Mohali Cricket Ground, Turning Into Battle Field “Pak Vs India”

Tense Moments, Grabbing both sweaty hands, making fist of them, striking it slowly and frequently with your lips, praying for the victory of your Team, O Pakistanis! Get ready for another Indo-Pak battle, this time not in Kargil or Kashmir but in a Cricket ground.

Get ready to watch battle between two conventional rivals, Not battle of bullets and bombs but it is a battle of bat and ball. It is not a battle between Thousands of Soldiers but it is a battle between 11 Players from each side, with far above the ground expectations of their Country men.

The schedule of ICC World cup 2011 has turned exhilarating, after the triumph of Pakistan and India in Quarter Final, resulting two historical adversaries confronting in Mohali’s Pitch.

Pakistan booked semi-final berth by crushing West Indies by 10 wickets in first quarter final on Wednesday, while India recorded a sensational five wicket victory to oust defending champion Australia with14 balls to spare in second quarter-finals of the 10th World Cup at the Sardar Patel Stadium on Thursday.

Team of Pakistan under the captaincy of Shahid Afridi and Indian team under captaincy of Mahindra Singh Dhoni will be confronting each other on 30th of March at Mohali India. Though many interesting and electrifying cricket matches between both the opponents, but the upcoming match has its own magnitude as it is the Semi-Final round of World Cup 2011.

Some superstitious facts are prevalent among the natives of two countries,  one of which is “Pakistan never defeated India in any World Cup series in history”, putting aside the art of game, talent, and strategies of the Indian cricket team, this superstition is good enough to raise the confidence of Indian fans. On the other hand a superstition, that “India never defeated Pakistan at Mohali’s Cricket ground” is elevating the hope of Pakistani Cricket crazies for the victory of their team.

Throughout World Cup 2011 series both team have given tough time to their opponents, and have played extremely well. This would be crucial match for Pakistan to gain it reputation back , was badly effected because of some distasteful situations in Past.

Unable to play international matches at home, tainted by a spot-fixing scandal that robbed them of the services of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, lessened the team’s confidence. Pakistan cricket was in disarray before the World Cup, but Shahid Afridi’s men have helped to heal the wounds of nation. The way the team has performed, it shows great character and winning the World Cup would be fantastic for Pakistan cricket as it would help in restoring international cricket in the country.

Leave Your Comments To Push Up Thrill And Enthusiasm Of Up Coming Rivalry Match At Mohali On March 30th 2011.

An Article By

Taha Ali,

NUST, Islamabad

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Wenger, Nasri charged by UEFA

European football’s governing body UEFA are taking disciplinary action against Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger and midfielder Samir Nasri for comments to Swiss referee Massimo Busacca following their team’s Champions League elimination against Barcelona on Tuesday.

Arsenal lost the last-16 second-leg match 3-1 to go out 4-3 on aggregate at the Nou Camp and Wenger was furious at a second yellow card shown to striker Robin van Persie in the 56th minute for kicking the ball after the whistle sounded for an offside decision, describing it as an “embarrassing” decision by Busacca.

At that stage the score was 1-1 at the Nou Camp, with Arsenal 3-2 ahead on aggregate.

Busacca was reportedly involved in a fiery exchange with the Arsenal manager in the tunnel after the final whistle.

Nasri has also been charged with improper conduct for his comments to the referee after the match, while Van Persie could also be in trouble after describing the decision as a joke, saying that Busacca had “been bad all evening.”

Improper conduct

“Both are to face charges of improper conduct, and their cases will be heard by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on Tuesday 17 March,” said UEFA in a statement.

UEFA studied reports from Busacca and match delegate Dane Jost of Slovenia before asking its disciplinary unit to open cases.

Article 10 of UEFA’s disciplinary rules states that players or officials should be suspended for at least two European competition matches in cases of “pestering or insulting any match official.”

Van Persie, who was not charged Wednesday, was dismayed at his second yellow card with the Netherlands forward claiming he hadn’t heard Busacca’s whistle amid the noise of a 95,000-plus crowd.

“He’s been bad all evening, whistling against us. I don’t know why he’s here tonight,” Van Persie said.

“We feel betrayed a bit. When it was 1-1 it was all to play for and in my opinion this referee killed the game.”

Wenger was equally pointed in his criticism:

“If you play football at a certain level you cannot understand this decision,” Wenger said. “To take the decision in that way and how quickly he did it.”

Good reputation

Busacca has been rated one of Europe’s top referees for several years and was selected by UEFA to handle the 2009 Champions League final. He won praise as Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in Rome.

The 42-year-old Busacca has also been at the centre of controversies.

In September 2009, he aimed an obscene hand gesture at fans who verbally abused him during a Swiss Cup match. He accepted he acted badly, apologised and served a three-match suspension.

“It was just human reaction. Like a player in a game when he uses bad words,” Busacca told AP in an interview before leaving for the 2010 World Cup.

However, Busacca found trouble in his first match in South Africa. He sent off the host team’s goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, in its 3-0 loss against Uruguay for tripping Luis Suarez in the penalty area.

South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said Busacca “doesn’t deserve to be here,” and FIFA did not award him another match.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Forecast

Cricket world cup 2011 begins from 19th February 2011, as such its very big event in cricket world every eyes searching for what will happen. This will be the high scoring world cup and Rudr feels that 26th February to 4th March, 11th and 12thMarch, 17th to 20th March is the dates on which upsets are likely, so this will be the time to watch out.
The forecasting of Cricket Match is depend upon the final playing eleven says Rudr, but primary calculations for cricket world cup 2011 as per schedule and most likely final eleven here is the predictions for cricket world cup 2011. In this cricket world cup 2011 the teams India, Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa may be the semifinalist team. Rudr further says that England has good chance for Semi Finalist in this cricket world cup but the dates of their schedule is not much batter supportive for them, hard luck for the team. But still good sings are their and so hope. Pakistan, New Zealand is the teams which clears the first round for Quarter Final Match in this cricket world cup. Rudr feels that Bangladesh may enter the club of Quarter Finalist, their signs are much positive. If Bangladesh perform properly on ground and choose final eleven properly than the team will be in Quarter Final of 2011 Cricket World Cup. West Indies has not much better supportive sign so the team might not be clear the first round or they have to do lots of hard work for that.
Rudr is giving StarPower out of 10 to the teams for Cricket World Cup 2011
India Cricket Team StarPower 9.0
Australia Cricket Team StarPower 9.0
South Africa Cricket Team StarPower 8.5
Sri Lanka Cricket Team StarPower 8.5
England Cricket Team StarPower 8.0
Pakistan Cricket Team StarPower 7.0
New Zeland Cricket Team StarPower 6.5
Bangladesh Cricket Team StarPower 6.0
West Indies Cricket Team StarPower 6.0