Wednesday, January 23, 2008

PCB is trying to protest their players to join ICL

Pakistan Cricket Board is afraid of its cricket players. Some days ago a new was in media that a large number to cricketers will sign up with rebel ICL. Moeen Khan was the in-charge to collect the Indian players. Now, all the officials are in pressure to protect the players to join ICL.

PCB Chairman, Nasim Ashraf, said there was a real threat of more Pakistani players signing up for the ICL, which had six cricketers from the country in its inaugural edition held in November and December.

"That is why when the governing body of the board meets on January 25 here, we will finalise a concrete policy on players going to the ICL," Ashraf said at a press conference here on Monday.

"We don't want to destroy the careers of our players and we want them to earn well, but we cannot compromise and have to safeguard our interests," he said. read more

Monday, January 21, 2008

ICL supports BCCI for Harbhajan’s Issue and others effects

ICL has supported to the BCCI standing on the Harbhajan Singh who has banded for his comment the Australian all-rounder Andrew Symond. After a trail ICC banned Harbhajan banded. BCCI strongly supported Bhajji. The rebel ICL also supports BCCI’s decision. .

"We support the BCCI's stand on the issue of unjustified action against Harbhajan Singh," said Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Director of ICL and former Indian team player.

"As a cricketer, I feel that cricket should not suffer due to such controversies and the time is ripe that ICC should decide what statement can be connected to racism, because for Indian players calling donkey or monkey does not amount to racism but for Australian players it may be," he said.

"As a cricketer, I suggest that captains of both the teams including Anil Kumble and Ricky Pointing should sit together and resolve the issue once for all," he said.

I think it is not a good sing which BCCI did. It could feel a bad effect on other counters too. Sooner or later other countries could do so. Then it will be more undisciplined among the cricket playing country in the world.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Oliver Kahn Says, Lack of Match Practice Could be Problem for Jens Lehmann in EURO 2008

German goal keeper Jens Lehmann is going though a tough time these days. He is not the first choice of Arsenal starting line up anymore. Manager Arsene Wenger features him in lesser important matches. So, there is rumor on the air that if Lehmann will be able to hold his national team place ahead of the EURO 2008 football tournament. Germany’s former captain Oliver Kahn has alarmed that it could be dangerous for Germany to feature someone who has lost his place in the club. Kahn lost his place to Lehmann, ahead of the 2006 world cup.

Earth Times reported:

"It's a problem, Jens knows that as well. It's a dangerous thing, a dangerous path," Kahn said at Bayern Munich's training camp at

Marbella, Spain.

He said Lehmann was good enough to be be in goal for Germany despite losing his place in the Arsenal team, but the lack of match practice could be a problem against top sides at the June 7-29 Euro tournament in Austria and Switzerland.

"It surprises me that he is not seeking every opportunity to get match practice," Kahn said.

Germans Ordered 400,000 EURO 2008 Tickets, where 14,400 Tickets Available

Germans are interested about EURO 2008 football tournament. After few hours of the tournament tickets were made public on the internet, German authority received 400,000 orders for tickets against their stock of 14,400 tickets. So, the tickets will be distributed though a draw in which a person can get maximum four tickets for a match.

AFP reported:

"In five hours 36,455 people ordered a total of 400,000 tickets. The DFB computer system was severely tested," the DFB said in a statement.

The online sale of tickets for the June 7-29 tournament, which got underway on Tuesday, will continue until midnight on February 12.

A draw will take place at the end of this period with a maximum of four tickets available per person per match in the first round.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What is the destination of Shane Bond?

Shane bond who is the New Zealand pacer, has signed up in a contact with ICL for three years, the ICL officials confirmed it. But, in another new, Bond did not sign up any contact with ICL. New Zealand Cricket's chief executive, Justin Vaughan is trying to convince to conclude the agreement with ICL.

"Shane has been passed fit and we want him to play. He is, of course, a welcome addition to our squad," Canterbury coach Dave Nosworthy told the Press, a Christchurch-based daily. He said Bond was included on the advice of Warren Frost, the New Zealand board's sport science medical coordinator, who laid emphasis on how the fast bowler acquitted himself in a club match.

