IPL 2019: CSK rope in all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as Lungi Ngidi replacement

first_imgIPL 2019: CSK rope in all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn as Lungi Ngidi replacementScott Kuggeleijn has featured in two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ChennaiMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 14:02 IST This will be Scott Kuggeleijn’s maiden appearance in the cash-rich T20 league (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSScott Kuggeleijn made his international debut for New Zealand in 2017Kuggeleijn had faced trials in 2016 and 2017 after he was charged with rape in Hamilton in 2015Ngidi was ruled out of the ongoing IPL with a shoulder injuryTwo-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday announced the signing of Scott Kuggeleijn to replace injured Lungi Ngidi for the remainder of the IPL 2019 season.Kuggeleijn has featured in two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and four T20 Internationals for New Zealand so far. This will be his maiden appearance in the cash-rich T20 league.On Saturday, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming had said they had gone in for Kuggeleijn, who bowls quick and bats well and added that he would be joining the squad next week.”For Lungi we’ve been a little bit more selective. It’s obviously a different level of replacement player (required for him) based on price. We’ve gone with Scott Kuggeleijn, who’s a New Zealand international, who bowls quick and bats well. So we’ve gone for an all-rounder who has good pace and good variations. He’ll be joining us next week,” Fleming told reporters.Interestingly, Kuggeleijn had faced trials in 2016 and 2017 after he was charged with rape in Hamilton in 2015. After a hung jury in the first trial, he was found not guilty of rape in the second despite the New Zealand cricketer conceding the woman in question had said no to sex.Ngidi was ruled out of the ongoing IPL even before its start after the South African pacer felt discomfort while bowling during the last ODI against Sri Lanka at Newlands recently.CSK suffered another blow on Saturday after all-rounder David Willey pulled out of the ongoing season because of personal reasons.advertisementEnglish cricketer Willey, who played three matches for the Super Kings in 2018, was quoted by Yorkshire County Cricket Club website as saying that “unfortunately due to some family reasons, I’ve had to pull out of the IPL”.”We are due for our second baby and my wife’s had a bit of a tough time, so I’m having to make sure she’s alright,” he said.”It’s a bit open-ended as to when I’ll be available for Yorkshire, but hopefully I’ll be available for the start of the 50-over competition,” Willey added.Last year, Willey was called up as a late replacement for an injured Kedar Jadhav by CSK and had been retained by the defending champions.Unfortunately, CSK won’t be able to replace Willey in the current season, Fleming confirmed.For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Scott KuggeleijnFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019Follow CSKFollow Lungi Ngidilast_img read more

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Science Fiction Costume Exhibit Opens Convention Announced

first_imgThe Museum of Natural History has made it so: the traveling exhibit Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television will open Friday, May 18. To complement the exhibit, Gus-Con, a comic book-style convention will take place at the museum from June 1 to 3. The convention is named after Gus, the museum’s gopher tortoise who will celebrate his 90th birthday in August. “Based on the positive response from our social media campaign, it’s looking as if the exhibit is going to be quite popular,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “We’re pleased that the museum is able to combine this kind of exhibit with the new space programs it will introduce in the Our Amazing World gallery.” The Out of This World exhibit complements the Kids in Space program which will focus on the planets and moons in the solar system. A separate, more-in-depth program will be geared toward older visitors. The Out of This World exhibit will feature more than 40 costumes and objects from science fiction films and television programs such as Star Wars, Blade Runner, Terminator, Star Trek and Batman. Visitors will be able to learn how costume design uses colour, style, scale and cultural and traditional cues to help performers and audiences engage with the characters. The exhibit runs until Aug. 26. Gus-Con will feature science fiction lectures, presentations, panels and a costume gala. “The buzz around this exhibit is huge! Not since Hal-Con have I seen the geek and nerd community so excited to participate in a genre event like this,” said Jennifer Lambe, co-chair, director of guest relations and sponsorships for Hal-Con. “It’s a huge score for the museum to bring an exhibit of this caliber to our community in Halifax. People are already planning two to three trips to make sure they see everything.” Hal-Con organizers will deliver a presentation at Gus-Con. Andrew Hebda, curator of zoology, will also do a presentation on bats; Marian Munro, curator of botany, will have a presentation on poison plants; and Deborah Skilliter, curator of geology, will speak on the film Jurassic Park. Tickets for Gus-Con go on sale at the museum May 18 at 8 a.m. The $29 price includes admission to all events during the three-day conference. For information on the exhibit and the conference visit the Museum of Natural History website at http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

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