The contract hardly anybody wishes to sign
Vijay stays on course
Md. Sp. thrash Port
Tolly two good for Ever-Ready
Ganesh Kisku stretches top seed
Bengal pick 3 new faces
In The City
Pune Racing/ Salt Lake has edge over Great Alliance
Mysore Racing/ Allabreva lifts Delhi Cup

Calcutta, Aug. 16: 
With most cricketers worldwide refusing to sign the Player Terms, as set out by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the document itself has evoked much curiosity.

Actually, the Player Terms � incidentally, a copy has been made available to The Telegraph by well-placed sources in London � is a shade over three pages annexure to the Participating Nation Agreement (for ICC-conducted tournaments).

It reads:


1. From: [Signatory�s name] (the �Squad Member�)

To: (A) ICC Development (International) Limited (�IDI�); and (B) [India] (the �Competitor�)

2. In consideration of the Squad Member being invited to participate in the Event, the Squad Member hereby provides an undertaking to IDI and the Competitor in the terms set out below.

3. In these Player Terms, words and phrases defined in the Participating Nation Agreement (as defined below) shall carry the same meanings herein.

3.1. �Participating Nation Agreement� means an agreement between the Competitor and IDI detailing terms for participation in the Event.

4. The Squad Member hereby confirms that he has been provided with a copy of the Participating Nation Agreement and has read and understood the same.

5. The Squad Member agrees to be bound by and will comply fully with the terms of the Participating Nation Agreement (to the extent those terms are applicable to him) as if he were a party to the same including (without limitation) Clauses 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 29 and 30 thereof and the Squad Member agrees to be bound by and will fully comply with the ICC Code (to the extent applicable), the Playing Conditions and the Media Guidelines.

6. The Squad Member will co-operate fully and positively at all times with all reasonable requirements of IDI and BCCSL in connection with aspects of the organisation and conduct of the Event and with all reasonable requirements of IDI, GCC, Licensees and BCCSL in relation to the exploitation of the Commercial Rights.

7. The Squad Member hereby consents to the making of recordings (visual, audio, or audio/visual and in or on any medium) of his performances and / or appearances during the Event. The Squad Member further consents to the exploitation of such recordings by IDI, GCC and Licensees throughout the world without limit of time by any and all means and in all media whether now known or hereinafter invented (including in and in connection with interactive computer games and software) but excluding any such exploitation in a manner which may reasonably be considered to constitute a personal endorsement by the Squad member of any product or service.

8. The Squad Member hereby assigns, with full title guarantee, to IDI the entire copyright and all similar rights (including rental and lending rights and performer�s rights) in the Squad Member�s performances and appearances at the Event to hold to IDI absolutely throughout the world for the full extent of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof.

9. In favour of IDI, the Squad Member hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives (if and to the extent possible) all moral rights (if any) to which the Squad member is or may become entitled under the law of any country in relation to his performances and/or appearances at the Event.

10. The Squad Member hereby grants to IDI the irrevocable right during the Term and for six months following the conclusion of the Event (save as otherwise provided by paragraph 8 of these Player Terms) to use, and/or sub-license the use by other persons of the Squad Member�s name(s), likeness(es), performance(s), autograph and biographical material in connection with the promotion of the Event and exploiting the Commercial Rights (excluding the Host�s Rights). Such right shall be for the duration of the Term and for six months following the conclusion of the Event, save as otherwise provided by paragraph 7 of these Player Terms and save in respect of use of the attributes/materials concerned (as referred to above) in and in connection with interactive computer games and software (in any medium) in which respect the right granted shall be without limit of time. Such name(s), photograph(s), likeness(es) and biographical material shall not (without the prior written consent of the relevant Squad Member) be used in any manner which may reasonably be considered to constitute a personal endorsement by any such Squad Member of any product or service.

11. The Squad Member agrees upon request by IDI and without charge to execute all further documents and do any further acts as are necessary to give full effect to the content of these Player Terms; in particular (but without limitation) the Squad Member agrees to execute assignments and or formal licences or waivers (as applicable) in favour of IDI, GCC and /or Licensees as appropriate in furtherance of paragraphs 7, 8, 9 and 10 above.

