New Delhi: Suspended India players Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul Tuesday gave their statements to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, initiating the inquiry into their much-condemned comments on women that have split the Committee of Administrators (CoA). It is learnt that both players deposed via telephone after having tendered unconditional apologies in reply to the fresh show cause notices issued by the BCCI.“The CEO spoke to them via telephone. However, his brief was simple as the inquiry initiator. He has to just collate whatever they have written in their show cause reply. He is expected to submit his report to CoA by tomorrow,” a BCCI official, privy to the development, told PTI.However, it is learnt the CEO did not ask any questions on whether their agents pressurised them into attending such the entertainment show and also speaking in the manner that they did.Also Read | Hardik Pandya suspended by Gillette for comments on Koffee With Karan, set to lose more brands“Any investigative question is the purview of the ombudsman. Now the next phase will only happen if the SC appoints an ombudsman or an ad-hoc ombudsman is appointed,” he said.The two players had spoken about hooking up with multiple women and being casual about it even with their parents on ‘Koffee with Karan’, triggering an online storm.CoA chief Vinod Rai recommended a two-match ban on the duo but his colleague Diana Edulji took the matter to the BCCI legal cell, which refused to call the players’ actions a violation of the code of conduct and recommended the appointment of an ombudsman.Also Read | Mumbai Police trolls Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s Koffee With Karan comments in styleThe BCCI office-bearers seconded Edulji and even went to the extent of demanding a Special General Meeting to discuss the matter. Rai, on the other hand, has cautioned against going too far.In an e-mail to Edulji, he has stated that the “BCCI is not in the business of ending young careers.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Ghana international Thomas Partey is gradually becoming an irreplaceable player in Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid set up and has been tipped by mybet.africa to score this weekend in Spanish top-flight. The sportsbook giant, mybet.africa is offering a huge odds of 9.00 on Partey to score and Atletico to win their La Liga clash against Real Valladolid on Sunday. The 26-year-od has started the last three games but has featured in eight matches this season and scored two goals. Most sports pundits believe Partey has established himself as a midfield general in the Atleti team, having scored a classic away goal in last Tuesday’s Champions League match against Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia. Atletico Madrid are third with fourteen points, a point behind the league leader,s Real Madrid, whom they drew 0-0 with last weekend. Atleti’s opponent for this weekend, Real Valladolid have made a decent start to the season and hold an impressive record of not losing at home. The two teams have managed the same number of goals – seven scores apiece. Mybet.africa believe Partey can propel his teammates to break the jinx against Real Valladolid at home and basket all three points?Special odds – 9.00 http://bit.ly/2oxSK4g Credit: www.mybet.africa
HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 626 NIGHT MARKET COMPLETES SUMMER RUN BY ATTRACTING 345,684 ATTENDEES OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT SANTA ANITAAMERICA’S LARGEST ASIAN-THEMED NIGHT MARKET MARKS EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT SANTA ANITA BY AGAIN ATTRACTING YOUNGER ‘LESS TRADITIONAL’ DEMOGRAPHICARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2019)–For the eighth consecutive year, Santa Anita’s wildly popular 626 Night Market wrapped up another successful summertime run this past Sunday at The Great Race Place, as it attracted 345,684 on-track attendees over four separate weekends this summer.The 626 Night Market plays host to dozens of young entrepreneurs and offers attendees a wide array of live entertainment, as well as food and technological exhibits located in Santa Anita’s picturesque Paddock Gardens area and surrounding parking lots.“We’re thrilled that ‘626’ continues to introduce a younger, more ethnic and less traditional demographic to Santa Anita Park,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “We’re not only able to expose our Paddock Gardens and racetrack to a totally new audience, but we we’re able to engage with many of them in a way that we hope will encourage them to come back to visit us during our live meets and become Thoroughbred racing fans.“By any measure, this is a golden demographic for us and we’re thankful for the opportunity to make new friends right here in our immediate market.”The brainchild of 38-year-old entrepreneur Jonny Hwang, “626” is patterned after similar events in his native Taiwan and has proven incredibly popular with young attendees who are based primarily in the San Gabriel Valley.“As we continue to evolve the 626 Night Market with diverse foods and activities, we attract more people from various areas of Southern California,” said Hwang. “This enables our night markets to be a massive platform for showcasing chefs, entrepreneurs, and talent from participating communities.”Santa Anita, which will host the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will reopen for live racing with its 23-day Autumn Meet beginning on Friday, Sept. 27.For additional information on Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet and the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.