The Supreme Court has accepted the Lodha Committee’s recommendation on age-cap of 70 years for office-bearers of the BCCI. Former BCCI president Sharad Pawar is 75 years of age and heads the Mumbai Cricket Association. Tamil Nadu strongman and former BCCI president Narayanswami Srinivasan is 71 and heads the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. IMAGE: Narayanaswami Srinivasan, left, and BCCI president Anurag Thakur. Photograph: PTI The Supreme Court's verdict, accepting the Lodha ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Maharashtra government has decided to reconsider the ‘No helmet, no fuel’ rule, Transport Minister Diwakar Raote informed the state assembly on Friday. However, petrol pump owners will be asked to intimate vehicle numbers of two-wheelers where the rider was without helmet, to transport authorities, the minister said. The decision, set to be implemented from August 1, had met with fierce opposition from pump owners. Giving into the resistance from two-wheeler riders and petrol ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
‘If an office-bearer completes nine years at the state level, can he serve for separate nine years at BCCI’ IMAGE: Chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed committee for reforms in Indian cricket Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha is flanked by Justice Ashok Bhan (left) and Justice R V Raveendran at a press conference. Photograph: PTI. Former Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president Shekhar Salkar said more clarification is needed on some of the Lodha Committee recommendations calling ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Indira Gandhi, the only female Prime Minister of India, had successfully lived up to people’s expectations. By and large, Indira had met her father’s stature. After the Indira era, a number of daughters jumped in the political arena.Jagran Post, 1 month ago
IMAGE: India's Mohammed Shami bowls at a nets session. Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images. Virat Kohli is delighted that a skillful fast bowler like Mohammed Shami is back in the team as he has the ability to hit the "perfect Test match length", which would be necessary for the upcoming tour of West Indies. Shami had been out of international cricket for more than 15 months post 2015 ICC World Cup, where he bowled with an injured knee. He later underwent knee surgery and was out of action ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'I am always in favour of playing five bowlers, because if we play more batsmen, you can score 700 runs in a Test but that doesn't help in any way' 'We want to start the series with that same mindset, that our bowling should be strong enough to take 20 wickets' 'We have committed some mistakes we cannot afford in Test cricket if you want to be a champion side' IMAGE: Test captain Virat Kohli with coach Anil Kumble (in the background) before a practice session. Photograph:BCCI Indian ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Raising a banner of revolt, senior Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi on Thursday threatened to form a new party and attacked his parent party as ‘B team’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state, drawing sharp reaction from the All India Congress Committee. Jogi’s rebellion from Congress came almost six months after the party expelled his son Amit Jogi over alleged ‘fixing’ of a 2014 assembly bypoll to ensure the ruling BJP’s ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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