Defending champions CSK vs RCB to kick off IPL 2019

first_imgTHE 2019 IPL will begin with defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 23.The schedule for the first two weeks of the tournament was made public on Tuesday, listing out the first 17 matches, which will take place over two weeks.In this period, six of the teams will feature in four games apiece, with Bangalore and Delhi Capitals playing five of their league fixtures, and all teams will have two home fixtures, with only Delhi hosting three games.Like it was in 2018, IPL has stuck to keeping the double-headers limited to the weekends, with three announced in the first two weeks’ schedule. Incidentally, the start times for the afternoon and evening matches were not listed in the schedule.The announcement from IPL’s governing body, though, came with a caveat: the dates are subject to changes, because the 2019 general elections across India are scheduled around the same time period.“Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” a statement on the IPL website said. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Mayor of Kitimat says LNG industry likely for his community

first_imgMayor Phil Germuth remains optimistic about the Liberal’s boasted LNG dream, and he’s focused primarily on two of the close to 20 proposed northwest coast projects backed by Shell and Chevron.“They [Shell] has everything in a row. They have the upstream supply; they have the customers already built into the project, so that one looks very favourable,” says Mayor Germuth. “Chevron of course, the Kitimat LNG project, we’ve got just as much hope for that one too, of course.”Mayor Germuth adds, “So we’re still very confident that one for sure is going to go, and we’re doing everything we can to see both of them go.”- Advertisement -He expects either company will break ground on LNG the following year.“They’re both expecting their FIDs [final investment decision] for next year, being 2016.”The Liberals were re-elected in 2013 on their dream of a multi-billion LNG industry, which Premier Clark still predicts will create 100,000 new jobs.Advertisementlast_img read more