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Postby CielOnTap on Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:08 pm

Upbeat Jamaica face tough Leewards
Published: Friday | January 15, 2010
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):

Title-holders Jamaica will look to extend their winning start while Leeward Islands will be hoping to open their account when the two teams clash in their second-round WICB First-Class Championship game which bowls off here today.

An upbeat Jamaica, still buoyant from their solid six-wicket win over the Windward Islands earlier this week, will be favourites in the encounter scheduled for Warner Park.

Boasting a squad packed with players with international experience, Jamaica will be expected to overpower the hosts, as they did the Windwards in under four days at Chedwin Park last week.http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100115/sports/sports4.html

Curious name, Basseterre. It literally means "low ground."

As for the islands grouped as Leeward, read Wikipedia's list.
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Re: Cricket News

Postby fishandchips on Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:27 pm

It's like sports news went into a drought around here...but not to worry, fishandchips comes to the rescue!

What soccer is to the English sports fans, cricket is to the South Asian sports fans--lucrative and compelling action. One top Bollywood actor, the one that got hassled by US customs last year, has made better investment return on his cricket team than anything else he had invested. What's a person to do to figure out the logic of that?

Billionaires in ‘Cricket-Mad’ India Seek Market-Beating Teams
March 18, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT
By Saikat Chatterjee

March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Cricket has proven a better investment than the stock market for India’s billionaires, prompting tycoons to line up this weekend to buy new franchises.

The Indian Premier League, playing a three-hour version of the traditional five-day game, has set a March 21 deadline for prospective owners to bid for its ninth and 10th teams. The $225 million minimum is more than double the highest bid submitted for an original team.

The eight teams’ owners include Mukesh Ambani, the world’s fourth-richest man and chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd.; billionaire Vijay Mallya, chairman of UB Group; Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan; and movie megastar Shah Rukh Khan. The league’s appreciation outpaced last year’s 81 percent gain in India’s benchmark Sensitive Index, the most in 18 years.http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-18/billionaires-in-cricket-mad-india-seek-market-beating-teams.html
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:12 pm

India's Top Tennis Player to Marry Pakistan's Top Cricketer
VOA News / Mar. 31, 2010 07:52 KST
News about India and Pakistan is usually dominated by their many disputes on contentious issues ranging from Kashmir to terrorism. But this time a different kind of cross-border story is grabbing the headlines -- two sports stars from India and Pakistan have decided to get married.

"We have news now and it is confirmed as well that Sania Mirza is going to be getting married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik," announced a television anchor.

Both young and old in India and Pakistan tuned in as domestic TV channels announced the cross-border match between India's top woman tennis player Sania Mirza, and former Pakistani cricket captain, Shoaib Malik.http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/03/31/2010033100282.html
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Postby CielOnTap on Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:19 am

If the former cricket captain knew about the divorce request and sharia law, why did he not make all the necessary preparations with his now ex-wife before his new romance hit the papers? I understand that he initially had denied the existence of the first marriage.

Good for the ex-wife and her family for filing a complaint with the police and elder involved in settling the matter. Mr. Malik seemed keen to rectify matters once the complaint got public.

The soon to be Mrs. Malik might be advised to retain some legal counsel and prepare for a similar eventuality if her groom shows a repeat behaviour in this regard.

All clear for Sania-Shoaib marriage as Ayesha gets her divorce
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 14:24 IST
Hyderabad: In a dramatic turnaround, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik today divorced Ayesha Siddiqui, the Hyderabadi woman whom he had married seven years ago, under a compromise worked out by Muslim community leaders, paving the way for his marriage with tennis star Sania Mirza on April 15.

Under the compromise, Malik will pay Rs15,000 as maintenance to Ayesha at the rate of Rs5,000 a month for three months as per the sharia (Islamic law), Major GM Qadri announced at a press conference in the presence of Ayesha's mother Farisa and Sania's uncle Mohammad Shafi.

Qadri said all police cases against Malik, who has been maintaining that there was no valid marriage with Ayesha, will be withdrawn. The Siddiquis have already filed an application with the police in this regard, he said.http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_all-clear-for-sania-shoaib-marriage-as-ayesha-gets-her-divorce_1368392
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:59 am

Reports of how the wedding day unfolded, given that media were banned from the event, for the tennis player and the cricketer:

http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/04/16/2272423.aspx

http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/slideshow_finally-shoaib-weds-sania_1372115

For all the splendor given to the wedding festivities, let's hope the newlyweds put the same effort into their marriage.
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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:29 pm

Show goes on in Bangalore despite blasts
Santosh Kumar RB & Madhusoodan M K / DNA
Sunday, April 18, 2010 0:50 IST

Bangalore: Even as T20 czar Lalit Modi and Union minister of state for external affairs expert Shashi Tharoor engaged in a battle of egos, explosions rocked M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore and almost threatened to rip apart IPL-3 of its veneer of glitz and glamour on Saturday.

