Kannan Ramesh appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Supreme Court of Singapore

Indian-origin lawyer, Kannan Ramesh has been appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Singapore’s Supreme Court bench.

He will assume office from 22 May 2015 and have tenure of two years. Prior to this appointment, he was the managing partner of Tan Kok Quan.

With this appointment Singapore’s Supreme Court will have a total of 10 Judicial Commissioners, 13 Judges and 5 senior judges.

About Kannan Ramesh

  • In 1990, Ramesh graduated from the National University of Singapore.
  • As a lawyer, he specializes in legal cases related to insolvency and restructuring, dispute resolution, and international arbitration.
  • In 2013, he was appointed a senior counsel for his recognition as the best and most skilful advocates in the legal profession.

About Judicial Commissioner

  • This post was created in 1986 to get senior counsels from private practices to sit on the bench and help clear the backlog of Supreme Court cases.
  • Judicial Commissioners are appointed for a specific period and have the powers equivalent to a judge of Supreme Court.

Martin Crowe inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Former cricket captain of New Zealand Martin Crowe was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

He is 79th male member of the Hall of Fame.

Martin Crowe is third cricketer from New Zealand to be inducted in the Hall of Fame after Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley.

About Martin Crowe

  • Crowe started his cricket career in February 1982 against Australia in Wellington. His career spanned 13 years and retired in 1996. He also captained New Zealand team in 16 Tests and 44 ODIs.
  • In his career, he played 77 Tests and had scored 5,444 at an average of 45.36.  It included 17 centuries.
  • Crowe also played 143 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and scored 4,704 runs at an average of 38.55. It included four centuries and 34 half-centuries.