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has extended ‘unconditional’ outside support to the BJP to form the government. During the swearing-in ceremony,Pundit? Jitish Mallik from Chandigarh is busy taking molds of spaces between the pillars at Connaught Place.I want to question the significance of these pristine white pillars created by the British and replicated by us Indians? the headquarters of the now? And the NDTV report raises further questions.Who benefits from Associated Journal’s properties In other words who is collecting the rent Curioser and curioser By: Express Web Desk | Published: August 18 2017 11:18 pm India beat the Netherlands twice in their European tour (Source: Twitter) Top News After a successful European tour the young Indian brigade said that the tournament helped them learn to handle pressure With two defeats in the beginning of the tournament against Belgium India turned the tables in their favour by winning three back to back games which included two against Netherlands PTI spoke to forwards Gurjant Singh Armaan Qureshi midfielder Nilkanta Sharma full-back Tirkey Varun Kumar andgoalkeeper Suraj Kerkera who made their debut in the tournament after being a part of last year’s junior World Cup winning team Armaan said “We played together at junior level so our co-ordination was excellent One has to be mentally and technically strong to perform at this level and victory in three games has given us that boost” Varun said that nobody had expected them to win agaisnt a strong team like Netherlands “No one had imagined that we will beat The Netherlands It was like a dream for us and we can never forget that moment It was like a tonic for us which will have long-lasting effect” Keeper Suraj accepted that he was nervous in the beginning but gradually adapted to the pressure “I was nervous in first match but gradually learnt to handle pressure This tour will play a major role in shaping our careers” said the Mumbai lad Defender Tirkey said that the competition has helped them mature for bigger tournaments later on “Its good to have healthy competition We have experienced the difference between playing at junior and senior level and now we will try to minimise the mistakes and become more mature” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | North Sound | Updated: July 1 2017 11:30 am Winston Benjamin after an “honest day’s work for an honest dollar” (Photo: Bharat Sundaresan) Related News “Honest’s day’s work for an honest dollar” That’s how matter-of-factly Winston Benjamin describes his job At his peak the short and whippy Antiguan fast bowler with deceptive pace was considered the second coming of Malcolm Marshall His career though never quite took off and he faded away after 21 Tests spread over 8 years These days the 52-year-old time leading up to international matches at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium fixing boundary boards and sight screens at a daily wage of $70 He’s just about done with the last of the electronic boards 200 in all which showcase the LED ads during the match when you find him on Wednesday afternoon two days out from the third ODI It’s been a really hot day and Benjamin has been at it since 8 am under the unforgiving Antiguan sun And it’s showing on him He is in a sweat-drenched red Manchester United T-shirt His gloves are grimy and there is a bloody cut on his right shin that he doesn’t pay much heed to And he’s not done yet He spends the next 15 minutes loading the rubber slabs that go on top of the boundary boards on to a hand-cart before wheeling it around the ground Nine or 10 of his colleagues follow him putting the rubber slabs in place as Benjamin shouts out orders It’s nearly 4 pm now and Benjamin’s almost done for the day when he’s informed by his supervisor that his name’s on the roster for the following day but they’ve cut the workforce Benjamin will have to make do with just 6-7 pairs of helping hands And he smiles “There was a time a few years ago when I used to be in-charge of this But now I work for someone It doesn’t bother me Guys here don’t care who I am So I’m like ‘pay me for what I’m worth and I’m off’” he tells The Indian Express Tough childhood Benjamin’s last international tour for the West Indies was to England in 1995 where he played a handful of ODIs His Test career already seemed to have been cut short by then after he was left out following West Indies’ first series loss in 15 years to Australia — he now considers he was made a “scapegoat” He was only 30 then And he reveals that within a few months he was doing a daily-wage job at the Antigua Recreation Ground (ARG) fixing boundary boards which weren’t electronic then and had to be mounted on wooden stands for international matches Often he would be doing so while the West Indies team many of whom he had played most of his career with would be in the midst of a practice session at the ground “Playing for West Indies never fazed me or changed who I was Back then the WICB would pay you 30 per cent