… as Police continue paedophilia investigationsWeeks after publicly claiming to have “one little boy for every day of the week”, the Guyana Police Force has taken popular cross dresser Otis “Otisha” Pearson into custody.Police in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) on Tuesday confirmed that they have arrested Pearson following accusations which were made against him in relation to paedophilia.Crime Chief Paul Williams when contacted confirmed that the popular (lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender) LGBT personality was arrested on Monday and isOtis “Otiesha” Pearsonbeing grilled on the subject matter.“We received the file from the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) and we are now investigating the matter officially,” he said.He could not say how soon charges would be instituted against “Otisha” but is confident in conducting a thorough probe. The arrest came days after the (CC&PA) wrapped up its investigations into the alleged misconduct by Pearson involving underage boys.In late February, CC&PA’s Director, Ann Green had related that the Agency had gathered statements from a number of persons, including the young man at the centre of the controversy, and as such, the Agency was expected to move ahead with the case.This incident came to light when Pearson was released from custody after he was implicated in the murder of Hemchand Dalchand, also called “Rakesh” of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) whose body was discovered in the vicinity of Oleander Gardens, ECD.A pair of slippers and a piece of clothing belonging to the now dead man were also found along the East Coast sea walls. This drew some suspicions by the Police and since Pearson was reportedly the person seen talking to the young man, he was arrested.He however, refuted claims that he was involved in the murder. Nevertheless, as he attempted to profess his innocence, he appeared on national television during which time he made several inappropriate comments.One of such comment was that he had “a little boy” for every day of the week. However, after the television programme was aired, he was bashed on social media for the comment; one which he quickly defended, explaining that the term “little boys” was taken out of context.Soon after, photos of Pearson and a young boy standing in a compromising position appeared on social media. Pearson claimed the boy in the photo was his relative and that he was an adult. This again did not go down well with the public, since a few days later, the child in the photograph appeared on another television station claiming to be 15 years old.A birth certificate was presented with proved that he was indeed underage. The CC&PA was called in to investigation and the Agency would have wrapped up its probe, handing over the file to the Police in order for them to launch a criminal investigation.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed disappointment at MS Dhoni’s batting position during India’s chase of 240 against New Zealand on the reserve day of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final in Manchester.Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson propelled New Zealand to 239 for 8 in 50 overs as New Zealand added 28 runs to their overnight score of 211 for 5 on Wednesday.India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: Live Cricket ScoreIndia had a horror start to their chase as the former champions were jolted by New Zealand pacers in the first 10 overs. India lost their batting lynchpins Rohit Sharma (1), KL Rahul (1), Virat Kohli (1) cheaply inside the first 4 overs. Matt Henry and Trent Boult were running riot as the Manchester crowd, filled with a sea of blue, went quiet.India prefered to send Dinesh Karthik into bat ahead of MS Dhoni as the Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman, batting for only for the 2nd time in World Cup 2019, walked in at 5. Karthik struggled to get going and was eventually dismissed for 6 from 25 balls after a stunning catch from James Neesham.Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson were testing the Indian batsman and Hardik Pandya walked in after Dinesh Karthik’s dismissal, helping raise quite a few eyebrows.Sourav Ganguly, who was on-air for Star Sports, said it was “very hard to understand” why MS Dhoni was not sent earlier to bat.”It’s very hard to understand. No MS Dhoni yet,” Sourav Ganugly said.He added: “There you see MS Dhoni. You have got 10-and-half thousand runs. Average 50 and he is not in yet when India is under pressure. That’s not acceptable. I know he is a good finisher but this is long way from finished. India needed all his experience, all his ability. And at any stage, you needed his batting experience, it’s this one. When you’re 3 down or 4 down for 25, you needed your most experienced batsman.”advertisementEarlier in the day, Mark Nicholas had asked Sourav Ganguly if head coach Ravi Shastri would be “empowered to change the batting order”, Ganguly replied in the affirmative.Mark Nicholas: How would the structure work? Ravi Shastri would be empowered to change the batting order, would he?Sourav Ganguly: Yeah, you expect that. Don’t you? When you’re captain is out on the field, you expect your vice-captain, you expect your coach. But you have got to be proactive. There’s Ravi Shastri on your screen. He is not panicking. He is not someone who is panicking very very quickly. But maybe when you’re captain is in, you need to take that call. You need to be ahead of the game.Rishabh Pant was looking busy in the middle as the young wicketkeeper-batsman was seemingly playing with a lot of freedom despite the amount of pressure on the middle-order. India are well behind the DLS score. For a result to be produced in the semi-final, India should have completed at least 20 overs of their chase.Also Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final: What happens if play is called off after 20 oversAlso Read | MS Dhoni advising Yuzvendra Chahal and fielders during World Cup semi-final is goldAlso See: