The 2015 IAAF World Championships is inching closer and it’s beginning to feel like the Chinese are really getting into it now. There are many activities taking place in and around the Bird’s Nest; locals hanging around trying to get a glimpse of what’s happening, volunteers pouring in and out of the compound, athletes and team officials from all over the world familiarising themselves with the area, and security personnel keeping a keen watch on everything and everyone. Yesterday, I got my first glimpse inside the stadium since my arrival as the final touches were being added to what seems like a rather elaborate Opening Ceremony set-up. Judging from the 2008 Olympic Games, we already know that the Chinese know how to put on a show, and it’s looking like it’s going to be another impressive showing this time around. The thing, though, is that the days become longer, or shorter, depending on how you look at it, as the counter ticks over, and yesterday, with the IAAF Congress, training sessions, and interviews all happening at once and creating a scheduling and logistics nightmare, it was easily the toughest one so far. Tough luck for Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake, vice-president Deon Hemmings-McCatty, and Alan Beckford, who all missed out on positions within the IAAF. Massive congrats to JAAA general secretary Garth Gayle, who was elected to the technical committee. It’s imperative that a leading-on track nation like Jamaica also has a strong presence in the seat of power, and though our influence has waned significantly since the passing of giants Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook and Howard Aris, this is a decent start. At least, Dr Blake didn’t decide to lean on any of the traits we see in our political landscape in his bid for power. I feel he’ll have a few more elections to contest, and those will be much closer to home. Sebastian Coe was, of course, elected the new IAAF president after beating Sergey Bubka in a closer-than-some-predicted contest. I have had the pleasure of talking to and picking the brain of both gentlemen and believe they both have something to offer – if you can believe politicians, that is. It’s welcome that Bubka will serve as a vice-president, and we can only hope that the mountain of issues affecting the sport will begin to be properly addressed. Coe, who has himself walked the corridors of The Gleaner, seemed to have quietly been the popular choice among media folks here, but no one is expecting miracles. On another note, the Jamaican media contingent has tripled since our arrival on Monday night. Our cousins from the RJR Group, Kayon Raynor and Oral Napier, have joined us, while Bryan Cummings and Howard Walker from that other place (see what I did there? lol) are also around. Competitors where news is concerned, but we also know that we have to look out for each other on the road, especially this far from home. Plus, the reactions gave a good laugh at first, but it’s kind of getting boring talking patois to people who don’t understand (lol). Something to offer
FOOTBALL: Joey Porter has agreed to a five-year, $32million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is guaranteed $20million in the deal, according to a person with knowledge of the discussion who requested anonymity because Porter has not yet passed his physical and the contract may not be signed until today or Thursday. Porter spent his first eight seasons with the Steelers, who released him last week in a salary-cap move. HOCKEY: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he will turn to the National Hockey League to prevent the Pittsburgh Penguins from moving, one day after the team said it had reached an impasse in negotiations with state, county and local officials to finance a new arena. On Monday, the Penguins said they will actively pursue relocation and blamed government officials for failing to cut a new arena deal. SOCCER: Liverpool eliminated defending champion Barcelona from the European Champions League, advancing to the quarterfinals despite a 1-0 loss at Anfield. Liverpool, the 2005 champion, won the first leg 2-1 in Spain two weeks ago. Chelsea, AS Roma and Valencia also advanced to the quarterfinals. “Victim sustained visible trauma after being repeatedly grabbed by Artest and pushed to the floor,” said the Placer County Sheriff’s Department report. “Artest then slapped victim’s face (and) by use of force prevented victim from leaving.” Artest was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent his victim from reporting a crime. He was released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond and is awaiting a March22 arraignment. Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest slapped a woman’s face and grabbed her repeatedly, causing visible injuries, according to a sheriff’s report made public Tuesday. Artest was arrested Monday after a woman inside his home in a Sacramento suburb called 911 and said she had been assaulted. BOXING: Victor Burgos has come out of a post-surgery medically induced coma and is responding to commands given by doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, said Alan Hopper, director of public relations for Don King Productions. Burgos was seriously injured during a fight against flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan on Saturday at Home Depot Center. – Robert Morales 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manchester United are edging ever closer to a deal for Paul Pogba – with the midfielder’s agent set for showdown talks with Juventus.Jose Mourinho is desperate to add Pogba to his squad this summer and United are ready to pay a world record fee of more than £100m to take their former youth team player back to Old Trafford.The Frenchman’s representative, Mino Raiola, is understood to have already held talks with United about personal terms and is now planning to meet with Juve officials imminently to discuss a move to the Premier League.Pogba joined Juve for just £800,000 in 2012 having turned down a new contract at United due to a lack of first team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson.He has enjoyed a hugely successful spell in Turin – winning four consecutive Serie A titles – but is now preparing to move on and is excited by the prospect of working with Mourinho.Pogba was initially understood to have favoured a move to Real Madrid but their manager Zinedine Zidane played down the Spanish club’s interest earlier this week.United are now confident they can secure Pogba’s signature and hope Raiola can convince Juve to do a deal quickly. Paul Pogba 1
Before Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh spoke to RnaG today, he wrote about the Cassidy dispute in his regular weekly column in Wednesday’s edition of Foinse. With their kind permission, we reproduce it here in full:Clampar faoi ó CasaideLe Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh Bliain ó shin is beag caint a bhí faoi pheileadóirí Dhún na nGall. Ní raibh Craobh Uladh gafa acu ón mbliain stairiúil 1992 agus ní raibh dóchas róláidir sa chontae go bhfillfeadh aon chorn chucu go luath arís.Ach nuair ba lú coinne leis chuir na déithe rath orthu, tháinig Jim McGuinness mar bhainisteoir agus bhíodar fós san iomaíocht do chraobh na hÉireann.Bhí craobh Roinn 2 den tsraith i dtaisce agus craobh Uladh taobh leis tar éis shaothar an tsamhraidh agus aird na tíre dírithe orthu cé nach caint