Vinod Rai-Led Committee Issues Directive To Stop June 22 Special General Meeting

New Delhi:  To the dismay of the Board's senior officials, the VinodRai-led committee issued a directive to stop the June 22 Special General Meeting of the affiliated units. This has made the tug of war between the BCCI office bearers and the CoA ugly.

The old guard of BCCI along with current office bearers are in no mood to budge from their stand. In fact acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary his communication to state units has made it clear that meeting will go as per schedule. However, the CoA has asked the BCCI employees to refrain from entertaining any invoices (bills) raised by the state unit officials with regards to the SGM.

The CoA deemed the meeting illegal as no permission have been sought as per a March 15 guidelines, which required prior permission from the Supreme Court-appointed committee to conduct a SGM.


Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu Fails Dope Test For Anabolic Steroid; Provisionally Suspended

New Delhi: Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has failed a dope test for anabolic steroid, testosterone. Chanu won gold in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. According to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), the Indian lifter has been provisionally suspended, and, if proved guilty, will be slapped with a four-year ban.

“IWF reports that the sample of Ms. Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham (IND) has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Testosterone (S1.1 Anabolic Agents). As a consequence, the Athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation,” the IWF stated in its website.


Star Player Monu Goyat Breaks Ceiling, Sold for Rs 1.51 crore in Pro Kabaddi League

New Delhi:MonuGoyathas become the costliest player in the history of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) when Haryana Steelers acquired his services for a mammoth Rs 1.51 crore. Rahul Chaudhary, who went to Telegu Titans for Rs 1.29 crore, was the second costliest athlete in the auctions.

Goyat made his Pro Kabaddi League debut for Bengal Warriors in 2017 and he quickly formed a deadly partnership with Jang Kun Lee. In the next edition of the tournament, he went on to score 202 points - the fifth most in the league – and was the most important player for his franchise.

Goyat was part of the Services team that lost to Maharashtra in the final of the Senior National Championships earlier this year. But, he got his revenge later in the year when he played an important role as his team lifted the Senior Federation Cup in February, thus avenging their loss at the Nationals.


Anil Kumble-Led Committee Decides Against Abolishing Spin Of Coin

New Delhi:  The Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee of the ICC on Tuesday decided against abolishing the spin of coin in the game's traditional format, calling it an "integral part of the narrative". So toss will remain the fundamental starting point of a Test match.

Led by the former India captain, the committee made a slew of recommendations with regards to poor player behaviour, and urged the world cricket's governing body to take tough measures and restore the "culture of respect" among competing teams and its players. It also called for greater sanctions for indulging in ball tampering.


Fleming Hails Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Leadership Qualities For CSK’s Success

New Delhi:  Chennai Super Kings chief coach Stephen Fleming has hailed MahendraSinghDhoni’s leadership qualities. Fleming said the veteran wicket-keeper’s captaincy was one of the key reasons behind the team’s third title triumph in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“It was Dhoni impact. It is very important. Dhoni does have a very strong influence and impact on players. MS’s (Dhoni) belief and confidence in a strong role for a player works for us. He has a strong ability to bring the best out of players. (Ambati) Rayudu is a great example, being in and out of the team,” Fleming said at a press conference. “It is a great dynamic. It is about using the strength of a remarkable captain, with a strong franchise, with a good game plan.”