In a playful moment for Globalport, Jarencio lets Araña be coach

first_imgNabong guarantees GlobalPort will make playoffs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “They’re play around and the way they treat each other is like they’re still college players. But when it’s time to work, they do their jobs,” he said in Filipino. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Late in the game between the Batang Pier and Kia on Wednesday was another testament to Jarencio’s beaming demeanor that radiates to his players and creates a buddy-buddy kind of relationship with them.At the 1:37 mark of the fourth quarter and GlobalPort was on its way to victory, Jarencio let one of his veterans Ryan Araña call the shots during a timeout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We all know that coach is a very cool coach. He’s like your buddy on the court and even in practice. So during our huddle, I sat on the bench, gave me the board and told me to draw the last play for Stanley (Pringle),” Araña recalled in Filipino.“So I drew up a play and everyone was listening and that’s the good thing about this team. We can poke fun at coach Pido but at the same time, we respect him a lot so that’s our advantage over other teams because we have that kind of relationship with our coach.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven in his time at the helm of University of Santo Tomas, every post-game press conference with Pido Jarencio is something reporters look forward to because of his comedic persona.And it’s no surprise that the GlobalPort coach Jarencio also brings that same jovial vibe of his in practices and games.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Pringle went on to score on a free throw off the play that Araña mapped out en route to the Batang Pier taking a 108-91 victory, their fifth in 10 games as they enhanced their bid to clinch a playoff spot.“We were able to score but it wasn’t exactly the play that I drew up and Stanley was subbed out after so I got mad a little bit in the corner and I saw coach Pido and he was just laughing at me,” Araña said smiling.Araña also described Jarencio as always optimistic and isn’t fond of dwelling on the past.“He always gives us long breaks. Not actually long breaks but like two days off. And we don’t want to abuse that and instead, we want to repay that gesture by playing our best and so far, the result has been good,” he said.Jarencio is far removed from his coaching days in college, but it doesn’t seem like it.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

BCCI to usher in changes for all-new season

first_imgChange is going to be the flavour of the 2012-13 Indian domestic cricket season. The new season, which begins in September, will bring along many alterations that will hopefully combine to raise the standard of the game in India.In the real sense, the prelude to the ‘season of change’ has well and truly begun, with many alterations being suggested/implemented to several aspects of domestic cricket. Be it the change in the Ranji Trophy format/points system or a fresh resolve to prepare sporting pitches, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is getting its act together.Also in the new season, the three regional academies are expected to start functioning even as the National Cricket Academy’s budget breaks the Rs 20-crore barrier. The BCCI has also decided to respect government rules on taxes and other legislation, and will not immediately challenge them, as it has been doing over the years.For the first time in many years, both the intent and purpose of the BCCI looks genuine. From a purely cricketing point of view, the changes in the Ranji Trophy format and the revised points system augur well. There have been demands to give the 12 teams in the lower division more opportunities to compete with stronger ones.Any change in the points system and teams’ groupings without providing sporting pitches will yield nothing. So, the BCCI has decided to take care of this important aspect too. And, as a first step, a three-week certification course for curators is currently being held in Mohali to assist them in embracing scientific methods and modern technology in preparing pitches, besides taking other required steps. “We will implement the new methods learnt here in our grounds for the upcoming seasons. The top layer of pitches are going to be changed,” Samandar Singh Chouhan, curator of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, told Mail Today from Mohali.advertisementAlso, the spadework for the smooth launch of the three regional academies is under way. Once the Rs 20-crore budget is passed by the working committee on Monday, the path will be paved for another big leap in honing the talent of youngsters as well as treating injured players at these centres, as NCA chairman MP Pandove, a former first-class player, envisages.Another laudable step is the move to check age fraud in junior cricket. On a proposal from veteran doctor Vece Paes, the BCCI has embraced the virtually fool-proof TW3 bone age maturation tests for boys under 16.This method has been accepted globally and it promises to end the debate over which method to embrace to ascertain that genuine boys are selected. All in all, the new domestic season is set to herald many changes that will, hopefully, raise the standard of domestic cricket, bring more transparency in selection, and provide more options to the national selectors while picking the various teams.===Scindia setting it straightJyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, president of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, president of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, is unlike the typical Indian sports administrator. As chairman of the BCCI’s finance committee he has brought a fresh, professional way of working to the Board.According to BCCI sources, Scindia means business whenever he conducts meetings of the finance committee. “He wants everything in order,” a source told MAIL TODAY. “More importantly, he doesn’t live off cricket. He doesn’t even accept Board’s allowances for attending meetings, like former president Shashank Manohar, who also used to spend from his pocket while travelling for Board’s meetings.”That Scindia, 41 and a member of Lok Sabha, has an MBA obviously adds to his strength. After graduating from Doon School, he attended Harvard University in the US and Stanford University, a graduate school of business, in California.Scindia at times asks hard questions even to his seniors in BCCI. One such occasion was the working committee meeting in December 2010, when he seemed to have ruffled some feathers.”Some of his questions are pinching. He asked questions pertaining to finances and they seemed to have annoyed some senior officials,” said someone who attended the meeting in Mumbai.”And now he wants to bring order to the working of the finance committee. For instance, he wants the associations to take advance subsidy and return it on time; basically, he wants a system in place,” he said. “He is very strict with accounts.”===With the Indian athletes set to compete at the Olympics, it is worth knowing how much money the government has spent on their preparation. According to the sports ministry, a total of Rs 135.29 crore have been spent so far on the contingent. Of this amount, Rs 65.05 crore have been used for the various coaching camps and Rs 70.24 crore on foreign exposure of the London-bound athletes. The shooters, widely considered among the best medal prospects, have received the lion’s share of the 16 sports disciplines in which India will be competing. Rs 22.72 crore have been spent on them while Rs 18.90 crore has been used to prepare the men’s hockey team, which has qualified after eight years.advertisementSolo SAI man for LondonDesh Deepak Verma.The upcoming Olympic Games in London must be the first occasion in a long time when a lone Sports Authority of India (SAI) official would be attending the greatest sports show on earth. Actually, SAI had forwarded a list containing a few more names but the government turned all of them down, barring that of director general Desh Deepak Verma, who joined the body in May last year. However, in less than a year Verma, a 1978 batch IAS officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre, was transferred out of the SAI, on July 3. Verma has been promoted to the post of a secretary of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Now, instead of him, SAI secretary Gopal Krishna, who is standing in for Verma, is likely to go to London for the 30th Olympics, said a SAI official. “I would have liked to go to watch the Olympics. But I won’t be going now,” said Verma.last_img read more

