Hiri hails from Kilakila Village in Motu Koitabu and received his baggy black cap today in Nepal at Zayed Cricket Stadium.He was selected in the Barras team to play Nepal in the World Cricket League Championships (WCLC) match today. Former Barramundis vice-captain and current assistant coach John Ovia presented Hiri with the baggy black before the start of the WCLC match against Nepal. Barras are looking for their second consecutive victory in the WCLC after coming off a thrilling two wicket victory against Nepal on Monday.
Lulu Group International, a UAE based retail brand, has established the INR 1,800 crore convention centre and hotel project in Kochi. Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman and Managing Director, Lulu Group International announced it is the largest convention centre in India with a total capacity of 10,000.“The project is part of INR 13,000 crore expansion plan of the group in India in the retail, hospitality, and food processing centres,’’ he said. The proposed projects include a shopping mall in Lucknow; hotel, convention centre, and mall in Visakhapatnam; shopping mall in Hyderabad, and food processing centres in Telangana. The hotel and convention centre at Bolgatty Island will be managed by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.Ali added that with the launch, he aims at making Kochi and Kerala the hub of MICE in India. According to him the lower cost, good connectivity, and scope for leisure activities will lure more travellers to the centre at Kochi.Lulu Group’s other projects in Kerala that are under construction include a shopping mall in Thiruvananthapuram, a cyber tower at Infopark in Kochi, and expansion of its convention centre at Thrissur.