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City comparisons with Barca premature, says Guardiola

first_imgTheir dominance under Guardiola this season has also drawn comparisons between them and Barcelona.However, the City boss has shrugged off the comparison, stating that the Blaugrana have a rich history of winning both domestic and European titles, while the Manchester outfit are yet to reach the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League. They will host FC Basel in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday.“We are almost in the quarter-finals,” said Guardiola, according to the Manchester Evening News. “We are almost champions of the Premier League.“But we are not in the quarter-finals and we are not champions – that is why we have to be calm.“That is the best advice I can give to my players. It would be just the second time in our whole history in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.“We don’t have legacy behind us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Man City have been backed as the odds-on favourites to win this year’s Champions League trophy, while also being on track to cruise to the Premier League title. Their dominance under Guardiola this season has also drawn comparisons between them and Barcelona.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 7 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has played down comparisons with his former team Barcelona, insisting that City need to build a legacy first.Man City have been backed as the odds-on favourites to win this year’s Champions League trophy, while also being on track to cruise to the Premier League title.last_img read more

PIONEERS AND HEROES

first_imgPhineas Banning High School, Wilmington: Known as the father of the Port of Los Angeles, Phineas Banning drove a stagecoach in San Pedro before starting his own staging business. In the 1850s, Banning and investors purchased the area of Wilmington for port expansion, naming it after the Delaware town of Banning’s birth. He served in the state Senate in the 1870s. On a business trip to San Francisco, Banning was struck by a street car and, in 1885, died from his injuries. Zela Davis Elementary School, Hawthorne: Davis started teaching in the Hawthorne School District in 1923. Four years later, she became the first female principal when she took over Williams School (later consolidated with Davis Elementary). She retired in 1964. Less than a year later, the district named the school after her. She died in 1984 in Torrance. Bud Carson Middle School, Hawthorne: Carson taught physical education in the Hawthorne School District for 44 years, beginning at Hawthorne Middle School and then transferring to Yukon Intermediate in 1967. The school was renamed in his honor in 2005. Alice McLellan Birney Elementary School, Redondo Beach: Birney was a founder of the first nationwide Parent Teacher Association. Birney joined with Phoebe Apperson Hearst to form the National Congress of Mothers in Washington, D.C., in 1897. She contributed articles about child-rearing to The Delineator magazine. She died in 1907. Andrew Carnegie Middle School, Carson: The Scottish industrialist and steel baron from Pittsburgh built one of the most powerful and influential corporations in U.S. history, U.S. Steel. He later gave away most of his riches (a philanthropic attitude explored in his essay Gospel of Wealth) to fund libraries, schools and universities. He died in 1919. paul.clinton@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNathaniel Narbonne High School, Harbor City: Shortly after settling in the area in 1852, Nathaniel Narbonne bought 3,000 acres along Western Avenue in present-day Lomita and Harbor City, reaching south to Peck Park in San Pedro for 171/2 cents an acre. He worked for Phineas Banning as a clerk and raised sheep on the land. He formed the Narbonne Ranch Water Co., the first supplier of water to the Lomita area. He died in 1881, three days before his 54th birthday, while fighting a fire in his wheat field. Billy Mitchell Elementary School, Lawndale: Born in Milwaukee to French parents in 1879, Billy Mitchell later enlisted in the Wisconsin infantry for the Spanish-American War. As an air commander in World War I, Mitchell led a bombing attack in the Ardennes Forest in September 1918. After the war, Mitchell criticized the Navy Department, calling for the creation of a separate Air Force branch. He was demoted in 1925, then accused the Navy of “incompetency, criminal negligence” and treason. He was court marshaled. A decade after his 1936 death, the chief of staff of the newly created Air Force awarded him a congressional medal. Dolores Huerta Elementary School, Lennox: Dolores Huerta was born in New Mexico in 1930, but raised in Stockton by her single mother. As a union organizer for migrant workers in the 1960s, she met Cesar Chavez and helped form the union eventually known as United Farm Workers. From 1968 to 1969, she coordinated an East Coast boycott of table grapes. She had 11 children, including four with Cesar Chavez’s brother Richard. She is currently secretary-treasurer emeritus of the UFW. Bert Lynn Middle School, Torrance: After graduating from Alfred University in New York with a ceramic engineering degree, Bert Lynn served in the Navy during World War II. He ran Lynn Brick Works. As an activist in 1960, he helped defeat Torrance Unified’s first school modernization bond measure. A year later he was elected to the Board of Education and served there until 1972, clashing often during his tenure with Superintendent J.H. Hull. He died of cancer in 1972. Opal Robinson Elementary School, Manhattan Beach: In 1926, Opal Robinson started teaching third grade before she was named principal at Grand View Elementary. She organized the local PTA in 1933. In the 1940s and 1950s, Robinson served in several administrative positions, before retiring in 1959 as the educational services administrator. In 1955, Morningside School was renamed in her honor. She was active in various community groups until her death in 1988. By Paul Clinton STAFF WRITER Their names appear on school marquees, student report cards and principals’ letterheads. They range from a World War I aviator to the father of the Port of Los Angeles, and from a Harbor City rancher to a labor activist. They have nothing in common except for the fact that South Bay and Harbor Area public schools were named in their honor. Here are some the stories behind the familiar names: last_img read more

