BCCI to honour former boss Shashank Manohar at dinner function

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to honour outgoing chief Shashank Manohar at a dinner function today.  Manohar had become the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council earlier this month.”A dinner function has been organised in his honour as all the members will be present here for the SGM (on May 22),” said a BCCI said.Manohar had resigned earlier this month as the BCCI president, just over six months after commencing his second stint in the post, in order to be eligible to become the ICC’s first independent chairman. The successor to the Nagpur-based lawyer will be elected at the BCCI’s SGM on Sunday and the frontrunner appears to be current secretary Anurag Thakur.The nomination for the new president, supported by at least one unit from the BCCI’s East Zone associations, has to be filed by this evening.In order to become the new BCCI president, Thakur will have to relinquish his current post and, in that case, a new BCCI secretary will have to be nominated at the SGM.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAustralians looking to bask in the European Summer will be able to enjoy more of Portugal, as Emirates has launched its new four-times-weekly service to Porto, its second destination in Portugal. The new service provides Australians travellers with a direct flight to the popular city in the north of the country.Porto is also a burgeoning destination for the river cruise market, with a number of cruise lines offering journeys from the second largest city in Portugal.The inaugural flight, EK197, touched down at the city’s international airport last Tuesday afternoon, marking the start of the airline’s first service to northern Portugal. The Emirates Boeing 777-200LR, in a two-class cabin configuration featuring Emirates’ newest Business Class and Economy Class seats and interiors, was welcomed by Porto Airport with a water cannon salute. The aircraft has 38 lie-flat seats in Business Class in a 2-2-2 configuration and 264 spacious seats in Economy Class. A video of the inaugural events can be found here.The flight will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and depart Dubai as EK197 at 0915hrs and arrive in Porto at 1430hrs. The return flight, EK198, will depart Porto at 1735hrs and land in Dubai at 0415hrs the next morning.Emirates also operates two flights a day between Dubai and Lisbon with Boeing 777-300ERs, offering more than 700 seats a day.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more