World Cup 2019: England 3rd country to lift World Cup on home soil

first_img graphs India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 01:40 IST England won a thrilling final at Lord’s to end their 44-years-long wait (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEngland became the 3rd team after India and Australia to win the World Cup on home soilIndia had won the World Cup in Mumbai in 2011 while Australia won the trophy in Melbourne in 2015England are the 6th country to win the men’s Cricket World CupEngland became only the 3rd team after India and Australia to win the World Cup on their home soil. India had won the 2011 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium while Australia lifted the Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2015.Sri Lanka, the co-hosts of the 1996 World Cup, had won the title in Pakistan after defeating Australia. On Sunday, England completed a hat-trick for host countries winning the World Cup at Lord’s.England ended a long wait. They reached the final of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. In 2015, they were knocked out of the group stages. Several experts felt this was England’s best chance of winning the World Cup and the hosts did not disappoint.England became the 6th team after West Indies, India, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to win the World Cup.Australia have won the World Cup 5 times while West Indies and India have won the trophy twice each. Pakistan and Sri Lanka won the World Cup once each.This was the 4th time England were playing the World Cup final. They had lost to West Indies in 1975, Australia in 1987 and Pakistan in 1992.Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, England captain Eoin Morgan said his team has developed a lot since 2015.”This has been a 4-year journey.. we’ve developed a lot over those years, particularly the last two.”To get over the line today means the world to us. The guys in the middle keep us cool, the way they play, the experience.”It’s calming at times. Not a lot between the teams. Just delighted we’re lifting the trophy,” Morgan said.advertisementAlso Read | England win World Cup 2019 despite tied Super Over vs New ZealandAlso Read | Why England won the World Cup 2019 even after Super Over tie?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 Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup finalFollow England vs New Zealand Next advertisement World Cup 2019: England 3rd country to lift World Cup on home soilWorld Cup 2019 Final: England became the 6th country after West Indies, Australia, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to win the World Cup. view more view less commentary No data available! scorecardlast_img read more

Happy Birthday, Anil Kumble! 14 quick facts on ‘Jumbo’

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 17, 2016UPDATED: October 17, 2019 11:45 IST Anil KumbleThe former captain of the Indian cricket team, Anil Kumble, was born on October 17, 1970. Today, the only bowler after Kapil Dev to have captured 400 Test wickets celebrates his birthday.There are not many bowlers to have bowled an overwhelming 72 overs in a test innings and there are not many who have played with a broken jaw. Anil Kumble has done it all. On his birthday, listed here are some facts you surely should not miss about him.Some facts you should definitely know about ‘Jumbo’ Anil Kumble:Kumble has a BE degree from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Mechanical EngineeringHe is nicknamed ‘Jumbo’ because his feet are quite bigKumble joined Young Cricketers club when he was 13Kumble played his first domestic match at the age of 19 for Karnataka, against Hyderabad, in 1989Kumble held the record for being the fastest Indian bowler to reach 50 test wickets (in only 10 test matches) before Ravichandran Ashwin broke the record in 9 testsKumble holds the record for the maximum number of caught and bowled dismissals in testsIn 2004, Kumble became the third spinner in the history of Test cricket after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan and the second Indian bowler after Kapil Dev to capture 400 Test wicketsKumble is one of the only two bowlers ever to have taken all ten wickets in a Test innings, taking 10 for 74. Kumble achieved this against Pakistan in the second Test played in Delhi in February 1999In 2006, he took his 500th Test wicketIn June 2006, Kumble passed Courtney Walsh on 520 Test wickets to take 4th placeAfter returning to India from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, he announced his retirement from ODI Cricket on March 2007Kumble was bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1995He was announced as the Wisden Cricketers of the year in the year 1996The Government of India presented ‘Jumbo’ with the Padma Shri in 2005.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comGet 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 Anil Kumble Happy Birthday, Anil Kumble! 14 quick facts on ‘Jumbo’As Anil Kumble celebrates his birthday today, here are 14 facts about the former Indian cricket you would like to know.advertisementlast_img read more

Funds for Amherst Company

first_imgNova Scotia Strategic Opportunities Fund Incorporated has provided a $2 million loan to EPC Industries Limited of Amherst. EPC Industries is a manufacturer of flexible packaging and is a significant employer in Cumberland County. The one-year, fully repayable loan is a short-term measure that provides the company with working capital, allowing it to leverage private support. The Strategic Opportunities Fund Incorporated is a provincial corporation that invests in economic initiatives. Information on the loan can be found on the accountability report website at .last_img read more

Sowing the SEED of social change

Project SEEDA breakfast in January brought together more than 40 students, staff, alumni and community members to kick off Project SEED, an initiative that supports social change.Project SEED (Socially Engaged Entrepreneur Development) is a sponsored social innovation incubator that promotes the exploration of social change strategies by young entrepreneurs and leaders in the Brock community. Its goal is to create change that will benefit Brock and Niagara.This year, six projects were chosen to receive funding and mentorship. The projects were chosen on the basis of 1) cultivating social change on the Brock campus, and 2) contributing to Brock’s goal of learning and development outside of the classroom to discover “both sides of your brain.”Project SEED provides funding to student-driven initiatives. The Brock University Alumni Association (BUAA) contributed $500, and also contributing were the Niagara Community Foundation, the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), and the Niagara Economic Development Corporation (NEDC).The other component of Project SEED is mentorship. Using a ‘mentor triad’ model, each student is paired with both an on-campus and community mentor to guide and mentor the student throughout the project. In many cases, Brock alumni have acted as either the campus or community mentor, a significant way for alumni to give back after graduation.Keynote speaker Ryan Dear (BBA ’11) is one of those community/alumni mentors. With an entrepreneurship degree from Brock, it isn’t surprising that Dear now owns his own business, and a socially responsible one at that. As we wrote in a previous edition of the Alumni Connect, Niagara E-Waste collects old electronics to ethically and responsibly dispose of them. At the breakfast, Dear spoke about the challenge of taking the first step to make an initiative a reality, the struggles to get people past ‘no’ to say ‘yes’, and the importance of uncompromising business values and ideals.As the community/alumni mentor to Project SEED recipients “Give Us Your Goods,” Dear is working with Faculty of Business students to collect student items no longer in use, from electronics to old clothes and furniture.Thanks again to the generous support of the Brock University Alumni Association and the mentorship of alumni in the program. To learn more about Project SEED, please visit the website or register as a mentor through Mentorship Plus mentormatch software. read more