Rebound in UK services after winter freeze

first_img THE UK economy bounced back strongly at the beginning of the year, fresh data suggested yesterday.The service sector – which accounts for over three quarters of GDP – expanded by 1.3 per cent in January, compared to December. The rebound marked the sharpest monthly growth in services since July 2002.Meanwhile, there was some relief for the struggling British high street, with 42 per cent of retailers reporting that annualised sales rose in March, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).“The data suggests that the economy has returned to positive growth in the first-quarter, after the 0.5 per cent drop in GDP recorded for the fourth-quarter of 2010,” said Citigroup’s Michael Saunders.The economy shrank by half a per cent in the final three months of 2010 due to the effects of the winter freeze, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said yesterday.The sharp return to growth in services partly reflects recovery from the snow-affected December, the ONS said yesterday. In December, services fell by 1.1 per cent.“Without the effect of the weather, the underlying output of the service sector would have been broadly flat in December and January,” it said. However, Saunders expects growth in the first three months of 2011 to more than recover the half per cent decline at the end of 2010. “At this stage, our forecast is for quarter-one growth of 0.6-0.8 per cent,” he said.The index of services was up by two per cent compared to January 2010, the ONS revealed, largely driven by business services and finance, which were also up two per cent.While the positive balance of 15 per cent of retailers reporting a rise in sales surprised economists, the CBI survey revealed downbeat responses to other questions.Four from ten retailers said sales were poor for this time of year, resulting in a negative balance of -24 per cent – the lowest figure since August 2009.Retailers also expect sales to underperform against seasonal norms in April. “Sales growth picked up slightly for retailers compared with last month, but look beneath the surface and conditions remain tough on the high street,” the CBI said. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content Tags: NULL Rebound in UK services after winter freeze whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 30 March 2011 7:54 pmlast_img read more

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Hills cleared over ‘bonus bagger’s’ ad complaint

first_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates Hills cleared over ‘bonus bagger’s’ ad complaint 2nd November 2018 | By contenteditor Complainant had taken £1,600 from bonuses after just £60 in deposits Email Address William Hill has been cleared by the UK’s advertising watchdog over a complaint from a ‘bonus-bagging’ customer who the company had barred from receiving promotions.The complainant was blocked from using promotions by Hills’ trading department during this year’s Fifa World Cup after receiving a total of 478 bonuses over the lifetime of the account. The bonuses amounted to more than £1,600, but they had only ever deposited £60.The customer complained about a television advert aired during the latter stages of Russia 2018, on July 8, which stated “William Hill customers are getting more every day of the World Cup. With two extra bet boosts available on all World Cup matches”.The complainant asked the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to investigate whether the claim “two extra bet boosts available on all World Cup matches” was misleading and could be substantiated, because they had stopped receiving them earlier in the competition.However, Hills argued that the customer had been made aware on June 23 – two weeks before the advert aired – that their access to bonuses would be restricted.ASA accepted the operator’s explanation that they ensured the commercial, approved by advertising compliance body Clearcast, did not claim that “all” customers were entitled to the offer, while small print said that restrictions applied.In its ruling, ASA said: “We understood that there were individual circumstances that meant the complainant’s account had been restricted and they had been notified that they were no longer entitled to receive bonuses.“We considered that the particular restriction, which only applied to certain customers based on their individual circumstances, was not significant because those customers were likely to be aware of the restrictions that applied to them and, therefore, it was acceptable not to specifically reference it in the ad.“We therefore concluded that the ad was unlikely to mislead.”A William Hill spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com that the company is “constantly upgrading [its] systems to make sure that bonus abuse becomes a thing of the past”.“Clearly we are happy that the ASA have ruled in our favour,” he said. “There is no specific line where we adjudge a person to be ‘bonus-bagging’, as a result we look at any flagged account on a case-by-case basis.”The ruling was the third in William Hill’s favour in the last year, with just one complaint to the ASA being upheld.Last November, the body found in favour of Hills after a complaint that a five star rating given to its app by the Daily Record was not genuine. In July, the ASA dismissed a complaint that advertised odds for a fictional future football match were misleading.However, in September the operator was found to have erred as an advert for a William Hill Vegas bonus popped up in an app, New MarioKart 8 Trick, that appealed to minors.In July, Hills launched its ‘Nobody Harmed’ responsible gambling initiative after admitting to “falling below” the standards expected by the Gambling Commission, parliament and the general public.At the time, Ciaran O’Brien, director of corporate communications at William Hill, said the bookmaker is “committed” to working with the ASA on implementing new rules on advertising that were introduced earlier this year.“The new ASA code only came in in April and are subject to some interpretation so it may be that until we have some case history we won’t know what is covered by the code but if we have contravened it we will hold our hands up,” O’Brien told iGamingBusiness.com. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Allied Esports sees losses narrow in Q2

