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Friday, June 22, 2007

Pray tell me this isnt true!!

Why should politics always be so entwined with Indian cricket? Hell, why should politics always be so entwined with anything that involves huge money? Why cant the Indian Board just have a respectable former Indian player or for that matter just any respectable man at the helm?

First it was Jagmohan Dalmiya, the biggest crook and the dirtiest scheming politician of all times. Then from nowhere came in the Agriculture minister(!!) for the post and now, god save Indian cricket, coveting the role is the Railway minister! If you have been following Indian politics, you know what that means. Yes, the former Bihar Chief Minister, the one known for those endless scams, the one known more for his Gundagiri, Laloo Prasad Yadav has his eyes set on filling the post of BCCI Chief when Sharad Pawar, the agriculture minister, will vacate it for the even higher post of ICC Chief.

The BCCI is already in an obvious mess with all the recent shams and farcical happenings concerning its rather basic function of finding a decent coach for the cricket team. Added to that is all the criticism they are raking in regarding the players' contracts and the tour games in Australia. The reason is obviously mis-management. So why cant we think of a real manager for the post of chief atleast this time when the Sharad Pawar reign comes to an end?

And by the way, just take look at what one of Laloo's campaigners has to say:
"I think Laluji is the ideal person to run the BCCI. After the way he stood up to Dalmiya when the BCA was removed from the BCCI and Jharkhand given its vote, Laluji has been closely following the goings-on in Indian cricket," a senior BCA official, who did not want to be identified, told IANS on telephone from Patna. "It is only a question of convincing the members, and several affiliated units are keen on the idea of Laluji taking over from Pawar next year after the way he has turned around the fortunes of Indian Railways," added the official.
Ideal indeed! No wonder the person did not want to be named. He was obviously too embarassed to be talking such crap but was only saying it to gain some political favour.


Abhishek Krishnan said...

In short, you can say that it is the end of cricket!!!

Ananth said...

LOL! Might very well be, abhishek..