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DJ Jenny D: What she said, really meant and definitely did not

DJ Jenny D

DJ Jenny D Is Provocatively Dissociative

What she said:

Sensible people wouldn’t associate me with Poonam Pandey.”

Mumbai-based DJ Jenny will go nude to raise funds for the Indian national hockey team. Her decision comes in the wake of the uproar against a meagre Rs. 25,000 offered to the winners of Asian Champions Trophy. The Indian team beat Pakistan in the final to clinch the inaugural edition.

Jenny said:

There were stories of our hockey players not being able to afford the right footwear before the final. The measly prize money was only adding insult to injury. Compare this to the way cricketers are treated. The injustice is there for all to see. It’s a matter of serious concern.

A couple of portals have already approached me to buy the images. There’s also an international men’s magazine that has offered to pay me Rs 10 lakh for a nude cover shoot that would have just three hockey sticks in the frame.

Jenny is aware that her mode of raising funds will draw critics like flies to uncovered jam:

There are bound to be critics but when you come across injustice, you shouldn’t consider detractors. People in India don’t want to get out of that traditional shell. They forget we are in the 21st century.

Jenny D previously posed near-nude for a print campaign demanding reservation for women in the education and employment sectors.

What DJ Jenny really meant:

"Poonam Pandey’s a cricket-crazy publicity hound. I’m a hockey sophisticate."

“The hockey team (and I) really need the attendant publicity. At least, that’s my argument.”

What DJ Jenny definitely didn’t:

“Let’s title the campaign ‘Sense, Sensibility and Hockey’

Graeme Swann: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

What he said:

“We could be collecting bins or laying bricks on a cold morning in England.”

Graeme Swann believes that young cricketers are too soft and do not appreciate the benefits and perks of earning their living from playing the game.

What he really meant:

“Most cricketers would hate an alternative career—given a choice.How lucky are we?”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Cricket is a game played on cold winter mornings in England.”

ICC’s CEC caves in to BCCI pressure on DRS

New Zealand v England Test match in progress a... 

The BCCI may have won but cricket is the loser.

The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) gave its approval to a watered down version of the Decision Review System (DRS). The system will now include just the Hot-Spot (infra-red cameras) and audio-tracking. The ball-tracking technology (Hawkeye or VirtualEye) is not mandatory. It will be used only if parties in a bilateral series agree.

This is pretty  much in accordance with the BCCI’s stand on the system. It will be interesting to see the effect of this ruling on number of  correct decisions in the coming months. The resolution effectively takes out the leg-before referrals.

The use of DRS made a case for increasing the number of referrals in an inning to three. However, the diluted version rightly deserves only one.

The ICC intends to continue further research into the ball-tracking technology.

Other approved changes include use of two balls in ODIs—one at either end. This will keep them hard and fresh and will cut complaints about replaced leather’s quality. The batting and bowling power-plays can now be taken from overs 16-40. This is intended to retain interest in the middle overs where play tends to slow down.

Abolition of runners in international cricket is welcome. You don’t expect Rafael Nadal to have another player do his sprinting in a major if he’s injured, do you? So why this archaic rule for cricketers? They’re professional sportsmen and are expected to be fighting fit when they take the field.If they’re unfit or are hurt during a game, they either forfeit the right to be on the field or continue through injury.

The CEC approved the recommendation that captains be suspended for slowing the over-rates twice in a 12-month period.

Ireland, however, have received no succour from ICC executives. The CEC has recommended a qualification process for the 2015 World Cup but have refrained from specifying the number of teams.

Haroon Lorgat.,Sharad Pawar,Clive Lloyd,Mansur Ahmed,Subhan Ahmed,Michael Brown,David Collier,John Cribbin,Warren Deutrom,Francois Erasmus,Dr Ernest Hilaire,Gerald Majola,WilfredMukondiwa,Nishantha Ranatunga,N Srinivasan and Dr Justin Vaughan were the representatives in attendance at the CEC.

Approval of the DRS means that the up-coming Indian tour of England will see the system ending weeks of heart-burn and debate.

In an article in the Daily News and Analysis(DNA), the inventor of the HotSpot technology, Warren Brennan, says that it costs $10,000 per day and not $50,000 as stated earlier by BCCI secretary,Niranjan Shah.

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Last week I stated that this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister and now wish to withdraw that statement.Mark Twain


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Ricky Ponting: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Ponting signing

What he said:

"I would have liked to have another old bloke around the group with me, yeah."

Ricky Ponting “pines” for Simon Katich’s company in the Australian side. The former Australian captain and Michael Hussey are the only senior cricketers in the current Test squad. Ponting believes that Katich’s dropping is a warning shot across their bows by Cricket Australia selectors.

What he really meant:

“Hussey and I could do with some company—our age.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“We’re geriatric.”

Imran Khan: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Imran Khan tearing his nomination paper at a p...

What he said:

"This case is another suicide attack on Pakistan cricket."

Imran Khan slams the public row between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Shahid Afridi.

What he really meant:

“The national cricket board and their cricketers are always at loggerheads—to the detriment of Pakistani cricket.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Sue—I side.”

Shahid Afridi asked to seek remedial therapy by PCB (Satire)

The coat of arms of Pakistan displays the nati...


In another blow to Shahid Afridi’s hopes of returning to the Pakistani cricket team, the team management made public a team psychiatrist’s report on the dashing all-rounder.

Mr. Gind Mames, a consulting psychotherapist, said that the former Pakistani ODI skipper is overly influenced by sports persons who have retired from their sport only to return in another attempt to regain youthful glory.

“Afridi is a huge fan of Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher, Bjorn Borg, Imran Khan,George Foreman and Martina Navratilova, among others.” said Mr. Mames.

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Sanjay Manjrekar: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Iasi Sevens Helmet

What he said:

“Fans scream ‘Dilscoop’, and I think, ‘Thank god for the helmet’.”

Sanjay Manjrekar makes it clear that cricketers had it harder in his day, without the protection of a helmet.

What he really meant:

“Dilscoop—without protective gear—is akin to suicide.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Ice-cream, anyone?”


What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t: Sidhartha Mallya

IPL logo

What he said:

“If you take away the cheergirls, the after-match parties, etc, then there will be no difference between an IPL match and a Ranji Trophy or a Duleep Trophy match.”

Sidhartha Mallya, the prince of Good Times, comments on the recent cheerleaders’ controversy.

What he really meant:

“Glamour, girls and Gayle, that’s what the IPL is all about.”

What  he definitely didn’t:

“Take away the cricketers and we’ll still have an IPL.”


Chirayu Amin looks to China for IPL cheerleaders (Satire)


IPL Commissioner, Chirayu Amin, spoke to MakeTimeForSports on the fall-out of the Gabriella Pasqualotto affair and steps taken to remedy the situation.

MTFS: What are you doing to ensure against the recurrence of a Gabriella Pasqualotto?

CA: We are extremely perturbed by the South African cheerleader’s antics and have taken steps to prevent such an event recurring. We are currently talking to the franchisees about rethinking their attitude towards Western cheerleaders and look farther east, specifically China, for pom-pom girls next year.

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Gabriella Pasqualotta bares all (Satire)

Gabriella Pasqualotta—the South African cheerleader ejected for telling tales on IPL cricketers—revealed all in an exclusive interview to MakeTimeForSports.

The long-legged blonde said: “I have been victimised not for blogging about cricketers and their boorish behaviour but simply because I chose to disclose all in the English language. Had I written my blog in Afrikaans or Swahili, I could have got away scot-free.”

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