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What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t: Tillakaratne Dilshan


What he said:

“Next season I’ll need a bullet-proof chest pad as Gayle is hitting them like a rocket.”

Tillakaratne Dilshan on Chris Gayle’s blazing form for Royal Challengers Bangalore and how he’s enjoying the close-up view.

What he really meant:

“The way Gayle’s playing, I’m safer in the pod.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“If I get the bullet-proof chest guard, I’m touring Pakistan.”

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IPL: Player auctions, Australian absences and Pakistani stalemate


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The IPL show moves on.

The IPL player auctions are scheduled for January 8 and 9 in Bangalore. Over 400 players will go under the hammer.

Each team has a cap of $9 million to be played with.

Only two teams have opted to retain their full complement of four players—Mumbai Indians and Chennai SuperKings. Their kitty is whittled down to $4.5 million.

The cricketers have been classified into six brackets—ranging from $20,000 to $400,000.

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Spirit Of The Game:Will and Grace


Sri Lanka's cricketer Kumar Sangakkara smiles during a news conference for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) foundation celebrity cricket match in Colombo June 2, 2010. The IIFA awards will take place in Colombo from the 3rd to 5th of June 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT ENTERTAINMENT CRICKET)

The fallout of the condemnatory reaction to the no- ball incident has been swift in its dénouement.

Suraj Randiv has been suspended for the next game and fined 100% of his match fee.

Tillekaratne Dilshan has forfeited his entire match fee as well.

Tillakaratne Dilshan.

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Kumara Sangakarra gets off with just a slap on the wrist – not even a perfunctory rap on the knuckles.

The Sri Lankan cricket board was quick to react and ordered an enquiry into the unsavory affair.

The Sri Lankan board comes out smelling like roses; it has been commended by the ICC for its speedy resolution of the controversy. The Spirit Of The Game has been enforced.

The same cannot be said of the other protagonists in L’affaire No Ball.

 

Quote of the day:
For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news. – Gloria Borger

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