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June 2016

Politicians can participate in BCCI affairs, says SC

New Delhi, June 30: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it was not interfering in the autonomy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but only wanted that its activities promoted the development of the game in the country.Making it clear that it was not against politicians taking part in the affairs of the BCCI, the court wanted to know if the country's apex cricketing body has asked its auditors to conduct the performance audit of the funds flowing from it to the state cricketing associations. The…

‘Midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa set for PSG move’

Paris, June 30: French newspapers Le Parisien and L'Equipe revealed on Thursday that midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is getting close to signing with Paris Saint-Germain football club.Ben Arfa, if the deal is sealed, will be the first signing for PSG under the command of new coach, Unai Emery, reports Efe. The player, whose account has ended with Nice, was close to signing with Sevilla but the two French newspapers reiterated that PSG is in fact closer to hiring the services of the Frenchman.

Delhi to host ISSF World Cup finals in October 2017

New Delhi, June 30: India's rapid strides in shooting got recognised after the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) on Thursday awarded the 2017 edition of the World Cup Finals to Delhi.The ISSF executive committee, which met in Moscow on Wednesday, announced that the event comprising all the disciplines of rifle, pistol and shotgun will be held in October 2017. This is in addition to the ISSF World Cup series scheduled to be held in the capital in February next year. Announcing the development, an…

Shastri, Ganguly should have minded their language

Ravi Shastri feels that Sourav Ganguly has shown disrespect to the process of selecting the national chief cricket coach by staying out of the interview board when he made his presentation while the latter has hit back questioning why he was not present in person.Both used words that could have been kept out of civil conversations, but each wanted to prove that the other was cheeky. Understandably, Shastri is disappointed at not getting the job after, in his own words, making a decent job of it as India's team…

No receptions for him, Pakistan PM tells party leaders

Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday barred party leadership from welcoming him on his return to the country after successful open-heart surgery and directed them to call off all reception ceremonies planned in his honour.In a message to the people of Pakistan, Sharif said he did not know that a big welcome ceremony has been arranged on his return to Pakistan. He purely recognises peoples’ love and sincerity, "by the grace of God a sensitive and stage-wise operation, was…
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