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Revealed: Five shock Lions bolters from Gatland's longlist - SARugbymag
Check out the five bolters on Warren Gatland's longlist who are being considered for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
Check out the five bolters on Warren Gatland’s longlist who are being considered for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa. According to various reports in the UK, Gatland has compiled a 50-man longlist and written a letter to each player individually sounding them out about their availability for the tour of South Africa. It has emerged that Harlequins flyhalf Marcus Smith is one of the players on the list, despite the young Englishman being uncapped at Test level. Another surprise inclusion is that of Scotland centre Cameron Redpath, who won his first and only Test cap in the recently concluded Six Nations. Other surprises include Exeter loose forward Sam Simmonds, who has been largely overlooked by Eddie Jones for England selection, and scrumhalves Danny Care of England and Kieran Hardy of Wales. Gatland is scheduled to announce his 36-man squad for the tour on Thursday, 6 May (12:45pm SA time). Lions bolters from Gatland’s longlist: 1. Marcus SmithAge: 22Position: FlyhalfClub: HarlequinsNationality:EnglishTest caps: 0 2. Cameron RedpathAge: 21Position: CentreClub: BathNationality: ScottishTest caps: One 3. Sam SimmondsAge: 26Position: No 8Club: Exeter ChiefsNationality: EnglishTest caps: Seven 4. Danny CareAge: 34Position: ScrumhalfClub: HarlequinsNationality: EnglishTest caps: 84 5. Kieran HardyAge: 25Position: ScrumhalfClub: ScarletsNationality: WelshTest caps: Four Photo: Getty Images
Cricket SA in contact with IPL to ensure safe return of Proteas from India - News24
Cricket South Africa was on Tuesday engaging with the BCCI and the IPL to ensure the safe return of the Proteas from India.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) was on Tuesday engaging with the BCCI and Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament organisers to ensure the safe return of the Proteas from India. This comes after Tuesday's confirmation that the ongoing edition of the IPL had been postponed indefinitely given the coronavirus crisis that is currently crippling India. There are a total of 11 South Africans currently at the tournament - AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Gerald Coetzee. While CSA is monitoring the situation closely, the travel arrangements for the players will ultimately be made by their respective franchises, the BCCI and the IPL. "The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021," a statement on Tuesday read. CSA, meanwhile, is not expecting any hiccups with regards to travel restrictions. "Cricket South Africa (CSA) has noted the postponement of the 2021 season of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to COVID-19 safety reasons," the organisation said in a statement released on Tuesday. "CSA supports the decision to put the health and safety interests of all involved in the tournament first and foremost and has made contact with all of the relevant franchises to ensure the expedited travel of all South African players and support staff back to our shores. "Those travelling back to South Africa will undergo home quarantine in line with the current World Health Organization recommendations. "CSA and the South African Cricketers Association (SACA) are in contact with all players and are assured of their safety and comfort in their respective locations." CSA wishes to extend its well wishes and support to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the people of India and thank the BCCI for keeping our players safe during this challenging time.
MTN becomes first mobile network firm to list on Rwanda Stock Exchange - News24
MTN started operating in Rwanda in 1998 and Crystal Telecom Limited's shareholders now hold a direct 20% stake in MTN Rwanda.
MTN Rwandacell on Tuesday made its debut on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE), making the company the first mobile network operator to list on bourse of the east African nation. MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita said the listing demonstrated MTN's commitment to Rwanda and was aimed at promoting local ownership and participation in the company's businesses across its markets. Crystal Telecom Limited's shareholders now holds a direct 20% stake in MTN Rwanda and the shares were previously held by Crystal Telecom PLC. "This listing will assist in deepening the Rwandan capital markets by broadening public ownership over time and will also establish the basis for a new and emerging telecoms and technology asset class on the exchange," said Mupita. The company - which is Africa's largest mobile network operator and has a presence in 21 markets - plans to shift its focus to the African continent, and has announced that it will be exiting the Middle Eastern region where it has encountered challenging operational conditions in some countries. MTN Rwanda CEO Mitwa Ng'ambi described the listing on the RSE as good news for the company and the country, adding that the operator was committed to expanding its connectivity, "driving digital inclusion and contributing to the sector and economy". MTN started operating in Rwanda in 1998.