Here's How Much The Indian Cricket Players Will Earn For Asia Cup 2023 Published 43 minutes ago
India has clinched a spot in the finals of the Asia Cup 2023 after securing a resounding 41-run victory over Sri Lanka. The highly anticipated Asia Cup final is slated to take place at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17. But, do you know? The remuneration for the players during the Asia Cup hinges on their participation in matches for their respective teams.
The fee structure is contingent on both the number of matches a player participates in and the overall matches played by their team. Notably, if a player hasn't taken the field in a match, they won't receive fees for that particular game. For India, participation in at least five matches is a prerequisite during the Asia Cup. Players meeting this criterion will earn a minimum of Rs 30 lakh from the tournament. Those who make it to the final match will see their earnings increase substantially.
In addition to these tournament-based fees, Indian cricket players receive annual salaries categorized into grades A+, A, B, and C as part of their contractual agreements. The top-tier A+ players, including luminaries like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja, receive an annual salary of Rs 7 crores. Grade A players, such as Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant, and Akshar Patel, are awarded Rs 5 crores annually. Those in the B category, like Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, and Shubman Gill, earn Rs 3 crores per year. Lastly, grade C players, including Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, and Yuzvendra Chahal, receive Rs 1 crore annually.
It's worth noting that the contracts for these players are set to conclude on September 23. While the players receive varying remuneration based on their grades, the compensation for Test, T20, and One-Day formats remains consistent across the board. Irrespective of their grades, players earn Rs 15 lakh for Test matches, Rs 6 lakh for One-Day matches, and Rs 3 lakh for T20 formats.
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Can You Guess The Only Indian Hotel In The World's Top 50
Oberoi Hotels revealed that The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra has been awarded the 45th rank in the World's Top 50 Hotels for 2023. This list was announced in London and comprises hotels from locations across the globe. The list is dominated by hotels in Europe and Asia. Hence the inclusion of The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra is indeed prestigious for India.
The Oberoi Amarvilas is known as one of India's finest hotels. What makes it extraordinary is it is just 600 metres away from one of the seven wonders of the world- the Taj Mahal. Adding to this is the panoramic view of this UNESCO heritage site from the windows of its rooms and suites just adds to the charm of the hotel and makes the stay more magical.
According to Money Control, Arjun Oberoi, the Executive Chairman of the Oberoi Group felt honoured. He said, “We are honoured to be the sole representative of India on The World's 50 Best Hotels 2023 list. This recognition reflects our relentless pursuit of perfection, the dedication of our team and the timeless allure of The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra," he said.
Vikram Oberoi, CEO and MD of the Oberoi Group shared his happiness as well. He shared that the team is delighted to be included in the inaugural listing of the World's 50 Best Hotels 2023. On this occasion, he remembered the founder Rai Bahadur MS Oberoi and the former Chairman and mentor PRS Oberoi and their belief that it is the colleagues who are the most valuable asset.
Passalacqua located close to Lake Como in Italy ranks first as the best hotel in the world. It is an 18th-century villa hotel and was the former home of composer Vincenzo Bellini. Reportedly, this is the first time that the 50 Best organisation has ranked hotels. It usually ranks the World's 50 Best Restaurants and the World's 50 Best Bars for many years.
These rankings in the list are completely based on nominations by 580 anonymous voters who are travel journalists, hoteliers and luxury travellers across the world.
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When Thalapathy Vijay Encouraged Atlee To Give His Life To Jawan Published 23 minutes ago
Atlee is currently riding high on the success of the Bollywood blockbuster Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara in the lead roles. While the director is well known for his collaborations with South Indian superstar Thalapathy Vijay, he recently opened up about the actor's reaction to him working with King Khan. In an interview with Hindustan Times, the filmmaker shared that the opportunity to work with SRK was like a dream come true moment for him. Atlee shared that initially, even the Master star couldn't believe him, but later, he encouraged the director to pour his heart and soul into the project.
The filmmaker recalled, “When Shah Rukh sir asked me to make a film with him, it was like a lifetime opportunity for any director. I was very happy, I said yes. Then I went to Vijay sir and told him. He said, ‘Are you serious? He came to you?' I said he did. He said, ‘Give your life to it'.”
