Panel appointed by Supreme Court in the IPL cricket match fixing case has banned Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings Teams for two years from the tournament and co-owner of Rajasthan Royals , Raj Kundra and owner of Chennai Super Kings , Gurunath Meiyappan have been banned from all forms of cricket for lifetime.
Pakistan has never won against India in World Cup matches ever in the past. Will 2015 World Cup match break this World Cup jinx against India ?
India does it again. Refrains Pakistan from winning against India in World Cup 2015. Jinx intact !!
The Supreme Court has ordered BCCI chief in exile, N Srinivasan, that he can only be eligible for elections for the post of president of BCCI if he disowns Chennai Super Kings Team of IPL. In other words, he cannot enjoy the post of BCCI president and a Team franchise owner at the same time as both the positions create conflict of interests. The Supreme Court also sited that although there are no proofs but there is a strong probability that Srinivasan was involved in IPL corruption.
Australian former cricketer and captain,Ricky Ponting, has dug out the unforgettable ‘monkeygate scandal’ In his memoirs — titled ‘The Close of Play’ –where he said he didn’t understand why Sachin Tendulkar vouched for Harbhajan Singh during the appeal hearing but did not say anything when match referee Mike Procter initially suspended the spinner for passing allegedly racial comments at the Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds.Harbhajan was accused of calling Symonds a monkey during the 2008 Sydney Test and was suspended for three Tests.Interestingly,Bhajji aka Harbhajan was cleared in an appeal hearing, conducted by Justice John Hansen from New Zealand, in which Tendulkar appeared as a witness and gave a statement in favour of Harbhajan.
Just a thought- Is it a norm that after finishing cricketing career, a cricketer has to write about his experiences? And to add on,he has to talk specifically about some controversial on-field incidents of the past?
Sachin Tendulkar, the cricket legend, the epitome of inspiration,the messiah of Cricket, the synonym to numerous cricket records has finally decided to put his weapons down. Sachin has finally decided that the 200th Test Match he is about to play in Mumbai ground is going to be his last formal game in International Cricket. Test was the only format where he had enrolled himself after retiring from One Day and all other shorter forms of Cricket.The cricketer declared he decided to retire as his heart says so.