Virat Kohli’s backing gives me lot of self belief: Jasprit Bumrah

first_imgFast bowler Jasprit Bumrah said he and his pace-bowling counterparts are being able to experiment and express themselves because of the backing they get from captain Virat Kohli.Jasprit Bumrah also said that there is brilliant camaraderie among the India fast bowlers and he, as a youngster, constantly keeps asking questions and learns from the likes of senior campaigners in Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.Jasprit Bumrah’s comments come after India finished Day 3 of the 2nd Test against West Indies in a commanding position. Having set West Indies a target of 468, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami struck once each to leave the hosts at 45 for 2 at Stumps.India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 3: Highlights | ReportNonetheless, it was Jasprit Bumrah’s heroic first innings spell that broke the back of West Indies’ batting line-up and thwarted any chances of a comeback from the hosts who had lost the 1st Test by 318 runs.Bumrah ran through the West Indies batting order, picking up 6 wickets, including his maiden Test hat-trick. It was also his second successive 5-wicket haul as he had jolted West Indies in the 2nd innings of the Antigua Test in which they were bundled out for 100.”The captain has a lot of confidence in you that gives you a lot of self belief. When you bowl, you can express yourself and try whatever you want to do. Not only me, each and every bowler is being backed by him so much. As a bowling unit, we are very happy and have the freedom to do whatever we want,” Jasprit Bumrah told reporters in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday.advertisementVirat Kohli’s support was evident when the skipper went for a review during the dramatic hat-trick ball on Day 2 of the Jamaica Test. Bumrah did not even appeal after hitting Roston Chase on the front pad but Kohli took the review that eventually sealed the hat-trick after on-field umpire Paul Reiffel ruled it not out.Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah also said that the fast bowling group has put in a lot of hard work and looks to improve with every single outing.”We have done a lot of hard work. Last year, we played a lot of away matches. Lot of camaraderie is there, we back each other. Even if things are going well, we discuss how to get better. We have a good relationship, all of us. We want to get better every year,” Bumrah said.The fast bowler added: “Ishant has played a lot more cricket than all of us. Shami has also played a lot of cricket. I am the new guy and I try and ask them a lot of questions. I get to know what works in different conditions. If the wicket is not doing anything, what should we do. All this communication goes on, including the captain and the vice-captain.”Start to my Test career has been good: Jasprit BumrahJasprit Bumrah also added that he is happy with how his Test career has begun but maintained he has a lot of work to do while pointing out his upcoming challenge in India.Bumrah, who made his Test debut in 2018, has not played a single match in India yet. The right-arm pacer, who has picked up 61 wickets from just 12 Tests, has 5-wicket hauls in each of the overseas nation he has played so far.”It’s been just 10-12 matches. My career has just started. I am learning everyday and trying to improve. I have to play in India as well. This has been a good start,” Bumrah said.”I always look a team goals. If we win the match, it’s fine even if I don’t get a wicket. I always think about how I can contribute to the team’s success. Be it taking wickets or creating pressure.”Also Read | Virat Kohli ends West Indies tour with his 4th first-ball duck in Test cricketAlso Read | 1st T20I: Ross Taylor shines as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 5 wicketsAlso See:last_img read more

201516 Annual Report Available

first_imgNova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) released its 14th annual report today, Aug. 11, covering the fiscal period from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016. “NSBI believes exporting – and trade in general – is an important component of the path to sustainable economic growth in Nova Scotia, and we are committed to supporting businesses here and around the globe.” said Laurel Broten, president and chief executive officer. The 2015-16 annual report measures goals against NSBI’s 2015-16 business plan, and includes financial statements audited by an independent third party in accordance with Canadian auditing standards. Looking Back: 2015-16:– NSBI worked with 1,106 unique businesses in 153 communities in Nova Scotia to help navigate the business landscape and the tools required to help companies succeed–- there was an 11.1 per cent increase over the previous fiscal year in the number of companies that chose to locate or expand in Nova Scotia, resulting in new money into the Nova Scotia economy–- forecasted export sales increased by 13.3 per cent over the previous year’s forecasted export sales–- NSBI saw success with seven new companies reporting their first export sale, NSBI will target working with a minimum of 15 companies across Nova Scotia to become first-time exporters in 2016–2017 –- in its first year of administering the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, NSBI approved 15 film and television productions–- NSBI continues to monitor and manage its equity portfolio. As of March 31, 2016, its venture capital portfolio was valued at $13,055,00 a 15.5 per cent decrease over the previous year –- the report includes outcomes-based measurements that NSBI used to evaluate its work with businesses across the province through a client survey. The survey collected measurements on trade, investment and the business climate Looking Ahead: 2016-17 Business PlanAs outlined in the 2016-2017 business plan, NSBI will continue the trajectory of focusing on export as the first priority. “There is still much to be done so our client firms can thrive, and not just survive, in our ever-changing global economy,” said Ms. Broten. “Our plans are built based on the conversations we have had with businesses across the province and from the lessons we learned in 2015-2016. “By working with our partners, we’re confident that NSBI is on track to deliver focused and relevant export services and smart, aggressive, and targeted investment attraction efforts to strengthen Nova Scotia’s economy.” For more information on NSBI reports go to www.novascotiabusiness.com/corporatereportsandplanslast_img read more

Ontario enlists former bank CEO to help with bid for Amazon headquarters

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says a former banking executive will help guide the province’s bid to become the home of Amazon’s new corporate headquarters.The online retail giant announced earlier this week that it planned to establish a second North American office, and many cities have already expressed their interest in the project.Wynne joined their ranks on Saturday, announcing she had named former TD Bank chief executive Ed Clark as the head of a group tasked with landing the project.Clark, who retired from TD in 2014, now serves as the Wynne’s business adviser.Wynne says he will head a group of business leaders who will work to secure Amazon’s interest in locating its headquarters in Ontario.Toronto Mayor John Tory has already expressed keen interest in bidding to make Toronto Amazon’s next home.Amazon says that it will spend more than US$5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. The technology company plans to stay in its current Seattle headquarters and the new space will be “a full equal” of its current home, said Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.Cities have until Oct. 19 to apply through a special website, and Amazon said it will make a final decision next year.While many cities will likely be clamouring to make their pitch to Amazon as well, candidates must meet specific requirements to be considered. Key criteria include: a prime location, access to mass transit and proximity to an international airport. Any potential site must have room to grow, as Amazon wants to expand its new headquarters to as much as eight million square feet in the next decade. That’s about the same size as its current home in Seattle.Other Canadian cities, such as Waterloo, Ont., or Vancouver, may also fit the bill.Amazon said its search is open to any metropolitan area in North America that meets the parameters. The city itself doesn’t necessarily have to be one million people, but declined to say how open it was to going outside of the United States.Amazon’s current campus in Seattle takes up 8.1 million square feet, has 33 buildings and 24 restaurants and is home to more than 40,000 employees. At the second headquarters, Amazon said it will hire up to 50,000 new full-time employees over the next 15 years who would have an average pay of more than $100,000 US a year. read more