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Gender based violence

first_imgOver the years, we have seen countless stories reported in the media of some form of gender-based violence; with women especially being at the receiving end of the beatings; and in some cases even end up being dead. Even though the government and other stakeholders have been engaged in various efforts to bring the situation under control, it seems as if the killings are far from over.Just recently, this newspaper reported on the brutal murder of 37-year-old Lindener; Shenika London. It was reported that the victim was stabbed multiple times by her husband at her home at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Region 10. It should be mentioned that the woman’s youngest child who is two years old reportedly witnessed the entire episode.In another recent case, a 26-year-old teacher; Tishaun Bess was found dead in a house at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. Her lifeless body was found hanging from the ceiling of her apartment days after she went missing. Relatives claimed that the relationship shared between the woman and her partner was an abusive one. As such, despite the incident initially appearing to be an act of suicide, they speculated that foul play was involved.It could be recalled too that not so long ago, 29-year-old Dhanwantie Ram, a Parika resident, was found strangled on a sofa, with a bed sheet wrapped around her neck. The woman’s husband of 12 years was arrested for the crime. Here again, reports indicate that the victim and the suspect shared an abusive relationship. Due to the abuse, the woman was forced to leave her martial home with her three children a few days before she was killed.These, of course, are just a few of the latest in a slew of cases that have taken the country by storm. The victims’ stories have been heartbreaking as many of them were killed after years of abuse and perhaps with very little help from those who should have provided the much needed support mechanisms. The bottom line is that something must be done urgently to arrest the situation as it is clear that what currently obtains have not been very effective.We believe that there is an urgent need for all stakeholders, led by the government, to commence a national discourse on the issue once more. The aim should be to reassess and modify current strategies taking into account the lessons learnt from past experiences. While protection orders have been effective to an extent; quite often the abusers do not abide by them; hence the need to undertake an urgent review of mechanisms currently in place to protect women from being killed. It should be noted that on the day Ram was killed, she was making her way to the Police Station to lodge a report against her husband whom she had a restraining order against. She is not the only woman for whom a restraining order proved ineffective; there is also the case of Bhartie Udho, who was attacked and brutally chopped late last year. At the time of her death, a restraining order had been initiated against her partner as well.Violence against women and children has tremendous costs to communities and nations and can remain with women and children for a lifetime. If not dealt with effectively, it can also pass from one generation to another. Numerous recommendations were made to the previous and current Administrations, yet nothing much has been forthcoming. It is therefore time for policy makers and other stakeholders to revisit the issue and come up with practical solutions to tackle the scourge in a holistic manner with greater focus on the root of the problem.Over the years, the United Nations (UN) has been pushing countries towards implementing proactive measures to combat domestic violence. These measures have included criminalising gender-based violence, massive public awareness campaigns and providing training to equip both men and women to act as first responders and to support victims of the scourge at the community level.Additionally, this newspaper had stated before that one of the greatest challenges Guyana faced in countering domestic violence, was in changing the attitudes of service providers – such as Police, magistrates, social workers, and healthcare providers. Importantly too is that the lackadaisical attitude of neighbours, relatives and others who are, in most cases, aware of domestic abuse cases but yet chose to remain silent also needs to change. Everyone needs to proactive in their response to the scourge.last_img read more

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VP Boakai’s Presidency Bid Gains Momentum in Nimba

