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Monday, September 26, 2005

Some cons, some pros

On Cricinfo, Rahul Bhattacharya questions perceived wisdom on Greg Chappell.

17 Comments:

  • Just thought I'd let you know about a site where you can make over $800 a month in extra income. Go to this site   MAKE MONEY NOW  and put in your zip code..... up will pop several places where you can get paid to secret shop, take surveys, etc.  It's free.  I found several and I live in a small town!

    By Blogger TS, at 11:53  

  • Prem

    Lest we all forget and just to re-remind everyone it was Mr Ganguly who put forward the candidacy of Mr Chappell as the coach. *Some* players and *some* of us suggested that Tom Moody may be the better choice we were told then that we were crazy by the very same people that are now calling for Mr Chappell's head. A lot of these people are regular commenters on this blog. They can stand up and own up or .... well that is to expect that they have the guts to do so.

    By Blogger Gopalblog, at 12:00  

  • prem
    do u have any insight on the comment made by rahul about GC writing to his journo friends? are you one of the btw :-)

    doesn't GC's contract address his writing commitments?

    By Blogger JD, at 12:01  

  • Read "Bhajji shoots from the hip and recoils" at hindustantimes.com...

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/htcricket/14_1500916.htm

    By Blogger GregChappell, at 12:14  

  • Some earlier posting mention Rahul B's article as the most balanced. The one article I saw on cricinfo by this guy was a nasty job on GC. If that is balanced writing, Pisa's tower has no claim to fame. But then what would you expect from a Bongbandhu.

    By Blogger Gardhabh, at 12:16  

  • By Blogger Ginkgo, at 12:19  

  • I am wondering if Cricinfo proof reads their articles before publishing on their site. He refers to "...bu11$hit..." in that article - that is not being gentlemanly, especially if Mr R Bhattacharya is a professional in journalism.

    By Blogger GregChappell, at 12:20  

  • prem,
    Can we block out the "Make Money Now" postings just like you took out the anonymous postings?

    We can live with these... just that they are just too much of a nuisance.

    By Blogger Kannan, at 12:25  

  • "Harbhajan hearing on September 29"

    http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2005/sep/26pca.htm

    By Blogger GregChappell, at 12:29  

  • Greg Chappels email has been published.

    http://www.expressindia.com/cricket/fulleistory.php?content_id=55360&pn=1

    By Blogger crickfan1, at 12:31  

  • old news crickfan. So who's going to start the email chain to boycott one ODI to protest BCCI functioning?

    By Blogger Narad Han, at 12:33  

  • Just one ODI, I am for boycotting the whole series against SL
    but let us at least start with one
    For teh good of Indian Cricket, let us all unite
    all teh genuine cricket lovers
    let us spread this message around
    How are we going to do it?

    By Blogger Thirdman, at 12:43  

  • what can be done at the grassroots level in india to enable this. I think all cricket lovers regardless of anti or pro gangs will want to see this happen. I think we'll need some level of support in the press to press for this.

    By Blogger Narad Han, at 12:57  

  • The bottom line is that if only Ganguly's batting was as explosive as his press conferences, then perhaps this whole controversy would not have occurred. Instead, his comments and Harbhajan's clearly prove that Indian cricket is still all about the individual and not team cause. But then why blame just poor old Gangers when historically Indian cricketers have always feuded with each other (Lala Amarnath v Maharajkumar of Vizianagram, Pataudi v Wadekar, Wadekar v Bedi, Bedi v Gavaskar, Gavaskar v Kapil, Kapil v Shastri, Shastri v Azhar, Azhar v Tendulkar, Tendulkar v Ganguly etc). Must be a genetic thing!

    By Blogger nikhil viswanathan, at 12:57  

  • the article by rahul bhattacharya is awesome. puts things in perspective. and i tend to agree with his solution. get rid of ganguly and give chappell some more time

    By Blogger criclogic, at 13:01  

  • Commentators are lining up behind GC because they agree with him about the basic point - SG needs to go, if not because of everything else, form alone dictates this. . .

    So they have been willing to give GC a free ride on some of his own "indiscretions", not the least of which was to publicly state that he looked forward to working with SG, then immediately turn around and fire off an email demanding he be canned.

    Does anyone remember back during the coaching search, when Steve Waugh came out with a controversial statement that in retrospect was right on target. He said that he felt Tom Moody was the better candidate - GC had a great cricketing brain (if I recall the exact wording correctly), but Moody would do a much better job with player relations . These comments seems prescient, from someone who had no apparent axe to grind.

    By Blogger sunki, at 13:44  

  • I will bet anyone that they will STALL tomorrow? No decision will be made or made public anyway.

    They will say "We have heard both parties and report will issued to the Board". Any decisions on team composition will be made in the selection meeting to be held Mid October before the Sri Lanka Series."

    These non-committal impotent bloodsuckers of the Indian Tax-payer will never have the guts to make a hard decision.

    Excuse my french, cannot help being pissed off about this. It is an insult to being Indian and makes an absolute nonsense of being an Indian Cricket Fan!!

    By Blogger Akshay, at 16:24  

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