Manager’s report: No adverse views on Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble relation

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli has got an all clear in administrative manager Kapil Malhotra’s report on his differences with coach Anil Kumble, which primarily led to the former leg-spinner’s exit after the Champions Trophy.While the administrative manager’s report is mandatory after every home or away series that India play, it is usually perceived as a formality. In the wake of Kumble’s resignation though, the BCCI had specifically instructed Cricket Club of India (CCI)’s Malhotra to report any incident of discord between Kohli and Kumble when the team was in England.However, it has been learnt that Malhotra’s report does not mention any controversial incidents.”Kapil Malhotra has submitted his report. At least there is nothing in the report which suggests that skipper Virat Kohli was ever rude to the coach or mention of any incident which could be termed as a breach of discipline,” a BCCI source in the know of things told PTI on condition of anonymity.When pointed out that coach and the captain were not interacting with each other during practice sessions, the official replied: “He was specifically asked to mention any incident worth reporting which may have affected the dressing room environment or morale of the team. Nothing of that sort is there in the report.”It must be noted in this regard that BCCI has also sought reports from Anil Patel, who was the administrative manager during the 13 home Tests that India played during the season.Malhotra is currently with the team in the West Indies and this will be the last assignment of any state unit official as administrative manager.advertisementThe administrative manager for West Indies tour was supposed to be Milind Kanmadikar of Madhya Pradesh CA but it was decided by the Committee of Administrators (COA) that Malhotra would continue for the West Indies leg.It is expected that the board will hire a full-time manager, abolishing the convention set by the old guard of handing overseas ‘junkets’ to the state unit officials in order to keep their vote bank intact.The BCCI is all set to interview the candidates for head coach’s post in Mumbai on July 10 with Ravi Shastri emerging as the favourite to come back.The other two high-profile names are Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody. Richard Pybus, Venkatesh Prasad, Dodda Ganesh are the other candidates.last_img read more

Rapper defiantly stares at eclipse cancels Toronto show

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The rapper Joey Bada$$ cancelled three shows starting Wednesday as he complained about his vision. (© Iconix Brand Group) Facebook The 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper on Monday shared on social media that he was gazing into the sky without special glasses as the United States witnessed its first coast-to-coast total eclipse in nearly a century.READ MOREcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: For a rapper whose debut single was called “Unorthodox,” Joey Bada$$ isn’t one to accept conventional wisdom. Defying widespread warnings, he proudly stared at the solar eclipse without protection.It didn’t turn out to be a great idea. The rapper cancelled three shows starting Wednesday as he complained about his vision.Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I’ve sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn’t die tho— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) August 21, 2017 Twitterlast_img read more

Mount Polley spill report finds flaws in dam design

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe long awaited independent review of the Mount Polley tailings pond spill was released Friday.It details what went wrong when one of the walls burst sending millions of cubic metres of toxic sludge and waste water into the surrounding waterways in north central British Columbia.APTN’s Tina House has the story.last_img