Game dev – DHINC Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:11:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Game dev – DHINC 32 32 CONCLUSION 1-Football-Morocco reaches the round of 16, Ghana hopes in peril at the Nations Cup Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:31:36 +0000

Morocco have booked a place in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations while Gabon, Guinea and Senegal are also likely to qualify, but four-time champions Ghana are in danger of being eliminated soon after the four Friday matches at the tournament in Cameroon.

Morocco beat Comoros Islands nL1N2TU203 2-0 for a second win and top spot in Group C with six points, followed by Gabon with four after scoring a late equalizer to hold Ghana 1-1 nL1N2TU2PX in the second match in Yaounde. Jim Allevinah’s 88th-minute strike is almost certain to see Gabon through, if not as one of the top two in the group, but as one of the best four thirds in the six groups.

But Ghana are in one point danger and must beat Comoros in their final group game in Garoua on Tuesday to have any chance of advancing as they seek their first title in 40 years. The match ended in a disreputable punch after being littered with insignificant fouls with Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh sent off for a savage punch thrown in the post-match fracas.

Gabon’s point was wildly celebrated by their side and made even sweeter by the refusal of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) before the game to let their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang participate, even though he was training in the day before the shock after being released. of the COVID-19 quarantine. “According to the CAF Medical Committee, players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina, who have just come out of COVID isolation, cannot take part in this match. Medical examinations show heart damage and CAF did not want to take any risks,” the Gabonese Football Federation tweeted

GUEYE SUSPENDED Earlier in Bafoussam, Guinea and Senegal played out a nL1N2TU1HD 0-0 draw to stay neck and neck at the top of Group B with four points.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse later said he had to remove midfielder Papa Gueye from the starting line-up on FIFA’s orders. “Pape Gueye had an administrative problem just before the match kicked off. Five minutes before, we were informed that FIFA had suspended him for a transfer between his club, Marseille, and Watford,” Cisse told reporters.

“His lawyer informed us this morning around 11 a.m., but just before the game we had confirmation. That’s why we took him off the team sheet.” Senegal were already without 10 players in the COVID-19 lockdown and their depleted resources resulted in a disappointing performance.

Frank Mhango scored twice as Malawi came from behind to beat Zimbabwe 2-1 nL1N2TU1ZP in the other Group B game and also lined up for a place in the last 16. On Saturday, Nigeria take on Sudan and Egypt take on Guinea Bissau in Group D in Garoua.

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Top 5 Most Traded Metaverse Cryptocurrencies Today (January 12) – The VR Soldier Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:48:15 +0000

Metaverse cryptocurrencies are prevalent among traders in 2022, with a combined transaction volume of over $ 5.1 billion in the past 24 hours. This article takes a look at the five most traded Metaverse crypto coins today, ranked by trading volume, from low to high.

# 5 Enjin Coin (ENJ) – $ 243 million

Enjin is a blockchain for users to create custom NFTs and has established itself as one of the leading blockchains for Metaverse projects. Enjin has a popular mobile app with over 1.7 million installs.

The Enjin ecosystem offers features for individuals, businesses and developers. Enjin makes it easy for individuals to explore the Metaverse with carefully designed products to help manage NFTs and Cryptocurrencies. Enjin’s end-to-end solution enables businesses to use NFTs to grow their brands for businesses.

Finally, for developers, Enjin provides a versatile SDK and a robust API for developing NFT-based projects; no blockchain coding experience is required.

Enjin’s latest business in the metaverse includes its Efinity blockchain, built from the ground up to provide an ecosystem for consumers and developers to exchange NFT items.

We’re starting to see some great apps developing on Enjin, including Age of Rust, with a first-person adventure game that allows users to collect in-game NFTs to solve puzzles.

Enjin is worth watching in 2022 as its platform and ecosystem continues to grow. In addition, the integration of Enijn into the Polkadot network only strengthens the long-term feeling of both projects.

You can buy ENJ on Binance, Coinbase, KuCoin, Kraken, etc.

# 4 Axie Infinity (AXS) – $ 323M

Axie Infinity is one of the most popular Metaverse crypto coins on the market. It features a game world filled with Axies, Pokemon-inspired creatures that users can collect and upgrade. The object of the game is to raise, collect and build kingdoms for their Axies and increase their wealth.

Various game modes are available, many of which pit players against each other using multiple strategies and tactics to reach the leaderboards. Additionally, players can complete quests, defeat bosses, and unlock detailed scenarios.

