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Champions League semi-final preview, or, Elvis has left the stadium

Submitted by rickeyre on October 21, 2009 - 11:00pm

"What I have seen in India is Bollywood, whereas we are more Under Milk Wood. If you compare the match we played against the Deccan Chargers the spectator experience was like an Elvis Presley concert. I think back to Twenty20 finals day at Edgbaston and it was like watching Des O'Connor."

Ponting’s T20 workload increases after T20 retirement

Submitted by rickeyre on September 8, 2009 - 5:00pm

(Update: See the first comment for a Postscript to this article.)

Ricky Ponting will play more Twenty20 cricket in 2010 than in 2009 despite his announcement on Monday of his retirement from the three-hour version of the game at international level.

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Why Ponting should step down as Australian captain

Submitted by rickeyre on August 29, 2009 - 6:01pm

Quite simply, Performance dictates dismissal. Ponting's performance as Test captain in recent years dictates that. The only real argument against Ponting's removal as captain would be the TINA factor - There Is No Alternative. However, there is an alternative, an able, intelligent, mature one by the name of Michael Clarke.

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