In what could be a massive blow for India ahead of the Asia Cup T20, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today suffered a muscle spasm at the team’s training session in Fatullah. Gujarat wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has been named as back-up and will join the team soon. (MS Dhoni loses cool over retirement query) Patel was the fourth-highest run-scorer in this year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, with 337 runs including four half-centuries from nine matches at an average of 42.12.He last played for India during the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia.”The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said. “Parthiv has been summoned as precautionary measure,” team’s media manager Nishant Arora said. NEWS ALERT: @parthiv9 to join team as MS Dhonis back up. The Indian Captain suffered a muscle spasm in the training session today #AsiaCup BCCI (@BCCI) February 22, 2016India open their Asia Cup campaign against hosts Bangladesh on Wednesday. (India have a very balanced team for World Twenty20: MS Dhoni) India reached Bangladesh yesterday and hit the nets today in fading light this evening. Dhoni has been playing non-stop since January and he featured in all five ODIs and three T20s against Australia and three T20s against Sri Lanka.India have been in superb form after the 1-4 drubbing in the ODI series against Australia earlier this year. But Dhoni’s side fought back to take the T20 series against the Aussies 3-0 before beating an under-strength Sri Lanka 2-1 at home.advertisementHowever, Dhoni’s injury could severely upset India’s plans as they have relied on the captain’s experience in limited-overs formats to excel in key ICC tournaments.The ICC World Twenty20 starts in India next month.
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DSM expands position in gut health with BioCare CopenhagenPosted By: News Deskon: December 24, 2017In: Business, Food, Health, Industries, Ingredients, Mergers & AcquisitionsPrintEmailRoyal DSM has acquired Danish probiotics manufacturer BioCare Copenhagen, helping it expand its position in gut health ingredients.The Dutch company described it as “an attractive market segment in nutritional ingredients, growing an estimated 7% per year”.BioCare is a relatively young company having only been founded in 2012, but, as DSM explained, it has grown to offer “high-quality white label probiotic supplements and complete product concepts with strong consumer appeal”.It is mainly focused on probiotics and specialized in microbial actives with proven health benefits, targeting gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic disorders, infections, and immunity.BioCare Copenhagen has multi-market distribution agreements with a number of leading dietary supplements and pharmaceutical companies and has launched products in over 40 countries worldwide.The deal will enhance DSM’s strong position in gut health solutions, including its Culturelle product range, which the number-one-selling probiotic dietary supplement consumer brand globally.It also has the ingredient brands Oatwell and Tolerase.The company sees further growth potential in gut health ingredients beyond the established indications for digestive health and immune health. Indeed, in recent times, the gut microbiome has taken on increased significance in relationship to heart health, metabolic health and the gut-brain axis.Terms of the deal were not publicly disclosed.Share with your network: Tags: DenmarkDSMNetherlandsprobiotics