Sri Lanka Cricket set to make changes to coaching staff after Bangladesh ODI series

first_imgSri Lanka Cricket set to make changes to coaching staff after Bangladesh ODI seriesSri Lanka finished at the sixth position in the recently concluded World Cup 2019 with eight points from nine matches.advertisement Asian News International LondonJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 18, 2019 08:52 IST Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusingha during World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lanka’s coaching staff comprises of Chandika Hathurusingha, Jon Lewis, and Steve RixonSri Lanka finished at the sixth position in the recently concluded World Cup 2019Rixon and Lewis’ contracts were set to expire after the 2019 World CupSri Lanka Cricket is likely to make changes to the national team’s coaching staff after the conclusion of the ODI series against Bangladesh.This decision by the board comes as Sports Minister of the country demanded the resignation of all members of Sri Lanka’s coaching staff.”We’re looking at that same line, but we (the board) will see what we can do when we come back. We first need to talk with the minister,” ESPNCricinfo quoted SLC President Shammi Silva as saying.”The team has nothing to do with the coaching staff. It only becomes a problem if the players have bonded with the coaches. I don’t think it will affect the tour (series against Bangladesh),” he added.Sri Lanka’s coaching staff currently comprises of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, batting coach Jon Lewis, and fielding coach Steve Rixon.SLC President said that there are some guys within the coaching group that have done alright and their fate will be decided after doing an evaluation of the World Cup performance.”There are a few guys who are doing ok. We have already done an evaluation (prior to the World Cup), but we need to do another one after the World Cup, and after that only we have to have a discussion with the minister and see what happens,” Silva said.Rixon and Lewis’ contracts were set to expire after the 2019 World Cup.Sri Lanka finished at the sixth position in the recently concluded ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup with eight points from nine matches.advertisementThe team next takes on Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series, beginning on 26 July.Also Read | Ravi Shastri would never have made it under current BCCI coaching eligibility normsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Sri Lanka Cricketlast_img read more

Empty office space leaves downtown Calgary businesses worried

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Kaitlin Lee Posted Nov 10, 2015 11:41 am MDT Landlords in downtown Calgary haven’t seen prices drop this low since before the start of the last boom in 2006.The oil downturn has left a lot of office space vacant, and it’s driving down rental rates.ATB Financial’s Todd Hirsch tells 660 NEWS, its simple supply and demand.“It’s a lot of office space coming on to the market, sitting vacant, at the same time there’s probably weakened demand: not as many companies needing as much space at the moment,” he said, adding there is one upside. “We can anticipate over the coming months, and probably throughout 2016, much better rates available in Calgary. That’s not great news if you’re the landowner, but it’s really good news, in fact, if you’re perhaps a non-energy company that wants to get into the Calgary market.”Greg Kwong from property managing company CB Richard Ellis says a lot of the major firms are downsizing, and with three-million square feet of office space under construction, the situation may only get worse.“Certainly in the short term, in the next 12 months, things don’t look that good for office landlords,” he said, adding it’s a tough situation. “We’ve gone through a market where certainly, in the last 15 years, we may have had one eight month period that’s been kind of slow, back in 2008, but other than that we’ve seen nothing but growth in Calgary since 2001.”Maggie Schofield with the Downtown Business Association says the office vacancy rate being the highest it’s been in five years, is having a ripple effect on retailers and restaurants in the core, because they are losing customers.“We’ve seen a few doors close over the summertime, and that is of grave concern, because those are the amenities that really make a difference in the downtown, and make it more vital,” she said.She says, as the Christmas season approaches, they continue to encourage Calgarians to spend what little they can, to support these local businesses, but, unfortunately, not everybody is going to make it through. Empty office space leaves downtown Calgary businesses worried FREEIMAGES.COM read more