CENTURY CINEMAS LISTINGS

first_imgIT’S another week of hot new releases at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny this week.Mark Doherty and the gang ensure the best in entertainment with something for all the family on the eight screens.For the children’s there’s the very popular A Turtle’s Tale but for the adults the U2 inspired Killing Bono is the film putting bums on seats. You can seat all the cinema listing here :Cinema Listings 01- 04 -11CENTURY CINEMAS LISTINGS was last modified: March 31st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Century cinemacinemanew releaseslast_img read more

DONEGAL SCOUT LEADER RECALLS THE TRIP OF A LIFTIME

first_imgDara with son Conor in Japan.Donegal scout leader Dara Coll recently traveled to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan recently. Here, in a special blog for Donegal Daily, she recalls their “trip of a lifetime.”“In October 2014, my son Conor and I began, what can only be described, as a trip of a lifetime. We travelled to Portlick Scout Campsite in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to “Base Camp” to join up with the 303 Scouts and Adults strong Scouting Ireland Contingent that would be travelling to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree with the theme “A Spirit of Unity – WA” in Japan. Conor would be attending the Jamboree as a Scout Participant, and I would be attending as part of the International Service Team.“The World Scout Jamboree is hosted every four years in various locations around the world. In 2011 it was held in Sweden, this year it was held in Japan, and in 2019 it will be held in America (hosted by America, Canada & Mexico). It is hoped that Scouts, aged between 14yrs-18yrs can attend at least once as a participant. After the age of 18 yrs registered members of various scouting organisations around the world can attend the World Jamboree as International Service Team, who are the staff of the Jamboree – they help organise and work on Transport, Safety, Ceremonies, Guest Services, On-site Programme, Off-Site Programme, Listening Ear, and Messengers of Peace to name a few areas. “Base Camp was very exciting. It explained the make up of the contingent. What our three week adventure would consist of. The sizing of our new hot climate uniform. The Troop Leaders and the Contingent Management Team made the final decisions on budgets, tentage and equipment for both the troops and IST. Ideas were discussed for The Irish Culture Programme, which were also tried and tested by our Scouts.A big welcome for the Donegal crew!“As we arrived in Larch Hill in Dublin in April for High Camp, everyone was in such great form. Friendships made at Base Camp were developed. Everyone received their uniforms and how well we all looked! The idea of an Irish Flashmob, was discussed and agreed instantly – so the practice began. We had an introduction to Japanese culture and food which was interesting and nerve wracking. The Troops were very busy preparing their Patrol Boxes, creating an itemised list of them and any other equipment to go into the containers which left at the end of the week, as they took 3 months to get to Japan.“June brought Summit Camp, again in Larch Hill, and our final gathering before we departed our Emerald Isle. The few last changes to finalise some uniforms. A Scouts Own was held, when we received kind words of good luck from the Japanese Ambassadors Representative, which was followed by a group photo. The troops and the IST finalised their Yasumi (After camp experience)Conor showing a Japanese Patrol how to play GAA“The next time we would meet, would be in the airport. “And how quickly the time passed from Base Camp till that moment when all the IST met in Dublin Airport. In order to help with the setup of camp and programme areas, ahead of the Scouts arrival, all IST flew to Japan a few days early. The excitement was tangible. We flew from Dublin to Dubai, and Dubai to Osaka, then travelled by bus to the campsite in Kirara-Hama near the city of Yamaguchi.