Liam Plunkett wants to emulate Cristinao Ronaldo and LeBron James

first_img Asian News International LondonApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 16:09 IST Liam Plunkett wants to play for England in the 2019 ICC World Cup (Reuters Photo)England fast bowler Liam Plunkett is looking up to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James for inspiration as he targets to play in the 2019 ICC World Cup.The 33-year-old is working on regaining his speed and variations while staying fit.”Reading articles about the best sportsmen, (such as) Ronaldo and LeBron James, they get lighter and they get more powerful. That’s something I’m working on because I still want to run up and bowl 90mph,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Plunkett as saying.”I’m pretty much teetotal for the summer, because this is probably my last chance to play in the World Cup, and I’m looking at my rest and recovery, because sometimes you over-train and when it comes to the game, you don’t always bowl as quick as you want, because you’ve burnt yourself out a little bit,” he said.Plunkett, who is struggling to maintain his pace, is giving his best to get a chance to be in the England squad for the World Cup, beginning May 30.The fast bowler has 116 wickets from 78 ODIs under his belt so far. He was the standout player for England in 2017.”I feel like I should be in that 15. I feel like I’ve played well and been one of England’s best seamers in the last two or three years, Plunkett said.”I’m hoping they (selectors) will back me because I feel like I’ve done a good job. I feel as fit as I’ve ever been, and I feel like my pace was coming back towards the end of that (West Indies) trip,” he said.advertisementPlunkett missed part of England’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2018 due to clash with his wedding. On the tour of West Indies, he returned with impressive figures of 2/8 in the final T20I, while he could bag only one wicket in four ODIs and sustained a foot injury.Also Read | Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne apologises after arrest for drink drivingAlso Read | PCB fines Umar Akmal for late night outing in Dubai during Australia ODI seriesFor 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 Liam PlunkettFollow 2019 ICC World CupFollow EnglandFollow Cristinao RonaldoFollow LeBron James Liam Plunkett wants to emulate Cristinao Ronaldo and LeBron JamesLiam Plunkett said that he still wants to be able to bowl fast even though he is well into his 30s. The English bowler said that the likes of footballer Cristano Ronaldo and basketball player LeBron James inspire him.advertisementlast_img read more

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CRA extends tax deadline for Canadians to May 5 after human error

OTTAWA — Canadian tax preparers rushing to get their 2014 returns filed on time can take a deep breath as they’ve now got five more days than expected to do so.The deadline for most Canadians was set for the end of the month.However, due to a human error, an incorrect notification was sent to tax preparers last week indicating the deadline was May 5.A spokesman for Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay said Tuesday the minister has directed her officials to ensure no Canadians are penalized for the CRA’s error.“Canadians who file their taxes before May 5th will not face any penalty,” Carter Mann said in an email. For the self-employed, the deadline remains June 15.CRA extended the tax filing deadline for individuals to May 5 last year after the Heartbleed bug forced a five-day shutdown of its electronic services.Here’s how much it will cost you if you file your taxes lateHey last-minute tax filers: Don’t make these common, costly mistakesMissing the tax filing deadline triggers penalties on any amounts owed to the CRA, as well as interest on the outstanding balance.The CRA’s affected services last year included EFILE, NETFILE, My Account, My Business Account and Represent a Client.The Heartbleed flaw allowed the contents of a computer server’s memory, including private data such as usernames, passwords and credit card numbers, to be revealed.Some 900 social insurance numbers were stolen over a six-hour period due to the vulnerability in the CRA system. read more

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