“I learnt a lot from Khan sir, by being patient, getting everything right, taking the film to the next level. Shah Rukh sir has taught me to raise the bar. My next film will have even better energy and we'll make something bigger than Jawan,” Atlee added.
Further, the director mentioned that initially, he thought of creating a typical romantic film with SRK. However, the superstar expressed his desire to be a part of a project that fit Atlee's unique style and vision. He wanted to explore something different that he hadn't attempted before. This pushed the filmmaker to create a new concept and storyline that would align with his own creative world.
Meanwhile, in an earlier interview with Siddharth Kannan, the Bigil director spoke about the potential collaboration between, Thalapathy Vijay and Shah Rukh Khan and shared that both actors had expressed genuine interest in working together on a project. Initially, Atlee thought they might be saying this as a birthday gift to him. However, the following day, Vijay confirmed his commitment to the project, while Khan, who was present during this conversation, also shared his eagerness to collaborate and asked if they were serious about making a film together.
Jawan is continuing its remarkable run at the global box office, having recently crossed the milestone of Rs 800 Crore in worldwide earnings. In India, the action-packed drama is rapidly approaching the Rs 700 Crore mark, while its overseas collection has collected Rs 295 Crore.
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Humanity Still Exists
A stranded mako shark that washed ashore on Pensacola Beach in Florida received help from a group of brave Samaritans. Footage of the incident circulating on social media has restored faith in humanity by winning over multiple hearts. According to a report by the Independent, the rescue video was captured by beachgoer Tina Fey on Facebook. She was accompanied by her husband Josh when the stranded marine creature caught the attention of surrounding beachgoers. Josh along with three other men jumped into action to save the helpless fish stuck on the shore. The video opens to show a group working in sync to push the gigantic creature back into the water.
“Babe, look at them freaking teeth," Tina yells while capturing the moment seemingly asking her husband to stay alert. The marine being doesn't react initially but at one point it begins to thrash water around by moving its tail and fangs. The group understands the fish's discomfort and leaves it alone for a brief moment. “Babe, it's too dangerous, don't be doing that," Tina frantically advises her husband to be careful again. Once the men are sure it's safe to resume their rescue mission they begin to drag the shark into the water again. Almost the entire group works during the pulling process, but toward the end, most of them move behind leaving only one to direct the shark's way.
The footage ends with the fish completely submerged in water and moving away from the shore as other beachgoers begin to applaud the brave Samaritans for their quick effort. Take a look at the video here:
The shark rescuers have been bombarded with an abundance of praise and appreciation on social media. Reacting to the clip, a user said, “Acts like these are very important for environmental conservation and animal safety."
Another wrote, “Total respect. Thank you, shark savers."
One more agreed, “What brave souls they are. Wow! That beast is very strong."
Meanwhile, a user simply noted, “Humanity still exists."
According to the Independent, Tina Fey revealed the shark appeared when they were casually swimming near the shore. “It just showed up while we were swimming. I just so happened to be right in front of us. We took action to get him back in the water since the wildlife people and lifeguards told us there was nothing they could do! So, we did our best to try to save him," she reportedly captioned the footage while sharing it on Facebook. It is suggested that Tina and her husband had taken a trip to the beach in Texas to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
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Ex-Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag Calls Out Investment Firm
Investing in the stock market has become quite popular now. Many people are now actively taking part in trading. From young students to homemakers, people are now actively engaging in trading to generate a passive source of income. But it is important to note that, as much as it is beneficial, it also involves a lot of risks. There are times when the market goes down and the money is lost. Apart from that, there have also been various scammers who work as brokers. Even celebrities have lost their money while getting trapped in these scams. Now, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has also expressed himself on social media about the scams of the stock market.
Virender Sehwag has always been in the limelight for his hilarious tweets and controversial opinions. Recently, the former Indian cricketer hit the spotlight while replying to X channel account holder @ViaWealthy. He commented on a tweet posted by the account and called them out for being fraudulent and scamming people with their money.
