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MS Dhoni’s jersey No.7 may not be worn by India players

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 20:01 IST MS Dhoni’s jersey No.7 may not be worn by India players (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEven Test players will be seen wearing numbers and names on their jerseys from August 1With MS Dhoni not featuring in Tests, his jersey number 7 might be reservedSachin Tendulkar’s number 10 jersey has already been unofficially retiredThe upcoming World Test Championship will feature jersey numbers behind the white shirts for the first time but there are two numbers that the Indian team is unlikely to use during the Test series against the West Indies in Antigua starting 22 August.Sachin Tendulkar’s famous jersey No 10 has already been “unofficially retired” by the BCCI from white-ball cricket after pacer Shardul Thakur wore it briefly and was heavily trolled on social media.While no Indian players wear the No 10 jersey as a mark of respect for Tendulkar’s stupendous achievements, there is a strong possibility that jersey No 7 worn by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in limited-overs will also not be used in the days’ format.It is learned that most of the Indian players will opt for their limited-overs jersey numbers.”Virat is expected to wear 18 while Rohit wears 45. Most of the players will wear their respective ODI and T20 numbers. Since MS is no longer playing Test cricket, jersey No.7 is available but there is very little chance that any of the players will wear it,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.”People relate jersey No 7 with MS. The consignment of numbered jerseys will only arrive in the Caribbean only after ODI series,” he added.While a jersey can’t be retired officially, the BCCI may mull a move as Dhoni’s stature in Indian cricket is such and they also have the Thakur trolling incident on the back of their minds.Dhoni, who has been playing limited-overs internationals since 2015, has taken a two-month sabbatical to serve the Parachute Regiment under the Territorial Army where he is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel.advertisementThe Ashes, starting 1 August, will be the first bilateral under the World Championship banner. It will also be the first such series where players will have jersey numbers.The move by ICC is an effort to popularise the game and help fans connect better with the players.Also Read | World Test Championship: FAQs and all you need to know about the inaugural tournamentAlso Read | In a 1st in Test cricket, Ashes jerseys to have players’ names and numbersFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow World Test Championship MS Dhoni’s jersey No.7 may not be worn by India playersWith the World Test Championship introducing players names and numbers on Test jerseys for the first time, the Indian players are expected to wear their shorter-format numbers on their backs when they take the field against West Indies on August 22.advertisementlast_img read more

Influx of migrants from Venezuela affecting Region 1 says Regional Chairman

Regional Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Region One, Brethnol Ashley addressing a number of stakeholders from both Regions One and Four in relation to the Venezuelan migrant situation.Regional Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Region One, Brethnol Ashley has declared that the most critical issue affecting residents in Region One relates to migrants from Venezuela.He made this declaration while addressing the specially arranged meeting with a number of agencies and programme heads from Region One after a one day visit to his Region by the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Four, Pauline Lucas.The visit by Lucas and her team was geared towards establishing a collaboration between the two regions geared at addressing a number of concerns as a result of the increased influx of Venezuelans.According to a statement issued by the Region 4 REO’s public relations department, the Regional Chairman stressed that his region severely lacks human resources adding that there continues to be a shortage of drugs and medical supplies as a result of the increased number of Venezuelans seeking medical and other attention.Ashley reiterated to the visiting team his thanks and gratitude noting that whatever assistance that can be given would be welcome.He said that taking into account the increased challenges and difficulties that officials within his region are forced to confront, the support being offered by RDC Region Four’s health sector is greatly appreciated.The Region 1 RDC Chair also appealed to the Government to step up their security patrolling and presence at the borders stating that of recent there have been an increased number of threats.“We have heard that there is a plan to hijack the ferry and this resulted in the ferry having to be escorted into here a few weeks ago because there were reports that the Sindicatos were planning an attack,” the Regional Chairman stressed.He disclosed that the number of migrants continues to increase stating the need for a holistic response by the government of Guyana so as to alleviate a number of fears and concerns.Ashley said figures presented to him just before the meeting indicates that there continues to be an increase in the number of Venezuelan migrants, while stressing that there is an urgent need for government to take appropriate action to lend valuable support, while at the same time protecting the interests of Guyanese.“For White Water they are 640, in the community of Imberto there is 74, there is also a new community under the radar called Black Water Barima with 40, Khan Hill has 101, Kamwatta has 65 while Yarakita has 64 so the numbers tells its own story that indeed there is an increase,” Ashley said.The Regional Chairman disclosed that several of the Venezuelans are also involved in the sale of illegal fuel which he said has fuel added concerns from the business community within the Coomaka area.He disclosed that the Coomacka community being a primary business hub certainly will pose a number of problems. He stated that the RDC had constructed a living quarters for several of the migrants and with several activities taking place there, he foresees various challenges that will pose danger for not only the migrants but residents as well.He revealed that there are serious sanitation related issues pointing out that several residents have complained about the Venezuelan migrants defecating in and around the community.This, the Regional Chairman declared poses great challenges to several business owners who would see the migrants committing these acts openly. Further, he said that there is a serious and grave health concern as several of the migrants who are desperate for food have been seen raiding garbage bins in search for same.With the economic crisis in Venezuela worsening, more and more of its citizens are feeling the country on a daily basis. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFormer foreign minister urges Govt to ‘do more’ for Venezuelan migrantsFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news”Govt still to empower Regional Chairpersons, deputies as Justice of the PeaceJanuary 16, 2016In “latest news”Relief items distributed to Venezuelans in Region OneSeptember 7, 2018In “latest news” read more