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  • New cricket league to build stadium, field team in Atlanta (17,000 jobs in 8 city league)

    07/17/2017 9:48:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WXIA-TV | July 17, 2017 | Michael King
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  • India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan cricket victory

    06/21/2017 10:43:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | Manveena Suri
    New Delhi (CNN) - Fifteen Indian men are facing lengthy jail sentences for allegedly cheering on the Pakistan cricket team. The men, all of whom are Muslim, were arrested Monday after their Hindu neighbors complained about the group's antics during India's crushing loss to their arch rivals in the ICC Champions Trophy final the previous day. According to local police inspector Sanjay Pathak, the men, from Mohad village in Burhanpur district in central Madhya Pradesh, "were celebrating Pakistan's victory by bursting fire crackers and shouting anti-India slogans." Fourteen men, aged between 19 and 35, appeared in court on Tuesday where...
  • Cricket: Angry Batsman Hurls Stump, Kills Bangladesh Teen

    02/05/2017 11:48:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Gulf News ^ | February 6, 2017
    <>4-year-old cricketer dies after he was hit by a stump thrown by an angry batsman during a friendly game A 14-year-old cricketer has died in Bangladesh after he was hit by a stump thrown by an angry batsman during a friendly game between neighbourhood teams, police said Monday. Faisal Hossain was fielding in the southeastern port city of Chittagong when the batsman was given out, assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam told AFP. "The batsman was furious when he saw that he was stumped or bowled out. He grabbed a stump and threw it in the air. The stump hit part...
  • Phil Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25

    11/26/2014 10:39:29 PM PST · by moose07 · 34 replies
    BBC sport ^ | 27 November 2014 | BBC
    Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes has died, two days after being hit on the head by a ball. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney. Hughes, 25, was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet. He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before being taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma. In a statement, Brukner said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness...
  • Piers Morgan Suffers Bruised Rib, Cracked Wrist After Being Repeatedly Battered by Cricket Bowler

    12/27/2013 8:27:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 27, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    On Thursday evening, CNN’s Piers Morgan appeared before 2,000 Australian cricket fans who watched as he took bowls (they look like pitches to us Americans) from a peeved Aussie bowler. Morgan had apparently long been taunting the Aussies as he was fed up with watching his native English cricket players getting dominated by their Australian counterparts. This led to a public challenge of sorts, where Morgan faced bowler Brett Lee and received several welts from 80 mph throws that struck his body in various spots. Throughout the ordeal, Morgan remained defiant, telling the bowler to “bring it on” after each...
  • Functioning 'mechanical gears' seen in nature for the first time [Proof of 'Intelligent Design'?]

    09/13/2013 10:22:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 09-12-2013 | Provided by University of Cambridge
    A plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe - has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposing 'teeth' that intermesh, rotating like mechanical gears to synchronise the animal's legs when it launches into a jump. This image shows cog wheels connecting the hind legs of the plant hopper, Issus. Credit: Burrows/Sutton Photograph of an Issus nymph. Credit: Malcolm Burrows The finding demonstrates that gear mechanisms previously thought to be solely man-made have an evolutionary precedent. Scientists say this is the "first observation of mechanical gearing in a biological structure". Through a combination of anatomical analysis and high-speed video capture...
  • After players, owners, Delhi Police targets don Dawood Ibrahim in spot-fixing scam

    06/10/2013 1:27:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    FINANCIAL (PRESS TRUST OF INDIA) ^ | JUN 07 2013, 20:20 IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The prosecution also told the court that most wanted Dawood has also been declared "international terrorist" and is facing stringent United Nations Security Council sanctions. In the running of organised criminal activities against strategic and economic security of India and its citizens, he plays a pivotal role."
  • The story of cricketers in England around the time of World War 1

    05/17/2013 9:09:57 AM PDT · by ABrit · 4 replies
    The Cricketers.....

    04/02/2011 11:21:28 AM PDT · by libh8er · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4.2.2011 | Dashiell Bennett
    India has won the 2011 Cricket World Cup by 6 wickets over Sri Lanka. MS Dhoni crushed a six on the final ball to complete the chase for the Indians, who overcame a 274-run inning by their opponent, despite losing their first two batsmen (including "the master" Sachin Tendulkar) in the opening overs ...... It's India's first World Cup championship in 28 years.
  • Cricket Has World's Biggest Testicles

    11/11/2010 1:25:49 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 53 replies · 1+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | November 9, 2010 | Christine Dell'Amore
    The new title for world's biggest testicles (relative to body weight) goes to the tuberous bushcricket, a type of katydid, according to a new study. The sperm-producing organs account for 14 percent of the body mass of males of this bushcricket species. The previous record holder's testiclesbelonging to the fruit fly Drosophila bifurcatipped the scales at about 11 percent of its body mass. "I was amazed by the size of the testesthey seemed to take up the entire abdomen," said study leader Karim Vahed, a behavioral ecologist at the University of Derby in the U.K.
  • No Longer The Victim

    08/22/2010 11:24:52 PM PDT · by IndianChief
    The Times of India ^ | Aug 23, 2010 | Ayaz Memon
    Shortly into my first job a little over three decades ago, i was given a letter to edit. It was sent by Gogumal Kishenchand asking to be acknowledged for his 'contribution' in Sir Donald Bradman's exploits. It was a strange demand made more intriguing by Kishenchand's persistence, for a similar letter would arrive almost every week. After a few months of mounting suspense, the mystery was explained. Kishenchand wrote that he was the bowler when Bradman scored the single to reach his hundredth hundred on November 15, 1947 in Sydney where India were playing an Australian Xl in a warm-up...
  • Novelty Toy Saved WWII Paratroopers Lives

