Nimba Utd, BYC II Crowned Champions

first_imgNimba United was crowned “Football Champions” on Sunday when she defeated LISCR FC on penalties to win the 2014/2015 Championship after 120 minutes of action produced no goals.Nimba United, formerly Adorence FC – won the top league title for the first time in five years as they edged LISCR FC 3-2 on lottery shot following a goalless draw after extra time in the finals at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.When the match tied 1-1, Nimba United’s goalkeeper Emmanuel Deanneh blocked a penalty attempt which psychologically scared LISCR players as they kicked two kicks away – causing their defeat.It took a total of nine kicks to settle the outcome on Sunday after Nimba United had missed their first two attempts.Victory for Nimba United also handed Coach Kollie Corvy, alias Coach Mission-the distinction of lifting his first championship title, unlike LISCR Coach Cooper Sarnor, who has never lifted the “Cup” at either at the County Meet or the national football league.LISCR played excellently but failed to display their winning tactics as Nimba United controlled most of the match. The Mountaineers’ skipper Titus Cooper was the star of the game, delivering a fine performance that had fans chanting his name throughout the 90 minutes.Referee Jerry Yekeh disallowed a goal from Nimba United in the 26th minute after claiming that striker Adetu fouled a LISCR defender before shooting the ball into the back of the net. The “Mountaineers” – as Nimba United is known – continued their dominance in the match. However, their lack of capitalization on goal chances saw them head into penalty kicks before becoming victorious.Nimba United’s triumph earned them the amount of L$1.2 million (US$13,636) as the cash price. They will represent Liberia in the 2016 Confederation of African Football Champions League.Fans of the un-favor champions described the “win” against LISCR FC as sweet victory, having struggled narrowly to top Group A with 19 points, putting Watanga FC behind with 18 points.Flattened LISCR FC was the favorite team; having topped Group B with 25 points.Sunday’s 4-3-3 plot was not only workable for Nimba United which caused the team satisfaction at the end of the encounter.Their scheme lineup included goalie Emmanuel Deanneh; defenders Edward Dean, Anthony Buogbor, Joseph Dennis and Kermue Kamara. Others were Wilton Ninneh, Sunnyboy Dolo and Barbue Kollie, Adetu Evanononye, Titus Cooper and Patrick Sengbeh.Earlier, in the first game, Mighty Dragons clinched the 2nd division champions on a 3-2 aggregate against ELWA United, in spite of their 2-1 defeat. In the first leg, Mighty Dragons whipped ELWA United 2-0.On Saturday, Barrolle escaped relegation with a 2-0 win over Joy Conquerors and BYC II was crowned champions of the Knockout (LFA Cup) after pinning Club Breweries, 2-1 in a lottery shot, after a goalless match.This is the second time for BYC II to win the knockout title. In the 2012/2013 league, the Blue Boys whipped Watanga FC 2-1 to clinch the title.In the 2013/2014 league season, BYC II grabbed the 2nd division championship.Already, Aries FC, Jubilee and Club Monrovia Breweries have been sent down (relegated) to the 2nd division; while Nimba FC, Sesay FC and Joy Conquerors have been sent back to the 3rd division.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Arrival Day celebrates contribution of all races – Granger

