Lucknow, Sep 22: The Akhara Parishad on Sunday said the decision over the expulsion of Swami Chinmayanand will be taken at a meeting of the body on October 10 in Haridwar.
Confirming it, Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president Narendra Giri told PTI," In most of the cases like this (referring to case of Swami Chinmayanand), the seer is expelled from the Akhara Parishad until he is proven innocent."
Narendra Giri informed that the 72-year-old former Union minister belonged to the Prayagraj-based Mahanirvani Akhara.
Of the 13 'akharas', seven are Shaiva and three each are Vaishnava and Udaseen, Giri said.
The word 'akhara' came from the word 'akhand', which means "indivisible", he said.
In terms of strength, the Juna Akhara was the largest followed by the Niranjani and Mahanirvani Akharas, he said.
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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.
South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.
"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.
"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.
Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.
"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.
"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.