Death of a Gentleman : Film review

Starring: Ed Cowan, Lalit Modi, N Srinivasan, Giles Clarke Directors: Jarrod Kimber, Sam Collins Arrogance. Entitlement. Corruption. Greed. Watched a pre-screening of “Death of a Gentleman” on Thursday 23 July at the BFI Southbank. The movie starts with our heroes (Kimber and Collins) in Australia, making polite enquiries into whether test Read More …

Is cricket on it’s way to becoming a contact sport?

Who can ever forget Lillee kicking Miandad and Miandad rushing at him with his bat? A relic of a bygone era? Sample this. A week or so ago, Rilee Roussow was fined fifty per cent. of his match fees for shoulder-barging Tamim Iqbal during an ODI game. Tamim Iqbal is Read More …

Mustafizur needs to walk the straight and narrow

So Bangladesh thrashed a full strength Indian side in the first ODI to take another step towards qualification for the Champion’s Trophy in 2017. A debutante took 5 wickets bowling some wicked cutters – Mustafizur Rahman. Full marks to Bangladesh but Mustafizur only got half his match fees. I’ve looked around Read More …

PREVIEW: Australia v India, Fourth test, Sydney Cricket Ground

The Border-Gavaskar trophy will be making its way back to Australia. However, even with the scoreline reading 0-2, there are a lot of talking points from India’s point of view. A new captain. A new number 7 batsman. A new wicket keeper. Ishant Sharma is the most capped Indian test player. This Read More …