Pakistan win toss, send West Indies in to bat in historic Test

first_img The Windies have handed maiden Test caps to 2016 ICC Youth World Cup-winning captain Shimron Hetmyer and fellow Guyana Jaguars left-hander Vishal Singh. They become the 310th and 311th players to wear the maroon cap for West Indies in Tests. The Test is the 50th to be staged at this venue and between the two sides. Teams: WEST INDIES: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer (on debut), Shai Hope, Vishal Singh (on debut), Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel PAKISTAN: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younus Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Muhammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Abbas (on debut) UMPIRES: Richard Illingworth (England), Richard Kettleborough (England) VIDEO UMPIRE: Bruce Oxenford (Australia) MATCH REFEREE: Stuart Broad (England) FOURTH UMPIRE: Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados) West Indies will bat first, after Pakistan won the toss on the opening day of the historic first Test in the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series today at Sabina Park here.last_img read more


first_imgRed Flag to the Bull? Buncrana Beach Party ProtestA PROTEST group which has been holding weekly vigils has urged teachers from around the county to join them tomorrow to show their anger at continuing cuts to the education system.Donegal teachers are invited to take part in a short, peaceful, quiet march in Buncrana town tomorrow, Sunday, at 3pm. The start and finish point will be the Market Square.A group of local concerned citizens have been holding weekly protests in solidarity with the Ballyhea (Cork) village, and other towns around the country for the past two months. Spokesperson Frankie Lavelle said: “We are just a small peaceful group who try to encourage people to stand up and say enough is enough. We have a facebook page which promotes the displaying of homemade red flags outside the houses of Ireland, to show distrust at, primarily, the property tax but also at other austerity measures.”The group who pledge no allegiance to any political party are extending the invitation to the Teachers of Donegal after witnessing the display of Red Cards by the attendees at a recent conference in Cork when the Education Minister took the stage.“I thought we might work well together, them with the Red Cards and us with our Red Flags. It will give teachers a place to vent their anger before midterm break ends.”As it turns out, the local group were ahead of the pack with their invite; A national anti-property tax march next week in Dublin has issued the invite to teachers countrywide to come and march together in the capital. “So it seems like people are starting to come together to try to show austerity the red card…or flag,” said Lavelle.“Tomorrow’s walk will be a short loop of the town. Less than half an hour should do it. All Teachers, Homeowners, Jobseekers, concerned citizens will be made very welcome.”Tomorrow Sunday at 3pm, Buncrana. For more details see Red Flag Protest on Facebook. TEACHERS URGED TO JOIN DONEGAL FLAG PROTEST OVER CUTS TO EDUCATION was last modified: April 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:TEACHERS URGED TO JOIN DONEGAL FLAG PROTEST OVER CUTS TO EDUCATIONlast_img read more