Move over Leather Balls: English Cricket Club Turns to Vegan Ones

first_imgLondon: In a first, an English Cricket Club is planning to switch from using traditional leather balls to new “vegan” ones.Popularly known as the vegan cricket club, Earley Cricket Club in Reading — a town 40 miles (64 kilometres) west of London — is testing vegan cricket balls which are made using a rubber covering, reports the Daily Mail. The English Cricket Club had already introduced a vegan tea for their players two years ago.Chairman Gary Shacklady, who turned vegan five years ago, is confident that adopting a solely plant-based lifestyle will give the team the edge over their opponents.“It does behave like a leather cricket ball, but it bounces more and it’s more difficult to grip,” Shacklady said. “But we’re enthused by it and we’re hopeful of finding a better version.”The Earley Cricket Club was set up by Shacklady 12 years ago. However after he turned vegan, Shacklady found he could no longer eat match teas — usually ham sandwiches. He also felt that the club’s meat-based catering meant Muslim and Hindu players were being excluded.“We had one member who was against it,” Shacklady said. “He felt that it was quite exclusive and against people’s right to meat.”“The teas have been well received as our players understand and support the reasoning behind the decision. It also means we can produce a far larger quantity of food for a lower cost,” he added.Ham and beef sandwiches at the club have been replaced by the likes of Moroccan tagine, lasagne and meat-free spaghetti Bolognese.The club owner now hopes that other teams in the Berkshire Cricket League will switch from the traditional leather-covered balls to the synthetic animal-free ones. (IANS)Also Read: A cricket ball that has gone ‘vegan’, Covered in rubber instead of the traditional leatherAlso Watch: Mangaldoi youth opts for celebrating Republic and Independence Day in a unique mannerlast_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott to discuss Las Vegas incident with Roger Goodell, report says

first_img Brett Favre’s grandson meets favorite quarterback Aaron Rodgers “I think that the main thing is that I don’t see anything that needs supporting,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News. “In terms of his status with us, (it) has not been impacted in any way. And frankly, I know how conscientious he has been in the offseason, and that’s good enough. No, I don’t see that having any consequences for us.”Elliot previously has been suspended for an off-field altercation in which he was accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend, though he wasn’t arrested or charged.The latest incident comes after Dallas picked up the fifth-year option on Elliott’s rookie contract that will pay him $9.1 million for the 2020 season. He is set to make $3.9 million in 2019. Robert Griffin III: Ravens’ new offense will shock people in 2019 Elliott was handcuffed at the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in May after a shoving incident with an event staffer. Elliot had been seen arguing with his girlfriend in the parking lot of the event before the altercation.Elliott’s attorney, Frank Salzano, told TMZ Sports that his client was detained but not formally arrested or charged. Related News “Security misconstrued and overreacted to the situation,” Salzano said. “He was cuffed as a precautionary measure. He was released with no charges. He left Vegas that night and went to his [youth football camp in Dallas] on Sunday.”Cowboys owner Jerry Jones later said he doesn’t see the NFL taking any action against Elliott, though the upcoming summit is an indication that he could face discipline for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Could another suspension be on the horizon for Ezekiel Elliott?The Cowboys running back will have a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Tuesday regarding an incident at a music festival in Las Vegas earlier this year, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified source. Saints’ David Onyemata gets 1-game suspension, report sayslast_img read more