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March 13, 2009, 12:07 PM
How come Raj isn't in the list for RCB? Didn't he sign a 2 year contract? They can't just tear up his contract. If they have done Raj must get full compensation.

BTW both Ash and Mash are in the squads of their teams.

March 13, 2009, 12:14 PM
Meh. Old martial arts masters used to make their students carry water from hills and chop wood. Hopefully Razzak will pick some things up as water boy. This story will illustrate the value of doing the simple things in life with whole-heartedness.

I will tell you the story of the Samurai who came to see the legendary master Miyamoto Musashi and asked to learn the true way of the sword.

The master agreed to accept him as a student. Having become his disciple, the Samurai spent all his time, as instructed by the master, carrying and chopping wood and fetching buckets of water from a distant spring.

He did this every day for a month, two months, one year, three years. Today, any disciple would have run away after a week or even a few hours. But the Samurai went on, and in the process he formed his body.

At the end of three years he had had enough, however, and asked his master, "What kind of training are you giving me? I have not touched a sword since I got here. I spend all my time chopping wood and carrying water. When are you going to initiate me?"

"All right, all right," the master replied. "Since you desire it, I shall how teach you the true technique."

He ordered him to go to the dojo and there, every day from morning to evening, the disciple had to walk around the outside edge of the tatami, step by step around the hall without ever missing a foot.

So the disciple walked around the edge of the tatami for a year. At the end of that time he said to his master, "I am a Samurai, I have a long experience of swordsmanship and I have met other masters of Kendo. Not one ever taught me as you are doing. Now, please, teach me the true way of the sword."

"Very well," said the master. "Follow me."

He led him far into the mountains to a place where a tree trunk lay across a ravine, a dizzying, deep chasm.

"There," said the master, "walk over."

The Samurai had no idea what his master meant; when he glanced down he recoiled and couldn't bring himself to cross.

All of a sudden they heard a tap-tap-tapping behind them, the sound of a blind man's stick. The blind man, paying no attention, walked past them and tapped his way firmly over the abyss, his stick in front of him.

"Aha," thought the Samurai, "I'm beginning to understand. If the blind man can walk across like that, I ought to be able to do it too."

And his master said, "For one whole year you have walked round and round the edge of the tatami, which is much narrower than that tree trunk; so you must be able to cross."

He understood, and strode to the other side.

His training was finished: for three years he had built up the strength of his body; for one year he had developed his power of concentration in one action (walking); and at the last, facing death at the edge of the abyss, he received the final training of spirit and mind.

March 13, 2009, 12:17 PM
Rajasthan has two more available spots for foreign players due to the unavalability of their Pakistani players. Banglalore has one spot due to Misbah not being available and Kolkata also have a spot open since Ponting withdrew.

From the media reports players such as Oram and Pietersen may make a last minute decision to withdraw themselves. Australia have a series with Pakistan midway through the IPL and potentially 11 Aussies may be withdrawn from their teams which means more opportunities for our players to be signed as replacements. :) Or more amateur Aussies will replace them. :(

March 13, 2009, 12:21 PM
The list was made on 9th February 2009 and Raj wasn't available to play cricket at that time. he is cleared now and we might see an up to date list.

March 13, 2009, 01:21 PM
If he is not in the playing 11, Razzaq shouldn't be in the team. he should be back and he needs practice.

March 13, 2009, 04:34 PM
ohh no
guys im wondering y does razzak does so good in 20 20 for internatioal. but cant he play in the ipl????/

March 14, 2009, 09:28 AM
This article was published yesterday. No Razzak in Bangalore squad.

March 14, 2009, 10:42 AM
ohh no
guys im wondering y does razzak does so good in 20 20 for internatioal. but cant he play in the ipl????/
Simple, because he is from Bangladesh.

March 14, 2009, 08:10 PM
may be they bought him for only one season.. thats why he got only 50,000 dollars...

March 15, 2009, 06:09 AM
Simple, because he is from Bangladesh.

thats true

March 15, 2009, 07:46 AM
may be they bought him for only one season.. thats why he got only 50,000 dollars...

Possible. We have to dig up old cricinfo articles to answer that.

March 15, 2009, 11:49 AM
razzak is one of the best t20 spinners in the world if not the best.
he shouldve definitely bowled for bangalore

March 25, 2009, 04:57 PM
Final IPL squads as of 19th March, 2009.

Razzak not in the Bangalore squad. However Razzak is still mentioned in their website.