CSA planning to send Lorgat on leave to please BCCI?
New delhi: Bowing to pressure from the BCCI,Cricket South Africa is likely to keep its CEO Haroon Lorgat out of any future engagement with the Indian board to ensure that the marquee tour by India goes ahead without any further hiccups. The series has already been curtailed after BCCI took exception to the CSA’s unilateral announcement of the itinerary in July. CSA,desperate to cut down the financial loss that it would incur if the series does not go through,has offered to send Lorgat on long leave,ESPNCricinfo has reported.
According to the report,during the fruitful discussion between the BCCI and CSA on October 12,the Indian Board had agreed to play two Tests and three ODIs in the month of December on the condition that CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat is not involved in India affairs in future.
Day One of Duleep final called off due to wet outfield
Kochi: Day One of the Duleep Trophy final between Noth Zone and South Zone was called off without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield. Umpires Suresh Shastri and Sanjay Hazare decided to call off day’s play after their post-lunch inspection. The weather has been inclement in Kochi over the past one week. In fact,North won their semi-final against East in Kochi in a toss after a wash out.
Since the final match is being televised,it is not possible for the BCCI to shift the venue due to logistical difficulties. Even South Zone,who played both their matches at the Chepauk,won rain-interrupted games.
‘Looking forward to Sachin working with Sports Ministry’
New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh hopes that Sachin Tendulkar,who will retire from cricket next month,will work with the ministry in future to promote sports in the country. I look forward to Sachin Tendulkar working with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promote sports in this country. But for that modalities need to be discussed, said Singh. He is an icon for this country,for the youth of this country. I am also a huge fan of him myself. We are also planning some sort of an award and felicitation programme for him, he added.
CAB to seek permission from BCCI for Sachin pic on tickets
kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will be seeking permission of the BCCI so that they can have a photograph of Sachin Tendulkar on match ticket that will be printed on the occasion of penultimate Test of the legendary batsman’s illustrious career. CAB joint secretary Subir Ganguly and treasurer Biswarup Dey said that the state association has thought about such a move as Tendulkar plays his 199th at the historic Eden Gardens from November 6-10. Normally,we don’t have the practise of printing any particular cricketer’s photograph in a match ticket. But this is a special and emotional occasion as well. Therefore we would like to seek BCCI’s permission if we can use any action photograph of Tendulkar at the Eden Gardens. Once we get the permission,we will issue print order, Dey said. It will be like a collector’s item for all those who get hold of one ticket. It gives you a feeling of I was there on that day. We are waiting for confirmation of what will be scheduled start,9:15 am or 9:30 am as sun sets quickly in the eastern part. Once broadcasters confirm that,we would put tickets up for sale, Dey informed.