New IPL rules a bit confusing, says KKR owner Shahrukh Khan

first_imgThe new rules of Indian Premier League which will be applied from next year have left Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan “a bit confused” and the Bollywood superstar said it would have been “fair for everyone” if all the players are put up for auction in November.”New IPL rules a bit confusing. Two new teams added (good). All players should go into pool to make it fair for everyone. Simple & straight,” Shah Rukh wrote on his twitter page.With the inclusion of two new teams in the IPL — Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi team, the IPL Governing Council proposed a revised structure but it has not gone down too well with some of the franchise owners voicing their concerns publicly.The new rules state that the 10 teams will be divided into two groups and there would be 74 matches in the next three IPL seasons.The eight original franchises will be allowed to retain four players, including a foreigner. Besides the four players, the rest of the squad would be selected through open bidding.It has also been made mandatory for the players retained to be amongst the registered players for the 2010 season. The fee of the players retained would be decided after mutual agreement between the stakeholders.The salary cap of the franchisees has also been raised to USD 9 million. But if any franchisee retains all the four players, it will have USD 4.5 million per year to spend on other players.The new rules have limited the number of players to be 30 for a squad.advertisementlast_img read more

Residents of Accompong Welcome New Basic School

first_imgMembers of the Accompong community in St. Elizabeth have expressed gratitude for the new basic school that was handed over recently.“We are thankful to all those persons who gave willingly to make this a reality. I am overwhelmed. The parents and the community will protect the school,” said Principal of the school, Daynia Miles, at the handing over ceremony.The school was built by Food For the Poor, as part of its commitment to construct 50 basic schools, in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence.“To invest in the holistic development of the children, the structure must be right, and everything must be in place to ensure that they (children) are taken care of. This structure will no doubt achieve that,” the Principal said, pointing out that the old building was unsafe for the children.For her part, President of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Sharmora Lennon, assured that the group will help in the maintenance of the school.“We are elated and happy to receive this school. It will help the children to learn better. There is more space; we have proper bathroom facilities and a proper play area. As a PTA, we will make sure that the students take care of all the equipment and we will continue to keep our fund-raising events, so as to help with the maintenance,” she said.Deputy Colonel of the Accompong Maroons, Norma Rowe-Edwards, said the children need to have the best facilities to learn.“They are our children; it is our community, so we have to work for each and everyone. We really thank Food For the Poor for the new school,” she added.Meanwhile, Chairman of Food For the Poor, Andrew Mahfood, said the three classrooms can accommodate up to 100 students. At present, 37 students are attending the institution.“We are passionate about assisting Jamaica. Our wish is for this school to be a hub of successful activities, not just for the school population, but also for the wider Accompong community. I encourage every adult citizen (of Accompong), to live service-oriented lives for the benefit of the children of this community and the nation in general,” Mr. Mahfood said.Food For the Poor partnered with Grand Jamaica Homecoming 2012, the Ray Chang Foundation and Food For the Poor (Canada), to build the school.By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more