help them with their investigation.

Police Constable Dan Brown based at Maidenhead police station said: “This was a mindless act of vandalism that has impacted everyone at the Boyne Hill Cricket Club.

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“This is totally unacceptable behaviour and Thames Valley Police are keen to identify those involved.

“We are appealing to anyone who recognises the males in these images, as we believe they may have vital information about the incident.

“Anyone with information can contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43190318463, or make a report online .

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Fire with fire: It is a different India that Pakistan is dealing with. New Delhi must respond to provocations – Economic Times

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Fresh from an FATF reprieve, Pakistan has repaid the trust reposed by the international community that it will clean up its terror act by going back to old ways within hours. The almost immediate escalation of cross-border firing indicates that Pakistan was just waiting for the FATF meeting to culminate before resuming overtly hostile actions targeting India. The Indian response through artillery fire directed at terror infrastructure in Pakistan is appropriate in this scenario. Pakistan isn’t going to be deterred by restraint on India’s part and the Modi government realised this quite early in its first tenure.

Yet the difficulty for India is that Pakistan, despite a bloody nose on several such occasions, refuses to let go of its obsession with hurting India. Since the revocation of Article 370 in August signifying the end of the Valley’s symbolic autonomy Islamabad is itching to do something, evident in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s melodramatic invocation of doomsday scenarios before world leaders. Even while its diplomatic push floundered, on a parallel track attempts to push terrorists into Kashmir Valley and stoke violence have proceeded earnestly. And with the FATF reprieve in its bag – at least for now – Islamabad may feel this is the time to pull the trigger.

With winter setting in and mountain passes going to close, the cross-border firing may be a last-ditch attempt to provide cover to would-be infiltrators. The need for paramount vigilance at this time cannot be overstated. There are no shades of grey when a country hosts and nurtures terrorists on its soil. It is unfortunate that China, Turkey and Malaysia are doggedly protecting Pakistan in forums like FATF. They are in line for international embarrassment given Pakistan’s unsavoury history as a terror host.

This piece appeared as an editorial opinion in the print edition of The Times of India.

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Spark grabs more cricket, Sky extends netball deal – New Zealand Herald

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Spark says it has signed a highlights deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) covering various T20 and World Cup events up to 2023 (see full list below).

Spark Sport will receive clips of up to six minutes of ‘in-match highlights’ of every hour of play in the hour immediately after. So you’ll get your highlights of the previous hour after the next one starts. There deal does not include any full match replays or full live coverage which (stay with me) will remain with Sky.

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Earlier this month, Spark signed deal with NZ Cricket, giving Spark Sport domestic cricket rights six years from 2020.

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Sky countered days, saying it had retained its exclusive broadcasting deal with the ICC until the 2023 Men’s World Cup in India, including Twenty20 tournaments and qualifiers until then.

And earlier, Sky said it had secured a six-year deal with Cricket Australia for broadcasting rights across the Tasman, including the iconic Boxing Day test.

Separately, Sky said this morning that it had extended its partnership with Netball NZ through to 2024.

The agreement includes all Silver Ferns games and all domestic top tier events, including:

• The Constellation Cup
• ANZ Premiership matches
• National netball league
• National age group championship matches.

Sky did not put a number on the deal. In a research note earlier this year, Forsyth Barr estimated Sky was spending $10m a year on its current netball deal.

Sky earlier revealed it had signed a new Sanzaar deal, stitching up All Blacks and Super Rugby rights through to 2026, which the Herald understands cost $400m. Sky also gave NZ Rugby a five per cent shareholding as part of the “revolutionary” deal.

Rugby League is next up for grabs, though it could be 12 to 24 months or longer until we see who wins the code. Sky signed a new five-year deal with the NRL in 2018, valued by ForBarr at $30m per year.

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Spark says its digital rights partnership with ICC includes rights to make available near-live, in-match content, as well as post-match highlights clips (provided by the ICC) on-demand for all global ICC events, including the following major ICC events:

• ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
• ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020
• ICC Women’s World Cup 2021
• ICC World Test Championship Final 2021
• ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
• ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2022
• ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
• ICC World Test Championship Final 2023

Spark Sport Jeff Latch said, “We know that New Zealanders love cricket but understand the challenges that come with finding the time to regularly watch live matches, especially when they are played overseas. So, we’re excited to announce this new ICC deal which gives cricket fans the chance to catch the best highlights clips from all the big games in an exciting short package, available to watch on-demand at a time that’s convenient to the viewer.”

