Martin Guptill ruled out for T20I series vs India with back injury

first_imgMartin Guptill ruled out for T20I series vs India with back injuryIndia vs New Zealand: Martin Guptill, who injured his back ahead of the fifth and final ODI, has failed to recover in time for the T20I series, starting Wednesday.advertisement Press Trust of India WellingtonFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 11:28 IST India vs New Zealand: Martin Guptill also missed the fifth and final ODI vs India with the lower back injury. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMartin Guptill has been replaced by James Neesham in the T20I squadIndia and New Zealand will play a 3-match T20I series from WednesdayRohit Sharma will be leading India as Virat Kohli has been restedSenior New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the New Zealand for the upcoming three-match T20 series against India after failing to recover from back injury.Guptill will be replaced by all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who also featured in the final two ODIs against India in the recently concluded five-match series.”Unfortunately Martin hasn’t recovered in time for this Twenty20 series which is very condensed with three games over five days,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.”It’s a shame as he’s obviously a big part of our white-ball sides, but we’ve got to look at the big picture and ensure he gets the injury right.”Guptill sustained injury prior to the final ODI against India and now will be eyeing a return against Bangladesh in a series starting next week.The three-match T20 series against India starts on February 6 at Wellington, followed by second match at Auckland’s Eden Park on February 8 and the final game at Hamilton on February 10.The New Zealand squad also includes rookie all-rounder Daryl Mitchell, who is the son of former All Blacks coach John Mitchell.New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.Also Read | Kane Williamson gracious in defeat: India a world-class side, deserve series winAlso Read | How’s the Josh? Team India asks after historic 4-1 series win over New ZealandadvertisementFor 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Martin GuptillFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand T20I serieslast_img read more

UN presents awards for promoting information technology to improve road safety

The President of Switzerland, the chairman of a German engineering company and the President of the International Automobile Federation today were honoured with a United Nations award recognizing their use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to improve road safety.The recipients of this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Award were Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the Board of Management of the company Robert Bosch GmbH, and Jean Todt, President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).The award was presented at a ceremony in Geneva, tying in with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed on 17 May with the theme this year ‘ICTs and Improving Road Safety.’Organized by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the chosen theme is aimed at helping make roads and vehicles safer worldwide.“Road traffic safety is a global concern for public health and injury prevention,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré. “Every year, 1.3 million people die in traffic-related accidents and another 20-50 million people are injured mainly in developing countries around the world. As a result, Governments and individuals suffer an estimated $518 billion in global economic loss.”Mr. Maurer was honoured for his country’s recent measures to improve road safety. Switzerland is among the safest countries for road users in the world and recorded a significant decrease in road traffic mortality in the period 2001-2010. The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention has been actively involved with ITU in developing standards for Driver Assistance Systems and intelligent systems for accident prevention in road traffic.A household name in motorsports, Mr. Todt has led the racing team Scuderia Ferrari to win 14 Formula 1 World titles. Over the past years, he has made global road safety a professional and personal engagement. Since his election as President, he has made it a priority of the FIA, and has been tirelessly lobbying leaders and decision-makers all around the world, urging them to commit to tangible, affordable and verifiable measures aimed at reducing the annual toll on the world’s roads.As chairman of Bosch, Mr. Denner heads one of the leading suppliers of automotive components, including fuel-injection systems for internal combustion engines. Bosch is also responsible for innovations in the areas of vehicle safety systems, in-car information and communication systems, as well as driver-assistance and other guidance functions. In addition, Bosch experts are working with ITU to develop short-range high-resolution automotive radar systems, with the aim of improving both transportation efficiency and road safety. read more