Indian Cricket Team Captain, Mahindra Singh Dhoni meets soldiers at LoC in Jammu And Kashmir , as Lt.Colonel M.S. Dhoni, the honorary post awarded to him after India won 2011 Cricket World Cup,under his captaincy !
Mohammad Azharuddin,former Indian Captain was banned for life in 2000 for match-fixing and hence is out of list of BCCI’s one-time payment scheme. With Kapil Dev, the former Indian captain who enabled India win the first World Cup in 1983 , was also removed out of the list as he refused accept the amnesty offered by BCCI following his involvement in now-defunct Indian Cricket League which had nothing to do with BCCI.Kirti Azad who held protests at Feroze Shah Kotla ground against alleged financial irregularities in BCCI supported IPL(Indian Premiere League) is also excluded out of the list.
On 16th May 2012, Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai saw Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood King and Knight Rider Owner,using abusive languages at the ground officials after which he has been banned to enter the stadium, for life. Now what exactly happened on the ground is known only to Shah Rukh and the Officials but the both parties have different versions :
While Shah Rukh Khan’s version is that he ended up into a brawl with the MCA officials when he noticed his children being manhandled physically in the name of security and that he was not at all drunk. Shah Rukh has been banned to enter the Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai by the Maharashtra Cricket Association, on the other hand. The MCA officials have a different story altogether where they said Shah Rukh Khan, who was drunk, wanted to enter the playground which is not allowed to non-players and when the officials tried to stop him, he hurled abuses at them resulting which the brawl took place.
Difference of opinion, about whether Sachin should or should not have joined politics , is not only between cricket fans but also between Bollywood Big names and politicians.
While Big -B , the megastar of Bollywood congratulated Sachin and Rekha(Bollywood actor) for their names being nominated as Member of Parliament, Sanju Baba aka Sanjay Dutt, who is also a fan of Sachin , somehow did not feel excited about Sachin’s decision to join politics!
Smoking publicly is banned in Rajasthan since 2000 under the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act. However, Bollywood ‘Badhshah’ and owner IPL Team- Kolkata Knight Riders,Shah Rukh Khan was smoking publicly in front of thousands of spectators.on the ground and on Television, while watching the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders on April 8th at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium , Jaipur.
Vashi Police detained 6 school going kids for allegedly playing cricket in a housing complex premises, when complained by a 40 year-old woman,Shruti Bhatt. She accused the children of repeatedly making noise while playing even after she warning them.
One of the boys was also roughed up by the cops and when the parents got to know about the incident and went to the police station, they too got abused by cops , as claimed by the parents. They also said that just because Shruti Bhatt was politically influential, the cops stoop down to the level of detaining kids for playing cricket.
Well, one should salute the lady and the cops too for teaching kids the lesson of lifetime which may make them afraid of anything they would do in life, ever after. Rather than consulting parents, the cops and the woman preferred threatening the kids.Hopefully, these cops and the woman do the same with their own children, when they commit mistakes.
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla has asked for reports on what exactly happened during the IPL match between Knight Riders and Kings XI on wednesday,18th April! In the match , Shaun Marsh was given a controversial out by the umpire which made King XI owner, Preity , so angry that she ended up arguing with match officials !
Well, such issues surely increase the viewership of the IPL tournament on television.Where the IPL is all about money and from the team owners to organizers to advertisers and sponsors to the players , everyone makes money , big deal, if controversial issues like players slapping fellow players and Team owners yelling against controversial decisions, in open , is fabricated to gain TRP of the tournament !