Owzat!?

The first ever NLUD faculty vs students match happened on a unreasonably hot Thursday afternoon. As both teams pulled up to the pitch in tracks and sport shoes, there was a sense of smugness among the students. Finally, reparation for thrice rejected synopses and 300 page readings. The fight for the Sovereign Cup was all set to be a one sided match.

PLPDG Lecture Series: Pradeep Magazine

The NLU Delhi Public Law, Policy and Discussion Group recently organised an interactive session with Pradeep Magazine, a veteran sports journalist and noted author of the book, ‘Not Quite Cricket’; who has written extensively on the issue of corruption in the IPL/ BCCI and cricket in general. Mr. Magazine began the conversation by recounting his…

Pakistani Cricket – Road To Perdition

It wasn’t really long ago when the Pakistani bowling attack was arguably the most feared in the world.  Akram, Waqar Younis and Akhthar charging in at express pace and when you thought you were through with them, you had to deal with the cunning variations of Abdul Razzaq, Saqlain Mushtaq and Shahid Afridi.   Post-2005 however,…

And Then There Were Two

Come Sunday and the cricketing world will see two neighbours and rivals go head to head in their quest for the Holy Grail of cricket. The Trans-Tasman battle between Australia and New Zealand takes centre stage in Melbourne, with Australia in pursuit of their 5th title and New Zealand looking to be crowned champions for…

Gladiators in Search of Salvation

by Linesh Lalwani To say that South Africa and New Zealand have underwhelmed in the knockout stages of cricket world cups would be stretching the mild politically correct term. New Zealand come into the game with a history that contains multiple semi-final exits and a quarter final exit in the previous editions of the tournament.…

In Search of Consequence

an awkward sloth named Relevance looks into the mid-distance of obscurity as he recalls the glorious sunshine that graced that exquisite day. The day when trundlers with odds stacked 66 to 1 against them, claimed the world and made a nation devoid o fairytales, believe in magic again.