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Risk vs. reward: Porter Jr.’s NBA draft spot anyone’s guess

first_imgDOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines PLAY LIST 02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Porter Jr. played two minutes in his college debut in November, then underwent back surgery — a microdiscectomy of the L3 and L4 spinal discs — about a week and a half later. He returned for an SEC Tournament game against Georgia, then put up 16 points and 10 rebounds in Missouri’s loss to Florida State in the NCAA Tournament.The injury went back to Porter Jr.’s sophomore year of high school, when he got hurt while getting hit on a dunk attempt.“He’s a very versatile player,” former Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “And I’m thankful that the kid’s gotten healthy because he was a terrific talent. … He’ll be a top-five selection. I remember watching him in high school, and he’s as complete of a player as there was at that level.”That’s what Porter Jr. wants NBA teams to remember before making their selection.He believes he’s the best player. But with every indication that Deandre Ayton will go No. 1 to Phoenix, the intrigue starts at No. 2 and Porter is surely getting a real long look from the franchises that have the other top-10 spots, those being in order Sacramento, Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas, Orlando, Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Philadelphia.“It’s about getting in the right situation,” Porter Jr. said. “I don’t need to go No. 1. I don’t feel like I have an ego that makes me want to go No. 1. I just want the right situation for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He’s 6-foot-10 and is usually categorized as a power forward, though in an NBA that’s now largely positionless Porter Jr. could wear a lot of hats. He’s already shown a complete skillset — passing, dribbling, shooting — that would translate to playing basically anywhere except center. He weighed 211 pounds last month at the Draft Combine, meaning there’s still plenty of room on his frame to add strength.His college highlights are basically nonexistent: Porter Jr. scored 30 points in 53 minutes of action with the Tigers. Porter Jr.’s reputation is largely built on what he did as a high schooler when he was considered the best prospect in the country, and there was a workout earlier this month arranged by agent Mark Bartelstein earlier this month where he got rave reviews.“He showed that he’s alive and well and moving,” said Memphis general manager Chris Wallace, whose team has the No. 4 pick — and has been linked to Porter Jr. by many prognosticators. “I would say (he) passed that first test.”Alive, well and moving would seem to be the absolute basic prerequisites for a team to be satisfied about when preparing to use a lottery pick on someone, but Porter Jr. vows that whichever team grabs him won’t be disappointed.“I just feel like in today’s game, there’s guys that can do anything on the floor,” Porter Jr. said. “And that’s how I kind of view myself.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Federer beats Raonic for Stuttgart title, his 18th on grass Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film There is an element of danger involved with every NBA draft pick, in that nothing is guaranteed. There isn’t a player that epitomizes the risk versus reward thinking in this draft more than Porter Jr., who could get taken as high as No. 2 by Sacramento or go several picks lower because of uncertainty surrounding his health.Back problems that necessitated surgery limited his lone college season to three games at Missouri, and a scheduled Friday workout was called off because of hip spasms. There’s still a chance he will do a workout before draft night and teams have gotten access to new medical information that would seem to suggest he’s ready for the NBA — but still, skepticism may be understandable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m feeling great,” Porter Jr. said.Find out Thursday night which team believes him the most. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – In this May 17, 2018, file photo, Michael Porter Jr., from Missouri, speaks to reporters during the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago. Michael Porter Jr. played in three games in college because of back problems, but his talent has long been considered more than NBA-ready. He is the epitome of high-risk, high-reward in this draft. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)Someone is going to gamble on Michael Porter Jr.He insists it’ll pay off.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Tracy Dodgers part ways

