India Team Selection For WI Tour Postponed Due To New CoA Diktat

first_imgNew Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday decided to change the age-old rule of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary convening the selection committee meeting of the Indian team by handing the responsibility to the chief selector – currently M.S.K. Prasad. And that has seen the selection meeting to pick the team for the West Indies tour get postponed to Sunday.Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that the directive of the CoA has led to a complete change of plan and that had led to a delay in the process. “The change in the rule announced by the CoA means that the Secretary will not convene the meeting and that is behind the delay as that has leads to some complexities which need to be addressed,” the source explained.The CoA has decided that neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings henceforth. In fact, as of now, the Selection Committee had to keep the Secretary in the loop for any replacement sought or for posting of selectors to watch any game. The CoA has made it clear that the Selection Committee doesn’t need to do so anymore.”The Committee of Administrators have been informed that the practice of the Secretary convening and attending Selection Committee meetings has continued even after the new BCCI constitution has become effective. Further, it is learnt that the Selection Committees continue to address emails to Secretary to seek his approval in relation to any change or replacement in the team(s).”Similarly, the Selection Committees continue to address e-mails to the Secretary seeking his approval on travel arrangements and posting for selectors to watch and attend cricket matches. The Selection Committee does not need any approval either from the Secretary or the CEO in relation to any selection made or change or replacement in the team,” the CoA declared.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official asked if the CoA wasn’t aware of the constitution till now and if it took them a year to realise the rules and regulations of the constitution that was registered by the committee itself.”The new Constitution of the BCCI has been mandated by the Supreme Court and in that regard it is correct that it must be followed. Why did it dawn on the CoA now after nearly about a year since it was registered? What triggered this awakening? Do they not know what is happening in the Board?” the official enquired. IANS Also Read: Trio of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad & Shantha Rangaswamy Favourites to Pick India Coachlast_img read more

Perm Sec Cautions Team Nigeria Athletes against Defection in Australia

first_imgCOMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018Three more medals won in wrestling on day-eight of competitionPermanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Olusade Adesola, has cautioned Team Nigerian athletes harbouring the idea of defecting from the Commonwealth Games in Australia to think twice before plunging themselves into perpetual regrets.The top sports ministry official gave the advice Thursday when he visited the Games Village where all athletes for the competition are lodged. He was making references to the defection of eight Cameroon athletes from the Games.“Defection, no doubt, brings embarrassment to any government. But the truth is that most of these athletes don’t know that those countries they are running to are no El Dorado.He advised athletes nurturing the idea about defection to learn a lesson from so many Nigerians who have been repatriated.“There is no place like your country. That which you are running away from will confront you double times there and you’ll live miserably and hide perpetually. Before you know it, you’ll be full of regrets”.Speaking on the Games, he commended the staff and coaches for their excellent work which have been transferred to the athletes and is yielding results at the Games.He praised Team Nigeria athletes for their high level of discipline and encouraged those who did win medals to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship.Chef de Mission of the Games, Mrs Kofo Nwokedi thanked the Perm Sec and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung for their fatherly role and love for the contingent to the Games.Meanwhile, Team Nigeria ended Day-eight of the Commonwealth Games in the 11th position despite winning one silver and two bronze (all from wrestling) on Thursday.Following the addition of the three more medals, Team Nigeria currently has four gold, five silver and two bronze medals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse falls two spots to No. 9 in Inside Lacrosse rankings

first_img Published on April 16, 2018 at 8:27 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44 Syracuse (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) sank two spots to No. 9 in the Inside Lacrosse rankings after it split its two games the past week.Tuesday, SU lost at then-No. 9 Cornell 13-8 before winning in overtime on Saturday, 13-12, against North Carolina. Syracuse’s loss to Cornell was the Orange’s fourth loss in its last six nonconference games.Maryland remained the nation’s top-ranked team and four of the five ACC teams stayed in the top 20 with Duke (No. 3), Virginia (No. 13) and Notre Dame (No. 15).Syracuse will continue its nonconference slate on Saturday against No. 14 Navy. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img