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And a Cricket Legend Goes: Dean Mervyn Jones Dies in Mumbai!

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Dean Mervyn Jones, DM Jones as it appeared in the scorecards for Australia in the mid-eighties to early nineties for both Tests and one-day internationals (ODI), passed away suddenly in Mumbai today of a massive cardiac arrest. He was in the city for being a part of the broadcast team operating from Mumbai for the on-going new normal Indian Premier League 2020 in UAE. As per reports Dean took part in a discussion, and was then chatting with others in the hotel lobby when he suddenly collapsed, falling on the ground. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. He was just 59 and was in very sound health. Well, in this gloomy COVID-19 times death no longer needs an excuse to strike. The death of Dean Jones is a great tragedy to befall world cricket, and a terrible shocker for all cricketers, commentators and lovers of the game.   We remember Dean Jones as the awe-inspiring No.3 Australian batsman when Australia had been a formidable opponent beating a

Daily Recoveries Overtake Daily Spikes in COVID-19 Cases in India!

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In the midst of India registering over 90,000 new COVID-19 cases daily for about a fortnight there is a heartening feature in the trajectory. For the last three consecutive days, daily cases of recovery have been more that the new cases of infection. For the last twenty-four hours this trend has been more pronounced with 93,356 patients recovering as against 86,961 cases of new transmission. Significantly, the daily spike for the same period has been the lowest in about a week, at less than ninety thousand. The trend is also pronounced, fortunately, in the worst-hit state of Maharashtra where there are 26,408 cases of recovery against 20,627 new cases for the last twenty-four hours. Some of the other worst affected states including Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Assam have also displayed this positive trend. For the preceding two days, although the new infections were in the nineties the recovery numbers were more than that. The national recovery rate has c