first_img Allied Esports Entertainment, the group that includes World Poker Tour (WPT), saw a big increase in revenue and a narrowing of operational losses in the most recent quarter.In its Q2 results statement, Allied Esports – formed in December 2018 as a result of Black Ridge Acquisition Corp’s $213.8m (£168.9m/€186.7m) purchase of Allied Esports International and WPT Enterprises – said total revenues increased 17.7% to $7.3m compared to the first quarter of 2019.Revenue growth in the quarter was driven by a $300,000 increase in in-person revenues primarily generated from the company’s flagship Esports Arena Las Vegas and gaming truck events, as well as a $800,000 increase in multiplatform revenues related to the distribution of WPT content.Total second quarter 2019 revenue derived from WPT grew 5% month-on-month to $5.1m, while revenues from Allied Esports grew 60% to $2.3m over the previous quarter.Total costs and expenses for the three months ended June 30 were $10.1m, consistent with Q1.For the quarter, the business’ adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation narrowed 35.5% to $1.0m. Operating losses declined from $3.9m in Q1 to $2.7m, while net loss after tax amounted to $2.8m, down from $3.9m in the previous quarter.For the six months to 30 June, revenue amounted to $13.6m, up 39.7% year-on-year. Total expenses for the half fell 22.1% to $20.2m, after which Allied Esports posted an operating loss of $6.6m, down 59.2% from the prior year. After taxes, net loss for the period was reduced by 62.2% from the prior year, to $6.7m.“In the second quarter and through the first half of 2019, we successfully executed on our business plan and are excited about how both Allied Esports and WPT are performing,” said Frank Ng, chief executive of Allied Esports.“We are confident in our long-term strategy and look forward to continuing to drive growth and maximise shareholder value.”Black Ridge Acquisition last December agreed a $213.8m deal to purchase the WPT Enterprises and Allied Esports International assets from Ourgame International Holdings and merge the two businesses to form a new entity.At the time, Black Ridge said the combined operation, which would focus on providing in-person experiences, multi-platform content and interactive services across poker and video gaming, had the potential to cater to an audience estimated to be as large as 2.2bn people. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Topics: Casino & games Finance Pokercenter_img Allied Esports sees losses narrow in Q2 Allied Esports Entertainment, the group that includes World Poker Tour (WPT), saw a big increase in revenue and a narrowing of operational losses in the most recent quarter. 4th September 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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Expansion costs push earnings down at Aspire Global in Q3