Axie Infinity was initially built on the Ethereum blockchain, but the team is developing a unique blockchain called Ronin that was developed specifically to accommodate the game’s high user base and transaction volume.

In the latest news, Axie Infinity announced plans to reduce the supply of one of its SLP tokens, which is among the largest numbers of Metaverse cryptocurrency holders.

As such, traders should not be surprised to see bullish momentum for the SLP token in the coming months.

There are reports of users earning a living wage just by playing Axie Infinity, and the project has some of the highest community support when it comes to crypto. Even with an insanely high valuation of $ 4.7 billion, AXS could easily see a further increase in value as the general public joins its metaverse.

Additionally, with the Axie Infinity team actively working to reduce the supply of SLP, it’s worth keeping an eye on the price of Smooth Love Potion in the months to come.

You can buy AXS on Binance, KuCoin, Gemini, Coinbase, etc.

You can buy SLP on Binance, KuCoin, FTX, Gemini,, and more.

# 3 Décentraland (MANA) – $ 323 M

Decentraland is the pioneer of 3D Metaverse experiences, with the most popular blockchain-based platform on the market. Decentraland is open to anyone to explore using just a browser and wallet like MetaMask.

Decentraland is built on the Ethereum blockchain and features the MANA token, which is used as the native currency on the platform. Users can buy plots of land from Decentraland and monetize them to earn passive income. However, keep in mind that LAND prices are currently astronomical and cost over $ 10,000.

One of Decentraland’s most popular activities right now is playing poker in its virtual casino. Decentral Games has built a casino in the Decentraland metaverse, allowing users to win real money at certain free gaming tables.

Decentraland has some of the fastest growing ecosystems on the market, and while its graphics are somewhat outdated, it is king when it comes to utility and user base.

As Decentraland continues to develop its ecosystem, there is no shortage of contests and giveaways for new users. Today Parcel announced its giveaway for its Palace structure that users can use in Decentraland. To participate, be sure to check out the Tweet below:

As the leader in Metaverse crypto coins, Decentraland is my favorite because it has the most utility. Even though the graphics may be out of date, it wouldn’t be that difficult for Decentraland to release a graphics update in the future or for users to create graphics packs similar to how GTA and Minecraft fans did. HD graphics upgrades.

Decentralnad is still in its infancy, and even though its market cap is in the multibillion dollar range, MANA could easily 2X-3X in 2022.

You can buy MANA on Binance, Coinbase, KuCoin, FTX, etc.

# 2 The Sandbox (SAND) – $ 1.13 billion

The sandbox is one of the most anticipated projects of this year. After a successful alpha in December 2021, The Sandbox captured the attention of consumers. Additionally, there have been reports of retail investors betting on The Sandbox’s future, making it a great long-term catch for 2022 and beyond.

What makes The Sandbox unique is that it has much higher quality graphics than any of its competition. Plus, since users have to download a desktop client to play The Sandbox, the experience and immersion is much better than just the browser experience.

In the latest news, we saw Snoop Dogg announce the development of the Snoopverse in The Sandbox. Soon after, a collector named P-Ape purchased land in The Snoopverse for over $ 450,000.

In other news, The Sandbox is gearing up for another land sale on January 13, so if you missed your chance to buy land, it’s tomorrow.

There will be a total of 61 LAND, 95 LAND Preium and 7 DOMAINS available for purchase.

The sandbox currently enjoys a valuation of $ 4.7 billion, making it the third largest Metaverse crypto coin on the market. The SAND ecosystem is still in its infancy, and while the current valuation appears high, once their metaverse opens to the public, the influx of users could quickly push SAND to a new all-time high.

You can buy SAND on Binance, KuCoin, Uniswap, FTX, Gemini, and more.

# 1 WEMIX (WEMIX) – $ 1.16 billion

Today, the most traded Metaverse crypto coin is WEMIX, a custom blockchain project made by South Korean gaming platform WEMADE. The WEMIX network offers various blockchain games to be won with one of the most robust platforms on the market.

WEMIX’s blockchain solves the problem of low transaction throughput and high fees, making it perfect for blockchain-based games. WEMIX uses a mix of private and public blockchain functions, linking them to intermediary chains under a hybrid structure.

