LIST: Philippine delegation in 2017 Southeast Asian Games

first_imgTremedal, Rogelio Miguel – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamVicencio, Joseph Benjamin – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamConcepcion, Niron Brylle – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamDela Cruz, Paul Marton – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamJavier, Mark – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamMatan, Florante – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamMoreno, Luis Gabriel – recurve individual / recurve team / compound mixed teamYap, Earl Benjamin – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamWomen’s Biduare, Pia Elizabeth Angela – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamCojuangco, Amaya Amparo – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamTagle, Nicole Marie – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamChan, Jennifer – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamConcepcion, Kim – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamHongitan, Kareel Meer – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed teamTindugan, Abbigail – compound individual / compound team / compound mixed teamYbañez, Mary Queen – recurve individual / recurve team / recurve mixed team Women’s Men’sCaluag, Christopher John – BMXCorpuz, Mervin Barnachea – track (scratch race / ominum)Caluag, Daniel Patrick – BMXPerez, Dominic – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Oconer, George – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Aquino, Jerry Jr. – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Mier, John Renee – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Felipe, Marcelo – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Galedo, Mark John Lexer – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Oranza, Ronald Nozuelo – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Lim, Rustom – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Boots, Ryan Cayubit – road (individual mass start / criterium / team time trial)Women’sSalamat, Marella Vania – road (individual mass start / criterium)Fines, Sienna Elaine – BMXEQUESTRIAN Men’sLinao, Angelo Louise – overall / wakeboardGriffin, Mark – wakeboard team mixed / wakeboardWomen’sSelga, Maiquel Jawn – wakeboard team mixed / wakeboard Men’s TeamBuarao, OliverCasapao, SherwinsonForio, Jhunar ReiGalicia, Christian LowellGonzales, Jonas KennethGuinto, John-El Marvin LianzaMarasigan, Juncent CJNaz, CelfinPecho, Reiger CliffordTambot, Nevie John ArvinVillagomez, Arvin G.Women’s TeamCalayo, Dyran JoyCastillo, Maria PaulynDelos Santos, KyleDumaplin, Paula JeanObasa, JevilynRasing, Denizelle AnnRetodo, KlarynSantos, Kristine ElaineSebastian, Yarra AustineSuarez, Edelyn Pantano Men’sLouie, Brennan Wayne – foil individualNavarro, Donnie Arth – sabre individualBrando, Eric II – sabre individualPerez, Nathaniel – foil individualJose, Noelito Jr. – epee individualPerez, Reynaldo Jr. – epee individualWomen’sDel Rosario, Clichelleyn – sabre individualAbella, Hanniel – epee individualRaguin Harlene – epee individualNicanor, Jylyn – sabre individualEsteban, Maxine Isabel – foil individualCatantan, Samantha Kyle – foil individual Women’s TeamCodinera, Ana TheresaCenarosa, Ana TheaDomino, Katryna RoseDoqueza, DianaEspina, LeanneEstacion, AnjelicaIp, Meilyn GuerraJapone, Eunice Krisma AnnLozada, GhiaSeño, Cathlyn JaneVentura, Eliezza DianneAquino, Teresa Angeline World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Colonia,  Nestor – 56 kilograms Men’s TeamFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Men’s Men’sPatricio, Carmelo Jr. – kumite (team)Dagohoy, Engene Stoner – kumite (team)Macaalay, Jayson Ramil – kumite (60 kilograms / team)Badil, John Michael Vincent – kumite (75 kilograms / team)Bejar, John Paul – kumite (55 kilograms / team)Delos Santos, Orencio James – kata (individual)Tacay, Rexor – kumite (67 kilograms / team)Afif, Sharief – kumite (+75 kilograms / team)Women’s WOMEN’S TEAMMelgar, AJ – group exercise (single apparatus / mixed apparatus) / team eventCaluscusin, Jean – group exercise (single apparatus / mixed apparatus) / team eventLoretizo, Katrina – group exercise (single apparatus / mixed apparatus) / team eventMedina, Drilon Marian Nicolle – group exercise (single apparatus / mixed apparatus) / team eventCantero, Mary Andrea Arielle – hoop / ball / ribbon / individual all-around / team eventOrella, Nichole Gabriel  – hoop / ball / ribbon / individual all-around / team eventCornel, Reyna Jean  – hoop / ball / ribbon / individual all-around / team eventSabio, Shieldannah – group exercise (single apparatus / mixed apparatus) / team event Corpus,Carl Jano – individual / teamMagcalayo, Jolo Timothy – individual / teamWong, Luigi Paolo – individual / teamZaragosa, Ruperto III – individual / teamWomen’sGo, Lois Kaye Lo – individual / teamConstantino, Harmie Nicole – individual / teamQuintinilla, Gabasa Junia Louise – individual / team Men’sCoveta, Geylord – windsurfing RS oneTayong, Lester Troy – international 470Balladares, Ridgely – international 470Villena, Emerson – international 470Cruz, Rubin Jr. – laser standardMadlos, Morris Lann – laser radialDalanon, Janno – international 420 (U19)Lumapas, Jeanson – international 420 (U19)Balangue, Dazer – optimist U16Women’sNapa, Charizzane – windsurfing RS oneDurana, Jerene – international 470Belmonte, Alaiza Mae – international 470 Men’s TeamAmer, Baser CalaCruz, Carl BryanFerrer, KevinJose, Raymar,Paras, Kobe LorenzoParks, Bobby Ray Jr.Pessumal, Von RolfeRavena, Kiefer IsaacRosario, Jeth TroyStandhardinger, Christian