first_img Expansion costs push earnings down at Aspire Global in Q3 Email Address 5th November 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gaming solutions provider Aspire Global has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue for the third quarter, but also saw operating income slip 23.3% due to higher costs associated with expansion into new markets.Revenue for the three months through to 30 September totalled €33.2m (£28.7m/$37.0m), up 16.2% on the corresponding period last year.B2B was Aspire’s main source of income during the quarter, with revenue from this area of the business up 37.9% year-on-year to €21.0m, representing 63.0% of total revenue for the period.However, in contrast, B2C revenue slipped 8.4% to €12.3m, with Aspire putting this down to a lower contribution from sports compared to 2018 when the Fifa World Cup boosted B2C performance.In terms of geographical performance, Aspire saw declines in revenue across the Nordics and the UK and Ireland. Nordics revenue slipped 16% to €7.7m, while UK and Irish revenue was down 19%, due in part to regulatory changes in the UK market.Aspire fared better elsewhere, with revenue from the rest of Europe rising 46% year-on-year to €20.9m, making the region responsible for 50% of all revenue in the quarter. There was also a 33% climb in rest-of-world revenue to €1.2m as Aspire expanded into several new markets.However, with Aspire having committed additional funds to these expansion efforts, this led to a 23.3% increase in spending from €21.9m in Q3 of 2018 to €27.0m this year.Aspire’s main outgoing in the quarter was distribution, with associated costs up 28.1% from €17.7m to €22.7m. Administrative costs were also up from €3.0m to €3.3m, but there was a slight decline in gaming duties, which was down from €1.2m to €1.0m.Aspire said this higher spending, coupled with higher EU VAT outgoings (€1.1m) and amortisation and depreciation costs (€948,000), meant operating income fell from €5.7m in Q3 of 2018 to €4.3m this year.Income before tax slipped from €5.6m to €4.6m, while net income for the period was down 8.2% to €4.4m. Aspire also noted a 16.0% decline in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to €5.2m.Aspire’s performance in the third quarter meant that total revenue for the nine months to the end of September stood at €99.2m, up 38.4% from €71.7m at the same point last year.Despite a year-on-year decline in income and EBITDA in Q3, results for the year to date show growth across the board. Operating income was up by 10.0% to €14.6m, while net income increased from €11.6m to €12.5m and EBITDA by 18.5% to €17.4m.“We are pleased to report the two years of sustained growth, where B2B continued to boost our overall quarterly performance to €33.2m, despite lower activity in the UK and other markets as well as the fact that, unlike 2018, there was no World Cup affecting sports revenues,” chief executive Tsachi Maimon said.Maimon also noted a number of key events after the end of the quarter, including the closing of its acquisition of Pariplay last month and Pariplay’s expansion into the US market through an agreement with 888casino in New Jersey.“Despite the ongoing transformation of the igaming industry and the various regulatory changes that tend to affect activity in the short-term, for instance in the UK, Aspire Global continues to sustain a strong and profitable growth,” Maimon said.“We are able to do so thanks to a wide market presence, a differentiated partner portfolio and a broad offering – most recently through the acquisition of Pariplay, the integration of which will help us to capitalise further on our game assets.”center_img Finance Online gaming solutions provider Aspire Global has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue for the third quarter, but also saw operating income slip 23.3% due to higher costs associated with expansion into new markets. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Financelast_img read more

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LeoVegas boosted by Nordic growth in Q1

