SK News Point-Live Cricket News-5th January 2017

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Updated: 05 January 2017 21:25 IST - Published: January, 05 2017 09:58 AM IST
The KSCA appoints new office bearers on an interim basis
Two days after Brijesh Patel tendered his resignation to comply with the recommendations of the Lodha panel, the KSCA swung into action today and appointed new office bearers in an interim basis.

On Tuesday, Brijesh Patel, Ashok Anand and Dayanand Pai had relinquished their posts of Secretary, President and Treasurer respectively. The new office bearers elected to fill the vacant posts are Sanjay Desai (President), Sudhakar Rao (Secretary) and Srinivas Murthy (Treasurer).

The KSCA Spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjay spoke to Sportskeeda and confirmed that the new office bearers will undertake the day to day affairs of the KSCA. He said that the Supreme Court judgment is currently being reviewed by the legal committee and their findings will be subsequently be implemented via amendments to by by-laws.

Srinivas Murthy, the interim Treasurer said that the upcoming international matches are an immediate priority. “Our immediate objective is to ensure that the immediate T20 match and the match against Australia which are around the corner are conducted very nicely to the satisfaction of everybody,” he said.

He added that the association is confident of ensuring seamless continuity. “I can boldly say that the KSCA is the premier state association in the whole of India in respect of betterment of cricket or for providing facilities to its members. We will definitely do that and continue in the same vein,” he said.

Andre Russell ruled out of the remainder of the Big Bash League

West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell will miss the remainder of the Big Bash League following a string of hamstring and knee injuries that hampered his progress severely. He has been replaced by fellow West Indian Carlos Brathwaite in the squad.

"Andre has been playing with long-standing tendinitis of the right knee, that flared up in the opening rounds for the BBL. This was investigated via MRI following the Perth Scorchers game and several interventions implemented to assist his symptoms and allow him to continue playing," 
The franchise physio Murray Ryan said.

"Unfortunately Andre's playing fitness has been compounded further by an injury to his left hamstring - the extent of this injury to be confirmed further via scans in Sydney tomorrow, however initial signs suggest a minimum 4-6 week recovery," he added.

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