Malaysia bans travel to North Korea, football match postponed

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City St. Benilde, San Beda sweep their way to NCAA table tennis titles Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In this March 9, 2017, file photo, the North Korean flag is seen behind razor wire on top of a wall at the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia has banned its citizens from traveling to North Korea as the country faces increasing diplomatic pressure over its weapons programs. The foreign ministry announced the ban in a statement Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, and said it would last until further notice. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia on Thursday banned its citizens from traveling to North Korea as the country faces increasing diplomatic pressure over its weapons programs.The travel ban prompted the region’s football governing body to postpone for the third time an Asian Cup qualifier match between Malaysia and North Korea scheduled for Oct. 5 in Pyongyang. The match has already been delayed twice due to security issues.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Asian Football Confederation said in a statement it will have to decide on the future status of the match.Malaysia’s foreign ministry cited North Korea’s missile tests and related developments as the reasons for the travel ban and said it would last until further notice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNorth Korea has been targeted in recent months by stricter sanctions and increasing diplomatic pressure, with Kuwait and Mexico expelling its envoys in recent weeks. Since July, North Korea has launched its first intercontinental ballistic missiles, has flown midrange missiles over Japan into the Pacific and has detonated its sixth nuclear test.Malaysia is one of its few remaining diplomatic partners in the world, even though tensions escalated after the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport in February. Both countries imposed travel bans on the other’s citizens that were lifted after a deal was reached in March. LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:13US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Two women from Vietnam and Indonesia have been charged in the murder, widely believed to have been orchestrated by North Korea. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

Golfer Tiger Woods sorry for arrest, says no alcohol involved

first_imgA police mugshot of Woods looking bleary-eyed and unshaven rapidly went viral, underscoring the protracted fall from grace which has befallen the superstar athlete once renowned as a clean-living, corporate pitchman. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Woods, 41, was arrested by police near his home in Jupiter, Florida, around 3:00 am (0700 GMT) before his release later Monday after being charged with driving under the influence.READ: Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of drunk drivingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Nadal, Djokovic cruise in French Open as Muguruza downs ex-champ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Injuries haven’t been the only disruptions to his on-course career.In November of 2009 a car accident outside his Florida home led to revelations of a series of infidelities that wrecked his marriage. He later went to rehabilitation after the accident, reportedly for sex addiction.Amid the lurid tabloid headlines, Woods took a break from professional golf that lasted until the 2010 Masters.Woods chances of overhauling Nicklaus’s tally of 18 majors look remote. He has not featured in a major since the 2015 PGA Championship, when he missed the cut. He also missed the cut in that year’s British and US Opens. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentscenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Woods hasn’t played competitive golf since pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February after one round because of back pain.He had spinal fusion surgery on April 20 — his fourth surgery in three years to treat his troublesome back which has limited him to three tournament starts worldwide in the past two years.Personal life tormentWoods wrote on his website last week that since his latest procedure he was feeling better than he had in years and remained committed to returning to competitive golf.“My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse,” Woods wrote.“I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry. But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.”Woods made his comeback in December after missing all of the 2015-16 season.But his return quickly ran aground as he withdrew from the PGA Tour event in Los Angeles in February, the Honda Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.He even cancelled a planned press conference at the Los Angeles tournament saying doctors had advised him to “limit all activities”.He pulled out of the Masters in early April, missing the first major of the year on the 20th anniversary of his epic 1997 victory at Augusta National that marked his first major title and signalled a new era in the game.Woods, once widely expected to surpass Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championships, hasn’t won a grand slam title since the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines. MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Tiger Woods apologized on Monday, May 30, 2017, after he was arrested for driving under the influence. He denied alcohol was involved saying he was taking medication. The Palm Beach County (Florida) police released the mugshot of Woods. PALM BEACH POLICE COUNTY PHOTOMIAMI, United States — Golf superstar Tiger Woods was charged with driving under the influence by police in Florida on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to the former world number one as he struggles to resurrect his career.The 14-time major champion blamed his arrest on a reaction to a mixture of prescription medication he has been taking, insisting in an apology to fans that alcohol was not involved in the incident.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in a statement quoted by US media outlets, which stressed that “alcohol was not involved.”“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” Woods said.“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too.”The TMZ.com entertainment news website had earlier cited law enforcement sources as saying that Woods was stopped after being spotted “driving erratically, all over the road.” The website said the golfer refused to blow into a breathalyzer.The arrest is the latest gloomy episode to hit Woods, who once towered over his sport before being engulfed by turmoil in his private life and a series of debilitating injuries.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Despite roaring return, Laminou admits he’s not in top shape yet

