Cricket Australia’s dangerous game

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Having successfully destroyed the domestic competition that was once the envy of the cricket universe, Cricket Australia (CA) is now embarking on a mission to destroy the separation of church and state; Church and state that had coexisted quite seamlessly in the sport until now. Daniel Brettig of Cricinfo writes about how Fawad Ahmed (a… Read more »

A Packers 2013 preview with Football Outsiders’ Rivers Mccown

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NFL season is here and The annual Football Outsiders almanac available here for just $12.50 and in paperback here for $22.95 is pretty much the only book I read for football stuff. All of the writing is analytical, thought-provoking and written by people who are proficient with both advanced statistics and game tape. More than… Read more »

“With great power comes even greater power”, BCCI

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Somewhere in the video vaults of Mr.N.Srinivasan and the power brokers of Indian cricket at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) there lies an alternate version of the original Spiderman movie. In this version, Peter Parker’s uncle says,”With great power, comes even greater power.” Not satisfied with being the big swinging dick… Read more »

Manu Joseph’s tripe is an Independence Day gift to us all

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On the 66’th anniversary of his nation’s independence, noted Chennai-hater and literary prize winner Manu Joseph decided to use the precious real estate of The New York Times for some doodle-y scribbles about the random thought bubbles that occupied the space above his head. The newspaper of record must be going thru some internal strife… Read more »

Cricket, technology and the Silicon valley: A conversation with Rohan Chandran

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Rohan Chandran is one of the original guys behind Cricinfo. He has been in the Bay Area for 20 years and lives at the intersection of technology, cricket and Silicon valley. He is now an entrepreneur and truly one of the most interesting people I have come across. I recently caught up with him on… Read more »