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The point is not only that Test cricket sorts out the greats from the also-rans in a way that abbreviated forms of cricket just cannot It is also that to truly fulfil its potential of being the final arbitercricket needs Test matches to be scheduled and played in a way that allows cricketers to play to their best abilities A good start may be to abandon the pursuit of quantitative ways of ranking Test teams the ICC rankingsfor instanceor the much debated Test championship and let the prominence of particular Tests in relation to others be decided by contextrivalrythe narrative overhang of the seriesextraordinary performance or surprise heroicsan unexpected turn of events Perhaps the biggest challenge one-days and now the T20 and IPL pose to Test cricket is that they tempt us into changing the filters by which a game is evaluated Unlike for the shorter forms of the gamein a Testlets continue to allow for its worth to be more or less than the sum on the scorecard The writer is contributing editor for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Los Angeles | Published: March 5 2017 6:17 pm Tommy Page died on Friday Top News Singer-songwriter and music industry executive Tommy Page best known for his single “I’ll be your everything” has died He was 46 He was found dead on Friday The cause of death was unclear but according to reports quoting multiple friends it was an apparent suicide reports billboardcom Page started his career as a recording artiste for Sire Records and topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his single “I’ll be your everything” in April 1990 The song was written by Page along with Jordan Knight and Danny Wood of Page’s tourmates New Kids on the Block The group’s Donnie Wahlberg along with Knight also had a hand in producing the track Page later returned to New York University’s Stern School of Business to pursue his career as a music executive He recorded nine studio albums and continued to tour throughout his career “My whole life I dreamed of having a number one record ever since I could remember getting into music I wanted to be on top of the Billboard charts” Page said in 2011 More from the world of Entertainment: Page later joined Warner Bros/Reprise Records where he served as an artists and repertoire executive and vice president of top 40 promotion During that time he helped shape the careers of many successful artistes including Michael Buble Alanis Morissette and Green Day In 2011 Page left Warner Bros/Reprise to join Billboard as associate publisher The following year he was promoted to publisher In 2013 Page left Billboard to become Pandora’s Vice President of artists and brand partnerships Two years later he joined Cumulus Media as senior vice president of brand partnerships Page most recently served as vice president of music partnerships at the Village Voice He continued to record and perform regularly particularly in Asia “We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague Tommy Page” said Billboard Entertainment Group President John Amato “He was a magnetic soul and a true entertainer Our thoughts are with his family” Page is survived by his partner Charlie and their three children For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew York: A US court has acquitted an Alabama police officer who was arrested for brutally assaulting an Indian elderly man in February last year media reported on Thursday In an apparent jolt to the paralysed Sureshbahi Patel’s bid to seek justice the court acquitted Eric Parker on the grounds of being "presumed innocent" after two mistrials could not establish his guilt beyond doubt Alcom reported Police officer Eric Parker in a file photo Reuters Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala threw out the case against Parker who faced up to 10 years in prison for using excessive force against Patel A team of three federal prosecutors had twice tried Parker last year for the takedown of 57-year-old Sureshbahi Patel Both trials ended with a deadlocked jury "Mr Patel had-and has-just as much right to be free from excessive force as every citizen of this country He is welcome here and it is appropriate to grieve his injury" Haikala was quoted as saying "However that injury standing alone does not provide the basis for a criminal judgment against Mr Parker" the judge added Parker still faces a state charge of misdemeanor assault in Limestone County On the morning of 6 February last year a neighbour in Huntsville called police to complain of a "skinny black guy" who is "just kind of walking around close to the garage" Police found Patel walking along the sidewalk but Patel owing to lack of knowledge of English could not answer questions and the confused encounter ended with Patel in an ambulance Patel who arrived from India to help care for his grandson later testified that he does not speak English and did not resist "I did not try to run away but I did go back a couple of steps to show them my house" testified Patel through an interpreter at the second trial "They put their hands on me and I was just standing and did not move" he added The case drew international interest drawing Indian diplomats to Madison and prompting Governor Robert Bentley to issue a letter apologizing to Patel and to India Patel now lives with his son while undergoing medical care IANS New Delhi: A day after the AAPgovernment raised the issue of 2002 CNG fitness test scam alleging that L-GNajeeb Jung tried to protect three bureaucrats “involved” in the financial irregularity by denying sanction to prosecute them Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested by the Delhi Police in the wee hours on Tuesday in connection with his fake law degree case The arrest was made on a criminal complaint filed by the Bar Council of Delhi against the minister on Monday evening and the minister has been remanded to four days police custody AAP supporters protest outside Delhi’s Hauz Khas police station PTI The police took Tomar into custody at 130 am on Tuesday and booked him under sections 420 (cheating) 468 (forgery with purpose of cheating) 467 (forgery) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) The law maker elected to Delhi Assembly from Tri Nagar constituency was quizzed at Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS) office in Vasant Vihar and has been presented a before a duty magistrate at Saket Court The Delhi Police is “well-prepared” to strongly defend the arrest in the court “Mr Tomar was interrogated at AATS office and we