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield has had a close relationship with Tracy since both were part of the Montreal Expos organization in the late 1990s. McClendon fired Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon on Sept. 6, a curious time for such a move given that it came with less than a month left in the season. It was two days later that Tracy, with Houston-based agents Alan and Randy Hendricks in tow, boldly requested a multi-year contract extension from DePodesta and owner Frank McCourt. DePodesta said Monday that request hadn’t come in the form of an ultimatum. But when asked the same question, Tracy was vague, implying he didn’t believe he could manage the team DePodesta had given him back to respectability before his contract expired after next year. “Moving forward, there was some uncertainty with regard to some of our players and things like that,” Tracy said. “I have been asked whether this was fixable, and the answer was definitely yes. I still firmly believe that. But can it be done overnight, or even in one season? I don’t know if the answer to that is yes.” At any rate, Tracy didn’t appear to have much leverage in seeking the extension unless he was fairly certain another job would be waiting for him if he lost this one. Littlefield fired interim manager Pete Mackanin after Sunday’s season finale, telling him he had someone in mind for the job with more major-league managerial experience. Littlefield then flew on Monday to Atlanta, where the Braves were preparing for their first-round playoff series with Houston, to interview Braves third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez for the job a clear indication Littlefield is trying to hastily meet Major League Baseball’s minority-interview requirements before presumably hiring Tracy. When asked by a reporter from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette late Monday night if Tracy’s departure from the Dodgers clears the way for the Pirates to pursue him, Littlefield said, “Not until I see anything official.” Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy told the Post-Gazette on Sunday that “important information’ was expected in about two days, which could have meant he and Littlefield were waiting to learn Tracy’s fate with the Dodgers. Meanwhile, when Tracy was asked during his conference call whether the Dodgers would pay him his $700,000 base salary for next season, he matter-of-factly said, “No.” Tracy then caught himself and clarified, saying, “My understanding is that if I am not working (as a major-league manager), I would be paid by the Los Angeles Dodgers.” As for the Dodgers’ vacancy, DePodesta appears ready to dive right into the search or at least he will be when he returns on Monday from his sister’s wedding in Italy. “We certainly have a list of candidates,” he said. “Even going back to last year, when I offered the out clause in Jim’s contract, it was something I had to think about even for the conclusion of this season. We will be getting on that in the next couple of days and plan to have interviews next week.” DePodesta declined to say whether the list will include both internal and external candidates. One possible candidate who has a prominent place in the Dodgers’ storied history and is known to have interest in the job is Texas pitching coach Orel Hershiser. Hershiser has vague ties to DePodesta, having pitched for Cleveland in 1996-97 while DePodesta was the Indians’ advance scout. Another possible candidate with DePodesta ties is Art Howe, who managed in Oakland while DePodesta was the A’s assistant general manager. Possible internal candidates with major-league managerial experience are player development director Terry Collins, Triple-A Las Vegas manager Jerry Royster and Dodgers third-base coach Glenn Hoffman, who managed the club on an interim basis after Bill Russell was fired midway through the 1998 season. “There is a list of different things we will be looking for,” DePodesta said. “We’re not going to be secretive. We will announce the people we’re planning on interviewing, and that information will be known in the near future.” One thing DePodesta clearly will be looking for is a manager who shares his philosophies when it comes to player evaluation. Tracy most certainly did not, a fact he never came out and said bluntly during the two seasons after DePodesta was hired to replace Dan Evans in February 2004 but didn’t make an effort to hide, either. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Dodgers and manager Jim Tracy parted company on Monday in what is officially being termed a “mutual agreement” stemming from his well-known philosophical differences with general manager Paul DePodesta. The move was announced after a lengthy meeting between Tracy and DePodesta on Monday at Dodger Stadium, one day after the club concluded a disappointing 71-91 season in which it finished fourth in the National League West. Meanwhile, there were indications Tracy might be named to fill the Pittsburgh Pirates’ managerial vacancy by the end of the week. center_img Asked during a media conference call on Monday night about that possibility, Tracy said he hadn’t been in contact with Pirates officials. “I don’t have any idea as to the Pittsburgh Pirates right now and what their thinking is,” he said. “I have spoken with no one other than Paul here over the last couple of days. I don’t have any idea about any of those situations or the direction any of those clubs (with managerial vacancies) will be taking.” last_img read more

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What is the share for Ohio’s farmers of the cost of Thanksgiving dinner?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farmers Union released a Thanksgiving version of the organization’s popular Farmer’s Share graphic which shows farmers and ranchers receive only about 19 cents of every dollar spent by consumers on their Thanksgiving dinners.Click Here for Farmer’s Share Graphic or PDF“We want to remind Ohioans to be thankful for farmers and remind them that 80 percent of what they pay for food at the grocery are costs added after grain, meat and produce leaves the family farm,” said Joe Logan, OFU President.Logan said these costs include processing, marketing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.“These added costs take a bite out of all of our family budgets — consumers and farmers alike — at Thanksgiving and throughout the year,” Logan said. “As our American food system has gotten more reliant on industrial agriculture and a relative few huge companies dominating grain and meat markets, family farmers are as squeezed as many American consumers by the cost of what’s on our dinner plates.”The Farmer’s Share graphic was created and is maintained by the National Farmers Union.Among some of the more startling statistics in the Thanksgiving Farmers Share:Wheat farmers receive just 7 cents from the $3.39 consumers spend on a 15-ounce box of stuffing.Turkey farmers net just over half (93 cents) of the retail value for a pound of turkey ($1.78).Pumpkin farmers receive 25 cents, a mere 6.4%, of the $3.89 spent for canned pumpkin pie mix.The Farmers Share is based on calculations derived from the monthly Agriculture Prices report produced by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service and compared to price points of common grocery food items at a Safeway supermarket.“The Farmers Share is about so much more than just family farmers — we’re all part of a system,” Logan said. “It’s been a long time since the Farmers Share has actually moved in the direction of the farmer. It’s our belief that consolidation of agricultural markets has not delivered for consumers in terms of price, food safety or quality.”last_img read more

