These are very sad days for Indian Cricket. India, the team which boasts to have the best batting line-up in the world is knocked out of the first round of Cricket World cup. The defeat against the minnows Bangladesh was humiliating.
Add to that the SMS leaks, E-Mail leaks nothing is going well for Indian Cricket at the moment. Greg Chappell’s comments on the seniors players, branding them as the “Mafia” and accusing them of not treating junior cricketers well and not making way for the youngsters. He goes on further to point fingers to Sachin Tendulkar. Then you have Greg’s brother Ian Chappell who says Sachin Tendulkar should retire.
Till now it was just the Chappels who had put forth their views. Today’s Newspaper had the views of the Indian players, especially the seniors. Man !! Greg Chappell, the coach, didn’t speak to players for three to four days during the world cup !!! No wonder India was knocked out in the first round. Lots of indirect mud-slinging happening.
There are big players in India team with lots of ego. Greg Chappell wanted to run the show Australian way, Well !! this is India to do that, the system needs to be changed. BCCI is a money making organization its more interested in selling media rights than improving the system in India. BCCI is the richest Cricket board where does all the money go ?
This was bound to happen some day. Commercialization of cricket is the root cause for all this. Its not the players or the coach who are to be blamed its the system i.e. BCCI who is responsible for it. If anyone has to resign or retire it is the BCCI officials.
Whatever it is the game of cricket has lost one fan.
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