‘Don’t look away: act against abuse’

first_img24 November 2010Speaking ahead of the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, the minister responsible for women and children has urged South Africans to do more to reverse the scourge of domestic violence in the country.Briefing journalists in Cape Town on Tuesday, Minister of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana said her department was concerned over the increase of contact crimes against women and children.The number of cases of attempted murder against children – most of them aged between 15 and 17 years old – had increased from 782 to 1 113, while cases of murder of children had risen from 843 to 965 from 2009 to 2010.“In addition, child welfare organisations are reporting an increase in the number of abandoned children, including here in the City of Cape Town,” she said.She said her department was in the process of conducting a study looking at why certain people murdered children, by questioning inmates in prison sentenced for such crimes.The 16 Days of Activism Campaign, an international initiative endorsed by the UN, runs from 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December.‘Don’t Look Away’This year’s campaign, themed “Don’t Look Away, Act Against Abuse”, will be launched by President Jacob Zuma at OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Thursday.The launch will focus on the effects that alcohol and drugs have on abuse against women and children.Xingwana said that according to the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Tracker Survey, released last year, the 16 Days initiative was the second most well known government event after the State of the Nation Address.The survey also revealed that awareness of the campaign in rural areas had risen from 9 percent in 2003 to 33 percent last year.Rights of childrenXingwana said that as part of the campaign, her department would be organising a meeting of children’s rights organisations to look into the rights that are afforded to children through various pieces of legislation.She said the process had become even more urgent following the incident at Jules High School in Johannesburg, where a girl was filmed allegedly having sex with two boys.The department is also concerned that there may still be people in possession of cellphone video clips recorded during the incident. “That video clip constitutes child pornography, and production and/or possession of child pornography is illegal,” Xingwana said.Forced marriagesThe minister said the department had also received increased reports about forced marriages involving children, under the age of 16, which was statutory rape.She said parents often actively took part in arranging these weddings, as they stood to benefit from the lobola when such a wedding took place, adding that she had worked with the district mayor in Eastern Cape’s OR Tambo District, where it was very common.The department also planned to visit the province on this issue, but Xingwana added that the Office of the Premier in the Eastern Cape was running workshops with traditional and religious leaders to tackle the issue.‘Witches’ and widowsThe department was also looking at the issue of witchcraft, which she said was a “backward cultural practice” that often saw old women being targeted as witches and killed.She said the department was also working with non-governmental organisations and other departments on the rights of widows, as some widows lost their rights in the community and had their property confiscated when their husbands died.Preventative strategies neededColleen Morna, executive director of Gender Links, said there was a need to develop more preventative rather than reactive strategies for combating abuse against women and children.She said the country also needed to set up a structure for addressing gender violence which brought together business, civil society and government, similar to the South African National Aids Council.Morna said civil society would be involved with various events during the campaign and emphasised that a big focus would be on women speaking out on violence.Gender Links has also arranged for men who are ex-perpetrators of violence against women to speak out during the campaign.Gender Violence Prevalence StudyThe preliminary results from Gender Links’ Gauteng Gender Violence Prevalence Study found that 51 percent of women in Gauteng experienced violence in their lives and 18 percent had experienced violence in the last 12 months.“Even more shocking is the fact that 78 percent of men in the province admitted to perpetrating those crimes women said they were experiencing,” Morna said.She said 33 percent of women in the survey reported having experienced physical violence, with 25 percent having experienced sexual violence.According to the survey, only one in 25 of rapes had been reported to the police.Women in prisonAlso speaking at the briefing, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the past decade had seen a significant increase in the number of women in prison in the country, with many of them jailed for killing their spouses after finding themselves trapped in abusive relationships.She said that about 2 percent of inmates were currently women.The department had commissioned the SABC’s Special Assignment to do a series on women who find themselves in conflict with the law after experiencing abusive relationships, with the first episode to air on 23 November.Mapisa-Nqakula said the message was not to wait until it was too late. “It is better to leave an abusive relationship or marriage than to stay until you are killed or until you kill your partner and end up in prison”.She pointed out that many female prison officials continued to work under dangerous conditions, and said the department would also be increasing awareness among both officials and offenders about gender violence.The minister said her department had taken a decision to create dedicated correctional facilities for women, and that any new prison would have to have dedicated sections for women.“Our new generation facilities in Kimberley, as well as two public-private partnership model facilities, are populated with men, while women remain in old dilapidated facilities, at times with very little service,” she said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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South African news websites

first_imgSouth Africa boasts a free, robust and flourishing press – and it’s not restricted to print. All the major media operators in the country, and plenty of smaller ones besides, have a healthy presence in cyberspace. Here’s a quick guide to the main sites.Read more: The press in South Africa News24Media24’s online news portal, in partnership with several newspapers such as Beeld, Die Burger, City Press and Rapport. Full local and international news, plus sections on business, sport, science, motoring and more.Website: www.news24.comTwitter: @News24  Independent OnlineThe Independent Newspaper group’s news portal. Full local and international news, plus sections on business, sport, property, careers, technology, travel and more.Website: www.iol.co.zaTwitter: @IOL Mail & Guardian OnlineOne of the first news sites on the continent, this daily ‘pan-African newspaper’ is the companion for the weekly Mail & Guardian newspaper. Updated 24/7 with local, business and sports news. Features all the M&G’s insight and analysis. Discounted digital subscriptions.Website: www.mg.co.zaTwitter: @mailandguardian Business DayMore than just business news here – the newspaper’s site provides local, world and sports updates, as well online financial calculators and personalised listings of JSE share prices. Limited free access. Mobile and table access, e-papers, and BD Live apps available to subscribers only.Website: www.businessday.co.zaTwitter: @BDlive Times LIVEThe Times, a daily sister publication to the Sunday Times, aims to blur the line between print and electronic media, serving up news, business and sport as well as blogs, podcasts and video.Website: www.timeslive.co.zaTwitter: @timesLIVE City Press City Press describes itself as “the most quoted newspaper in South Africa”. The website is updated regularly. News, sports and business news as well as interesting columnists.Website: www.citypress.co.zaTwitter: @City_Press Beeld, Die Burger and Die VolksbladFalling under the Naspers brand, these three Afrikaans newspaper sites have a digital- first strategy, which means they break news online – but charge a fee for it. Some free access, but digital subscriptions (tablet edition and full internet access) available.Website: www.dieburger.com, www.beeld.com, and www.volksblad.comTwitter: @Die_Burger, @Beeld_Nuus SABCNewsNews site of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Specialises in breaking news from South Africa and the world, with links to audio and video bulletins.Website: www.sabc.co.za/newsTwitter: @SABCNewsOnline The New AgeSite of South Africa’s newest national daily newspaper, which promises to focus on “the positive side of news”. Besides national and international news, provides news from each of South Africa’s nine provinces.Website: www.thenewage.co.zaTwitter: @The_New_Age Daily MaverickIndependent online news site, offering quality analysis and opinion. Free, with registration required for some sections.Website: www.dailymaverick.co.zaTwitter: @dailymaverick ITWebExcellent, comprehensive, fast updating internet and business technology news and information site.Website: www.itweb.co.zaTwitter: @ITWebBusiness news Fin24Media24’s business site contains breaking news, the latest financial indicators, company results and more.Website: www.fin24.comTwitter: @Fin24 Business ReportIndependent Newspapers’ business site provides the top stories and features covering media, marketing and IT.Website: www.iol.co.za/businessTwitter: @busrepNetAssetsPersonal finance site pulling material from the Avusa stable (Business Day, Financial Mail, Sunday Times, and Summit). Updated regularly, providing the latest news, market reports, investment advice and a variety of handy online tools.Website: www.netassets.co.za MoneywebIndependent investment information, news, features, analysis and resources.Website: www.moneyweb.co.zaTwitter: @Moneyweb Financial MailOnline home of one of South Africa’s leading weekly financial publications, owned by Avusa.Website: www.fm.co.zaTwitter: @FinancialMailSAinfo reporterReviewed: 5 July 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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a month agoNoble insists West Ham should be targeting top four

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Noble insists West Ham should be targeting top fourby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham captain Mark Noble insists they should be targeting a top four this season.Noble feels a win against United can show they are serious about playing in Europe next season.He said: “It’s easy to understand why we’re relishing the visit of Manchester United on Sunday. We’ve only lost once in our past nine League matches and been beaten only twice at home in 2019.“There’s a feeling that the chance exists for a change and at least one different club to break into the top six this season. I would even go one step further. I believe there is an opportunity for someone different to actually make it into the top four!“After that, you look at Arsenal, who could easily have lost at Watford last weekend; Chelsea, where Frank Lampard has done incredibly well to play young English players but are banned from signing anyone and have lost Eden Hazard; plus United, who are, let’s say, in transition. Even Wolves, who did so well last season, are finding it tough with their Europa League commitments.” last_img read more

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Sheryl Crow and Chateau St Jean Partner To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

first_imgChateau St. Jean winery is pleased to announce its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month alongside winery partner and 9-time Grammy Award winner artist, Sheryl Crow, by donating $1 for every bottle of wine sold (up to $100,000 total) through October 31, 2014.The partners are also launching the Notes of Hope program to rally for the cause.Sheryl Crow and Chateau St. Jean invite consumers to participate in the Notes of Hope program by visiting the website www.ChateauStJean.com where they can select a Notes of Hope inspirational digital card to share with loved ones via social media channels. Consumers can also watch exclusive videos from Sheryl Crow, access select recipes and wine pairings and enter to win Sheryl Crow concert tickets and autographed guitars (where legal).In addition to encouraging consumers to participate and share in the Notes of Hope program, Chateau St. Jean, for the second year, is pleased to support a cause not only close to Sheryl Crow’s heart but to millions of people, by donating $1 for every bottle of wine sold in the US to breast cancer charities during the month of October. As a survivor and research and awareness advocate, Sheryl works tirelessly to keep Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the forefront.“I love this ‘Notes of Hope’ program. It is inspiring, engaging and powerful. I am thrilled to partner with Chateau St. Jean for a second year in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Sheryl Crow said. “This is a cause very close to my heart and to have the opportunity to team with a winery that shares my same passion is incredible. I am very proud to support Chateau St. Jean in this effort,” she added.Chateau St. Jean and Sheryl Crow are a perfect pairing. Both are award winning, have a relaxed, elegant style and are leaders in their respective fields. The duo also offers a nice dose of girl power; Sheryl Crow being a Grammy award winning artist who supports a variety of women’s advocacy initiatives, and Chateau St. Jean with its renowned winemaker, Margo Van Staaveren, who brings over 30 years of winemaking expertise and who was once named ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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US hits Ukraine separatists Russia officials with sanctions

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Friday it will punish 21 people and nine companies with sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.Eleven of the individuals are Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists, the Treasury Department said. They hold titles such as minister of finance, trade, justice and security in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine.The United States is also targeting several Russian officials, including Andrey Cherezov, a deputy energy minister in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government. Cherezov is already under EU sanctions for his role in transferring turbines to Crimea. The turbines were sold to Russia by German electricity giant Siemens for use on Russian territory. Several companies involved in building infrastructure in Crimea are also being targeted by the latest sanctions.Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014 is not recognized by the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has insisted that U.S. sanctions on Russia related to Crimea will remain in place indefinitely as long as Moscow refuses to withdraw from the territory.“The U.S. government is committed to maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and to targeting those who attempt to undermine the Minsk agreements,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, referring to a 2015 peace agreement reached in Minsk, Belarus, that has never been fully implemented.Russia’s government reacted to the sanctions by calling them “senseless” and arguing that previous sanctions have failed to produce results for Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the U.S. actions would lead to financial losses for American businesses and that the United States was demonstrating “to the whole world their own helplessness.”“If U.S. authorities prefer to break economic and other ties with Russia, it is their right — just as we reserve the right to respond,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.The new U.S. sanctions came as Tillerson met Friday with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in Davos, Switzerland.___Associated Press writer Jim Heintz in Moscow contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Japans minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

first_imgTOKYO — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and opposition legislators.“I give instructions to my aide and so I don’t punch into a computer myself,” he said. “But I am confident our work is flawless.”When asked about the power grid and malware, Sakurada said USB was “basically never used” in the utility systems, appearing to not know what it might be.Lawmakers laughed incredulously at his replies, which were highlighted in Japanese media. Questioning and answers in Parliament are also carried live on national TV.Ministers in Japan almost always get parliamentary questions in advance. Often their answers are based on briefings from ministry bureaucrats. In Sakurada’s exchange, bureaucrats were seen rushing over to give him sheets of paper with information.Ministers are tapped by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Sakurada was named to his position in the latest Cabinet reshuffle last month.Although the minister is not expected to have much hands-on responsibility in the handling of either cybersecurity or the Olympics, Sakurada’s high-profile bungling is an embarrassment for Abe.Sakurada, 68, a graduate of Meiji University, was first elected to parliament in 1996, representing Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo.His favourite issues are pushing for Japan’s economic prosperity and supporting its culture. “There is no genius that surpasses effort,” is his favourite motto.___Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaOn Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yurikageyama/?hl=enYuri Kageyama, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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States ask court to stop Trump from reviving US coal sales

