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IPL viewership drops amid discriminating attitude

The IPL has been a real money spinner paying lavishly to players. It has changed the look and feel of cricket bringing in film celebrities and private franchises to create a commercial success. Cheerleaders dressed in objectionable cloths dancing to the fours and sixes and several cameramen dedicated to focus on them. The phrase “gentleman’s … Continue reading

A Look at the Life of Mansoor Ali Khan (Nawab of Pataudi)

Mansoor Ali Khan (M.A.K.) Pataudi passed away on September 22, 2011. Popularly known as Tiger Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan (Nawab of Pataudi) was a great cricketer, former captain of the Indian team and an icon figure in India and Pakistan. He was the father of Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan and … Continue reading

Aleem Dar wins ICC Umpire of the Year for the 3rd time – completes a Hat-trick

Aleem Dar, the ICC elite umpire from Pakistan has won the ICC Umpire of the Year for the third consecutive year thus completing the Hat-trick. Dar, 43 was voted by the 10 Full Member captains and eight-man Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. Decision statistics and officiating skills over the past 12 months were considered … Continue reading

ICC Test Ranking system needs a revamp.

Looking at the recent display of poor form by the Indian team during the tour of England, one wonders if the ICC’s ranking system is flawed. India, despite being the World No. 1 ranked team, were no match for the Englishmen. Infact, the kind of display which the Indian put on was not in sync … Continue reading

The Extra Media Hype Is Not Helping India

Whenever, India makes too much fuss about something, they have it in their face. Sehwag’s return was so hyped, it looked as if his return would change the world. He was tagged the most destructive batsman by the indian commentators, and he gave them a golden pair. Sehwag was surely missed in the first two … Continue reading

Is the violence in the streets of London enough for India to raise security concerns and call off the tour?

Is the violence in the streets of London enough for India to raise security concerns and call off the tour? Would it have been enough for a cricketing team to cancel its tour to Pakistan? Well the answer to the first question is an obvious no, but replace the word Pakistan in place of London … Continue reading

Does Dravid’s father think his son’s performances are overshadowed by Tendulkar’s?

Rahul Dravid’s father while giving an interview to a sports channel felt his son had made the right decision to retire from ODIs and concentrate on Test cricket. He felt it was right for him to say goodbye to the shorter format of the game for he was not always included in the squad. He said that … Continue reading

Wayne Parnell Converts To Islam

Wayne Parnell has converted to Islam. South Africa left-arm fast bowler confirmed in a statement that he converted to the Islamic faith in January, 2011. Parnell said that he will “continue to respect the team’s endorsement of alcoholic beverages.” His complete statement is given here: “I converted to Islam in January 2011, after a period of … Continue reading

Oops! PCB Selection Committee Did It Again

With the Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe 30 days away, the PCB selection committee named the squad for all the three formats of the game. Pakistan is scheduled to play one Test, three ODIs and two T20 Internationals in Zimbabwe. The selection committee chairman, Mohsin Hassan Khan, stated in a press conference that they are looking … Continue reading

Sachin Tendulkar Records

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one of the cricket greats of the current era. He is a living legend who has attained great heights in his career. To say that he is a run scoring machine would not be wrong. He has rewritten the record books as far has batting is concerned. Starting at a young age of … Continue reading

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