October 17, 2010

Pakistan cricket

No cause for celebration

Akhila Ranganna

ICC's announcement that it couldn't find any compelling evidence of wrongdoing against Pakistani cricketers in The Oval ODI is just a crumb of comfort, writes Khalid Hussain, in the News. Now is the time to clean up the mess instead of celebrating what is just a small victory.

It's certainly one of the darkest periods in our country's brief history. In almost every walk of life, we as a nation are sinking towards rock bottom. Cricket is no exception. But the thing is that we can't afford to let it get destroyed. Cricket is not just a game in our part of the world. It's a passion, perhaps the only one which is shared by the entire nation -- from the rugged tribal areas to the shores of the Arabian Sea. If there is anything that can unite us, even in these troubled times, its cricket. It's the heartbeat, even the soul of our nation. And it needs to be saved.

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