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  • Virat Kohli Nominated In Multiple Categories At ICC Awards Of The Decade

    Virat Kohli Virat Kohli after scoring a test century

    Indian captain Virat Kohli along with Ravichandran Ashwin were on Tuesday nominated for the coveted ICC Men’s Player of the Decade Award with the Indian captain featuring in all five men’s categories for his incredible run in the last 10 years. Kohli and veteran off-spinner Ashwin are the two Indians among seven players nominated for the most prestigious award. Besides the Indian duo, Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) are the other contenders in this category.

    The talismanic Virat Kohli has also been nominated for the ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Decade, T20I Player of the Decade, Men’s Test Player of the Decade and ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade.

    Also in the Men’s ODI Player of the Decade category, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and run-machine Rohit Sharma also found a place alongside Kohli, Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), de Villiers and Sangakkara.

    Kohli and Rohit also featured in the Men’s T20I Player of the Decade category, which also included Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Malinga and Chris Gayle (West Indies). Kohli has also been nominated in the Men’s Test Player of the Decade and ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade categories. Besides Kohli, Dhoni also found a place in the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade award category.

    In the decade Kohli has amassed over 7000 runs in Tests while in the shorter formats, the Indian skipper has accumulated more than 11000 runs in ODIs and over 2600 runs in T20s. The final winners will be decided on the basis of the number of votes a player receives.

    List of nominations:

    Men’s Player of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India), Ravichandran Ashwin (India), Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka).

    Women’s ODI Player of the Decade: Meg Lanning (Australia), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Mithali Raj (India), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) and Jhulan Goswami (India).

    Women’s Player of the Decade: Ellyse Perry (Australia), Meg Lanning (Australia), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Mithali Raj (India), Sarah Taylor (England).

    Men’s ODI Player of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Rohit Sharma (India), MS Dhoni (India), and Kumara Sangakkara (Sri Lanka).

    Men’s Test Player of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Steve Smith (Australia), James Anderson (England), Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka), and Yasir Shah (Pakistan).

    Men’s T20I Player of the Decade: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Virat Kohli (India), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Chris Gayle (West Indies), and Rohit Sharma (India).

    ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade: Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan), MS Dhoni (India), Anya Shrubsole (England), Katherine Brunt (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), and Daniel Vettori (New Zealand).

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Business

  • Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance and Good Life X announce grants for tourism resilience

    • 50,000 EUR available for SMEs committed to sustainability, resilience and innovation

    With Sri Lanka’s tourism industry grappling to stay afloat amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are scrambling to find ways to remain competitive and resilient. 


    Assisting the entire industry and especially the SMEs has been a priority initiative for the Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance during these unprecedented times.  

    “Our partnership with Good Life X is another key milestone in our journey towards providing support and assistance to the industry during this crisis. Through the grants for Tourism Resilience programme, we will disburse a total of EUR 50,000 to assist sustainable SMEs that have used this time to successfully adapt, innovate and stay resilient,” said Malik Fernando, Co-Chair, Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance. 

    The programme will assist SMEs that have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years. An individual SME can apply for a grant between Rs.1,000,000 to Rs.2,100,000 (approximately) with funding going towards the implementation of a sustainable idea that will help businesses innovate, grow and bounce back better.

    “Tourism businesses are looking for ways to remain resilient and competitive during this challenging time. We are happy to partner with Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance to extend the support to SMEs that have successfully leveraged opportunities brought on by this crisis to navigate towards a more sustainable growth path. This grant programme is an extension of the work implemented by Noah Foundation Germany, under the initiative of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in response to the COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka,” said Randhula de Silva, Director, Good Life X.    

    Interested tourism businesses should submit a completed Google Application Form before 18th December midnight. More information about the programme is available on Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance’s website.

     

     

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