India vs South Africa: ICC running behind time. Tweets Day 2 report on Day 3 of Pune Test

first_imgIndia vs South Africa: ICC running behind time. Tweets Day 2 report on Day 3 of Pune TestICC committed a glaring error while posting the 3rd day’s report from the ongoing Pune Test between India and South Africa.advertisement India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 19:13 IST Virat Kohli celebrates the dismissal of Theunis de Bruyn on Day 3 of Pune Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSICC posted the 3rd day’s summary as ‘DAY TWO REPORT’The mistake was also seen on the ICC websiteICC hadn’t deleted the tweet till the time this article was publishedThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday made a huge mistake after the end of the 3rd day’s play between India and South Africa. As is usual practice, ICC tweeted the day’s report on its Twitter page. But there was a glaring error in the tweet and the actual report which was somehow missed by the governing body.ICC had captioned the report as thus: “Philander and Maharaj shared a 109-run partnership but couldn’t stop India finishing off the South African innings by stumps. #INDvSA DAY TWO REPORT”. ICC Twitter screengrabWhat caught the fans’ eye was the last 3 words: ‘DAY TWO REPORT’, as it should have actually said ‘DAY 3 REPORT’. The mistake, however, went a level deeper if one happened to open the particular report.The subtitle of the day’s report on ICC’s website went: ‘Ind v SA, 2nd Test, day two, report’ – again erroneously calling the 3rd day as the 2nd. ICC website screengrabIt should be noted that the tweet in question, which was posted at 17.41 IST, had still not been deleted by the ICC and neither was the day’s report edited to reflect the correct day of the ongoing Pune Test.Earlier, South Africa finally showed some fight on the 3rd day in Pune and the fight came from unexpected corners for the Proteas on the third day at the MCA Stadium.After India had run through the top-order, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj were involved in a record 9th wicket stand to stall India. The duo batted out 43.1 overs before Ra Ashwin (4/69) wrapped up the innings handing India a massive 326-run lead.advertisementAlso Read | India vs South Africa 2nd Test: India take 326-run lead after Philander-Maharaj resistanceAlso Read | India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Intruder in Pune leaves Sunil Gavaskar fumingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAnita Jat Nextlast_img read more

UN refugee agency begins repatriation of Sudanese in Central African Republic

Refugees from Sudan have begun returning home from the Central African Republic (CAR) thanks to a new agreement signed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Governments of the two countries, the agency announced today.The accord, endorsed yesterday in Bangui, paved the way for the voluntary repatriation of some 16,000 Sudanese refugees currently residing in the land-locked nation. The new agreement is one in a series signed between UNHCR and African countries hosting Sudanese refugees. These pacts follow on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in January, 2005, which ended 21 years of civil war in Sudan.The first flight of refugees was scheduled to take off this morning, bringing an initial group of Sudanese. The first phase of the operation will be conducted by air, and is expected to bring back 5,000 refugees by April, with the organized return of the remaining refugees expected to be completed by the end of this year. Most Sudanese arrived in the country around 1990, and settled in the area of Mboki, where an estimated 12,000 live today despite severe humanitarian problems. Throughout this time, UNHCR has cared for the refugees, including by providing primary and secondary education, and a functioning hospital. “The CAR is today faced by a humanitarian crisis, bound to turn into a humanitarian disaster unless significant international funding is received,” said Maurizio Giuliano, a UN spokesman in the impoverished country.Despite its own severe difficulties, war-torn CAR currently gives refuge to over 28,000 refugees from a dozen nationalities. Jean-Marie Fakhouri, UNHCR Director of Special Operations for the Sudan and Chad, thanked the CAR Government and people “for having generously welcomed Sudanese refugees over more than 15 years.”“The hospitality extended to these people by Central Africans despite all their difficulties, has been truly touching. This teaches us that, even when resources are scarce, human beings are capable of great solidarity and generosity.” read more