by Sajed Ahmed
Cricket has come a long way. From leg guards made from cloth and wooden sticks to leg guards made from thermoplastics. We have seen the One-day cricket scene change from whites to colours. With the new technologies arriving every day, the margin for human error is decreasing. 30 years back no one would have expected something like the UDRS (Umpire Decision Review System) to be in place to relieve some load off the umpires. But right from the start of cricket one question has always remained, when you nick the ball, do you walk or not?
by Divyam Arora
Arsenal’s Champions League challenge suffered a major setback after a 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich last night. Arsenal started the game brightly. They seemed up for the occasion and looked full of energy. They had 2-3 good chances within the first 20 minutes but failed to capitalize. In the end they were left to rue missed chances and the penalty miss form Mesut Özil as they failed crack open the Bavarian defence.
by Aman Mittal
The problems at Manchester United see no end at the moment. The gutter only seems to be getting deeper by the minute and the draw against Arsenal didn’t deceive anyone Mr. Moyes. A 4-1 loss to City didn’t surprise me, but now; a loss to anyone doesn’t. Is this what Man Utd have become? Is this what you fans want your team to be? This is what Ed Woodward, Moyes, his staff and players must ask themselves.
by Sajed Ahmed
There’s been a lot of buzz and chatter over the IPL auctions for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. I have to admit that how much ever I hate T20 cricket, a lot of strategy goes into the purchasing of players and that’s what makes the IPL interesting. Like any other auction, the IPL auctions have basic rules that govern the way the auction is conducted. Every team has a finite purchasing power in the form of a pre-determined sum of money based on their player retentions. A minimum of 14 Indian and a maximum of 10 foreign players can be there in the squad. Another important facility is the right to match card. The number of right to match cards with every team depends on the number of players retained by the franchise. The right to match card allows the team to secure a player from their previous roster by matching the highest bid.
by Vishnu Dev
Monaco or officially the Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state right underneath France on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the place where rockstars and athletes live, billionaires park their mega yachts every summer, where Hollywood celebrities holiday and the elite of high end gamblers flock. But that doesn’t really interest me. Monaco is also known for its world famous rally stage; The Monte’ Carlo Rally. It’s a tough stage that drivers look forward to all year and one of the places where automotive engineers test the latest in automotive technology developments to the limit. But I’m not interested in rally. For me Rally had its peak from the late 70s till the early 90s where companies like Lancia and Subaru made some really great cars. Now however the sport has become dull. It’s just a few small hatchbacks getting dirty. I’m not being a repugnant, but for me rally nowadays is like solving a complex calculus problem. I wasn’t really looking forward to it. I just want to get it over with and in the end; I’m not really bothered about the final result. But then that’s just my opinion.