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#2841 Agnostic

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:54 PM

A day after senior Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Gupta dashed off a letter to BCCI president and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar demanding the inclusion of Sourav Ganguly in the Indian team for the Ahmedabad Test, another senior CPI leader D Raja has also thrown his weight behind the former Indian captain.



The comrades want Gangas back. :Party:
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#2842 Brendon

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:27 PM

Not a good endorsment for the commie's judgement, IMO. :P
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Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:07 AM

Is civil war on the cards if Ganga isn't brought back? What percentage of the population are behind him? Maybe the dethroned Prince will be King of India once more. .;)
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#2844 Agnostic

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 04:15 PM

He might well be the only king sponsored by communists if he does.

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[QUOTE]Pawar played a lone innings. It would cause
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:19 PM

BJ Hodge scores double ton on debut.:kowt:

Oz on top of Boks.:Party:

India with stranglehold on last test. SL need to avoid followon.:scrollhah
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:27 AM

:( Looks like the Proteas are gonna Draw this match. :Bad: Ponting will get heaps for letting Hodge get his double, I bet.:confused: :cheers:
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 12:50 PM

Well done to the Saffers. Pity poor Warney, 47-21-83-3. How does he do it?!?

Oh, and well done India.:chok:
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:37 PM

England snatch amazing win! :cheers:
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:38 PM

Of course we still lost the series 3-2. :shocknlau
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#2850 zxb

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 05:07 PM

I've forgotton the last time we actually won something.:)

Question, why does Sri Lanka always flop upon restarting bowling on a new day against Indian batsmen (and bowlers)? Overnight scores of 287/9 becomes 316/9d and 237/5 becomes 375/6d. :wonder:
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 01:40 AM

India move to second in the world rankings. That is not allowed.:mad: :Potstir: :respekt:
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#2852 Agnostic

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:27 PM

I wonder whether we will still retain this ranking after the Pak tour.:wonder:
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#2853 Agnostic

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 12:06 AM

World XI 2005 :(
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#2854 Agnostic

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 05:29 AM

They'll be watching us...

Look at this piece:

Ntini said he expected better from cricket fans the world over after he and several other players were called "kaffirs" and "kaffir boetie" (brother of blacks).

"You just look at the person and say, 'You can't use those words. You can swear to me, you can tell me my mum is so and so, but when it comes to those words nobody can take it'," he told The Age yesterday.



Ugly Australian? :devil:
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#2855 zxb

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 02:31 PM

Originally posted by Agnostic
World XI 2005 :(



Bah, Roebuck talks out of his ***. He always has done. :)
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#2856 Agnostic

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:35 PM

Andre Nel scythes through OZ...
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:02 AM

9 down now. But superman is still batting.:shocknlau
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:10 AM

Kerry Packer was well-known for his influence on cricket.

In 1977, three years after he took over the family business, Australian Consolidated Press (ACP), he took on the cricket establishment.

Mr Packed signed the game's top players under the banner of World Series Cricket.

Channel Nine cricket commentator and former player, Tony Greig, says Mr Packer changed the sport forever when he initiated the series.

"Cricket has lost one of its greatest friends and supporters, probably even bigger than that - Australia as a nation has lost a truly great Australian," he said.

"Cricketers the world over I don't think will ever know how different things could have been without Kerry Packer."

Former Australian cricket captain and Channel Nine commentator Ian Chappell agrees Mr Packer was instrumental in changing the face of cricket.

"It was a shock this morning and it is a sad loss because he's done a lot for cricket, he's done a lot for Australia
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#2859 Agnostic

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:05 AM

A Colossus of the cricketing world. Even Al Jazeera has carried the news.

Rest in peace, Kerry Packer.
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#2860 Brendon

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:46 AM

From al Zajeera article:

Packer's greatest coup came when he sold Channel Nine to Alan Bond, a Perth businessman, for just over a billion Australian dollars (US$750 million in 1987, then bought it back at a fifth of the price three years later.

"You only get one Alan Bond in your lifetime," Packer said. "And I've had mine."



Now that was an amazing deal. Alan Bond, BTW was the guy who finally took the America's Cup (yacht race) off the Yanks back in '84.

Back in 2000 I went to a one man show by satirist Clive James. James recounted how during a court case that threatened to put Alan Bond in jail, his lawyer claimed that his client's (Alan Bond) mind was going, and that medical evidence showed Bond's brain was actually shrinking. Just a sympathy appeal. There was a scene outside the courthouse with Bond being led by one of his legal team, as if he had gone feeble-minded. It was all a rouse.

At any rate, Clive James then proceeds to tell the story of Kerry Packer. And eventually he gets to Packer's search to find someone stupid enough to buy his company for the over-inflated price of a billion dollars.

"If only I could find someone with a brain that small!" Clive James mused on how Packer may have been thinking.

It bought the house down.
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