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PSL5: A Way to Revive Pakistan’s International Cricket

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Pakistan Super League

The Twenty20 Cricket Competition of the Pakistan Super League is not financially competing in terms of player payments for the lucrative Indian Premier League, but it is a dream for some cricketers to play in it. It is considered a way to resume full international cricket on home ground for the Pakistan Cricket Board. Nearly a decade ago, in Lahore, a terrorist attack on the team in Sri Lanka in 2009 led to the suspension, forcing the National Team to play the home games in the United Arab Emirates, of the global cricket. Cricket organizer in Pakistan also had no option but to organize the first whole edition of the UAE at the start of their T20 flagship tournament in 2016. But this began a step by step process to bring cricket from all over the world back to Pakistan, where cricket is the biggest sport. Lahore hosted the 2017 PSL Final to show that local security agencies can protect foreign players. During 2018, in Karachi, Pakistan’s greatest city, Lahore hosted two PSL playoff games prior to the final. Eight games were being played in both Lahore and Karachi during the 2019 edition was held in the UAE with all six franchises. The current Champion, Quetta Gladiators, won the title on 17 March at Karachi. The world looks forward to seeing by the Schedule of PSL 5 who the PSL5 champion, 2020 will be?

The Twenty20 Cricket Competition of the Pakistan Super League

Pakistan Cricket Chairman Ehsan Mani wants complete edition hosted by Pakistan home grounds in 2020. Host of twenty-two different games against a World XI, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, Lahore and Karachi were focal points in pushing for more crickets on their home soil. Though the lack of upgrades to the stadiums in cities like Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad, however, had hindered progress. Soon after cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who is also the PCB’s boss, sworn in as Prime Minister, took Mani Pakistan’s top job. Mani is now looking for funding from the Khan government, to help us scratch the tanks. Mani said it was observed over 100 million people last year, and despite the economic situation in Pakistan, sponsorship and broadcast rights deals continue to rise rapidly. Mani is hopeful that another incident-free PSL will encourage international teams to Pakistan for complete international series later in the year.

Star Darren Sammy from West Indies who plays for Peshawar Zalmi, became Pakistan’s household name after winning 2017 final in Lahore and finishing in Karachi last year. Wasim Khan, the PCB Managing director, feels that it won’t be long before the test matches are hosted completely again in Pakistan. Others, like former Pakistani captain Ramiz Raja, now a TV analyst, suggested that PSL could make foreign players feel good.

The PSL is the perfect platform for Pakistani fans to see. The PSL season lasts from February to March.  Schedule of PSL 5: The top four teams with the best record qualify for the playoffs and culminate in the Championships, PSL Cup Final, in each team that plays double round-robin matches. The League is based in Lahore on the Pakistan Cricket Board. The first season was entirely played in the United Arab Emirates, because of security reasons. Islamabad United was the inaugural champions. The 2017 PSL Champions of Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators on 5 March 2017 in Lahore. The 2018 PSL Champions were Islamabad United which, on 25 March 2018, beat Peshawar Zalmi. Quetta Gladiators is the current champions who won the title in Karachi on 17 March 2019. The world is keen to see, who will be the champion of PSL5, 2020. Outsiders think that Pakistan is a country of terror, it doesn’t actually. Here before there was a lot of safety and even more is beefed up. They should come, therefore, those who do not come.

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Who is Brandon Rembert? His Emergence as One of the Top Baseball Players in the entire Southwestern Athletic Conference

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Brandon Rembert is a senior outfielder for the Division 1 Alcorn State Braves

Brandon Rembert is a senior outfielder for the Division 1 Alcorn State Braves of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The team’s right fielder has been acknowledged as one of the best players in the conference. The Florida native is even considered an MLB Draft Prospect for the 2021 Draft. So, how did he get to this stage in his career?  Let’s go back to his roots.

Brandon Rembert was born in Pensacola, FL and attended Booker T. Washington High School.  Rembert wasn’t a highly-touted prospect out of high school and wasn’t ranked that high by many scouting sites.  Perfect Game had him only ranked as only the 71st ranked outfielder in Florida and the 530th best outfielder in the entire country.  Prospectwire, another scouting source, had him ranked as a 0-star prospect out of 5.  He was by no means a high profile player out of high school.  Rembert didn’t garner many accolades during his time at Booker T. Washington High School either.  His senior year he was named to the Perfect Game Pre-Season All-Region team as an honorable mention.

For Brandon Rembert, he always had potential, but couldn’t piece it all together quite yet in high school. Rembert states, “I think I always had the potential, but I don’t think all the pieces were together yet in high school.  I felt like I had above-average tools, but just hadn’t fully tapped into them yet.” After graduating high school in 2016, he then signed to play college baseball at NAIA Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. He spent his entire freshman year there playing on the program’s junior varsity team.  He then decided to depart from the program after his freshman season. Rembert says on his decision of leaving, “I just didn’t think that the program was a great fit for me or for what I wanted for my career at the time.  I was playing on the JV team and felt like I wasn’t in the right place there.  I felt like my talent wasn’t being maximized there so I decided that it would be in my best interest to transfer.”

After his brief stint at Faulkner University, Rembert then transferred to Coastal Alabama Community College in Brewton, Alabama. “I just thought that going to a junior college was my best decision at the time.  I could use my time there to really hone in on my skills and continue to improve.”  Rembert played 38 games during his spring season there, where he batted .274 with 10 RBIs and 13 runs scored.  After his time at Coastal Alabama, he then committed to play at Division 1 Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi.