Currently, WEMIX offers various services in addition to its selection of blockchain-based games. The WEMIX Wallet allows users to store their tokens on mobile and desktop devices. There is scope, WEMIX’s custom block explorer. Finally, the project recently added WEMIX Auction, an NFT marketplace that allows users to access various items using WEMIX tokens.

WEMIX offers some of the best game selections on its platform and its utility for the token continues to grow. With the hype surrounding this project and the speed at which the team continues to expand their ecosystem, WEMIX makes for a great project to watch in 2022.

You can buy WEMIX on Bithumb,, Coinone, Upbit, etc.

Disclosure: This is not trading or investment advice. Always do your research before buying a cryptocurrency.

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Cricket-Taylor final test seals New Zealand victory Tue, 11 Jan 2022 06:38:50 +0000

Ross Taylor won Bangladesh’s final wicket in his final act of testing cricket to seal New Zealand’s playoff victory by one set and 117 points in Tuesday’s second and final match.

New Zealand’s decision to call a call denied Taylor, who made 28 in his first reported 521-6 total, the chance to strike again. Bangladesh scored 126 in the opening innings and were 278-9 in the final session of Matchday 3 when New Zealand skipper Tom Latham threw the ball at Taylor.

The part-time spinner sent two point balls before inducing a skyer from Ebadot Hossain and Latham took a fall in the middle of the wicket to secure a winning farewell to the former New Zealand captain. The margin of victory could have been greater without Liton Das’ 102 counterattack for Bangladesh, which shocked the world champions opening match tests at Mount Maunganui.

“It’s a great way to end,” said Taylor, New Zealand’s most prolific test hitter with 7,683 runs, including 19 hundred, in 112 games with an average of 44.66. “I wanted to end with a win and the guys definitely gave it to me.

“It was an emotional game for me and my family… it was good to get the victory,” added the 37-year-old, who will play his last limited international matches against Australia and the Netherlands during summer at home. With their surprise eight-wicket loss in the opening test, New Zealand called for a follow-up before their seamers secured the victory.

“The bowlers did a hell of a good job on a tiring wicket,” said Latham. “Ross Taylor got up and took the last wicket. He’s been there 17 years… has been such an important member of the group.”

Latham, whose 252 earned him the man of the match title, managed a superb catch on the second slip to clear Mohammad Naim as Bangladesh began to crumble. Neil Wagner put the Tourists’ batsmen through a bouncer barrage and was awarded with numbers 3-77, while Kyle Jamieson claimed 4-82.

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque (37) and Nurul Hasan (36) couldn’t convert their starts to big shots, but Liton scored freely to bring his second try out of a hundred to 106 balls. “I’m really happy with the first test, but the second test was disappointing,” said Mominul.

Devon Conway was named man of the series for smashing two hundred in three innings.

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Tennis-Barty kicks off preparations for Australian Open with victory in Adelaide Sun, 09 Jan 2022 10:42:34 +0000

World number one Ash Barty was in compelling form on Sunday as the Australian handed Elena Rybakina a 6-3 6-2 loss at Memorial Drive to win Adelaide International and claim the 14th WTA title of her career.

Barty, who won the event in 2020, dominated against the 22-year-old seventh seed from Kazakhstan to win in just over an hour, as she returned to form just over a week before the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne. “The work I do with my team behind the scenes puts me in the best possible position to play a good time in tennis, and again whenever we are asked,” Barty told reporters. “I feel really good heading into summer.

“I feel great going into an Australian Open like I have done every year. Every build is unique, every build is different. So we take it for what’s coming and what it is, move on, try to do the best we can at every opportunity, whether it’s here in Adelaide or Melbourne. “

The 25-year-old took command midway through the first set after being forced to save two break points in Game 7, firing back to win despite a double fault. The home favorite capitalized on an opponent’s mistake after putting what should have been a simple winner into the net and Barty then hit an ace to hold on.

When the failed conversion of that opening rocked Rybakina, the Wimbledon champion ruthlessly took the opportunity to put herself in a winning position. Barty carved out a breaking point opportunity in the next game which she immediately converted. From there, the Australian took command.

Rybakina’s difficulties increased early in the second set, with a double fault giving Barty another break in the opener. Barty, who hasn’t given up his serve since doing it against Coco Gauff in the tournament’s opening round, scored seven straight games with another break, to take a 4-0 lead before concluding a comfortable victory.

MONFILS TRIUMPH In the men’s Adelaide ATP 250 event, French seed Gael Monfils beat Russian second seed Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-4 for her 11th tour title.

