Cricketer Yusuf Pathan Suspended For Five Months

[New Delhi]Cricketer Yusuf Pathan Suspended For Five Months
the BCCI said in a statement.”Mr Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for a doping violation. Mr Pathan had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups,”
The 35-year-old Pathan had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during a domestic T20 competition on March 16 last year.
The all-rounder, who has played 57 ODIs and 22 T20 Internationals for India, was charged with the “commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti- Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 and provisionally suspended pending determination of the charge”.

Lodha Panel Echoed In SC For Removal of BCCI Top Brass

[New Delhi]Lodha Panel Echoed In SC For Removal of BCCI Top Brass
The Supreme Court today pulled up the BCCI, asking it to “fall in line” after the Justice R M Lodha panel sought removal of the top brass of BCCI, including its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke, for non-compliance of the apex court directions.
The Lodha panel, in its status report filed before the apex court, had sought the replacement of top brass of the cricket body with cricket administrators.
It said that the BCCI and its office bearers are not complying with directions and repeatedly issuing statements to undermine the authority of the court and the members of the Lodha panel, which had recommended structural reforms in BCCI.
The counsel appearing for the panel said BCCI is not replying to emails and other communications sent to them and repeatedly defying the orders of the court.
The bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur took note of the submissions and said these are serious allegations and BCCI has to follow the directions of the court.
“If the BCCI thinks that they are law unto themselves, then they are wrong. They have to comply with the directions of the court,” the bench also comprising Justice A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said.
“You (BCCI) are behaving like Lords. Fall in line otherwise we will make you fall in line,” the bench said, adding that, “BCCI is bringing the system to disrepute by not following the directions”.
The bench posted the matter for hearing on October 6.

Punjab Cricket Association Declared “Public Authority”

[Chandigarh,Punjab] Punjab Cricket Association Declared “Public Authority”
The State Information Commission has held that Punjab Cricket Association would be considered as Public Authority
It was disclosed by . S.S. Channy, Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab in a press communiqué released . He said that the Punjab State Information Commission in a complaint case No.1969 of 2007 titled Sh. Anil Kashyap, President Cricketers Welfare Association Vs PIO: O/o President, Punjab Cricket Association had held the Punjab Cricket Association to be a Public Authority within the definition of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act vide order dated 19.08.2008.
He said that this order was challenged by the Association in a writ petition. The writ petition was dismissed by a learned Single Judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court vide judgment dated 09.05.2011. Thereafter the PCA filed a LPA bearing No.1174 of 2011. The LPA was decided by Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12.12.2013 wherein it set aside the orders of the State Information Commission and the learned Single Judge of the High Court. The matter was remanded back to the SIC for fresh decision.
He said that now the full bench of the State Information Commission comprising S.S.Channy Chief Information Commissioner and . Yashvir Mahajan, . A.S. Chanduraian, . R.S.Nagi, . Chander Parkash (all State Information Commissioners), after going through all the relevant papers put on record has unanimously held that PCA would have struggled had it not been in possession of the land in Mohali, which has been leased on a nominal amount coupled with a substantial grant of the government to convert it into a Cricket Stadium.
. Channy said that the commission also took note of the statement of Mr. I.S. Bindra the then President of PCA made before the CBI as submitted by the appellant which reads as “Punjab Cricket Association is not a private organization. It is a public body solely responsible for promotion, development and administration of the game of cricket, within the State of Punjab”
In its decision the State Information Commission has held that the PCA squarely fits into the parameters set forth in the judgment

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BCCI’s Youngest Boss ‘Thakur’Shows ‘Anurag’ For Deaf Cricketers

[New Delhi]Newly Elected BCCI Boss ‘Thakur’ Promises Rs 5 Crore for Deaf Cricketers
Newly-elected BCCI President Anurag Thakur has promised help of Rs five crore to the deaf and dumb cricketers, according to Deaf Cricket Society (DCS).
DCS officials met Thakur and congratulated him for becoming the President of the Indian Cricket Board. Thakur also felicitated for
As per DFS press release .”It is highly appreciable that immediately after becoming President Anurag Thakur announced Rs 5 crore help towards deaf and dumb and visually impaired cricketers for the next five years,”

Anurag Thakur Unanimously Chosen 34th BCCI President

[Mumbai] Cricketer Turned Parliamentarian Anurag Thakur Is Unanimously Chosen Youngest President Of BCCI
Thakur has represented HP in a lone Ranji Trophy game as a right-hand batsman and off break bowler in 2000-11 season.
Anurag Thakur was today unanimously elected as the youngest BCCI President post-Independence,
The 41-year-old replaced Shashank Manohar who quit the position to take up the ICC chairman’s job.
Senior BCCI vice-president C K Khanna chaired the Special General Meeting (SGM) and announced Thakur’s name for the top job.
Manohar’s exit from the top post barely seven months into his tenure had necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body.
Thakur, who resigned as the Secretary of the Board, got the signatures of all six east zone units in his BCCI presidential nomination form yesterday, paving the way for his unanimous choice as the 34th President of the august cricket body.
All the six east units – Cricket Association of Bengal, Assam CA, Tripura CA, NCC and Jharkhand SCA – had signed his nomination papers even though the rules required only one unit to nominate the name of the presidential candidate. It was the East zone’s turn this time.
Thakur, now, has the prerogative to pick his replacement for the Secretary’s position which is expected to happen today itself and Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Ajay Shirke is all set to take that position.
The BJP MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh will be taking over the reins of the embattled Board in rather tough times as the BCCI is facing heat from the Supreme Court to implement the Justice R M Lodha Committee’s recommendations for sweeping reforms.
Thakur, incidentally, will go into the books as the first first-class cricketer to turn BCCI president after Raj Singh Dungarpur lay down office in 1998-99.
While Raj had played 86 first-class matches for Rajasthan and the then Madhya Bharat as a medium pacer and also claimed 206 wickets,
.Thakur is also the third person backed by East Zone to be elected to the top post during the 2014-1017 period.
Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was the consensus candidate after Srinivasan’s exit, died in office last year and Manohar took over in October, 2015.

