highlights New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup is now just 9 days away and all teams are working regressively with the full fortitude to keep no box unturned. The five-time champions, Australia, will go into the competition to defend their title at the ICC World Cup beginning May 30 and Adam Zampa believes his attacking leg-spin combined with Nathan Lyon’s precise off-spin can prove to be an important weapon for the team.”I think it was a few months ago where we actually spoke to each other and said, ‘I reckon we can play a huge role coming up in the World Cup together so let’s do everything we can to make sure we’re both there’,” Zampa told reporters.”We play two different roles. (Lyon) is so accurate, a beautiful off-spinner, bowls to his field really well and bowls really tight. That means I can attack from the other end.”Zampa, who has played in English conditions following a spell at Essex last summer, said communication is the key to their success. “We’ve communicated really well over the last few months. We speak a lot in the nets, we speak a lot in the field, just about whatever – anything – spin bowling, field settings or how the ball’s going to come out. Just anything,” he said.”I think it’s going to play a huge role for us sometime throughout the World Cup. I don’t know if it will be every game but I definitely see us playing a huge role together.”Zampa reckons taking wickets in the middle over will be key and said skipper Aaron Finch has backed them to go for wickets.”That is something we have spoken about, and Finchy is big on ? trying to take wickets. If you are bowling to the middle and lower order in the last 10 overs it makes it so much easier for the fast bowlers at the death,” he said.”If you are bowling to in-form batsmen like Virat Kohli or Jos Buttler, for example, if they are in it makes it a lot harder, so wickets in the middle are so important in one-day cricket.”In their opening World Cup clash on June 1, the five-time champions will take on a spin-heavy Afghanistan team, which has one of the best current spinners Rashid Khan in its ranks. Zampa had shared a net session with Rashid earlier in the year and he said he will pass on some of his secrets to the Aussie batsmen.”I am so glad I did that because I now know I could never bowl like Rashid. But having that information now means I can give it to our batters. Rashid Khan is a once in a lifetime bowler,” he signed off. Australia will go into the World Cup with two spinners. Australia will play its first game against Afghanistan. Steve Smith and David Warner will return into Australia team after an year break. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Facebook35Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaThe Portland Loo at the Artesian Commons is now open to the public. The Loo’s installation, completed by City contractor JE Bauer Contracting, marks the second permanent Downtown public restroom the City of Olympia has opened this year for 24 hours a day seven days a week use. The Percival West restroom, at the end of Sylvester Street, opened for 24-hour use several months ago.Paul Simmons, Olympia Park, Recreation and Arts director said:“We’re pleased to have another permanent facility to meet the 24-hour needs of the Downtown community.”The Percival West restroom and the Portland Loo are the result of a Downtown sanitation effort started by the Olympia City Council in the spring of 2016. The effort included the piloting of four portable 24-hour restrooms around Downtown (the Portland Loo replaces the portable at the Artesian Commons), and additional funding for the Downtown Clean Team for the purpose of early morning human waste removal from City streets and alleyways.While the Portland Loo installation work was taking place, the City also took the opportunity to improve the sidewalks on part of that 4th Ave. block. The Loo is a simple and sturdy flush toilet designed to provide the community with a clean, safe and a fully accessible public restroom. Some key features include:Louvers at the top and bottom angled to maintain privacy but allow law enforcement the opportunity to see the number of people inside.Full compliance with ADA access requirementsSturdy stainless steel fixtures that are easy to cleanA hand sanitizer dispenser inside and a simple hand washing station outsideEasy access to locked cabinets in the rear designed to simplify maintenanceStainless steel construction with graffiti resistant powder coatingThe City is continuing its work on a formal sanitation plan for the City’s Downtown.