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Everything posted by Ironhide

  1. Nehra swinging the ball at 141 KPH
  2. Kohli was happy for Yuvi, said it is good for Indian cricket and Yuvi will be good for Champions Trophy. So, Yuvi has sealed his Champions Trophy slot.
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    Ishant Sharma roped in by Kings XI Punjab

    I say Good on Viru picking Ishant, two crores are peanuts for Burman and Wadia. Ishant can be a decent back up in case of injuries and it is always good to have International class bowler to bowl in nets for the squad batsmen. Also, It is much better than one of your International bowler sitting at home for two months and sulking over missing the IPL.
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    Srini to come back as India's representative at ICC?

    The idiots in COA are trying to block Srini from attending the meeting while all state units feel only Srini can fight for India's rights, these COA idiots are hell bent on stabbing Indian cricket in the back. Hopefully, some loophole is utilsed and Srini somehow attends this meeting, it will be like Don Corleone himself attending the meeting, all other boards will **** themselves after seeing him.
  5. The Goose is cooked guys, Manohar ran away when he felt he was losing but according to latest news Nine out of ten cricket boards have requested him to stay back and push through new ICC constitution. The Supreme Court and the COA have backstabbed Indian cricket in the name of virtue signalling and cleaning the game. Here are some latest excerpts : " Manohar is back, ultimately persuaded by a vast majority of the ICC Board directors to return. The push to bring him back began immediately after the announcement of his resignation on the morning of March 15, as a host of ICC directors along with ICC management - led by CEO Dave Richardson - got into a huddle. The majority quickly agreed that they could not let Manohar go. As one of the main architects of the incoming and fresh ICC constitution, it was thought vital for him to see the process through. Such was the support behind him, the ICC board resolution circulated this week requesting him to remain in post was passed with overwhelming support: nine of the ten Full Members backed it. Only Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) opposed. "He is the architect of the proposed constitutional changes. He is the man who has led that and therefore is the man who needs to finish it. We needed him to conclude the task." Other than Richardson, Giles Clarke (ECB president, and a member of the team that has drafted the new constitution), Chris Nenzani (Cricket South Africa president) and Dave Cameron (WICB president) also called on Manohar to try and change his mind. "It is very obvious to us all - ICC directors - that we have got an enormously complex situation in India with the COA seeking guidance from the court on all sorts of matters, and so does the court, which is trying to understand the whole thing. Now you have got a man who understands the Indian court system - he is the ICC chairman. You don't want to lose that. He is valuable." http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/1088331.html
  6. No, It is about following the legal MPA signed between BCCI and ICC which cannot be changed until 2023. The ICC can have another vote in 2023 to change it if members agree at that time anything else will be a breach of Legally binding Members Participation Agreement signed between BCCI and ICC Business Co.
  7. But that is the point, Both ECB and ACB want Manohar's help in ramming through the new ICC constitution. Who cares about the new ICC chairman after June if the new constitution is passed and enacted.
  8. Looks like the ECB and the ACB have convinced this traitor again after some discussions, Don't know what trick they have in mind for the voting numbers in the next ICC meeting, the statement from BCB President does not look good. Any comments @Malcolm Merlyn
  9. Yup, Nice to see Kohli working for player's rights, the contract values have doubled from 1 crore, 50 Lakhs, 25 Lakhs to 2 crore, 1 crore and 50 Lakhs. This way even the lowest C grade payment is good enough.
  10. BCCI has already got the numbers while meeting and announcing the Tri Series with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, apart from that Zim and WICB vote are expected to vote in BCCI favour. ICC Needs 8-2 majority to change the constitution, this is just a Thermo-Nuclear option in case anyone tries to act funny. This is the new CEO talking in Legal terms, Srinivasan would have directly told everyone to *k off whereas the CEO Johri is being professional and using Legal terms from the 2014 signed documents.
  11. Looks like Even the ICC Broadcasters which is Star India is against the new revenue distribution model which reduces India's share from 20% to 10%. Some important Para from the above article: "While Star refuses to comment on the issue right now, industry sources say it is clear the broadcaster was not going to risk its investments in a market clouded with uncertainty, given the flashpoint that the BCCI had reached with the ICC and Manohar in particular." "Only a strong India at the ICC can possibly make way for any such resolutions. Nothing will work if the idea is to eat into India's space and work on the idea of a new power centre" "What the broadcast industry clearly realises is that Australia and England, the old power centres in cricket, have been struggling to sell their own respective rights that are up for renewal. A flurry of market experiments are being proposed - by way of bundling of rights, restructuring bilateral cycles, grabbing the annual September-October window and more. Broadcasters, nevertheless, want to wait and watch where India's headed from here."
  12. This is the real reason Manohar ran away from ICC and not his silly "Personal reasons". Manohar is a lawyer and knew it is check-mate time for him, so ran away like he always does.
  13. I was not expecting this but it seems like that Manohar and the COA have already done a hit job on India and he is now leaving the ICC post at peace, some important things stated by cricinfo: "It was a very good, constructive meeting," Manohar said. "I will maintain even today that there cannot be a scientific formula." The meeting was called by both parties to try and reach a solution that would enable the new constitution to be passed at the ICC board meetings in Dubai in April. An official privy to the details indicated that both parties seemed to have worked out a figure that was higher than the one discussed in February. In a statement following Manohar's resignation, the BCCI expressed its "surprise" at the "sudden decision". "Mr. Manohar's contribution to Indian cricket is invaluable. He is a man of few words but excellent deeds. The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) was looking forward to a long-term cooperation between the ICC and BCCI with Mr. Manohar at the helm of affairs." Manohar said he could not have revealed his decision earlier to the ICC. "Most of the directors would not have allowed me not to resign." He said he was happy with the work he had managed to accomplish during his eight-month tenure, and that he could not say whether he had disappointed the ICC board by leaving at this critical juncture. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/content/story/1086842.html
  14. The ICC constitutional reforms not passing would mean that India's shares remains at 20.6% according to existing norms or are they going to negotiate on this in the April meeting?
  15. @Malcolm Merlyn What rubbish is this by the COA? look at all the bonhomie between BCCI COA and Manohar, looks like we were celebrating a false victory and Manohar has succeed in his job of undermining the Indian cricket and is now returning back with satisfaction.
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    Shashank Manohar Resigns As ICC Chairman