KarlTolomia, Cris MichaelVosotros, AlmondWomen’s TeamAbaca, AracelieAlmazan, AnalynAniman, Jack DanielleBernardino, AfrilCabinbin, France MaeCastro, ClareDy, Raiza RoseLim, Allana MayPontejos, JanineResultar, CindySambile, CamilleTongco, Marizze Andrea Beja Men’sKohagura, Kohei – 81 kilogramsNakano, Keisei – 73 kilogramsNakano, Shugen – 66 kilogramsWomen’sSy, Sydney – 78 kilogramsWatanabe, Kiyomi – 63 kilogramsTakahashi, Mariya – 70 kilograms Men’s Dagpin, Christopher – triplesGuarin, Curte Robert – foursAbatayo, Elmer – singlesPortacio, Emmanuel – foursMercado, Hommer – triplesCarreon, Leoncio Jr. – foursPancho, Marcelito – pairsAngelo, Morales – pairsLabayo, Rodel – tripleLising, Ronald – foursWomen’sKnight, Ainie – pairsBruce, Asuncion – pairsJagonoy, Hazel – triplesBaronda, Marisa – foursToyco, Nancy – foursTabiano, Nenita – foursBradborn, Rosita – triplesHauters, Sharon – foursGreenlees, Vilma – triplesOrtilano, Margie – singles Men’s IndividualChicano, John LeeramsHuelgas, Nikko BryanWomen’s IndividualMangrobang, Marion KimAdorna, Ma. Claire Men’s Cayanan, Carlos Antonie – doublesMorada, Alvin – doubles / mixMagnaye, Peter Gabriel – doublesEscueta, Philip Joper – doublesWomen’sLeonardo, Alyssa Ysable – doubles / mixBarredo, Sarah Joy – singles / doubles Men’sCapellan, Reyland Yuson – floor / pommel horse / ring / vault / parallel bar / high bar / team eventFortunato, Abad IV – floor / pommel horse / ring / vault / parallel bar / high bar / team eventLopez, Albert Tristan – floor / pommel horse / ring / vault / parallel bar / high bar / team eventTimbang, Jan Gwynn Decena – floor / pommel horse / ring / vault / parallel bar / high bar / team eventVergara, John Matthew Villar – floor / pommel horse / ring / vault / parallel bar / high bar / team eventWomen’sDe Guzman, Kaitlin Cera Lianne – floor / vault / uneven bar / balance beam / team eventEvangelista, Katrina Marie – floor / vault / uneven bar / balance beam / team eventOnofre, Ma. Cristina – floor / vault / uneven bar / balance beam / team eventHermoso, Mariana Josefa – floor / vault / uneven bar / balance beam / team event Men’sAnota, Mico – 10 kilometerTeodoro, Roy Canete Jr. – 10 kilometerWomen’sADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Men’sAl-Shajjar, Basil Hasan – snooker singlesBarbero, Alvin – snooker doublesBiado, Carlo – pool 9-ball singlesChua, Johann – pool 9-ball singlesReyes, Efren Bata – English billiards singles / English billiards doublesDela Cruz, Francisco – English billiards singles / English billiards doublesRoda, Jefrey – snooker singles / snooker doublesKiamco, Warren – pool 9-ball doublesOrcollo, Dennis – pool 9-ball doublesWomen’sCenteno, Chezka – pool 9-ball singlesAmit, Rubilen – pool 9-ball singles WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Men’sAbad, Alfau Jan – seni gandaAbad, Almohaidib – seni tunggal / seni gandaDel Rosario, Juryll – tanding class I (85 to 90 kilograms)Ballesta, Juanillio II – tanding class H (80 to 85 kilograms)Eluna, Solomon – tanding class G (75 to 80 kilograms)Bueno, Raymund – tanding class F (70 to 75 kilograms)Acat, Jhon Paul – tanding class E (65 to 70 kilograms)Loon, Jefferson Rhey – tanding class D (60 to 65 kilograms)Ortega, Rick-Rod – tanding class C (55 to 60 kilograms)Abad, Jaciren – tanding class B (50 to 55 kilograms)Dumaan, Dines – tanding class A (45 to 50 kilograms)Women’sRegalado, Cherry – seni tunggalEnopia, Princesslyn – tanding class A (45 to 50 kilograms)Asmad, Mutmainna – tanding class B (50 to 55 kilograms) LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Samonte, Erica Celine – kumite (team)Tsukii, Junna – kumite (50 kilograms / team)Madrona, Kimverly – kumite (team)Soriano, Mae – kumite (55 kilograms / team)Tacay, Miyuki – kumite (68 kilograms) UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Abnel, AmiladjidGonzales, AdanSerrano, Juan PaoloMacGyver, ReyesValdez, Mark JerwinYu, Matthew RoyceAnota, MicoAlamara, MummarSalonga, Reynaldo Jr.Romark Johnson, BeloTani Gomez, Jr.Cañete, Teodoro Roy Jr. Men’sPangan, Alvin – team doubles / chinlone (linking / nonrepetition)Escote, Emmanuel – team doubles / chinlone (linking / nonrepetition)Huerte, Jason – regu / doubles / team doublesJumawan, Joeart – team doubles / chinlone (linking / nonrepetition secondary)Lee, John Carlo – chinlone (linking / nonrepetition secondary)Morcillos, John Jeffrey – team doubles / chinlone (linking / nonrepetition)Bobier, John John – chinlone (linking / nonrepetition secondary)Gonzales, Mark Joseph – regu / doubles / team doublesOrtouste, Rheyjey Cabogoy – regu / doubles / team doublesPabriga, Regie Reznan – team doubles / chinlone (linking / nonrepetition secondary)Catana, Rhemwil – team doubles / chinlone (linking / nonrepetition secondary)Gabayeron, Ronsited – regu / chinlone (linking / nonrepetition secondary)Women’sCarloman, Kristel – regu / doublesMangubat, Lhaina Lhiell – reguLopez, Mary Ann – regu / doublesRizzalyn, Amolacion – reguSucalit, Jean Marie – regu / doublescenter_img Gregorio, Jay Harold – 67 to 71 kilogramsPolosan, Jonathan – 63.5 to 67 kilogramsMarques, Khen Johnson – 51 to 54 kilogramsDelarmino, Phillip – 54 to 57 kilogramsJakiri, Ryan – 60 to 71 kilograms Men’s ADVERTISEMENT Men’s TeamHitch, ChristopherCoveney, Justin ThomasRamsden, Andrew DavidHarrison, Philip BlakeYoung, Vincent FrancisLynch, Jason RitchieMorris, HarryHernandez, Edlen Gil RobertHolgate, Gareth LeslieMadrona, JonelAragon, Joshua MikaelRouse, Jay-VolneyWomen’s TeamYu, Dixie StarTudoc, SylviaSan Juan, Angella CamilleSalinas, MadilleSales, RassielOno, AiumiMaslo, Camilla MaryamIndigne, Helena RoxanneHonoras, Kaye