Month: November 2019

Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson center Papi Sarr admitted he is still not his normal self after making his debut in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday.The 6-foot-8 big man missed the Falcons’ opening game loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles due to a groin injury.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  High-flying Hill promises more poster dunks: ‘I’m here to put on a show’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments “I was literally heavy, I was tired. My body was so tired and so heavy that I’m hoping by next game I’ll be back to normal,” said Sarr. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES “I just feel like I’m not 100 percent but I’m on my way there,” said Sarr Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after helping Adamson beat University of Santo Tomas, 88-81. “I’m trying to get back and just help the team. I think I’m just at 50 percent and I was trying to push myself just to help my team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSarr finished with 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists in just 11 minutes of play.The Cameroonian said he felt sluggish during the game and he wasn’t as mobile as he wanted to be.last_img read more

UAAP Juniors: UST outlasts Adamson in 4th place playoff

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Joem Sabandal led the charge for Adamson with 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City View comments CJ Cansino did not want his run in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament to come to halt just yet as he saved University of Santo Tomas in overtime to beat Adamson, 73-72, in their fourth place playoff Wednesday at Blue Eagle Gym.The newly minted Season 80 MVP unloaded eight of his 24 points in the extra period, none bigger than his huge bucket with 1:13 mark left to give the Tiger Cubs a 73-68 lead before holding off a belated rally from the Baby Falcons.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Cansino also contributed nine rebounds, six assists, and two blocks for UST, which will now brace for defending champion Far Eastern University-Diliman in the first level of the stepladder semis on Saturday.The victor of that knockout game will take on twice-to-beat National University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSweeping the elimination phase, Ateneo is now firmly in the championship series as it awaits its date in the best-of-three series.Kobe Palencia chipped in 15 markers, while Bismarck Lina tallied a double-double effort of 12 points and 12 boards for the Tiger Cubs. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UAAP volleyball: Adamson trumps UP for 2nd straight win Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding It took until 2016 for Jordan to finally speak out strongly on a social issue by condemning the killing of black men at the hands of police, writing in a column published by The Undefeated website.Woods said this week that throughout America’s history, blacks have struggled.“A lot of different races have had struggles, and obviously the African Americans here in this country have had their share of struggles,” Woods said. “Obviously has it gotten better, yes, but I still think there’s room for more improvement.”The mold of the public activist — the person who is willing to lead but also willing to lose everything for a cause — doesn’t fit everyone, said Harry Edwards, a scholar of race and sports who has worked as a consultant for several U.S. pro teams.Some guys are fine “picking up a paycheck” because they don’t want to be bothered, Edwards said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum During the 1995-96 season, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. Abdul-Rauf was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29.Those protests, some say, may not represent the most radical actions of black athletes of the time, which were in the boardrooms, not on the streets.Jordan built a brand that turned him into a Nike powerhouse, where he brought African-American businessmen and women up the ladder with him, before becoming the first black sports billionaire with his NBA team ownership of the Charlotte Hornets.Magic Johnson, in addition to building a business empire, spoke out passionately about the HIV/AIDS crisis after contracting the disease. The NFL’s Man of the Year award was long named for Walter Payton, who pushed organ donation into the public limelight in his native Chicago and around the country through his foundation while advocating for minority ownership in professional football.Mike Glenn, a 10-year NBA veteran who played from 1977-87 and member of the National Basketball Retired Players Association board of directors, believes how those first black millionaires went about their business helped build the foundation that allows athletes to speak out today.“I think all of them were aware of backlash,” said Glenn, a collector of documents on African American history and culture . “They were aware that if you say certain things it may hurt your brand, or may hurt your ability to do things or that maybe even the league would take a different look at you. I think it was an insecurity of their position regardless of how much success they had.”Jordan and other iconic athletes of that period established the power of individual sports brands, a transitional platform Glenn believes athletes benefit from today.