Players should be able to snub Premier League return: Sordell

first_img“Their partners might be pregnant or they might have young kids, and some might have underlying health conditions. Some players themselves might have underlying health conditions.“I think people’s own situations need to be respected. If they want to play, and it’s safe to do so, then allow them to play. If they don’t want to play because they don’t think it’s safe to do so, I think that needs to be respected.”While Sordell is concerned players may be forced into returning to action, Norwich manager Daniel Farke has backed the Premier League to find a safe way of completing the season.Farke, whose team are bottom of the table, told Sky Sports: “I totally trust the key people at the Premier League that have to make the decisions and not easy decisions because there are disadvantages for every scenario.“For us we deserve the chance to work on our little miracle and stay in this league and my general attitude is that we should try everything we can to finish the season.“But, if it is the situation that – by not finishing the season – we save one life then we should do that.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Players should be allowed to refuse to take part if the Premier League resumes amid the coronavirus crisis, former Watford forward Marvin Sordell said on Monday.Premier League chiefs hope the season can be finished over the summer, but their ‘Project Restart’ has come in for criticism for potentially putting players at risk.Although the Premier League is reportedly willing to pay for testing for players and staff if matches resume, that has not been enough ease the fears of some stars.Sordell, who also featured for Burnley and Bolton before retiring last year, believes players should only return if they are comfortable with their personal situations while the virus is still a threat.“Some people will be living on their own and they won’t have any responsibilities in that sense, or those fears that they may pass the virus onto somebody else if they contracted it themselves,” Sordell told Britain’s Press Association.“There will be other players who live with their parents, or they are their parents’ only means of being able to get food.last_img read more

Evelyn leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final

first_img27 May 2014 Evelyn leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final Cornwall golfer Evelyn Postles – who has been playing golf for just three years –  led the South West qualifiers for the England Golf Grand Medal Final. She won the South West regional medal final at Forest Hills in Goucestershire by three shots, with a net score of one-under 73. She leads 10 qualifiers for the Grand Medal Final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club on June 28. They are: Evelyn Postles  of St Mellion, Carolyn Stait of Taunton & Pickeridge, Indumathi Kumaravel  of Killiow, Toshiko Ricketts of Mendip Spring, Juliet Hagley of  Clevedon, Tracy Bryant of Bulbury Woods, Kate Lush of Rushmore, Penny Deakin of Okehampton, Lorna Elliott of Dartmouth, and Heather Kerr-Wilbur of Mendip Spring. Evelyn sealed her triumph with a par on the last, where she holed a 20-footer, and said: “Everything went my way today and to think I’ve actually won is amazing! I’m honoured that I’m playing in a national final – it will be good fun.” This is only Evelyn’s third season of golf. She took up the sport after retiring from the health service at 50 and moving from London to Cornwall, where her home overlooks the golf course. “The golf course was there and I wanted to do something competitive! Whatever I do I try to succeed and do my best and I’ve put a lot of work in to my swing,” said Evelyn. “Usually in competition I tend to mess up some holes, but today I just played nicely. I had one bad hole but that was it, I played steadily and my playing partners were very encouraging.” Her ambition for the season is to reduce her handicap, which was 17 at the start of the regional final. Her performance means a cut is on the way! The was the sixth and last of the regional medal finals. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2013. South West Regional Medal Final Forest Hills, Gloucestershire Par 74, CSS 77 r/o Net qualifying scores 73 Evelyn Postles (St Mellion) 76 Carolyn Stait (Taunton & Pickeridge) 77 Indumathi Kumaravel (Killiow), Toshiko Ricketts (Mendip Spring), Juliet Hagley  (Clevedon) 78 Tracy Bryant (Bulbury Woods), Kate Lush (Rushmore), Penny Deakin (Okehampton) 79 Lorna Elliott (Dartmouth), Heather Kerr-Wilbur (Mendip Spring) For full scores please click herelast_img read more

India vs New Zealand Day 3: Hosts press advantage as Virat Kohli falters again

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/BCCIAdvertisement 3qpvNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsorwmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4cw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7v03Would you ever consider trying this?😱6zj4Can your students do this? 🌚mblqRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 3rd day of the first Test between India and New Zealand has just seen its closure, and continuing their innings from yesterday, New Zealand have stacked up a hefty total of 348, exhausting all their wickets. Despite gaining pace in the second innings through an impressive fifty from Mayank Agarwal, India’s batting order fails again, and are still 39 runs behind the hosts at the end of day’s play.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/BCCIStarting from the previous total of 216 from 5, the Kiwis saw some nice batting from Colin de Grandhomme and Kyle Jamieson, who scored 43 and 44 respectively, followed by Trent Boult’s quick 24-ball-34 in the end with five fours and one six.The brilliant in-form Ishant Sharma secured his 11th five wicket haul in red ball cricket, picking up Tim Southee, along with Boult, adding up to his triple strikes from yesterday. Ashwin secured three wickets today, and Jasprit Bumrah finally broke his wicket drought and picked up Black Caps wicket keeper batsman BJ Watling.Advertisement Today at stumps at the Basin Reserve cricket ground, India have scored 144 for 4 wickets. While Prithvi Shaw is still trying to find his click, it was Mayank Agarwal’s superb start that put India on the pace in the second innings. The 29 year old opener scored 58 runs, including seven boundaries and one over boundary, thus securing his third Test half century.The Men in Blues skipper Virat Kohli only managed to put up 19, followed another lacklustre performance from Cheteshwar Pujara. The 32 year old Test veteran left the 22 yards after just 11 runs to his name.Advertisement The duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari are currently on strike at stumps. The latter made his return to the Test squad after an impressive spell against New Zealand XI earlier this month, and is unbeaten at 15, while the veteran Rahane is at a score of 25 runs.In addition to a prompt finish in the first innings, Kiwi pacer Trent Boult also made his mark with the ball. The 30 year old fast medium picked up three, especially the key wickets of Pujara and the Indian captain, along with picking Shaw early in the beginning.Also read-India vs New Zealand Day 2: Hosts take the lead with a superb knock from Williamson but Ishant Sharma fights back with triple strikesFormer India hockey captain and real life protagonist of ‘Chak De! India’ files for domestic violence Advertisementlast_img read more