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first_imgN. SrinivasanBCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan was on Thursday formally appointed the first Chairman of the ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial revamp of the body’s administrative structure.The full council approved the amendments to the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference, here.As was widely known before the conference, Srinivasan was elected the Chairman despite being barred by the Supreme Court of India from carrying out his duties as BCCI President due to ongoing investigations into the match-fixing allegations relating to the 2013 edition of the IPL.However, after the Apex court refused to stop his nomination to the ICC position, decks were cleared for his anointment to the newly-created post. The revamp will also hand major executive decision-making authority to the ‘Big Three’ of the game — India, Australia and England.”It is an honour to be confirmed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council. I will leave no stone unturned in trying to strengthen the pillars and foundations of our sport, both on and off the field,” Srinivasan said in a statement issued by the ICC.”I want to ensure that cricket retains and grows its popularity, and that the ICC plays a leading role in this global growth. I want to see more strong teams in international cricket. For this to be achieved, we all need to work hard to develop local talent in our countries. Naturally, there will be more support to those who first show they can help themselves,” he addedadvertisementSrinivasan congratulated outgoing ICC President Alan Isaac for his contribution.”Mr Isaac has been an inspirational President of the ICC. He provided guidance to everyone during his two-year term and all three international formats remain incredibly popular. The game is unquestionably stronger than it was at the start of his term,” said Srinivasan.The approval of the constitutional changes, which flowed from an ICC Board resolution taken in Singapore on February 8 and finalised on April 10, also means that a new Executive Committee was formed, which will report to the ICC Board.The initial Chair of the Executive Committee will be Cricket Australia’s Chairman, Wally Edwards, while the Chair of the ICC’s Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA) will continue to be England and Wales Cricket Board’s Chairman, Giles Clarke.The Annual Conference also saw Mustafa Kamal become the 11th President of the ICC.”This is a memorable and historic day for Bangladesh cricket. On this day 14 years ago, Bangladesh became the 10th Test playing country. Today, a Bangladeshi becomes the 11th President of the International Cricket Council. Thank you for bestowing this honour on Bangladesh and me,” said Kamal.”Over the next 12 months, I look forward to working with the ICC Board and ICC Management, and will be delighted to contribute in any way I can. In Mr Srinivasan and David Richardson, I have absolute trust and confidence that we have a combination that will not only strengthen our sport, but will also take this great organisation to a new level.”From 2016, the ICC Board, which will continue to be the primary decision-making body, will elect the ICC Chairman for a two-year term.The ICC Board confirmed that the USA Cricket Association (USACA) is the recognised member. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and ICC management will, however, continue to work with USACA and other interested stakeholders to assist in overcoming some challenges currently facing the governance and development of the game in the USA.The ICC Board also approved the Development Committee’s recommendation that Oman Cricket (OC) become the 38th Associate Member of the ICC. However, Affiliate Membership of Brunei was suspended, while Tonga was removed as an Affiliate Member. The ICC now has 105 members.The ICC Board also noted the Associate and Affiliate Members’ decision, which re-elected Imran Khawaja and Neil Speight for another two years as their representatives on the ICC Board, while Keith Oliver was replaced by Francois Erasmus.- with PTI inputslast_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid wing-back Hakimi: Best decision to join Borussia Dortmundby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Achraf Hakimi says his move to Borussia Dortmund has been the best decision of his career.Hakimi is on-loan at BVB this season.He said, “I grew up in the youth clubs of Real Madrid, with whom I did the whole route up to the first team, but I needed to change, I need to grow as a player, gaining more space and achieving new goals as a starter.”In Dortmund everything is going well, I hope it goes on for a long time.”I am very happy to be here. It was not easy to adapt, but now I find myself at ease.” last_img read more


first_imgChelsea boss Lampard pleased with 2-goal Batshuayi: We need himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard was pleased with striker Michy Batshuayi for his two goals in their Carabao Cup win over Grimsby.The Blues ran out 7-1 winners to set up a round of 16 tie with Manchester United.Lampard said, “He has worked hard and trained well. He came on at Wolves and made an impact, came on against Liverpool and nearly made an impact and that is great for me when you give a message and someone shows they can train daily and improve there. “Michy has talent, he can hold the ball up and use both feet and can score goals, and he is important for us. He got his chance and scored goals tonight which is good because we need options up front.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgPrince Harry ended his US tour by thanking the people of America for their “extraordinary generosity” and playing in his fund-raising Sentebale Polo Cup match to help fund the work of his charity.Speaking to the 400 polo guests who helped raise the funds for his Sentebale charity, Prince Harry said: “This is the last day of my tour around the United States. Thank you for a wonderful week.“I have witnessed the extraordinary generosity of the people of this great nation.”The match, which saw Prince Harry play against a team which included Dawn Jones, the wife of Hollywood star Tommy Lee Jones, was staged at Greenwich Polo Club, founded by billionaire businessman and art collector Peter Brant.The Prince visited the White House, where he received glowing praise from First Lady Michelle Obama last Thursday, for serving his country as an officer in the British Army and for supporting America’s wounded servicemen and women.And Prince Harry spent the weekend promoting America’s Warrior Games where British servicemen and women have been competing in Paralympic-style events against a large US team and troops from other countries.The polo match was staged at the club in the exclusive Connecticut town of Greenwich. With its large colonial homes, white picket fence fences and immaculate grass verges it is a semi-rural retreat for executives, bankers and lawyers who commute to Manhattan.Prince Harry played in a team captained by Malcolm Borthwick, an England regular, and their opponents were led by the Argentinian Nacho Figueras, a Ralph Lauren model, who was recently appointed an ambassador for Sentebale. Famous faces who watched the match included the fashion designers Valentino and Jason Wu, model Karolina Kurkova and the reality TV star Olivia Palermo.They saw Prince Harry score the winning goal in a hard-fought game that ended Sentebale 4 St Regis 3.Before the match Prince Harry spoke about the work of Sentebale to guests.He said: “Since we last played for the Cup in Brazil a year ago, Sentebale has taken great strides forward. Our Mamohato Camps – what today is all about – have now established Network Clubs nationwide, reaching into the most remote, rural areas.“Whilst Sentebale may be evolving rapidly, the situation on the ground in Lesotho remains critical.“The HIV pandemic continues to leave thousands of children without parents and family structures to guide them through life.“Without this support, basic needs such as food, shelter and care remain unmet, leaving children vulnerable and very often without much hope in their lives.”Prince Harry and his winning team mates were presented with a trophy when they left the field and all received a kiss from Ms Kurkova.Source:PrinceHenryOfWales.orglast_img read more


