Philip Hughes Remains Critical After Being Hit By Bouncer

Sheffield Shield, one of the highly followed domestic tournaments of the world would be remembered for a long time, of course for wrong reasons. It was a dry, sunny day on Tuesday November 25, 2014, when New South Wales and South Australia came head-to-head once again. Both of these teams have been playing very good cricket for some time now. Main reason behind it is the presence of a few leading international players like Philip Hughes, J. Botha, MA Starc, DE Bollinger, NM Lyon and SR Watson in both the teams. This game was no different; viewers were cocksure about some quality cricket on the Sydney cricket ground like always. As soon as South Australia won the toss, they elected to bat first without any second thought; after all they had players like PJ Hughes, MJ Cosgrove and CJ Ferguson in top order.

Something Is Wrong About Cricket In India

In India, cricket is always in the headlines, but it has been there for all the controversial reasons since last year. The sport has lost a lot of credibility. The structure and involvement of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials in IPL team ownerships has been contentious, and ever since the betting scandal came under the spotlight, it has raised more controversial questions. For instance, why does the BCCI president own a team in the IPL? Followed up by – Wouldn’t that encourage favouritism during national team selection? Why is the cricket team captain president of the company owned by the BCCI president?

My First ISL Experience: Things I Learnt

My curiosity to watch an India Super League match was put to rest yesterday when I saw Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters taking on each other in the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. It was the first instance I saw professional football live from the ground.

IPL 2013 Betting Scandal: A Timeline

The Indian Premier League’s credibilitytook a major hit when the connection of players and owners to bookies was revealed for the public. It has been more than a year since the scandal has clouded Indian cricket.

Rohit’s 264 Still Leaves Questions Unanswered

Rohit made his debut for India in 2007, and could not manage to string a series of performances complementary of his talent. One of the most easy-on-the-eye players, he has always been a class apart. He made the opening slot his own when given the chance, but despite stellar performances in the Champions Trophy in England and a man-of-the-series batting presentation against Australia in India last year, he has not given away his habit of throwing away his wicket with a sudden lapse in concentration.

Sarita Devi’s Backing By IOA: A Little Too Late

Regrettably, Sarita Devi will have to face some severe consequences of her series of reactions post her semi-final bout in the Asian Games. It is unfortunate that the former world champion will have to put her gloves down for an emotional outburst.

A Tough Test Awaits India

MS Dhoni (captain), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha, R Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron

Indian Hockey: Struggling Behind Cricket

I am not eligible to point fingers for I also could not watch the series which India won 3-1 in the backyard of current World Cup holders. Although, after reading match reports across platforms, it looks like the team did a wonderful job, winning three matches in a row. But the limelight was yet again stolen by cricket – by another India-Sri Lanka series.

Manchester City: Another Poor Showing At The European Stage

It is difficult to comprehend the reason behind the repeated failure of one of the biggest spenders in football to make a notable impact in the Champions League. Since 2008, Manchester City have spent a staggering £826,600,000 relying on their big money purchases. Although, star players (Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Vincent Kompany among many) have not been able to taste success or even come close to it at the biggest stage in professional football.

Sachin-Chappell Row: An Undesirable Controversy

But there is a potential chance of fallout in the aftermath of the deadlock that has been broken in the seven year old controversy. Rahul Dravid may face some dissent from players for his silence on the issue. Sourav Ganguly’s claim that Dravid told him “he couldn’t control Greg” doesn’t help the cause either. It’s ill-fated that a seven year old injury is causing fresh bruises.

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