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India vs West Indies: Chris Gayle confirms he is not retiring from ODI cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk Port of SpainAugust 15, 2019UPDATED: August 15, 2019 04:39 IST Chris Gayle confirmed he has not retied from ODI cricket (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies great Chris Gayle said he is not retiring from ODI cricketChris Gayle smashed a 41-ball 72 that went in vain in the 3rd ODI vs IndiaChris Gayle walked out to bat with a special jersey marking his 301st ODIWest Indies great Chris Gayle confirmed he hasn’t retired from ODI cricket despite walking off to a standing ovation after his 41-ball 72 against India in the 3rd ODI in Port of Spain on Wednedsay.”I didn’t announce any retirement. Yeah, I am (still with West Indies cricket) until any further notice,” Gayle told West Indies Cricket while responding to a question posed to him. Notably, Gayle played his 301st ODI on Wednesday and his celebration after the quickfire knock raised speculations of reitrement.The question you’ve all been asking..has @henrygayle retired from ODI cricket? #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/AsMUoD2DsmWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 14, 2019Chris Gayle smashed a 41-ball 72 that had the trademark Gayle stamp on it but his fireworks went in vain as India chased down a DLS-revised target of 255 after a Virat Kohli hundred. The big-hitting opener faced a maiden over to start proceedings for the team but took the India pacers to the cleaners after a mini rain break in the 3rd ODI.Kohli congratulates Gayle, West Indies star gets standing ovation in Port of SpainNotably, Chris Gayle walked out to bat with a special jersey marking his 301st ODI after West Indies won the toss for the first time in the ongoing tour.Gayle began his innings with a huge six and added 4 more while hitting 8 boundaries in his explosive knock. Gayle added a 115-run stand with fellow opener Evin Lewis before perishing in just the 12th over of the West Indies innings.advertisementGayle seemed to have enjoyed outing as he raised his bat and hung his helmet on it in acknowledgement of the applause he was receiving from the sparse crowd at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.Chris Gayle was congratulated by Virat Kohli and the rest of the Indian teammates as he walked back to the pavilion. In fact, Gayle and his former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Kohli did their famous high-five on the pitch after Gayle’s dismissal.Chris Gayle, who revolutionised limited-overs cricket with his big-hitting skills, is West Indies’ all-time run-scorer in ODIs with 10480 runs in 301 matches. He went past West Indies great Brian Lara’s tally of 10,405 runs in the 2nd ODI on Sunday in Trinidad.Gayle made his international ODI debut in 1999 against India in Toronto. The 39-year-old hit 25 hundreds and 54 fifties in ODI cricket and had a career strike rate of over 85.Gayle also finishes as the most-capped player for ODIs in West Indies. The big-hitting opener went past Lara’s tally of 299 matches in the ongoing series.Notably, Chris Gayle had announced that World Cup 2019 would be last international assignment but he reverse his decision to play ODIs and at least a Test against India in the ongoing series. Notably, West Indies captain Jason Holder had said even he wasn’t aware about Gayle’s change of mind before the limited-overs great announced his U-turn in a press conference at the World Cup.Gayle though has not been picked in West Indies’ Test squad that was announced last week. While his future in the longest format of the game looks uncertain, the T20 globetrotter might just push himself until the T20 World Cup in 2020 as he is yet to make an announcement about his future in the T20Is.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s 43rd ODI hundred gives India 2-0 win in ODI series vs West IndiesFor 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 Chris GayleFollow retirement India vs West Indies: Chris Gayle confirms he is not retiring from ODI cricketChris Gayle, who had made his ODI debut in 1999 against India, confirmed he isn’t retiring from international cricket while speaking to West Indies Cricket after the 3rd ODI against India in Port of Spain on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

Canadian university and UN agency set up online urban archive

6 November 2007The United Nations agency tasked with promoting socially and environmentally sustainable housing has announced a partnership with a Canadian university to establish the world’s most complete online information archive on urban issues. The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) issued a statement yesterday saying that the University of British Columbia, which is based in Vancouver, had taken the initiative to host more than 30 years of print and electronic material. The UBC/UN-HABITAT Archive, which will be web-based, will contain material stretching from the UN agency’s first conference in 1976 up to and including the 2006 World Urban Forum III. Eventually it is expected to include more than 2,000 videos on urban issues accumulated by UN-HABITAT during the past three decades, as well as numerous books, magazines, pamphlets, websites and other materials. The online portal is aimed at giving governments, urban planners, developers, academics and others access to information – especially sustainable solutions – to various aspects of urban life, including housing, transport, infrastructure, resources management, land tenure, governance and climate change. UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka said the archive would serve as an invaluable resource for learning, teaching and practice on towns and cities. Professor Emeritus Peter Oberlander, the inaugural director of the university’s Centre for Human Settlements, said “these materials can show us how to improve the liveability and economic viability of the world’s communities… For example, a municipal clerk in Kumasi, Ghana, instructed to introduce water metering can now access the UN’s best practices on this subject to help ensure accessible and equitable water distribution.” read more