cricket × 0 Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL Shri P K Taneja, Acting Chief Secretary, GoG (first from right) and Shri Ashwani Kumar, CMD, Dena Bank and Chairman, SLBC-Gujarat (Second from right) giving the “Man of the Match” prize to Shri Rakesh Shankar, IAS. The prizes were announced by Shri Vikramaditya Singh Khichi, Field General Manager, Dena Bank and Convenor, SLBC Gujarat (extreme left). SHARE February 06, 2017 COMMENTS COMMENT In a unique sporting event, senior bankers from the public sector lender, Dena Bank fought it out on the playground with the Gujarat government bureaucrats in a friendly limited-over cricket event ‘Confluence’ on Sunday at Sardar Patel Stadium here.Dena Bank, the Convenor of State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) for Gujarat for the last 30, years had organised the event to get its employees out of the hangover of the demonetisation.Ashwani Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, Dena Bank and Chairman for SLBC (Gujarat), was the captain of Dena Bank Team. Ashwani Kumar said that the match came at an apt time in the backdrop of demonetisation and made all-round efforts to give a big boost to ‘Payment through Digital Banking modes.’The Gujarat bureaucracy was led by Additional Chief Secretary – Government of Gujarat, P K Taneja, who captained IAS-XI officers’ team.Last three months remained very strenuous for banks and the State administration. Such event would help them unwind and revitalise their energy and motivation to keep moving forward with the same zeal, observed Vikramaditya Singh Khichi, Field General Manager (Gujarat), Dena Bank and Convenor, SLBC (Gujarat) adding that the match was aimed at strengthening the existing professional ties between State Level Bankers’ Committee and the State Government.Pankaj Kumar, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare department, Government of Gujarat led the IAS-XI team on the field. Although, the match was won by IAS-XI by 15 runs, the winning smile was seen on bankers, who sailed people through the challenging times of demonetisation. Shri P K Taneja, Acting Chief Secretary, GoG (first from right) and Shri Ashwani Kumar, CMD, Dena Bank and Chairman, SLBC-Gujarat (Second from right) giving the “Man of the Match” prize to Shri Rakesh Shankar, IAS. The prizes were announced by Shri Vikramaditya Singh Khichi, Field General Manager, Dena Bank and Convenor, SLBC Gujarat (extreme left).
Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks watches his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Steve Wilks’ tenure in Arizona has come to an end.The Arizona Cardinals fired their head coach Monday, the team announced. An earlier report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Wilks had informed his staff that he wouldn’t return for the 2019 season.Wilks, 49, just finished his first season as the Cardinals’ coach and signed a four-year contract in January. He replaced Bruce Arians, who opted for retirement after an 8-8 season last year. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Wilks’ brief time in Arizona was tumultuous.Arizona was 3-13 and suffered nine double-digit losses under Wilks.The Cardinals lost their first four games of the season and started 1-6 before firing offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. They managed just 13 points per game under McCoy and suffered four double-digit losses before replacing the coordinator with quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich on Oct. 19.Less than a week later, franchise cornerstone Patrick Peterson reportedly asked to be traded.Wilks said the Cardinals wouldn’t trade Peterson, and the cornerback reaffirmed his commitment to the team two days after word of his dissatisfaction leaked. But it proved to be another distraction for an organization looking for stability following the retirement of Arians and former starting quarterback Carson Palmer in the offseason heading into 2018.Related LinksStandout quotes during Steve Wilks’ season as Cardinals head coachNFL head coaching job tracker: Cards hire Kingsbury as next head coachCardinals’ Steve Wilks joins list of one-and-done NFL coachesBy the numbers: Steve Wilks’ lone season as Cardinals head coachCardinals players laud fired coach Steve Wilks’ leadershipThere wasn’t much improvement following McCoy’s departure and after the Peterson saga.The Cardinals defeated the San Francisco 49ers for the second time before their bye week, then resumed their freefall.They lost to the Kansas City Chiefs before suffering a pair of losses that did nothing to help Wilks’ chances. First, the Cardinals lost at home to an under-manned, one-win Oakland Raiders squad on a last-second field goal. A week later, they let Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers set an NFL record with 25 straight completions to the begin what ended as a 45-10 defeat.An impressive road win over the Green Bay Packers was negated a week later when the Cardinals flopped in a 17-3 home loss to the last-place Detroit Lions.Arizona followed up the Lions loss with another poor performance against a last-place team, falling 40-14 to the Atlanta Falcons on the road.Wilks’ final home game as the Cardinals’ head coach was a 31-9 loss to the Rams.He finished his Cardinals’ career with a 27-24 road loss to the Seahawks. – / 18 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires