Sangita, I understand where you're coming from, but there's no point in educating these so called 'experts'. Most of them are the ones that salvitate outside an electronics store when team India is closing in on a victory, and then come back to their clerical jobs the next morning to crib about the team or the board.
I have said this before and will say it again; the BCCI has done far better than the shameful IOA and let's not even get started on Hockey. Still, it seems like the success of one organisation breeds envy like nothing else, and it gives people a chance to escape from their sad lives by blaming capitalism for their woes.
Yes, I have friends within the MCA and the CCI, so my views may be tilted in favor of the organisation that I have personally seen do a great job of giving millions of young kids the chance to live a dream. It's not their fault if no alternate sports exist and there is place for only 11 of the best.
It seems like the crowd here are less likely to be Pakistani and made up of our own cowardly lot, that shrink behind their hope of pensions and free housing, blaming the progressive markets for their lack of good fortune.
Re: @ Sangita
by Ulhas Joshi on Apr 07, 2009 11:23 PM
Don't criticize, underestimate and generalize your opinion. Most of the readers/bloggers here have a good cricketing and the administration sense, It would be better to criticize those who act as goons and want to monopolize the business. Let's not forget that cricket is game first and a business later.
Selecting an ICL player is not just an BCCI issue. It is an issue related to ICC.
As per contracts, a player is not supposed to play in tournaments not approved by the local board, and ICC. It is the ICC that has to take a stand. Tomorrow, if a rebel tournament is organised in Pakistan and if we recognize those players, what would happen to the already bankrupt PCB?
Despite what the critics may say, BCCI is one of the strongest sports bodies in the world and it is because of the expert handling of so many things related to Cricket, that the world is no longer looking India as a poor country cousin. It is money that brings your friends and it is financial strength that gives you certain fearlessness.
What I have noticed here is that...most of the people who are burning jealousy at the success of BCCI...naturally are Pakistanis.
Let's be glad and be proud that at last we have an organisation in India whose voice is heard everywhere.
A hard-hitting batsman like Imran Nazir ; a talented bowler like Rana Naved and a quality allrounder like Abdul Razzaq. This will definitely add more balance to the team . I hope we can go one step further and win. Inshallah
i think there should be 2,3 or 4 team from india on international level due to population india have and immense interest in the cricket game.by seeing the current scenario there could be two icl-india and bcci-india.
so it could teminate the monopoly enjoyed by bcci.
more younger player from india could get chance and employment.
there are so many advantage by doing that but i am tooo lazy to mention here............
Re: there should be two team from india
by vinay on Apr 06, 2009 11:37 PM
yes. v hv so much talent which vengi didnt realise during his tenure as selector n made a blunder abt public outcry of non-availabilit of talent. it wasnt lack of talent, but utilisation of the talent, which current skipper dhoni is doing perfectly.