In today’s cricket news, find out about SL netball and cricket great day following spectacular felicitation celebration for Asian champion cricket and Netball teams. Meanwhile, the BCCI wanted to alter its constitution. The date of modifications may decide Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah’s tenures. On the other hand, the police issued an arrest warrant for the Nepal cricket captain over suspected rape, according to AFP. Lastly, A short amount of games compared to England (43 tests), Australia (40), and India (38) will do little to promote players in five-days, which Mark Boucher is concerned about.
SL Netball and Cricket Milestones
Original Source: Red letter day for SL netball and cricket
A grand ceremony honouring Asian champion cricket and netball teams was organised by Dialog Axiata, the Sports Ministry, and Sri Lanka Cricket.
This was a historic event as the Asian champion netball team and cricket team arrived at Katunayake Airport. They were welcomed by the newly appointed State Minister of Sports Rohana Dissanayake, Sports Director General Amal Edirisooriya, Sri Lanka Cricket Vice President Dr Jayantha Dharmadasa, and senior officials of both SLC and Sri Lanka Netball Federation. On the way from Dubai to Colombo by sriLankan Airlines UL 226 flight, they were treated
State Minister of Sports Rohana Dissanayake said it’s an honour to welcome the Asian champion Cricket team and Netball team on the same day. She added that the Sport Ministry has always supported building up these teams to go forward. On behalf of the Sri Lankan government and Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe, we’re proud of the team’s performance, said State Minister Rohana, who participated in his first official event as Sports State Minister.
The Vice President of the SLC, Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, and his SLC team were present at the felicitation ceremony. The SLC has always supported the cricket team, and their support is highly appreciated by the Sri Lanka Cricket team. Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, in charge of international cricket, works closely with the team on overseas tours. This time was a huge success that brought back the Asia Cup after eight years. Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup in Bangladesh last time in ODI format, but this time in T 20 format, proving their prowess in both white ball formats.
We have a clear vision and want to go to the world cup with confidence. SLC always backed Sri Lanka’s cricket team, and they won today.
Dialog, the proud sponsor of Sri Lanka Cricket and Netball, organized this grand welcome to encourage both teams.
Netball captain Gayanjali Amarawansha said this was a historic occasion and thanked Dialog and the Sports Ministry for organising it. I’ve been on the 2016, 2018, and 2023 Netball teams for the Asia Cup, and I’m glad we had a well-organized welcome ceremony this time. We all represented the national team, and our goal is to bring honor to the country.
The chairman of the Netball selection committee, Dhamayanthi Jayathilleka, said the girls were committed to retaining the title in style. We chose the best netball team and did well.
“One team” – “One Nation” is Sri Lanka Cricket’s motto, and it’s been proven, said man of the series Wanindu Hasaranga. “We played really well as a team and brought honor to the country,” said Sri Lanka deputy skipper Charith Asalanka.
We had a good vision and planned to go match by match, said Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana.
Pathum Nissanka said we are proud to come here as Asia Cup champions and look forward to doing well. Promod Madushan said We are delighted to get this victory. This is my debut T 20 tour while I was able to play last two games against Pakistan. In the first game, I took two wickets and in the final, four to win the Asia Cup. I came from Hambantota with few resources, but now I’m a teammate. 28-year-old Promod Madushan.
Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva also came by UL 226 flight from Dubai. He always encouraged the team. “I think this is a great moment and we had to wait eight years to get Asia Cup. Now we want to get ready for the T20 world cup,” said SLC Chief.
The two teams were warmly welcomed, and from the airport to Netball Federation National Netball team came in an open double-decker bus displaying the Asia Netball Cup. Sri Lanka Cricket team bus from the airport to Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters with huge crowd celebrations from two sides of the Katunayake – Colombo Main road. People were eager to see both Asian Cricket and Netball champions.
SC: Cooling-off Period After One Term for Office-bearers is ‘too Strict’
Original Source: BCCI | Cooling-off period after one term for office-bearers is ‘too stringent’: SC
The Supreme Court is considering whether BCCI office-bearers should have a three-year cooling-off period after two consecutive terms.
A bench led by Justice D. Y. Chandrachud said a 3-year cooling-off period after one term would be “too strict.”
“A cooling-off period of three years after just one three-year term is too strict. People should be allowed to get acquainted… You will have networks, deal with international counterparts,” said Justice Chandrachud. The court’s suggestions came while examining BCCI’s request to amend its constitution.
Let young people join ICC
However, the court did not initially agree with the BCCI’s proposal to allow 70-year-olds to join the ICC (ICC). Why should a 75-year-old represent us at the ICC? Let younger people do it, said Justice Chandrachud.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said veterans in the ICC would be beneficial. “Their word will be respected, and they can negotiate at the ICC,” said Mr. Mehta.
