FIFA Competitions OC approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Čeferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on September 2017. During the meeting, the committee discussed the key lessons learnt from the successful FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and was updated about the state of preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The committee approved the procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA … Continue reading FIFA Competitions OC approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

ICC GENDER POLICY : PLACE FOR TRANSGENDERS IN CRICKET

This Policy is based on the principles set out in the IOC’s Transgender Guidelines. It reflects a broad medical, scientific and legal consensus as to the approach required to achieve equal opportunities for transgenders. Since the Policy is intended to operate globally, regulating the conditions for participation in international-level events, it is to be interpreted and applied not by reference to national or local laws, but rather as an independent and autonomous text, and in a manner that protects and advances the imperatives of the same. It establishes the conditions enabling Transgender players to compete in International Matches in the category of competition that is consistent with their gender identity. Continue reading ICC GENDER POLICY : PLACE FOR TRANSGENDERS IN CRICKET

Sachin Tendulkar in For ‘Skill India’ Campaign

Prime Minister’s Skill India Mission got a major boost with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar endorsing the ‘I Support Skill India’ campaign of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). MSDE’s ‘I Support Skill India’ campaign is an endeavor to galvanise all stakeholders across states, organisations and industries to bring value and respect to skills and standardise the ecosystem to address human resource requirements across … Continue reading Sachin Tendulkar in For ‘Skill India’ Campaign

Arun Jaitley’s Budget:Sports Gets Marginal Raise

The allocation for the Sports Ministry got a marginal hike of Rs. 50.87 crore from last year in the union budget for 2016-17 was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament.  Jaitley allocated Rs. 1400 crore as plan outlay to sports, while Rs 192 crore was set aside for non-plan, taking the total to Rs. 1592 crore. Last year the total allocation was … Continue reading Arun Jaitley’s Budget:Sports Gets Marginal Raise

BCCI AGM held in Mumbai : Manohar to be the face of BCCI; Conflict of interest rule approved

The BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place at Cricket Centre, BCCI headquarters – Mumbai, today. The following decisions were taken: Mr. Shashank Manohar will be the BCCI representative at the ICC. In his absence, Mr. Sharad Pawar will represent BCCI as an alternate. ·The BCCI rules on conflict of interest were approved. All complaints regarding conflict of interest will be referred to Ombudsman (an … Continue reading BCCI AGM held in Mumbai : Manohar to be the face of BCCI; Conflict of interest rule approved

Ongoing monthly grants by BCCI

All Test cricketers who have retired before 31st December1993 and have played more than 25 Test matches will get Rs. 50000/- per month. All Test cricketers who have retired before 31st December 1993 and have played less than 25 matches would get Rs. 37500/- per month. All Test cricketers who have retired on or after 01st January 1994 will get Rs. 22500/- per month. Widows … Continue reading Ongoing monthly grants by BCCI

Sport comes to the aid of refugees as NOCs make use of IOC’s USD 2 million fund

A number of important projects are already making use of the USD 2 million emergency fund the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made available last month to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) organising programmes to help refugees, with more projects expected to receive financing in the coming weeks. Funding has so far been provided to NOCs in the following five countries: · Austria: Sustainable sports programme for refugees … Continue reading Sport comes to the aid of refugees as NOCs make use of IOC’s USD 2 million fund