Australia name Will Pucovski and Cameron Green among five uncapped players in squad for India Test series | Cricket News

first_imgPucovski rejoins the Test squad nearly two years after narrowly missing out on a debut against Sri Lanka. The right-hander was widely tipped to be included in the Test series against Pakistan last summer but ruled himself out of selection due to wellbeing problems.He also withdrew himself from the Test squad against Sri Lanka during the 2018/19 home summer and took a six-week break from cricket for his mental health.Green, meanwhile, has performed with the bat but has only recently returned to bowling after a back injury.India beat Paine’s team 2-1 in 2018/19, becoming the first Asian side to triumph in a Test series on Australian soil.The countries will contest four Tests, starting on December 17 in Adelaide, once the white-ball series – consisting of three ODIs and three T20s – are concluded.Australia squad: Tim Paine (capt), Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner Marcus Harris (left) congratulates fellow Victorian Will Pucovski on reaching his century against Western Australia on Monday
Marcus Harris (left) congratulates fellow Victorian Will Pucovski on reaching his century against Western Australia on Monday

Boracay laborer nabbed for ‘kill Duterte’ FB post

first_imgQuiboyen was actually reacting to a post by a Dagupan City, Pangasinan teacher offering P50 million to whoever could kill the President. He described Quiboyen’s Facebook post as “seditious” and a “threat to national security.” Quiboyen was displaced from his previous job (construction) due to the quarantine and became a motorcycle driver. Laborer Ronald Quiboyen (second from left) is arrested in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on May 12, 2020 for a Facebook post offering P100 million to anyone who could kill President Rodrigo Duterte. Quiboyen faces a charge of violation of Article 142 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012). PHOTO COURTESY OF MALAY MPS While the Philippines is a democratic country, according to Balmaceda, freedom of expression has limitations. ILOILO City – Policemen arrested a construction worker in Sitio Hagdan, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan for posting on Facebook his offer of a P100 -million reward to whoever could kill President Rodrigo Duterte. According to CIDG-6 director Police Lieutenant Colonel Gervacio Balmaceda, his men moved to arrest Quiboyen after “our director in the CIDG, General (Joel Napoleon) Coronel, directed me to check and go for a manhunt operation.” “He hates the President because of the lockdown. It has become hard for him to live,” said Balmaceda. Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 6, Malay police station and the Regional Anti-Cyber Crime Office arrested Quiboyen around 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The suspect posted on Facebook, “’Yung P50 million n’yo doblehin ko, gawin kong P100 million kung sino makapatay kay Duterte. Andito ako ngayon sa Boracay.” “We should be mindful of what we say and do even if angry,” he said. The suspect was angered by the President’s quarantine order due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, added Balmaceda. He was brought to the NBI’s Manila office and charged with inciting to sedition and violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees./PN Meanwhile, the National Bureau of Investigation arrested the Dagupan City teacher, Ronnel Mas in Barangay Poblacion North, Sta. Cruz, Zambales. The 40-year-old Ronald Quiboyen, now detained at the Malay police station, faces a charge of violation of Article 142 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012).last_img read more

Reports: Julian Jacobs to declare for NBA draft

first_imgThe men’s basketball team has already lost one starter and two bench players, and now they may be down one of their most versatile pieces.Guard Julian Jacobs, who just finished his junior season at USC, told the Los Angeles Times that he will declare for the NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, though, which allows him to return to school if he chooses.The Vertical reports that Jacobs told head coach Andy Enfield of his decision on Wednesday and that he is projected to be an early second round pick.Jacobs was one of the primary ball handlers and a jack-of-all-trades for the Trojans. He averaged 11.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 31 minutes a game as a starter, serving as an athletic and experienced presence in the backcourt.Jacobs was also named to the Pac-12 All-Conference First Team, the first representative from USC to receive the honor since Nikola Vucevic in 2011.Earlier this week, redshirt junior guard Katin Reinhardt, redshirt junior forward Darion Clark and sophomore forward Malik Martin announced their intentions to transfer.Losing Jacobs would be a major blow to the Trojans, who are bringing in several talented recruits, including guards Jonah Mathews and De’Anthony Melton. But replacing two veteran starters will be a tall task for a program looking to build upon a surprisingly successful 2015-2016 season that included their first NCAA tournament berth since 2011.This post was updated at 10:26 p.m.last_img read more