“Our stay on site at Jamboree was unreal. It was a city of tents, as far as the eye could see, all different colours, shapes, sizes that would be home to some 30,000 scouts & 5,000 IST Staff from 150 different countries and territories for 2 weeks. It was a humbling experience to be there with so many people, from so many different cultures and traditions all sharing a belief in Scouting, and drinking lots of water.“Conor had an action packed Jamboree, he took park in water activities, caving, hiking, science, Global Development Village, faith and belief zone, culture, community, a visit to Hiroshima, as well as looking after cooking their own food, wash-up, laundry and surviving the heat. We had average temperatures 41-45 degrees, however with 98% humidity there was a feel factor of 51.1 degrees. It was incredible. So like I said we had to drink a very large amount of water each day.A big welcome home for Conor and Dara at Dublin Airport.“My experience of Jamboree was very different. For once on camp I had no Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts or Ventures to supervise. No meals to cook, nothing. We received our food in the IST Restaurant, which to be fair wasn’t exactly wonderful!!! We did have an easy first few days, as we had little work to do to setup our Cultural Area, so we snuck in a little extra sight-seeing. When programme began, we had almost 20 different scouts every hour from 9am-12pm and then 2pm-5pm for 6 days visit our area. We gave the scouts a taste of Ireland, by demonstrating and letting them try Irish Sports – Gaelic Football and Hurly, some Irish music and they learnt about old Irish Ogham Writing, which they made on little pieces of wood and took home as a memento. In the evening our time was out own, so it was chill out, attend IST evening activities, or walk about swopping neckerchiefs, badges, t-shirts, bags as is the culture on any camp, did I mentioned that drinking water was too.“Following Jamboree, the troops moved on to Miyajima Island. Some described it was a little piece of paradise on earth. I went to Kyoto (The Old Cultural Capital) with a number of fellow IST. From our respective bases, Conor did day trips to Universal Studios, cycling around Kyoto city, shopping in Osaka. I too travelled to and around Osaka, around Kyoto and Hiroshima. It was a stunning, welcoming and a humbling country to visit. “After a three week stay, having made some wonderful friendships, many memories, experienced things we never imagined, we were ready to come home. We slept most of the 17 hour flying time, but the excitement soon began to build as we waited for our bags in Baggage Reclaim, knowing our families were the other side of the glass doors.“It was an awesome feeling to walk through to see our families there, with banners, and homemade posters and hugs that almost squeezed the air from your lungs. Home at last.“A quiet week was spent behind doors with family and close friends sharing our stories and experiences, showing photos and of course no trip would be complete with some gifts and duty free.“So what now…. Well for 12th Donegal (Manorcunningham) Scout Group, another scouting year begins, but also another journey. In 2019 the 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place in West Virginia, America with the theme “Unlock a New World”. Since returning and sharing stories of Japan, there are 10 scouts and leaders who are keen to travel to America. In the coming weeks a 4 year fundraising plan will be put together in the hope of assisting as many scouts and leaders as possible to go, but for now, for the 303 Scouting Ireland Contingent Members, the friendships and memories will stay with us for many, many years to come, and our sincere thanks go out to our Head of Contingent Stephen Carey and the Contingent Management Team, IST Team Lead Gerry Finnegan, the Troop Leaders in Donairt Tony Smith, Derville Pitcher, Claire McAroe and Niall Gannon and finally our fellow Errigal Scout County travellers – Des Johnston, Stephen McCollum and Catherine Leeson. Hickamalaya……….” DONEGAL SCOUT LEADER RECALLS THE TRIP OF A LIFTIME was last modified: September 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dara ColldonegalJapanSCOUT LEADERWorld Scout Jamboreelast_img read more

DONEGAL IN FOURTH PLACE FOR STAYCATIONS, SAYS SURVEY

first_imgA website survey of holidays has found Donegal in a very credible fourth place when it comes to staycations – breaks at home for Irish people.GrabOne Escapes, which launched recently to cater for budget savvy travellers looking to escape at a bargain price, conducted a survey all over Ireland to see what Irish people actually want…from their holiday that is.And the results are good news for Co Donegal with almost one in five people in the survey choosing the county as a destination. It comes in the same week when three local hotels won prestigious awards.49% of those surveyed took a break in the last 6 months, 32% in the last year and 21% in the last month.  When asked who they were most likely to travel with, 66% responded that they primarily travel with a loved one, 45% with their family and 3% prefer to go solo.The most important factor when booking a break is price, according to 70% of those surveyed, followed by location at 20% and time to get there at 6%.  Attractions and activities also play a deciding role.  Interestingly, weather only seems to be important when travelling abroad.A resounding majority of those surveyed prefer to stay in hotels with 82% saying it’s their number one accommodation choice, while 38% prefer self-catering, 8% B&Bs and 6% campsites. The most popular types of breaks for Irish people are beach and city breaks at home and abroad with more than half of all respondents naming these as their holiday of choice.  Spa & wellness breaks are a close second (30%), followed by family fun breaks at 22%, and adventure activities or rural retreats, both at 19%.   Festivals and concerts, foodie getaways and heritage or cultural activities are also popular choices.70% book a holiday or break based on price.82% prefer to stay in hotels.Galway is the most popular destination for a staycation (40%), followed by Kerry (38%), Cork (24%) and Donegal (18%).The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren are our favourite landmarks.Beach and city breaks are the most popular type of holiday at home and abroad.99.5% look for sunshine when they go abroad.Spain is the most popular foreign destination (27%), followed by Portugal (11%), Italy (10%) and the USA (9%).Almost half of those surveyed took a break in the last 6 monthsLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDONEGAL IN FOURTH PLACE FOR STAYCATIONS, SAYS SURVEY was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:doneaDONEGAL IN FOURTH PLACE FOR STAYCATIONSgrabone escapes surveySAYS SURVEYlast_img read more

Ellerbee to speak at ’06 conference

first_img Nick News has won four Emmys. In 2004, Ellerbee won an Emmy for her series, “When I Was a Girl,” which aired on WE: Women’s Entertainment. Ellerbee has written books about the television news business and being a single mother, as well as children’s fiction. A breast cancer survivor, Ellerbee travels thousands of miles each year to give inspirational speeches. The all-day conference is scheduled for April 7 in the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds’ two main pavilions and two smaller meeting halls. It will open with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., will include a buffet lunch with entertainment, and will close at 5 p.m. Registration fees will be $75 per person before Feb. 1 and $95 after Feb. 1. Registration fees for full-time students and seniors age 62 and older will be $50 before Feb. 1 and $70 after Feb. 1. For more information, go to www.avwomensconference.com or call (661) 951-1717. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Emmy-winning journalist and author Linda Ellerbee will be keynote speaker at the Antelope Valley Women’s Conference. Ellerbee is expected to talk “with inspiration, humor and interesting stories about her life and geared to women,” said Ingrid Chapman, one of the conference organizers. “I can tell you that booking her generated a whole lot of excitement to our organizer,” Chapman said. Expected to attract 1,200 participants, the conference will include seminars on women’s health, business, self and family, home and children, vendors offering services and products for women, and a book fair featuring the works of authors speaking at the conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals With the theme “Explore the Possibilities,” the conference is intended to celebrate, inspire and empower women in the Antelope Valley by highlighting information and sharing resources, organizers said. The event was inspired by an annual state conference, the Governor’s and First Lady’s Conference on Women and Families. Ellerbee is a frequent speaker at conferences, including the state conference in October in Long Beach and last month at the Professional BusinessWomen of California conference in Sacramento, organizers said. Ellerbee began her journalism career at CBS, and moved to NBC News, then in 1986 went to ABC News to anchor and write “One World,” a weekly prime-time historical series that won an Emmy. In 1987, Ellerbee and partner Rolfe Tessem quit network news to start Lucky Duck Productions, first producing documentaries for PBS. In 1991 Lucky Duck began producing Nick News for Nickelodeon, with Ellerbee writing and hosting. last_img read more

World Cup 2014: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar justifies MLAs’ Brazil junket

