Pollard believes Windies can overtake Sri Lanka in ODI rankings

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) – With just one point separating West Indies and Sri Lanka in the ICC One-Day International rankings, the skipper of the Caribbean side is heading into their three-match rubber here with expectations of overtaking the hosts in the standings.West Indies captain Kieron Pollard believes his team good enough to win the series, the first match of which will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club tomorrow.The two teams are closely locked on points in the ODI rankings. West Indies occupy ninth spot on 80 points while Sri Lanka are in eighth with 81 points.West Indies head coach Phil Simmons (left) and captain Kieron Pollard (right), at a reception to officially open the ODI series against Sri Lanka, have expressed confidence in the squad.And West Indies will be looking to build on the good work started late last year in the subcontinent and carried on against Ireland at home last month, according to Pollard, who is entering his third series as skipper since taking over last November.“The squad have done a significant amount of work between the World Cup and this point. I think we proved in the Ireland series that we are a level above and we are now eager to see what the team can do against a more evenly matched opponent, in relation to standings.“Hopefully, at the end of the day, the team that plays the best and most consistent cricket will come out on top,” the 32-year-old all-rounder said Wednesday at a meet-the-press session where the series organisers and sponsors staged the official unveiling of the trophy.Head coach Phil Simmons added that one area to be monitored closely is the bowling in the middle overs.“As long as we have visibly improved, we will be happy at the end of the series. However, based on what we would’ve shown against India, I think an improved performance would see us coming out as winners. We have placed specific focus on improving our bowling, which I think we have been able to achieve and we are eager to test that theory against a strong Sri Lanka team,” he said.The first ball of the opening ODI is delivered at 00:30hrs. local time (12 midnight Eastern Caribbean/23:30hrs. Friday Jamaica).SQUAD: Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.last_img read more

New GAA President will be elected tonight

first_imgAnnual congress will decide between five candidates including Galway’s Frank Burke, Longford’s Martin Skelly, Dublin’s John Horan, Kerry’s Sean Walsh and Robert Frost from Clare.Whoever wins will take over from Aogán Ó Fearghail next year.last_img


Heartbroken Daniel O’Donnell has been hit by a wave of support from fans since the death of his beloved mother Julia.Daniel and late mum JuliaHis supporters have swamped him with almost 5,000 personal messages of sympathy to his personal Facebook page this week.The messages, which include many heartfelt personal poems, have come from fans around the world including Australia, America and across Ireland. The outpouring of grief include messages from fans who recalled meeting Julia with Daniel at the Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh which he used to own.Daniel’s message on his Facebook account announcing his mother’s passing has been supported by more than 16,000 of his fans.Julia’s remains are brought to the church today with her native Owey island in the background. Picture by Joe Boland.Daniel, 52, and his siblings Margo, Kathleen, John Bosco and James said an emotional farewell to their 94 year old mother on Tuesday last at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.Daniel is due to fly to Canada where he will perform for the first time since his mother’s death on Monday next at the Sid Buckwood Theatre in Saskatoon. On the night Julia passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital, Daniel was due to play a fundraising concert for the struggling medical unit.The gala concert was canceled but friends say Daniel has given a commitment to return and play the concert at a future date.“Daniel is very friendly with many of the staff at the hospital and he really appreciated how well Julia was looked after.“He was determined to play the concert as a ‘thank you’ to them for all the care and love they had shown Julia.“He obviously couldn’t after Julia passed away but he is determined to come back and play the concert at some stage in the future,” said the friend. DANIEL INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM FANS SINCE MOTHER’S FUNERAL was last modified: May 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnelldeathdonegalfansfuneral read more

Mother accused of using Taser on son to wake him for church

first_img“He said some cuss words to me, and he said that his friends don’t have to go anywhere,” Dobbins told the news outlet. She went on to say she returned to her room, grabbed a taser, and returned to the doorway of her son’s room.“I had the taser in my hand, and I made the noise with the taser, and so, he was like, ‘I’m calling police’,” she said.Officers arrested Dobbins at her home.“He came back and said, ‘Put everything down,’ and I said for what?” Dobbins told Fox 10. “He said, ‘For tasing your son.’ I said, ‘I didn’t tase my son, I made the noise.’ He said that it’s domestic violence against a minor. So they handcuffed me. I start crying and got in the back of the police car.”A judge decided to release Dobbins without bail, but police impounded her Taser.The mother is now facing a child abuse charge and is expected to make another court appearance.“I don’t think I did anything wrong because you’re supposed to put God first and that’s all I was trying to do is tell my kids to put God first,” Dobbins told KNXV. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PHOENIX (WSVN) – A mother has been accused of using a Taser to wake up her son for Easter church services.According to court documents, 40-year-old Sharron Dobbins of Phoenix, Arizona, is accused of using the Taser on her 17-year-old son’s leg, Fox 10 reports.“I said, ‘Get up! It’s Jesus’ Day!’” Dobbins told KNXV.She denies tasing her son, saying she simply “sparked” the device and never actually tased him.“I did not touch him at all with the taser,” Dobbins told Fox 10. “I made the sound with the taser.”Dobbins was reportedly upset that both of her teenage sons were creating issues at home before their Easter Sunday church service. One of the sons talked back to her when they were told to send their friends home, according to Fox 10.At that moment, Dobbins said she was at least five feet away from her son, who went back into his room. last_img read more