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AIBA’s ban on Sarita Devi a blessing in disguise for her

The worst fears have come true. The International World Boxing Federation (AIBA), not yielding to emotions and hysteric nationalism, took the action which was expected from it. The AIBA has provisionally suspended women pugilist Laishram Sarita Devi for act of indiscipline at the Asian Games along with her coaches Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu, Blas...[ View full story ]

October 24, 2014

Modi clearing Coal mess created by UPA

Nearly a month after the Supreme Court cancelled the allocation of 214 coal mines, the NDA government has brought an ordinance to enable reallocation of coal blocks, a move which is being seen not only a reformist but a one which would help improve the availability of coal both for the public as...[ View full story ]

October 23, 2014

Attitude of Indian sports administrators discourages good coaches

The resignation of Terry Walsh as India’s chief coach in hockey and the subsequent withdrawal of the same a day later clearly reflects the lack of respect that the Indian sports administrators have for the people who are trying hard to bring back the glory days of Indian hockey. A day after sending...[ View full story ]

October 23, 2014

Modi now sets his eyes on J-K and Jharkhand

Even before the celebrations over the BJP’s victory in Haryana and Maharashtra have ended, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already working on his next mission, this time to create a fertile ground for the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir where assembly elections are to be held along with Jharkhand. In yet another example...[ View full story ]

October 22, 2014

ICC’s incompetence helps spawn a generation of chuckers in international cricket

In a devastating indictment of the trio of South Asian spinners- Muttiah Muralitharan, Harbhajan Singh and Saeed Ajmal-former AustralianTest umpire Darrell Hair has called them “role models for chuckers” who have helped spawn “a generation of chuckers” in international cricket. The three have accumulated 1391 wickets from 269 Tests and have scalped 976...[ View full story ]

October 21, 2014

West Indies pull-out a wake up call for ICC and other boards

The small world of cricket playing nations was shaken to its core with the unprecedented pull out of the West Indies team midway through the Indian tour. Saying that enough is enough the Caribbeans led by Dwayne Bravo decided to do the unthinkable -to discontinue remaining part of its series in the wake...[ View full story ]

October 20, 2014
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