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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Appeals against ICC suspension by Salman Butt

Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt has appealed against his provisional suspension over spot-fixing allegations, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Wednesday.

Butt, together with fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, was banned from playing by the ICC after allegations made by Britain’s News of the World they’d been involved in a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls during last month’s Test against England at Lord’s as part of a betting scam.

The allegations have since become the subject of a Scotland Yard investigation.

All the trio had the right of appeal and Lorgat said Butt had taken up the option, which will now be subject to a new hearing.

“We are making good progress,” Lorgat told BBC television.

“Just yesterday (Tuesday) we received a request from Salman Butt to consider lifting the suspension,” the South African added. “As expeditiously as possible, we will conduct a hearing to consider that appeal.”

Lorgat’s comments came just hours after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt flew into England and refused to apologise for his part in the ongoing ‘fixing’ row.

Ijaz Butt alleged England players were paid “enormous amounts of money” to lose this month’s third One-day International at The Oval, sparking a furious row between the two countries’ cricket officials.

Meanwhile, Lorgat defended the global governing body against claims it had been slow to act when confronted with ‘fixing’ claims.

“If you think about the incidences that have transpired, we promised action and we are making good progress to see it through,” he insisted.

“It is a legal process we must follow and we will do our level best to eradicate any sort of corruption in the sport.

“We’ve also got a very strong education programme in place and there are many instances we avoid.

“Many players follow the (ICC) code (of conduct) and keep the sport free of corruption. The one or two cases we do uncover, we must deal severely with.”

Pakistan’s recent tour of England, where they also played Australia in a neutral series, was marred by spot-fixing allegations.

England, who saw Pakistan draw level from 2-0 down, eventually won the five-match one-day series 3-2.

But England’s James Anderson said the team remained angry over Ijaz Butt’s comments and the seam bowler told Sky Sports on Wednesday: “For someone to accuse us of cheating is very hurtful, it was difficult to take at the time.

“It was really hard for us to take but I thought we were very professional. We lost the two One-day International series surrounding those comments but we managed to put it behind us.”

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New chairman of the NCA : Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble on Wednesday was appointed the chairman of the National Cricket Academy by the BCCI.

"Kumble is an excellent cricketer. He has the knowledge of the game and is Bangalore-based. So he can look after the academy very well," BCCI president Shashank Manohar said on the decision taken at the annual general meeting.

"The Board has purchased about 50 acres of land in Bangalore where the Board is developing its academy. According to all of us, Kumble is the best choice for that post," Manohar said.

When asked about his commintments when playing for IPL, Manohar replied "He does not work for 365 days for the Bangalore franchise, neither will he work for 365 days for the NCA. We have a director in Sandeep Patil to look after cricket."

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New chairman of the NCA : Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble on Wednesday was appointed the chairman of the National Cricket Academy by the BCCI.

"Kumble is an excellent cricketer. He has the knowledge of the game and is Bangalore-based. So he can look after the academy very well," BCCI president Shashank Manohar said on the decision taken at the annual general meeting.

"The Board has purchased about 50 acres of land in Bangalore where the Board is developing its academy. According to all of us, Kumble is the best choice for that post," Manohar said.

When asked about his commintments when playing for IPL, Manohar replied "He does not work for 365 days for the Bangalore franchise, neither will he work for 365 days for the NCA. We have a director in Sandeep Patil to look after cricket."

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I have no individual conflict with Ijaz Butt: Haroon Lorgat

The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said his organisation has good relations with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the game of cricket will not get affected by recent problems since it is bigger than any individual.

Holding a teleconference with a group of Pakistani journalists on Wednesday, Lorgat said: “I have no individual conflict with Mr Ijaz Butt (PCB chairman). The game is bigger than any individual and I would not want to hold Pakistan cricketers responsible for what you might consider a poor relationship between two individuals, and there is none. Whoever the person is in the board, I am prepared to work with him.”

“I met Mr Ijaz Butt a few weeks ago and I will continue to meet him to inform him what I believe is right, what I think he should be doing. He will take responsibility for leading the PCB and for his own actions, but I will continue to work with him.”


However, he advised the PCB chairman that he should be careful in giving his statement to the press.

Ijaz, in a scathing outburst early this month, had said that there was loud and clear talk in the bookies’ circles that England players had earned enormous sum to deliberately lose the third ODI against Pakistan at the Oval.

That had triggered a legal war between the PCB and the ECB and the Ijaz was asked to apologise to the England cricketers for his accusations.

Moreover, the PCB chairman had also waged a war against Lorgat on the matter of suspending three Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir after the spot-fixing scandal at Lord’s.

“The ICC is following the matter of Ijaz’s allegations on England players and have written a letter to him because it all shows he (Ijaz) might have some solid evidence that will also help us,” he said.


“However, I would have been more satisfied if Ijaz Butt had made a direct approach to ACSU (ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit) and provided whatever information and evidence he has got that could have been helpful for relations between PCB and ECB,” said Lorgat.

Asked what kind of role the ICC would play to bring things back on the track after the recent conflict-like situation between the PCB and the ECB, Lorgat said the ICC has been watching the situation and if it would find any space it would like to play its due role.

Lorgat, to a question, clarified that no ICC member had refused Pakistan its venues for organising their home series.

He said he did not agree with former England captain Ian Botham’s proposal to ban Pakistan cricket following the spot-fixing row.

“We can’t ban any nation from the game for the mistakes of a few individuals,” he said. “There are other provisions within the ICC that allows suspension of members but that is certainly not something we are contemplating.”

“In fact, I have seen confirmation from South Africa in continuing their series against Pakistan at the neutral venues of the UAE later this year, and I know New Zealand are also confirming their FTP commitment to the PCB quite soon.”

To a question, Lorgat said the ECB Chairman Giles Clarke would continue to head the ICC task force which was formed to take measures and steps for resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.

He felt that the current situation between the PCB and ECB should not affect the working of the task force. “We all want to be mature and be above some of the issues that are going on,” Lorgat suggested.

“I have talked to Giles and he is still the chairman of the task force and showing interest in it. I am also there to help Pakistan in any way possible to ensure they enjoy their place in international cricket,” he said.

Lorgat confirmed that an appeal from Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt against the provisional suspension on him imposed by the ICC had been received but added that no such appeal was received from the two other suspended players, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.

Asked to divulge any details on the allegedly ‘fixed’ Oval one-dayer after the ICC had claimed that it had received solid proofs, Lorgat said the investigation was in progress and the ICC would follow the lead to reach any conclusion and to take further steps according to the rules.

Lorgat added that the ICC was capable of curbing the match-fixing menace in the game and was determined about it. “The ICC will not tolerate any such activity in the game, wherever it will be happening.

The Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is dealing with every such incident very carefully with the resolve to uproot the menace of match-fixing by using all resources,” Lorgat said.

He said former and current players would be welcomed to help the ICC in its task to get rid of the match-fixing menace.

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I have no individual conflict with Ijaz Butt: Haroon Lorgat

The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said his organisation has good relations with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the game of cricket will not get affected by recent problems since it is bigger than any individual.

Holding a teleconference with a group of Pakistani journalists on Wednesday, Lorgat said: “I have no individual conflict with Mr Ijaz Butt (PCB chairman). The game is bigger than any individual and I would not want to hold Pakistan cricketers responsible for what you might consider a poor relationship between two individuals, and there is none. Whoever the person is in the board, I am prepared to work with him.”

