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PIX: Ganguly files nomination papers ahead of polls

yesterday  
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CoA chief Vinod Rai and member Diana Edulji spar over conflict of interest rule for ex-Ranji Trophy players

5 hours ago  
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Fissures within the Committee of Administrators (CoA) continue to show up even in the Supreme Court-appointed panel's last week of calling the shots in Indian cricket (CoA will demit office on October 23 once the new elected body takes charge of BCCI) While the 11th status report was filed by the CoA on Monday in the Supreme Court where they recommended various amendments to the constitution, CoA chief Vinod Rai and CoA member Diana Edulji have sparred over some contentious recommendations of the three-member committee. 'State units will be a circus' Edulji, the only cricketer in the CoA, slammed the suggestion to give voting rights to all former Ranji Trophy players in their state associations. "Having Ranji Trophy players with voting rights in their state associations will be making SCA (state cricket associations) a circus," she said in an email. Rai's reply was: "The CoA believes that ex-Ranji players who have cricketing knowledge and experience should not be deprived of membership..
                 

Sourav Ganguly: First-class cricket is going to be my first priority

yesterday  
News / Mid-Day/ Cricket  
Why is a cricketer not at the helm of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is an often-asked question. The last few decades have seen either a politician or businessman as the BCCI president. However, as fresh elections beckon on October 23, the BCCI members were faced with an 'extraordinary' scenario where the choice had to be made between two cricketers for the BCCI top post. Eventually, Sourav Ganguly pipped Brijesh Patel to take the coveted post after the former India captain emerged as the unanimous choice on Sunday night. Nomination filed Yesterday, Ganguly, in the presence of BCCI bigwigs like N Srinivasan, Rajeev Shukla and Niranjan Shah filed his nomination for the BCCI president's post. The nomination papers were handed over to the BCCI's legal team since electoral officer N Gopalaswami was not present. The Bengal stalwart is set to be elected unopposed on October 23 and will become only the second international cricketer to be elected as BCCI president after Mah..
                 

Eleventh Heaven! 10 highest Test scores by a number 11 batsman

2 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Cricket  
Australian cricketer Ashton Agar celebrates his birthday today. He has a unique feat of scoring the highest Test score ever by a number 11 batsman. Today, we look at the top 10 scores by batsmen playing at the eleventh position. Ashton Agar - 98Team - Australia. Opposition - England. Balls - 101. Fours - 12. Sixes - 2. Venue - Nottingham. Test Date - 10 July 2013. Tino Best - 95Team - West Indies. Opposition - England. Balls - 112. Fours - 14. Sixes - 1. Venue - Birmingham. Test Date - 7 June 2012. James Anderson - 81Team - England. Opposition - India. Balls - 130. Fours - 17. Sixes - none. Venue - Nottingham. Test Date - 9 July 2014. Zaheer Khan - 75Team - India. Opposition - Bangladesh. Balls - 115. Fours - 10. Sixes - 2. Venue - Dhaka. Test Date - 10 December 2004. Richard Collinge - 68*Team - New Zealand. Opposition - Pakistan. Fours - 6. Sixes - 1. Venue - Auckland. Test Date - 16 February 1973. Bert Vogler - 62*Team - South Africa. Opposition - England. Fours - 5. Sixes - 3. Venu..