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Ltd. which owns a football franchise Atlético de Kolkata in the Indian Super League ESPNcricinfo says Gunde alleged that Ganguly was involved in a commercial tie-up with the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group which in December bought the Rising Pune Super Giants franchise in the IPL In October last year Manohar wrote a three-pager listing guidelines to avoid conflict of interest directed at BCCI members state associations employees with the board and state bodies and former and current players Ganguly and Manohar are not the only ones on Gunde’s radar Harbhajan Singh is too The BCCI lists the conflict of interest guidelines under 5 sub heads on its website Gunde has thrown the BCCI rules right back In one of his letters to Shah on Harbhajan he cites the rulebook: "Rule A which states that current cricketers shall declare the name and details of his/her player agent or the player management company; Rule B stating that “current cricketers shall not have any business interest in a player management company; Rule C that reads “current cricketers shall not have any conflict arising with the BCCI sponsors including the apparel sponsor; and Rule ‘D’ which says “current cricketers shall not accept any controlling position in any commercial organisation having a contract with the BCCI or its state unit(s)” By: AP | Vittel | Updated: July 5 2017 8:03 pm Mark Cavendish said his immediate concern after he hit the deck was a profusely bleeding finger on his right hand (Source: File) Top News British rider Mark Cavendish has commended the “courage” of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday Speaking Wednesday before the Tour set off without him from the spa town of Vittel on Stage 5 Cavendish said his immediate concern after he hit the deck was a profusely bleeding finger on his right hand “There was just a puddle of blood on the floor I thought ‘I’m going to bleed to death here’ But my teammates were around and they helped me to my feet he said The winner of 30 Tour stages in his stellar career was later diagnosed with a broken right shoulder blade and withdrew from the race Sagan who appeared to elbow Cavendish before he fell at high speed stayed on his bike but was disqualified for endangering Cavendish and other riders in the sprint finish at Vittel Cavendish said: “It takes a lot of courage…to eliminate the world champion from the Tour de France” Cavendish said he bore no hard feelings toward Sagan and that his actions didn’t appear malicious He stressed that they are good friends and said Sagan called him Tuesday evening while he was being examined in hospital Sagan’s explanation for extending his right elbow into Cavendish’s path as the Briton was speeding up alongside the Slovak shaving the barriers was that he was just trying to stay upright “He said it was keeping himself balanced so it was nice to know He said he didn’t know it was me coming up” Cavendish said “It was the elbow which I said I was confused about I spoke to Peter about that Whether or not it was intentional it doesn’t look great” Cavendish dismissed suggestions that he was trying to squeeze into a space that was too small”I know what kind of gaps I can fit through” he said Cavendish praised Sagan for immediately coming to his team bus after the crash to apologize”It was an honorable thing to see Peter there at the bus already come to apologize” he said “It shows our relationship shows the man he is and I really appreciate that more than anything” However he also commended the jurors for their decision to disqualify Sagan calling them “among the most experienced jury that I’ve ever witnessed at the Tour de France” “It’s just sad that we’ll both be out of the Tour de France” Cavendish said of Sagan and himself “We’ve spoken we’re fine” The Tour race director Thierry Gouvenou told The Associated Press that he supported the jury’s disqualification of Sagan He said Sagan “also was at fault” in a first crash that took down more than a dozen riders in the final stretch Tuesday before the crash that wiped out Cavendish and others in the finishing sprint “Ultimately there are no attenuating circumstances” Gouvenou said “I think they made a good choice” “We all complain about the crashes in the first week of the Tour It gets to the point where the riders just have to respect each other” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 31 2017 12:50 am The 29-year-old has spent his entire career at Schalke making 240 league appearances for the club (Source: Twitter) Top News Juventus have signed Germany defender Benedikt Hoewedes on a season-long loan from Schalke 04 with an option to buy him the Italian champions said on Wednesday The 29-year-old has spent his entire career at Schalke making 240 league appearances for the Bundesliga club and becoming their captain in 2011 Hoewedes who has played 44 times for his country was in the German side who won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil playing every minute of the team’s successful campaign Juventus last season’s Champions League runners-up are bidding for their seventh Serie A title in a row For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: September 18 2015 5:24 pm Covering the events between 1975 and 1992 Black Mass is essentially about FBI’s arrangement with Bulger that was only used by the latter to further his criminal run It is told through