From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.35 :: NO.14 :: Apr. 05, 2012
The fifth edition will throw pointers to the IPL's current state of health and future growth prospects and more importantly, the cricket on view will define the league's lingering value for the teeming masses, writes K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Will the fans pour in?
An examination of IPL's formative period becomes important as, surely, it has in store indicators of the current scenario besides portents for the future, writes Arun Venugopal.
Leave Tendulkar in peace
In cricket, one cannot look too far ahead or can one write a perfect script as was proved by the fact that Sachin Tendulkar took more than a year to get one hundred. Left to him, he might have preferred to get it at Lord's or perhaps at MCG, but as is often said and written, the game will always prevail over individuals and it will be the very thing that will decide Sachin Tendulkar's retirement as well.
Bangladesh deserves a pat
A legend's overwhelming aura, a young batsman's initial steps towards the realm of greatness and most importantly an under-rated team erasing its derisive nickname — minnows — were all revealed over the course of 12 days. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
ASIA CUP DIARY
A few TV channels target poor Ajmal
The media manifests itself in many ways. Usually it is a mirror that reflects truth but when the glass is distorted, reality acquires other shades. It happened in the manner in which a few television channels handled the Saeed Ajmal issue. By K. C. Vijaya Kumar.
Same old Chelsea
The European Cup Chelsea so nearly won in Moscow, when Terry missed in the penalty shootout. Could they win it at last this time? The odds seem against them but with Chelsea, you just never know. If they haven't staggered humanity, they can still surely stagger football, writes Brian Glanville.
Leading from the front
Rooney requires another eight goals to equal his best ever haul of 34, scored in his injury-blighted 2009-2010 campaign, but he is not letting personal aims get in the way of collective achievements.
Making a big impact
Leon Britton, who stands at just 165 centimetres tall, was playing in the bottom tier of English football just seven years ago with the Swans, but he looks very much at home in the top flight, writes Joel Sked.
With three successive ITF titles under his belt, Sanam Singh has justified his inclusion in the Indian Davis Cup team. By J. R. Shridharan.
Brand Rehan and WSH
“Hockey in Pakistan and India is going down. The reason is that the glamour (that was once) associated with the sport is not there anymore,” says Rehan Butt. By Nandakumar Marar.
Well, Saina Nehwal is already in the preparatory mood within hours after reaching Hyderabad after her Swiss Open triumph and she means business in the big events like the ABC Championship and the India Open ahead of the London Olympics. “I am ready for the Olympics,” says the confident player. Over to V. V. Subrahmanyam.
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