Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 25 July 2006 - 01:39 PM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 12:00 AM
Violence follows England wash-out
Fans are led away by police after violence erupts
Serious crowd trouble followed the abandonment of the fifth one-day match between India and England in Guwahati.
The 20,000 sell-out crowd had waited for several hours without seeing a single ball bowled when the decision to call the game off was taken.
Some battled with the police and threw bricks onto the outfield, prompting police to fire tear gas into the crowd and at least 12 were injured.
The teams had been whisked away by an armed escort before the trouble began.
Nikul Gogoi, senior superintendent at the ground, said the police had tried to restrain themselves in controlling the situation.
"When the tear gas was fired, that was the minimum force (necessary) to disperse the mob because people had become very unruly," he told the BBC Asian Network.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 11:41 AM
No sooner have the Indian team reassembled after an off-season that lasted less than three weeks and they're off again, to an undisclosed location for three days of team-bonding away from the scrutiny of the media and fans. The venue, most likely a defence establishment or a spa in the countryside outside Bangalore, has been kept secret even from the players, most of whom were expected to reach the team hotel in Bangalore by 6 pm on Tuesday.
Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:28 PM
So, what if you tended to doze off during geography class at school later that day? After all, you knew better than most people where Barbados was and the exact location of the greatest cricketer's house on that little island. It was simple. Sobers was god. But, what a god!
Happy Birthday, Sir Gary Sobers
Nice to see Harmy back.
We saw two of the bravest sights in cricket at Old Trafford on Thursday; Steve Harmison making the ball leap round the batsman's armpits and Monty Panesar gambolling down the pitch in a frenzy of celebration.
Pak on the backfoot
PS. Sobers Magic
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