dhearfach a bhí le clos i gcónaí ina dtaobh.Bhí plean cosanta acu a chuaigh thar fóir dar le lucht leanta peile i gcoitinne agus níor thaitin a dtaispeántais pheile leis an bpobal cé is moite dá lucht leanta dílis féin. Ba ghnách leis an bhfoireann béim chomh mór sin a chur ar chosaint go mbíodh ceathrar déag den fhoireann laistiar de lár na páirce ar uairibh ach ar an taobh eile bhí ‘Plean Jim’ ag obair agus bhí dul chun cinn á dhéanamh acu.Is beag a bhí idir iad agus Áth Cliath i gcluiche leathcheannais na hÉireann agus bhíodar imithe i dtaithí ar cháineadh faoi bheith ag truailliú thraidisiún na peile.Ní mór a rá áfach nárbh iad an t-aon fhoireann iad a bhí claonta i dtreo béim a leagadh ar chosaint agus ó thaobh thodhchaí na peile tá síol galair mharfaigh ann. Bhí go maith agus ní raibh go holc agus i ngan fhios do mhórán daoine, bhí scéim ag fear ó Fhear Manach leabhar a chur ar fáil i dtreo dheireadh na bliana ina mbeadh cuntas ar pheil na bliana.Bhí cur chuige suimiúil réabhlóideach ag an údar, Niall Bogue, agus tá moladh tuillte aige dá bharr.Chuaigh sé chun cainte go luath le himreoirí agus níorbh fhada go raibh duine ó gach aon fhoireann sinsir i gCúige Uladh aimsithe aige a bhí toilteanach cuntas a thabhairt ar ‘a mbliain pheile féin’ tráth go mbeadh deireadh leis na comórtais.Caoimhín Ó Casaide a dhein an mhonatóireacht ar bhliain Dhún na nGall agus is ar éigean go raibh sé siúd ag súil leis an gclampar a tharla go gairid tar éis do leabhar Niall teacht ar an margadh le déanaí.Níor cuireadh bainisteoir na foirne ar an eolas roimh ré go raibh Caoimhín ag coinneáil súil ar imeachtaí na bliana.Níor aontaigh sé leis an mbeartas ach im’ thuairimse chuaigh sé thar fóir maidir lena chinneadh Caoimhín a dhíbirt ó phainéal an chontae agus bac a chur ar imreoirí eile freastal ar sheoladh an leabhair. Is amaitéaraigh iad na himreoirí uilig agus tá buntáiste ar leith ag a leithéidí ar imreoirí gairmiúla sa mhéid go bhfuil saoirse acu a machnamh féin a dhéanamh ar go leor ceisteanna.Maidir le Caoimhín Ó Casaide, bhí aithne air le fada mar shárpheileadóir, mar dhuine a chuir a chroí go hiomlán san imirt, mar dhuine le haigne neamhspleách fiú má bhí sé béalscaoilteach anois agus arís.Rugadh in Albain é agus chaith sé seal de bhlianta ann sular fhill an chlann ar Thír Chonaill. Níorbh fhada go raibh an garsún ina chainteoir líofa Gaeilge agus sásta agus bródúil í d’úsáid Domhnach agus Dálach in aon ionad ar domhan. Ghabh sé leis an bpeil Ghaelach freisin agus bhain ardchumas amach agus níorbh aon iontas é nuair a bronnadh gradam All-Star air i mbliana dá bharr.An bhfuil Cothrom na Féinne, an tréith sin dár ndúchas go bhfuil ardghean againn air fachta ag Caoimhín? Ní dóigh liom go bhfuil agus nach bocht an scéal é go bhfuil sé fógartha aige go bhfuil deireadh aige le peil a imirt leis an gcontae.Nach mithid anois dos na húdaráis chuí i nDún na nGall agus i bPáirc An Chrócaigh a machnamh a dhéanamh agus réiteach cóir d’fháil ar fhadhb nach bhfuil ann dáiríre ach malairt tuairime faoi chúrsaí spóirt.Is colúnaí é Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh le Foinse agus tá a ailt le fáil in Foinse gach Céadaoin, saor in aisce leis an Irish Independent.CLAMPAR FAOI Ó CASAIDE – LE MICHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH was last modified: November 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CLAMPAR FAOI Ó CASAIDE – LE MICHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH
