Jul 6, 2002

The striking irony of it all

NIRMAL SHEKAR IT was fantasy football of the sort that kids dream of in the Copacabana beach, in the smog covered maidans of Kolkata, in ...

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The striking irony of it all

NIRMAL SHEKAR IT was fantasy football of the sort that kids dream of in the Copacabana beach, in the smog covered maidans of Kolkata, in ...

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Italy as victim

THE hysterical reaction by Italian players, Press and fans to the team's elimination by South Korea evokes the Italian word vittimismo. A ...

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'Pay' the way you play

RAJU BHARATAN HOW clear-cut was Cricket Board President Jagmohan Dalmiya in urging our players to reform and perform! So as to be worthy ...

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Of ESPN, Sony & DD

IS the spell cast by World Cup Football broken at last? Depends. For those genuinely football-committed The Vision must abide. For those 'spot' ...

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Performance-oriented policy looks good only on paper

THE working committee is the decision-making body of BCCI even though its decisions too have to go to the Annual General Meeting for approval ...

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Changes brewing, though late

SOMETIMES, in Indian cricket, change creeps imperceptibly into the system. At most times it stays outside the door knocking gently, too ...

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Adding a new dimension to the domestic scene

THE week gone by has been an eventful one. What with the Board of Control for Cricket in India putting forward the proposal for the change in ...

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He strives for justice in a just manner

S. DINAKAR STEPHEN ANTHONY BUCKNOR would for sure not find a role in a Hollywood Wild West flick. He would be the 'slowest draw' in the ...

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A player of flair and courage

S. DINAKAR HE went out in a blaze of glory. Yet, did he have to leave the scene at all? The ...

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A nasty sense of humour

TED CORBETT THE least desirable of all cricket influences are those sporting gods who will not allow cricket to control its own destiny.

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Champions know when to raise their game

ROHIT BRIJNATH ASK Sunil Gavaskar, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher, Pete Sampras (the older model Sampras that is), the ...

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Chess Oscar 2001 for Kasparov

ARVIND AARON WINNING a match each day, World No. 1 ranked Garry Kasparov asserted his supremacy with ease to take the honours in the ...

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Radhika checks a Sheetal sweep

KAMESH SRINIVASAN IT was like a marathon. One not only needed the skill, but considerable stamina, for a smart finish.

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'You got to have fighters'

RITESH GUPTA "WE need warriors on the field. Those who are ready to fight it out," says Clive Lloyd, who led the 'demolition squad' to ...

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It isn't a gentleman's game anymore

Everton Weekes was an attacking batsman and his record of 4455 runs in 48 Tests with 15 centuries speaks for his awesome abilities. He was knighted in 1995.