LlanieGamba, GelanieBird, Tanya LouiseLareda, Jocefine Men’sParantac, Daniel – compulsory 3rd taijiquan / optional taijijianCatolico, Norlence Ardee – optional changquan / optional dao shu + gun shunSayan, Thornton, Quieney Lou – optional nanquan / optional nandao + nan gunWomen’sWong, Agathan Chrystenzen – compulsory 3rd taijiquan / optional taijijianMacuha, Kimberly – optional changquan / optional jianshu (sword) / optional qiang shu (spear) Men’sMasumbol, Arnulfo – triplesSamia, Aristides – singlesCamingal, Jhasfer Gamis – triplesSangalang, Angelo Joseph – triplesWomen’sMunar, Mary Grace – doublesCasem, Gema – doubles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Men’sPelino, David William – doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesYam, Juan Rafael – doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesBegornia, Reymark – singles / doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesGarcia, Robert Andrew – singles / doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesWomen’sGotuaco, Isabelle – singles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesAribado, Jemyca – singles / doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doublesArebado, Joan – teamDalida, Yvonne Alyssa – doubles / team / jumbo / mixed doubles SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Men’sAlcantara, Arven – kyorugi (under 68 kilograms)Mella, Dustin Jacob – poomsae (team)Agojo, Francis Aaron – kyorugi (under 58 kilograms)Morrison, Samuel Thomas – kyorugi (under 74 kilograms)Mella, Raphael Enrico – poomsae (team)Reyes, Rodolfo Jr. – poomsae (individual / team)Women’sAragon, Rhezie Canama – kyorugi (under 53 kilograms)Ninobla, Jocel Lyn – poomsae (team)Crisostomo, Juvenille Faye – poomsae (team)Alora, Kirstie Elaine – kyorugi (under 73 kilograms)Lopez, Pauline Louise – kyorugi (under 62 kilograms)Babanto, Rinna – poomsae (team) Men’sAlcantara, Francis Casey – doubles / mixed doublesGonzales, Ruben Jr. – singles / doublesHuey, Treat Conrad – doubles / mixed doublesPatrombon, Jeson – singles / doublesWomen’sDy, Denise – doubles / mixed doublesIglupas, Khim – doubles / mixed doublesLenhert, Katharina Melissa – singles / doublesPatrimonio, Anna Clarice – singles / doubles Men’sAdasa, Japheth – doubles / teamGonzales, Richard – singles / doubles / teamJacolo, Ryan Rodney Abellara – doubles / teamNayre, Jann Mari – singles / doubles / team / mixed doublesSeronio, Isaias – mixed doublesWomen’sBalatbat, Sendrina Andrea – singles / doublesDael, Emy Rose – doubles / team / mixed doublesFadol, Rose Jean – singles / doubles / teamSy, Jamaica Dianne Go – doubles / team / mixed doubles Read Next Men’sAng, Eric – skeet individualTopacio, Hagen Alexander – trap individualValdez, Jayson – 10-meter air rifle / 50-meter rifle 3 positionsAncheta, Joaquin Miguel – skeet individualRosario, Paul Brian – skeet individualWomen’s Acuña, Amparo Teresa – 50-meter rifle 3 positions / 50-meter SB free rifle proneBaldivino, Elvin – 10-meter air pistol / 25-meter sport pistolGonzales, Shanin Lyn – 10-meter air pistol / 25-meter sport pistol Men’s Agravente, Jeson Oyco – track (marathon)Lopena, Anfernee – track (100 meters / 4 x 100 meter relay)Toledo, Aries – track (4 x 400 relay) / decathlonFerrera, Arniel – field (hammer throw)Bagsit, Archand Christian Dimaano – track (200 meter / 4 x 100 meter relay /4 x 400 meter relay)Camino, Immuel Candole – track (3,000-meter steeplechase)Ulboc, Christopher Jr. – track (3,000-meter steeplechase)Bautista, Clinton Kingsley – track (110-meter hurdle)Alejan, Edgardo Jr. – track (400 meter / 4 x 400 meter relay)Neri, Elbren – track (1,500 meters)Cray, Eric Shauwn – track (100 meters / 400-meter hurdle / 4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Obiena, Ernest John – field (pole vault)Ubas, Janry – field (long jump)Gonzales, Kenny – field (javelin throw)Lasangue, Manuel Jr. T. – field (high jump)Vilog, Marco – track (800 meters)Diones, Mark Harry – track (4 x 100 meter relay) / field (triple jump)Medina, Francis Tiaga – track (400-meter hurdle)Calano, Melvin – field (javelin throw)Guarte, Mervin – track (800 meters / 1,000 meters)Del Prado, Michael Carlo – track (4 x 400 meter relay)Unso, Patrick Ma. – track (110 meter hurdle / 4 x 100 meter relay)Malipay, Ronne – field (triple jump)Ruiz, Tyler Christian – field (long jump)Beram, Trenten Anthony – track (200 meters / 400 meters / 4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Women’sRichardson, Kayla Anise Maico – track (100 meters / 200 meters / 400 meters  / 4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Luzon, Eloiza – track (4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Obiena, Emily Jean – field (pole vault)Palabrica, Evalyn – field (javelin throw)Santos, Katherin Khay – track (4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay) / field (long jump)Sunang, Marestella – field (long jump)Atienza, Narcisa – track (heptathlon)Buenaventura, Riezel – track (4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay)Villarito, Rosie – field (pole vault)Sumalpong, Reah Joy Pitogo – field (javelin throw)Tabal, Mary Joy Reyes – field (discuss throw)Nelson, Zion Rose – track (100 meters / 200 meters / 400 meters  / 4 x 100 meter relay / 4 x 400 meter relay) K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Abiera, Ruth Desiree – Duet technical routinePacheco, Aaliyah Isabel – Solo free routineSalvador, Allyssa Marey – Duet technical routine / Duet free routineTiambeng, Jemimah Nissi – Solo technical routine / Duet free routine Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Men’s TeamAbdilla, AlnakranDela Cruz, Asia GenuelCastel, BonjomarBagunas, Bryan