Why no reserve day? Yuvraj Singh lashes out after Punjab’s exit from Vijay Hazare Trophy

first_img Next Why no reserve day? Yuvraj Singh lashes out after Punjab’s exit from Vijay Hazare TrophyVijay Hazare Trophy: Former India middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh has lashed out Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not having a reserve day.advertisement Asian News International ChandigarhOctober 22, 2019UPDATED: October 22, 2019 17:11 IST Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSPunjab were 52 for 2 in 12.2 overs, having lost opener Abhishek(6) and Anmolpreet(9) when rain stopped playHarbhajan Singh also expressed his disagreement and wrote on TwitterMandeep Singh was the first to express his disappointment and he wrote on TwitterFormer Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday questioned the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not having a reserve day in the Vijay Hazare trophy after Punjab was denied a semi-final birth due to rain.Punjab on Monday was chasing a total of 175 and had scored 52 runs for the loss of two wickets in the 13th over when rain hampered the game.The match was abandoned and Tamil Nadu secured the semi-final birth on account of having more wins in the league phase.Punjab were 52 for two in 12.2 overs, having lost opener Abhishek Sharma (6) and Anmolpreet Singh (9) when rain stopped play. The game was eventually called off.Yuvraj took to twitter to write: “Again an unfortunate result for Punjab against TN in the Vijay Hazare tournament, again Punjab cruising and game abandoned due to bad weather, and on points, we don’t go to semis! Why don’t we have a reserve day? Or is it domestic tournament it doesn’t really matter? @BCCI.”Again an unfortunate result for Punjab against TN in the Vijay Hazare tournament , again Punjab cruising and game abandoned due to bad weather, and on points we don’t go to semis ! Why don’t we have a reserve day ? Or is it domestic tournament it doesn’t really matter ? @BCCIyuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 22, 2019″Played outstanding cricket in the league stage in a very tough A/B group and qualified for the knockouts brilliantly. Now we’re out of the tournament without even playing the quarter-finals due to rain @BCCI,” cricketer Mandeep Singh tweeted after the game was abandoned.advertisementPlayed outstanding cricket in the league stage in a very tough A/B group and qualified for the knock outs brilliantly. Now we’re out of the tournament without even playing the quarter finals due to rain. #reallydisappointed #VijayHazareTrophy #punjabteam @BCCIMandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) October 21, 2019Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh also expressed his disagreement and wrote: “Sick rule why not reserve day for these tournaments @BCCI must look into this and change it.”Sick rule why not reserve day for these tournaments @BCCI must look into this and change it https://t.co/4qALIVsb2fHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 21, 2019Rain ended Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign on Monday as Chhattisgarh made it to the semi-finals on the basis of more wins against their quarterfinal opponents in the league phase.Tamil Nadu also reached the semi-finals on the basis of more wins than Punjab in the league stage after their quarter-final game was cut short by rain.Also Read | Vijay Hazare Trophy: MCA could approach BCCI over ‘unfair’ rule after rain forces Mumbai ousterAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow Vijay Hazarelast_img read more

Crude oil briefly surges past US112 a barrel as tensions escalate over

by Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press Posted Aug 28, 2013 10:24 am MDT The price of oil briefly surged past US$112 a barrel Wednesday before giving up most of its gains while the U.S. seemed to edge closer to intervening in Syria’s civil war.The UN’s special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said Wednesday in Geneva that there was evidence that some kind of chemical “substance” had been used in an attack that may have killed more than 1,000 people near Damascus.Brahimi also said that any military strike against Syria needed to gain approval from the 15-member UN Security Council.U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that American forces were ready to act on any order by President Barack Obama to strike Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the conflict.By early afternoon in Europe, West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery was up 97 cents to US$109.98 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in the session, oil rose as high as US$112.24.On Tuesday, the Nymex contract jumped $3.09 to close at US$109.01 a barrel. Still, the price remains far below its record close of US$145.29 a barrel, reached on July 3, 2008.The price of oil is has surged more than 15 per cent in the last three months on concerns over the civil war in Syria and unrest in Egypt. Neither country is a major oil exporter, but traders worry that the violence could spread to more important oil-exporting countries or disrupt major oil transport routes.“Syria’s political-economic-military links to Iran, Hezbollah and Russia underline the threat of unintended chain-reaction resulting in wider regional instability. Threat of supply disruption is not insignificant,” said Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank Ltd. in Singapore in a market commentary.Other analysts, however, said the developments in Syria were being used as an incentive to reconsider the status of the global oil markets — with other factors accounting for rising prices.A report from JBC Energy in Vienna said there was a “clear risk of an overreaction in the current situation,” especially as Syria was only producing around 70,000 barrels of oil a day. Instead, it pointed to Libya’s export cuts of at least one million barrels a day due to production outages and labour conflicts at shipping ports as a more probable price driver.When Libya’s oil production stopped completely during the revolution in 2011, oil rose by $20 a barrel over the span of two weeks.While reports of ample global supplies were recently the norm, JBC Energy said current developments — such as low spare capacity in Saudi Arabia, stockpiles falling in the U.S., disappointing supply developments around the world and signs of an improving global economy — pointed to tighter markets.“In sum, there are surely risks to the upside of oil prices, but they have not much to do with Syria, which has only been a catalyst for reassessing markets,” JBC said.Brent crude, the benchmark for international crudes, was up $1.20 to US$115.56 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, heating oil added 2.79 cents to US$3.1935 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), wholesale gasoline rose 3.73 cents to US$2.95 a gallon and natural gas lost 1.4 cents to US$3.52 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) Crude oil briefly surges past US$112 a barrel as tensions escalate over Syria AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more