Rich Indians Turn To Cyprus For Coveted European Union Passports

first_imgIndia’s growing affluent have an eye on the European Union and for many Cyprus is the gate where they can buy residency permits and passports allowing them easier travel in the bloc, with the advantage of being in a country where English is widely spoken.Read it at Tornos News Related Itemslast_img

ICC World Twenty20: West Indies’ road to semi-finals

first_imgWest Indies rode on Chris Gayle’s power-hitting to open their campaign on a high. They went on to beat Sri Lanka and South Africa to assert their T20I dominance at ICC World Twenty20 2016. However, they were stunned by minnows Afghanistan in their last group encounter.  Beat England by six wickets  Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in World Twenty20 cricket as West Indies thumped England by six wickets in their Group 1 match. Gayle took 47 balls to complete his century with five fours and 11 sixes and in his unbeaten 100 to better his own record of a 50-ball hundred in the 2007 tournament in South Africa.  Marlon Samuels set the tone by hitting eight fours in his 37 before Gayle’s brutal hitting took West Indies to 183-4 in 18.1 overs in reply to what earlier appeared to be a competitive England total of 182-6. England seamers found it difficult to control the wet ball because of dew at the Wankhede Stadium as Gayle completed his half century off 27 balls, smashing three fours and five sixes.Beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets  Andre Fletcher smashed a 64-ball 84 to guide West Indies to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Group 1 of the World Twenty20 on Sunday. Coming in to bat in place of Chris Gayle, the right hander wasted no time in hoisting Angelo Mathews for a six, taking 13 runs off the first over.  His knock contained six fours and five sixes as West Indies – set 123 to win – reached 127-3 off 18.2 overs. Earlier, Sri Lanka struggled after being put into bat, reaching 122-9 from 20 overs.advertisementBeat South Africa by three wickets  Former champions West Indies remained unbeaten and advanced to the World Twenty20 semifinals on Friday after edging out South Africa by three wickets for its third straight win in Group 1. Marlon Samuels hit 43 off 44 balls and led West Indies to 123-7 in 19.4 overs after South Africa’s batsmen struggled on a slow wicket and limped to 122-8 with Quinton de Kock scoring a fighting 47 off 46 balls.Lost to Afghanistan by six runs  Spirited Afghanistan upset former champions West Indies at the World Twenty20 with a thrilling six-run victory in their last Group 1 match.Afghanistan’s four-pronged spin attack – led by 17-year-old legspinner Rashid Khan and experienced offspinner Mohammad Nabi who both returned identical figures of 2-26 – restricted the West Indies to 117-8 on a turning wicket after Najibullah Zadran’s 48 off 40 balls earlier anchored them to 123-7. Despite the defeat, West Indies topped Group 1 over England on a superior net run-rate as both teams finished on six points with one defeat and three victories.last_img read more