“I met Mr Ijaz Butt a few weeks ago and I will continue to meet him to inform him what I believe is right, what I think he should be doing. He will take responsibility for leading the PCB and for his own actions, but I will continue to work with him.”


However, he advised the PCB chairman that he should be careful in giving his statement to the press.

Ijaz, in a scathing outburst early this month, had said that there was loud and clear talk in the bookies’ circles that England players had earned enormous sum to deliberately lose the third ODI against Pakistan at the Oval.

That had triggered a legal war between the PCB and the ECB and the Ijaz was asked to apologise to the England cricketers for his accusations.

Moreover, the PCB chairman had also waged a war against Lorgat on the matter of suspending three Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir after the spot-fixing scandal at Lord’s.

“The ICC is following the matter of Ijaz’s allegations on England players and have written a letter to him because it all shows he (Ijaz) might have some solid evidence that will also help us,” he said.


“However, I would have been more satisfied if Ijaz Butt had made a direct approach to ACSU (ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit) and provided whatever information and evidence he has got that could have been helpful for relations between PCB and ECB,” said Lorgat.

Asked what kind of role the ICC would play to bring things back on the track after the recent conflict-like situation between the PCB and the ECB, Lorgat said the ICC has been watching the situation and if it would find any space it would like to play its due role.

Lorgat, to a question, clarified that no ICC member had refused Pakistan its venues for organising their home series.

He said he did not agree with former England captain Ian Botham’s proposal to ban Pakistan cricket following the spot-fixing row.

“We can’t ban any nation from the game for the mistakes of a few individuals,” he said. “There are other provisions within the ICC that allows suspension of members but that is certainly not something we are contemplating.”

“In fact, I have seen confirmation from South Africa in continuing their series against Pakistan at the neutral venues of the UAE later this year, and I know New Zealand are also confirming their FTP commitment to the PCB quite soon.”

To a question, Lorgat said the ECB Chairman Giles Clarke would continue to head the ICC task force which was formed to take measures and steps for resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.

He felt that the current situation between the PCB and ECB should not affect the working of the task force. “We all want to be mature and be above some of the issues that are going on,” Lorgat suggested.

“I have talked to Giles and he is still the chairman of the task force and showing interest in it. I am also there to help Pakistan in any way possible to ensure they enjoy their place in international cricket,” he said.

Lorgat confirmed that an appeal from Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt against the provisional suspension on him imposed by the ICC had been received but added that no such appeal was received from the two other suspended players, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.

Asked to divulge any details on the allegedly ‘fixed’ Oval one-dayer after the ICC had claimed that it had received solid proofs, Lorgat said the investigation was in progress and the ICC would follow the lead to reach any conclusion and to take further steps according to the rules.

Lorgat added that the ICC was capable of curbing the match-fixing menace in the game and was determined about it. “The ICC will not tolerate any such activity in the game, wherever it will be happening.

The Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is dealing with every such incident very carefully with the resolve to uproot the menace of match-fixing by using all resources,” Lorgat said.

He said former and current players would be welcomed to help the ICC in its task to get rid of the match-fixing menace.

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India favourites but Aus no pushovers

In an unusually low-profile series due to the buzz surrounding the Commonwealth Games, India go into the first cricket Test against Australia with serious concerns at the bowling front with their key spinner Harabhajan Singh rendered a doubtful starter for the match starting on Friday.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has just returned from South Africa after playing in the Champions League Twenty20, will also have to switch quickly from Twenty20 to Test mode for the series which coincides with the Commonwealth Games from October 3 to 14 in Delhi.

The same is the case for Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings team-mate Suresh Raina, who is set to play his third Test, though another CSK member Murali Vijay is expected to sit out.

There were issues over the fitness of certain key Indian players including the turbanator Harbhajan Singh, which seem to have eased now, though Dhoni said the team will take a call on his inclusion at the last moment.

While the Mohali track traditionally helps the seamers, it is predicted to be on the slower side with low bounce after heavy rains this monsoon season. The nature of the wicket will decide whether India will go in with three pacers or will give a spin partner to Harbhajan.

While leg-spinner Amit Mishra had a dream debut against the Australians in the 2008 series picking up five-for at this very ground, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is a more disciplined bowler although a bit on the restrictive mould.

In case the team decides to go with twin-spin attack, they will have to choose between pacers Ishant Sharma and S Sreesanth to share the new ball with experienced but injury-returned Zaheer Khan. It will be a tough call considering that both have not been in their best of shape and form at the international level.


Ishant has been struggling in the past season and bowled well in patches during the Test series in Sri Lanka. Sreesanth couldn't make much of an impact during the three-day game against the Australians after recovering from a knee injury which led him to return home from Sri Lanka without playing a Test.

Ishant holds the edge if one goes by the record against Australians. He is one bowler who has earned the respect of the Australians after he made rival captain Ricky Ponting his bunny during his first tour of Australia in early 2008.

On the other hand, Sreesanth’s ability to seam the ball both ways could hold him in good stead if the conditions at Mohali are overcast.

Strike bowler Zaheer is also playing his first Test after seven months since India's second Test against South Africa in Kolkata in February.

The batting, however, looks formidable and settled with Gautam Gambhir coming into the mix after recovering from his injury while his opening partner Virender Sehwag was in terrific form in the Test series in Sri Lanka. Both came out unscathed of the injury scare just before the Test.

With their vast international experience, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar should not have much of a problem in switching from Twenty20 cricket in the Champions League in South Africa to Test mode.

Dhoni and Raina are the other two players who have to switch off the Twenty20 mindset and change it to Test cricket while stylish VVS Laxman would be fresh after a break since the Sri Lanka tour.

The Australians, on the other hand, seemed to have acclimatised to the Indian conditions having been here for more than a week and done reasonably well in the three-day tour game though they also have to tackle with the Test match fitness of batsman Mike Hussey and pacer Dough Bollinger.

Hussey and Bollinger have just returned after winning the second edition of Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa for Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and the team-management had said they would not be automatic starters.

With the likes of captain Ricky Ponting, his deputy Michael Clarke, opener Simon Katich, all-rounder Shane Watson and Hussey, Australians have an experienced batting line-up.

Watson, Katich and Marcus North are in good knick with a century each against Board President's XI in the tour game.

But their weak link would be the bowling department with left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson leading the pace attack while 15-Test old right-arm off-spinner Nathan Hauritz would be the spin spearhead.

Ben Hilfenhaus, who has played 11 Tests, and uncapped Peter George could join Johnson if Bollinger is not fielded and Australia go with three-prong pace attack. Two-Test old Steven Smith is the other spin option if Australia decide to go with two spinners.

For Ponting, it would be a chance to improve his record in India having had a moderate success here and with criticism from former Australian cricketers that he has crossed his prime with less than impressive performance of late.

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India favourites but Aus no pushovers

In an unusually low-profile series due to the buzz surrounding the Commonwealth Games, India go into the first cricket Test against Australia with serious concerns at the bowling front with their key spinner Harabhajan Singh rendered a doubtful starter for the match starting on Friday.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has just returned from South Africa after playing in the Champions League Twenty20, will also have to switch quickly from Twenty20 to Test mode for the series which coincides with the Commonwealth Games from October 3 to 14 in Delhi.