first_img LeoVegas boosted by Nordic growth in Q1 Swedish gaming operator LeoVegas has reported a 3.6% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, aided by growth the Nordic region offsetting a decline in revenue from the rest of Europe. Email Address Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Central and Eastern Europe Nordics Germany Sweden Casino & games Swedish gaming operator LeoVegas has reported a 3.6% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, aided by growth the Nordic region offsetting a decline in revenue from the rest of Europe.Revenue for the three months to 31 March grew to €89.4m (£78.1m/$96.6m), of which 41% came from Nordic markets, up two percentage points from Q1 2019, thanks to a 10% rise in net gaming revenue for the region.However, revenue for the region fell 2% sequentially, as a result of new restrictions on bonuses and deposit limits in Denmark, though this was mitigated by continued growth from Sweden.The rest of Europe, including the UK, saw its share of revenue decline to 46% of the group total, with net revenue down 3% year-over-year. Despite Royal Panda being pulled from the British market, LeoVegas said its remaining brands had performed strongly, aided by their migration to the operator’s proprietary platform at the end of the quarter.Germany, meanwhile, had been negatively affected by the loss of a key payment solution in September 2019, but continued to recover in Q1.For the rest of the world, revenue was up 12%, despite a decrease in Canada, and now accounts for 13% of group revenue, up one percentage point.Of all revenue, 53% came from locally regulated markets, up from 50% in the prior year, but down marginally quarter-over-quarter. This was a result of land-based players in international markets shifting online as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, LeoVegas said.Looking at revenue by product, casino accounted for 74% of the total, followed by live casino on 17%. While sports betting was hit by the suspension of almost all major sports from mid-March, its contribution remained unchanged at 9% of group revenue.LeoVegas’ cost of sales, comprising fees for gaming content and payment solutions, declined marginally to €16.0m, while gaming duties increased 18.5% to €13.6m. This left a gross profit of €59.8m, up 3.3% year-on-year.While marketing and personnel costs both declined – thanks to more efficient operating processes, LeoVegas noted – other operating costs were up 24.6% to €10.1m. This was due in part to some sportsbook operating costs being reallocated to the reporting segment, and a €1.4m loss from foreign exchange fluctuations.After operating expenses were stripped out, LeoVegas’ earnings before interest, tax depreciation and amortisation was up 24.4% to €9.0m. After depreciation and amortisation charges of €2.6m, and the amortisation and impairment of intangible assets knocking €4.1m off EBITDA, operating profit jumped to €2.2m.LeoVegas incurred finance related costs of €400,000 during the quarter, but also reported €700,000 in fair value gains. This saw the company swing from a €31,000 pre-tax loss in the prior year to a profit of €2.4m.Once income tax of €171,000 was paid, LeoVegas’ net profit for the quarter stood at €2.3m.The operator’s chief executive Gustaf Hagman said during the quarter and into Q2, cancelled and postponed sporting events had resulted in a sharp drop in sports betting revenue.“At the same time, LeoVegas has likely taken market shares in casino mainly from the land-based industry as well as from competitors that are more sportsbook oriented,” he said. “Our assessment is that the Covid-19 crisis thus far has had a neutral to slightly negative impact on the group’s Swedish revenues.“Moreover, the assessment is that international revenues have increased somewhat relating to market shares moving from land-based to online gaming,” Hagman explained. “At the same time, we are cognizant of the risk for a global recession, during which people’s leisure budgets would likely decrease, in turn affecting the company.”He said that regardless of the economic situation, LeoVegas remained focused on protecting customers, actively promoting responsible gambling practices and using algorithms to identify early warning signs of unhealthy play.“This allows us to act before a customer’s gaming becomes a problem. In addition, we are exercising extra restraint in our advertising,” he said. “Thus far we have not seen signs from our data that problem gaming among our established and new customers has risen, and we are paying great attention at the individual level to ensure that this remains the case.”It was therefore “unfortunate” that the Swedish government, “on weak grounds” had proposed new operating restrictions, Hagman said.“If the proposal goes through, the new limits will undermine the existing legislation and drive the most vulnerable players to the black market, where there is no consumer protection.”Looking ahead to the second quarter, LeoVegas revealed that revenue in April grew 23.3% year-on-year to €37.6m. This was driven by the successful migration of its UK brands to the operators proprietary platform, and improved payment options across multiple markets.This, it said, was aided by land-based customers shifting online, especially in territories where all bricks and mortar gambling has been shut down. Swedish revenue, however, was flat year-over-year, while there was signs the European gaming market as a whole had contracted during the crisis.“It is hard to predict the long-term effects for LeoVegas, but the longer the crisis continues, the greater the risk is that revenue will be negatively impacted by consumers’ reduced purchasing power,” Hagman said. “At the same time, an accelerated structural shift is expected from land-based to online gaming, which makes LeoVegas well-positioned for the future.” 6th May 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Lottoland scratchcards to raise funds for British Red Cross

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched a new UK-facing charity scratchcard game to help raise funds for The British Red Cross humanitarian charity.The digital scratchcard is available to play on the Lottoland UK website and has a top prize of £50,000 (€55,377/$62,107).Each scratchcard costs £1, with Lottoland to donate 20p from each stake directly to the British Red Cross.“As a business, we are always looking for ways to offer our customers more choice through our games and lotto product,” Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell said.“This scratchcard is something we are delighted to be offering, by providing an option for those who want to play for a chance to win, as well as supporting a good cause.”British Red Cross head of corporate partnerships Anna Lovell added: “We are delighted to be launching this digital scratch card with Lottoland. Their support alongside all our partners means we can continue our vital work to reach and protect the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.”Last month, Lottoland also launched its first charity lottery game in the UK in the form of Win-Win Charity Lotto. The game, featuring a fixed jackpot of £250,000 for every draw, will raise funds for The British Red Cross, as well as Hospice UK, Keep Britain Tidy and The Marine Conservation Society. Topics: Lottery Social responsibility CSR Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched a new UK-facing charity scratchcard game to help raise funds for The British Red Cross humanitarian charity. CSR 19th June 2020 | By contenteditor Lottoland scratchcards to raise funds for British Red Cross Tags: Charitable Gaming Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Playtech integrates TruNarrative affordability tech into IMS