FINN VALLEY AC’S Keith Shiels was first home in last night’s Mac Cumhaill’s GAA club 5k.But where did you come?All the results are below: Mac Cumhaill’s 5k 2014Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 331 15.29 Keith Shiels SM Foyle Valley2 806 16.26 Oisin Gallen JM Finn Valley A C 3 344 17.00 Andrew Friel SM Finn Valley A C4 625 17.04 Jack McBride JM Finn Valley A C5 5 17.06 Shane Mc Nulty SM Finn Valley A C6 356 17.07 Martin Mooney SM Inishowen A C7 727 17.08 Brian McClea SM Finn Valley A C 8 727 17.08 David Oliver SM Unattached9 808 17.13 Shane Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C10 322 17.13 Gerard Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C11 697 17.18 Roy McGilloway JM Foyle Valley 12 320 17.21 Colin McNulty M40 Finn Valley A C13 696 18.03 John McCallion SM Unattached14 737 18.04 Liam Murray SM Unattached15 745 18.11 Patrick Penrose JM Finn Valley A C16 694 18.15 Derek Callaghan SM Finn Valley A C17 350 18.22 Clint Doherty SM Finn Valley A C18 822 18.28 Dermot McElchar SM Unattached19 339 18.34 Joe McCarthy M50 City Of Derry20 748 18.35 John McGlinchey M40 Finn Valley A C21 851 18.47 Conor Lyons JM Unattached22 807 18.51 Barry Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C23 357 18.52 Eugene Gallen M40 Finn Valley A C24 759 18.59 Francis Gildea SM Unattached25 326 19.03 Sean Curran JM Unattached26 811 19.03 Karol McGinley JM Unattached27 724 19.07 Tom Thompson M40 Finn Valley A C28 330 19.18 Michael Gallagher M40 Finn Valley A C29 332 19.20 Barry Chamber SM Finn Valley A30 321 19.41 Conor McGonagle SM Finn Valley A C31 732 19.43 Barry Mackley M50 Unattached32 809 19.57 Hugh Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C33 324 20.01 Martin Anderson M40 Finn Valley A C34 767 20.02 Ryan Duffy JM Unattached35 720 20.06 Kay Byrne SW Finn Valley A C36 729 20.07 Lee Henerson SM Unattached37 374 20.15 Christopher Gallen SM Unattached38 338 20.19 Tony Gallagher M50 Finn Valley A C39 818 20.22 Michael Gallagher M40 Unattached40 367 20.31 Paul Gildea SM Unattached41 819 20.37 Declan McHugh SM Unattached42 826 20.39 Paddy Clohessy SM Unattached43 825 20.41 Eimear Gallen SW Finn Valley A C44 726 21.06 Andy Scanlon M40 Finn Valley A C45 337 21.11 Angus Hunter M40 Unattached46 342 21.15 PJ Friel M50 Unattached47 814 21.20 Ryan Galvin JM Finn Valley A C48 333 21.20 Sinead Kenny W40 Finn Valley A C49 375 21.21 Thomas McMenamin JM Unattached50 832 21.39 John McElwaine SM Lifford A C51 833 21.41 Paddy Hannigan M50 Unattached52 736 21.42 Anthony Murray M60 Unattached53 317 21.56 Dylan Crossan JM Unattached54 346 22.03 Sean McMenamin M50 Aghyaran55 812 22.08 Eugene McGinley M40 Unattached56 813 22.09 Sharon Hamilton W40 Finn Valley A C57 363 22.11 Jack Duffy JM Unattached58 314 22.13 Pat Byrne M50 Killybegs A C59 740 22.26 Oarlaith McGinley JM Unattached60 693 22.30 Jerome McElchar SM Unattach61 364 22.31 Mark O’Sullivan SM Unattached62 348 22.35 Vera Haughey W50 Tír Chonaill A C63 335 22.39 Shane Griffin JM Unattached64 376 22.39 Pete Byrne JM Unattached65 352 22.46 Seamus Curran M50 Unattached66 6 22.47 Marion Boyle W40 Foyle Valley67 764 22.49 James Mc Nulty SM Unattached68 765 22.49 Adam Speer SM Unattached69 674 22.52 Samantha Wilinson W40 Finn Valley A C70 743 22.57 Shaun O’Donnell M50 Lifford A C71 828 22.59 Martin mcCrory SM Unattached72 327 23.00 Sam Faulkner SM Unattached73 742 23.08 Lauralee Penrose JW Finn Valley A C74 695 23.12 Caroline McGuire W40 Unattached75 820 23.13 Joanne Campbell W40 Fit4Life FV76 755 23.14 Darragh McCafferty JM Unattached77 349 23.21 Jordan Gallagher JM Unattached78 821 23.25 Aine McElchar SW Fit4Life FV79 319 23.41 Gareth Doherty SM Unattached80 817 23.42 Joe Gallen M50 Lifford A C81 675 23.45 Linda Emery W40 Aghyaran82 347 23.52 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C83 354 24.09 Aron Gilllooley JM Unattached84 730 24.18 Clara Caroll SW Fit4Life FV85 351 24.29 Eamonn Bonner M40 Unattached86 754 24.35 Gary Gallen M40 Unattached87 325 24.37 Cody Wong JM