HindustanTimes Fri,28 Aug 2015

Sport, skill and the lure of money

The performance of teams in the Champions League just goes to show that a collection of outstanding talent stitched together by the lure of money is no guarantee against losing, writes Pradeep Magazine.

Money over integrity, the sign of our times

Greed breeds venality and in an atmosphere where money, no matter by what means it is made, is the only password for fame and success, why should we expect sportsmen to remain above board? Pradeep Magazine writes.

Focus on Indian youngsters

It's the third Indian IPL team that is in focus now. Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the starting block. It will take some time before they come to grips with unfamiliar conditions.

CLT20 not the pinnacle it is made out to be

Cricketers from Maharashtra must be wondering what Wayamba from Sri Lanka did right to be playing in the Champions League. Don’t tell them that Wayamba won their domestic championship, because so did they. Aakash Chopra writes.

Selectors & fans ought to be worried

In less than five months, India play their opening match of 2011 World Cup. Tour to Sri Lanka showed up vacancies in middle order. Its’ bowling vase was without a bottom. Ravi Shastri writes.

CLT20 is an eye opener for the IPL teams

Here's a little quiz - which T20 league is considered to be the best in the World? Which league gets the maximum number of entries into the Champions League, that too without the hassle of playing in the qualifier stage? Aakash Chopra writes.

Delhi batsmen need to rediscover form

The Daredevils rolled into the Sandton Sun late afternoon, tired but relieved that they got over the line in a tense finish in the previous game. They now take on the Titans to decide the final positions in the group. Amrit Mathur writes.

Desire to excel at all cost an alluring aspect

By playing with a fractured hand, Sixers captain Haddin proved what cricketers aspire for, writes Gautam Gambhir.


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