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We have trust in the coach and we hope that we can make it into the Final Four. We want to make it good this year,” he said. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hamadou Laminou. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShowing no signs of rust, Hamadou Laminou took the spotlight on Friday as he helped Emilio Aguinaldo College nab the 74-64 win over St. Benilde to kickstart its NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball campaign.The Cameroonian big man looked like he didn’t miss a beat as he roared in his season debut, posting 21 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and tallying seven blocks in the dominating victory.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Though there are no doubts on Laminou’s capabilities, it’s still a surprising performance considering that two weeks ago, his status for the opening week was still up in the air because of the MCL injury on his left knee.READ: EAC takes command with rout of St. BenildeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLaminou himself admitted that he’s still far from tip-top shape, but he’s doing his best to keep up with his fellow Generals.“I feel like I’m at 60-percent,” he said. “Actually, I just came back from my injury last Monday. I didn’t practice for almost two months. I’m trying my best to be in condition.” View comments At 37, Venus Williams looking for a 6th Wimbledon title MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Fortunately for Laminou, he has his fellow veterans Sidney Onwubere and Francis Munsayac by his side as he reintroduces himself to the flow of coach Ariel Sison’s system.“I get all my confidence with my teammates Sidney and Francis. Last year, we tried to help each other and we look at it the same way so we can make it good this year,” he said.Sison acknowledged that Laminou’s return is a huge boost for EAC, noting that had his foreign player didn’t go down with an injury, the team could have made it far in the preseason tourneys.“If Laminou played, we might have had a better showing in Filoil,” he said.But Laminou, with enough trust on Sison’s system and the camaraderie he has with his fellow Generals, has his full confidence that the squad can fulfill their preseason goal and make it to the Final Four for the first time in school history.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

NCAA postpones Tuesday’s games

first_imgLyceum head coach Topex Robinson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe NCAA has postponed its Tuesday’s games due to heavy rains brought about by tropical storm “Isang.”Juniors and seniors games between St. Benilde and Arellano; Perpetual and Emilio Aguinaldo; and league-leader Lyceum and Mapua were once again affected by the bad weather.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo These were the same set of games that were postponed last July 28 due to tropical storm “Gorio.”The Pirates would have had a chance to complete a first-round sweep Tuesday against the Cardinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNo new schedule of the games has been announced.center_img Triathletes Huelgas, Mangrobang snare gold; Chicano, Adorna take silver LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Benilde runs Perpetual aground for third win

first_imgMOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saunders and Monroe want Golovkin-Alvarez shot LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde registered its third win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament after taking apart Perpetual Help, 83-55, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blazers improved to 3-9 while the Altas slipped to 4-7.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Prince Eze had six points and 16 rebounds to lead the Altas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games This is Benilde’s second win over Perpetual after the Altas had their 69-65 opening game victory against the Blazers forfeited after wearing the wrong uniform.Blazers head coach TY Tang used their earlier game against the Altas as a source of motivation and to prove that they can beat Perpetual without the help of some technicality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We had that as a motivation on our part that we just want to prove a point,” said Tang. “This time we wanted to win convincingly. We just played good basketball on both ends of the court and we were composed.” Edward Dixon led the Blazers with 21 points with four rebounds while Clement Leutcheu put up a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double. View commentslast_img read more