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Latch added, “The ability to watch sports content on-demand is one of the key differences between streaming and traditional television viewing, which makes this new deal an attractive offering to Spark Sport subscribers.”

While some fans have complained they now have to subscribe to both Sky and Spark Sport, Latch said earlier that his company’s push into streaming had forced Sky to drop the price of its Sky Sport Now app from $99.99/month to $39.99 a month while adding new features.

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Spark Sport reinforces commitment to cricket with ICC deal – Scoop.co.nz

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Spark Sport is pleased to announce a new deal with the
International Cricket Council (ICC) to offer viewers access
to match clips from some of the biggest fixtures in
international cricket from 2019-2023.

The Digital
Content Rights partnership includes rights to make available
near-live, in-match content, as well as post-match
highlights clips (provided by the ICC) on-demand for all
global ICC events, including the following major ICC events:

• ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

• ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020

• ICC Women’s
World Cup 2021

• ICC World Test Championship
Final 2021

• ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

• ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2022

• ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

• ICC World
Test Championship Final 2023

Head of Spark Sport, Jeff
Latch said, “We know that New Zealanders love cricket but
understand the challenges that come with finding the time to
regularly watch live matches, especially when they are
played overseas. So, we’re excited to announce this new
ICC deal which gives cricket fans the chance to catch the
best highlights clips from all the big games in an exciting
short package, available to watch on-demand at a time
that’s convenient to the viewer.”

“The ability to
watch sports content on-demand is one of the key differences
between streaming and traditional television viewing, which
makes this new deal an attractive offering to Spark Sport
subscribers.”

The new ICC deal is in addition to the
landmark deal with New Zealand Cricket, announced recently,
which cements Spark Sport’s place as a significant player
in New Zealand’s sports viewing landscape, offering
viewers a range of premium domestic and international
sporting events over Spark Sport at an affordable price and
across an array of devices.

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Pakistan to earn Rs 258 crore per annum from Kartarpur pilgrims – India Today

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Pakistan is expected to earn up to Indian Rs 258 crore per annum — about Pakistani Rs 571 crore — from pilgrims visiting Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the final resting place of the founder of Sikhism Shri Guru Nanak Dev, officials said on Monday.

The service fee from the pilgrims will be another source of foreign currency generation for Pakistan, which is already reeling under severe financial crisis, a government official said.

Since 5,000 pilgrims are allowed to visit the gurdwara Darbar Saheb Kartarpur, Pakistan, which will be charging $20 service fee per pilgrim, will earn $1,00,000 everyday.

With Monday’s rate of Indian Rs 70.95 for one USD, Pakistan will earn Indian Rs 70.95 lakh every day.

As the rate of Pakistani currency is Rs 156.46 for one USD, the per day earning will be Rs 1.56 crore (Pakistani rupees).

Since the pilgrimage will be allowed all 365 days in a year, Pakistan will earn $3,65,00,000.

The amount will be Indian Rs 258 crore and Pakistani Rs 571 crore.

Though India decided to sign a pact with Pakistan on October 23 for ensuring smooth travel of pilgrims through the Kartarpur corridor, it has asked Islamabad to review the decision to charge the fee in future.

Last month, India and Pakistan agreed on visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib using the Kartarpur corridor.

Pilgrims will only have to carry their passports to visit the revered gurdwara in Pakistan.

Persons of Indian origin holding OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) card too can visit the Gurdwara using the Kartarpur corridor.

It was also decided that 5,000 pilgrims can visit the shrine everyday and that additional pilgrims will be allowed on special occasions, subject to capacity expansion of facilities by Pakistan side.

India and Pakistan have also decided that the corridor will be operational throughout the year and seven days a week and that pilgrims will have a choice to visit it as individuals or in groups.

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Armed forces will keep giving befitting reply to Pakistan until it stops infiltration: Rajnath Singh – India Today

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the armed forces will keep giving befitting reply to Pakistan until it stops infiltration over which Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik also warned that the army will go deep inside and destroy terrorist camps.

The assertions by Rajnath Singh and Satya Pal Malik came a day after Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that 6 to 10 Pakistan Army personnel were killed and three terror camps destroyed in retaliatory action by the Indian Army across the Line of Control(LoC) opposite the Tangdhar and Keran sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajnath Singh was speaking at a function in Leh for the inauguration of the 1,400-ft Col Chewang Rinchen bridge in eastern Ladakh over Shyok River, the highest-altitude permanent bridge in the country.

In his address, Rajnath Singh also asserted that after the abrogation of sections of Article 370 and Article 35A, the Ladakh region will now only “draw friends” and “leave no scope for enemies”.