12. The Squad Member agrees that IDI shall be entitled to assign and/or sub-license the rights set out in paragraphs 7, 8, and 10 above to GCC and/or Licensees as appropriate.

13. The Squad Member shall not (from 30 days before the first Match until 30 days after the last Match in the Event), directly or indirectly allow his name, voice, image, likeness or other representation to be used either (A) in any advertising or endorsement; or (B) for any commercial purpose; in any media whatsoever by or on behalf of a competitor of, or any product of any competitor of, any Official Sponsor, Global Partner or Official Supplier or which in either case involves a direct or indirect association with the Event and/or which seeks to exploit (whether implicitly or explicitly) any connection therewith without the prior written approval of IDI. For the avoidance of doubt the above prohibition shall cover (without limitation) the appearance of Squad Members in advertisements endorsements or other commercial activities wearing Team Kit, Team Uniform, Practice Kit or other national kit or any clothing confusingly similar to any of the foregoing.

14. Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 13 above, the Squad Member shall not take part in, co-operate with or assist any other party to undertake activities which amount to ambush marketing in relation to the Event or the Commercial Rights.

15. The Squad Member will co-operate with IDI and GCC (as IDI may reasonably require) to avoid any conflict between the Commercial Rights and the Squad Members� interests, including but not limited to conflicts involving the rights or actions of any Sponsor of the Squad Member. In the event of any such conflict arising, the Squad Member shall, upon becoming aware thereof take all steps reasonably necessary to avoid or alleviate conflict so as to avoid any adverse effect to the value of the Commercial Rights.

16. The Squad Member shall not:

(A) bet on any Match or series of Matches, or on any matter connected with any Match or series of Matches (a �Matter�), in which such Squad Member may take part or in which the Member Country or any such individual may be represented;

(B) induce or encourage any other person to bet on any Match or series of Matches or on any Matter or to offer the facility for such bets to be placed;

(C) gamble or enter into any other form of financial speculation on any Match or on any Matter;

(D) induce or encourage any other person to gamble or enter into any other form of financial speculation on any Match or on Matter;

(E) be a party to contriving or attempting to contrive the result of any Match or the occurrence of any Matter;

(F) fail to perform on his merits in any Match owing to an arrangement relating to betting on the outcome of any Match or on the occurrence of any Matter;

(G) induce or encourage any other player not to perform on his merits in any Match owing to any such arrangement;

(H) receive from another person any money, benefit or other reward (whether financial or otherwise) for the provision of any information concerning the weather, the teams, the state of the ground, the status of, or the outcome of, any Match or the occurrence of any Matter unless such information has been provided to a newspaper or other form of media in accordance with an obligation entered into in the normal course and disclosed in advance to the Cricket Authority of the relevant Member Country;

(I) receive any money, benefit or other reward (whether financial or otherwise) which could bring him or the game of cricket into disrepute;

(J) provide any money, benefit or other reward (whether financial or otherwise) which could bring him or the game of cricket into disrepute; or

(K) entertain any approaches from another person to engage in conduct such as that described in any of the above sub-paragraphs (A) to (J).

17. The Squad Member shall comply with all reasonable requirements of IDI and/or BCCSL regarding the presentation of the replica of the ICC Champions Trophy to the winner of the Event.

18. The Squad Member shall not incur any debt or charge, or undertake any obligations, on behalf of IDI or BCCSL.

19. The Squad Member agrees and submits to the jurisdiction of, and shall abide by the directions and decisions of, the Event Technical Committee, including, without limitation, decisions relating to those matters set out in Schedule 7 to the Participating Nation Agreement, (including breaches by the Squad Member of these Player Terms) and also to the decisions and directions of the Referee of each Match.

20. These Player Terms shall be governed by English law and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.



Calcutta, Aug. 16: 
Vijay Kumar returned a two-under 70, his third straight under-par score to lead the field at 14 under 202 at the end of the penultimate round of the Rs 10 lakh TNGF Open Friday. Winner of last week�s Hero Honda Open South, he was, thus, on the verge of winning back-to-back title on the Tour.

Mhow�s Mukesh Kumar and city boy Uttam Singh Mundy, who returned cards of 70, were in the second and third positions at ten-under 206 and nine-under 207, respectively.

