London: England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer bowled the Super Over against New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday and got his name marked in England’s cricket history. Archer took 20 wickets in 11 innings during the tournament despite grieving the loss of his cousin. According to The Times newspaper, Jofra Archer’s cousin Ashantio Blackman,24, was killed outside his home in St Philip, eastern Barbados, on May 31. Blackman was shot dead the day after England’s World Cup campaign started with a 104-run win against South Africa. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherJofra’s father Frank Archer, 55, told The Times newspaper: “Ashantio is the same age as Jofra and they were really close, he even messaged him in the days before he died. Jofra was really affected by his death but had to carry on.” The England and Wales Cricket Board has already stated that Jofra Archer as a bowler is the prized possession and they made the residency rules easier in the country to accommodate him in the England Cricket team for the World Cup. Jofra has qualified for a British passport and only became eligible to play for England in March. “People have been questioning his Britishness, but him playing for England has shown he will inspire everyone to play cricket because it’s usually seen as an elitist sport,” his father said.
Brock International introduced the newest visiting international professors, scholars and university mentorship participants at this term’s We Welcome the World Reception. From left: Tek Thongpapanl, Jack Lightstone, Abdul R. Ashraf, Neil McCartney and Kim Meade.Brock International introduced the newest visiting international professors, scholars and university mentorship participants, including Science without Borders students from around the world, at this term’s We Welcome the World Reception.The event, which was held July 16, is organized each term to formally recognize new participants in the VIP, VIS, and UM programs at Brock. Participants in those programs currently represent 60 academic institutions from 13 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Tunisia.The visiting scholar programs began more than a decade ago, and Brock International recognized the 500th participant with a special presentation.Abdul Rehman Ashraf, a PhD candidate from the University of New South Wales, Australia, was recognized as the 500th scholar. Ashraf is also a Brock alumnus (MSc ‘10) was has returned to Brock as a visiting international scholar to work with Tek Thongpapanl in the Department of Marketing, International Business and Strategy.They will be collaborating on a research project in the area of online shopping decision-making for the next three months.