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and when. A few years back,000 people per sq km, and Australia say Olympic ambitions are unwanted. slant-eyed-for-Chinese) make you laugh out loud?problems cannot be solved in a matter of days or months? This is hard to dismiss as mere rhetoricsince he is no outsider and speaks from profound experience in the mainstream security and governance set-upas well as the legislature and religious orthodoxy Comparing Irans current situation with that in 2003with more than 13000 centrifuges running today at Natanz and 650-plus advanced ones at fortified locationscapable of enrichment above 20 per centreflects gains in defiance of the UNSCbut in keeping with the IAEAs comprehensive safeguards It is a far cry from the charges of a breach of the safeguards agreementwithout even pilot-scale enrichment There were no UNSC sanctions thenbut oil revenues were not as high as todayeven though they are crippled by combined USEU and UN sanctions Stillthe US is engaged in P5+1 talks and has been on record as ready to talk at the highest levels Senior officials from the P5+1 met in Brussels earlier this monthenvisaging the resumption of talks with a new Iranian team Washington appears to be open to direct talks with Iranespecially since Rouhani has sent a similar message Notwithstanding Israels warningsfew in Europe or America contemplate a military strike Russia and China have lately supported Iran within the UNSC onfor instancethe missiles issue The barriers to external engagement lie in Khameneis recent charge that the West is inflexible and his general emphasis on the removal of sanctions and Irans right to enrichment US officials cautiously noted the tone of Rouhanis campaignespecially his public critique of previous negotiator Saeed Jalilis record What kind of relaxation in sanctions may elicit from Iran the stop-shut-and-ship actions shorthandmore or lessfor the Wests demand for a freeze on the centrifuges at Natanzshutting down 20 per cent or higher enrichment in Fordowand shipping out or converting enriched uranium into metal fuelall under the aegis of the IAEA The hardliners who control the Majlis acquiesced in Rouhanis win butit is worth recallinghad overturned his position in 2003-04 on observing the IAEA additional protocols They would expect tangible gains Moderation and flexibility in the US approachas advised by eminent former diplomatsthe forthcoming attitude of the US leadership and the tempering of the all-options-are-on-the-table kind of language are the positivespitted against widening and stiffer economic sanctionsrevelations about the Stuxnet attack on Iranian centrifuges and the IAEAs overplaying of sticking points Will signs of pragmatism on both sides encourage creative diplomacyrather than coercion The writer is a former ambassador to the IAEA in Vienna For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 3 2017 10:54 pm Virat Kohli has scored more than 1000 runs off just 18 ODIs in 2017 (Source; Reuters) Related News Virat Kohli scored his 30th ODI hundred in Colombo in the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka Kohli came in to bat after the dismissal of Ajinkya Rahane He got to three figures in 107 balls With this he also equals former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record for second most ODI hundreds Sachin Tendulkar leads the charts with 49 tons Kohli built a 99-run partnership with Manish Pandey before putting up a 109-run stand with Kedar Jadhav Jadhav also got to his second ODI half century before his captain got to three figures It is the 19th time that Kohli has scored a century in a chase It is is also his second consecutive century in the series Kohli has been one of the most consistent performers for India with the bat in the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka This is his second consecutive century after his blistering 131 off 96 balls in the fourth ODI and he had also notched up 82 in the first match to lead India to victory alongwith Shikhar Dhawan This is the 19th time Virat Kohli has scored a century in a chase for India in ODIs Through the course of the innings Kohli also got to 1000 ODI runs in 2017 – off just 18 matches Here are a few reactions to his innings: Been a privilege to watch @imVkohli construct an innings especially in a run chase — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 3 September 2017 Another night Another chase Another That’s Virat Kohli for you #Respect #SLvIND — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 3 September 2017 He makes it seem as if creating a record is just like recording a tape Equals Ponting’s 30 Only one man above him#ViratKohli — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 3 September 2017 Sabash tere shera @imVkohli 30th ODI TON #Indvslanka — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 3 September 2017 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs Kohli’s century helped India finish a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the series It is the first time ever that Sri Lanka have been whitewashed at home For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Sandip