We have come with yet another week of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and like every week, the sporting world threw up all three aspects of the game for us to reflect upon. From Hima Das’ historic achievement to Russia’s World Cup doping to MS Dhoni being booed in Lord’s, it was an eventful week.
While this is a great achievement for Indian sports, we have
A comparatively lesser significant new but definitely a positive one is BCCI’s helping hand to North East team in Ranji Trophy. The domestic tournament, this year, will see 30 teams competing for the coveted domestic title from across the country with the two new teams being from Bihar and North-East. BCCI did a brilliant job by allowing the two teams to become a part of India’s history and has divided teams in elite groups giving one of them a chance to play in the Ranji quarterfinals of the 2018-19 season. However, the board is not stopping only at that. It was announced on Sunday that they are deploying a ‘task force’ that will help develop the facilities in North-East states and make their transition to the big stage a bit more comfortable. North East
The world hadn’t stopped admiring Russia’s World Cup campaign after they bowed out against Croatia on penalties in the quarter-finals after shockingly eliminating Spain, the 2010 World Cup champions, in the pre-quarters, when reports emerged that the players had sniffed ammonia before the game that had delayed their fatigue. Russia
Coming back to the national boundary and it's favourite sport, it was like history repeating itself and despite all the evident BCCI couldn’t handle the situation any better. Anil Kumble’s resignation, which was famously spurred by the players, will always remain as a dark chapter of the Indian Cricket history for the way it had panned out in public. While a mammoth and age-old body like BCCI should have learnt from it, they ended up creating a similar scenario when India Women’s Team Coach Tushar Arothe decided to step down from his position. It was later reported by TOI that a tiff with the senior players like Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, captains of India's ODI and T20 sides, who objected Arothe’s training methods had actually led to his resignation. Arothe later revealed that the players didn’t like his two net sessions per day schedule and vent out his frustration at BCCI. "You can't allow practice methods to be dictated by the girls. If these girls want to achieve something, they need to come out of their comfort zone. They don't want to do that. The BCCI should not entertain such requests from cricketers (to change the coach)," stated Arothe.
There is always some news worse than the other and in this case, it is
MS Dhoni’s career has seen mostly ups with the former skipper facing very