first_img Email Address Combined with the TruNarrative platform, the solution will allow operators to write bespoke rules and build thresholds around a player’s affordability data and behaviour. It will also help operators automate decisions and perform manual investigations based on real-time data, as well as and track player spending behaviour across multiple brands using a single interface. Industry giant Playtech has integrated TruNarrative’s Affordability UK solution into its Information Management Solution (IMS) platform, to support its operator clients in protecting players. Responsible gambling Playtech integrates TruNarrative affordability tech into IMS “TruNarrative’s specialist safer gambling services have quickly made them a core partner for Playtech – and now, with Affordability UK, we can offer a sophisticated, market-leading solution, backed by some of the most comprehensive data available. Backed by IMS integration, it can deliver a seamless experience for operators.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Affordability UK is supplied by TruNarrative, specialist in KYC and fraud detection, which has extended its partnership with Playtech to provide a range of player onboarding and verification services. In September, the supplier partnered with the Responsible Gambling Council in Canada, to launch a safer gambling and digital wellbeing programme examining the link between mental health, digital wellbeing and gambling. Tags: Playtech TruNarrative Regions: UK & Irelandcenter_img John Lord, chief executive at TruNarrative, added: “Since partnering with Playtech earlier this year, we’ve been able to bring a vast array of specialist services to their customers, and we’re delighted to be adding Affordability UK to that list.” “Affordability UK offers unique insight into a player’s ability to afford their bets, as well minimising the requirement for physical payslips and document submissions, creating a low-friction experience. We’re confident it will become a vital part of any operator’s toolset in their drive to meet and exceed UKGC expectations around safer gambling.” Results published in September show the business had suffered a 22.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, after a strong start to the period was halted by the impact of novel coronavirus on B2B and B2C operations. Revenue for the six months to 30 June declined to €564.0m (£513.0m/$664.6m), as a strong performance from its financial division TradeTech failed to offset a 13.5% drop in B2B revenue, and a 41.0% drop in B2C’s contribution. Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling Responsible gambling Fraud Affordability UK identifies customers whose gambling spend may be unsustainable. 24th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “As regulatory requirements around the sustainability and affordability of gambling become ever-more stringent, we want to ensure we can empower operators to meet these requirements and protect their players,” Playtech chief compliance officer Ian Ince said.last_img read more

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Salsa appoints Alfieri as new chief operating officer

first_img“Salsa Technology’s expansion has been exceptional and I’m honoured to be able to play a major role in the company’s next chapter,” Alfieri said. Topics: People People moves Salsa appoints Alfieri as new chief operating officer 3rd March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher People moves The appointment comes after Salsa last month also named Josh Tromans-Jones as its new chief technology officer. Omni-channel solutions provider Salsa Technology has named Alberto Alfieri as its new chief operating officer. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Based in Spain, Alfieri will lead commercial projects, product development and a recruitment drive, focusing on growing Salsa’s presence in Europe and Latin America. “We will also boost the range of tools we can offer to our clients to ensure player protection across our products.” Alfieri has spent 12 years working in the igaming market, starting out in product and player protection roles at bet365, before going on to lead the CRM strategy and department at Mr Green. “Focus will be on strengthening Salsa’s market leading position in LatAm and accelerating European progress through the omni-channel platform and Game Aggregation Platform which includes proprietary content. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Spain Tags: Salsa Technology Alfieri also spent time in chief operating officer and chief executive roles with Redbet/Evoke Gaming, Bet.pt, Vivagol and Gamingtec.last_img read more

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Shreyas Iyer better for No. 4 spot, should get permanent slot…

