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Opponents know what I’m capable of: Chris Gayle

first_imgOpponents know what I’m capable of: Chris GayleUniverse Boss Chris Gayle has termed himself as the most dangerous batsman in the world and that he will be the force to reckon with during the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Asian News International MelbourneMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 16:10 IST Chris Gayle is confident that his opponents are scared of him (Photo: AP)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle will be playing his 5th World CupGayle had scored 326 sixes in IPL, crossing the 300-markWest Indies start their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on May 31West Indies destructive batsman Chris Gayle is all pumped for the forthcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup saying that the bowlers know about his capabilities and they know he is the ‘most dangerous batsman’.”Youngsters coming at my head – it’s not as easy as it was like one time before. I was quicker then. But they’ll be weary. They know what the Universe Boss is capable of. I’m sure they will have it in the back of their mind, ‘Hey, this is the most dangerous batsman they’ve ever seen in cricket’,” Cricket.com.au quoted Gayle, as saying.Gayle is also very confident in saying that opponents are scared of him, however, they just opt not to admit this on camera.”Can’t you tell? You go ask them. Go ask them on camera. They’re going to say, no, they’re not scared.But you ask them off the camera, they going to say, ‘Yeah, he’s the man. He’s the man.’ They’re going to say, ‘he’s the man’,” he said. “But they won’t say it (on camera), they won’t be frank and upfront and say, ‘Listen to me straight up, Chris Gayle is the man,” he added.Universe Boss Gayle has hammered 326 sixes in Indian Premier League (IPL), most by any player. Surprisingly, no other player has even reached the 300-mark as the second positioned batsman, AB de Villiers has just 212 sixes.The 39-year old also said that it is hard to quit if you enjoy the sport while expressing that it is just the World Cup title which will satisfy him.advertisement”If you’re enjoying it, it’s always easy (to keep playing) and I’m enjoying it. I’ve been having a lot of fun on the field, and it’s a great bunch of guys as well – that’s important,” he said.”There’s nothing to go out there and prove, the only thing that would be nice is to win the World Cup,” Gayle added.West Indies will compete with Pakistan for their first World Cup 2019 clash on May 31.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Buttler is England’s dangerman, says PontingAlso Read | India knocked out of Sudirman Cup after 0-3 loss to ChinaAlso SeeFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Chris GayleFollow west indiesFollow World Cup 2019last_img read more

Tribute Mining Agreement signed over TongoTonguma Sierra Leone

first_imgStellar Diamonds has signed a legally binding conditional Tribute Mining Agreement and Revenue Share Agreement with Octea Mining Ltd in respect of the Tongo-Tonguma kimberlite diamond project in eastern Sierra Leone. Background and highlights of the agreements and the project:Deal creates the potential for substantial near and long term cash flows for StellarProject hosts one of the highest value kimberlite ore bodies in Africa on a dollar/t basis and would create the second largest kimberlite diamond mine in West AfricaAgreements allow for mining the combined and contiguous Tongo and Tonguma concessionsRobust attributable potential post-tax project NPV(8) and IRR of $104 million and 31% respectivelyModest mine development CAPEX in first two years estimated at $32 million (including 15% contingency)Estimated 21 year mine life, producing over 4.5 Mct with estimated revenues over $1.5 billionProject at full production estimated to generate $45 million gross revenue per annum(2.2 Mct/y at a weighted average value of $229/ctResource statements, mine plan, financial model, CPR, all completed by independent consultants10% share of gross revenues (after deduction of Government royalty) payable to Octea on diamond and other minerals recovered and sold, once Stellar has recouped an amount equal to its CAPEX investment and Octea has received an initial revenue share payment of $5 millionStellar to make a one-off payment of $5.5 million to Octea five years after project mine development commencesOn completion, Stellar will acquire a 50 t/h kimberlite processing plant from Octea for a nominal amount in order to fast track productionStellar’s has invested $7.2 million to date on establishing resources at Tongo, equivalent to some £0.14 per Stellar share.Chief Executive Karl Smithson commented: “We are delighted to have signed these agreements with Octea which, subject to completion, will allow Stellar to build a single mine for the simultaneous commercial production from the contiguous Tongo (Stellar) and Tonguma (Octea) kimberlite deposits. The combined project has an initial 4.5 Mct resource which, due to the high grade (100 to 260 ct/100 t at +1.18 mm) and high quality diamonds ($209/ct to $310/ct), is considered to be one of the highest value kimberlite orebodies in Africa on a dollar per tonne basis. The 21 year mine plan with a consistent output of over 200,000 ct/y at full production would quantify this development as the second largest kimberlite diamond mine in West Africa. The project also has a very modest two year capital requirement of just under $32 million to get into full scale commercial production. Stellar has the strong support of all main stakeholder groups in Sierra Leone for this mine development, which would have a very positive impact in terms of employment, local infrastructure development and future taxation revenue for the country.”last_img read more