London: The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to postpone England’s tour of Sri Lanka in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic worsening globally, and after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket, we have today made the decision to return our players to the UK and postpone the forthcoming Test series between Sri Lanka and England. “At this time, the physical and mental wellbeing of our players and support teams is paramount. We will now look to bring them home to their families as soon as possible. These are completely unprecedented times, and decisions like this go beyond cricket. England was playing Sri Lanka President’s XI in a 4-day match at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo when the decision was made. IANSAlso Read: Australia women’s upcoming tour to South Africa postponedAlso watch: Senior Journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections
Bandits opened fire on a Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) businesswoman on Wednesday evening during a foiled robbery.Reports are that 56-year-old Gomattie Ramrattan was shot to the face by two masked gunmen. This newspaper was told that the gunmen attempted to force their way into the woman’s Seventh Street, Diamond, EBD home, but their efforts were thwarted after she managed to close a grill door leading to the premises.Shot businesswoman: Gomattie RamrattanGuyana Times was told that before falling unconscious at the hospital, Ramrattan disclosed to her sister that she was about to close her back door when the men jumped the fence. She related that she managed to close the grill door and one of the men shot her after realising that they could not enter the house.The mother of two, who owns a shop in the area, was rushed to Diamond Diagnostic Centre and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Police have since launched an investigation.