    @Malcolm Merlyn Vilander has a point though, just by putting it down to vote Manohar has created loads of problems for Indian cricket, we have to be sure of getting At Least another 3 boards who will vote against receiving more money just to please the BCCI. IF any of SLC, WICB and BCB does not back us at the last moment we are *edd.
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    Shashank Manohar Resigns As ICC Chairman

    LOL Pakistan kicked out, the PCB chairman was giving Anti-BCCI statements after statements in the last two months. Eventhough the BCCI is at its weakest, they have struck back within a month of getting a bloody nose. The ICC chairman Shashank Manohar ran away and now this Quadrangular Cup involving Pakistan and South Africa has been changed into a Triangular with Bangladesh , Sri Lanka and India. That's the ICC voting block for next month right in front of you.
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    Shashank Manohar Resigns As ICC Chairman

    This is trademark Shashank Manohar move, whenever the going gets tough, He quits, always the first one to jump like the rats in a sinking ship. Manohar did the same when BCCI was getting under turmoil and now that his proposals are facing difficulties he is running away. Anyhoo, Glad to see the back of this Gaddar, Manohar was trying to permanently damage Indian cricket and its Financial model. Right from percentage of ICC income, Pooled TV rights, to no home season for India, to punishing India for not playing Pakistan etc etc..
  19. A good fast bowler needs a good captain and India speedster Umesh Yadav is thankful to Virat Kohli for letting him be his own man while devising strategy to get batsmen out. "Virat is a bowler's captain. He is someone who would throw the ball at you and tell you to set your own field. He asks me what my plan is or whether I need a particular fielder at a position. He backs your instinct and plans. Only if the plan doesn't work, he would come up and tell that let's try this. For him the bowler gets to execute Plan A and if it doesn't click, then Plan B," Umesh said. He always had a fantastic outswinger in his repertoire but Umesh is now confident that his incoming deliveries are as lethal and which will certainly test Australia in the upcoming series "My stock delivery has always been the conventional out-swingers at 140 kmp plus speed. But as I have been working hard to develop the in-swinger all these years, it's now finally coming off well," Umesh said. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/virat-kohli-captain-umesh-yadav-india/1/885196.html
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    Indian Actress/Models/Celebrities(Pictures Only)

