The Sydney saga, 2008
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The Australia v India Test at Sydney in January 2008 was overshadowed by non-cricketing issues: a string of poor umpiring decisions, largely at India's expense; allegations of gamesmanship against Australia and their captain; and a charge of racism against India's Harbhajan Singh. The fallout saw Steve Bucknor, one of the field umpires, being withdrawn from standing in the next Test in the series.
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Nov 3, 2011

'We became more mortal than in the past'

Talking Cricket: The former Australia coach looks back at his trying tenure when Australian cricket lost big names, dealt with controversy, and coped with becoming one of the rest

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Apr 7, 2011

'Collusion in 2008 Sydney Test racism case'

News: Australia and India were culpable in collusion "contrary to the spirit of cricket" in the 2008 Sydney Test "racism" incident, according to ICC appeals commissioner John Hansen, who heard the case in January 2008

Daniel Brettig

Oct 4, 2010

Harbhajan should have been punished - Symonds

News: Andrew Symonds has spoken out about how he thinks the aftermath of the acrimonious Sydney Test of 2008 was handled poorly

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 25, 2008

Angry Harbhajan lashes out at Gilchrist

News: Harbhajan Singh has hit back at Adam Gilchrist's comments on Sachin Tendulkar and said that Gilchrist was not respected anyway due to his own on-field behaviour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 25, 2008

'Nowhere did I accuse Sachin of lying'

News: Adam Gilchrist has insisted that he did not accuse Sachin Tendulkar of lying while presenting evidence in the racism hearing after the controversial Sydney Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 24, 2008

Gilchrist slams Tendulkar in autobiography

News: Memories of the controversial Sydney Test that threatened to derail India's tour of Australia earlier this year have been revived with Adam Gilchrist questioning Sachin Tendulkar's evidence in the Harbhajan Singh racism case in his soon-to-be-published au

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 24, 2008

Gilchrist's comments were taken out of context - Tendulkar

News: Adam Gilchrist has told Sachin Tendulkar that his comments in the media were taken out of context

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 14, 2008

'Cricket should talk'

Interviews: India's captain has always been an old-school player, firm in the belief that actions speak louder than words. How does he deal with a side where, increasingly, the players feel the need to wear their attitude on their sleeves?

Sambit Bal

Jan 31, 2008

ICC accepts blame for 'human and database errors'

News: Malcolm Speed has said that the ICC accepts the blame for the errors which played a part in Harbhajan Singh escaping a more severe penalty

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 29, 2008

Harbhajan racism charge not proven - Hansen

News: The racism charge against Harbhajan Singh was found to be not proven by Justice John Hansen, hearing the appeal

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 11, 2008

Symonds broke 'pact', which led to incident - Chauhan

News: Chetan Chauhan did not reveal the details of the pact, which he said had been made after the one-day series in India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 11, 2008

Catching agreement in doubt after Sydney

News: Anil Kumble believes Australia's behaviour will play a big role in the continuation of the catching agreement he had with Ricky Ponting

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 11, 2008

Ponting was not 'willing to listen'

News: Anil Kumble has revealed that Ricky Ponting, the Australian captain, was not willing to "listen" when he offered to diffuse the situation with an apology

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 11, 2008

Benson should have consulted Bucknor - Ganguly

News: Sourav Ganguly feels that the umpires should realise their responsibilities more

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 10, 2008

Ponting wants team to be loved

News: "I don't think anyone wants the way Australia plays cricket to change," Ricky Ponting says

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 10, 2008

Madugalle confident of defusing crisis

News: Ranjan Madugalle, the ICC match referee who has been appointed as a mediator to ensure good on-field relations between Australia and India, is confident he will succeed in his brief

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 9, 2008

Questions from Sydney

Sambit Bal: The SCG saga has thrown up all sorts of thorny questions - to do with the removal of umpires and the way hearings are conducted, among other things - with no easy answers in sight

Sambit Bal

Jan 9, 2008

Cricket Australia chief defends team against critics

News: Cricket Australia (CA) today threw its weight behind Ricky Ponting and his team-mates against accusations of unsporting behaviour and said sparks are bound to fly when the game is Test cricket and not "tiddlywinks"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 9, 2008

New Zealand judge to chair Harbhajan appeal

News: New Zealand judge John Hansen has been appointed as commissioner Harbhajan Singh's appeal

Jan 9, 2008

ICC defends Bucknor decision

News: Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, has defended the decision to replace Steve Bucknor with Billy Bowden for the third Test in Perth, saying it was done for the better of the game and not to please India

ESPNcricinfo staff
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