first_imgBILLINGS, Mont. — Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration in federal court from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands.Attorneys for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington argue the coal sales have been shortchanging taxpayers because of low royalty rates and cause pollution that puts the climate and public health at risk.The states were joined by conservation groups and Montana’s Northern Cheyenne tribe in a lawsuit that seeks to revive a coal leasing moratorium imposed under President Barack Obama. The moratorium blocked new lease sales from federal lands that hold billions of tons of the fuel.U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, who was appointed by Obama, is presiding over a Thursday hearing on whether the moratorium should be reinstated.The Trump administration said in court filings that ending the moratorium last year was of critical importance to the economy. That claim comes despite the slow pace of lease sales in recent years and a precipitous drop in demand for the heavily-polluting fuel.U.S. lands in Western states including Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado are a major source of coal for mining companies. There are 7.4 billion tons of the fuel in roughly 300 leases administered by the Bureau of Land Management .Morris recently ruled in a separate case that the administration must consider reduced coal mining in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana to help combat climate change.The judge has played the role of spoiler to Trump on another Obama administration policy reversal — the contentious Keystone XL oil sands pipeline from Canada. Trump approved the pipeline last year, but Morris blocked it temporarily in March. The judge said further environmental reviews were needed for the line to comply with federal laws.Some of those same laws are at the centre of the coal moratorium dispute.The states and their allies want push to stop further leasing and resume a sweeping review of the program’s environmental impacts. Government attorneys and the National Mining Association say the review started under Obama was a voluntary step and the Trump administration is within its rights to end it.“We view this as a legal issue and believe this is an open and shut case,” said Conor Bernstein with the mining association, which has intervened in the case.Growing concerns over climate change have put a spotlight on the once-obscure coal leasing program, which has gone largely unchanged and not been through a major environmental review since 1979.Companies have mined about 4 billion tons of coal from federal reserves in the past decade, contributing $10 billion to federal and state coffers through royalties and other payments. Backers of the leasing program say those revenues would be at risk over the long term if it ended.The Obama administration blocked the sale of new leases in 2016 out of concerns over climate-changing greenhouse gases from burning coal and to review royalty rates paid by mining companies for federal coal.Federal officials and members of Congress have said for years the royalty rates were shortchanging taxpayers. Under Obama, the U.S. Interior Department was considering raising those royalty rates to offset the effects of climate change from burning coal.On an order from Trump, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke withdrew the moratorium in March 2017. The former Montana congressman said the Obama administration’s environmental review would cost “many millions of dollars” and that improvements to the program could be made without a full-scale environmental study.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Zinke’s actions fly in the face of the dire consequences of climate change for the U.S. economy as outlined in a government report released last month.“He ignored the law in opening the door to expanded coal leasing without taking a hard look at the environmental consequences,” Becerra said in a statement. “The rule of law can be a stubborn thing for those who don’t wish to respect it.”After the Trump administration ended the moratorium, Zinke appointed a committee to review the royalty rates. Critics contend he’s stacked the panel with industry-friendly representatives interested in maintaining the status quo.___Follow Matthew Brown at https://twitter.com/matthewbrownapMatthew Brown, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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CORRECTION Grande Prairie man fourth killed on BC Peace roads since January

first_imgCORRECTION: Sgt. Tim Paulmert with the RCMP’s Peace Region Traffic Services explained that the Grande Prairie man killed in Sunday’s crash on the South Taylor Hill was 29 years old, not 19 as previously reported.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A Grande Prairie man is officially the fourth person that has been killed on highways in the Peace Region since the start of 2018.According to RCMP Sgt. Tim Paulmert with Peace Region Traffic Services, the crash happened Sunday afternoon at around 4:45. A 29 year-old man from Grande Prairie was the driver and lone occupant of a late-2000’s GMC pickup truck travelling northbound on Highway 97. The pickup truck crossed the centreline just north of the new rest area near the top of the South Taylor Hill and struck a southbound semi-truck head-on. With files from Global BC: https://globalnews.ca/news/4061420/car2go-high-speed-crash-ubc/ The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured, while 29 year-old driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.Sgt. Paulmert explained that police have not ruled out speed, alcohol, or distracted driving in the crash, but he said that road conditions are not considered a factor. He explained that the highway was bare and dry in a trackset pattern, with compact snow in the area. Sgt. Paulmert added that the RCMP are continuing their investigation into the crash.Sunday’s MVI is now the fourth fatal crash on highways in the B.C. Peace since the start of the year, which is twice as many fatal crashes than there have been in the City of Vancouver over the same timeframe. Vancouver’s second fatal crash of 2018 occurred early Sunday morning, when a 21 year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash while driving a Mercedes-Benz Car-2-Go.So far this year, no one over 30 years old has been killed on roads in the B.C. Peace, and two of the four fatalities were passengers. On January 25th, a 22 year-old Chetwynd man was killed when the vehicle he was riding in crossed the centreline and was t-boned on the passenger side by an oncoming semi. Eight days later, Sgt. Paulmert said that a 22 year-old woman was killed in a crash near the former Silver Sands Resort south of Chetwynd, after the vehicle she was in lost control in poor road conditions and was t-boned by an oncoming pickup truck.The most recent driver to perish at the wheel was a 17 year-old boy from Dawson Creek who died after his truck flipped when it hit the guardrail of the Taylor Bridge on January 5th. Sgt. Paulmert said that the teen was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and that according to the preliminary investigation, insufficient tire tread may have also played a factor.Sgt. Paulmert concluded by reminding motorists to drive according to conditions, put aside any potential distractions, and to make sure their vehicles are mechanically sound.last_img read more

