Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2018 and is replaced by Deepak Chahar in the squad for the rest of the tournament. All-rounder Axar Patel and pacer Shardul Thakur have also been ruled out of the tournament.Ravindra Jadeja and Siddarth Kaul have been included in the squad.”All-rounder Hardik Pandya suffered an acute lower back spasm during the game against Pakistan and is undergoing treatment and assessment by the BCCI medical team. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Deepak Chahar will replace Hardik Pandya in the squad,” a BCCI press release stated.”Left-arm spinner Axar Patel injured his left index finger while fielding in the game against Pakistan. He was sent for scans and the results showed that he had a tendon tear. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Ravindra Jadeja will replace Axar Patel in the squad.”Right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur experienced right hip and groin soreness after the game against Hong Kong. He will be unavailable for the remainder of the series. Siddharth Kaul will replace Shardul Thakur in the squad.”Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja & Siddharth Kaul will join the team on Thursday.”Pandya getting ruled out of the tournament was expected as he was stretchered off the field during India’s Group A encounter against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.Pandya had to be carried off on a stretcher after falling down in his delivery stride in after bowling the fifth ball of his fourth over.advertisementAlso read – Hardik Pandya goes down with back injury, stretchered off the fieldPandya bowled well and he even got Malik to edge one behind the wickets but Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to hang on to an easy catch.In his very next over, Pandya was down on his back after bowling the fifth ball of the over. It was not clear what really happened to Pandya. He touched his back and for a while he appeared to have damaged his back. Shortly after Pandya had been carried off on a stretcher, BCCI tweeted to say the all-rounder had suffered an acute lower back injury.Injury update – @hardikpandya7 has an acute lower back injury. He is able to stand at the moment and the medical team is assessing him now.Manish Pandey is on the field as his substitute #TeamIndia #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/lLpfEbxykjBCCI (@BCCI) September 19, 2018It was bad enough for the medical staff to come out with a stretcher as the Indian fielders and even the Pakistani batsmen came to check on him.Ambati Rayudu came on and bowled the final ball of the 18th over while Manish Pandey came on as a substitute.Earlier, Pandya was rested for the first match against Hong Kong on Tuesday and that had baffled Wasim Akram and Mohammad Azharuddin.But, somebody’s loss is someone’s gain and Chahar will look to grab the opportunity with both hands in the absence of the all-rounder from Baroda.Chahar, who made his name while playing for Chennai Super Kings under captain Dhoni in this year’s Indian Premier League, has played one T20I for India so far.He made his debut against England in the T20 series back in July and bowled four overs for 43 runs and got one wicket.
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Banach Technology plans to expand its product portfolio into US major league sports Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Finance Sports betting Dublin-based start-up Banach Technology plans to expand its portfolio into the four traditional US major league sports by the end of 2018 after securing €2.2m (£1.9m/$2.6m) in a seed-funding round that included investments from Paddy Power co-founders David Power and Stewart Kenny.Banach’s technology, which allows punters to build a personalised bet consisting of correlated same-game principles, is currently specific to football.However, Banach chief executive Mark Hughes said the company will strengthen the in-house team of mathematicians and software engineers with several new hires to enable new product launches for American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey, as well as tennis, in the coming months.“We have a football product at the moment and we want to build that out for other sports and also start growing into risk management,” Hughes, who spent six years at Paddy Power before leaving in 2014, told iGamingBusiness.com.According to The Times newspaper, Power and Kenny have invested €200,000 and €100,000, respectively. Other investors in the funding round included former Paddy Power chief executive Patrick Kennedy and the company’s ex-chief financial officer Cormac McCarthy, as well as Cormac Barry, who headed up the Australian division of Paddy Power until earlier this year.The funding round, which according to the company was over-subscribed, will support Banach’s business plan over the next 18 months to two years, when a further funding round is likely to take place, Hughes said.However, he admitted that “plans could change” if the US market “explodes” in the meantime – particularly given the company’s efforts to increase its exposure in relation to followers of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL major leagues. “It will really depend on the opportunities at the time,” he said.Hughes (pictured) also added that the track records of the start-up’s investors will help to boost Banach’s reputation in the market.Founded in 2015, the company has worked with a number of the industry’s top companies, including GVC Holdings, which completed its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral in March. Banach is currently working with Ladbrokes Coral on in-game technology during the ongoing Fifa World Cup.“There are big names among our investors and that gives us credibility,” Hughes said.“We think we’re unique in the sense that some of the work we’ve done together as a team in the past has allowed us to build platforms very quickly. We’re trying to get in the right people to build on that.” Banach to focus on major league sports after funding round 3rd July 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance