Girona trusts Montilivi its jump to Primera

first_imgClassification. Girona chains five consecutive days in playoff positions, but it is bumping into a wall. And this is fifth place Improving this position as far as the course is going is mission impossible, but it is the barrier they must overcome to dream of direct ascent. The draw last Sunday against Mirandés prevented them from catapulting to second place, but there are 12 days left to finish the League and it is not a chimera. Moreover, Zaragoza, second, is only six points and Cádiz, leader, nine. There are 36 points left to play. Girona has set its sights on Primera. The sensations given by the rojiblanca team are good and, on Saturday against Albacete, you can continue taking steps forward. Those of Pep Lluís Martí, if they do not fall, would reach the seventh game by adding and strengthen them in the playoff. But the goal is to hunt down direct ascent teams, there is room for maneuver, and hence in the locker room they have a clear thing: Montilivi must be key to it. So far this year, the rojiblanco team has 46 points and 33 of them have achieved them at home. It is the second best place in Segunda and they want to continue exploiting it.Securing the points at home will be crucial to try to make the definitive leap towards Primera and more considering that they have to visit direct rivals. Without going further, the final of the League will be exciting because the last three blocks that will pass through Montilivi will be Zaragoza, Almería and Cádiz, the first three classified. Of course, the other rivals that will come to the rojiblanco fief will not be simple either because they are immersed in the fight for the descent, like Albacete and Racing, or for not being in anyone’s zone and fighting to approach the playoff like the Numancia. In recent days, Girona has managed to create a great communion with its fans and hence the atmosphere that is breathed in the city is ideal for working with confidence and calm. The players feel that way and that To see the last defeat at home in the league, it is necessary to go back to 2019, on December 22, 21 against Mirandés (0-3).last_img read more

Javed Miandad refuses to attend meetings of PCB’s fact-finding committee

first_imgFormer Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has refused to attend meetings of the fact-finding committee of the cricket board to probe into the national team’s poor performance in the Asia Cup and World T20.”Every time we do badly in a big tournament, the board carries out this charade of appointing a probe committee,” Miandad told PTI.”Why should I go running to attend their meetings on a call from a secretary. I have already said what I had to say in the media. First and foremost the top people in the board should step down,” he added.Miandad, who has been extremely critical of the state of affairs in Pakistan cricket and the team’s dismal show, said nothing comes out of such inquiries.”Nothing will happen. It is an eye wash because these committees are appointed by the same people who are responsible for the sorry state of affairs,” said Miandad.The former captain is among a string of players invited to appear before the fact-finding committee to help in its inquiry. Some of the cricketers invited include Mohsin Khan, Hanif Muhammad, Tauseef Ahmed, Abdul Qadir among others.The committee is due to meet in Karachi on Tuesday and then on Wednesday in Lahore. Interestingly, the committee is meeting at a time when two important members are not available.Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq is out of the country while senior batsman Younis Khan has apparently once again refused to be part of the proceedings although both were named on the committee by the PCB. Miandad said he would be available to appear before any independent inquiry committee appointed directly by the Prime Minister, who is chief patron of the board.advertisement”I don’t think this committee can do anything because there is so much wrong in our cricket,” he stated.The committee is headed by a non Test cricketer Shakil Sheikh, who is a member of the PCB board of governors and also Chairman of the cricket committee.Other members include the PCB chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmad and former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim.Qasim told PTI people needed to be patient as the committee would try to get to the bottom of the problem and give recommendations to resolve these problems.”This time I think the committee’s recommendations will be taken seriously since even the PCB’s COO is on it,” he said.Qasim was also a part of the two-member committee appointed after the World Cup 2015 to give recommendations for betterment in Pakistan cricket.last_img read more