tried to connect all dots to strongly defend the arrest in the court We will try our best to take his remand for at least five days” a senior Delhi Police officer told Firstpost When asked about the reasons behind the arrest he said the minister was not cooperating in the investigation Asked why the minister was not served any notice before the arrest he said “He (Tomar) was summoned last evening under Section 160 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc) which empowers an investigating officer to seek attendance of the accused or witness of a case” On the other hand the defence is trying to secure bail because if it is denied by the court the government will be on a the back foot and will have to sack the minister Describing the sequence of the arrest Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called the arrest “illegal” and an act of “revenge” by the central government “At least 30-40 police officials arrested Tomar from his MLA office They first asked the minister to accompany them to his residence on the pretext of examining some documents On the way a police man occupied the driver’s seat and he was asked to tell someone to bring the documents at police station because he has been detained” he told reporters adding that Tomar was arrested like he was a “mafia don” or had carried out a “bomb blast” somewhere in the city “This is being done to teach us a lesson” said the deputy chief minister adding that hours after the file on the case (the CNG fitness scam) was forwarded by his office Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had created a new post in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and appointed a new official to take charge of it “There has been an attempt to create an Emergency-like situation soon after I approved the file (to re-investigate the scam)” he said reiterating that his government will not spare any corrupt official because it has got a “massive mandate of the people to root out corruption” The arrest raises many questions: Was the police action really necessary when the case is currently sub-judice and being heard in the Delhi HC Is the action against the AAP leader political vendetta or is it a case of the Centre trying to warn the Kejriwal-led government not to go against the Lt Governor in the Rs 100 crore CNG fitness test scam Senior Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hegde termed the arrest “unprecedented” and a “political vendetta” “I do not know any other fellow who has ever been arrested on the charges of fake degree The Supreme Court has time and again said that the arrest is not a routine matter” he told Firstpost He said he was at loss as to why the police was in such a “hurry” to take the minister into custody without serving him a notice with sufficient time Asked about the Smriti Irani’s case he replied “Forget about the arrest The basic requirement of having a proper degree to hold the office of the HRD was given a damn” However Advocate Sidharth Luthra former additional solicitor general of India says there is no problem with the arrest on technical grounds “Technically the arrest is possible He (the minister) did not even get relief from the Delhi High Court” he said Meanwhile the Institute of Legal Studies based in Bihar’s Munger district where Tomar claimed to have studied law – had filed an affidavit before the Delhi High Court certifying that Tomar was a “bonafide student” The affidavit came a month after the Tilka Majhi University Bhagalpur — the varsity with which the college that had issued the law degree is affiliated — filed an affidavit stating that the provisional certificate filed by the minister before the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) did not match its records In a reflex action against the Central government the Delhi government has transferred Home Secretary Dharam Pal for allowing Joint Commissioner of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena to take charge of the anti-corruption branch as per the orders of the Lt Governor Jung Earlier the Directorate of Vigilance of the GNCTD had urged Meena to go back to the Delhi Police because “there is no sanctioned post (of a Joint CP rank) in the ACB” But defiant Meena refused and took additional charge adding that he will “act as per law” and has “order from the competent authority” We all know mastering social media can be a bit of task If you have a job what you post on social media is likely to be read by your bosses and could affect the image of your company Now it seems that the Modi sarkar too has realised the perils of social media especially for its ministers and has given out a list of dos and don’ts for the ministers According to a report on Economic Times 10 commandments were "spelt out by the I&B ministry at a special training session on July 11 for all ministries on using Twitter and Facebook" The list of rules includes be "selective" in who you follow or retweet don’t get fooled by unverified accounts "follow related ministries and ministers and ‘authentic’ government news sources" The presentation also told ministers that while they must exercise caution on social media they must make sure that their social media communication fosters interaction with the public The ET report notes that the presentation said"Engage people Tweet mention them when you come across something related to the verified accounts and retweet their good posts" More importantly they’ve always been asked not to spam users Amen to that Representational image AP The report also mentions that "the government will also come up with customised ‘social relationship management software’ to enable ministries to engage with people at large" We had noted in the past that PM Modi is the most successful Indian politicians on social media and it wasn’t just because he had a large number of followers A study titled "Social Network use by Indian Politicians" at the University of Michigan by researchers Joyojeet Pal and Priyank Chandra showed that before he became PM Narendra Modi’s social media success was a consequence of the kinds of interactions he engaged in on Twitter The fact that Modi would follow accounts of random users on Twitter and even tweet out or share their tweets Users didn’t see him as just another leader who expected followers but someone who actually engaged with them And now with the latest brief to his ministers PM Modi intends to make sure that his ministers follow his playbookIn the past four years, “So if I get an out-of-the-box show to 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