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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Listen to this man

It is, thus far, a reasonably quiet day news-wise; the lull might be a good time to throw up a story datelined yesterday.
Chief selector Kiran More has written a letter to board president Sharad Pawar to make it mandatory for cricket stars to play in domestic season from next season onwards.

More to the point, pun unintended:
The dapper former Indian wicketkeepers line of argument is that fringe players would benefit a great deal just by interacting with big players, leave aside the technical and mental inputs they would avail.
The presence of stars would also highlight a few of the unseemly aspects of Indian cricket as stars are more likely to come out in open against badly managed affairs.
A recent case was that of Virender Sehwag hitting out boldly against a pitch afforded to Delhi in a Ranji Trophy tie. He also attacked Delhi selectors for ignoring his suggestions and not including the players he wanted.

There's more (oh damn, there we go again), but the point is clear, and it is well taken. In fact, it's a point we had time and again raked up on Rediff -- this piece by Mohandas Menon being one of many on the subject.


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