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Another bad day for cricket

Sharda Ugra, Jayaditya Gupta and Gokul Chakravarthy talk about the latest off-the-field developments clouding world cricket, including the IPL spot-fixing allegations and the ICC's decision to make Asad Rauf stand down from the Champions Trophy in June.

May 23, 2013

Posted by   on (May 26, 2013, 15:01 GMT)

Such a bad telecast. Please articulate your viewpoints properly. Frustrating to watch them them talk with ahs and uhms ahas

Posted by deathstar01 on (May 26, 2013, 7:39 GMT)

It is bound to happen when BCCI filled up with non-cricketing persons. For fans like me profit is no more than a word. Shouting and crying for a single wicket; a 100 bpm heartbeat in the final over always mattered more than life. Those people can never respect my passion.

Posted by VoxPopuli on (May 24, 2013, 23:51 GMT)

All three of the people have very good points to make.

It would be nicer if they articulated their points ahead of the show and did not struggle so much for words while on the show. They seem like trained print journalists who are not used to speaking on live TV.

It is very hard to understand the point clearly because 1. they are too verbose, 2. have a lot of filler words ("um ... ", "ha ...", ...). All three of them seem to think up what they want to say in some other tongue and then internally translate it to English - and Sharda SEEMING to do that is surprising, givnen how well she writes!

But the content of the discussion is good. Keep it up!

Posted by HarshaFollower on (May 24, 2013, 14:45 GMT)

I agree with Sharda. She pretty much nailed it, when she says ask the owners who are the investors etc. If the BCCI and others in cricket administration are serious about cleaning of the sport, then they and we as paying public and sports fans need to ensure that there is transparency all the way.

Posted by Anup20 on (May 24, 2013, 7:54 GMT)

Its high time the former greats come out, speak up and take a stand on the issue. Its high time they stop sucking up to the BCCI.

Posted by Naresh28 on (May 24, 2013, 6:41 GMT)

CHEATED is how we the fans feel. IPL should be banned. The BCCI should be called by the ICC. Now there is talk of an umpirebeing withdrawn from international matches.

Posted by 123cric on (May 24, 2013, 4:20 GMT)

Its time for the former greats like Kapil, Sunny, Dravid, Kumble, Ganguly and even Tendulkar to stand up and ask BBCI tough question. Its the spectators like us which has made them what they are today. Its time they stand to the whims and fancies of BCCI. As a common man who thronged to the stadiums in this May heat without even a bottle of water i feel cheated. I will say i m Gutted. Journalist like Harsha who has always been diplomatic to BCCi, its time for you all to stand up and be counted.

Posted by Rahulbose on (May 24, 2013, 3:59 GMT)

It is not sad that these stories are coming out. It is sad that only these few people have been exposed. It is sad that cricket journalist do not report on the business, do no investigation.

Posted by RazorMach on (May 23, 2013, 19:42 GMT)

India Cricket is on a suicide mission!!! Will there be any fans left?

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