Archive for July, 2014

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Cricketing Feats at Galle over the years …. Mahela, Sehwag and company

July 15, 2014

Bill RicquIer, courtesy of The lsland, 115 July 2014, where the title is “Welcome to Galle

mahela at galle

The first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa, which starts on Wednesday at the Galle International Stadium will be the twenty third Test to have been played at that iconic ground. Of the twenty two played previously, Sri Lanka have won twelve and lost four. The first Test played at Galle, in June 1998, provided what might almost be called a template, setting as it did a precedent that has been followed reasonably faithfully since. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Match-Fixer Lou Vincent’s Lonely Adelaide Days: A Boulder as Best Mate

July 2, 2014

LOU VINCENT 11 Courtesy of INDAILY, 2 July 2014 … see http://indaily.com.au/news/2014/07/02/prospect-cricketers-lonely-road-match-fixing/ for Video

ADELAIDE | The troubled life of former Adelaide-based international cricketer Lou Vincent has taken a sad turn with his life ban from the sport. In a video statement released overnight, Vincent, who played district cricket at Prospect Cricket Club, said he had lived with his “dark secret” for many years, and had only recently decided to come forward and tell the truth.

“I am a cheat. I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money through fixing,” he said. “I have shamed my country. I have shamed my sport. I have shamed those close to me. I lost faith in myself and the game. I abused the game I love.”

The punishment, which was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, stems from one-day matches that Vincent admitted he helped rig in English county cricket. His former Sussex team mate, Naveed Arif, was also banned for life last month after admitting similar corruption offences. Read the rest of this entry ?