The same is the case for Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings team-mate Suresh Raina, who is set to play his third Test, though another CSK member Murali Vijay is expected to sit out.

There were issues over the fitness of certain key Indian players including the turbanator Harbhajan Singh, which seem to have eased now, though Dhoni said the team will take a call on his inclusion at the last moment.

While the Mohali track traditionally helps the seamers, it is predicted to be on the slower side with low bounce after heavy rains this monsoon season. The nature of the wicket will decide whether India will go in with three pacers or will give a spin partner to Harbhajan.

While leg-spinner Amit Mishra had a dream debut against the Australians in the 2008 series picking up five-for at this very ground, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is a more disciplined bowler although a bit on the restrictive mould.

In case the team decides to go with twin-spin attack, they will have to choose between pacers Ishant Sharma and S Sreesanth to share the new ball with experienced but injury-returned Zaheer Khan. It will be a tough call considering that both have not been in their best of shape and form at the international level.


Ishant has been struggling in the past season and bowled well in patches during the Test series in Sri Lanka. Sreesanth couldn't make much of an impact during the three-day game against the Australians after recovering from a knee injury which led him to return home from Sri Lanka without playing a Test.

Ishant holds the edge if one goes by the record against Australians. He is one bowler who has earned the respect of the Australians after he made rival captain Ricky Ponting his bunny during his first tour of Australia in early 2008.

On the other hand, Sreesanth’s ability to seam the ball both ways could hold him in good stead if the conditions at Mohali are overcast.

Strike bowler Zaheer is also playing his first Test after seven months since India's second Test against South Africa in Kolkata in February.

The batting, however, looks formidable and settled with Gautam Gambhir coming into the mix after recovering from his injury while his opening partner Virender Sehwag was in terrific form in the Test series in Sri Lanka. Both came out unscathed of the injury scare just before the Test.

With their vast international experience, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar should not have much of a problem in switching from Twenty20 cricket in the Champions League in South Africa to Test mode.

Dhoni and Raina are the other two players who have to switch off the Twenty20 mindset and change it to Test cricket while stylish VVS Laxman would be fresh after a break since the Sri Lanka tour.

The Australians, on the other hand, seemed to have acclimatised to the Indian conditions having been here for more than a week and done reasonably well in the three-day tour game though they also have to tackle with the Test match fitness of batsman Mike Hussey and pacer Dough Bollinger.

Hussey and Bollinger have just returned after winning the second edition of Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa for Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and the team-management had said they would not be automatic starters.

With the likes of captain Ricky Ponting, his deputy Michael Clarke, opener Simon Katich, all-rounder Shane Watson and Hussey, Australians have an experienced batting line-up.

Watson, Katich and Marcus North are in good knick with a century each against Board President's XI in the tour game.

But their weak link would be the bowling department with left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson leading the pace attack while 15-Test old right-arm off-spinner Nathan Hauritz would be the spin spearhead.

Ben Hilfenhaus, who has played 11 Tests, and uncapped Peter George could join Johnson if Bollinger is not fielded and Australia go with three-prong pace attack. Two-Test old Steven Smith is the other spin option if Australia decide to go with two spinners.

For Ponting, it would be a chance to improve his record in India having had a moderate success here and with criticism from former Australian cricketers that he has crossed his prime with less than impressive performance of late.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

T20 Highlights : Final Match of Chennai Super King vs warriors




Full Highlights of Final Match of T20 2010 Chennai Super kings vs warriors Final Match Highlights Chennai Super king won that match by 8 Wickets.

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T20 Highlights : Final Match of Chennai Super King vs warriors




Full Highlights of Final Match of T20 2010 Chennai Super kings vs warriors Final Match Highlights Chennai Super king won that match by 8 Wickets.

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2nd ODI Zimbabwe vs Ireland : Cricker News updates

28th sept 2010Zimbabwe vs Ireland 2nd Odi Match Match at Harare toss won by Zimbabwe but zimbabwe take bowling first BRM Taylor Selected as Player of match. Ireland take Batting and Make Total 238 Runs at 9 wickets loss KJ O'Brien Player of Ireland's team play very nice and makes 75 runs at steel notout now.

After First inning zimbabwe take Batting and Reached at target and ger Victory, BRM Taylor Play well in zimbabwe, he makes 71 runs on 99 balls Zimbabwe get Victory with Good Performance.

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2nd ODI Zimbabwe vs Ireland : Cricker News updates

28th sept 2010Zimbabwe vs Ireland 2nd Odi Match Match at Harare toss won by Zimbabwe but zimbabwe take bowling first BRM Taylor Selected as Player of match. Ireland take Batting and Make Total 238 Runs at 9 wickets loss KJ O'Brien Player of Ireland's team play very nice and makes 75 runs at steel notout now.

After First inning zimbabwe take Batting and Reached at target and ger Victory, BRM Taylor Play well in zimbabwe, he makes 71 runs on 99 balls Zimbabwe get Victory with Good Performance.

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Cricket Australia concerned over Bangalore security

Cricket Australia has expressed concerns about the security details at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the venue for the second Test between India and Australia from October 9.
In an email sent to the BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, CA chief James Sutherland said his board was not aware of the exact security arrangements at the ground and asked the BCCI to follow it up with the state government.

In his email, sent last Friday, Sutherland said his advance security team, while satisfied with arrangements at the four other venues hosting Australia on this tour, had failed to get details of security arrangements from the Bangalore police.

The official in charge of security at the ground, deputy commissioner of police G Ramesh, confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that the police had not made any arrangements but said there was sufficient time to deal with the issue.


"The match is scheduled from October 9 to 13, so there is lots of time," he said.
"When they come here, we will make the arrangements as usual." He said Australian officials had visited him a month ago, at which time they had discussed security arrangements for the Test match, and had not contacted him since.
Australia's concerns, as Sutherland noted in his email, stem from perceived risks in the aftermath of two low-intensity bomb blasts outside the venue on April 17, in which eight people were injured.

The blasts occurred hours before an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
Two unexploded devices were also recovered outside the venue over the next 24 hours.

As a consequence the IPL semifinals, originally scheduled to be held in Bangalore, were moved to Mumbai, raising further doubts over the security at the ground.

"With the small explosions outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium during IPL III, there is obviously some greater sensitivity and awareness about security risks in Bangalore," Sutherland said.

CA had sent a pre-tour group comprising the team manager (Steve Bernard), cricket operations manager (Geoff Allardice), security manager (Frank Dimasi) and a representative of the players' association to inspect all the venues for the two-Test and three-ODI series.

Sutherland said that the group was satisfied with all the measures taken at the other venues and even had complimentary words for Goa and Vizag.

In Bangalore, though, Sutherland said Ramesh failed to provide conclusive answers, though he assured them things would fall in place by the time of the Test.
CA's spokesperson Peter Young told ESPNcricinfo on Tuesday they were "completely satisfied" with the arrangements in India.
"We did, as commonly happens after our standard pre-tour inspection visits to the countries where we are due to play, have follow-up questions, which have now been satisfied," Young said.
"Our long-standing and consistently held position is that we don't travel to, or stay anywhere, if the advice is that it is not safe to so do, and our record speaks for itself on that front." With less than ten days to go, CA is bound to be sensitive about the issue.

As a suggestion, Sutherland asked Srinivasan to check if the BCCI could contact the Karnataka chief minister and get assurance and further details from him.

