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Author Archives: ©hinaman

too old to ‘keep’ … too young to ‘walk’

said the joker to the thief …

A blog by ©hinaman: “…there is no fixing in IPL”. No match-fixing in IPL, I trust franchisees, players: Modi Indo-Asian News Service, London, June 03, 2010 Lalit Modi, suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman and commissioner, insists there has been no match-fixing in the three editions of the cash-rich Twenty20 league and that he does [...]

Mr Tendulkar, sir your halo just slipped

A blog by ©hinaman:   IPL parties not responsible for T20 World Cup debacle: Tendulkar PTI, May 28, 2010, 05.16pm IST … Link to the full article PUNE: Contradicting Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s views, senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said IPL parties cannot be blamed for India’s debacle in the recent Twenty20 World Cup in [...]

set a thief to catch a thief ….. or two …..

A blog by ©hinaman: ….. or an entire cricket board. No holds barred: Modi attacks BCCI bosses Gaurav Choudhury, Hindustan Times: New Delhi, May 25, 2010 In a sensational twist to the whole Indian Premier League saga, Lalit Modi, the suspended IPL chairman, has accused BCCI president Shashank Manohar of fabricating evidence, lying, favouring certain [...]

don’t worry, be happy

A blog by ©hinaman: Lost today, so what? Probably out of the tournament, so what? The weeks of the IPL turns out was not as good a preparation for the world cup, so what? Don’t worry, be happy and look on the bright side, Mr Dhoni You won the tournament that really matters. So, why [...]

delusions of grandeur?

A blog by ©hinaman:   he must believe he is the cricket messiah Leaked email: Stewart Regan excerpts from the leaked email from Stewart Regan to Giles Clark Going forward, availability will be key and Modi predicts a revolution among players if they are not allowed to get involved. Indeed, he will soon launch a [...]

… lived by the sword, die by the sword … hah!

A blog by ©hinaman: I cannot believe that there are people who still believe Modi is all innocence or because of the success of IPL is irreplacable and should be allowed to continue. Set aside his previous criminal activities – his journey into Indian cricket itself is tainted. He conned his way into the Rajastan [...]

IPL | turning a blind eye?

A blog by ©hinaman: IPL governing council members: Did they know nothing? The Economic Times: 23 Apr 2010, 0000 hrs IST: The IPL’s governing council has 13 members apart from commissioner and chairman Lalit Modi. Almost all of them have now ganged up against Modi for his alleged wrongdoings. Why were they silent for so [...]

yoo hoo

A blog by ©hinaman:   I am back. My interest in cricket had been killed off by a glut of twenty20s. More specifically, the IPL and the likes of Sharad Pawars and Lalit Modis of BCCI. All that is about to change. Government orders parallel probes into IPL affairs The Economic Times: 19 Apr 2010, [...]

picking at the (heart) seams

A blog by ©hinaman: Wow, what an end to a test match. A glorious draw to remember – no replays or bowl-outs or the toss of a coin necessary to settle who was better. It can only be in Test cricket. a heart torn in two It was difficult, even more as a neutral observer, [...]