Pakistan announce ‘robust review’ amid World Cup struggle

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortySOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – The Pakistan team under captain Sarfaraz Ahmed have failed to live up to their country’s expectations and there will be a “robust review” of their performance in the last three years, the Pakistan Cricket Board said yesterday.Pakistan are still trying to salvage their World Cup campaign, as they languish ninth in the 10-team standings with one win from five matches.They are still smarting from Sunday’s heavy defeat by arch-rivals India.The PCB is expecting the team to stage a comeback in the tournament but they would need something extraordinary to finish the group stage in the top four and make the semi-finals.“The Board of Governors (BoG) had a discussion on the Pakistan cricket team’s recent performance across all formats,” the PCB said in a statement after a BoG meeting in Lahore.“The members agreed the team’s performance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 to date has been below expectation, but expressed faith, support and confidence in the side, and hoped they will bounce back strongly and finish on a high.“… following the World Cup, the PCB will carry out a robust review and analysis of the side’s and the team support personnel’s performances in the past three years and submit their recommendations to the Chairman and the BoG for their consideration.”The 1992 world champions next play South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.last_img read more

Paf collaborates with Colossus for Jackpot Pools launch

first_img StumbleUpon Share Paf pays additional €40m in dividends to ease coronavirus impact April 20, 2020 Nordic operator Paf has announced the online launch of its Jackpot Pools product in collaboration with pools betting innovator Colossus Bets.The launch includes the full Colossus sports offering with lotto-sized jackpots, Cash Out, Syndicates ‘crowdbetting’ and FreePlay functionality.Paf’s Chief Gaming Officer, Kim Johansson, commented: “Jackpot Pools complement our current offering with a ‘low stakes for big prizes’ proposition that fits perfectly with our responsible gaming ethos and creates a bridge between our lotteries and betting products. “The modern Cash Out element and generous consolation prizes mean players can win even when they have not succeeded with all their selections, while Syndicates is a social way for our players to play pools and maximise their chances at the big jackpots. We expect our Nordic audience to embrace the new product and with the new football season ramping up, the first big Paf Jackpot Pools winners should only be around the corner.”Colossus Bets’ Chief Commercial Officer, Eva Karagianni-Goel, added: “We are excited to welcome Paf to the Colossus network, especially as a partner with whom we share the same operating values. The partnership strengthens Colossus’ presence in the strategically significant Nordic market, where pools betting has historically had a particularly strong appeal, while it provides Paf with a modern proposition to engage their local audience.”The operator continues to focus on responsible gambling, its CEO Christer Fahlstedt underlined after reporting positive 2017 results: “We are extra proud of our good result in 2017 because we have invested heavily in responsible gaming measures at the same time. During 2017, we have made many concrete improvements in order to better support responsible gaming.“For example, we follow up our customers’ gaming patterns, and based on this we contacted a significantly higher number of customers than before in order to prevent problem gaming.” Colossus Bets backs Central Park sweepstakes March 20, 2020 Paf CRO Daniela Johansson wins SPER’s Swedish leader of the year  June 11, 2020 Submit Related Articles Sharelast_img read more