Abdulaziz Kridis big winner at BMW-InterCon Golf Championship

Updated 20 April 2015
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Abdulaziz Kridis big winner at BMW-InterCon Golf Championship

April 11 was a red-letter day in the golfing career of Abdulaziz Kridis when he scored another major victory in the BMW-InterContinental Golf Championship 2015 at the Palms Golf Club InterContinental Riyadh.
Kridis, a dedicated golfer who plays daily, reaped the fruit of his hard work and returned one of his best rounds, a net of 3-under 53.
This is his second major achievement having won the Lincoln Golf championship last year. The two days tournament attracted over 100 players of 15 different nationalities. Players from all over the Kingdom traveled to Riyadh to participate in this prestigious golfing event.
The course was in excellent condition, greens perfect and the pin positions were exceptionally challenging even for the well experienced players.
During the awarding ceremony InterContinental Riyadh management thanked the sponsor
Mohammed Yousef Naghi Motors for their continued support for this sport. They expressed their delight and gratitude toward the sponsor and players for their great support for such a wonderful golf tournament in Riyadh.
BMW Marketing Manager Mustafa Younes handed out the trophies and prizes to the winners.
For his feat, overall champion Kridis took home a Ping G30 golf set and BMW crystal trophy.
Filipino golf veterans Danny Naval and Alex Arellano were neck-to-neck in the battle for the A-division (handicap 0-6) championship, but in the end Naval was lucky to win the first place on 60 net while Arellano settled for runner-up prize on 63.
In the B-division (7-12 ) last year’s overall champion Young Joo Kim and Corne Delange were in the hunt. Both of them scored 55 net but during the countback Corne emerged winner and Kim in second position.
In the C- Division (13-18 ), Robert Mariano led a Filipino 1-2 with a 54 net. Countryman Sonny Acance was second on 60 net.
Koreans swept he Ladies Division with Kim Jin soon the champion on 56 net par and Chong Hi Park runner-up on 61.
The nearest to the pin awards went to John on No. 3 and Steph Usher on No. 17.
The awarding ceremony ended with a sumptuous dinner served by InterContinental Hotel .


Cricket world body rejects Pakistan compensation claim over India

Updated 20 November 2018
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Cricket world body rejects Pakistan compensation claim over India

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council has dismissed a compensation claim by Pakistan over India’s refusal to honor an agreement to play bilateral series.
“Following a three-day hearing and having considered detailed oral and written submissions, the Dispute Panel has dismissed the PCB’s claim against the BCCI,” the ICC said in a statement.
The decision cannot be appealed.
The dispute centered on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) according to which India and Pakistan had agreed to play six bilateral series between 2015-2023, four of which would be hosted by Pakistan.
The PCB had filed a compensation claim of $70 million.
But India refused to play Pakistan citing the Indian government’s objections due to strained relations with Pakistan.
According to the agreement, the six tours would include up to 14 Tests, 30 one-days and 12 Twenty20 internationals.
The MoU was a reward to Pakistan for backing the “Big Three” plan according to which India, Australia and England had the major share of power and revenues of world cricket.
However, that arrangement fell apart and the BCCI refused to accept the MoU as a legal document, dismissing it as a “piece of paper.”
India cut off cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai which left more than 160 people killed.
The two sides have not played a full series since Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007.
Pakistan toured India for a limited-overs series with two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals from December 2012-January 2013 but full ties were not restored.
After negotiations about the proposed tours failed, the PCB filed a notice of dispute with the ICC resolution committee in November last year, claiming the 70 million dollars in compensation.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has reportedly spent one million dollars fighting the case, described the decision as “disappointing.”
“Following a lengthy dispute resolution process, the announcement of the decision has come as a disappointment,” it said.
“PCB will determine its future course of action in this regard after detailed deliberations and consultations with its stakeholders.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) welcomed the decision, saying it had always maintained that the MoU was non-binding and that it “merely expressed an intention to play.”
“The BCCI wholeheartedly welcomes the decision of the Dispute Panel. The BCCI will now move the Dispute Panel to recover its legal cost from the PCB,” it said in a press release.