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Decision on India-Pakistan Series Still Rests With Government: Thakur

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NEW DELHI: Conceding that time is running out for the proposed Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series to take place, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur today said the Board is still waiting for the government approval before taking any decision.

India are set to leave for their Australia tour on January 5, which leaves little time for the high-profile series to take place.

“Media were hoping that Sushma Swaraj’s visit will decide the fate of the cricket series. But when it comes to relations between countries a lot is at stake and many things are taken into consideration before coming to a definite conclusion”, Thakur said.

“Whenever the Indian government will take a decision on this we will let you know,” Thakur told reporters at the sidelines of the signing of an MoU between the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority.

“It is their (PCB) call what is a comfortable time to host the series. We leave for Australia on the 5th of January and after a long series with South Africa it is every important to give the players 4-5 days rest. So Ideally if you have to fly on 5th you be free by 30th (of December),” he added.

According to an MoU signed between the two nations, the PCB was supposed to host India in December for a bilateral series, but a series of flip flops from the two boards has

resulted in confusion. Thakur, though, insisted that BCCI has been clear on givernment approval from the very start.

“I must set the record straight for everyone’s benefit that in April 2014 BCCI’s ex-boss had signed an agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board while bringing a few changes to the constitution of ICC. According to which if resolutions take place in the ICC constitution then India will play against Pakistan in this period for the next eight years.

“And according to that agreement, the PCB was supposed to host India on a neutral venue in the month of December. PCB chairman and BCCI President met in Dubai and decided that we will play a series in Sri Lanka and both the Cricket Board’s will seek permission from their respective government’s for political clearance.

“BCCI wrote a letter to the Indian government, because Indo-Pak relations are always like this and this is not the first time that the series is on hold like this. If you look at the last 30 years then many a time an Indo-Pak series has happened and stopped. And a lot has depended on the relations between the two countries,” he said.

After a series of requests and meetings for the proposed series to take place, PCB Chariman Shaharyar Khan yesterday admitted that time is running out for the rubber to take place. But Thakur insists that there has been no official communication from the PCB.

“We haven’t heard anything officially from the PCB chairman. Until we get something in writing or anything is communicated to BCCI, I won’t be in a position to make any comment on that,” Thakur said.

“Look PCB will be playing host and in how much time they will be able to make it happen will depend on them. But the BCCI has made it’s position pretty clear that because of the 2014 agreement that came into being before my term as Secretary, we had to write to them and ask for permission from the government. And till the government does not give its nod, BCCI will not take any step.”

“The security of national players is top priority and government’s decision is also top on agenda. And one has to look at many other things when it comes to taking decisions regarding Pakistan,” he added.

Meanwhile IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla also insisted that the ball is in government’s court as far as Indo-Pak cricket is concerned.

“About the Indo-Pak series I can only say that we are still awaiting the govenrment’s response. The Honorary Secratary BCCI had written to the Ministry of External Affairs and so far they haven’t responded. The moment we get a response, I will let you know.

“In any case there is a paucity of time as far as holding the series is concerned, these concerns have been addressed by the PCB as well. So we can’t say anything unless the government responds,” he said.

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Victorian Opposition defends decision to sign road contracts before election

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Posted December ten, 2015 10:20:16

The Victorian Opposition has continued to protect the decision to sign the contracts for the East West Link ahead of the November 2014 election, despite scathing criticism from the state’s auditor-basic

In a report to Parliament tabled on Wednesday, Dr Peter Frost stated it cost the Andrews Labor Federal government $ 1.1 billion to cancel the deal.

He criticised both sides of politics for wasting taxpayers’ money.

The auditor-general mentioned the previous Napthine government’s determination to sign the agreement at that time was “disproportionately aimed at attaining deal execution prior to the 2014 point out election rather than currently being in the very best pursuits of the project or use of taxpayers’ money”.

Michael O’Brien, who was the treasurer beneath the earlier govt, continued to protect the choice, even with understanding Labor would cancel the undertaking.

Mr O’Brien mentioned his federal government was obliged to go forward with the offer after an eighteen-month tender method.

“When you have a tender approach, you’re obliged to adhere to it by way of,” he informed 774 ABC Melbourne.

“Governments sign contracts outdoors caretaker [method] all the time and subsequent governments are certain by it.

“It would’ve been a large embarrassment to the condition of Victoria [if we would cancelled].

“You have financiers who are element of the tendering approach, there is certainly cash being secured, and after we introduced a chosen tender people monetary arrangements have been getting place in spot.

“It would have uncovered the condition to damages if we prolonged the tender method.”

The Opposition had previously said they would revive the East West Url in the course of the up coming election campaign.

“The require to join up the Jap Freeway and CityLink stays. We want to make sure there’s funds to pay for our initiatives,” Mr O’Brien explained.

The auditor-common explained the billion-greenback expense of cancelling the undertaking would be partially offset by the sale of houses obtained for the project, at an estimated $ 320 million.

The project was meant to include an 18-kilometre highway connecting major arterials – the Jap Freeway at Hoddle Avenue to CityLink, the Port of Melbourne and on to the Western Ring Street.

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Brazil Ethics Panel Delays Decision on Embattled Speaker

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BRASÍLIA—Brazilian lawmakers on Tuesday delayed a crucial decision on whether or not to let the Property speaker keep his formal position following becoming billed with cash laundering and corruption, extending the political uncertainty that is further undermining the economic climate.

Customers of the House Ethics Committee invested a number of several hours debating whether or not to strip congressman Eduardo Cunha of his situation as Residence speaker. The panel adjourned prior to reaching a decision, as a joint session of the two legislative chambers was referred to as to vote on critical price range problems.

The hold off was a victory for Mr. Cunha, who has been billed by prosecutors for using thousands and thousands in bribes in link with a massive corruption scandal involving condition-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA PBR -.sixty three % and hiding the funds in key Swiss bank accounts.

Mr. Cunha has denied any wrongdoing and said the charges had been politically motivated.

A member of the country’s largest political organization—the centrist Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, or PMDB, which is allied with the ruling Workers’ Party—Mr. Cunha policies the decrease residence with a combination of cleverness, crafty and intimidation.

Regardless of recent legal woes, Mr. Cunha has been able to cling on to his job, supported by a strong community of loyal friends and his skill at wielding electrical power in Congress.

Initiatives by opposition politicians to impeach President Dilma Rousseff have played into Mr. Cunha’s benefit. As speaker, Mr. Cunha is the gatekeeper who can establish regardless of whether people attempts must move ahead. As calls have grown for his ouster, Mr. Cunha has signaled he will allow the impeachment method against President Rousseff move ahead if his House speakership is threatened.

The end result has been political infighting that has distracted lawmakers from adopting austerity actions essential to shore up Brazil’s shaky funds. The political deadlock could extend the economic downturn much additional.

“With no alter in the lethargy from the political facet…the hazards for our 2016 and 2017 forecasts stay to the draw back,” Barclays BCS 4.76 % economist Bruno Rovai wrote in a report Tuesday.

A new committee meeting was scheduled for Wednesday. It is unclear what the ethics panel will make a decision and how Mr. Cunha would respond to any choice.

Compose to Paulo Trevisani at paulo.trevisani@wsj.com


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