BerroyaCabaron, Alden Dave GabunadaDolor, Gregorio BudolloRamos, Herschel RonaldKalinging, JackDe Guzman, John VicAlfafara, Mark GilFuentes, ReysonTaneo, Relan LaranangWomen’s TeamMarano, AbigailPontillas, AizaSantiago, Alyja DaphneValdez, AlyssaLazaro, Dennise MichelleMolina, Frances XiniaCasugod, GeneveveGonzaga, JovelynFajardo, KimOrtiz, Maika AngelaReyes, Mika AereenDimaculangan, Rhea Katrina LATEST STORIES Men’sAlcazaren, Anton Jose – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesChuna, Kenneth – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesCu, Kevin oliver – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesJumapao, Jo-Mar Roland – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesMacatula, John Paule – singles / doubles / trios / team five / mastersTan, Mervin Matheiu – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesWomen’sArles, Maria Lourdes – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesCoronacion, Dyan Arcel – singles / doubles / trios / team five / mastersDel Rosario, Maria Liza – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesPosadas, Marian Lara – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doublesSy, Marie Alexis – singles / doubles / trios / team five / mastersTabora, Krizziah Lyn – singles / doubles / trios / team five / masters / mixed doubles Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Men’sSyquia, Colin John Collins – show jumping individual / show jumping teamWomen’sChiara, Sophia Amor – show jumping individual / show jumping teamArroyo, Joker – show jumping individual / show jumping teamAyala, Maria Angelica – dressage individualLeviste, Marie Antonette – show jumping individual / show jumping team Courtney, MesGray, Courtney MelisaaLukang, Erica Kristy Men’sDeiparine, James – 100-meter Breaststroke / 50-meter BreaststrokeLacuna, Jessie Khing – 200-meter Freestyle / 400-meter FreestyleWomen’sAlkhaldi, Jasmine – 100-meter freestyle / 200-meter freestyle / 100-meter butterfly / 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay / 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay / 50-meter freestyle / 50-meter butterflyOliva, Nicole Justine Marie – 100-meter freestyle / 200-meter freestyle / 400-meter freestyle / 800-meter freestyle / 100-meter backstroke / 200-meter backstroke / 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay / 4 x 200 meter freestyle Relay / 4 x 100 meter medley relay / 50-meter backstrokeSanta Ana, Rosalee Mira – 400-meter freestyle / 800-meter freestyle / 200-meter butterfly / 4 x 200 meter freestyle relayPamintuan, Nicole Meah – 200-meter individual medley / 50-meter backstrokeYu, Roxanne Ashley – 100-meter backstroke / 200-meter backstrokeLipat, Maria Aresa – 100-meter freestyle / 50-meter freestyle SEA Games 7: Players to watch out for in basketball Men’sMartinez, Michael Christian – individual (figure)Alpe, Jules Vince – individual (figure)Women’sPerticheto, Alisson Krystle – individual (figure)Magno, Kathryn – speed (500 meters / 1,000 meters) Paalam, Carlo – 49 kilogramsSuarez, Charly – 64 kilogramsMarcial, Eumir Felix – 75 kilogramsBautista, Ian Clark – 52 kilogramsFernandez, Mario – 56 kilogramsTupas, Marvin John Nobel – 81 kilograms View comments Men’s TeamLapas, ChristianGadia, Daniel BernanLimbo, Dimitri LionelDe Bruycker, Dylan Alain LucienneCheng, Jaime VicenzoJarvis, Jordan BlairGayoso, Javier AugustineRocha, Jeremiah Raphael,Clarino, Julian MarianoBautista, Junell MarkBelgira, Kou IchiVillanueva, Nathaniel AceBalabat, NimrodJoyel, Ray JosephDe La Torre, Rey Franco MiguelCubon, ReymartCorsame, Roberto Jr.Talaroc, Richard Jr.Calvo, ValentinoKoizumi, YoshiharuWomen’s TeamBernal, Mea DemataoCastañeda, Anicka Chabeli ArrietaCastañeda, Sara Isobel ArrietaCollatos, Maeva Bella AbaoDel Campo, Alisha Claire MendozaDimaandal, Kyrhen Angela BretañaDolino, Alesa NazarenoImpelido, Patrice Mae San PedroInquig, Kayla Jan AragonesLong, Hali Moriah CandidoMadarang, Eva SilvaMahoney, Isabela Francesca MedallonMetillo, RegineNavaja, Irish OliverosPalacios, Inna Kristianne BezaRodriguez, Kathleen Camille MuldongRuetas, Faith SeanShugg, Jesse AnneSudaria, Jovelle CorderoTomanon, Patricia Men’s TeamImperial, Benjamin JorgeMontano, Carl MichaelPastrana, Daniel F.Gautier, Francois EmmanuelCadiz, Javier AlfonsoIseppi, GianpietroRegencia, Jan AroFuglister, John StevenOrda, GeorginoCrisostomo, JorellCadiz, Jose Inigo AntonCarino, JoshuaSantiago, Julius FrederickLancero, Lenard Rigel IIRelampagos, Miguel AlfonsoSerrano, MiguelSpafford, PaoloSyquiatco, Patrick RussellSanchez, Paul GabrelTenedoro, Carlo Martin Sisonlast_img read more

Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold

first_imgView comments Kiyomi Watanabe of the Philippines clinches the gold medal in the women’s -63kg event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games judo competition Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Kiyomi Watanabe proved that she’s a cut above the rest after she left a path of destruction on her way to the judo gold in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday.The 20-year-old Watanabe won all her bouts via ippon — the equivalent of knockout in boxing — taking down Orapin Senatham in just 36 seconds for her third straight SEA Games gold in -63-kilograms division.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES Shugen came out of the repechage division to edge Ace Ang of Singapore, 3-0, for third place in -66kg.His brother Keisei overpowered Uen Xaisengseum Nouvene of Laos via ippon for -73kg bronze.Watanabe, ranked 23rd in the world in her division, was the most dreaded fighter in the tournament.“But I can’t be very sure so I trained very hard,” said Watanabe, who is a sports science major at Wasida University in Japan.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games With Fajardo playing sparingly, Santos delivers for ‘complete’ SMB team WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “It wasn’t easy,” said Watanabe through her mom Irene who was interpreting from Japanese to Filipino. “There was pressure on my part to win. But she did her best for her country.”This early, Watanabe is being groomed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWatanabe was one of the four Fil-Japanese counted upon to win golds in the competition held at KLCC Hall 5.But twins Shugen and Keisei Nakano could only produce bronze in their respective divisions.last_img read more

