Cricket News Indore ODI likely to be shifted as BCCI-MPCA spar over free tickets

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The second One-Dayer between India and West Indies on October 24 could be shifted out of Indore due to a tussle between BCCI and Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) for complimentary passes. As per new BCCI constitution, 90 percent tickets of the total capacity of the stadium should be put on public sale which effectively means 10 percent of complimentary tickets left with state units.In this case, the Holkar stadium has capacity to accommodate 27,000 fans and MPCA will be left with 2700 complimentary tickets.ALSO READ: Latest ICC ODI Rankings: Indians dominate batting, bowling listThe BCCI also demands its share of free passes for its sponsors and thus the bone of contention.“The managing committee of MPCA has decided that it is not possible to organise the second ODI between India and West Indies in Indore if BCCI doesn’t back down from it’s demand of complimentary tickets. We have intimated BCCI,” MCA joint secretary Milind Kanmadikar told PTI today.“We cannot accept BCCI’s demand for hospitality tickets. We have only 7000 seats in the pavilion (hospitality) gallery and going by 10 percent, we would be left with only 700 seats. Now if we give five percent of that, we are left with only 350 hospitality tickets,” Kanmadikar said.     ALSO READ: Exclusive | We have game plan for Virat Kohli: Jason Holder“Even we have to cater demands of our members, various government agencies. We also have only 10 percent complimentaries in our state unit’s constitution but from that we can give the amount (five percent from each gallery) BCCI wants,” he said.The clamour for free passes during international games has always been an issue with BCCI affiliated units but BCCI brass termed it as “blackmailing tactic” from Kanmadikar.“We don’t want to shift the match from Indore but if they create issues we have to prepare an alternate venue. This is pure blackmailing tactic from Kanmadikar,” a senior BCCI official said.The official also suggested that the issue is not that of tickets but something else.“During India’s tour of West Indies in 2017, Milind Kanmadikar was supposed to be the administrative manager but CoA chief Vinod Rai scuttled it as he felt that it was a glorified junket for state unit officials. Kanmadikar has not forgotten that slight and this is his way of getting back,” the official said. last_img read more

Low-key 1000-meter race eases injury-prone Malone into season

first_img Published on January 29, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Bryan: [email protected] Only six runners competed in the 1000-meter race at the Penn State National Open last weekend – three from Syracuse and three from Georgetown.The race at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track facility was originally supposed to host eight competitors before West Virginia and Johns Hopkins runners backed out. The smaller field made it just the kind of event Syracuse junior Molly Malone needed in her first 1000-meter race of the season.“It was kind of low-key compared to other races,” Malone said. “I think we did pretty well. It was the first 1000 I’ve done this season and I think it went well.”Malone’s third-place finish was a good starting point for her season in the 1000-meter race. She’s used to competing in the high-profile races – last season she took eighth in the 800-meter at the Big East championship and reached the national quarterfinal in the same race at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut now she’s injury-prone, battling tendinitis in her foot.Syracuse track and field coach Chris Fox has become accustomed to dealing with Malone’s injuries. He recognizes her potential – she holds the school record in the indoor 800-meter run (2:07.81) – but he also knows the importance of easing up her training.“With Molly, our first goal is keeping her healthy,” Fox said. “We are never really training (her) at the level we should, but she’s super talented and if you keep her healthy for four to five straight weeks, she’s really good.”In high school, she broke her sesamoid bone, a bone that holds the tendons and ligaments in the big toe together. She has been able to successfully run despite the injury, but this season it has flared up again.Every day before practice, Malone receives treatment in the training rooms in either Manley Field House or the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. The treatment allows her to train and practice at a level that keeps her in racing shape.“I don’t really feel it in the races because I’m in the racing zone,” Malone said. “But when you think in terms of training, it does affect me because I can’t get as good training under me.”Malone competes in both the 800-meter and 1000-meter, yet excels in the shorter race because of her strength and speed.“Her speed really makes her one of the best 800 runners on the team,” distance runner Lauren Penney said. “At the start she really goes for it and puts herself in the race, something really important in a race as short as the 800.”The 800-meter run is also easier for Malone to wrap her head around than the 1000-meter. The race is shorter and she doesn’t have to worry as much about her toe flaring up.While she is pleased to be in the Syracuse record books, Malone hopes to primarily stay healthy this season and ultimately break her own record.And after her third-place finish at Penn State, Malone is quietly getting back on track.“The record is nice to have, but I think I can do better,” Malone said. “Hopefully by tending to this injury now I can get there by outdoor season. It’s definitely a reachable goal.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ashantigold CEO Emmanuel Frimpong promises improved Africa campaign

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Ashanti Gold FC Emmanuel Frimpong is confident that the team will improve on their last performance in the Caf Confederations Cup.This comes after the Obuasi based side were given the nod alongside Asante Kotoko to represent Ghana on the continent following the decision of the GFA to cancel the league season.The two teams are eligible due to their status as winners of the Normalization Committee’s tier one and tier two competitions.According to Emmanuel Frimpong the team has spent time correcting their errors from the previous campaign and hope to do better.“One thing a lot of people don’t know is I was with the team the last time we went to Africa.“I was working under Frederick Acheampong so I know what did not go as planned.“I feel like we have learnt from our mistakes and we know what to do and what not to do.“We have signed a couple of new players that will help us get to the level we aspire and we also have a new coach coming in,” he told Citi Sports in an interview.Ashanti Gold’s campaign in the 2019/20 CAF Confederation Cup came to an end after a 2-0 defeat at RS Berkane with ten men.The Miners bowed out 4-3 on aggregate despite winning the reverse fixture at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.last_img read more