Embattled swimmers hope to make a mark at CWG

first_imgIt is a discipline which has never fetched India any medal in the Commonwealth Games and the swimmers are not exactly expected to create a splash even this time around with a dope slur and concerns about the venue’s preparedness adding to their woes ahead of the event.Indian swimmers have never created much of a buzz at the Commonwealth level given the competition in the pool features powerhouses such as Australia, Canada and England among others.Australia has 557 medals at the Games and are expected to rule the pool even this time.Home advantage could have been factored in India’s favour but the swimmers have hardly got a feel of the still under-preparation Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Complex.Swimming Federation of India (SFI) Secretary General Virender Nanavati says there is nothing like home advantage for the locals.Another swimmer M B Balakrishnan suffered injuries after being assaulted by yet-to-be identified persons, and there are chances that he might also be ruled out of the October 3 to 14 event.Even coaching and training of the swimmers for the Games was not complete without controversy.Nanavati complained that despite the SFI providing a list of 12 coaches to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and also finalising the name of Australian Alan Thompson as chief coach, SAI failed to strike a deal. This had not just left the federation red-faced but also hampered India’s preparations for the Games.But internal matters are not the only obstacles standing in India’s way of winning medals, there are bigger challenges awaiting the national swimmers during the competition itself.advertisementThe dominant Australians, the ever-improving England and even the South Africans are set to rule the podium.Although three-time Olympic champion Stephanie Rice’s pullout due to a shoulder injury and Ryan Napoleon’s doping ban had weakened the Aussie squad a bit, but it still has the potential to give its opponents a run for their money.Australia’s triple Olympic champion Leisel Jones and former world champion Geoff Huegill would lead a 52-strong swimming contingent.Swimming accounts for 127 medals and despite having some improving bunch of swimmers led by Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal, it would be difficult for India to get on the medal sheet but Nanavati wants to stay positive.Nanavati has pinned his hopes on Sejwal, Aaron D’Souza, Rehan Poncha and Khade to bring laurels for the country.”On the basis of their past performances and the way they are training at the moment and making efforts against all odds, I am confident they will shine at the upcoming Games,” insisted Nanavati.last_img read more

Ask the weight-loss coach

first_imgI believe daily exercise is a must for a healthy heart. What is the ideal fitness regimen to keep my heart strong? – Sameera AbhichandaniAn active lifestyle, regular exercise and a sensible diet are the three pillars of a healthy heart. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, at least 30 minutes (up to 60 minutes) of low-to-moderate cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise done on most days of the week will help you maintain and improve your heart health.Walking, weight training, jogging, cycling, swimming, aerobics, dancercise are also excellent. All exercises should be done at a moderate intensity. An increase in intensity will certainly burn more calories and make the body stronger but will also increase the risk of injuries. Intensity should be increased depending on your age and fitness level. When it comes to weight training, one has to be selective. Isometric exercises are to be avoided at all times and strength training should be done using low resistance (lighter weights) and more repetitions. Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates can be included in addition to the aerobic workout. Consult your physician before joining any exercise programme, though. Here are some suggestions to enjoy your workout and get it right:Take professional guidance for exercise and diet.Exercise for an hour on all days of the week.Exercise with friends and choose an activity you enjoy.Nisha Varma is a Reebok master Trainer based in delhi. Write to her at nisha.v@ preventionindia.comlast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly at Youth Summit: “I want to coach Indian team”

