It is said that India is a country that is united in diversity. The Film Industry and Cricket are two major factors that unite the people of India irrespective of region, language, religion etc. Just imagine what would happen if the two would combine into one?
No I am not talking about the Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Celebrity Premier League (CCL) T20 which will be held in Bangalore, Visakhapatnam and Chennai starting June 4, 2011.
The four major film industries namely Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil will compete in the T20 tournament. The teams are as follows:
Mumbai Heroes: Sunil Shetty (captain), Sohail Khan (vice-captain), Salman Khan, Arbaz Khan, Aftab, Sonu Sood, Ritesh Deshmukh, Angad Bedi, Mahesh
Bishan Singh Bedi, arguably the most outspoken cricketer had few strong words for Board of Cricket Control In India.
“When the players have been bought like slaves at an auction, they just can’t have rights. I feel sorry for them, my anger is directed at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...”
“Unless the BCCI stops the Indian Premier League (IPL), players will continue to get tired and either get injured or aggravate injuries. It’s absurd for somebody like a Sunil Gavaskar to talk in terms of the IPL being a stepping stone for international cricket,” Bedi told The Telegraph, on Saturday afternoon.
Fuming, the 64-year-old former India captain added: “I can’t blame a (Virender) Sehwag or a
Date: 30th March – Favourable for India as India is 12
Day: Wednesday: Favourable for both, India and Pakistan
Jersey Colour: Favourable for Pakistan as the colour for Wednesday is Green
Venue: Chandigarh = 30 same as the date lucky for India, Mohali=21, India =12, lucky for India
At 3pm IST, on 30th March 2011 Moon will transit to 8th position from Cancer which is not favourable for India. However, weighing all the other factors Indians look in more favourable position than the Pakistanis. India should win the match.
Players to watch: Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh
Since Mohali is near the border Pakistan might just take rickshaw back home, I will not
Though it was a Sunday, the crowd usually seen on the streets on a holiday was missing, affecting business activities in the city. Most of the main roads in the business district of Mysore city such as Devaraj Urs and Sayyaji Rao Roads wore a deserted look as if there was a curfew imposed on the city by law enforcing agencies. The World Cup match between India and England on Sunday took a toll on the business with even tourist inflow into the city remaining minimal, as most stayed in to watch the game. Cricket is the most popular game in the country, especially in Mysore. "When India is playing we try to watch each and every ball, we don't want miss any action, especially when Sachin, Pathan and Dhoni are batting,"
India, England drew the World Cup encounter in one of the finest cricket match. The game went down to the last ball when England required two off it. However Swann and Shahzad could manage only a run and match ended in a draw.
Junaid Khan has long dreamed of bowling for Pakistan alongside Mohammad Aamer - instead the youngster was selected for the World Cup only after his fellow left-arm paceman was banned from cricket for five years. Khan, 21, could make his one-day international debut on Wednesday against Group A opponent Kenya after an impressive three-wicket haul against England in a warmup match last week. "I wish we both could have played together, but that's not the case now," Khan said of Aamer. Khan admires former captain Imran Khan and watched videos of Pakistan's 1992 World Cup-winning captain online. "By the time I had started cricket, Imran Khan had retired from international cricket so I used to watch videos of him on the internet,"
India may have post a big win over Bangladesh in their World Cup opener in Mirpur but let's not get too excited with the win. There is plenty of room for improvement for India, especially their fielding. There were just too many fumbles in the outfield in the early part of the Bangladesh chase. Bangladesh seemed to have fully realized that the Indian fielders aren't the quickest around and easily stole singles and even converted ones into twos. Yusuf Pathan had a poor day dropping two catches. Just because our batting is strong and our spinners are formidable should not make us complacent. We really need to work on our fielding. Fielding lapses against teams like England, Australia and South Africa could prove