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With a Little Help from the Friends – II

February 16, 2011 by


(Click here to read Part I) A scene that will never be erased from my cricketing consciousness. With his head tilted to look up and behind, running away from the pitch for quite some time, with eyes perfectly focused on the ball in its downward trajectory, India’s greatest athlete took the catch which would have […]

With a Little Help From the Friends – I

February 15, 2011 by


I am going to let you in on a secret. Many people believe that India won the world cup due to a combination of talent, tenacity, self belief and a bit of luck. What they do not know is that to this mixture was added the magic of a few youth in the place called […]

The Other Test Series

November 30, 2010 by


So the much anticipated Ashes series has begun down under, nonetheless the contest in Sri Lanka is still on as well. Impressed with the way things went on the first day as Sri Lanka won the toss and made the decision to bat but were soon made to struggle after their top order collapsed in quick succession […]

On the Aesthetics of the Game

November 26, 2010 by


Sid Lowe is an amazing writer, and a very intelligent man. So when he fears that the sun might not rise after Monday night’s super clasico, you don’t dismiss it as pure hyperbole. There are many derbies, and almost all of them are impregnated with history both political and cultural. Many have religious and classist backgrounds. […]

Glimmer of Hope Or Is It The Same Old?

November 21, 2010 by


So the first test match begins. It is Monday morning. 12:30 AM Caribbean time,to be precise . More than half of the fans around the region, including myself I will admit, have already erased all expectations of the West Indies being successful and performing brillantly against Sri Lanka for this series. Yet I stay up […]

Its Sammy at the WI Wheel now

November 14, 2010 by


It is that time of the season. The West Indies (WI) cricket team has undergone another transformation in its leadership. Darren Sammy has been appointed the captain of the WI ship which has been rocking in the high seas for what seems like an eternity and Brendan Nash as Sammy’s deputy. The latest go around […]