West Indies captain Richie Richardson pulls away fast bowler Curtly Ambrose after an altercation with Australian Steve Waugh (left) in Trinidad.
Australian commentator Dean Jones, thinking he was off air, referred to South African batsman Hashim Amla as a terrorist. "The terrorist has got another wicket. For this Ten sports sacked Johnes
Temperamental Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar apologised for hitting fellow pacer Mohammad Asif with a bat following a verbal spat.Shoaib hit Asif on his thigh after the two had a heated exchange during a training session in South Africa following which
Mike Atherton was caught on camera taking dirt out of his pocket and rubbing it on the ball against South Africa at Lord's in 1994, all hell broke loose.
Things between the Aussies and India went pear shaped when Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh started sledging each other. Name calling of a primate nature led to much hot air with charges against Singh eventually dropped.
Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room a day after Ireland spectacularly knocked Pakistan out of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Jamaican Police announced that a murder investigation had been launched. It was based on a report by pathologist Dr. Ere Seshaiah that Woolmer had died of asphyxia via manual strangulation with evidence of poisoning. Conspiracy theories started flying out of the window that his death was either the result of a furious lone Pakistani fan or a max-fixing mobster. Less than three months later Lucius Thomas, the commissioner of the Jamaican Police, announced that the investigation had concluded that Woolmer died of natural causes, and was not murdered as indicated by the earlier pathologist's report. In November 2007 a jury returned an open verdict, refusing to rule out the controversial strangulation theory put forward by Dr. Seshaiah.
Bodyline was a cricketing tactic aiming at the body devised by the English cricket team for their 1932/33 Ashes tour of Australia, specifically to combat the extraordinary batting skill of Australia's Don Bradman.
Their relation went sour when Chappell sent an email to BCCI stating that Ganguly was unfit to lead the Indian team during India's Zimbabwe tour in 2005. Ganguly, in turn, said Chappell had actually asked him to step down. Resulting Ganguly was stripped of his captaincy and dropped from the team.
Dennis Lillee caused a stir in 1979 when he went out to the crease with an aluminium bat, it was a stunt for a mates company. It was called the ComBat and after a heated discussion Lillee threw it 40 metres across the WACA.