The Essequibo/Pomeroon Regional Cooperative Union Limited (E/PRCUL) was handed the keys to their new headquarters.The building, located in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) comes after a conflict that ensued for a number of years between the E/PRCUL and Ganesh and Poonwattie Jaigobin over encroachment of land and property belonging to the Union. The parties however came to a resolution through dialogue on April 23, 2017, which led to the identification of alternative land and agreement of the Jaigobins to purchase, prepare, then construct the new Co-op Union building. Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott who has responsibilities for cooperatives, noted the ceremony as a symbolic rebirth.The now opened E/PRCUL headquartersMeanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon highlighted that cooperatives are the main elements of Guyana’s quest for social cohesion and they instil greater social responsibility.“I am also convinced that cooperatives as are key elements in our quest for true social cohesion in our society. It will also instil in our people a higher sense of social responsibility especially with regard to care and use of public property,” Minister Harmon is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.He added it is his view that the cooperative movement can contribute meaningfully to the Government’s pursuit of the Green State Development strategy. Harmon noted that this will propel Guyana onto a path of sustainable and accelerated development through the establishment of a green economy and state which would provide the good life for all.
India have announced an unchanged 12-man squad for the second ODI against the Windies which will be played on Wednesday (October 24).India won the first match in Guwahati on Sunday as they comfortably beat the Windies by 8 wickets at the Baraspara Cricket Stadium to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.The Indian team management has decided not to tinker with the winning combination and named the same set of players for the next game which will be played in Visakhapatnam. The final XI however, will be announced by captain Virat Kohli at the toss.Team India for 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam – Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Khaleel Ahmed #TeamIndia #INDvWIBCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2018The last game saw Kohli leading from the front and along with vice-captain Rohit Sharma, helped India gun down a target of 323 with 47 balls to spare.Rohit (152*) and Kohli (140) both scored centuries as India romped home with 47 balls left to spare. Rohit and India’s new No.4 Ambati Rayudu (22*) remained unbeaten to end the game a tad early than many would have expected.The loss would remind West Indies that maybe 322 is not the problem but it is the bowling that needs to fire against an Indian team that shows no mercy to average bowling.Kohli and Rohit broke a hoard of records along the way.The hundred was Kohli’s fourth in ODIs in 2018. He had earlier smashed three centuries against South Africa in January.advertisementWith the century, he reached the landmark of 60 international hundreds (36 in ODIs and 24 in Tests) and became the fastest to do so. He reached the landmark in 386 innings, taking 40 innings fewer than Sachin Tendulkar.It was also Kohli’s 22nd hundred while chasing a target in ODI cricket. He now has 14 centuries as a captain in ODIs and is second in the list behind Ricky Ponting, who has 22 while leading the side.The KING is here!This ground and the city of Visakhapatnam has a special bond. Memories aplenty. Let’s create plenty more tomorrow. #TeamIndia #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/WfTSMvQh7x BCCI (@BCCI) October 23, 2018Rohit on the other hand, became the fourth Indian to score four ODI centuries. Before him, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Kohli reached the landmark in ODI cricket.Not only that, Rohit also overtook Ganguly in the list of most sixes in ODI cricket.Kohli and Rohit also recorded the highest partnership while batting second in ODIs and was also the second-highest second wicket partnership in ODIs.This was the fourth time Kohli and Rohit scored centuries in the same match in ODI cricket.While India will be hoping to continue this run, West Indies will look to find answers to their woes ahead of the second ODI at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.India 12-man squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed (12th man).
Mumbai Indians found a very different but great way to pay tribute to team captain Rohit Sharma on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.Mumbai Indians’ Instagram account found the perfect opportunity to do so as Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh wished him on social media along with a heartfelt message. MI joined in the conversation and got the approval of none other than Ritika herself.”Happy Valentine’s Day baby, you’ve changed my life in the best ways possible. Here’s to lifetimes of this,” Ritika wrote on her Instagram account and posted a picture of herself with Rohit.MI commented on the picture with “Ours too” along with a heart smiley and three trophies, signifying the three Indian Premier League titles that Rohit has won as captain for the team.Rohit is the joint-most successful captain in the IPL with three titles that he won in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other skipper with three IPL wins with Chennai Super Kings in 2010, 2011 and 2018.Indian cricketers are making the most of their break from international cricket and today being Valentine’s Day, the players and their spouses have filled social media showering their love for their respective partners.While Kohli went out for dinner on the eve of Valentine’s Day at their restaurant Nueva. Rohit posted a picture of his wife Ritika Sajdeh to wish her Valentine’s Day while Yuvraj Singh wished wife Hazel Keech on social media as well.advertisementIndian players are currently enjoying their leave with their families but will be required to regroup soon for the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia starting February 24.India had recently defeated Australia in a three-match ODI series Down Under with a 2-1 scoreline and will be looking to repeat the feat when Aaron Finch’s side come to the sub-continent later this month.The two teams will play a series of two T20Is before a five-match ODI series starting March 2.According to reports, skipper Kohli and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are set to be back in the squad for the final dress rehearsal before the ICC World Cup. The selectors are unlikely look beyond 16 to 17 players, who are now in the scheme of things for the World Cup in England and Wales.The limited-overs series will be India’s last international assignment before the World Cup, which begins in England on May 30.Also Read | How India cricketers are celebrating Valentine’s DayAlso Read | This is special, so good to be back: Rohit Sharma posts picture with baby Samaira