Sunday, September 26, 2004

journalism blunders ....

no i am not referring to Dan Rather and CBS ... here is a news article from indiatimes by soumitra mishra about the west indies winning the ICC champions trophy - the relevant line in the third paragraph is:
The Windies' clinched their first major title in over two decades. Their last remarkable win was the 1983 World Cup.
this coming from a journalist from india - where for many the only remarkable win ever was the 1983 World Cup!!


the BCCI also announced that the much talked about contract system for cricketers would be enforced from october. Here is what is surely a mistake - either by Rediff, or by Dalmiya:
Also, if any player is involved in 31 Tests or 10 ODIs during a year, he would be offered a Grade C contract, Dalmiya said.
There is no chance of anyone playing 31 tests during a year!! journalists (or the newspapers/websites etc.) have got to be more careful about what they publish ....

3 comments:

Prashant said...

It's time for these journalists to simply rely on Rueters for such news briefs.

Prashant said...

About the contract,

What happens when a player with a contract is dropped and replaced by one without a contract? I'm not realy sure how this contract system would work in cricket where players are dropped and newer added very regularly.

Aditya said...

i am not 100% sure how it works either - but it almost seems like these top 7 players cannot be droppedi dont think anil kumble or ganguly have any place in that top tier ... i am not sure harbhajan has a shot either ... but i suppose they just did that to fill in the ranks and perhaps please all boards (have representation from N/S/W/E!)