Anurag Thakur Set To Catch BCCI Presidentship

[Mumbai] Anurag Thakur Set To Catch BCCI Presidentship
Anurag Thakur is set to be unanimously elected BCCI President in the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) here tomorrow, replacing Shashank Manohar who stepped down from the position to take up the ICC chief’s job.
As per sources Thakur, is set to be proposed for the job by East Zone, whose turn it is to project the candidate for the coveted post.He is currently serving as the Secretary of the Board
Thakur, also a BJP MP in Lok Sabha, has the backing of all the east zone members including Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura and the National Cricket Club.
The 41-year-old will be taking over the reins of the embattled Board in rather tough times as the BCCI is facing heat from the Supreme Court to implement the Justice R M Lodha Committee’s recommendations for sweeping reforms.Manohar’s exit from the top post barely seven months into his tenure has necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body.
He was elected as ICC’s first independent chairman on May 12.

BCCI Refuses To Oblige Delhi Govt to Felicitate World Cup Winners In Kotla

[New Delhi] BCCI Refuses To Oblige Delhi Govt to Felicitate World Cup Winners In Kotla
The BCCI today denied the Delhi Government permission to felicitate World Cup winners (1983 and 2011) from the state, along with former captain Bishan Singh Bedi, inside the Feroz Shah Kotla’s field of play, saying that the planned ceremony would have violated norms.
The ground is currently hosting the fourth Test between India and South Africa and the BCCI said as per rules, a ceremony like this could not have been allowed in the field of play in the middle of a game.
Although the state government was free to use any other part of the ground, it refused to go ahead after being denied the access to field of play.
The Delhi government had intimated DDCA that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be felicitating 10 stalwarts from the state. The list of players to be felicitated included the names of Bishan Singh Bedi+ Mohinder Amarnath+Madan Lal+Virender Sehwag+Gautam Gambhir
among others but the felicitation would have violated BCCI norms.
The BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur sent an email that it would not allow any felicitation to be held in the playing arena during the course of the Test match.

N Srinivasan Dethroned For Shashank Manohar as ICC Chairman

[Mumbai] N Srinivasan Dethroned For Shashank Manohar as ICC Chairman.Road Is Cleared For Giant Sharad Pawar
N Srinivasan was today dethroned as the ICC Chairman after the BCCI decided to recall him and nominate its recently-elected President Shashank Manohar as the chief of the world body.
The decision to remove Srinivasan was taken at the BCCI’s 86th Annual General Meeting today, virtually signalling the end of his hold on Indian cricket.
The tenure of Srinivasan, who took over in June last year, was to end next year in the same month and the remainder of the term would be completed by Manohar as it is India’s turn to hold the top position.
It is learnt that the resolution favouring replacing Srinivasan with Manohar was passed at the AGM. In case, Manohar cannot attend the ICC meetings, Sharad Pawar will be India’s representative.
Srinivasan now only remains the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. His company India Cements had owned the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, which was suspended for two years after its officials were held guilty of betting.

Manohar,Ending Srinivasan era,Returns as BCCI’s Unopposed President

[Mumbai]Manohar,Ending Srinivasan era,Returns as BCCI’s Unopposed President This election was necessitated by the sudden demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya,
Lawyer-turned-administrator Shashank Manohar was today elected unopposed as the BCCI President ushering in a new era in the Cricket Board and ending N Srinivasan’s clout in the cash-rich body.
Manohar took over the post at the Board’s Special General meeting which lasted less than half an hour . He was the only candidate left in the fray for the election in which the deadline for filing nomination ended last evening.The election was necessitated by the sudden demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, who had a short term of seven monthsafter his election in March this year. Dalmiya was made the interim President when Srinivasan “stepped aside” in the wake of revelations that his son-in-law was involved in betting during the 2013 IPL season.
All the six units of East Zone unanimously proposed Manohar’s candidature for the president’s post, reflecting Srinivasan’s diminishing hold in Board’s power politics.
A BCCI by-election needs only one proposer from the zone which is electing the president and it was the East’s turn this time. Manohar got the nod from all the six associations and was the lone nomination at the end of the 7 pm deadline yesterday.
Interestingly, one of the proposers for Manohar was Dalmiya’s son Avishek, who was representing his family club National Cricket Club (NCC) in the SGM.
Srinivasan skipped the meeting and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association was represented by P S Raman.
The others who also proposed Manohar’s name were Sourav Ganguly from Bengal, Sourav Dasgupta from Tripura, Gautam Roy from Assam, Ashirbad Behera of Odisha and Sanjay Singh of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA).
Manohar’s earlier stint was for three years between 2008 -09 and 2010-11.
His anointment also means that Srinivasan now has little chance of coming back into the BCCI fold till 2017 when the Vidarbha man’s tenure ends.