Hull’s managing director Nick Thompson is to leave the club at the end of the year for personal reasons. Thompson was only appointed to the post last December but has decided to step down after just a year to spend more time with his family. A club statement confirmed that Thompson wanted “a better work-life balance and believes that he needs to commit his weekends to his wife after a recent health scare”. Thompson, who will assist the club’s board in sourcing a successor, said: “I am incredibly proud to have been a part of Hull City at a pivotal point in their history and to have worked with the owners to build a sustainable commercial model to secure the club’s future. It is a privilege to have been a part of this great club, however there are times when family takes higher priority and this is one of them.” Hull chairman Assem Allam said: “It’s sad to see Nick leave but we understand his family comes first in these circumstances.” Press Association
Rajasthan, champions in the inaugural edition, are currently placed seventh in the eight-team standings with four points.”If you look at most of the games we lost, we have lost at the crucial moments. In T20 games two-three or four balls can dictate the winner, and unfortunately, we have not been the team to win those critical moments.”But if you lose those moments consistently then you deserve to be where we are. It is unfortunate and disappointing because every player has given his absolute best. It is not lack of effort or lack of commitment.”Conceding that the death bowling of Rajasthan has been disappointing, Stokes said that this was the toughest part of the game.”It is the most difficult part of the game. You need different skills as bowler and keep on working in training. That is why bowlers like Bumrah and Malinga are best bowlers in world. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get our death bowling quite right.”Talking about Saturday’s match against Mumbai Indians, Stokes said that they know what needs to be done.”We know what we have to do. We will try and stay positive. Our performance in last game was disappointing but we are really a good team. We are living in the moment, not looking into the last games, winning or losing. We have to win every game if we want to be in the final.” Rajasthan Royals wants to treat every game as final says Ben Stokes. Ben Stokes hasn’t had the best time for Rajasthan Royals this season.Rajasthan Royals will play Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Jaipur: England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes Friday said his struggling IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals will, from now on, have to “treat every game like a final” if they are to make the playoffs. Stokes, who himself has not been in the best of form, said that having lost six of their eight matches, Rajasthan Royals cannot afford to lose anymore.”Yes, we are in a must-win situation and we have to treat every match as final and which, I guess, puts any sort of negative thought process above our head. We have only one way to go and that is aggressive and positive,” Stokes. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.