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OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickIyer is a contender for the still vacant number four spot even though the Indian team management has been backing young wicketkeeper-batsman Pant to seal the position in the 50-overs format.“In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better like an MS Dhoni at 5 for 6 as a finisher because that’s where his natural game and natural flair will come into play,” Sunil Gavaskar told ‘Sony Ten’ channel.Also Read: Kohli eclipses Ganguly to become second highest run-getter for India in ODIsKohli breaks Miandad’s 26-year-old record of most ODI runs against WindiesIt was my chance to step up and take responsibility, says Kohli after win…“If India get to a great start with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma batting for 40-45 overs, then Pant at No. 4. But if it’s a question of batting for 30-35 overs, then I think it should be Shreyas Iyer at No. 4 and Pant at No. 5.”At the Queen’s Park Oval, Iyer added 125 runs with skipper Virat Kohli (120) after India lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant (20) in quick succession.His innings helped India post a competitive 279 for 7 against West Indies.The 24-year-old from Delhi didn’t get game time during the T20 series. He was part of the playing XI in the first ODI, which was washed out after 13 overs at Guyana.Heaping praise on Iyer, Gavaskar said: “He has grabbed his opportunity. He came at No. 5. He had plenty of overs. He had the company of his skipper, Virat Kohli. Nothing quite like it because the skipper takes the pressure off you.“The best place to learn in cricket is the non-striker’s end. That’s what Shreyas Iyer was doing with Virat Kohli at the other end,” he added.Iyer, the Delhi Capitals skipper, was in good form during the Indian Premier League but he was ignored for the World Cup and Gavaskar believes the youngster should now get a longer run in ODI cricket.“I think, if this doesn’t help him get a more permanent slot in the Indian middle-order, I don’t know what will,” Gavaskar said.“In the five matches, he played before this, he scored 2 fifties and hit a highest score of 88. He hadn’t done anything wrong to be left out of the 14 (15) (World Cup). But that’s in the past.“Now he has come back and scored a 71 in his first opportunity. So I think he will get a longer run.”Also Read: It will be foolish to remove Virat Kohli from captaincy: AkhtarMatch of no match: Virat Kohli doesn’t stop entertaining…ICC World Cup 2019: A good gesture by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kunal Dhyani – August 12, 2019 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football Football Football F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Previous articleBorussia Dortmund legends to play in India!Next articleVivo Pro Kabaddi 2019 – U.P. Yoddha vs Bengaluru Bulls: How and where to watch Live Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSIND Vs WIIND Vs WI ODI SeriesIND VS WI SeriesIndia vs West IndiesIndia vs West Indies ODI SeriesIndia vs West Indies SeriesIndia vs West Indies Series 2019Rishabh PantShreyas IyerSunil Gavaskar SHARE Football Football Shreyas Iyer better for No. 4 spot, should get permanent slot in ODIs: Gavaskar Football Formula 1 Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes Shreyas Iyer is better suited for the number four spot in ODIs than Rishabh Pant and should be given a permanent slot in the Indian middle-order.Coming into the team after a year, Iyer, who has a couple of fifties in the five ODIs that he has played, hit a 68-ball 71 to play a crucial role in India’s 59-run win over the West Indies in the second ODI at Port-of-Spain on Sunday. 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IPL 2020: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly leaves for Dubai to oversee…

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop TAGSChennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020 ScheduleIPL Governing CouncilJay Shah in IPL in UAESourav Ganguly SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports News The Board would have faced a revenue loss of Rs 4000 crore if the tournament, which usually takes place in April-May, had not got the go ahead.IPL chairman Brijesh Patel is among the other key officials who are already in Dubai.The tournament, despite its strict health safety measures, has already endured instances of contingent members testing positive for the dreaded virus.Chennai Super Kings has been the worst affected with 13 of its members, including two players, in quarantine after testing positive.Fans will not be allowed inside stadiums when the league starts but some crowd might be approved in the later stages of the tournament after a review of the COVID-19 situation.The event will be played at three venues — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Cricket Previous articleCricket: Dawid Malan wants to compared with India’s captain Virat Kohli only; Check out whyNext articleUS Open : Pablo Busta ousts Shapovalov to enter semis, Serena vs Brady Live tonite Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsored Football WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin draws first blood, Latham departs; NZ 70/1 (34.2 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 31st May (today), Check list of rewards & Redeem Site“My first flight in 6 months to dubai for IPL…crazy life changes,” Ganguly posted on his Instagram handle with a picture in which he is wearing a mask and face shield, part of the Standard Operating Procedure while flying amid the pandemic.The BCCI was able to create a window for the IPL following the postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled for October-November. Facebook Twittercenter_img BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday left for Dubai to oversee preparations for a bio-secure IPL beginning on September 19.Defending champions Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the T20 event, which has been moved to the UAE due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India. Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – September 9, 2020 Cricket Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates IPL 2020: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly leaves for Dubai to oversee IPL 2020 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, Indialast_img read more

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