1. IPL: A Sea Of Storms for Kochi, Kings XI and Rajasthan Royals

    The route to IPL4 has never seemed as foggy as it is today. And there seems to be no one sounding the fog horn either! The three vessels SS Kings XI Punjab, SS Rajasthan Royals ...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 350 reads 0 comments

  2. IPL: The Octopus Spreads Its Tentacles to South Africa

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) reminded us that the tentacles of the IPL mess are not restricted to just Indian and English shores...

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  3. Indian Cricket: More Cricketing Mores, The Heavy Tendulkar Bat

    The third one-day between India and Australia was rained out. A similar fate befell the first one-day at Kochi. It just goes to show that cramming in a series in what’s usually the off season requires detailed planning...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 261 reads 0 comments

  4. Indian Badminton: Jwala Gutta, the Doubles Flame

    Jwala Gutta has always been in the news but always for the wrong reasons. Unlike her singles counterpart, Saina Nehwal , controversy seems to court her with a vengeance...

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  5. Ponting Jibe: Tendulkar, Undercover Agents and Acclimatisation

    A non-IPL post, for a change. Some ramblings on the recent happenings in the cricketing world. __________________________________________________________________________ Ricky ...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 698 reads 19 comments

  6. IPL: Kochi Still Up in the Air, Shilpa Shetty Lets Fly at the BCCI

    The IPL goings-on have all the makings of a soap opera. It has all the ingredients—money, glamour and sex appeal (courtesy the Bollywood biggies), a decamping honcho, exotic locations, politics and more twists and turns than a pot-boiler...

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  7. IPL: Iceland, Diplomatic Immunity, Kochi, Signature Campaigns and a Warne-Ing

    Kochi meets the deadline? There have been conflicting reports in the Indian press and media about the proposal submitted by the Kochi consortium to the BCCI ...

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  8. IPL Pay Packets May Get Thinner and the IPL Leaner and Meaner

    Pay packets in IPL4 will be much leaner than in the past three editions. The simple reason is that supply now exceeds demand...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 147 reads 1 comments

  9. IPL's Icelandic Connection: Lalit Modi Plans a Move?

    Lalit Modi intrigues us more and more. The former IPL czar may be seeking residency in Iceland . His wife, Minal, is reportedly on first name terms with the Icelandic first lady, Dorrit Moussaieff ...

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  10. IPL Road: Kochi Dilly-Dallies, Modi Prevaricates

    It has been ominously quiet on the IPL front over the past few days. Except for news reports that the Enforcement Directorate is studying the BCCI filed FIR against the abrasive ...

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  11. Australian Cricket: Is the Captaincy Running Out on Ricky Ponting?

    Five series losses. Two Ashes in England, the loss to South Africa down under and the two series losses to India in India. Ricky Ponting is the most unsuccessful Australian captain in recent times...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 247 reads 15 comments

  12. Commonwealth Games: The Ugly Aussie Makes an Appearance

    Just when we thought that the Ugly Aussie was a thing of the past, especially with the two-match series against India passing off without controversies or major incidents—the ...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 305 reads 2 comments

  13. The BCCI Institute: Continuous Education (Satire)

    In the wake of events that have transpired recently namely the Pak match-fixing scandal and the IPL mess, the BCCI (on advisement from the ICC) has decided to combat the malaise on a war-footing...

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  14. The IPL Mess: BCCI Twists and Turns Its Way Out!

    The twists and turns in the sordid IPL drama get hairier, by the day! BCCI’s Srinivasan has filed an FIR in Chennai against Lalit Modi accusing him of defrauding the BCCI to the tune of Rs...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 115 reads 0 comments

  15. IPL Scenarios Under the Scanner: Interesting Possibilities!

    With the IPL imbroglio boiling over and culminating in the expulsion of two teams, Kings XI and Rajasthan Royals , let’s take a quick look at the scenarios that could unfold: 1...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 251 reads 0 comments

  16. The IPL Witch-Hunt: BCCI knocks out Kings XI and Royals

    The IPL witch-hunt is truly on! The scrapping of two franchises— Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals , the 2008 champions—has been swift and clinical...

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  17. The First India-Australia Test: More Thoughts on the Mohali Cracker!

    To put it succinctly: India won a match they should have lost. Australia lost a game they should have won. Neither team deserved to lose and it was a great advertisement for Test cricket...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about 4 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  18. The Fifth Slam: India Opens Her Heart to Top-Flight Tennis (Satire)

    The year is 2011; it is the month of August. The India Open is being launched with much fanfare. The India Open is now officially the fifth Grand Slam tournament, the latest jewel in the ATP and WTA calendars...

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  19. India's Davis Cup Hopes Dented by Unkind Draw, Serbia Loom Large

    India’s chances of progressing further in the Davis Cup World Group were dealt a severe blow by an unkind draw. India have to contend with top seeds Serbia in the first round to be played in the first week of March, next year...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about over 4 years ago 347 reads 7 comments

  20. World Group For Davis Cup 2011 – Part 2

    This is the second and final installment detailing the World Group at the Davis Cup. Eight unseeded teams are pitted against the top eight teams...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about over 4 years ago 240 reads 0 comments

  21. World Group For Davis Cup 2011 – Part 1

    The draw for next year’s Davis Cup is scheduled to take place in Brussels on the 22nd of September, 2010. Sixteen nations play the World Group of the Davis Cup every year, eight seeded and the other eight unseeded...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about over 4 years ago 540 reads 2 comments

  22. India at the Davis Cup: A Comeback Lesson in Serve and Volley

    Aided by the sultry Chennai weather, the Indian Davis Cup team scripted a famous come-from-behind victory at Chennai, outplaying Brazil in both the singles matches on Sunday, September 19, 2010...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about over 4 years ago 428 reads 7 comments

  23. 2010 US Open:Captioning The Captured!

    Sometimes the more interesting action is not on the court but on the sidelines. We fans catch not just the player's ecstasy and agony but their families' too! And there are always vignettes ...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about over 4 years ago 731 reads 0 comments

  24. Tennis, Boxing, Cricket, and Wrestling: Indian Sport Makes Waves

    India take on Brazil on Friday the 17th of September , 2010 at Chennai on hard-courts in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs...

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  25. Rafael Nadal: How Our Disbelief Obliterates His Many Achievements (Satire)

    Now that Rafael Nadal has staked his claim to being the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT), let us examine the reasons why tennis aficionados are still leery of anointing him the heir to Federer’s not yet vacated throne...

    Linus Fernandes Written by Linus Fernandes about over 4 years ago 1,714 reads 30 comments