first_imgDelhi & District Cricket Association’s newly elected secretary Vinod Tihara declared on Tuesday that senior opener Gautam Gambhir will be back as “government nominee” in the board.The Indian cricketer was cornered during the 17 month regime of High Court-appointed administrator Justice Vikramajit Sen.The two-time world champion cricketer was appointed government nominee last year but Justice Sen made it clear that he won’t be allowed as long as he remains an active cricketer.However, after Rajat Sharma panel swept to victory in the DDCA elections, secretary Tihara made it clear that they have grand plans for Gambhir.”The elected members will look after administrative side but cricketing decisions will be taken by cricketer. Gautam is one of the biggest names in Delhi cricket. It’s only natural, he will play a major role. You can put it on record, Gautam will take all policy decisions with regards to cricket,” Tihara said during an interaction at the Kotla.”How can we forget that after the KP Bhaskar incident, he was summoned for a disciplinary hearing and made to sit outside and wait like a criminal. That’s not how you treat a celebrated cricketer,” the secretary said.Tihara made it clear that Gambhir’s decision will be accorded due respect and it will be him, who would decide on who all will constitute the Cricket Affairs Committtee.Currently Madan Lal, who lost the presidential elections, is the head of CAC but it is unlikely he will continue.Incidentally, it was Lal who headed the disciplinary committee, that handed a four match suspended sentence for Gambhir’s fracas with coach KP Bhaskar during 2016-17 season.advertisement”We want former players like Mithun Manhas to also get involved in cricketing decisions along with Director of Cricket Sanjay Bhardwaj,” Tihara said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

first_imgTopics Sevilla Reuse this content Elsewhere goal-shy Levante remain three points outside the relegation zone after suffering a 1-0 home defeat by Celta Vigo. Pione Sisto scored the only goal in the 37th minute, collecting a return pass from Iago Aspas and calmly slotting the ball into the bottom corner.Levante, who have scored only 15 goals in 19 league games this season, had numerous chances to equalise in the second half but Emmanuel Boateng headed wide from Ivi’s cross and also sent a difficult half-volley off target five minutes from time. And their day was summed up in injury time when Coke blazed over from six yards, allowing Celta to claim a second consecutive away win in the league.Sevilla slipped to a fourth defeat in their past five La Liga games as Manu García’s second-half winner earned Alaves a 1-0 win. Having lost only four of their opening 14 games in the division, Sevilla have now accrued only one point since beating Deportivo La Coruña on 2 December.Their new manager, Vincenzo Montella, saw his team fall behind in the 52nd minute when the visitors failed to clear a corner and Garcia took a touch before hooking his finish around Simon Kjaer and into the net.The home side played the final eight minutes with 10 men after Ruben Duarte was given a second yellow card for tripping Ever Banega but Sevilla could not muster an equaliser.Athletic Bilbao came from behind to draw 1-1 at Espanyol and extend their unbeaten run to seven games. The visitors had lost only one of their previous 10 games but were trailing after 29 minutes when Gerard Moreno squeezed his 11th goal of the season past Iago Herrerin from the edge of the box. Yet Bilbao were behind for only six minutes before an unmarked Iñaki Williams headed home Enric Saborit’s cross. Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Liverpool and Mohamed Salah put thrilling end to Manchester City’s run Share on WhatsApp Share via Email La Liga Real Sociedad Share on Facebook Barcelona fought back from two goals down at Real Sociedad to secure their first La Liga win at Anoeta in 11 years as the leaders kept their unbeaten record intact.Barça had lost five of their previous seven La Liga games at Sociedad and were trailing 2-0 when Willian Jose’s header and Juanmi’s deflected shot put the hosts in charge.Paulinho pulled one back before half-time and Luis Suárez turned the game on its head with a brace, the first a brilliant chipped finish, before Lionel Messi converted a long-range free-kick to earn Barça a battling 4-2 victory. Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger news Celta Vigo Read more Barcelonalast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: National Informatics Centre (NIC), which is a key organisation under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology paid tribute to NIC’s founder director general to N Seshagiri on Monday. Present on the occasion, MoS for HRD, Communications& Electronics & IT Sanjay Dhotre praised Seshagiri for guiding NIC in becoming the IT arm of the government and providing global solutions for Digital India. Dhotre also lauded the role of NIC for transforming the government services through the use of its physical and the human network. Paying her tribute to Seshagiri, NIC’s DG Neeta Verma said e-governance is the outcome of his vision and its translation through the decades of the 80s and the 90s.last_img