(REUTERS) – India’s Shashank Manohar has withdrawn his resignation as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and will complete his term which ends in June next year, the governing body said yesterday.A lawyer by profession, Manohar had resigned in March citing personal reasons, having been elected unopposed on a two-year term as the ICC’s first independent chairman in May last year.After being persuaded by the ICC board, the 59-year-old later deferred his resignation, saying he will step down after the annual conference in June, when administrative reforms of the governing body would be complete.The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed Shashank Manohar will continue to function as the Independent Chairman of ICC until the end of his elected term which is June 2018,” in a statement.Former Indian cricket board (BCCI) president Manohar has led the governing body’s move to reverse the 2014 decision which effectively put India, England and Australia in control of the game’s finances and administration.At last month’s meeting in its Dubai headquarters, the ICC board voted for a new financial model and governance structure to address the imbalance.The BCCI was the only board to oppose the new financial model and was one of the two that voted against a revised constitution, which will allow the ICC to include additional full members in the future. The decisions will have to be ratified at the ICC’s annual conference in June.
Published on February 26, 2017 at 3:17 pm Contact Billy: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Wheyen3 Syracuse (2-6, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) fell, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at Boston College (6-4, 1-1). SU has now lost six of seven.Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez revitalized their first doubles partnership for Syracuse. They won 6-3 over Dasha Possokhova and Kylie Wilcox, but that was SU’s only doubles win. In third doubles, Asiya Dair and Jackie Urbinati defeated Syracuse’s Anna Shkudun and Maria Tritou, 6-1. Boston College clinched the doubles point by winning in second doubles, with Lexi Borr and Emily Safron defeating Dina Hegab and Nicole Mitchell, 6-2, to give BC an early 1-0 lead.Shkudun played first singles for the second match in a row for the Orange, losing to BC’s Dair, 6-3, 6-0. Tritou lost next, winning her first set but dropping the next two to Wilcox in fourth singles, 6-2, 5-7, 2-6.Knutson won her first set 7-5, but dropped the next two, 6-7 and 4-6, to lose to Borr in second singles. Safron defeated Syracuse’s Hegab in straight sets in fifth singles, 6-0, 6-4. Libi Mesh won her sixth singles match over Jackie Urbinati in a tiebreaker, after the result of the full match had already been decided.Ramirez continued her winning streak in singles for Syracuse. She last lost in SU’s second match of the season, when they played Columbia. Since then, she rattled off five singles wins in a row, a streak broken up only by an abandonment of her match against Denver. Sunday, Ramirez beat Possokhova of BC, 7-5, 7-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hosts Pittsburgh (2-3, 0-2) on Friday at Drumlins Country Club. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
If Dare Ogunbowale gets his way, there will be no music blaring over the speakers this week at the University of Wisconsin football team’s practices in advance of UW’s game at Northwestern this Saturday.The fifth-year senior running back is not trying to take the fun out of practice. Rather, the Badger captain is looking for ways to make sure No. 8 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) is ready for the different atmosphere at Ryan Field, the home of the Wildcats (4-4, 3-2).Football: Wisconsin survives Halloween scare from Nebraska in 23-17 overtime winThe last two times Nebraska visited Camp Randall Stadium, the University of Wisconsin football team imposed its will in the Read…“It’s kind of a dry type of field for a college football game,” Ogunbowale said.Ryan Field is “dry” in the sense it may not be as loud as another stadium. It only seats about 47,000 fans, a considerably smaller stadium than other capacities throughout the Big Ten. Therefore, Ogunbowale said, the absence of music during practice this week may help the UW offense find ways to create their own juice to make sure they are hyped to play come Saturday, regardless of the atmosphere.“Offensively, we got to start learning how to have our own energy,” Ogunbowale said. “When you’re playing at Camp Randall, we don’t have to worry about that because we have such a good atmosphere with the fans bringing energy for us.”Ogunbowale said the Wisconsin defense does a great job of generating its own energy because of guys like fifth-year senior outside linebacker Vince Biegel, who said the absence of music this week is a good idea.“Northwestern’s stadium poses different challenges that we’ve seen up to this point,” Biegel said. “It’s a little more of a quiet stadium. The crowd isn’t as much of a factor as we’ve seen previously.”Especially coming off the high of a prime-time win over then-No. 7 Nebraska in front of an electric home crowd. With the transition to the more laid back Ryan Field, it will be necessary to create the energy instead of feeding off of it, redshirt junior tight end Troy Fumagalli said.What Wisconsin doesn’t want is a repeat of 2014, when it stumbled to a 20-14 loss during an 11 a.m. kickoff under overcast skies and a half-full stadium.“We turned the ball over more than we should,” Fumagalli said. “It was a typical Northwestern game at 11 a.m. We came out in a sleep. What’s good is it’s in a lot of our minds.”Wisconsin has not won at Northwestern since 1999. UW head coach Paul Chryst was part of several of those losses as an assistant, but this will be his first time going to Evanston at the helm.Each of those losses, Chryst said, have come because of what has happened between the lines on the field and not in the stands.“Every stadium is different, and I think that’s what’s kind of cool about going on the road,” Chryst said. “It’s another experience, and no one place is like the other.”Rankings hold little importanceThe Badgers rose to No. 8 in both the coaches and the Associated Press poll this week after defeating Nebraska, but on Tuesday, the College Football Playoff Committee will release its first set of rankings.The release of the rankings will be televised by ESPN in an hour-long special beginning at 6 p.m. When asked if he’d be watching, Ogunbowale said he didn’t even know there was a show about the rankings.“I doubt that many guys will watch the show,” Ogunbowale said. “I’ll probably be watching Family Guy.”That mentality derives from that of Chryst’s, who has emphasized to shut out outside noise, such as rankings.“I think they matter to a lot of people, and there’s a lot of potential with it,” Chryst said. “I think for our team, or for any team, what really matters is what you do that week. The discussions don’t help you play the game. You got to play your season out.”Injury reportSophomore nose tackle Olive Sagapolu (right arm) will miss his third consecutive game this week. Chryst said there was no timetable for his return, but that when the injury occurred, the coaching staff knew it would be some time before he’d be back.The following players are questionable for Saturday: T.J. Watt (left shoulder), Austin Ramesh (right shoulder), Natrell Jamerson (left leg), Jacob Maxwell (right shoulder) and Griffin Grady (left shoulder)