For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly has been officially appointed as the president of the BCCI. The former India skipper and left-handed batsman is the 39th president of the BCCI and it is the first time in 65 years that a cricketer is taking over as the head of the Indian cricket board. Ganguly, who scored a hundred on debut in the Lord’s Test against England in 1996, revived Indian cricket with his aggressive captaincy and helped the side win in England, Australia and Pakistan. In 113 Tests, he smashed 7239 runs while in ODIs, his legendary opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar broke many records and in his career, he smashed 11363 runs at an average of 41.The achievements of Ganguly have earned him the nickname of ‘Prince of Kolkata’ or ‘Maharaj’. His attitude and style of play was regal to say the least. With his crowning as BCCI president, one can say that royalty has come back to head the richest cricket board in the world. However, Ganguly is not the first ‘royal’ person to head the BCCI. The first royal member to have been appointed as the BCCI president was Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan in 1933. He was the son of the late Nawab Muhammad Hayat Khan and a prominent scion of the Jat Khattar family of Wah, North Punjab. His tenure ended in 1935. The next royal connection to head the BCCI was from Bhopal and he was Nawab Hamidullah Khan in 1935. Before his appointment as BCCI chief, Nawab Hamidullah Khan was the chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University from 1930 to 1935.After Nawab Hamidullah Khan’s tenure ended in 1937, KS Digvijaysinhji who was the Maharaja of Jam Sahib, Nawanagar took over the realms of the Indian cricket board. Digvijaysinhji was the uncle of the famous cricketer Ranjitsinhji after whom the Ranji Trophy is named. After Independence, the BCCI was headed by the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram, popularly known as Vizzy. He became the first cricketer to head the BCCI. In 1936, he had played three Tests on India’s tour to England but the tour was remembered for his shoddy treatment of Lala Amarnath.After Vizzy, royalty continued to be prevalent in the BCCI with Maharaja Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad heading the Indian board from 1963 to 1966. After serving as Vice-President from 1959 to 1960 and again in 1962-63, he was the manager of the Baroda Cricket Association from 1960. He managed the Indian tour of England in 1959 and of Pakistan in 1978-79 and 1982-83. He still holds the record of being the youngest president of BCCI. However, Maharaja Gaekwad is best remembered for still being the youngest president of the BCCI, having taken up the mantle at the age of 33.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly Officially Appointed BCCI President In AGMThe next royal person to head the BCCI was Madhavrao Scindia from 1990 to 1993. Scindia was born to the last ruling Maharaja of Gwalior, Jivajirao Scindia. The last royal connection to head the BCCI was Raj Singh Dungarpur, who was known as Maharaja Raj Singh and was born in the erstwhile princely state of Dungarpur in Rajasthan. Dungarpur played for Rajasthan and Central Zone, appearing in 86 first class cricket matches from 1955 to 1971, taking 206 wickets and he was the president of the BCCI from 1996 to 1999. With the appointment of Ganguly, the royal days are back in the BCCI after 20 years.
…centuries for Chanderpaul, Amir Khan, and Ronaldo Ali Mohamed; Upper Corentyne beat Georgetown by five wickets–WEST Berbice closed day two of their Franchise League game against Lower Corentyne on 69-1, replying to the visitors’ first innings total of 74-8 declared.When the game eventually commenced at 14:45hrs at the Bush Lot ground, the hosts won the toss and asked Lower Corentyne to bat first; a decision which went in their favour.Only Kelvon Anderson (24), Waheed Edwards (24), and Devon Clements (18), reached double figures for the visitors.Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie claimed 5-8, before Lower Corentyne declared their first innings total at 74-8.Alex Algoo (2), was the first to be dismissed, bowled by Stephen Harris before Motie got into the act on a wicket which produced enough bounce and turn for the spinners.He removed Edwards at 44-2. Fellow spinner Krishandat Ramoo then claimed the wicket of Seon Hetymer without scoring and Clements before Motie destroyed the middle-order, with the wickets of Anderson, Sharaz Ramcharran (0), Kasim Khan (1), and Naill Smith (0), before the declaration came.In reply, Rafael Estraido made a composed 42 before he was bowled by Kassim Khan just before the close.Leon Andrews was unbeaten on 13.Meanwhile, Upper Corentyne defeated Georgetown by five wickets to take an impressive jump on the points table, moving form 58 points to 78.7 and giving themselves a strong chance of gaining second place.At Everest, East Coast were bowled out for 298. Amir Khan top scored with 104 while Kamesh Yadram fell for 99.In reply, East Bank were 184-9, with Ronaldo Ali Mohamed unbeaten on 116. East Bank trail by 114 runs, with a day remaining.At Tuschen, West Demerara replying to Essequibo’s 264 all out, were 81-5.Earlier, Shivnarine Chanderpaul contributed an astonishing 119, Anthony Adams 37 and Chaitram Persaud with 40 for the tournament leaders. Chaitram Persaud has so far collected three wickets bowling for Essequibo.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (6-12-2, 5-4-1 College Hockey America) topped Robert Morris (12-4-3, 6-2-2) 4-2, on Saturday in the second of a two-game series. After losing to the Colonials on Friday by three goals, the Orange rebounded with a two-goal victory against last year’s CHA champion.In the first period, about eight minutes in, freshman defender Jessica DiGirolamo scored her first career goal to give the Orange the lead. Redshirt junior Brooke Avery’s assist on the play marked her 11th point on the season, only one behind team leader sophomore Kelli Rowswell.Five minutes into the second period, RMU tied the game via a Sarah Lecavalier score. But with just under six minutes remaining in the period, SU captain and senior forward Stephanie Grossi knocked home a power-play goal to push the Orange back ahead.Once more, RMU was able to even up the score only five minutes into the third period, as Emily Curlett’s power-play goal tied the game at two. Grossi struck again with only 12 minutes left though, giving SU its third one-goal lead of the game. Instead of wasting its single goal advantage this time, the Orange scored on an Avery empty net goal with under a minute left on the clock, tying her for the team lead in points and assuring an SU victory.With the upset over the first place Colonials, the Orange has now accrued 11 points and is tied for second in the CHA with Mercyhurst, though SU has played two more games than the Lakers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on January 6, 2018 at 5:54 pm Contact Adam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @_adamhillman
Former prime minister of Barbados, Owen Arthur has warned Barbadians to be prepared for stringent economic policies regardless of which political party emerges victorious in the May 24 general election.Arthur, speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, told reporters that both the incumbent Democratic Labor Party (DLP) and the main opposition Barbados Labor Party (LP) would have to implement measures that would stimulate and turn around the ailing economy.Fundamental issues to be addressed “There are fundamental issues concerning the economy that Barbados has to address. I do not think that people quite appreciate what is the importance of the last report of the Governor of the Central Bank.“The period January to March is the best period of the year for the Barbados economy in respect of the raising of government revenues and as you know it is the period of the year when we make the most in relation to the earning of foreign exchange,” Arthur, the island’s longest serving prime minister said.Arthur, an economist, who announced his retirement from active politics earlier this year, said “any government that wants to be serious…cannot talk in terms of coming into office and taking the people (for a ride).Economy could go under“You cannot give away what you do not have and unless something is done quickly to stabilize this economy, the Barbados economy is going to go under,” Arthur said, adding “at the center of our economic problem is an economic and financial black hole”.