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SK News Point-Live Cricket News, 17th December 2016

Updated: 17 December 2016 21:17 IST - Published: 17 December 2016 21:03 IST
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Sharad Pawar steps down as President of the Mumbai Cricket Association

The former ICC and BCCI President Sharad Pawar has stepped down as the President of the Mumbai Cricket Association earlier today through a written letter. This move came as a blow to the BCCI as they were looking to fight the reforms set by the Lodha Committee. 

"The Supreme Court has taken a decision that officials above 70 years of age should not remain in cricket bodies. This decision is applicable to me. That is why I am resigning from the position of MCA president and I request you (secretary) to accept it," the NCP supremo said in his resignation letter to MCA, submitted during the association's Emergent Managing Committee meeting.

"While taking the decision regarding cricket, the Supreme Court has said that the officials should not be above 70 years of age and they have described these positions as "lucrative" which made me very sad and that's why I don't have any wish to work any more," he wrote in the letter.


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Chennai pitch difficult to bowl on, says Umesh Yadav

After a tough day in the field for the Indian bowlers, fast bowler Umesh Yadav has conceded that the track was a difficult one to bowl on as it was devoid of any assistance for the bowlers.

"I think it is very difficult to bowl on this track because ball is not turning that much. It is a little bit different. They got some quick runs but I think the ball is not turning a lot. That is the problem, we could not get wickets and lost momentum," Umesh said.

The Vidarbha bowler also spoke about the plan to dismiss Moeen Ali with a bouncer and felt that they were also trying to stick to the plan. 

"This plan was already there. Yesterday, the fast bowlers didn't bowl that much. Today we just came and we thought, talked to the captain and coaches... After some time we made a plan that we will bowl short to Moeen Ali and make sure he plays all the balls."