Timeline of Formula One Spygate History
September 13th, 2007
  McLaren have been stripped of their points and disqualified from the 2007 Formula One constructors’ championship. What is Formula One Spygate?  The Formula One Spygate is all about whether McLaren had confidential information that details exactly how the Ferrari team were running their season; the car, the tactics, and what they were going to do. The suggestion is that Nigel Stepney, a very senior engineer at Ferrari, passed a dossier of data plus other bits and pieces to McLaren's chief designer, Mike Coughlan. According to CNN, Mike Coughlan's wife, Trudy Coughlan, had taken the document for duplication at a copy shop near McLaren's Woking headquarters. An employee of the copy shop, suspicious that confidential data was being copied, blew the whistle to Ferrari. ...

 

F1 Spygate – Mclaren Disqualified From 2007 Constructors’ Championship
September 13th, 2007
McLaren have been stripped of their points in the 2007 Formula One constructors' championship. The FIA World Motor Sport Council has disqualified McLaren from the 2007 constructors' championship and fined the team $100 million, which is a biggest fine in motorsport history. After a day of discussions and considerations at the hearing in Paris, the governing body decided to punish the team for possessing the confidential Ferrari data. The decision to exclude Mclaren, who were leading the Constructors' Championship with 166 points results in handing over the title to Ferrari who has got 143 points.  However, McLaren's drivers have not received any penalty. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso's battle for the world championship will therefore continue unaffected in the remaining four rounds. History and Timeline ...

 

BCCI Under Anti-Monopoly Watchdog MRTPC Scanner – ICL Happy
September 6th, 2007
The war between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and rival Indian Cricket League (ICL) has taken a new twist with anti-monopoly watchdog Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC) initiating an investigation against the cricket board for threatening players with a life-term ban on joining the Subhash Chandra-promoted league. On the basis of the reports published in newspapers, MRTPC has directed its investigative arm, the Director General of Investigation and Registration (DGIR), to look into threats by the BCCI to players who join ICL. DGIR may inquire into the BCCI's action like : Expulsion of some former cricket players by the BCCI on joining ICL. BCCI Statement - ICL players will not be considered for Indian Cricket Team ...

 

Twenty20 Onslaught : Dhanuka Pathirana Hits 29 Sixes to Score 277
September 5th, 2007
Sri Lankan first-class player Dhanuka Pathirana entered record books on sunday, when he scored a remarkable 277 off 72 balls in a Twenty20 match in Lancashire's Saddleworth League to steer his Austerlands side to 366 for 2 and an easy win over Droylsden. Pathirana smashed 29 sixes and 18 fours in a devastating display of batting to stun the hosts Droylsden. Pathirana's innings of 277 produced a new Saddleworth and District Cricket League individual batting record as he eclipsed the previous best of 260 set by Peter Hutchinson, also of Austerlands, six years ago. Pathirana said, Everything seemed to hit the middle of the bat, I was seeing it like a football. It was like a dream, I think I did ...

 

Cristiano Ronaldo and his poolside orgy
September 3rd, 2007
Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo had fun last weekend, I mean lots of Sharab, Shabab and Kebab. After a much controversial kiss which we still are not sure, if happened or not with Bipasha Basu, the hot hunk is back in news. MANCHESTER United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo invited 5 hookers at his home on the outskirts of Manchester for a poolside orgy. The five girls travelled 60 miles by taxi from Leeds to Ronaldo’s home, who were celebrating United’s first victory of the season against Spurs this week. The girls spent around six hours romping with Ronaldo, his team-mate Anderson and several other men in the pool, Jacuzzi and changing rooms. The girls took a series of photos inside the house on ...

 

Vijay Mallya Acquires Spyker Formula One Team
September 2nd, 2007
The Liquor Baron, Vijay Mallya, chairman and CEO of Kingfisher Airlines and Dutch entrepreneur Michiel Mol look set to become the new owners of the Spyker Formula One team, which was bought from the Midland Group only a year ago by sportscar makers Spyker Cars. Strongwind, Mol’s investment arm, and Watson Limited – owned by Mallya – have made the offer. Spyker F1 is owned by Dutch sportscar maker Spyker Cars, who acquired the Formula One team from Midland (MF1) for $106.6 million last year. Midland owned the team before Spyker for two years before selling it. Before that, the Formula One Team was originally called Jordan and run by Eddie Jordan. If the takeover goes ahead, it means the formula 1 team may go one more ...

 

Big Day for Indian Football : Nehru Cup Final
August 29th, 2007
  Bob Houghton's India will aim to give a big push to the football's rising profile in the country when they take on Syrian in the ONGC Nehru Cup Final encounter at the floodlit Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. The task is definitely not easy by Syrian having the psychological advantage of beating India by 3-2 in the league encounter a couple of days ago, if you goes by FIFA rank, Syria is ranked at 112 whereas India is at 151. Indian players looked a bit complacent after getting an early lead in Syria match, would be interesting to see if they have learnt any lessons from league match. India had a good run at the ONGC cup improving its performance match ...

 

Nehru Cup International Football Tournament
August 29th, 2007
  The Nehru Cup (International Football Tournament) was started in 1982 and was last held in 1997.The tournament was originally on the annual basis, later on held on biannual basis. The tournament was shelved after 1997 due to lack of sponsorship and other matters. However it was revived in 2007 mainly due to persuasion by the current coach of Indian Football team Bob Houghton. The tournament held during 2007 will be known as ONGC Nehru Cup.   Previous Winners of Nehru Cup Years Venue Winners Runners-Up Score 1982 Kolkata Uruguay China 2-0 1983 Cochin Hungary China 2-1 1984 ...

 

Official Websites of ICC Cricket Test Nations
August 27th, 2007
  There were lot of talks going on about the - Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the richest cricket body in the world, does not have its own website? The issue was even raised in the Delhi High Court during the hearing of a PIL seeking an independent probe into the functioning of the cricket body and its accounts involving huge public money after BCCI counsel P N Lekhi claimed that it was functioning in a transparent manner. The petitioner Rahul Mehra said, The Cricket Board of every country has its own website, but BCCI don't have a website.  Where do we get any information about BCCI? Their financial details are more closely guarded than the nuclear secrets of India Here is ...

 

BCCI Advertisement for "Coach of India"
August 27th, 2007
Rejected by the Graham Ford, The Board of Cricket Control of India, BCCI, has advertised for position of "Team India Coach" for a two year term on the websites of few Cricket Boards. Suffered by the Greg Chappel's lack of India's culture values, BCCI has added a pre-requisites of familiarity with the country's "culture and ethos". BCCI has listed a wide range of responsibilities and skills required for the high-profile job which are given below. If you meet the criteria stated below you can apply for the job. Your CV should reach the BCCI on or before September 15. Address:Honorary Secretary, Board of Control for Cricket in India, CRICKET CENTRE, 2nd Floor, Wankhede Stadium, 'D' Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020 Email: ...

 

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