Thailand November 2, 2007

Bangkok league victim of Thai power game

Thailand may be a cricketing backwater, but the game these has a decent foothold and it also attracts touring sides to the prestigious Chaing Mai Sixes.
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Thailand may be a cricketing backwater, but the game these has a decent foothold and it also attracts touring sides to the prestigious Chaing Mai Sixes.

However, the national board continues to attract much criticism and that is now spilling over into the country’s main competition, the Bangkok Cricket League, which is due to start its new season this month.

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Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Bangkok cricketer on November 17, 2007, 5:18 GMT

    How much cricket do you guys play?Why keep fighting?Sports is for relaxation and recreation.I understand your passion for cricket.Once cricket goes to your blood streams,it just rules.You can never stop your love for this game.If Peace cannot be made by good ways,diplomatic ways then you must stand together to fight.Stand against the non-ethical governing bodies.Start the revolt.Remove both the factions and set up new stream of leaders who can take good care of you guys.Get together your strength.You are the players.You have the democratic right to govern yourselves.If teams not there,there will be no association,no chairman,no league coordinator.Forget them.

    Why respect these power hungry people who have their own motives.Stupid ACC/ICC does not care for your plight.Killing cricket game here,does not bother these people who have ego problems.There are many school and universities who have grounds here.May be smaller in size but still good enough to play some cricket.No need to beg to these tyrants.Selfish and stupid personalities.

  • EDITORIAL COMMENT on November 16, 2007, 7:16 GMT

    There have been a number of racist comments submitted of late and these will simply not be published so please don't bother sending them. We welcome people expressing opinions but that does not extend to abuse.

  • Peter Goodchap on November 15, 2007, 11:52 GMT

    I have just moved away from Thailand, and I was involved in cricket heavily, and I know exactly what is going on. It is certainly a mixture of Thais and farangs needed to run cricket, not just one group. It is because the Indians have wanted to control it totally that we are in this position.

  • sharma on November 15, 2007, 7:46 GMT

    Well Peter, U r right.Many Thais of both origins - Real Thai and Indian Thai and may be a farang Thai. Come to Thailand, change nationality and we might vote for you too.

  • INFORMATION on November 15, 2007, 4:35 GMT

    What is happening in Thailand cricket? Have you reached any conclusions to your problems? Any peace or compromise? Do you think boys will be able to play some cricket? Please update the cricket community here in Bangkok. Also please define positions and portfolios in CAT and BCL. Now it is time to know what is going on and who is who. Cricketers in Bangkok have all rights to know the working style of CAT and BCL. We want to know the names of committee member in CAT board, national selection board, name of national coach and other coaches, facilities available for cricketers, league schedules, grounds available. Mind you it is time to update information.

  • Peter Goodchap on November 15, 2007, 2:29 GMT

    Well everybody, the answer is simple. Ravi Sehgal needs to resign from the CAT as he has disgraced Thailand in world cricket.

    Get a Thai national who has the interest to run cricket, and ensure the people who want to help are utilised.

    Not rocket science, just plain common sense.

    For those of you who are saying "There are no Thai's to run cricket", well that is certainly not the case, there are a number of them whom I know would do a great job.

    Why not put pressure on the CAT to get their act together and help cricket, and that way you will find that the BCL will just be a part of CAT and run by them in the best way to help cricket in the country.

  • fools on November 14, 2007, 6:32 GMT

    Why are we made fools by CAT and BCL? This year no 20/20,no 6's and no league matches? Your fights against each other has nothing to do with us. We are general cricketers who want to enjoy few games a year after paying our league fees.CAT gets money from ACC and do nothing at all.BCL takes money but pays to CAT for grounds.CAT charges more than RBSC charges them for the ground facility. What is happening? Making profits from our hard earned money? Why you guys treat us like step mother?? Come to your senses boys!

    Stop making fools out of us. Once you all were together and now divorced. But we have to suffer because of your feud.

  • Dear Sir on November 13, 2007, 23:06 GMT

    You have misunderstood the previous entry prior to yours, the grounds are not available yet. Not being available is far different from not having a ground.As it is said, the grounds are being used for other purposes taking precedence over the league at the moment and once these prior commitments are done, then the league will start.

