UPDATE: Fort St. John woman found

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a local woman.Diane Donofrio has not had contact with her family since August 21st, and they are concerned. She left of her own accord and could be visiting an unidentified friend in St. Albert, Alberta.She was last seen driving grey 2001 Ford Freestyle with licence plate number AX507J.- Advertisement -The Donofrio family wants to confirm that Diane is safe.Diane Donofrio is 55 years old.If you have any information regarding Diane please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Advertisementlast_img

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How Sourav Ganguly stood his ground to take Anil Kumble on Australia tour

first_imgThe national selectors had made up their mind to drop Anil Kumble from the 2003-2004 Australia tour but former India skipper Sourav Ganguly put his foot down and ensured that the legendary spinner make it to the series.”I will give you the example of Anil Kumble, who was probably the biggest match-winner India has ever produced in the last 20-25 years. I remember attending a selection meeting before the tour of Australia in 2003. I was the captain of the side and I knew, selectors were not very keen on having Anil in that tour,” said Ganguly on the sidelines of a promotional event.”As I entered the selection meeting, I could sense the selectors had made up their mind to leave Anil Kumble out. I kept on requesting and insisting that he is such a match winner, he is done so much good for Indian cricket. He must be in Australia and the selectors just didn’t agree,” said Ganguly.Kumble is highest Indian wicket-taker in Tests, having grabbed 619 wickets in 132 matches with his best figures of 10/74 against Pakistan in New Delhi.Kumble, who coached India before the current coach Ravi Shastri, also has 337 ODI wickets in 271 matches.”The selectors wanted to pick a left-hand spinner because Australians don’t play left-hand spin well, and this went on for a good couple of hours. It was getting late and John Wright came up to me and said Saurav let’s finish this and go with what they said and I am sure we will do well,” he said.advertisementGanguly said he told coach John Wright that if Kumble was not picked for that tour, he might not play for India.”I told John that Kumble has been a champion for last 10 years, he is on his way down at the moment, may be because he hasn’t bowled well, but I actually feel it is a temporary thing,” said Ganguly.”I told John if you leave Anil, he may not play for India again. I said I am not going to sign the selection sheet till Anil is in the side. The selectors got fed up with me and said if I don’t play well, if the team does not play well and if Kumble does not play well, I will the first person to to go before anyone goes. I said fine, I am ready to take that risk and we will see what happens,” he added.And after that Kumble was picked for the Australia tour and Ganguly said he came out with flying colours.”Anil had an outstanding series, an outstanding year as well. He went on to pick 80 wickets that year, which was the most by any spinner in a calendar year in history of Test cricket,” said Ganguly.last_img read more

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