However, it was Rahul Ganapathy with a five-under 67, who hogged the limelight, returning the best card of the day.

The 23-year-old youngster, who was placed tenth overnight, moved up four places with his tally now standing at 212.

Overnight leader Vijay showed his class on the front nine with a four-under after seven holes with birdies on the first, second, sixth and seventh. But two bogeys on the back nine � tenth and 13th saw Vijay finish at 70.

Jeev tied at 43rd

Ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh shot an opening round of one-over to tie for the 43rd place at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, being played in Wichita, US.

According to information received here, Barry Cheesman was leading the field with a five-under 65. Casey Martin was second at four-under 66.

Andrew Mclardy, Nolan Henke and Stan Utley were tied third at three-under 67.


Calcutta, Aug. 16: 
Mohammedan Sporting overcame a sluggish Calcutta Port Trust 4-0 in their Super Division encounter at the rain-drenched Salt Lake Stadium Friday. The overwhelming victory takes Mohammedan Sporting to the top of the table with 16 points from six matches.

After a barren first half, during which Mohammedan Sporting could have scored at least twice, the goals came through Dipendu Biswas (2), Ghulam Rahim Nabi and Amjad Ansari.

Around 25,000 fans of the glamour side had thronged the terraces and the footballers did not disappoint them. Nabi and Dipendu were the livewires upfront as Amit Das and the hardworking Habeeb Adekunle fed them regularly with accurate passes. It was heartening to see Dipendu cover a lot of ground in the striking zone.

Nabi, the TFA prot�g�, showed a lot of promise with his enthusiastic presence. Only Abdulateef Seriki stuck out like a sore thumb as he hardly produced anything of note, besides incurring the wrath of the referee towards the close for a deliberate foul on the goalkeeper.

In fact, the Nigerian was lucky not to have been given marching orders for leaving Sandip Guha bleeding in the forehead in the first half. The incident resulted in the referee allowing eight minutes of injury time before the interval.

Mohammedan Sporting struck soon after resumption. Amit�s shot deflected off a CPT player. The Seriki centre that followed was cleanly headed in by Dipendu. Minutes later, Dipendu failed to capitalise with only the goalkeeper at his mercy.

Nabi�s angular shot from the right edge of the box got them their second goal in the 66th minute.

Dipendu scored almost in similar fashion � an accurate pass from Amit was difficult to be placed anywhere else but the net. Ansari struck in injury time under fading light. Nabi�s centre from the right was well placed.


Mohammedan Sporting: Prashanta Dora, Reaz-ul Mustafa, Insan Ali, Hussain Mustafi, Amandeep Singh, Amit Das (Amjad Ansari, 70), Habeeb Adekunle, Somatai Paite (Arunava Sarkar, 69), Ghulam Rahim Nabi, Dipendu Biswas (Ali Reza, 77), Abdulateef Seriki.

CPT: Sandip Guha (Utpal Halder, 45), Kajal Das (Bijoy Pal, 70), Rabi Karmakar, Srimanta Das, Pinaki Dutta, Sanjit Saha, Kaushik Prasad, Amar Pyne, Bastab Roy (Souren Sardar, 78), Pradip Indu, Sandip Ghosh.

Referee: Gopinath Pyne.


Calcutta, Aug. 16: 
Tollygunge Agragami laboured to a 2-0 victory in their Super League match against debutants Ever-Ready at the Howrah Stadium Friday. With this victory, Tollygunge have moved to 11 points from six matches, while Ever-Ready are languishing at four from the same number of games.

In a display of pedestrian soccer, the only moment of flash came in the dying moments when Niladri Chakraborty of Tollygunge booted in the second goal. Receiving a ball from the half-line, he flummoxed two Ever-Ready defenders on a beautiful half-turn and struck a powerful left-footer that gave very little chance to goalkeeper Arindam Ghosh.

The game was bogged down for the most part in the middle-third, with none of the teams making any headway up. Still, Ever-Ready could have taken a 35th minute-lead, when Suman Ghosh set one up for Arup Sarkar from the left, but the latter failed from close range.

Two minutes later, Tollygunge returned an immediate reply, a rasping left-footer of Ashim Biswas from 35-yards struck the cross-piece and came back to play. Tollygunge finally broke the deadlock in the injury-time of the first half when Ashim headed down a long ball for Srikanta Dutta, who slotted the ball into an open net.

