Contract

  • Barcelona to begin talks with Messi over contract extension September 22, 2012

    Madrid: FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said it would be an error not to start work on renewing the contract of star striker Lionel Messi. Messi has already renewed his contract six times in his Barcelona career and his current deal expires in June 2016. But with the best player in...
  • Deccan's IPL contract terminated: Sources September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday terminated the contract of the IPL franchise Deccan Chargers, possibly on the grounds of several management woes that came into light with the Hyderabadbased unit, sources told CNNIBN. Although the decision on the fate of Deccan was expected to be taken at BCCI's special general...
  • James Anderson signs new deal with Lancashire September 13, 2012

    London: England pace bowler James Anderson signed a new twoyear contract with Lancashire on Thursday despite his English county's relegation to the Second Division. Anderson, who made his Lancashire debut in 2002, has played only a limited role for Lancashire in recent years after becoming a key member of England's bowling...
  • Youth takes up murder contract to finance studies September 12, 2012

    Kotdwara: In a shocking case, a youth has been arrested in connection with the murder of a property dealer, after he allegedly took the contract for the killing to finance his studies, police said here on Wednesday. Abhijeet (19) reportedly confessed to the murder of one Bhairav Dutt Pandey of Sigaddi...
  • Gibson in talks with board over new deal September 12, 2012

    Colombo: West Indies cricket coach Ottis Gibson says he has begun preliminary discussions with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with the aim of having his current three year contract renewed. Gibson's initial contract with the WICB expires next February and the former West Indies player has already expressed an interest...
  • Pietersen not given England central contract September 8, 2012

    London: Kevin Pietersen missed out on being awarded a central contract by England on Friday, leaving his international future in the balance. The batsman was dropped by England after sending text messages to South Africa players that were apparently critical of teammates during the recent Test series against the country of...
  • Defender Ryan Bertrand gets Chelsea extension September 6, 2012

    London: England defender Ryan Bertrand signed a new fiveyear contract with Chelsea on Wednesday, four months after rising to prominence for the European champions at the end of last season. The 23yearold Bertrand finally lived up to his promise at the English Premier League giants last season, and was rewarded with...
  • Maruti lockout may hit contract workers of suppliers July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Contract labourers working in factories of component suppliers to Maruti Suzuki could bear the brunt of the lockout at the Manesar plant of India's largest carmaker. Working on wafer thin margins amid stiff competition, many of the component suppliers which have been already feeling...
  • Contract issue settled satisfactorily: Mahela July 18, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene admitted that the central contracts dispute with their cricket board has been amicably settled. "We were able to settle the matter very satisfactorily. Contracts will be signed tomorrow," Jayawardene stated. He said the dispute was over a few minor matters. "We are in a position now...
  • Dow sponsorship damages Games: London Assembly July 12, 2012

    London: London politicians called on Olympic officials to rethink their sponsorship contract with Dow Chemical on Wednesday, saying the company's links to the 1984 Bhopal disaster damaged the reputation of this month's Games. Members of the London Assembly, the body which oversees the work of the capital's mayor, said London Olympic...
  • Robin van Persie not to extend Arsenal contract July 5, 2012

    London: Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will not extend his contract after revealing on Wednesday he was unhappy with the direction the Premier League club was taking. "I've thought long and hard about it but I've decided not to extend my contract," van Persie said on his official website (www.robinvanpersie.com). Van Persie,...
  • Contempt petition filed against Narendra Modi July 3, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A contempt petition was on Tuesday filed against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Council of Ministers for rejecting sanction to prosecute cabinet minister Purshottam Solanki in an alleged Rs 400 crore fishing contract scam without taking Governor's sanction as directed by the court. The high court had directed the...
  • PCB may review explayers' employment July 1, 2012

    Lahore: The PCB have warned a number of former Test players that their employment contracts with the board have lapsed on June 30th and might not be renewed again. A senior official of the board confirmed that around 50 employees, including some former Test players, had been notified by the board...
  • Pay dispute over, CA contracts 17 players June 22, 2012

    Melbourne: Test opener Ed Cowan has been overlooked in Cricket Australia's revamped list of 17 centrally contracted players named on Friday. CA has cut its contracted players from 25 to 17, but with the ability to upgrade others if performance warrants. While Cowan missed out, outoffavor paceman Mitchell Johnson was awarded...
  • McLaren to drive a hard bargain with Hamilton June 22, 2012

