Category Archives: Controversy

Couch Talk 185 with Graeme West, WI U-19 Coach

West Indies U-19 side’s coach Graeme West talks about moulding a side of young individuals from the different regions of the Caribbean as a unit, the game plans, the Keemo Paul Mankading incident and the fall-out from it, and looks … Continue reading

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Should ICC Events be even hosted in India?

Omnishambles. That’s what the run up to and the qualifying phase of World T20 2016 being held in India currently has been. It took forever to announce the schedule and the venues. It took even longer for the tickets to … Continue reading

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It Looked So Out…

“You don’t often see a batsman walk… for an LBW” screams Michael Slater even as the Blackcaps whoop it up in the background. It was Ricky Ponting that decided to walk without really waiting for Umpire Nigel Llong’s decision off … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 153 with Suhrith Parthasarathy & Aju John on Indian Supreme Court Rulings

In this episode, two Indian lawyers – Suhrith Parthasarathy and Aju John – discuss the recent Indian Supreme Court Rulings on the BCCI/IPL spot fixing case as well as the conflict of interest of N Srinivasan as BCCI President and … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 150 with Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive, Cricket South Africa

Former ICC Chief Executive and current Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa Mr. Haroon Lorgat talks about his career in cricket administration, the challenge of transformation in South Africa, his rocky relationship with the BCCI, The Woolf Review he initiated … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 143 with Aaqib Javed

Former Pakistani fast bowler and current UAE head coach Aaqib Javed talks about his playing career, playing alongside Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, the art of reverse swing, match fixing in the 1990’s Pakistani team, his opinion on Mohammed Amir’s … Continue reading

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Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee Report

The Justice Mudgal report has two versions. ESPN Cricinfo has carried one here which is signed by Justice Mudgal and Additional solicitor general of India L. Nageshwar Rao (dated Feb 9, 2014). There is another version, signed by Nilay Dutta, Senior … Continue reading

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Formal response of Cricket South Africa to the International Cricket Council(“ICC”) revamp proposals

Cricket South Africa along with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had resisted or at least delayed the voting on the restructuring of ICC governance and revenue models. CSA had sent in a formal response to the … Continue reading

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Full David Becker Press Release

Mr. David Becker, formerly the head of legal at the ICC 2007-2012, sent a press release to a few journalists back in October 2013. It contained information that, though commonly suspected, put it on record some of the bullying and … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 111 with Telford Vice

In this episode, Telford Vice of The Times (South Africa) talks about the controversial circumstances under which Cricket South Africa have revoked some of his journalistic privileges, and dealing with Haroon Lorgat in the aftermath of David Becker’s incendiary press release … Continue reading

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