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Friday, November 04, 2005

Update on Prem

Status update from Prem...his back's still hurting, so would be mostly offline over the weekend. Would catch up with match action, but not sure if he would be able to sit up and post much.


  • prem should give up exercing with woman half his age....:>

    By Blogger tombaan, at 12:44  

  • actually he got hurt in the locker room...not while exercising...but I dont think anyone would believe him ;-)

    By Blogger worma, at 12:49  

  • btw worma, how do you get updates on prem?? you guys talk over fone?

    By Blogger Ridham, at 12:50  

  • ridham, I communicate with him over email only.

    By Blogger worma, at 12:59  

  • Worma If you talk to him or any means of correspondence Convey our wishes for a Speedy recovery

    By Blogger Sriram Vanamamalai, at 13:00  

  • Prem, hope to see you here soon

    By Blogger Toney, at 13:36  

  • prema, take care

    By Blogger The Suds, at 13:49  

  • Prem,

    pls take care while running on the treadmill...you shouldn't eye the woman in front of you for too long and stop running on the treadmill.

    Hope to see you soon here fit and healthy


    By Blogger Prabu, at 14:16  

  • sriram: I think he would be online enough to catch up the wishes here. But sure mate, would convey when in touch.

    By Blogger worma, at 14:25  

  • Bindra on Ganguly: This is an article published on zeenews. The TV news channel must have shown the report also. This is the link...

    By Blogger Shivam, at 14:28  

  • shivam: that's a powerful accusation that bindra is making against dalmiya. he must have some big backing (viz., pawar) to come out and say this so openly.

    By Blogger dna, at 16:17  

  • whole thing makes no sense - why would dalmiya betray ganguly? i can understand him not continuing to support him but deliberate betrayal makes no sense

    By Blogger Ashvin Iyengar, at 17:31  

  • I think Bindra is making wild accusations here. Bindra's a good guy, but on the subject of Dalmiya, understandably, he seems like he flies off the handle a bit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18:09  

  • Prem
    Now that the series has been won, dont strain yourself by watching this match. Take rest. As regards back, complete rest alone will ensure speedy recovery. Take care.

    By Blogger Krishna, at 20:02  

  • good work by chappell


    By Blogger Ruchi Shah, at 00:43  

  • Since SG and GC both bring out xtreme reactions on the blogs here, and since selection has been such a hot topic in general, I thought I might add fuel to the fire by adding my two bit... Note, none of the following are from Calcutta journos like Sahi...


    Continuing on the mumbai mirror article...

    Ranadeb Bose, before the latest 5-for [vs Zim A], in the last 10 FC matches has 8 3-fors:

    5-67 vs Railways
    6-75, 5-77 vs Gujarat
    3-50 vs Andhra
    5-53 vs Delhi
    4-79 vs Central Zone
    3-50 vs BCB XI
    4-45 vs North Zone

    45 wickets @ 22.xx average.

    while SreeSanth in his last 10 FC matches has just two 3-fors:

    3-79 vs England A
    5-103 vs Himachal Pradesh (a crap team)

    25 wickets @ 36.xx average.

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 01:50  

  • Very unaustralian- Ricky Ponting trying to protect M. Clarke. Otherwise no reason for them to go off now. Australia have already won this test barring weather interventions.

    Just one observation. I think today Shane Warne bowled as good as he ever had. Let me say that again....probably as good as his ever had. Of course that ripping turn of 94-95 wasnt there. But He showed his full repertoire...the variations of the zooter, the one that doesnt turn, the leg break and....bingo....there was that flipper which bought back memories of Richie Richardson at the MCG (92).

    It was tantalizing, thrilling, mesmerizing, magnificient and enthralling. What a joy. What a player. It also serves as a premonition to whom?.....you guessed it right...South Africa....if Warne bowls like this...its a 3-0 whitewash. Also, Hayden's back :)....im glad he wasnt dropped....a player like that always comes back.

