Saturday, September 5, 2009

Deodhar karandak

The current List A cricket competition in Indian domestic cricket is the Deodhar Trophy. It is named after Prof. D. B. Deodhar (known as the Grand Old Man of Indian cricket) and is a 50-over one-day competition played on a league basis among the 5 zonal teams - North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone and Central Zone. The competition was introduced in 1973-74 season with South Zone winning the trophy.
The winner of the 2006-07 competition was West Zone. North Zone have won the tournament a record 11 times.

It is also called All-Star Series due to some big names representing their Zonal sides in the one-day fixtures
from wikipedia

Vijay Hazare karandak

Vijay Samuel Hazare

Vijay Hazare Trophy- named after the prolific Indian batsman, the Vijay Hazare Trophy was started in 2002-03 as an attempt to bring the limited-overs game among a greater audience. The competition involves state teams from the Ranji trophy plates battling out in a 50-over competition, much on the lines of Ford Ranger Cup of Australia and Friends Provident Trophy of England. Since its conception, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai have won the trophy twice each. It is also dubbed as the Premier Cup by BCCI. It now joins Deodhar Trophy as the second one-day competition of Indian domestic circuit.

Vijay Hazare itihas

Vijay Samuel Hazare

Hazare was born in a working-class Marathi Christian family in Sangli, Maharashtra in 1915, one of eight children of a schoolteacher. He was a Roman Catholic.
He studied at the Presbyterian Mission Industrial School in Sangli. His mother taught him at a young age to trust and pray to Jesus. His simple faith and daily reliance on Jesus prepared him to spiritually and psychologically to give credit for all the success to Jesus.
Hazare says, "I will never forget my humble beginning and my faith." At one point, it seemed his faith was an obstacle to his career. He relates an instance when he was invited to play for the Hindu Gymkhana. The invitation was a very prestigious honor. Anyone who played for the Hindu Gymkhana was sure to be invited to the Indian team. Vijay turned down the offer saying, "I am a Christian.' (In those days, only Hindus were allowed to play on the team). Vijay's stand was vindicated when Mr. De Mello, the President of the Cricket Control Board decided that the talented persons from other communities should also be given a chance. His decision led to the founding of the Catholic Gymkhana Cricket Team.
Primarily a right-hand batsman, Hazare was also a right-hand medium-pace bowler. A "shy, retiring" man (according to Wisden in 1952), it was widely thought that he was not a natural captain, and that his batting suffered as a result. His rival, Vijay Merchant said that the captaincy prevented Hazare from becoming India's finest batsman: "It was one of the tragedies of cricket."
Even so, Hazare's Test record is very respectable: he amassed 2,192 runs in 30 Test matches with a batting average of 47.65. His first-class record is even more impressive, with a batting average of 58.38 for his 18,740 runs (highest first-class aggregate for an Indian player after Sunil Gavaskar , Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid). He scored 60 first-class centuries (including 7 in Tests), the third highest for an Indian player (behind Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar), and 10 first-class double centuries (including six during World War II, when India was the only major cricket-playing country to continue holding its domestic first-class cricket competition without interruption).
His bowling record was more modest, and he took 595 first-class wickets (including 20 in Tests, and Donald Bradman's wicket three times) at an bowling average of 24.61. On the Indian domestic circuit, Hazare played for the Maharashtra, Central India and Baroda teams.
Some of his notable achievements include:
First Indian batsman to score a triple century in first class cricket (considering KS Duleepsinhji as an English cricketer)
First Indian to score two triple centuries:
the first, his highest score, was 316 not out for Maharashtra against Poona in 1939-40
the second was 309 out of 387 for The Rest against The Hindus at Bombay in 1943-44. Despite his innings, Rest lost the match by an innings. It included a partnership of 300 with his brother, Vivek Hazare. Vijay scored 266 (88.6% of the partnership) of the 300 runs while Vivek contributed 21. Hazare scored 79.84% of his team's score, then a world record, and it is the second highest individual score in a losing cause. Rest's total is the smallest completed innings to contain a triple century.
First Indian to score a century in each innings of a Test match (116 and 145 on successive days against the Australian cricket team in Adelaide in 1947-48, which was the same team that became known as The Invincibles)
Ironically, against England at Kanpur in 1951-52, Hazare also became the first Indian batsman to score a pair (a duck in both innings)
First Indian player to score a century in three successive Test matches
First Indian player to make fifty centuries in his first class career
Highest partnership for any wicket in first-class cricket (577 runs with Gul Mahomed for Baroda against Holkar in the final of the Ranji Trophy at Baroda in 1947. This record stood for many years, and was only broken in 2006 by Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene who put on 624 for Sri Lanka against South Africa.