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has slammed Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar to justify a Rs 89 lakh junket for six legislators, including three ministers, to witness the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.Parrikar on Thursday backed his decision to send only ruling party politicians to the World Cup on the all-expenses paid international junket.Parrikar gave the Tendulkar analogy subsequently, while defending his decision to send only politicians. They, according to him, are the potential organisers of international events and not Goan footballing legends and coaches. Also read: Neymar shines in FIFA world cup “Sachin Tendulkar is a good player, but he could not become a good captain. Organisation is a different ball game,” Parrikar said.Parrikar claimed that ministers can be given responsibility for organising mega sporting events and not the players “because no one would listen to them”.Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket recently, is one of the world’s greatest cricketers and has been credited by cricket pundits for having not only virtually unmatched talent, but also a fine cricketing mind.Tendulkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, for his services rendered in the field of cricket.With the Opposition coming down heavily on Goa’s decision to organise and pay for the junket, the state government’s has been caught on the backfoot over the issue in which Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar, Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado, Power Minister Milind Naik and legislators Carlos Almeida, Glen Ticlo (both from the BJP) and Benjamin Silva (Independent MLA supporting the government) are scheduled to leave for Brazil July 1.advertisementThey will watch the quarter-finals and the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup.The Opposition has slammed the junket with state Congress president John Fernandes demanding that the six ruling legislators should either cancel the trip or lawmakers should pay from their own pockets for their trip to Brazil and back.last_img read more

Guardiola ‘happy’ with Sane despite dropping him

first_imgPep Guardiola insists he is happy with Leroy Sane’s attitude after leaving the winger out of his squad for Manchester City’s 2-1 win against Newcastle on Saturday.Goal understands that Sane had been dropped because Guardiola is unhappy with his focus, and that omitting him from the squad will help get him back on track.Guardiola had suggested during pre-season that Sane was not at the required level to start matches, but insisted ahead of the 1-1 draw at Wolves last weekend that the German had begun training well again. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, sources close to Guardiola have indicated that he was disappointed with Sane’s late cameo against Wolves, as well as his subsequent efforts in training.In comments that appeared on City’s Twitter feed on Saturday evening, the City boss confirmed that Sane had been dropped, rather than missing out through injury, and said he hopes the German “can be an important player” for the club this season.#PEP: @LeroySane19 was dropped from the squad. Last season he was such an important player for us and we hope this season he will be a really important player for us as well. #cityvnufc— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 1, 2018Guardiola was unwilling to criticise the 22-year-old in his post-match press conference, insisting that he has so many forwards that one had to miss out.”Last game Phil Foden was not in the squad and it was so sad for Phil, and I’m so sad for Leroy now. But we have a squad, we have six strikers and I decided to play with two strikers, we have two wingers plus another one on the bench and that’s why we decided this game he wouldn’t be there.”In the next games he will be ready to play.”Asked directly if he was happy with Sane’s commitment, the Catalan replied, “Yes”, before insisting he had no serious concerns about the winger’s performance at Molineux.”He played 10 minutes, he tried. He was not precise but he tried. They convince me, I am satisfied from the moment they run. Mistakes without the ball, taking decisions is part of the process.”Sane had to make do with three cameo appearances from the bench before being dropped on Saturday, while he was brought off at half-time in the Community Shield at the start of August.Sane was cut from the Germany squad for this summer’s World Cup by Joachim Low, with the winger’s attitude believed to be one factor in his manager’s decision.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Ronaldo announces birth of daughter

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo announces birth of daughter on Instagram Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:33 11/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Georgina Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Jr Getty Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid superstar took to social media to announce his family has welcomed its newest addition Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to announce the latest addition to his family.The Real Madrid superstar has posted a photo of himself, girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his son Cristiano Jr., along with his newborn daughter Alana Martina.It has been a busy six months for the family as they previously announced this past summer the arrival of twins, a boy and girl named Mateo and Eva, via a surrogate. Ronaldo missed the birth of the twins while away on international duty with Portugal for the Confederations Cup, but there were no such conflicts this time around as he was rested for Portugal’s November friendlies against Saudi Arabia and the United States.Alana Martina, who the star announced the name of a few weeks ago, is Ronaldo’s second daughter and fourth child.last_img read more