Although Shane bond has been named in the Canterbury's domestic Twenty20 squad but here the main barrier is the agreement with ICL.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Large number Pakistani star Cricketers will Join ICL

The inaugural rebel ICL Twenty20 Championship held on last year. At that time, some of Pakistan star players joined. The next matches will commence on March-April 2008. At that time a large number of Pakistani star players will join in that tournament. Pakistani former wicketkeeper Moin Khan is the representative of Pakistan. He is expecting that a large number of star players will join that time.

Expressindia wrote:

"There has been discussion on having either a Karachi or Lahore team from Pakistan take part in the next event along with an all stars ICL eleven," Former Pakistan skipper Moin Khan, who is ICL's main representative in Pakistan and also on their coaching panel, said.

"That is the best it can do. It has given financial benefits to its players and coaches which is their best compensation for what they are facing. The kind of money we are earning now from ICL is very good," he said.

Moin Khan also things that, every country should remove the bindings over the player so that the players who will join ICL can play the domestic cricket. He thinks that the players who are playing in ICL are getting a huge number of money and that is helping them to led their life well.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ITV to be Affected By England’s Failure to Qualify in EURO 2008

ITV Network, a popular television network in Europe, is determined to increase ITV1’s rating performance this year. ITV’s director of television, Simon Shaps insists that they will remain among the top class commercial broadcasters. However, ITV1 will be affected by England’s not getting into EURO 2008 competition. This is fact that Simon Shaps has also admitted.

Telegraph reported:

Last week, it was reported that ITV was in advanced negotiations with NBC to make a UK version of the long-running US police series Law & Order. "As an indication of the kinds of things we're thinking about, Law & Order is absolutely right: extendable, fresh," said Mr Shaps.

He also played down suggestions that ITV1's ratings performance will be harmed in 2008 by England failing to qualify for Euro 2008, whose matches ITV will share with the BBC.

"I'm disappointed as a football fan and disappointed running ITV1 that England aren't going to be there," he said.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Daryll Cullinan has been washes out from the Commentator

Daryll Cullinan, former middle order batsman, who was the Coach of Calcutta Tiger during ICL. From the very begging and till now BCCI did not allow the format ICL is the rival format. All the countries who are evolve with ICC did not accept the format of ICL and declared that if anyone join in the ICL they will not allow any international cricket even any precipitation in single area of tournaments. Finding out the clue, Daryll Cullinan had been ban form the commentator. Daryll was selected as a commentator in the ongoing test series between South Africa and West Indies. But, from the second Test match in Port Elizabeth, he has been ban form that jobs.

But, says Gerald Majola, CSA's chief executive officer: "We have not turned down his request. I have no knowledge of this fact. It's best to speak to SuperSport as he works for them."
"I'm surprised and shocked that my accreditation has been turned down," says Cullinan.
"I'm a journalist and as such should be allowed the freedom to commentate like the others who also joined the ICL.

Although, Cullinan has claimed, Why Tony Greig has allowed for the Australia-India series. Important think is that, Tony Greig was a recruiting agent for the ICL rebel series.

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Shane Bond will join IPL or ICL!

In the media, there is a rumor that New Zealand Right-handed Right-arm fast bowler Shane Edward Bond has signed up with ICL for three years contact. But, the different cricket intellectuals are informing in different way form their view.

As reported by Fairfax Media last week, Bond has signed for the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) on a three-year deal rumoured to be US$800,000 for two Twenty20 tournaments a year.

However, Bond still wants to be selected for the Black Caps between now and the end of his New Zealand Cricket contract in May, a period that comprises back-to-back series against England.

But Bond declined all rumor. He told that did not make any contract with ICL.

Bond declined to comment again yesterday, though NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan has confirmed he will meet with the 32-year-old fast bowler in Christchurch tomorrow.