bcci corporate karandak

The BCCI have set up a 12 team inter-corporate tournament to take part just before the start of the Ranji Trophy. The tournament is a 50 over a side tournament involving corporate teams from India. All the top Indian Cricketers are expected to play along with academy cricket players and those who play regularl domestic cricket in India.


The corporate trophy will act as a high-profile starter to the Indian Domestic Cricket Season and will bring the Indian Cricketers back into 50-over cricket. The BCCI's prime objective is to promote employment opportunities for domestic cricketers in India's corporate houses. The board has invited 12 corporate teams to take part which will involve some of India's top cricketers.
The winners will win Rs 1 crore {US$204,272} while the runners=up will receive Rs 50 lakh {US$102,109} however, the BCCI will be not another IPL as no foreign players will take part and no promotional campaigns.
The tournamant will also involve a lot of players who played in the unofficial ICL, therefore the tournament could look to kill of the ICL. Some of the ICL platers have said that after the announcement of the Corporate Trophy, they had received calls from their employers asking them to cut ties with the rebel league.

2009 Tournament
The 1st edition of the tournament take place from September 1-8 in which the 12 sides will be split into 4 groups of 3 with the group winners advancing to semi-finals and then on to the final.
Air India Blue
Air India Red
Bharat Petroleum
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
India Cements
Indian Oil Corporation
India Revenue
Oil & Natural Gas
Tata Sports Club
Group Games will be played from September 1-3. Group A's matches will be played in Mohali, Group B's matches will be played in Visakhapatnam, Group C's matches will be played in Dharamsala and Group D's matches will be played in Bangalore.
The Semi-Final will be played on the 5th and 6th of September at Mohali and Bangalore respectively with the final being played at Bangalore on the 8th September.
From Wikipedia

Friday, July 17, 2009

ranji trophy is celebrating 75th year (ranji karandak)

The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between different city and state sides, equivalent to the County Championship in England and the Sheffield Shield in Australia. The competition is named after Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji (Jam Sahib of Nawanagar, also known as "Ranji").

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

wisdon karandak


John Wisden & Co, the proprietors of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, donated the Wisden Trophy in 1963 to mark the Almanack’s 100th edition (the first one was published in 1864), and it has been at stake in every England–West Indies Test series since. Frank Worrell guided his team to victory over Ted Dexter’s England in 1963, ensuring that West Indies were the first holders of the Wisden Trophy. England briefly wrested it back in 1967-68, but when Rohan Kanhai’s side won the 1973 series, a long period of West Indian dominance began.

It wasn’t until September 2000, after 13 unsuccessful series, that England, under Nasser Hussain, ended a long and painful run. The flow of irresistible Caribbean fast bowlers had dried to a trickle, and at long last it was England’s turn on top. The scenes of jubilation that late-summer afternoon at The Oval revealed how much the Wisden Trophy meant.

After that England won three further series, and held on to the Wisden Trophy for eight and a half years until they lost it in 2008-09 in the Caribbean.

Normally, once the Wisden Trophy has been relinquished, it has proved a tricky job to reclaim it: prior to 2009 the trophy had only changed hands on three occasions. However, in May 2009, less than 10 weeks after losing it, England won the trophy back with a comprehensive 2-0 home series victory.

The Wisden Trophy usually resides in the Lord’s Museum, where it is on permanent display beside the Ashes.

18th shatak - cricket literature

Written and pictorial records of cricket may go back to the Plantagenet period, although it is impossible to distinguish between what may be cricket and its brothers, cat and dog, stool-ball, rounders etc., and even at times its cousins, hockey and golf. The firmest, though still not secure, pictorial evidence is an illustration apparently of a man demonstrating a stroke with a stump to a boy holding a straight club and a ball in a Decretal of Pope Gregory IX that was illuminated in England; while in the Wardrobe Accounts of the Royal Household for the year 1300 the sums of 100 shillings and 6 pounds are mentioned as being spent on "creag" and other sports of Prince Edward (the grandfather of the Black Prince).

