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Should more Indian cricketers get into administration?

Anil Kumble, Ratnakar Shetty, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harsha Bhogle discuss the challenges of running cricket (34:23)

November 30, 2010

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Posted by mukundh1 on (November 30, 2010, 22:20 GMT)

Let Kumble, Srinath and co first improve the situation of Karnataka cricket. We can then discuss the implications of cricketers joining administration. Too much noise is being made for something that is no news at all.

Posted by sgbhatcar on (November 30, 2010, 19:24 GMT)

I believe that the Indian politicians are into cricket management, just for money! Take the case of Goa, where cricket is still growing. A politician like Dayanand Narvenkar and his cronies have captured all the power and control the money! Dayanand Narvenkar was involved in the biggest scam of printing duplicate tickets for a One Day International in Goa, that was termed a crime but has never been punished, only because of his political clout! One can only imagine what sort of administration such corrupt officials can provide! There have been lots of selfless administrators like Prof. Shetty, but politicians have only entered the fray on seeing the monetary benefits, not their love of cricket!

Posted by 270380 on (November 30, 2010, 7:08 GMT)

Long time back. AFS Talyarkhan the great commentator interviewed Tiger Patudi on the All India Radio. Wherein he asked Pataudi whether Indian cricket needed ex cricketers to manage the affairs of cricket in India. Tiger said that it was not necessary for the administrator to be a cricketer. But he should love the game. It is good that Kumble, Srinath and Prasad have not only been great cricketers they will also prove to be great administrators. The same thing cannot be said about Hyderabad cricket. Though it has been managed by cricketers it has not risen but has fallen to the lowest depth because of one family which dominates the cricket affairs. Latest example is Rayudu leaving Hyderabad and opting to play for Baroda. This fine cricketer's life was made miserable by this family. It is for these reasons that Hyderabad once one of the best teams in India has been relegated to play the Plate league. I hope the Karnataka cricketers will set an example to other states.

Posted by SillyPointer on (November 30, 2010, 6:17 GMT)

This is by far one of the most interesting discussions I've heard on Cricinfo. There is a sense of anticipation and almost jubilant expectation from Cricket lovers not just from Karntaka but through out the country (I am from Hyderabad) triggered by Anil's reputation for integrity and his dogged commitment during his distinguished Cricketing career. In a broader sense, this speaks to the sorry state of affairs around activities associated with any association or a club run by a group of people in the country. It is a reflection of the desperation among us all to see a leader who shows a promise to buck this trend of endemic corruption and unscrupulousness driving everyone to the point of apathy and hope that they can reverse the status quo.. and what's happening with Anil in Cricket is just a microcosm of that expectation. Whether Kumble & Co can live up to that or not, only time will tell.

Posted by shakir23 on (November 30, 2010, 2:58 GMT)

How much money does the BCCI give to the cricketers at the club level? Peanuts....if they can give proper money to club level cricketers, thousands and thousands people will not be afraid to choose cricket as their profession

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