“However, our neighbour Pakistan… Our armed forces have never been offensive on the Pakistani side. We have never done the first firing,” Rajnath Singh said.

“But, by supporting terror activities attempts have been made from the other side to destabilise, weaken and compromise the integrity of India,” Rajnath Singh added.

And, Indian armed forces have given a “befitting reply” to them, Rajnath Singh said.

Rajnath Singh said, “If they do not stop infiltration, our armed forces will keep giving befitting reply until they [Pakistan] stop such activities.”

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar, Governor Malik said that if Pakistan does not end terror activities directed against India, the Army will go deep inside and destroy terrorist camps.

“Pakistan will have to behave and stop these terror camps. If it does not behave, we will go deep inside and destroy these camps,” Rajnath Singh said.

India will take stronger action than Sunday’s attacks on terror camps in Pakistan if it does not end terror activities directed towards India, Rajnath Singh added.

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Cricket corruption: Fourth UAE player suspended in probe – BBC News

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Ahmed was part of the UAE team which completed a 4-0 series sweep against the Netherlands in August

The United Arab Emirates have suspended a fourth player as part of an anti-corruption investigation.

Ashfaq Ahmed, 34, has not been formally charged as part of an investigation by the International Cricket Council.

On 16 October three other players, UAE captain Mohammad Naveed, seamer Qadeer Ahmed and Mehardeep Chhayakar were suspended after being charged by the ICC.

The UAE are currently playing in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed was opening batsman as UAE beat Ireland on Saturday.

“Further to the ongoing investigations led by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, Emirates Cricket Board has today provisionally suspended Ashfaq Ahmed with immediate effect,” a statement said.

“No formal charges have been laid against the player, and the board will wait for the conclusion of proceedings before making any further comment.

“The board fully supports the ICC and the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit in their efforts and denounces any activities of corruption.”

The UAE’s next match is against Jersey on Tuesday.

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Photos: Kenya Defeat Bermuda In Cricket – Bernews

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Bermuda matched up against Kenya in their third ICC Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai, with Kenya recording the victory.

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Kenya won the toss and elected to bat, at the conclusion of their 20 overs Bermuda restricted Kenya to 138/4. Dhiren Gondaria was the top scorer with 85 not out, while Kamau Leverock was the pick of the Bermuda bowlers with figures of 4-0-30-2.

In reply Bermuda were bowled all out for 93, Delray Rawlins was the top scorer with 37, while Janeiro Tucker added 22, the pair put on a 58 run 4th wicket partnership, Collins Obuya was the pick of the Kenya bowlers with figures of 3.5-0-27-4.

Cricket Captain Dion Stovell After Kenya Game

Kenya Inning

  • ..15 [14] Irfan Karim c Dion Stovell b Kamau Leverock
  • ..00 [01] Alex Obanda c Delray Rawlins b George O’Brien
  • ..85 [67] Dhiren Gondaria Not Out
  • ..04 [05] Collins Obuya LBW Kamau Leverock
  • ..11 [15] Rakep Patel c Okera Bascome b Rodney Trott
  • ..15 [18] Rushab Patel Not Out
  • ..08 Extras [5w-2lb-1b]
  • 138 Total for 4 Wickets after 201 overs

Fall of Wickets: 1-2 [Obanda], 2-29 [Karim], 3-41 [Obuya], 4-66 [Patel]

Bermuda Bowlers

  • 3.0-0-17-1 George O’Brien
  • 4.0-0-30-0 Delray Rawlins
  • 4.0-0-30-2 Kamau Leverock
  • 3.0-0-15-0 Dion Stovell
  • 3.0-0-21-0 Janeiro Tucker
  • 3.0-0-22-1 Rodney Trott

Bermuda Inning

  • ..00 [01] Okera Bascome c Nelson Odhiambo b Elijah Otieno
  • ..03 [07] Terryn Fray Run Out
  • ..04 [05] Dion Stovell b Shem Ngoche
  • ..37 [26] Delray Rawlins c Irfan Karim b Rakep Patel
  • ..22 [33] Janeiro Tucker c Rakep Patel b Collins Obuya
  • ..04 [06] Deunte Darrell b Shem Ngoche
  • ..03 [04] Kamau Leverock c Jasraj Kundi b Collins Obuya
  • ..02 [09] Allan Douglas c Rushab Patel b Rakep Patel
  • ..02 [04] Onias Bascome LBW Collins Obuya
  • ..05 [06] Rodney Trott Not Out
  • ..06 [12] George O’Brien b Collins Obuya
  • ..05 Extras [5w]
  • ..93 Total All Out after 18.5 overs

