Singapore final for CPL?

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC):Singapore has emerged as an option to host this year’s Caribbean Premier League finals if no viable alternatives are forthcoming from the region, organisers have revealed.To date, the finals of the Twenty20 tournament have never been staged outside of the Caribbean but CPL chief executive officer, Damien O’Donohue, said the government of the glitzy Asian city-state had put forward a bid to host the play-off matches.”We have an approach from the government of Singapore to look at possibly hosting the finals there. It will be a huge step and one that I would only want to look at as a last resort,” the Irishman told the Nation newspaper here.”They have a new cricket facility that is absolutely world class and they saw that we took the game successfully to the US, and made an approach to see if we could consider taking the games, especially the finals to Singapore.”That’s the thing about these franchise leagues. You can take the games and move them around.”The CPL is in its fifth year following its debut season in 2013, and has morphed into one of the most exciting T20 tournaments on the global calendar.So far, it has managed to attract superstars like South Africans AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn, along with Sri Lankans Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.However, O’Donohue said the tournament was yet to turn a real profit, and staging the finals in Singapore could be a huge step towards monetising the entity.hugely important”For us, the Indian market is hugely important . for Singapore, it would open us up to the Indian market,” O’Donohue explained.”Taking the finals there would be a big step and negative step for CPL because it is a Caribbean tournament and it is the Caribbean that makes it so special.”He continued: “At the end of the day, we have invested a massive amount of money into the CPL. It continues to require more investment. We thought we’d break even last year. We haven’t done so yet.”We need to look at other options if Caribbean countries cannot come up with the deals that are required to hold some of these games.”The CPL is set to be staged from August 1 to September 9 and will once again feature six franchises – Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs, Trinbago Knight Riders, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks.For the first time last year, matches were staged outside of the Caribbean when Central Broward Regional Park in Florida, United States was used as a venue for some preliminary games.last_img read more

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JioPhone update may soon bring WiFi hotspot feature to allow internet sharing with other phones

first_imgAfter Facebook, WhatsApp and Google services, Reliance Jio’s JioPhone users will soon get the WiFi hotspot functionality on their feature phones. The company is testing the functionality and may soon roll out to all JioPhone users.JioPhone was launched at the company’s Annual General Meeting 2017 and the company is said to have sold more than 50 million handsets of it so far. The phone last year received the support for WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google services and now the company is working on the WiFi hotspot functionality for the device.Currently, the feature has been taken down by the company but you can expect the functionality to roll out soon. It will be gradual rollout as and when the company decides to go ahead with it.The functionality will show up inside the Settings option. To activate WiFi hotspot on your JioPhone, go to the settings on your JioPhone and select the Networks and Connectivity menu. Next tap on the Internet Sharing option and you will see WiFi hotspot option which is turned off by default. Select on. You can rename the network connection if you want and also set the password for the same. You will see a hotspot icon in the notification upon successful establishment of network.JioPhone was launched last year in July. The feature phone sports a 2.4 inch screen with QVGA display with a resolution of 240 x 320 at 167 ppi and runs on KAI OS HTML5-based Firefox OS. The 4G feature phone is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core proceessor core processor and includes connectivity options like WiFi, 3G, 4G, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. There’s 512MB of RAM and expandable storage of 4GB inside. The JioPhone is supported by a 2000 mAh battery.advertisementCamera-wise, it comes with a 2MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera.Meanwhile, Jio has launched new Kumbh JioPhone app with family locator, lost and found features and similar other services to help pilgrims in Kumbha Mela.The app comes with features like detailed information on Kumbh, emergency helpline numbers, area routes and maps, family locator, and lost and found that helps you reunite with your family in case you are lost.ALSO READ | Jio GigaFiber user review: Cheap and best says the person who has used its 100mbps speed for freeALSO READ | Jio GigaFiber commercial rollout to happen in March, in some areas it is already available for freeALSO READ | Torrent, porn sites blocked on Jio, Airtel? Yes, but in practice no as users access them with simple trickslast_img read more

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