Ranji Trophy final Day 2: Snell Patel leads Saurashtra fight after Pujara fails

first_img India Today Web Desk NagpurFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 17:12 IST Vidharbha still have a first innings lead of 154 runs over Saurashtra after Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 final (Umesh Yadav Instagram)Snell Patel continued his cracking form in the Ranji Trophy to lead Saurashtra’s fight on an attritional second day of the final against Vidarbha in Nagpur. After being reduced to 200 for 7 overnight, Vidarbha rode on Akshay Karnewar’s unbeaten 73 to post 312 all out. At stumps on Day 2, Saurashtra were 158 for 5, trailing Vidarbha by 154 runs.Saurashtra got off to a disastrous start. They lost Harvik Desai to Aditya Sarwate who finished with three big wickets. After trapping Desai LBW, Sarwate snapped up Vishvaraj Jadeja as Saurashtra slipped to 79 for 2 in the 26th over. Two runs later, Sarwate removed Cheteshwar Pujara who had guided his team into the final with his 49th hundred in the semi-final against Karnataka last week.Saurashtra had pinned their hopes on Sheldon Jackson to stand with Patel after Pujara flopped but he was dismissed for only 9. However, Snell Patel did not disappoint and brought up his third successive fifty in the Ranji Trophy.Patel had scored 85 in the semi-final against Karantaka and 72 in the quaterfinal against Uttar Pradesh.Saurashtra were in a real spot of bother after skipper Jaydev Unadkat’s sensational spell of fast bowling had left Vidarbha reeling on the opening day. The failure of Cheteshwar Pujara meant Vidarbha had a foot in the door and when Sheldon Jackson departed cheaply, the defending champions had a real edge.But Snell Patel had other ideas. A 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, Patek is playing only his 21st first-class match but he showed the confidence of a seasoned pro against a good bowling attack.advertisementHe will face a stiff challenge when play resumes on the third day – giving Snell Patel company at the other side was Prerak Mankad who was unbeaten on 16.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Ranji Trophy 2018-19 finalFollow Ranji TrophyFollow Vidarbha vs SaurashtraFollow Snell PatelFollow Aditya Sarwate Ranji Trophy final Day 2: Snell Patel leads Saurashtra fight after Pujara failsRanji Trophy Final 2018-19: Snell Patel scored 86 not out as Saurashtra reached 158 for 5, trailing Vidarbha by 154 runs at stumps on Day 2. Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed for 1.advertisementlast_img read more

New Chair to Take Helm at Team Tankers

first_imgzoom Team Tankers International, a company established by Eitzen Chemical within its restructuring process, has entered into an agreement to name Morten Arntzen as chairman of the company.The agreement is subject to Mr. Arntzen being voted onto the Board of Directors by a special general meeting, which is to take place in the company’s office in Bermuda on or about 23 April 2015.Concurrent with Mr. Arntzen’s appointment, Mads Meldgaard will resign from his current role as chairman and will continue on as a director. Mr. Meldgaard had been made the temporary chairman following the closing of the Eitzen Chemical restructuring in January of this year. Mr. Meldgaard will also resign as the managing director of the company, which role will be taken over by Mr. Arntzen.Mr. Arntzen has been involved in the global shipping industry continuously since 1979 and has acted in a variety of capacities including banker, underwriter, advisor, investor, and chief executive officer.“I am excited to join Team Tankers following their very successful financial restructuring and look forward to working with the Board, Senior Management and the employees of the company worldwide to build a stronger and more prosperous shipping company,” said Mr. Arntzen.last_img read more

As troubles brew in Canada RBI plans to expand Tim Hortons to

by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 2, 2017 5:18 am MDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A woman walks pass a Tim Hortons in Toronto on Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017. Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR) says it has signed a deal with joint venture partner to take Tim Hortons to Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives As troubles brew in Canada, RBI plans to expand Tim Hortons to Spain Tim Hortons plans to expand to Spain, its fourth venture abroad in recent months, as it tries to overcome lagging sales and an internal revolt from disgruntled franchisees in Canada.Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR), the parent company of the coffee-and-doughnut chain, said Wednesday it has signed a deal with a joint venture partner to set up shop in one of the largest cafe markets in Europe.Chief financial officer Josh Kobza said Spain provides an intriguing opportunity for RBI in its quest to be a dominant player in the global coffee industry following forays into Mexico, Britain and the Philippines.“We’re building a lot of momentum in the international business,” Kobza said in an interview.“Some of our other potential partners are starting to see how well the Tims brand is resonating in other countries outside of Canada around the world.”The announcement coincided with RBI’s results that showed same-store sales at Tim Hortons, an important metric in retail measuring sales at locations open for at least a year, fell for the second consecutive quarter.They were down 0.8 per cent from a year ago, driven by falling sales in Canada of baked goods and lunch items, a sign that the Tim Hortons brand may be losing its appeal in the country where it was made famous.During RBI’s earnings conference call, an analyst asked whether the decline had anything to do with the company’s festering dispute with its Canadian and U.S. franchisees. Some franchisees have accused RBI’s head office of penny pinching, driving up their expenses and overall mismanagement — allegations the company has denied.CEO Daniel Schwartz said he didn’t want to speculate on what, if any, impact the franchisee dispute may be having on sales.But the Great White North Franchisee Association, a rogue association of frustrated franchisees, said the results are proof that RBI’s approach isn’t working.“The lacklustre quarterly earnings they announced this morning are just one more indication that RBI needs to adjust the methods they employ in managing the various organizations under their umbrella,” association president David Hughes said in a statement.Tim Hortons also raised prices Wednesday for some breakfast items and hot beverages in select markets. In a statement, it declined to say what prompted the hike but added that it always reviews its prices.For its second quarter ending June 30, RBI, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of US$89.5 million or 37 cents per diluted share. That’s down slightly from a profit of $90.9 million or 38 cents per diluted share a year ago.On an adjusted basis, the company earned $241.7 million or 51 cents per share, up from $192.4 million or 41 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Revenue totalled $1.13 billion, up from $1.04 billion a year ago, boosted by the acquisition of Popeyes.Headquartered in Oakville, Ont., RBI, which also owns Burger King, has more than 23,000 restaurants around the world.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more