The President further directed all sporting facilities including stadia be availed by the Ministry of Health for isolation purposes.“Government Institutions including all sporting facilities, stadia and educational institutions and other government facilities, upon designation by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe as a public health facility, shall be availed to the Ministry of Health for isolation and quarantine purposes,” said the President.Also Read Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve Parliament Also Read PPRA faults Mochache for irregular procurement of PPEs at KEMSA President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the nationwide curfew for a further 30 days in a bid to curb COVID-19.The President who was speaking during a press briefing on COVID -19 situation in the country ordered police to spare no individual even politicians who will be found out after curfew hours without being an essential worker.“The Inspector General of Police shall ensure that his officers spare no mheshimiwa, or individual, regardless of social status or rank, who is either out after curfew or who flaunts the health protocols without being an essential worker. The rules are for all of us, and rank or status does not exempt you from them,” warned President Kenyatta. He directed the Ministry of Health to develop protocol to temporarily retain retired ICU staff to ensure adequate stuffing in health facilities to address the surging numbers of those infected by COVID-19. Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153
highlights New Delhi: The new members of the Cricket Advisory Committee, tasked with selecting the next head coach of the men’s Indian cricket team has been appointed. Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup-winning skipper, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad and the first captain of the Indian women’s team, Shantha Rangaswamy, are the members. The deadline for filing applications for the post of the head coach and support staff for the Indian cricket team is July 30. Incidentally, Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy were at the helm of the Cricket Advisory Committee when the BCCI invited fresh invitations for the post of India women’s cricket coach following the fall-out between Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar after the end of the World T20 in 2018 in West Indies. There were notable names who had applied, including Gary Kirsten, who helped India win the World Cup after 28 years in 2011. Along with Kirsten, the other names in the list were Atul Bedade, David Johnson, Rakesh Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar, Owais Shah, Herschelle Gibbs, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Dominic Thornely, Gargi Banerjee, Vidyuth Jaisimha, Ramesh Powar, Colin Siller and Dav Whatmore.Also Read | THIS South African legend applies for India’s Fielding coachAccording to reports, India’s current bowling coach Bharat Arun is likely to retain his position even if there are multiple candidates while R Sridhar will have his nose ahead despite South African star Jonty Rhodes throwing his hat in the ring for the fielding coach’s position. But batting coach Sanjay Bangar might find it difficult to retain his position when the national selectors pick the support staff for the Indian team. All three have gotten extensions along with head coach Ravi Shastri till the end of the West Indies tour.Also Read | Ravi Shastri set to write a fresh application for Head Coach role?”In the last 18 to 20 months, the work put in by Arun has been phenomenal. The current Indian attack is considered to be the best in the longest format. Mohammed Shami back at his best and (Jasprit) Bumrah’s consistency is a few things Arun must get credit for. It’s up to the selectors but they might find it difficult to replace him,” a senior BCCI official told PTI. The BCCI has invited fresh application for the support staff and head coach. Soham Desai, who has been working with National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, is currently in West Indies assisting India A side. He is supposedly set to join the men’s team in Florida and the Indian team will prepare for first of three T20 Internationals. Basu and physio Patrick Farhart have left the side after the World Cup. Both are being flooded with offers from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. It is understood that Basu may return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with whom he was associated with previously. It is also known that the duo was offered an extension by the BCCI, but both had denied the offer. Ravi Shastri and the supporting staff has been given extension till West Indies tour.Deadline for filing applications for India head coach is July 30.Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy were part of the panel who selected Indian women’s cricket team coach. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.