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The Final Walk of the Wizard from Oz

May 20, 2011 by


A couple of weeks ago, Shane Warne announced via his twitter account that this IPL season would be the last season of professional cricket for him. With that comes to an end one of the most fascinating chapters of a sportsman. His career has been plagued with scandals starting with his dealing with bookies, a […]

On the IPL and Cricket in India: Don’t watch the circus

January 9, 2011 by


Of all the clichés that are abound in the IPL, the most aggravating is this notion that the IPL gives upcoming Indian talent an opportunity. IPL owners and the IPL itself are invariably falling over each other to point out how much they are contributing to developing talent for India. This is nonsense, but it […]

The IPL Mess

December 13, 2010 by


The fans get hurt, the system is flawed, and well, it’s all messy Not long after the Kings XI Punjab managed to scrape a stay order against the BCCI’s decision to scrap the former from the Indian Premier League, the final list of players retained by their individual franchises was made public by the governing […]