    It has got nothing to do with dreams and ideas, just plain logic and patience as the entry suggests. How can a game be played when the field is not even ready yet? How can a game be played when the field is being occupied by another sport or the National Juniors are using it?

  • Cricketer on November 13, 2007, 16:27 GMT

    Nobody is ignorant here! I know what is happening with Thailand Cricket. Organising Cricket includes organising grounds as well. If you don't have a ground, better organise it first. Otherwise, you are killing the Cricket in Thailand. Or else smartly talk to the people who have grounds with them. Just don't keep showing dreams of making grounds. I am sure, not many of us have the money power to own a ground!!

  • Patient Cricketer on November 13, 2007, 11:10 GMT

    Hey Cricketer, you must be ignorant to the present situation or simply not be interested about knowing the facts. You tell all where BCL can play and they will play. Polo grounds are not available yet due to other sports being played presently as well as the Thai U15 team need it for warm up games prior to t he upcoming tournament in Nepal, AIT is getting ready for the ACC U15 Tournament and is not able to be played on yet so....where do they start? Maybe your team may want to travel to Chiang Mai for a game or does your team have a ground free yet?

    All productive suggestions are welcome and a small amount of patience my fellow cricketer!

  • Bangkok cricketer on November 17, 2007, 5:18 GMT

    How much cricket do you guys play?Why keep fighting?Sports is for relaxation and recreation.I understand your passion for cricket.Once cricket goes to your blood streams,it just rules.You can never stop your love for this game.If Peace cannot be made by good ways,diplomatic ways then you must stand together to fight.Stand against the non-ethical governing bodies.Start the revolt.Remove both the factions and set up new stream of leaders who can take good care of you guys.Get together your strength.You are the players.You have the democratic right to govern yourselves.If teams not there,there will be no association,no chairman,no league coordinator.Forget them.

    Why respect these power hungry people who have their own motives.Stupid ACC/ICC does not care for your plight.Killing cricket game here,does not bother these people who have ego problems.There are many school and universities who have grounds here.May be smaller in size but still good enough to play some cricket.No need to beg to these tyrants.Selfish and stupid personalities.

  • EDITORIAL COMMENT on November 16, 2007, 7:16 GMT

    There have been a number of racist comments submitted of late and these will simply not be published so please don't bother sending them. We welcome people expressing opinions but that does not extend to abuse.

  • Peter Goodchap on November 15, 2007, 11:52 GMT

    I have just moved away from Thailand, and I was involved in cricket heavily, and I know exactly what is going on. It is certainly a mixture of Thais and farangs needed to run cricket, not just one group. It is because the Indians have wanted to control it totally that we are in this position.

  • sharma on November 15, 2007, 7:46 GMT

    Well Peter, U r right.Many Thais of both origins - Real Thai and Indian Thai and may be a farang Thai. Come to Thailand, change nationality and we might vote for you too.

  • INFORMATION on November 15, 2007, 4:35 GMT

    What is happening in Thailand cricket? Have you reached any conclusions to your problems? Any peace or compromise? Do you think boys will be able to play some cricket? Please update the cricket community here in Bangkok. Also please define positions and portfolios in CAT and BCL. Now it is time to know what is going on and who is who. Cricketers in Bangkok have all rights to know the working style of CAT and BCL. We want to know the names of committee member in CAT board, national selection board, name of national coach and other coaches, facilities available for cricketers, league schedules, grounds available. Mind you it is time to update information.

  • Peter Goodchap on November 15, 2007, 2:29 GMT

    Well everybody, the answer is simple. Ravi Sehgal needs to resign from the CAT as he has disgraced Thailand in world cricket.

    Get a Thai national who has the interest to run cricket, and ensure the people who want to help are utilised.

    Not rocket science, just plain common sense.

    For those of you who are saying "There are no Thai's to run cricket", well that is certainly not the case, there are a number of them whom I know would do a great job.

    Why not put pressure on the CAT to get their act together and help cricket, and that way you will find that the BCL will just be a part of CAT and run by them in the best way to help cricket in the country.

  • fools on November 14, 2007, 6:32 GMT

    Why are we made fools by CAT and BCL? This year no 20/20,no 6's and no league matches? Your fights against each other has nothing to do with us. We are general cricketers who want to enjoy few games a year after paying our league fees.CAT gets money from ACC and do nothing at all.BCL takes money but pays to CAT for grounds.CAT charges more than RBSC charges them for the ground facility. What is happening? Making profits from our hard earned money? Why you guys treat us like step mother?? Come to your senses boys!

