Need time to think about future as England captain: Eoin Morgan

first_imgEoin Morgan said on Friday that his future as England’s limited overs captain is subject to how he recovers from a back injury he suffered during the World Cup, even indicating that he is considering stepping down from the skipper’s post.Morgan suffered a back spasm during England’s match against the West Indies during their triumphant World Cup campaign and had to leave the field in Southampton. His training throughout the tournament was limited after that.Morgan was at Lord’s on Friday and was commemorated during the Lunch break of the second Ashes Test by England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves.”I need more time to think, that’s the honest answer,” Morgan told Test Match Special when asked if he would lead England into the T20 World Cup in 2021. “It’s a big decision, a big commitment. Given the injury that I went through in the World Cup, I need time to get fully fit.”I actually need the season to end pretty soon so I can have that time to physically get fit and guarantee that it’s not an injury risk between this year and next, and then I’ll be able to make a call on that.”Morgan has been playing for Middlesex in the T20 Blast after a two-week break following the World Cup. He admitted that while he “absolutely” wants to lead the team next year, he felt “physically and mentally cooked” after the World Cup.”As captain, you take a little bit more onboard than probably just being a player,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | Ravi Shastri again! BCCI CAC reappoint former India captain as head coachAlso See:last_img read more

US investor urges HBC to cash in crown jewels even if it

U.S. investor urges HBC to cash in ‘crown jewels,’ even if it means closing stores TORONTO – Shares in Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) soared more than 13 per cent Monday amid news that it’s facing investor pressure to unlock value from its real estate assets, even if that means closing its “crown jewel” locations.Land & Buildings Investment Management of Stamford, Conn., said in a public letter that HBC’s Saks Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York, is worth more than the company as a whole at current stock prices.It estimates that the Saks flagship location would be worth C$16 per share, after debt, compared with HBC’s recent stock price of C$8.88 at the close of trading on Friday. The company has said in the past that the building is worth US$3.7 billion.The Toronto-based company’s shares gained $1.21 to $10.09 on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-Monday.Land & Buildings says HBC’s management has many options, including going private or redeveloping its properties in Canada, Europe and the United States.But it urges HBC to abandon attempts to buy additional retail brands, such as Neiman Marcus or Macy’s.“Hudson’s Bay is a real estate company, full stop. If there is a smarter and better use of any or all of the locations, stores should be closed and redeveloped and put towards their optimal use,” the letter says.Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Co. says it’s reviewing the letter and will respond later.Last week, at the company’s annual general meeting, HBC chairman Richard Baker said that the company “will continue to strive to highlight the value” of its real estate assets, whether that be a sale or potentially engaging in a public listing.Baker cautioned, though, that a decision would only be made with the consideration of current market conditions.Land & Buildings Investment Management — which now owns about 4.3 per cent of Hudson’s Bay equity — says in its letter to HBC’s board that the “jury is still out” on Baker, given that the company’s shares peaked two years ago at $28.80.At the time, HBC was in the midst of forging major real estate joint ventures with Toronto-based RioCan and Simon Properties of Indianapolis. It had also announced plans to acquire German department store chain Galerie Kaufhof. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2017 7:13 am MDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more