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Lords to host West Indies-Rest of the World XI fund-raising T20I

first_imgLondon, Feb 14 (PTI) World champions West Indies will take on a Rest of the World XI in a one-off T20 International at Lords later this year, to raise funds for Caribbean cricket grounds damaged by recent hurricanes.The match will be played on May 31 and the ICC has confirmed its full support by granting it international status.The proceeds from the fund-raising match will go towards restoring the stadiums — James Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla and Dominicas Windsor Park Stadium — damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said in a statement.�??Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated parts of the Eastern Caribbean and we have been considering how we can best show support for our region in the most impactful way,�?? said Dave Cameron, the Cricket West Indies president.Tickets for the match, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, have already been priced.�??I would like personally to thank MCC for agreeing to host the match at Lord�??s, and ECB, especially their President Giles Clarke, for their kind and generous support of this initiative,” he added.Guy Lavender, the Chief Executive and Secretary of MCC, pointed to the relationship the club, which owns Lord�??s Cricket Ground and is the guardian of the Laws of Cricket, has shared with the people of the Caribbean for many years.�??MCC is delighted to be able to host this very special match. The last time that a match between the Windies and Rest of the World was held at Lord�??s was in 1966,�?? Lavender said.advertisementColin Graves, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said, �??To have two category 5 hurricanes in the space of two weeks was unprecedented and everyone around the world was shocked by the destruction which was caused.”The ECB and CWI have always enjoyed a fantastic relationship and we are keen to support them and the people of the Caribbean in this fundraising initiative.” PTI AH ATlast_img read more

CITY TO TEST FLOYD RIVER CHANNEL WITH GREEN DYE

first_imgResidents may see a green color in some of the waters of the Floyd River where it enters the Missouri River on Wednesday.The city’s Underground Utilities Department will conduct a tracer dye test of the Old Floyd/Bacon Creek Channel this Wednesday afternoon, weather permitting.The test will help the department identify possible sources of ground and surface water that could be entering the sanitary sewer line.The city says the fluorescent green dye will not harm the environment and is approved by the Iowa DNR.The dye test will not affect drinking water in any way.The test will help to determine if the sanitary sewer line has suffered any damage from flooding and high groundwater.last_img read more