Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 10th 2015 Contents DHAKA---Bangladesh recorded its fifth
straight series victory at home, sealing a 58-
run win over Zimbabwe in the second one-
day International yesterday.
Opener Imrul Kayes lifted Bangladesh to 241-
9, hitting 76 in his comeback. Zimbabwe was
bowled out for 183 in 43.2 overs with Mustafizur
Rahman returning 3-33.
"The captain (Mashrafe Mortaza) backed me
ahead of the match," said Kayes, who played
his first one-day International since the World
Cup in March.
"He told me to play my natural game and
I applied myself well until the rash shot."
Fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain (2-22) played
a critical role, claiming the wickets of Sikandar
Raza and Elton Chigumbura in consecutive
overs after the pair had combined for 73 runs
to raise Zimbabwe s hopes of victory.
Chigumbura was top scorer for Zimbabwe
with 47 and Raza made 33.
"It s particularly disappointing," Chigumbura
said. "The target was not difficult but our top
order couldn t play well."
The pair had come together with the score
on 78-4 with another heavy defeat on the cards,
two days after they lost the first one-day Inter-
national by 145 runs.
Chigumbura, the Zimbabwe captain, hit
Mashrafe Mortaza for a six and two fours in
successive deliveries. Raza then got nine off
Arafat Sunny in the following over.
Al-Amin came to the crease and removed
Raza after he sliced to mid-on.
In his next over, he dismissed Chigumbura
with a slower leg-cutter.
The remaining batsmen made just 27 as Rah-
man sliced the lower order.
Off-spinner Nasir Hossain also took 2-36.
Nasir had scored 41 as he and Rahman (33)
supported Kayes to give the bowlers a good
total to defend on a slower surface.
Kayes replaced Shakib Al Hasan in the side
and hit four sixes and six fours in his 89-ball
innings. He was caught by Graeme Cremer at
long-off, off the bowling of Sean Williams.
Kayes shared an opening stand of 32 with
Tamim Iqbal, who made 19 before being caught
by Chuma Chibhabha off Tinashe Panyangra.
The Zimbabwe bowlers fared better than the
first match, keeping Bangladesh s batsmen at
bay after they decided to bowl first.
Panyangra led the bowling with 3-41. Fellow
paceman Taurai Muzurabani and Cremer
claimed two wickets each.
Most of the Bangladeshi batsmen gave away
their wickets easily against a disciplined Zim-
babwe bowling attack. (AP)
T Iqbal c Chakabva b Panyangara
I Kayes c Cremer b Williams
L Das c Chakabva b Panyangara
Mahmudullah c Chakabva b Cremer 4
M Rahim c Jongwe b Cremer
S Rahman c Chakabva b Jongwe
N Hossain c Ervine b Panyangara
M Mortaza c Chibhabha b Muzarabani 13
A Sunny c Ervine b Muzarabani
A Hossain not out
M Rahman not out
Extras: (4b, 6lb, 7w,1nb)
TOTAL: (For 9 Wickets)
Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-47, 3-79, 4-127, 5-
151, 6-193, 7-231, 8-234, 9-236.
Bowling: Tinashe Panyangara 10-0-41-3
(1w), Luke Jongwe 8-0-47-1 (1w), Taurai
Muzarabani 9-0-32-2 (1w), Sikandar Raza 7-
0-33-0 (2w), Graeme Cremer 10-0-41-2
(1w), Sean Williams 6-0-37-1 (1w, 1nb).
Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and Enamul
C Chibhabha b Mortaza
R Chakabva lbw Sunny
C Ervine run out
S Williams c Nasir b Rahman
E Chigumbura c Kayes b Al-Amin
S Raza c Kayes b Al-Amin
M Waller c Rahim b Nasir
L Jongwe b Rahman
G Cremer st Rahim b Hossain
T Panyangara c Mortaza b Rahman
T Muzarabani not out
Extras: (11lb, 12w)
TOTAL: (all out)
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-23, 3-45, 4-78, 5-151,
6-156, 7-175, 8-177, 9-181, 10-183.
Bowling: Mustafizur Rahman 8-0-33-3
(3w), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 9-1-47-1 (6w),
Arafat Sunny 9-0-34-1 (2w), Al-Amin
Hossain 8-0-22-2 (1w), Nasir Hossain 9.2-0-
To s s : Zimbabwe
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
The BCCI set in motion the reforms prom-
ised by its new president Shashank Manohar
by taking a raft of decisions at its annual
general meeting yesterday that aim to make
it more accountable, transparent and stream-
The decisions range from resolution on
various issues of conflict of interest, appoint-
ment of an ombudsman to deal with conflict
cases, trimming bloated sub-committees and
making all these decisions, and others taken
during the day, public almost instantly.
