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Goof ups aside, new winner declared.

Based on the feedback received via comments, emails and discussion forum threads, it has come to our notice that many of you are a bit disturbed by the IPL Review Phase 2 winners’ selection.

The judges and community managers discussed your points, the contest rules and the reasons behind selecting Faruk's review as runner up #2. The intentions behind his review being selected were genuine and I believe justified (see message at end of post). However at the end of the day, this is an RCB Fan Club, and we did specify we were looking for analysis of RC's performance. Oh Faruk, if you had but made one reference to RCB! Named but one player..!

So here's what we're going to do.

We goofed up - but it's unfair for anyone to pay the price of our mistake. We still appreciate Faruk's review and so we will recognize it not as runner up #2 but as an 'Out of the Box Review' and will be sending him a RC poster for the same (Faruk, you can think of it as an apology for bringing you into such heated spotlight).

The Winner (Sachin) and 1st runner up (Jackky) remain the same. Runner up #2 is (surprise!) Umesh. Read his review here.

Why is it Umesh and not one of the special mentions? Read his review, you'll find a smile on your face. As a result of it's brevity, the language and the style.

Your feedback as always is welcome, appreciated and considered.


As usual the judges were looking for articles which are of out of the box thinking. During the Phase 1 selection was done primarily on talented write-ups and cricketing strategies, the Phase II was done primarily based on the spirit of writing the reviews, keeping an eye on the overall and the bigger picture of IPL. While some of the reviews received were way off the mark, we must say, that many of them were really good. We wouldn’t like to name all of them, but there were some few who thought out of the box and gave a different take on the performance charts.

So, while to most, it was Royal Challengers which mattered (which it should be), the judges thought, how about honouring a write-up which dared to think differently though being a RC fan. There was only one write-up which dared to give an overall picture of the IPL and not only that of Team RC’s. Most of you must be thinking, how preposterous can hat be! It was not in the rule book! But that’s exactly why rules are made - to be followed and somewhere tweaked a little to bring out something new amidst the other followers. That’s why Faruk stood out. His was a out of blue review which opened a new horizon which said in bold letters – We RC Fans are much open minded than looking at only our shortcomings and view the others through the birds eye.

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i have recruit 25 fan of RCB from 5days ago and claim for prizes also but till now i have not got any reply from your side .what is the problem ?? or it was fake ? pls reply
suryakumar-meher on 17 May 2010, 03:54 AM
I hav recruit 25 RCB fan from 5days ago and claimed also for prizes but till now i have not got any reply from your side ,what is the problem ?????
or it was fake???? pls reply
suryakumar-meher on 17 May 2010, 03:49 AM
@prometheus:got ur point mate,,sorry,wrote it due to frustration,,,
sheffin on 15 May 2010, 08:43 PM
@sheffin: Ease out, maga!! This isn't a training class where we can approach the instructor to check our answer papers and ask him/her to correct or point out our mistakes. Since the prize means so much to you, you should just be given an award for 'Most Persevering Fan'!! Now go and write a kick@$$ review for phase III.
Prometheus on 15 May 2010, 06:48 AM
kk,,please let me know that,,mistakes can b correctd at phase3
sheffin on 15 May 2010, 01:42 AM
@sheffin - we do read every review... we have the bandwidth for it. let me find out what the jury's feedback on your reviews has been
moderator on 15 May 2010, 01:37 AM
@ Harsha: Hahahaha...you made laugh again. Really hoping to see your review in Phase III
Prometheus on 15 May 2010, 01:15 AM
thanks for taking our comments in to consideration!!

please explain on what criteria would phase3 review be judged,,
is it talented write-ups and cricketing strategies,as in phase 1;
or OUT OF BOX thinking as in phase 2;
i have done my best in both phases,without any result;
will u people read the every review fully,,i really doubt
sheffin on 15 May 2010, 12:55 AM
@harsha, thanks for catching that! moderator meant to say QUANTITY*
nidhi@RCB on 15 May 2010, 12:31 AM
@moderator, did you really mean-"quality" doesn’t always guarantee a win..?? or was that supposed to be "quanitity"?
If quality doesnt guarantee a win....how bad shoud we get to win?
harsha-vardhan on 15 May 2010, 12:25 AM
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