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1898
Ernie Jones, the fast bowler from Australia, became the first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test the first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test. Big in frame and heart, Australian fast bowler is famous for two things. Umpire Jim Phillips called no ball of his bowling.

1906
South Africa earned their first Test victory against England.

1975
Mike Denness became the first captain to drop himself from a Test match when he left himself out against Australia in Sydney. Denness was going through a lean match and had scored only 65 runs in six innings before the match. He set an example by axing himself to bring England back on winning track.

2016
Chris Gayle made sexist remarks to a pitch-side reporter on camera during the Big Bash League.  This landed him to extreme trouble as he was fined A$10,000 by Melbourne Renegades for his remarks.  Interviewed by Channel Ten’s Mel McLaughlin after his dismissal in a game, Gayle said, “I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well. That’s the reason why I’m here, just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice so… Hopefully we can win this game and have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby.”

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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