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Zimbabwes ODI win over Lanka good for the game, feels Ashwin

first_imgMumbai, Jul 17 (PTI) Indias premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin welcomed the upset ODI series victory scored by minnows Zimbabwe against hosts Sri Lanka and said such shock results will help cricket stay healthy.”With regard to Zimbabwe winning over Sri Lanka, thats how the game goes, anybody can lose, anybody can win. Tomorrow Afghanistan may beat someone, so thats the way the sport needs to (go). It is very healthy for the game,” Ashwin said on the sidelines of a promotional event of small finance bank, Equitas Bank of which he is the brand ambassador.Zimbabwe had defeated Sri Lanka 3-2 in the five match ODI series by wining the first, fourth and the fifth games.Ashwin is part of the India squad led by Virat Kohli which is soon to engage Sri Lanka in a full-fledged series comprising three Tests, five ODIs and a lone T20 in the island nation.The tour commences on July 21 with a two-day practice game at Moratuwa prior to the opening Test at Galle beginning July 26.The 30-year-old cricketer was reluctant to comment on the appointment of new head coach Ravi Shastri who has replaced Anil Kumble.”I think, the new coach or the new support staff, it does not come under my jurisdiction, it is not something I will take a call on.”I am not being diplomatic, it will be unfair for me to pass a comment on that. Likewise always, the Indian team moves on, India moves on (and) we have to find out in course of time, how it is going,” said Ashwin, who is 25 short of reaching the milestone of 300 Test wickets. PTI NRB SSR RMTlast_img read more

Alberta Attorney General Kathleen Ganley expecting first child

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta’s annual tradition of revealing the most popular baby names had special meaning Friday for one member of Premier Rachel Notley’s cabinet.Notley teared up as she announced that Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.The premier said it will be the first time that she knows of that an attorney general in Canada has given birth while in office.Fellow legislature members Stephanie McLean and Brandy Payne were both pregnant when they were appointed to cabinet last year.“We’re so excited,” Notley said at a Calgary baby store.“It’s really important for us in cabinet to have a new baby every year, really just to keep the dynamic entertaining and fun.”Notley announced the news alongside Ganley and McLean before revealing the province’s most popular baby names in 2016.For the third year in a row, Liam topped the names for boys and Olivia was the favourite for girls. Other popular names for boys included Benjamin and Lucas, while Emma and Sophia were the runners up for girls.Some of the more unusual names were Riversong, Notorious-Link, Righteousness, Awesome, Zyron-Thunder and BlueEagle.Alberta welcomed 55,594 babies in 2016, shy of the previous year’s record-breaking 56,529.Alberta has one of Canada’s youngest populations, with an average age of 37.8, compared with the national average of 41.“The fact that we have so many young Albertans, it’s one of many signs of our economic strength,” Notley said.“And, in fact, what we are starting to see already is that population shifts are moving back into Alberta’s favour. Fewer people are moving away as a result of the oil price slide. And we … continue to be a net growth province, even through the worst of economic times.”last_img read more