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Monday, June 30, 2008
Some days ago, The Economic Times thought that Sydney belonged to Asia. Today, The Hindu's online edition thinks Vijayawada belongs to Tamil Nadu.

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Friday, June 27, 2008
Following the ouster of Zimbabwe from ICC, articles about the ICC's decision have been doing the rounds and this one takes the cake. Statement from a BCCI spokesperson:

"We have always supported Zimbabwe cricket and have nothing to do with the political situation there," a senior BCCI official told Cricinfo. "In fact, we are a bit surprised that the issue has been brought up once again since the ICC board had discussed this last year and decided clearly that politics and cricket can't be mixed. The BCCI believes that a country's politics and its cricket don't go together. There is no reason to change our stand now."

Politics and cricket don't go together? In that case, how come the country's agricultural minister is the president of the BCCI?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
My Nerd rank is 76!

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BCCI--Board of Cash and Confusion of India
Monday, June 23, 2008
The forthcoming cricket Champions League is presently embroiled in the controversy of whether to allow teams, featuring ICL players, to participate. The BCCI vice-president, Lalit Modi, made it clear that teams with ICL players would be disqualified. The top two league teams from India, South Africa, Australia and England are slated to participate and Modi's statement is bound to affect England the most, since 15 out of their 18 county teams feature ICL players. And the top two county teams would definitely not be from the exceptional three teams, it is believed.

The BCCI president stepped in, a couple of days ago, and unleashed his 'Pawar'-play. He stated that counties with ICL players would be allowed to play but added a caveat that the BCCI would form the core of the decision making. If this is the case,then England may, very well, be a non-participant since the only thing that England is worried about is ICL players in its county teams and the only decision the BCCI must take now is keep ICL players out.

The whole irony of this issue is that the competition will be held by the England Cricket Board (ECB) and that Cricket Australia (CA) will be framing the tournament rules and fixtures. And here we have a cash-rich cricket board wresting its muscle power, in the name of deciding its own rules, on the other three hapless, submissive cricket boards.

The only sensible thing the ECB can do is to boycott the tournament. But who would take such a drastic step when there are a million dollars at stake? The ECB is yet to arrive at a decision on this while the BCCI has already decided to invite Pakistani teams for the event in case the ECB refuses to comply with its demand of keeping away ICL players.

The other side, the ugly face, of cricket!

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Thursday, June 19, 2008
I am planning to compose my version of the song 'Singin' in the Rain'. It will be made in two languages, English and Tamil. The former will be titled 'Singin' in the Lane' while the Tamil version will be called 'Sandhu-la sindhu paadarathu'. I am looking for lyricists and crooners. Those interested may drop in your contact details in the 'Comments' section.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Lucas Podolski thinks football is similar to chess except that there is no dice. This article goes on to say that footballers' statements don't make any sense.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008
To combat the spread of post-flood diseases in Mumbai the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with a new step. Guppy fish! Fish that eat up mosquito larvae. Excerpt from a CNN IBN article:

The state has started a number of gappi fish production centres in various health centres and civil hospitals. Gappi fish can reduce the density of mosquitoes by eating mosquito larvae.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
It's been a year since I stepped into the corporate world.

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Economic Times feels Sydney is an Asian city. Excerpt from a news article that appeared in the June 10 edition of ET.

{The eight Asian cities which have been ranked in the top 25 centers of commerce, Tokyo, Singa pore, Seoul, Sydney, Hong Kong, Osaka, Taipei and Shanghai rank among the top 25 centers of commerce, confirming Asia’s prominent role in the global economy. }

It was about a survey conducted by Mastercard to identify the top 75 centres of commerce around the world.


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