The most contentious issue going into the
meeting was the conflict of interest, which
had been at the heart of most BCCI contro-
versies since 2008. Various members had,
before the meeting, expressed reservations
over the issue---especially with regard to the
exact definition of the word "conflict" in rela-
tion to the role. The issue, Manohar said in
his opening remarks, was resolved unani-
mously and speedily.
"Contrary to the expectations of the media,
the members unanimously approved the rules
with regards to conflict of interest, they also
unanimously approved the amendments to
the constitution and everybody spoke in that
meeting in favour of a clean and transparent
functioning of the Board."
The stringent application of the conflict
rule saw several changes in personnel. Roger
Binny, the South Zone member of the selection
panel, had been in the spotlight because of
his son Stuart s role in the national limited-
overs side. His position was seen to fall foul
of the conflict clause as defined in the interest
paper Manohar had submitted to the BCCI
working committee on October 18.
The clause read: "No member of the selec-
tion committee including the convenor and
the invitee, i.e. the coach or captain, or their
near relative shall have any financial interest
or business association with any player con-
sidered for selection to any team selected for
and on behalf of the BCCI."
Manohar sought to soften the blow, by say-
ing that allowing Binny to continue would
hurt the chances of his son. "There should
not be injustice towards Stuart Binny,"
Manohar said. "If he is a deserving player he
should not get not flak from media that he
is playing because he is Roger Binny s son.
We can t destroy his career."
Another change involved Anil Kumble, who
was replaced by Sourav Ganguly as head of
the BCCI s technical committee. Board sec-
retary Anurag Thakur explained the conflict
by pointing out that the former India captain
is now on the board s commentary team and
is a paid employee. "He is still with the Mum-
bai Indians, right," Thakur said.
Asked how Ganguly, who is president of
the Cricket Association of Bengal, could be
head of the technical committee as well as
be part of the IPL Governing Council,
Manohar said that as long as Ganguly was
not gaining commercially from the BCCI he
"He is not doing commentary but he can
pursue whatever profession he wants. The
conflict would arise if he has a commercial
interest in the Board because we can t stop
him from pursuing his profession. I am a
lawyer and I can t be told I should not practice,
what can be told to me [is that] I should not
appear in Board cases."
Perhaps the most significant decision, in
this context, was the appointment of AP Shah,
a retired chief justice of the Delhi High Court,
as ombudsman. "We are not going to decide
[whether a person is in a position of conflict
or not], it is the ombudsman who is going
to decide. It will be decided in the most trans-
parent manner. To eliminate bias from the
decision-making process we have appointed
Justice AP Shah," Manohar said, adding that
Shah s word would be final and binding.
Manohar said the code of conduct had
already been set in motion and anyone could
approach the BCCI if they noticed a conflict.
The BCCI would then forward the request to
the ombudsman. Asked if the BCCI had iden-
tified any current players under the conflict
code, Manohar said it was for the player con-
cerned to reveal it. "There is no deadline.
They have to reveal it on their own. If there
is a conflict they have to reveal it," he said.
On the eve of his formal appointment as
BCCI president, Manohar had met RM Lodha,
the head of the committee appointed by the
Supreme Court to recommend reforms in the
structure of the BCCI. The committee will
present its report to the court next month
but it is clear - though officials seek to deny
this---the BCCI is trying to pre-empt and
second-guess that report by driving reforms
off its own bat.
A senior board official said Manohar s first
directive immediately upon the AGM s com-
pletion was to ask for the BCCI s Annual
Report to be put on the board s website.
Manohar has come a long way from his pre-
vious tenure where, in the company of N
Srinivasan as the secretary, all matters and
decisions were kept hush-hush. Manohar
today said that what happened in the past
he could not change and would not want to
dwell on. The key was to move forward and
adopt the right changes. (ESPNcricinfo)
as ICC chairman
...BCCI rolls out reforms for clean, lean board
BCCI president Shashank Manohar talks to
the media during a press conference after
the board's annual general meeting,
by 58 runs
Bangladesh's Imrul Kayes plays a shot during
the second one-day international cricket
match against Zimbabwe, in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, yesterday. Bangladesh won by
58 runs. AP PHOTO
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