Laxmi Mittal eyes an English Football Club (Birmingham City)
June 13th, 2007
After the successful take over of French steel company Arcelor, Laxmi Mittal, is eyeing another grand acquisition. This time it is in the field of sport (English Football). The indian born billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, who is twice as rich as Roman Abramovich - has emerged as a contender to buy Barclays Premiership club Birmingham City FC, The Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday The steel magnate, who is worth £19.25 billion, has made an inquiry about the possibility of taking over the Midlands club from David Sullivan and David and Ralph Gold. The newspaper said, Mittal is yet to follow up on his preliminary inquiry. Besides Mittal, a London-based NRI, another unnamed business magnate ...

 

Satish and Morparia’s Cartoons
June 13th, 2007

 

ESPN acquires Cricinfo
June 11th, 2007
Cricinfo has been bought by ESPN, bringing to an end a fourteen year run. The acquisition was announced by ESPN and the Wisden Group earlier this morning. HistoryThe 14-year-old Cricinfo operation was one of the first content sites on the internet and has built a loyal following among cricket fans. After few years of independent existence, Cricinfo received its first major investment in 1999 from Sify, an Indian IT company, which acquired a majority stake in the company. It changed hands four years later when the Wisden Group, which then ran its own cricket website, wisden.com, bought it. Explaining the decision, Mark Getty, director of the Wisden Group, said: Cricinfo has developed into a significant cricket brand in its own right, ...

 

Graham Ford – The new Team India coach
June 9th, 2007
Finally, It is decided that Graham Ford will be India's new coach. The seven-man committee took just an hour to decide who should be India's next coach. The committee that took the decision comprised of secretary Niranjan Shah, joint-secretary MP Pandove, treasurer N Srinivasan apart from former captains Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and S Venkatraghavan. Ford had an edge over Emburey as he was the favourite among the senior members of the Indian team apart from Gavasker who was in the favour of John Emburey. Ford has already been warned by John Wright (Team India coach from 2000 to 2005) to ready for cultural shock.   History of Graham Ford In 1992, he became coach of South Africa's domestic Natal side and then he took over ...

 

Warne, Lara, McGrath, Inzamam sign up Indian Cricket League(ICL)
May 13th, 2007
The cricket series, Indian Cricket League (ICL) was announced in April by Subash Chandra, Essel Group - the owner of Zee TV who will broadcast the tournament.The inaugural tournament, featuring a series of big name stars at the end of their careers in the first class game, will start shortly after the first-ever ICC Twenty20 World Championship, taking place in South Africa in September. According the latest issue of Spin magazine, Shane Warne and Brian Lara have signed up for the breakway Twenty20 compeition (ICL) taking place in India this october and are joined by Inzamam-ul Haq and Shane Warne with many more big names to follow. Zee have their eye on a series of other Legends who have been recently retired or are on the ...

 

Repeat of 2005, Liverpool and AC Milan in UEFA Champions League Final
May 2nd, 2007
After two years, Once again Liverpool is going to face AC Milan in the final of UEFA Champions League Final. The memories of 2005 UEFA Champions League Final is still very fresh in our mind when after being 3-0 down to AC Milan at half time, Liverpool  staged an incredible comeback to level at 3-3 in normal time. With no goals being scored in 30 minutes of extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shootout which Liverpool won 3-2 and thus lifted the trophy for the fifth time. This match is considered to be one of the greatest dramas in the history of football. Manchester United started the semi-final with aggregate 3-2 up but very quickly in just half an ...

 

Records/Statistics of ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
May 2nd, 2007
There were plenty of records and milestones over the 47 days of ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. For detail statistics, Check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Statistics page. Let me go through few of them. Herschelle Gibbs became the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in one-day internationals, when he took apart legspinner Daan van Bunge in the match between South Africa and the Netherlands. Mathew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist became the first opening pair to put together 1000 runs in World Cup matches Mathew Hayden created the record for most number of boundaries in a single World Cup. He struck 87 boundaries (69 fours and 18 sixes), beating Tendulkar's record of 79 (75 fours and four sixes). Hayden's 18 ...

 

Liverpool cruised to the Final of European Champions League
May 1st, 2007
Chelsea stumbled on his way to the final of European Champions League. They were 1-0 up in the aggregate but failed against the Red Army of Liverpool in Anfields Stadium, Liverpool. Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League Final with a dramatic penalty shootout win. Chelsea, playing in their third Champions League semi-final in four years had a chance just before the break when Essien almost diverted a Drogba header in from a Frank Lampard corner. As I have said before, I would like Manchester United to march to the Final tomorrow and Liverpool to beat Manchester United. They are already 3-2 up from last week's first leg, if they don't concede any goal they are off to the final in Athens. ...

 

Australians are Champions
April 29th, 2007
The day India was out of World cup, I lost my interest in it. But, when I saw Sri Lanka coming to the final against Australian I was very happy. I thought, if not us, let it be Sri Lanka. To support Sri Lanka I went to my friend’s pub “Ashbar” to see the big match on big screen with all my other friends. Trust me, the pub was packed. Asians were there to cheer for Sri Lanka and if you believe me each and every Indian were supporting Sri Lanka. I wanted them to win, but somewhere in the corner of my heart I knew Australia is going to make hat trick this time. Some people say that Australians are ...

 

Men In Shorts
April 27th, 2007
Look at them! Full of energy and confidence, now this is what our “Cricket Team” needs. But boy, do they know how to swim? "Australian cricketers walk out of the surf together at a team beach session ahead of their WC final."

 

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