“LeBron has took what Michael had,” Glenn said, “and taken it a step further.” NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Nash, Kidd among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img FILE – In this March 15, 1996, file photo, Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf stands with his teammates and prays during the national anthem before the game with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. During the 1995-96 season, Abdul-Rauf began stretching or staying in the locker room during the national anthem. He was suspended for one game. But at season’s end, despite averaging 19.2 points and 6.8 assists, he was traded from the Nuggets to the Sacramento Kings. And when his contract expired two years later, he couldn’t get a tryout and was out of the league at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves.Who didn’t want to be like Mike?ADVERTISEMENT “But that’s fine, because that has always been there,” he said. “That was there during slavery. Nat Turner comes and says, ‘Hey, let’s run away. Let’s get some guns. Let’s get some machetes, and let’s fight for our freedom.’ And you always have someone say, ‘You kidding me?’”Dominique Wilkins, an NBA Hall of Famer known as the “Human Highlight Film” for his thunderous, acrobatic dunks during the 1980s and ‘90s, believes social media have amplified athletes’ voices — and the Twitter-less past did not offer sports stars the soap boxes they have now.“We didn’t have a platform because it wasn’t that type of media around,” Wilkins said. “You had the normal, everyday media, but you didn’t have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, you didn’t have any of that.”Wilkins, 58, said people are completely off base when they say his generation didn’t do anything or care about what was happening in their communities and in the world.“We grew up in a different era. We were born in the civil rights era. I remember when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated,” said Wilkins, an NBA analyst for Atlanta Hawks games for Fox SportsSouth. “People who say we didn’t care don’t know what they’re talking about. … We cared. We were a part of it, so we cared.“Our parents lived it. Our grandparents lived it. How can we not care?”The activism of the time was different, said sports historian Victoria Jackson, who works in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.Behind the scenes, superstar athletes worked in their communities and with schools — without making their activities known or asking for publicity for their time. Millions of dollars went to schools like historically black colleges and universities — as well as other deserving charities including social justice charities — without public acknowledgment, Jackson said.“While we might have seen a decline in athletes voicing strong opinions publicly about systemic racism, police brutality, criminal justice and education and residential and workplace reform, and perhaps the growth of endorsements contributed to this, I would suspect — if we did a little digging — we’d find countless stories of athletes doing work in the space of social justice and that this is the constant theme in the long historical arc,” she said.There were some who spoke loudly. A dashiki-wearing point guard Craig Hodges, Jordan’s teammate on the Chicago Bulls, presented then-President George H. W. Bush with a letter in 1991, urging more concern for African-Americans during one of the Bulls’ championship trips to the White House. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC But those fortunate black athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods did not, for the most part, use their celebrity to speak out. Most were silent on issues like the crack epidemic, apartheid in South Africa, the racial tensions exposed by the O.J. Simpson trial and the police brutality that set off the Rodney King riots.Of course, there were exceptions — more, perhaps, than are generally remembered. And the times and the media of those times did not necessarily lend themselves to protest. But while Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali once stood up— and more recently, Colin Kaepernick , Lebron James, Serena Williams and others would not back down — black athletes of the ’80s and ’90s were known mostly for playing games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It seems to me that we need to rethink how we define ‘activism’ since black athletes certainly were involved in various social causes during that era. Anecdotally, I think about them donating to various scholarship funds and participating in ’say no to drugs” campaigns,’” said Johnny Smith, who is the Julius C. “Bud” Shaw Professor of Sports, Society, and Technology at Georgia Tech. “That’s certainly a form of activism. However, on the whole, the most prominent black male athletes were not confrontational or outspoken.”When Harvey Gantt took on conservative Republican Sen. Jesse Helms in 1990, Jordan — the undisputed superstar athlete of his time — refused to support the black Democrat in his native North Carolina, reportedly saying Republicans buy shoes, too. Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Round 9: Pacquiao unleashes the fury

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, left, and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn using that lead right hand to throw Manny Pacquiao off.Pacquiao throws but hits air but his next punch connects.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Horn holding on to Pacquiao to conserve his energy, and Horn is on the backfoot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Round 8: Pacquiao opens up Horn’s cut Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Finally the old Pacquiao has arrived.Pacquiao showing that Mexicutioner hand speed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd that left connects, Horn is awestruck.Pacquiao is pissed, Horn is bleeding. View commentslast_img read more

