From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.34 :: NO.18 :: May. 05, 2011
Wish that ICC would call a summit meeting of everyone worldwide who is concerned in cricket, including representatives of the players, retired veterans, umpires and anyone who has the long term good of the game at heart. Let them spend a week in heated debate about the basic principles which ought to guide the game for the next 100 years, let them set out who rules which bit of the game and hand down guidelines for the future, writes Ted Corbett.
The slinger's shocker
A Test journey that began with an impressive four for 42 against mighty Australia at Darwin in 2004 has concluded rather abruptly. Lasith Malinga's Test record of 101 wickets from 30 matches at 33.15 with just three five-wicket hauls does not quite reflect his ability, writes S. Dinakar.
IPL HIGHS AND LOWS
Mauled by Gayle force
When the West Indian stepped onto the turf at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he proved in no uncertain terms why he is considered as one of the masters of ‘batting mayhem'. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Delhi's green googly
“Never before was a Twenty20 played on such a track with so much grass on it,” the curator declared rather triumphantly.
Aiming for the top
“I have set myself a goal — to be the best batsman in the world. I believe I have the capability to scale the summit,” says Jean-Paul Duminy in a chat with V. V. Subrahmanyam.
His experience has proved invaluable
It was perhaps no surprise there was a mixed response to William Gallas completing a shock move to Tottenham, but as Harry Redknapp's men target a top-four finish for the second season running, there can be few Spurs fans who now doubt the wisdom of that signing. By Andy McDermott.
Wenger must admit to Gunners' shortcomings
There are reasons Arsenal looks like completing six seasons without winning a trophy. There are reasons it lost the English League Cup final to Birmingham, writes Frank Malley.
GoalKeepers and their blunders
Goalkeepers, over the generations, have long been prone to expensive errors. Even the greatest of them can have their disastrous moments, writes Brian Glanville.
Jussi Jaaskelainen, in making his 500th appearance in Bolton colours in its FA Cup quarterfinal defeat of Birmingham last month, has joined an elite group of only nine other players to reach that landmark for the Trotters. By John Train.
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