Former world number six Monfils hasn’t lost a set all week in Adelaide and the 35-year-old couldn’t have hoped for better preparation for the Australian Open, which begins on January 17. Monfils, who was reduced to tears when he left the Australian Open in the first round last year, was pleased with his consistency in Adelaide.

“I think I played all these matches very solidly, that I was playing well,” he said, adding that the pandemic had “affected him quite badly”. “For me that’s a key, always moving well, so I can be more aggressive, use my forehand more, use my serve more.

“The goal is to keep all that confidence, to bring in next week. Not starting tomorrow, but next week, to be ready to try and compete for the big AO.”

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Sports News Roundup: Djokovic thanks fans amid Australian visa row; Rallying-Al Attiyah extends its lead in Dakar in a context of reinforced security and more Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:57:13 +0000

Here is a summary of current sports news.

Tennis-Djokovic thanks fans amid Australian visa dispute

World number one Novak Djokovic on Friday thanked people around the world for their support amid a COVID-19 vaccine visa dispute that saw him being held in a Melbourne hotel ahead of the Open. Australia this month. “Thank you to people all over the world for your continued support. I can feel it and it is greatly appreciated,” the Serbian wrote on Instagram.

Tennis-Bautista Agut outlives Hurkacz to guide Spain to ATP Cup final

Former world number nine Roberto Bautista Agut edged Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (6) 2-6 7-6 (5) on Friday in a thrilling game to send Spain back to their second ATP Cup final in three years. Spain, who went to Serbia in the league game in the inaugural edition of the team event in 2020, will meet either defending champions Russia or Canada in Sunday’s final.

Rallying-Al Attiyah extends its lead in Dakar in a context of heightened security

Nasser Al Attiyah extended his Dakar Rally lead to 48 minutes on Friday, with Saudi Yazeed Al Rajhi replacing Sébastien Loeb as Qatari’s closest rival in the automotive category. The seventh stage around the Saudi capital Riyadh, with the event under tight security after an explosion in Jeddah last week, was won by Loeb’s teammate in the Bahrain Raid Xtreme, Argentina’s Orlando Terranova.

NBA summary: Knicks go from 25 to top Celtics to buzzer

RJ Barrett conceded a 3-point buzzer Thursday night to cap a historic comeback for host New York Knicks, who overcame a 25-point deficit to knock out the Boston Celtics 108-105. Evan Fournier fueled the comeback – the biggest for the Knicks since overcoming a 26-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks on March 14, 2004. He scored a career-high 41 points, including the 21-footer. which tied the game for the first time at 96-96 with 4:04 to go and the 3 point that gave New York its first lead, 99-98 with 2:07 to go.

Basketball veteran Brondello named WNBA Liberty head coach

New York Liberty announced the hiring of longtime Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello on Friday as the team seeks their first Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) championship. A former WNBA All-Star, Brondello led the Mercury to their third league title in 2014 and the final last year, where they lost to the Chicago Sky, before mutually agreeing to part ways with the. team.

NHL rally: Stars lose late lead, beat Panthers in shootout

Joe Pavelski and Jason Robertson scored in the shootout as the Dallas Stars host beat the Florida Panthers 6-5 on Thursday night. Braden Holtby made 37 overtime saves and stopped a shootout for the win. Dallas’ regulation goals were scored by Michael Raffl, Denis Gurianov, Robertson, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn as the Stars erased three leads from the Panthers. Gurianov added two assists.

Defiant Djokovic joined by Czech player at Australian immigration hotel

World tennis number one Novak Djokovic was joined on Friday by Czech player Renata Voracova in custody for Australian immigrants over COVID-19 vaccines that could defeat the Serbian’s shot in a record 21st Grand Slam.

Both players were kept at the modest Park Hotel in downtown Melbourne, where dozens of asylum seekers are also staying behind gray walls and locked windows.

Tennis-Osaka, Halep reaches semi-finals in Melbourne

Former world number one Naomi Osaka reached the semi-finals of the WTA Melbourne Summer Set 1 event on Friday, beating Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, while two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep defeated sixth seed Viktorija Golubic. Quadruple Grand Slam champion Osaka beat Petkovic 6-1 7-5 as the Japanese player struggled after a breakdown in the second set, sealing the victory in an hour and 14 minutes at Rod Laver Arena.

