25 Oct

Vinod Rai on ICC vs Dhoni: Believe in conforming to rules of the game

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 20:39 IST MS Dhoni celebrates with teammates (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSThe controvery surrounding MS Dhoni’s gloves refuses to die downBCCI has written a letter to ICC explaining the situationVinod Rai said that the BCCI believes in conforming to ICC norms and rulesThe controversy surrounding Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni donning an Indian army insignia on his gloves during India’s opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, doesn’t seem to be dying down. In the latest news, BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai today (June 7) told reporters that the Board will conform to the ICC norms regarding on-field attire.Rai also stated that the BCCI has written a letter to the world body stating that Dhoni’s ‘Balidan’ badge doesn’t break any of ICC’s rules but reiterated his faith in the latter saying that if required, BCCI will seek permission as they did earlier this year when Team India sported military caps in an ODI against Australia.”We are convinced that the ICC rules say that any insignia worn by the players should not have any religious, military or commercial significance and it should conform to the ICC rules. In this particular case, that insignia has none of those connotations. So we’re going to tell the ICC that it need not be removed but in any case, if they feel we’ll take permission from ICC like we had done when the team wore camouflage caps in Ranchi because we believe in conforming to norms of the game,” said Vinod Rai.Rai clarified that the letter was sent in the morning of June 6 and he is waiting for ICC’s response before taking further action.”We have already sent the request for ICC permission today morning saying that if you people feel that permission is required, we’ll seek it,” said Rai.advertisementOn the matter of whether the CoA or BCCI had a word with the legendary wicket-keeper, Rai replied in the negative,, saying “CoA has not spoken with Dhoni”.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rain forces India to cancel practice ahead of Australia clashAlso Read | MS Dhoni adamant on army badge but ICC unlikely to change stance: SourcesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Team IndiaFollow MS DhoniFollow World Cup 2019 Vinod Rai on ICC vs Dhoni: Believe in conforming to rules of the gameBCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has said that the Board has written a letter to the ICC regarding the situation but believes in following the norms set by the world’s governing body of cricketadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

3 Oct

Crude oil prices pop over US50 a barrel for first time since

Crude oil prices pop over US$50 a barrel for first time since late June by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 6, 2016 8:51 am MDT Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Benchmark oil prices climbed above US$50 per barrel this morning for the first time since late June.Crude prices have been heading steadily upward over the past week but remain much lower than two years ago, prior to a global price collapse that began in November 2014.November contracts for light crude reached US$50.51 per barrel at one point.North American benchmark oil prices haven’t been so high since June 24, when they were falling precipitously towards US$41 per barrel in early August.Low oil prices have had a crushing effect on Canada’s oil-producing provinces, particularly Alberta.A report from BMO Financial Group said early Thursday that the provincial economy will shrink this year by an estimated 2.3 per cent, in addition to last year’s decline of four per cent. read more