    By Blogger Dark Nights, at 02:48  

  • oldmanblues: I agree with you. Pal and Bose are 2 good talents. They will surely break into the Indian squad next year, if not this year.

    Saurav lost his wicket to the worst leg spinner playing first class cricket anywhere in the world- Alexander Graeme Cremer.

    By Blogger Dark Nights, at 03:17  

  • Payback time as India add insult to injury with a pinball tour itinerary

    Mike Selvey
    Thursday November 3, 2005


    From his time as overseer of the transformation of the old, amateurish Test and County Cricket Board into the successful corporation that is now the England and Wales Cricket Board, English cricket has much for which to be grateful to Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth.
    But one aspect of his tenure as board chairman lingers on and this week we have seen it manifest itself in the form of a provisional itinerary for the tour of India next spring that could not have been better designed to dislocate England noses had it been a right-hander from Lennox Lewis.

    The schedule on offer involves Test matches at only one major centre - the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai - and a series of one-day internationals that will have both teams pinging around the subcontinent like a pinball machine. No big centres there, either. The official line is that matches are allocated on a rotational system, but if you believe that then the tooth fairy and Father Christmas will still be at the top of your list of chums. This is as close as it gets to a calculated and deliberate insult.

    Part of this might be down to the fact that, for all their Ashes success, England have yet to earn the right, in India anyway, to be seen as a draw card in the way Australia have been. The Australians, it has been noted, seem to manage to get the best venues, but they have a huge profile in that country and are marketed there in a particularly proactive way.

    England's relationship with India is a little more fractious, beginning with the perceived underhand manner in which the 1995 World Cup, long understood to be going to England, was hijacked, and continuing through the match-fixing allegations and those of corruption in the administration of the game in India.

    The relationship between MacLaurin and Jagmohan Dalmiya, a Kolkata businessman and a kind of capo di capi who was Indian board chairman at the time, could not have been more rancorous. MacLaurin plays no part in the running of England cricket now and Dalmiya is no longer board chairman, although he remains India's representative on the International Cricket Council. His influence will not have diminished.

    So this is payback time. England have pushed hard for an itinerary for some while, and in the spring had apparently agreed on four Tests and five one-day internationals in order to preserve a reciprocity when India next tour Britain. Already that has been scrapped, with one Test gone and two ODIs added.

    Consideration has been given to the side issue of supporters as well. England administrators have been under pressure from the organisers of supporters' tours to come up with a programme and this has been passed on to the Indian authorities. Now feeling as if they are being put under pressure themselves, India have said fine, if you want an itinerary you can have one. And that is what they have delivered, paying no mind - apart from scheduling Mumbai and Goa together - to potential tourism opportunities. So no Rajasthan, no Taj Mahal, no Eden Gardens, or Lutyens' New Delhi, no Bangalore or Chennai. So Ahmedabad and Nagpur, Faridabad and Cuttack, Indore and Visakhapatnam, Cochin and Gauhati here we come.

    As with these things, the reality is that this is just the start of a game of brinkmanship. John Carr, whose job it is to settle on the itinerary, will now begin a round of tedious negotiation, jumping through hoops to get a better deal, while his Indian counterparts can hoot their laughter at England cricket's discomfort.

    You can bet that a compromise will be struck. Indeed the contingency is already there, more than likely. This is just a reminder that you don't push your arrogance the way of India and expect to get off lightly. A little more respect for the subcontinent and things might be different. They don't half enjoy pissing us off.

    By Blogger Dark Nights, at 03:43  

  • @WI vs Aus Test

    what kinda of a captain would use his part time bowlers more than his strike bowlers?

    Edwards, Powell, Lawson and collymore combine for 22 overs, where Gayle alone bowls 27!!? and Samuels 12!!?

    Talk about bad captaincy, i dont think anybody can top that.

    By Blogger rahul_fan, at 05:32  

  • yup. there is no doubt that shiv chanderpaul is the epitome of pathetic captaincy. having said that world cricket as a whol eis suffering from a lack of intelligent leadership with a few notable exceptions

    By Blogger GK, at 08:57  

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