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first_img Rohan Sen New DelhiOctober 14, 2019UPDATED: October 14, 2019 15:14 IST Former BCCI president N Srinivasan accompanied Sourav Ganguly to the headquarters on Monday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSourav Ganguly filed his nomination for the BCCI president’s post on MondayGanguly is the lone candidate applying for the post and is set to be elected unopposedThe former India captain will be in charge of the board for 10 months before his mandatory cooling off period beginsIndian cricket has once again turned to Sourav Ganguly to bail them out of troubled waters with the former captain set to take over the president’s post in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Ganguly filed his nomination papers at the BCCI headquarters on Monday (deadline day) after agreeing to take up only the president’s post in the BCCI.Sourav Ganguly is the current president of the Cricket Association of Bengal and has proved his credentials as a successful administrator in the last five years, since taking up the job. He changed the face of the Eden Gardens, brought in fresh resources and improved the infrastructure at the iconic stadium in Kolkata.Ganguly will now have 10 months to revive the BCCI’s image before his cooling off period of three years begins.The Indian cricket board has had a tumultuous time in the last few years ever since the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators took charge.Allegations of corruption and irregularities in the day-to-day functioning of the board led to the top court appointing Vinod Rai, Vikram Limaye, Diana Edulji and Ramachandra Guha in 2017 with their primary job being the implementation of the Lodha reforms in the board.But indifferences in the CoA and subsequent resignations of Limaye and Guha saw the committee being reduced to two members – Rai and Edulji, who were at loggerheads with each other for the majority of their tenure. Ravi Thodge was added to the committee in February this year but hardly had any say in the matters of the board.advertisementWhile the CoA did manage to implement a few of the reforms suggested by Justice RM Lodha, a major part of it still remains to be adopted by the BCCI and its state associations.Ganguly will now have to take charge of the situation along with Jay Shah (Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son), Brijesh Patel and Arun Dhumal (younger brother of ex-BCCI boss Anurag Thakur) as the possible secretary, IPL chairman and treasurer, respectively, and try to complete a job in 10 months which the CoA couldn’t in three years.Ganguly is expected to be the only candidate who will apply for the president’s post and is set to be elected unopposed after the state units of the BCCI reached a consensus following their meeting in Mumbai and Delhi on Sunday.Even though Ganguly said that looking after first-class cricketers and the Ranji Trophy will be his first priority, the Bengal stalwart is very much aware that reviving the image of the BCCI, which took a massive hit after the 2013 spot-fixing scandal which unearthed the dark side of Indian cricket and led to the top court stepping in to douse the fire, will he his primary objective.”I am happy with the appointment because this is the time when BCCI’s image has got hampered and it’s a great opportunity for me to do something. Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it’s a big responsibility because it is the biggest organization in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge,” Ganguly said after his name was finalized in an informal meeting of BCCI state units.But Ganguly is no stranger to facing challenges in Indian cricket.When he took over as captain in 2000, Indian cricket was in muddy waters, picking up pieces after the match-fixing scandal. He drove the national team to safety and instilled belief that India could win overseas, thus, becoming one of the most successful leaders the team has ever had.Now with BCCI’s clout significantly reduced at the ICC, the former skipper’s board-room tact will be at test.Perhaps the board also needed someone of Ganguly’s stature to handle its affairs. Who better to understand and run the BCCI than the man who represented India in 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, scoring nearly 19,000 runs in international cricket.The belief that fans and the fraternity has in Ganguly probably swayed the members of the board to opt for him.Sourav Ganguly bailed the national team out of trouble during Indian cricket’s darkest phase in 2000, led the revival of Bengal cricket as an administrator, was part of its technical committee and was also one of the people responsible in selecting Anil Kumble as the team’s head coach and Ravi Shastri after that.Now he will be given the reigns of the BCCI, along with the responsibility of being the most powerful personality in the sport. Can Sourav Ganguly revive and instil the same belief in the board that he did in the Indian team almost two decades back? Only time will tell.advertisementAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly files nomination, set to be elected unopposed as BCCI presidentAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly will lead BCCI to new heights: Interim boss CK KhannaAlso Read | First priority will be to look after first-class cricketers, says BCCI presidential candidate Sourav GangulyAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly emerges as consensus candidate for BCCI presidentFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Sourav GangulyFollow BCCI PresidentFollow Sourav Ganguly BCCI president Sourav Ganguly: Indian cricket’s crisis man since 1996, set to start new chapter as BCCI presidentSourav Ganguly is all set to be elected as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the former India captain filed his nomination papers on Monday.advertisement Nextlast_img

