The Case of Mr. Prithvi Shaw

The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] has adopted Anti-Doping Rules [BCCI ADR] that implement the mandatory requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] Code in Indian Cricket. BCCI ADR, 2019 applied to the issue. Mr. Shaw consumed a cough syrup for a couple of days before he played the Syed Mushtaq Ali […]

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That’s Five Times

April 6, 2014: World T20 Final, Dhaka India bat first against Sri Lanka, and are cruising after 14 overs, Kohli unbeaten on 54. Inexplicably, they implode, Yuvraj scraping together a miserable 21-ball 11. They finish with 130. The final six overs yield just thirty-seven runs. Sri Lanka chase the runs down, no trouble at all, […]

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Operation Batla House

13.09.2008, New Delhi [Connaught Place; Karol Bagh; Greater Kailash I; India Gate;] Bomb Explosions. The Delhi Police claimed that the occupants of Flat No. 108 of L-18, Batla House, all students of Delhi Universities/Institutes, and all hailing from Azamgarh [UP], were the conspirators/executors of the Delhi Bomb Blasts.19.09.2008, Batla House Encounter Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma […]

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Gambling in Cricket III : Dream 11

“Fantasy games are nothing but means to lure people to spend their money for quick earning by taking a chance, whereby most end up losing their money in the process, which is gambling/betting/wagering? The main issue raised is substantially decided by Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court [18.04.2017]. After detailed consideration of the facts as […]

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Gambling in Cricket II : Name of the Game

“Cricket Corruption”, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj had an insight to share on Hon’ble Justice R.M. Lodha: “Court ordered changes still haven’t been made”. Indian Courts have executed limited interference with (issues of) Cricket. Supreme Court [BCCI, (2018) 9 SCC 624], once pointed out: “Famous Cricketers produced by Mumbai Cricket Association or MCA, amongst others, […]

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Gun Island

Amitav Ghosh, Gun Island, (Penguin, 2019) is a remarkable read. It travels through time, space and thoughts. If you do not let yourself completely in, the best bits shall go unnoticed. Like there are dreams within dreams, at Gun Island, there are stories within stories. Written simply, detailed subtly, this one is a must read. […]

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