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Check on the links below for World Cup Soccer FIFA 2014 – Live TV coverage
Enjoy all the major football stars such as
Messi, Ronaldo, Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Lahm, Suarez, Yaya, Bradley, Olivier Giroud, Gerard Piqué, Glen Johnson, Kyle Beckerman, Claudio Marchisio, Lukas Podolski, Keisuke Honda
The Indian cricket team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) got engaged to his childhood heartthrob, Sakshi Singh Rawat, a 20-year-old third year student of Hotel Management at IHM, Aurangabad, who last year finished her training at the front office at Taj Bengal.
It seems she attends all his hair-cutting sessions. Dhoni got his hair cut short because she likes short hair.
One heart happy and many many broken (probably).
Girls would have gone green with envy at having lost the most prized catch to Sakshi.
Congrats to MSD and Sakshi.
May GOD always shower the marital bliss on the newly engaged hot couple.
Its not only the Gulf Road, here in Kuwait. Even the SZR (Sheikh Zayad Road), Dubai has turned into an avenue for Formula 1 racing and daring stunts; it seems.
Look at this video for more explanation
Indian T20 team fared miserably at the WorldCup T20.
Probable reasons floating around:
- The team was too tired due to IPL matches.
- The team members made enough money in IPL; so WCT20 does not matter much.
- The IPL parties were too much tiring.
- Match-fixing ? (not ruled out)
- Strategies were known, as they were shared during the IPL matches between players of different countries.
Well, whatever the reasons, the fact remains that the IPL took its toll on the WorldCup T20. Had the had some time to rest, probably they would have fared better.
IPL made everybody a millionaire. But what is the cost of failure of the Indian T20 team? Low rankings (does that matter, if your pockets are full); afterall the Indian public cheers the players, all the time they are on the field.
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein has urged Middle Eastern governments to take more action to tackle the region’s unhealthy youth by pushing the importance of sport.
“We’ve seen throughout the region now incredible statistics that are going frighteningly on an upward curve every day of diabetes, of heart disease among our youth,” she told Dubai One TV’s ‘Dubai Tonight’ programme.
“The lifestyle that we should be promoting is now becoming as urgent as some of the things we prioritised before. Really sport is now a necessity. It’s a necessity to tackle non-communicable diseases, it’s a necessity to ensure the safety and security of our youth and their future.
“For that simple reason alone, it’s at the government level, through ministries of education, through ministries of health, that this now has to be accepted as a top of the agenda.”
Last week, her husband, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said the spread of diabetes among children in the country’s was “unacceptable”.
During an interview given to coincide with Dubai’s hosting of the SportAccord convention, he said the important role sport played in the future health of the nation was “one way to address those problems”.
“About 40 percent of our children have diabetes. That is unacceptable. Sports is one way to address those problems,” he said.
Now compare this with the comments of the Kuwaiti parliamentarians and mess that the Kuwait Olympic Committee is in; which all goes to say how sports (and especially among women) is treated in Kuwait, given the fact that over 60% of the population is considered as “OBESE” according to world standards.
Since the inception of IPL, it has acted as a magnet for people with big money (with or without any due credentials) and looking for a quick road to fame. Over the last 3 years, everybody joined the bandwagon of the IPL circus.
All those who did, made good money, exploiting the passion of the cricket hungry India and business of all sorts related to IPL cropped up over these years. And all of them shared the booty.
Now with the Lalit Modi and Shashi Tharoor spat gone sour on the Kochi team owners, that the IPL circus elephant has turned into a hydraheaded monster, all those even vaguely or remotely profited from the IPL name, no wonder, want to ditch it like a leech.
Day by day, the IPLGate is getting wider and wider and opening up new players with hidden agendas.The IT dept has gone full force into the scandal and much heavy steam is expected in the coming days. Many top notch people will find their faces scalded by this. Everybody who got money in the name of IPL is currently under the IT scanner; right from players, organizers, sponsors, team owners, fund managers, telecast & media rights owners, associated IPL brand companies.
Match-fixing and betting is another angle that is being investigated, with tons of money going into it. Being illegal, nobody wants to officially comment on it.
Even the BCCI officials and ministers are believed to be hand-in-gloves with those high profile IPL managers. Some heads have already rolled out and many more are likely.
Much heat is being generated from the politicians and are blaming the government, probably because they did not get the share of the booty. All those tainted parliamentarians, who made a killing with the earlier scandals are now raising their voices to blame those connected to IPL.
Well, in the whole deal, the game of cricket has been sullied. The perception in the minds of the people has changed, though a bit temporarily. Given the time, the fans will forget all this and clamor to cling to the stadiums and the TV screens to enjoy a good game of cricket.
The end result in this game is still awaited and will surely be a long bloody final.
IPL is ‘the’ much hyped sport event and the most ‘eye-ball catching’ sport event for this season (I think, next only to the upcoming Football World Cup).
Players who were on the same side and created collective strategies to defeat the opponents, now face the same the brunt of the same strategies now being deployed from the earlier fellow players who are now their opponents. So when it comes to they playing on the Indian team, will they be at a disadvantage having shared the strategies and the weakness of the fellow players with the foreign players of the same IPL team.
Also players having migrated to the other side, now are now defeating their own motherstate teams. What kind of loyalty does this promote? Just take the case of Ambati Rayudu, an original Hyderabadi player who was instrumental in defeating the home Hyderabadi team, Deccan Chargers. Is cricket promoting brain drain?
Somebody out to file a RTI on this front, I think.