@ViaWealthy, which is a SEBI-registered wealthy advisory firm, posted, “20 hazaar se dar nai lagtaa saab. T shirts se lagta hai. A 2008 victim." In response to this tweet, Virender Sehwag called them out and wrote, “Tumhaare jaise bhagode choron se lagta hai, who for a commission buy pump and dump shares in clients account with malafide intentions in a proper understanding with the promoter. You have scammed many innocents, and your game is over."
After Virender Sehwag's comment, many people on the microblogging platform had a series of reactions. Currently, the post has been deleted by the account.
But this was not the only time that the former star cricketer had called out the wealth-advising company on social media. Earlier in February 2022, he tweeted about Pritam Deuskar, owner of Wealthy Via, and called him a fraud. He also wrote that he is part of a syndicated network, has duped several innocent retail investors, and has even stopped answering investor calls. He even mentioned that if the money is not returned to the investors, legal action will be taken against him.
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This smallcap agrochemical stock more than doubles in one year
Agrochemical and pesticides company Kilpest India Ltd has given substantial return to its investors in the last one year. The smallcap stock has more than doubled investors' wealth in the last one year.
The investors who had invested Rs 1 lakh in the leading agrochemicals company have turned millionaires in just 8 years.
Kilpest India shares are under focus after global brokerage Nuvama recommended a ‘buy' rating on the agrochemical and pesticides on healthy growth potential in the molecular diagnostics business.
The brokerage increased the target price to Rs 1,184 apiece, implying an upside of 43% from the closing price of Rs 823.15 per share on September 12.
According to Nuvama's analysis, the molecular diagnostics market in India currently stands at approximately Rs 300-400 crore, with Kilpest holding a market share of 10-12.5%.
Shares of Kilpest India were trading more than 3% higher in morning trade on Monday. The stock was trading 2.99% higher at 806.2 apiece on BSE at 10:05 AM.
The smallcap stock has gained nearly 90% in the past three months and more than 36% in the past one month period.
In September 2015, Kilpest shares were priced at a modest Rs 7.90. Currently, the stock price has skyrocketed by an astounding 10155%, reaching Rs 818 per piece. In just eight years, Kilpest has transformed an investment of Rs 1 lakh into an impressive more than Rs 1 crore. Kilpest India has turned into a multibagger stock delivering remarkable returns both in the short-term and the long-term.
Last year, on September 29, 2022, it was at a one-year low of Rs 315.05. After this, in less than a year, it has more than doubled in value and reached a record high of Rs 867 on September 11, 2023.
In September last year, Kilpest shares hit a yearly low at Rs 315.05. In less than a year, they soared by over 134%. However, the stock is currently trading 6% lower than its last 52-week high of Rs 867.
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Shoaib Akhtar Posts Brilliant Four-Word Reaction Following Mohammed Siraj's Rampant Spell Against Sri Lanka In Asia Cup Final Published 36 minutes ago
It was as if it was meant to be for Mohammed Siraj today. The pacer came into the attack with a fiery rage as he rained havoc upon the Sri Lankan batting order and picked them off one by one with ease.
After delivering a jaw-dropping 6/21 in seen overs against the hosts in the Asia Cup final, India clinched the trophy effortlessly as they quickly gunned down a pathetic target of 51 runs.
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One might critique the Sri Lankan batters but in reality, it was all Siraj today. The Indian took four wickets in just his second over, as he dismissed the likes of Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva.
And even after becoming the first Indian to take four wickets in a single over in the ODI format, there was no stopping Siraj. He kept blazing through the Lankan ranks and even equalled Chaminda Vaas' world record for th efastest five-for in ODI history, scalping five in a mere 16 deliveries.
The showcase of pure pace bowling genius left countless stunned. And amongst the many was famed Pakistani fast-bowling legend, Shoaib Akhtar.
Akhtar, known for his deadly pace and lethal spells, was rendered almost speechless by Siraj and took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express his thoughts on the same, in a mere four words.
