There’s Controversy With This Year’s Orange Bowl Trophy

first_imggeorgia tech players celebrate their win in the orange bowlMIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 31: Players from Georgia Tech celebrate their victory after the Capital One Orange Bowl between Mississippi State and Georgia Tech at Sun Life Stadium on December 31, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Georgia Tech defeated Mississippi State 49-28. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)The Orange Bowl trophy is one of the most-iconic in college football, with the multi-leveled trophy topped with a glass bowl full of oranges.You would think that those oranges would be from the state of Florida, where the Orange Bowl is played.You might be wrong in thinking that this year, though.A controversy is brewing on social media surrounding the Orange Bowl trophy, as a box of California oranges was spotted next to it.Check it out:The trophy.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) December 27, 2018Uh oh.Hopefully this is nothing more than an unfortunate coincidence and the Orange Bowl trophy will be using oranges from Miami.Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off from the Orange Bowl at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

What a shame: Cricket West Indies president slams Jason Holder ban

first_imgWhat a shame: Cricket West Indies president slams Jason Holder banCrcicket West Indies president Dave Cameron questioned International Cricket Council for their decision to ban Jason Holder for over rate offence.advertisement Reuters Saint LuciaFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 08:49 IST ICC’s ban on Jason Holder for over rate offence during West Indies vs England 2nd Test has been a topic of debate. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSICC suspended Jason Holder for a Test match for over rate offence in 2nd Test vs EnglandThe 2nd Test between West Indies and England finished in three daysHolder’s ban was slammed by Shane Warne and Michael VaughanThe International Cricket Council (ICC) should modify its policy for slow over rates, Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron said on Tuesday.Speaking in the wake of the suspension of captain Jason Holder from the third Test against England starting in St. Lucia on Saturday, Cameron questioned whether the player’s absence was good for cricket.Holder is the number one ranked all-rounder in the world.West Indies won the second Test by 10 wickets in less than three days, for an unassailable 2-0 series lead, but Holder’s subsequent suspension dampened the celebratory mood.”We will, of course, abide by the ICC ruling, but we have to wonder if such punitive action at a pivotal stage of the series is good for cricket,” Cameron said in a statement.”What a shame if the series is remembered not for the sparkling play of the reinvigorated West Indies players but for a crippling decision made by a rule that ought to be modified.”Cameron did not specify exactly what modification he favoured, and he is not arguing the letter of the law.Holder was suspended because he was deemed responsible for West Indies’ slow over rate. The team was two overs short of its required minimum target for the match.It is the second time Holder has been suspended.Critics argue that forcing the team’s captain to sit out is exactly what Test cricket does not need in its struggle to stay relevant in the Caribbean.The first two Tests in Barbados and Antigua were both well attended, but the majority of the crowd were supporting England, not the home team.advertisement”The game really doesn’t help itself,” tweeted former England batsman Michael Vaughan.Retired Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne also weighed in.”The Test didn’t go three days. What a ridiculous decision. Where’s the common sense here?” he tweeted.The minimum required over rate in Tests is 15 per hour, though the number can be modified by the match referee to account for extenuating circumstances.Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite will captain West Indies in Holder’s absence.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Jason HolderFollow ICCFollow Cricket West IndiesFollow West Indies vs Englandlast_img read more

Driver conductor sentenced to death

According to eyewitnesses, when the bus reached the level crossing, the gate had been closed. But the bus conductor alighted and signalled the driver to drive the bus in a zigzag manner across the rail track to avoid the gate, despite the warnings of the gate operator. As the train approached, the rear half of the bus was still on the track.It was later revealed that the bus crew took the risk to gain an advantage over another passenger bus following the same route. (Colombo Gazette) Both convicts had 100 other charges against their name in relation to the case. The privately owned Colombo-bound passenger bus from Galkiriyagama collided with an inter-city express train running from Colombo to Kandy in April 2005. The bus was pulled by the train nearly 75 metres before bursting into flames. It was reported at the time that about 120 passengers were aboard the bus, which had seats for only 55 passengers. The driver and conductor of the passenger bus which met with an accident at Yangalmodara in 2005 after colliding with a train killing over 40 people, were sentenced to death by the Kurunegala  High Court today.The High Court judge ruled that the driver and conductor were responsible for the death of 41 passengers and creating bodily harm to around 30 others. read more