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  • 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...
  • Five-minute gap fuels conspiracy theory over Lahore terror attack

    03/05/2009 6:31:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 607+ views
    The Times,UK ^ | March 5, 2009 | Jeremy Page & Anne Barrowclough
    Five-minute gap fuels conspiracy theory over Lahore terror attack Jeremy Page in Lahore and Anne Barrowclough in Sydney An unexplained five-minute delay in the Pakistani cricket team schedule has fuelled speculation that the gunmen who launched a terror attack against the Sri Lankan Test team this week were acting on inside information. After a furious tirade by the English match referee, Chris Broad, yesterday, both an Australian umpire and Sri Lanka's star spin bowler fed the conspiracy theory today, questioning the level of security and the timing of events. "You tell me why supposedly 20 armed commandos were in our...
  • Sri Lankan cricketers: Former England cricketer Chris Broad hailed hero of Lahore ambush

    03/03/2009 1:54:56 PM PST · by Hatter6 · 3 replies · 457+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 03/03/09 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Former England cricketer Chris Broad has been hailed a hero of the terrorist ambush in Lahore after throwing himself on top of a critically injured umpire Ahsan Raza during the attack. The 51-year-old former batsman was travelling in a motorcade carrying players and officials which came under fire outside the Gaddafi Stadium. Eight people were killed and seven members of the Sri Lankan squad, including its English assistant coach Paul Farbrace were wounded. The attack cast the future of the game in Pakistan, one of the co-hosts for the 2011 World Cup, into serious doubt. Mr Broad, who was to...
  • Pakistan Attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team: Echoes of Mumbai?

    03/03/2009 12:56:30 PM PST · by mojito · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/3/2009 | Omar Waraich
    In a commando-style operation, a dozen gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team in the heart of Lahore, Pakistan's cultural and political hub, at 8:45 Tuesday morning. The attackers fired rockets, grenades and multiple rounds of ammunition at the team's bus and the police escorting it, killing eight people and injuring six. To some eyewitnesses, it was last November's Mumbai attacks replayed on Pakistani soil. Amid thick morning traffic in Lahore's Liberty Square, the gunmen ambushed the bus as it approached the Gaddaffi cricket stadium. "I heard the attack and spun around," recalls Abdul Ghani Butt, 30, a foreign-currency dealer...
  • Sri Lankan Cricket team attacked in Lahore with Guns, Grenades

    03/02/2009 8:46:48 PM PST · by IndianChief · 43 replies · 2,803+ views
    Indian TV news channels - various | 3 March 2009 | Self
    Sorry for the vanity- I am just monitoring the news Channels here in India and this is on all of them - The Sri Lankan Cricket team, playing a test series against Pakistan has just been attacked by terrorists with assault weapons and grenades. At least 6 of their players have been injured in the chest and leg, 5 guards killed in the attack near the Qaddafi stadium. The Sri lamkan team replaced India who refused to tour after the Mumbai carnage.
  • Middlesex Crusaders Cricket Team Changes Name After Complaints From Muslims

    02/02/2009 12:19:42 PM PST · by lewisglad · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Last Updated: 4:22PM GMT 02 Feb 2009 | Auslam Cramb
    Middlesex County Cricket Club has announced that the Middlesex Crusaders will play next season as The Panthers. Vinny Codrington, Middlesex chief executive, confirmed that the club had received "one or two" complaints from Muslim and Jewish communities concerned that the name was a reference to the medieval Christian crusades against other faiths. He said some people found the name "rather upsetting" but denied that the change was being made for reasons of political correctness. He added: "For example, one of our former presidents was Jewish and he didn't particularly like the name, although he just got on with it. "We...
  • Jesus played cricket as a child

    08/09/2008 9:09:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies · 291+ views
    MELBOURNE: It is possible that cricket, a game venerated all over the Commonwealth, is older than currently thought. In fact, Jesus may have played the game (or a similar bat-and-ball combination) as a child, according to an ancient Armenian manuscript. Long before the English launched cricket some 300 years ago, similar games were being played as early as the 8th century in the Punjab region, Derek Birley writes in his Social History of English Cricket. But an Armenian scholar says there is good reason to believe that similar games were played in the Middle East long before that time. Dr...
  • Indias Game, U.S. Spice

    04/19/2008 6:31:23 AM PDT · by samsonite · 11 replies · 3,113+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 15, 2008 | TUNKU VARADARAJAN
    IN the blink of an eye, India has gone from faith, prudence and chastity to ... Brittany, Courtney and Tiffani. On Sunday, a team of Washington Redskins cheerleaders landed in Bangalore to help create Indias first cheerleading squad. According to the Redskins Web site, the cheerleaders will conduct a national audition of Indian women. The aim of the exercise is to set up a squad of indigenous pompom wielders for the Bangalore Royal Challengers, one of eight teams that will play in the Indian Premier League, a rich new Indian cricket league. Cheerleading is a unique American spirit and the...
  • Since when did monkey become a bad word?

