India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 19, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 22:49 IST Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka 2019: Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the hosts in the 3-match ODI series (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh will miss captain Mashrafe Mortaza for the ODI seriesSri Lanka will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne in the 3-match ODI seriesTamim Iqbal will lead the touring side vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka announced a 22-member ODI squad for their 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh, starting July 26. Dimuth Karunaratne, who led the team at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has been named the captain of the side.The first of the 3 ODIs will be played on July 26, the second two days later and the final one on July 31 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.Meanwhile, Tamim Iqbal has been named captain of the Bangladesh ODI side for the Sri Lanka tour. Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out series due to a hamstring injury.Fast bowler Mortaza sustained the injury during the team’s final net session at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka, with Bangladesh set to depart for Sri Lanka on Saturday.”Mortaza injured his left hamstring during training today,” BCB senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement.”It is a recurrent injury that could take around three to four weeks to recover from. Therefore, he is ruled out from participation in sporting activity for a month.”Sri Lanka squad for ODI series vs BangladeshDimuth Karunarathna (captain), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimane, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathileke, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Madusanka.Also Read | Euro T20 Slam 2019 Draft: Full squads and players list of 6 teamsAlso Read | MS Dhoni has no immediate plans to retire, says longtime friendAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sri Lanka CricketFollow BangladeshFollow Dimuth KarunaratneFollow Mashrafe MortazaFollow ColomboFollow avishka fernando Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs vs Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out for visitorsSri Lanka and Bangladesh will play a 3-match ODI series, starting July 26 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka named a 22-member squad for the series on Friday.advertisement
TORONTO — A new survey says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage-free by age 58, one year later than in a similar poll a year ago.[np_storybar title=”How this man plans to be mortgage free by age 31″ link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/06/07/mortgage-free-in-canada/”%5DThis 29-year-old pension analyst is $130,000 away from paying off his $425,000 home in Toronto, without money from parents or the lotto. Find out how [/np_storybar]But the survey, conducted for CIBC by Angus Reid, found some big discrepancies across the country.For example, homeowners in British Columbia thought they wouldn’t be able to pay off their mortgages until they hit 66, while those in Alberta expected to be mortgage-free more than a decade earlier at 55. The survey also found that just over half of those polled were taking advantage of the current low interest rate environment to pay down their mortgages faster.Fifty-five percent said they were putting in extra effort into repaying their mortgages, although that was down from 68% last year.CIBC says even small efforts can lead to big savings for homeowners in the long run.For example, someone paying 4.99% interest on a $250,000 mortgage with 25-year amortization can expect to save nearly $35,000 of interest if they add $147 to their $1,453 monthly payments.The same homeowner can save as much as $30,000 on interest if they make $726 payments every two weeks, instead of waiting until the end of the month to make a payment.The bank pointed out that even making a lump sum payment every year — for instance, putting the average $1,600 tax refund towards the mortgage — would shave off $33,103 of interest.“Employing one or more of these strategies does take some planning and discipline,” said Barry Gollom, vice-president of secured lending and product policy at CIBC.“If becoming mortgage-free sooner is something you want to achieve, it’s important to look at your mortgage as part of your overall financial picture and to balance your mortgage payment plan against your other goals.”Of those paying off their mortgages quicker than necessary, 32% said they were making payments more often, 28% were increasing the amount they pay while 18% said they had made either an additional prepayment or a lump sump payment.Beyond Alberta and British Columbia, the survey found the average age respondents expected to be mortgage-free ranged from 56 years in Quebec to 57 years in Atlantic Canada and Ontario and 58 years in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.The online poll was conducted by Angus Reid Forum with 1,509 Canadian adults between May 21 and May 22.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.