India jump to No. 2 in T20I rankings after series sweep vs Sri Lanka

first_imgIndia rose to the second spot in the latest ICC T20I rankings after their 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.Rohit Sharma-led India thrashed Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final T20I and moved from their pre-series tally of 119 points to 121 points. In the process they leapfrogged England, New Zealand and West Indies to move from fifth to second position in the list, which is led by Pakistan with 124 points.In the T20I ranking for batsmen, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have made substantial gains following their superb performances in the recently-concluded series.Sharma’s 162 runs in the series, which included a knock of 118 in the second match in Indore, have helped him gain six slots to reach 14th position.Meanwhile, Rahul has gained 23 slots to reach fourth position after scoring 154 runs in the series including two half-centuries.Australia opener Aaron Finch and Pakistan left-arm spinner Imad Wasim are the top-ranked batsman and bowler, respectively, in the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings.Finch moved up one place as did West Indies left-handed opener Evin Lewis, even as Virat Kohli slipped to third position after missing the series due to personal commitments. As players lose two per cent of their rating points for each T20I missed, Kohli, has slipped from 824 points to 776 points.However, Kohli, who is top-ranked in ODIs and second in Tests, is only eight points behind Finch and four behind Lewis.Similarly, Imad has moved up to become the top-ranked bowler as Jasprit Bumrah missed the final match of the series after finishing wicketless in the opening two games to slip to third place. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has moved up one place to take a career-best second position.advertisementBoth Finch and Imad have been top-ranked in the past. Finch has spent 121 matches and 368 days as number one while Imad has spent 15 matches and 132 days at the top. Finch was last at the top on March 18, 2016, while Imad was at number one position last on November 4 this year.Among bowlers, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s eight wickets in the series have helped him move up 14 slots to reach 16th position while Hardik Pandya (up 40 places to joint-39th) and Kuleep Yadav (up 48 places to 64) have also moved northwards after taking six wickets each.For Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera has moved up eight places to take the 30th slot in the batsmen’s list after aggregating 100 runs in the series while Upul Tharanga has gained 36 slots to reach 105th position after his total of 81 runs.Meanwhile, Thisara Perera has gained two places to reach 70th position among bowlers.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

Climate Change Project in Upper Rio Minho

first_imgStory Highlights A sum of $573.2 million has been provided in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure to carry out these and other activities under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience II (PPCRII), which seeks to increase Jamaica’s resilience to climate change through enhancing adaptive capacity across priority sectors. These measures include the establishment of an agro-forestry programme, a community reforestation programme, establishment of a grass nursery, designing a crop suitability model and conducting testing of climate-resilient crop varieties, and conducting farmer field school (FFS) programmes. Adaptation measures aimed at building the country’s resilience to climate change are to be implemented in the Upper Rio Minho Sub-Watershed in Clarendon during the next fiscal year. Adaptation measures aimed at building the country’s resilience to climate change are to be implemented in the Upper Rio Minho Sub-Watershed in Clarendon during the next fiscal year.These measures include the establishment of an agro-forestry programme, a community reforestation programme, establishment of a grass nursery, designing a crop suitability model and conducting testing of climate-resilient crop varieties, and conducting farmer field school (FFS) programmes.A sum of $573.2 million has been provided in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure to carry out these and other activities under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience II (PPCRII), which seeks to increase Jamaica’s resilience to climate change through enhancing adaptive capacity across priority sectors.The money will also go towards financing mechanisms to facilitate the operation, administration and promotion of the Adaptation Line of Credit and the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund, developing a communications strategy and maintaining the PPCR website, conducting monitoring and evaluation activities, preparing an external financial audit; and conducting vulnerability assessments in communities and climate change governance workshops.So far under the projrct, three project staff and a communications specialist have been recruited; the Climate Change Adaptation Line of Credit and the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund have been established; a sensitisation session was held with JN Small Business Loans Ltd. and Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ); and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation on behalf of the project.The project, which is being funded by the Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is scheduled to end in March 2019.last_img read more