World Cup 2019: What happens to Pakistan if England beat New Zealand?

first_img India Today Web Desk BirminghamJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 00:00 IST World Cup 2019 semi-final qualification scenario (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan will be hoping New Zealand beat England on Wednesday in Chester-le-StreetEngland are currently sitting 4th with 10 points and Pakistan 5th with 9 pointsIndia and Australia are the only 2 teams to have qualified for World Cup 2019 semi-finals so farIndia beat Bangladesh by 28 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday to get their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign back on track. Virat Kohli’s men became the 2nd team after Australia to seal a spot in the semi-finals.With the Birmingham win, India also ended Bangladesh’s hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals.As of July 2, only 2 semi-final spots are up for grabs and five matches are remaining in the group stages of World Cup 2019.Only 2 of them can influence the semi-final line-up and the remaining are dead rubbers. Hosts’ England’s clash vs New Zealand on Wednesday, July 3 in Chester-le-Street and Pakistan’s big-ticket match against Asian rivals Bangladesh in Lord’s on July 5 are the ones that matter.Pakistan fans, who were disappointed with India’s loss to England on Sunday, will be watching Wednesday’s match between New Zealand and England keenly.Here’s how the World Cup 2019 semi-final qualification scenarios look like as of July 2 (after India’s big win over Bangladesh in Birmingham) India Today PhotoAustralia: QualifedIndia: QualifiedNew ZealandMatches to play: England on July 3New Zealand are currently sitting on the 3rd spot of the 10-team points table with 11 points from 8 matches. They have a positive net run rate of +0.572.A win over England on Wednesday will help them seal their place in the semi-finals. However, a defeat will make things interesting.If England beat New Zealand, the hosts will make the last four. If New Zealand lose badly (by more than 200 runs) and Pakistan beat Bangladesh by a big margin, then Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men can pip the Black Caps into the semi-finals.EnglandadvertisementMatches to play: New Zealand on July 3England are sitting on the 4th spot with 10 points from 8 matches. A win over New Zealand will help them seal their place in the semi-finals.England can qualify even if they don’t beat New Zealnad on Wednesday but for that to happen they will have to hope Bangladesh beat Pakistan at Lord’s on Friday.PakistanMatches to play: Bangladesh on July 5Pakistan will be hoping New Zealand beat England on Tuesday. If that happens, all Pakistan need to do is beat Bangladesh and make the semi-finals.However, if England beat New Zealand on Wednesday, their chances take a massive hit.For Pakistan to qualify even after an England win, New Zealand need to lose by a huge margin on Wednesday and Pakistan need to beat Bangladesh by as big a margin.Keep in mind, Pakistan’s net run rate is -0.792, well below New Zealand’s.Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and South Africa have lost out on semi-final chances.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya star as India beat Bangladesh to enter semi-finalsAlso Read | India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli in furious argument with umpires after losing reviewAlso Read | World Cup 2019: 87-year-old fan cheering for Team India is becoming an internet sensationAlso See: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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Bangladesh vs IndiaFollow Qualification scenario Next World Cup 2019: What happens to Pakistan if England beat New Zealand?Pakistan would be hoping New Zealand beat England on Wednesday. However, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men can qualify even if England beat the Black Caps. Here’s how.advertisementlast_img read more

Resolute Forest Products says it wont pursue new FSC certifications

MONTREAL — Resolute Forest Products is threatening not to seek new Forest Stewardship Council certifications for its Canadian forests over fears that possible changes to the designation process could constrain its supply of wood.Chief among the Montreal-based company’s concerns is a proposal by Greenpeace that would see “the vast majority” of intact forests — those that have been undisturbed by roads or settlements — protected.“Until significant progress is made in addressing these matters, Resolute will work to maintain its existing FSC forest management certificates where possible, but will not pursue new certification,” the company said Wednesday as it announced the reinstatement of an FSC certificate for the Black Spruce/Dog River-Matawin forest covering 2.4 million hectares in northwestern Ontario.Forestry to disappear from Quebec’s North Shore without more support, says Resolute Forest ProductsPeter Foster: At last, a Canadian corporate heroThat certificate was suspended in January 2014 following an audit by the Rainforest Alliance that resulted in a legal fight between Resolute and the review agency. The dispute was settled last February and the reinstatement follows Resolute’s efforts to secure the support of First Nations along with local communities and other partners.The FSC is the largest certification regime in Canada, covering about 50 million hectares of Canadian forests. Resolute, which produces lumber, pulp and paper, is the largest holder of FSC certificates in Canada and second-largest in North America.However, it cautioned that the future of FSC certifications in Canada are at risk unless industry concerns are addressed.Resolute spokesman Seth Kursman said the entire forestry sector worries about the Greenpeace proposal, put forth last year at an FSC international congress in Spain.“If Motion 65 goes ahead as currently written … you are going to find very few if any companies in the Canadian context that are able to maintain FSC certification,” he said.The Quebec Forest Industry Council has warned that any additional restrictions on accessing wood could further threaten mills and employment.It said the province has already reduced the annual allowable cut by 23 per cent over the past decade and established a northern limit that eliminates from harvest about 42 per cent of the continuous boreal forest and 85 per cent of intact forest landscapes.“Quebec has already done its part to maintain intact forest landscapes,” the group wrote in a letter last month to FSC Canada.“The addition of further constraints on harvesting intact forest landscapes within the managed forest would inevitably result in very substantial reductions in wood supply, and therefore the loss of many jobs.”FSC Canada president Francois Dufresne called the industry’s concerns “premature,” coming before it issues a first draft report of the proposed new forest management standard in the coming days and holds consultations.“Before it’s even public they are saying it’s not good or have serious doubts about it,” he said.Dufresne said there’s an opportunity to find “common ground” to maintain a viable forest industry.“Certainly it’s not the intention of FSC to cause these issues in the future but we also have to recognize the international will to take care of these remaining forests around the globe for climate change and ensure there’s not degradation from forest causing emissions in the atmosphere.”Greenpeace said the reinstatement of the FSC certificate for the Black Spruce/Dog River-Matawin forest provides a “feasible path” for Resolute to recover terminated certificates for Ontario’s Caribou Forest and Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches.“We also urge the company to discontinue its public undermining of the FSC system, which is the only credible forest certification system that balances economic, social, environmental and Indigenous voices,” Greenpeace said in a news release.The Canadian Press read more