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Uttar Pradesh’s 10 districts under high alert due to heavy rains

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Lucknow: High alert was issued in 10 Uttar Pradesh districts following incessant rains over the last few days, the Met department announced on Friday.

The 10 districts comprise Lucknow, Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, Rae Bareli, Hardoi, Barabanki, Budayun, Bareilly and Moradabad. The department has also predicted heavy rains at many other places on Friday.

 

 

Due to the heavy downpour, rivers including the Ganga, Yumuna, Saryu and Ghaghra, are in spate and the water levels are likely to increase further. People living in low lying areas and river banks have been asked to relocate to higher areas, an official told media person.

In the past 48-hours, heavy rains have lashed the central and eastern parts of the state leading to water logging in cities and towns.

 

 

Maximum rains in the last 24-hours was recorded in Gorakhpur witnessing 25.8 mm of rains on a single day. Varanasi recorded 15.2 mm, Bareilly 11.2 and Ghazipur 11.

The day temperatures dipped by four notches owing to heavy rains across the state. The maximum temperature recorded was 29.1 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 23.7.

 

 

Humidity at most places was 100 per cent. On Friday, after almost a week, people in the state capital woke up to a dry day.

However, there is overcast sky in Lucknow and the Met has predicted moderate to very heavy rains throughout the day.

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Andrew McDonald appointed Rajasthan Royals head coach

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New Delhi: Former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald has been brought in as the head coach of Rajasthan Royals on a three-year contract. McDonald, who has previously played in IPL for Delhi Daredevils (2009 and 2011) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2012 and 2013), also comes with coaching experience in the league – having been the bowling coach of Virat Kohli’s side. McDonald comes in to replace Paddy Upton, who was only appointed before the start of the previous season.

McDonald, who has significant experience of coaching will have to take Rajasthan to the epitome of success as they aim their second IPL title. Notably, Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of the competition in 2008 under the leadership of Shane Warne.

This will be Andrew McDonald’s second stint in the IPL. He has also worked with Royal Challengers Bangalore last year; however, the team management replaced the support staff. Bangalore roped in Mike Hesson as their director of Cricket Operations.

Speaking on his appointment, Andrew McDonald stated that he is keen to take up the new challenge with the Rajasthan side. He also said that he can’t wait to associate with the best players in the biggest league across the world.

“I’m delighted to join the Royals family,” said McDonald. “It’s a great honour to take on this responsibility. The Rajasthan Royals is a new, exciting challenge for me, and I can’t wait to get started working with our world-class players and coaches in one of the biggest sporting leagues in the world,” he added.

Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL champions, had finished at the seventh spot in 2019 edition after registering five wins and ending with 11 points at the end of the league stage.

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