Ever-Ready got a chance in the very last minute. Bhabani Mohanty�s pass found Arup in the open, but he failed to find the target.


Tollygunge Agragami: Gopal Das; Kabijit Khotel, Debkumar Sashmol, Sujit Niyogi (Uttam Debnath, 40 min), Dipayan Majumdar; Sandip Das, Mehtab Hossain, Isiaka Awoyemi, Biswarup Bishu; Ashim Biswas, Srikanta Dutta (Niladri Chakraborty, 85 min).

Ever-Ready: Arindam Ghosh; Sishir Ghosh, Amrita Lal Biswas, Anupam Sarkar, Rajib De; Ashish Das, Madhusudan Sarkar, Suman Ghosh, Debraj Chatterjee; Arup Sarkar, Bhabani Mohanty.

Referee: Biswajit Bera.


Calcutta, Aug. 16: 
Top seed Joydeep Dutta of Kumar Ashutosh Institution (Branch) was made to sweat it out by Ganesh Kisku of Louis Braille Memorial School for the Sightless in the opening round of the XV The Telegraph Schools� Chess Championship�s grand finals Friday.

The 11-round Swiss league tournament � the only one for school children to be accorded Fide rating status � was inaugurated by Mr Y.N. Zozulya, director of Gorky Sadan. Presented by Horlicks, the meet is organised by Alekhine Chess Club.

With a few late entries from Bihar, the total number of participants has gone up to 218 from 126 schools. South Point, with 12, has the maximum number of participants. But for Joydeep, all other seeded players won their openers with ease.

Second seed Debayan Majumdar of St James� disposed of Amman Ahmed of St Thomas Day School in 23 moves in an English opening. No. 3 Tanmoy Pattanayak made short work of Amritajit Dasgupta of Don Bosco in 23 moves in a Vienna opening.

Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar, one of five players from Bangladesh, took only 19 moves to checkmate Varun Gujadhur of Apeejay School in a French defence. Asian junior girls� bronze-medallist Mary Ann Gomes of Frank Correa Academy won with ease against Chiranjit Chakraborty of Patipukur ANS Mandir.

In the duel between two tiny tots, the youngest boy Sayan Majumdar got the better of the youngest girl Tamishra Das in a short game.

The champion of the Guwahati leg, seven-year-old Kh. Sanjoy Singh, and under 7 national boys� runner-up L. Shakespear won their respective games despite enduring considerable hardship en route to the city.

With the Imphal-Dimapur Highway being blocked by landslides, they had to walk through waist-deep mud and water at different points with their coach before reaching Guwahati from where they boarded a train.


Joydeep Dutta (1) beat Ganesh Kisku (0); Amman Ahmed (0) lost to Debayan Majumdar (1); Tanmoy Pattanayak (1) beat Amritajit Dasgupta (0); Anwesha Ghosh (0) lost to Indradip Giri (1); Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar (1) beat Varun Gujadhar (0); Aditya Bhan (0) lost to Saurav Chakraborti (1); Rajib Dhar (1) beat Arpit Agarwal (0); Chiranjit Chakraborti (0) lost to Mary Ann Gomes (1); Souparno Ghosh (1) beat Hardik Roy (0); Jeet Ganguly (0) lost to Suman Basu (1); Baishakhi Das (1) beat Saptarshi Bhattacharya (0); Arpan Basu (0) lost to Dibaditta S Biswas (1); Souvik Chakraborty (1) beat Avijit Gupta (0); Dishari Chakraborti (0) lost to Suchanda Chatterjee (1); Samput Mallick (1) beat Prerna Chatterjee (0); Rohan Shah Kiran (0) lost to Monisha Mohanty (1); Manish Sharma (1) beat S. Aditya(0); Utsav Das (0) lost to Abinas Das (1); Soumya Thakurta (1) walkover Vedant Saraf (1); Yash Patel (0) lost to Anurag Jaiswal (1); Shamima Akter Liza (1) lost to Abhishek Paul (0); Akash Agarwal (0) lost to Kh. Sanjoy Singh (1); Sourav Bose (1) lost to Prashant Gujadhur (0); Preshit Bakre (0) lost to Sankar Majumder (1); Nazir Arifin (1) beat Priyadarshini Das (0).