first_imgRabat – The African Leadership Academy ALA is a pan-African institution founded by Ghanaian-born entrepreneur, Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur and Acha Leke in 2004.It educates some of the most talented youngsters on the African continent. It has about 550 young leaders in its network and its scholars have won bursaries and scholarships at leading global universities.The institution whose motto is “Developing the next generation of African leaders & entrepreneurs” is now looking for future leaders in Morocco. The goal of ALA is to create 6000 leaders over the next 50 years. The initiative is designed to bring prosperity and hope to the continent by fighting the brain drain. ALA also believes that the most valuable natural resource available to Africa is the minds of its youth. Therefore education of these young minds and providing them with the tools they need to become future African Leaders in all disciplines is the goal of the academy.Mr. Elmahdi Oummih the Strategic Relations Director – North Africa said “ALA students are ultimately expected to leverage their leadership experience and bring to life projects they believe in passionately”. “These ALA leaders are to become the agents of change that will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse that is politically stable and a beacon of hope to the rest of the world”.ALA’s supporters span 25 countries on six continents. Some of the leading supporters include Omidyar Network, The Robertson Foundation, The Bezos Family Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie, Gbenga and Aisha Oyebode, James Mwangi, Oppenheimer family, The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Equity Bank, Cisco Systems, The WK Kellogg Foundation, The Google Foundation, the CNN, and the General Electric GE that made a donation of $ 5 million recently, among others.According to Mr Elmahdi the ALA has been searching for future leaders in Morocco for the past five years. Each year, ALA Admissions officers and Partners on the ground scour Morocco in search of the best and brightest Morocco has to offer.For the 2014 timeline therefore the academy is looking for the best and brightest applicants between age limit of 15-19 years old students Morocco has to offer. Students from all over Morocco with in the age limit can apply using the following online procedure to be selected for the scholarship or contact the admission through the given E mail address.The Application ProcedureALA’s application and selection process is very rigorous to ensure that we select the most outstanding students from across Africa with the potential to drive change.First Round: September 1 – November 30ALA’s selection process is extremely competitive. The Academy receives approximately 4,000 applications from most African countries each year. These applicants come from a wide range of social, economic, cultural & educational backgrounds. The application includes short questions and essays and must be submitted with academic transcripts.Finalist Weekends: JanuaryAt this stage approximately 400 finalists are selected to attend Finalist Weekends held across the continent. At these events, finalists write entrance exams, participate in group activities & are interviewed one-on-one by the ALA Admissions team. Finalists are also required to submit teacher recommendations.2014 Timeline:30 November 2013: Application deadline – all applications must be received by ALA.January 2014: All applicants notified of status; finalists invited to attend Finalist WeekendsMay 2014: Finalists notified of admissions decisionsMay – June 2014: Admitted students notified of any financial awardsJune 2014: Admitted students confirm acceptance of admissionClick this link to go to the application page click below link:ALA Admissions: E mail: eoummih@africanleadershipacademy.orgadmissions@africanleadershipacademy.org. Tel: +212 613301735last_img read more


first_img Recommended for you Poachers found Sunday; slammed with seven charges Related Items:dominicans, poachers Dominican poachers arrested and charged Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – There are 4,000 registered Dominicans resident in the Turks and Caicos according to officials, so it is no wonder the government of that country wants to set up a consulate office here. His Excellency, Peter Beckingham and Clara Gardiner, the Permanent Secretary for Border Control are just returned from high level talks in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where six benchmarks were agreed upon. The media release said, one that the DR expressed a wish to open a full time Consulate in The Turks and Caicos Islands. That two; the Foreign Minister and Governor noted the increasing number of arrests of Dominican fishermen operating illegally within TCI Waters. They agreed that it was important to prevent this activity, both sides are open to a dialogue and the possibility of co-operation between the DR’s navy and the TCI’s police force. The third stride is that both leaders noted the likelihood of illegal human trafficking between the two countries, and agreed to beef up efforts to stop this. As a fourth desired measure, both the TCI and the DR agree on the prospects for more trade and investment between the two countries, including possibly in construction materials and processing, as well as direct investment in the tourism sector, and the services sector. The fifth is that the DR Foreign Minister wants to visit the Turks and Caicos, possibly with a small business delegation and sixth on the list is that ongoing row over maritime demarcation issues. His Excellency Beckingham reports that the Dom Rep continues to seek a consensus among relevant bodies about this issue. It was noted in the meeting too that InterCaribbean Airways has proven a valuable airline partner between the TCI and the Dominican Republic. Poachers slammed with seven charges; some escape Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgMap of LakshimpurA schoolboy, who went missing on Saturday, was found dead at a cropland in Charfalkan of Kamalnagar upazila of Lakshmipur district on Thursday.The deceased, Sharif Hossain, was a class-V student of a local primary school and son of a certain Omar Faruk, from the village, reports UNB.Quoting family members of the victim, police said Sharif went to a fish enclosure in Ayubnagar on Saturday and remained missing since then.Later, the victim’s family lodged a general diary with Kamalnagar police station.On Thursday, local people spotted the decomposed body of Sharif at a soya field and informed police, said Kamalnagar police station officer-in-charge Alamgir Hossain.Police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy, he added.last_img read more


