Miller satisfied with Scorpions Super50 returns

first_img Character and fight Captain of the Jamaica Scorpions Nikita Miller is expressing satisfaction with the state of the team heading into their return-leg matches in the WICB Regional Super50 Tournament in Barbados. The Scorpions are second in Group B on nine points behind leaders Barbados Pride, who are on 19 points. This is after recording two wins and two defeats in their four matches so far. Tomorrow they will play Combined Campuses and Colleges, who they lost to in the first-leg at Kensington Oval. “I was very, very pleased with our returns in our last two games,” said Miller. “We lost against Barbados by one wicket, but I was pleased with the character and fight we showed,” said Miller. “We then took that momentum into the game against ICC Americas where post a good total, and defended it well.” The Scorpions against the Americas batted first and posted 251 for five with all-rounder Roman Powell hitting 56 not out and out-of-form opener John Campbell, who was demoted to the middle order, getting 66 not out. Middle-order batsman Andre McCarthy, who was left out the team in the opening two games, also chipped in with 63. ICC Americas were then held to 187 with leg-spinner Damion Jacobs claiming five for 24. “It’s always good when you win a game as it gives the team a lot of confidence,” Miller emphasised. “Coming against CCC we need to repeat such a performance including whatever overs we are allotted we have to use all, and, once we do that I believe we will be OK.” The group contains five teams, including the Guyana Jaguars, with the top two down to progress to the semi-finals.last_img read more

UN lifts sanctions on India-flagged oil tanker

first_imgNew Delhi, May 13 (PTI) After Indias intervention, United Nations has lifted sanctions on an India-flagged oil tanker, which was carrying 6.5 lakh barrel of oil illegally from eastern Libya, controlled by an unrecognised government.The development follows Director General of Shipping Deepak Shetty asking the vessel to sail back to Libya and discharge oil consignment at Port Zawiya in Libya under the supervision of National Oil Corporation (NOC). “UN has lifted sanctions on MT Distya Ameya within 16 days of imposition of sanction,” Shetty, who heads Indian Flag and Maritime Administration, told PTI. The tanker is owned by Mumbai-based Arya Shipping Charterers, while Elektrans Shipping Private Ltd (Mumbai) is crewing and technical manager of the vessel. The vessel on April 25 left Marsa el-Hariga port in eastern Libya, where the unrecognized government was behind the sale of the crude, to India. However, the tanker was asked by Indian authorities not to move from Malta after it was added to UN sanctions blacklist for illegally carrying crude from Libya on April 26. Libyan UN Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi had written to 15-member sanctions committee for blacklisting the tanker.The vessel was engaged on time and voyage charters by Emerald Tankers, Sharjah, UAE & DSA, Sharjah, UAE for a period of 18 months from March 13, 2016.The vessel on the advice of its foreign charterers had picked up 6.5 lakh barrel of oil of the NOC under the control of the interim government of Libya.Subsequently, it emerged on April 25 that this was in breach of the UN sanctions in as the said interim government of Libya was not recognised by the UN.advertisement”On the advice of the UN, the real/beneficial owner and crewing and technical manager of the vessel, both based in India, on instruction of DG Shipping, the vessel sailed back to Libya and discharged its entire oil consignment at Port of Zawiya under the supervision of NOC, under the control of government of National Accord of Libya, which is recognised by the UN,” a statement said. (MORE) PTI NAM MRlast_img read more