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Archive for January 2009

ICC’s Best-Ever Test and ODI rankings have attracted more criticism than interest. After reading a few news articles about Sachin and Dravid not making it to the top 10 in Tests, I decided to look at the list and check who those “Best-Ever” players were. A glance at the list and I found it to be meaningless. Or else how would Saurav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting not be featured in top 20 and Saeed Anwar and Inzamam be ranked 38 and 43 respectively.

What I found to be even more stupid is the brief about the rankings which says that no player is allowed to appear on the list more than once. You can find the top 100 cricketers here in the ICC Best-Ever Test and ODI ratings. Sir Bradman and Sir Richards must be lucky enough as the ICC is still considering those legendary cricketers to be the No.1 in Test and ODI cricket respectively.

The list and the criteria are awful, appalling and terrible. My reader friends are free to add more to the list of adjectives.

While discussions and war of words by ministries of India and Pakistan have been on, Sean McCormak the US State Dept. Spokesman has now suggested that India and Pakistan should act together and go ahead with a joint probe on .

Each side has pieces of the puzzle that the other doesn’t. So its in their interest to act together.

It could be the WTF statement (suggestion) of the day. McCormak needs to be enlightened that the Pakistanis are not interested and have already denied chances of a joint investigation.

Read what the Bush administration has to say on the joint probe here.

Mahmud Ali Durrani, the National Security Adviser for Pakistan, was been sacked by the govt. (read the Prime Minister) for allegedly stating that Kasab had Pakistan connections. Guess what, the revelation was made public without the notice of the Prime Minister Gilani. Gilani later accused Durrani of tarnishing the nation’s image with his statements.

Is n’t it funny to watch the terrorist nation attempt to save its face and claim to be a peace loving nation?