Mittal invests in London Football Club QPR
December 20th, 2007
Lakshmi Mittal, the richest man of United Kingdom, has bought up a 20% stake in QPR (Queen's Park Ranger)  Football Club. The club did not disclose the sum paid for the stake. Amit Bhatia, the son-in-law of Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal,  will join Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone and Renault team boss Flavio Briatore on the club's board. QPR is located just 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles) from Chelsea in West London. It would be very interesting to see how QPR progress to compete Chelsea, as now they have got Mittal's backing. Statement of QPR Board This investment in QPR by the Mittal family is a great stepping stone towards the future development of the club and supports the ambition of ...

 

ICL announces Twenty20 Tournament Schedule
November 24th, 2007
The Indian Cricket League (ICL) has announced the schedule for its inaugural Twenty20 tournament, which will kick off with Delhi Jets taking on Chandigarh Lions on November 30. The tournament will have a round-robin format, with six teams - Delhi Jets, Chandigarh Lions, Mumbai Champs, Kolkata Tigers, Chennai Superstars and Hyderabad Heroes - vying for a place in the semi-finals. The teams which fail to make the final will compete for the third and fourth spot as well as the fifth and sixth spot. The tournament will be played at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, a town near Chandigarh. ICL Twenty20 League Fixtures Nov 30: Chandigarh Lions v Delhi Jets Dec 1: Chennai Superstars v Kolkata TigersDec 1: Mumbai Champs ...

 

Twenty20 Champs Gave Cold Shoulder to Saif Ali Khan
October 31st, 2007
Cricket has always been like a religion in India since we won 1983 World Cup. Dhoni and company who has recently won the Twenty20 World Cup Championship are riding high and at this stage you can't expect them to cool their heels for the Bollywood Actors. Bollywood personalities are always known for being late on the sets but our loving Twenty20 Champs are not used to it. Recently, at the shoot of a Royal Stag Liquor Ad Film, Saif Ali Khan who was a part of the Ad Film walked in almost four hours late. This is what happened, which upset our cricketers: Yuvraj Singh, M S Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Robin Uttapa reported on time (5.30 pm) to shoot ...

 

Yuvraj flirting with Sonam Kapoor
October 21st, 2007
As we all are aware of the growing rivalry between the two film camps, Saawariya and Om shanti Om releasing on Nov 9. Both the film members are trying their best to promote their films. Undertaking fashion shows, reality shows and what not, god only knows. Saawariya team presented the Australian cricket team with Saawariya black leather jackets. So in the connection of the promotion of film Saawariya, here is something which I can’t stop laughing at and can’t just get it out of my head. Our vice-captain Yuvraj Singh was in a mood to flirt. And guess who he picked to flirt - none other than Sonam Kapoor. The Saawariya team - Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor ...

 

Charity Auction of Yuvraj’s Car on Ebay India
October 19th, 2007
eBay India, India's leading online marketplace, announces a high profile charity auction of Indian cricketing hero Yuvraj Singh's Honda City. This charity auction is aimed at raising money for Bharmour Development Agency, an NGO working towards the development of agriculture and local tribals in Bharmour. Yuvraj is very emotionally attached to this car, he never wanted to sell it, as he had bought this car from his first earning when he started playing for India, his first kamai. But his mother made him understand the value of his car and that auctioning it will help out for a social cause.Yuvraj Singh will personally autograph the car and handover the keys to the winner in Chandigarh. ...

 

Cricket Sledging – Australians feeling the heat now!
October 16th, 2007
Indians especially seniors were never involved in sledging. Although Sourav Ganguly showed some aggression but with in a smile on his face and Waugh's subsequent irritation and complaints were the reaction of a man. Apart from talent and Dad's army(average of 30 years), sledging had always been the mantra of Aussie's success. In spite of getting some witty replies in the past they never changed themselves and always been in front to wind up the opposition by all possible means including swearing and personal remarks. But in this series(Aussie's in India, 2007) they are getting frustrated and annoyed on being at the receiving end of sledging. Sreesanth has managed to take the sledging spotlight away from its most skilled practitioners. Frustrated and annoyed, Aussies are ...

 

Jose Mourinho’s Secret Affair with Elsa Sousa
October 12th, 2007
  The Sun has revealed that former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho lived with a stunning blonde mistress behind his wife’s back for two years, and his wife Matilde, whom he married in 1989, had no idea he was leading a double life. Mourinho met Elsa Sousa when he was coaching small-town team Leiria in his native Portugal in 2001. He took her with him to FC Porto in January 2002, his first big job — where the pair lived for eight months in a flat arranged by the club. Mourinho even introduced her as his wife to players and agents. Players at top Portuguese side FC Porto thought she was coach Jose’s wife — until the real Mrs Mourinho turned up. The ...

 

Castrol Awards For Excellence in Cricket
October 3rd, 2007
Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence - What is it all about? It is good to see that we don't have hell lot of Awards in Indian Cricket like Bollywood, considering the popularity of Cricket in India. But I think it is just a matter of time, very soon you will see lot of awards cropping up in Cricket as well. Not sure if the cricketers will have enough time to receive the awards or not Coming back to Castrol Awards - The Castrol Awards have been synonymous with Indian cricket since their inception in 1997-98. Apart from Special Awards, they mainly present three awards  which are : Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Castrol Lifetime Achievement ...

 

Waiting for Grand Reception – World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand
September 30th, 2007
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand crowned as the new World chess champion with a short 20-move draw against Peter Leko of Hungary in the 14th and final round of the Championships in Mexico City on last night. Vishwanathan Anand was born in Madras, India the 11th of December of 1969; he obtained the GM title at the age of 16 years. In 1987 he was the World Juvenile Champion in Philippines. Anand has been in world's top-three for the last 15 years but it is the first time that he is officially rated No 1 in the FIDE rankings. Viswanathan Anand is now eager to see whether his countrymen give him the same grand reception that they had extended to Twenty20 World Cup ...

 

Indian Torchbearer for Beijing Olympics 2008
September 28th, 2007
OK, let’s help our four Indians, now living in China, Meena Barot (35), Prithviraj P (40), Vipul Joshi (27) and Senthil Nachiappan (37), to become Olympic torchbearers for the Beijing Olympics at the opening ceremony of the games, from August 8 to 24, 2008. Atleast one of them should hold the Torch on behalf of each and every India. The contest Expats for Olympic Torchbearers is organised by Lenovo, a personal computer manufacturer. The advertisement says: Lenovo Group along with China Daily will launch the Lenovo-sponsored Olympic torchbearer nominee selection among foreigners living in China, in an effort to seek people who embody the Olympic spirit of constant exploration and striving for ...

 

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