G | Jaffna | Updated: August 18 2017 10:10 am The St Patrick’s College ground in Jaffna has the only turf wicket in the entire northern province (Express Photo by Sandip G) Related News In a ramshackle asbestos chamber stacked with broken boards and rusted chairs an elderly sentinel of Jaffna’s St Patrick’s College Ground struggles to keep himself awake His periodic post-lunch naps are intervened by the strident barks of a pack of strays housed in a crumbling shed that hugs the ground under a hunched palmyra tree He swishes his wooden stick in thin air and pelts a few craggy stones from his pocket The dogs splinter astray His sleepy eyes then bumble on a skinny cow grazing into the centre of the ground He nonchalantly walks up to it pulls it by the rope on the neck and ties it to the pole of a goalpost before returning to the chamber and washing his eyes with water to be more vigilant of intruders “Vacation time ana ithu than tholla (in vacation time this is the biggest menace)” he mutters Schools in Sri Lanka are shut in August the longest vacation of their academic year The otherwise brimming ground is an eerily empty place Thangavelu dreads the month for he has to guard the ground from dogs and cows and “poruki pasanga” (rascals guys) who aim to turn the ground into a midnight watering hole Not long ago he used to vacation the month at home but not after the college installed a turf wicket the only such facility in the northern province which comprises five districts and spans nearly 9000 square kilometers It was readied by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board three years ago to facilitate the growth of cricket in the once strife-torn Jaffna peninsula The school though has to maintain the surroundings and recently it got a roofed stand and a small gallery which are packed during local derbies The turf wicket has stirred envy among other local schools especially affluent ones like St John’s and Jaffna Hindu College but on it dwells the biggest hope of the northern province producing its first ever international cricketer At the peak of the war it would have been blasphemous to even suggest this but now the uneasiness has abated and sporting dreams have begun to sprout And it’s all centred on the 22-yard strip of one of the oldest colleges in the country founded by an Italian missionary “We nurture it like a baby because we know how precious it is and how lucky we are to have this facility So we have to make the best use of it” says Amaldas Nishanthan the physical education teacher who was a household name in his time though he keeps asserting he played only on matting wickets As if it’s some kind of slight Back in his time in the mid-90s when peace was delusional on the peninsula Nishanthan says nobody knew turf wickets existed “Only if we could go out of Jaffna could we see the turf wickets which we couldn’t It was in the early 2000s when truce talks were underway and the roads reopened that I first went out of Jaffna But then the war was back again and the roads (doors) were shut” he recollects The civil war hardly affected their provincial cricket but it stalled the ambitions “Those days we couldn’t even dream of dreaming about playing for Sri Lanka We would have been branded traitors for sure even if we did but then we were content that we could play cricket at least among the districts It was a big relief for us At least there was some peace and joy in our lives” he says So all his life Nishanthan a prolific wicketkeeper-batsman played his cricket on matting surfaces with its moody bounce and whimsical disposition But it made him a fine player square of the wicket “I could cut pull and hook without any inhibitions Also keeping on such wickets sharpened my reflexes” he says his otherwise inexpressive face suddenly radiating with a puerile joy His fame traversed beyond the Elephant Pass and a bunch of visiting Sri Lankan cricket administrators were so impressed that they even chalked out a plan to smuggle him out of Jaffna though the Jaffna-Trincomalee-Colombo cargo route He laughs wistfully before admitting self-deprecatingly that he was not brave enough “I didn’t have the courage and getting out of Jaffna was risky and complicated” he says He had to evade the eyes of LTTE cadets the Sri Lankan Navy and the Army More agonisingly he had to stay away from his family which in those uncertain times was mentally torturous “You don’t know what will happen to them and you don’t know whether you can even come back” he says But Nishanthan and his friends used to impatiently wait for the cargo boats to dock at Trincomalee harbour which among other supplies used to bring cricket goods “We had to order the goods and pay three times the money But that was one of the few things we could look forward to in our lives” he says Even if he had managed to sneak into Colombo there was no guarantee that he would prosper “The cricketers there were and still are a few notches above us in terms of confidence support and the game Being a good player on matting wicket doesn’t automatically make you a great player on turf” he points out After the ambush