Archive for November, 2014


Kumar Sangakkara interviewed for CNN, 21st November 2014

November 30, 2014

SEE  OR as Number One Test batsman in World in ICC rankings

Published on Nov 21, 2014 …. Music =”Distant Dreams” by James Brian Brasher (iTunes) …..
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A Freak BLOW at Unusual Spot ruptured an Artery … and spelt doom for Phil Hughes

November 28, 2014

Brydon Coverdale: “Hughes suffered extremely rare, freak injury to neck,”


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Boycott on Cricketing Life before Helmets and Cricket AFTER

November 28, 2014

Geoff Boycott in The Daily Telegraph where the title is “Phil Hughes injury: Helmets have made batsmen feel impregnable” and where there are numerous comments The young geoffrey-boycott The older

Most of my career I batted on uncovered pitches without a helmet. This taught me how important it was to have a good technique and courage against fast bowling. Why? Because you required judgment of what to leave, when to duck and when to play the ball. But you had to be even more careful about attempting to hook because at the back of your mind you knew that if you made a mistake you could get seriously hurt.

I once asked Len Hutton, a great iconic player, whether he hooked Ray Lindwall or Keith Miller. He said he once tried it at the Oval and he got halfway through the shot then cut it out because out of the corner of his eye he could see the hospital. That tells you everything.

hughes_3116917b Phil Hughes on the way down after freak hit — & Getty Read the rest of this entry ?


A Bat and a Cap Here, There and Everywhere as Vale for Hughes

November 28, 2014

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Plaudits and Grief embrace the country lad Phil Hughes

November 28, 2014

phil hughes broad smile … Phil Hughes with country-wide SMILE — Pic from Getty

A range of headlines say it ALL!!

Nation shares AGONY of an innings cut short — Peter Laylor … in The Australian, 28 November 2014

Why Cricket can go on — Wayne Smith in The Australian, 28 November 2014

Future of Gabba Test falls by wayside as players unite in grief — Wayne Smith in The Australian, 28 November 2014

Modern batsman’s security has vanished –Patrick Smith in The Australian, 28 November 2014

Forever young that’s how we’ll remember Hughes — Gideon Haigh in The Australian, 28 November 2014 Read the rest of this entry ?


A Baggy Green Cap and flower for Hughes at Lords

November 28, 2014

HUGHES-Baggy Green

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Sachithra Senanayake rehabilitation to be put to the test soon

November 9, 2014

S R Pathiravithana, in the Sunday Times, 9 November 2014, where the title is: “Senanayake will not be re-tested privately”

Ashley de Silva Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket told the Sunday Times that the SLC does not intend sending the Lankan off spinner for a Private screening. He said “We will be requesting the ICC for a date soon to re-scrutinize Senanayake’s bowling action and we hope that we would get a date by the End of this month”.

When asked where they intend sending the bowler in question for the ICC study, de Silva said “We have no control over that. It is the ICC which will decide as to where Senanayake would be directed. “

Senanayake was reported about the illegalities in his bowling action by ICC officials and was sent to the Cardiff University, Wales for scrutiny. There the panel who tested his bowling action found the straightening of his elbow to be more than the ICC stipulated tolerance level of 15 degrees and banned him from bowling at competitive level.

Subsequently Senanayake was sent to the University of Western Australia for rehabilitation before the Max Academy experts had begun their work. Once the Max Academy panel was satisfied, Senanayake made a comeback to top level cricket during the ongoing Mercantile Premier League tournament.