Manchester: The Virat Kohli-led Indian team is currently unbeaten in the ongoing 2019 World Cup and the skipper is leaving no stones unturned to keep the winning momentum going. Even though the players have been given a couple of days off after the win over Afghanistan, Kohli has been sweating it out in the gym. In the short video, Kohli is seen lifting heavy weights and the skipper captioned it saying: “No days off. Nothing can be done without hardwork.” Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevKohli, known to be one of the fittest cricketers in modern day cricket, has been credited with bringing in a change in the approach and attitude of the Indian players when it comes to maintaining top-level fitness. While he was alone in this video, he often shares pictures and videos with teammates from the gym sessions. In their five matches so far, the Men in Blue have won four with the game against New Zealand being washed out. Placed third on the points table, India will now take on the eighth placed West Indies in Manchester on Thursday before locking horns against tournament favourites and hosts England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on June 30, July 2 and July 6 respectively.
In a new report to the Security Council, UNMOVIC Executive Chairman Hans Blix “welcomes Iraq’s willingness to discuss issues related to inspections in Iraq.” The next round of UN-Iraq talks is scheduled to be held in Vienna on 4 and 5 July.The report also provides information on Mr. Blix’s input during the first two rounds, held in New York on 7 March and from 1 to 3 May. Among other points, the Chairman “explained how UNMOVIC planned to operate in Iraq.” He also mentioned how the Commission’s expert staff was proceeding with work to identify unresolved issues as a basis for the later definition of “key remaining disarmament tasks.”On what Iraq would need to do to complete those tasks, the Chairman outlined the kinds of additional clarification that UNMOVIC might seek, stressing the need for full clarity about Baghdad’s cooperation on a number of practical issues before inspectors are deployed to Iraq. “It would be unfortunate if UNMOVIC inspectors were to encounter practical problems when they started to work in Iraq,” Mr. Blix writes.In light of the possibility of resuming the inspection work begun by its predecessor, the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM), UNMOVIC is increasing its readiness by recruiting more staff for posts at Headquarters that had previously remained unfilled. A number of new posts have also been established to cover the additional work given to the Commission under the Security Council’s latest resolution on the oil-for-food programme, which allows Iraq to use a portion of its petroleum revenue to purchase humanitarian relief.