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IPL Spot Fixing: Supreme Court Stumps Srinivasan! Resign Or Face Action!

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We wrote in this site on June 2, 2013: “…the millions of Indian cricket fans must take up this issue and decide the next course of action. They must do enough to take the issue to the Supreme Court of India and believe in the apex court to deliver the final and lasting justice. They also must realize the immensity of the cowardly silence still maintained by cricket legends and former greats of this country and adopt their stand on cricket at large clearly.” ( Read The Full Post ) And the day of justice has arrived. Today, the Supreme Court of India has described N Srinivasan, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as ‘filthy’ and ‘nauseating’ while asking as to why he “sticking to his chair”. The Court asked Srinivasan to resign so as to enable an independent probe into the dirty IPL Spot Fixing case and held that if he failed to resign within forty eight hours the Court would take action and issue proper order. The Supreme Court had appointed th

Election Politics: Trepidation, Euphoria, Desperation And Opportunism!

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As political parties all over India announce list after list of candidates for the General Elections-2014 with the first phase of voting happening on 7th April; as political parties nominate their candidates for the constituencies; as political leaders file their nominations for the hot seats and as political parties sort out their priorities getting ready for declaring their manifestos certain entertainingly rampant characteristics are popping up and out bringing out the essence of election politicking in the largest democracy of the world. You can like it or dislike it, you can abhor it or ignore it, you can debate aloud about it or keep mum about it, but you cannot help enjoying it. And it’s your right to get entertained before you decide about your vote which you must exercise anyway with the latest option of rejecting all the candidates in your constituency. A sense of trepidation seems to have engulfed the ruling coalition particularly for Congress party that l

Sri Lanka Walk Away With The Asia Cup Beating Pakistan! ICC World T20 Starts 16th March!

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Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka beat Pakistan quite easily in the final of the Asia Cup-2014 yesterday in Bangladesh and deservedly won the title for the fifth time now equaling India who crashed out this time. Sri Lanka overhauled Pakistan total of 260/5 by five wickets with 22 balls to spare. Mahela Jaywardene (75) played the first big knock of this tournament and helped a terrific Thirimanne to his century enabling Sri Lanka cruise over to victory. Man of the Match Lasith Malinga had an opening spell of fierce fast bowling mopping up top three Pakistan batsmen for just 18 runs on the board. Malinga maintained it in all his three spells taking up all the Pakistan wickets to fall with the figure 5 for 56. Put down from the start Pakistan fought bravely with two 100+ partnerships with a patient century from Fawad Alam (114 off 134 balls) and useful contributions from skipper Misbah (65 off 98) and a quicker 59 off 42 balls by keeper Umar Akmal. However, Pakistan failed to capitalize

Politics-Cricket: General Elections-2014, Political Violence and Asia Cup!

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General Elections-2014 starts on 7 th April with the largest number ever of 9 polling phases till 12 th of May and the counting of votes will be taken up on Friday, May 16. In 2009 General Elections there were 5 phases, but lasted for a period of 73 days as against 69 days this time. The Chief Election Commissioner of India declared the dates and phases with all details of polling in different states and union territories of India at a press conference in New Delhi last morning. The Model of Code of Conduct is thus being ushered in from yesterday till the end of elections during which time governments and authorities would be prevented from announcing policies or any sort of new schemes of development. For most other normal administrative decisions the consent of the Election Commission of India would be required. The General Elections will be held along with assembly elections in three states of Sikkim, Odissa and Andhra Pradesh which had just been divided into Telangana an

Asia Cup-2014: Pakistan Beat India By 1 Wicket In An Incredible Thriller!

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Shahid Afridi today reminded all India and Pakistan fans of the Sharjah one day international in 1986 between the two countries when Javed Miandad gave Pakistan an incredible victory by sending the last ball of the match sailing over the boundary. An impulsive cricketer, as always, Afridi today became the hero of his fans after quite a long time.    Pakistan beat India by 1 wicket today in the sixth match of Asia Cup-2014 ODI Cricket tournament played in Bangladesh. This Pak win almost ends India's hopes of staying afloat.Now India would like to beat Afghanistan with a bonus point and hope Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka. Pakistan is on top now with 9 points (one bonus point earned against Afghanistan) and is almost through the final even if beaten by Bangladesh in their last encounter. Pakistan bowlers did better than India in both pace and spin; Pakistan batsmen did better than India building longer partnerships and Pakistan fielded better than India in terms of letting go