    01/07/2008 9:01:24 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 445+ views
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | January 07, 2008 | Gautam Sheth
    Since when did monkey become a bad word? Gautam Sheth Bhajjis alleged slur of calling Symmo a big monkey is no big deal if we look in the past what other Aussie players have uttered. Gautam Sheth brings to your notice the not so famous words from down under. Hard-hitting headlines like Umpires give Oz 2-0 lead, Team India: c Benson b Bucknor, Umpires beat India have ruled the roost in Indian media after dim-witted umpiring errors from Jamaican Steve Bucknor and English Mark Benson. But what has become the point of controversy is the word big monkey which apparently...
  • 'Bitter' Australia-India (Cricket)Test leaves sour taste: media

    01/07/2008 4:04:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies · 97+ views
    'Bitter' Australia-India Test leaves sour taste: media 6 hours ago SYDNEY (AFP) Australian and Indian media Monday panned the umpires for their performance in the crucial Sydney Test, urging the skippers to pull their teams into line after bitter rows over racism and sportsmanship. Tensions boiled over in the aftermath of the hard-fought match between Australia and India, with Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh banned by the International Cricket Council for three Tests for racially abusing Andrew Symonds, while Kumble accused Australia of unsporting behaviour. The match, which ended Sunday, will be remembered for the bitter disputes rather than Australia's...
  • Muslims should be proud to support England's cricket team, says first Islamic Minister

    12/27/2007 10:59:39 PM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies · 137+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 28, 2007 | JANE MERRICK
    Muslims should be proud to support England's cricket team, says first Islamic MinisterBy JANE MERRICK - More by this author Last updated at 00:29am on 28th December 2007 Muslims living in England should be proud to support the national cricket team and should celebrate the country they belong to, Britain's first Muslim Minister said last night. Shahid Malik issued a call to the Islamic community to embrace, not reject, Englishness as part of their identity. The International Development Minister said he did not endorse the "cricket test" proposed by former Tory Cabinet Minister Norman Tebbit. But he said...
  • The tactic that tore apart an empire (Ashes series 1932)

    12/07/2007 7:10:21 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies · 93+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 08, 2007 | Murray Hedgcock
    The tactic that tore apart an empire Murray Hedgcock | December 08, 2007 BODYLINE, three-quarters of a century on, is a scar on the body of Australia - long since healed but a distinctive, identifying mark. And like an old war wound, it may occasionally throb or tingle. It is Old Australia that is still scarred: of today's country of 21million people (it had fewer than 7million in 1932), one in four trace their origin outside the Commonwealth and find little meaning in cricket. And young Australia, whether or not British by background, is much more interested in today and...
  • Pakistan's Imran Khan on hunger strike: spokesman

    11/19/2007 8:18:45 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 70+ views
    Pakistan's Imran Khan on hunger strike: spokesman 4 hours ago ISLAMABAD (AFP) Pakistani cricket hero Imran Khan began a hunger strike Monday in the prison where he was sent last week for protesting against emergency rule, his spokesman told AFP. He said Khan, who now heads his own opposition party, wanted restoration of the constitution and reinstatement of judges sacked when Persident Pervez Musharraf imposed the emergency just over two weeks ago. "Imran Khan has gone on hunger strike for an indefinite period," spokesman Saifullah Niazi said. "He is demanding the restoration of the judiciary and restoration of the...
  • Indian Fans Face Racism Charges

    10/18/2007 11:36:07 AM PDT · by untenured · 28 replies · 462+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/18/07 | Anon.
    Four Indian cricket fans have been charged for allegedly racially abusing Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds by making monkey gestures, police say. The four fans were evicted from a one-day international match in Mumbai (Bombay) on Wednesday. Symonds is the only mixed race player in the Australian side, having made his international debut in 1998. He frequently clashed with Indian players during the one-day series, which Australia won 4-2. Cricket officials say that photographs of fans making offensive gestures to Symonds as he came in to bat have been handed over to police. Police say that the four fans, including a...
  • Outrage in India as Pakistani cricket captain thanks all Muslims