confessions by several of his crew now turned approvers Related News You have to wait for those eyes to turn upon you to know that with this film Johnny Depp has returned As James ‘Whitey’ Bulger the most ferocious gangster in South Boston once he is cruel and merciless without the now-overbearing tics or mannerisms Black Mass itself is neither never really shedding its tone of slightly breathless awe even when all available evidence shows Bulger as nothing but a violent thug On a personal level he is kind to elderly women a devoted son to his old mother a loving father to his young son and a warm brother to his Senator sibling There is no hint of his one life in the other and the film suffers as a biopic on account of that What you get is a series of incidents from what has been a colourful life including a string of bloody murders that don’t even convincingly establish what lies at the crux of the tale — the war between Bulger’s Winter Hill gang and the Italian Mafia on the north end of town Apart from Bulger and his men the ‘other guy’ in this story is the FBI An old Bulger buddy John Connolly (Edgerton) has arrived as a new much-anticipated Agent to town Almost immediately he goes about convincing the Agency to sign up Bulger a “smaller fry” as an informant to net the Mafia His passionate defence of Bulger should raise some eyebrows but evidently not enough If that’s not enough Connolly and his fellow officers discuss this arrangement at shouting volume down open corridors If the Mafia doesn’t have a man inside too well it has to be the Mafia’s dumbest move Bacon is one of those fellow FBI officers while the talented Saarsgard and Cochrane are Bulger’s men or allies However apart from Bulger and Connolly we get just cardboard versions of the others by their side Cumberbatch is Bulger’s Senator brother who willingly looks the other way Again the relationship between the two needs more airing but Black Mass steers clear of such complex stuff Covering the events between 1975 and 1992 Black Mass is essentially about FBI’s arrangement with Bulger that was only used by the latter to further his criminal run It is told through confessions by several of his crew now turned approvers In 1992 with the authorities closing in on him Bulger had gone on the run and remained missing till he was captured in 2012 When it does land its punches well Black Mass shows what could have been possible A dinner that freezes cold under Bulger’s creeping menace first towards a compromised FBI offcer and then Connolly’s wife is chilling You suspect that’s what lies at the heart of the Whitey Bulger legend than his other meal-time homilies: about Vitamin C in freshly pressed juice and bacteria in shared bowls of peanuts Directed by Scott Cooper Starring Johnny Depp Joel Edgerton Benedict Cumberbatch Kevin Bacon Corey Stoll Peter Sarsgaard Rory Cochrane For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Prakash | Published: July 3 2010 3:04 am Related News The recent controversy in which General Stanley McChrystalcommander of NATO forces in Afghanistanwas compelled to submit his resignation to US President Barack Obamahas provoked inevitable comparisons with Trumans sacking of the iconic hero of the Pacific warthe five-star General of the Army Douglas MacArthurcommander of the UN forces in Koreain 1951 In both casesthe core issue related to the supremacy of civilian authority over the militaryin the specific context of subordinating military strategy to fit within the broad objectives stated by the political leadership Both MacArthur and McChrystal were theatre commanders tasked to fight Americas overseas wars for freedom and democracy Both had their own ideas how to get the job doneand neither could resist going public with his dissent The two presidents were quite resolute that the generals had to be sacked but sent them off with ample gracenot forgetting to add encomiums like one of our greatest commanders and one of our nations finest soldiers in their parting speeches All this has transpired in the worlds oldest democracy where national security issues are the subject of openenlightened and freewheeling debate in the houses of Congress The US president receives advice on national security issuesat first handfrom the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; his current national security adviser is a retired general andtill recentlyhis director of national intelligence was a retired admiral What happens in the worlds largest democracy Given their deep-rooted urge to emphasise the principle of civil control over the armed forcesone would expect Indian politicians to ensure that every military undertaking has a political rationale and underpinning Oddly enoughour political establishment has flinchednot just from clearly defining national aims and objectives but also from providing guidance regarding strategic aims and end-states to the countrys armed forces leadership Every military operation since Independencefrom the 1947 Indo-Pakistan war to the 2002 general mobilisationhas been guided more by political rhetoric than strategic direction White Papers and open debates on national security issues are unheard of in Parliament The sheer intensity of political activity in India makes great demands on a politicians time The serious and ambitious politician views matters pertaining to national security or to strategic affairs as arcanetedious and time-consumingbest left to the