Archive for the ‘fair play’ Category

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Dr. Rabada chastises his Paceman Son Kagiso rabada

February 15, 2018
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Reporting Cricket: Stalwart Journalists

December 29, 2017

hard at work …. fortified by essential liquids

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The Man behind the Throw that created a Historic Tie: Joe Solomon

November 27, 2017

Brydon Coverdale, courtesy of The Cricket Monthly of ESPN, whose original choice of title runs as The man in the photo”

 He kept his cool to create Test cricket’s most exciting moment. And Joe Solomon, now 86, is still cool.

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Thisara’s Humane Touch captivates Umpire Raza

November 2, 2017

Bipin Dani, in Pakistan Observerhttps://pakobserver.net/pak-umpire-wins-heart-sri-lankan-skipper/

The 43-year-old Pakistani umpire Ahsan Raza has all praise for the Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera. Before taking the field in the the last T-20 match between the two nations in Lahore on Sunday, Ahsan Raza became emotional and had tears in his eyes when Thisara Perera consoled him.

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Sanga stirs Surrey Cricket Scene 2017

September 24, 2017

Having been presented with his honorary life membership of Surrey CCC, Kumar Sangakkara took to the stage to deliver a rousing speech that will live long in the memory of all present on the evening. Here it is in full:

First of all, with the honorary life membership; I think someone has read my mind. About three days ago I was thinking about whether I should ask for the chance to be a fee paying member at Surrey. When I received honorary life membership at the MCC I thought nothing could top that because that was something that was on my list but this, from Surrey, has actually topped that so thank you very much.

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Unruly Cricket Crowds a Slur on Our Country– Indrajit Coomaraswamy

August 29, 2017

Indrajit Coomaraswamy in Sunday Times and elsewhere

Sports lovers, particularly cricket fans, must be highly concerned about the unruly crowd behaviour at recent ODIs. Last week, there was the wholly unbecoming experience of the Sri Lanka cricketers being booed at a home match and then having to remain in their dressing room until they were escorted away from the stadium by the Police. Then there was the unacceptable episode where play had to be suspended because of unruly crowd behaviour. Fortunately, it was possible to complete the game eventually.

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Five Brave Men who saved Murali’s Doosra

May 1, 2017

Muttiah Mutralitharan’s imminent induction into the ICC Hall of fame encourages a reflective step backwards to study why and how his magnificent bowling capacities had to be protected and rescued from the piranhas of the cricketing world. There were three different stages in the prejudiced attempts to execute Murali — with several Australians as the forefront of this fundamentalist current in cricket. I reproduce an article that was published in the South Asia Masala on 29th April 2010 (one of the more open Aussie institutions) … where the title was different: viz.Saving Murali’s ‘doosra’: Five unsung heroesThe focus here is on the the third stage of the process that protected Murali’s skills.

 Murali bowls with brace Dr Dhillon & Murali

Michael Roberts

Gunasekara, Wijesinghe, Dhillon, Wijesuriya, Foster. These are five names that should be etched into the commemorative epitaph marking the third stage of the saga around Muttiah Muralitharan.

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