Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email BILLINGS – The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing the post offices in Cardwell, Crane, Redstone and Shawmut as part of an effort to cut costs.USPS West Area Region spokesman Al DeSarro tells The Billings Gazette that all four of the Montana offices being considered for closure are within eight to 13 miles of another office. There are 315 post offices statewide.DeSarro says the agency is looking at closing 2,000 to 3,000 offices nationally to become more efficient. He says the agency is making an all-out effort to save every cent it can as it continues to lose money.The possible closures come soon after USPS announced the closure of the Big Sky District office in Billings, displacing 40 employees. The USPS is also looking at consolidating sorting operations.
Cricket is one of the most popular and most loved sports in India. Many youngsters who know the basics of this sport wish to represent their country at least once in a lifetime. The revolution of cricket in India happened when the Indian cricket team lifted the World Cup trophy for very first time in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, which inspired lot many youngsters like Sachin Tendulkar who went on to play for India at the tender age of 16 for 24 long years.During the period 2000-2010, the concept of U-19 Cricket World Cup was on air & many young talented cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and none other than Virat Kohli got the chance to represent the country at the junior level and took the opportunity and now they are an integral part of the senior team. Kohli has also won the U-19 World Cup in 2008 which was held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Currently, India is the most successful team at the junior level with a record of most number of U-19 World Cups wins by any team in the world.The reason behind this record is that the programs that are conducted by the BCCI at the grassroots level are very efficient as it gives more exposure of real competition which motivates the young cricketers to work hard on their fitness and their training. Most important are the coaches under whom these young cricketers are working who are excellent at their job like Rahul Dravid, who is the current head coach of India U-19, as well as director of cricket operations at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore. Dravid has more than 150 Test matches and 300 One-Day Internationals under his belt.Another reason behind this success is the domestic cricket season in India. It is designed according to each aspect of the game. For example, the laws which are written by the ICC are the same implemented in domestic seasons which makes players more competitive.The most important reason behind this is a player’s mentality and approach towards the game that has changed a lot helping them in their careers. The IPL is also one main factor that helps players to change their temperament as it gives more international exposure to these young cricketers which helps to change their mindset towards the game in worst situations.Indian selectors also keep a close eye on the IPL performances of players for selections in different formats for the Indian team.India’s cricketing future is in safe hands and it will produce more and more young cricketers who will make the country proud.