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January 22, 2015

Permitting conflict of interest in BCCI against public policy: SC

New Delhi, Jan 22: The Supreme Court Thursday held that public policy was not a static concept and it varies with time and from generation to generation, but what was in public good and public interest cannot be opposed to public policy and vice versa.The bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla said this while striking down the amendment to the Rule 6.2.4 of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that permitted the office bearers of the apex cricketing body to hold commercial…

Professional engagement distinct from commercial interest: SC

New Delhi, Jan. Jan 22: The Supreme Court Thursday sought to make a distinction between the commercial interest and the professional engagement during its judgment of the 2013 IPL betting and spot fixing case.The court was addressing the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) contention that if N. Srinivasan suffers disqualification on account of "conflict of interest", the same should apply for the players who are engaged as coaches, mentors, commentators or similar other positions. Saying…

Sourav Ganguly refuses comment on joining BJP speculation

Kolkata, Jan 22: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday refused to comment over speculation that he would be joining the BJP.The cricket great, who has been nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat Mission, however, asserted that he was serious about making the campaign a success. "I have got nothing to say," the former left-handed batsman repeatedly told media persons here about the speculation that began after industrialist Harsh Goenka Wednesday tweeted that Ganguly…

Syed Modi Masters: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Kashyap in quarters

Lucknow, Jan 22: Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth reached the quarter-finals of the $120,000 Syed Modi International India Masters at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here Thursday.While Olympic bronze medallist Saina defeated compatriot Rituparna Das 21-15, 21-9 in 36 minutes, two-time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu needed 31 minutes to battle past Singapore's Jiayuan Chen 21-18, 21-14. World No.4 Saina will face Arundhati Pantawane in the last eight clash,…

Cahill brace ends China’s run at Asian Cup

Brisbane, Jan 22: Australian striker Tim Cahill's individual performance ended the impressive run of China and helped the host nation through to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup football tournament with a 2-0 victory here Thursday.The 35-year-old struck twice in 15 minutes, once with an overhead kick and again with a craning header, as Australia advanced to the final four of the competition at the expense of a resolute China side, reports Xinhua. Earlier, South Korea also qualified for the semi-finals, but was forced…
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