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How Zimbabwe, the one-time rising stars of the cricket world, became its pariahs

Jun 16, 2016

How Zimbabwe, the one-time rising stars of the cricket world, became its pariahs

With political interference and reduced funding for the game, the quality of cricket only deteriorated post-2003. There came a time when the Zimbabwean team had to abandon Test cricket for a long time. #India #Andy Flower #Zimbabwe #Brendan Taylor #Tatenda Taibu #India vs Zimbabwe #Heath Streak #Zimbabwe vs India #Henry Olonga #India in Zimbabwe 2016
Great players or low-key personnel? BCCI's biggest conundrum in India's coach selection

Jun 15, 2016

Great players or low-key personnel? BCCI's biggest conundrum in India's coach selection

Even as the BCCI wades through the 57 applications one crucial fact becomes apparent: Greatness in one field is no guarantee for success in another. There could be exceptions to the rule. But that remains to be seen. #BCCI #Duncan Fletcher #Sachin Tendulkar #Coach #Steve Waugh #Ricky Ponting #Kapil Dev #Andy Flower #Ravi Shastri #John Buchanan #India's coach
Interview: Heath Streak on Sachin's demolition of Olonga to Zimbabwe's Flower-ing era and beyond

Feb 17, 2016

Interview: Heath Streak on Sachin's demolition of Olonga to Zimbabwe's Flower-ing era and beyond

Talk of Heath Streak and the first thing that strikes the mind is that Golden age of Zimbabwe cricket in late 1900s and early 2000s. The all-rounder was a crucial part of the team that put Zimbabwe back into the cricketing map. Perhaps one of the best bowlers Zimbabwe as produced, Streak's career was a roller-coaster ride marred by administrative problems which brought an abrupt end to a career that promised more. #Sports #Cricket #TheBigInterview #QandA #Andy Flower #Zimbabwe #1999 #MCL #2003 #IPL 9 #Masters Champions League #Heath Streak #Henry Olonga #Sachin Tendulkar India #Leo Lions
BCCI won't mind if Justin Langer or Andy Flower apply to be India coach

May 18, 2015

BCCI won't mind if Justin Langer or Andy Flower apply to be India coach

Langer, who has earlier been a batting consultant with Australian national team, has been the chief coach of his home state Western Australia in Sheffield Shield and ‘Big Bash’. #Sports #BCCI #India #Cricket #India coach #TheySaidIt #Andy Flower #Justin Langer
Kevin Pietersen -- the misunderstood maverick

Oct 09, 2014

Kevin Pietersen -- the misunderstood maverick

Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman - accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England. #Sports #Cricket #TheySaidIt #Graeme Swann #Andy Flower #Kevin Pietersen #ECB
Andy Flower launches passionate defence of England captain Cook

Jul 06, 2014

Andy Flower launches passionate defence of England captain Cook

"He is an outstanding cricketer and we, the English public, should be proud of having Alastair Cook as one of our own, leading the test side," Flower told Britain's Sunday Telegraph. #Sports #Cricket #Shane Warne #TheySaidIt #England #Alastair Cook #Andy Flower #England captain
Dressing room a better place without Pietersen: Prior

Feb 28, 2014

Dressing room a better place without Pietersen: Prior

England's dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen after the controversial batsman was sacked following the dismal Ashes tour of Australia, wicketkeeper Matt Prior said on Thursday. #Sports #Cricket #TheySaidIt #England #Matt Prior #Alastair Cook #Andy Flower #Kevin Pietersen
No discussions with Andy Flower about coach's job: BCCI

Feb 22, 2014

No discussions with Andy Flower about coach's job: BCCI

"That's rubbish. I am the secretary of the Board and no such discussions (with Flower) have taken place," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI when asked for his reaction. #Sports #BCCI #Cricket #NewsTracker #Andy Flower #Sanjay Patel
Dramatic axing of Kevin Pietersen mystifies England

Feb 05, 2014

Dramatic axing of Kevin Pietersen mystifies England

Captain Cook has been tactically bereft in his short time as captain, so why is it considered more expedient to keep a misfiring skipper in his job than find a spot in the team for Pietersen? #IPL #InMyOpinion #England #Alastair Cook #Andy Flower #Kevin Pietersen #Michael Vaughan #ECB #Ashes