London: England’s Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler have collected their royal honours at the Buckingham Palace.The pair was named alongside their World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, former coach Trevor Bayliss and Joe Root on the New Year’s Honours list and received their awards from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William on Tuesday evening, reports ESPNcricinfo.“Special day with special people…having my family there with me was so so special Clare Stokes and to share it with Jos Buttler and his family was great as well,” Stokes posted along with photos on Instagram.Morgan is due to be appointed a CBE and Root is to be made an MBE, while Bayliss will be made an OBE.CBE is the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award, and stands for Commander of the Order of the British Empire, followed by Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Member of the British Empire (MBE).Apart from the five aforementioned names, England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves was also honoured with a CBE award.England’s dream run in white-ball cricket over the last couple of years culminated in their first men’s 50-over World Cup trophy in July last year.The hero of the final was Stokes, who was also declared BBC’s Sport Personality of the Year earlier this month. Stokes had scored an unbeaten 84 in the final — including two sixes in the last over — to tie the game, and then batted in the Super Over to help England to a memorable triumph. (IANS)Also Read: Ben Stokes hits ton as England take commandAlso Watch: CJM Court Kamrup Metro sent Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam to 4 day police custody
New Delhi : World Cup returnees Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran and Oshane Thomas have been handed West Indies central contracts for the first time while seven players have been given all-format contracts.The number of all-format contracts for the men has now increased from four to seven with Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul joining those in the Test and ODI formats — captain Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach — on the list.In total, 19 men have been retained for the upcoming contract year which runs from July 1 this year to June 30 next year including first-timers Allen, Pooran and Thomas who were part of the West Indies team which finished ninth out of 10 teams in the World Cup.Meanwhile, 15 women an increase of three have also earned central contracts including veteran all-rounder Stacy-Ann King, fellow left-hander Kycia Knight and newcomers Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean and Karishma Ramharack.Cricket West Indies (CWI) policy allows up to 22 contracts to be offered each contract year to men’s players, so the selection panel may decide to offer additional central contracts throughout the year.CWI director of cricket Jimmy Adams said verbal offers had been made to all players, and contracts will be issued in the next few weeks, as soon as the board has concluded a new four-year Memorandum of Understanding with the West Indies Players Association.This is the third year that CWI will award central contracts to West Indies men under three different categories.WEST INDIES MEN CENTRALLY-CONTRACTED PLAYERS 2019-20:All-Format Contracts:Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar RoachRed-Ball Contracts: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel WarricanWhite-Ball Contracts: Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
It’s a big day for two Tipperary players as Munster take on Treviso in the Pro 12 this afternoon.Nenagh’s Donnacha Ryan makes his first start for the province in 13 months as he continues his welcome return from a foot injury.Meanwhile Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell will be earning his 100th cap for Munster when the line out at Musgrave Park – kick off is at 3.05pm. Connacht continue their push for a Champions Cup place, with leaders Glasgow visiting the Sportsgrounds at five-past-one.