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July 20, 2016

State association polls on hold over Lodha Committee recommendations

New Delhi, July 20: The Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee, whose recommendations the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is to implement in the next six months, has also directed the board to suspend elections post the apex court’s verdict which came out on Monday.Reportedly, the Lodha Committee has sent the directives to all top BCCI officials including President Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke. The letter means that Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) who was scheduled to have its…

Punjab Cricket Association put under RTI

Chandigarh, July 20: Punjab's Information Commission has held that the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) would be considered as 'public authority' under the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.Chief Information Commissioner S.S. Channy said on Wednesday that a full bench of the commission had decided that the PCA, a powerful cricketing body that controls the game in the state, was a public authority under the RTI Act. "After going through all the relevant papers put on record, the…

Jeremy Mathieu looking at Barcelona exit: Reports

Madrid, July 20: Barcelona French defender Jeremy Mathieu is looking to leave the Catalan football club because he fears that he will miss his place next season, according to Sport newspaper on Wednesday.Sport said that Mathieu did not take part in many encounters last season and was more like a substitute player, who featured in only 34 games. It is not clear yet if coach Luis Enrique will use Mathieu next season or not, especially with Samuel Umtiti joining the Catalan club, reports Efe. Mathieu sustained an injury…

Juventus striker Dybala hopes to net 20 goals next season

Rome, July 20 : Juventus Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, who joined the rest of the squad at the training camp in Australia in preparation for the new football season, said on Wednesday he hopes to score 20 goals after the 19 goals he scored in the previous year."What do I hope for after my 19 goals last year? To get to 20." said Dybala in an interview with Juventus television JTV. The Argentine, who is training at Richmond's Punt Road Oval field outside Melbourne, stressed the need to focus on the future…

Cyclist Zakarin takes Stage 17 of Tour de France

Finhaut-Emosson (Switzerland) July 20: Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin won Wednesday's Stage 17 of the 2016 Tour de France cycling tournament, a 184.5 kilometre (115 mile) mountainous run from Berne to Finhaut-Emosson.The Team Katusha rider completed the stage in four hours, 36 minutes and 33 seconds, reports Efe. He was followed, 0:00:55 later, by Colombian Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) and 0:01:26 later by Polish rider Rafal Majka (Tinkoff). Briton Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the yellow jacket and extended…
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