Archive for the ‘violent intrusions’ Category


Bayliss suggests that Stokes should front-up with a Public Apology

August 19, 2018

George Dobell & ESPNstaff, August 3018, at

England coach Trevor Bayliss has urged troubled all-rounder Ben Stokes to make a public apology after his acquittal for affray following his involvement in a brawl in Bristol last September. Stokes was cleared of any affray charges on Tuesday following a trial in Bristol Crown Court, putting an end to a court case that went on for nearly 11 months.

Following his acquittal, Stokes, who had missed England’s innings and 159-run win in the second Test against India at Lord’s, was included to the 13-member team for the third Test starting on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry ?


Taking Al-Jazeera for A Ride? Morris, Indika and Mendis

May 28, 2018

A THOUGHT from The Editor Cricketique … informed by some details for Morris and Mendis in ESPNcricinfo … which details Al-Jazeera does not seem to have checked because they say that Mendis is from Galle …. We now need a snap of the other alleged plotter Tharanga Indika [whom I believe is an old Aloysian who does have close links with Jayananda Warnaweera … BUT was not a curator if if the BCCSL info in ESPNcricinfo is correct]

Tharindu Mendis   Robin Morris

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Pitch Doctoring at Galle? Al-Jazeera Allegations –Three Reports

May 27, 2018

ONE: from ESPNcricinfo staff, 26 May 2019 … with highlighting emphasis added by The Editor, Cricketique

Sri Lanka Cricket will cooperate fully with the ICC in its investigations into allegations of pitch-fixing in two Test matches in the past, and potentially one later this year against England.

The board’s response came after TV news channel Al Jazeera claimed that a person involved in preparing the pitches in Galle for the Tests against India in 2017 and Australia in 2016 had tailored the surfaces according to instructions from a person involved in betting. The report also alleged that the Galle pitch for the Test against England later this year would also be made to order for betting.

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Bodyline Bar Adelaide Oval

February 4, 2018

Amateur Photographs in bad light while play –on field and in the bar –continued

  Woodful hit by Larwood

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World Cricket in Chaotic Times: A List of Abandoned Cricket Tours

November 23, 2017

An Item in The Island, 18 October 2017 with the title “Wars, riots and abandoned tours”
article_image A Sri Lankan player boards a Pakistan military helicopter after terrorists opened fire on the team bus during the 2009 tour.

The dramatic announcement on Friday (October 17), that West Indies would be cutting short their tour of India because of a pay dispute, was not the first time a major international cricket series had come to an unexpected end. Here’s a snapshot of several other tours that ended abruptly in unusual circumstances. Read the rest of this entry ?


Bowling Fight at “Stumps Corral”: Swann vs Murali

November 4, 2017

Who can knock the Head off the stumps? …. the Head being a Glass of  Arrack?

Muralitharan or Graeme Swann?

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Forgotten Scores in An Unforgettable Test Match at Lahore, 1-2 March 2009

October 31, 2017

From ESPNcricnfo

Did you know that Murali scored 22 runs in 16 balls at a rate of 137.50?

Mind you this was because Sangakkara, Samaraweera and Dilshan had set up a platform over most of two days by scoring 104, 214 and 145 respectively !

So: Sri Lanka built up a first innings total of 604 runs after being sent in …. and perhaps established another record in having two centurions run themselves out in the same innings!

Samaraweera batting …. and injured by shrapnel in ambulance

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