KL Rahul eyes consistency, says adapting to English condition key

first_img Next Reuters LondonJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 16:15 IST KL Rahul in action during a match in World Cup 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSRahul said only the Indian vice-captain could have played such an innings on that trackIndia next play Sri Lanka in their last league match at Leeds on July 6.Rahul scored a 92-ball 77, his second half-century of the tournament, and in the process added 180-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma against Bangladesh.India opener K L Rahul said he needs to quickly adapt to different England conditions in order to consistently contribute with the bat for the national team in the ongoing World Cup.Rahul scored a 92-ball 77, his second half-century of the tournament, and in the process added 180-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma against Bangladesh.The partnership laid the foundation of India’s 314 for 9, a target which proved too much for Bangladesh as they were folded out for 286 in 48 overs. The 28-run win sealed India’s semi-final spot in the World Cup.”I have learnt in the last couple of years that if I have to perform consistently for the team then I have to adapt according to the wicket,” said Rahul, who has been promoted up the order after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament with a thumb fracture.”In the last few matches, the conditions that we played in, like in Southampton, Manchester and here at Birmingham, wickets were little slow. So I felt it is important to take some time initially and if I get set then I can score runs.”I knew that the firepower was there, so initially I can take a little bit of time, that is my role and so I built my innings accordingly. I am learning with each innings and getting better.”Against Bangladesh, Rohit scored a 92-ball 104 to become only the second cricketer after Kumar Sangakkara to hit a record four hundreds in a single edition of World Cup.And Rahul said only the Indian vice-captain could have played such an innings on that track.advertisement”Wicket was not so good and easy, the way Rohit made it out to be. Obviously, he is in good form and he has already scored four hundreds, so I think somebody like him only could have batted like that on that wicket,” Rahul said on ‘Chahal TV’, a short interactive programme hosted by wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for the BCCI website.”I just needed to play second fiddle and I am happy that our partnership was a 100 plus innings.”India next play Sri Lanka in their last league match at Leeds on July 6.Read more | World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant batting at No. 4 gives India the power option, says Michael ClarkeAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow KL RahulFollow World Cup 2019Follow England KL Rahul eyes consistency, says adapting to English condition keyIndia opener KL Rahul said that to perform consistently in World Cup 2019, he needs to adpapt to English condition to contribute with the bat.advertisementlast_img read more

No TSA PreCheck on your boarding pass This might be why

No TSA PreCheck on your boarding pass? This might be why by Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press Posted Jun 24, 2016 9:30 am MDT Last Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this March 17, 2016, file photo, travelers authorized to use the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck expedited security line at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle have their documents checked by TSA workers. Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren’t getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveller programs such as PreCheck aren’t getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations.The most common problem is that their date of birth or government “known traveller number” has been entered incorrectly into a reservation. Other times, the name on the itinerary doesn’t match the name used to enrol in PreCheck, Global Entry or one of the other government programs. This is particularly a problem when bookings are made through travel agents who might transpose information, airlines say.There have always been issues matching passenger data but with recent long lines at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints leading to a spike in PreCheck enrollments, there are now more data problems too.The TSA and some airlines are responding, trying to catch these problems long before passenger arrive at the airport. The TSA has started to help travellers through a new Twitter channel launched last fall called @AskTSA.“The earlier you know about the issue, the more time our team has to resolve the problem,” says Jennifer Plozai, director of external communications with the TSA, who manages the @AskTSA social media program.Passengers who don’t check in until they arrive at the airport have little time to fix any problems. Fliers only know that they have PreCheck once a boarding pass is generated.Staff at the TSA’s Transportation Security Operation Center in Herndon, Virginia assist fliers who reach out through a direct message to @AskTSA. That staff then work with airlines to rectify the mismatched information in a reservation.Plozai says the most common issues revolve around known traveller numbers, or KTNs. These are the unique numbers members are given once a traveller is confirmed in a trusteed traveller program.Fliers enrolled through Global Entry or other Customs and Border Protection programs will have a nine-digit number, most likely beginning with “98” — such as 981234567. Those who enrolled directly in PreCheck with have nine letters or digits beginning with “TT” — such as TT1234ABC.This number needs to be put in the “known traveller” space on a reservation, not in the “redress number” space.American Airlines has taken the unusual step of vetting all passengers with a known traveller number in their AAdvantage frequent flier profile or reservation through TSA databases 72 hours prior to departure. If those travellers aren’t granted PreCheck in the test run, American sends them an email notifying them of the mismatch and to double check the information.The first email was sent June 16. During the first week running the system, messages were sent to 11,683 passengers, according to airline spokesman Ross Feinstein. Many of the problems stem from travel agencies who incorrectly copy the traveller’s information. Even if a flier’s AAdvantage profile has the correct information, the booking is based on data submitted by the travel agency, Feinstein says.“With more and more people applying for TSA PreCheck each day, we have seen many participants who are not receiving TSA PreCheck due to errors,” Feinstein says.None of the other major carriers are reaching out proactively to customers. Delta Air Lines spokesman Morgan Durrant, for instance, says that passengers have “the best chance of success” in fixing the problem more than 24 hours in advance.Other airlines say they aren’t seeing as many issues.Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins says because most of the airline’s passengers book directly with the carrier, there haven’t been problems. United spokesman Charles Hobart says that “we haven’t seen a significant number of issues with the topic.”If there is a problem, first go to www.dhs.gov/tt, choose your trusted traveller program and log in. Verify your known traveller number, your name, date of birth and gender. If that is all correct, then verify with the airline that it has all the information correct. Unless the flier has had a disqualifying criminal offence, PreCheck should be granted on a boarding pass almost every time they fly.__Follow Scott Mayerowitz at twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/scott-mayerowitz. read more