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Jason Roy set to make Test debut after World Cup 2019 heroics

first_imgJason Roy set to make Test debut after World Cup 2019 heroicsEngland will hand debuts to Surrey batsman Jason Roy and all-rounder Olly Stone during the one-off Test vs Ireland in London.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 23, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 18:13 IST Jason Roy’s long wait for a Test debut is set to end on July 24 (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSEngland have announced their playing 11 vs IrelandJason Roy and Olly Stone will make their Test debutsJoe Denly and Rory Burns are expected to open the innings for EnglandFirebrand opener Jason Roy is all set to make his Test debut as England announced their playing XI for the one-off Test against neighbours Ireland starting on July 23. Fast bowler Olly Stone will be 2nd Englishman to make his debut in the absence of veteran James Anderson being ruled out of the Test due to a right calf injury.Stone had to leave midway on England’s tour of the Caribbean earlier this year having suffered a back injury, right before he was supposed to make his long-version debut.An injury to England’s pace spearhead would be a major concern for England leading into the Ashes.James Anderson will be assessed ahead of the first Test of Ashes series against Australia in Birmingham and will not be risked against Ireland.England team are already without the services of fast bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer as both players had suffered side strains.Wood has been ruled out for four to six weeks while Archer will have a period of rest before being considered for Ashes selection.Stuart Broad is expected to lead England’s pace attack in the one-off Test match against Ireland. Ireland had made their Test debut against Pakistan at home in May and the Test against England will be a four-day affair from July 24-27.England Playing XI vs Ireland: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris WoakesAlso Read | In a 1st in Test cricket, Ashes jerseys to have players’ names and numbersAlso Read | James Anderson ruled out of Ireland Test as Ashes loomsadvertisementFor 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 England vs IrelandFollow Rory BurnsFollow Olly StoneFollow Jason Roylast_img read more

At General Assembly Eritrea criticizes dominant powers for impeding vital overhaul of

“The United Nations, the organization that ostensibly represents the entire community of nations and the peoples of the world, remains stuck in the past,” Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said on the final day of the Assembly’s annual high-level meeting. “It remains thoroughly dominated by the few and has marginalized the overwhelming majority. Its institutions and structures are an anachronism in the modern world.“More crucially, the United Nations has fallen far short of playing the primary role in the pursuit of the fundamental objectives for which it was established,” he added, citing the maintenance of global peace and security, ending poverty, ensuring sustainable development, advancing human rights, avoiding epidemics, respecting sovereignty and non-interference in the affairs of others, ensuring justice and equality and protecting the environment.To restore the UN’s relevance and credibility as a truly representative institution of all nations and peoples, it is imperative to fundamentally restructure, democratize and rebuild the world Organization, but although UN reform has formally been on the agenda for nearly two decades, “we are no nearer to change because of the stubborn and cynical opposition of the dominant powers,” he said.“Given the determination of these Powers to maintain their control of the UN and its unrepresentative and undemocratic character, the chances of genuine change in the coming few years are indeed slender,” he added.“Undoubtedly, the world is facing a very grave and dangerous situation. To paraphrase the Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, this is a ‘terrible time for the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter.’”Echoing many of those same sentiments, the Permanent Representative of Benin, Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou, stressed the urgent need to strengthen the effectiveness of the United Nations in conflict prevention. He said the facts demonstrate that peace, security, good governance at national and international levels…are the best guarantees of stability,” he said. The Permanent Representative of Benin Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard On regional matters, Mr. Zinsou considered it necessary, regarding the Sahel region in particular, “to improve the support mechanism by the United Nations to prevent further conflict and promote stability necessary for the development of States in the region.”He also stressed the need to address the root causes of conflict “used on a global scale, as a pretext for extremism and terrorist organizations” and welcomed the mobilization of the international community and the firmness of the United Nations “regarding the activities of these armed groups.”“The challenges currently facing the world require a united front, as well as the values of mutual respect, solidarity and inter-religious dialogue, and especially ongoing dialogue between Christian and Muslim leaders to create harmony and tolerance, essential to the development of peoples,” said Mr. Zinsou.In this regard, he said that his Government had decided to support the initiative of the Pan-African Centre for Social Foresight, with headquarters in Benin, to hold in Cotonou, in March 2015, a symposium on Islamic-Christian dialogue. “This multi-faceted project promotes educating people for peace and development, as part of a harmonious coexistence of religions,” he said. read more