ICC World Cup Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali included in final Pakistan squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

first_imgThe inclusion of Wahab is interesting considering his history with the current Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur. The left-arm pacer has not played an ODI for Pakistan in the last two years and in 2018, Arthur’s ‘not won a game for two years’ remark on Wahab potentially signalled the end of his playing days for Pakistan.“I am changing the culture in this Pakistan environment and I am not interested in players doing just the bare minimum. I want players winning us games of cricket and pushing themselves to be the best they can be. This is a high-performance environment, not an environment where mediocrity is accepted. Unless you are winning games consistently, you are under pressure for your position,” Arthur explained the omission of Riaz.Pakistan will start their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31 in Bristol.Final Pakistan squad for World CupSarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Pakistan’s performances in the recently concluded ODI series against England have resulted in some changes to their bowling arsenal for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have been included in the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for Pakistan while Faheem Ashraf and Junaid Khan have been axed. Abid Ali has been culled from the squad while Asif Ali, who scored two fifties in the series against England but returned back to Pakistan following the death of his two-year-old daughter due to cancer, has been included in the side.Speaking about the selection, chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq said Wahab’s ability to generate reverse swing aided his selection. “Wahab’s ability to reverse swing the ball got him selected. Nobody expected the pitches in the UK will play flat even in the early season there (during the recent ODI series against England). So we have realised that and reviewed our selection,” Inzamam said. When it came to Amir, Inzamam said, “As far as Amir is concerned, we never discarded him. We now want to take a bowler who brings a bit of experience and the previous knowledge of having bowled in English conditions.” Wahab Riaz has not played an ODI for the last two years for Pakistan.Pakistan has lost nine out of 10 ODIs heading into the World Cup.Mohammad Amir and Asif Ali are back in the side for the World Cup.last_img read more

Metric and Nektan to provide turnkey US sports betting solution

first_img Share Spotlight Sports Group enhances US content July 8, 2020 William Hill reduces cashburn as focus shifts to reopenings May 15, 2020 Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Metric Gaming and Nektan have joined forces to provide a turnkey horse racing and sports betting solution for the US market.These services will be offered through the Rapid Games™ platform from Respin LLC, Nektan’s US operating subsidiary. Rapid Games is the US casino gaming industry’s only independently certified Class II and Class III On-Premises mobile platform.Integrating to Rapid, a server-based gaming solution offering Casino Content, Instant Win and Virtual Sports games, will bring a second screen experience to any device on the casino floor, including Self Service Terminals, Interactive Tables and Video Screens.Last year, Rapid Games announced its first major contract with a Tier-1 US casino operator, and has subsequently secured a number of additional contracts as well as moving to an operational phase with a casino in North California.Rapid CEO Daniel de Waal commented: “We are delighted to be offering Metric Gaming’s dynamic turnkey horse racing and sports betting solutions which, when integrated into the Rapid Games™ platform, is a perfect fit for the US market.It will elegantly accommodate on-premise gaming for customers, who inevitably demand the ease and enhanced functionality on any device of their choosing while offering them unrivalled betting options. With Metric’s solution integrated directly, Rapid Games™ has become a true one-stop shop for all gaming content on the Casino property.”Metric CEO Martin de Knijff added: “Last week’s Supreme Court decision signals a sea change in the U.S. and for the global sports betting industry. Metric has been preparing for this massive opportunity since its inception and has been wholly focused on providing players with the largest set of betting options on the widest range of devices.“Rapid’s fully approved, server based, ‘any device’ content platform represents exactly what casinos are looking for to manage content on their floor and in particular, to give their patrons maximum optionality and convenience when it comes to a Metric powered sports book.”Gary Shaw, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Nektan, said: “With last week’s Supreme Court decision, the combination of Metric’s leading sports and race products, and Nektan’s Rapid Games Mobile Casino, creates a large opportunity for both companies working in partnership.“The sector will look to a combination of sports and casino and having a partner combining both will create additional opportunities for both companies.”last_img read more