Posts Tagged ‘cricket’

Warne lambasts Ganguly, to complain against him

May 2, 2008

Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne on Thursday said he would lodge a complaint against his Kolkata Knight Riders counterpart Sourav Ganguly for resorting to time-wasting tactics during their IPL match and refusing to accept the fielder’s word on a “clean catch”.

“I was disappointed at the start. While batting we waited for five minutes under the hot sun and they (Knight Riders) were not anywhere to be seen.”
“… when we came out to field, we had to wait for Sourav. So I was really disappointed, he was really running the time.”

The veteran leg-spinner said Ganguly’s antics stretched the match from the stipulated one hour 20 minutes-a-side.

I catch up on news related to India only on NDTV 24×7 since it is the only channel that provides comprehensive and accurate news. People in the US can access this channel only through DirecTV.


Kaif to replace injured Tendulkar

March 31, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the second cricket Test against South Africa in Ahmedabad starting April 3, and Mohammad Kaif has been named as his replacement.

Sachin Tendulkar re-aggravated his right groin injury when he was fielding on the fourth day of the first Test and his playing the second match is doubtful

The selection committee has decided to replace Tendulkar with Mohammad Kaif for the second Test.


Kaif, who got the nod for his excellent performance in the domestic circuit this season, is returning to the side after a gap of almost two years. His last Test was against West Indies at Kingston in June 2006.

I watched this news on NDTV 24×7. It is an excellent news channel for NRIs since it provides the most comprehensive news related to India. DirecTV makes it possible to access this channel in the US.

Dhoni says Team India will behave

January 31, 2008

Quote: “We don’t care whether we receive a hostile reception or not. As long as it’s not on the field, it doesn’t matter”

I will miss Yuvraj Singh as he is not playing the 1st match.

The shows on NDTV 24×7 are very good as NDTV is India’s most respected news channel and it the news coverage is ‘to the point’ unlike other news channel where every news is a breaking news.

The experience only improves as I have subscribed to DirecTv.

BCCI, ICC set for a showdown

January 28, 2008

Spinner Harbhajan Singh’s appeal against the three-match ban and racism charge is due to be heard on Tuesday. But the BCCI has made it clear that racism allegations are unacceptable and the Board may pull out of the remaining tour if the charges are not dropped.


The most critical evidence would be the stump microphone recordings during the second Test in Sydney.

Justice John Hansen, the New Zealand judge, who was appointed Commissioner for the hearing will chair the proceedings.

The Indian team is not leaving Adelaide until Bhajji’s appeal is heard.

Ganguly Out Again

January 22, 2008

GangulyI am a Cricket fan. As simple as that can get, I have been playing and following the game since I was a kid. Its difficult in the US to play Cricket and the world times do not give me the liberty to watch an entire match. So I am just left with Highlights and News coverage.

I saw the coverage on NDTV 24*7 through DirecTv. The Tiger from Kolkatta as most of his fans call him has been once agin neglected for the ODI-Squad. Is it really the performance? I don’t think so because he did perform well in the Current Test series but for 1 game.