PH volleyball team names official spokespersons

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational women’s volleyball team head coach Francis Vicente on Tuesday named team captain Mika Reyes and assistant team captain Aby Maraño as the only players who can give statements about the national team.“The problem is when people get information from nonlegit sources,” Vicente told the Inquirer, referring to emotional social media posts that centered on the misunderstanding that only Alyssa Valdez showed up for a Sunday practice.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Maraño later clarified the misunderstanding, saying practice was canceled and announced via the team’s Viber group chat which Valdez was a part of. But she became a target of hate tweets.Valdez dismissed the incident, saying: “As far as I’m concerned my commitment with the national team stays.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hail the truly triumphant in war and peace Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Mbala to miss La Salle’s UAAP Season 80 opener vs FEU

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Academics name of the game for ISAA Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ben Mbala. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBen Mbala, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, won’t be with La Salle when the Green Archers open their title defense in UAAP Season 80.Mbala is currently with the Cameroon national team for the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “Looking back at former players, even the good foreign players of San Beda, I don’t think they had the privilege to play for their national teams,” Calanog said.“We’re happy that Ben has developed into a player which their country feels can help them in their international competitions. Just like our local players, we hope that because of the UAAP, they are able to develop well enough for them to play for the country.”Mbala averaged 20.6 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.4 steals, and 1.2 assists last season to lead the Green Archers’ championship run.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ La Salle athletic director Emmanuel Calanog explained that the Cameroonian Basketball Federation personally requested the athletic big man to be a part of its roster for the continental championship from September 8 to 16.“He was requested by his national team to play for them,” he said, sharing that Mbala has left for his native country two weeks ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCameroon, the 52nd ranked nation in the world, is slotted in Group C, together with Tunisia, Guinea, and Rwanda, as it seeks to improve its ninth place finish back in 2015.Mbala will miss the La Salle’s game against Far Eastern University on Sunday and National University on Sept. 18 if Cameroon makes it to the finals. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games View comments MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Visitors make a beeline for Indian food

first_imgForeign delegates and athletes have been taken in by the variety of Indian cuisines they are being served at the Games Village.Delegates and athletes who have arrived in Delhi for the Games were impressed by the quality of food.Thanks to its delicious dishes, the gigantic dining hall, with a capacity to accommodate about 2,300 people at one go, is turning out to be a major attraction for all athletes, both Indian and foreign.The hall can serve about 40,000 people in a day.”The food here is really awesome. I’m trying a lot of cuisines here. It is simply a class apart,” Botswana’s chef de mission Tuelo Daniel Serufho said.Games OC vice-chairman Randhir Singh said: “Every dish from the world is available here. The quality of food is beyond anybody’s match.”Ajay Grover, chief of the catering division, said: “We have all the cuisines in the world. Our efforts are to make the athletes feel at home and give them a great dining experience.”With PTI inputslast_img read more

