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Kane Williamson, Trent Boult share New Zealand’s new numbered Test jersey

first_img Asian News International New DelhiJuly 29, 2019UPDATED: July 29, 2019 18:13 IST New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson in an Instagram posted a picture with teammate Trent BoultNZC announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri LankaThe Kiwis are slated to play two Test matches and three T20Is against Sri LankaNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Monday shared his look wearing the new Test jersey with name and number on it. The name and number on the Test jersey is an initiative by the ICC to help fans connect with the players. Williamson in an Instagram posted a picture with teammate Trent Boult and captioned it, new look. International Cricket Council (ICC) used American band Backstreet Boys catchphrase and said New Zealand, known as BlackCaps, is back.BlackCaps shared pictures of its cricketers and wrote, Red ball ready. New Zealand team added another post, saying, All smiles for names and numbers on the shirts for our @icc World Test Championship launch at @bayoval.New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, which marks the start of ICC World Test Championship for the Kiwis.The team will be led by Kane Williamson and the test squad comprises of four frontline spinners. Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel and off-spinner Will Somerville have been called back into the team to bolster the spin bowling attack.Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Colin de Grandhomme have been named in the squad as fast-bowling options. BJ Watling will act as the regular wicket-keeper, but in case, he gets injured, the management has named Tom Blundell as the wicket-keeping cover.New Zealand recently finished as the runners-up in the recently concluded ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. They lost to England on the basis of boundary countback rule as both 50-over action and super over ended up in a tie.advertisementThe Kiwis are slated to play two Test matches and three T20Is against Sri Lanka. The management is yet to announce the T20I squad.BlackCaps 15-member team for upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka:Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, JEet Raval, Will Somerville, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk).The first Test match will be played from August 14 to 18 at Galle, followed by the second Test from August 22 to 26 in Colombo. The three T20Is will be played on August 31, September 2 and 6.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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Kane WilliamsonFollow Trent BoultFollow New ZealandFollow NZC Kane Williamson, Trent Boult share New Zealand’s new numbered Test jerseyThe Kiwis are slated to play two Test matches and three T20Is against Sri Lanka. The management is yet to announce the T20I squad.advertisementlast_img read more

High on Hops: Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour

first_imgBeer lovers and bike lovers both find plenty to appreciate about the state of Vermont, and now those passions can be combined in a craft beer-themed Trek Bike Tour. Trek has long been respected by professional and amateur cyclists for innovation and performance, and fans of the brand can take Trek Travels cycling vacations all over the world. And what better way to end a long day of cycling than with a local, craft beer?That’s why Vermont is an ideal location for a cycling tour with a craft beer focus. The picturesque countryside and vibrant beer scene are expertly combined in the Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour.The six-day, five-night excursion winds through the gorgeous Vermont countryside, including the famous forests of the Green Mountains. The quaint villages of Middlebury, Waitsfield and Stowe are notable waypoints scattered amid the picturesque farmland. The daily rides range between fourteen and forty-two miles and are tailored to what Trek Travel calls “recreational” riders, those who can handle up to 2,000 foot climbs and consider themselves reasonably active fitness or commuter cyclists.For those who want a bit more (or a bit less) out of their experience, several days feature “short” or “avid” options, allowing cyclists to customize the daily rides.When you’re not pedaling up hills or cruising beside rivers, you’ll be drinking beers from some of the state’s most acclaimed and beloved breweries. Expect to sample Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Lost Nation Brewing, Rock Art Brewery and Otter Creek Brewing along the way. Riders who imbibe any of Lawson’s beers with “Sunshine” in the name (Sip of Sunshine, Double Sunshine or Triple Sunshine) will be highly rewarded for their day’s effort.The nightly accommodations are cozy boutique hotels that reflect the local culture and traditions while still offering modern amenities. Of course, after a hard day of riding and beer drinking, a comfortable bed will probably be the most important feature.There are two options for attending Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour in 2015. The two expeditions conveniently bookend the Vermont Brewers’ Festival held in Burlington on July 17-18. If previous years are any indication, expect tickets to that event to sell out rapidly once they go on sale May 15.The cost to experience Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour is $2299 per person and includes the daily activities, many meals, hotel accommodations, your guide and (of course) access to Vermont beer and Trek bikes and gear.Interested riders can register now at TrekTravel.com. Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking last_img read more

Miss America organization agrees to new 3year broadcast deal with ABC

In this Sept. 10, 2015 photo, contestants in the Miss America pageant compete in Atlantic City, N.J. On Monday Nov. 23, 2015, the Miss America Organization and Dick Clark Productions signed a new deal to keep the pageant nationally televised on ABC through 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) by The Associated Press Posted Nov 23, 2015 9:06 am MDT Last Updated Nov 23, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Miss America organization has agreed to a new three-year broadcast deal with ABC.The deal announced Monday between the organization and Dick Clark Productions will keep the pageant on ABC through 2018.The pageant is televised from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall each September.The Miss America pageant began in Atlantic City in 1921 as a way to extend the summer tourist season for a week after Labor Day. It moved to Las Vegas for six years before returning to Atlantic City in 2013. Miss America organization agrees to new 3-year broadcast deal with ABC read more