The first game against for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their home stadium of Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal will be on March 29 against Rajasthan Royals. The Rajiv Gandhi stadium is considered to be a fortress, having won plenty of games in the last couple of seasons. Warner was excluded from the 2018 Indian Premier League along with Steve Smith after the duo was found guilty of ball-tampering in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Cricket Australia banned them for one year. In their time away from international cricket, both Smith and Warner have plied their trade in global Twenty20 leagues. Smith and Warner were the marquee players in the Canadian Global T20 League while they also played in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Both players’ Bangladesh Premier League campaigns were curtailed due to a elbow injury. While Warner’s injury was not so serious, Smith had to undergo surgery which sidelined him for close to six weeks. Both players were not considered for the Pakistan series which will begin on March 22, which is Australia’s final international assignment before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played in England. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL title in 2016.David Warner did not play in IPL 2018 due to the ball-tampering scandal.Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first game against Rajasthan Royals at home. New Delhi: David Warner has a special relationship with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The Australian left-hander led from the front with 848 runs in the 2016 edition as Sunrisers Hyderabad won the title for the first time by defeating Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring thriller at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Although he did not play in the 2018 edition, Warner, sporting a new avatar is back in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team and ahead of their opening game at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal, Warner issued a special message for the fans on the team’s official Facebook page. “This is David Warner. I have a special message for all Orange Army fans. Thank you all for the love and support for all these years. Now, it is our time to show the love back to our loyal fans. For our first home game, we are opening up 25000 seats across stands at just 500 rupees. So, head to www.sunrisers.in by Wednesday before 11 AM to book the best seats before they sell out. See you at the fortress,” Warner said. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Officer Dehmie (in yellow) heavily guarded by police shortly after his appearance in court yesterdayTo the disbelief of onlookers yesterday at the temple of justice, Roosevelt Dehmie Kiidor, who has been accused of killing motorcyclist Beyan Lamin, was escorted to the Monrovia City Court under an escort of heavily armed security officers.The police’s action was intended to protect defendant Kiidor from a possible attack by an angry crowd, which had gone to the court to witness the appearance of the alleged killer.Police also barricaded the entrance of the court room where the defendant was first arraigned to answer to his crime of murder brought against him by the Republic of Liberia.The hearing, which lasted for almost a minute, saw the defendant inform Magistrate Kennedy Peabody that he had a team of lawyers who are ready to defend him when the trial is scheduled.After defendant Kiidor’s statement, Magistrate Peabody ordered him to be taken to the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial, because the crime of murder is a non-bailable offense.Lamin met his untimely death at his doorstep on Sunday evening, following a row with the law enforcement officer. Reports indicate that the victim, who was a motorcyclist, catered to residents of Pipeline Community, in Paynesville. Police officers escorting defendant Dehmie at the Temple of Justice yesterdayShortly after defendant Kiidor was turned over to the Monrovia City Court, Inspector General of police Patrick Sudue said the defendant had been suspended by the Liberia National Police (LNP) pending the outcome of the case.“If he is guilty, we will disrobe him from the police. But if the court says he is not guilty, we will reinstate him accordance with the new law of the police,” Sudue said.Meanwhile, Sudue promised to take drastic action against any police officer that will not respect the rights of civilians.It may be recalled that residents in the bustling commercial district of Red-Light, in Paynesville, were on last Monday evening shocked when the commander of a nearby depot of the Liberia National Police (LNP) fatally shot a commercial motorcyclist after the victim had allegedly resisted arrest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)