IOC, OCA to send observers to attend POC general assembly


first_imgPH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia have entered the picture to put order in the leadership of the Philippine Olympic Committee.In a letter to the POC executive board, James Macleod, IOC director of Olympic solidarity and NOC relations, said both the IOC and OCA will send their observers to attend the extraordinary general assembly where the vacant positions within the POC will be filled up through an election.ADVERTISEMENT “Please take note that the IOC and OCA will send an observer to attend the extraordinary general assembly,” they added.Macleod and Al-Musallam also instructed the POC not to take any further unilateral decision or action without prior consultation with the IOC and OCA.The POC has set an executive board meeting on Monday to tackle the IOC-OCA directive in an effort to end the ugly leadership conflict that has put the organization in a mess.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fiba U19 World Cup: Gilas Youth still winless after bowing to Argentinacenter_img As things stand, only former POC president Ricky Vargas has officially tendered his resignation as well as POC board members Clint Aranas of archery and Cynthia Carrion of gymnastics.The IOC-OCA directive, which was also signed by OCA director general Husain Al-Musallam, instructed the POC to clarify the current situation within the executive board, and if anyone has formally resigned, provide the IOC and OCA a copy of the board member’s letter of resignation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesOnce this is clarified, Macleod said the POC should convene an extraordinary general assembly to take appropriate decisions to fill any vacancy in accordance with the POC constitution and bylaws.“As the supreme decision-making body of the POC, the POC general assembly is the competent body to decide on the next steps and to resolve any issues prevailing at the level of the executive board,’’ said Macleod and Al-Musallam in their joint notice. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

England captain’s brother Billy Root signs first pro deal at Nottinghamshire


first_imgBilly Root has been rewarded for his persistence in the pursuit of a cricket career after landing his first senior professional contract at Nottinghamshire.Root, the 25-year-old batsman and younger brother of the England Test captain Joe Root, is understood to have agreed a two‑year deal at Trent Bridge after two seasons on developmental terms, having impressed Peter Moores, the head coach, and Mick Newell, the director of cricket, during the club’s victorious Royal London Cup campaign this summer.The left-hander’s journey has been one of perseverance while his older sibling has risen serenely to the pinnacle of the game. Having similarly come through the academy at Yorkshire, the younger Root was released in 2011 and spent two years on the MCC Young Cricketers scheme, even appearing as a substitute fielder during the 2013 Ashes Test at Lord’s. Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… From there Root turned out for Suffolk, in the Minor Counties Championship, and the second XIs of Worcestershire, Leicestershire, Middlesex and Surrey in the hope of catching the eye. He began a degree in sports business management at Leeds Metropolitan University, believing the dream to be fading, but regular cricket with the Notts seconds from 2015 convinced him to press on.A County Championship debut followed against Somerset at the back end of 2016 and though he had already struck a maiden first-class hundred for Leeds/Bradford MCCU against Sussex earlier that summer, his true breakthrough came in the group stages of the Royal London Cup this year with an unbeaten 107 from 93 balls against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.Root played nine games in total and averaged 65 across the 50-over campaign, although he missed out on a place in the final as Alex Hales, whose return from England duty had squeezed him out of the XI, struck an unbeaten 187 to help Nottinghamshire defeat Surrey by four wickets.The hope at Trent Bridge now is that by giving Root the security of a two-year deal this late developer can continue forging his own identity and as an attacking middle-order batsman, electric fielder and handy off-spinner, the white-ball formats are considered his forte at present. Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Cricket Support The Guardian Share via Email Joe Root newscenter_img Topics Nottinghamshire Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Billy Root finding his own way in game – with help from big brother Reuse this content Read morelast_img read more