In addition the Australian security manager has recommended that security officers at the Chinnaswamy stadium be more pro-active and vigilant when they let the crowd enter the ground.

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Cricket Australia concerned over Bangalore security

Cricket Australia has expressed concerns about the security details at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the venue for the second Test between India and Australia from October 9.
In an email sent to the BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, CA chief James Sutherland said his board was not aware of the exact security arrangements at the ground and asked the BCCI to follow it up with the state government.

In his email, sent last Friday, Sutherland said his advance security team, while satisfied with arrangements at the four other venues hosting Australia on this tour, had failed to get details of security arrangements from the Bangalore police.

The official in charge of security at the ground, deputy commissioner of police G Ramesh, confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that the police had not made any arrangements but said there was sufficient time to deal with the issue.


"The match is scheduled from October 9 to 13, so there is lots of time," he said.
"When they come here, we will make the arrangements as usual." He said Australian officials had visited him a month ago, at which time they had discussed security arrangements for the Test match, and had not contacted him since.
Australia's concerns, as Sutherland noted in his email, stem from perceived risks in the aftermath of two low-intensity bomb blasts outside the venue on April 17, in which eight people were injured.

The blasts occurred hours before an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
Two unexploded devices were also recovered outside the venue over the next 24 hours.

As a consequence the IPL semifinals, originally scheduled to be held in Bangalore, were moved to Mumbai, raising further doubts over the security at the ground.

"With the small explosions outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium during IPL III, there is obviously some greater sensitivity and awareness about security risks in Bangalore," Sutherland said.

CA had sent a pre-tour group comprising the team manager (Steve Bernard), cricket operations manager (Geoff Allardice), security manager (Frank Dimasi) and a representative of the players' association to inspect all the venues for the two-Test and three-ODI series.

Sutherland said that the group was satisfied with all the measures taken at the other venues and even had complimentary words for Goa and Vizag.

In Bangalore, though, Sutherland said Ramesh failed to provide conclusive answers, though he assured them things would fall in place by the time of the Test.
CA's spokesperson Peter Young told ESPNcricinfo on Tuesday they were "completely satisfied" with the arrangements in India.
"We did, as commonly happens after our standard pre-tour inspection visits to the countries where we are due to play, have follow-up questions, which have now been satisfied," Young said.
"Our long-standing and consistently held position is that we don't travel to, or stay anywhere, if the advice is that it is not safe to so do, and our record speaks for itself on that front." With less than ten days to go, CA is bound to be sensitive about the issue.

As a suggestion, Sutherland asked Srinivasan to check if the BCCI could contact the Karnataka chief minister and get assurance and further details from him.

In addition the Australian security manager has recommended that security officers at the Chinnaswamy stadium be more pro-active and vigilant when they let the crowd enter the ground.

For More Detail Visit @ Livecricketnewz.blogspot.com

Indian cricket board set to oust Modi

Suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi will be stripped of his posts by the country's powerful cricket board on Wednesday, an official said, capping his incredible demise.

Modi was suspended as the IPL chairman in April by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), owners of the hugely popular Twenty20 IPL tournament, following allegations of corruption, indiscipline and money-laundering.

He was also been suspended as one of the five vice-presidents of the BCCI and removed as chairman of the T20 Champions League, a separate club tournament organised jointly by India, Australia and South Africa.
The BCCI is now expected to formally remove Modi from all the posts he held at its annual general meeting in Mumbai, completing his fall from one of the most powerful world cricket figures to a tarnished outsider.
"Modi's term in the BCCI is over," a BCCI official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Rajiv Shukla will replace him as the vice-president. Modi will cease to hold any post in BCCI or IPL."
Shukla is a ruling party politician who is currently head of the BCCI media committee.
Modi's troubles began in April when he revealed on microblogging website Twitter the ownership details of a new franchise set to join the tournament next year.

This embarrassed a high-profile member of the government, junior foreign minister Shashi Tharoor, because Tharoor's then-girlfriend and now wife had been given a free stake in the new team.

The minister was forced to resign under pressure from the opposition, which accused him of misusing his office to secure personal gain, with the free stake seen as a possible kickback.

The government then launched an investigation into the IPL, which led to multiple charges against Modi, who continues to be investigated by a three-member disciplinary committee set up by the BCCI.
Modi was also head of the BCCI's marketing committee

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Indian cricket board set to oust Modi

Suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi will be stripped of his posts by the country's powerful cricket board on Wednesday, an official said, capping his incredible demise.

Modi was suspended as the IPL chairman in April by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), owners of the hugely popular Twenty20 IPL tournament, following allegations of corruption, indiscipline and money-laundering.

He was also been suspended as one of the five vice-presidents of the BCCI and removed as chairman of the T20 Champions League, a separate club tournament organised jointly by India, Australia and South Africa.
The BCCI is now expected to formally remove Modi from all the posts he held at its annual general meeting in Mumbai, completing his fall from one of the most powerful world cricket figures to a tarnished outsider.
"Modi's term in the BCCI is over," a BCCI official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Rajiv Shukla will replace him as the vice-president. Modi will cease to hold any post in BCCI or IPL."
Shukla is a ruling party politician who is currently head of the BCCI media committee.
Modi's troubles began in April when he revealed on microblogging website Twitter the ownership details of a new franchise set to join the tournament next year.

This embarrassed a high-profile member of the government, junior foreign minister Shashi Tharoor, because Tharoor's then-girlfriend and now wife had been given a free stake in the new team.

The minister was forced to resign under pressure from the opposition, which accused him of misusing his office to secure personal gain, with the free stake seen as a possible kickback.

The government then launched an investigation into the IPL, which led to multiple charges against Modi, who continues to be investigated by a three-member disciplinary committee set up by the BCCI.
Modi was also head of the BCCI's marketing committee

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New BCCI Chief is Srinivasan

Despite being told off by the Supreme Court for holding more than one post in the Indian cricket setup, Mr N. Srinivasan is set to make a smooth transition from board secretary to president-elect at the BCCI’s 81st AGM in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Mr Srinivasan, the de facto owner of Chennai Super Kings, will take over the BCCI’s reins from next year when Mr Shahshank Manohar’s tenure ends. Mr Srinivasan represents South Zone while Mr Manohar was the Central Zone’s nominee.

This will also effectively snap suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi’s last link with cricket, with BCCI finance committee chief Rajiv Shukla replacing him as the board vice-president from Central Zone. West Zone’s incumbent vice-president Chirayu Amin will also be replaced by media committee chief Niranjan Shah. “There will be no place for Modi in any BCCI or IPL committee,” a board source said.

The other office bearers — Arun Jaitley (North), N. Shivlal Yadav (South) and Arindam Ganguly (East) — will retain their seats as they have a year left of their three-year vice-presidential tenure.

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New BCCI Chief is Srinivasan

Despite being told off by the Supreme Court for holding more than one post in the Indian cricket setup, Mr N. Srinivasan is set to make a smooth transition from board secretary to president-elect at the BCCI’s 81st AGM in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Mr Srinivasan, the de facto owner of Chennai Super Kings, will take over the BCCI’s reins from next year when Mr Shahshank Manohar’s tenure ends. Mr Srinivasan represents South Zone while Mr Manohar was the Central Zone’s nominee.

