Sri Lanka’s Silva hospitalised after blow to the head

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Sri Lanka’s Test opener Kaushal Silva was taken to hospital yesterday after being hit on the head by a cricket ball while fielding in a domestic match. Sri Lanka Cricket said that Silva was struck during a match in Pallekele. His scans were clear, but he was flown to a hospital in the capital Colombo for further tests and observation, the cricket body added. Silva has played 24 Test matches for Sri Lanka and scored 1,404 runs at an average of 31. “Kaushal was fielding at short leg when he got hit,” quoted national team manager Charith Senanayake as saying. According to Senanayake, Sri Lanka vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal “swept right on to the back of Kaushal’s head. He did take evasive action, but still the ball hit him”. The website said Silva was wearing a helmet with additional padding, a design introduced for player safety after the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes after being struck by a ball on the head in November 2014. Yesterday’s match was part of Sri Lanka’s preparations for its tour of England next month, with the first of three Tests starting at Headingley on May 19.last_img read more

22-year-old reportedly drowns

first_img… during early-morning swim in AtlanticA 22-year-old is now dead after an early-morning swim in the Atlantic Ocean turned tragic for him and his three friends.Drowned: Andy of De WillemDead is Andy (only name given) of De Willem on the West Coast of Demerara. Details surrounding the circumstances of the young man’s death are sketchy, but Guyana Times was reliably informed that Andy and three of his friends ventured to the De Willem Koker around 04:00h Saturday morning for an early-morning swim.However, the young man was swept away by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and despite several efforts by one of his friends to find him, his body never resurfaced until around 16:00h on Sunday at Zeelugt on the East Bank of Essequibo.This newspaper understands that the friends panicked and did not inform the dead man’s parents until after his body was recovered.The Police have confirmed recovering the body and it is at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour awaiting a post-mortem.Unconfirmed reports indicate that two of the three friends are in custody at the Leonora Police Station assisting with the ongoing investigations.last_img read more


first_imgIt was 3rd time lucky for our annual awards presentation night for the 2015 season last night 🙂 Unfortunately we had to cancel our dinner dance twice early this year, but a great night was had by all in Breen’s Bar Convoy last night as the club handed out the awards for the 2015 season.Thanks to those who attended last night and a big congratulations to all our winners 🙂Ladies AwardsSenior Player of the Year – Kelly Wilson & Cathy Deward (joint winners)Junior Player of the Year – Margaret BonnerYoung Player of the Year – Aileen McGillMost Improved Player of the Year – Eilish McCaffrey Senior Mens Team AwardsPlayer of the Year – James KeeMost Dedicated Player of the Year – Shaun Browne & Liam Prunty (joint winners)Reserve Mens Team AwardsPlayer of the Year – Kieran DohertyYoung Player of the Year – Anthony Bogle & Darren BonnerClub Person of the Year – Patrick GallagherCounty Panel Recognition AwardsU21B All Ireland Winner & Senior Ulster Title 2015 – Ciara GallagherMinor Panel 2015- Aileen McGill, GAA NEWS: AILEEN MCGILL WINS CONVOY LADIES YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convoyGAASportlast_img read more