Current Affairs February 2017 - Resignations


News 1 - Adam Voges of Australia announced retirement from International Cricket

Adam Voges

Australian cricketer Adam Voges, 37 years, has announced his retirement from international cricket. He holds the second highest Test average of all time behind Australian great Sir Donald Bradman among players to have played a minimum of 20 test matches.

Voges retired with an international batting average of 61.87 from 31 innings in 20 test matches. He became the oldest debut centurion when he scored an unbeaten 130 against West Indies in Dominica after making his debut at the age of 35 years.

News 2 - Pakistani Batsman Nasir Jamshed Suspended from all forms of Cricket

Nasir Jamshed

Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been suspended from all forms of cricket for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) anti-corruption code. Two players, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, were already suspended for similar reasons.

Jamshed has played in two Tests, 48 one-day internationals and 18 Twenty20 matches for Pakistan. He also came under probe two years back by the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) anti-corruption officials.

News 3 - BCCI General Manager RP Shah resigned

RP Shah

The BCCI General Manager RP Shah resigned from his post citing his age as a "reason". He is more than 61 years old. He was one of the three General Managers of BCCI. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accepted his resignation.

He was the General Manager for the commercial wing of BCCI. The BCCI now has two General Managers standing; Ratnakar Shetty, General Manager-Administration, and MV Sridhar, General Manager-Cricket Operations.

News 4 - Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang stepped down

TR Zeliang

Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang decided to step down as Chief Minister. He met Governor P Acharya and put in his papers.

CM Zeliang has been under fire for his handling of the protests quota for women in urban local bodies and the violence that followed. The 60-member Nagaland Assembly has no Opposition.

All of them are members of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) — 49 NPF, 4 BJP and 7 Independents.

News 5 - Shahid Afridi announced retirement from International Cricket

Shahid Afridi

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 36-year-old star had already quit Test in 2010 and ODI cricket after 2015 World Cup but still captained the Pakistan Twenty 20 team at the 2016 World Championships in India.

Afridi played 398 one-day internationals with 8,064 runs and 395 wickets. He played 98 T20I matches with 1,405 runs and 97 wickets. In 27 Tests, he scored 1,176 runs and 48 wickets.