Wednesday, April 11, 2007

News from Cricketing World

South Africa set up a huge 357 run target for the hosts WI in a do-die match! Awesome batting display yet again by the Proteas. But they have been inconsistent with this kind of batting. Hosts need a Gayle-Storm or a Lara/Sarawan-epic to finally come good and hit the SA real hard...not too many hopes for the hosts, though... let us wait and watch - whatever the result, high scoring matches are always a treat to watch!

Elsewhere, Pakistan is discussing the names of the probable coach / captain to take over now - just what India was doing a week back. It seems weird and sad to hear names like Aquib Javed as a coach! I hope they get someone really good.

In the meanwhile, Tendulkar and Yuvraj get a show-cause notice for their outbursts, surprising for the nation. A good move in my eyes, to bring down some egos.

Talking of good moves, here is another one. Although it is limited to 2 appeals, it's a start nevertheless.

Krish Srikkanth says that he was asked in 1989 by the board members to dump all seniors and when he did not, he was dumped and his career began to end! That speaks volumes about the BCCI and it's murky ways of administering the game. As if we needed an evidence.

The aussies, in the meanwhile, can't even take sporting aggression sportingly. Grow up, Ricky!

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