Nana Boycs

Like a certain former England captain, she has a degree in people

How to date a cheerleader

And what happens if the staff of this website are auctioned IPL-style

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A troupe of cheerleaders strut their stuff in Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2011, Hyderabad, April 14, 2011
Tip No. 43: pom poms can be incorporated into disguises © AFP
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I've heard that the BCCI is stinking rich but its management style is still third-world. Is it true? asks ian_ghose
Depends on what you mean by third world. If you mean shrewd, arbitrary, vindictive, with a disregard for one's clientele, and a talent for secrecy and obfuscation, well, are you talking about the Chinese government or the BCCI? Also, depends on what you mean by "stinking rich". Rich enough that you get mobile updates from Swiss banks, that you can not only own islands in the Caribbean but also trigger volcanoes to create new ones, that you can pay more than 10 million to your each of your players and still be called a charitable sort, then are you an erstwhile billionaire from Texas or the richest cricket board?

Does that answer your question? I think not. But does it make a socio-economic comment in a satirical sort of way? Probably not either. So to sum up, the BCCI is rich and its administration is appalling.

I am a cricketer who's just started dating a cheerleader. The incident about the blogging cheerleader worries me and I'd like to keep our relationship secret from the cricketing fraternity during the IPL. But to do that we have to virtually not see each other. What do I do? asks Need Some Cheering Up
Ah, that reminds me of our espionage training during the war. Disguises are grossly underestimated in illicit affairs. If only Shane Warne had thought of wearing a black wig and a ringmaster's moustache while cavorting with the tabloid ladies, well, he could have denied being there at all.

Or try a subversive tactic. Leak your relationship to the worst of the rags. Once they go to town with it, everyone will assume it's untrue. I always thought Clinton should have tried that.

If there was an IPL-style auction for all ESPNcricinfo bloggers, statisticians and editors, who do you think would be bought for $1.9 million and who would be the one to go the Dada way? asks "SachinIsTheGreatest"
Are you from a rival organisation? I put your question across to everyone at ESPNcricinfo Towers and now there is a threat of a full-blown strike. The stats people are refusing to provide the numbers and tables unless it's acknowledged that they are the Tendulkars of the organisation - nothing matters without them. The folk from the features desk have been accused of being like Flintoff - getting paid for no work. The reporters are refusing to call their sources unless everyone agrees they are Modi-esque, because without them the site would be boring. The writers have threatened to boycott Tests unless they're awarded icon status. And no one is talking to the editor after he declared we were like the Rajasthan Royals - a talentless bunch under a charismatic leader.

Who is Sanjay Dixit and why is he harassing Warne?asks JJ
Mr Dixit's Twitter profile describes him as a "Fighter of the bigger battles", which when translated from pompous-ass speak means he wants to be Lalit Modi - not a bad thing, given the choice of role models in cricket administration. The reason he's targeting Warne, probably, like with every Indian fan, goes back to the Sydney Test. Of course, Warne didn't even play in that game, but when did that stop Indian supporters from believing everything evil in their life had an Australian source?

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Posted by Vijay on (May 24, 2011, 10:08 GMT)

This is a ridicules article, not worth reading ........!!!!!!

Posted by harsha on (May 24, 2011, 5:39 GMT)

Does India have a spin foundation along the likes of MRF pace foundation? Is there a finishing school anywhere else in the world for spinners or do they just turn to former spinners for guidance

Posted by J Ranjith on (May 24, 2011, 3:22 GMT)

Ali Taha, Shahid Afridi would retire from retirement again.

Posted by Dummy4 on (May 24, 2011, 1:21 GMT)

if super slow-mo camera's can focus on cheer leaders,why can't they focus the crease for close run-out calls??

Posted by Mahesh on (May 24, 2011, 1:15 GMT)

"What will happen if India is suddenly listed as an Associate nation and barred from WC 2015?"

there wouldn't be a world cup firstly. even if there was, it would make a huge loss and the icc would be forced to go grovelling to the bcci for some cash. more likely, the bcci would create an alternative icc to which all the major cricketing countries would flock to and there would a rival world cup.

basically, there ain't no world cup without india. keep it up with your wishful thinking, but this is the truth

Posted by Gurdeep on (May 23, 2011, 23:44 GMT)

If India is listed, then ICC wouldn't have funds to organize the world cup, if somehow they do so then they wouldn't have enough sponsors and TRP ratings will go down by 66%. Who would sponsor a tournament that has its trp going down by 66%.

Posted by Vikram on (May 23, 2011, 18:48 GMT)

ha ha ... "like with every Indian fan, goes back to the Sydney Test"... spot on!

Posted by Dummy4 on (May 23, 2011, 18:45 GMT)

What If Shahid Afridi resigns from international cricket?

Posted by Dummy4 on (May 23, 2011, 18:41 GMT)

who is artul sharma and is it true that hes the fastest bowler in the world?

Posted by Abu on (May 23, 2011, 17:56 GMT)

What is a danger area? Why are umpires so concerned with them?

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