The Mulbah and Gbanoe’s families are deeply grieved to announce the passing of Mr. Avenso Z. Mulbah, former president of the Liberia Volley Ball Federation (2000-2009) on March 22, at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia.He was 59 years old.The deceased was a prominent figure in Liberia Volleyball widely credited for transforming the game in the country.However, owing to poor health, Mr. Mulbah resigned his post as president, after nearly ten years in office.Prior to becoming president of LVF, Mr. Mulbah was a founding member and president of Caldwell based Convex 12.The late Mulbah served as treasurer of the Liberia National Olympic Committee.LNOC President, Philibert Brown termed the former treasurer’s death as a loss not just to the bereaved family, but also to the Olympic Committee. “The late Mulbah was a member of the Olympic family,” Brown said.The LNOC, with the consent of the bereaved family will pay all funeral expenses its president said.The LVF on her part has offered to build the tomb of its former president.The late Mulbah was born on August 11, 1955 in Duogomai Town, Lofa County unto the union of Oldman Wolobah Gbanoe and his wife Oldma Bowa.He started his primary education in Kolahum District, Lofa County in 1964 and later completed high school at the Voinjama High School in 1975.He earned a BA degree in accounting from the college of Business and Public Administration at the University of Liberia in 1987.The late Mulbah began his professional career on March 3, 1976 as an Account Clerk at the International Trust Company (ITC bank).He joined the National Bank of Liberia, (now Central Bank of Liberia) in 1976 as a junior and intermediate clerk and rose to the position of a senior clerk from1977 till the outbreak of the civil war in 1990.Mr. Mulbah migrated to the Monrovia Banking Corporation (ROVIA) on January 15, 1990 and served as Assistant Manager in the account department.The deceased left the banking sector after fifteen years to work as a Finance Officer for Sustainable Development Promoter (SDP) from 1995 -2000. He was head of finance for NGO, Action for Greater Harvest (2003-2006).In 2007, the career accountant worked as Administrative Officer for the Center for Justice and Peace Studies (CJPS).The deceased leaves to mourn his beloved wife Mrs. Demowah Mulbah, seven children, 12 grand children, 10 sisters, two brothers and several nephews and nieces.His remains will be removed from the AB Anderson Funeral Home on Lynch Street on Friday afternoon, April 3, and taken to the Wholesome World Church in Caldwell for wake keeping.Funeral rites will be held at the same church at 10:00am on Saturday, April 4, and interment will follow immediately at the New Georgia Cemetery in Caldwell. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Maharashtra Cricket Association curator Pandurang Salgaongkar has been caught red-handed speaking to India Today reporters, disguised as bookies, and revealing details about the Pune pitch just hours before the second ODI between India and New Zealand starts.Interestingly, Pandurang Salgaonkar is no stranger to accusations of pitch doctoring.Remember the pitch in question here is the same one which was rated poor by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the India-Australia Test match which was played in Pune in February this year.Australia had thrashed India by 333 runs on a rank-turner after the hosts were bowled out for 105 and 107 in both innings and the match finished within three days.Salgaonkar is a former fast bowler bowler who 63 first-class matches taking 214 wickets at 26.70 and in five List A games he took 4 wickets. He has also served as chief selector of the Maharashtra Ranji Trophy team.The reporters, who posed as bookies/fixers, asked Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and if it can be arranged to which Salgaonkar replied, “it will be done”.Salgaonkar also said that it is going to be a 337-340 wicket either way. He also assured on camera that a score as big as 337 will be chaseable.Salgaonkar even allowed our reporters to inspect the pitch in person, clearly violating the laws as set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).Remember the pitch in question here is the same one which was rated poor by the ICC after the India-Australia Test match which was played in February this year.advertisementAustralia had thrashed India by 333 runs on a rank-turner after the hosts were bowled out for 105 and 107 in both innings and the match finished within three days.India are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series after losing the first match by 6 wickets at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.