Will deadly air pollution trigger a new era of lockdowns?
New Delhi considering Covid-style restrictions as ‘toxic haze’ envelops Indian capitalAs a “thick, toxic haze” engulfs northern India, said The Washington Post, officials in the capital have already ordered restrictions “reminiscent of the pandemic”, including shutting schools, closing government offices and ordering a halt to construction projects.
On the eve of their Test series against New Zealand, India have been dealt another blow with the news that KL Rahul has suffered an injury. © PA Images KL-Rahul
The hosts are already without a number of their star players for the series, who have been rested after a strenuous few months which culminated in the T20 World Cup earlier this month.
Regular Test skipper Virat Kohli will sit out the first Test, while batsman Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have all been given some time off.
They will miss the series entirely.
According to a statement released by the BCCI, Rahul suffered muscle strain on his left thigh and will spend some time in the treatment room in order to prepare for the Test series against South Africa next month.
India Hicks, 54, admits she told her adopted son to ditch the jeans
Prince Charles' goddaughter India Hicks, 54, spoke to Sheerluxe , an online lifestyle magazine, about her adopted son Wesley, 24, and the Black Lives Matter movement. She said she noticed that when her sons used to travel to the US, for example, 'it was always Wesley who was taken to one side'.'After a while, we recommended Wes start dressing differently – travelling in chinos and a blazer as opposed to jeans and a hoodie seemed to help, if you can believe it. It’s very sad when you think about it,' she admitted.
“He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA (National Cricket Academy) in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled next month,” the BCCI said.
Uncapped Yadav called up
Subsequently, batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been added to the squad for the matches against the touring Kiwi side.
Yadav is yet to play a Test but has had a taste of international cricket in the India limited-overs side.
The first Test against Kane Williamson’s side starts in Kanpur on Thursday.
India squad for New Zealand Test series: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-capt), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav Wriddhiman Saha (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna; Virat Kohli to join squad for second Test and lead the side
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Can you name all the twelve winners of 'The Great British Bake Off'?When The Great British Bake Off, or The Great British Baking Show as it is called in the US, was launched back in 2010, no one could predict the phenomenon it would become.
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Assumption of Zebpay CEO is true: India's government refrains from Krypto Ban .
after a ban on crypto currencies in India, the government was constantly deciding on a strict regulation of cyberdeals. © Provided by Finanzen.net Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images • Announced Krypto Prohibition caused in India for price breakdowns • Zebpay co-CEO suspected in November regulation, instead of ban • Proposed government's bill should regulate private crypto currencies and not Forbid possible crypto ban caused panic in India that the Indian government had announced last month to prepare