This will also effectively snap suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi’s last link with cricket, with BCCI finance committee chief Rajiv Shukla replacing him as the board vice-president from Central Zone. West Zone’s incumbent vice-president Chirayu Amin will also be replaced by media committee chief Niranjan Shah. “There will be no place for Modi in any BCCI or IPL committee,” a board source said.

The other office bearers — Arun Jaitley (North), N. Shivlal Yadav (South) and Arindam Ganguly (East) — will retain their seats as they have a year left of their three-year vice-presidential tenure.

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Ranbie Kapoor and Priyanka in Cricket

Bollywood Star Ranbir kapoor and Beautiful Priyanka Chopara in Cricket ad.



Anjana and Anjani Movie's  Actor and Actress Priyanka and Ranbir Kapoor in  T20 Championship.

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Ranbie Kapoor and Priyanka in Cricket

Bollywood Star Ranbir kapoor and Beautiful Priyanka Chopara in Cricket ad.



Anjana and Anjani Movie's  Actor and Actress Priyanka and Ranbir Kapoor in  T20 Championship.

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Fashion gurus launch Australia tour

Fashion gurus Trinny and Susannah have launched their fashion tour of Australia by providing some off-the-field fashion advice to three cricket partners.

Bowler Mitchell Johnson's girlfriend Jessica Bratich, Haley Bracken wife of paceman Nathan Bracken and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's wife Karina Haddin were poked and prodded by the style-wise women, who helped them prepare for the upcoming summer cricket calender.

Trinny and Susannah are in Australia for their Westfield Fashion Therapy Tour, their fourth tour with Westfield.

The fashion gurus will visit 15 Westfield shopping centres around the country in 20 days to makeover 100 women.

"I think they were good sports, as anyone married or going out with a cricketer should be," Trinny Woodall said of the three cricket partners.

"They were very easy to dress and really nice women."


The trio spent the morning shopping at Bondi Westfield before parading their outfits at the Sydney Cricket Ground's Members Bar.

They modelled three different looks crucial to the summer season - Match Day, the Committee Lunch and Day to Night.

Susannah Constantine, who dated Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan 20 years ago, said she was familiar with the role of a cricket partner and could understand why looking the part was important.

"All three of them have got boyfriends or husbands who have achieved such greatness in the sporting world and ... they want to feel that their boyfriends and husbands are proud of them as well," she said.

"It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what your background is, all women have times when they feel insecure."

Karina Haddin said she was curious to see if her 36-week pregnant body would fit into one of the duo's 12 body shape categories.

"I was interested to find out what category they put me in, but they didn't give me a body shape type, they just kind of told me how to emphasise my bump and my boobs," she said.

More than 4,000 Australian women entered acompetition to win a makeover with Trinny and Susannah as part of the tour.

The duo's adventures will be filmed for their first-ever Australian program, called Trinny & Susannah's Australian Makeover Mission.

It will screen on the Lifestyle You Channel in early 2011.

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Fashion gurus launch Australia tour

Fashion gurus Trinny and Susannah have launched their fashion tour of Australia by providing some off-the-field fashion advice to three cricket partners.

Bowler Mitchell Johnson's girlfriend Jessica Bratich, Haley Bracken wife of paceman Nathan Bracken and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's wife Karina Haddin were poked and prodded by the style-wise women, who helped them prepare for the upcoming summer cricket calender.

Trinny and Susannah are in Australia for their Westfield Fashion Therapy Tour, their fourth tour with Westfield.

The fashion gurus will visit 15 Westfield shopping centres around the country in 20 days to makeover 100 women.

"I think they were good sports, as anyone married or going out with a cricketer should be," Trinny Woodall said of the three cricket partners.

"They were very easy to dress and really nice women."


The trio spent the morning shopping at Bondi Westfield before parading their outfits at the Sydney Cricket Ground's Members Bar.

They modelled three different looks crucial to the summer season - Match Day, the Committee Lunch and Day to Night.

Susannah Constantine, who dated Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan 20 years ago, said she was familiar with the role of a cricket partner and could understand why looking the part was important.

"All three of them have got boyfriends or husbands who have achieved such greatness in the sporting world and ... they want to feel that their boyfriends and husbands are proud of them as well," she said.

"It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what your background is, all women have times when they feel insecure."

Karina Haddin said she was curious to see if her 36-week pregnant body would fit into one of the duo's 12 body shape categories.

"I was interested to find out what category they put me in, but they didn't give me a body shape type, they just kind of told me how to emphasise my bump and my boobs," she said.

More than 4,000 Australian women entered acompetition to win a makeover with Trinny and Susannah as part of the tour.

The duo's adventures will be filmed for their first-ever Australian program, called Trinny & Susannah's Australian Makeover Mission.

It will screen on the Lifestyle You Channel in early 2011.

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BCCI unearths new financial scandal in IPL 3

Two days before its AGM, the Cricket Board's bigwigs have allegedly unearthed new financial irregularities in IPL III accounts through an internal audit today.
The alleged irregularities came to the fore when the IPL's Governing Council met here today to go through the accounts of the third edition of the T20 league held in March-April with now suspended Lalit Modi as chairman.

"An amount of Rs 76 crore and 22 lakh through sale of hospitality tickets for the final (on April 25), the third place tie (held on April 24) and the two semifinals (all held in Mumbai) is unaccounted for," BCCI sources, who did not want to be named, said here.

"Hospitality ticket for the final cost Rs one lakh, it was priced at Rs 80,000 for the third place tie and cost Rs 50,000 for the two semifinals. There is no account for these and there is no signed contract," the sources said.
"Also only 30,000 tickets for the final have been accounted for while the stadium (D Y Patil Stadium) was packed to capacity as everyone had seen and it can hold 52,000 people. Over 20,000 tickets are unaccounted for," they said.

The final was held between eventual champions Chennai Super Kings, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Sachin Tendulkar-captained Mumbai Indians.

The sources also revealed that there appeared to be irregularities in another deal wrapped up by Modi.
The Delhi-based company which got the deal (for supply of machines to screen spectators' bags at the match venues) existed only on paper and the invoice for a much lesser amount than shown in the accounts was sent to the Board by another Bangalore firm, the sources explained.

"The accounts show that the Delhi company, whose address turned out to be a guest house, had been given a contract for Rs 5.5 crore but the invoice we received from the Bangalore company for the same service was for Rs 1.5 crore out of which only Rs 70 lakh had been paid to it," the sources said.

"These things came to light when the Governing Council members sat together with the internal auditors. All these would be placed before the AGM (on September 29)," they said.

Seven members, including IPL interim chairman Chirayu Amin who is also a member of the three-man disciplinary panel set up by the Board to probe the alleged irregularities committed by Modi, did not attend today's meeting.

Amin and another GC member, Arun Jaitley, are conducting the probe in Delhi against Modi along with Jyotiraditya Scindia. Jaitley too could not attend the GC meeting.
Other absentees were ex-cricketers Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, along with Farooq Abdullah and I S Bindra.

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BCCI unearths new financial scandal in IPL 3

Two days before its AGM, the Cricket Board's bigwigs have allegedly unearthed new financial irregularities in IPL III accounts through an internal audit today.
The alleged irregularities came to the fore when the IPL's Governing Council met here today to go through the accounts of the third edition of the T20 league held in March-April with now suspended Lalit Modi as chairman.

"An amount of Rs 76 crore and 22 lakh through sale of hospitality tickets for the final (on April 25), the third place tie (held on April 24) and the two semifinals (all held in Mumbai) is unaccounted for," BCCI sources, who did not want to be named, said here.

