Watch: England cricket team dressing room has a hungry, unique visitor

first_imgThe England cricket team’s dressing room had a unique visitor and even found food as it walked around the area picking food while a few of the staff and players arrived to watch the guest with fun. England are currently in the Caribbean Islands for almost a two-month long tour of Tests, one-day internationals, twenty20 internationals.England cricket’s Facebook handle posted a video of a chicken in the dressing room with a line of food in the centre. The players’ kits and everyone were on the side while the chicken walked picking food in the centre.Towards the end of the video, a few from the staff watched the chicken from near the door. A staff member could be seen making a video while Moeen Ali laughed along at the back.Last year, England had a surprise visitor in the practice session at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium when they were on tour in Sri Lanka.Snakes had invaded England’s training session and in the video put up by England cricket’s social media, the groundsmen could be seen trying to contain the ‘Cobra’ using pipes and sticks.England are set to play three Test matches against the Windies, starting January 23. Ahead of the Test series, they will play one two-day practice match against West Indies Cricket Board President XI in Barbados on January 17 and 18.After the Test series, England will play another practice game against UWI Vice Chancellors XI in Barbados ahead of the start of the ODI series.England and the Windies will play a five-match ODI series from February 20 to March 20 and a three-match T20I series from March 5 to March 10.advertisementMeanwhile the build-up to the 2019 ICC World Cup in England has already begun with England and India being termed as favourites in the tournament.England are currently the top-ranked ODI team in ICC rankings while India are a close second. On Wednesday, former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie termed England as the favourites while he felt the current Indian bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah makes India one of the favourites too.”I think the Indian attack is well balanced. Bumrah has been rested for obvious reason but their attack is still quite good,” Gillespie told PTI in an interview.”Everyone offers different things, and you add Bumrah to it, so they are well placed to mount a challenge for the World Cup. I think England are the obvious favourites, but India won’t be far behind,” he insisted.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh harbours hopes of playing 2019 ICC World Cup in England and WalesAlso Read | Celebrating Kapil Dev who won India’s first World Cup in Englandlast_img read more

Jamaica Committed To Disaster Risk Management – McKenzie

first_img He pointed out that Jamaica’s efforts are in recognition of the important link between reducing disaster risks and achieving the development objectives. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says Jamaica will adhere to the guidelines of the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Management. The key objective of the framework is to achieve a substantial reduction of disaster risks and loss of lives, livelihood and health as well as preserving the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says Jamaica will adhere to the guidelines of the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Management.He made the commitment while speaking at the three-day Sixth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas conference, held in Cartagena, Colombia, from June 19 to 21.“Jamaica is serious about the business of disaster risk management and the strengthening of the partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to build greater levels of resilience as a nation,” said Mr. McKenzie.He pointed out that Jamaica’s efforts are in recognition of the important link between reducing disaster risks and achieving the development objectives.The three-day conference was organised to allow government, non-governmental and private organisations to share their experiences and chart the way forward as they work together to implement the Sendai Framework approved in 2015.The Framework is a 15-year voluntary agreement (2015-2030) that recognises that respective states have the primary responsibility to reduce disaster risks, but that responsibility should also be shared with other stakeholders, including local government and the private sector.The key objective of the framework is to achieve a substantial reduction of disaster risks and loss of lives, livelihood and health as well as preserving the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries. Story Highlightslast_img read more