India can dominate world cricket thanks to bowlers Lee

first_imgNew Delhi: Brett Lee knows a thing or two about being part of great bowling lineups. In his illustrious international career, Lee has shared the dressing room with Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie and then the generation that came after that included a young and fiery Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson. So when the 42-year-old former pacer says that the current Indian bowling line up can help the team dominate world cricket, it is high praise. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”India have got a good pace line up,” Lee said. “This is the first time we are seeing some real pace throughout India. They have a lot of youngsters coming through and obviously there are the likes of (Mohammed) Shami and (Jasprit) Bumrah; the Indian bowling stocks right now are very healthy. “So as a foreigner coming to your country it is great to see. There is no reason why India can’t dominate world cricket because of their bowling,” he said. Lee’s own former team Australia, who have had a torrid time in ODI over the past two years, seem to have found form at the right time and he feels they can go “as far as they want” in the World Cup beginning on Thursday.last_img read more

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Moroccan Launches Online Petition Against Use of Force Toward Teachers

Taroudant – A Moroccan activist launched an online petition on January 7 demanding that the officials responsible for the use of excessive force against teacher trainees be held accountable.The petition was launched on Avaaz.org under the title “Together to punish anyone who has a hand in the brutal suppression of teacher trainees.”It aims to collect 5000 signatures of those in support of teacher trainees. Since its creation, the petition has already garnered more than 3098 signatures. According to the activist who launched it, the excessive use of force by the Moroccan police toward teacher trainees is in contrast with the speech of the Morocco’s King Mohmmed VI, on the implementation of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission in 2004 in Agadir.This initiative came in response to the “harassment, repression of freedom of expression, and the affront to human dignity,” the petition reads.In the description, the author recalls Article 22 of the Moroccan Constitution, which states, “The physical or moral integrity of anyone may not be infringed, in whatever circumstance that may be and by any person that may be, public or private.”“No one may inflict on others, under whatever pretext there may be, cruel, inhuman, [or] degrading treatments or infringements of [their] dignity. The practice of torture, under any of its forms and by anyone, is a crime punishable by the law,” it adds.Police used unreasonable force to disperse teachers who organized peaceful sit-ins and marches Fez, Marrakech, Rabat, Agadir and other Moroccan cities, demanding the annulment of two government decrees.The photos of injured teacher trainees were shared widely on social media, with comments denouncing the use of force against peaceful protestors.Nabila Mounib, leader of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU) and Mohammed Grine, member of the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS), part of the PJD-led coalition government, condemned the excessive use of force by the Moroccan police. read more

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King Abdullah II of Jordan to Visit Morocco Next Week

Rabat – King Abdullah II of Jordan will visit Morocco next week at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. Queen Rania will accompany the Jordanian king on the official visit, which will further strengthen economic and political relations between the two countries, according to a government source cited by Le360.Talks will be held on economic cooperation and the political situation in the Arab world, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The two kings lead important organizations in East Jerusalem; the Moroccan king chairs a committee in charge of preserving the cultural heritage of the holy city, while Jordan maintains the Al-Aqsa mosque. The kings’ countries also participated in a special meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council earlier this month, during which the council and Jordan affirmed Morocco’s 2007 autonomy plan for the Western Sahara.The king of Jordan and his wife last visited Morocco in March 10th, 2015. read more

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