"Hospitality ticket for the final cost Rs one lakh, it was priced at Rs 80,000 for the third place tie and cost Rs 50,000 for the two semifinals. There is no account for these and there is no signed contract," the sources said.
"Also only 30,000 tickets for the final have been accounted for while the stadium (D Y Patil Stadium) was packed to capacity as everyone had seen and it can hold 52,000 people. Over 20,000 tickets are unaccounted for," they said.

The final was held between eventual champions Chennai Super Kings, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Sachin Tendulkar-captained Mumbai Indians.

The sources also revealed that there appeared to be irregularities in another deal wrapped up by Modi.
The Delhi-based company which got the deal (for supply of machines to screen spectators' bags at the match venues) existed only on paper and the invoice for a much lesser amount than shown in the accounts was sent to the Board by another Bangalore firm, the sources explained.

"The accounts show that the Delhi company, whose address turned out to be a guest house, had been given a contract for Rs 5.5 crore but the invoice we received from the Bangalore company for the same service was for Rs 1.5 crore out of which only Rs 70 lakh had been paid to it," the sources said.

"These things came to light when the Governing Council members sat together with the internal auditors. All these would be placed before the AGM (on September 29)," they said.

Seven members, including IPL interim chairman Chirayu Amin who is also a member of the three-man disciplinary panel set up by the Board to probe the alleged irregularities committed by Modi, did not attend today's meeting.

Amin and another GC member, Arun Jaitley, are conducting the probe in Delhi against Modi along with Jyotiraditya Scindia. Jaitley too could not attend the GC meeting.
Other absentees were ex-cricketers Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, along with Farooq Abdullah and I S Bindra.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Worlds Youngest Empire Ethan Peel

Ethan, 15, is youngest umpire ever The GCSE student said: "I've always been a huge cricket fan. You never know, maybe I can be the next Dickie Bird."

Ethan studied for a BTEC Intermediate certificate in umpiring at Oxford Brookes University as part of an initiative to recruit more young officials.

He had already studied laws of the game, field management, man management and duty of care. And on Saturday the lad from Wallingford, Oxon, finished the final phase by taking charge of a friendly between Tiddington and London-based Nomads.

Told by him "It's a good job I have parents to get me to games and a supportive coach. I hope what I've achieved will lead on to other lads getting involved in umpiring."

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Worlds Youngest Empire Ethan Peel

Ethan, 15, is youngest umpire ever The GCSE student said: "I've always been a huge cricket fan. You never know, maybe I can be the next Dickie Bird."

Ethan studied for a BTEC Intermediate certificate in umpiring at Oxford Brookes University as part of an initiative to recruit more young officials.

He had already studied laws of the game, field management, man management and duty of care. And on Saturday the lad from Wallingford, Oxon, finished the final phase by taking charge of a friendly between Tiddington and London-based Nomads.

Told by him "It's a good job I have parents to get me to games and a supportive coach. I hope what I've achieved will lead on to other lads getting involved in umpiring."

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A triple T20 victory for Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's done it again!

After slamming Dhoni for his Super Over gaffe against Victoria Bushrangers, Chennai Super Kings fans are all jubilant over their team's success ijavascript:void(0)n Champions League T20.

And rightly so! Dhoni deserves all the credit.

Captain Cool steered Chennai to IPL-3 title, and has now given his team another success to cheer about: the Champions League T20 title.

And in doing so, he's earned a rare distinction of winning three T20 titles as a captain.

We take a look at his T20 titles.

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A triple T20 victory for Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's done it again!

After slamming Dhoni for his Super Over gaffe against Victoria Bushrangers, Chennai Super Kings fans are all jubilant over their team's success ijavascript:void(0)n Champions League T20.

And rightly so! Dhoni deserves all the credit.

Captain Cool steered Chennai to IPL-3 title, and has now given his team another success to cheer about: the Champions League T20 title.

And in doing so, he's earned a rare distinction of winning three T20 titles as a captain.

We take a look at his T20 titles.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warriors face today Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in final


T20 2010 First Semifinal match won by Chennai Super kings (CSK) CSK beat the Royal Challengers in First Semifinal and came in Final and last night in  Second Semifinal match Warriors vs South Australia warriors win the match by 30 runs in at 6 wickets loss and warriors also now in final now Against CSK Today Warriors Play with  Chennai super kings for final Match.

Match Detail : T20 Championship Final Match
Match Date : 26th sept 2010
Teams : Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings
Match Venue : Jo'Burg
Match Time : 9pm at local time schedule

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Warriors face today Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in final


T20 2010 First Semifinal match won by Chennai Super kings (CSK) CSK beat the Royal Challengers in First Semifinal and came in Final and last night in  Second Semifinal match Warriors vs South Australia warriors win the match by 30 runs in at 6 wickets loss and warriors also now in final now Against CSK Today Warriors Play with  Chennai super kings for final Match.

Match Detail : T20 Championship Final Match
Match Date : 26th sept 2010
Teams : Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings
Match Venue : Jo'Burg
Match Time : 9pm at local time schedule

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Trott under scanner for jibe against Oval Test spectator

England batsman Jonathan Trott reportedly faces an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) investigation for allegedly labeling a spectator "a f****** p***k" during the third Test against Pakistan at The Oval.

The ugly spat with a male spectator took place when Trott was fielding on the boundary on day four of the Test.

According to a source, Trott snapped after being mocked for his slow scoring rate the previous day.

"A well-to-do bloke in the crowd shouted out sarcastically, 'Trott, well batted yesterday. Kept me entertained all day'!" News of The World quoted Trott, as saying.

Two balls later, Trott, who hit 36 from 130 balls in a losing cause, stared at the fan and said: "Hey, four eyes! Have you ever batted out here? Then shut the f*** up then!"


Trott is then alleged to have turned his back on the stunned crowd and loudly muttered: "You f****** p***k".

The 29-year-old is already in trouble after it was reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was considering legal action against him for allegedly calling Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz "a match-fixer".

The incident occurred ahead of Monday's fourth ODI at Lord's, when the two players clashed in the nets and had to be separated by England batting coach Graham Gooch.

The altercation ended with Trott grabbing Riaz by the throat, and the prospect of an all-out fight was only averted by Gooch, who pushed Trott away before putting an arm around the Pakistani.

"There is a strong likelihood that the PCB, in a tit-for-tat response to the threat by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to sue (PCB chairman Ijaz) Butt over his remarks against English players, will go after Trott," a source had said. (ANI)

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Trott under scanner for jibe against Oval Test spectator

England batsman Jonathan Trott reportedly faces an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) investigation for allegedly labeling a spectator "a f****** p***k" during the third Test against Pakistan at The Oval.

The ugly spat with a male spectator took place when Trott was fielding on the boundary on day four of the Test.

According to a source, Trott snapped after being mocked for his slow scoring rate the previous day.

"A well-to-do bloke in the crowd shouted out sarcastically, 'Trott, well batted yesterday. Kept me entertained all day'!" News of The World quoted Trott, as saying.

Two balls later, Trott, who hit 36 from 130 balls in a losing cause, stared at the fan and said: "Hey, four eyes! Have you ever batted out here? Then shut the f*** up then!"


Trott is then alleged to have turned his back on the stunned crowd and loudly muttered: "You f****** p***k".

