Cricket News Shahid Afridi blasts IMG-Reliance’s pull-out from PSL, backs Imran Khan’s statement on Pulwama

first_imgIndia will square off against Pakistan on June 16 in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The Pulwama terror attack resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans.The Pulwama attack resulted in the suspension of the Pakistan Super League broadcast. Following the Pulwama attack, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said India needed to show proof that the country was behind the incident. “What will Pakistan gain from such terror attacks, when we are moving towards stability. In case India wants, we are ready to join any kind of investigation in Pulwama terror attack. If India wants any kind of war, we will have to retaliate, but that will worsen things, says Khan. This is happening because elections are approaching in India. Pakistan is the worst victim of terrorism, says Khan. If military power didn’t work till date in Kashmir, how will it work in future,” Imran Khan said.Following the attack, there are increased calls from many quarters for the Indian cricket team to boycott the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Pakistan which will be played in Manchester on June 16. Sources within The Board of Control for Cricket in India have stated that, “If the government at that point in time feels we shouldn’t play, it’s obvious that we won’t play.” However, the BCCI is trying in their own capacity to respect the sentiments of a vast portion of the Indian public who are calling for a boycott.Cricketers like Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly and Yuzvendra Chahal have called for tough action to be taken while the BCCI is thinking about writing a letter to the ICC to ban Pakistan from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. highlights New Delhi: The Pulwama terror attack fall-out has seen a massive backlash from India against Pakistan and cricket has been a major target. Cricket Associations in Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab have pulled down the portraits of Pakistan players from their galleries while D-Sports and IMG-Reliance have pulled out of covering the Pakistan Super League. A leading cricket digital website, Cricbuzz, is also not covering the Pakistan Super League on their website. Talking to a Pakistan journalist, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi blasted IMG-Reliance’s pull-out from covering the Pakistan Super League.“You find out who your friends are at difficult times. What are they trying to show the world that they are educated? Educated people don’t behave in such a manner,” Afridi said. The 38-year-old, who is currently playing for Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League, also backed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement on the Pulwama attack which resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans. “Without any proof, they are putting all the blame onto Pakistan straight away. PM Imran Khan has once again spoken on this matter in a positive & clear way to explain that Pakistan wants to have good relations with not only India, but also Afghanistan, Iran & China,” Afridi added.Afridi has played in three games in the current edition of the Pakistan Super League and has managed just 30 runs and taken three wickets. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

New Dornsife poll discusses race, education

first_imgThe Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Times released polling results on the topic of race relations and education for the month of April. They discussed their findings in a phone conference on Monday morning and a series of online interviews with the Los Angeles Times and Dornsife.The data conducted from the first poll found that most Californians felt race relations in their respective communities or cities were better in comparison to the state or nation as a whole and the latter data set revealed a divide between support or opposition for standardized testing in schools.The data from first poll revealed that 63 percent of the Californians polled believed that race relations in the city they resided in met a good or excellent standard, while 27 percent of the polled voters felt that relations were good or excellent in the nation as a whole. Sixty-five percent of the respondents said that California is better than in other parts of the country in terms of race relations, compared to 24 percent who said that race relations were the same and 6 percent who believed it was worse.In the first poll that surveyed popular opinion on the current state of schools, Director of the Unruh Institute Dan Schnur was interviewed about the results with Howard Blume, reporter for the Los Angeles Times. In the latter, Schnur discussed the results with Michael Finnegan, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.“We asked California voters a whole series of questions on the state of race relations in California and the nation as a whole in the wake of a whole series of police shootings of African Americans that have generated a lot of controversy,” said Finnegan in an interview with the L.A. Times and Dornsife. “What we found is that voters in California see race relations in California as significantly better than they do race relations in the country as a whole and they also see race relations in their own communities as even better than they are statewide.”The surveys were conducted by Drew Lieberman, vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Inc.; David Kanevsky, research director of American Viewpoint; Mike Madrid, principal of Grassroots Lab; and Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.In response to a question about the progression of race relations within the last decade, 37 percent of respondents found that race relations have began to improve throughout the nation, 32 percent reported race relations to be the same, and 29 percent reported race relations to have gotten worse.“There’s still a substantial amount of discrimination against African Americans and Latino Americans in particular, voters say,” Finnegan said. “African Americans and Latinos also report fairly substantial numbers experiencing discrimination themselves.”The poll found that 36 percent thought that law enforcement treats all groups the same, in comparison to 43 percent of voters who believe that the police are tougher on African Americans.During the conference, Schnur said that only a marginal percentage of respondents could have been informed with the death of unarmed black man who was shot by a South Carolina police officer in the beginning of April.Results from the poll also found that among the polled black voters, 77 percent said that police were tougher on African Americans in contrast to 16 percent who said that police treated them the same.“When we asked Californians about how law enforcement personnel — police and public safety officers, handled relationships with various communities, not only did African Americans feel like their relationships with the police were much worse, but, representatives of every other racial ethnic group felt that relationships between the police and African American community was much worse,” Schnur said in an interview with the L.A. Times and Dornsife.The poll also asked voters a specific question on immigration on whether people thought illegal immigrants in the country had a positive or negative impact on the economy. The data proved that more people thought immigrants had a positive effect on the economy. Similarly, it also found that more and more Republicans think that illegal immigrants had a positive effect on the economy.The second poll found partisan divides on the topic of education, specifically on standardized testing and areas of educational focus such as science and math or arts and music. Kanesky said that the gap among areas of educational focus might be contributed to a cultural divide, rather than variances in socioeconomic or racial factors.The poll results found a nearly 1:1 ratio with 47 percent of voters in agreement with the fact that standardized testing hurts education in California, and 46 percent who believed that standardized testing fails to account for extraneous factors in the students’ schooling environment.“This doesn’t really fall into the typical party lines on how voters view education, you see splits between some of the democratic coalitions on some of these issues,” Kanesky said in the conference call.The data revealed that voters from California were overwhelmingly in support of guiding public school teachers. Results also found that teachers were a “trusted source” of information when discussing public schooling and that the state should do more to support teachers.“[Voters] support apprenticeship programs for new teachers; they support higher education and advanced degree programs for teachers coming into the classroom; they want to see teachers paid salaries along the lines of what inarguably they deserve,” Schnur said.According to Blume, results concluded that among the Caucasian voters surveyed, many felt that there was too much standardized testing, in contrast to many Latino voters who said that they felt the current number of testing was just right. The poll also displayed increasingly high numbers for those in favor or placing their children in charter schools, in comparison to results found within the last three years.last_img read more