Cricket

Cricket, a Gentleman’s Game

Neelum S. Gour

Neelum S. Gour

Neelum Saran Gour is a well known IndianEnglish fiction writer and academic. She has been an active book reviewer, critic, translator, humour columnist, creative writing guide and jury member in the award of national literary prizes. She works as Professor of English Literature at the University of Allahabad.
Neelum S. Gour

  Mahatma Gandhi once showed his preference for Cricket, when asked for an autograph, by putting his name down as the 17th member of D.R. Jardine’s team. He revealed that he was capable of playing the game and challenged the late Nawab of Pataudi. The then Prime Minister, Mr. Nehru, Vice President, Dr. Radhakrishnan, founder […]

Cricket owes a lot to Dalmiya and Packer

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukerji is an Economics post-graduate with a love for sports. She played badminton in her school days, and teaches intellectual (special) children. Based in Lucknow, her other interests are reading and travelling.
Kalpita Mukherji

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Two gutsy guys, Jagmohan Dalmia, in India, and Kerry Packer, in Australia, had the spunk to think out of the box. They were not afraid of controversies and legal hassles. The result was a greater popularity of Cricket and more money for this game. Here’s an analysis by Kalpita. Cricket is a game that started in England. […]

Caribbean Cricket Hurtling Down and Down

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukerji is an Economics post-graduate with a love for sports. She played badminton in her school days, and teaches intellectual (special) children. Based in Lucknow, her other interests are reading and travelling.
Kalpita Mukherji

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Caribbean was at the top of world cricket for three decades, 1970s to 90s. Their pace attack and splendid batsmen are legends of all time. Kalpita analyses the steady decline of the West Indian cricket in this report. There were times when the West Indians were at the top of world cricket. The likes of […]

Spin Doctors at Play

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukerji is an Economics post-graduate with a love for sports. She played badminton in her school days, and teaches intellectual (special) children. Based in Lucknow, her other interests are reading and travelling.
Kalpita Mukherji

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India pockets the home Test series against South Africa on tailor made spinning tracks. But how ethical is to ‘trap’ the visitors on ‘dusty’ under-prepared wickets? Different Truths’ sports correspondent, Kalpita Mukerji, writes on the recent Cricket controversy. Dictionaries term a spin doctor as a person who publicises favorable interpretations of the words and actions of a public […]