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

Ottawa deficit for April May rises to 27billion as expenditures increase

OTTAWA — Ottawa’s finances got off to a rocky start in the current fiscal year, posting a $2.7-billion deficit that was nearly $1-billion more compared to the same period last year.The shortfall was larger than the $1.8-billion deficit recorded in the April and May period a year ago, the Finance Department reported Friday.The 2012-13 fiscal year ended with an estimated $25.9-billion shortfall for the government — the first year Ottawa failed to make significant progress in reducing its deficit since the recession.This year, the government is projecting an $18.7-billion negative balance, although the first two months represents a setback in reaching that goal.Still, analysts warn against reading too much into the early balance sheet reports of government revenues and expenditures because they tend to be lumpy and subject to revisions.“The year-to-date deficit figures do not give us much to hang our hats on when it comes to annual deficit forecasting,” explained TD Bank economist Sonya Gulati.“In addition, we do not have a sufficient amount of economic indicators for the second quarter to gauge whether 2013 government planning assumptions remain on point.”The Canadian economy outperformed expectations in the first quarter with a 2.5% advance, but forecasting houses are at odds about what occurred in the second quarter, the April-June period encompassed by Friday’s report.The Bank of Canada has set down a low-ball figure of one per cent, while many economists are anticipating a number closer to two based on the strong 1.9% monthly increase in retail spending in May, and stronger employment growth.Gulati said a better indicator about where the government stands will come later this summer when it closes the books on the 2012-13 period.Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is counting on an improved economy going forward, continued low interest rates, and ongoing government restraint to take major chunks out of the deficit figure starting this year, resulting in a balanced budget for the 2015-16 fiscal period, only two years away.In Friday’s report, the government said the deficit for April was a mere 0.3 billion but May brought a US$2.4-billion shortfall.For the two months combined, revenues rose slightly from last year by US$557-million to US$41.8-billion, with gains in personal and corporate tax receipts undercut by a fall-off in revenues from GST taxes and excise and duties receipts.Meanwhile, program spending rose by US$1.35-billion to US$39.2-billion, mainly reflecting higher transfer payments to residents and provinces.As well, the cost of servicing the national debt rose US$106-million to US$5.4-billion during the two months from last year.Combined total spending was up 3.4% relative to last year, a pace of growth that is unlikely to be sustained.The finance ministry noted it had altered how it calculates monthly tax revenues to better align them to the methodology used in the annual public accounts, which had the effect of increasing last year’s April-May deficit from what was originally reported. The change in methodology will have no impact on the final fiscal numbers, the department added. read more