Press Association The 23-year-old has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Foxes, who are bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Chelsea were interested in the Croatia international, who has two goals in four appearances, but failed to strike a deal with Rijeka. Striker Andrej Kramaric has completed his switch from Rijeka to Leicester, subject to a work permit, the Croatian club have confirmed.
NEW Zealand Cricket (NZC) have cancelled their Under-19 team’s tour to Bangladesh, slated for this month, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in which at least 40 people had been killed.NZC chairman Greg Barclay said both the NZC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) agreed that sending an age-group team to one of the countries worst affected would be insensitive and inappropriate.“We have conveyed our deep sense of regret over the circumstances leading to this mutual decision, and the BCB have been both understanding and generous in response,” Barclay said. NZC have nothing but respect for the BCB and believe this development has only served to bring our countries closer together, and to strengthen our bond through cricket. In reply, the BCB has expressed ‘solidarity with NZC and the peace-loving people of New Zealand’.”However, Barclay said both countries remain committed to playing bilateral series across all levels, including “Developmental” and “A” tours, starting with the Bangladesh Under-19 team’s tour to New Zealand in September.Members of Bangladesh’s senior side were just “about 50 yards from the mosque”, which was the site of one of two terror attacks in Christchurch last month. They managed to escape through Hagley Park and shortly after the tour was called off.The aftermath of the attack had also seen Canterbury pull out of the final round of the Plunket Shield.(ESPN CricinfO)
Continuing a holiday tradition, more than 250,000 people are expected to turn out today for the new Hollywood Santa Parade. With the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce abandoning its sponsorship of the annual parade, city government has stepped in to back a scaled-down version of the parade along Hollywood Boulevard. Bob Barker, the longtime host of “The Price is Right,” is serving as grand marshal, and, in addition to traditional holiday greetings, he will be urging residents to spay or neuter their pets. Among others expected to participate are cast members from “Dancing with the Stars,” “Wicked” and “High School Musical.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThere is no charge to attend the parade, although grandstand seats cost $35. A number of streets in the area will be closed during the event, and Los Angeles police officials said they will strictly enforce parking restrictions. Today there will be no parking on Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street, Yucca Street between Gower Street and Highland Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard between Formosa Avenue and Western Avenue, and Hawthorne Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue. Also, there will be no parking on Selma Avenue between Gower Street and Highland, Lanewood Avenue between Orange Drive and La Brea Avenue, Sunset Boulevard between Western Avenue and Formosa Avenue, De Longpre Avenue between Gower Street and La Brea Avenue, Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue, Fountain Avenue between Bronson Avenue and Cahuenga Avenue, Lexington Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard between Hobart Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, and Melrose Avenue between Western Avenue and Highland Avenue. Other streets in the area will also be affected, and drivers are urged to look for street signs limiting parking.