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 Death of a Gentleman and the biggest scandal in cricket administration
Death of a Gentleman and the biggest scandal in cricket administration

The documentary ‘DOAG’ has exposed the machinery that currently runs cricket and which has destroyed the old ways in which the sport was played Towards the end of the film Death of a Gentleman, a poker-faced Giles Clarke, the then Chairman of the ECB, looks straight into the camera and nonchalantly remarks that no one would ever be interested in a story about cricket administration. "What matters to us," he says, "

May 23 2016
5 big IPL signings over the years who missed most of the season due to injuries
5 big IPL signings over the years who missed most of the season due to injuries

Kevin Pietersen leaves the field after sustaining a calf injury in this year’s IPLInjuries are a part of any outdoor sport and cricket is no exception in this regard. Injuries do play a vital role in determining the future of a team during a tournament like the Indian Premier league.This year’s edition of the cash-rich tournament has seen several players getting ruled out of the tournament due to injuries which prompted fans to dub it

May 21 2016
IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming feels Rising Pune Supergiants faltered at key moments
IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming feels Rising Pune Supergiants faltered at key moments

Stephen Fleming with MS DhoniRising Pune Supergiants' failure to win key moments in matches have cost them dearly in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), feels chief coach Stephen Fleming.The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side has struggled in the competition winning just three out of their 11 games so far and are out of contention for a playoff berth."We can only talk about what could have been, that is what it is with most team who miss

May 13 2016
IPL 2016: Injured XI
IPL 2016: Injured XI

IPL 2016 was supposed to cheer up disappointed Indian fans still hurting over the World T20 semi-final loss to West Indies. While the cricket has at times been thrilling and exhilarating to watch, this tournament has been about injuries more than anything else.Whether it was simply because of the sheer volume of cricket being played or just a happy coincidence, IPL 2016 has been struck by a spate of injuries, which has decimated several squads in

May 9 2016
IPL 2016: Rajat Bhatia opens up about MS Dhoni's captaincy and Pune's injury woes
IPL 2016: Rajat Bhatia opens up about MS Dhoni's captaincy and Pune's injury woes

Dhoni has had to contend with injuries to some of his key players during this seasonDespite managing only two wins from eight matches, the mood in the Rising Pune Supergiants camp is still upbeat. According to all-rounder Rajat Bhatia, the management feels that the replacements for the injured personnel could help turn their fortunes around.Indian Express reported the 36-year old speaking on Dhoni’s ability to weather chaos and the chances

Looking at why so many players are getting injured this IPL
Looking at why so many players are getting injured this IPL

Faf du Plessis had become a crucial member of the Rising Pune Supergiants’ top order before being ruled out of the IPLAs revealing and inspiring the Indian Premier League (IPL) might be for the upcoming young cricketers of India, playing in it, performing well throughout the two-month tournament, and excelling in it– as the new trend in team selection dictates the need to perform in the IPL as something detrimental to team s

May 4 2016
Kevin Pietersen feels disappointed as Ahmed Shehzad is left out of the Pakistan squad
Kevin Pietersen feels disappointed as Ahmed Shehzad is left out of the Pakistan squad

Kevin Pietersen feels gutted as Ahmed Shehzad is left out of the Pakistan squad The swashbuckling England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who was recently ruled out the IPL 2016 due to an injury, voiced his support for his Quetta Gladiators teammate Ahmed Shehzad on social media as the Pakistani opener has been left out of the 35-man list for the training camp before the England tour in July.The duo played for Quetta Gladiators in the Pak

May 3 2016
Comic: Injured Pune Supergiants!
Comic: Injured Pune Supergiants!

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May 3 2016
Usman Khawaja: All you need to know about the newest RPSG member
Usman Khawaja: All you need to know about the newest RPSG member

Khawaja was at his brilliant best in the Big Bash LeagueAfter Kevin Pietersen of the Rising Pune Supergiants was ruled out of the ongoing IPL season due to a calf injury, Usman Khawaja’s name was the first one to pop up as his possible replacement. The former England batsman picked up the injury during RPSG’s game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 22 April.MS Dhoni’s RPSG, who have been visibly struggling in t

Apr 28 2016
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants sign Australian T-20 opener Usman Khawaja
IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants sign Australian T-20 opener Usman Khawaja

Khawaja was a massive success in Australia’s Big Bash league Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rising Pune Super Giants (RPSG) have signed top order batsman Usman Khawaja, in order to bolster their batting line-up. The franchise also confirmed that influential South African international Faf du Plessis has returned to South Africa to receive treeatment for a finger injury. RPSG Coach Stephen Fleming said, “One of our mai

Apr 28 2016
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel

The English team seems to be sighing for the services of a specialist opener matching Strauss’ and Alastair Cook’s quality It has been forty-five months since their incumbent Team Director Andrew Strauss bid adieu to international cricket. And his exit originated a procession of England retirees over this period – just eclipsing three and a half years.His leave left a hole so deep that despite after so long, his t

Apr 27 2016
5 instances when captains argued with umpires
5 instances when captains argued with umpires

England captain Alastair Cook during an argument with the umpires In the game of cricket, umpires have the highest authority to judge all the on-field aspects of the game. According to the laws of cricket, umpires can make their decisions and the players have to accept it without any question.However, umpires are also human beings and they also make errors but that is to be expected. While in most cases a controversial umpiring decision

Apr 26 2016
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?

Kyle Abbott was dropped for Vernon Philander to meet the guidelines in the semi-finals of 2015 World CupCricket South Africa has issued guidelines that at least four players of colour should be included in the national team, which has sparked speculation as to whether this will hinder the balance and performance of the national team.CSA is not an islolated example; many other sport bodies in South Africa too have to follo

Apr 26 2016
Reports: Usman Khawaja in contention to be signed up by RPSG as Kevin Pietersen's replacement for IPL 9
Reports: Usman Khawaja in contention to be signed up by RPSG as Kevin Pietersen's replacement for IPL 9

Usman Khawaja has been one of the top T20 performers over the last few monthsDrawing on a reply given by RPSG head coach Stephen Fleming after their loss to Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, there has been speculation that Australian batting ace Usman Khawaja is being looked at as a potential replacement for Kevin Pietersen. The England batsman has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament after succumbing to an injury midway through a match l

Apr 26 2016
Why Kevin Pietersen deserves to finish on a high
Why Kevin Pietersen deserves to finish on a high

Not this way KP, not this wayIt was the first ball he faced. Kane Richardson dug it in short. He pulled it, started to take off for a single before being asked by his partner to go back. As he did, something happened and it wasn’t pretty. Kevin Pietersen seemed to be in serious discomfort and replays showed that he had twisted his right leg.The physio was out and players from the Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), including its captain

Apr 25 2016
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