    09/25/2007 7:56:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 295+ views
    CNN-IBN,India ^ | September 25, 2007
    Outrage in India over Pak skipper's Muslim remark Published on Tuesday , September 25, 2007 at 18:19 in Sports section New Delhi: Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik's statement at the ICC World Twenty20 award ceremony after the final has sparked off controversy and outrage among viewers who were glued to their television sets on Monday. In the midst of celebrations in the Indian camp, what ruffled feathers was Malik's comment, which was not seen by many as being in good taste. At the award ceremony, Malik thanked Muslims all over for their support to the team on a day when two...
  • Pakistan reacts to cricket defeat to India with anger

    09/24/2007 10:49:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies · 868+ views
    Rediff,India ^ | September 24, 2007
    Pakistan reacts to defeat with anger Minutes after Shoaib Malik's team lost the Twenty20 World Cup final to India in Johannesburg, angry Pakistani cricket lovers burnt effigies of Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi to vent their anger. In yet another incident that revealed that people in Pakistan can be very unforgiving when it comes to conceding defeat against India, the incident occurred at a stadium in Lahore [Images] where the Asian Football Confederation tournament was being played. In Karachi too, mobs gathered to raise slogans against the Pakistani players, particularly Afridi and Younis. "What the hell! This is the second...
  • Australia bans cricket tour to Zimbabwe (Grubby dictator alert)

    05/12/2007 7:16:41 PM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies · 296+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | May 12, 2007 | ROD McGUIRK
    CANBERRA, Australia - Prime Minister John Howard said Sunday the Australian government has banned the country's cricket team from touring Zimbabwe in September because he does not want to support the regime of a "grubby dictator." Howard told Australian Broadcasting Corp. television that his foreign minister has written to the organization of Cricket Australia calling off the tour for the World-Cup champions. "We don't do this lightly, but we are convinced that for the tour to go ahead, there would be an enormous propaganda boost to the Mugabe regime," he said of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. "The Mugabe regime is...
  • Jelly beans sour England Test against India

    07/31/2007 12:11:39 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 795+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/31/2007 | Simon Briggs and Stewart Payne
    England may be heading for an ignominious defeat in the second Test against India today, but there is only one issue on the minds of cricketing fans across the country - the great jelly bean mystery. Sticky wicket: Zaheer Khan points out the alleged jelly beans to umpire Ian Howell on Sunday evening An already sour contest between two giants of the Test arena at Trent Bridge in Nottingham was ignited after the tiny nugget of confectionery appeared at the short leg fielding position - infuriating India's tail-end batsman Zaheer Khan and sparking an extraordinary bat-waving bust-up. Just why the...
  • Journalist beaten with cricket bat fears for life

    04/19/2007 6:56:52 PM PDT · by Clive · 38 replies · 1,148+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2007-04-19 | Colin Perkel
    TORONTO (CP) — A Muslim journalist beaten with a cricket bat outside a Toronto-area home fears for his life after facing repeated death threats apparently because someone has deemed his writing to be anti-Islam. Jawaad Faizi, a columnist for the weekly Urdu-language Pakistan Post based in New York, suffered cuts and bruises in the attack, which has alarmed his wife and three children and drew the condemnation Thursday of free-press advocates. “I’m really very, very scared,” Faizi said in an interview on Thursday. “I’m scared especially for my kids.” The Pakistan Post, North America’s largest Urdu-language newspaper with an office...
  • Zimbabwe turmoil threatens cricket tour as Mugabe becomes international pariah

    03/26/2007 4:15:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 530+ views
    Sydney Morning Hearld ^ | March 27, 2007 | AAP
    THE Federal Government will meet cricket authorities to try to prevent the national team from touring Zimbabwe. The Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Downer, will discuss the issue with Cricket Australia after the team returns from the World Cup in the West Indies. There are growing calls for Australia to boycott the tour in September as the Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, becomes an international pariah. Mr Mugabe has been condemned for presiding over increasing political and economic turmoil, including state-sanctioned violence against opposition leaders. Australia are scheduled to play three one-day internationals in the country. Mr Downer warned that a tour...
  • Scotland Yard called in - Team to review Woolmer investigation (Cricket Murder)

    03/30/2007 8:23:07 PM PDT · by Shermy · 3 replies · 399+ views
    Jamaica Gleaner ^ | March 31, 2007 | Glenroy Sinclair
    Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas has sought the advice of a team of Scotland Yard detectives, who were expected to arrive in the island between last night and this morning, to assist with the Bob Woolmer murder investigation. A senior officer of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who confirmed the information said the commissioner made the request through the Ministry of National Security. "We have invited four senior Scotland Yard detectives to come and look at what we have done so far and to see if we are on the right track. We are making the investigations as transparent as possible,"...
  • Al-Qaeda link to Woolmer death

    03/29/2007 7:21:57 AM PDT · by Canali · 1 replies · 120+ views
    The Sun ^ | 03/29/07 | Nick Parker
    A MATCH-fixer said to have connections with an al-Qaeda fundraiser was last night linked to the murder of Bob Woolmer. The Pakistan-based bookie was the man turfed out of the coachs room after a blazing row, sources claimed. They said the man, who disappeared after 58-year-old Bobs killing, is an associate of Dawood Ibrahim, one of the worlds most feared gangsters who has terrorist links. Ibrahim is wanted over al-Qaeda funding and a series of bomb attacks which left 250 dead in Bombay in 1993
  • Sticky wicket of creeping sharia ... Mark Steyn

    03/25/2007 8:15:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 29 replies · 1,533+ views
    OC Register ^ | 25 March 2007 | MArk Steyn
    The other day Pakistan's Gen. Musharraf took time off from his hectic schedule of trying to survive assassination attempts to pay tribute to someone who, alas, had been less successful at dodging killers: A week ago, during the cricket World Cup, Bob Woolmer, the coach of the Pakistani national cricket team, was murdered in the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, in what Scotland Yard's lead investigator called "extraordinary and evil circumstances." "This nation will always remember him for the joys he brought into the lives of millions of Pakistanis," said Gen. Musharraf, awarding Woolmer posthumously the Star of Excellence. "The...
  • Musharraf Caught in a Sticky Wicket

    03/25/2007 6:57:54 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 8 replies · 440+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 25, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    MUSHARRAF CAUGHT IN A STICKY WICKET March 25, 2007 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist The other day Pakistan's Gen. Pervez Musharraf took time off from his hectic schedule of trying to survive assassination attempts to pay tribute to someone who, alas, had been less successful at dodging the attentions of his killers: A week ago, during the cricket World Cup, Bob Woolmer, the coach of the Pakistani national cricket team, was murdered in the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, in what Mark Shields (not the American TV pundit but the veteran Scotland Yard man leading the police investigation) called ?extraordinary...
  • Pakistan in turmoil over Cricket Coach's murder

    03/23/2007 7:19:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 783+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 23/03/2007 | By Derek Pringle
    Pakistan in turmoil over Woolmer murder By Derek Pringle in Gros Islet, St Lucia Last Updated: 10:57am GMT 23/03/2007 In urdu, Pakistan means "Land of the Pure," not a description you readily attach to the country's cricket team, who have long courted controversy. Yet the murder of their coach, Bob Woolmer, is the most shocking association yet for a team who have found themselves near to the scene of many of the major cricketing scandals of the past 15 years. Jamaican police last night launched a murder investigation after announcing that Woolmer, 58, had been strangled in his hotel room...
  • Murder claim rocks cricket showcase

    03/23/2007 6:57:05 AM PDT · by fishhound · 1 replies · 179+ views
    ReutersAlert ^ | Mar 23, 2007 | Simon Evans
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Jamaican police launched a murder inquiry on Thursday into the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer at the World Cup, saying he was strangled. The death on Sunday was "due to asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation", according to a police statement read to a news conference at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston where Woolmer was found unconscious before he died on Sunday. "Bob was a large man -- it would have taken some force," deputy commissioner Mark Shields said. "Hopefully we will bring the killers to justice as soon as possible. We will...
  • Pakistan's cricketers trade pizzazz for (Islamic) piety

    03/23/2007 6:39:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies · 357+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 24, 2007 | Bruce Loudon
    Pakistan trades pizzazz for piety Bruce Loudon, South Asia correspondent March 24, 2007 IN the political and religious hothouse that is Pakistan, it is unwise to say or do anything that might be construed as criticism of the Muslim faith and the way the country's teeming millions express their devotion to it. But increasing numbers of commentators are doing just that as they search for an explanation for the crisis in the Pakistan cricket team. Their suggestion is that members of the team, led by the heavily bearded Inzamam-ul-Haq, have been spending far too much time being devout Muslims and...
  • Woolmer death treated as murder (Pakistani cricket coach strangled)

    03/22/2007 5:20:06 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 15 replies · 776+ views
    BBC ^ | 23 March 2007 | BBC
    Police in Jamaica have launched a murder investigation into the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer. Following the results of a post mortem examination, police said Mr Woolmer had died of asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation. The chief police commissioner appealed for anyone with information to come forward. Woolmer, 58, was found in his hotel room on Sunday, the day after his team lost to Ireland in the World Cup. Police spokesman Karl Angell said: "The pathologist's report states that Mr Woolmer's death was due to asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation. "In these circumstances, the...
  • Woolmer death termed 'suspicious'