The 29-year-old is already in trouble after it was reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was considering legal action against him for allegedly calling Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz "a match-fixer".

The incident occurred ahead of Monday's fourth ODI at Lord's, when the two players clashed in the nets and had to be separated by England batting coach Graham Gooch.

The altercation ended with Trott grabbing Riaz by the throat, and the prospect of an all-out fight was only averted by Gooch, who pushed Trott away before putting an arm around the Pakistani.

"There is a strong likelihood that the PCB, in a tit-for-tat response to the threat by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to sue (PCB chairman Ijaz) Butt over his remarks against English players, will go after Trott," a source had said. (ANI)

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cricket-Corruption destroys contract between athlete and fan

Corruption is a very bad thing now corruption is also in sport now it's gone finish the credibility of the afflicted game it's not good for cricket and sports also. so Cricket Corruption Actually Destroys the fans of Cricket and also Destroys contact between athlete and Fans.

Its particular evil, as the recent one-day cricket series between Pakistan and England demonstrated, is to fracture the unwritten contract between athlete and spectator. Sport loses all meaning if it is not played within an agreed set of rules.

Distrust and rancour, including open hostility between the teams, accompanied the Pakistanis throughout their seven one-day matches against England, culminating in a clash between England batsman Jonathan Trott and Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz in the nets at Lord's.

The bad feeling followed the suspensions of Pakistan test captain Salman Butt and his two leading pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif after newspaper reports that they arranged for no-balls to be deliberately bowled in the fourth test against England at Lord's last month.

The trio have maintained that they are innocent of spot-fixing, an offence which carries a maximum life ban. They and Riaz have also been questioned by police.

Spot-fixing, or manipulating individual incidents within a match for financial gain, may not necessarily alter the outcome of a match. But it is an insidious disease which, when detected, creates a poisonous atmosphere of suspicion and distrust.
Although athletics remains the central sport of the summer Olympics, it has suffered a probably irreversible slump in popularity outside its European strongholds after a series of doping scandals showed spectators could not believe what they were seeing.

Its supporters could at least argue that track and field athletes take banned drugs to enhance their performances, unlike corrupt cricketers who cheat fans by taking money to deliberately under-perform.
The 2000 match-fixing furore, after which international captains Hansie Cronje (South Africa), Salim Malik (Pakistan) and Mohammad Azharuddin (India) were banned for life led to a rash of ill-informed articles about the besmirching of a noble game.

LORD'S BOOKMAKERSIn fact the game was partly founded in gambling, as noted by cricket historian Rowland Bowen, whose 1970 book "Cricket. A History of its Growth and Development" is a masterly riposte to some of the more sentimental nonsense peddled about the game's inherent moral superiority over other sports.

"There have been always been different kinds of gambling in the game," Bowen wrote. "The harm came when individuals started backing themselves or their teams or when others started 'selling' matches.

"Some attempt was made to suppress the evil, at Lord's, in the early 1820s but it cannot have been successful or permanent, for bookmakers were still at Lord's 50 and 60 years later and of course almost to the end of that time players were accused of selling matches."

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, who gave evidence to the Pakistan judicial inquiry into match-fixing first convened in 1998, said match-rigging had to be viewed in the wider context of acknowledged malpractices in, for example, horse racing and soccer.

"To me, it (match-fixing) started from horse racing, where the jockey controls the horse," Latif said in an emailed response to questions from Reuters.

"Coming back to cricket the increasing number of Twenty20 matches has in fact raised the amount of doubts and I feel the situation has got worse from that of the 1990s."

Latif, who has accepted a role as coach of Afghanistan after criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) handling of the spot-fixing scandal, said part of the problem was that no player could be sure of his place in international cricket.

"Look, every sportsman wants to secure his future as no one can guarantee that he would be kept in the team for a certain period therefore when he is offered a sum of money which would be equivalent to accumulated earnings of the next five years then naturally he would get attracted to the offer," he said.

"If a player is selfish, he would be easily trapped. And in view of my own experience a top player is more selfish then an ordinary one."

CONDON COMMENTS Before the latest crisis erupted, the outgoing head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, Paul Condon, made some prescient comments before handing over to another former policeman in Ronnie Flannagan.

"The challenge for the game is to stop that small minority of bad players, and it is a tiny, tiny minority, from being induced into doing these spot fixes," Condon told reporters.

"My prediction is that you will never totally eradicate that from the game. If you were designing a game to fix you would design cricket because it is a whole series of discrete events, every ball you can bet on. So there will always be that temptation.

"If we get complacent, fixing will be all over it like a rash in a year, two years, so we need to keep the pressure on. We are in good shape but sadly from time to time you are going to hear, hopefully, individuals but maybe teams who let world cricket down."

Pakistan's troubled tour of Britain finally ended on Wednesday night with Butt, Amir and Asif already back home after agreeing to return to Britain if required to help with a police investigation. They have also filed replies to the ICC's charges.

Until the case is concluded one way or the other it is impossible to judge the possible fallout. But an indication of sponsor unease came with the news that the official kit suppliers to the PCB were reviewing their contract and suspending their commercial relationship with Amir.

"Like everyone else in the cricket world, we are truly saddened and shocked by these match-fixing allegations. I sincerely hope they are not true," said BoomBoom managing director Ali Ehsan.
"(However) we cannot allow our brand to be associated with any whiff of corruption or suspicion of foul play."

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Cricket-Corruption destroys contract between athlete and fan

Corruption is a very bad thing now corruption is also in sport now it's gone finish the credibility of the afflicted game it's not good for cricket and sports also. so Cricket Corruption Actually Destroys the fans of Cricket and also Destroys contact between athlete and Fans.

Its particular evil, as the recent one-day cricket series between Pakistan and England demonstrated, is to fracture the unwritten contract between athlete and spectator. Sport loses all meaning if it is not played within an agreed set of rules.

Distrust and rancour, including open hostility between the teams, accompanied the Pakistanis throughout their seven one-day matches against England, culminating in a clash between England batsman Jonathan Trott and Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz in the nets at Lord's.

The bad feeling followed the suspensions of Pakistan test captain Salman Butt and his two leading pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif after newspaper reports that they arranged for no-balls to be deliberately bowled in the fourth test against England at Lord's last month.

The trio have maintained that they are innocent of spot-fixing, an offence which carries a maximum life ban. They and Riaz have also been questioned by police.

Spot-fixing, or manipulating individual incidents within a match for financial gain, may not necessarily alter the outcome of a match. But it is an insidious disease which, when detected, creates a poisonous atmosphere of suspicion and distrust.
Although athletics remains the central sport of the summer Olympics, it has suffered a probably irreversible slump in popularity outside its European strongholds after a series of doping scandals showed spectators could not believe what they were seeing.

Its supporters could at least argue that track and field athletes take banned drugs to enhance their performances, unlike corrupt cricketers who cheat fans by taking money to deliberately under-perform.
The 2000 match-fixing furore, after which international captains Hansie Cronje (South Africa), Salim Malik (Pakistan) and Mohammad Azharuddin (India) were banned for life led to a rash of ill-informed articles about the besmirching of a noble game.

LORD'S BOOKMAKERSIn fact the game was partly founded in gambling, as noted by cricket historian Rowland Bowen, whose 1970 book "Cricket. A History of its Growth and Development" is a masterly riposte to some of the more sentimental nonsense peddled about the game's inherent moral superiority over other sports.

