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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Journeys end in lovers' meetings

1. Thanks to Cricinfo, we have a chronology of the meeting; we know how much time each player in the drama spent with the review committee, and how much time the committee spent considering its verdict.
Tangentially, thanks to Indian Express, we also have word of another, related, meeting.


  • So they just took 15 mins to hear and decide SG's defense?

    By Blogger Gopi, at 11:12  

  • that was expected Prem

    We all know who's running the show with zero accountability

    By Blogger suraj, at 11:18  

  • time for the fans to act against the bcci.

    By Blogger Narad Han, at 11:20  

  • http://web.mid-day.com/news/city/2005/september/119659.htm

    tarranum--ordinary plain jane

    By Blogger tombaan, at 11:23  

  • Prem,
    What in your opinion, persuaded GC to buy this verdict? I was of the impression that if either of them were not guilty, they should not accept a compromise. By the looks of it both GC and SG were happy to keep their job.Sad state for Indian cricket...

    By Blogger deep cover, at 11:23  

  • PP and the rest-
    Just heard a Robin Singh interview on BBC Radio. Made a few interesting points:

    1. GC is the one whose neck is on the block, in fact so much more so than any player in the team. As a result, fingers are going to be easily pointed after a couple of series faliures at him. So, there is no question that he is the one person more than anyone else that has a lot riding on the success of this lot and therefore his observations are very unlikely to be motivated by anything other than purely professional interest.

    2. It is common knowledge that Sourav's fitness levels are not anywhere close to international levels. The same goes for Nehra, Zaheer, Balaji- in fact Robin said something like, "Nehra cried off with a pain in the bum."

    4.As captain, Sourav has (or has had) the prerogative of influencing practice sessions, training routines etc, which may have changed now. (I thought Robin was rather guarded in making this point, and it looked as if he was suggesting that the captain's say in practice sessions has been considerably reduced under the new regime)

    3.With the present compromise formula, the only option for Sourav is to prove Chappell wrong over the next few series, although Robin made it clear that he did not think Sourav's fitness would allow him to do this convincingly enough.

    PP- lots of well-intentioned bile in your pen. I empathise, but for the collective good of all our blood pressures, lets hope some good materialises.....

    By Blogger Painfully Sinstripe, at 11:29  

  • that ends robin's career as a coach for the bcci.. no benefit matches for him .. ha!

    By Blogger Narad Han, at 11:37  

  • BCCI has said coach, captian and players are not allowed to speak to media.
    They forgot to add others in the list LOL !!!
    They might call him before a review comitte next week at Hotel Leela Goa and make that statement!

    By Blogger Gopi, at 11:50  

  • ex-players, peons, sweepers, clerks .. oh i forgot they don't have an office.. or do they? the richest board in all of cricket.. what a sorry state of affairs.

    By Blogger Narad Han, at 11:55  

  • Breaking News

    Bush Hires BCCI; Saves Indian Cricket!

    By Blogger mip_co, at 12:37  

  • I feel everyone should be allowed to speak to media. After all Media needs to some spicy news to sell its product. If more people buy its product Media outlets would expand which mean more jobs for folks. Which will help current gov's promise of jobs for all. Everyone would be happy. I think this gag order is anti free economy. We need more entertainment.

    By Blogger Vick, at 12:47  

  • the decision was made in the meeting between JD and SG as mentioned in the IExpress.
    The Six wise men meeting was formality where the Prev meeting results was announced !
    The journalists hould have been called to the first meeting instead.

    By Blogger Pankaj Tripathi, at 12:55  

  • http://usa.cricinfo.com/india/content/story/220348.html

    By Blogger anantha, at 15:48  

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