September 12, 2008
One again Cricket has shown to this world that it is new emerging force into the sports world. And this has been proved by the whooping money in the game. In the recent event ESPN Star Sports has shelled out nearly 1billion USD for 10 year commercial rights for International T20 cricket matches conducted by ICC.
Dubai Investment council and Abu Dhabi Sports council were the strong contender in the race for winning the broadcasting rights for champions league , but finally they were beaten by ESPN Star sports.
The champions league is the first one its kind, it is based on the Soccer championship league played in
Indian premier league champions Rajasthan Royals along with Chennai Super king will be participating in the leagues from
It will be interesting to see in the coming days as where this prices for broadcasting rights goes as the game is getting popular in most of the parts of the
September 9, 2008
Dada in thinking mode....what to do now??
According to the insiders, it was Indian cricket team coach Gary Kirsten does not wanted the legendary Indian cricketer Saurav Ganguly into the team for Irani trophy matches.
Current Indian test team skipper Anil Kumble also supported the removal of Saurav in a Indirect manner. He put a condition in front of team management and said that he does not want to drop Rahul and Laxman from the squad, and there is no one in India who has stature to show doors to Sachin.
So the automatic target for every one was the legendary captain Saurav Ganguly, who was not only dropped from the side but also was not even informed by the cricket board BCCI that he has been dropped.
It was the media who informed Saurav Ganguly that he is not included in the team. This is yet another instance of unprofessional show by BCCI.
I hope some day they will learn from other boards, who weighs every players equally no matter how big he is.
This is the worst time for the Indian cricket, as the man who drove India to a huge 17 test victories as compared to the paltry 14 victories in the entire test history of Indian Cricket before the year 2000.
Its seems that its all over for the legendary cricketer Saurav Ganguly, the selectors has shown him the doors and they have send the message to him that he should take retirement from the cricket.
The man who gave India some most remarkable moments to Indian cricket which we all cricket lovers will cherish for ever.
He is one of the legends of the cricket , just have a look at the statistics of this man.
Test Matches : Batting
M I NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 Ct St
109 180 15 6888 239 41.74 51.36 15 34 71 0
One Day Internationals : Batting
M I NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 Ct
311 300 23 11363 183 41.02 73.70 22 72 100
One Day Internationals : Bowling
Balls M R W Ave BBI 4wi 5wi SR Econ
4561 30 3849 100 38.49 5-16 1 2 45.61 5.06
He is dropped at the time when all the seniors in the team are not performing well, and the record of Saurav Ganguly is better than the other cricket heavy weights in the team like Sachin and Rahul.
Dada is asking why every time he has to suffer form selectors furry. Ganguly proximity to the Ex president of BCCI Mr Jagmohan Dalmiya can be one of the reason for his betray.
If we look at the Saurav performance in last 19 matches which he played from last year till now, he has scored 1565 runs with 3 centuries and 8 half centuries, where as if we see the record of sachin in the same period, he has played 16 matches and has scored 1287 runs with 4 centuries and 8 half centuries on the other hand Rahul Dravid played 19 test matches and scored 2 centuries and 6 half centuries.
These stats are more than sufficient for any one to challenge the BCCI selectors decision to drop Ganguly from the Indian Cricket team for Irani Trophy.
September 8, 2008
Despite of his expulsion from the team due to missing important team meeting and practice session, Cricket Australia has decided that he will be paid, despite not being the member of current team.
But that's not going to end all the trouble for Star all rounder Andrew Symonds, as the Chief executive of Cricket Australia James Sutherland said that he is not sure about Symonds future and can't confirm that he will ever play for Cricket Australia or not.
Chief executive said that he loves the Ace all rounder Andrew Symonds game but there is no dearth of talents in Australia, so Symonds future looms uncertain.
Mean while Symonds has also indicated that is does not have strong desire to play for Cricket Australia, as he has ample of cricketing opportunity from other parts of the world. The deccan charger one of the IPL teams is desperately waiting for full time services of Andrew Symonds next season as the ace all rounder left the team in the middle of the tournament last time.