DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (CMC): Shimron Hetmyer fell agonisingly short of a hundred as he led a solid West Indies A reply on the second day of the final four-day ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka A here yesterday. The Caribbean side closed the day on 183 for four at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, with Hetmyer top-scoring with an aggressive 94 and captain Shamarh Brooks unbeaten on 43. Sri Lanka A had earlier converted their overnight 272 for seven into 318 all out, as left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson helped polish off the tail to finish with four for 65. Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall claimed three for 93, while leg-spinner Damion Jacobs picked up two for 64. Roshen Silva added just nine to his overnight 40, while number 10 Kasun Madushanka slammed five fours in an eight-ball 20. West Indies A were quickly in trouble, however, when openers Rajendra Chandrika (11) and left-hander Kieran Powell (8) departed cheaply to leave the visitors stumbling on 35 for two. THIRD WICKET STAND Hetmyer and Brooks then came together to rescue the innings in an enterprising 104-run, third wicket stand. The left-handed Hetmyer was dominant throughout in a better than run-a-ball innings, carving out 17 boundaries off just 93 deliveries. Brooks, a right-hander, has faced 79 deliveries and struck five fours. When Hetmyer fell, the in-form Vishaul Singh joined Brooks to add a further 34 for the fourth wicket, before perishing 15 minutes before the close for 15, lbw to seamer Lahiru Gamage. The three-game series is tied 1-1 after the hosts won the opener in Colombo by seven wickets and West Indies A pulled of a massive 333-run victory in the second contest in Pallekele.
GAYSTARNEWS- Embroiled in a lengthy legal battle, the English woman known only as QT, is trying to get a dependent visa after her wife got a job in Hong Kong in 2014.The pair married in a England in 2011. But because Hong Kong does not recognize same-sex marriage, QT is not eligible for a dependent visa.In 2017 she won a huge victory against the Immigration Department in the High Court. In September it ruled she should be entitled to a visa.But the Immigration Department quickly appealed the decision. The appeal hearing starts on 5 June.Ahead of the appeal some of the world’s biggest banks, law firms and Amnesty International applied to have a say in favor of the woman during the appeal. Hong Kong’s highest court has dealt a massive blow to a lesbian’s ongoing fight to win a spousal visa.The Court of Final Appeal ruled that some of the world’s biggest banks, law firms and Amnesty International could not contribute to the case and argue in favor of the woman’s visa rights. Major banks get behind gay couple fighting for partner visa in Hong KongBREAKING: Hong Kong court finally rules in favor of same-sex couplesLandmark court case for LGBTI equal rights has started in Hong KongRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hong-kong-court-denies-lesbian-big-business-support-in-visa-case/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Some of those banks and law firms included; AIG Insurance Hong Kong, Goldman Sachs, Linklaters and Morley Chow Seto.Big business denied a voiceBut on Monday the court decided those businesses and Amnesty International could not contribute to the appeal.Law firm Davis Polk and Wardwell, is representing the coalition of banks and law firms.The firm’s spokesperson said the coalition was ‘disappointed’. But also the decision could have implications on the kind of employment talent Hong Kong attracts.‘Hong Kong faces strong competition from other international financial cities in the region and globally and the current immigration policy risks putting Hong Kong behind other jurisdictions,’ he told South China Morning Post.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .