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Move over Vuvuzelas, The Champions League backons

The Karbon Kamaal Catches, the MRF blimp, the IPL Nights, ‘The Beautiful Game’ still reeling under the withdrawal symptoms?? Mired in controversies and riddled with scams, the IPL is done and dusted, so is the Football world cup. Time to wake up to the Clash of the Titans, the Champions League is here.

This cricketing extravaganza, promises to be an edge of the seat entertainer with the worlds’ best teams clamouring for the top spot. The Redbacks, The Bushrangers, The Royal Challengers , The SuperKings, the Central Stags..whoa! Sounds like the slam bang version of the game just got bigger and better.

To top it all the action unfolds in South Africa, where zealous crowds thronging the stadiums, play the best supporting act to the on field action. Toying with the idea of hosting the tournament, either in England or South Africa, ICC’s pick was a wise one. The South Africans have played gracious hosts, even during the IPL 2009. Absolute lovers of the game, they come a close second (of course after we Indians) when it comes to enjoying the gentleman’s game.

That reminds of a rendezvous with Sir, Arrie, an ICC official from Durban, also a RCB enthusiast (thanks to the Protean Powerhouse in the team).
“How do you’ll (Indians) connect with the game so closely? Isn’t hockey you’re your national game?” he asked.

I had a wide grin, being an ardent follower of the game, I wasn’t amused by his query. “Here its our religion and the cricketers, our demigods” and that quite summed it up. Sharing tid bits on how the South Africans were sports lovers, he prided over the fact that they’d be hosting two major sporting events, the Football World Cup and The Champions League this year.

The CLT20 last year served as a perfect set up, the best T20 teams battled it out, with the batsmen, (read Taylor, Pollard, White, Roach and others) playing a supporting act to the Diwali fireworks, with their shots all over the park. This year it promises to be even better with the home teams agreeing to let their players remain with their franchisees.

So when a Taylor plays for RCB not the Central Stags, or Pollard for the Mumbai Indians, the home team would be egged to outdo the IPL teams, that too without their key players. RCB’s opening face-off against Guyana and then the Mumbai Indians, would let them seal a berth for the semis and gain a psychological advantage over the others. And with players like Kallis, Dravid, Steyn , Taylor, Kumble , it would serve as scoop for success. Having played the most number of T20 games, when it comes to the IPL teams, the Royal Challengers do have a excellent chances to emerging victorious this time. With the Protean powerhouse in the coach and the players in the team, they’re all set to play the PARTY POOPERS. Till then its the Wanderers calling for an African Safari!

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sudhirRCCB on 01 Aug 2013, 10:08 PM
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sudhirRCCB on 13 Jul 2013, 08:34 PM
Thanks all.
@harsha-navada: Agreed CLT20 committe decides the venue, but after ICC's nod. I've heard this personally from Sir Ronald Hope,ICC official from England.
@Kunjan- forward defensive?? or defense :P
disha-shetty on 24 Aug 2010, 12:29 AM
To get the title from her IDOL, Disha is living her dream.. Good Luck Disha,..

PS: Tell Rahul that Kunal, a fan, wants to learn how to perfect the forward defensive from him!
KunJan on 20 Aug 2010, 09:47 PM
nice one disha.. cheers and good luck!! :)
pradeep-bhat1 on 20 Aug 2010, 10:36 AM
@ Everyone who has taken a dig at my comment, I was surprised to see Rahul who's an ardent follower of the game did not notice such a basic mistake. Everyone who has followed the game i.e the CLT20 during its first year should know there's a separate committee for the organisation of the Clt20 which is constituted by all the boards which take part in the tournament.Well it was made clear by the ICC that IPL and CLT20 are not its tournaments, they are domestic tournaments. My dig was at the BLOGGER who writes in "THE SUPPOSEDLY WINNING ENTRY" that she is an "ARDENT FOLLOWER OF THE GAME" and not Rahul Dravid.
I should also commend Disha for her wonderful usage of words but for this simple silly mistake.
As for the abuse of Freedom of Speech, i have not flouted any rules, people point out the mistakes which are hailed right and i have done the same.I don't call myself perfect but i take it my right to comment on posts which are put up for everyone to view.
As for not posting the losing entries, i really don't think Dravid is an excellent judge nor do i think he is a mediocre or a bad judge(He's an excellent cricketer and i do not put up an argument on that). I would have loved to take a look at the other entries and i have voiced my opinion on the same.
harsha-navada on 20 Aug 2010, 09:30 AM
Nice 'Blog' !! Really liked Connect btw FIFA World Cup and CLT20 !! Looking forward for more such work 'Chief Blogger' :-)
@harsha Must say in India we really abuse our Fundamental Right to Speak and Express Opinion !!
ashish-sharma on 20 Aug 2010, 07:38 AM
@harsha:dravid as a judge is a very bad choice?oh can you please point ur arguments for this insane comment please?
maddydravid on 20 Aug 2010, 06:13 AM
@harsha-navada Putting up entries that didn't win makes no sense whatsoever; rather, it'll create more arguments. And dissing both Disha AND Rahul Dravid in one comment? Seriously?!
soleiletchiots on 20 Aug 2010, 06:10 AM
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