LeBron James refutes allegations of encouraging violence towards police
Basketball star LeBron James recently shut down allegations of 'encouraging violence' of any kind towards the police or other law enforcement agencies, in latest statement to a media outlet.
For the unversed, LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva had called out American basketball player LeBron James for allegedly ‘encouraging violence’ towards the police.
While speaking on KABC Radio's The John Philips Show, Villanueva had called out the basketball player and addressed him to match a reward of over $100,000 as he said, “I know you care about law enforcement.”
It is only recently that James responded to the alleged allegations per VLAD TV, and was even quoted saying, “I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence. I never have. But I also know what right is right and what wrong is wrong. I grew up in the inner city and the Black community in what we call ‘the hood’ or ‘the ghetto,’ ...
Pakistan team is composed of young players: Misbah-ul-Haq
Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday indicated that there may not be wholesale changes in the Pakistani team for the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe, saying that the team is already composed of young players.
During a press briefing in Lahore, the former captain said that the national team is already pretty young and might only need minor tweaking instead of mass chopping and changing.
“The Pakistan team is already composed of young players,” he said. “It had lost two senior players right after the World Cup.
“[In fact], we might change a thing or two to make the team even stronger.”
Explaining that the seemingly unimportant Zimbabwe home series is actually important, Misbah said: “We should keep in mind that the points earned from the ODI series would count towards World Cup qualification.”
He also underscored that finding new combinations and creating able back-ups were among his priorities while structuring ...
New Zealand approves Pakistan, West Indies cricket tours
New Zealand's government has approved quarantine arrangements that would allow the Pakistan and West Indies teams to tour in coming months, the country's cricket board said on Friday.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the tours would help the sport through the coronavirus pandemic.
“It's a huge boost for us, it's our financial lifeline,” he told reporters.
“International cricket funds the whole game of cricket in New Zealand, so it's very, very important for us.”
White said the teams would fly to Auckland then catch a charter to Christchurch, where they would stay in quarantine while training at NZC's high-performance centre in Lincoln University.
White said all players would follow health and testing protocols set down by the government.
“It's not going to come cheap, we will be footing the bill but we are happy to do that and fully understand it's a user-pays model,” he said.