Fall of Wickets: 1-0 [Bascome], 2-7 [Stovell], 3-7 [Fray], 4-65 [Rawlins], 5-67 [Tucker], 6-71 [Leverock], 7-76 [Darrell], 8-78 [Douglas], 9-78 [Onias Bascome], 10-93 [O’Brien]

Kenya Bowlers

  • 2.0-0-08-1 Elijah Otieno
  • 4.0-0-15-2 Shem Ngoche
  • 2.0-0-06-0 Lucas Oluoch
  • 3.5-0-27-4 Collins Obuya
  • 3.0-0-18-0 Nelson Odhiambo
  • 4.0-0-19-2 Rakep Patel

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Christians in Pakistan living in fear – HeraldScotland

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UZMA Mir obviously considers that it was good for her to have spent “two wonderfully enlightening years” living in Pakistan in her late teens (“Royals shine light on the real Pakistan”, The Herald, October 21). She refers to Kate and William, during their recent trip, engaging with the “culture, customs and even, fashions of Pakistan”. So far, so good, one might say.

However, during that royal trip I, at the risk of appearing to be on a “sniping bandwagon”, do not recall much light being cast upon the position of Pakistan’s Christians, of which it was estimated in 2005 that there were 2.5 million, being the target of many attacks in recent years. As a result, many Christians have died and many more have been injured. It has been reported that Christians are afraid to speak openly about their religion in case they are accused of being in breach of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws and that Christian children are being given Islamic names to avoid them being subject to abuse at their schools.

It would appear that there is some way to go with regard to religious tolerance in Pakistan.

Ian W Thomson, Lenzie.

Business should stop griping about tax

WHILST I applaud the success enjoyed by Chardon Hotels (“Star hotelier highlights tax burden on sector”, Herald Business, October 21) the comment made about paying too much tax by the company does not reflect that it is the customer who pays the VAT and will pay the tourist tax if it city councils decide to implement it, not the hotels. It is common practice in other countries for a tourist tax to be imposed and it does not deter tourists from visiting.

It is high time that businesses stopped complaining about tax burdens and focused on reinvesting profits to grow their business rather than paying out ridiculous salaries to senior managers and large dividends to shareholders. Successful countries are reinvesting in building business rather than taking out profits for short-term personal gain.

Bill Eadie, Giffnock.

Foul play from the fans

IN recent weeks I have noted a considerable increase of obscenities during televised football matches. Certainly match commentators have swiftly offered apology for what is termed “unacceptable language”. However, when such apology is offered some four or five times in one match it does have a hollow ring. The programme producer has a duty to ensure the sound is dubbed down whilst the stadium stewards and police identify the offender. Surely if a referee can order off a player for using “foul language” a spectator should be ejected for similar or even more obscene comment. Such idiots are not only an embarrassment to club supporters but also to TV viewers whose monthly premium subscriptions are vital in sustaining our national game.

Allan C Steele, Giffnock.

Cost of a bargain

I WAS sad, but not too surprised, to see that another long established Glasgow shop, Watt Brothers has fallen victim to the unholy trinity of unrealistic rates, shopping malls and the internet (“Shoppers and staff reeling as Watt Brothers goes bust”, The Herald, October 19), but to see people queuing for bargains in the closing down sale made me wonder, not for the first time, how many of these people had been regular customers and how many were vultures picking over the bones of the corpse.

Stuart Neville, Clydebank.

Soya concern

SINCE the vast majority of soya bean production in South America goes to making feed for the US cattle industry, the answer to Lesley Mackiggan’s question about how vegetarians and vegans feel about land clearance in the Amazon (Letters, October 21) and elsewhere is “concerned”.

Robin Irvine, Helensburgh.

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Mindless vandals wreck cricket club | Royal Borough Observer – Windsor Observer

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Police have released CCTV images of three males they want to speak to after Boyne Hill Cricket Club in Maidenhead was vandalised.

Three boys, believed to be teenagers got into the club between 10pm and 11pm on Friday, September 27 causing considerable damage which members have to repair.

Police Constable Dan Brown based at Maidenhead police station said: “This was a mindless act of vandalism that has impacted everyone at the Boyne Hill Cricket Club. This is totally unacceptable behaviour and Thames Valley Police are keen to identify those involved.

“We are appealing to anyone who recognises the males in these images, as we believe they may have vital information about the incident.

“Anyone with information can contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43190318463, or make a report online.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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