Clerk charged for stealing millions in fuel, gold

first_imgA clerk was on Friday made to stand before City Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of stealing M worth of items from his employer.Rondell SahadeoRondell Sahadeo, 28, of Campbellville, Georgetown, was not required to plea to the offence when it was read to him.The charge stated that between May 29 and June 4, 2016, at Omai, Essequibo River, while being a clerk for Paul Garvy, he stole 710 grams of raw gold valued $5.7M and 80 drums of diesel valued $4M, property of Paul Garvy.Police Prosecutor Kerry Bostwick had no objections when the bail application was made.Bail was set in at $1M and Sahadeo was ordered to return to court on September 6.As a condition of bail, the defendant was also ordered to lodge his passport at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).last_img read more

India ready to grind it out in England, better prepared than 2014: Pujara

first_imgIndia batsman Cheteshwar Pujara feels the team is better prepared for the upcoming England Test series than their last experience in the UK in 2014.Four years back, India had lost the five-match series 3-1 with the visiting batsmen struggling to cope against the seam and swing movement of the English bowlers.Virat Kohli, India’s best all-format batsman in recent years, endured the worst time of his career on the last trip with scores of 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 in the five Tests and finished the series with an average of 13.50.Pujara himself managed just 222 runs in the series at 22.20. But the Saurashtra cricketer is confident of a good show from the Indian players this time around.Also read – James Anderson mocks Virat Kohli ahead of India-England Test series”Playing county cricket is always helpful as it allows you to get used to the conditions. England is the toughest place to bat because you have to get used to the weather, and the seaming conditions.”We have played a lot of cricket outside the sub-continent since our last tour of England in 2014 and that experience will also come in handy,” Pujara told Hindustan Times.Pujara has spent the last few months in the country playing county cricket for Yorkshire but hasn’t been in the best of form. In Six matches he amassed just 172 runs at a poor average of 14.33 with a highest score of 41.Also read – Virat Kohli takes a dig at England batsmen after James Anderson’s controversial remarkPujara also struggled against Afghanistan in the one-off Test scoring just 35 runs.advertisement”There have been some seaming tracks in India as well and most of the batsmen are experienced in handling the conditions now. We are better prepared this time,” Pujara said.Despite not scoring much in county cricket, Pujara reckons just the experience of playing in English conditions will be key to scoring here.”I don’t want to comment much on technique, but this experience (county) will definitely come in handy. The ball swings for good 40 to 50 overs in England and playing more in these conditions allows you to know where to focus.Also read – Home pitches hide Virat Kohli’s weaknesses, says James Anderson”Temperament is the key in these conditions. One should be ready to grind it out when the ball is moving. Once you settle in, you can gauge the movement off the pitch and in the air and that is when you can play your shots,” Pujara said. Cheteshwar Pujara said that his county stint has helped him get adjusted to English conditions (Reuters Photo)Since the last trip in England, Pujara has scored 2659 runs in 34 Test matches with 8 hundreds and 12 half-centuries. Along with Kohli, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, Pujara has been one of the mainstays in the batting lineup for India at No. 3.But despite his overall record in the longest format, India experimented with his batting position this year when KL Rahul was sent ahead of Pujara in the one-off Test in Bengaluru.Also read – For Australia, Virat Kohli is similar to Steve Smith: Pat CumminsPujara is known for his traditional approach to batting in Test cricket which might seem a bit slow in modern-day cricket but the right-hander isn’t too worried about his batting position and said that the strategies are made according to match situations.”There is no set role for anyone to be honest. You need to change your game according to match situations. When you play in difficult conditions, you have to play according to the merit of the ball. I know what things to do to succeed in this format and I play accordingly.Also read – Tendulkar hopeful of a good show from Kohli, Team India in England Tests”The track also determines what kind of a strategy you have as a batsman, and that is why there can’t be any particular roles. As a team we discuss what needs to be done and that’s how we go out and perform,” Pujara said.On how the team is planning to deal with India’s biggest two threats – James Anderson and Stuart Broad – Pujara said, “You need to understand that they are a good team. You can’t have a strategy around two or three players. Anyone can be dangerous.”As batsmen we know their seam duo (James Anderson and Stuart Broad) are tricky customers, but we have to prepare against the others too. Similarly as a bowling unit we will have to work on all their batsmen. Yes, some have been more successful against us but we will have a plan for all of them.”advertisementlast_img read more