of what you’d earned throughout as part of a provident fund when you retired I only played a handful of Tests and there wasn’t a lot in the kitty So I needed a job and a man got to do what a man got to do” he says “And now I still have two kids who I need to put through university and every dollar counts” he adds Benjamin is no stranger to hard work though He was No12 out of 14 siblings and insists that his upbringing wasn’t a “bed of roses” He would milk cows at 3 AM before going to school and often do schoolwork for classmates to help supplement the family income Though Benjamin was a football fanatic — once having to be red-carded during a game so that he could rush to the VC Bird airport and fly out to Australia for an international tour — his father who kept wickets in the local leagues wanted him to be batsman even paying him 10 cents for every successful “back-drive” “I batted and kept wickets in school before being struck under the arm-pit in one game Then in assembly that injury was reported and everyone laughed at me My combative nature didn’t let me take that lying down and I said it’s time to doff the gloves and give it back That’s how I became a fast bowler” reveals Benjamin Fighting his corner It was this “combative” nature that he thinks retrospectively harmed his career in terms of him being misunderstood and considered a trouble-maker He recalls entering a West Indian dressing room steeped in hierarchy where younger players had to wait their turn to find a spot and an incident where he was falsely accused of a serious misdemeanour “And the senior cricketer who committed it was standing right there I told him ‘how can you let them crucify a young kid and you be ok with this’ So I named him and that turned all the senior players against me” says Benjamin “I learnt a lot from that incident and when Curtly Ambrose (an All Saints classmate) joined the ranks I tried to mentor him and advise him as to what it was all about And that you need to be careful” he adds Benjamin was picked for the West Indies — a moment that his cricket-crazy father missed out on by just two months — as the fifth fast bowler behind Marshall Joel Garner Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh He climbed up a notch when Garner and Holding retired and Ambrose joined the fray But as the likes of Patrick Patterson and Ian Bishop came in fourth seamer was as far up the pecking order that Benjamin got But while revealing a frosty relationship with compatriot Richie Richardson —who he played most of his cricket under— he also laments often being under-bowled and made to play a role that he hated that of a support cast “I would play a Test match and bowl 7 overs or 2 overs in a Test innings I played against Australia and got two wickets (David) Boon and Mark Waugh in three overs and I was removed from the attack I never got the new ball and that chance to really express myself So it’s always the old ball It’s always come and break a partnership and it hurts but that was my role and I learnt to deal with it” he says Benjamin finished with 100 victims in 85 ODIs but here too he reveals having been forever “under the gun” being used as first-change bowler behind Ambrose and Marshall or at the death He talks about there being no regrets but the bitterness is hard to miss in Benjamin’s tone when he indulges in a career recap “Most of my ODIs came in the subcontinent or in Trinidad and Guyana Go to Jamaica with something in the wicket I am on the bench I took 12 wickets at 12 in 1988 in England and then they take me to Australia where I didn’t play a single Test There were some highs though like my tussle with Kapil Dev in my debut Test and saving West Indies from losing a series with a 40 against Pakistan in Barbados” he says Horsing around Though his career ended prematurely Benjamin’s need for speed didn’t end with it He had always been into horses having owned a few mongrel ones as a youngster And these days he’s the proud owner of Fresh Milk Antigua’s champion half-bred mare and also owns three other racehorses— Sir Whiskey Coffee and Pepper Step And you can’t help but ask him about how someone whose part income comes from fixing boundary boards at North Sound can afford to own horses “Fresh Milk was born to this sick female horse that I adopted and treated myself using my local vet knowledge And I train my horses myself which is similar to training yourself and own a barn at the race track So it doesn’t need to be an expensive affair if you work with it smartly” he says with a smile When he’s not at the paddock Benjamin supplements his income by renting two houses that he owns on the island And when he’s not training horses he’s training young cricketers through summer camps at grassroot levels Alzarri Joseph is one of his students and he’s recently taken his own son who’s 16 and 6’5” already under his wing His other son Rai Benjamin who incidentally wanted to be a cricketer is already making waves in track and field having represented Antigua in the world youth championships