Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 19:41 IST Captains of all eight IPL franchises reached Chennai to record a video of them signing the fair-play pledge (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCaptains of all eight franchises reached Chennai to record the fair-play pledgeThe opening ceremony of IPL 2019 has been cancelled and the funds budgeted for the same will be donated to families of Pulwama attack martyrsAn official of one of the franchises applauded the move as it will give the teams playing on Sunday time to strategise with their captainsThe Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start on Saturday and the captains of the eight teams embarked in Chennai on Thursday for the captains’ meet and signing of the pledge to play the game in fair spirit.The eight teams competing in the IPL include Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC).Speaking to IANS, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the pledge was being pre-recorded on the sidelines of the captains’ meet so that all of them can go back to their respective franchises well in time for their opening games of the season.”The captains are in Chennai today for the captains’ meet as well as to sign the pledge so that all the leaders can go back to their respective teams before their opening games. They will head back to their respective franchises on Friday.”With the opening ceremony being cancelled this year and the funds budgeted for the same to be handed to the families of the Pulwama martyrs, there will be a small screening wherein the pre-recorded signing of the pledge by the captains will be shown,” the official explained.IPL franchise official appluads move An official of one of the franchises applauded the move as it will give the teams playing on Sunday time to strategise with their captains.”Had the signing of the pledge happened before the start of the IPL opener, all the captains would have flown back late on Saturday night or Sunday morning. This would have meant keeping the captains of KKR, SRH, MI and DC away from their teams on the eve of their opening match as all the four teams play on Sunday. Pre-recording the pledge on the sidelines of the captains’ meet is a decision taken keeping everyone’s interest in mind,” the official told IANS.advertisementThe pledge taken by the captains of the eight teams will be shown in the Spirit of Cricket segment. It will be the only time when all the captains will share the stage in the tournament.MS Dhoni, captain of the defending champions CSK, is also expected to put the trophy back into play at that time.Also Read | ‘12,000 fans at practice match just a teaser’: Decoding Chennai’s love for CSKAlso Read | The Dhoni, Raina impact on Chennai Super Kings, IPL’s most successful sideAlso 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 IPL 2019Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow IPL opening ceremonyFollow Pulwama attack IPL 2019: Pre-recorded video of captains’ fair-play pledge to be played ahead of openerIn a bid to give captains of all eight IPL franchises enough time to go back to their respective teams ahead of their season openers, the BCCI has decided to pre-record the fair-play pledge. advertisement
CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Businesses on 17th Avenue were joyous when it was announced the city will pause construction along the busy road for the Flames playoff run.Owner of Trolley 5, Ernie Tsu, said it was hard to get people into his bar during construction.“Business during the construction was obviously tough, tough for all businesses, it slowed things down quite a bit but now the sun is back out, Flames are poised for a deep run so things are looking up,” said Tsu.Mike Pigot from Home and Away is thrilled the construction will be hauled.“Not having construction during the playoffs is a huge thing for us, we want people to be able to come down here and celebrate and enjoy the Red Mile as much as possible, so not having any roadblocks or construction makes a world of difference,” said Pigot.Bar owners are now hoping they can cash in and Tsu feels having the Flames in the playoffs is going to make for a great celebration.“I think it’s obviously going to help our business, we are already quite full for all of the Flames games, but for the whole avenue to be busy again and the Red Mile, it benefits everybody.”
8 killed in chemical accident at Thai bank’s headquarters In this Sunday, March 13, 2016, image taken from video, rescue workers stand by the covered victims of an accident at Siam Commercial Bank’s headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. A number of people died and others were injured at the headquarters of one of Thailand’s largest banks when workers accidentally released fire extinguishing chemicals during an upgrade of the building’s safety system on Sunday evening, March 13. (Thai PBS via AP Video) THAILAND OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2016 6:42 am MDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BANGKOK – Eight people died at the headquarters of one of Thailand’s largest banks when workers accidentally triggered the release of fire extinguishing chemicals during an upgrade of the building’s safety system, officials said Monday.Seven other people were injured in the accident, which occurred Sunday night in the basement of the Siam Commercial Bank’s headquarters in Bangkok.The bank said in a statement that an initial investigation found that the accident was caused by “negligence on the part of our contractors hired to improve fire protection in the building.”Workers were upgrading a fire extinguishing system in a document archive room in the bank’s basement when the accident occurred, causing the release of Pyrogen aerosol, officials said. They did not elaborate.Police were investigating the accident and the bank said it would release more information after a meeting of its board members Monday.Pyrogen is a chemical fire retardant normally intended to deprive fire of oxygen and is typically used in places where extinguishing a fire with water would damage documents or equipment.Pyrogen’s website says the dense aerosol is “most effective in unoccupied areas such as data rooms, machinery and engine spaces” and other storage areas. It says people should avoid exposure to Pyrogen and any “accidental exposure to the aerosol should be limited to five minutes.”The bank identified those who died as a security guard and seven contractors.Bangkok’s Erawan medical emergency centre said five people died at the site of the accident and three died later at a hospital. It said the apparent cause of death was suffocation from insufficient oxygen, but that the official cause would not be known until autopsies are performed.Seven other people suffered suffocation-related injuries, including four who were in serious condition, Erawan said.