Soccer-Arsenal marks support for anti-knife crime with all-white kit

Arsenal will trade their usual colors for an all-white kit for Sunday’s FA Cup home game against Nottingham Forest in support of the club’s initiative against knife crime. The single stripe will highlight the No More Red initiative between Arsenal and kit supplier Adidas.

Bucs respond to Antonio Brown’s claims, release wide

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Antonio Brown on Thursday afternoon, hours after sharing receipts and even his bank account information which included text strings with head coach Bruce Arians and personal fitness guru Tom Brady’s physique and nutrition. The move comes four days after the Arians declared Brown “no longer a Buc” following the latter’s decision to make an abrupt exit in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

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Greece beat Georgia to finish ATP Cup on top Wed, 05 Jan 2022 15:24:36 +0000

Greece claimed their first Group D victory in the ATP Cup on Wednesday against Georgia, following the victories of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Michail Pervolarakis, who recorded their first circuit victory in Sydney. World number 4 Tsitsipas led Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-1 in the first set, but the Georgian returned to his team zone complaining of breathing difficulties after two points in the sixth game. “It’s not easy to play when you’re not 100%, but I totally understand,” Tsitsipas said.

Tsitsipas and Pervolarakis will play the doubles match for Greece against Georgians Aleksandre Bakshi and Aleksandre Metreveli. Greece lost to Poland 2-1 and Argentina 3-0 in their previous two Group D matches. In singles match No.2, 25-year-old Pervolarakis claimed their first Cup singles victory. ATP for Greece with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Georgian Aleksandre Metreveli in 68 minutes at Qudos Bank Arena. Pervolarakis said: “It’s amazing. This is my first singles victory on the ATP Tour.”

Pervolarakis made the most of his opportunity, beating Metreveli to a 4-2 lead in the first set with a forehand winning return to the line. The 25-year-old recovered from 0/30 on serve for the set, which lasted 37 minutes, closing his fourth opportunity. Two breaks of service – in the first and seventh games – were enough in the second set, which ended in a backhand error from Metreveli. Action from the 2022 ATP Cup – Day 6 will be live on Eurosport on Thursday. (ANI)

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It was like a first game: the return of Kolpak Olivier on his return to South Africa Mon, 03 Jan 2022 17:13:21 +0000

South African quick Duanne Olivier, who made his first game for South Africa in nearly three years after his forced return from England, said playing the second test against India felt like a “first game. “.

The 29-year-old, who signed a Kolpak deal with Yorkshire in 2019 but only to return to the South African national tour this season, returned with 3/64 as India was eliminated for 202 in 63, 1 overs on the first day of the second test. .

To be honest when I played today I felt like it was a new start. You can tell I was very nervous today, ” Olivier said during a media interaction after the day one debates.

Olivier opened his account with the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara, then sent Ajinkya Rahane struggling for a golden duck on the next ball to run to his 50 wickets in Test cricket.

For me, it’s just about trying to have good energy on the ball, to put the team in the best position. So we can make life easier for hitters. On top of the world in 2019, Olivier signed the Kolpak deal with Yorkshire and then expressed his ambitions to try and qualify for England.

Olivier played three seasons in England but was no longer a Kolpak player with the loophole ended at the end of 2020 following Brexit.

He has been the main wicket taker in South Africa’s first class domestic competition this season with 28 wickets at an under-12 average.

But the heavily built pacemaker had to stay out of the first test at Centurion due to the lingering effects of COVID-19 and also a hamstring problem.

Lungi Nigdi gave him perfect support but only threw 11 overs, without any wickets.

I don’t know why he only threw 11 overs. I can’t tell you but I think he was unlucky, he was bowling exceptionally well.

“It’s one of those days when you don’t get the rewards for playing well. There’s still the second round, maybe he’ll get the rewards then. ” Asked about their bowling unit’s transformation since the first test, he said, “ If you look at the first test, as that a bowling unit on day one, I don’t think we can be proud of that. If you want to be hypercritical, we probably gave 20 to 30 strokes too many.

The message was simple, just try to get them to play more and stick to the plan, to stick to the process that makes us successful as a bowling unit.

In the end, it’s easy to say we didn’t perform well in the first test. It was our first test after a long time, but no apologies. We have improved, we want to improve more. We don’t settle for anything, ” he concluded.

