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Friday, October 28, 2005

Sauce for the goose...

The Women's Cricket Association of India is yet to merge with the BCCI ('That is under consideration', said secretary SK Nair long, long ago, so long ago, no one knows how long ago) -- but it appears to have learnt some of the BCCI's good habits.
Thus, Mitali Raj has been appointed captain for the solo Test against the England women's team, and for two ODIs.
Who will lead for the other three ODIs, time will tell.
Why pick Raj for just two ODIs, no one will tell.
PostScript: Been fun, peoples, but must leave now. IA work remains -- and then a weekend of pure, complete, utter rest and relaxation. See you guys Monday, take care meanwhile.

10 Comments:

  • May be they will name Suarav Ganguly captain for the next three one dayers(non playing). They can use his wisdom and learn to fake a injury ot two. What do you say???

    By Blogger ramshorns, at 22:47  

  • I meant the Indian cricket women can learn to fake injuries from Gangs. Womens cricket???? who cares. Really???? But for some of the Jackass administrators in the BCCI gaining personally no one really cares and nor should they. Seriously I can enjoy a female dance or sing but cricket!!! comeon.

    By Blogger ramshorns, at 22:55  

  • ramshorns your such a male chauvinist, it irks me, just pathetic, do you view of the fairer sex as just baby producing machines?

    By Blogger Ruchi Shah, at 23:55  

  • Ruchi:
    Do not put words into my mouth. I did not say that. But be honest to yourself. Do you really care of womens cricket??? I do not believe in any sport that is not of the highest order to be popularised and made professional and quite frankly womens cricket is mediocre. I feel it is unwatachable as a pro event. Not that I watch or care. It is just my opinion. If that warrants me to be labelled as a male chauvnist so be it.
    There are sports in which women excel and should be popuralised such as gymnastics, athletic events, figure skating, tennis.

    By Blogger ramshorns, at 01:00  

  • Ruchi:
    Do not put words into my mouth. I did not say that. But be honest to yourself. Do you really care of womens cricket??? I do not believe in any sport that is not of the highest order to be popularised and made professional and quite frankly womens cricket is mediocre. I feel it is unwatachable as a pro event. Not that I watch or care. It is just my opinion. If that warrants me to be labelled as a male chauvnist so be it.
    There are sports in which women excel and should be popuralised such as gymnastics, athletic events, figure skating, tennis.

    By Blogger ramshorns, at 01:00  

  • Here comes LPS....ohh no the official source man..crying plenty,he thinks cricket india is cricket kolkata.Just waiting when sitaram yechuri and lefties will start batting for lefty.by the this is sSahi mantra from home pitch aka telegraph..

    ""More indirectly confirmed that neither captain Rahul Dravid nor coach Greg Chappell wanted Sourav back by saying “no comments” to a question whether they spoke up for somebody who was at the helm till a fortnight ago.

    Even accounting for the emphatic wins in Nagpur and the one here, today had been Sourav’s best chance for a comeback. He had, after all, proved both form and fitness with a splendid 117 in a Duleep Trophy match versus North Zone.

    However, More and Chappell (if not Dravid as well) were in “regular touch” even before Tuesday’s ODI in Nagpur — something revealed by the chief selector himself — and the mood obviously was to back the youngsters and keep Sourav out.

    In fact, The Telegraph’s sources had indicated yesterday itself that Sourav’s return wasn’t guaranteed and another quality performance by Team India — as it turned out, Sri Lanka got crushed in no time by eight wickets at the PCA Stadium — would make it even more difficult.

    That’s how the cookie crumbled and, essentially, the 32-minute selection meeting was to extend the lack of faith in the fourth most prolific scorer in ODIs. “Continuity was the theme and the aim was to not disturb the good vibes in the dressing room,” is how a source put it.

    The selectors’ decision, though, has stunned many — one being former India opener Arun Lal, who is on the TV commentary panel for the series: “I’m amazed... I definitely thought there would be a place for Sourav. Now, he has to continue fighting.”

    Technically, Sourav may come into the picture when the selectors meet in Ahmedabad on November 6, but few will bet on his comeback for the last two ODIs. If Mohammed Kaif is fit by then, the selectors are bound to favour him. The advantage of age and fielding is with Kaif.

    More talked of giving “enough opportunities” — specifically “20-30 matches” — to the youngsters before the quadrennial showpiece in the West Indies. Fairness demands that everybody be judged by one yardstick.""

    By Blogger MAHER, at 02:26  

  • ramshorns said: 'There are sports in which women excel and should be popuralised such as gymnastics, athletic events, figure skating, tennis.'

    Ha ha ha! So think, What is common to those sports?

    If the women wear shorts/ mini-skirts / shapely leotards and not those baggy flannels, it will trivially usurp men's cricket in terms of viewership. It will also get us more suave and handsome administrators - not Dalmiya, Pawar and other warthogs with gray hair growing out of their ears. You'll get hunky Muslim gentlemen who sometimes drive their cars over sleeping pedestrians.

    Also, rather than simply control the financial betting market, icons like Dawood would be actively scouting for players to join his harem. Like he drafted Mandakini. The Indian team will draw in karores and karores of dirty dirhams in the gulf. Mandira Bedi will start dressing up like the players and her noodle strap clothing line will become sportswear also. When an attractive Muslim girl a la Sania comes into reckoning, you'll have fatwas and rioting in Ahmedabad, even before India loses. Best of all, viewership and heated emotions when playing Pakistan will be at an all time low because the opposition will be wearing salwar kameez.

    And then we can all truly claim we are watching cricket to enjoy the "game" and don't care about the result. It will happen - mark my words.

    By Blogger TFFY, at 04:44  

  • ruchi shah said: 'do you view of the fairer sex as just baby producing machines?'


    Absolutely not! They have to cook and clean the house also.


    (and that is a joke, ruchi).

    By Blogger TFFY, at 04:48  

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