BCCI relaxes some of the media restrictions for the IPL. Livemint frames the money issue at the heart of this:
Essentially, the underlying principle in both instances is the
same. Seeking to maximize their revenues, the cricket authorities in
both countries want to monetize every aspect of the game. On the face
of it, say legal observers, this argument cannot be faulted. Especially
since it is a privately organized event, for which entry is based only
Yet, going down this path is questionable. For
those unable to witness the event, especially those who cannot afford
to pay for entry, the media, including print publications, is the only
alternative. In other words, the public would lose out if the face-off
is not resolved amicably. This would be a disaster given the cult
following of cricket in the subcontinent in general and India in
Ian Bishop suggests a possible turning point for the West Indies. And Sime looks forward to the Australia series:
Sarwan may be on the cusp of delivering on the potential, he has
displayed glimpses of for so long......with the Aussies on the horizon.
Island Express highlights a lesson for India in a gritty Gayle performance:
Gayle is *** against Vaas and he knew it. But 1-0 down, he knuckled
down, and did not give Vaas his wicket, and made a valuable 45 in the
first innings, on what looked like a lively wicket, inspiring debutant
and opening partner Chattegoon to do the same along the way.
And Mark covers the face off between Pietersen and Clarke. Jrod is more than a little sceptical of Pietersen.