World Cup 2019: Rain forces India to cancel practice ahead of Australia clash

first_img Next Press Trust of India LondonJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 17:30 IST India are scheduled to play Australia on June 9 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSIndia travelled to London from Southampton on ThursdayBut persistent rain has forced the Indian team with only one day to train before their game against AustraliaRain had also forced India to cancel their optional practice on the eve of the game against South AfricaThe Indian team’s practice session on Friday was called off due to rain, leaving the Virat Kohli-led side with only one day to train ahead of Sunday’s big-ticket World Cup showdown with Australia here.India traveled to London from Southampton on Thursday, a day after beating South Africa by six wickets in their tournament opener.The rain had also forced India to cancel their optional practice on the eve of the game against South Africa at the Hampshire Bowl.The two-time winners face a formidable opponent in defending champions Australia, who are on a 10-match winning streak, which began in India only where they overcame a 0-2 deficit to win the five-match series 3-2.Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reconsider its objection to MS Dhoni donning the army crest on his wicketkeeping gloves but according to ICC sources, there is no scope for appeal.MS Dhoni is understood to be adamant on keeping the army badge on his wicketkeeping gloves despite objection by the International Cricket Council. BCCI Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai said the Indian board has written to the ICC to let Dhoni wear his gloves.In fact, senior ICC sources said there was no way the world governing body would reconsider because that might set a precedent for other teams and the ICC will have to allow their requests too.Also Read | MS Dhoni adamant on army badge but ICC unlikely to change stance: SourcesAlso Read | No regrets: Cricket South Africa on turning down AB de Villiers’ comeback offeradvertisementFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow MS DhoniFollow World Cup 2019 World Cup 2019: Rain forces India to cancel practice ahead of Australia clashPersistent rain in London has meant that Virat Kohli and Co. have now been left with just 1 day to practice before clashing against defending champions Australia in a key match of World Cup 2019 on June 9advertisementlast_img read more

Michelle Obamas Trip to Africa as Told by Snapchat

By Bryn MillerRabat – On June 27, American First Lady Michelle Obama began her trip to Liberia, Morocco, and Spain to promote girls’ education in the developing world.Throughout her trip, Mrs. Obama will update the world via Snapchat. For those readers without Snapchat, MWN will provide a photo feed with commentary chronicling her travels. Mrs. Obama speaks with girls from around Marrakesh in a panel with Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto.Princess Lalla Salma welcomes Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama landed in MoroccoMrs. Obama meeting Liberian Peace Corps VolunteersLet Girls Learn teaching female students how to make reusable menstrual padsA Let Girls Learn (https://letgirlslearn.gov/) pinMrs. Obama sitting with a Liberian woman and meeting Liberian schoolchildrenMrs. Obama sitting with a Liberian woman and meeting Liberian schoolchildrenMrs. Obama arriving in LiberiaFirst Lady perks on Air Foce OneMrs. Obama setting off from America on Air Force One. read more