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Thursday, August 23, 2018

young Prithvi Shaw called for National duty ~ will he debut ??

The Societies Registration Act, 1860 allows the registration of entities generally involved in the benefit of society - education, health, employment etc.  This post includes something on a high profile Organisation registered under TN Registry of Societies.  The British Indian Empire, with a wish to encourage such activities and to promote the formal organisation of groups of like minded people, incorporated the Act 21 of 1860,  the Act continues until today and being an Act of Parliament, comes under the Right To Information Act, wherein the government is legally responsible to give any information requested by any citizen of India with respect to any society  !!

The 4th Test starts at Southampton on 30th Aug & 5th test at London on Sept 7 – will this young prodigy spotted as early as 2010 make his debut ???

Sachin Tendulkar had a very special message for young opener after the latter received his maiden Test call-up for Team India. In 2010, Sachin said  "I asked him not to change his grip or stance, irrespective of any future instructions from his coaches. If anyone asks you to do so, tell them to come talk to me. Coaching is good, but overcooking a player with tweaks is not," Tendulkar said on his app '100MB'.  Here is another prodigy !

Way back in Nov 2013, I had posted on this (then) school boy -  Prithvi Shaw, a 14-year-old from Mumbai, having entered the record books after smashing 546 runs - the highest score by an Indian batsman in minor cricket - during a Harris Shield match at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai. Shaw's innings lasted 367 minutes over two days and included a whopping 85 fours and five sixes which helped his team, Rizvi Springfield, take an 899-run first-innings lead in the A division match against St Francis D'Assisi. Mobbed by television cameras after the end of Rizvi's innings, a calm Shaw said, "It is a good score for me and my team. Our coach just asked me to concentrate on every ball. The only plan was to score as many runs as we could. I wasn't thinking of a record, but it feels good."

Before we read more about him, Indian  women pacer who would merit a comparison with Kapil Dev,   Jhulan Goswami has retired from T20Is, calling time on a career that began 12 years ago with the first ever T20I for India women in August 2006. The announcement comes with the Women's World T20 - to be played in the West Indies - less than three months away.   . In May, she surpassed Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the highest wicket-taker in women's ODI history.   She played just 10 tests taking 40 wickets – 169 One dayers with 203 wickets – on top with an economy of 3.25 !

The interesting news is - batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari have been called up to India's Test squad for the final two matches in England. Opening batsman M Vijay, who was out for a pair at Lord's and then dropped from the XI at Trent Bridge, and left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav, whose selection in the second Test had raised eyebrows, have been dropped. It is understood that Vijay's poor form - six single-digit scores in his last 11 innings - has prompted the team management to think about grooming a younger opener. At 34, Vijay's international future now perhaps  looks uncertain.

Kuldeep has been sent back home to play for the India A team in two four-day matches against Australia A in Visakhapatnam. Indian coach Ravi Shastri told the media at the end of the Trent Bridge Test that offspinner R Ashwin, who was suffering from a hip injury, would be fit in time for the next Test in Southampton starting August 30. There is also left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the squad.

In September 2017, at 17, Shaw became the youngest player to score a century on Duleep Trophy debut, a record previously held by Sachin Tendulkar. He was then named captain of India's Under-19 squad for the 2018 World Cup. During the tournament, he was sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 1.2 crore (USD 187,500 approx) at the 2018 IPL auction.

More interesting news is, pursuant to the order of the Honourable Supreme Court of India dated 9th  August 2018, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), through its CEO Mr. Rahul Johri,  registered its new constitution as approved and directed by the Honorable Supreme Court with the Registrar of Societies of Tamil Nadu at Chennai.  The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has taken full control of the BCCI. All the sub-committees of the BCCI except the selection panels and the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) have been annulled. The powers of the three office-bearers of the BCCI - CK Khanna (acting president), Amitabh Choudhary (acting secretary) and Anirudh Chaudhry (treasurer) - have been clipped and they will now need the CoA's mandate to approve any decision or travel.

With the BCCI registering its new constitution, which was approved by the Supreme Court recently, the CoA has said the professional management of the board, led by the CEO Rahul Johri, will take charge of the daily affairs until fresh elections are conducted. The CoA, which comprises Vinod Rai (chairman) and former India women captain Diana Edulji (member), said it has issued this fresh directive in the wake of the new constitution coming into being from August 21, when it was registered. "As a consequence, the earlier Constitution of the BCCI ("Old Constitution") stands extinguished and the New Constitution has come into force," the CoA said in a three-page email distributed to the office-bearers and the professional management. Under the new constitution the governance of the BCCI will be handled by the Apex Council.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
23rd Aug 2018.

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