September 18, 2008
ICL has given a serious Jolt to the Cricket world and mainly the ICC. In a dramatic incident majority of Bangladesh cricket players has joined Indian Cricket League “the unofficial T20 cricket league” as termed by ICC.
This is an irreparable damage to Bangladesh, who is currently going through a bad time. Gone are the golden days for Bangladesh cricket when it was best known as the surprise package for everyone, they have stunned the best teams in the cricketing world.
But this is a great setback to the Bangladesh Cricket at the time when they are struggling to get the test status from quite some time. And it is a even more worst thing for ICC which is having a monopoly in the cricketing world and it is now awarding legal status to the ICL ( Indian Cricket League) promoted by Zee group.
Aftab Ahmed , Dhiman Gosh and Habibul Bashar, the Pilar of Bangladesh cricket are no more with the team and the future of Bangladesh cricket looms in danger.
This might be the just beginning of the divide in the cricketing world and all this is because of some wrong people with wrong attitude. Lastly I would say that what ever happens, at the end of the day we all cricket lovers want the Cricket should blossom and becomes one of the greatest games.
Norman Arendse shocked the cricket world by putting his papers from the president ship of the world number 2 cricket team. The main reason cited by Norman is the differences with Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola.
Meanwhile it is interesting to know that Majola is surprised by Norman move and said that it was unexpected. He said that it is very said for me and for Cricket South Africa that Norman has resigned.
Norman resignation has given a great set back to Cricket south Africa, which is suffering from many of the issues.
Gerals Majola said that now its time to strengthen the Cricket South Africa and efforts from every one is required to make it the number one team in all the form of the cricket.
It will be interesting to watch the how CSA cope up with this shock, as there are numerous international tournament lined up in coming years.
September 17, 2008
Its enough for the Indian Cricket League, they are betrayed for a long time from ICC (International Cricket Council) which is treating the recognition application of the ICL in a very tardy manner.
Expert believes that, giving recognition to Zee promoted Indian Cricket League will end the monopoly of the International Cricket Council, which is prompting ICC to delay the recognition process for ICL.
ICL stated that they applied for getting recognition in April but till now no decision has been taken yet by ICC. The fear of ICC can be seen from the fact that they are asking absurd questions from the promoters of ICL, like what is the objective of the league and why this ICL has been started.
But this time ICL is taking tough move against the International Cricket council. ICL has given them 14 days time and if they did not hear anything in that time, then they will drag the international cricket governing body to court.
Mean while it will be interesting to see if ICC gives recognition to the Unofficial ICL then we will see and new series of competition and every thing will be taken in more professional manner.
September 15, 2008
The coming Australia tour of India is in danger, Cricket Australia has as its security experts to analyze the security situation in India, after serial blast shattered the Capital Delhi on Saturday, where one of the test matches of the four test match cricket series are scheduled to play.
Australian Foreign minister said that they will decide on the future of the tour after the security clearance from the intelligence agencies. Meanwhile it is interesting to know that all the cricket team through out the world love to play against India, not because they are the best in the game, but because of the money this game generate in India.
Cricket Australia, already refused to visit Pakistan to participate in Champions Trophy due to security concern, it will be interesting to watch their move in the India tour, as canceling this trip will not be that much easy for anyone because of the huge amount of money involve.
But what I think is that, there is huge difference between India and Pakistan, and India will be hosting the tournament successfully.
The Biggest problem Cricket Australia would be facing is from PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) which has suffered a huge loss of money due to suspension of champion’s trophy.