first_img…as Indian Arrival Day Monument commissionedArrival Day was commemorated on Sunday with the unveiling of the long awaited $160 million Palmyra Monument in a ceremony wherein President David Granger saluted not only the arrival of East Indian migrants, but the arrival of all races to Guyana.Dancers from Berbice Delight perform a traditional Indian dance at the commissioning of the $160 million Palmyra MonumentAt that commissioning ceremony, attended by Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, HE Venkatachalam Mahalingam, Granger hailed the diversity of Berbice, and the contributions of all races to the development of Guyana.“Arrival Day celebrates the contributions of all of our peoples – Amerindians, Africans, Asians and Europeans. Our nation was established on the foundation of their sacrifices and achievements,” he declared.“Arrival Day recognises the nation’s diversity. It signifies the creation of a conglomeration of cultures. The nation is multicultural, and always will be; and each culture enriches national integration despite differences in origin,” he continued.According to the President, Arrival Day is a national holiday that happens to coincide with the observance of Indian Arrival Day. He noted that the East Berbice-Corentyne Region is a melting pot of different ethnicities; like “Africans, Amerindians and East Indian communities”, as well as persons of “Chinese and European descent.”“Almost 240,000 indentured immigrants arrived in British Guiana in the ensuing eight decades until the system was abolished in 1917. More than seven out of every ten of these immigrants opted to stay and make this country their home,” he said.“The abolition of Indian indentured immigration intensified migrants’ efforts to integrate more fully into our multi-ethnic society. Indians already shared a common space with other ethnic groups, with whom they had sought and enjoyed respectful relations,” the President explained.He noted that the contributions of the Indians to Guyana’s economy are unquestionable; and pointed out that Indians, who began arriving even before the abolition of African enslavement in 1838, eventually became the main source of labour in the sugar and rice industries.“They have helped to sustain these pillars of our economy for more than 180 years. Indian resourcefulness contributed also to the diversification of the rural economy through the development of cattle rearing, cash crop and coconut cultivation, paddy growing, rice milling and fishing,” he explained.He noted that village economies and settlements, and skills the Indians brought from India — as bakers, boatmen, charcoal burners, chemists, fishermen, goldsmiths, hucksters, milk and sweetmeat vendors, shopkeepers and tailors — helped to reshape the Guyanese rural economic and social landscape.Indians, he added, became a considerable commercial and landowning class after they quit the plantations.“Some, through thrift and industry, became part of a thriving business elite,” he declared.Granger also hailed the contributions of specific East Indians, including academics Clem Seecharan and Dr Rupert Roopnaraine; attorneys Edward Alfred Luckhoo and Stanley Hardyal; business persons Sattaur Gafoor and Lyla Kissoon; diplomats Sir Shridath Ramphal and Sir Lionel Luckhoo; and doctors Balwant Singh and Deborah Persaud.“…trade unionists Ayube Edun and Joseph Latchmansingh; public servants Eshwar Persaud and Lloyd Searwar; religious leaders Reepu Daman Persaud, Faizal Ferouz and Benedict Singh; cultural champions Rajkumarie Singh and Lakshmi Kallicharran; and sportsmen Rohan Kanhai and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, all of whom are excellent examples of Guyanese of Indian descent who attained eminence in professional and public life,” he stated.“We must preserve this precious multicultural heritage by working together to secure a common future, where all are recognised and respected and where everyone could enjoy this country’s bounty. Arrival Day and Indian Arrival Day both commit us to continue to work together for the good life for all. Happy Arrival Day, and may God bless you all,” he said as he concluded his remarks.The $160 million Palmyra Monument is composed of six 12-foot-tall bronze statues depicting a child, two women and three men as they perform their daily tasks.The monument itself has a rocky history. In April 2018, months before the sculptures were installed, the base which was constructed to support the six statues collapsed, costing much fallout between the contractors and designers after the design by the previous administration was modified by the Government.The monument has been funded by the Government of India.last_img read more

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Province launches online database of environmental rule breakers

first_imgThe public can also help by reporting environmental violations and human-wildlife conflicts to the 24-hour Conservation Officer Service call centre at 1 877 952-7277. Users can search by names, dates or types of infractions dating back to 2006 when the Ministry of Environment began public reporting of violations.  – Advertisement – The free database includes a wide variety of compliance and enforcement actions taken by ministry staff and enforcement officers. It includes orders, administrative sanctions, tickets and court convictions covering hunting and fishing, open burning, mud bogging, dam safety, and pesticide and pollution violations.  Use the new search tool and find the most recent quarterly Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Summary at:  www.env.gov.bc.ca/main/compliance-reportinglast_img read more