Vaughan has offered to fund the legal exercise required to extricate Bond from his ICL contract, but Bond is reluctant because the IPL offer presented to him is reportedly around the US$250,000 mar


Stadium Owners Not Hopeful for Financial Success in EURO 2008

EURO Football tournament is said to be world’s third largest sporting event. So, it is obvious that a lots of investment need to organize a tournament of this king. Well, the amount generated from the tournament is no less at all. However, the owners of different football stadiums in Switzerland are not upbeat for their financial success during the EURO 2008 tournament. With lots of additional expenses, the owners may face even financial loss.

Oddspreview reported:

Stefan Niedermaier, Director of Bern's Stade de Suisse, said he is proud that the "his" stadium is involved with arguably the World's third largest sporting event.

But he is also concerned that extra costs caused by such issues as security may cause a loss even before the event.

Niedermaier is understood to have already paid around £55,000 to make adjustments to the stadium just to satisfy UEFA's demands for extra space for the media.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Germans Hopeful for Germany’s Success in EURO 2008

People of Germany are now hopeful for their country’s success in the EURO 2008 competition. EURO 2008 will be held on June this year. It was found out by a pool conducted by polis/USUMA that 58 percent Germans believe that Germany will be the Champion of EURO 2008. The pool involved 1000 people and the result was made public through a report of Focus news magazine.

Monstersandcritics reported:

Focus news magazine said in a report made available to Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa ahead of Monday's publication that 58 per cent believe that Joachim Loew's team can lift the Euro-trophy a fourth time.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Italy Coach Keeps the Door for Antonio Cassano and Amauri

Ahead of EURO 2008, Italy coach Roberto Donadoni has said that door is open for striker Antonio Cassano and Palermo forward Amauri. Antonio Cassano has made the headlines for number of times for his indiscipline. Amauri, on the other hand, has appealed for Italian citizenship and the Brazilian born player is expected to get it soon. Before heading off to take part in the EURO 2008 tournament, Italy will play some friendly matches.

Sportinglife reported:
"As soon as he (Amauri) becomes Italian, then we will discuss it - I certainly cannot ignore him," Donadoni told Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.
On Cassano, Donadoni said: "Antonio knows that 90% is down to him: how he behaves, his effort and workload all put together."

ICL player Daryl Tuffey, participated a 50overs Match

BCCI is not happy to New Zealand Cricket that they have allowed to play one of their players during the home series between the host and Bangladesh. New Zealand fast bowler Daryl Tuffey participated in a worm-up match against Bangladesh. He played on behalf of Auckland. There was a rule of BCCI that if any players can sign up with ICL he will be eliminated form all kinds of international cricket. Basically, BCCI request all the countries to take these steps.

"All the boards had agreed in principle at the last ICC CEO's meeting that any player who is part of an unauthorised tournament will not be encouraged," Niranjan Shah, the BCCI secretary, told the Times of India. "This is a violation of a gentleman's agreement. Lalit Modi [a BCCI vice-president] will write to New Zealand Cricket to protest against this move."

After completing his ICL commitment, Tuffey was expected to play grade cricket in Sydney. But having declined a contract with Auckland for 2007-08 in October, he decided to return to New Zealand recently.

I think all bindings’ will be removed sooner or later. Fist, New Zealand shoed a softness and by the time being others countries will do so.

Michael Ballack Wants to Win Champions League and EURO 2008

German Captain Michael Ballack has set his target to win Champions League and EURO 2008 titles this year. Yes, the first one is with his club Chelsea whereas the later with his country Germany. He has been out of action with an ankle injury since April. So, he is confident to get some success this year. It is obvious that Chelsea and Germany fans are now happy with the comeback of Michael Ballack.

AFP reported:
In an interview set to appear here on Monday in German magazine Kicker, the 31-year-old says he wants to make amends for his eight-month break, after an ankle injury, with plenty of silverware.
"I hope 2008 will be a year of titles for me: the Champions League and the European Championships," the midfielder told Kicker.

Friday, January 4, 2008

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