MOHALI, India (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a four-wicket haul to become the first bowler to take 300 Twenty20 career wickets as new side Gujarat Lions trounced Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.The right-arm seamer finished with four for 22 from his four overs to restrict Kings XI to 161 for six off their 20 overs, after they were sent in at the PCA Stadium.Kings XI then cruised to their target with 14 balls remaining in the innings, thanks to a top score of 74 off 47 deliveries from Australian opener Aaron Finch. Dinesh Karthik struck an unbeaten 41 from 26 balls.The hosts got away to a great start, thanks to openers Murali Vijay, who stroked 42 and Manan Vohra, who scored 38, in a 78-run stand.Left-arm spinner Ravi Jadeja (2-30) claimed both before Bravo went to work on the remainder of the innings.Bravo, who was vital to West Indies’ capture of the Twenty20 World Cup last week, bowled Australian Glenn Maxwell for two with a yorker at 101 for three in the 12th over to move to 299 wickets and two balls later, also shattered South African David Miller’s stumps for 15 with a slow yorker that dipped.In reaching 300 wickets, the 32-year-old Bravo surpassed Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, who sits on 299 wickets.Narine returns to IPLMeanwhile, champion off-spinner Sunil Narine is set to return to India today and could make a highly anticipated appearance for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in tomorrow’s mega clash against Mumbai Indians.KKR team officials confirmed yesterday that the 27-year-old off-spinner was scheduled to arrive this morning from Trinidad and Tobago, after returning home over a week ago following the death of his father.While in Trinidad, Narine was cleared by cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, to resume bowling in international cricket, a development that provided a huge boost to KKR ahead of the current IPL season.Narine had been banned by the ICC last November, after tests showed his action on all deliveries, exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance permitted under regulations.He was forced to remodel his action and late last month successfully underwent a retest at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.
The announcement came from la Secretaría de Turismo Estatal de Quintana Roo after numerous consumer complaints lead them to the discovery. The Secretary of Tourism for the state says that they have at least 18 documented cases with proof of companies offering travel services to Quintana Roo they do not fulfill. Vanegas acknowledged that it is very difficult to locate these types of companies because they are constantly changing their name and location, adding that every few days they move to a different destination and work with databases purchased illegally, making it difficult to track them. Cancun, Q.R. — Five online travel agencies around Mexico have been disabled from offering services for Cancun and Riviera Maya due to fraudulent activity. She says that sale of the Quintana Roo travel packages are done online with companies located in various parts of the republic, but when the tourist arrives in Quintana Roo, there are no reservations or tours for them. Although there are only 18 complete files with documentation proving the scam, about 180 cases of fraud have been identified in an amount in excess of 4 billion peso. She added that there is a national security feature where travel agencies are associated with AMAV (La Asociación Mexicana de Agencias de Viajes) for tourists to verify the purchases they are making. Secretary of Tourism, Marisol Vanegas explained “At least five companies have been detected and dismantled. No state, no secretariat had ventured to make a collective complaint to la Fiscalía General de la República.” She said that the companies offering the travel packages simply say Trips to Cancun or another destination in the country. She also says that a majority of the fraudulent activity has been detected through the platform, Guest Assist. Marketing Director of Cancun Travel Agency, Carlos Patiño, says the consumer complaints are up this year regarding fraud by ghost travel agencies, a situation that worsens during holiday seasons. He explained that one of the companies with the most fraudulent complaints is Escápate a la Riviera Maya, however, there are many others using generic names to commit fraud. He explained that these companies ask people to make a deposit, even in convenience stores, adding that it is very difficult to track them because banks do not give information about their customers. For the first time in the state’s history, a collective complaint has been filed by la Secretaría de Turismo Estatal de Quintana Roo before la Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) regarding the fraudulent travel company scams. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)