Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 26 April 2019

A disappointing performance that simply wasn’t cricket

Our readers have their say about the IPL, Brexit and Jordan Peterson

Chennai Super Kings players leave the ground after their win in the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match in Chennai, India, Saturday, March 23, 2019. AP
Chennai Super Kings players leave the ground after their win in the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match in Chennai, India, Saturday, March 23, 2019. AP

I write to you in reference to your article MS Dhoni slams pitch after Chennai crush Virat Kohli’s Bangalore: IPL 2019 opener – in pictures (March 24). Both talented teams have miserably failed to perform well in the T20 match. I was truly disappointed by that match. The Chennai Chepalk stadium is known for great players like Mr Koli, which is why Watson’s failure was surprising.

Even though Rayudu and Raina brought the figure to the victory line, the scores from both teams was unsatisfying.

This is the worst score for the IPL in a long time. Chennai fans were disappointed.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

What will happen to Syria and its people after ISIS?

I write to you in reference to James Haines-Young’s article Baghouz: Last bastion of ISIS territory falls in Syria (March 23). I am worried about the aftermath of ISIS’s defeat in Baghouz. Small pockets of ISIS fighters still loyal to the caliphate will remain and are likely to carry out attacks on innocent civilians. The question is: does Syria have a post-ISIS plan to deal with this security threat?

Randall Mohammed, Dubai

A second Brexit referendum is needed once and for all

I refer to Shafi Musaddique’s article Brexit extension: politicians react to EU proposals (March 22). Prime Minister Theresa May is undergoing a rough patch because the British Parliament is not fully satisfied with the Brexit plan she has been proposing.

Her job is truly thankless. The task of developing a thorough Brexit plan which will please the entire nation is extremely difficult. Theresa May needs help and support from everyone, rather than constant criticism.

Now that Britons are waking up to the realities of exiting the European Union, it may be worthwhile to have a second referendum if Parliament is willing to support such an endeavour.

I truly think that Britons could benefit from the hindsight. Perhaps they had not imagined the full implications of a thorny divorce or the downsides of leaving the European Union.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

Updated: March 24, 2019 07:40 PM

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