    Stop making fools out of us. Once you all were together and now divorced. But we have to suffer because of your feud.

  • Dear Sir on November 13, 2007, 23:06 GMT

    You have misunderstood the previous entry prior to yours, the grounds are not available yet. Not being available is far different from not having a ground.As it is said, the grounds are being used for other purposes taking precedence over the league at the moment and once these prior commitments are done, then the league will start.

    It has got nothing to do with dreams and ideas, just plain logic and patience as the entry suggests. How can a game be played when the field is not even ready yet? How can a game be played when the field is being occupied by another sport or the National Juniors are using it?

  • Cricketer on November 13, 2007, 16:27 GMT

    Nobody is ignorant here! I know what is happening with Thailand Cricket. Organising Cricket includes organising grounds as well. If you don't have a ground, better organise it first. Otherwise, you are killing the Cricket in Thailand. Or else smartly talk to the people who have grounds with them. Just don't keep showing dreams of making grounds. I am sure, not many of us have the money power to own a ground!!

  • Patient Cricketer on November 13, 2007, 11:10 GMT

    Hey Cricketer, you must be ignorant to the present situation or simply not be interested about knowing the facts. You tell all where BCL can play and they will play. Polo grounds are not available yet due to other sports being played presently as well as the Thai U15 team need it for warm up games prior to t he upcoming tournament in Nepal, AIT is getting ready for the ACC U15 Tournament and is not able to be played on yet so....where do they start? Maybe your team may want to travel to Chiang Mai for a game or does your team have a ground free yet?

    All productive suggestions are welcome and a small amount of patience my fellow cricketer!

  • Cricketer on November 13, 2007, 2:57 GMT

    Leave CAT, what is happening with BCL? Who in BCL is really want to play or organise Cricket. Every damn fellow is looking for power in the name of Thailand Cricket. Let us play cricket in the way it should be played instead of playing politics.

  • NonSport Authority on November 10, 2007, 6:39 GMT

    Sports authority of Thailand has no knowledge how much money involved in this game and rules of game.Funds do not come to CAT's account rather goes to the personal account of governing body.No one is sure if CAT has any account or does it?

    Local cricketers pay and play league so not concerned about money matters.So who can tell what is going on?Sure ACC/ICC do get a cut of the booty.Deaf ears,blind eyes and dumb people.So what is the choice?

  • Concerned on November 9, 2007, 14:30 GMT

    This is not something that Thailand Cricket needs! Why haven't the Sports Authority and even the ACC and ICC become involved. Its quite poor on their parts not to have intervened in the whole situation, especially when lots of their money is at stake.

  • Negative on November 9, 2007, 11:20 GMT

    You are right and a lot of blokes are really susceptible.Nothing seems right.I heard that Harry pulled out of talks after getting the 2 factions close to agreement and to make decision.I am bit doubtful if he was asked to leave them alone or?? Any way could BCL and CAT tell whats happening next??

  • Scepticle on November 7, 2007, 11:19 GMT

    If i start my calculations I think talks will never be concluded.I have heard both groups are looking for something & more control.One has teams piled behind him and the other controlling the grounds+ACC?ICC.I am scepticle about the deal no matter Harry or anyone else tries hard.Be brave guys!Lets play some cricket... What if talks fail???Cricketers- remove them both. Sorry guys,we need action plans.

  • Local lads on November 7, 2007, 9:38 GMT

    Great to know.Will play cricket soon.Thanks CAT and BCL.We need to run and keep our kits ready. Thanks harry uncle.

  • Goldy on November 7, 2007, 9:31 GMT

    Hey guys! I have been reading too much in here.When is the cricket season starting in Bangkok?Can any one put the programme on board?i will appreciate that?Is your Job done,Harry!Do you mean we will read in Bangkok post tomorrow about good news? or over here? Eager to know.where and when?

  • Harry on November 7, 2007, 5:53 GMT

    Thanks for your support and comments.There are many young people in this country who can help more than me.They are experienced and intelligent.We need to have a cricket forum here and we all can join hands to do some constructive work towards development of cricket.Lets not believe that only few guys are capable of running cricket in this country.We need to trust and respect everyones ability with a positive approach.Local clubs have a lot of potential.As Kader said " people need to come forward and participate in different programmes and that is one of the first steps towards development." Sure they will let all guys know when any thing new is coming up.