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Rape accused Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal hands over charge to junior

first_imgFranco Mulakkal, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, has transferred his powers to vicar-general Mathew Kokkandam ahead of deposing before the investigating team probing his alleged rape of a nun.“In my absence Mathew Kokkandam will administer the diocese as it is the normal practice,” said a circular.Fr. Mulakkal has also appointed Father Joseph Thekkumkattil as Dean of Tanda Deanery and Father Subin Thekkadathu as Parochial Vicar, St Mary’s Church, Tanda.In a letter addressed to fathers, sisters, and brothers of the diocese on September 13, Fr. Mulakkal said: “As you have come to know from the media thr investigation into the allegations raised against me, there are several contradictions in the evidences collected against me as per the report of the police. It is reported that I am to be called for further clarifications by the investigating officer in Kerala. I request you to continue to pray for me and the alleged victim and her supporters who have come out against me so that divine intervention may bring about change of heart and truth of the matter may be revealed.”The police team probing the alleged sexual abuse of the nun has summoned Fr. Mulakkal for interrogation on September 19.The Kerala High Court expressed its prima facie satisfaction over the ongoing investigation when two Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petitions, one demanding the arrest of the bishop and another for a probe by the CBI probe came up for hearing.last_img read more

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Miranda, Isip bring leadership to Marinerong Pilipino

first_img“I’m glad with the two of them because they’re willing to walk the extra mile and make sacrifices for this team,” said Banal after his side’s 94-92 win over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday.Isip, 36, has been with Marinerong Pilipino since the team’s maiden conference in the 2017 Foundation Cup, while Miranda just arrived to the team after being left unsigned by Blackwater in the offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut don’t count out the possibility of the two of them suiting up once again.“They’re just on stand by. Anytime that we need a veteran leadership, they are ready. They’re practicing with the team and our players,” the mentor said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miranda is listed as Banal’s lead deputy, tasked to guide playmakers like Renzo Subido, Achie Iñigo, and Joseph Terso. Isip, meanwhile, is working with the bigs like Abu Tratter, Vince Tolentino, and Papot Paredes.“It’s my responsibility to guide the guards because I’m sharing them my experiences in the PBA and the battles that I’ve had before,” said the 35-year-old.Miranda also clarified that he’s not hanging up his jersey just yet as he juggles his responsibilities as an assistant coach and a practice player for the Skippers.“I’m not retired. I might still play, but it depends on the situation. We’re helping the guards while also training with them. I’m just excited for this opportunity,” he said.But whether or not Miranda and Isip lace up those sneakers again, all the veterans are thinking of is helping Marinerong Pilipino compete this first conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “People say that we’re one of the strongest teams this conference, but that’s just on paper. There’s still a lot of things that can happen. So for us in the coaching staff, all we want is to build the team as one,” he said. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ NCAA volleyball: Racraquin powers San Beda to 4th straight win Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines01:20Poe: PH needs ‘better leadership’ in traffic agencies to resolve problem01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View comments PBA IMAGESHead coach Koy Banal is hoping to bank on the familiarity in enlisting former players Denok Miranda and Mark Isip as his new assistants in Marinerong Pilipino.Partners in Far Eastern University during the mid-2000s with Banal at the helm, the two veterans were on the bench aiding their former mentor when the Skippers opened their campaign in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Letters and mails to the Editor