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China denies CPEC intensified Pakistans economic risks

first_imgBeijing: China on Monday refuted the criticism that the USD 60 billion CPEC has intensified Pakistan’s economic risks, saying that less than 20 per cent of the current projects under the initiative are using Chinese loans. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). As China pressed ahead with the BRI, it drew strong criticism that Chinese projects are being built with heavy interest rates and without due diligence studies about their viability, leaving the smaller countries in heavy debt. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US India has also protested to China over the CPEC as it traverses through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media here on Monday that the CPEC is a symbol of China-Pakistan cooperation in the new era and also an important pilot programme of the BRI. Defending the massive infusion of Chinese money into Pakistan, which is a close ally of Beijing, Lu said carrying out major projects with international financing is a global practice. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls It is also an effective approach for developing countries to handle the financial bottlenecks and foster growth, he said. “Only less than 20 per cent of the current CPEC projects are using Chinese loans and more than 80 per cent of them are directly invested by China or using Chinese grants,” he said. “So, these CPEC projects didn’t further increase Pakistan’s burden. On the contrary, it is strengthening Pakistan’s economy,” he said. “It has greatly improved Pakistan’s infrastructure and power supply and of course it is welcomed by Pakistan government and its people,” he said.last_img read more

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BCCI must solve issue Tendulkar tells Ombudsman

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) calling Sachin Tendulkars alleged conflict of interest issue as one which falls under the “tractable” category has irked the maestro. Just like V.V.S. Laxman, Tendulkar too has written through his lawyer about how he wasn’t provided clarity on his position as member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) when he was already an icon for Mumbai Indians. “Without prejudice to the aforesaid, the Noticee submits that it is surprising that the BCCI, being the very authority responsible for the Noticee’s empanelment to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), is presently taking a position that the Noticee is exposed to an alleged conflict of interest. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “It is reiterated that the Noticee was declared as the Mumbai Indians’ ‘ICON’ post his retirement in 2013, which was much prior to his appointment to the CAC in 2015,” Tendulkar’s lawyer wrote in the letter to BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain, which was accessed by IANS. “The Noticee has time and again sought clarification from the BCCI on the scope of his role in the CAC – but has not received a response from BCCI till date. BCCI is aware that the CAC merely performs an advisory/recommendatory role — and therefore, the Noticee’s role as a Mumbai Indians Icon (which in fact has always been in the public domain) cannot, in any practical way, conflict with his involvement in the CAC,” the letter said. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters It also mentioned how Tendulkar had recused himself when his son Arjun was a contender for a place in the India U-19 team. “It is critical to note that the Noticee had specifically written to the BCCI in respect of the potential conflict of interest that could have arisen in the aforesaid scenario,” the letter read. The former India skipper’s surprise at the whole turn of events was further visible when the letter mentioned how the BCCI, after appointing him in the CAC, was now saying that he was in a position of “tractable” conflict. “The Noticee fails to understand how the BCCI (after having appointed him to the CAC) can now maintain its current stand that he is in a position of “tractable” conflict of interest. The BCCI response does not clarify this variance in its stance and the Noticee requests the Hon’ble Ethics Officer to call upon BCCI officials Rahul Johri and Vinod Rai to clarify this position,” the letter read. Just like Laxman, Tendulkar’s letter too speaks about how his only effort has been to serve Indian cricket. “The Noticee has served the Indian cricket team for more than 2 decades and accepted empanelment with the CAC to help and contribute towards the growth of Indian cricket. It is unfortunate that the Noticee has to clarify the questions raised in the complaint and the BCCI response. The Noticee repeats that BCCI is responsible for the situation created in terms of the Noticee’s honorary empanelment to the CAC even though he was a Mumbai Indians Icon at the relevant time. The BCCI shall be called upon to clarify the issue,” the response said.last_img read more

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