Neymar calls Barca president a ‘joke’

first_imgBrazilian forward Neyma. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANONeymar labelled Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu a “joke” as the war of wards between Barcelona’s beleaguered board and the Brazilian star continued on Tuesday.In interviews with Catalan newspapers Mundo Deportivo and Sport, Bartomeu claimed Barca would be better off without Neymar this season following his world record 222 million euro ($263.7 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENT With Bartomeu’s handling of Barca’s haphazard transfer policy being heavily criticised, he described the loss of Neymar as an “opportunity” for Barca to rebuild their midfield rather than pile resources into a superstar front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.“The trident was very good but it had its consequences,” Bartomeu told Sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It is an opportunity to return to the collective football in the middle of the field, which traditionally was Barca’s strength.“It is an opportunity, with a new coach, a new project. We need to stop being pessimistic!” Williams edges Kvitova for 1st US Open semifinal since 2010 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bartomeu also criticised Neymar and his father and agent Neymar Sr’s exit strategy.“This president is a joke,” Neymar replied in a comment about the news on social media site Instagram.A vote of no confidence motion has been launched by former Barca presidential candidate Agusti Benedito that could oust Bartomeu if it receives enough support from the club’s members in the coming weeks.Neymar’s departure sparked a shopping spree from Barca, who landed 20-year-old French winger Ousmane Dembele for an initial 105 million euro fee from Borussia Dortmund and Paulinho for 40 million from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.However, Barca missed out on a host of other targets, including Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, blaming the rampant inflation in the transfer market caused by PSG and Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:34Robredo calls for scrapping of ‘Oplan Tokhang’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ La Liga has asked UEFA to investigate both PSG and City for breaches of financial fair play rules.“Qatar and Abu Dhabi are two countries that have two clubs,” added Bartomeu.“If Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Arsenal buy a player from you, you know (the money) comes from football.“But these two clubs distort the market.”Bartomeu also insisted a four-year contract extension for Lionel Messi has been signed by the player’s agent and father, Jorge Horacio Messi.Barca announced an agreement with the five-time World Player of the Year in July, but Messi himself is yet to put pen to paper amid rumours he is unhappy with the running of the club.Messi’s current deal expires in 2018 meaning he could leave Barca for free next summer.“It is all agreed and signed,” Bartomeu added.“There are three contracts: one with Messi’s foundation, that is signed by the president of the foundation and the player’s brother; a contract with Leo Messi’s image rights, that his father and administrator of his company have signed; and the work contract that Leo’s father has signed.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Scary sight for fans, players as chaos ensues after Ginebra awarded the title

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kobe wants to be presented in Hall of Fame by Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The post-game security was so disorderly that Ginebra players, coaches, and staff, together with their loved ones, had to walk over the LED board at the sidelines and then to the table of officials just to go back to the dugout area.READ: Dillinger refuses to call Ginebra-Meralco a ‘rivalry’ yetThat raises the question if there was indeed a planned crowd control as the bouncers, together with their ropes that surrounded the awarding area which was supposed to cordon off the masses from the players, seemingly was useless as fans pushed their way to the center of the court.Of course, no security detail is perfect, but the near-stampede which ensued necessitates further planning, and maybe more security, to protect the players from events like these.Luckily, no one got hurt from the turn of events as the Gin Kings got a chance to celebrate their back-to-back title conquest in the season-ending conference without any worries.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar was in the middle of the wave of people as he tried to get his loved ones back to safety. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Lost in the shuffle of Ginebra’s championship celebration was the near chaos that ensued afterwards.After the Gin Kings received the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup trophy and LA Tenorio was awarded the PBA Press Corps – Cignal Finals MVP, the back-to-back champions faced another problem: the throngs of fans who stormed to the court.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img View comments A record 54,086 fans came to the massive Philippine Arena on Friday, and a handful of giddy fans tried to get as close to their basketball idols, eager to get their selfies and photo-ops, to the extent of some people pushing each other off and a select few almost engaging in a fist fight.READ: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was a scary sight for the players, who celebrated the awarding ceremonies with their loved ones, as they tried to protect their relatives, especially the children, from getting trampled by the wave of people who converged on the court.The same was the case for the PBA staff, the mediamen, and the photographers who were in the middle of it all as everyone tried to get themselves back to the dugout area fearing for safety. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ The Philippine Red Cross identified the athlete as Eric Nadal Mediavillo, 47, from PMMA Multi Sport team.Mediavillo was unconscious when he was brought to shore. Paramedics still tried to revive the triathlete before rushing him to Mactan Doctor’s Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:47 a.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our athletes following the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu. The athlete required medical attention during the swim portion of Sunday’s race and was properly transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated. Our condolences go out to the athlete’s family and friends, whom we will continue to support,” the organizers said in a statement.Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said the organizers were still investigating the incident. “We are still gathering information,” Uytengsu said.The Ironman race in Cebu also had a casualty back in 2012. –With reports from Christian Orellano and Norman MendozaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Tragedy struck in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 Philippines when a triathlete passed away during the gruelling race Sunday at Shangri-La Mactan here.In a report by Cebu Daily News, the athlete, who was participating in the men’s 45-49 category, suddenly stopped on his tracks during the 1.9-kilometer swim course and was seen waving his hands, calling the attention of the race marshals who immediately swam to him.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

Pocari Sweat, BaliPure force do-or-die duels

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES They slug it out anew at 4 p.m. on Wednesday with Pocari Sweat and Air Force disputing the other finals slot at 6:30 p.m.Pablo finished with 22 hits, including 20 attack points, while Panaga wound up with 18.Earlier, Cignal TV and Mega Builders arranged a duel for the men’s title. —CEDELF P. TUPASSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers “We were really determined to play another game,” said Pocari coach Rico de Guzman.Pablo, a strong candidate to win this conference’s Most Valuable Player award, said team effort saw them through.“We just kept the faith and showed teamwork,” said Pablo.BaliPure also forced a do-or-die after a 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, 18-25, 15-13 victory over Creamline in the other semifinal duel.It was Creamline’s first loss this conference after sweeping the elimination round and winning Game 1, 25-19, 13-25, 28-26, 18-25, 15-7.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jeanetta Panaga and Myla Pablo delivered in the clutch, combining for the last six points of the Lady Warriors who stayed on track for a fourth straight championship.Panaga finished off the Lady Jet Spikers with a check ball off a quick attack that leveled their best-of-three Final Four series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe former St. Benilde ace earlier scored on back-to-back hits to shatter the 9-all count then added another off a poor Air Force receive while Pablo scored on a drop shot and on a kill block off Iari Yongco that made it 14-10.But Air Force, which surprised the three-time champion, 25-20, 25-19, 25-21, in the opener Saturday, refused to give up and pulled to within 12-14. Reed seals 70.3 3-peat Pocari Sweat poured it all in the fifth set to even things up with Hair Fairy Air Force, 25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, and forge a sudden-death for a finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.The Lady Warriors nearly squandered a 9-5 lead in the decider but leaned on their championship experience to outlast the Lady Jet Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra kept Alaska’s struggles going after coming away with a 94-80 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.As the Gin Kings improve to 4-1, and a fourth consecutive win, the Aces dropped to 0-6 and continued their downward spiral losing their 14th straight game overall.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games This is a continuation of the Aces’ historic losing streak with their last win coming almost four months ago at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup.Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks while Joe DeVance added 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCalvin Abueva had 22 points, on 9-of-24 shooting, and 13 rebounds to lead Alaska. LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH secures bronze in women’s pairs lawn bowls View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Azkals draw with Yemenis, stay on top

