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Manohar takes over BCCI reins from Pawar
Manohar, who took over as the new president of BCCI, served as one of the five vice-presidents under Pawar. Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the former Indian captain as well as Test and ODI opener was appointed as the chief selector, replacing Dilip Vengsarkar. He also captained India on the 1989 tour of Pakistan. There are also some new faces in the four different zones who will act as the co-selectors. They are - Yashpal Sharma, Raja Venkat, Surendra Bhave and Narendra Hirwani. Abey Kuruvilla, the former Test and Mumbai pacer became the new chairman of the junior selection panel as Lalchand Rajput, the former, Mumbai based Test opener refused to accept the job.
The chairman of the outgoing junior selection panel, Sanjeev Sharma will remain a member of the five-man panel along with Sanjay Desai, Rajesh Borah, Rajinder Singh Hans and Sanjay Jagdale. Mahendra Pandove, another joint secretary under Pawar, holds the post of the new treasurer. Arun Jaitley, N Shivlal Yadav, Aridam Ganguly, Chirayu Amin and Lalit Modi have been elected as the five vice presidents. Pawar will continue to be the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Besides, he also plays the important role as the chairman of its important marketing sub-committee.
While Rajeev Shukla, one of the vice-presidents under Pawar, was elected as the new chairman of the finance committee; Niranjan Shah was appointed vice-chairman of the Indian Premier League, led by Modi. While speaking to the media, Manohar told that the working committee had decided that before being appointed to the senior selection panel, the candidate for the post must have played his last international match at least ten years ago.
Board wants 47cr from Dalmiya
When he makes his first visit to the state-of-the art Cricket Centre at the Wankhede Stadium, Dalmiya could be in for a rough time. The board, once it gets approval from the general body, is set to file a civil suit to 'recover' Rs 47.3 crore from him. When HT spoke to Dalmiya on Wednesday he had nothing to say on the impending civil suit though he did say that he would address the media once the AGM was concluded. The suit pertains to Dalmiya's handling of the PILCOM monies, specifically relating to the amount spent from Account No. 1223 of Indian Overseas Bank, Bhowanipore branch. During the AGM in 2005-06, N Srinivasan, the treasurer, had submitted a report on the PILCOM/INDCOM accounts relating to the 1996 World Cup.
Since, Dalmiya had failed to submit the book of accounts for the period from April 1, 2005 to February 4, 2006, the working committee (on the recommendation of the finance committee) decided to recover the entire amount from Dalmiya.
In the same meeting, on August 15, 2006, members of the BCCI raised doubts over the handling of the accounts and also why irregularities were not reported by M/S Billimoria & Co, the statutory auditors of the BCCI.
Pawar to represent MCA at BCCI AGM
"Sharad Pawar (MCA president) will represent the MCA at the BCCI Annual General Meeting to be held on September 27 and 28 (in Mumbai)," said MCA's joint secretary P V Shetty in a media release today. "In his (Pawar's) absence Dilip Vengsarkar (MCA vice president) will attend the meeting," Shetty said explaining the decision taken at the MCA's Managing Committee meeting held here last evening.
This was one of the important decisions taken by the MCA Managing Committee yesterday. Other MCA sources said the managing committee had also decided not to extend any concession to Reliance for expenses incurred by MCA in organising IPL ties at the Wankhede Stadium earlier this year for which Rs 50 lakh is due to them.
"It was decided that the amount would have to be paid in full by Reliance (owners of Mumbai Indians franchise team). And we would part with some amount due from them for conducting matches at the D Y Patil Stadium in Nerul to the latter once we get it," they added.
Tendulkar available for Australia series: BCCI
There has been speculation about Tendulkar's availability for the first Test against Australia in Bangalore after his withdrawal from Irani match, but secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Niranjan Shah made it clear that the batting maestro will be available for the Test series.
"Sachin will not be playing in the Irani Trophy on the advice of the physiotherapist of the India team so that he could give another week's rest. But he will be available for the Australia series," Shah said.
Tendulkar injured his left elbow during the third Test in Sri Lanka and did not play in the One-day series in the island nation. The 35-year-old also had undergone surgery for tennis elbow in 2005.
BCCI to include more Bangla players in IPL
Cricinfo website quotes BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi saying that the BCCI will include more Bangladesh players in the IPL player auctions next year. “We will definitely play an active role in helping them out,” Modi was quoted as saying. “We are looking at adding a few (Bangladesh) players for the next IPL auction.” Modi also said that the BCCI will include a team in the Champions Twenty20 League from 2010. “We are also looking at a team from Bangladesh participating in the Champions League from 2010 onwards,” he reportedly said.
