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Tariq Engineer is a sports tragic who willingly forgoes sleep for the pleasure of watching live events around the globe on television. His dream is to attend all four tennis Grand Slams and all four golf Grand Slams in the same year, though he is prepared to settle for Wimbledon and the Masters.

Feb 9, 2016

Forget Sunil Dev’s allegations against Dhoni: What did BCCI do with Mudgal Committee’s sealed envelope?

In the video shot as part of a sting operation by Hindi publication Sun Star, Dev provides no evidence to back up his assertion aside from Dhoni choosing to bat first instead of bowl first, which Dev said the team had agreed to do before the toss. #ConnectTheDots #England #India #InMyOpinion #Manchester Test #Match-Fixing Allegations #MS Dhoni #Sunil Dev #Test cricket

Feb 7, 2016

Big spending on youngsters, no room for specialists and Indian bowlers: Three things from the IPL Auction

The 2016 IPL auction in Bangalore ended with 94 players being sold for Rs 136 crore but more than the totals, it was how the teams spent their money this time around that mattered. #Ashish Nehra #Gujarat Lions #IPL 9 #IPL auction #Pawan Negi #Rising Pune Supergiants #Shane Watson #SportsTracker #T20 #Yuvraj Singh

Jan 23, 2016

Back in form: Why dropping Shikhar Dhawan would’ve been an ill-conceived idea

What the numbers show is that dropping Dhawan would be a mistake. Since his return to the ODI side in 2013 he has been India’s third most prolific one-day batsman, topped only by Kohli and Rohit He is worthy not only of his place in the team, but the backing of his captain when he struggles. #Australia #Cricket #India #India in Australia 2016 #InMyOpinion #Numbers Game #Rohit Sharma #Shikhar Dhawan #Sports #statistics #Virat Kohli

Jan 17, 2016

WADA report: IAAF doping scandal is just another case of a sporting body’s failure to act with transparency

The IAAF scandal is just the latest in a long list of corruption or doping scandals that has rocked sports around the world just this century. #BCCI #Doping #IAAF #InMyOpinion #International Association of Athletic Federations #Lodha Committee #WADA #World Anti-Drug Agency

Jan 11, 2016

No more tinkering: India can’t afford a repeat of MS Dhoni’s indecisiveness against Aussies

Indecision is not a characteristic one associates with MS Dhoni. Whether it was throwing the ball to Joginder Sharma or Ishant Sharma in the final of the World T20 and the Champions Trophy respectively, or promoting himself in the batting order in the biggest final of all, he has typically been decisive and resolute. #Australia #Cricket #India #India in Australia 2016 #MS Dhoni #Sports

Jan 6, 2016

Blushing much? Chris Gayle flirting with McLaughlin triggers much-needed discussion of sexism in cricket

Hopefully the reaction to Gayle’s comments means that the ball is finally starting to swing the other way and we can start to have a much needed conversation about sexism in cricket. #BBL #Chris Gayle #Cricket #Don't Blush Baby #Mel McLaughlin #OnOurMind #sexism #Sports #ten #West Indies

Jan 5, 2016

Red-letter day in Indian cricket: Lodha panel report gives the BCCI a well-deserved kick up the rear

Justice Lodha Committee report takes a sledgehammer to the cricket board’s formerly impregnable fortress and would replace it with one of the most progressive and equitable sports governing bodies in the world. #BCCI #BCCI Cleanup #Conflict of interest #Cricket #Cricket Cleanup #Cricket Controversies #Indian cricket #InMyOpinion #Lodha Committee #Politics and Cricket #SportsTracker

Dec 31, 2015

The Year In Review: A great but not-so-great 2015 for shuttler Saina Nehwal

If Saina can break through the final glass ceiling and put her hands on the big prize, then not just trophies, but history beckons. #Badminton #Carolina Marin #India #OnOurMind #Rio Olympics #Saina Nehwal #Sports #Sports 2015 #SportsTracker

Dec 25, 2015

Pakistan vs India and what it could have been: Musings on the ultimate cricketing tragedy

So many possiblities then, but if only if India and Pakistan are allowed to play each other, especially in Test cricket, which they have not done for eight long years now. #Anurag Thakur #BCCI #Bilateral series #Cricket #India #India vs Pakistan #Indo-Pak #IndvsPak #InMyOpinion #Pakistan #PCB #SportsTracker

Dec 23, 2015

Blatter, Platini bans: Fifa feeling heat of investigations and now no one is safe

The bans for Blatter and Platini could be a transformative moment in global sports administration, but it could also end up being merely a temporary glitch as the organisation seeks to deflect attention until the storm blows over. #FIFA #FIFA corruption #FIFA crisis #InMyOpinion #KickingAround #Michel Platini #Sepp Blatter #SportsTracker #UEFA