bureaucracy to handle He views armed forces personnel with a degree of detachmentas somewhat strange and peculiar creaturesand usually gives them a wide berth With the best of intentionsthe feeling has become mutual; and over the yearsa yawning chasm has developed between the armed forces leadership and the countrys political establishment They are simply ill at ease with each otherand the civil servant serves to bridge the chasm Since Independencethere have been two instances where service chiefs have run seriously afoul of their political masters In 1959 General Thimayya submitted his resignation after a confrontation with Krishna Menonbut he was persuaded by Nehru to withdraw it the following day Four decades laterAdmiral Vishnu Bhagwat had a serious difference of opinion with George Fernandesand in an unprecedented movethat shook the armed forcesthe NDA government deemed it fit to dismiss Bhagwat One wonders if the Raksha Mantri and the navy chief had been on more familiar terms with each otherand had sat down to discuss matters over a cup of teawould this unsavoury episode not have had a less traumatic ending The McChrystal episode has fortuitously drawn our attention to civil-military relations in India at a critical juncture In J&Kthe army is faced with a most unenviable situation in the face of mounting public hysteria In the Northeast and the Naxal-affected heart of Indiathe reluctant armed forces are steadily but surely being drawn into the dreaded maw of a domestic insurgency The home minister has expressed fears that the Naxals may be receiving training and support from ex-servicemen (ESM) That may well be the casebut the government seems to be oblivious of the simmering resentment amongst three million ESM about their pension grievancesand the grave implications of such discontent With the Sino-Pak axis on the ascendantthe external security situation appears equally bleak In a security environment such as thisone gets the uneasy feeling that communication between the politiciansbureaucrats and the armed forces leadership are not as loud and clear as they should be In the recent Sukna Land caseand the Dantewada CRPF ambush media discussionthe layperson got the distinct impression that the defence minister and army chief were communicating via newspaper headlines While the integration of the armed forces HQ with the MoD may remain a distant dreamsurely it is time for all national security stake-holders to sit and talk to each other The writera former Chief of the Naval Staffis currently chairman of the National Maritime Foundation [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Desh Gaurav Chopra Sekhri | Published: September 1 2011 2:14 am Related News The draft National Sports (Development) Bill 2011 (Sports Bill) met with multi-pronged and vociferous opposition on Tuesday For all intents and purposesit will need to undergo more than just cosmetic surgery in order for it to be accepted and passedbut at the moment its future acceptance and enforcement seems unlikely The intent behind the Sports Bill is commendable Its clearly a good faith effort on the part of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to try and clean up the sports domain Unfortunatelyan all-encompassing federal legislation such as this is more or less unprecedented from a global perspectiveand thats not a good thing for supporters of the Sports Bill India lacks the track record in sports to be able to effectively implement a blanket sports development bill on a national scale The Sports Bill itself has a variety of omissions and limitations It is a work in progressbut extremely limited in its scope For all intents and purposesit deals primarily with regulating and structuring the National Sports Federations (NSFs)without really delving into how sports overall and the business of sports can be benefited An important and valid concern is that key stakeholders have been left out from a decision-making perspectiveas well as from a future role in developing and creating the business of sports Sports as a lucrative industry and sporting excellence go hand in hand The sports industry requires private-sector investmentand also professional management to ensure its growth and development By omitting the private sector in the Sports Billthe burden then lies with the state There is an unfavourable climate vis-a-vis direct or indirect government involvement in sports the Commonwealth Games is a prime example To presumably bring the management of sports directly or indirectly under the ambit of the sports ministrythe Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the NSFsisnt necessarily a convincing step forward Especially since professional management isnt the public sectors strong suit A sticking point for the Sports Bill has been with respect to bringing de facto NSFs such as the BCCI under the Right to Information Acts (RTI) umbrella The BCCI is one of the most powerful and self-sufficient sports bodies/ entities in the world It is also one of the most heavily scrutinised Bringing the BCCI under the RTI might be plausible when it comes to profit-makingor conflicts of interest-related queries Howevergiven an unlimited licence to question each aspect of the NSFs activities and authorityits more than likely that the RTI will become a national referendum on team-selection processes involving the public The risk of frivolity is extremeand could actually inhibit any professional progress