The candidacies of Sancho Bejarano and Ventura Pozo has demanded this Wednesday the paralysis of the elections to the presidency of the Extremadura Football Federation and the intervention of the autonomous Administration so that the process is clean and democratic.At a press conference held in Mérida, They have justified this request in a series of irregularities that have detected and that have occurred even before the electoral call. In his opinion, the process is “flawed” with the intention of benefiting one of the candidates.Both applicants have ensured that There have been irregularities in the capture of the vote, in the appointment of the members of the Electoral Board and in the electoral roll, among others. Bejarano has said that they have challenged the members of the Electoral Board for their “very direct” relationship with the president of the federation and candidate, Ramón Rocha, and the legal services of this organization.In addition, it has denounced non-compliance with the obligation to publish the census annually and the errors included in the one finally published earlier this month, with included voters who do not have to be and others with the right to it who have been left out. Without checking the number of players, 600 census records have been studied and 200 of them have been used, has pointed. In this sense, it has also criticized the maneuvers to hinder the claims to the census. Bejarano has also warned that, before the elections were even called, Federation employees asked for the vote for Rocha using the official model that had not yet been published. The other candidate has asserted that in “in football democracy does not exist” and he recalled that in the 2008 elections he was “played” and the irregularities that occurred in the 2013 elections, which ended up in court. Now they do not rule out going to court if the Junta de Extremadura does not take action on the matter.Pozo has indicated that in December he requested an interview with the counselor of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Nuria Flores; and the General Director of Sports, Dan de Sande, but they still haven’t answered him, and has asked the regional authorities not to be “complicit” in this situation. They have criticized Rocha for running for re-election when he said he was only going to be eight years.Bejarano has demanded that the process go back to the beginning, that it be democratic and that the “bad image” that occurred in 2013 at the national level not be repeated. “Here we all have the right to present ourselves, not just the one who is there,” he stressed. The civil, criminal and administrative litigation complaints filed for irregularities in the 2013 electoral process finally did not prosper.The elections called now will be held between April 29 and May 6 next, although before there is an important assembly, on April 8, in the middle of Easter, something that they have also criticized. In it, the 50 assembly members are elected – 28 representing clubs, 12 players, 5 referees and as many coaches – who are ultimately the president.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Embattled West Indies will spend Christmas at number eight in the ICC Test team rankings.In the most recent rankings released yesterday, the Caribbean side were still languishing on 69 ratings points in the nether regions of the tables – a position they have occupied for most of the year.They are only four points clear of minnows Bangladesh in ninth.The year was another dire one for West Indies as they won just one of their eight Tests, while suffering four defeats and four draws.They went down 2-0 in a four-Test home series against India and lost 2-1 to Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.The other game was the drawn third Test against Australia in Sydney – a series West Indies lost 2-0.Once the dominant side in the game’s longest format, West Indies have struggled badly over the last two decades and their last success over a major Test-playing nation came when they defeated England 1-0 in a five-match series seven years ago in the Caribbean.In yesterday’s rankings, India stormed to 120 points following their crushing innings victory over England in Chennai, guaranteeing themselves top spot at the end of the year.They are 15 points clear of Australia, with Pakistan third on 102 points and South Africa fourth on 102 points. England, who started the series against India tied for second, have slipped to fifth after losing the five-match series 4-0.