Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera hits 2 double hundreds in a single matchAngelo Perera, captain of the Nondescripts Cricket Club scored 201 and 231 in a first-class match against Sinhalese Sports Club.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 15:09 IST Angelo Perera scored two doubles hundreds but the match ended in a draw. (@cricketcomau Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAngelo Perera is only the 2nd man to score 2 double hundreds in a single matchPerera is the captain of Nondescripts Cricket Club in Sri LankaPerera scored 203 in the 1st innings and 231 in the secondAngelo Perera has become only the second man in recorded history to score two double hundreds in a single first-class match. Angelo Perera, captain of the Nondescripts Cricket Club in Sri Lanka scored 201 in the first innings and 231 in the second innings during a match against Sinhalese Sports Club.Arthur Fagg, a Kent batsman had scored 244 and 202 not out against Essex back in 1938. Angelo Perera, during the NCC vs SSC first-class match played from January 31 to February 3, smashed 201 off only 203 balls in the first innings. That knock was laced with 20 fours and a six.In the second innings, Angelo Perera did even better. He scored 231 off 268 balls as NCC piled up 579/6. The match ended in a draw but it has found its way in the history books.The 28-year-old Angelo Perera has played four ODIs and 2 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka. He played his first ODI against South Africa in Pallekele in 2013; the last of his four ODIs was against Australia in Dambulla in 2016. Besides, he played two T20Is against Bangladesh.Overall, Perera has played 97 first-class matches in his career and has scored 6941 runs including 18 hundreds and 33 fifties.Sri Lanka have had a torrid run in New Zealand and Australia recently.In Australia, Sri Lanka were blown away in the first two Tests. The Sri Lankan batsmen have looked completely out of sorts against the Aussie pacers. Angelo Perera, who is yet to play Test cricket, may not be entirely surprised if he gets a call to board a flight to South Africa where Sri Lanka are headed next to play Tests, ODIs and T20I Internationals.advertisementFor 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 Tags :Follow Angelo PereraFollow Sri Lanka Cricket
Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, outlined his ambitions for a “fully digital nation by 2015” this week.Speaking at a high-profile conference on the future of digital entertainment, he outlined the “good progress” made within the automotive sector, but commented that there was still much to be done.Welcoming the news as a sign of government’s commitment to the switchover, Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, SMMT, said he was “encouraged” by the Minister’s announcement, but reiterated industry’s need for a confirmed date for switchover, to ensure momentum is maintained.At a parallel session of the conference, focussing specifically on the automotive sector, SMMT spoke alongside Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, Nick Piggott, Head of Creative Technology, Global Radio and Leslie Burrage, Managing Director, Roberts Radio on the latest digital radio developments within UK automotive.Paul Everitt stressed the need for government to confirm a date for digital radio switchover as soon as possible and of the need for transition to be “consumer-led”. He further highlighted the importance of a government “digital radio tick”, to signify the minimum government-approved specification for digital radio products, thereby boosting consumer confidence.It is expected that government will announce in 2013 the date of switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting, which is widely expected to be in 2015.SMMT is working to support industry’s transition to digital radio through extensive engagement with stakeholders.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Mark Dano, a fourth-year business administration student, helped ring the NASDAQ closing bell in March.A recent visit to New York wound up a ringing success for Brock student Mark Dano.The fourth-year business administration student, who travelled to the Big Apple to attend the Quinnipac GAME V Forum in March, was chosen to represent the University at a NASDAQ closing bell ceremony.Dano joined NASDAQ representatives and panelists from GAME, a global asset management education conference for students who hope to work on Wall or Bay Street, for the ceremony. The event, which marks the closing of the markets for the day, was broadcast on CNBC, Bloomberg Television and BNN.Dano was one of eight students from Brock’s Goodman School of Business attending the conference, of which NASDAQ was a sponsor.He and fellow student Sean Bouwers organized the Brock Finance and Investment Group’s (BFIG) involvement in GAME. Both students have been active with BFIG, a student-run investment group that focuses on capital markets and financial education through a student-funded and managed portfolio.“The biggest value for me was the opportunity to network with a vast number of students from all over the world and getting in-depth information from people who work on Wall Street — people who have worked for over 30 years in large firms and even the U.S. government,” Dano said.This was the third time Dano has attended GAME, which he says has given him the greatest exposure to what happens in the world of finance. It has also shown him the many paths a person can take when embarking on such career after graduation.Other Brock students attending GAME were Colin Dano, Patrick Heming, Harry Jagdev, Michael Nash, Hyder Shah and Jake Berec.