LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 01: Head Coach Clay Helton of USC Trojans before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Los Angeles Coliseum on October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)USC’s football program didn’t get off to a very good start in Game 1 of the 2019 college football regular season.The Trojans got the ball first against Fresno State and had a huge kickoff return, only for it to be called back.The reason: Two of USC’s players were wearing the same number.College football teams often have players on the roster with the same number, though rules state that they can’t be on the field at the same time.USC had, oh, about eight full months to prepare for this kickoff.The Clay Helton hot seat season starts with two No. 7’s on the kickoff return team, killing a 61 yard return.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 1, 2019It’s certainly not what you wanted to see from a team with a head coach very clearly on the hot seat in 2019.Great start to the USC season: 61 yard kick return wiped away because Clay Helton sent out two guys wearing number 7 on the kickoff teampic.twitter.com/cnErqJXJIn— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) September 1, 2019USC ended up getting past this mistake, at least, as the Trojans went down and scored a touchdown anyway.Helton’s team is up, 7-0, early in the first quarter. The game is on ESPN.
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir planning to settle down in the UKPakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket last week and said he wants to focus on white-ball cricket. advertisement Press Trust of India KarachiJuly 28, 2019UPDATED: July 28, 2019 11:37 IST Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir is planning to settle down in the UK (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammad Amir is planning to obtain a British passport, according to PTIAmir has been married to a British national Nargis Malik since September, 2016Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket at 27Left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who quit Test cricket recently, is planning to obtain a British passport and settle down in the United Kingdom, a source said.Amir has been married to a British national, Nargis Malik since September, 2016 and is eligible for a spouse visa, which allows him to stay in England for 30 months.”He is clearly planning to obtain a British passport and permanently settle down in England in future,” a well-informed source said.”With a spouse visa he can work freely and enjoy other benefits as a permanent resident of UK which is why he is planning to also purchase a house in England,” the source added.Amir, 27, has plenty of cricket left and the news about his plans to settle down in the UK came as a surprise for his fans.The source said Amir is eligible for the spouse visa despite spending some time in a juvenile jail for a few months during the spot-fixing scandal in 2010-2011.”He travels to England regularly and also plays county cricket since last year. So, there are no hurdles for him now.”Amir announced his retirement from the longest format on Friday having played 36 Tests in his chequered career that saw him being banned for spot-fixing.Amir’s decision, however, to didn’t go down well with Pakistani pace stalwarts, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.Former captain Rameez Raja too was not impressed by Amir’s decision.Akram and Akhtar, in particular, hit out at Amir for retiring from Test cricket, noting that Pakistan had invested a lot in him and now was the time for the pacer to pay back to the country.advertisement”I am disappointed and sad at his decision at this time. At 27 years of age he is at his peak and should been available for Pakistan in Test cricket,” Akhtar said.He said unfortunately the modern day pacers were only interested in playing T20 cricket and even avoided 50-overs cricket.”I fear we might also see others like Hassan Ali and Wahab Riaz follow Amir in quitting test cricket.”Akram said he was surprised by Aamir’s decision as Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game and a cricketer attains greatness only by proving his worth in the longest format.Amir’s teammates have also been taken aback by his decision to quit Test cricket.Also Read | Mohammad Amir’s Test retirement at 27 leaves Shoaib Akhtar thoroughly disappointedAlso Read | Virat Kohli picks MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant in kabaddi team of India cricketersAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Mohammad AmirFollow Pakistan cricket team