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Cricket WorldCup 2011 is in fact an ICC KnockOut Trophy

February 23, 2011

Remember the ICC Knockout Trophy? Now known as the ICC Champions Trophy & is played every 2 years? The fact is that the current ICC Cricket WorldCup 2011 is just a ICC Knockout Trophy with several warmup games disguised as league games. What’s the point in having a WorldCup format with 7 teams each in […]

The ‘God of Offside’ decides to rest…

October 9, 2008

Now he is in the team, now he is out, had become a issue of speculation since quite some time. Finally the long winding drama comes to an end, with Sourav Ganguly deciding to retire from International cricket after the upcoming Australian series. But the Prince of Indian cricket has decided to bury the issue […]

End the 'Remove Seniors' campaign

October 7, 2008

The retention of Sourav Ganguly and his supposed comeback into the Test team, has once again torn the cricketing fraternity into two opposite camps. What is baffling is that everyone looks surprised at his selection. Accepted he had a wretched series in Sri Lanka, but he was also the one who saved India the blushes in […]

Review of the Review system?

August 14, 2008

Sri Lanka finally beat India in the third and final test to clinch the series 2-1. It was a historic test match, since it was the first time the ICC experimented with the umpire review system. It is widely spoken that Sri Lanka were on the right side of the review experiment while India ended […]

Evolving times in Indian Cricket

July 1, 2008

Indian cricket and BCCI is living through times that probably indicate a change in outlook and expectations. Post the super success of the IPL, BCCI is laden with public expectations of improving the state of cricket at the domestic and absolute grass root levels, which off course everyone believes is its core responsibility. There are fresh hopes for better stadiums, […]

Support for Players related to team represented

May 24, 2008

During a recent interview to CNN TalkAsia, Mr. Lalit Modi, Chairman of the Indian Premier League commented that the real success of the IPL lies in the fact that the crowd had really adopted their own home teams resulting in incidents such as Rahul Dravid, ex-captain of the Indian Cricket team being booed in Mumbai, […]

Does the IPL results indicate the end of the Big 4

May 11, 2008

When the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup was selected last year, it was a shock to see the axeing of India’s Big 4 : Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid & VVS Laxman. India went on to win the Twenty 20 World Cup !! When the Indian team for the Tri-series in Australia […]

Lets also give ICL its due credit

May 5, 2008

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has turned out to be a runaway success. But while everyone is congratulating Lalit Modi for his success, let us not forget Subhash Chandra for initiating the Indian Cricket League (ICL) which forced BCCI to start the IPL. The only reasons why the ICL could not succeed to the same […]

Sreesanth should not be let of lightly in slapgate

April 28, 2008

Harbhajan Singh has been handed an 11-match ban from the Indian Premier League (IPL) after being found guilty of slapping Sreesanth. While Harbhajan’s reaction to Sreesanth’s sledging cannot be justified in any manner, Sreesanth also needs to be pulled up for needless sledging of the opposition. Sreesanth falls in the same category as South Africa’s Andre Nel […]

Dhoni's act of rewarding Kanpur pitch curator shameful

April 15, 2008

India defeated South Africa at Kanpur to level the series 1-1. The matter of dispute during the Kanpur Test was the turning Green Park pitch which helped the hosts to clinch the series levelling victory. The Green Park curator Shiv Kumar has now received a personal note of thanks and a cash reward from the […]

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