"There have been always been different kinds of gambling in the game," Bowen wrote. "The harm came when individuals started backing themselves or their teams or when others started 'selling' matches.

"Some attempt was made to suppress the evil, at Lord's, in the early 1820s but it cannot have been successful or permanent, for bookmakers were still at Lord's 50 and 60 years later and of course almost to the end of that time players were accused of selling matches."

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, who gave evidence to the Pakistan judicial inquiry into match-fixing first convened in 1998, said match-rigging had to be viewed in the wider context of acknowledged malpractices in, for example, horse racing and soccer.

"To me, it (match-fixing) started from horse racing, where the jockey controls the horse," Latif said in an emailed response to questions from Reuters.

"Coming back to cricket the increasing number of Twenty20 matches has in fact raised the amount of doubts and I feel the situation has got worse from that of the 1990s."

Latif, who has accepted a role as coach of Afghanistan after criticising the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) handling of the spot-fixing scandal, said part of the problem was that no player could be sure of his place in international cricket.

"Look, every sportsman wants to secure his future as no one can guarantee that he would be kept in the team for a certain period therefore when he is offered a sum of money which would be equivalent to accumulated earnings of the next five years then naturally he would get attracted to the offer," he said.

"If a player is selfish, he would be easily trapped. And in view of my own experience a top player is more selfish then an ordinary one."

CONDON COMMENTS Before the latest crisis erupted, the outgoing head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, Paul Condon, made some prescient comments before handing over to another former policeman in Ronnie Flannagan.

"The challenge for the game is to stop that small minority of bad players, and it is a tiny, tiny minority, from being induced into doing these spot fixes," Condon told reporters.

"My prediction is that you will never totally eradicate that from the game. If you were designing a game to fix you would design cricket because it is a whole series of discrete events, every ball you can bet on. So there will always be that temptation.

"If we get complacent, fixing will be all over it like a rash in a year, two years, so we need to keep the pressure on. We are in good shape but sadly from time to time you are going to hear, hopefully, individuals but maybe teams who let world cricket down."

Pakistan's troubled tour of Britain finally ended on Wednesday night with Butt, Amir and Asif already back home after agreeing to return to Britain if required to help with a police investigation. They have also filed replies to the ICC's charges.

Until the case is concluded one way or the other it is impossible to judge the possible fallout. But an indication of sponsor unease came with the news that the official kit suppliers to the PCB were reviewing their contract and suspending their commercial relationship with Amir.

"Like everyone else in the cricket world, we are truly saddened and shocked by these match-fixing allegations. I sincerely hope they are not true," said BoomBoom managing director Ali Ehsan.
"(However) we cannot allow our brand to be associated with any whiff of corruption or suspicion of foul play."

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Warriors win match by 4 wickets

T20 Second semifinal match between Warriors and South Aus. Warriors won the toss and they chose batting first and they makes 175 runs in first inning they play very nice today they make score at a 6 wickets loss in 20 overs DJ Jacobs play nice and make 61 runs he make 10 fours and 1 sixer and he was Caught and ca ingram also play good and makes 46 runs and whole team make 175 runs in all 20 overs and get 176 runs target to south Aus team.

South Australia's DJ Harris play very nice he makes 71 runs in 49 balls and without him nobody makes good runs whole team not finished target for winning match they only make 145 runs at 7 wickets loss they all play tell the last ball but can't reched at targeted runs and loss semifinal match against warriors.

Warriors win the match so  tomorrow Warriors play Final match with First Semifinal winner Chennai Super Kings.

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Warriors win match by 4 wickets

T20 Second semifinal match between Warriors and South Aus. Warriors won the toss and they chose batting first and they makes 175 runs in first inning they play very nice today they make score at a 6 wickets loss in 20 overs DJ Jacobs play nice and make 61 runs he make 10 fours and 1 sixer and he was Caught and ca ingram also play good and makes 46 runs and whole team make 175 runs in all 20 overs and get 176 runs target to south Aus team.

South Australia's DJ Harris play very nice he makes 71 runs in 49 balls and without him nobody makes good runs whole team not finished target for winning match they only make 145 runs at 7 wickets loss they all play tell the last ball but can't reched at targeted runs and loss semifinal match against warriors.

Warriors win the match so  tomorrow Warriors play Final match with First Semifinal winner Chennai Super Kings.

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Second Semifinal Score updates: South Australia vs Warriors

Match was started Warriors won the toss and choose batting first opening batsman are  DJ Jacobs and CA Ingram they take first batting now ca ingram makes 18 runs and DJ jacobs makes 6 runs now mtach was an way of progress now keep with us.

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Second Semifinal Score updates: South Australia vs Warriors

Match was started Warriors won the toss and choose batting first opening batsman are  DJ Jacobs and CA Ingram they take first batting now ca ingram makes 18 runs and DJ jacobs makes 6 runs now mtach was an way of progress now keep with us.

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Second T20 Semifinal : South Australia vs Warriors

Yesterday in First semifinal match Indian Captain's team CSK (Chennai Super kings) win the match against Royal Challengers by 52 runs. and today is 2nd semifinal match between South Australia and Warriors Match scheduled to begin at 9:00 pm  local time match venue is centurion. both teams are very nice let's see who will won the match.

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Second T20 Semifinal : South Australia vs Warriors

Yesterday in First semifinal match Indian Captain's team CSK (Chennai Super kings) win the match against Royal Challengers by 52 runs. and today is 2nd semifinal match between South Australia and Warriors Match scheduled to begin at 9:00 pm  local time match venue is centurion. both teams are very nice let's see who will won the match.

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Test series can reunite a sport in crisis, says Border

FORMER Australian captain Allan Border hopes the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series between India and Australia will signify the beginning of the sport's road to recovery after a barrage of recent problems that have threatened its survival.

Given the long list of challenges, such as security concerns, racism, the rising prominence of franchise-based limited overs and, most seriously, the spot-fixing scandal uncovered last month, the India-Australia series, which starts on Friday in Chandigarh, is about much more than simply who wins. The eyes of the cricketing world will be on India, hoping that the heavyweight clash can restore Test cricket's integrity, credibility and passion.

''This series takes on a greater significance given the battering cricket's been copping over the last little while,'' Border told The Sun Herald. ''It's a series that's grown in status over the years.

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Test series can reunite a sport in crisis, says Border

FORMER Australian captain Allan Border hopes the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series between India and Australia will signify the beginning of the sport's road to recovery after a barrage of recent problems that have threatened its survival.

Given the long list of challenges, such as security concerns, racism, the rising prominence of franchise-based limited overs and, most seriously, the spot-fixing scandal uncovered last month, the India-Australia series, which starts on Friday in Chandigarh, is about much more than simply who wins. The eyes of the cricketing world will be on India, hoping that the heavyweight clash can restore Test cricket's integrity, credibility and passion.

''This series takes on a greater significance given the battering cricket's been copping over the last little while,'' Border told The Sun Herald. ''It's a series that's grown in status over the years.

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Highlitghts of Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers First Semifinal



T20 2010 Latest Highlights of First semifinal of Whole T20 Championship Chennai Super kings vs Royal Challengers.

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Highlitghts of Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers First Semifinal



T20 2010 Latest Highlights of First semifinal of Whole T20 Championship Chennai Super kings vs Royal Challengers.

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