Bravo pulls out of T20 squad

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): Left-hander Darren Bravo today became the third player to pull out of the troubled Twenty20 World Cup squad. Following the high profile withdrawals by Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine last week, the West Indies Cricket Board announced that Bravo had also opted out of the squad in order to be available for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Regional four-day championship. In a letter sent to the Board, Bravo said while he was “very grateful and humbled” to be selected, he preferred to focus on developing his game in the longest format. Selectors will now mull over yet another replacement after having to find alternatives for Pollard and Narine. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was named to replace Pollard while today, the board said that Barbados off-spinner Ashley Nurse had been chosen in Narine’s absence. Nurse has played four Twenty20s for West Indies and 60 overall.last_img read more

Shock as Donegal nightclub’s infamous student night returns

first_imgA Letterkenny nightclub has created a stir as it plans to host ‘Ireland’s Most Controversial Student Night’ once more this week.The Pulse Letterkenny will host the infamous ‘Sh*g a Ginger’ this Wednesday October 11th as part of its Cheeky Wednesdays student events.People with red hair are said to be allowed free entry before midnight, a hairdressing team will dye revellers’ hair red and ‘DJ Ginger Nuts’ will be providing music.  Promoters have latched onto the hype over the much-talked about event, which was mentioned on Alan Carr: Chatty Man on Channel 4 in the past.Now, posters are splashed with ‘As Seen on TV’ graphics. Despite complaints and offence taken in the past, promoters are saying this is a “’Tongue and cheek’ and not to be taken literally.” (sic) The event generated backlash for the venue in 2015 when an official complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI). A complainant said that she considered the wording of the advert to be “highly offensive and derogatory”. She said that having experienced both verbal and physical abuse as a child because of her red hair, this type of advertising was damaging to the mental health of young people.The ASAI upheld the complaint ruled that the advertising should not be used in the same format again.However, there was shock when the post appeared on social media again last night. The Pulse say it’s “all a bit of craic”.What do you think of this? Leave a comment below.Shock as Donegal nightclub’s infamous student night returns was last modified: October 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:eventsPulse Nightclubstudentlast_img read more