first_imgKader Siddiqui. File photoKrishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) of Kader Siddiqui on Monday formally joined Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front, aiming to ensure a credible and acceptable national election in the country, reports UNB.KSJL president Kader Siddiqui came up with the announcement at a press conference at his party office in the capital’s Motijheel area.”We want a credible and acceptable [national] election where people will be able to cast their votes. So, I declare my party’s decision with pleasure that from now on we’re with Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya front,” he said.Kader Siddiqui was supposed to come up with the announcement of joining the Oikya Front at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in presence of Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday, but he took time to take the final decision in this regard.last_img read more


first_imgFile photo of information minister Information minister Hasan Mahmud has rejected the TIB’s report that the corruption is rising in Bangladesh, reports UNB.”The method the TIB followed in preparing the graft index was faulty. They didn’t make it clear which method they followed. That means their methodology is faulty,” he told newsmen at the secretariat on Wednesday.Responding to a question whether they will reject the report, the information minister said, “Definitely… it’s a motivated report.”According to the report of Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB), Bangladesh ranks second most corrupt country in South Asia while 149 in the world, the 13th from the bottom.The report, which was published on Tuesday, is faulty and politically motivated, the information minister alleged.Hasan Mahmud said, “If there’s any specific allegation, I would like to request TIB to inform the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission. The government will take action.”The minister said, “The ACC has already sought explanation from them over the report. I’ll also ask TIB to tell ACC on which information they made the report.”Earlier, TIB published another report ahead of the general election to implement the BNP’s agenda, he said.The minister pointed out, “There was 80 per cent similarity of their report with the allegations of BNP. So, it’s clear that they want to implement the agenda of a specific political party.”Hasan Mahmud said TIB also raised voice that there had been corruption in Padma bridge project and then the World Bank stopped financing the project. However, the allegation was proved wrong later, he said.The World Bank filed a case with the court of Canada where it was defeated, he said adding, “We thought TIB would seek mercy from the nation after their defeat, but they didn’t,” said the minister.”Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has announced zero tolerance against corruption. When Bangladesh is being praised globally and by the World Bank for curbing corruption at that moment TIB has published a faulty report to defame the country’s people.”last_img read more


first_imgBob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneGov. Greg Abbott and Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey shake hands after Abbott formally filed his papers for re-election, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Austin. 00:00 /16:52 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces he will seek re-election and unveils a new veterans plan.U.S. Representative Gene Green announces he’s off to greener pastures and won’t be seeking re-election opening up his Congressional District 29.  Superintendents with Harvey-affected schools want Texas to waive school ratings this year, but will the Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath? center_img The Texas legislative staffers who logged sexual harassment incidents on a Google document have their voices heard and this spurs action by State leaders. On this weeks’ episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus walk through the politics of:  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Then, the guys get into why Texas Governor Greg Abbott would support one particular Republican running against an incumbent Republican in Houston House District 134? By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. Xlast_img read more


first_imgNetflix has ordered its first Chinese-language original series from Taiwan, a “jailbreak thriller” named Bardo.The eight-episode series will become available to all Netflix members worldwide at the same time, but the official date has not been annoucned.Netflix is teaming up with prodco IFA Media and writer/director Sam Quah to produce the show.Bardo follows the journey of Ah Quan, a good man who has descended into crime awaiting execution. Netflix describes the title as a “jailbreak thriller with a karmic dimension”.Frank Smith, executive producer of Bardo, said: “Taiwan’s film and TV industry is full of amazing creativity and Sam’s a new Asian talent who is open to pushing the boundaries and trying new things but with a strong insight into local and regional themes.“The combination of this range of skills from across the region and the chance to work with a global platform like Netflix that is producing amazing content we’d all love to create, made this a great partnership for IFA. The story itself is steeped in local realities and dilemmas but the approach, the script and the dramatic feel is something completely new.”The move sees Netflix invest in further global productions after announcing new moves in Latin America and India earlier this week.last_img read more