of 2009 when the entire LTTE cadre was annihilated through a brutally clinical operation and peace restored a few youngsters like wicketkeeper-batsman Rishan Tudor left-arm spinner G Gokulan and medium pacer Edward Edin did make it to Colombo But they found the gulf too huge to bridge and are still playing third-division cricket “Rishan was a Patrician and is a talented boy but the competition there’s so immense that climbing up the ladder is really difficult Let’s face it we are a few years behind the cricketers from Colombo and Kandy which is understandable given the hardships we had endured” Nishanthan sighs It’s not just infrastructural incompetence or decades of geographical alienation that has stymied Jaffna cricket – he insists that in the pre-war days Jaffna was a cricketing powerhouse – but also societal and class disparities “If you look at the students here 70 per cent of them are from fishermen background for whom sending their kids to college itself is a big accomplishment Even look at the coaches here We are not paid in lakhs as they do in St Joseph’s or Trinity They even have specialized coaches But here we are coaching the kids voluntarily without getting a penny” he says The biggest fillip for cricket in Jaffna will be if one of their 24 clubs progresses to the A division but the best they’ve managed to reach is the pre-quarters of the third division “At this moment we are looking at not getting demoted to the fourth division” says Nishanthan Like most of them associated with cricket in the vast stretches of the northern province Nishanthan believes that turf wicket will sooner than later change their cricketing fortunes around Now the board has commissioned to build an international stadium as well “Jaffna no longer wants to be associated with war but as a cricketing powerhouse as it once was” he says But it has spoiled Thangavelu’s meditational slumber *** The paint on the walls of St Patrick’s College is peeling Like the town the college too has bore the brunt of war At the peak of the conflict the college was a shelter to the victims and a dispensary There were a few times the college ground was shelled by the Sri Lankan Army in the 80s So perhaps they cared less about preserving photographs The remains of the past glory are just a handful of faded black-and-white photographs Nishanthan’s index finger runs through the names on an old photograph with men in blazers holding a trophy before it stops at one particular name R Naguleswaran a stocky man with a disarming smile who played for their rivals Jaffna Central College “He was one of the great fast bowlers who couldn’t unfortunately play Test cricket” he says A brisk left-arm seamer who was a popular figure on the Colombo club circuit Naguleswaran had emigrated to New Zealand like several others from the northern province just a little before Sri Lanka was accorded Test status Thus was assumed that Jaffna could churn out fast bowlers Former fast bowler and in-charge of talent development in the northern and eastern provinces Ravindra Pushpakumara credits it to their naturally athletic built “They are strong and sturdy and so have the ideal physique for fast bowlers You won’t believe it they can bowl for hours on end without even drinking water That’s why we are focusing more on developing fast bowlers from this area” he says He was also stunned by their classical actions “When I look at these players from the north and east I simply marvel at them Some of these players are so naturally gifted Their actions are so classical that there’s nothing that we have to correct I only update them on the proper technique” Pushpakumara says So he asked a couple of them whether they had developed their techniques watching television or Youtube videos They replied with empty stares “Forget Youtube most of them don’t have even television sets at home They say they developed it naturally and when I pass through these areas and see boys playing cricket I notice that they have really good actions and that too without any coaching or academy in those places” he says He calls them “uncut diamonds” “Now we should groom them give them exposure and hone their skills It cannot be done overnight but the place has great potential and the SLC is looking to tap it” Pushpakumara says It’s in a sense ironic as the most famous Tamil player to play for Sri Lanka was a spinner But Nishanthan immediately retorts that Muttiah Muralitharan doesn’t strike an instant chord “We don’t identify much with him In fact Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are more famous” he says It’s not a grouse or a protest but they feel a genuine otherness about him Maybe it’s because Murali’s family settled down in Sri Lanka in the early 20th century or because he speaks a distinctively different twang or because he has remained aloof from the Tamil cause Whatever be they are keenly awaiting the rise of one of their own heroes one that would blur the chasm of class and clan one that would shorten the special distance between Colombo and Jaffna For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News — Sriram Karanam (@ramsjoyy) March 25.