India batsman Shikhar Dhawan posted a lengthy message on social media imploring people to be responsible human beings and respect animals’ right to live peacefully.
On Friday, Dhawan posted an image of a dog – which was being taken care of by his friend- on his Instagram account. Dhawan said the street dog was doing fine until it found its way out to the street on Thursday and lost its eye after being hit on the face.
Dhawan asked his fans to not only care for the well being of stray animals but all creatures. In a length message, translated to English here, Dhawan said: “I want to tell you that we should not hurt these creatures that cannot speak. If you can’t help anyone, then at least you shouldn’t hurt them. For the sake of humanity, we should respect all creatures. They are living things, they also feel pain.”
Dear friends, Mere ek dost ne is street dog ko apnaya hua hai aur uski bahut dekhbaal karta hai. Kal jab yeh baahar tha toh kisi ne iski ek aankh phodh di. Yeh bahut dukh ki baat hai. Yeh baat bata kar mein aapse yeh hi kehna chahata hoon ki hume is tara in bejubaan jeevo ko nahi sataana chahiye. Agar aap kisi ka bhala nahi kar sakte, toh aapko kisi ka nuksaan bhi nahi pahuchaana chahiye. Ek insaaniyat ke naate bhi hume street dog sahit har jeev ka sammaan karna chahhiye. Woh bhi jeev hai, unko bhi dard hota hai. Is liye haath jod kar meri aapse yeh hi request hai ki aap is cheez ka sada dhyan rakhe aur sabhi jaanvaro ki dekhbaal kare. Woh bhi humari zindagi ka ek hissa hai. Unka bhi jeene ka utna hi haq banta hai jitna humara ya kisi aur ka. Thank you.
Earlier, Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi had posted a brief message on Twitter, asking his followers to take care of all animals.
Dhawan, along with the Indian team, departed for a long tour of Ireland and England.
India have started their nearly three-month long tour of Ireland and England. Virat Kohli’s team will play two T20s in Ireland at the end of this month before taking on England in a limited over clash in July.
India and England will play three T20s and as many ODIs before the five-match Test series which starts in August.
Here is the list of matches India will play during the next few months in England and Ireland. The tour of Ireland will be shown on OSN Sports CricketHD and the tour of England on beIN Sports.
INDIA’S TOUR OF IRELAND
June 27, 2018
June 29, 2018
19:00 Second T20I in Dublin (OSN Sports Cricket HD)
INDIA’S TOUR OF ENGLAND
July 3, 2018
20:30 First T20I in Manchester (beIN Sports)
July 6, 2018
20:30 Second T20I in Cardiff (beIN Sports)
July 8, 2018
17:00 Third T20 in Bristol (beIN Sports)
July 12, 2018
15:30 First ODI in Nottingham (beIN Sports)
July 14, 2018
14:00 Second ODI in London (beIN Sports)
July 17, 2018
15:30 Third ODI in Leeds (beIN Sports)
August 1, 2018
14:00 First Test in Birmingham (beIN Sports)
August 9, 2018
14:00 Second Test in London (beIN Sports)
August 18, 2018
14:00 Third Test in Nottingham (beIN Sports)
August 30, 2018
14:00 Fourth Test in Southampton (beIN Sports)
September 7, 2018
14:00 Fifth Test in London (beIN Sports)
India’s top cricketers are set to finally be paid the incremental retainers which was awarded to them by the BCCI’s CoA (Committee of Administrators) three months ago.
The CoA had introduced a new A+ grade contract in addition to the previously existing grades in March this year. The new A+ grade contracts were awarded to five players – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. According to the contract, the five players will receive an annual retainer of $1million.
The new grading system was meant to come into effect for the 2017-18 season. However, according to a report by India Today, the new contracts were yet to be endorsed by the board secretary as late as Friday despite the players signing it much earlier.
The players had reportedly approached the board for clarity on the situation and their pending payments.
The state units of the BCCI met in New Delhi on Friday for a Special General Meeting (SGM) where the matter was taken up for discussion and finally passed.
The Supreme Court appointed CoA ,which was set up to oversee the day-to-day workings of the BCCI, was the brains behind the new grading system and had warned the BCCI that they would enforce the contracts if they were not ratified by Friday.
“The players have signed new contracts and it has been sent to the secretary in person and multiple reminders given. We will wait till Friday. If the secretary still does not sign it, COA will ensure the players get their money,” CoA member Diana Edulji had told India Today earlier.
Friday’s SGM had did not have the required go ahead from the CoA and as such, it remains to be seen if the committee implements the resolutions passed by the board in the meet.
“Despite doubts, the SGM has taken place. All resolutions have been passed by the General Body unanimously,” BCCI acting secretary Amithabh Choudhary was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India after the SGM.
“The General Body of the BCCI has authorised me to sign the players’ contracts. It has also resolved to consider proportionate increase in the remuneration of the domestic players, both and men and women. Not only the absolute amounts but also related to the gross revenue of the BCCI,” he added.