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Monday, October 03, 2005

Monday morning round up

1. I wonder what you guys make of the course of the Irani Trophy game so far? I mean, outside of Kulamani Parida, Yerre Goud and to an extent, Ramesh Powar (subject of a Mid-Day piece here), no one jumps out of the scoreboard at you, saying 'Pick me'. A reflection on the lack of quality young talent? An aberration? Did anyone watch the game? Appreciate any insights here.

2. With Ranbir Singh Mahindra worrying about Saurav Ganguly's form and surprisingly, making polite noises about the coach, you begin to wonder what's going on. Especially when he invokes the sentiments of cricket fans twice in the course of one brief statement -- which is oftener than he has done in his entire tenure till date.

3. The >Supreme Court ruling on the BCCI election-related petition is a bit puzzling: if the Supremes believe the election needs an observer, why not a judge? Surely someone who has sat on the bench, ruling on complex points of law, would be better fitted to adjudicate on the BCCI's convoluted election procedures than your average layman?

4. An Outlook piece by G Rajaraman summarises what is common knowledge/supposition, wihtout however taking the debate any further. I am in fact beginning to wonder whether it is time for a moratorium on GC-SG stories: There is little likelihood, at least until October 25 when the India-Sri Lanka series begins, of there being any further developments; yet, the various sections of the media imagine they are duty bound to produce one article on the topic each day and increasingly, these efforts are getting to be a touch monotonous.

5. A bit of needle appears to be developing between Maharashtra and Mumbai -- Vinod Kambli heard from, here, on his determination to 'take on' his former team-mates who have now switched allegiance.

6. The Indian women have been almost drowned out by the sea of ink splashed around on the Ganguly-Chappell affair, which is a bit of a pity. Surely the U-21 team's comprehensive win in Pakistan deserved more attention than it is getting in the mainstream press?

PS: Um. Quick supplementary note: Worma and Ruchir appear to have covered all the bases. Can I go on holiday? *g*


  • Your Blog. It's nice . Here's a subject that interests many; depression. It's some insight into dealing with depression.

    Sonny M.

    By Blogger SonnyM, at 11:25  

  • Please delete the first comment by sonnym on the blog. contains undesirable hyperlink.Please dont open it

    By Blogger Pankaj Tripathi, at 11:40  

  • Also, why are multiple posters - Ruchir, Worma and Prem - repeating the same stories. You guys need to "coordinate".

    By Blogger losing now, at 11:44  

  • >
    The Sun God is "discombobulate" ...Says Arthertom

    Now he is being cheeky

    Somehow, a compromise has been reached and both have agreed that they can work together for the good of Indian cricket. It is impossible to see how: captains and coaches can only work together if there exists a degree of mutual respect and so far Chappell and Ganguly make Raymond Illingworth and myself seem like lovers in comparison.

    The situation cannot last but there will be a lot of fun to be had while it does. From an English perspective it would be good if it did for another six months.

    By Blogger P K, at 11:46  

  • Irani Tropy match:

    1. Yere Goud is a regular performer in domestic cricket. Why can't he be given a chance...YS, VVS got so many chances.

    2. Karthik bowled well..he should be tried instead of HS.

    By Blogger Rajg, at 12:02  

  • Irani Trophy: I think M Karthik scoring a 96 is indication enough of the ROI bowling attack. M Karthik, in his limited internation stint hasnt really impressed with his batting.
    But I think, just as much as Parida, Karthik;s bowling form is reassuring. Wish he gets an extended spell in tests, with the captain understanding his specific support-needs in terms of fields, tactics, lengths of spells etc.

    By Blogger Toney, at 12:18  

  • You know, with Kumble & Kartik & Harbhajan, we seem to have three really good spinners. Though I expected great things from Kartik in Australia, & the Australians didn't seem to have any trouble handling him. Why do you think Kartik didn't do so well in Australia? It can't be just the pitches, because they're the same pitches Vettori did well on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:28  

  • Prem....Ruchir...the women's team's achievement needs to be looked with the right perspective...it was the *first* time their team was playing any kind of international game (not sure even if they have a domestic league)...therefore we sent our under 21 team instead of main seniors. Not saying its nothing.....just keeping that in mind...I think the kind of coverage they got is enough..no??

    ..and Prem..don't go on vacation please...am ready to 'not post' ;-)

    By Blogger worma, at 14:10  

  • Umm, doesn't Murali Kartik's performance jump out?
    He played well in England too.

    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 15:56  

  • prem, if there are juniors who can do your job, the fundamental unwritten rule of a MNC is " fire the senior person" :-)

    By Blogger raj, at 02:50  

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