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Three Indian players including Sreesanth involved in spot fixing – arrested by police

Police has arrested three indian players – Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan – all belonging to Rajasthan Royals . They have allegedly been involved in spot fixing and have actually carried out preplanned deals made to bookmakers during this year’s IPL. The police also has identified the matches where the alleged spot-fixing took place … Continue reading

Cricket’s Problem Child Says No to DRS

In cricket, not all match results are equal. At times, factors other than team performance and talent, come into play. The result could be effected by umpires’ decisions, the unavailability of DRS, match bans passed on captains for slow over rate, etc. As the ICC sits down to discuss once again whether to make the … Continue reading

Indian IPL Spot Fixing vs Pakistani Spot Fixing

An indian TV channel, India TV has conducted a sting operation in which some Indian players participating in the IPL are shown involved in illegal actions. One of the players is shown bowling a deliberate no-ball and a telephone recording of the player asking for money to ball the preplanned no-ball. Another recording, a video … Continue reading

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

Bangladesh Tour of Pakistan 2012

Yes its going ahead! No its not! Wow, I don’t know what to write. Things are changing so frequently that by the time I finish writing this article, something new might have come up. The president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Mustafa Kamal was here in Lahore along with a delegation to check the security … Continue reading

Is the Champions League T20 Really an International Championship

Is the CLT20 Really an International Championship? Cricblogger takes a look at how fair and how international this championship really is. The first criteria of being fair and unbiased for any international championship is to have a clearly defined qualification procedure that gives a fair chance to everyone. We take the UEFA Champions League as an example of … 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

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

Has India Lost its No 1 Spot

Its hard to imagine that a number 1 ranked team could be beaten so comprehensively after taking control of the match in the first two sessions of the first and the second day. India had the hosts at 124 for 8 at tea on the first day before Stuart Broad’s show with the bat helped England … Continue reading

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