Helmot, who was coach when Trinbago Knight Riders won the title in 2015, has a multi-year contract with the Patriots, and is hoping to return to the Caribbean next year. He has also previously been involved with Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash league, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, apart from stints in Bangladesh as head of their high-performance centre. … [Read more...] about CPL: Courtney Walsh and Mark O’Donnell step in after St Kitts & Nevis Patriots lose top coaching staff
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India's U-19 World Cup star Manjot Kalra is the most recent case of age-fudging, who was handed a one-year ban by DDCA. Intriguingly, Nitish Rana, who was also suspected of providing tampered documents, was granted more time to submit the correct version. While Uttar Pradesh chose to let BCCI take a call on Shivam Mavi's case, Jammu & Kashmir went ahead and slapped Rasikh Salam with a two-year ban for the same offence. … [Read more...] about Confess age fraud, avoid punishment: BCCI to players
Leeds will be up against it in the Premier League. They will not have the advantage of their superior quality that they enjoyed over much of the Championship. But, in Bielsa, perhaps they have a coach who can still tilt the balance in their favour. Five substitutions could yet turn football upside down. Who would really benefit from that is yet to be decided. … [Read more...] about Marcelo Bielsa and five substitutes rule: Does it favour innovation?
Former India captain and now head of NCA, Rahul Dravid, has long considered age fraud as "seriously detrimental" to the culture of Indian cricket. "Age fraud leads to an erosion of culture," Dravid said last September. "It leads to a scenario where a lot of talented boys don't get to play when they should actually be playing. It is up to the maidan (ground) secretaries, the owners of the office teams, the club teams to ensure that this does not happen." … [Read more...] about Age fraud – BCCI offers amnesty scheme to players, promises ‘stern actions’ to curb menace
"Like the issue of bowling actions, it is a similar emphasis on short-term results that has led to the scourge of overage players in junior matches," Dravid explained. "That entire exercise begins when a coach alters a player's date of birth so that he can take part in a local tournament. The parents are happy to accept the value of an extra year or two, particularly in junior cricket and, academically at middle school. … [Read more...] about Age-fudging no different from fixing – Dravid