first_imgIn what can be seen as a setback to India’s upcoming 2019 World Cup campaign, all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has injured his shoulder and is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season.Kedar Jadhav injured his left shoulder when trying to save an overthrow during Chennai Super Kings’ final league match of IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday. Jadhav had to leave the field after the injury in the 14th over of KXIP’s successful chase of 171.CSK head coach Stephen Fleming told the media in Mohali that Jadhav is in some discomfort and it’s unlikely to see the all-rounder taking further part in IPL 2019.CSK lost to KXIP by six wickets but managed to finish inside the top two with 18 points from 14 matches. Defending champions CSK will play Qualifier 1 of the playoffs either against Mumbai Indians or Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.”Kedar Jadhav’s getting an x-ray and a scan tomorrow. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us. He’s in some discomfort. Fingers crossed that it is nothing too serious but it didn’t look that good,” Fleming said.Kedar Jadhav has been prone to injuries in the past. The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder missed IPL 2018 after playing just one match due to a hamstring injury.Kedar went on to miss India’s tour of England last year and suffered a recurrence of the injury on his return to the senior national team during last year’s Asia Cup in September.advertisementJadhav had a disappointing season with CSK in IPL 2019. He managed just 162 runs in 12 innings. More importantly, Kedar did not bowl throughout the season.Team India will be fretting over Kedhar Jadhav’s injury as the all-rounder is part of the 15-man squad named for the 2019 World Cup. India will reportedly be leaving to England on May 22 while their opener is against South Africa on June 5.Also Read | KL Rahul batted really well, need to give credit to KXIP, says MS DhoniAlso Read | Faf du Plessis hits career-best 96 as CSK batsmen peak at the right timelast_img read more

first_img Since you’re here… news 1:02 Kim Jong-un’s sister heads North Korea’s Winter Olympics delegation – video Topics Share on LinkedIn Winter Olympics Mike Pence, the US vice-president, and Kim Yo-jong, at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images Winter Olympics 2018 Share on Twitter Oba and other observers have said the North is trying to drive a wedge between the US and South Korea, and there remains deep uncertainty over the possibility of warming ties lasting beyond the Olympics.Jung H Pak, a fellow at the Brookings Institute and former CIA official, recently stressed the need for a special envoy that could credibly represent Trump on the peninsula, saying “things are about to get very complicated”.“It is critical that there is no daylight between the US and other key stakeholders,” Pak wrote in a column. “Kim [Jong-un’s] tactics to divide and conquer must not be allowed to succeed.”The US has pledged to release plans for joint military exercises at the end of March, which will likely infuriate North Korea. The exercises, typically held in March and April each year, can include more than 300,000 troops from the US and South Korea and elicit annual condemnations from Pyongyang.Pence was in talks to meet in secret with North Korean officials earlier this month during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, but they were cancelled after the vice-president criticised the North’s human rights record, according to the US side. It is unlikely Ivanka would engage with officials from Pyongyang during her visit. Reuse this content Asia Pacific Pinterest Facebook North Korea Twitter Share on Messenger The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, will welcome Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president, to South Korea for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday – a trip that analysts have likened to an appearance by Kim Jong-un’s sister earlier this month.South Korea sees the trip as an opportunity to convince Donald Trump its recent rapprochement with Pyongyang should continue. Its leadership hopes Ivanka can play a moderating role in White House policy – which at times has taken a bellicose stance towards the North.Seoul will also try to encourage direct talks between the US and North Korea. The head of the South’s national security office has said it is working towards a “constructive” dialogue.That is the message Seoul hopes Ivanka will bring back to Washington. But the trip is also a chance to project US solidarity with the South and build goodwill after Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un’s younger sister, was well received during a trip to the opening ceremony on 9 February. “It’s certainly possible that Ivanka will try to do for the United States what Kim Yo-jong did for North Korea,” said Mintaro Oba, a former US diplomat who worked on North Korea policy. “Ivanka and Kim Yo-jong both derive their power and access from their family ties, and are skilled at getting positive media attention while representing leaders who provoke a lot of controversy.” Ivanka Trump … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Share via Email Play Video South Korea Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Comparisons between the Trump family and North Korea’s Kim dynasty abound ahead of the trip, during which the first daughter is expected to meet North Korean refugees – part of US efforts to draw attention to Pyongyang’s dismal human rights record. “Trump runs the White House like a private fiefdom,” said the Chosun Ilbo, South Korea’s largest newspaper. Ivanka is for “all intents and purposes the first lady of the US rather than Trump’s reluctant wife Melania”.Moon is reportedly planning to lavish her with all the trimmings of a presidential visit, including the possibility of a grand welcome at the airport, despite no diplomatic obligation to do so. South Korea’s first lady, Kim Jung-sook, is also expected to accompany Ivanka during her stay.Exact dates for the trip have not been announced and Pyongyang may send its own high-profile delegation to the closing ceremony on 25 February.“The most likely scenario is that Ivanka plays a positive ceremonial role in public while relaying the administration’s current thinking in private conversation,” Oba said. “She has a chance to repair some of the damage of vice-president [Mike] Pence’s visit and project a sense that she gets along well with President Moon, appreciates South Korea, and values a strong US-South Korea relationship.” Support The Guardianlast_img read more