BCCI retains panel hearing charges against Modi

first_imgThe BCCI on Saturday retained the three-member disciplinary committee probing charges of financial irregularities against Lalit Modi, rejecting the former IPL chairman’s demand for a reconstitution of the panel.The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting convened to resolve the matter after Modi’s counsel Mehmood Abdi pointed out last month that the panel did not have the BCCI General Body’s mandate.The committee comprises the trio of Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia.”The committee had already got the BCCI’s approval in the Annual General Meeting but it was not recorded in the minutes of the meeting,” a BCCI source said after the meeting.Abdi had said that BCCI forgot to re-constitute the Committee for the year 2010-2011 at its AGM held in September.Modi’s camp had consistently opposed the nomination of Amin and Jaitley, both members of the IPL Governing Council when it was headed by Modi, citing bias.last_img read more

Japan pair leaves Rondina, Pons settling for 5th

first_imgView comments Duterte to fly to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement PLAY LIST 01:00Duterte to fly to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement00:50Trending Articles03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Success at Mount Samat propels Felipe to overall lead “We are still grateful that we faced [the Japanese] because we gained experience,” Rondina said in Filipino.Rondina and Pons finished their international debut as partners with two victories. They pulled off a dominant 21-18, 21-6 win over Ekaterina Filina and Ekaterina Zazhigina of Russia to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals after losing to Japan’s Satono Ishitsubo and Asami Shiba, 21-16, 21-19, earlier in the day.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, logistics PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBORACAY—Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons gave it all but fell short against Japan’s Sakurako Fujii and Minori Kumada, 21-17, 21-19, Saturday in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open quarterfinals here.Rondina and Pons thus wound up fifth, matching the country’s best finish in the world tour set last year by Rondina and Dzi Gervacio.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READlast_img read more

Vidal refuses to gamble with mohawk

first_imgArturo Vidal scoffed at the idea of gambling his iconic hairstyle on Barcelona winning this season’s Champions League at a news conference on Tuesday.A win against PSV on Wednesday will guarantee Barca top spot in in Group B and a last-16 clash against a runner-up from one of the other groups.Vidal highlighted the prospect of winning the Champions League as one of the main motivations behind his move from Bayern Munich to Camp Nou ahead of the 2018-19 season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But put to him that he might put his mohawk on the line and shave it off if Barca go all the way in Europe, Vidal was not prepared to entertain the idea.”No way!” he said.”I do hope that Barca wins the Champions League but I’m not going to change my style because of that.”I hope to keep this [hairstyle] as long as I’m playing football.”After playing a bit-part role early in the season, Vidal has seen his time on the pitch increase slightly in recent weeks and played 85 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday.”I’m happier with more minutes and I’m playing more,” he added.”I have more confidence, I’m happy and I hope to continue helping the team when they need me.”Barca have special players and I want to feel important. I want to help the team reach its objectives.”I’m in good form but I hope to keep improving. I’m yet to reach my best but I feel good and I feel confident.”last_img read more