first_imgAs the 2017 general elections draw closer, the “Joseph Boakai Movement” is gaining momentum in Nimba County with one of its prominent sons calling on the rest of his compatriots to lend their support to the movement.At the launch of his scholarship fund drive in Ganta on October 31, Representative Mantinokay Tingba told Nimbaians that VP Boakai has all the good characters that the international community highly appreciates and therefore he deserves their support.“We cannot continue to become perpetual kingmakers without going closer to the king, so it is time that we work together to make a king and become part of the king also,” he told a cheering crowd.Rep. Tingba indicated that after the 1990 civil war, two counties, Nimba and Grand Gedeh, are no longer closer to the presidency (meaning to produce a president) because “we are warlike, so we cannot be leaders.”The Nimba District #9 Representative explained that among all the Nimbaians that contested previous presidential elections, it was only Jackson F. Doe who won overwhelming votes, but that Dr. Joseph Kortoe and Sen. Prince Y. Johnson did not get many votes outside of Nimba County.“Vice President Boakai is a man with a clean character, from the classroom as a student to the time he became janitor at the College of West Africa (CWA),” he declared, adding, “He is an ambassador with good moral character in both Liberia and abroad.”This is the first time that the “Movement of Joseph Boakai” has openly been brought to Nimba citizens as 2017 looms ahead.Some prominent Liberians, including Benoni Urey, Dr. Mills Jones as well as George Weah have visited Nimba County and provided some humanitarian assistance to citizens. VP Boakai, it would seem, has joined the search for votes from Nimba County.Rep. Tingba urged his kinsmen to think wisely because “we cannot continue to be losers. If we do not think wisely, we will either be voting for one ministerial position or cash.” Rep. Tingba who described himself as “chairman for recruitment and mobilization on both the national and international levels” concluded that Amb. Boakai is a good candidate “and when elected he will create great opportunities for the people of Nimba.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CONFIRMED: Barnsley suspend assistant manager Tommy Wright

first_img Tommy Wright Barnsley have suspended assistant head coach Tommy Wright following allegations he took a £5,000 bung to help place players at his club.The Daily Telegraph alleged that Wright accepted the money during a series of meetings with a fake Far East firm in which he agreed to help sign players part-owned by the firm.The Championship club said in a statement: “Barnsley FC is aware of allegations made by the Telegraph against Tommy Wright.“The club has today suspended Tommy pending an internal investigation into these allegations.”The allegation forms part of the Telegraph’s undercover investigation into corruption in football, which on Tuesday accounted for England manager Sam Allardyce.The newspaper has also alleged that 10 as-yet-unnamed managers took bribes in player transfers. 1last_img read more

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Southampton boss Claude Puel dismisses talk over star duo’s futures

first_img1 Southampton boss Claude Puel has dismissed speculation surrounding the futures of defenders Virgil van Dijk and Jose Fonte.The duo have forged a formidable partnership at the back since Van Dijk arrived from Celtic in 2015, but are both being linked with moves away from St Mary’s.But Puel is ignoring the transfer talk as Saints look to bounce back from their disappointing Europa League exit on Thursday night when they host Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday.“It’s not the moment, it’s not the time to speak about the window in January,” said Puel.“All concentration on this competition and to try to come back in the first part – it is very important.“I think we have lost many points with a good thing with the players, playing a good game, and now it’s important to keep concentration and to be clinical to win our games.”With Charlie Austin out with a suspected dislocated shoulder injury for an indefinite period of time, Puel has challenged his players to rally themselves for the remainder of the domestic season.“It’s important for this competition and now we want to come back in this competition, which is to come back in the Premier League for the end of the season,” he added.“This is the most important and it is a good challenge and to see a good reaction.” Puel wants to keep all of his star players at Southampton last_img read more

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Eight absolutely amazing Premier League stats – can you believe these facts?

first_imgAnother Premier League weekend has passed with Chelsea extending their lead at the top of the table to eight points.It’s an impressive start to the campaign from the Blues, with new boss Antonio Conte leading them to 55 points in just 22 games.This is the fourth time in Premier League history a team has made it to this total, or above. An incredible statistic, we think you will agree, but what were the other best facts and figures?Click the right arrow above to see the stats of the weekend… 8 4. Arsenal are the first club to score two added time Premier League winners in the same season, against the same team (Burnley), since Manchester United v Manchester City in 2009/10. 8 2. Since the start of last season, Granit Xhaka has had more red cards than any other player in the big five European leagues. 8 7. Leicester’s 21 points from 22 games is the joint-worst tally for a reigning top-flight champion. Ipswich also registered 21 points in 1962-63. 8 6. Six of Heung-Min Son’s seven Premier League goals this season have been scored away from home. 1. Chelsea have reached 55+ points after 22 Premier League for the third time, while the only other team to have done this was Manchester United in 2012/13. 8 8. Wayne Rooney has now scored 88 Premier League goals away from home, more than any other player. See the full list here. 5. Only Ryan Giggs (162) and Frank Lampard (102) have provided more Premier League assists than Cesc Fabregas, who has now made 101 – the same amount as Wayne Rooney. 3. Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League run at Anfield has ended after 17 matches where they won 11 and drew six games. 8 8 8last_img read more