Unattached88 343 24.41 Marie McColgan W40 Fit4Life FV89 355 25.07 John Cromie M50 Unattached90 746 25.12 Shauna Finn JW Finn Valley A C91 836 25.14 Darren Marley JM Unattach92 677 25.15 Sean Odonnell JM Unattached93 831 25.19 Helene McMenamin W40 Fit4Life FV94 805 25.22 Heather Oliver W50 Unattached95 747 25.36 Soya O’Donnell W40 Fit4Life FV96 835 25.39 Shane Rowan JM Unattached97 850 25.42 Noelle Gallinagh SW Unattached98 723 25.44 Kieran Thompson JM Finn Valley A C99 316 25.45 Billy Broderick M50 Killybegs A C100 329 25.47 Elin Gallen JW Finn Valley A C101 749 25.49 Dolores McGlinchey W40 Fit4Life FV102 323 25.50 Mary Martin W60 Finn Valley A C103 802 25.53 cora harvey SW Finn Valley A C104 361 26.00 Louise Callaghan SW KCR105 362 26.01 Martin Callaghan M40 Unattached106 744 26.17 Anthony Gallagher M40 Castlefin107 369 26.18 Ciara McCafferty JW Unattached108 824 26.20 Marie Duffy W40 Fit4Life FV109 823 26.20 Noel Duffy M40 Unattached110 804 26.53 Pauline Dowds SW Fit4Life FV111 849 27.21 Attracta Gallinagh SW Unattached112 803 27.29 Cian Gallen JM Unattached113 7 27.34 Fiontán Doherty JM Unattached114 676 27.48 Miriam O’Donnell W40 Fit4Life FV115 738 28.02 Christine Barron W40 Fit4Life FV116 837 28.09 Sharon McGinty SW Finn Valley A C117 756 28.12 Roisin Dunnion SW Fit4Life FV118 839 28.15 Dylan Doherty JM Unattached119 843 28.20 Daniel Crawford JM Unattached120 336 28.44 Leanne Quinn SW Unattached121 731 28.46 Ashleen Temple SW Unattached122 358 28.47 Bridin Gallen W40 Unattach123 353 28.52 Karen Smith SW Fit4Life FV124 815 28.52 Kevin McHugh M60 Aghyaran125 334 29.05 Marie Gallagher SW Finn Valley A C126 801 29.21 Maria Burke W40 Unattached127 827 29.23 Caroline Black Walker Unattached128 359 29.33 Erin Gallen JW Finn Valley A C129 760 29.42 Jacob Malone JM Unattached130 758 29.52 Cathal McGuire JM Unattached131 810 29.56 Mark Connolly M50 Finn Valley A C132 315 29.57 Eleanor McDevitt JW Unattached133 328 29.58 Betty Gallen W60 Aghyaran134 768 29.59 Catherine Gallinagh SW Unattached135 678 31.23 Audrey Crawford W40 Fit4Life FV136 722 31.23 Mary Byrne W40 Fit4Life FV137 739 31.23 Stephen Barron JM Unattached138 340 31.24 Josephine Lyons W40 Unattached139 733 31.24 Maria Breen W40 Unattached140 753 31.24 Nuala Friel W40 KCR141 762 31.34 Patrick Carr JM Unattached142 763 31.34 Barry McMenamin JM Unattached143 728 32.20 Teresa McMenamin SW Aghyaran144 345 33.52 Lena O’Reilly W50 KCR145 378 34.41 Sean Breen JM Unattached146 377 34.45 Vinny Breen M40 Unattached147 366 35.17 Vivienne Meritt W40 KCR148 741 36.20 Mary Penrose W40 Finn Valley A C149 360 38.33 Finian Gallen JM Finn Valley A C150 816 40.44 Liz Gallen W50 KCR151 842 41.34 Denise Gregg SW Unattached152 761 41.34 Ann Kelly W60 Unattached153 734 42.29 Aoife Breen JW Unattache154 735 42.42 Siobhan Griffin JW Unattached155 341 42.42 Kelly Lyons Walker Unattached156 846 43.06 Teresa McMenamin Walker Unattached157 844 43.06 Rosaleen McMenamin M40 Unattached158 848 43.06 Claire Carr W40 Unattached159 847 43.06 Sally Carr JW Unattached160 845 43.06 Sarah McMenamin JW Unattached161 838 43.06 Patricia Dohrty W50 Unattached162 368 43.41 Brid McCafferty Walker Unattached163 370 43.47 Leanne Sweeney Walker Unattached164 371 43.47 Annemarie Sweeney Walker Unattached165 829 44.39 Aisling Mullen JW Unattached166 750 44.39 Eimear Byrne SW Unattached167 766 45.14 John Sweeney M40 Unattached168 834 45.14 Tom Rowan M50 Unattached169 830 46.01 Margaret Mullen W40 Unattached170 372 46.01 Mary Byrne Walker Unattached171 757 46.01 Nuala Byrne W40 Unattached172 752 46.01 Jo Doherty W40 Unattached173 751 46.01 Denis Doherty M40 Unattached174 841 46.01 Jimmy Phair M50 Unattached175 365 47.22 Olive Gallagher Walker Unattached176 318 49.07 Maureen Mc