In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists — Mihir Bose, former Sports Editor, BBC and Author; Boria Majumdar, Cricket Historian; Kunal Pradhan, Deputy Editor, Mumbai Mirror; Arun Lal, former Test Cricketer; and Atul Wasan, former Indian Test Cricketer — discuss the issue of India’s cricket team being humbled by Australia in 2nd Test match as well and whether the Indian team simply lost the magic touch or is it because Dhoni’s XI are tired warhorses.
Can Kambli’s hint about possible match-fixing be taken at face value?
Former cricketer Vinod Kambli raised suspicion on the 1996 World Cup semi-final between India and Sri Lanka and said he found “something amiss” in the game, a claim which came in for sharp criticism from Sourav ganguly. Kambli, who scored 1084 runs in 17 Tests and 2477 runs in 104 ODIs for India, said he was suspicious of then captain Mohammed Azharuddin’s decision to field first in the semi-final which was eventually awarded to Sri Lanka because of crowd problem. However, Ganguly said just because India batted second in the match doesn’t mean that it was fixed and Kambli should back up his claims with solid proof.
TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami debates the issue with Atul Wasan, Former Indian Cricketer; Boria Majumdar, Cricket Historian; Kishore Bimani, Cricket Journalist; Sharda Ugra, Senior Editor CricInfo.com; Anirudh Bahal, Senior Journalist and Mihir Bose, Former Sports Editor, BBC and Author.
Is the BCCI victory on the DRS issue proof of India’s clout in world cricket?
In what came as a shot in the arm for the BCCI, on Tuesday (October 11) the ICC reversed its earlier decision of making the controversial Decision Review System mandatory by leaving its use subject to bilateral agreements between the participating boards. The ICC decision, reached at its Executive Board meeting, was a reversal from the agreement reached between the world body and its member Boards at the annual conference in Hong Kong, when Hot Spot was made mandatory subject to its availability, though the use of ball-tracking was left to the playing boards to decide.
TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami debates the issue with Mihir Bose, Former Sports Editor, BBC and Author; Bishen Singh Bedi, Former Indian Captain; Arun Lal, Former Test Cricketer and Boria Majumdar, Cricket Historian.
Part One (above), Part Two (below)
The Pakistan cricket team landed in Chandigarh on Friday (March 25) where they will have camp ahead of Wednesday’s clash with hosts India. The Pakistani team landed in Chandigarh amidst tight security and were escorted to their team hotel. The India-Pakistan clash is certainly the biggest clash of the World Cup, with fans from both sides expecting nothing less than a win. Shahid Afridi and company appeared relaxed and even the Pakistani High Commissioner to India said that security was not an issue and appealed to the Indian government to issue more visas.
TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami discusses the issue with Mihir Bose, Former Sports Editor of the BBC and Author, Aamer Sohail, Former Pakistani Cricketer, Noman Niaz, Sports Editor, Express 24×7, Boria Majumdar, Cricket Historian, Arun Lal, Former Indian Cricketer.
Today (Feb 24), Police lathicharged frenzied cricket fans as chaos broke out during sale of tickets for the keenly awaited February 27 World Cup tie between India and England at the Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore, exemplifying another instance of ticketing mess.
Over 30,000 cricket fans had queued up during the morning outside the stadium to buy tickets which went on sale yesterday (Feb 23), but chaos prevailed as a section of them tried to break the cordon when the counter opened a little late.
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