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly has said on Saturday that he would like to be the coach of the Indian team, if such an opportunity comes his way. “Though it’s not my immediate goal, I will like to coach the national team. It will be a great honour,” Ganguly said on Saturday while addressing the India Today Youth Summit in Delhi. He will, however, like to do things differently from former India coach Greg Chappell because of which he had to lose his captaincy and later his place in the team. “I think the captain is the boss of the team, the coach should remain backstage,” he said.In the session Going For Broke chaired by Headlines Today Executive Editor Rahul Kanwal, Ganguly said his coaching will revolve around five central rules: friendly relations with media, no use of media to sideline a player, being honest with players, work with the players, gaining their confidence and staying at the backstage. On being asked what keeps him going, the Bengal Tiger said that the love for the game inspired him to make several comebacks. “After I was dropped from the team in 2006, even my father thought I would not get any chance. But I had faith in myself. I still get high when I score runs,” he said. He admitted cricket was not his first choice. Like most Bengali teenagers, his first love was football. But injuries forced him to give up football and he turned to the game he would rule when he was in Class IX. “My elder brother played cricket, so I started going out with him to play. That’s how it began,” said Ganguly. He also said that his cricketing journey, filled with so many ups and downs, has moulded his character. It has taught him that winning was not always everything. “Of course people expect you to win every time, and you can’t move ahead if you don’t deliver, but the most important part is the amount of struggle you go through to achieve your goal.” he said, “There are more bad days in sports than good ones. But people remember the good days only.” He said that failures have made him a better person. On being asked how it felt to sit out of the team, Ganguly said that it was like a punch to his face. “When I was out of the team, the newspapers made me feel like everything I had done for Team India was wrong. Then I got picked up after six months and suddenly people said there was none better than me. That’s when I realised winning is not everything,” he said adding that “it’s not important how many times you fall, but how you get up every time”. He advised youngsters not to worry much about winning as that adds pressure.  “If you are honest to you profession, some day you will surely win.” The southpaw also praised the efforts of boxer Mary Kom who despite several hardships and obstacles has brought glory to the country by becoming World Woman Boxing Champion five times in a row. The most successful Indian captain ever, Ganguly attributed his success to his teammates. “A team-mate is as good as his team. I had so many talented players in the team and they delivered. We must remember cricket is a team game.” Among all the captains he played under he singles out Tendulkar as the best. “Everyone, including my father, points to Tendulkar’s captaincy record when I say this, but I really blossomed as a cricketer under Sachin,” he said. Ganguly, who opened in ODIs with Tendulkar, said that he considered the 60-plus partnerships with the master blaster as the most memorable in his career. “After we lost to Australia in the World Cup 2003, there was a huge public reaction against our dismal performance. Our next match was against Zimbabwe and I was very tense. Tendulkar came up to me and said that it was the most crucial game of his life and we must win it. It was a small partnership, but it changed our course in the World Cup and we reached the final,” he said. On being asked if he could do something differently in the 2003 World Cup final, he said, “I wish we could bowl better. Every time I asked Zaheer to bowl a particular delivery, he did the opposite.” He also admitted that his tactic of keeping former Australian captain Steve Waugh waiting for him during the toss was a deliberate one. “It was my way of being at the same level as they were.” He also recounted his encounter with Steve Waugh the very next year at Brisbane where Waugh had asked him, “Could you be on time for the toss this time?” “Only if you stop writing,” replied Ganguly. Clearly in a mood to interact with the youngsters present at the summit, Ganguly was at his wittiest best. “Was hitting sixes against leg spinners your success mantra,” asked one delegate to which Ganguly replied, “It was my way of venting out my frustration after facing the fire from the Pollocks and Bret Lees.” On being asked how he had felt after taking off his shirt at the Lord balcony after India had won the NatWest series against England, he said, “I felt cold as it was very cold in London.” He also said that he might take off his shirt again if Kolkata Knight Riders win the IPL. Ganguly believes that Indian cricketers are not involved in match-fixing. He however refused to agree that it’s not about Pakistani players only. “The bookies know who to approach. They observe the players, their behaviours and how they speak to the press or on TV.” On being asked how he dealt with the match fixing crisis after he took over the reigns of Team India in 2000, he said, “Almost all the players were new. So we made a fresh beginning. We did not talk about it. I did not have to deal with it much.” Ganguly also sees no wrong in politicians managing sports. “If their intentions are right, anyone can manage sports. But it’s better if administration is managed by politicians and the sports aspect by players,” he said. The former India captain believes that the Commonwealth Games in India will pass off successfully. “India has the huge ability of surviving disasters. It’s not okay to blame one person for what is happening. If it fails, all are to be blamed.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Blog: Sania-Paes thrash St Lucia in CWG mixed doubles tie

first_img7.20 pm –  Sania and Paes beat the St Lucians 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the mixed doubles event at the Commonwealth Games.7.15 pm – Sania and Paes coast towards win, up 4-1 in second set.  7.10 pm – Paes and Sania lead 3-1 in second set.7.05 pm – Indian pair leads 1-0 in second set.6.50 pm – Paes and Sania win first set 6-1, opponents are clueless.6.40 pm – Paes and Sania go up a break to lead 2-1 against Alberton Richelieu and Stacey Roehman, opponenets from St Lucia.6.35 pm – Attendance sparse. Probably because it being an opening day. Security is very tight again.6.30 pm – Sania and Leander on court. Huge welcome for mixed doubles pair at centre court, RK Khanna Stadium.last_img

Ponting fined for arguing with umpire

first_imgAustralian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee for arguments with the umpire during the Test against England in Melbourne on Monday. Ponting was charged with a Level 1 offence relating to “arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the umpire about his decision”. He pleaded guilty to the charge.  Ponting had picked up an argument with umpire Aleem Darafter batsman Kevin Pietersen correctly survived a caught-behind referral. Replays showed no inside edge from Pietersen’s push, but Ponting remained convinced there had been a mistake. His mostly one-way conversation carried on for so long that the crowd started to boo. Pietersen, who was on 49, was then met by Ponting mid-pitch as the captain continued to vent ire.last_img read more