For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up games between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Cardiff, as well as the game between West Indies and South Africa from Bristol, was affected by rain. While Pakistan vs Bangladesh match was abandoned without a ball being bowled, the match in Bristol between West Indies and South Africa saw some action but after two rain breaks, the game was declared a no-result. The abandonment of Pakistan vs Bangladesh game is a blow to Sarfraz Ahmed’s side, who head into the World Cup having lost nine out of 10 games and losing their only other warm-up game to Afghanistan by three wickets.In the other warm-up game at Bristol, West Indies inserted South Africa into bat but the Proteas started well with Hashim Amla, who had hit a fifty in the game against Sri Lanka, smashing two boundaries in the first over bowled by Jason Holder. Quinton de Kock, who was rested for the previous game, got going with a four off Sheldon Cottrell and both batsmen started well. The left-hander looked in great touch with two boundaries off Cottrell in the sixth over. However, the rain arrived during the ninth over and after a 50-minute halt, play resumed. However, after seven balls, the rain returned again and this time the delay was longer. When play resumed after over two hours, the match was reduced to 31-overs-per-side. Amla continued his great form and he got to his second fifty by cutting Oshane Thomas over the third man fence for a six and then getting an inside edge that raced away to the fine leg fence. De Kock looked ominous but the match was interrupted by rain yet again and the umpires decided to call the game off.South Africa’s warm-up games are done and they will start their World Cup campaign on the opening day when they take on England on May 30 at The Oval. West Indies will take on New Zealand at Bristol in the final warm-up game. The next two games will see England take on Afghanistan at The Oval followed by Australia taking on Sri Lanka at Southampton. South Africa will take on England in the ICC Cricket World Cup opener.West Indies will play one warm-up game against New Zealand.Pakistan will open their World Cup campaign against West Indies.
MASON CITY — A Mason City woman has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and theft charges.34-year-old Amber Griffin was charged this past fall with four counts of insurance fraud by presenting false information and one count of second-degree theft after an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The bureau said the charges stemmed from an investigation that started back in February of last year as Griffin allegedly submitted multiple fraudulent insurance claims to her insurance company seeking reimbursement through her insurance policy.Griffin pleaded guilty on Monday to the charges, with court records stating that in return for her pleas prosecutors will recommend three years of probation, suspended five-year prison terms and that Griffin pay restitution.Her sentencing is scheduled for May 20th in Cerro Gordo County District Court.