Lost Histories of Indian Cricket: Battles Off the Pitch (Sport in the Global Society)
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Lost Histories of Indian Cricket studies the personalities and controversies that have shaped Indian cricket over the years and brings to life the intensity surrounding India's national game.
It may be true that that cricket today arouses more passions in India than in any other cricket playing country in the world. Yet, when it comes to writing on the history of the game, Indians have been reticent and much of the past has been obscured and lost. Majumdar here recovers this history and restores it to its rightful place in India's rich sporting heritage.
made as to my opinion on the proposed Pentangular cricket match in Bombay advertised to be played on the 14th. I have just been made aware of the movement to stop the match. I understand this as a mark of grief over the arrests and imprisonments of the satyagrahis, more especially the recent arrest of leaders.8 He went on to add: I would discountenance such amusements at a time when the whole of the thinking world should be in mourning over a war that is threatening the stable life of Europe and
in the team for the second Test, with Haslingden consenting to release him for the rest of the series. Commenting on the Club’s gesture, the Times of India declared: Vinoo Mankad’s unconditional release by Haslingden for the remaining three Tests doubtless must have provoked a great deal of jubilation in this country among followers of the game to whom inspiring results are essential to the proper appreciation of ventures of the kind in which the Indian team is now engaged, for the value of so
received a letter from Chinnaswamy on 31 October 1961. The letter, unpleasant as usual, asserted, ‘Whether an examination should be held or not next year will be considered by the Umpires sub-committee. If it is decided to hold an examination for the umpires you will be intimated. You can sit for the same when it is held.’22 It had, as is manifest, no reference to the special examination promised by A.N.Ghose. It is evident that the deciding factor in the appointment of an umpire in India was
to appear before the disciplinary committee on September 15 at the Wankhede Stadium in Bombay…. The disciplinary committee at its meeting on July 1 considered the replies given by the cricketers except Chetan Sharma and Arshad Ayub and came to the unanimous conclusion that prima facie the explanations given by them were not satisfactory and accordingly requested them to appear for producing witness and evidence if they so wanted.3 Such stern action against the players was prompted by a complaint
India will have to wait another year and perhaps, two, before she receives a visit from English cricketers. Rumours have been current in Bombay for some time now that all was not well. At a meeting held recently at Bombay of the Bombay Presidency Cricket Association, it was decided that a letter should be sent to the Indian board of Control stating that it would not be advisable for the MCC team to visit Bombay.20 The report concluded saying: It is interesting to note that very favorable replies