Chhetri adjudged ‘Best Sportsperson’ by Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club

first_imgKolkata, Aug 13 (PTI) India football captain Sunil Chhetri was today adjudged the country’s ‘Best Sportsperson of the Year’ by the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club. “Recognition always feels good but to be adjudged best by sport journalists makes this one special. That it comes from Kolkata too makes this memorable because not only have I played for three clubs in the city, now I also have a personal connection with the city,” Chhetri said in a statement. The 34-year-old, who is currently taking part in Bengaluru FC’spre-season training in Spain, will receive the award at the annual programme on August 16. Former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali, former India opener Arun Lal andAroon Ghosh, member of the 1962 Asian Games gold medal winning football team, will be given Lifetime Achievement awards in the programme, which will be held at the Swami Vivekananda Auditorium at the state youth centre (Moulali Yuba Kendra). Bengal pacer Ishan Porel (Junior Sportsperson of the Year), MohunBagan’s Shilton Paul (Footballer of the Year), East Bengal’s MahmoudAl-Amna (Best Foreign Footballer) are the other awardees. Ghosh played for India from 1960 to 1971 during which he was part ofthe Rome Olympics and the Asian Games team that bagged gold. A former technical director of the All India Football Federation andan India coach, Ghosh also headed the Tata Football Academy. Ali played for India in the Davis Cup and was later appointed India captain. He was Vijay Amritraj’s travelling coach and was also head coach of Belgium. Among the players he has coached are his son Zeeshan Ali, Leander Paes and Ramesh Krishnan.advertisement Lal opened the batting for India with Sunil Gavaskar and served Bengal cricket for two decades. Lal was instrumental in helping Bengal win the Ranji Trophy in 1989-90. Special awards would also be given to Hima Das for winning the 400mgold in the U-20 World Championship and to Dipa Karmakar for finishing on top on her comeback event in Turkey. The Award Winners: Best Sportsperson of the Country: Sunil Chhetri Best Junior Sportsperson of the Country: Ishan Porel Lifetime Achievement awards: Aroon Ghosh, Arun Lal, Akhtar Ali State Awards: Best cricketer: Abhimanyu Easwaran Best footballer (Indian): Shilton Paul; Best footballer (Foreign): Mahmoud Al-Amna; Best hockey player: Suprajit Rakshit; Best athlete(men): Safiqul Mondol; Best athlete (women): Bhairabi Roy; Best badminton player: Ankit Mondal; Best chess player: Koustav Chatterjee; Best swimmer: Sayani Ghosh; Best TT player: Ayhika Mukharjee; Best tennis player: Yubarani Banerjee; Best shooter: Mehuli Ghosh; Best basketball player: Madhu Kumari; Best volleyball player: Nayanika Biswas. PTI TAPAHlast_img read more