    I have done my job and soon there will be a decision from both sides or I should say that Peace is just in the corner. I will stay out and let them give the final siren of peace. I am just an ordinary citizen like any one else.It is time to work.Will play cricket and talk cricket when we have cricket. Thanks again.Harry

  • shammi on November 6, 2007, 13:25 GMT

    Hi Sam, You hit right on spot.his Ravi needs to change his ways.Time has changed,life has changed and situation must change now.My suggestion would be if people like Harry's caliber get together I am sure there will be change.Mind you,Harry should not be used like an instrument.I have the feeling that he is intelligent enough to act accordingly.I respect his neutral stance and I hope that none of the sides should shy away from his help.Any way cricketers in Bangkok need good cricket and hope no one bullies them taking the grounds away.Let CAT know ICC/ACC has some constitution and these guys have to abide by them.Sure ICC/ACC are not sleeping and know about the development and no development here.Cheers Harry!

  • Sam on November 6, 2007, 10:51 GMT

    Hey Peter Yes,I agree to you. People like Harry deserve respect.Respect is earned with good efforts. Imagine Ravi applies a bit of Harry's brain?if he has Harry's way of thinking and changes his attitude, I am sure cricket will be benefited here. Why not Harry joins CAT to convert these members to be good governers? I am sure Vaughan has great respect for this gentleman and would always like him to be on his side. Any way Khun Harry..Are you western or Asian?What ever you are,I must say you are kind human being.Cheers mate!

  • Skipper on November 6, 2007, 10:43 GMT

    Good mate! Harry, Wonderful work.Some guys are talking about your peace initiative.Fantastic job.I heard that they are close to sign the accord.Can you tell me if they will sign agreement or will it be just understanding or verbal agreement?Are you sure these guys will abide by their promises?Is this agreement for this season or for ever? If you don't mind,please let us know good man!

    Cheers to Harry.We respect you.Keep the hard work going.Thailand cricket needs your support.Would love to meet you in person someday.

  • Pal on November 6, 2007, 10:34 GMT

    Hey Harry, Good work mate! I am sure the governing body of CAT and BCL recognises your efforts.If they have common sense,they will not miss the opportunity.Never heard of any one doing your kind of effort.I can tell you,your peace efforts will rings the bells of victory soon.I know about the shit but I would not make negative comments to keep your peace on the track.Well done.You can be a great leader for Thai cricket and I am sure you get all the support.

  • Harry on November 5, 2007, 12:02 GMT

    Thanks for your support.I still remember you mate! Good batsman and Good Keeper.

  • Peter Goodchap on November 5, 2007, 9:22 GMT

    Geez guys

    This is really quite humorous now, arguments about nothing relating to the issues..... Harry has always been a wonderful supporter of cricket, and is very much respected.

    Who are you BMan? What have you done for cricket in Thailand?

    Lets give the people involved the respect they deserve. For Ravi Sehgal that means no respect, but for most others they do deserve some respect.

    Keep up the good work Harry!

  • Harry on November 5, 2007, 3:33 GMT

    Hi Bman, It is ok mate!No hard feelings.It is over.Time to start new innings. Thanks Harry

  • BMan on November 4, 2007, 20:10 GMT

    Sunny - a lecture on correct english from someone like you who can't type two words without a mistake is priceless. I cant comment on anything else you said because it was gibberish.

    I never criticized Harry. What I did say was that it was wrong to stick heads in the sand and pretend nothing is wrong. Harry - and people of his ilk - deserve all the support they get, that is not questioned. But that does not mean that all the dirty washing has to stay hidden.

  • Harry on November 4, 2007, 13:23 GMT

    Hi everyone, I request all to stop this topic here.No more comments.I hate to go and fight with some one in the air..can't even see him.When I am talking peace then why should I fight to any one?? Let Thiland cricket find its own destiny.My request to both factions is to remain calm and lets find a safe way out.Let cricketers be benefitted.I will do all i can to save this new peace initiative. I must state that i do not want to lose friends or find enemies because of cricket.It is so painful. Thanks for your support every one..Harry

  • stars on November 4, 2007, 12:41 GMT

    Hi Cricket lovers of Bangkok, Harry is supporting good cricket in Bangkok.The best thing we like in him is that he is always supporting.he spends so much to support the club and its activities.Some guys from BCC mentioned that he did the same there when he was playing for them almost 2 years ago.he keeps donating here and there and even helping BCL in many areas. The best BCL dinner was arranged by him and Mr.malani.We enjoyed the whole arrangement but never saw even single word of appreciation for him in BCL web site. he started this peace talks as a neutral person.CAT respects him for the same.he is doing this not to grab any posts.He hates selfish people and people who do not keep their promises Please do not make bad comments about him.we will leave cricket but will not stop supporting him for his good work. harry,Sir!Please do not get disheartened.We all are with you even if you fail in this peace process.. Good luck. Mr. BMan please come out of closet!

  • Sunny on November 4, 2007, 11:40 GMT

    Hello BMan, What are you talking about?I cannot understand your messy English.Perhaps you learnt it from a street in London or Australia???He is masters in English. I read Harry's commeents 20 times. He requested for not making destructive comments & not stopping you from commenting.No one stops you..go censor it.He should not be bothered by a man like you.Just spoke to him and he laughed and made a joke. He is educated fellow and grew up with well mannered western people and not some one like you. Have you ever spoken to him??? He is fantastic person.A man of his words.So go on..keep shouting.. Howwazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz that. The best thing he told me about your comment "Forgive him,he does not know the truth" So beat it man!Khun Harry.. keep your work on track.People have hopes in you. Gooooooood luck.

  • BMan on November 4, 2007, 10:37 GMT

    Why is everyone so determined that the mess than is Thailand cricket is papered over and everyone pretends its all fine and dandy when we all know it is not. Read what I actually wrote. I said that it was wrong to ask people not to comment on what is happening. Too many of you want to pretend this is all a small issue and its not. The people running the game are causing it masses of harm and that needs to be exposed. If a solution comes around then great. but that doesnt mean that in the meantime we censor comments, surely?

  • Raj on November 4, 2007, 9:38 GMT

    What a mess?Seems BMan does not respect democracy and freedom of speech,innovation and idea of peace .Hey,leave them alone,will you?If some one is trying something good for all,let it go.I am sure he is not paid for his hard work and peace solutions. Come on Peace maker ! Keep the good work going.Harry do some magic like Harry Potter and get the cricket running.Sure CAT and BCL will appreciate your hard work.Fill this cmmunication gap.Say sorry BMan,do you mind.

  • Micky on November 4, 2007, 7:58 GMT

    Why???????? what for Bman????????come on buddy! You can't write what you feel like.Harry is the man with gutts and willingness to do things for cricketers.Keep out for good.Perhaps you are bad ears.Hey Harry,keep going mate!We love you.

  • Gill on November 4, 2007, 7:46 GMT

    I am shocked and surprised to read comments written from BMan alias Badman.Surely you are mad man coz you sound to have bad intentions.I have read many comments in Trouble in Thailand and now here.

    What a shame man! This Harry is daring enough to write about peace and compromise but some how you did not like the idea of peace.Are you one of the trouble makers or you just left mad house. He mentioned about destructive comments.If you cannot support anyone then do not damage this man who has taken good initiavtive.You are from some where bad..learn democracy in good ways.Take good care Uncle Harry.

  • John on November 4, 2007, 7:20 GMT

    You must be mad Bman.Harry is a wonderful human being.So much fun to be with him.listen to his jokes.This old man is rich and full of passion for cricket.Even CAT respects him.he almost bought a ground for cricketers.Shame! I went to see his land where he is building nets for development of cricket.Why?

    Harry Bhai forget the peace initiative.Let them go to hell if they do not want yourselfless services.We will never change our opinion about you.Go to your lovely family.spend time with them rather than these selfish people.

  • Surprised on November 4, 2007, 7:07 GMT

    Harry Bhai, please don't get disheartened by abov comment.This is a bad move by someone who is against peace in thailand cricket.Forget him.we all are with you.I am one of BCL member team and know your noble move.we received mails from Mr.vaughan Mcclear where he thanked you for putting things on track.Bman go away.

