Sydney: Former Australia skipper and TV commentator Richie Benaud is in a stable condition in hospital after a car accident. The Nine Network on Thursday said the 83-year-old Benaud was driving alone near his home in Sydneys southeastern beach suburbs on Wednesday when his car hit a small brick wall. Benaud sustained chest and shoulder injuries and was expected to remain in hospital for a few days. Police attended and there were no charges, the Nine Network said. Despite being in some discomfort,the former Australian cricket captain and legendary allrounder remains in fine spirits and good humor. In a statement,Benaud said: No one else was injured,and I was more worried about the car than myself. Daphne Benaud said her husband was looking unbelievably well.
Modi lawyer seeks criminal action against Srinivasan
Mumbai: Lalit Modis lawyer and the president of Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association Mehmood Abdi has submitted a police complaint seeking to register a criminal case against BCCI chief N Srinivasan and some office bearers of TV broadcasters MSM/Sony. The criminal complaint alleges that Mr N Srinivasan and others in the BCCI,together with Andrew Kaplan,Manjit Singh,N P Singh and Ashok Nambissan of MSM/Sony have manipulated agreements to deprive the BCCI of crores of rupees while adding to the coffers of Sony, said a media release issued on behalf of Abdi.
Dropping Katich was a mistake: Cricket Australia
Melbourne: It was a mistake to drop Simon Katich from Australias Test side two years ago,Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has said. Edwards wasnt CA chairman when the selectors removed Katich from their list of contracted players in June 2011. There was a lot of decisions made that in hindsight you probably wish they werent. But they were made with an attempt to move from a very strong side to a new side. I would put the dropping of Simon Katich in that corner. That was a decision made by the selectors at the time because you had three guys Katich,(Ricky) Ponting and (Michael) Hussey all the same age and three key batters who were all going to go at once. The selectors made a judgment call to try to transition through that and didnt get it right. Katich wouldve been a valuable player, Edwards said.
Court-appointed panel seeks information on IPL betting
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court-appointed committee probing the IPL spot-fixing scandal has called on people having any information on the allegations of betting against BCCI President N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and other accused to share their inputs with the panel. The committee headed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal met for the first time on October 11. The committee,after “perusal” of the Supreme Court order,decided on its schedule of meetings. “The informants shall not be given hearing unless and until the committee thinks it fit to do so,the statement said.