Tag Archives: Controversy

A controversy and a triumph

Controversy dogged the Pakistan Davis Cup team on its campaign against Lebanon recently. According to news reports and insider information, the ITF has written a harsh letter to the Pakistan Tennis Federation

A tale of noise, glamour and controversy

Huge-hitting Shahid Afridi makes such a noise on the field that they call him “Boom Boom”, but the crowd-pleaser is leaving the game quietly after clashing with Pakistan’s cricket hierarchy. The imposing

Referee Crowe in World Cup final controversy

MUMBAI – New Zealand match referee Jeff Crowe found himself involved in more World Cup final controversy as confusion reigned at the toss between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday.
After India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni spun the coin, it looked as if he thought he had won the toss.
But Crowe did not hear a call from Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara who, as the visiting skipper was supposed to nominate ‘heads’ or ‘tails’ while the coin was in the air.
There was a brief

Miral embraces Palestinian controversy

LOS ANGELES – During the making of Miral, a coming-of-age tale about a teenaged Palestinian girl, a profound moment occurred for director Julian Schnabel as he was filming in a convent outside of Jerusalem. Sirens sounded and everyone on set – men, women, Palestinians, Israelis and otherwise – suddenly stopped for several minutes of silence.
“There was a pool of humanity at that moment that was in sync,” recalled Schnabel. “It was powerful.” He didn’t know it at the time, but

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