March 26, 2014

India cricket

Listen to the court

An editorial in the Indian Express states that the reason N Srinivasan has managed to stay afloat in every conflict of interest crisis is because the other BCCI members have been spineless, with nobody standing up to him.

Srinivasan might have ensured a larger share of the telecast money pie to the units, world-class stadiums across the country and more power to India in world cricket. But he needs to follow the basic rules of good governance and come clean on the messy affair that connects his home to the workplace. The BCCI president needs to remember what the court has said: "step down", not "step aside", as he did during the last internal probe. And while this probe is underway, the BCCI needs a credible figure at the helm. Here's hoping that the court's observation will see the BCCI members grow a spine. And, hopefully, help rescue Indian cricket.

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