Windies No1 in T20 cricket

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Former World champions West Indies have regained top spot in the ICC Twenty20 rankings without bowling a single delivery, thanks to Sri Lanka’s demise on Sunday against New Zealand.Sri Lanka started the recent two-match series against the Black Caps seven points clear at the top, but lost both encounters to slide to second spot, allowing the Windies to go top.However, both the Windies and Sri Lanka, along with third-placed Australia have 118 points, with the Windies ahead only by .36.West Indies won the T20 World Cup in 2012 when they beat hosts Sri Lanka in the final.The standings are tightly bunched with England fourth on 117 points, South Africa fifth with 115, while New Zealand and Pakistan lie sixth and seventh, respectively, on 114 ratings points.West Indies could find themselves toppled, however, come month end.New Zealand and Pakistan will clash in a three-match series starting January 15th and if either side can make a clean sweep, they will replace West Indies at the top.The standings are also expected to undergo further substantial change, especially with a number of T20 series on the cards before the Twenty20 World Cup gets going in Bangladesh in March.Since the last T20 World Cup in 2014, West Indies have won four of their eight T20 Internationals, including a historic run chase in Johannesburg against South Africa exactly a year ago Monday, which saw them overhaul 232 for victory.Their rise to number one has been helped by Sri Lanka’s poor form, as the reigning World champions have lost five of their last six outings.Despite their advances in the T20 rankings, West Indies remain rooted near the bottom of the pile in the Tests and one-day international formats.They are eighth in Tests and ninth in ODIs – the latter ranking causing them to miss out on qualification for next year’s ICC Champions Trophy in England.last_img read more

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School cafeteria to get makeover

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The kitchen was too small and antiquated. It will be a nice upgrade and renovation when it’s done,” Wagner said. There also have been drainage and safety problems. The kitchen is so small that cafeteria staff, carrying hot trays and pans, must squeeze past each other in narrow walkways, Doyle said. The infrastructure improvements will cost about $505,000, and the modular building and its concrete-slab foundation, along with kitchen equipment, will cost $503,000. The project will be paid for with developer fees and money set aside by the district in a special account for cafeteria remodeling and modernization work. The work is expected to be completed by spring. In the meantime, lunches will brought into the school, and students will eat in the multipurpose room, Doyle said. The school itself was built in 1929, with the original cafeteria in the basement. The current cafeteria and kitchen were built in 1958. District officials have been discussing the kitchen situation since about 2001, Doyle said. The board at one point had considered installing just a “warming kitchen” to heat up food prepared elsewhere, but concluded a full-service kitchen would be better, Doyle said. “Ultimately, it benefits the students because we don’t have to go to prepackaged lunches that are brought in from an outside vendor, the quality of of which was not deemed acceptable by the school board,” Principal Randall Jolin said. “The board said we need to continue to provide high-quality food to the kids.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LITTLEROCK – Work is scheduled to begin by the end of the year on the long-awaited $1 million expansion of Alpine School’s cafeteria and kitchen, nearly 50 years old. “It’s old, too small, and doesn’t meet the needs of the students anymore,” Keppel Union School District Assistant Superintendent Steve Doyle said. “When it was built, it was designed to serve 100 kids at a sitting. Now they are running three or four lunch (sessions) out of there.” The size of the building will be increased by about one-third at the 578-student school. The back half of the current building will be demolished, then rebuilt with the addition of a new modular building, 36 feet by 40 feet, containing the new kitchen, Superintendent Linda Wagner said. last_img read more

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