Month: February 2020

Bravo first to 300 T20 wickets

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a four-wicket haul to become the first bowler to take 300 Twenty20 career wickets as new side Gujarat Lions trounced Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.The right-arm seamer finished with four for 22 from his four overs to restrict Kings XI to 161 for six off their 20 overs, after they were sent in at the PCA Stadium.Kings XI then cruised to their target with 14 balls remaining in the innings, thanks to a top score of 74 off 47 deliveries from Australian opener Aaron Finch. Dinesh Karthik struck an unbeaten 41 from 26 balls.The hosts got away to a great start, thanks to openers Murali Vijay, who stroked 42 and Manan Vohra, who scored 38, in a 78-run stand.Left-arm spinner Ravi Jadeja (2-30) claimed both before Bravo went to work on the remainder of the innings.Bravo, who was vital to West Indies’ capture of the Twenty20 World Cup last week, bowled Australian Glenn Maxwell for two with a yorker at 101 for three in the 12th over to move to 299 wickets and two balls later, also shattered South African David Miller’s stumps for 15 with a slow yorker that dipped.In reaching 300 wickets, the 32-year-old Bravo surpassed Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, who sits on 299 wickets.Narine returns to IPLMeanwhile, champion off-spinner Sunil Narine is set to return to India today and could make a highly anticipated appearance for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in tomorrow’s mega clash against Mumbai Indians.KKR team officials confirmed yesterday that the 27-year-old off-spinner was scheduled to arrive this morning from Trinidad and Tobago, after returning home over a week ago following the death of his father.While in Trinidad, Narine was cleared by cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, to resume bowling in international cricket, a development that provided a huge boost to KKR ahead of the current IPL season.Narine had been banned by the ICC last November, after tests showed his action on all deliveries, exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance permitted under regulations.He was forced to remodel his action and late last month successfully underwent a retest at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.last_img read more

Supreme Ventures introduces Quick Sports

first_imgSupreme Ventures Limited, through the brand ‘JustBet’, has been making strides in becoming the preferred brand for sports-betting for both regular punters and novices alike. Wagering on international sports such as football, basketball, cricket, and American football has become a habit for many sports fans as the fixtures of the various leagues run throughout the year. These fixed-odds betting options benefit from the sportsman who is trying his hand at wagering and the seasoned bettor who sees a new more predictable game for his valued betting dollar. Live international sporting events have only a few games scheduled on particular days and only during the respective seasons. This restricts the content available for sports-betting fans and does not provide many options and continuity. On January 14, 2016, Supreme Ventures launched its virtual sports betting product branded ‘Quick Sports’ in 10 pilot locations. The product is now available to existing and potential customers at 50 JustBet locations islandwide. Quick Sports virtual football matches and horse races allow for five minutes of betting time per event followed by two to three minutes of actual game time. There are nine betting types offered on football and seven betting options on horse racing. The minimum bet on each betting type is $20. The events run on a daily schedule starting at 7 a.m. up to 2 a.m. Matches, races, and odds are displayed using computer-animated 3D graphics on two dedicated TV monitors inside select agent locations. Winnings are available for payment to customers at the end of each event. Currently, horse racing and football are the two virtual games in play for now, however, the game portfolio will be expanded with more sports in the latter part of the 2016 calendar. Quick Sports will be officially launched at Supreme Ventures flagship store, State Mall, Cross Roads, St Andrew, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.last_img read more