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Garey boys surge in second half

first_img DIVISION VI Ontario Christian 2, Linfield Christian 0 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Garey boys soccer team advanced to the Division II first round for the second year in a row with a 2-1 victory over Riverside Poly in wild-card playoff action Wednesday. The Vikings (10-9-5) got second-half goals from seniors Omar Andrade and Orlando Murillo to erase an 1-0 halftime deficit to the Bears (15-5-8). Goalkeeper James Baragan took it from there, making three clutch saves in the final five minutes for the win. center_img Senior Kevin DeGroot scored and assisted a goal as the Knights (13-8-2) defeated the Lions (8-10-2) to advance to the first round to play at Avalon Saturday. GIRLS Yucaipa 6, Moreno Valley 1 Sophomore defender Hailey Lopez scored two goals, both from direct kicks about 45 yards out, as the Thunderbirds (20-3-5) defeated the Vikings (8-10-2) to advance to the first round to play at No. 1 seed Temecula Valley. Erica Bell scored a goal and added an assist in the win for Yucaipa, which will play on Friday. last_img read more

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Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain earns Gunners Wembley win

first_imgAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the only goal as Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley – Arsene Wenger’s first victory over Jose Mourinho in 14 attempts.The England international netted the winner with a powerful left-footed drive into the top corner midway through the first half.Ramires had the Blues’ best effort in the opening 45 minutes when he headed wide unmarked from Loic Remy’s cross.Arsenal debutant and former Chelsea stopper Petr Cech was called into action after the break to palm Oscar’s free-kick away.The Gunners went close late on through Santi Cazorla and Kieran Gibbs, but Oxlade-Chamberlain’s strike was enough to seal Arsenal’s second successive Community Shield triumph.England midfielder Jack Wilshere missed out for Arsenal, presumably as a precaution against injury, while Radamel Falcao started on the bench for Chelsea.The league champions were lively early on but Theo Walcott had the first chance of the game, flicking Mesut Ozil’s free-kick into the arms of Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on 22 minutes.Two minutes later Oxlade-Chamberlain fired the Gunners ahead. Running on to Walcott’s pass down the right, the midfielder drove into the penalty area before cutting inside Cesar Azpilicueta and drilling a left-foot shot into the far corner – Arsenal’s first goal against Chelsea since January 2013.Ramires should have levelled for the Blues before the break, but the Brazil international somehow headed over Remy’s cross when arriving at pace in the six-yard box.Mourinho made a change for the second half when Remy was replaced by Falcao and soon afterwards sent Oscar on for Ramires.On the hour, Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard broke into the right side of the penalty area, however last season’s Footballer of the Year blasted the ball high over Cech’s goal.Cech then produced a fine save to keep out a curling 20-yard free-kick from Oscar in the 68th minute.Arsenal almost made it 2-0 in the closing stages when Cazorla’s shot was saved by Courtois, and Aaron Ramsey’s follow-up was deflected wide.But the Gunners closed out a morale-boosting win, with Gibbs denied in stoppage time by another good block from the Chelsea keeper. Arsenal celebrating Community Shield success 1last_img read more

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Ticketing will begin for red-light violators

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – It has been one month since red-light cameras were installed at the city’s most dangerous intersections, and more than 600 warning letters have been sent out, officials said. “Most of them have been given for Baldwin Park and Ramona boulevards,” said Officer Mitzuh Carrillo, of the Baldwin Park Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. “Basically, there are just a lot of people blatantly running red lights, and that’s what we’re trying to stop.” Seven cameras and violation sensors were installed May1 at five of the city’s highest-risk intersections. Drivers running red lights have been given warning notices since the beginning of the month, but beginning Thursday, citations carrying a fine of $351 will be issued. (626)962-8811, Ext.2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We did it this way to give people who live in Baldwin Park and people who drive through the city a grace period,” Carrillo said. “We wanted to let everyone know about the new enforcement program.” Red-light cameras were installed at the intersections of Baldwin Park and Ramona boulevards, Ramona and Francisquito Avenue, Francisquito and Puente Avenue, Merced and Puente avenues and Pacific and Puente avenues. “I think because people use our thoroughfares as a way to get around and avoid using the freeway, we see more speeding which causes accidents and pedestrian fatalities,” Councilwoman Marlen Garcia said. “Our whole purpose is to slow people down because over the past few years, we have seen an increase in pedestrian fatalities, and we think this program will help control that.” When a vehicle enters an intersection during the red-light phase, the camera will detect it and take multiple pictures of the license plate and driver. The citation will then be sent in the mail. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com last_img read more

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DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINAL

first_imgU-16 Winners: Pic by Breandan O Baoill for donegaldaily.comTHE stars of Donegal’s future showed the way forward by winning the Buncrana Cup.The U-16s took on Tyrone in the showpiece game this afternoon, and won by a comfortable 12 point margin.Donegal had led from the start and had gone in at half-time five points ahead. The final score was Donegal 3-06, Tyrone 0-03 with Gaoth Dobhair’s Michael Carroll rattling the next in the final minutes to complete the victory. Donegal had beaten Derry in the semi-final on a scoreline of 3-05 to 0-05. St Eunan’s players winners of buncrana cup 2013 Ciaran Maloney, Rory Carr, Darragh mc Walters, Conor Moore and Oran mc Ginley. Pic Orla McWalters  DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINAL was last modified: August 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL U-16 BOYS BEAT TYRONE IN BUNCRANA CUP FINALlast_img read more

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WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY – THE DONEGAL DAILY SPORTS COLUMN

first_imgPaddy Walsh is back with the sports column that makes Joe Brolly look like a six year old let loose with a pen and a notepad – in a dark room. This week his targets, sorry topics include Finn Harps’ Cup run, tee time with Jim McGuinness and his err, love of couch to 5ks! Take it away Walshy.NEXT STOP AVIVA!Will the next stop be the Aviva for Finn Harps?It’s a stirring memory from forty years ago. F.A.I. Cup Final. Dalymount Park. St.Patrick’s Athletic against Finn Harps. And we’d hardly taken our places on the terraces when Charlie Ferry drills a free-kick to the net after just two minutes. The Dublin side draw level but the big man, Brendan Bradley, has, as he invariably did, brought along his scoring boots and his two goals settle the game and send the Cup to Donegal for the first time. Bartley Ramsay’s extensive history of Harps recalls the homecoming and the bonfires flanking the roadways as the team bus travels through Ballyshannon, Donegal Town, Ballybofey, where a platform had been erected and speeches were delivered, and on to a victory celebration in the former Intercounty Hotel in Lifford. Ironic, in some way, given that the great bulk of the Patsy McGowan managed Harps team hailed from Derry but here was Donegal coming out in large numbers to greet the returning heroes.With this team we’ll capture a few more and some league titles to go along with it, those of us with blue and white blood thought at the time.Not to be and while there were subsequent European appearances and a First Division title success the Cup has remained a distant memory even if Charlie McGeever’s 1999 version of Harps came within thirty seconds of repeating the feat only for Bray Wanderers to be awarded a penalty and, two matches later, to claim the trophy.And now come Sunday, Oliver’s Army will be within ninety minutes – or/and a replay – of another Final and another chance for Cup glory. No scratching of heads to guess who are the out and out favourites to progress from the tie at Richmond Park and there’ll probably be some in the home crowd who, all those years on, are still smarting from that 1974 reversal and will duly welcome sending Harps and their supporters home with nothing to show for their efforts but a decent bite to eat in the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblaney (are you ready for us, Pat?).Not just the divisional difference but the respective form books suggest a comfortable afternoon for the Inchicore side but, hey, this is the Cup and Keith Fahey & Co. could go off the boil and Ollie’s men perform like they did last Friday night in Ballybofey.Ignoring last night’s result in Wexford – look away now if you’re waiting for the highlights -, a 3-0 defeat, that display against promotion seeking Shelbourne ranked as the best by a country mile of this, and perhaps, even last season. Quick-fire passing movements – each of Harps goals on the evening were as the result of some precise passages of play – and 100% commitment to the final whistle proved this team can perform when up for it.Two defensive errors, punished by Shels, represented the downside of the performance but cut those out – and to be fair, Harps defensive record hasn’t been bad this campaign – and they can match up with the best of them. Only difficulty is Liam Buckley’s Pat’s might prove better than the best of them.But hope and history will travel with us as it always does. FAREWELL HUGHThere are always regrets in this life and upon hearing of the passing of Hughie ‘Dick’ Doherty this week, I’ve another one to add to my own personal list.Hughie Dick Doherty in the 1936/37 season at Celtic.Not just regretting his passing but regretting not having taken the trouble to visit him at his home in Buncrana after pledging to do so when I met his daughter, Deirdre, at the Donegal Sports Star Awards in February of 2013 where she accepted the much merited Hall of Fame Award on his behalf.Ironically, just the other week I came upon a copy of the citation she had given me on that night in the Mount Errigal Hotel when we shared stories of the great old stalwart of Donegal football. It was during my time with the ‘Donegal People’s Press’ and the ‘Derry Journal’ that I got to know Hughie when he would call in to our offices with the latest results and fixtures and other data on local footballing matters such as the Inishowen League and other competitions. It wasn’t just his enthusiasm and knowledge that made you welcome his every visit but his solid personality and good humour that prompted many a laugh along the way.He did so much in helping to develop organised football in the county and never shirked his duties when which went way beyond what was asked of him.Can’t say – serious age differential here! – that I ever saw him play the game but veteran supporters of Derry City, Dundalk, Glasgow Celtic, Raith Rovers and Blackpool will no doubt recall impressive performances on the pitch and playing alongside the great Stanley Matthews and Stan Morteson. Off it, he was a true gentleman and someone who is already been missed in the context of football’s family.As for his own family, I can only extend the sincerest of sympathies to them on their loss and, again, regret that I never got the distance to engage in a trek down memory lane with one of the great characters of local sport.BOOZE FROM THE CROWDThe Shelbourne F.C. website last week detailed arrangements for a supporters bus heading to Ballybofey for last Friday night’s fixture. It added the line: ‘Please note that this will be a DRY bus’ (their capital letters, not mine).And so it may have been though the sight of a collection of occupied lager cans at the door of the bus just outside the Chestnut Road entrance to Finn Park before the kick-off suggested it might not have been dry for long.And, coincidentally, here’s another booze-related story involving a Harps/Shels fixture from way back and the legendary Celtic supremo, Jimmy Johnstone.In his autobiography ‘Jinky…Now and Then’, published in 1988, which I was trawling through recently, the flame-haired winger, who had a battle with the demon drink, recollected his stint with the Dublin club some thirty-seven years ago when he was still expressing a desire to return to Jock Stein’s Celtic.“In Ireland I had stayed off the booze and was on my best behaviour until New Year’s Eve, 1977. Shelbourne were due to play Finn Harps in Donegal. The team were staying in Ballybofey and on the eve of the game we entered into the Hogmanay spirit. A team-mate produced a bottle of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey and some of the lads, including myself, polished it off.“It wasn’t a big bevvy session but word reached Celtic Park and my name was ‘blacked’ again. I was shattered.” And so were Jinky’s ambitions of returning to the Hoops.And another dry-free Shels bus.LEAGUE CLASHIn a county where sport plays such a huge part in our communities and so many of us have a passion for all shades of it, it was gratifying to see the Donegal League authorities suspend their fixtures on the afternoons of Donegal’s All-Ireland Semi-Finals and Final encounters. The game of soccer supporting Gaelic Games. A gesture that was much appreciated by everyone involved.Not so the decision this week by the same Donegal League who have opted not to postpone this Sunday’s programme despite the fact that it’s up against the F.A.I. Cup semi-finals and specifically the one involving Finn Harps. The game of soccer not supporting soccer, it might just be said.There may be a couple of arguments where the League is concerned. There was the threat of ending up with a fixture back-log and also the fact that clubs, apparently, have been given the option of changing fixture times to avoid a clash.But it still seems unsettling that the county’s only senior club has been pushed to the fringes while the Donegal League sides were left with decisions to make on fulfilling their fixtures.Not the only League to come in for question marks in relation to Sunday’s Cup semi-finals. Five days before the trek to Richmond Park, Harps faced that long, long trip to Wexford last night for a rescheduled league fixture – hardly the ideal preparation for what’s to come at the weekend. Derry City, too, were travelling to Bray and will also be returning to the capital for their match with Shamrock Rovers.Harps did head south with a depleted squad with suspensions, work commitments and injuries forcing their hand but surely the League of Ireland authorities could have scheduled the game for next Tuesday even if it did come hurriedly on the back of the Cup match?MORE ALL-IRELANDSDidn’t see the hurling final but by all accounts – the Kilkenny People – the Cats were fully deserving of their victory over Tipp.What I did see was the senior All-Ireland Ladies Final and what a Corker that turned out to be. Trailing to Dublin by ten points with under a quarter of an hour to go – and up to that point playing with all the competence of a nervous jelly – Eamonn Ryan’s Cork team somehow clawed their way back into contention to clinch a 9th title by a solitary score.As if the Dubs didn’t have enough to put up with this year.TEE TIMEJim McGuinness keeps a close eye on Sergio Garcia’s swing.It seems half the Donegal senior squad were at Gleneagles for the Derider Cup along with Jim McGuinness (rumour has it the Glenties man popped into the locker rooms to advise Rory and the boys before tee-off but that’s only a rumour and we’re not here to spread those sort of things).At least his team ran Kerry close – the U.S.A. were as far removed from Paul McGinley’s European outfit (and what outfits) as Dunfanaghy is from Detroit.Not that I was watching any of it. The grass was growing outside.COUCH SPUDFinally I’ve given in. All these exercise-takers out in their runners and on their bicycles have persuaded me.I’m organizing a ‘Couch to 5k’ event for this Saturday.But without the 5k bit…WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY – THE DONEGAL DAILY SPORTS COLUMN was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Dailysports columnWalshy on Wednesdaylast_img read more

