November 26


first_img“This is one of the worst batting performances I have “This is one of the worst batting performances I have seen in recent times,” Miandad said. He said it was time for the PCB to seriously think about the future and bring in a new captain and mindset in the team. “When the captain?s place in the side is not confirmed how can we expect good results.” Yousuf said batting had been pathetic in recent times. “These batsmen just lack proper application and technique and try to hit themselves out of trouble on pitches which offer some assistance to bowlers. It doesn?t work that way in international cricket.” Yousuf also felt that Afridi needed to seriously rethink his future. “He is under immense pressure as captain since he is not clicking as a player despite being the most experienced member of the squad.” Nawaz said that it was time for the PCB to ask Afridi to step down and appoint someone else for the World T20. “We have heard enough excuses but when the captain is not performing how can he question or pull up the other players,” Nawaz questioned. Latif said Pakistan?s approach to T20 cricket on pitches which were not pure batting tracks was faulty and they didn?t read the situation well. “I dont know who to blame but individuals when they play for Pakistan must foremost accept responsibility for their own performances. It is disappointing that Bangladesh put us out of the final a country which is so much less experienced than us in international cricket,” Latif said. Mohsin Khan said the team management needed to be asked questions why they were getting decisions wrong and why they couldn?t motivate the players and improve their performances. “The PCB cant just wait for things to improve,” he added. Former PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who now heads the powerful Executive Committee, tweeted that he was disappointed by the dismal performance of the team. “I am sorely disappointed by continuing dismal performance of our team. PCB management must take swift action against responsible people,” Sethi tweeted soon after Pakistan were beaten by hosts Bangladesh. PTI Cor AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

August 19

Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides

first_imgOn Sunday, several government officials met with representatives of the taxi union, who demanded the government block Uber’s application in Costa Rica. President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration has maintained that Uber’s service is illegal under Costa Rica law — an opinion upheld by the Government Attorney’s Office and the Public Transportation Council. But it has yet to announce a strategy to enforce its interpretation of the law.Still, Science and Technology Minister Mauricio Jenkins ruled out any government action to block Uber’s application here. “We’re not in the business of censoring the Internet,” Jenkins told reporters Sunday evening. “That is not a step that this government or any other democratic government wants to take.” After taxi drivers failed Sunday to convince the Costa Rican government to block Uber, they took to the streets Monday morning, blocking traffic in several parts of the capital and hurling eggs at taxi drivers who didn’t participate in the protest. In response, Uber applied its marketing jujitsu, offering Uber users free rides.Taxis parked en masse in front of Casa Presidencial. They blocked the bridge and off ramp in Zapote and snarled traffic at La Hispanidad rotunda in front of the San Pedro Mall.A reporter saw a group of taxi drivers on the Zapote bridge over the Circunvalación highway throwing eggs at other taxis driving past, presumably because they were not participating in the protest. The daily La Nación posted a video on its Facebook page of a taxi driver hurling an egg at a colleague’s windshield. Uber expanded its service to Costa Rica last year, despite lacking government authorization. The company, which is valued at more than $50 billion, is now present in 58 countries.Taxi drivers in Costa Rica claim they are unable to compete with Uber because of higher overhead costs such as operating licenses and insurance.Uber pounced on Monday’s taxi protest, offering free rides worth up to ₡15,000 — roughly $30 — to all riders between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday with the promo code COSTARICANOPARA.“On a day as hard to get around as today, we’ve decided to give away a free ride to all the members of our community because if #CostaRicaNoPara (Costa Rica doesn’t stop), Uber won’t stop,” the company wrote.AFP contributed to this report. Facebook Comments Related posts:Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica Uber says it will support drivers fined by police in Costa Rica  Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president’s house to protest Uber Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber Porque #costaricanopara,Te regalamos 1 viaje gratis de hasta 15mil colones con el código COSTARICANOPARA— Uber Costa Rica (@Uber_CR) February 1, 2016last_img read more