Doncaster Rovers 2-1 QPR: Action from Rangers’ surprise defeat

first_imgQPR were beaten 2-1 at Doncaster despite taking a first-half lead through Charlie Austin. Rangers boss Harry Redknapp admitted after the game that his side’s defending had been poor.See also:QPR beaten by late goal at DoncasterBond admits Rangers’ defending was poorChairman Fernandes laments ‘bad day’ after QPR suffer surprise defeatDoncaster v QPR player ratings YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Salman Khan to sport Shera’s security agency wear in ‘Bodyguard’

first_imgBollywood super star Salman Khan who plays a bodyguard in his upcoming film of the same name has chosen to wear the uniform of his personal bodyguard Shera, turning down offers from several security agencies trying to get him sport their clothing in his next release.”There were many agencies who were vying to get Salman Khan to wear the uniform of their company. The companies were hard selling their uniforms, as it would have done wonders to their business, if Salman was seen wearing their uniform since it was integral to the narrative of the film,” sources said.However, the actor who has a heart of gold, put his foot down, and decided to wear the uniform of his personal bodyguard Shera even though, people were ready to offer him money to the tune of Rs 7 crores, just to sport their uniform.Salman was adamant and very sure that he would be sporting no other brand and decided to wear the uniform of Shera’s company, they said.Producer Atul Agnihotri said they have been getting calls from various security agencies from the day the film was announced.”However Salman was absolutely clear that he wouldn’t wear any agency’s uniform. Shera is his personal bodyguard..he is close too and has used his name as a tag,” he said.Bodyguard will be Salman’s trilogy of Eid releases.Wanted released on Eid in 2009 followed by Dabangg next year. The film is co-produced by Reliance Entertainment and Atul Agnihotri’s Company. It starts shooting this week in Mumbai. The first schedule of the movie has been completed in Pune.advertisementlast_img read more

2014 World T20: Women team’s debacle leaves a lot to ponder

first_imgThe Indian women’s team qualified for the 2014 World T20, but the three successive losses that sent them out of the tournament left a spate of questions in its wake. It was not just an abject batting failure that let India down in Sri Lanka, but there are areas that need urgent attention and improvement at home, say some of the bestknown players of the country. Meagre payments (each player at the World T20 is said to be getting just Rs 1,00,000 while Rs 2,500 per international), lack of sufficient tournaments, particularly for juniors, absence of large and enough number of grounds, proper selection, and lack of tournaments with multiple-day matches are some of the problems that they point out.The most amazing fact, which they underlined, is that India haven’t played a Test match for six years, the last one being in 2006 in England. While no team member was willing to speak – they pointed that their contract prohibits them from talking to the media – stalwarts like former captains Shanta Rangaswamy and Sandhya Agarwal and former pacer Shashi Gupta minced no words in telling the sad story of women’s cricket. And Diana Edulji, who wants the BCCI to give a one-time benefit purse to women too, said: “I’m so disgusted with the performance that I don’t want comment.””Our team combination was not proper. Our batting performance was very, very poor,” Sandhya told MAILTODAY, referring to India’s scores of 104/8, 116/6, 98/9, and 102/1. India batted first against Australia and England, and barely crossed 100-run mark. And against Pakistan, they fail to chase down 98 runs. The lone consolation win came against Sri Lanka, and it helped Mithali Raj’s team to qualify for the 2014 World T20. Shanta said that “a combination of factors” were responsible for all this. “The number of tournaments, particularly of longer duration, should be increased so that a good team could evolve. Then, we are not concentrating on the technique. We’ve to analyse the reasons for this failure. We must encourage under-16 players, but the u-16 tournament has been discontinued,” she said.Shanta is no more involved in the running of the game, but she said: “I’ve no locus standi, but as a well wisher of the game I’ll write to the BCCI about these issues.” A few years ago, the ICC made it mandatory for all national women’s cricket boards to merge with the men’s. Shashi Gupta, who often raised pertinent issues with the BCCI, said smaller grounds and lack of proper pitches add to women’s woes. “The problems persist in all the states. Last year, I pointed out that India hasn’t played a Test series since 2006, but got no reply,” she said. While the BCCI was good enough to arrange three series before the World T20, officials say that women can’t be equated with men.”See the Indian (men) players are getting all these facilities after 75-80 years (of BCCI’s formation); the women’s wing wanted (the same) within two years. They want to be treated on the same lines as a Dhoni and a Tendulkar,” said a top official on condition of anonymity. “Within bounds and reasons they’ve been given everything. But we cannot duplicate the men’s wing for them. Men’s wing got it after 75 years, after delivering so much on the field.”advertisementlast_img read more

Vale Royal Talks Resume Tomorrow

first_img The Vale Royal Talks – a mechanism for the two main political parties to have bipartisan dialogue on critical national issues will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the UWI Regional Headquarters commencing at 10am. The items for discussion at the first meeting include national security, electoral re-verification and chairmanship of Parliamentary committees. Story Highlightscenter_img The Vale Royal Talks – a mechanism for the two main political parties to have bipartisan dialogue on critical national issues will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the UWI Regional Headquarters commencing at 10am.The Jamaica Labour Party’s team will be led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and will include General Secretary Horace Chang, Chairman Robert Montague, Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck and Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw.The People’s National Party’s team will be led by Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips and will include General Secretary Julian Robinson, Chairman Fitz Jackson, Leader of Opposition Business in the House, Phillip Paulwell and Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Donna Scott-Mottley.The items for discussion at the first meeting include national security, electoral re-verification and chairmanship of Parliamentary committees.As agreed by the political parties, all communication from the meetings will be done as joint statements. A joint-statement will be issued at the end of the bipartisan dialogue.The media will have an opportunity at 10am to take pictures of the proceedings.Horace ChangGeneral Secretary – Jamaica Labour PartyJulian RobinsonGeneral Secretary – People’s National Partylast_img read more