Mithali Raj looking for fresh start under new coach WV Raman

first_imgMithali Raj looking for fresh start under new coach WV RamanMithali Raj is confident that WV Raman’s experience as a coach would make a difference and she will be on the “same page” with the former India opener.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiJanuary 13, 2019UPDATED: January 13, 2019 21:21 IST Mithali was controversially dropped from the Indian team for the World T20 semi-final vs England (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMithali Raj is confident that WV Raman’s experience as a coach would make a differenceMithali had accused ousted coach Ramesh Powar of bias during the Women’s World T20″The coach and the players will have to be on the same page, because that’s very important,” Mithali saidHer differences with ousted coach Ramesh Powar and Committee of Administrators (COA) member Diana Edulji is a thing of past as Mithali Raj gears up to make a “fresh start” under the able guidance of new coach WV Raman in the upcoming tour of New Zealand.The women’s team was at the centre of a huge controversy after their semi-final exit in the T20 World Cup in the West Indies after Raj accused previous coach Powar of bias and COA member Edulji of trying to finish her career.”I think it’s a fresh start. Coming into the new year, this is the first series and yes we have moved on from that (controversy),” ODI skipper Mithali told reporters during the team’s pre-departure press conference here on Sunday.Mithali is confident that Raman’s experience as a coach would make a difference and she will be on the “same page” with the former India opener.”When a coach comes in the national side, we as a team are very vocal and expressive as to what is required for the benefit of the team. The coach and the players will have to be on the same page, because that’s very important.”While this will be her first stint under Raman, she is confident that it will be onwards and upwards from here on.”And I am sure. I have not trained under him (Raman) but met him couple of times and if you have seen his credential… He has played [at the highest level] and coached various teams at various levels.advertisement”So he comes with that and there are no expectations as such when you have credentials like that, you are only positive that the coach will make big difference to the team, getting in to the year and to the series,” the star batter exuded confidence in new coach.Mithali also acknowledged that all coaches have played a part in shaping up the team.”I honestly believe every coach like how a captain has a very different take, they get very different perspective to the table, so does the coach.”The team what it is today, is because of all those various coaches, who trained the team in these years, the team has come so far and his (Raman) knowledge will only benefit the team to go further and above, to move forward,” she added.Mithali also stressed that as the ODI captain she will bring the team together.”At this level, every player understands what it takes to reach this level and what it takes as a team to play, go on an overseas tour, aim to win the series and gain those [ICC ranking] points.”So even though we [coach-captain] might have difference of opinions, but when it comes down to players, as a team, we sit and discuss,” the skipper said.Mithali is hopeful that she can bring the team together against the ‘White Ferns’ during the upcoming tour, one of the toughest assignments in recent times.”Individual brilliance can win you matches but if you have to win the series, you need every member, every core member of your team to perform and that performance has to compliment the team’s goal. I believe I will be able to get the team together again and that is what we are going to work on,” she added.Also Read | Don’t think there has been any problem between me and Mithali Raj: Harmanpreet KaurAlso Read | Mithali Raj packed her bags and threatened to quit, reveals Ramesh PowarAlso Read | Feel sorry for Mithali Raj, you cannot drop someone like her: Sunil GavaskarAlso Watch:For 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 byPTI Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow WV Ramanlast_img read more