Glinchey Walker Unattached177 373 49.07 Sean Gallen Walker UnattachedTotal Runners: 177RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE MAC CUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB 5K? was last modified: September 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new 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Tomás Ó Sé reckons Jim McGuinness is one of the greatest coaches to ever grace the GAA.Former Kerry star Tomás Ó Sé reckons Jim McGuinness is right up there amongst the best GAA coaches to ever grace the game. Ó Sé believes McGuinness’s achievements deserve to place him among GAA managerial greats like Mick O’Dwyer, Kevin Heffernan and Brian Cody.McGuinness overseen the most successful period in Donegal GAA history, by landing three Ulster titles and one All-Ireland, before almost adding a second last month against Kerry. McGuinness departed from his role as manager to spend more time with his family and to also concentrate on his job as a Sports Psychologist with Celtic FC.However, Ó Sé believes the departure of McGuinness from the Donegal job is a huge loss to the GAA and believes people don’t fully appreciate how big a loss he is to the GAA.In his column O Sé penned, “He was never a typical GAA manager in my eyes. When you think of what he did for Donegal, how he challenged conventional thinking – and did so in a far more profound way than either Tyrone or Armagh did with their All-Ireland wins – you can’t help but think he will be missed.“Think of Donegal before McGuinness. In Kerry, we always looked on them as a team that might give you a contrary game in the League when the pitches were heavy, but would never really cross our radar come Championship. “Well, McGuinness broke that stigma. He saw something in the players and believed in his ability to harness it into something special. He had a vision, and football never encountered anything like that vision in its history.Ó Sé also believes it’s time for leaders to emerge in the Donegal squad in the wake of McGuinness’s departure, he feels they need to buy in to the ideas of the next man.Ó Sé said, “But now is the time the leaders in that Donegal team need to step forward, they need to buy into the ideas of the next man. You won’t get another Jim McGuinness. That would be impossible.He changed everything. He rewrote the book on Gaelic football. And our loss is Celtic’s gain, no question. The man is fearless. He took on the big boys and won. TOMÁS Ó SÉ – “MCGUINNESS IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH O’DWYER, HEFFERNAN AND CODY was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAGreatsHome-page SportJim McGuinnessKerryMangementnewsTomás Ó Sé
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India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who hit the winning six in the ICC World Cup final on April 2 in Mumbai, would put his prized willow up for auction on Monday.India skipper MS Dhoni’s World Cup winning bat will go under the hammer in London on Monday.Dhoni’s bat is likely to generate massive interest among cricket enthusiasts as the winning runs of the title triumph came with a crunching six off it.The captain had promoted himself up the order in the title clash against Sri Lankans and played the knock of his life to help India lift the World Cup.The bat would go under the hammer for a noble cause as Dhoni aims to raise funds for wife Sakshi’s charitable organisation, Sakshi Foundation, to help under-privileged children.Dhoni would host a gala dinner at a five-star hotel in the city where the auction would take place. Besides his bat, it is learnt that most of Dhoni’s cricketing gear used in the World Cup finals would also be put up for auction.