For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. CK Khanna requests BCCI to donate at least 5 crore rupees. Cricket Club of India covers Imran Khan portrait from its restaurant gallery. Vidarbha donated the prize money worth 10 lakhs to the families of CRPF jawans. New Delhi: The Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna has requested the Board to donate at least 5 crore rupees to the CRPF jawans who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. CK Khanna while writing a letter to COA, office bearers, and state units expressed his emotions and termed the attack as ‘dastardly’.“We are saddened and join our fellow Indian citizens in condemning the dastardly Pulwama terror attack,” said the acting president of BCCI CK Khanna.He further went on requesting the Committee of Administrations (COA) to donate at least 5 crore rupees through appropriate government agencies.“I request the Committee of Administrations (COA) the BCCI should contribute at least 5 crore rupees through appropriate government agencies to the families of the martyred soldiers,” the acting president further wrote.The acting president, in his own capacity, will also be requesting the state associations and the Indian Premier League (IPL) owners to contribute their bit for the cause.“I am also going to request the state associations and the respective Indian Premier League franchise owners to consider making contributions” Khanna has also requested for a two-minute silence be observed during the first encounter of the bilateral series between India and Australia and in the forthcoming opening ceremony/inaugural match of Indian Premier League on Sunday.”As a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Force personnel martyred in the terror attack, we should observe two-minute silence during the first-match of India vs Australia starting on February 24 and during the opening ceremony/inaugural match of Indian Premier League on March 23,” he wrote.Meanwhile, the Cricket Club of India covered the portrait of former Pakistan cricketer and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan from their restraint gallery. It has been widely reported that a meeting will be held to remove his picture permanently.The team Vidarbha has also donated their Irani Cup winning prize money to the families of CRPF jawans who were killed in the Pulwama Terror Attack. highlights
WESTERN BUREAU: Known for producing prodigious talent in football, netball, cricket, and track and field, Jamaica could one day become a world beater in baseball. Yes, that great American pastime could take root in the land of wood and water if former San Francisco Giants baseball player Andrew Dixon has anything to do with it. Dixon recently told The Gleaner of his intention to kickstart a national youth baseball league in Jamaica. With plans well advanced, Dixon has earmarked the league to commence by the end of January 2016. Games will be played in Kingston and Portmore, as well as in the western end of the island. When contacted, the Jamaica-born outfielder said that the league, the first of its kind, is being organised in partnership with the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA). He explained that the groundwork is currently being done, with some 12 teams already signed up to participate. “It’s looking good because in December I brought some uniforms down,” said Dixon, adding that he is back home in the USA gathering some equipment to send to Jamaica in time to start the league. “In June, I want to bring down some teams from the US, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. By then, our youths would be playing the sport so we can pick an all-star team for Jamaica and let them play against the foreigners,” he further outlined. Dixon has also accepted a coaching position to teach the game for a few months at G.C. Foster College. MORE EXPOSURE He noted that he will be organising a number of baseball clinics at Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Montego Bay, and in other parts of the island as his dream is to see baseball become a major sport in Jamaica. “Right now, western Jamaica has some of the best baseball guys, but they are not getting the exposure. The attention is in the Kingston and Portmore areas,” the 51-year-old remarked. “If we can open up and bring baseball throughout the island, then kids out here will get more exposure and develop a new career path,” added Dixon. Apart from working with the Jamaica Baseball Association, Dixon stated that he has several partners in Westmoreland, who are excited and willing to ensure the promotion of the sport in western Jamaica. He is also calling on corporate Jamaica to get on board and make the dream happen. Dixon, who has been running a number of low-key baseball clinics and camps in some western-based communities in recent years, namely, Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Darliston and Little London in Westmorland, has also tried launching the sport in Kingston. Dixon left the San Francisco Giants in 1991, then had a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also played professional baseball in Mexico and Venezuela.