made by those federations who actually intend to promote and develop their respective sports The Sports Bill is limited in its ability to regulate the BCCIthe sport of cricket or other self-sufficient sports NSFs This is a huge obstacleespecially in the context of non-Olympic sports and their governing bodies If a de facto NSF such as the BCCI chose to no longer align itself with the sports ministry and/ or the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) due to the stringent regulations or onerous burdens that NSF accreditation placed on itthen the erstwhile NSF could conceivably ask the global sports federation to recognise itindependent of whether or not the entity was a recognised NSF The global sports body will likely have the authority to choose its member federations as it sees fit Soif tomorrow an Indian sports body opts out of being an NSF per sethe chances are that it could continue to be a recognised entity from the global sports bodys perspective Assuming the sport is non-Olympicit will be outside the umbrella of the Sports Bill altogether This is a risky proposition and a dangerous trend as other federations may then also follow suitespecially those with leverage and surplus funds It will be a serious setback for proponents of accountability in the domestic sports domain The sports industry globally has been given somewhat of an exception when it comes to how it is managed Barring illegal and nefarious activitiesmost countries support their leagues and teams by abstaining from decision-makingand actually carve out legislation that grants the leagues and sports associations more freedom and autonomy when it comes to management and regulation While one cannot speculate on whether or not the Indian sports landscape is similar to its international cousinsthe fact is that historical international precedents would greatly strengthen the sports ministrys case Unfortunatelythere are none that immediately come to mind And this is an aspect that will repeatedly challenge the implementation of any blanket legislation in India even one with the best intentions The author is a sports [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Barcelona | Published: November 27 2016 1:01 am Cristiano Ronaldo is now the top goalscorer in La Liga (Source: Reuters) Top News Cristiano Ronaldo continued his rich vein of form by scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 2-1 home win over struggling Sporting Gijon on Saturday although the La Liga leaders got a lucky break when the visitors squandered a second-half penalty The prolific Portuguese put Real ahead from the spot in the fifth minute and dived in to head the second in the 18th claiming his eighth goal in four league games to go top of the scoring charts with 10 strikes this season Despite the early goals Real struggled to control the game on a rainswept afternoon at the Bernabeu and Carlos Carmona pulled one back for the visiting side 10 minutes before halftime Sporting had a golden opportunity to level in the 78th minute after Nacho was punished for a shove on Victor Rodriguez but Duje Cop sent the penalty sailing over the bar to hand Real a somewhat fortuitous sixth successive league victory Real top the standings on 33 points seven ahead of Barcelona who visit Real Sociedad on Sunday Sevilla third on 24 points host Valencia later on Saturday “It was a game to forget for us because nothing went how we wanted it to We lacked a bit of everything but we’re happy with the three points which is the most important thing” Real coach Zinedine Zidane told reporters “We can’t be happy with our display but sometimes this happens Above all I’m annoyed because we had the game in our hands and their goal changed the game they came out more motivated in the second half The game got complicated but we can be happy by the fact we’re still top and unbeaten” Sporting went to the Bernabeu in the relegation zone and without a win in their last nine games but gave Real two early frights Cop and Carmona squandering clear chances The league leaders quickly made them pay Standing in for the injured Gareth Bale Lucas Vazquez won a penalty after being tripped by Sergio Alvarez Ronaldo squeezed the penalty under the grasp of Diego Marino to add to his hat-trick in the 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid last week and did not have to wait long for his second sliding in to nod home Nacho’s cross An uncharacteristically sloppy ball from Luka Modric led to Sporting striking back Carmona turning Isma Lopez’s cross past Keylor Navas after Moi Gomez had robbed Real’s Croatian maestro Ronaldo and Karim Benzema spurned chances to seal the points against a dogged Sporting side and should have been punished by Cop but the Croatian lacked the composure needed to silence the Bernabeu and Real survived Earlier on Saturday Malaga overcame a late fightback from Deportivo La Coruna to win 4-3 thanks to a brilliant stoppage-time goal from 19-year-old Javier Ontiveros Malaga marched into a 3-1 lead in the 55th minute after Celso Borges had scored first for the visiting side and the Costa Rica international levelled in the 81st after Florin Andone had claimed Depor’s second Substitute Ontiveros however had the final say cutting inside and rounding two players before firing the ball into the far top corner to score his first professional goal For all the latest Sports News 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