    TV actress ( plays choti Bahu) Rubina Dilaik:
  21. But that is the point of these Professional corporate leagues. Generally in the corporate world there is no democracy, they quickly fire the non-performing employees. Why should IPL be any different, it is a highly paid job, either perform or perish.
  22. While we all are dreaming about BCCI resisting the new ICC rules and changes and hoping for some action from the BCCI side, the truth is that the Battle is already lost. The BCCI chairman Vinod Rai also favours the new ICC revenue split along with other rule changes. Just look at this recent interview: The Week: Barely four days into the job and the COA had to deal with the revenue sharing model at the ICC meeting. The numbers that it throws up is a touchy topic in India? Vinod Rai: It is not a question of numbers. The revised revenue model was discussed and approved in the Special General Body Meeting of the BCCI. All state bodies accepted it. There are 10 full members of the ICC. India cannot take a stand and get overruled nine-to-one. We were very clear that no extreme position will be maintained in the ICC. Any revenue model proposed by the ICC and approved by the BCCI will be in the long-term sustainable interests of the game and Indian cricket. http://www.theweek.in/theweek/sports/interview-vinod-rai-bcci.html
  23. Goenka statements make it clear that Dhoni was sacked as a captain, Dhoni said he wanted to captain the IPL side just a few days back, this means the management were planning to sack him since last year but did not inform him till now.
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    Why isolating the BCCI is bad politics

    Old Feb3 article. Meeting described in this article was done and dusted and no threats were issues by the lameduck caretaker BCCI official.
  25. An Indian point of view on recent ICC changes, have to post this after the retarded Cricinfo report which was posted by a very happy and jubilant Pakistani. "Make no mistake, loot was what it was, this ICC Dubai meeting where member nations voted at hyper-drive speed to deprive BCCI of 34 percent – according to one calculation – of its share. A conservative estimate reveals that this loss would amount to each and every state association in India being deprived of at least Rs 100 crore. The big joke is the ICC stating that the basis for the new financial model was developed based on "equity, good conscience, common sense and simplicity" among others. They probably forgot to add that Indians were idiotic and incapable of learning from history. Just as they had once lost an entire nation and its wealth to stealth and through Mir Jaffars, this time also the ICC could ensure the Indian board’s treasures were carved up and BCCI was brought to heel. Lest anybody has any romantic idea of how the ICC functions, it would be prudent to point out that when India had a 100 percent chance of bagging the hosting rights for the 1996 World Cup, erstwhile ICC Chairman Colin Cowdrey of England refused to put to vote the issue of hosting of the 1996 World Cup until the hosting of the 1999 edition was handed over to England! So much for "equity, good conscience, common sense and simplicity". Now, with the turmoil within BCCI having weakened the Indian board’s decision-taking ability, the ICC moved in for the kill and presented it with a fait accompli. Additionally, it structured the revamp in such a manner that India would be boxed into a corner even if it attempts to ply away other nations by dangling prospects of bi-lateral series. Here, mention must be made that India, along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the southern hemisphere nations of Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Zimbabwe, have a domestic cricket season stretching from the month of October to March. Thus, these are the most sought after months for international cricket. England’s season on the other hand runs from mid-April to early September while the West Indies have a split season in the first half of the year. India realised that it could make big money with a regular home series during the October to March months and therefore scheduled Tests, ODIs and T20 series for the 2016-17 season. Promptly various series were scheduled against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia. These are huge money spinners and the Board is apparently keen on ensuring that its future annual home season is packed with plenty of such matches. However, ICC’s Test championship and its proposed format will play havoc with these plans. Of course India can host a few bilateral series; but just not as many as it would like. Crucially, teams would be docked points if they failed to play each other. This clause could be used to minimise BCCI’s space to host bilateral series, for the points could be crucial for contesting Test Championship finals as well as entry to World Cup events, which are financially very lucrative to smaller countries. But the most contentious of all is the ICC refusing to defer the vote for change to April. A postponement would have allowed India’s COA to settle down, get a grasp of the issue and plan strategies. Instead the ICC pushed through with the vote despite BCCI COA Vikram Limaye’s plea. This betrayed their nervousness at having to later confront an enlightened, empowered, and networked Board and the apprehension of what it could do to protect its interests. Post the vote, which went 7-2 in favour of slicing away a large chunk of India’s share and distributing it among themselves, the ICC says the deed is done and dusted. Any nation was welcome to suggest tweaking of the decisions prior to the April meeting before the June-end meeting effectively ratified it. Limaye, who now has firsthand knowledge of the desperate hurry with which the ICC wants to ram changes down an embattled BCCI’s throat, must goad the COA to do all it can to ring fence BCCI’s interests from modern-day Cassims – even if that calls for a boycott of this year’s Champions Trophy. Will the COA bite the bullet in the eternal interests of Indian cricket? Wait and watch. http://www.firstpost.com/sports/how-the-icc-rushed-to-plunder-bccis-treasures-much-like-the-tale-of-ali-baba-and-cassim-3268260.html

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