Seasoned left-arm pacer Jaydev Undakat returned a four-wicket haul to help India Red seize early initiative in the Duleep Trophy final as India Green were left reeling at 147 for 8 on the rain-hit opening day, here on Wednesday.It turned out to be stop-start day after India Green captain Faiz Fazal opted to bat.Mayank Markande, batting at number eight, emerged top-scorer with his 32-run unbeaten knock as Unadkat and his bowling colleagues never allowed the rival batmen tot settle by striking intermittently.Fazal fell leg-before wicket to Unadkat for 16 after adding 19 runs for the opening wicket with Akshath Reddy.Reddy (16) and Delhi batsman Dhruv Shorey (23) then put on 34 runs with the former adopting a positive approach.However, three wickets — Shorey, Siddhesh Lad and Reddy in the space of 12 runs, pegged India Green back.While Shorey nicked one to wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan off Sandeep Warrier (1/25), Lad fell to Unadkat and Reddy’s patient knock ended when he was run-out.With Green in trouble at 73 for 4 in 25 overs, rain stopped play.When the game resumed, Aksh Deep Nath (29) and Akshay Wadkar (6) looked to do the rescue act by adding 27 runs.Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate ended the stand, having Nath caught by skipper Priyank Panchal with the score at 92.Green lost the wickets of Wadkar and all-rounder Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (15) to slip further.Unadkat had his fourth scalp, when he had Rajesh Mohanty caught behind for a duck.However, Markande’s defiant knock and his 35-run stand for the ninth wicket with Tanveer ul-Haq (8 batting) ensured that Green finished the day without any further setbacks.advertisementRain stopped play with Green at 133 for 8 in 43 overs. Played resumed after some time but only six more overs were possible with bad light ending the day’s proceedings.Brief Score: India Green: 147 for 8 in 49 overs (Mayank Markande 32 batting, Aksh Deep Nath 29; Jaydev Unadkat 4/58).Also Read | Duleep Trophy: India Red’s Karun Nair hits 166 before match ends in drawAlso Read | Uncapped Jalaj Saxena achieves big all-round feat in domestic cricketAlso See
More Annapolis Valley physicians are a step closer to being able to prescribe methadone after a training session held Saturday, Dec. 10, in Wolfville. Family doctors, community pharmacists, psychiatrists, nurses and addictions counselors from the Annapolis Valley took part in an Opioid Dependence Treatment course offered through the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The Annapolis Valley Health Authority organized the course with financial support from the province. “This training means more people in the Annapolis Valley can receive methadone treatment, as well as other types of treatment for opiate addictions,” said Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald. “Having more physicians with their exemption to prescribe methadone will create opportunities for stabilized clients to transfer back to their family doctors, which can in turn open spaces for new clients.” Of the 55 course participants, 14 are physicians who can now apply to Health Canada for an exemption to prescribe methadone for dependency purposes. The training included a 15-hour online course and one day of in-class work. Participants learned how to effectively and safely manage clients receiving methadone and other treatments for opiate addiction. “By training professionals in a variety of fields we will be able to provide comprehensive support at all levels of the healthcare system,” said Janet Knox, president and CEO of Annapolis Valley Health. “We’ve strengthened our collaborative understanding and improved our approach to managing addictions here in the Annapolis Valley.” In mid-October, the province announced $370,000 in funding for methadone treatment to address the significant wait list in the Annapolis Valley. There are currently 32 people taking part in the treatment program, administered by Annapolis Valley Health. There are 30 people on the wait list who are expected to begin receiving treatment in January 2012. The program addresses one of the recommendations of the provincial prescription drug and overdose working group and will serve as a model for other areas of the province. More information about the new opiate addiction treatment program is available by calling 902-679-2392 or 902-825-6828.