Rembert felt like committing there was a great decision and felt like he could make an impact immediately there. “I knew they were losing a lot of outfielders and that I would have an opportunity to fight for a starting spot immediately.”  Rembert started to finally find his stride during his junior campaign at Alcorn State.  He did not only win a starting job, but he had a breakout season his junior year. He started to turn a lot of heads when he hit for a team-leading .345 batting average that year and had a .462 on-base percentage which was 5th in the entire conference. Rembert also had an outstanding batting average of .417 against conference teams, which was 6th best in the entire conference. “Everything just kind of clicked for me that year.  I started to gain a lot of confidence at the plate and started to perform at a high level.”

After that season, Rembert started to become a well-known and feared player throughout the entire conference.  Many started to recognize his talent and potential. “After the numbers, I put up that season I started to get a little attention for the MLB Draft.”  Rembert also started to garner numerous honors. Prior to the 2020 season, he was named a SWAC Top Player to Watch by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Perfect Game Preseason All-SWAC selection,  Preseason BCN All-HBCU 2nd team selection, and a Pre-Season All-Southwestern Athletic Conference First team selection. One of the biggest honors he garnered was being recognized as an HBCU Player to Watch for the MLB Draft by Black College Nines. “That one probably meant the most to me.  To be even mentioned as an MLB prospect is a huge honour for me and makes me want to work even harder.”

Rembert’s 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic after playing just 12 games, but he will be returning for his last collegiate season there.  Now all eyes are on him and he is hoping for another breakout season in 2021.

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How to style hair like a professional footballer

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How to style hair like a professional footballer

Style hair like a professional footballer

If you want to style your hair like a professional footballer, you will need to make sure you have the right type of hair styling products to get started.

In case you’re not already familiar, let me introduce you to the Hairbond United Kingdom, known in the hair care industry amongst professional hairstylists and barbers as the “Premier League of Hair Styling.”

Due to its long list of Premier League and International footballer endorsements, Hairbond United Kingdom has been nominated as “footballer choice” by awarding organizations including FootballersHair.com.

Here’s a list of some of the professional footballers and football clubs who we found have endorsed the Hairbond brand over the years.

Leicester FC International players Jamie Vardy and Christian Fuchs who both won the Premier League in 2015-2016 with Leicester FC uploaded multiple photos of the Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee across their social media pages in support of the brand.

England and Everton FC Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s was snapped leaving his home barbers in Newcastle who was exclusively stocking Hairbond products. Pickford left holding a Hairbond Texturiser Cream and a Hairbond Distorter clay.

England International and Manchester United defender Phil Jones showed off his huge range of Hairbond products to his 3.8m Twitter followers during the Euros.

Belgian International, ex Liverpool, and now Club Brugge Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet famously signed for Hairbond as a major brand ambassador back in 2014 a year after England cricketer Jimmy Anderson.

England International and Tottenham Hotspur FC midfielder Harry Winks promoted the Hairbond brand on social media when he posted a picture holding the Hairbond Distorter up “in a selfy” on Twitter.

England International and Southampton Captain and midfielder James Ward-Prowse smiling for the camera with his Hairbond Shaper Toffee from his home barbershop in Southampton.

England goalkeeper, now playing at Celtic FC, Fraser Forster, pictured promoting the Hairbond Texturiser and Hairbond Shaper also from his home barbershop.

French International midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin also appeared posing in different pictures with the Hairbond Shaper Professional Hair Toffee in captured at his barbershop.

Other notable top league players for the list include Burnley FC striker Jay Rodriguez, when he had shorter hair, French Internationals and Saint-Étienne players Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye, Jordon Mutch of Aalesund, Lazio and Brazilian defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva, Middlesbrough FC Footballers Dale Fry, Adam Clayton, and George Friend, Patrick Bamford of Leeds, Connor Roberts of Swansea City, Stewart Downing, David Dunn, Tony Mowbray of Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United FC Footballers Paul Dummett and Rob Elliot, Grant Hanley of Norwich City, Salford City’s Craig Conway, Paul Gallagher, and the Preston North End team, former England International and Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen, and so many more..

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Belgium International goalkeeper Simon Mignolet becomes official Hairbond United Kingdom Brand Ambassador

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Belgium International goalkeeper Simon Mignolet becomes official Hairbond United Kingdom Brand Ambassador

Belgium International goalkeeper

One of the UK’s most popular hair styling brands, Hairbond United Kingdom announced the famous Liverpool F.C. and Belgium international professional footballer Simon Mignolet as their latest face and brand ambassador after their contract with the England and Lancashire cricketer Jimmy Anderson expired.

To kick start a new endorsement deal, Mignolet met the Hairbond production team for a photoshoot at Liverpool’s Carven Club, a live music bar and venue located on Matthew street, Merseyside, which is still a very popular tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. Not only is this spot iconic with fans of Liverpool football club but for fans of the city and of course, The Beatles.

Hairbond is a professional, premium-quality hairstyling company providing a top range of products that are currently available in over 25 countries including the UK, USA, Australia, and Singapore.

Only sold in professional hair salons, barbershops, and reputable online marketplaces, you won’t find Hairbond products in the supermarket or in the shops on the high street.

On becoming an official brand ambassador, Simon Mignolet commented,

“Hairbond is a high-quality product that I have been using for quite some time now and I am very happy to represent Hairbond product range in the future as their brand Ambassador. Not only are the products of superb quality but also is their founder Scott who happens to be a Liverpool F.C fan. I am thrilled to be working with him and Hairbond.”

Hairbond’s founder Scott Michaels, who is also an avid Liverpool fan said,

“Mignolet’s profile is growing by the minute thanks to his move from Sunderland to Liverpool and his participation in the FIFA World Cup. It’s great to have him on board representing the brand. We have the ambition to grow, to be known amongst consumers as the “Premier League of Hair Products” and aim to sign up endorsement deals with many more Premier League players in the future”

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