    03/21/2007 2:00:53 AM PDT · by FostersExport · 33 replies · 668+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 21 March 2007 | BBC
    The death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer is being treated as suspicious, a Jamaican police spokesman has said. Woolmer, 58, died on Sunday after collapsing at his hotel hours after Pakistan's World Cup loss to Ireland. Deputy commissioner Mark Shields said there was "now sufficient information to continue a full investigation". That investigation will be "into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Woolmer which we are now treating as suspicious," added Shields.
  • Wicketkeeper Dhoni's home attacked after Indian loss (Cricket fans go beserk)

    03/18/2007 7:05:04 PM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 18 replies · 641+ views
    "Furious Indian cricket fans stormed the home of national wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to protest a five-wicket rout by Bangladesh in their opening World Cup match, police said. Some 200 fans Sunday brought down walls and pillars of Dhoni's house, which is under construction, in the eastern city of Ranchi to protest the 26-year-old player's performance in India's shocking defeat in Port of Spain, Trinidad." " "Dhoni die, die," protesters chanted, burning effigies of the long-maned player, who has scored 1,958 runs in 68 one-day international matches and is counted among India's most aggressive batsmen, an AFP reporter at the...
  • Bob Woolmer's death stuns cricket world (58 yr old coach after World Cup defeat)

    03/18/2007 2:21:00 PM PDT · by propertius · 18 replies · 1,573+ views
    Cricinfo ^ | 18th March 2007 | Staff
    Bob Woolmer, the Pakistan coach, died in hospital in Jamaica on Sunday after being found unconscious on the floor of his World Cup hotel room earlier in the day. He was 58. Pervez Mir, Pakistan's media manager, said: "Bob Woolmer has passed away. I am speaking from the hospital and all the team management is also at the hospital. Doctors have pronounced him dead. Bob has passed away and it is very shocking news to all of the team and the team management. "Bob's family and wife were informed by the management about his condition when he was brought to...
  • Ireland shock sends Pakistan home (Cricket world cup)

    03/17/2007 4:40:01 PM PDT · by alnitak · 15 replies · 703+ views
    The BBC ^ | Saturday, 17 March 2007, 23:01 GMT | Oliver Brett
    Ireland produced one of the greatest victories in cricket's rich history by beating Pakistan on St Patrick's Day amid unbelievable tension in Jamaica. Led by their brilliant wicket-keeper batsman Niall O'Brien, they reached a rain-adjusted target of 128 with three wickets remaining in near darkness. Ireland's fans, who had been there to witness the tie against Zimbabwe, could barely contain themselves afterwards. The result means Pakistan, ranked fourth in the world, are already out. Wicket-keeper O'Brien, axed by Kent in 2006 because they rate Geraint Jones above him, hit a brilliant 72, easily the best effort by any of the...
  • Free Republic's 2007 Cricket World Cup Thread

    03/14/2007 5:54:30 AM PDT · by BaBaStooey · 74 replies · 1,305+ views ^ | 13 March 2007
    West Indies v Pakistan, Group D, Jamaica Smith and Bravo come to the fore The Bulletin by Will Luke March 13, 2007 West Indies 241 for 9 (Samuels 63, Sarwan 49) beat Pakistan 187 (Malik 62, Smith 3-36, Bravo 3-42) by 54 runs The West Indies shrugged off any early-tournament nerves with a convincing 54-run win over Pakistan in the opening match of the World Cup at Kingston in Jamaica, with a notable allround performance from Dwayne Smith. It was an impressive win, not least for their ability to absorb the expectation of hosting their first World Cup. Furthermore, the...
  • Politicians bemoan Team India's loss(chaos in indian parliament after losing

    11/23/2006 7:51:34 AM PST · by jome · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Ndtv. ^ | Thursday, November 23, 2006 | Hridesh Joshi, Aradhana Sharma
    (New Delhi): India's dismal show in the second ODI against South Africa at Durban on Wednesday has evoked sharp reactions from the country's politicians with some terming the loss as "heartbreaking" and others seeking Greg Chappell's ouster. "It was heartbreaking, every Indian wishes that his country performs well. But in sports, sometimes we win, sometimes we lose," said Ambika Soni, Congress leader. Samajwadi Party MP, Mohan Singh was less forgiving and said the Indian coach should be sacked. "When our key batsmen returned to the pavillion, I switched off the TV in shame. Chappell is deliberately trying to weaken the...