Sachin saying it was his last IPL. Good way to End, even though he was injured. WAG!
Did Sachin just say it was his last IPL?
Yeah I'm surprised. Always thought he'd continue to play IPL cricket after he retired from Tests.
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Bookies have been getting those sort of things right even for World Cups. All sorts of even worse rumours floating around during 1999 and 2003 world cup's including certain famous chokes in latter stages.
The only difference is when these made up predictions come wrong, no one talks about it. But when they come right it is out of the ordinary.
Last edited by Cevno; 26-05-2013 at 12:49 PM.
I called my friend and neighbour Sanjay for a game of pool to be followed by watching some cricket which I had missed being away. He said, "pool is fine but why do you want to waste time with IPL."
I was surprised to hear him speaking my language. He explained that he could tell me exactly what would happen. He then proceeded to tell me the result of the first qualifier, the eliminator, the second qualifier and the final. I have no love for IPL and have always known it is rotten but this seemed too far fetched. He told me he had met someone who had been telling him about all games and it was coming true so he had lost all interest.
I relly did not believe him. It has been fascinating watching the results unfold this entire week.
According to Sanjay, the amounts bet on the outcome of the big games are astronomical. The big guys just can't afford for things to go wrong. I am still thinking, as I type this, can this be really happening ?
I have no doubt that the rot is deep and wide spread but I find it difficult to believe that all the four final games can be fixed. It is possible that the spot fixing in these games has been done in favour of the sides that won and against those that lost improving the probability of the prediction/ betting on outcome coming right but fixing four successive games to the championship seems a bit too much . . .
I am pretty sure it is made up rumour mill which the illegal betting guys spread to dissuade people from placing money certain way. It can come right obv, when you know team's relative strengths and/or the team's are evenly matched.
Last edited by Cevno; 26-05-2013 at 01:05 PM.
Sick joke of the century : Chennai Super Kings win FairPlay Trophy !
Who presented the trophy ?
Srini. Was booed throughout the ceremony.
Akin to Kalmadi.
Delhi police have been conducting a thorough investigation of player involvement without any bias towards a particular group.. Mumbai police have simply jumped in out of nowhere, been giving out "leaks" to the media and have openly targetted one franchise and one person with no real proof so far... Now Srini and his gang have been the worst among a bad lot that is the BCCI heads.. The brazen arrogance, the gag orders, the "controlling the message" style have been absolutely stupefyingly low even by the BCCI standards.. But how in the hell is it a good thing to have one group of corrupt ****s replace another? This has happened 5 or 6 times with the BCCI and I just do not think it is serving anyone any good.. First, let the Mumbai police prove "something" and then we will see what action will be taken.. To me, as a team, CSK have been the best in the IPL by a longshot.. And as bad as the owners have been, I have no reason to believe the Ambanis and the SRKs are any better.. Everyone is/has been corrupt and arrogant at their own spheres.. It is just that Srini also happens to be controlling the BCCI and is a lot more visible to the cricket fans..
And God, is there some jealousy about CSK's success... If CSK's success was fixed, doesn't it mean every other team is just as corrupt?
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