South Africa failed to shed ‘CHOKER’ tag
April 25th, 2007
When Graeme Smith won the toss this morning, he had a smile on his face. He thought it was probably his best chance to shed the tag of 'CHOKER' which South Africa is carrying from last 15 years. But within 10 overs his dream turned into nightmare when South Africa slumped to 27/5. Justin Kemp fought against the tide but was left stranded on 49, as South Africa bundled out in just 149. Langeveldt gave a good start to South Africa by taking a wicket of Gilchrist on very first ball of his over. But Ponting, Clark and Hayden were tough enough for South Africa's resistance and finished the target in just 31.3 overs at the expense of just 3 wicket. ...
FIFA President hitting India at right time
April 16th, 2007
FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter is on his first official tour to India to give indian public a hope who are disappointed with india's performance in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. He began his tour going around Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting and watched Mohan bagan takes on East Bengal and passion of 70 thousand people in Salt Lake Stadium. He also got a taste of the huge fan following of these clubs as hundreds of soccer lovers almost mobbed him throughout his 75-minute trip in the Maidan. I think it is right time for Football associations to hit hard on indian public to change the loyalty from one day cricket to 90 minutes football. As per the report of Indiatimes
Three English team in Semifinal of European Champions League
April 14th, 2007
After the quarter-finals of European Champions League, there are three English teams ( Liverpool
and Manchester United
) left in the competition and now only AC Milan
can stop them from taking the Cup. Although I support Arsenal
and very sad seeing them out of the competition but I would be very happy if Liverpool manage to beat Chelsea in semifinal and then take the cup by beating Manchester United in the final. The future of English football looks very bright. Third time in succession at least one english team will play in the final, this year it could be two. Last year Arsenal lost to Barcelona
and in 2004-2005 Liverpool beat AC Milan in the memorable ...
April 11th, 2007
My endeavour is to see a happy Indian team," Shastri told CNN-IBN. "Watching India playing in the last three to four months just gave me the impression that they were doing a nine-to-five desk job. "They had huge weight and expectations on their shoulders. What I want to tell them is that this is sport and they should go out there and enjoy it." Come on Shastri you can talk better! Show some more support to the Indian cricket team, they really need it. I don’t know what to say about Shastri being a captain but lets hope that he brings some Good luck to the team and a tight slap to Chapel (yeah that’s how much I hate him) for ...
Is it the perfect ICC Cricket World Cup?
April 9th, 2007
Australia have regained the top spot after beating England and Sri Lanka have also jumped to take the position of No.4 which means the four favorites team to reach the semi-final - Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka are officially the four best teams in the world. Being a Test playing nation Bangladesh, Kenya and Zimbabwe automatically qualified for this World Cup. Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada, Scotland and Bermuda qualified from 86 other countries, the cream of the crop in terms of the minnows. Ireland have beaten Pakistan and Bangladesh have beaten India and South Africa which justifies the entry of minnows as well. Technorati tags: cricket
, world cup
, minnows ...
Notice to Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh from BCCI
April 7th, 2007
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to come down hard on the Indian cricket team after the poor performance in the World Cup.
BCCI Treasurer N Srinivasan said that the Board would soon issue a notice to Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh for speaking to the media during the undeclared war between the players and former coach Greg Chappell after the team returned from the West Indies following their exit from the World Cup. A few days back Tendulkar had spoken in the media against former coach Greg Chappell accusing the Aussie of casting a doubt over his commitment to the game
. And then Yuvraj had said that Chappell's ...
Essel Group ( Zee Brand) announces Indian Cricket League
April 3rd, 2007
Subhash Chandra, who heads the Essel Group, owners of the Zee brand, has announced a breakaway cricket series called the Indian Cricket League (ICL). The Essel Group will invest Rs 100 crore (US$ 23 million approx) in the project, which will run parallel to the leagues and tournaments of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The ICL will have six teams with two Indian internationals, four overseas players and eight juniors in each side, though Chandra didn't name those players, if any, who'd already signed up. At the end of the third year, there will be 16 teams in the ICL. Chandra, while announcing this initiative in Delhi, said this initiative was not in conflict with the BCCI but would be complementary ...
Finally! An Indian soccer star in World Cup
May 19th, 2006
Rubbing shoulder with the likes of Zinedine Zidane,Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira may be an absurd dream for the likes of Baichung Bhutia, but 32-year-old versatile midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo is very much part of France coach Raymond Domenech's scheme of things for World Cup when 'The Greatest Show on Earth' kicks-off in Germany on June 9.Born on October 10, 1973 in Mauritius to Indian parents, Vikash has been in the reckoning for the last six years and the Paris Saint-Germain player is liked by his coach as well - capped 13 times in Domenech's 18 games in charge.Vikash has won 28 caps for French under-21 ...