Calcutta, Aug. 16: 
The 23-member list of probables for the Bengal team was announced Friday. While Devang Gandhi managed to make the team, Nikhil Haldipur was dropped. Rookie wicket-keeepers Subhojit Paul and Aniruddha Roy and batsman Sanjay Agarwal are the three new faces in the list, chairman of selectors, Ashok Malhotra, said.

The probables

Rohan Gavaskar, Deep Dasgupta, Utpal Chatterjee, Subhamoy Das, Amitava Chakraborty, Arindam Das, Aurijit Bose, Sanjeeb Sanyal, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Sourashish Lahiri, Anirban Chatterjee, Ranadeb Bose, Shib Shankar Paul, Moyanka Chakraborty, Samrat Guha, Soujan Biswas, Murtaza Lodhgar, Subhojit Paul, Aniruddha Roy, Sayan Dey, Sanjay Agarwal, Devang Gandhi, Subhradeep Ganguly.


Aug. 16: 

Bengal open vs Assam

The East Zone one-day tournament will be held in Agartala from December 6 to 13. Assam are the defending champions. Bengal meet Assam on December 6, Bihar on December 10, Orissa on December 12 and a day later take on hosts Tripura.

Meanwhile, the under-15 Polly Umrigar tournament will be played in the city from October 26 to November 17.

Soumyadeep, Mouma up

Top seeds Soumyadeep Roy and Mouma Das Friday moved into the last eight of the Servo Indian Oil east zone table tennis championships being held at Durgapur�s Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium. According to information received here, Soumyadeep beat Amit Das 4-2 in the pre-quarter final while Mouma trounced Mousumi Pal 4-1.

1576 donate blood

As many as 1,576 persons donated blood on the occasion of Football Lover�s Day Friday. Former international Santo Mitra, who inaugurated the camp as the first donor, also signed the cerficates .

Jagtiani best

Raju Jagtiani beat Mohammed Salim 82-46 to emerge champion in the one-frame snooker meet.


FOOTBALL: CFL, Super Division: East Bengal vs FCI (Salt Lake); Bagan vs SAIL (Bagan). First div. gr A: ECLSA vs WB Police (EB); Railway FC vs City AC (Md Sp.); CFC vs Md AC (R. Sarobar). Matches from 3.30 pm.

CRICKET: Corporate indoor meet at Space Circle.

RUGBY: All India South Asia championship: Delhi B vs Manipur (2 pm); Cal Police vs Magic Bus (3.10 pm); TN vs CCFC (4.20 pm). Matches at CCFC.

WATERPOLO: All Bengal meet final at Vidyasagar Udyan from 3.30 pm.


Pune. Aug. 16: 
A winner of three races from his five winter season starts, Salt Lake may upstage Great Alliance to claim the 2,000m Charon Trophy, the main event at the Pune races on Saturday. C. Rajendra partners the Jaggy Dhariwal-trained four-year-old gelding by Dark Nile out of Shamsheer.


2.45 pm: Silver Sand 1. Fire Dancer 2. Chittor 3.

3.15 pm: Goin N� Style 2. Fly A Kite 2. Signor Escobar 3.

3.45 pm: Actualite 1. Oriental Ace 2. Reckoning 3.

4.15 pm: Salt Lake 1. Great Alliance 2. Royal Amaretto 3.

4.45 pm: Music Prospector 1. Flames 2. Cerveza 3.

5.15 pm: Ippodamia 1. Star Of Nature 2. Opener 3.

5.45 pm: Lisianski 1. Seville Star 2. Jodhpur Lad 3.

Day�s Best: Music Prospector

Double: Goin N� Style & Actualite


Mysore, Aug. 16: 
Samar Singh�s Allabreva easily claimed the Delhi Race Club Cup in Mysore on Friday.


(With inter-state dividends)

1. Apache Prince Plate 1,400m: (4-8-1) Nice And Noble (Srinath) 1; Dream Coat 2; Selena 3. Won by: 1/2; 1-1/4; (1-31.1). Tote: Win Rs 21; Place: 13; 40; 14; Quinella: 180; Shp: 256; Tanala: 509. Fav: Nice And Noble (4).

