Facing elimination from Champions League Twenty20 after a loss and a washed-out game, Mumbai Indians' bowling coach and mentor Shaun Pollock said the team's fate is no longer in its own hands.
“It's disappointing for us. The Lions have won two games and the way the schedule has been made, they play before us, which means qualification for the semi-final is out of your hands,” Pollock said after the rained-out match against Yorkshire.
“That's a bit sad. If they win that game, they'll have already won three and the Sydney Sixers have won three as well. And even if we win our remaining two games, we'll have only two and a half. We had to win this game but you can't control the weather. Unfortunately, ours was not the first game,” he added.
Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola has been dismissed with immediate effect for his part in the IPL II bonuses that he paid to himself and other CSA staff, following a disciplinary hearing.
Majola has taken his employers to the Labour Court to challenge the legality of the Nicholson inquiry, that recommended not just the disciplinary hearing but also investigation of possible criminal charges against the contentious chief.