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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What, no leaks?

Good morning all, aren't you impressed that nothing further has leaked in the what, 10 hours or so since this blog was last active? I am. Very. Apparently all concerned now really have the best interests of Indian cricket at heart.
In fact, after the excitement of the last two, three days, the lack of news is so startling, I don't know what we would do without Raj Singh Dungarpur (sorry for asking you to shut up, in an earlier post, Raj-bhai) -- who now says Wright quit because of the Dalmiya-Ganguly axis.
Let's assume -- for the sake of argument, at least -- that this is true. Does it not make you wonder?
Raj Singh -- who for four decades and more has been going around introducing himself as Indian cricket's greatest well-wisher -- knew this. Sunny Gavaskar -- and of course, no one has the best interests of Indian cricket at heart more than he does -- knew all this; knew that players had abused him, threatened to hit him, conducted team meetings without the coach (all of this, mind, are what he himself has written in his columns).
So why, in the 'best interests of Indian cricket' did these gents not put a stop to it when it happened? Why, as senior members of the administration and highly influential voices in Indian cricket, did they not talk openly -- while Wright was still here -- about what was going on? Why did they not report the matter to the board hierarchy, and use their position as spokespersons of Indian cricket to get the board to take action?
Why does all this insight, this wisdom, surface only when it is in the individual's best interests? And why, finally, take us all for fools and expect us to buy into the 'best interests of Indian cricket' line you keep parrotting, ad infinitum, ad nauseum?

8 Comments:

  • Link to a NZ story on the future (or lack therof) of Chris Cairns in the ODI squad:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=29&ObjectID=10347473

    I guess some countries can start preparing for the '07 WC now. While others wallow in the muck ... Hmmm ... I wonder who is going to have a better WC.

    By Blogger Gopalblog, at 10:33  

  • How would one know these Prem ? I thought Raj Singh is a loose canon. Now who fought with him ?

    By Blogger biz0, at 11:07  

  • Opps, who fought and abused John Wright ?

    By Blogger biz0, at 11:07  

  • biz,

    I guess Gavaskar abused Wright!
    as he silently witnessed abuse according to Prem.

    By Blogger CrickTip, at 11:42  

  • Gavaskar is a businessman now. He doesn't care much unless it is affecting PMG and his commentry assignments. How would you expect him to continue commentry and interview the players when he takes/initiates actions against them. Note that Rohan was included in team during those days and that could be another factor as well.

    btw Has SG coached anyone?

    By Blogger J, at 12:41  

  • nope

    By Blogger SHRI, at 12:46  

  • How does Sunil Gavaskar become member of every committe ? In charge of selecting the World X1 squad...he made blunders there.
    In charge of coming up with new rules for ODI's...both the super-sub and power-play rules have been meaningless and ODI's are no better if not worse that what they were.
    And now in the BCCI review committe...has pussy-footed the biggest controversy to dog Indian cricket since the match-fixing scandal.
    And what happened to that money that was found in his lockers...I won't be surprised if he was involved in match-fixing.
    Fucking cunt.

    By Blogger ClannZĂș, at 14:24  

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