World Cup 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand after topping league stage

first_img Next World Cup 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand after topping league stageWorld Cup 2019: It’s confirmed. India will take on New Zealand while Australia will play England in the World Cup 2019 semi-finals.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 16:01 IST India will play against New Zealand on July 9 before England square off against Australia 2 days later (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSIndia, Australia, England and New Zealand are in the World Cup semi-finalsIndia, the table toppers, will play New Zealand in Manchester on July 9Australia, who finished 2nd, will play England in Birmingham on July 11After 45 matches in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, 4 top teams will gear up for what should be two exciting semi-finals in Manchester on July 9 and Birmingham on July 11.India, Australia, England and New Zealand will vie for spots in the final to be played at Lord’s on July 14. These 4 teams, especially India and Australia, have been ruthless throughout the 2019 World Cup.England, World Cup 2019 hosts, have reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1992. Australia and New Zealand are in the World Cup semis for the 8th time while India will feature in their 7th World Cup semi-final.Australia have won the World Cup 5 times while India have lifted the trophy twice in 1983 and 2011. New Zealand and England are yet to win the World Cup. The line-up of World Cup 2019 semi-finals (India Today Photo)India have had a dream run in the World Cup despite problems in the middle-order. They lost Shikhar Dhawan after he suffered a fractured thumb against Australia but KL Rahul moved up the order to partner Rohit Sharma and the two have been formidable.Virat Kohli did not score any hundreds in the group stages but he led from the front. Rohit Sharma scored a record-shattering 5 hundreds and finished the league matches with 647 runs.Australia had lost only one game heading into their final group match against South Africa in Manchester. Riding on David Warner and Aaron Finch’s top form at the top, the Aussies dominated every team apart from India. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were too hot for Australia to handle.advertisementAustralia were the table-toppers for the better part of the tournament. The defending champions took on South Africa in the final group match of the 2019 World Cup and were in deep trouble chasing 326.South Africa beat Australia in a tense finish by 10 runs in Manchester on Saturday to keep the latter at 2nd spot in the points table.England, who finished 3rd in the points table, were stunned by Sri Lanka. England were one of the pre-tournament favourites but back-to-back defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia made them a nervous lot. However, resounding victories over India and New Zealand meant they made it to the semi-finals for the first time in 27 years.England will rely on their batting fire-power and ace pacers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer in the knockout stages.New Zealand were on fire for the most part of the World Cup but their batting frailties were exposed by Pakistan, Australia and England. 3 successive defeats gave the Black Caps a few sleepless nights but Pakistan needed an improbable win against Bangladesh to qualify for the semi-finals. That did not happen and New Zealand were through to the last-4.Here is how the World Cup semi-finals look like: India vs New Zealand at Manchester on July 9Australia vs England at Birmingham on July 11Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul hundreds help India crush Sri LankaAlso Read | Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India’s most successful captain turns 38For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup semi-finallast_img read more

Province Invests in Jobs Economic Development in Cape Breton Region

first_img For more information on the Cape Breton Strategic Framework Advancement project, visit the Cape Breton Partnership’s website at www.capebretonpartnership.com. The province is investing $198,000 to help launch the Cape Breton Strategic Framework Advancement project, an initiative aimed at creating good jobs and tapping into the enormous economic development potential in the Cape Breton region. The project is a joint venture with the Cape Breton Partnership and the federal government, through the Enterprise Cape Breton Corp. Premier Darrell Dexter announced the province’s contribution in Sydney today, April 20. “Cape Bretoners are talented, hardworking people who deserve the same access as all Nova Scotians to the opportunities on the horizon for this province,” said Premier Dexter. “This investment will help the Cape Breton Partnership work together with the community and businesses to guide and co-ordinate the region’s economic development over the next three years, when those opportunities are expected to start hitting their stride. “The creation of an overall framework is also part of a larger focus of putting jobsHere, the province’s plan for economic growth, into action in Cape Breton.” The project will build on the capabilities of the region’s business community, infrastructure, public sector and not-for-profit organizations, along with the labour force. It will include and integrate the input and vision of many community stakeholders, and will use existing resources as a starting point. “The economy in Cape Breton has been going through a number of changes in recent years. This strategic framework will build an overarching blueprint for economic development opportunities for the region,” said Keith MacDonald, executive director Cape Breton Partnership. “The time is now to build ownership, confidence and pride to enhance prosperity and grow the economy of Cape Breton.” Right now, Nova Scotia is on the brink of several game-changing opportunities, including the $25-billion federal shipbuilding contract, the Lower Churchill project and construction of the Maritime Link, and Shell Canada’s commitment to spend hundreds of millions of dollars exploring Nova Scotia’s offshore. The shipbuilding contract alone will generate millions of dollars in economic spinoffs for the Atlantic region, and create more than 11,000 jobs during peak production. Electricians, metal fabricators, sheet metal workers and many other skilled tradespeople will be needed, not to mention the engineers, business leaders and innovators necessary to turn contracts and concepts into finished products. “Businesses and workers in Cape Breton can take great advantage of these opportunities by getting ready now,” Premier Dexter said. “There is absolutely no reason Cape Breton cannot compete to win work associated with these projects.” Through jobsHere, the province is already helping companies become part of the growing Irving Shipbuilding supply chain. The plan also helps identify and support companies aligning with the jobsHere priorities of productivity, competitiveness and innovation. “We have a diverse economy, from natural resources, to innovative and knowledge-based companies, to tourism, trade and services. This is the future of our region,” said Chad Munro, president and CEO of Halifax Biomedical, based in Mabou. “This strategic framework provides an excellent way to focus government and private enterprises on what needs to be done to further Cape Breton’s strengths and diversify into other high-margin sectors to ultimately build a sustainable and prosperous economy.” This announcement builds on other recent provincial investments and initiatives in Cape Breton, including: more than $27 million since 2011 to protect jobs, extend the Forestry Infrastructure Fund and keep the former NewPage mill re-sale ready $15.2 million toward the dredging of Sydney Harbour a federal commitment to help fund the dredging project, secured by Deputy Premier Frank Corbett more than $1.8 million to support 29 businesses in the Cape Breton region through the Productivity Investment Program $3.3 million for much-needed repairs and maintenance to the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railwaylast_img read more