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Yemenis proved dangerous on the counter-attack as they exploited the Azkals’ inability to recover defensively off set pieces.Defender Mudir Al Radaei gave Yemen a shock lead in the 27th minute with a diving header off a corner kick, stunning the crowd of close to 3,000 at Panaad.Phil leveled three minutes later with a trademark free kick, scoring from 30 yards out—a goal similar to his strike against Tajikistan last June and Indonesia last December in the Suzuki Cup.But Yemen always proved dangerous on the break and the visitors pulled ahead again in the 55th minute with a well worked counter-attack completed by Abdul Al-Matari.James forged another equalizer with a header off a Manny Ott delivery in the 71st minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Philippine Azkals  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netBACOLOD CITY—The Philippines picked a precious point after fighting back from a goal down twice to salvage a 2-2 draw against Yemen, Tuesday night in the Asian Cup qualifier at Panaad Stadium here.Brothers Phil and James Younghusband made a memorable return to the stadium where they made their international debuts 12 years ago, scoring in each half as the Azkals stayed on top of the group with seven points, two ahead of the Yemenis, whom they will face on Oct. 10 in Doha, Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was a bittersweet result for the brothers in particular as they took delight in the goals they scored, yet felt a tinge of disappointment over their inability to pick up maximum points against a team that struggled to even reach this bustling city.“We’re a bit disappointed not to get three points, but the team fought hard until the end,” said Phil Younghusband who jacked up his tally to 47 international goals. “We can still take a lot of positives from this game. We’re still top of the group and hopefully get a better result next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGoalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who produced some spectacular saves at the start of the match and late in stoppage time shared Younghusband’s sentiments.“Slightly disappointed but we need to take the positives out of the game,” said Etheridge. “It’s a draw. It’s not a loss and we keep a good unbeaten record going and we look forward to the next game in Doha next month.” NCAA bans Bolick, 3 others for fracas View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: Saina wins, Bhat loses opening singles in Badminton team event

first_imgIndia’s badminton campaign at the Asian Games started on a mixed note as Saina Nehwal triumphed in the women’s team event but Arvind Bhat lost his singles match of the men’s team event in Guangzhou on Saturday.In the women’s tie between India and Indonesia, Saina gave India a winning start by beating Adriyanti Firdasari 21-16 21-17 in the first singles match in just 30 minutes.Saina was extremely good at net as she hit 16 winners to nine of her Indonesian opponent.However, Bhat could not give India a good start in the men’s team event against Chinese Taipei as he lost to Yu Hsing Hsieh.Bhat came well after losing the close opening game but eventually lost 26-28 21-15 13-21 after 52 minute battle.There was not much to separate the two players as the Taipei player hit 22 smash winners to 25 of the Indian.Hsing was though slightly better at net and in rallies and that helped his cause.Now India’s men’s doubles pair of Sanave Arattukulam and Akshay Dewalkar will have to pull off a win in the next match to bring India back in the tie.They are up against Chieh-Min Fang and Sheng Mu Lee.last_img read more

The game goes on even after retirement

first_imgWhen Anil Kumble walks out as IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore captain again in April – yes, it’s a possibility, though Vijay Mallya is yet to choose his team – he would be establishing a unique record of playing representative cricket as president of a state association affiliated with the BCCI.Kumble can, anyway, be categorised as an ‘active’ player as he captained India at the Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes this month, even though he has quit Test, ODI and Twenty20 International formats. Probably no player has ever been elected to head an association so soon – just two years and 49 days – after his retirement. So, either ways, Kumble has set a new benchmark.And as the cherry on his KSCA cake, Kumble’s cricketer friends Javagal Srinath (secretary), Venkatesh Prasad and Roger Binny (both vice-presidents), Sujith Somasundar and Vijay Bharadwaj (both managing committee members) have also won, which makes it a virtual clean sweep by the players’ group.In the past, there have been many Test/first-class players who had gone on to hold administrative posts, but all of them achieved that feat well after their retirement. Delhi’s Ram Prakash Mehra (BCCI and DDCA president), Fateshsinh Rao Gaekwad (BCCI and Baroda president), Maharaja Vijaya Ananada ‘Vizzy’ of the United Provinces (BCCI chief), Ghulam Ahmed (BCCI secretary), Syed Mohammad Hadi (Hyderabad secretary), Niranjan Shah (BCCI secretary), M.P. Pandove (Punjab secretary and BCCI treasurer) and the new Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy (ex-Hyderabad Ranji player) are just a few ones to name.advertisementIt’s not just players, but even officials