News in brief: Sunday 22 April 2007

Today marked an end of a great cricketing era. Brian Lara bid an emotional farewell to International cricket. However, he may still continue to play first class cricket. Which means Subhash Chandra and his cronies might woo him to play in the Zee cricket league. Should be interesting to see how things unfold.

A battle of equals took place in Barbados where England won by a whisker against the West Indies.

Back in India, Sunil Gavaskar continued his Aussie bashing by firing yet another salvo at Greg Chappell. Here we go again (sigh!)

Tamil Nadu beat a more fancied Punjab to clinch the first domestic Twenty20 competition.

Despite Sachin Tendulkar’s poor run of form, Ponting claims that he is the most technically correct player! Now why is Ponting being so kind?

Jacques Kallis has warned that Australia’s unbeaten record in the World Cup will count for nothing when the sides meet in the semi-final. Sure Mr. Kallis, we believe you.

Dilip Vengsarkar confirmed that Tendulkar and Ganguly were indeed rested and not dropped for the Bangladesh ODIs.

Clive Lloyd resigns as Match refree

– Vish

2 responses to “News in brief: Sunday 22 April 2007

  1. sampath kumar

    Sunil gavaskar’s comments on Greg Chappell is unwarranted as it is ill-advised. He talks about the inferiority-complex of BCCI officials. When will he and his supporters realise that this man just hasn’t got a chip on his shoulders –but a whole forest!!

  2. These comments are tough, but I think Gavaskar is right on one point – Indian team is at a lower level than when Greg Chappell took over. It could be due to the aging seniors. The factions within the team also became a problem.

    Why are not the other countries (except Kenya) hiring Indian coaches ?

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