Suresh Raina has ticked all the right boxes after being given the responsibility of leading the Indian Premier League newbie Gujarat Lions. The Lions are sitting pretty at the top of the table after winning seven of their eleven games. (Full Coverage|Points Table)New Responsibilities Now, the Lions skipper is all set to handle one of the biggest responsibilities of his life. Raina is expecting his first child this month and has left the IPL, which is nearing its business-end, to join his pregnant wife Priyanka in Holland. (Also read: Suresh Raina trusts me, says Gujarat Lions pacer Praveen Kumar) “I am meeting my wife tomorrow, leaving for Holland. So, I am very excited right now,” Raina said after leading his side to a five-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Raina also posted a tweet on Mother’s Day expressing his eagerness to meet the women special to him.#happymothersday ??mom??and to future mom can’t wait to see you both ?????????????? pic.twitter.com/r90fST2fUX Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 8, 2016Notably, Raina had credited his wife Priyanka for his successful stint as captain saying she had helped him become more responsible and calm. “I think I have improved a lot as a person after my marriage. I have become very calm and responsible,” Raina told iplt20.com.Ideal Wife Raina tied the knot with Priyanka, his childhood friend, in April last year.The left-handed Uttar Pradesh batting mainstay said his wife had no problems with him spending more time with his Gujarat teammates and added that she has understood and supported him well. “She encourages me to spend more time with my teammates even if that means I don’t have enough time left for her. Her support and understanding has given me more opportunities to form a bond with this new team, understand my players and gel them together,” Raina said.advertisementWest Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore batting powerhouse, Chris Gayle also took a break from the IPL early in the season to be with his partner during the birth of their daughter whom he named ‘Blush’ after his infamous interview with Australian TV reporter Mel McLaughlin.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives.The planned 105-unit resort, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll, providing a desirable sanctuary surrounded by natural beauty in the northern part of the Maldives. It is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2018.The contemporary tropical resort will combine comfort and style, with 33 Beach Villas and 72 Over Water Villas. While designed as a destination for relaxing and rejuvenating escapes offering a high degree of privacy, the resort will also feature an array of onsite recreational facilities to entertain a wide range of guests, from honeymooners to adventurous families.Located in one of the Maldives’ most idyllic atolls, the resort will be one of the few exclusive properties in the area to offer guests an opportunity to completely immerse themselves in spectacular scenery and untouched nature. Many of the surrounding islands are still uninhabited.“It’s no secret that the Maldives is a much sought after holiday destination that is still increasing in popularity and our spectacular resort represents a significant entry for Mövenpick into this world-renowned island hideaway,” said chief development officer and senior vice president Asia, Andrew Langdon. “We look forward to introducing guests at Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives to Mӧvenpick’s signature style, hospitality and service once it opens in 2018.”Rich in marine life and excellent diving opportunities, the waters surrounding the resort will play an integral role in its appeal through a variety of above and underwater experiences. The resort will feature a comprehensive dive centre, beach sports activity centre, exclusive guest-only superyacht, as well as a small scale marine research centre and private marina.The first Marine National Park (MNP) in the Maldives, which consists of a group of nine uninhabited islands commonly known as Edu Faru, is approximately 15 minutes from the resort via speedboat. The popular Christmas Tree Rock and Orimas Thila dive sites are also an easy boat ride away.Enticing wellness and recreational facilities will include a spa with 14 private treatment rooms. Other features include a tranquil yoga pavilion, a state of the art gym, water sports centre, volleyball and tennis courts. The resort will also have a business centre, library and retail boutique to further ensure guests enjoy a convenient and carefree stay.