  • cricketer on November 4, 2007, 6:57 GMT

    Hey BMAn! Do not complicate problams further more.Harry has nothin to do with above subject.We all respect him and appreciate the hard work to put things on track.We, Vaughny and all others respect his attempt.Nothing worng if he is helping.Good work mate! keep goin....g

  • harry on November 4, 2007, 6:43 GMT

    Thanks for your kind comment. Please come in the open world..face to face. Open your eyes,ears and mind and think twice...what do we all get if we keep fighting.Do not pick on people who have noble thoughts and want to work for peace.I belong to none of them.I am not anyone's slave.All BCL members, Vaughan and CAT know this very well. It is a democratic world and it is not limited to you,me or any one else.Have patience and think before you make any opinion. No one ever came forward to solve problems.Everyone voiced concern but used some kind of language which was more of destructive nature. I cannot really force you to stop writing or commenting. I will not even name you crony of any party. Thanks for being nice.Next week you will know about the peace when the bells ring. I must add that nothing will happen if any of the parties refuse to agree and go for a reasonable compromise.None can ever blame me but themselves.My job will be finished and we will be back on field playing cricket with all our cricketer friends or might join you guys to play golf... I must add that if the concerned people want destruction and no compromise then why should i waste my time.I better stay out as i am sick of it too! The writer must contact Vaughan and ask him about Harry's contribution to BCL and cricket in general.I have all the proof.I have nothing to do with this ruined and rotten situation. Good luck. Editor - Nice words and contstructive comments will help the peace process here or do you believe people do not prefer to read good thoughts.If so please remove my meaasges.Thanks.

  • Fat_Bulborbs on November 4, 2007, 0:33 GMT

    I'm with BMan on this one. Badly run cricket boards seems par for course nowadays, even in the traditional cricket nations: BCCI (money hungry behemoth); PCB (Pervez Musharraf is the sugar daddy of this board); South Africa (can't seem to understand that Zimbabwe cricket has issues); and then of course there's everybodies favourite, the USACA, which seems to be stuck in a permanent loop of mediocrity and ham-handedness.

  • Fat_Bulborbs on November 4, 2007, 0:29 GMT

    I'm with BMan on this one. Badly run cricket boards seems par for course nowadays, even in the traditional cricket nations: BCCI (money hungry behemoth); PCB (the president's lackey); South Africa (loves Zimbabwe still...)

  • BMan on November 3, 2007, 19:45 GMT

    It sounds like another case of a board run by self interested people ruining the game for the players. And why does Harry think that noone should comment? He's probably one of them as well.

  • Harry on November 3, 2007, 10:46 GMT

    Dear all concerned, This is my request to all concerned and cricket lovers to leave Bangkok cricket alone. We all are working hard to find ways to help cricket grow here.We know how to solve our problems.I am one of captains of a club who would like to see all the cricket community in Thailand who would like to see development in Thailand cricket in Thailand. We need to have patience and work out our differences to move towards a good compromise.Let no one laugh at us any more.Time will heel every wound and I am sure we all will enjoy good cricket season this year and it will go on for ever.I am in touch with CAT and BCL and both of them want to help in development of cricket.There will not be any split in the league as some people might claim.All we need is wisdom and understanding. Outsiders are kindly requested not to post any comments which might be harmful for all of us.We respect everyone and we expect good respect for us. Finally cricket will be the winner here. Good luck.

    Editor replies - Anyone can comment on any subject and to request that outsiders refrain from saying anything is unrealistic.

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  • Harry on November 3, 2007, 10:46 GMT

    Dear all concerned, This is my request to all concerned and cricket lovers to leave Bangkok cricket alone. We all are working hard to find ways to help cricket grow here.We know how to solve our problems.I am one of captains of a club who would like to see all the cricket community in Thailand who would like to see development in Thailand cricket in Thailand. We need to have patience and work out our differences to move towards a good compromise.Let no one laugh at us any more.Time will heel every wound and I am sure we all will enjoy good cricket season this year and it will go on for ever.I am in touch with CAT and BCL and both of them want to help in development of cricket.There will not be any split in the league as some people might claim.All we need is wisdom and understanding. Outsiders are kindly requested not to post any comments which might be harmful for all of us.We respect everyone and we expect good respect for us. Finally cricket will be the winner here. Good luck.