    05/28/2010 3:10:16 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies · 1,506+ views
    AP via ^ | Jul 2001 | PHIL DAVIS
    TAMPA, Fla. (June 3) - Capt. Sam Gibbons knew his mission was in trouble when he hit the ground in the early hours of the D-Day invasion 63 years ago. The future congressman's 101st Airborne troops were scattered far from their intended drop zone. And the only nearby soldiers he could see where German. "People are always talking about behind enemy lines. Hell, there ain't no lines in combat," said Gibbons, who was 24 when he parachuted into Normandy on June 6, 1944. "We jumped right on top of the Germans." On the ground, in the dark, the scattered American...
  • Billionaires in Cricket-Mad India Seek Market-Beating Teams

    03/18/2010 9:49:15 PM PDT · by cold start · 4 replies · 314+ views
    Business week ^ | 18 March 2010 | Saikat Chatterjee
    March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Cricket has proven a better investment than the stock market for Indias billionaires, prompting tycoons to line up this weekend to buy new franchises. The Indian Premier League, playing a three-hour version of the traditional five-day game, has set a March 21 deadline for prospective owners to bid for its ninth and 10th teams. The $225 million minimum is more than double the highest bid submitted for an original team. The eight teams owners include Mukesh Ambani, the worlds fourth-richest man and chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd.; billionaire Vijay Mallya, chairman of UB Group; Rupert Murdochs...
  • FICA sweats as IPL3 faces terror threat from Taliban

    02/07/2010 1:53:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 417+ views
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | TNN, 7 February 2010, 12:08am IST | n/a
    NEW DELHI: The Federation of International Cricketer's Association (FICA) once again raised the issue of security during the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). FICA president Tim May, a former Aussie cricketer, told TOI on Saturday that foreign players urgently needed information on security arrangements during IPL because independent Australian security experts have told FICA that the T20 event faces threat from terror outfits, including Taliban. "We have generic inputs from an independent security agency in Australia that Taliban, a couple of other right wing and terrorist groups could be a threat to the IPL and we are really concerned about...
  • Google enters fight for sports broadcast rights

    01/22/2010 4:46:46 AM PST · by cold start · 2 replies · 254+ views
    The Australian ^ | 21 Jan 2010 | Lara Sinclair
    INTERNET search giant Google has signalled it will compete against broadcasters and other media companies for the rights to sports and entertainment events after confirming it will show live cricket matches on its YouTube video website. The company has signed a two-year global deal to offer live and on-demand access on YouTube to all 60 matches in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League competition, which begins on March 12. It will also show on-demand content on mobile phones. The move signals Google's intention to transform YouTube from a video search engine and repository for home-made videos to a global internet and...
  • In Shanghai, the Autumn Game Just Isn't Cricket Anymore

    12/01/2009 1:57:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 2 replies · 333+ views
    WSJ ^ | 01 Dec 2009 | James T. Arredy
    As Bug Fighting Goes Year Round, Fans Bemoan Role of Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Money Like the baseball calendar in the U.S., China's cricket-fighting season is getting longer and longer. Purists fret that the pastime is being threatened by a money culture. Helping lead the effort to upend thousands of years of Chinese tradition is Xu Moxiao, a man determined to lengthen the customary autumn fighting season. He thinks year-round bug fights are better for fans and for the people who make money off the sport. "What I'm doing is trying to expand the good things," says Mr. Xu. Cricket fighting has...
  • Cricket umpire dies after being hit with ball thrown by fielder

    07/05/2009 2:02:42 PM PDT · by libh8er · 13 replies · 4,098+ views
    An umpire has died after being struck on the head by a ball in a freak accident during a local cricket match. Alcwyn Jenkins was officiating a game at the St Helens ground in Swansea yesterday afternoon when he collapsed after the blow. The 72-year-old from the Sketty area of the city was airlifted to hospital but died shortly afterwards. The game between Swansea and Llangennech in Division One of the Antur Insurance South Wales Association was later abandoned. Witnesses said a batsmen hit the ball to a boundary where a fielder threw it back to the wicket. But Mr...
  • Obamatch! NY Yankees vs Mumbai Indians (Big Time Cricket Returning to the United States)

    04/22/2009 10:36:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 500+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 22 Apr 2009
    Mumbai Indians vs New York Yankees, anyone? The oft-projected dream of big time cricket returning to the United States is being cranked up again with plans for an American Premier League (APL) on the lines of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). If that happens, the game could even have a new celebrity fan - US President Barack Obama. On a visit to Trinidad this past weekend, Obama wielded the bat under the tutelage of the great Brian Lara, essaying a left-handed cover drive after dropping in at the stadium named after the country's national hero. The US President, who...
  • CAPTION: Obama With A Cricket Bat

    04/21/2009 3:26:32 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 18 replies · 1,069+ views
    Rediff ^ | 21 April 2009 | Rediff
  • Footage raises new questions about Pakistan attack

    03/05/2009 7:51:07 AM PST · by BGHater · 12 replies · 772+ views
    AFP ^ | 05 Mar 2009 | AFP
    Pakistan came under new criticism about its security forces Thursday as dramatic footage emerged of the cricket attackers making a leisurely getaway from the scene of their deadly assault. The images of the gunmen calmly walking off, without police or security forces chasing them, will add to speculation swirling around Tuesday's brazen daytime attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team that left eight people dead. Pakistan is steeped in political violence, and suspicion has fallen mainly on Islamic militants linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Police have brought in around two dozen people for questioning but so far have no...