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Notice is hereby given that the Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Servol
Credit Union Cooperative Society Limited will be held at the Servol Hi Tech
Centre, Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas on Wednesday 12th February
2014 at 2:30 p.m. for the following purposes:
(1) To confirm the minutes of the Eighth Annual General Meeting.
(2) To receive and consider the Reports of the Board of Directors, Credit,
Supervisory and Education Committees.
(3) To receive the Audited Accounts for the fiscal period ended August 31st,
(4) To consider changes in the Bye-Laws.
(5) To declare dividends for the year ended August 31st, 2013.
(6) To elect members of the Board of Directors, Supervisory and Credit
(7) To appoint Auditors for the year 2014.
(8) To transact any other business of the Society that is properly brought
before the House.
Karen Warner-Phillips (Mrs.)
In Napier, New Zealand made it clear that they
were going to go hard at India. It s a series they
have waited long for, quite nervously too, given the
BCCI s reluctance to honour the FTP (Future Tours
Programme) and accountability to none. Now that
it has arrived, New Zealand are out to make full
use of the shortened version of the tour.
It is shaping up to be an evenly matched series:
for all their aggression with the bat and the ball, and
the brilliance in the field, New Zealand will still need
their best at all times to get better of India, as was
evident from how Virat Kohli and Mahendar Singh
Dhoni nearly won a lost match all on their own.
"One thing I learnt in South Africa was when you
are batting, whatever you are doing, you need to
commit to it fully. Because people are bowling at you
at 140-145 kph, there is not much time to decide
and think later on, after the ball is bowled," said
"Whatever you want to do, you got to read the
length and commit to the shot. If you want to leave
the ball, you have got to commit to that."
There was a lot of back and forth in the first ODI
with both sides showing tenacity at various points
of the match. If they can keep that up for over the
next ten days, we might be in for a memorable ODI
After the Napier win, Brendon McCullum and
Mitchell McClenaghan, the bowler who did the most
damage, have both said they were glad at how the
bouncers worked against India---four specialist bats-
men fell pulling---and that there will be no let-up
despite the absence of Adam Milne, who consistently
bowled around 150kmph in his first spell.
"We re not going to be nice to them, we re going
to get in their face and let them know that we re
here and we re going to put our mark on the build-
up to the World Cup," said McClenaghan.
Hamilton, however, might be the closest to home
for India. It has slowed down recently, has been
helping spinners, has short boundaries, and should
bring India good memories of comfortable wins
in both the Test and the ODI on their last trip to
There is added incentive for India to win in Hamil-
ton, today. If they don t, they will momentarily lose
their No 1 ranking to Australia. (ESPNcricinfo)
Aggressive NZ aims
to push India off top SHARJAH---Anyone interested in coaching the
Pakistan cricket team has until February 6 to
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set the deadline
yesterday, two days after Dav Whatmore of Australia
and Julian Fountain of England quit as head coach
and fielding coach respectively after Pakistan shared
the Test series with Sri Lanka by winning the third
Test by five wickets.
Pakistan also doesn t have a batting coach, and
the new post has been created by the board.
Former captain Wasim Akram was named in a
four-man committee to evaluate and recommend
candidates for all three jobs. The others were PCB
chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed and directors
Javed Miandad and Intikhab Alam.
The PCB advertisement said all interested can-
didates should have "at least five years of working
experience in their respective cricketing role" and
have the "ability to effectively work with a wide
range of individuals from varied backgrounds."
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf came under criticism
for appointing a foreign coach when he brought in
Whatmore for a two-year period in 2012.
Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal backed home-
grown coaches, and last October told a local tel-
evision sports channel that the players opinion
should be sought before appointing coaches.
Ajmal had to apologise to Whatmore when he
said in the same interview that the Australian
"doesn t have the knowhow of our language."
While Pakistan won the Asia Cup and one-day
series against India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and
Zimbabwe during Whatmore s tenure, it could not
win any of the five Test series, losing two to Sri
Lanka and South Africa.
It drew the Test series against low-ranked Zim-
babwe as well as drawing both its series in the
United Arab Emirates against South Africa and Sri
Former Pakistan Test opener Mohsin Khan was
coach when Pakistan whitewashed the then-No 1-
ranked England 3--0 in a Test series in UAE before
Whatmore took over. (AP)
for cricket coach,
Graeme Smith, captain of the South Africa Test
team, has been granted Irish citizenship.
Smith, 32, married the Irish singer Morgan Deane
in August 2011, and the pair have been in Dublin
in recent days to tie up the details. Deane posted
a photo on Instagram of Smith with his certificate.
Smith has not had to relinquish his South African
While the development will have no immediate
implications for Surrey, the county with whom
Smith has a long-term relationship, it would mean
that, should he retire from international cricket, he
would be eligible to play for them without counting
as an overseas player.
Smith has previously insisted that he is keen to
continue to represent South Africa until at least
the 2015 World Cup, although he is not guaranteed
to be included, having not passed 30 in his last
eight ODIs. At some stage, it is thought he is likely
to step back from the international game and con-
centrate upon Surrey.
Having signed a three-year contract to captain
the London county in late 2012, Smith s first season
at Surrey was curtailed by injury. He only played
in three Championship matches, as Surrey were
relegated from Division One. (ESPNcricinfo)
Smith takes up
celebrates a wicket in
the first ODI against
India in Napier,
is all set to become
man to 50 ODI
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