Red Faces and AcquisitionsInteresting developments in cricket today. First, Graham Ford does the smart thing and turns down the India coaching job. Smart, given his current job profile and that his employers love him so much, his family condition, and the lurking turmoil under the sheets in India. So does this mean John Emburey becomes coach by default - a real twist for those (read Sunil Gavaskar and co.) who apparently didn't want the job to fall to Ford uncontested. Do they swallow pride and confess that Emburey was hardly the best man for the job, given his pretty poor coaching record, and this was just a political move; or do they continue living in dreamland? Perhaps it'll be an Indian coach after all - what fun!
In equally interesting news, ESPN acquires Cricinfo. Have to wait and watch to see how this affects the site. For one, most of the images are owned by Getty Images. Will that change when they move to ESPN? Perhaps the images will be sold along with the property.
Oh, and Chanderpaul continues to script another twist in the infuriatingly unpredictable story that is West Indies cricket.