first_imgIf the Chinese people have to face the suppression of the Communist Party’s ideological deviants and yet contend with corruption, it’s a recipe for disaster. Nalini Vijayaraghavan, ThiruvananthapuramState of Affairs China is a land of vast contradictions (“Children of the Revolution”, October 8). Despite the overall economic progress, majority of,If the Chinese people have to face the suppression of the Communist Party’s ideological deviants and yet contend with corruption, it’s a recipe for disaster.Nalini Vijayaraghavan, ThiruvananthapuramState of Affairs China is a land of vast contradictions (“Children of the Revolution”, October 8). Despite the overall economic progress, majority of the ordinary citizens are frustrated because of the suppressive policies of the dictatorial rulers. Hedonism sways across the higher echelons of the society. But a strong rift prevails among different social classes. The picture presented before the world is all contrary to the real scenario. People want to break off the shackles of slavery to breathe the air of freedom.VIRENDRA T., DehradunThe economic disparity between the rich and the poor has been growing in China since 2003. Over the years, the number of public protests over income divide has been on the upswing in the country. Widespread corruption and a disastrous healthcare system have further exacerbated the divide. An article that appeared in Communist Party of China-run newspaper, Study Times, warned that this income gap could reach dangerous proportions in the near future. This open admission by a party newspaper shows the government is fully aware of the problem. The government should act immediately if it wants to ensure China continues to progress and become the next big superpower.KANGAYAM R. NARASIMHAN, ChennaiNow Or Never The Congress party cannot undo the damage of the past three years by initiating a slew of reforms all of a sudden (“Reform Rush Gives Congress Hope”, October 8). But the important thing is that the party should focus on bringing the battered economy back on track and not look at the reforms as merely tools to win the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. BAL GOVIND, Noida With Mamata Banerjee out, the Congress can go ahead with its reforms programme. Foreign investors have to be convinced of the sincerity of the Government about going ahead with its agenda of welcoming FDI, as envisaged in different sectors. To promote India as a proper investment destination is the need of the hour.advertisement V.K. TANGRI, DehradunChina’s ability in utilising its manpower has helped the country become an economic powerhouse. But in reality, it is still a developing country, where both the affluent and the poor coexist. Despite economic reforms, increasing inequalities and income gap between urban and rural China are clearly visible. Economic growth counts for little if it cannot uplift the masses. Alongside developing infrastructure, emphasis on human development index and per capita income of citizens is essential. SANJEEV GUPTA, Australia There can be some exceptions but on the whole, the younger generation in China has ensured that the country fares well in most aspects. The young are innovative in their thinking and are dedicated and hardworking. China has also benefited from the communications revolution.MAHESH KAPASI, DelhiIncreasing cases of corruption and the rising disparity among people from different sections of the society can be considered as the collective failure of a country. As the cover story indicates, the simmering discontent among the people of China might ultimately become the agent of change from totalitarian regime to democracy. The government may be complacent about the growth rate, but a total disregard of the miserable conditions of stoical poor may lead to tacit collapse. Yet, one should remind the people of China who are rhapsodising for democracy that it is not a panacea. In fact, as countries like India have shown, democracy often creates a system in which politicians and bureaucrats get more leeway to indulge in corruption.INDU SHANKAR, VaranasiHealthcare for All The Supreme Court of India has done the right thing by questioning Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG as to why it can’t make cheaper cancer drugs (“Big Pharma At War With Copycats”, October 8). It is high time that we start asking the drug companies, especially those from abroad, as to why they sell medicines in a developing country like India at exorbitant costs. Medicines for life-threatening diseases like cancer should be available at affordable prices to help the poor and the middle class. Currently, treatment of cancer, among many other diseases, is totally out of the common man’s reach. The Government should consider this issue seriously.RUPAM ROY, KolkataHealthcare should not be the property of the privileged. The Government must ensure that the poor in this country are able to avail of the best of medical treatments at a nominal cost. The drug companies run their own racket and sell medicines at sky-high prices, thus making it impossible for a large section of the society to afford medical treatment. Domestic firms should be allowed to make drugs at cheaper rates.advertisementR. MENON, ThiruvananthapuramCurbing Freedom The violent crackdown on birthday bashes, pubs and bars in Mangalore point to a worrying future (“The City of Imagined Enemies”, October 8). In the name of culture and tradition, vigilante groups are carrying out all sorts of atrocities. This kind of moral policing is totally uncalled for in a democracy. The Karnataka government has been too soft on these anti-social elements. Strict action should be taken against such extremist groups for violating the laws of the land by curbing citizens’ democratic rights.SUNAINA SURESH, MangaloreGame On It’s heart-warming to see Afghanistan taking to the game of cricket (“The Great Game”, October 8). For years, the country has been ravaged by war and during the dark days of Taliban rule, pursuing sports, music or any form of entertainment was not encouraged. The fact that they are coming out of the shadows and embracing the gentleman’s game augurs well for the country’s overall development.RAHUL GILL, Gurgaonlast_img read more

