India’s chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has said that he is surprised with Murali Vijay’s “lack of communication” claim.Vijay, in an interview to Mumbai Mirror, revealed that the selection committee members did not speak to him after he was dropped from the Test side in England.”Neither the chief selector nor any other person spoke to me in England after I was dropped from the third Test. None of them have spoken to me since. I did have a conversation with the members of the team management in England and that’s it,” Vijay said.”As a player it is very important that you are going to get more than just one or two games, so that you can plan better. Stability keeps doubts away. Ultimately, one has to perform and contribute to the team’s cause,” he added.Read – None of the selectors spoke to me after I was dropped from Test squad: Murali VijayVijay was dropped from the team after the second Test at Lord’s, where he scored twin ducks. He had only managed to score 26 runs in the first Test at Edgbaston.The three-member selection committee, led by Prasad, has been under the scanner after Karun Nair revealed that neither the team management (chief coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli) nor the selectors communicated with him about being dropped after six straight Test matches.Read – Harbhajan finding it hard to understand the parameters for selecting national teamWith veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh also criticising the “parameters of selection”, the under-fire Prasad has been on a clarification spree of late.advertisement”All these are baseless reports,” Prasad told PTI.”With regard to the non-communication with Murali Vijay after dropping him, I am equally surprised why he has said this while my colleague and selector on call Devang Gandhi had clearly informed him about the reasons why he was dropped,” Prasad said.Also Read – Haven’t got the opportunities I should have got after triple hundred: Karun NairPrasad, on his part, also made it clear that Shikhar Dhawan was dropped as he failed to replicate his white ball form in the red ball format.”Shikhar is a prolific run getter in white ball cricket which unfortunately he couldn’t replicate in red ball cricket. We have given him considerable opportunities before taking the decision on him in the longer format and give opportunity to the youngsters like Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal who were prolific run getters in domestic cricket and India A,” said Prasad.A senior BCCI official said that Vijay is probably not providing the cricket loving nation a clear picture of what has transpired.”It is very convenient that MSK has been made the whipping boy with some of these players not giving the correct picture. How did Vijay land a contract with Essex? Would he care to tell us? The arrangement was done by BCCI after speaking to national selectors,” a senior BCCI official said.”Within a week of getting dropped, he was playing County cricket for Essex. He, in fact, missed early part of Vijay Hazare Trophy as he was playing county cricket. So didn’t Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) know that he was playing county cricket. Vijay would do well not to speak about communication,” the official said.(With inputs from PTI)
The process elimination is all but complete. Only the process of extinction remains for the champion Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs put them there. Resoundingly.Functioning at an efficiency that stunned most observers for the second straight game, San Antonio cut and spliced the Heat, embarrassing them again in a 107-86 shellacking in Game 4 for a commanding 3-1 series lead.A victory in San Antonio in Game 5 Sunday would avenge last year’s collapse to the Heat and give the Spurs their fifth championship.“I’m pleased that they performed as well as they did while we’ve been in Miami, and that’s about as far as it goes,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Now we’ve got to go back home and play as well or better.”The Spurs smoked Miami in every conceivable fashion. LeBron James had 28 points, but they were inconsequential. Dwyane Wade looked beaten and had just 10 points. Meanwhile, everyone in a Spurs jersey scored, with Kawhi Leonard leading the way with 20 points and 14 rebounds. He was the best player on the floor again, after scoring 29 points in Game 3.“They smashed us,” James said. “Two straight home games got off to awful starts. They came in and were much better than us in these last two games. It’s just that simple.”Tony Parker added 19 points, and Tim Duncan had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who shot 57 percent from the field and are hitting 54 percent in the series. Boris Diaw was spectacular off the bench with 9 assists, and Patty Mills had 14 points off the bench.James, who battled cramps in Game 1, left the court and briefly returned to the locker room midway through the first quarter Thursday. But he had 10 quick points in the third quarter to bring Miami within 13. However, San Antonio pushed it to 81-57 after three and never looked back.
Posted: August 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, August 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — High surf and strong rip currents could lead to flooding and dangerous conditions at local beaches Saturday evening, the National Weather Service said Saturday.The NWS issued a beach hazards statement through midnight for San Diego coastal areas, as well as the shorelines in Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.Surf of two to four feet could cause minor flooding of low-lying roads or parking lots near the water’s edge, forecasters said.Rip currents will make the waters dangerous for swimmers and will enhance the flooding effects of the high tides.Areas susceptible to flooding during high tides include Oceanside and Imperial Beach in San Diego County. South-facing beaches in Orange County will see the highest surf. KUSI Newsroom High surf and strong currents expected at San Diego beaches Updated: 5:30 PM