    Montreal: McLaren will try to drive a hard bargain but Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he expects negotiations on a new Formula One contract to be straightforward in the end. The 2008 world champion is out of contract at the end of the season and McLaren chairman Ron Dennis has already...
  • NZ ignore Gillespie for national contract June 20, 2012

    Wellington: Fast bowler Mark Gillespie, the comeback story of New Zealand's Test series against South Africa last summer, has missed out on a national contract for the next season. Gillespie was recalled to the New Zealand team for the second of its three Tests against South Africa in March after...
  • Our demands are not unreasonable: Clarke June 14, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's Test and ODI captain Michael Clarke does not find the players' demands in an ongoing pay dispute with the Cricket Board to be unreasonable but is hopeful that the deadlock would be resolved soon. Australian Cricketers Association's Memorandum of Understanding with Cricket Australia expires on June 30 and the...
  • Pakistan players sign central contract June 13, 2012

    Karachi: All Pakistani cricketers, who were offered central contracts with pay hikes, have conditionally signed the contracts after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) warned that if they did not sign it, they would be paid match fees of category 'C' players. The source said that the PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf asked...
  • Pak players will have to sign tour contracts June 6, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it clear that even if a player does not sign the central contract offered to him, he still has to sign a tour contract before each series in order to play for the national team. A senior PCB official told PTI that any...
  • Eight Pak players sign PCB's central contracts June 5, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistans newlyappointed Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez, former captain Shoaib Malik and offspinner Saeed Ajmal are among the eight players who have signed the central contracts offered to them by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Some wellplaced sources confirmed that Malik and other players signed the contracts after learning that the...
  • No strike by Aus players despite pay dispute June 3, 2012

    Melbourne: The continuing stalemate over a pay dispute notwithstanding, Australian cricketers have no plans of going on strike. Amid speculation that they might boycott the tour of England scheduled to be held from June 29July 10 or the World Twenty20 at Sri Lanka in SeptemberOctober, a senior Australian cricketer has...
  • Ryder without NZC contract for 2012 May 30, 2012

    Wellington: Jesse Ryder has not been awarded a contract by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for 2012. David White, the NZC CEO, announced the decision after a routine annual performance review in Wellington, which is a must for all contracted players. Ryder was not a part of New Zealands 15man Test...
  • PCB to rectify 2012 central contract list May 28, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to rectify some glaring omissions from the list of players awarded central contracts and retainers for the year 2012 with fast bowlers, Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Talha expected to be included in the list this week. Wellplaced sources in the board said that...
  • PCB awards retainership to banned player May 27, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a major blooper has awarded retainership to a player whom it had recently banned for a year for serious misconduct during a domestic match. The PCB on Saturday announced a list of 21 players who have been awarded central contracts and 21 players...
  • Afridi, Malik back among PCB contracted players May 26, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday awarded former captains Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik central contracts, which saw players given a 25per cent hike in their monthly salaries. Afridi's contract was suspended after he fell out with the former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt, who replaced him as oneday...
  • SLC upgrades P Jayawardena, Welagedara May 25, 2012

    Colombo: Wicketkeeperbatsman Prasanna Jayawardene and leftarm fast bowler Chanaka Welagedara have been upgraded in the central contract categories, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Friday. Jayawardene has been promoted to category 2 from 3, while Welagedara is promoted to 4 from 5. The chairman of selectors, Asantha de Mel was consulted...
  • Pak players may get pay hike in new contracts May 23, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistani cricketers, who will get central contracts later this month, can expect a pay hike between 15 and 25 per cent, an Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said Wednesday. The official said that a recommendation of raising the monthly retainer fees and match fees by 10 to 25 per...
  • Chelsea to hold contract talks with Drogba May 21, 2012

    London: Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said that the club will hold talks with forward Didier Drogba about a new contract next week, while also saying that they hope to appoint a permanent manager "sooner rather than later." Drogba, who scored the decisive penalty to defeat Bayern Munich in the shootout of...
  • Malinga in Sri Lankan central contract list May 13, 2012

    Colombo: Speedster Lasith Malinga, who is currently playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, has been placed in the top bracket of USD 100,000 in the central contracts announced by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) here. The fast bowler figures along side Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thilan...
  • Wenger confident over new Van Persie deal May 5, 2012

    London: Arsenal are confident striker Robin van Persie will sign a new contract at the end of the season and finish his career at the club, manager Arsene Wenger told reporters on Friday. "My desire and my wish is to find an agreement with Robin to extend the contract and [he...