Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Indian cricket board has decided to discontinue the services of bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Robin Singh
The Indian cricket board has decided to discontinue the services of bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Robin Singh with immediate effect. The board is expected to name their replacements before the seven-match one-day home series against world champions Australia, which opens on October 25. It is said that Gary Kirsten and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni were not part of the decision.
Srinivasan did not detail why the two former India internationals, who had been involved with the national team since the tour of Bangladesh in May 2007, were removed.
The national team's bowling and fielding coaches Prasad and Singh had faced heavy criticism over the team's poor bowling and fielding, which saw India fail to make the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in June and the Champions Trophy last month.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Rajnikanth’s Sivaji The Boss swept the state awards for 2007 with a tally of six awards, closely followed by Mozhi, which bagged four awards. Dasavathaaram bagged four state awards for 2008, including best actor and best film. The former judge of the Madras High Court, Justice AK Rajan, headed the awards committee.
2008 State Awards:
2008 State Awards:
- Best Actor- Kamal Hassan- Dasavatharam
- Best Actress- Sneha- Pirivom Sandhippom
- Best Film- 1st Dasavatharam, 2nd – Abhiyum Naanum , 3rd- Santhosh Subramaniam
- Best Director- Radha Mohan- Abhiyum Naanum
- Best Supporting Actor- Prakash Raj-Abhiyum Naanum
- Best Supporting Actress- Pooja-Naan Kaduvul
- Best Music Composer- Ilayaraja-Ajantha
- Best Family Film- Vallamai Tharayo.
- Best Film- Meiporul
- Best Actor- Suriya-Vaaranam Aayiram
- Best Actress- Trisha-Abhiyum Naanum
- Best Film Portraying Women in Good Light- Poo.
- Best Actor- Rajinikanth- Sivaji
- Best Actress- Jyothika- Mozhi
- Best Film- 1st- Sivaji, 2nd – Mozhi , 3rd- Pallikoodam
- Best Director- Thankar Bachchan
- Best Supporting Actor- MS Bhaskar, Mozhi
- Best Supporting Actress- Archana- Onbathu Roopa Note
- Best Music Composer Vidyasagar- Mozhi
- Best Family Film- Thoovanam.
- Best Film- Periyar
- Best Actor- Sathyaraj- Onbathu Roopa Note
- Best Actress- Padmapriya- Mirugam
- Best Film Portraying Women in Good Light- Mirugam.