HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne this week announced revised scheduling for four men’s basketball games.
The match scheduled for Tuesday against Limestone was postponed over the weekend. Other games affected are the game at Newberry on November 28, the game in Anderson on December 5 and the home opener against Catawba on December 9.
All four matches are postponed, and makeup dates have not been announced.
LR said the postponement was necessary to meet the minimum standards of NCAA and South Atlantic Conference COVID testing and quarantine as outlined in the SAC “Return to Play” protocol for basketball. The Bears will now kick off the December 12 season in the enemy SAC of Tusculum.
The LR women’s team announced last week that their first three matches of the season were postponed for the same reason. The matches have now been rescheduled, and the women’s team opens the season on December 5 in Anderson. The home opener will be made on December 9 against Catawba.
Also earlier this month, LR announced that outside fans would not be allowed to attend male or female matches until at least December 31st.
LAHORE: Chief Executive of Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) Wasim Khan said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had invited the Afghan team to visit Pakistan.
Speaking with a select group of journalists here, Wasim said the invitation would pave the way for a possible visit of their team. Talks with Afghan cricket will begin soon, he added.
“The two boards will work together to open a window on this and every effort will be made to make a draw possible. As we all know that next year the Pakistani team is very busy, we will try to open the window for Afghanistan. If next year’s window is not possible, we will make it in 2022 and for that we need urgent action, “he added.
Wasim says Pakistan has supported the Afghan cricket team from the start. Rashid Latif and Inzamam-ul-Haq have coached the Afghan cricket team.
He said, in the difficult situation of Covid-19, council spending increased because more than 2000 Covid-19 tests had been carried out. “Hotel accommodation and air travel costs have all gone up, but we will not call it an expense, this is an investment, we will continue to invest because of cricket because this investment will benefit the country.
“We launched domestic cricket activities at the end of September, including the U-19 series against Zimbabwe and the PSL match, which benefited the hotel industry,” he said. “Hotel industry experts tell us they have secured 5,000 jobs in the current situation,” he added.
He said players and people involved in sporting activities stay at five-star and four-star hotels, so the hotel business is growing rapidly.
Wasim said the visit of the PSL 6 and South African cricket teams would also benefit the economy. “We will continue to contribute to the country’s economy,” he said.
Team New Zealand’s gleaming new ship, Te Rehutai, gave American Cup defenders a delightful surprise on their first day on the water.
Auckland’s Waitematā Harbor and Hauraki Bay offer breezes and relatively calm seas for the ship’s long-awaited debut appearance for a sailing team that Grant Dalton describes as “crazy” with the length of time they have to wait.
The Te Rehutai design has been in lockdown for more than nine months, with only simulations and speculation offering a glimpse into how the ship performs on water. However, star helmsman Peter Burling praised his debut.
“Maybe a little bit exceeding expectations, you know, to be able to get out there and do some good maneuvering with a little bit of a breeze,” Burling said in a statement after sailing.
“The boat feels really good, that’s what we’re after, so we’re quite happy with the first day, but we have a lot of hard work ahead.”
Fellow onscreen superstar Blair Tuke was also satisfied with the outing.
“It’s great for the whole team to see him flying out there, doing his job, after a lot of hard work from so many people to get to this point.”
American Magic captain and executive director Terry Hutchinson was also impressed with Team New Zealand’s new AC75, saying the design showcases the innovations that have been characteristic with the team’s Copa America campaign.
“You can see a lot of clever ideas and you can see the evolution they took from the first boat through their small test vessel which was probably a pretty important component of their second boat development,” he told Newstalk ZB.
“It’s an exciting time because, interestingly, there are some features on the ship that we saw on the INEOS, so there’s a lot of smart thinking going on. You know for sure the boat is going fast and you know there are a lot of smart people working on it. usual, you really respect what you see. “
American Magic and fellow challengers INEOS Team UK and Luna Rossa have been sailing on their second ship in Waitematā Harbor over the past few weeks, and Team New Zealand is expected to join them in the coming days as they prepare for the World Series event in Auckland in a month. .
Next month’s event will be the only chance for syndicates to race against each other before the challenger series. It has not been decided whether Team New Zealand will be allowed to take part in the warm-up event after claiming they were late with their entry fee.
That has led to another dispute between them and Notes challenger Luna Rossa, and is now likely to be in the hands of the Arbitration Panel.
The Blazers are now scheduled to continue their campaign on December 2 at home to Oregon-Davis.
River Forest’s decision to cancel road games on Thursday is a preferred precaution in relation to COVID-19, according to Ingots athletics director Andrew Wielgus. Similar to Marquette, River Forest’s next game, scheduled for Saturday in Hobart, will also not take place due to Brickies’ coronavirus problems.
Earlier this week, Hobart athletics director Mike Black said his school would try to reschedule the contest.
Ingots are now scheduled to continue their campaign on November 28 at home against Bowman.
“We didn’t play (Thursday) because we were too careful, not because we had a specific problem related to COVID with a positive test or anything like that,” Wielgus said. “We are not under quarantine.”
At least 16 of the 43 women’s basketball teams in the region have suspended activities or missed games this season due to COVID-19 issues in their programs. The list includes Boone Grove, Crown Point, EC Central, Hebron, Hobart, Kouts, Lake Central, Marquette, Merrillville, Morgan Township, North Newton, Portage, River Forest, Valparaiso, Westville and Whiting.
Crown Point, Portage and Westville are yet to play a game this season.