Executive member of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Ahmed Sajjadul Alam, had been quoted as saying that the board hoped the BCCI would help revive the game by inviting more players for these cash-rich tournaments.
Kapil lashes out at BCCI for victimising ICL players
"I don't understand why the Cricket Board is treating cricketers who joined our ranks as untouchables. We were providing the youngsters an option to cricket and to life. They (the board) are victimiing the cricketers for no fault of theirs (by banning them)," an angry Kapil told reporters here at the launch of second season of ICL. "We are for the betterment of Indian cricket and I always think I am a part of the Cricket Board but why are they trying to monopolise the game. They should have beeen big hearted.
"Moreover, I would never have thought of fighting a case against my own players," he said while referring to court cases between ICL players and their boards. Without naming anybody, Kapil blamed a "particular person" for being victimising ICL players.
"Today, if there is such a victimisation of ICL players it is because of one particular man. I don't need to name him here everybody knows him," he said. "Despite the obstacles to make us small we have grown from strength to strength. We will keep on giving a better platform for youngsters to cricket," added the World Cup winning captain after announcing a new team, Dhaka warriors.
He praised the 13 Bangladeshi players, which included former captain Habibul Bashar, for joining the ICL. "We would encourage them to play for their country. In the free time when they are not playing for their country they can play for ICL. What is wrong in this. If they are banned by their board for joining ICL that is not their (players') fault," said the former captain.
No threat to Australia tour: BCCI
After the capital was rocked by a series of five blasts last evening, Cricket Australia (CA) said it was considering the option of sending a security team to India before taking a call on the four-Test tour next month. BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah, however, asserted there was no threat to the tour.
"I have not heard about any communication from Australia and I don't think there will be any change to the tour schedule," Shah said. "I hope Australia also understands our position. The situation is normal and the Australian tour to India will go as per schedule," he said.
On CA's plan to send a security team to India, Shah said, "If there are any concerns, a security team will come. I don't think there will be any problem in Australia coming to India."
BCCI warns Kirsten for remarks on captaincy
BCCI also said that it is the responsibility of the selectors to bother about the captaincy issue. Earlier Kirsten in an interview to a media praised Dhoni for his captaincy and said that Dhoni has all the qualities of a Test captain and he is ready to take over the test captaincy from Anil Kumble.
"Dhoni is a great thinker. He has got tremendous skills in terms of understanding the situation. He is the best ODI batsman in the world. He plays every situation really well. He is a very good keeper as well," Kirsten told to media. Kirsten also made some comments on senior players saying senior players cannot sit on their past laurels and need to perform consistently.
Dalmiya expected for BCCI meet
Dalmiya, arrested on March 26 this year and released on bail for alleged misappropriation of PILCOM (Pak-India-Lanka Comittee) funds to the tune of Rs 2.90 crore, has stormed back to the helm of affairs at his home association-Cricket Association of Bengal-at the recent elections. The ex-chief of the International Cricket Council, expelled by the current ruling group in the BCCI in December, 2006 from the apex cricket body, had to step down as president of CAB, but after lengthy legal battles he was allowed to contest the elections in July, 2007. Dalmiya bided his time and then bounced back to the helm in CAB at the elections held last month. His expected presence at the last meeting of the all-powerful Working Committee before next month's AGM has shifted the focus back to cricket administration.
The meeting is expected to finalise the dates and venue of next month's AGM at which president-elect Shashank Manohar is to take over the reins from Sharad Pawar.
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And they said..January 2008
"Bollyline controversy", Australian media.Victory for cricket
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla on the removal of Bucknor. Jan 8 Let's worry about playing in the middle, performing well, and if you lose so be it
McGrath stands up for Bucknor and Australia. Jan 8 Bucknor has gone on too long
Harold 'Dickie' Bird Unfair allegation of racism against our Indian player is wholly unacceptable
BCCI president Sharad Pawar. Jan 7 We tried our best to defuse the situation but their collective behaviour through the game and then, the unwarranted racial slur on Harbhajan led to this
An Indian player. Jan 7 There's been no sledging
Andrew Symonds, who initiated the angry exchange, in Herald Sun. Jan 7 I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Harbhajan Singh directed that word at Andrew Symonds
Mike Procter, the match referee decides. Jan 6 Only one team was playing in the spirit of the game
Anil Kumble, post-match press conference. Jan 6, 7:30pm I think it's fair to say that there were a few mistakes made but I am not going comment anything more as it might get me in trouble
Ricky Ponting after his team's record-equalling 16th straight Test win. Jan 6, 6:45 pm Bastards
Brad Hogg, directed at Kumble and batting partner Mahendra Singh Dhoni, during the second test at Sydney