and is presently No5 in the world in junior 400m hurdles But Benjamin will be back in North Sound whenever there’s an international match here next for another strenuous 8-hour shift under the hot sun “It’s different here I remember sneaking out from the hotel in Calcutta during the Nehru Cup and going to a shoe store and there being a commotion Here it’s like Winston Benjamin Who’s he” he says Just then Benjamin is approached by an Indian in-stadia rights supervisor who’s just been told about the identity of one of his staff He shows Benjamin a photo of his that’s been Googled on his phone and says “Wow this is really you Are you for real” Benjamin just laughs and says “Honest day’s work for an honest dollar” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 7 2017 8:50 pm Kynan Chenai on Monday closed in on qualifying for the final of men’s trap event (Source: File) Top News Ace trap shooter Kynan Chenai today closed in on qualifying for the final of men’s trap event at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana Kazakhstan The Olympian shot 69 out of 75 to be placed third in the overall standings Two more qualification rounds of 25 targets each will be played tomorrow followed by the final rounds where only the top six qualify Talal Alrashidi of Kuwait heads the standings with a score of 71 Zoravar Singh Sandhu who reached the final rounds of the ISSF World Cup stage in New Delhi in March shot 65 to be placed 13th while Birendeep Sodhi shot 56 to lie in 37th position Zoravar will need an inspired performance tomorrow to make it to the top six In the day’s only medal event the women’s trap Seema Tomar registered the best finish among the Indians finishing ninth with a score of 63 out of 75 Shreyasi Singh with 55 was placed 26th while Rajeshwari Kumari ended 27th after shooting 52 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 22 2017 3:53 pm Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File) Top News The Delhi government has decided to double the allowances of anganwadi workers and helpers in the national capital Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday However the announcement failed to placate the workers and helpers who are on strike for nearly a month and agitating near Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence demanding a pay hike A Cabinet decision has been taken to raise the allowances of the workers and helpers to Rs 10170 and Rs 5089 respectively Sisodia said The decision will be notified only after Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s approval he said They are currently paid Rs 5000 and Rs 2500 respectively Of the total amount Rs 500 will be mobile and internet component in case of workers while the same would be Rs 250 for helpers Kejriwal tweeted A spokesperson of the ‘Delhi Anganwadi Worker – Helper Association’ which is leading the protest outside the CM’s residence said they will take out a march on Monday from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar over the issue “The government is trying to buy time Earlier it used to say not all files require the LG’s approval We fear the latest announcement is also an eyewash” the spokesperson said There are around 11000 anganwadi centres in Delhi and each centre has one worker and one helper a government official said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi:On Wednesday Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that ACB has registered an FIR against him at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the "administrative and financial irregularities" in the functioning of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) The AAP chief also distributed copies of the FIR which named him along with DCW chief Swati Maliwal as "known/suspected/unknown accused" A file photo of Arvind Kejriwal PTI Continuing his tirade against Modi Kejriwal said the AAP government will soon call a Special Session of Delhi Assembly where he will expose the "conspiracy" behind the registration of the FIR Maliwal was on Monday booked by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi government on charges of alleged irregularities in recruitment in the women’s panel "In the FIR registered by the ACB my name is also there.But it does not contain any details on my alleged role One does not put the name of the Chief Minister in the FIR just like that "It cannot happen without the Prime Minister’s approval It is clear that the FIR has the PM’s nod We will soon call a Special Session of the Delhi Assembly where we will expose the conspiracy behind this" the Delhi CM told reporters at his official residence Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia alleged that it is an attempt to "destabilise" the Delhi government? Change is happening and the wheel of progress is moving fast. Obama hits that. He also named two company officers in the suicide note saying that they were allegedly torturing him mentally for the past 15 days. says the report.

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