In the Tudor period there are references to boys playing "creckett" and in the seventeenth century there are many references such as that by Sir William Dugdale that Oliver Cromwell played cricket in his youth, while in 1653 Sir Thomas Urquhart even makes Gargantua play cricket in his translation of Rabelais. At the very end of this century cricket makes its appearance in the newspapers, a trend that grows rapidly in the eighteenth century but is concerned with announcements of matches, the wagers involved and, occasionally, the ensuing riots rather than with descriptions of matches. Rather different is the "Code of 1744" that contains at least two strata, one of which, wherein for instance the ball is referred to as "she" rather than "it", is clearly rustic rather than metropolitan and may be of considerable antiquity. All this, however, cannot be classed as literature.

Literature begins, for cricket, suddenly, unexpectedly and fully grown, like Minerva from the head of Jupiter, in a Latin poem of 95 lines on a rural cricket match that was written by William Goldwin and published in his Musae Juveniles in March 1706. Little is known of the author: he left Eton for King's College Cambridge in 1700 and subsequently became Master of Bristol Grammar School and then was Vicar of Saint Nicholas, Bristol, until his death in 1747. His poem, In Certamen Pilae (On a Match at Ball), has been translated into English verse by Harold Perry in Etoniana in 1922 and, with copious scholarly notes, again into verse by H.P.-T. (P.F. Thomas) in Early Cricket the following year. In early spring "a chosen cohort of youths, armed with curved bats, ...descends rejoicing to the field". Each team tries to impose its own laws, until a grey-haired Nestor composes the squabble. They mark the pitch and on the stumps place the bail which "cries out for good defence" against "the leathern sphere". Two umpires stand "leaning on their bats" while the scorers "sit on a hummock ready to cut the mounting score on sticks with their little knives". The game begins and a batsman "propels the strident ball afar ...but a clearsighted scout (fieldsman) prepares his ambush in the deep and with outstretched palms joyfully accepts it as it falls ...and grief overwhelms those who silently mourn their friend's disaster". The tale of misfortune continues, and one batsman in going for a second run "falls headlong at the very foot of the wicket. (as) the shaken earth groans beneath his great weight" and the rustic throng exult in laughter". The other side fares better and "Victory , long striven for, noisily flaps its wings and fills the sky with the shouts and roars of success".

Cricket literature in English also gets off to a flying start with the appearance of Cricket: an Heroic Poem. illlustrated with the Critical Observations of Scriblerus Maximus. In 316 lines it describes the earliest match for which individual scores have been recorded, between Kent and England at the Artillery Ground, London, on June 18th 1744. It was written by James Love (really Dance), the bankrupt son of the architect of the Mansion House, who had taken to acting and writing for the stage to earn his living. It contains the much quoted couplet "Hail, cricket! Glorious manly, British Game! / First of all Sports! be first alike in Fame", as it lauds cricket to the detriment of "puny Billiards, where, with sluggish Pace, / The dull Ball trails before the feeble Mace" and even "Tennis self, thy sister sport" that cannot "charm, / Or with thy fierce Delights our Bosoms warm". Its style may, however, be better judged by the description of the fall of the famous lefthander Richard Newland of Slindon:

The champion strikes. When scarce arriving fair,
The glancing ball mounts upward in the air.
The batsman sees it, and with mournful eyes
Fixed on the ascending pellet as it flies,
Thus suppliant claims the favour of the skies
And now illustrious Sackville where he stood
The approaching ball with cautious pleasure viewed,
At once he sees the chiefs impending doom,
And pants for mighty honours yet to come.
Swift as the falcon darting on its prey,
He springs elastic on the verdant way;
Sure of success, flies upward with a bound,
Derides the slow approach, and spurns the ground.
Prone slips the youth, yet glories in his fall,
With arm extended shows the captive ball.

The notes are worth reading, being partly informative of participants in the match and literary inspirations from Vergil and partly mock scholarly like that on Book 2, verse 47: "A Place there is.) Est in secessu Locus. The Author here has exactly follow'd the Example of all great Poets, both ancient and modern, who never fail to prepare you with a pompous Description of the Place where any great Action is to be perform'd."

A more frivolous poem on a cricket match appeared in 1773 when the Rev. John Duncombe wrote a parody on the ballad Chevy Chace called Burry Triumphant: