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 on: January 06, 2016, 10:52:07 AM 
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Chris Gayle is a “creep”, says Australian reporter
SYDNEY: The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified Wednesday as new allegations about his behaviour towards women emerged.

More female journalists aired complaints against the West Indian after he was fined US$7,000 on Tuesday for his approach to Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin.

Gayle apologised and tried to brush off the exchange with McLaughlin as a harmless joke.

His team, the Melbourne Renegades, played down calls for sterner action and said their star signing would play again in the Big Bash League on Saturday.

But Fox Sports reporter Neroli Meadows branded the Jamaican a “creep”.

“He does this constantly,” she told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

“He's a creep, he has creepy behaviour.”

She said Gayle came on to her during a 2011 interview saying, “Sorry, I was totally distracted by your pretty face — could you repeat the question?”

Nine News reporter Yvonne Sampson said Gayle had also asked her on a date after watching her carry out an interview.

“I had a notification via Twitter that Chris Gayle would like to take me out to dinner,” she said.

“I'd never met him. I think Chris Gayle is a known womaniser, and that's a really awful word, but that's what he is.”

McLaughlin found herself being asked out for a drink after Gayle blasted 41 runs off 15 balls late Monday.

Gayle said he was happy to be interviewed “just to see your eyes for the first time”.

“Don't blush, baby,” the Jamaican added, before saying, “Sorry!” and breaking into a big laugh.

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said no one should have to face such comments, which were “completely out of line” and “inappropriate”.

Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry offered a formal apology but described it as “a one-off scenario a cultural indifference done in jest”.

He dismissed a more lurid allegation against Gayle reported in the media on Wednesday as “opportunistic”.

The opener was apologetic on Tuesday, but insisted the on-air flirt had been blown out of proportion.

“There wasn't anything meant to be disrespectful or offensive to Mel,” Gayle said.

“If she felt that way, I'm really sorry for that.

“There wasn't any harm meant in that particular way. It was a simple joke.

“The game was going on. Entertainment, things get out of proportion.”

McLaughlin accepted the apology, saying it was time to move on.


 on: January 05, 2016, 07:52:38 AM 
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Pranav Dhanawade: 1009* off 323 balls, 395 minutes, S/R: 312.38. 59 sixes; 129 fours.
KC *hi HS declare on 1465

 on: January 05, 2016, 07:35:41 AM 
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Pranav Dhanawade, Mumbai School Cricketer Re-Writes Record Books
Pranav Dhanawade, son of a Kalyan auto-rickshaw driver, was not out on 921 at lunch on Tuesday with his team's score on 1337. He surpassed former England batsman Arthur Collins' score of 628 not out in 1899.
Reported By Anurag Dwary Last updated on Tuesday, 05 January, 2016 12:44 IST

Mumbai school cricketer Pranav Dhanawade, son of a Kalyan auto-rickshaw driver, is on the verge of entering the history books by scoring 1000 in an innings during the H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). (Click here for latest Cricket stories)
The youngster was unbeaten on 921 at lunch on Tuesday with his team's score on 1337. He started his innings with a broken bat and switched to a new one mid-way.
Representing KC *hi School, Kalyan, Dhanawade smashed Arya Gurukul School bowlers all over the park to surpass Arthur Collins' score of 628 not out in 1899 . Dhanawade's majestic knock, that was studded with 78 fours and 30 sixes, helped his side reach 956 for one at the close of play on Monday. He was unbeaten on 652.
Collins had scored 628 not out in a Junior House Match in June, 1899 in England. Collins was an Englishman born in India, but never went on to play first-class cricket. Australian Charles Eady scored 566 in 1901.
Prithvi Shaw (546 in 2013) of Mumbai school had earlier held the Indian record when he bettered Armaan Jaffer's 473, scored in a Harris Shield match in 2013. Armaan is the nephew of former Test batsman Wasim Jaffer.
Armaan was in the news in December 2010 when he slammed 498 in the Under-14 Giles Shield to break the record held by Sarfaraz Khan (439 in 2009-10).
Dhanawade's innings brought back memories of the mammoth 664-run partnership between Mumbaikars Vinod Kambli (349) and Sachin Tendulkar (326) for Shardashram Vidyamandir in February 1988 during the Harris Shield tournament.
Impressed by his performance, the Maharashtra Government has decided to bear Pranab's educational and coaching expenses, according to reports.


 on: January 04, 2016, 09:28:17 AM 
Started by Blwe_torch - Last post by vincent
Good news. I read somewhere that BCCI will oppose these. Good luck to them.

 on: January 04, 2016, 09:15:46 AM 
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No minister should hold post in BCCI: Lodha panel

NEW DELHI: Justice Lodha Committee's report has recommended a host of reforms for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday. Here are ten of the recommendations:
1. One association of each state will be a full member of BCCI and have a right to vote.

2. Separate governing bodies for IPL and BCCI.

3. The chief governing body in the IPL will be known as the governing council, which will comprise nine members. The secretary and the treasurer of the BCCI will be ex-officio members of this IPL governing council. Two other members of the IPL governing council will be nominated/elected by the full members. Of the remaining five, two will be the nominees of franchises, one will be a representative of the players association (so one needs to be formed), one will a nominee of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India's office.

4. Limited autonomy for the IPL governing council.

5. A robust agent registration system to safeguard players and there will be a steering committee to include Mohinder Amarnath, former India women's captain Diana Eduljee, and Anil Kumble. They will take up matter with BCCI for formation of players' association in light of suggestions from the report.

6. Three other authorities which will have a distinct role:
a. An ombudsman, whose task is to preside over the internal dispute resolution mechanism in the BCCI, grievances regarding access to stadiums and ticket selling process can also be brought before the ombudsman by anyone. The ombudsman should be a judge of the supreme court or a retired judge of the high court.
b. The second authority is an ethics officer whose task is to administer the issues relating to the conflict of interest, misdemeanour, misbehaviour or corruption issues. The ethics officer proposed by Lodha would be a former high court judge.
c. The third authority proposed is an electoral officer who will oversee the entire BCCI election process relating to the office bearers, namely preparation of voters list, publication, disputes over eligibility of the office bearers ... all these matters relating to election shall be overseen by the electoral officer. The electoral officer will be nominated at least two weeks before the date of election, and such electoral officer should be a former election commissioner of India.

7. The office bearers of BCCI - president, VP, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer, certain eligibility criteria has been fixed like, he must be an Indian, he must not be above age of 70, he must not be insolvent, he must not be a minister or a government servant, and who has not held office in the BCCI for a cumulative period for nine years.

8. Each office bearer will have a tenure of three years and no office bearer can hold the office for more than three terms with the rider that there will be a cooling off after each term - in other words no office bearer can hold terms consecutively.
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9. There should be a uniformity in the structure and constitution of state associations, which recommendations like the associations must not have office for life, or office for more than nine years ... separation of social and cricket activities in the state associations, no proxy voting. Their accounts must be audited by the BCCI to maintain transparency in functioning. They must comply with all the directives of the BCCI in putting in place issues such as resolution of conflict of interest, administering the code of conduct, behaviour, corruption issues ... any breach of the directives by state associations would disentitle them from the grant of the subsidy and other grants from the BCCI.

10. The distribution of subsidy and grants from the BCCI would depend on the infrastructure and development of the game by the state association and they will not be entitled to uniform subsidy. They have to put all decisions on the website of the state association.


 on: January 04, 2016, 05:57:50 AM 
Started by ruchir - Last post by Blwe_torch
Yes,I agree. The most important suggestion is to make sure that there is a result. This means we may need to abandon ODI and take some of the rules from that format. Test Cricket has done this before when no limit of number of days was replaced by 5 days.

Yes.... only 2 formats ...Test and T-20 sufficient for the viewers and players....otherwise, there is an overrkill

 on: January 04, 2016, 05:42:59 AM 
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You are right vincent....but I feel, this small victory again is a result of the ISL..... which is a very professional league. I feel, Indian football will improve by leaps and bounds in the coming year......... and this time, it will be the players from North-east in the vanguard.

 on: January 03, 2016, 06:36:49 PM 
Started by Blwe_torch - Last post by vincent
It may take another 100 Years till we can beat a football team of the top 50 countries though we have done it and more during the early 50ies thanks to some of those great bengalies.

 on: January 03, 2016, 06:32:08 PM 
Started by ruchir - Last post by vincent
Yes,I agree. The most important suggestion is to make sure that there is a result. This means we may need to abandon ODI and take some of the rules from that format. Test Cricket has done this before when no limit of number of days was replaced by 5 days.

 on: January 03, 2016, 04:02:13 PM 
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India beat Afghanistan 2-1 to win SAFF Cup title

TNN | Jan 3, 2016, 09.09 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian football team finally ended their four-year trophy drought as they defeated Afghanistan 2-1 in the final of the SAFF Cup 2015 in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.
Match went into the extra time as both teams ended the tie at 1-1 after 90 minutes. Skipper Sunil Chhetri struck in the first-half of the extra time to help the hosts exacted revenge of the loss India suffered in 2013 SAFF final at the hands of Afghanistan.
Zubayr Amiri (70th minute) put Afghanistan in front before Jeje Lalpekhlua (72nd) put India back in the game.
India, who have been unbeaten in the tournament, clinched their seventh SAFF Cup title. Last time they had beaten the same opponents in 2011 in Delhi.

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