Chris Gayle’s glittering West Indies career appears to be over after loss to Australia in T20 World Cup | Cricket News

Universe Boss indicated that his international career was over when saluting the crowd in Abu Dhabi; Gayle has scored 19,593 runs for West Indies in international cricket, including two Test match triple hundreds; Jamaican has record for most sixes and runs in all T20s Last Updated: 06/11/21 2:37pm Chris Gayle’s West Indies career appears to have drawn to a close following the T20 World Cup Chris Gayle’s international retirement is yet to be confirmed – but it looks like he is done in West Indies colours. As he strolled off…

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Price of Cement up to Rs. 1275

The price of a 50 kg bag of cement has increased up to Rs. 1275 following the cement companies’ decision to increase the cement price by Rs. 177 in response to the government’s move of removing the control price imposed on cement. Weeks ago, the price of cement surged by Rs. 93 and the issuance of cement to the market was limited in the claim that the surge was not enough. MIAP Thank you

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T20 World Cup: Australia beat West Indies to boost semi-final hopes; will qualify if England defeat South Africa | Cricket News

South Africa must beat England and overhaul Australia’s net run-rate for Aaron Finch’s side to miss out on a semi-final place; David Warner and Josh Hazlewood star for Australia as Dwayne Bravo bids farewell to West Indies and Chris Gayle plays possibly his final international Last Updated: 06/11/21 1:34pm David Warner scored an unbeaten 89 as Australia chased down 158 against West Indies with 22 balls to spare ​​​Australia boosted their hopes of reaching the T20 World Cup semi-finals with an eight-wicket victory over defending champions West Indies, who said…

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Diego Maradona: Napoli pay tribute to Argentina legend with special shirt | Football News

Napoli will celebrate the life of Diego Maradona with a specially-designed shirt to be worn by players in the side’s three Serie A games to be played in November. Maradona died on November 25 last year at the age of 60 with the Argentine legend joining Napoli from Barcelona in 1984 and going on to forge a strong bond with the Italian club and its supporters during his seven-year spell in Naples. He also lead the side to their only two Serie A titles, in 1987 and 1990, along with…

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Colin Powell: Funeral for ‘great lion with big heart’

US presidents, past and present, have joined other senior Republicans and Democrats in remembering former secretary of state Colin Powell at his funeral service. The 84-year-old died of Covid complications last month. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden sat alongside Barack Obama and George W Bush, and former first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, inside the Washington National Cathedral. Source link–!Thank You !–

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From Oceania to East Africa

Ruminations on Sri Lanka’s Ancient Past – Part III By Seneka Abeyratne Historical evidence suggests that Sri Lanka had regular trading and cultural connections with the empire of Sri Vijaya in Palembang, South Sumatra. Legend has it that the Radala, noble families of Sri Lanka, and the Raden, noble families of Indonesia, frequently intermarried. It is something of a mystery that though the island’s location is subcontinental, its character is more Southeast-Asian. We can make sense of this paradox only if we accept the premise that in ancient times there…

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Nikola Jokic accepts role as Denver Nuggets’ leader, but team-mates must do better to avoid reigning MVP becoming gassed | NBA News

There’s not been a great deal of hype about Nikola Jokic so far this season, but he’s quietly started the new campaign in fairly spectacular fashion. The problem for him and the Denver Nuggets, though, is that when he goes to the bench, the team haemorrhages points on both ends of the floor. With Jamal Murray still recovering from a torn ACL and Michael Porter Jr. enduring a slow start to the season, the onus has been almost entirely on Jokic to make magic happen for Denver – and the…

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Mexico City GP: Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes face qualifying battle as Max Verstappen streaks clear

Can Lewis Hamilton get back in the mix for pole position against Max Verstappen in Mexico? Watch final practice at 5pm and qualifying at 8pm – both live only on Sky Sports F1 By Matt Morlidge Last Updated: 06/11/21 10:17am Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Lewis Hamilton says the Mercedes is lacking downforce which could be why they’re slower than Red Bull through the first two practice sessions. Lewis Hamilton says the Mercedes is lacking downforce which could be why they’re slower than Red Bull…

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Critical dialogue between President and Prime Minister

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is reportedly set to hold a critical discussion with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa involving the crisis emerged in the government. In light of the recent events piercing through the once glorious canvass of the government’s image before the public due to the ongoing fertiliser crisis and the controversial Kerawalapitiya deal selling government shares of the Yugadanavi Power Plant against the approval of the parties within the government, the two siblings are to hold a critical meeting. The recent events are without doubt…

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Portland Trail Blazers chief Neil Olshey investigated over alleged workplace misconduct | NBA News

The Portland Trail Blazers are investigating Neil Olshey, the team’s president of basketball operations, over alleged workplace misconduct, according to reports. At least one Portland employee has reported potential misconduct which has caused the organisation to launch the probe, according to The Athletic. Yahoo Sports reports that various employees are alleging “a toxic, hostile work environment where staff members have been subjected to intimidation and profanity-laced tirades, among other bullying tactics”. The Trail Blazers have enlisted the services of law firm O’Melveny & Myers to run the independent investigation, and…

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Formula One agrees deal to stage Chinese Grand Prix through to 2025

The race in Shanghai has been absent from the schedule for the past two years and will not form part of next season’s record-breaking 23-round calendar either following coronavirus restrictions; Watch Qualifying from 8pm on Saturday live only on Sky Sports F1 Last Updated: 06/11/21 8:11am Lewis Hamilton won the last Chinese GP, held in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic The Chinese Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar until 2025 following the announcement of a new deal. The race in Shanghai has been absent from the schedule…

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BASL & Union Assurance partnership renewed – group medical cover added to portfolio

Union Assurance PLC, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing life insurer has renewed its partnership with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka for the fifth year in a row, cementing the two organisations’ mutual relationship. Senath Jayathilake, the Chief Distribution Officer of Union Assurance, said, “Union Assurance is delighted to take its current partnership with BASL to its next phase by offering the esteemed legal professionals of Sri Lanka, the most comprehensive group medical cover the industry has to offer. We are continuously committed towards offering our clientele the very best products…

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Xavi named as Barcelona first-team coach until 2024 following sacking of Ronald Koeman | Football News

Barcelona have named former midfielder and captain Xavi Hernandez as first-team coach on a contract until 2024, following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. The La Liga club received the green light on Friday to sign the 41-year-old after they paid the release in his contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd. Xavi played for Barcelona for 17 years, making 767 appearances and winning 25 trophies, including four Champions League wins and eight league titles. “FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Xavi Hernandez for him to become first team coach for the…

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