“That's destruction & annihilation." That was all that the Pakistani great could muster as Siraj left the Sri Lankan batting order in complete dismay, not allowing no more than two batters to even reach double digit scores personally. And to top it all off, Siraj registered the best bowling figures against Sri Lanka in an ODI, surpassing Akhtar's compatriot Waqar Younis along the way.
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When asked about his brilliant performance after the end of the first innings, Siraj simply said, “Last match against Sri Lanka I took first 4 wickets but unfortunately could not get 5 then. I realised then after that, “jo nasseb mein hoga, wohi milega” – If it is in my destiny, I will get it." Well, it sure seemed like fate was indeed on his side today.
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Finally, Some Relief
Legendary Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar believes that India's defeat against Bangladesh in the last Asia Cup Super Four game came as a sigh of relief for Pakistani fans.
The loss did not actually matter much for Team India as they had already secured their berth in the Asia Cup final. India qualified for the final having earned a 41-run win over Sri Lanka in the penultimate Super Four fixture.
Following that, Sri Lanka got the better of Pakistan to become the second Asia Cup finalist. Babar Azam's men had to face severe backlash after they crashed out of the continental tournament. Despite the disappointment, Pakistani supporters got a reason to celebrate when India lost to Bangladesh by six runs on Friday, according to Akhtar.
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Speaking about the match on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar said, “Finally, some relief for Pakistan fans, including me, that India have lost the game.” He also claimed that the Indian players took Bangladesh lightly which resulted in the defeat. Labelling it as a “wake-up call for India,” the former Pakistani speedster said, “India have lost the game. Embarrassing loss. We can't criticise too much. Bangladesh are here to play.”
Akhtar then brought out the reference to Pakistan, who entered the Asia Cup as the top-ranked ODI team in the world. But they failed to match the expectations. The Babar Azam-led side dominated the group stage and finished at the top of Group A, followed by India. But their performance took a downturn in the Super Four stage. In the end, a two-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in a must-win game knocked Pakistan out of the competition.
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While fans lashed out at Pakistani players for the defeat, Shoaib Akhtar believes Sri Lanka prevailed on the occasion as the deserving team. “People were criticising Pakistan, saying that they got beaten up. Sri Lanka are a good team, not an average team. The same is the case with Bangladesh. They are all playing international cricket,” the 48-year-old said.
During the YouTube session, Shoaib Akhtar further discussed India and Pakistan's chances in the upcoming ODI World Cup. According to him, it is too early to predict the favourites as it can be “anyone's game.” Akhtar assumes small teams will also shine in the marquee tournament this year which can make the task difficult for the giants.
“We are saying that Pakistan and India are favourites at the World Cup. These two, along with Australia and England, will reach the semis. This is not the case. Small teams will trouble them,” the former cricketer explained.
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Florida Doctor Arrested After Drugs
The state of Florida in the US was left flabbergasted by the news of the arrest of a well-known retired doctor last week on charges of possession of drugs and illegal weapons on his yacht. 69-year-old Dr. Scott Anthony Burke was arrested on September 5 from his yacht named the Jess Conn, docked in Nantucket Harbor.
After authorities boarded Burke's boat last week in response to a report of a woman possibly overdosing, Burke was charged with narcotics and firearms possession. They discovered cocaine and a firearm in the woman's bedroom and a search warrant is said to have allegedly turned up a sizable quantity of drugs and another gun that the doctor didn't have a licence to own.
Now, some more shocking details have come to the fore regarding the case. According to a report in the New York Post, the yacht was also a hub for making pornographic films and there were “hookers" on board. A document filed in Nantucket District Court said that the explicit short films were filmed in secret in Burke's yacht.
The police had reached the yacht after receiving a tip-off from the woman on board. According to a prior police report, officers were called to Jess Conn after hearing that a disturbed woman on board “did not feel safe" and may have overdosed. According to police sources, the vessel also included a number of sex workers.
Burke admitted to officers that the woman who overdosed had only been working for him for a few weeks and that another female friend of hers was also sleeping on the boat. The two women and the former doctor both first denied knowing there were illegal medications on the yacht, despite one of them claiming to have an Adderall prescription.
