We are back with our weekly dose of Good, Bad, & Ugly and pretty much like last week we have more bad and ugly aspects of sport overpowering the few good things. Indian women’s team scandal, Michael Clarke’s public outburst, athletes failing dope test- all feature in this issue.
Pakistan hockey team had to undergo numerous uncertainties before catching the flight for World Cup being held in India, and even after that, there were huge uncertainties ahead of their opening clash against Germany concerning the kind of reception they would get from the Indian crowd. Four years back, when Pakistan
While any hopes of men’s cricket being featured into the Olympics or getting back to the Commonwealth Games look extremely blur, the International Cricket Council (ICC) have done a tremendous job in launching a bid to include the Women’s T20 Cricket in the 2022 CWG that is to be held in Birmingham. Not only would the move uplift the women’s cricket, which is currently in its highest level ever in terms of reach, quality and popularity ever, but the place hosting also has an encouraging 23 percent of its population linked with the sport that should encourage it more. The last time Cricket was a part of commonwealth games was back in 1998 when it was held in Malaysia. The Proteas had won the tournament bagging the gold medal while Australia and New Zealand bagged the consecutive silver and bronze medals respectively. Australian,
The culture war between the reformists and traditionalists in Australian cricket went to a whole new level when Michael Clarke ripped apart Gerard Whateley, a respected
While practice matches before a long Test series a good idea, no one can deny the idea that it always puts an extra risk of players getting injured with the extra field time. In India’s case, Prithvi Shaw’s injury would be a huge setback especially given the fact that the prodigy looked more than ready to become the country’s next big sensation. After his
Everyone would agree that this is a golden period for the Indian athletes, who have pretty
Only a few days after freelance sports agent named Anisha Gupta broke the possibility of Mithali Raj being dropped from the team owing to politics, the bottle of hate and venom was spilled with both the ODI skipper and Ramesh Powar sending mail to BCCI their versions of the controversy. What was bad so far, turned ugly when they were leaked to the public for one and all to perceive and judge accordingly. With Mithali revealed a string of incidents stating Powar had been intentionally ignoring her in the practice and informed her about her exclusion only before the start of the semi-final match, which left her “deflated, depressed and let down", the board has already put on a new application for the coach’s position in the women’s team. Powar’s version, although shaky, has accused the player of arrogance,