first_img The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is working along with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the HEART Trust/NTA to get its annual festival workshops accredited. Music Development Specialist at the JCDC, Avory Crooks-Campbell, told JIS News that “this is being done to equip participants with an instrument to use if they decide to further their studies in the arts after having completed the workshops”. Story Highlightscenter_img The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is working along with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the HEART Trust/NTA to get its annual festival workshops accredited.Music Development Specialist at the JCDC, Avory Crooks-Campbell, told JIS News that “this is being done to equip participants with an instrument to use if they decide to further their studies in the arts after having completed the workshops”.“We are working assiduously to attain this under the Arts Development Unit under our Director, Andrew Brodber,” she noted.The annual workshops, which start during the first week of November, are a lead-up to the Festival of the Performing Arts Competition, which begins in January.Mrs. Crooks-Campbell explained that the sessions are intended to prepare performers and improve the standard of the festivals.They help in the general development of performers in various arts, such as dance, music, drama, speech and traditional folk forms.“The workshops are conducted by people, who are qualified and have a zeal for the various performance areas,” she noted.She said that the this year’s sessions, which are under way, are open to individuals who have a keen interest in the arts and are interested in honing their craft.“It is open to teachers, students, artists, church groups, social clubs and more,” she said, adding that participants will be asked to pay a small fee to cover the cost of materials.The next workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 9 in St. Elizabeth where the focus is on traditional folk music.Persons can visit the JCDC’s website or any JCDC parish office islandwide to view the festival workshop schedule.last_img

first_imgEBH, October 21, 2013 Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom This month marks a milestone in the history of ship repair company Elgin Brown and Hamer (EBH) Namibia, with the much anticipated commissioning and inauguration of its newly-acquired Panamax-sized third floating dock.Having successfully completed the pre-commissioning of the Panamax, known as ‘Namdock 3’, EBH Namibia announced that the new dock, which arrived in Walvis Bay on the 5th of July, is now fully operational, and set to change the face of the West African ship repair industry.“We have been waiting since 2012 to be able to announce the successful commissioning of our new floating dock. Now, having successfully overcome numerous challenges, she has been shifted to her berthing slot as proudly ‘Namdock 3’ and is ready for work,” says Hannes Uys, Chief Executive Officer of EBH Namibia.“A total number of 421 workers worked night and day, meeting stringent deadlines to ensure that she was fully commissioned before lifting her first vessel. This was a truly great team effort,” says Uys.The Panamax floating dock, at 195 meters in length, has a lifting capacity of 15 000 tons, substantially increasing the company’s infrastructural capacity and enhancing its ability to compete on a global scale.Part of the DCD Marine cluster, EBH Namibia boasts three privately-owned floating docks, well-equipped on site workshops and highly skilled work force, earning a reputation as a safe, reliable and world class shipyard. The third floating dock is further proof of the company’s commitment to the success of its customers through continuous development of capacities, technical competencies and a motivated workplace, according to Uys.“We pride ourselves not only in continuously improving our customer service offering, but also being part of a global trade network that will provide much needed job creation and revenue for Namibia,” he says.Africa has evolved into one of the biggest potential growth markets in the world, and the shipping industry, largely driven by the oil and gas industry, is growing accordingly. The acquisition of the third dock will ease EBH Namibia’s shipyard over-capacity and ensure a more sustainable level of output. It will also cater for a broader spectrum of vessels requiring shipyard services along the west coast of Africa.“Our order book has confirmed bookings until mid-July 2015 which is testimony to EBH Namibia not only maintaining its current market-share along the west coast of Africa, but being well on its way to becoming the preferred shipyard in Africa,” Uys concludes.last_img

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