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La Liga, Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast, Timings in India, Team News

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Atletico Madrid, sitting sixth in the La Liga 2019-20 table, are set to host Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday night, coming off a grinding win in the UEFA Champions League.In the Champions League weekday, Alvaro Morata scored late as they registered a 1-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen and will need to find that fighting spirit once more. Athletic Bilbao sit two places below them in the table and are just three points adrift. Despite having lost just one game so far this season, Atletico Madrid have succumbed to four draws in nine matches, which is what has kept them three points below the league leaders FC Barcelona. The non-scoring frustration has returned to Atletico, with the team mustering just eight goals in nine games and fans have been far from happy about the same. In fact, Koke was jeered off the pitch during their Champions League before coach Diego Simeone put his hands up in disgust at the fans.Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, began their season with a win over Barcelona and then went on an unbeaten run before losing at home to Valencia. They are currently on a run of four games without a win and will want to break the unwanted run and climb up the table with a victory.However, it is going to be more than tricky for Bilbao, who have not won a La Liga game away from home against Atletico since 2011 and have lost their last four encounters at Atletico’s home.Atletico will be without their summer signing Joao Felix, who is battling an ankle issue he picked up against Valencia last weekend. But Simeone will have the options of Alvaro Morata, Mario Hermoso, Thomas Lemar and Marcos Llorente. In the defence, Simeone is set to miss Jose Gimenez.For Bilbao, Yuri Berchiche and Ibai Gomez are again expected to miss out with shoulder and groin injuries but no they have fresh injury concerns to deal with.La Liga 2019-20 Atletico Madrid predicted starting line-up vs Athletic Bilbao: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi; Lemar, Koke, Thomas, Saul; Costa, Morata.La Liga 2019-20 Athletic Bilbao predicted starting line-up vs Atletico Madrid: Simon; Capa, Alvarez, I Martinez, Balenziaga; Lopez, D Garcia; Cordoba, R Garcia, Muniain; Williams.Where to watch La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao live in India?Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao will commence at 12.30 AM on Sunday, October 27. The La Liga 2019-20 Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao match will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano. The La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao match live telecast will be on Facebook.How and where to watch online La Liga 2019-20 Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao live streaming?The Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao live stream will be available on Facebook app and facebook.com website in India. Athletic Bilbaoatletico madriddiego simeonefootball First Published: October 26, 2019, 11:01 AM ISTlast_img read more

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Sethi set for his second stint as PCB chairman

first_imgKarachi, Jul 10 (PTI) Najam Sethi is set to succeed Shaharyar Khan as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman next month after the Patron-in-Chief nominated him for a second term on the Board of Governors (BOG). Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif named Sethi, 69, and Corporate figure, Arif Ejaz as his nominees on the PCB?s BOG. The BOG members elect the chairman from the nominees of the patron-in-chief. Shaharyar, 83, has confirmed he will not seek another term after his three-year term ends in August. Sethi, who has been chairman in 2013-2014 when the post became a contentious issue and the matter had to be settled by the Supreme Court. The chairmans position was embroiled in controversy after Zaka Ashraf, whom Sethi replaced as chairman in 2013, went to court. Sethi who has held an influential position in the PCB during Shaharyar?s tenure by virtue of being the head of the executive committee and Pakistan Super League chairman has made it clear he has no issues with becoming the board chief again. Among the 10 members of the BOG, two are appointed by the Patron and they are four representatives of departments and four from affiliated regional associations. The secretary sports, Government of Pakistan, sits on the BOG as an observer. Sethi has already made his objectives clear if he becomes the next PCB chairman. “I have three primary objectives if I do become the PCB chairman. The first one is to bring the PSL back to Pakistan. “The league needs to return to Pakistan. The sooner we do it, the better it is for the league and cricket in the country in general,” he said in an interview in May. “The second goal I have set myself is to bring back bilateral international series to Pakistan,” he said. The third objective according to Sethi is to wipe out all corruption that may exist in Pakistan?s cricketing system ? whether it be in domestic tournaments or international matches. PTI COR BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

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