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Friday, November 25, 2005

What on earth?!

Here's the home page of Mid-Day sports. Check out the second story from the top -- the link, unfortunately, is dead so can't read the full story. This is the synopsis:
The Supreme Court today declined to entertain a petition by the Indian Cricket Board against the order of former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy, appointed as an observer for the BCCI elections, debarring Board President Ranbir Singh Mahendra from standing in the election scheduled for November 29 and 30.

Tell me I read this right? The former CEC has barred Mahindra from contesting for a second term as BCCI president? Krishnamurthy has conducted enough elections, larger, more complicated ones, so he has to have had a basis on which he has acted in this fashion. Wonder what that is; wonder what the fallout of it all is likely to be -- geez, it is like the Chinese saying, we live in interesting times.


  • Prem,
    Mahendra saab might have missed deadline to file his papers. Former CEC did ask all candidates to submit papers. Bigwigs of board did not like this order...went to SC. RSM ban must be related to this point.

    Pawar camp seems to be in driving seat. Raj Singh will get busy before and after elections.

    By Blogger Rajg, at 11:32  

  • I think already Krishnamurthy clarified. - Mahendra is allowed to stand in the elections...but he is not allowed to vote 3 or 4 times...like what Dalmiya did (Cheated) last time

    By Blogger G285, at 11:37  

  • Prem, the link you provided does not work.

    Use this link for the news report:

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 11:48  

  • Also, Prem please cease and desist from quoting papers like mid-day that are not real newspapers - just tabloid types. they have got the story wrong and misleading knowledgeable people like you.
    Please look at the link I provided for the BCCI election story,

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 11:51  

  • The thing is that Mahendra can cast his ballot as board member as well as for his association. But he can not put his Casting vote unless there is a tie. So he has only 2 votes instead of 3 unless there is a tie.

    By Blogger SS, at 11:58  

  • shut up ss - u r smoking nonsense

    By Blogger Yacrik, at 12:01  

  • Prem, is not Mid-Day almost owned by the Mumbai lobby?
    Just as you make mockery of Telegraph, you missed the opportunity to be unbiased here.

    By Blogger CrickTip, at 12:53  

  • If TS Krishnaurthy is correct, last year Bihar should have been allowed to vote i.e. Pawar would have got 16 votes. In addition Dalmiya would have got only 1 vote not 2 so it would have been 16-14. No tie so no extra vote there. Instead it became 15-16 to Mahendra.

    This year already Pawar seems to be stronger than last so I think Mahendra is history.

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 13:07  

  • I heard a rumor (supposedly in dailythanthi.com) that there is a connection between Abu Saleem & Ganguly. Keeping my eyes peeled for more on this. If gangsters are involved I can very well understand why board selectors go nuts suddenly, why ganguly becomes an allrounder (and turns in outstanding allround performances befittingly), why Calcutta groundsmen create the greenest wicket ever (per Arun Lal) and set up India humiliation.

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 13:12  

  • dailythanthi... is that the rag run by Thanu [the suicide bomber] family?

    btw, now who is suffering from greenwicketitis?

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 13:26  

  • cricktip... it was a well judged miss... going by the dictum: enemy's enemy is my friend... these days, the bibhuti-rasam lobby have, in the pedro/amchi-mumbai lobby, found themselves a perfect match, shadi.com ishtyle...

    besides, you of course do not believe that Dr Love is 'unbiased', do you? you'd surely make him blush thru his beard...

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 13:35  

  • Green pitch when you bat that evens out later + wet ball when you field = lottery. What I don't get is how Indians can load the dice against their own team and gloat when the arrogant Smith hits a 100. Self-flagellation at its worst.

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 13:37  

  • Green pitch when you bat that evens out later + wet ball when you field = lottery......

    mr dailythanti... you missed out one caveat... 'the above applies for all cases except SG' ... right?

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 13:41  

  • oldman does abu saleem have you by the balls too?

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 13:46  

  • thankfully not yet... and i don't think it is necessary... he seems to be busy and happy with your crack!

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 13:49  

  • go smoke some more bengali ganja yourself.

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 13:59  

  • it seems too much rasam has clouded your brains... there are more than one meanings for 'crack', and some of them, seewagfan, are not as generous as the meaning you made out to be...

    anyway, so far as ganja is concerned, i am happy with my mallu stuff...

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 14:06  

  • http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/india/content/story/227286.html

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 14:28  

  • thats the link to the new chappel controversy

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 14:29  

  • i was shocked to find that they have government run shops in calcutta where you can buy ganja. there's one right in behala (SG's home). is it common in kerala too?

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 14:38  

  • Did you actually find 'government run shops in calcutta where you can buy ganja'... pray send the address before Prem shuts down the blog... I'll search for it when I go to Kolkata during summer next... ;--))

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 14:48  

  • in behala, just ask on the street they'll tell you. it's right off the main road.

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 14:53  

  • So far as I remember, behala is quite big an area... and there are several 'main roads'... so plz be specific...

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 14:54  

  • the diamond harbor road.

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 15:08  

  • even that is quite a long stretch... couldn't you tell us at the least which crossing it is in, and what type of govt shop it is? C'mon...

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 15:14  

  • don't remember -- it's 22 years since I left IIMC.

    By Blogger seewagfan, at 15:17  

  • 22 yrs is a long time... things have changed a lot... although, if they were indeed selling the stuff in govt shops, but have now stopped, that would be a pity...

    By Blogger oldmanblues, at 15:26  

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