As almost 45,000 cricket fans began to fill the stadium to watch the crucial clash between the two top-ranking teams of IPL, Mumbai Indians and hosts Royal Challengers, two low-intensity explosions stunned them into silence at 3.15pm.

The first explosion was near the outer wall of the stadium at Gate number 12. Fifteen people, including four city policemen and a private security staff, sustained injuries. Four of the injured are reported to be in critical condition in a city hospital.

The city police said no one has claimed responsibility for the blasts.http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_show-goes-on-in-bangalore-despite-blasts_1372653

What issues are behind the bombing of cricket playing areas, team buses or sport-related facilities? Is is poverty? Is it inequality? What is the justification for causing the death of other people for one's cause?

Using the match above, the IPL could indicate what one event at the stadium does for the economy: how many jobs (concessions, grounds, team staff) benefit that day, the sales typically made, the gross wages earned, hours preparing the field for use and what typical fixed monthly costs exists. Sure, it would be cheap to mothball a stadium, but who wants to live next to a deserted sport facility that gradually loses its luster? Who would convert that space into another community housing project or retain some green space for the city?
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri May 07, 2010 12:25 pm

Australian pace versus India spin
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Friday, May 7, 2010 1:06 IST
Mumbai: Just over nine months ago, the Indian cricket team was in England, high on confidence with a visible swagger in their collective stride.

They had breezed through the group stage of the World Twenty20, dispatching both Bangladesh and Ireland with minimum fuss, and went into the Super Eights as one of the favourites to defend the title they had won in South Africa in 2007.

That dream fell apart on a lively Lord’s track where the West Indies and hosts England bounced the fresh-off-the-IPL T20 specialists out of the tournament. The campaign ended with a rather humbling 12-run loss to South Africa on a slow turner in Nottingham. http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_australian-pace-versus-india-spin_1380038

And the match update: http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_australia-beat-india-by-49-runs-in-twenty20-world-cup_1380225
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Re: Cricket News

Postby CielOnTap on Thu May 20, 2010 6:29 pm

Champions League T20 cut to 10-team affair
Vijay Tagore / DNAFriday, May 21, 2010 2:31 IST
Mumbai: The second edition of the Champions League T20 will be a 10-team affair. In the first edition last October, 12 teams had taken part in the competition.

The championship suffered a setback on Thursday when England and Wales Cricket Board told its counties not to send teams to the richest-prize-money tournament. England has been allotted two berths in the competition. In the first edition, Somerset Sabers and Sussex Sharks had taken part in the meet held in India.

The ECB’s directive to counties is due to the clash of dates of the tournament to be held in South Africa from September 10-26. These dates coincide with the last two rounds of the County Championship (four-day matches) as well as the semifinals and final of the one-day county competition.http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_champions-league-t20-cut-to-10-team-affair_1385677
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Postby CielOnTap on Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:42 pm

India faces galling defeat; hand Sri Lankans 10-wicket victory
Taus Rizvi / DNAThursday, July 22, 2010 12:27 IST
Last updated: Friday, July 23, 2010 0:11 IST

Galle: To say India’s performance in Galle was not commensurate with their ICC Test ranking would be to make an understatement. They lost the first Test against Sri Lanka in three and half days. World No.1?

Their bowling was depleted no doubt but batting was below par — again that is an understatement. The famed batting line-up failed twice in two days. Curiously enough, Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the defeat on inexperience of India’s bowling attack.

India started Day 5 trying to save the Test. The team’s survival depended on the sixth wicket association between Dhoni and VVS Laxman. It was not to be. The skipper was dismissed early on in the day and there ended India’s last hopes of eking out a draw. Some Indian batsmen looked to the sky. There was no sign of rain. http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report_india-faces-galling-defeat-hand-sri-lankans-10-wicket-victory_1413018
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Re: Cricket News

Postby signs on Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:22 pm

Pakistan's team manager Yawar Saeed: "No allegations are true til they are proved" Three Pakistan cricket players have been questioned by police over claims they were involved in a betting scam, the team manager has said.

Yawar Saeed said cricket was not "institutionally corrupt" in Pakistan, and the claims were unproven. The News of the World claims it paid a middleman for details of three no-balls later bowled by Pakistan as predicted.


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