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Lead Chicory: A Colorful Tale dev teases a new game Sat, 01 Jan 2022 22:26:05 +0000

With 2022 upon us, many consumers are likely looking forward to big triple-A games in the coming months such as Horizon Forbidden West and Dying Light 2. Fortunately, indie game enthusiasts are not left out. Anyone who enjoyed Chicory: A Colorful Tale from last year might want to keep an eye out for the team’s next project.

Chicory’s lead developer Greg Lobanov posted a tweet that he is working on a new project with the studio. Lobanov hopes to share more details at some point in 2022, but has made no promises. Given the wording, it’s likely fans shouldn’t expect the game to release until 2023 at the earliest.

In addition to teasing the new game, Lobanov also posted a list of jobs for concept artists. Examination of the list reveals that they are specifically looking for creature concept artists, indicating that the next project will likely revolve around anthropomorphic animals like with Chicory: A Colorful Tale.

Beyond that, there isn’t much else fans can do other than wait for more details to arrive. For the uninitiated, Chicory: A Colorful Tale is an adventure / puzzle game, in which the main mode of interaction and progression is to paint the black and white landscape inhabited by its inhabitants. It was received positively for wrapping its mechanics in a touching narrative that players connected to. Fans may be keeping their fingers crossed that the next game involves a similar fusion of elements.

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83: The awe-inspiring, sometimes bary, but bloody and shiny cricket biopic Fri, 31 Dec 2021 06:37:00 +0000

83 (PG, 152 minutes) Directed by Kabir Khan **** ½

It was sporting victory that inspired and united a nation.

Having won just one match in the previous two Cricket World Cups, the Indian team arrived at the 1983 tournament in England and Wales as the biggest underdog – shouldn’t escape a group of four teams which also included Australia and the West Indies. .

Led by versatile Kapil Dev (Ranveer Singh), they would literally make local journalists eat their words.

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More than five years in the making and delayed nearly two years by the current pandemic, this is a bombastic, sometimes bary, but bloody and brilliant biopic that only Bollywood could conjure up.

This is india Invictus, Chariots of fire, The mug, The miracle of Bern and Major league, a roller coaster of emotions that delivers the best cricket drama on and off the pitch since Gary Sweet faced Hugo Weaving in the 1984 Australian miniseries Body line and surely must now be seen as a rival of the 2001 epic Lagaan as the best film on “The Gentleman’s Game”.

Director Kabir Khan (WWII series The forgotten army), also one of the four screenwriters on the project, does a magnificent job of keeping the viewer engaged in the action, striking an excellent balance between focusing on the jokes of the touring boys on the team, their determination. to prove their detractors wrong and their epic exploits on the ground.

Ranveer Singh plays Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev in 83.


Ranveer Singh plays Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev in 83.

While it’s roughly the same length as a Twenty20 match, the execution time flies by, thanks to a terrific cast of characters and full, truly awesome recreations of the matches (complemented by a few moments of snapshot or flash video of the real thing).

While perhaps making matches more exciting than they actually were (remember this was a time when all players wore white, matches were 60 overs per side – which could be spread over two days – and the referee’s decision on the pitch was final), the action is fabulously evocative and backed up by a soundtrack of sad ballads and uplifting hymns.

Sadly, for Kiwi fans, Geoff Howarth and company are only seen fleetingly, but the cast replacing Ian Botham, Imran Khan, and the foes of the Indian West Indies (at least four of them are the sons of the real players of cricket) are pretty brilliant matches, even though “Bob Willis” sports a really terrible wig and their “Greg Chappell” is appalling.

While it's roughly the same length as a Twenty20 match, the racing time flies by, thanks to a terrific cast of characters and full and truly impressive recreations of the matches.


While it’s roughly the same length as a Twenty20 match, the racing time flies by, thanks to a terrific cast of characters and full and truly impressive recreations of the matches.

What maybe the real surprise is how funny it is 83 is. The script offers many hilarious moments, as the team learn about English cuisine and customs and mercilessly tease each other. Much of the humor comes from the interaction within the team, from Kris Srikkanth of Jiiva and the hesitant English of Dev of Singh.

The “Hayana Hurricane” is at the heart of this sometimes intimate epic, whether it’s learning to wash your cricket whites, trying to inspire your discouraged troops individually – or collectively – or wielding his ” Mongoose “(Dev response to Lance Cairns’ Excalibur shoulderless bat) for record high effect. Singh portrays him with winning humility, a self-effacing humanity that can only be charmed.