    Editor replies - Anyone can comment on any subject and to request that outsiders refrain from saying anything is unrealistic.

  • BMan on November 3, 2007, 19:45 GMT

    It sounds like another case of a board run by self interested people ruining the game for the players. And why does Harry think that noone should comment? He's probably one of them as well.

  • Fat_Bulborbs on November 4, 2007, 0:29 GMT

    I'm with BMan on this one. Badly run cricket boards seems par for course nowadays, even in the traditional cricket nations: BCCI (money hungry behemoth); PCB (the president's lackey); South Africa (loves Zimbabwe still...)

  • Fat_Bulborbs on November 4, 2007, 0:33 GMT

    I'm with BMan on this one. Badly run cricket boards seems par for course nowadays, even in the traditional cricket nations: BCCI (money hungry behemoth); PCB (Pervez Musharraf is the sugar daddy of this board); South Africa (can't seem to understand that Zimbabwe cricket has issues); and then of course there's everybodies favourite, the USACA, which seems to be stuck in a permanent loop of mediocrity and ham-handedness.

  • harry on November 4, 2007, 6:43 GMT

    Thanks for your kind comment. Please come in the open world..face to face. Open your eyes,ears and mind and think twice...what do we all get if we keep fighting.Do not pick on people who have noble thoughts and want to work for peace.I belong to none of them.I am not anyone's slave.All BCL members, Vaughan and CAT know this very well. It is a democratic world and it is not limited to you,me or any one else.Have patience and think before you make any opinion. No one ever came forward to solve problems.Everyone voiced concern but used some kind of language which was more of destructive nature. I cannot really force you to stop writing or commenting. I will not even name you crony of any party. Thanks for being nice.Next week you will know about the peace when the bells ring. I must add that nothing will happen if any of the parties refuse to agree and go for a reasonable compromise.None can ever blame me but themselves.My job will be finished and we will be back on field playing cricket with all our cricketer friends or might join you guys to play golf... I must add that if the concerned people want destruction and no compromise then why should i waste my time.I better stay out as i am sick of it too! The writer must contact Vaughan and ask him about Harry's contribution to BCL and cricket in general.I have all the proof.I have nothing to do with this ruined and rotten situation. Good luck. Editor - Nice words and contstructive comments will help the peace process here or do you believe people do not prefer to read good thoughts.If so please remove my meaasges.Thanks.

  • cricketer on November 4, 2007, 6:57 GMT

    Hey BMAn! Do not complicate problams further more.Harry has nothin to do with above subject.We all respect him and appreciate the hard work to put things on track.We, Vaughny and all others respect his attempt.Nothing worng if he is helping.Good work mate! keep goin....g

  • Surprised on November 4, 2007, 7:07 GMT

    Harry Bhai, please don't get disheartened by abov comment.This is a bad move by someone who is against peace in thailand cricket.Forget him.we all are with you.I am one of BCL member team and know your noble move.we received mails from Mr.vaughan Mcclear where he thanked you for putting things on track.Bman go away.

  • John on November 4, 2007, 7:20 GMT

    You must be mad Bman.Harry is a wonderful human being.So much fun to be with him.listen to his jokes.This old man is rich and full of passion for cricket.Even CAT respects him.he almost bought a ground for cricketers.Shame! I went to see his land where he is building nets for development of cricket.Why?

    Harry Bhai forget the peace initiative.Let them go to hell if they do not want yourselfless services.We will never change our opinion about you.Go to your lovely family.spend time with them rather than these selfish people.

  • Gill on November 4, 2007, 7:46 GMT

    I am shocked and surprised to read comments written from BMan alias Badman.Surely you are mad man coz you sound to have bad intentions.I have read many comments in Trouble in Thailand and now here.

    What a shame man! This Harry is daring enough to write about peace and compromise but some how you did not like the idea of peace.Are you one of the trouble makers or you just left mad house. He mentioned about destructive comments.If you cannot support anyone then do not damage this man who has taken good initiavtive.You are from some where bad..learn democracy in good ways.Take good care Uncle Harry.

  • Micky on November 4, 2007, 7:58 GMT

    Why???????? what for Bman????????come on buddy! You can't write what you feel like.Harry is the man with gutts and willingness to do things for cricketers.Keep out for good.Perhaps you are bad ears.Hey Harry,keep going mate!We love you.