who often hold more than one post, which at times poses a conflict-of-interest situation. BCCI’s chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty is also treasurer of the Mumbai Cricket Association while board joint secretary Sanjay Jagdale is also secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.The most curious case is that of board secretary and presidentelect N Srinivasan as he is not just president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, but also holds the top post of the All India Chess Federation, besides being the owner of the IPL Chennai Super Kings franchise. M.P. Pandove is BCCI treasurer as well as Punjab secretary.Rajeev Shukla is a BCCI vice president and secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association. Similarly, Arun Jaitley, Shivlal Yadav, Arindam Ganguly, K Srikkanth (chairman of national selection committee and brand ambassador of IPL Chennai), Lalchand Rajput, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Anurag Thakur are among the many officials holding posts that can be questioned as they may pose conflict of interests at some stage.The other aspect of the current crop of immediately-retired players is that they are into multiple activities, which make them extremely busy and occupied. They are the true ‘allrounders’ of the modern age, and here one doesn’t refer to someone who bats and bowls with distinction.Kumble, for instance, is chairman of the BCCI’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) and is also a member of the athlete commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency. He also writes a newspaper column, and runs a company along with his brother. Srinath is another busy man, being an ICC match referee. Besides, he turns up as television expert every now and then, and also writes a column. Prasad was till recently the bowling coach of the Indian team as well as of the IPL Chennai Super Kings. He appears as an expert on television and thus has his hands full as well.Samosas to jostle with KFC at Kotla during WCKFC and Pizza Hut have secured the official license to sell their products during next year’s cricket World Cup, but fans in Delhi who can’t afford these don’t have to worry. They will have the option of buying cholebhature, samosas and chaat etc. during the four matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla.When officials of the International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Kotla on Monday, DDCA officials asked them if local vendors can put up stalls to cater to the thousands of spectators who usually throng the venue. “They said that until the vendors don’t sell the same stuff as KFC and Pizza Hut, they would be allowed to sell local snacks like samosas and chole-bhature etc. But the ICC officials said that they can’t do branding, implying that they can’t put up boards and sell the same food/snacks as KFC and Pizza Hut,” a DDCA official told MAIL TODAY.However, ICC’s official beverage partner Pepsi, will not be allowed to sell packaged water inside the stands. The Delhi Police officials, who joined the ICC inspection team, said that they won’t allow plastic bottles due to security reasons. The police also told the inspection team that they won’t allow spectators to take any articles inside the stadium without getting them scanned. “They said X-Ray machines will have to be installed at the gates. So, we might either buy X-Ray machines or take them on rent,” the official said.advertisementLike in the Commonwealth Games, volunteers will play a crucial role in the World Cup. “The ICC has said that it will provide attractive volunteer kits – track suits, caps, waist pouch etc. It’s not known how many volunteers will be deputed at each venue, but the officials said that they would be young and in sufficient numbers,” he informed. One only hopes that DDCA officials refrain from deputing their kids and relatives, like they usually do during international matches.The visit of the ICC team, which included a few BCCI officials, ended with the DDCA hosting a dinner at a five-star hotel. “One can understand that we were being good hosts by treating them to drinks and good food. But what surprised many was the DDCA presenting each of the 29 ICC members with expensive gifts. What was the need of giving these gifts? What was the DDCA trying to achieve? Defies logic, really,” he said.BCCI can learn a lot from PatelAnil Kumble and Co’s ascension to the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) throne might not have been as smooth had Brijesh Patel not decided to opt out. Patel, who turned 58 on Wednesday, had served KSCA for 12 years as secretary.”We achieved a lot but could not do much in the last three years due to a fractured mandate,” Patel told MAIL TODAY, referring to the election three years ago when Srikanta Wadiyar was elected president and his group clinched more seats than Patel.”The KSCA is in good hands [of Kumble & Co].By deciding to not to contest, we have set an example for various sports bodies, including the BCCI,” stressed Patel.When asked to point out his achievements, Patel said: “Overall, we made the facilities better. We took the game to mofussil areas and built the infrastructure there. We also contributed to the BCCI’s National Cricket Association.”Another significant step that Patel took was to tweak the KSCA constitution, making it easier for cricketers to get into administration and keep the politicians at bay. “Now, for example, even Vijay Mallya can’t be elected as a KSCA office bearer. Only the 1,300 members and 229 clubs in Bangalore can vote,” he pointed out.last_img read more