Copa America: Paraguay set up final meeting with Uruguay

first_imgParaguay beat Venezuela 5-3 on penalties to reach the Copa America final on Wednesday after regulation and extra-time produced a goalless draw.Twice champions Paraguay will now meet Uruguay, chasing a record 15th title, in Sunday’s final in Buenos Aires.But the Paraguayans rode their luck as they ended the surprise run of the Venezuelans, traditional whipping boys at this level, in the cruellest of fashions with Dario Veron hitting the matchwinning spotkick.Venezuela hit the woodwork three times in their first-ever semi and had a goal ruled out questionably for off- side. Paraguay also finished with ten men, playing the final 20 minutes of the extra halfhour shorn of the red- carded Jonathan Santana for a second bookable offence.No sooner had they started the second period of extra- time than Veron should have suffered the same fate, for headbutting Nicolas Fedor. Inexplicably, Mexican referee Francisco Chacon dubbed the incident only worthy of yellow.That only served to deepen the sense of injustice for the Venezuelans and tempers boiled over at the end with a mass scuffle between both team’s benches to mar the occasion. When the two sides met in the first phase a week ago they served up the match of the tournament to date with Venezuela snatching a 3-3 draw, coming from 3-1 down with two goals in the dying minutes.This time it was a far different affair -yet the Venezuelans will wonder how they did not win long before the spotkick drama after a host of near misses with Paraguayan goalkeeper Justo Villar at times living a charmed life.advertisementParaguay’s Dario Veron(right) scores from the last penaltyThe Venezuelans were without the suspended Tomas Rincon, sent off in the shock quarter-final win over Chile and a key figure in their run to the last four.Coach Cesar Farias went with Giacomo Di Giorgi and the balance of the side did not appear to be disrupted as they produced some stirring attacking play while Paraguay went with their traditional containment recipe.Paraguay, quarter-final conquerors of Brazil on penalties, had to leave experienced striker Roque Santa Cruz on the bench with a knee problem. But they started as if they meant business with Nelson Haedo Valdez and Veron coming close for Paraguay early on, forcing Venezuelan keeper Renny Vega into action.However, it was Venezuela who then began to dominate as Cesar Gonzalez floated over a cross from the right and an Alejandro Moreno header cannoned off the bar. Oswaldo Vizcarrondo then headed in but had his effort chalked off for off-side.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Now, BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya finds himself in the middle of player contracts row

first_imgJagmohan DalmiyaNo matter where he goes or whatever position he occupies, Jagmohan Dalmiya’s deals seem to follow him. The BCCI chief found himself in the middle of the player contracts row, saying his rival A.C. Muthiah had signed the controversial contract as BCCI president. Muthiah lobbed the ball back to,Jagmohan DalmiyaNo matter where he goes or whatever position he occupies, Jagmohan Dalmiya’s deals seem to follow him. The BCCI chief found himself in the middle of the player contracts row, saying his rival A.C. Muthiah had signed the controversial contract as BCCI president. Muthiah lobbed the ball back to Dalmiya and the BCCI’s former secretary J.Y. Lele set the pigeons scattering saying that the original agreement had not contained the controversial clauses. It has all to do with Dalmiya’s many hats. He quit as the ICC president in June 2000, after awarding the ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy rights . Between June 2000 and September 2001 (after which he returned as BCCI chief) Dalmiya played no part in the ICC-BCCI paperwork. This is the time, he says, the damage was done, citing an agreement dated May 28, 2001. The ICC has confirmed that this agreement between the ICC and member boards only reiterated that the boards’ would be bound by the ICC-GCC agreement. The ICC also confirmed to INDIA TODAY that the Participating Nations Agreement, including the contentious Player Terms for Sri Lanka, was sent out in December 2001 and returned by March 2002. Dalmiya maintains that it was the May 28, 2001 contract that has tied the hands of the BCCI. The IDI (ICC Development International), the ICC’s marketing arm, is a Dalmiya creation, with Pakistan’s Ehsan Mani, who is tipped to be the next ICC chief, as his right-hand man.One of its more unique contracts agreed to by the BCCI pertains to the distribution of 50 per cent of the profits from the ICC Knock-Out Trophy (up to a maximum of $5 million) to the Asian Cricket Council for the development of cricket – not in the main revenue-generating centres of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, but among associate members like Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Such altruism is of no comfort to the Indian team – the board’s golden goose – because someone keeps stealing the eggs all the time.advertisementlast_img read more

Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer to hit Indian roads today

first_imgGiving a tough competetion to BMW X1 and Audi Q3, Mercedes Benz is all set to steal hearts in India.Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer will hit Indian roads on Wednesday. The car was apparently seen at Buddh International Circuit. The Mercedes Benz has some quality features:- Looks amashing with an classy dashboard- AMG style steering wheel- Can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 10.2 secondsMercedes Benz will be priced at sub Rs.25 lakh level as per reports.last_img