World Cup 2019: Mohsin Khan quits as head of Pakistan’s cricket committee

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Mohsin Khan quits as head of Pakistan’s cricket committeeMohsin Khan had criticized Pakistan’s dismal performance in World Cup 2019 airing as an analyst on national television. Pakistan has won only one match in this edition of the tournament.advertisement Associated Press IslamabadJune 20, 2019UPDATED: June 20, 2019 18:12 IST Pakistan has won only one match in this edition of the tournament. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan has won just one of its first five group matches at the World Cup,Pakistan needs victories in each of its remaining gamesMohsin Khan will be replaced by Wasim Khan as the head of Pakistan’s Cricket committeeFormer test opening batsman Mohsin Khan has quit as head of Pakistan Cricket Board’s cricket committee just four days after the national team lost to archrival India at the World Cup.Khan, appearing as an analyst on national television, had been criticizing Pakistan dismal performance at the tournament.The PCB issued a statement saying that during a recent meeting with the PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, Khan had “expressed his willingness to be released from his current position, which was accepted by the PCB chairman.”Pakistan has won just one of its first five group matches at the World Cup, against top-ranked England.A heavy loss to India last weekend likely means Pakistan needs victories in each of its remaining games, starting against South Africa on Sunday at Lord’s, to stand a chance of qualifying for the semifinals.Former test captains Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq along with Urooj Mumtaz, ex-captain of Pakistan’s women’s team, are the other members of the cricket committee.Mohsin Khan thanked the board for giving him an opportunity to head the cricket committee and said his “services are always available for Pakistan cricket at a suitable position in view of my past record.”He was previously head of the selection committee and also coached the national team.PCB managing director Wasim Khan will be the new head of the cricket committee as the cricket board plans to carry out a robust review of the national team’s performance over the past three years.Also Read | Rishabh Pant likely to make World Cup debut against AfghanistanAlso Read | David Warner emulates Virat Kohli with 16th ODI hundred in 110 inningsAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan Cricket BoardFollow Mohsin Khan Nextlast_img read more

Indian Sluice Bridge Closures Start Today

first_imgStarting today, June 10, the Indian Sluice Bridge on Route 308 in Yarmouth County will be closed to traffic during specific times of the day for repairs. During weekdays, the bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The bridge will be open at all other times and on weekends. The work, scheduled to be completed by Friday, June 21, weather permitting, involves replacing the upper portion of the timber deck and inspecting steel connections. “I want to thank the residents in advance for their co-operation over the next two weeks while repairs are made to the existing bridge,” said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “I fully appreciate the closures might be an inconvenience, but the repairs are necessary while we continue our work to build a brand new two-lane bridge for residents and others who travel to and from Surette’s Island.” Residents, RCMP, fire, Emergency Measures Organization, Emergency Health Services and the CSAP school bus supervisor have been notified of the closure. The province is investing $13,533,445 to build a new bridge to replace the Indian Sluice Bridge. It is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2014. It is part of government’s 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan and the jobsHere economic development plan. A sketch of the new Indian Sluice Bridge, also known as Surette’s Island Bridge is available online at http://gov.ns.ca/news/Photos/2012/nov/Indian-Sluice-Bridge.jpg. People can view the progress as the bridge gets built, at http://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/isb.asp .last_img read more