From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.36 :: NO.22 :: Jun. 01, 2013
Star Poster: DAVID BECKHAM
S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila of Rajasthan Royals succumbing to greed by under-performing in the IPL has plunged Indian cricket into turmoil and once again raised questions on the failure of the authorities to arrest the menace of fixing. Vijay Lokapally takes stock.
A rude shock
Kerala woke up on the morning of May 16 with a jolt. A jolt so big and rude that you could almost feel the shockwaves — generated by S. Sreesanth’s arrest in Mumbai for alleged spot-fixing in the IPL — across the ...
Most adored as well as most…
The world’s most adored game can well be its most corrupt too and the match fixers’ refined worldwide web always puts them a step ahead of the rule-bound investigating agencies. By Ayon Sengupta.
Huge betting and, consequently, fixing, spread its wings with the live telecast of matches, particularly in Sharjah, in the mid-80s. By S. Dinakar.
The grim Gambhir tale
Why isn’t the KKR captain smiling? Well, how can he when his team is doing badly!
“I gave everything to cricket”
“As any other cricketer I have been through the ups and downs, at the start and then in the middle of my career,” Mahela Jayawardena tells Vijay Lokapally in this interview.
A clouded mindset
Whether it is lack of education in every sense of the word or whether it is naivete that results in cricketers getting into murky deals, there is no excuse for their acts. The worst off-shoot of this incident is that the involvement of a few cricketers with the bookies has subjected the genuine players who are plying their trade with zest and dedication to great misery.
On presentation ceremonies
Over the years, I have made it a rule not to go on the field if I have no pitch report to do, or interview a player for TV.
Women's game needs a shot in the arm
The number of competitions for women internationally is just a fraction of what the men get. At home, apart from the national championships, there are practically no tournaments for women, writes Uthra Ganesan.
Iron Gentleman of Britain
Ferguson, the modernist, is behind the tactical flexibility to adopt a horses-for-courses approach. Unlike other British managers of his generation, Ferguson is an empire builder of the free market era. He works in tandem with the commercial management at United. By Abilash Nalapat.
Fergie and after
Alex Ferguson has enthusiastically endorsed David Moyes, and it is generally believed that he was largely responsible for Moyes’ appointment. But for all his excellent decade at Everton, all his shrewd transfer policy, one wonders whether Moyes can survive in the shadow of Ferguson’s success. By Brian Glanville.
No charm in I-League
Despite the presence of foreign players, the local flavour formed the backbone of the I-League winner, Churchill Brothers, under the astute leadership of Subhash Bhowmick. By Ayon Sengupta.
The woman behind Churchill's success
The 32-year-old Valanka Alemao was appointed the CEO of the newly-crowned I-League champion Churchill Brothers a year back. Backed with a woman’s ability to multitask, she has started off well. By Ayon Sengupta.
A master tactician
The outspoken coach, who is credited with introducing many new methods and ideas in Indian club football, has yet again proved that he is the best thinker among the present flock of gentlemen at the helm of I-League clubs. By Amitabha Das Sharma.
A Martins monopoly
Ranti Martins continues to remain the biggest challenge for the opposition defenders and is regarded as the wiliest fox in the box, writes Amitabha Das Sharma.
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