Cricket News Sourav Ganguly To Be BCCI Chief For Six Years? AGM May Dilute Cooling-Off Period

first_imgNew Delhi: October 23 was a historic day in the annals of Indian cricket administration as a cricketer came to head the richest cricket board in the world. Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team who is credited with turning the fortunes of the team at the start of the millennium, became the first cricketer to become president of the BCCI. However, the euphoria soon turned to sadness when it was revealed that Ganguly will be at the helm of the BCCI for only nine months as he had already served two consecutive terms in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) before being nominated to the BCCI. The tenure cap was on the recommendations of the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha Panel which stated a mandatory three-year cooling off period after two consecutive terms.However, all that could change on December 1 when the BCCI conducts their Annual General Meeting (AGM). In a report by Times of India, it has been revealed that the cooling off period might be diluted. The Lodha Panel report on tenure cap had stated, “An office bearer who has held any post for two consecutive terms either in a state association or in the BCCI (or a combination of both) shall not be eligible to contest any further election without completing a cooling off period of three years. During the cooling off period, such an office bearer shall not be a member of the Governing Council or of any committee whatsoever of the BCCI or of a state association.”According to the new amendment accessed by Times of India, it is stated that, “A president and secretary who has served in such position for two consecutive terms in BCCI (not state association) shall not be eligible to contest without completion of cooling off.”This amendment effectively means that Ganguly’s period in Cricket Association of Bengal since 2014 when he was the joint-secretary and then elected unopposed as head of the CAB will not be counted in the cooling off period and that two consecutive terms ONLY IN BCCI will merit a cooling off period. This means that Ganguly could be at the helm of the BCCI until 2025. However, since this was framed by the Supreme Court, any changes or amendments will have to get approval from them.Also Read | This Is How Much Time Virat Kohli Took To Give Nod For Day-Night TestsHowever, the BCCI AGM agenda has said a three-fourth’s majority of the members at an AGM will be enough for amendments in rules and regulations to go through. The loophole will be that the recommendation of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that changes cannot be given effect without the leave of the Supreme Court is “not practical at all times”. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse releases 2018 men’s lacrosse schedule; will face 8 ranked opponents

first_imgSyracuse men’s lacrosse released its 2019 schedule on Friday, featuring eight ranked opponents.No. 11 Syracuse, which won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title last year, starts the season Feb. 8 against Colgate in the Carrier Dome. Two more games against in-state opponents — No. 15 Albany and Army — round out the month of February.Conference play begins on Mar. 2 when No. 8 Virginia visits the Orange. Matchups against No. 9 John’s Hopkins and No. 12 Rutgers come before No. 2 Duke finishes out SU’s seven-game home stand to start the season.The Orange will be on the road in four of their last five, traveling to No. 6 Notre Dame, Hobart, No. 16 North Carolina and Navy. No. 5 Cornell visits SU in the middle of that stretch.Syracuse’s full schedule (conference games bold) can be found below.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColgate – Friday, Feb. 8No. 15 Albany – Saturday, Feb. 16Army – Sunday, Feb. 24No. 8 Virginia – Saturday, March 2No. 9 John’s Hopkins – Saturday, March 9No. 12 Rutgers – Saturday, March 16No. 2 Duke – Sunday, March 24at No. 6 Notre Dame – Saturday, March 30at Hobart – Tuesday, April 2No. 5 Cornell – Tuesday, April 9at No. 16 North Carolina – Saturday, April 13at Navy – Saturday, April 20 Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Angels use eight-run burst to cruise past Giants

first_imgTHE GAME: The Angels delivered their highest-scoring game of the spring and all it took to hit that mark was an eight-run third inning in a 10-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium.PITCHING REPORT: Dylan Bundy went two perfect innings, using only fastballs in the first inning and mixing in a curveball and changeup in the second frame. Bundy said his fastball had more life than his two-inning outing against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. “What wasn’t to like?” catcher Jason Castro said. …  Right-hander Jacob Barnes, who is competing for a bullpen spot, followed Bundy with a scoreless inning, while left-hander Dillon Peters gave up one unearned run on five hits over 2 1/3 innings. … Right-hander Mike Mayers struck out the only two batters he faced in the sixth inning and has four strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings, tied for second on the club.HITTING REPORT: Using many of their regulars, the offense put on a show. Two mammoth home runs powered an eight-run third inning for the Angels, as Castro went deep onto a concourse in center field on a three-run shot and Matt Thaiss hit one onto the third story of a bar/restaurant structure in right field with a runner aboard. … The one inning alone topped the previous high for an entire game (seven runs on three occasions). … Mike Trout had a single and a run scored, while also striking out twice in three at-bats. … David Fletcher went 2 for 3 out of the leadoff spot and drove in a run.DEFENSIVE REPORT: In a scary moment for the Angels to end the fourth inning, first baseman Thaiss and third baseman Kevin Maitan converged on a popup on the infield. Thaiss tripped on the mound and crashed, face first, into Maitan, who made the catch. Both players managed to avoid injury. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield UP NEXT: The Angels have a pair of split-squad games Sunday. Angels (LHP Patrick Sandoval) vs. White Sox (LHP Bernardo Flores Jr.), noon PT, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe. Angels (LHP Jose Suarez ) vs. Rockies (RHP German Marquez), noon, Salt River Fields, Scottsdale.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

Brandon Ingram injury update: Lakers forward expected to miss remainder of season

first_imgHe already missed two games due to a sore right shoulder and underwent further testing Friday, which revealed the seriousness of his injury.OFFICIAL: Brandon Ingram, who has missed two games because of a sore right shoulder, underwent further testing yesterday which revealed a Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in his arm.Ingram is expected to miss the remainder of the season.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 9, 2019Ingram, 21, has battled other injuries this season, including a sprained ankle in early December. Related News Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers guard will miss rest of season, report says He has averaged 18.3 points, 3.0 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 52 games this season. Lakers to put LeBron James on minutes restriction, report sayscenter_img Ingram, selected with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by Los Angeles, was shooting 49.7 percent from the field, including 33.0 percent from 3-point range. The Lakers likely will be without forward Brandon Ingram for the rest of the season.The team announced Saturday that Ingram is expected to sit out to remainder of the season because of a deep venous thrombosis in his arm. The diagnosis will call for Ingram to be on blood-thinning medication for several months, and he will be unable to play for that duration, reports stated.last_img read more