June 16, 2012

The Stanford saga

Stanford alliance a lesson

Abhishek Mukherjee

David Leggat writes in New Zealand Herald, that there were some in the cricket establishment who seemed to love the razzmatazz of Allen Stanford and the big money and must now be feeling ashamed.

Those with long memories will recall 2008 and the sight of some of the game's great names fawning at Stanford's side when he helicoptered into Lord's with, allegedly, his US$20 million in a large chest. There's more than a few people rattling round the game at a high level who should be looking for a corner to hide whenever Stanford's name is mentioned.

Leggat also argues for an IPL window, saying that "each year there is at least one country hurt by the loss of its leading players" due to a scheduling conflict.

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