Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah among 4 cricketers recommended for Arjuna Award by BCCI

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 14:25 IST Mohammed Shami is part of India’s 15-member squad for the 2019 ODI World Cup (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav have also been recommended for the Arjuna AwardThe Arjuna Awards are given to honour excellence in sports by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and SportsThe trio of Jadeja, Bumrah and Shami is part of India’s World Cup squadThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) has recommended fast bowlers Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and women’s team leg-spinner Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna Award.The Arjuna Awards are given to honour excellence in sports by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India. Notably, in 2018, women’s cricket team star opener Smriti Mandhana was the only cricketer to receive the prestigious award.The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, appointed to oversee the operations of the BCCI, met in New Delhi to discuss the names. GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim, who was present at the meeting, proposed the names of the four cricketers, according to IANS.Jasprit Bumrah, who made his India debut as recently as 2016, has gone on to become the leader of India’s bowling attack across all formats. The fast bowler made it to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team of the year in his maiden season in Test cricket in 2018.Bumrah picked up 48 wickets in just 9 Tests after making his Test debut in South Africa in 2018. The young pacer is expected to be one of the lethal threats for opposition teams at the 2019 World Cup.On the other hand, Mohammed Shami overcame personal and fitness issues to perform consistently for Team India in Tests in 2018. The Bengal pacer picked up 68 Test wickets in 2018 and played a crucial role in India’s historic Test series win in Australia.Meanwhile, Shami also made a comeback to the limited-overs side earlier this year. With some consistent performances, the right-arm fast bowler has made the 15-member World Cup squad.advertisementRavindra Jadeja made a similar comeback into the ODI squad and has bagged a ticket to England for the 2019 World Cup. The terrific fielder is among the top 10 in both the bowler and the all-rounder’s rankings in Test cricket.Poonam Yadav has also been a consistent performer for the Indian women’s cricket team. The crafty leg-spinner is among the top 10 bowlers in women’s cricket.Meanwhile, the All India Football Federation recommended the names of goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and forward Jeje for the prestigious sporting honour.Also Read | AIFF recommends Gurpreet Sandhu and Jeje for Arjuna AwardAlso Read | Jasia Akhtar 1st cricketer from Jammu & Kashmir to feature in Women’s T20 ChallengeAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Arjuna AwardsFollow Mohammed ShamiFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Poonam YadavFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow BCCIFollow Gurpreet Singh SandhuFollow Jeje Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah among 4 cricketers recommended for Arjuna Award by BCCIIndia all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and women’s team leg-spinner Poonam Yadav are the two cricketers to have been nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for Arjuna Award. In 2018, Smriti Mandhana was the only cricketer to win the prestigious awardadvertisementlast_img read more

In Dubai UN chief addresses deficit of trust between governments citizens and

“Improving governance, and improving confidence between governments and people, is essential and it is a condition to improve the confidence in the relations between countries,” the Secretary-General said to an estimated 4,000 world leaders and experts at the fifth annual conference in the Middle East. He described the progress that globalization has brought to parts of the world, but noted also “the rust belts” where people feel left behind by their governments.“If one looks at today’s governance problems at the country level, between countries or at multilateral governance in the world, we face a terrible lack of trust,” Mr. Guterres said.As a result, “in a world in which everything is global, in which the problems are global – from climate change to the movement of people – there is no way countries can do it by themselves,” he stressed.“We need global responses, and global responses need multilateral institutions able to play their role,” he said, calling for “a surge of diplomacy for peace” with “honest brokers” who can address the root causes of conflict and an international community that is organized to respond. Mr. Guterres said he was “deeply committed” to “essential” reforms that would make the UN more effective, such as improving peacekeeping operations, streamlining management procedures, and reforming the UN development system. He also singled out the Security Council, which he said “no longer corresponds to the logic of today’s world in relation to what the world was after the Second World War” when the UN and its main body for maintaining peace and security were created. While in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Secretary-General met with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, and with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Over the weekend, the Secretary-General was in Saudi Arabia. In separate meetings, he spoke with King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He also held a working lunch with Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir. According to his spokesperson, he also visited the Coalition Air Force’s Joint Operations Centre and was briefed on the coalition’s air operations in Yemen. read more