Ishant suffering from heel niggle, Delhi Capitals' Head Coach Ponting reveals. IMAGE: Rishabh Pant stole the limelight on Thursday when he had his arm around Avesh Khan's shoulder after the bowler was clobbered for two sixes. Avesh got a wicket off the very next ball. Photograph: IPL/Twitter Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting revealed on Thursday that pacer Ishant Sharma is suffering from a heel niggle. The 32-year-old, who was retained by Delhi ahead of the IPL auction, missed the games against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, which paved the way for 24-year-old pacer Avesh Khan's selection in the team. "He (Avesh Khan) has been ultra-impressive, pretty much from the first day we arrived here for the training camp. Physically he looks a little bit better, he lost a little bit of weight from last season. He is definitely fitter and bowling faster. Without a little bit of extra fitness on his side, he is able to maintain his action better. His … [Read more...] about Avesh impressively filling in for Ishant at DC
Further details on the timings of Prince Philip's funeral have been revealed. The proceedings will take place on Saturday afternoon and will stay within the grounds of Windsor Castle to avoid crowds gathering during the coronavirus pandemic, but will be televised to the nation. Here is what we know about what will happen and when. 2.20pm to 2.27pm Members of the Royal Family who are not in the procession begin arriving at St George's Chapel, where the service is taking place. These include the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall. 2.27pm The band in the quadrangle begins to play music. The Land Rover which will carry the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin will enter the quadrangle. It has been specially modified and designed by the duke himself . A lifelong fan of Land Rover, the duke spent 16 years on the project and made changes including requesting a repaint in military green. 2.38pm The Duke of Edinburgh 's coffin will be lifted by … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: What will happen and when at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral
The cost of COVID-19 tests for holidaymakers should be cut to £30 to encourage people to start travelling again, a boss at one of Britain's biggest travel chains has told Sky News. Jonathan Woodall, chief operating officer at Hays Travel, said that the current price of up to £200 for PCR tests was too high and will be a "barrier for customers" as restrictions ease next month. He said the government should help bring the cost down. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Under a traffic light system for the hoped-for resumption of foreign holidays from 17 May, even those returning from "green" low-risk countries will have to pay to have the tests. Advertisement But industry figures including easyJet boss Johan Lundgren have said that the rule threatens to price ordinary travellers out of returning to the skies. Speaking to Sky's Ian King Live, Mr Woodall said the cost of the tests would "cause a barrier" - especially for … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Hays Travel calls for price of holidaymaker coronavirus tests to be cut to £30
THE DUKE of Edinburgh will get his dying wish of a small “no-fuss” military funeral, with just 30 mourners at the Windsor service, instead of a State funeral. Prince Philip's funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, and will end with the Duke's body being taken to lie in the Royal Vault within St George’s chapel. Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates Where is St George's Chapel? St George's Chapel is situated on the grounds of Windsor Castle - where the Queen and Prince Philip live for most of the year. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles had their televised blessing there in 2005, while it offers the couple a more low key venue than Westminster Abbey - where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed. St George's Chapel can accommodate 800 guests, whereas the Abbey seats 2,000. The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also took place at St George's Chapel in 2018. Another Royal wedding followed shortly … [Read more...] about Where is St George’s Chapel?
LINE of Duty has received hundreds of complaints after a character with Down's Syndrome was labelled "the local oddball" in an episode. As the show aired on World Down Syndrome Day , character Terry Boyle, who had been accused of murdering fictional journalist Gail Vella, was hit with the derogatory term. Viewers were left outraged when Terry, who is played by Tommy Jessop - an actor with Down's Syndrome - was referred to as an "oddball". More than 300 of people have since contacted the BBC to voice that they were "unhappy" with the choice of words used to describe Terry. According to the Mail Online , 323 complaints were submitted to the broadcaster about the line from the first episode of the sixth series. It came as policeman Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) revealed Terry may not be as responsible for the murder of Jackie Laverty, who was stored in his freezer by an organised crime group. After the DNA of a criminal named Carl Banks was discovered at the scene … [Read more...] about Line of Duty hit with hundreds of complaints after Ted Hastings calls Down’s Syndrome character an ‘oddball’