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Scandals, lack of leadership, overcrowding plague system

first_img The system’s health care operations were taken over by a federal judge who cited dozens of preventable deaths and called the level of care “deplorable.” The head of the parole division was fired after the department faced criticism for housing sex offenders in trailers and hotels. A private firm contracted to handle prison drug treatment was investigated for spending taxpayer money on extravagant purchases such as cars and plasma-screen televisions. Going back to the 1990s finds additional problems, including accusations that officials in Sacramento conspired to cover up the abuse of inmates at several prisons. Even without the numerous missteps, running the state’s corrections system is a daunting challenge. The inmate population – now 172,000 – has quadrupled since 1984. That growth strains facilities and drives up costs. Since 1999, the department’s budget exploded to $8.7 billion . “The department is in dire need of new and proven leadership to initiate reform and restore public trust in our prison system,” said Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, a former parole agent. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appointment of Hickman as secretary in 2003 was intended as a first step toward turning the troubled system around. But now, two secretaries later, acting department head James Tilton says he only plans to stick around long enough to hire a new leadership team. Whoever eventually leads the department will face a system that returns more released inmates to prison than any other state. Those parole recidivism numbers drive the overcrowding which has many institutions operating at twice their capacity. The issue is critical, said Donald Specter of the nonprofit Prison Law Office. Population pressures make nearly every other goal for fixing the prisons impossible. “Overcrowding has so overburdened the prison system that rehabilitation has become nothing more than an afterthought,” Specter said. Proposals to relieve crowding range from sentencing reform to a less restrictive parole system. The majority of inmates sent to prison are ex-convicts returning on parole violations. But Schwarzenegger and his Democratic challenger in the gubernatorial race, state Treasurer Phil Angelides, see building new prisons as the answer. Both have called for extensive renovations to existing facilities and construction of new ones. Either way, finding the best person to run the department is imperative, said Sen. Gloria Romero, D-East Los Angeles, who was chairwoman of the state Senate’s Select Committee on the California Correctional System in 2003-04. “California has one of the largest prison systems in the world,” the senator said. “We’ve got to be able to find the right leadership to lead it. This is something we cannot walk away from.” from $4.8 billion mason.stockstill@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9354160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesThree weeks later, Hickman resigned. He’d been on the job about two years. Two months after that, his replacement also resigned. For many, the revolving door at the top of the organization is the perfect symbol of California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a prison system perpetually mired in scandal. In the past two years alone: The department overspent its budget by $1 billion. • Video: 7/22: Chino Prison • Photo Gallery: 7/22: Criminal Neglect One of the difficulties facing corrections departments around the country is that their directors don’t keep their jobs very long. The average tenure for prison chiefs is 2.4 years – not enough time to have a real impact, said Rod Hickman, the head of California’s prison system, in an interview earlier this year. “I don’t know that I can tell you exactly the right amount of time, but the one thing I do know that you can see from systems that are performing how people would like them to, albeit not perfectly: They had continuity in leadership,” he said. last_img read more

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Brophy starts for Scotland in first game of Clarke era

first_imgSteve Clarke has handed Eamonn Brophy his Scotland debut in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Cyprus.The former Kilmarnock boss has chosen the team for his first game in charge and has handed a starting spot to the striker who flourished under him at Rugby Park.David Marshall comes back into the side as goalkeeper, lining up behind a back four of captain Andy Robertson, Charlie Mulgrew, Scott McKenna and Stephen O’Donnell.John McGinn, Kenny McLean and Callum McGregor form a midfield trio, with Ryan Fraser and James Forrest flanking Forrest in attack.last_img

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2019 FINAL Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings

first_imgThe final IGHSAU volleyball rankings are out.Gehlen ends the year ranked #4 in Class 1A. Class 2A keeps Western Christian top ranked, Boyden-Hull in the nine spot, and Central Lyon in 12th. Class 3A has Spirit Lake at 9, Unity in 12th, Sioux Center in the fourteen spot, and MOC-Floyd Valley in 15th.Class 1ASchool Record LW1 Sidney 32 12 Council Bluffs St. Albert 21-9 23 Janesville 30-11 34 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 22-7 55 North Tama 22-6 46 Wapsie Valley 20-15 67 New London 26-8 108 Holy Trinity Catholic 25-10 89 Lisbon 34-7 710 East Mills 22-7 911 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 23-8 1112 Newell-Fonda 23-10 1313 BCLUW 20-14 1414 Glidden-Ralston 18-4 1515 Southwest Valley 23-5 NRDropped Out: Tripoli (12)Class 2ASchool Record LW1 Western Christian 35-5 12 Mediapolis 39-1 23 Beckman Catholic 37-8 34 Wilton 32-3 45 Osage 33-6 56 Grundy Center 29-8 67 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 26-6 78 Van Buren 29-4 89 Boyden-Hull 22-9 910 Hudson 28-7 1011 Underwood 28-5 1212 Central Lyon 22-10 1113 East Sac County 26-6 1314 Denver 25-14 1415 Logan-Magnolia 19-7 15Dropped Out: NoneClass 3ASchool Record LW1 Davenport Assumption 28-5 12 Kuemper Catholic 28-7 73 Red Oak 30-6 84 Dike-New Hartford 27-14 55 West Liberty 28-7 26 New Hampton 38-3 67 Mount Vernon 30-10 98 Tipton 30-6 39 Spirit Lake 34-5 410 Nevada 30-9 1111 Des Moines Christian 22-6 1012 Unity Christian 21-10 1213 Union 27-11 1114 Sioux Center 25-9 1515 MOC-Floyd Valley 25-8 NRDropped Out: Humboldt (14)Class 4ASchool Record LW1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 32-3 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 26-6 23 North Scott 26-4 44 Waverly-Shell Rock 44-6 75 West Delaware 37-5 56 Lewis Central 26-6 67 Dubuque Wahlert 21-11 38 Marion 28-10 89 Dallas Center-Grimes 30-6 1110 Western Dubuque 18-11 1311 Gilbert 31-12 1212 Knoxville 25-7 913 Oskaloosa 18-11 1014 Clear Creek-Amana 22-14 NR15 Center Point-Urbana 20-17 14Dropped Out: NoneClass 5ASchool Record LW1 Cedar Falls 39-1 12 Iowa City Liberty 32-2 23 West Des Moines Valley 38-4 34 Ankeny 34-5 45 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 36-3 86 Dowling Catholic 30-11 77 Pleasant Valley 27-5 58 Waukee 33-11 69 Ankeny Centennial 17-14 910 Bettendorf 20-13 1111 Dubuque Hempstead 19-13 1312 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 18-16 1013 Urbandale 16-16 NR14 Iowa City High 16-14 1215 Sioux City East 24-14 14Dropped Out: Waterloo West (15)last_img read more

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South Africa’s cricket grounds