World Cup 2019 semi-final: Sourav Ganguly furious with no sign of MS Dhoni as India totter at 24 for 4

first_imgWorld Cup 2019 semi-final: Sourav Ganguly furious with no sign of MS Dhoni as India totter at 24 for 4ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final 1: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly questioned India’s batting order preference as they were jolted by New Zealand fast bowlers in their chase of 240 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday. ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, 1st Semi Final view more view less vs ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 India IND 221 239/8 3/43 (10) India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 10, 2019UPDATED: July 10, 2019 17:03 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sourav Ganguly expressed disappointment at MS Dhoni’s batting position in India’s chase (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni did not bat at No. 5 in the semi-final vs New ZealandIndia sent Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya ahead of MS DhoniIndia were left reeling at 24 for 4 after New Zealand pacers ran riotFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed disappointment at MS Dhoni’s batting position during India’s chase of 240 against New Zealand on the reserve day of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final in Manchester.Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson propelled New Zealand to 239 for 8 in 50 overs as New Zealand added 28 runs to their overnight score of 211 for 5 on Wednesday.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Cricket ScoreIndia had a horror start to their chase as the former champions were jolted by New Zealand pacers in the first 10 overs. India lost their batting lynchpins Rohit Sharma (1), KL Rahul (1), Virat Kohli (1) cheaply inside the first 4 overs. Matt Henry and Trent Boult were running riot as the Manchester crowd, filled with a sea of blue, went quiet.India prefered to send Dinesh Karthik into bat ahead of MS Dhoni as the Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman, batting for only for the 2nd time in World Cup 2019, walked in at 5. Karthik struggled to get going and was eventually dismissed for 6 from 25 balls after a stunning catch from James Neesham.Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson were testing the Indian batsman and Hardik Pandya walked in after Dinesh Karthik’s dismissal, helping raise quite a few eyebrows.Sourav Ganguly, who was on-air for Star Sports, said it was “very hard to understand” why MS Dhoni was not sent earlier to bat.”It’s very hard to understand. No MS Dhoni yet,” Sourav Ganugly said.He added: “There you see MS Dhoni. You have got 10-and-half thousand runs. Average 50 and he is not in yet when India is under pressure. That’s not acceptable. I know he is a good finisher but this is long way from finished. India needed all his experience, all his ability. And at any stage, you needed his batting experience, it’s this one. When you’re 3 down or 4 down for 25, you needed your most experienced batsman.”advertisementEarlier in the day, Mark Nicholas had asked Sourav Ganguly if head coach Ravi Shastri would be “empowered to change the batting order”, Ganguly replied in the affirmative.Mark Nicholas: How would the structure work? Ravi Shastri would be empowered to change the batting order, would he?Sourav Ganguly: Yeah, you expect that. Don’t you? When you’re captain is out on the field, you expect your vice-captain, you expect your coach. But you have got to be proactive. There’s Ravi Shastri on your screen. He is not panicking. He is not someone who is panicking very very quickly. But maybe when you’re captain is in, you need to take that call. You need to be ahead of the game.Rishabh Pant was looking busy in the middle as the young wicketkeeper-batsman was seemingly playing with a lot of freedom despite the amount of pressure on the middle-order. India are well behind the DLS score. For a result to be produced in the semi-final, India should have completed at least 20 overs of their chase.Also Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: What happens if play is called off after 20 oversAlso Read | MS Dhoni advising Yuzvendra Chahal and fielders during World Cup semi-final is goldAlso 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 India vs New ZealandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow Ravi ShastriFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow Rishabh Pant commentary ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) Matt Henry (NZ) M. Henry (NZ) (49.3) Referee: David Boon (AUS) Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG), Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Rod Tucker (AUS) 221 Ross Taylor (NZ) R. Taylor (NZ) New Zealand NZ Super Over view full scorecard – 74 (90) India Match Ended center_img (50.0) New Zealand beat India by 18 runs Toss: NZ elected to bat Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 239/8 New Zealand Scorecard Ravindra Jadeja (IND) R. Jadeja (IND) India IND Top Batsmen Top Batsmen (49.3) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Matt Henry New Zealand NZ Match Ended (50.0) advertisement 77 (59) Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND) B. Kumar (IND) No data available! graphs 3/37 (10) Nextlast_img read more

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