Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018: Experienced Malik says he is looking forward to Warriors’ captaincyJuly 21, 2018In “latest news”CPL Player Draft 2018: Malik, Delport, Tahir among Warriors’ top picksMarch 1, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Guyana Amazon Warriors poised ahead of opener at ProvidenceAugust 8, 2018In “latest news” Shoaib MalikVeteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik will lead local franchise; Guyana Amazon Warriors in their 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League campaign which bowls off from August 9.With the tournament just weeks away, the announcement was made on Thursday by Warriors Operations Manager, Omar Khan.Operations Manager Omar Khan displays tickets for the first three games during an engagement with the media operatives earlier todayTickets for the first three home games at Providence went on sale officially on Thursday and Khan following the press conference at the Warriors ticketing head office at Camp and Quamina Streets, confirmed the Pakistani will skipper the Warriors this season.Khan further confirmed that the team will be commencing their pre-tournament encampment in a few weeks, adding that following the end of camp the team will have one final session prior to their first game which starts on the August 9.Malik, who is just three runs short of 7,000 international ODI runs, is rated among the best limited over players in the world currently with more almost 10,000 T20 runs in total; under his belt.The Warriors Operations Manager said the in-form 36-year-old was ideal for the position, given his statistics and him having captained his country as well as other franchises in the past.The players will assemble in a few weeks as they get their title hunt campaign on the road as they prepare for their opening encounter against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.The first three home matches are scheduled to be played at the Providence Stadium as follows:Thursday, August 9 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts Patriots at 18:00h (6:00pm)Saturday, August 11 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars at 16:00h (4:00pm)Sunday, August 12 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents at 18:00h (6:00pm)It is no secret that the “Biggest Party in Sport” will attract a large crowd and as such, cricket fans are being urged to purchase their tickets as early as possible in order to avoid the last-minute rush as the time winds down to match days.Tickets for the 2018 Hero CPL cost:RED AND GREEN STANDS – G$5000ORANGE STAND – G$3000GRASS MOUND – G$2500Additionally, Guyana Amazon Warriors merchandises are also up for sale, with a new line expected to be on sale from next week.Patrons are also advised that tickets for the other games on September 8 and 9 and the playoff matches are not yet available and those ticket sales will be announced in due time.
At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay dealUnder the proposals Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore would see their pay drop by €14,650 and €13,096 to €185,400 and €171,300 respectively.Cabinet Ministers would see their pay drop by €11,700 to €157,500 with the same cut applying to the Dáil Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. Ministers of State would see their pay drop to €121,600.All TDs would see their annual pay cut from €92,600 to €87,300. The pay of judges, senior civil servants such as Department secretaries general, and the Garda commissioner would also be cut if the proposed measures are agreed to.More: Howlin tells public servants Croke Park II will be ‘the last ask’Read: Pat Rabbitte: Ministers and TDs should ‘lead by example’ and take paycut PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins will so far not say whether he would take a further pay cut under the proposals that would succeed the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay.Under the proposals announced yesterday – which still require the approval of members of various unions representing public servants – Higgins would be in line for a 10 per cent cut in his €249,014 annual salary which he voluntarily cut by €76,493 in 2011.Higgins – in addition to forgoing his Dáil pension entitlements while in the Áras – agreed to voluntarily waive 23.5 per cent of his salary in November 2011 to bring his total pay under the €250,000 cap imposed by the government.In response to a query from TheJournal.ie on whether or not the President would take an additional 10 per cent pay cut as outlined in the Croke Park II proposals, Áras an Uachtaráin forwarded a statement from last November, outlining the 23.5 per cent voluntary pay cut. read more