first_imgWhen South Africa hosted the 2003 Cricket World Cup, South Africa, the country’s beautiful and varied cricket grounds were on show, with each of them bringing their own character to the game.The Wanderers exhibited the super-charged atmosphere of the “Bullring”. Newlands revealed one of the most beautiful settings in the world of cricket, while SuperSport Park’s spectator-friendly grass embankments showed off a party vibe.Each and every one of South Africa’s grounds boasts something unique and special. Take a look around the country:OUTsurance Oval, BloemfonteinAt Horak Avenue, BloemfonteinWebsiteLocated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, OUTsurance Oval is a spectator-friendly ground, with the sizeable grass embankment on the eastern side especially popular with spectators.It is part of a wonderful sporting complex, covering a massive city block that includes facilities of either international of provincial standard for athletics, rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and swimming.The ground has been used for limited-overs internationals since the fifth one-day international between South Africa and India in December 1992. The pitch is recognised as a good one-day wicket and is usually conducive to high scoring.OUTsurance Oval hosted its first Test in October 1999 when South Africa took on Zimbabwe. It was a good start for the Proteas as they thrashed SA’s northern neighbours by an innings and 13 runs.Willowmoore Park, BenoniWillowmoore Park, Harpur Ave, BenoniWebsiteOne of South Africa’s newer international grounds, Willowmoore Park is a smaller-sized venue and home of the Easterns provincial team. It is also used by the Nashua Titans franchise.Willowmoore Park first hosted a one-day international in February 1997 when India met Zimbabwe and Sachin Tendulker celebrated the new venue’s debut with a century as the Indians won by six wickets, with over 10 overs to spare.Willowmoore Park remains a one-day international venue; it has not yet hosted a test. However, it has become a more and more popular choice as an ODI ground. During the Cricket World Cup in 2003 it hosted two matches.Denis Compton famously scored a triple century in three hours and one minute against North Eastern Transvaal at the ground in 1948. It remains the fastest ever triple century.Sahara Park Newlands, Cape TownMonorgan, 161 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape TownWebsiteNewlands is reckoned by many to be the most picturesque test cricket venue in the world, with the mountains shrouded in clouds overlooking the ground, while tasteful chalets and trees, impressive stands and open grassed areas grace the ground. It is also synonymous with a fantastic atmosphere.Newlands hosted its first one-day international in 1992 when Hansie Cronje captured 5 for 32 to help South Africa to a six-wicket win over India. It was a test ground over a century before that, hosting the second test between England and South Africa in March 1889.South African fans enjoy the fact that Newlands has been a particularly good ground to the national side in limited-overs internationals.The playing surface is highly regarded, but that wasn’t always the case. Pakistan certainly didn’t think so when they were blasted out for just 43 by the West Indies in February 1993. Their woeful batting effort included six ducks!At the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Newlands hosted both the opening ceremony and the opening match of the tournament, between South Africa and the West Indies. In something of a shock, the islanders beat the home side.Newlands was one of the primary venues used during the competition, hosting five matches, including three category-A internationals, featuring established test-playing nations.Supersport Park, CenturionCnr South and West Ave, CenturionWebsiteRated one of the 10 best grounds in the world by Indian legend Kapil Dev, Supersport Park is a 20 000-seater that boasts a wonderful grandstand and superb open grass embankments. It hosted its first one-day international in December 1992 and its first test in November 1995, a match in which the great Shaun Pollock made his debut for South Africa against England.Supersport Park has always proved to be an excellent one-day cricket ground, with a wicket that is conducive to free scoring but usually has a little in it for bowlers of all kinds. In tests, the character is different, providing a more even contest between bat and ball.The ground hosted five World Cup matches in 2003, including two Super Six clashes.Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban2 Kingsmead Way, DurbanWebsiteSahara Stadium Kingsmead is a 25 000-seater stadium located within walking distance of Durban’s famed Indian Ocean shoreline. It hosted its first one-day international in December 1992, but its first test was hosted in January 1923.Kingsmead was also home to the famous “Timeless Test” played in 1939 between England and South Africa. The match lasted from 3 to 13 March, but was eventually declared a draw amid concerns that the English team would miss its ship home!The ground was a semi-final venue during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.Interestingly, it is widely believed that the changing tides of the nearby ocean help swing bowlers move the ball nicely through the air!Buffalo Park, East LondonBuffalo Park Drive, East LondonWebsiteA small ground with plentiful grass embankments, East London’s Buffalo Park, boasts a beautiful view with the ocean in the background.Home to the Border Cricket Union, it first tasted international cricket in December 1992 when India defeated South Africa in the seventh and final one-day international of their series. Since that time it has been regularly used for ODIs.There have been some special moments in limited overs games that Buffalo Park has hosted. In December 1994, Pakistani paceman Waqar Younis claimed a hat-trick against New Zealand, while in January 1999 Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper put on a fourth-wicket stand of 226 for the West Indies against South Africa. Incredibly, Shaun Pollock captured 6 for 35 for the Proteas in the same match!The ground hosted its first test in October 2002 when South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 107 runs as Graeme Smith hit 200 and Gary Kirsten 150.During the 2003 Cricket World Cup Buffalo Park hosted a Super Sixes contest, as well as the match between South Africa and Canada.Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, JohannesburgCorlett Drive, Illovo, JohannesburgWebsiteTo be precise, the Wanderers is in fact the New Wanderers. The Old Wanderers first hosted test cricket in 1896, when South Africa faced England and George Lohmann claimed 9 for 28 in South Africa’s first innings to help the English to a convincing innings victory.The New Wanderers, on the other hand, first hosted test cricket in December 1956, and its first one-day international, between South Africa and India, in December 1992. The stadium also hosted the 2003 Cricket World final.It is known as “the Bullring” for its electric, sometimes intimidating atmosphere. High stands surround most of the field, although there is a small grassed area that is very popular with spectators. The Wanderers’ capacity is about 34 000 people, which includes the occupants of the ground’s 180 corporate suites.De Beers Diamond Oval, KimberleyDickenson Ave, KimberleyA nice, open ground with plenty of the grass banks that are so popular with South African spectators, The De Beers Diamond Oval hosted its first one-day international in April 1998 when Pakistan chased down a Sri Lankan total of 295 to record a four-wicket victory.That has been the pattern in most one-day matches – high scoring. However, England’s Mark Ealham managed figures of 5 for 15 in 10 overs against Zimbabwe in January 2000!The ground hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.City Oval, Pietermaritzburg Alexander Park, PietermaritzburgWebsiteThe Pietermaritzburg Oval, a small, picturesque ground with a touch of old-world, Victorian charm about it, hosted its first one-day internationals during the 2003 World Cup.Chaminda Vaas ensured the first match was a memorable one, capturing four wickets in the very first over of the contest, on his way to figures of 6 for 25, as Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by 10 wickets.Bangladesh won’t have good memories of the ground. Apart from their 10-wicket thrashing in the World Cup, they also suffered a 10-wicket loss to a South African Invitation Eleven in October 2000. On that occasion Charl Langeveldt knocked over 5 for 7 as the Bangladeshis were bundled out for just 51!Along with the St Lawrence Ground in Kent, it is the only first-class venue that includes a tree within the boundary.Sahara Oval St George’s Park, Port ElizabethPark Drive, Port ElizabethWebsiteActually The Crusaders Ground, St George’s Park, but commonly known as St George’s Park, the ground first hosted a test match in March 1889 – the first ground to host a test in South Africa.It was hugely improved for the 2003 World Cup, with R11-million of the total allocation of R35-million for improvements being used on it.Saint George’s Park boasts excellent stands as well as grassed embankments. It is also famous for its enthusiastic band that is always in attendance at one-day internationals and test matches.One of the most remarkable results achieved at St George’s Park occurred in October 2001 when lightly regarded Kenya handed India a 70-run thrashing, prompting anti-corruption investigators to look into the match. It was ultimately declared a fair contest.During World Cup 2003, the ground was home to one of the semi-finals, and hosted five games in total, including the high profile England versus Australia clash.Senwes Park, PotchefstroomDie Bult, PotchefstroomWebsiteSenwes Park, sometimes used by the Lions franchise, is one of South Africa’s newer international grounds. It was first used in October 2000 for a match between South Africa and New Zealand. Nicky Boje ensured the occasion would be remembered when he blasted an unbeaten 105 off only 93 deliveries, but the match was ultimately rained out.In October 2002, Senwes Park became a test ground when it hosted the second test between South Africa and Bangladesh. Herschelle Gibbs, Gary Kirsten and Jacques Kallis all scored centuries, as the Proteas raced to an innings and 160 runs victory.The excellent rivalry between South Africa and Australia was highlighted at the ground in April 2002. Batting first, the Proteas rattled up 259 for 7 in their 50 overs, thanks mainly to 71 from Jacques Kallis and 83 from Jonty Rhodes. Australia, in reply, sneaked a tension-filled tie, ending the match on 259 for 9 after being reduced to 223 for 9 in the forty-sixth over.During the 2003 World Cup, the North West Stadium hosted three contests, including the match between South Africa and Kenya during which Jonty Rhodes broke his hand, bringing an untimely end to his international career; he had planned to retire after the World Cup.Boland Bank Park, PaarlLangehoven Street, PaarlBoland Bank Park’s introduction to one-day international cricket was a memorable one. Zimbabwe and India met at the ground on 27 January 1997, with the match ending in a dramatic tie.Surrounded by beautiful mountains and trees, it offers spectators lovely grassed embankments to relax upon while taking in a match.Back in 2001 the ground was home to one of the biggest turnarounds the game of cricket has ever seen. India thrashed Kenya by 186 runs after tallying a massive 351 for 3, led by 111 from Sourav Ganguly and 146 from Sachin Tendulkar. A week prior to that, the Kenyans had crushed India by 70 runs after bowling them out for just 176.Boland Bank Park hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup and is nowadays used by the Cape Cobras franchise.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Arunachal Pradesh Voted Favourite Upcoming Tourist Destination

first_imgArunachal Pradesh has added another feather to its wings after being voted the ‘Favourite Upcoming Destination’ by a travel magazine. Related Itemslast_img

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