“Let people over 70 give way to the younger generation. There may be great doctors and lawyers at 70, but this is sports… We are not compelling you to send a 20-something to ICC, you could send a 60-plus… Don’t tell us Cricket Australia and the English Cricket Board have only people over 70,” Justice Chandrachud said.
On September 14, the court asked amicus curiae Maninder Singh to prepare a chart with draft changes. The case will be heard Wednesday.
Ganguly, Jay Shah ages
The date of amendments may decide the tenures of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah. The case was shifted from former Chief Justice N. V. Ramana’s bench to Justice Chandrachud’s. Justice Chandrachud ruled on the BCCI case before.
In June, the court appointed Maninder Singh as its new amicus curiae. He replaced P.S. Narasimha, a Supreme Court judge.
The BCCI has asked the court to change a rule in its new constitution that requires administrators to wait three years between jobs in the BCCI or any State association. Justice R. M. Lodha’s committee recommended a “cooling-off period” to reform cricket administration in India.
The court agreed with Justice Lodha’s 2018 conclusion that “cricket will be better off without oligopolies.” To this end, the court supported Justice Lodha’s recommendation that cricket administrators undergo a “cooling-off period” before running for BCCI or State association elections.
Nepal Cricket Captain Accused of Raping a Minor
Original Source: Nepal cricket captain accused of raping minor in Kathmandu
Police say a 17-year-old girl accused Nepal cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane of raping her in a Kathmandu hotel room.
The teen girl filed a FIR in Kathmandu on Tuesday, accusing 22-year-old Lamichhane of raping her three weeks ago in a hotel room.
According to a case filed at the Police Circle Gaushala, Sandeep took the girl to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur on August 21 and raped her the same night. Police say they are collecting evidence, including CCTV footage, and that nothing can be said until the investigation is complete.
The police issued an arrest warrant for the Nepal cricket captain over alleged rape, according to AFP.
Lamichhane is currently playing in the Caribbean Premier League CPL. He is the first Nepalese cricketer to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Recently, he was named Nepal’s cricket captain.
Lamichhane, accused of raping a minor, has denied the charges, according to the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).
In a phone call with CAN officials, he claimed innocence. He’ll go home after the League.
Mark Boucher Worries About Test Cricket Amid T20 League Growth
Orginal Source: Mark Boucher concerned for Test cricket amid rise of T20 leagues
Mark Boucher, the outgoing South African coach, is concerned about the declining number of test matches. He believes recent results show the format has adapted to the modern game, which values entertainment over grit.
Boucher announced he would step down after the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia next month, hours after his team was beaten 2-1 by England. Cricket South Africa CEO Pholetsi Moseki said South Africa will play 28 tests in the next four years to make room for their new domestic T20 league.
It is a low number of games compared to England (43 tests), Australia (40), and India (38), and will do little to nurture five-day players. “Losing sight of test cricket and games is bad,” Boucher said.
“I’m pure. Love test cricket. It’s the game’s purest form, so we must protect it. “Game leaders must find a way to play more test cricket. It’s exciting with the way games are played now. We rarely have draws. T20 cricket has advanced the game, perhaps. Guys are taking shots they never do. The game is attacking and fun to watch. So the more we see it, the better for all.”
England’s attacking “Bazball” style may be the future of test cricket, but it won’t work for every team or in every condition. It’s one thing to tell players to play freely, but there are consequences when they’re fighting for test spots and careers, said Boucher. “It’s a fine line as a coach because you don’t want to change him. Not a learning academy. Test cricket!
“We let players play and express themselves. All men. To play like England wants, you need characters. “A lot of their guys are good white-ball cricketers.
Summary of Today’s Cricket/Sport News
Overall, the Dialog Axiata, Sports Ministry, and Sri Lanka Cricket organised a lavish felicitation ceremony for Asian champion cricket and netball teams. Both the Asian champion netball team and cricket team arrived at Katunayake Airport and were welcomed by State Minister of Sports Rohana Dissanayake, Sports Director General Amal Edirisooriya, Sri Lanka Cricket Vice President Dr Jayantha Dharmadasa, and senior officials of SLC and Sri Lanka Netball Federation.
Also, the Supreme Court is currently deciding whether BCCI office holders should be subject to a three-year cooling-off period after serving in such role for a total of two terms.
Meanwhile, police said a 17-year-old girl accused Nepal cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane of raping her in a Kathmandu hotel room. Lamichhane denied the charges and professed his innocence during a telephone conversation with the officials of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).
Lastly, outgoing South Africa coach Mark Boucher is concerned about the decline of test cricket and believes recent results demonstrate the format has adapted to the modern game, which favours entertainment above grit.