Dedicated to 1983 veteran Yashpal Sharma who died last July, this is a more than fitting tribute to him and the rest of the players from a time when they played simply out of love for the game and pride in being able to represent their country.

What might be the real surprise is how funny 83 is.


What might be the real surprise is how funny 83 is.

Yes, there is a little boy with an Indian flag who steadfastly supports his team in their ups and downs. Of course, there is more than one scene where stuffy Englishmen have to reluctantly accept that they were wrong about this team. And naturally, a Sachin Tendulkar is one of the millions taped on television for the final.

But all the tropes and clichés detract from the boldness and charm of this tale which is almost guaranteed to leave a huge smile on your face.

In English and Hindi with English subtitles, 83 is now screened in select theaters.

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I-League suspended for at least a week after 8 players tested positive for COVID-19 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:54:29 +0000

The I-League was suspended for at least a week on Wednesday after COVID-19 violated its bio-bubble as eight players and three officials tested positive for the dreaded virus. Five players and three officials from Real Kashmir FC, one player each from Mohammedan Sporting, debutants from Sreenidi Deccan FC and Aizawl FC returned positive in tests carried out on Tuesday.

The next round of matches (December 30 and 31) will be rescheduled. We will review the situation on January 4, ” I-League president Subrata Dutta told PTI after an emergency meeting. The first round matches were played on Sunday and Monday while the third round matches are scheduled for January 4 and 5.

Sreenidi, Mohammedan Sporting, NEROCA and Aizawl FC have games scheduled for Thursday while RKFC has a game on Friday. All of those second round matches will now be played later. No game was scheduled for Wednesday. According to sources from the Indian Football Federation (AIFF), it is unlikely that the January 4 matches will be played, but it is possible that the January 5 matches will take place if no further positive cases emerge. All players who tested positive have already been isolated thanks to AIFF surveillance and subsequent regular medical consultations, according to an I-League statement. The epidemic occurred at the Novotel hotel, one of the three bio-bubbles, set up by the organizers of the Football League which began on Sunday.

Besides RKFC, Sreenidi Deccan and Mohammedan Sporting, the other three teams staying at the Novotel hotel are Rajasthan United, Aizawl FC and NEROCA.

Dutta chaired the emergency virtual league committee meeting to make a decision on whether to continue or suspend the league.

“The committee unanimously decided to postpone the games of the Hero I-League 2021-22 for the next round which was scheduled for December 30 and 31, 2021,” the league statement read.

“The League will review the situation once all test results are known on January 4, 2022 and reach consensus thereafter, including the next round matches on January 4 and 5.” He said all players, staff and referees have been tested. Wednesday. They will be tested again on January 1 and 3.

The I-League committee said it took into consideration the advice of Dr Harsh Mahajan, a member of the AIFF Sports Medical Committee, “to adhere to the medical parameters and move forward together without compromising on health. players which is of utmost importance. ” ” Dr. Mahajan, advised that there must be minimal contact between everyone for the next 5-7 days, as studies indicate that the Delta and Omicron variants may be transmitted to other human bodies during the period. ” Earlier today, I- League CEO Sunando Dhar confirmed the COVID outbreak and said the safety of players and officials was of paramount importance.

Thirteen teams compete this year in the I-League at three venues: Mohun Bagan Ground in Kolkata, Kalyani Stadium in Kalyani and Naihati Stadium in Naihati. RKFC owner Sandeep Chattoo admitted some of the players on his team tested positive, although he did not specify how many and who.

“Yes, the RKFC also has a few positive cases, players from all (six) teams are suspected (of COVID-19),” he said.

“There was a round of testing on December 21 and all of my players were negative. These latest tests were carried out yesterday. ” All players and officials were required to remain in quarantine for six days at their respective hotels after arriving from their bases. They were to be tested twice during those six days.

As per established league protocols, anyone who tests positive will be isolated on different floors of the hotel and will be required to have three consecutive negative test results before joining teammates.

Dhar previously said that all players participating in the I-League will need to be fully vaccinated except U-18 players and those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection.

U-18 players and those who have not received their jabs due to the recent recovery from COVID-19 will have to undergo more frequent testing during the tournament than vaccinated players.

“If fully vaccinated players are tested every 5 to 6 days, they (U-18 players and recently recovered players) will be tested every 3 to 4 days,” he said. Last season’s I-League, which brought together 11 teams, also took place in a bio-secure environment in Kolkata and Kalyani, and six cases of COVID-19 were then reported.

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