Malinga to retire after 2020 ICC World T20

Malinga dismissed South Africa‘s top-scorer Reeza Hendricks for 65 on Friday, his 97th T20 international wicket. He is one short of the world record of 98 held by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. (Courtesy AFP) “I want to play in the T20 World Cup and then end my career.” “After the World Cup, my cricketing career is ending,” the 35-year-old said after his his side were beaten by 16 runs by South Africa in the second Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park. Sri Lankan limited overs captain Lasith Malinga will retire from international cricket after next year’s Twenty20 World Cup, he revealed on Friday.Malinga said that he would quit one-day internationals after the ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales this summer before calling time on his career following the Twenty20 tournament, being played in Australia over October-November 2020. read more

Castle Mountain shutting down operations amid nosnow winter

by News Staff Posted Feb 15, 2015 4:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Castle Mountain shutting down operations amid no-snow winter Warm weather, lack of snow, and winter rainfall are taking a toll on a ski hill southwest of Calgary.Castle Mountain already had to postpone operations last week because of the poor conditions, and now they’ve announced on their website Monday will be their last day for the foreseeable future.Castle gets an average of 910 cm of snow in a season; this year the resort reports less than a third of that.The lack of a snow base as well as the wet and melting snow are also being blamed for a higher risk of avalanches in the mountain parks.In Kananaskis Country, five people were swept over in a snow slide Saturday, killing one.A Special Public Avalanche Warning has been extended for Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Jasper and Kananaskis Country until Tuesday February 17th.The following statement was posted on the Ski Castle website.“Castle Mountain Resort ClosureFebruary 15, 2015 – Pincher Creek, AB – We regretfully announce that Castle Mountain Resort will be unable to continue its winter operations at this time. Following the temporary closure last week temperatures have remained high and no new snow have forced this closure. Monday February 16th will be our last day of operation. We will make every effort to re-open if conditions permit.The mountain’s snowpack, especially at lower elevations, is too lean to continue with alpine operations. The contrast in snowfall from an average full season Winter snowfall is 910cm. Currently to date for the 14/15 season we have received 264cm.“The resort staff have all been working hard, moving lots of snow to rebuild the lower mountain.” says Brad Brush, General Manager. “Unfortunately the weather has been against us, delivering warm, wet conditions that has eroded our snow base in these areas”.This season has been extremely challenging and Mother Nature has unfortunately not delivered this season. Our customers, the community and our staff have been very patient this Winter Season. Please keep snow dancing!” read more