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Bigotry In The Indian Premier League And The Bigger Picture

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

What I am about to write may hurt my Indian friends and I am sorry.  There are crooks, cranks and madmen in every country including India and there is no exaggeration in what I write.  I am merely writing from the heart as I always do.

Much has been said about the Indian Premier League’s decision to leave out Pakistani cricketers in the year that Pakistan is the defending World Twenty20 Cricket Champion.   Indians have come up with the stupidest excuses – excuses that cannot and should not make sense to any reasonable person.    But then we are not dealing with reasonable people. Continue reading

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Three cheers for the Pretorian Abdominal Guards

A globule view by one kinkminos

Call me pedantic, but am I the only one who sees the irony in staging the INDIAN Premier League in South Africa? Surely now that the new venue has been decided this megamegabuck event should be renamed. Perhaps something like the International Premier League (which, for one, would save significant amounts of money which would otherwise be spent on redesigning the logo) (not that cash is something the IPL syndicate is in any way short of).

On the other hand this move speaks volumes for the way in which globalisation has become an ineluctable part of the very fabric of Continue reading

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