Critical BCB elections on today

first_img– Foster expected to be Somwaru’s rivalTHE long-overdue presidential elections of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) will be held today at the Classic hotel in Corriverton.Dhierandranauth SomwaruThe election for the top post is creating widespread interest around the cricketing fraternity against the background that the administration of the game in the Ancient County has been thrown into turmoil, ever since the board’s 2014 elections.The BCB’s elections have been scheduled following a ruling delivered by Justice Navindra Singh on September 8 last, which mandated same for the purpose of electing officer-bearers of the board.The county’s previous elections were held in 2014, with Anil Beharry taking over from Keith Foster, but his tenure was significantly hindered a few months after the December 2014 elections, after applicants Godwyn Allicock of the Port Mourant Cricket Club and David Black of the West Berbice Cricket Association sought and were granted a court injunction against the BCB, leaving the game in limbo thereafter.Beharry’s one-year term expired in December 2015, according to what is stipulated in the Cricket Administration Bill, and following his resignation from the post in January this year, that injunction was subsequently withdrawn, allowing the then vice-president, Dhierandranauth Somwaru, to assume the responsibility of acting-president.Additionally, a reliable source informed this publication that Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) Hilbert Foster, is expected to run for the top post.While the source hasn’t confirmed Foster’s participation, it was revealed by the source that Rabindranauth Saywack, former national coach Albert Smith, Region Six RegionalHealth Director Jevon Stevens, Dr. Cecil Beharry, and former BCB secretary Angela Haniff, could be on Foster’s slate once he confirms his decision to run.Should he confirm his decision, Foster and president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council, Somwaru will be the two presidential candidates.Meanwhile, Somwaru indicated that while he has already identified his team, he informed Chronicle Sport that he was advised by his lawyer not to divulge any information pertaining to his team.According to what is stipulated in the Cricket Administration Bill, three sub-associations, along with eleven first division clubs have voting rights during the elections process.The sub-associations are: West Berbice, Berbice River and Upper Corentyne, while the first division clubs are Blairmont, Police, Mt Sinai, Fort Canje, Guymine, Rose Hall Estate, Chesney, Albion, Port Mourant, Whim and Kildonan.Each sub-association is entitled to four voting delegates while the clubs have two voting delegates each.last_img read more

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Caribbean boxing officials gather for ‘critical’ meeting today

first_img… AIBA turmoil to be topical discussionCARIBBEAN boxing representatives will gather today at the National Resource Centre in Georgetown, for what president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle is calling a ‘critical’ meeting, especially with the sport’s global body, International Boxing Association (AIBA) in chaos.“The meeting will be looking at the Caribbean’s approach to AIBA, especially with all that’s going on,” Ninvalle highlighted yesterday.AIBA’s Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu was suspended by a disciplinary commission. The organisation has been riven with in-fighting for months, with Wu pitted against most of the executive committee, who failed to remove him through a vote of no-confidence tabled in July.AIBA said that the 70-year-old was served with a provisional and immediate suspension from duties pending the conclusion of a complaint against him.It said the complaint was made by 11 AIBA executive committee members on October 1 who alleged that Wu had “violated and continues to violate various provisions of AIBA’s Statutes and Codes” and demanded his suspension.William Louis-Marie, AIBA’s Executive Director was initially scheduled to attend today’s meeting, but Ninvalle said that the latest development at the sport’s governing body impeded his (Louis-Marie) attendance.The America Boxing Confederation (AMBC) will be represented by its Executive Directors Hernan Salvo and Avasldo Bisbal and, together with the eight representatives of the Caribbean, matters of importance will be addressed.“The AMBC actually wanted this meeting to be rescheduled, but I can’t do that, because, what’s happening in AIBA right now will affect us and we need to meet as a collective and figure out the way forward. We can’t suspend the meeting again, not once I’m playing any part in it and we will move on,” Ninvalle said.Ninvalle pointed out that the turmoil in AIBA could affect December’s Caribbean Championships in St Lucia since they (AIBA) had offered US$25 000 to help the host offset expenses.“That support is huge because it’s the first time AIBA offered any financial support. Usually, we go through it alone and it’s very difficult, and that support would really help in a major way,” Ninvalle commented.Ninvalle is an Executive Director at AIBA and was recently named on the organisation’s Executive Committee Bureau but at today’s meeting, Ninvalle said, “I wear many hats, I know, but today, I’m GBA president. This meeting is very critical in terms of moving the sport forward especially with all that’s happening at AIBA.”last_img read more

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B&H Football Players Returned to Guaruja

first_imgB&H football representation returned to Guaruja.The team conducted a training after they watched the game Nigeria and Iran.Players who did not have opportunity to play against Argentina will have a training today, while for the other will be a free day.The team will have two more trainings on Wednesday in Guaruja, and on Thursday afternoon is planned departure to Cuiaba, where on Saturday, at midnight, they will play second round match of World Cup, against Nigeria.(Source: Fena)last_img

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Air India begins operating special Haj flights to Jeddah

first_imgAir India Ltd plans to operate 230 special Haj flights to Jeddah from seven cities – Delhi, Srinagar, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Panaji and Nagpur this year.These flights are set to be operated in two phases, with the first phase already underway, and would fly a total of 38,000 Hajjis directly to Jeddah.In the first phase of outbound flights from India to Jeddah, a total of 115 special flights from these seven cities would be operated and will continue till September 17.In the return phase, another 115 flights would be operated to bring back the Haj pilgrims and such flights will continue in operations till October 28.Air India has deployed 340-seater B777-300ER planes to fly the pilgrims to and from Jeddah, adding that it is offering exclusive pre-boarding facilities besides providing special meals to all the pilgrims. The airline has also set up a dedicated team to provide all assistance to the pilgrims.Air India also announced that they are providing an enhanced free check-in baggage allowance of 25 kg for passengers travelling in the Economy Class in the domestic sectors. All other airlines offer 15 kg free baggage.This offer is valid from August 12, 2015 to February 7, 2016, across all fare levels of Economy Class. Passengers who have booked before August 12, 2015, will also get the benefit of the increased allowance. Passengers travelling on Alliance Air flights and connecting to Air India flights and vice versa would also be eligible for this offer.last_img read more

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