Burke's lawyer Henry Brennan told the police that he is suffering from terminal cancer with “only a little time left" and has been throwing parties to live jovially in his limited span. The attorney referred to his client's sickness and stated, “To me, it would be very, very tragic to have this man potentially spend the rest of his life waiting for a case in jail."
At his bail hearing, the doctor's attorney informed the judge that the doctor was one of the first foreign medical professionals to arrive in Haiti in 2010 after a horrific earthquake and conducted more than 100 procedures there.
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Hugh Jackman And Deborra-lee Separate After 27 Years Of Marriage
Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-lee have mutually decided to end their 27 years of marriage. Requesting privacy while manoeuvring through this rough transition of their personal lives, the ex-pair has decided to shift their focus on “individual growth." The news of their separation was confirmed by People along with a joint statement that explained it was an amicable decision decided by both parties. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee noted they've been blessed to stay happily married for almost three decades. But now their journey has shifted. “We have decided to separate to pursue our individual growth," the duo stated.
They ensure the well-being of their family remains their top priority as they move on to the next chapter of their lives. “Our family has been and always will be our highest priority. We undertake this next chapter with gratitude, love, and kindness. We greatly appreciate your understanding in respecting our privacy as our family navigates this transition in all of our lives," they added.
It was back in 1995 when the couple crossed paths with each other on the sets of the Australian TV show Correlli. The two fell head over heels for each other and got hitched only a year later in an intimate wedding ceremony hosted in Melbourne. It remains unclear when the trouble in paradise began but it was only months ago the duo celebrated their 27th anniversary on a happy note. Hugh Jackman shared a mushy photo alongside Deborra-lee on Instagram to mark the special occasion. The Wolverine fame also penned a heartfelt note of gratitude for his wife for remaining an incredible force of positivity in his life.
“I love you Deb. Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. 27 Years!! I love you so much. Together we have created a beautiful family. And life. Your laughter, your spirit, generosity, humor, cheekiness, courage and loyalty is an incredible gift to me. I love you with all my heart," he wrote. Take a look at it here:
Their marital life was filled with ups and downs as they experienced difficulty while having children. The pair eventually decided to adopt and are now parents to two kids, Oscar, 23, and Ava, 18. Their last major public appearance together remains to be on the red carpet of the Met Gala in May.
The official statement of the couple doesn't mention the exact reason behind their split.
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Meet The Highest-paid World Leader
Back in 2016, former US President Donald Trump refused to take home his presidential salary of $400,000. Instead, he decided to take only a meagre 1 dollar as his salary. The decision might have surely made you wonder about the sky-high salaries of our global leaders.
Apart from their humongous salaries, Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world are also provided with a range of facilities. There have been many reports that give us an insight into the remuneration of political leaders. Today, let's take a look at the highest-paid global leaders in the world, as revealed by a report published by World Population Review.
Lee Hsien Loong - Singapore
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong receives the highest salary as compared to other government leaders. According to World Population Review, he earns approximately 2.2 million dollars annually, which is way higher than what US President Joe Biden earns ($400,000, around 5.5 times less). Loong's salary is also 12 times more than Russian President Vladimir Putin's remuneration.
Carrie Lam - Hong Kong
Carrie Lam, who served as the 4th Chief Executive of Hong Kong from 2017 to 2022 ranks number two on the list of highest-paid salary owners. As per a report by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), Lam's annual income is approximately $672,000. As per reports, she has been receiving the amount after the Hong Kong government decided to permit a 12.4 per cent pay hike for all the leaders.
Joe Biden - US
The third in the line of highest-paid world leaders is Joe Biden. The current US President earns $400,000 and has access to some of the luxurious amenities including the White House and the popular Air Force One.
Scott Morrison - Australia
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison earns a whopping $550,000 dollars annually. The Independent Remuneration Tribunal has been assigned with the responsibility to oversee the increments of Australia's leaders. Their salaries are determined based on the country's economic conditions.
Angela Merkel - Germany
Angela Merkel is Germany's Chancellor and her annual income is $369,727, about eight times higher than that of a household median income in Germany.
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