TSX rises amid solid Canadian Pacific earnings profit taking takes RIM lower

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 29, 2013 4:34 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX rises amid solid Canadian Pacific earnings; profit taking takes RIM lower TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Tuesday thanks to a positive earnings report from Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) and rising gold stocks.But the TSX was held back by Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM), which lost ground for a second day ahead of the unveiling of its new BlackBerry 10 products.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 14.64 points to 12,830.56 while the TSX Venture Exchange climbed 14.04 points to 1,231.92.The Canadian dollar found some equilibrium after a string of losses, rising 0.41 of a cent to 99.76 cents US.The dollar had tumbled about 1.4 cents US since the Bank of Canada indicated last Wednesday that it will be slower to raise interest rates than had been expected because of economic weakness. Higher rates tend to attract investors and push up the currency.U.S. indexes were mixed amid data showing improving house prices along with a decline in consumer confidence during January with the Dow industrials ahead 72.49 points to 13,954.42.The Nasdaq was 0.64 of a point lower to 3,153.66 while the S&P 500 edged up 7.66 points to 1,507.84.Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) says its profit was cut to $15 million or eight cents per share in the fourth quarter amid a number of restructuring expenses. On an adjusted basis, however, CP’s earning rose by 17 cents from a year earlier to $1.28 per share, in line with analyst estimates. Its shares climbed $3.45 to $116.22, a far cry from its 52-week low of $70.61, prior to the shakeup forced on the railway by Bill Ackman, the head of hedge fund Pershing Square, which is the single biggest CP shareholder.“When you have an investor activist come in and basically force out the CEO — which was the first step — and bring in changes of this magnitude, you’re not going to see the end results of it overnight,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.“So it is going to take time but, if they start delivering as the street expects them to, I think that sends a signal they’re on the right track and I think that’s what the market is probably rewarding them for.”Investors continued to take profits from Research In Motion Ltd.’s (TSX:RIM) spectacular runup this month ahead of the unveiling of its BlackBerry 10 lineup Wednesday in New York. RIM stock was off the worst levels of the session, closing down 56 cents or 3.44 per cent to $15.71 on top of a 7.6 per cent slide Monday. As of Friday, RIM stock had soared 50 per cent during January.The smartphones are widely seen as a make-or-break product for the Waterloo, Ont., company.“It needs to be judged on the ability of this device to attract back subscribers that left RIM for other handheld devices,” said Watson.“Will they come back in droves? I’m not so convinced. I hope they prove me wrong. At this stage, to proclaim victory before the game has even started I think is a bit silly and I think that’s why you have seen some pullback here in the stock.”Ford Motor Co. was a weight on the Dow, even as the automaker earned $1.6 billion in the fourth quarter or 31 cents per share, which beat analysts’ forecast of 25 cents per share. But its shares fell 64 cents or 4.64 per cent to US$13.14 because of a worse than expected outlook for sales in Europe, where many countries are in recession.Drugmaker Pfizer was the biggest gainer on the Dow, rising 86 cents to $27.70 after the company said its fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled because of a $4.8-billion gain from selling its nutrition business, despite competition from generic drugs hurting sales.On the economic front, the widely watched Case-Shiller Index showed U.S. house prices rose by a seasonally adjusted 0.63 per cent in November, slightly below expectations for a 0.7 per cent gain. That translated into an annual rate of 5.52 per cent which was in line with expectations and the highest since 2006.Meanwhile, the Conference Board in the U.S. reported that its consumer confidence index for January came in at 58.6, down from 66.7 in December.The TSX gold sector advanced about one per cent while February gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained $7.90 to US$1,660.80 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) improved by 60 cents to C$36.11 while Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) rose 11 cents to $8.47.The telecom sector was supportive, up 0.54 per cent as Telus Corp. (TSX:T) climbed 83 cents to $66.52 while BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) climbed 29 cents to $44.86.The energy sector was slightly higher as the March crude contract added $1.13 to US$97.57 a barrel. Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) declined 79 cents to $44.06 and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) ran up 37 cents to $31.30.The base metals sector was slightly lower with March copper on the Nymex up three cents at US$3.69 a pound. Capstone Mining (TSX:CS) gained four cents to C$2.51 while Rio Alto Mining (TSX:RIO) was up nine cents to $5.38.Elsewhere on the earnings front, shares in Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU.A) slipped a dime to $64.02 as the grocer increased its quarterly dividend to 25 cents from 21.5 cents. The company also reported an 11 per cent increase in net earnings from continuing operations for its fiscal first quarter to $115 million, or $1.16 per diluted share. That beat estimates by a penny per share. Sales revenue was up 2.7 per cent to $2.7 billion in the quarter, slightly below forecasts.North American markets are ending January trading on a positive note thanks to a better than expected U.S. earnings season and relief that U.S. politicians managed to avoid pushing the economy over the so-called fiscal cliff and reached a temporary agreement on raising the debt ceiling.The TSX is up just over three per cent for the month. The Dow industrials have charged ahead to a series of fresh five year highs and are up more than six per cent. read more