Archive for March, 2018

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Icons of Ball-Tampering in the Past

March 31, 2018

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  1. Chris Pringle, New Zealand, 1990
  2. Michael Atherton, England, 1994
  3. Waqar Younis, Pakistan, 2000
  4. Sachin Tendulkar, India, 2001
  5. Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan, 2003
  6. Rahul Dravid, India, 2004
  7. Pakistan Team, 2006 (England awarded game)
  8. Stuart Broad, England, 2010
  9. Shahid Afridi, Pakistan, 2010
  10. Faf du Plessis, South Africa, 2016
  11. Australia, 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket/article-1240774/Furious-England-deny-ball-tampering-row-Stuart-Broad-accused-cheating.html

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Ball-tampering Earthquake rocks the Cricket World

March 31, 2018

Mark Nicholas, as Editor, Cricinfo in Newsin Asia, 30 March 2018 where the title is “This is another wake up call for cricketers”

It was remarkable that on the front page of yesterday’s Cape Times, beneath a picture of a quelled township riot, the headline printed in large bold font announced: “Disgraced Aussies kicked out. ” The Cape Argus was barely less coruscating: “Guilty trio on first flight home.” The words might as well have had an exclamation mark after them. If you didn’t know better, the immediate assumption would be that drug-trafficking, manslaughter or some such terrible crime was the reason. But no, it is ball-tampering.

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Extra! Extra! Read All About Cricket’s It

March 30, 2018

Bipin Dani … at http://epaper.kashmirtimes.in/index.aspx?page=10

Former Zimbabwe player Andy Flower has been assigned to pick the ICC’s World XI team to play a T-20 against West Indies a Lord’s on May 31, it is learnt here.The game has been organised to raise funds for two stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

Andy Flower at Lord’s Ckt ground

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Darren Lehmann’s Awkward History and Position

March 28, 2018

Daniel Brettig, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, where the title is “Lehmann at heart of cultural contradiction”

As hard as the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland tried to be clear and strong about the gravity of events at Newlands and the governing body’s need to put things right in the minds of the game’s followers at home and around the world, there was an inherent contradiction between his words and actions.

In the early moments of his address at the Johannesburg Holiday Inn, Sutherland spoke stridently about how this was about far more than the ball-tampering incident itself. “It’s about the integrity and reputation of Australian cricket and Australian sport,” Sutherland intoned. “Ultimately it’s about whether Australians can feel proud of their sporting teams. That depends as much on the way players conduct themselves as much as it does about winning or losing. All about how we play the game.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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Royal College Cricket Report for 1931

March 28, 2018

Courtesy of Lionel Gunesekera of Dickman’s Rd, Colombo, with re-typing by Nadeeka Paththuwaarachchi of Battaramulla

Royal—St. Thomas 

This match was played on the 12th and 13th March on the S.S.C. grounds. The usual preparations were made and everything was set for a fine match. Rain which had threatened on the 11th kept off, and the wicket was in ideal condition. The two teams sat for the usual group photograph. At, 11-45 R. Senanayake and F. C. de Saram inspected the wicket and Senanayake tossed. To the great joy of all Royalists de Saram won and decided to bat. This is the fourth year in succession that S.T.C. have lost the toss.

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Swirling Currents and Rips within the Australian Cricketing Dispensation –TODAY

March 27, 2018

Daniel Brettig, in ESPNcricinfo, 27 March 2018 where the title readsWarner and CA headed for Pietersen-ECB parting”

David Warner and Cricket Australia may be headed the same way as Kevin Pietersen and the ECB, with the vice-captain increasingly isolated as the instigator of the ball-tampering incident that has blown up into a perfect storm.

In reference to the view within the team that Warner had hatched the idea and delegated it to his opening partner Cameron Bancroft with the captain Steven Smith‘s approval, ESPNcricinfo has been told “the truth is starting to come out”. With the CA Board holding a teleconference with the head of integrity Iain Roy and the chief executive James Sutherland following the former’s hurried investigation, sources close to the board confirmed Warner “is the issue”. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Fernando and Moncrieff on the Aussie Cricketing Kolahaalaya

March 26, 2018

ONE: Errol Fernando to Emil Vanderpoorten, 26 March 2019

I have heard that there is another person who shares my name and now you say that you have his address. If this is so,please tell me something about him, presuming that he really exists!

Let me answer your question about Aussie cricketers by telling you that during my school days I was an avid supporter of the Australian Cricket team. My heroes were players such as Keith Miller and Neil Harvey.When I arrived in Melbourne in 1963 I quickly found my way to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and started watching the Test matches.

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