2. Bright Hanovar Plate 1,100m: (4-1-6) Royal Tarlair (Appu) 1; Semoran 2; National Crown 3. Won by: Nk; 1-1/2; (1-10.9). Tote:Win Rs 17; Place: 11; 22; 45; Quinella: 57; Shp: 60; Tanala: 768. Fav: Royal Tarlair (4).

3. Canny Scot Plate 1,200m: (2-4-9) Conquering Star (Srinath) 1; River Bed 2; Bin Tin Tin 3. Not run: First Wave (10). Won by: 2-1/2; 3-1/2; (1-15.5). Tote: Win Rs 33; Place: 16; 23; 14; Quinella: 216; Shp: 108; Tanala: 827. Fav: Bin Tin Tin (9).

4. Y. R. Puttannaiah Memorial Gold Cup 1,200m: (5-11-7) Bryce Canyon (Srinath) 1; Triple King 2; Swinging Conquest 3. Won by: 3/4; 1-1/4; (1-13.9). Tote: Win Rs 25; Place: 14; 47; 13; Quinella: 273; Shp: 119; Tanala: 1,775. Fav: Bryce Canyon (5).

5. Delhi Race Club Cup 1,200m: (7-2-8) Allabreva (A. Mani) 1; Al Habib 2; Spark of Life 3. Won by: 2-1/4; Nk; (1-12.9). Tote: Win Rs 67; Place: 12; 33; 17; Quinella: 551; Shp: 90; Tanala: 2,364. Fav: Perfect Venue (3).

6. Yeshwantpur Plate 1,600m: (12-4-11) Arduous (I. Chisty) 1; Foolish Pursuit 2; Gypsie�s Wish 3. Not run: Wonderful Dancer (10). Won by: 3; 2-3/4; (1-41.2). Tote: Win Rs 72; Place: 23; 24; 21; Quinella: 393; Shp: 79; Tanala: 2,170. Fav: Always Dancing (9).

7. Mount Everest Plate 1,100m: (2-4-11) Gracious Rohit (T. Rahul) 1; Tequila Rdie 2; Beautiful Dreams 3. Won by: 3; 1; (1-11). Tote: Win Rs 266; Place: 27; 33; 25; Quinella: 1,147; Shp: 106; Tanala: 22,629. Fav: Noble Priest (6).

Jackpot: Rs 79,800 (Carried over); (C) Rs 2,052.

Treble: (i) Rs 130; (ii) Rs 29,237.

Thursday�s Pune results

(With inter-state dividends)

1st race: Deep Finesse (Rupesh) 1; Momentous Mover 2; Come Prima 3. Win Rs 76; (P) 20; 16; 15; (Q) 105; Shp: 36; (T) 420. Fav: Momentous Mover

2nd race: Royal Gladiator (M. Narredu) 1; Top Mover 2; Zephyr Bay 3. Win Rs 16; (P) 12; 18; 37; (Q) 57; Shp: 53; (T) 452. Fav: Royal Gladiator.

3rd race: Heartbreaker (Sunil) 1; Teaser 2; Prince Honey 3. Not run: Clive Commission. Win Rs 32; (P) 15; 22; 15; (Q) 92; Shp: 58; (T) 277. Fav: Heartbreaker

4th race: Eau de Vie (Shroff) 1; Resist 2; Narrator 3. Win Rs 34; (P) 16; 37; 40; (Q) 201; Shp: 97; (T) 3,520. Fav: Infinite.

5th race: Star Gift (J. Chinoy) 1; Rainy Stream 2; Philosopher 3. Win Rs 188; (P) 50; 15; 19; (Q) 269; Shp: 47; (T) 6,531. Fav: Lord of Thunder

6th race: Fleurissimo (Habbu) 1; Silver Line 2; Ciraja 3. Win Rs 181; (P) 32; 46; 12; (Q) 1,523. Shp: 158; (T) 10,279. Fav: Ciraja.

Jackpot: Rs 1,20,512 (Carried over to Sunday); (C) Rs 2,384.

Treble: (i) Rs 541; (ii) Rs 8,494.


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