Cric Buzz: Bindra withdraws from cricket affairs
After a career spanning nearly 36 years as cricket administrator, Inderjit Singh Bindra decided to withdraw from the cricket affairs and in his place PCA vice-president and senior IAS officer, DP Reddy took over with immediate effect.
The Executive Committee (EC) of the PCA met at PCA stadium at Mohali where the two decisions were taken.
According to PCA Secretary M P Pandove, the EC met to consider the request received from 70-year-old Bindra, regarding his unavailability to discharge the day-to-day responsibilities of the PCA affairs and his inability to attend to the administrative works of the Association, especially in view of the works relating to upcoming new PCA Stadium at Mullanpur.
Bindra requested the Executive Committee to make alternate arrangements to discharge the duties of the president.
Pandove said the Executive Committee placed on record its immense appreciation for the works done By Bindra and unanimously decided to appoint 56-year-old DP Reddy to discharge the duties of the president.
The Executive Committee discussed and decided to appoint various sub-committees and incharge of various activities for the successful conduct of the CLT-20 to be held next month.
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Image: IS Bindra
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Clarke doubtful for Australia's Zimbabwe opener
Australia captain Michael Clarke has suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's training in Harare and is doubtful for their first one-day international against Zimbabwe on Monday.
Clarke, who has had a five-month rest since leading Australia to the 2-1 Test series triumph in South Africa, experienced pain in his left hamstring while training, a report on Cricket Australia's website (www.cricket.com.au) said.
"We will monitor his condition closely over the next 24 hours to see how he responds to further treatment before making a decision on his management," team physiotherapist David Beakley said in Harare.
Vice-captain George Bailey will lead Australia if Clarke misses the first match of the triangular series, also featuring South Africa.
Top order batsman Phillip Hughes, a late replacement in the Australia squad for injured all-rounder Shane Watson, could take Clarke's place in the side.
Image: Michael Clarke
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