Amitabh Bachchan denies buying IPL stakes

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan denies buying IPL stakesThis comes after there were reports that the Bachchan family had approached Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 00:39 IST Amitabh Bachchan said reports of him buying IPL stakes are not true. (Photo: Reuters)Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his family was interested in picking equity stake in any of the franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).”This news is incorrect,” Bachchan told IANS when asked about media reports on the issue.Earlier, there were reports that the Bachchans had approached the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises.While the talks with three-time champions CSK were reportedly unsuccessful, discussions with the Rajasthan Royals did not progress beyond the first round.Interestingly, the Bachchan family already has stakes in Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers.ALSO READ | IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 playersALSO READ | IPL 2019 likely to be scheduled early to give India pre-World Cup restFor 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 byMukesh Rawat Tags :Follow Indian Premeir LeagueFollow Amitabh Bachchanlast_img read more

Met Office warns Britain is heading for unprecedented winter rainfall with records

first_imgThe estimate reflects natural variability plus changes in the UK climate as a result of global warming. Professor Adam Scaife who led the research said: “The new Met Office supercomputer was used to simulate thousands of possible winters, some of them much more extreme than we’ve yet witnessed.“This gave many more extreme events than have happened in the real world, helping us work out how severe things could get.” Cornish village of Coverack hit by flash flood  Dr Vikki Thompson, lead author of the report, said “Our computer simulations provided one hundred times more data than is available from observed records. Our analysis showed that these events could happen at any time and it’s likely we will see record monthly rainfall in one of our UK regions in the next few years”Its research suggests there is a one in three chance of a new monthly rainfall record in at least one region each winter.It comes as flash flooding caused significant damage in the Cornish town of Coverack last week and left people stranded in their homes. Analysis revealed there is a seven per cent risk of record monthly rainfall in south east England in any given winter. The figure increased to 34 per cent when other regions of England and Wales were considered. The winter of 2013-14 saw the heaviest rain fall in a century after a series of storms hit the UK leading to extensive flooding in several parts of the country.center_img Britain is heading for “unprecedented” winter rainfall after the Met Office’s new super computer predicted records will be broken by up to 30 per cent.Widespread flooding has hit the UK in the past few years leading meteorologists to search for new ways to “quantify the risk of extreme rainfall within the current climate”.The Met Office’s new supercomputer has been crucial to understanding the risk of record rainfall by creating hundreds of realistic UK winter scenarios in addition to the record.  Cornish village of Coverack hit by flash flood Credit:Matt Cardy  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more