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N Srinivasan shows who rules cricket

first_imgSupreme Court has barred N. Srinivasan from BCCI affairs for the time being.Sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan on Sunday made it amply clear as to whose writ runs in Indian cricket – rather world cricket. At an unusual and informal gathering of his supporters in Chennai, a majority of 30 affiliated units was present to testify that Srinivasan, who is also president of the International Cricket Council, continues to be their boss.Srinivasan has, in fact, penetrated into his so-called opposition camp as at least one association representative met him on Saturday, apparently to join ranks, but skipped Sunday’s meet. Another official of an absentee unit called up during the meeting.While pledging their support to Srinivasan, officials of the state associations present – said to be numbering between 17 and 22 – gave their consent to the plan to enable him to fight election for the top BCCI post again. Srinivasan was present at the meeting.The plan comprised convening a meeting of the working committee on September 26 and postponing the annual general meeting. The AGM, according to the BCCI constitution, should be held by September 30.But since the Supreme Court has barred Srinivasan from managing BCCI affairs while it hears the 2013 IPL fixing case, he can’t contest the election. Srinivasan, who completes three years as BCCI president this month, is reportedly keen to contest again.There is an additional incentive for all those who will be elected BCCI office-bearers and vice-presidents this time. As per the amended constitution, all of them will have a straight threeyear term, as against the previous two-year-plus-one-year rule.advertisement”There were about 17 state associations present, including all six East Zone units,” an office-bearer of an east zone association told MAIL TODAY.However, the president of another association who attended the meeting claimed there were more than 20. “About 21-22 associations were represented,” he said.”It was agreed that a working committee meeting would be convened on September 26 to decide the future course of action [read AGM],” he told MAIL TODAY. Another source put the number at 18. A source informed that a representative of one of the associations absent met Srinivasan.”He is the office-bearer of an association that has been very vocal about Mr Srinivasan,” said the source. The secretary of another state association that was absent said the numbers that turned up in Chennai on Sunday doesn’t reflect votes. “It’s not necessary that all those that attended would vote for Srinivasan. There are several small clusters of associations at present and it remains to be seen who votes for whom,” he told MAIL TODAY.Among those who were either not invited, or did not attend despite being invited, were Mumbai, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra, and Vidarbha. Five of the six South Zone units, which include the Srinivasan-headed Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, were present, though there was a question mark over the Goa Cricket Association. Its president Vinod Phadke was present, but the association had debarred him for being allegedly involved in a match ticket scam in 2001.The only South Zone unit absent was Hyderabad, which had its AGM on Sunday. At the AGM, there was a complete change of regime as former India player Arshad Ayub-led panel swept the election. Ayub is new president.Meanwhile, Aditya Verma, secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar, threatened to approach the Supreme Court if the AGM is deferred.”I will be forced to move the Supreme Court if the BCCI decides to defer or postpone the AGM,” said the man, who filed a PIL in the IPL fixing case.last_img read more

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Pacers handle playoff-chasing, Griffin-less Pistons

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Griffin missed a third straight game Wednesday, and the Pistons were routed 108-89 by the Indiana Pacers. Detroit says Griffin has been dealing with a sore left knee. He’s missed just six games this season, but it’s not clear when he’ll be available again. Coach Dwane Casey hopes to have him back for the team’s next game Friday.“He’s worked the past couple days,” Casey said. “Just not quite right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe out-of-town scoreboard had mostly good news for the Pistons. Brooklyn and Miami both lost, so Detroit remained alone in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. But the Nets and the Orlando Magic are just a half-game behind, and the Heat — who dropped to ninth — are only a game back of the Pistons.Thaddeus Young scored 21 points for the Pacers, who snapped a 10-game losing streak on the road and won for just the third time in their last 10 games overall. Bojan Bogdanovic and Myles Turner scored 17 points apiece, and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 13 rebounds. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Indiana closed the third quarter with nine straight points, and Doug McDermott’s 3-pointer gave the Pacers a 78-62 lead.“We talked about trying to be road tough tonight,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. “We wanted to come out and play well, and I thought the guys did from start to finish. Offensively, we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but (our) defense was able to help hold the lead.”Andre Drummond had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Pistons, and Wayne Ellington scored 24 points.The Pistons turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter and trailed 18-15 after one. Indiana was up 44-36 at halftime. There was a highlight for Detroit in the third, when Turner fell to the ground trying to stay with Reggie Jackson on the perimeter, and Jackson made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to six. But it was a tough evening for the Pistons overall.Griffin has averaged 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 72 games — the most he’s played since he appeared in 80 in 2013-14 with the Los Angeles Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT “Whenever you’re missing your main guy, it’s kind of hard playing on the fly and figuring it out, but we have to adjust and we have to do it quickly,” Jackson said.HOME COURT?The Pacers are safely in the playoffs, but they’re still tied after Wednesday with Boston for fourth place in the East. So home court in the first round is at stake for both those teams down the stretch.“Every win counts. Every game, we have to play like it’s our last possession or our last game,” Young said. “We have to get as many wins as possible to keep up with that four spot. We just need to continue the course and continue to play and just take it from there.”RECORDDrummond tied his own team record with his 66th double-double of the season. He also had that many in 2015-16. Isiah Thomas had 65 in 1984-85.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana is 22-21 in Victor Oladipo’s absence. He is out for the season after a January knee injury. … Darren Collison (groin) and Wesley Matthews (hamstring) also missed the game. … Cory Joseph had six points and 12 assists.Pistons: Detroit has lost five of seven. … The Pistons went 11 of 41 from 3-point range. … Detroit finished with 20 turnovers.UP NEXT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, second from left, sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Detroit. Griffin sat out for a third game with a sore knee. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Blake Griffin made it through almost the whole season without a significant injury.Now, as the Detroit Pistons try to hold on to a playoff spot, their star’s health is a concern again.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pacers: Host Boston on Friday night.Pistons: At Oklahoma City on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Walt Lemon Jr. makes most of chance to play in NBA in Bulls’ skid-snapping win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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