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ICC president decides to skip India’s 500th Test celebrations

first_imgINTERNATIONAL Cricket Council (ICC) president Shashank Manohar has decided to skip India’s 500th Test celebrations later this week in Kanpur, due to his hectic travel schedule and personal commitments.Manohar, who is a former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has reportedly “politely declined” the Indian cricket boards offer to be part of the historic occasion.The 58-year-old returned to Nagpur on Monday from Singapore, where he was involved in work relating to the ICC’s Chief Executive Committee (CEC) meeting, which will be held in Cape Town from October 9-13. The ICC president is expected to fly to the U.S. on September 26.“Shashank Manohar has politely told the BCCI that he will not be able to make it to Kanpur due to his hectic travel schedule and professional commitments as he is a lawyer. He has sent the board his best wishes for the landmark event,” a source told the Times of India.The refusal by Manohar is not due to the recent spat between the ICC and the BCCI, clarified the source. The two boards have been at loggerheads over certain issues with the Indian cricket board not too happy at being excluded from a meeting of the ICC’s finance committee earlier this month while also being miffed with a move for removing the ‘Big Three’ revenue model, which currently see’s India along with Australia and England get a lion share of the revenues.The BCCI has expressed reservations over the ICC’s decision to allocate a budget of $135M (£106M) as organisational costs for the Champions Trophy which is way higher than the $45M that was given to the board to host the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this year.This led to BCCI chief Anurag Thakur hitting out at Manohar over allegedly not protecting India’s interests as the BCCI is the biggest cricket body in the world. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he will quit Spurs after Arsenal clash

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has denied he will quit Tottenham this weekend.Reports on social media and in some sections of the mainstream media claimed the Spurs boss would resign after his team’s North London derby at Arsenal.2 Mauricio Pochettino has laughed off rumours he is set to quit as Spurs bossCredit: EPABut Poch, speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon,  says the only place he is going next week is on a trip abroad before returning to the club to meet chairman Daniel Levy.That will be a relief to Spurs fans who feared their manager was heading for exit.One bookmaker even stopped taking bets on Pochettino quitting the club.But the Argentinian, speaking at his pre-match Press conference this afternoon, said: “What I can say about it is that is stupidity and rumour.”I have worked here for five years and now we are working Pochettino 6.0.“Social media has created this problem But I’m not going to walk away after London derby.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer2″I am going to be here on Monday.“I am then going away and coming back on Friday to meet Daniel.”I will then watch some international games at weekend before coming back on Monday to prepare for our next match the following weekend.”Mauricio Pochettino explains his idea of managers competing against other managers in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more