The Great Debate (India)

Congratulate Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Tendulkar is the first cricketer to score 100 international centuries, reaching the long-awaited milestone during the Asia Cup one-dayer against Bangladesh.

Since his 1989 Karachi debut, what the 38-year-old has accumulated is much more than scoring almost 34,000 international runs from 188 test matches, 462 one-dayers and one T20 international.

Join us in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar.


Congratulate Team India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck a dramatic six to bring the World Cup to India on Saturday after Sri Lanka had threatened to ruin their party.

India is only the third side to win batting second, a feat that seemed beyond them when Lasith Malinga dismissed both openers in his first four overs. India also became the first country to win the World Cup as host.

India v Pakistan: Who will win?

Nothing gets bigger in this part of the globe than a cricket match featuring India and Pakistan. The rivalry would be renewed in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final in Mohali in Punjab.

Fans of India pose ahead of the cricket World Cup 2011 quarter-final match between India and Australia in Ahmedabad March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave/FilesPrime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani will watch the match in what is billed as “cricket diplomacy”.

What can ICC do to avoid rush for World Cup tickets?

The website selling just 1000 tickets for the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 2 crashed seconds after they went on sale on Monday sparking furious complaints from fans.

ICC President Sharad Pawar(C), ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat (2nd R) and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Tournament Director Ratnakar Shetty (2nd L) pose with the 2011 Cricket World Cup trophy during an event in Mumbai January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FilesICC official ticketing partner buckled under the pressure of huge traffic.

Who will win the 2011 cricket World Cup?

Who will win the 2011 cricket World Cup?Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men will have to work hard to justify their favourites’ tag as India begins its quest for World Cup glory in the Feb. 19 – April 2 cricket tournament.

Fourteen teams have been divided into two groups for the tournament, co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, with the top four from each division advancing to the quarter-finals.

Congratulate Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his century against South Africa on the fourth day of the first cricket test match in Pretoria, December 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Sachin Tendulkar is the first player to score 50 test centuries, reaching 107 not out on the fourth day of India’s first cricket test against South Africa on Sunday. Here’s your chance to congratulate Sachin, share your views and comments.

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Congratulate the Indian cricket team


India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot during the fifth day of their second test cricket match against Australia in Bangalore October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

India cruised to a seven-wicket win over Australia in the second test on Wednesday to sweep their two-match series 2-0.

Here’s your chance to congratulate the Indian cricket team.

Should gambling on cricket be legalised?

CRICKET-WORLD/INDIAThe Pakistan spot-fixing scandal has once again shone the spotlight on illegal betting in the sub-continent and reopened the debate on the legalisation of gambling in India.

Media reports suggest the Indian sports ministry is now examining gambling regulations in other countries, particularly the UK, in a possible move towards legalising sports gambling.

Will sex before matches help the Indian cricket team?


(UPDATE: Kirsten on Friday denied having any role in  drafting the document and said he was deeply hurt by the quotes being attributed to him)

Coach Gary Kirsten is encouraging the Indian cricket team to have sex to boost their performance in the ongoing Champions Trophy tournament in South Africa, a newspaper reported.

Is cricket in South Asia critically injured?


This is not the first time cricket or cricketers were targeted in the subcontinent, especially Pakistan.

PAKISTAN-SRILANKA/SHOOTINGDespite the threat to players’ security, something which has led to postponement or cancellations of many tours, the subcontinent has always presented a united front which many will say was instrumental in the centre of gravity of world cricket shifting from England to South Asia.