Pioneer League basketball brackets released; Wellington girls embark on Haven Tourney; Conway Springs girls win…

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Midweek basketball report including year end Pioneer League Middle School Tournament brackets to be held next weekend, and updates of the Sumner County high school teams going into this weekend.Pioneer League Tournament brackets releasedThe seventh and eighth grade boys and girls Wellington Knight basketball teams will be participating in their season ending tournament starting Feb. 6 that will carry through to next week if they are successful.The girls tournaments will be played at Winfield while the boys will be playing at Arkansas City.The full brackets for the girls tournaments can be found here and the boys tournaments here.The Wellington seventh grade girls are the No. 1 seed in the six-team tournament and will await the winner of #4 Winfield and No. 5 Mulvane at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play at 5 p.m. Monday.The Wellington eighth grade girls are No. 2 and received a first round bye. They will play the winner of #3 Mulvane and #6 Clearwater at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.The Wellington eighth boys are No. 1 seed and will get a first round bye. They will play the winner of #4 El Dorado and #5 Ark City at 11:30 a.m. The eighth grade boys are No. 4 seed and will play #5 Mulvane in the first round at 9 a.m. Saturday. If they win they will play No. 1 Ark City at 11:30 a.m.Wellington girls The Lady Dukes finally get back to action in the first round of the Haven Tournament, after what seems like an eternity since their last game, a 65-27 win over El Dorado on Jan. 15. The full bracket can be found here.Wellington was hoping to make it 10-0 against the Chaparral Roadrunners, who is 1-9. They squared off at 3 p.m. today.If Wellington won, the Crusaders will play the winner of Kingman and Cheney on Friday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals.This will be a good tournament. Five teams come into the tournament with winning records. Interesting to note, the Goddard girls will be playing in the tournament as well and is the No. 2 seed with a 7-1 record. That team is coached by former Wellington girls basketball coach Kevin Hackerott.Wellington boysThe Gentleman Dukes have the week off after finishing second in the Chaparral Tournament Saturday. The 6-6 Crusaders won’t get back to play until Tuesday, Feb. 2 when Buhler comes to town. They will then travel to Augusta on Friday, Feb. 5.Conway Springs girls, Belle Plaine girlsBoth Sumner County Central Plains League teams are playing in the Sedgwick Tournament. Conway Springs won its tournament opener to Inman 26-23 Tuesday and will battle Canta-Galva at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Saturday will be the finals.Belle Plaine girls lost to Fairfield 55-23 on Tuesday. and battled Wichita Independent today in consolation play.Conway Springs boysThe Cardinals, still basking in their Chaparral Tournament Championship, will be hosting Garden Plain in their first meeting of the season. This will be a non-league game. Conway Springs is 11-1 and haven’t lost in 2016.Belle Plaine boys The Dragons went 1-2 in the Chaparral Tournament. The Dragons will not play until they host Wichita Trinity on Tuesday.Oxford boys The Oxford boys traveled to Cedar/Vale Dexter for a non-league contest Tuesday and lost 47-44. The box score is as follows: CVD       15   12   11   9    47Oxford     6    14   10  14   44Scoring for Oxford: Clements 5, Vaughn 3, Perrin 8, Reuter 4, Shimkus 4, Eichelberger 4, Hunt 18. CVD — Sweaney 7, Berkley 7, Adkins 8, Call 7, Marker 13, Rhodd 5. 3 PT FG: Oxford: 1 (Clements 1) CVD: 4 (Marker 3, Sweaney 1) FT: Oxford: 7/11 CVD: 7/13Coach Kyle Green comments:“We did make shots early in this game, got great looks, didn’t finish. Put ourselves in a hole in the first quarter, but we battled back. This team doesn’t quit getting after it and that’s one thing I’m very thankful for. We had a chance down 1 a couple times in the 4th and just couldn’t get a shot to fall and we had great looks. Had a shot at the end to win it as well, kids executed the set perfectly, but it wasn’t meant too be. We put ourselves in a position to win and that’s all I can ask. We will be at home Friday vs. Central Burden for homecoming.”Caldwell boysThe Bluejays, who placed third in the SCBL Tournament, couldn’t get past Argonia on Tuesday losing 54-42, despite getting 15 points from Colten Ward. The box score is as follows:Argonia 54, Caldwell 42 — Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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But now the Red Raiders appear to be back in the swing of things with its 54-42 victory over Caldwell Tuesday.Seth Hemberger scored 24 points for the Red Raiders Friday.Argonia, winners of three straight, hosts Sedan Friday night. Sedan was the SCBL Tournament Champions.———Caldwell, Argonia girls The Bluejay girls defeated Argonia 32-29 Friday. The box score for that game was:Caldwell 32, Argonia 29 — Argoniacenter_img — 32 11 13 54 11 29 5 Caldwell Caldwell – Ward 7, S. Schmidt 2, Bruey 4, Kt. Schmidt 4, Stuewe 9, Ohnemiller 2, Lebeda 2, Blake 2.Argonia – Booker 2, Thompson 2, Vineyard 16, Tracy 9.Follow us on Twitter. 8 4 12 — 16last_img read more