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August 2, 2014

Should India be participating in the Asian Games?


It is a prestigious event, and could provide valuable exposure to the second rung of players in the country even if the biggest stars are busy at the Champions League. In fact, why not reschedule the CLT20 so that it doesn't clash with the Games?


It's not worth India's while to send their players to a play matches that aren't recognised by the ICC, when they can instead get a valuable rest ahead of the gruelling 2014-15 season that includes a full tour of Australia, followed by the World Cup.


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August 14, 2014, 12:34 GMT


Yes, definitely. A medal is a medal whatever the sport.

August 5, 2014, 8:25 GMT


India should send both men and women team to Asian Games. The event schedule and format was known for quite some time, so other events should have been organized around that. IPL teams have at least 12-15 Indian players. Even if 3 teams are playing champions league, there are still 50-60 players to choose from. Sending Women team should not be a problem. will not only give exposure to players but also to cricket fans who want to know these players and see them play.

August 3, 2014, 8:00 GMT


I think India should play in the Asian games. Its a prestigious sporting event that can help in making cricket popular in non-cricket playing nations. India is an important part of this process due to its presence throughout the continent,or rather throughout the world. If the reluctance is due to the tight schedule,then they should atleast send a 2nd string team, which could help them in gaining experience. But, according to me, not sending a team altogether isn't the right thing to do as it diminishes the value of the Asian games and gives a clear message that Asian Games mean nothing to them.

August 3, 2014, 4:35 GMT


If not a full strength team a second team can be sent allowing players to represent the country and have a chance to win medals for the country as well.

August 2, 2014, 14:57 GMT


This is really not acceptable,the stands taken by bcci.They do not wish to take part for olympics or asian games.This is affecting the game in a negative way.Its not like India isnt having any scarcity when it comes to finding talent in a nation where the whole country is following the sport.There are 4 other IPL teams which didnt make it to the Champions league.Why not send them or the India A team?Really stupid

August 2, 2014, 11:06 GMT


india can send a strong team for asian games, even though the champions league is taking place at the same time. look at this squad even excluding national players & cl t20 players

unmukt chand vijay zol naman ojha (w) manoj tiwary kedar jadhav sanju samson parvez rasool karan sharma dhawal kulkarni pankaj singh ashok dinda

reserves: ishank jaggi karun nair y chahal jaydev unadkat

August 2, 2014, 7:17 GMT


They are going to play n e way because even the asia cup being a moderately big stage will bring in sufficiently large revenues to the bcci through television rights and all those sorta things.If u ask me the current india a team touring australia playing a quadrangular series should be sent resting our main team.players like vohra and uthappa can easily do the job and pankaj singh should be given a chance for sure

August 2, 2014, 5:57 GMT


Even though I could understand reasons for not letting the men enter due to a heavy schedule. There is no good reason for them to not send their womens team.

August 2, 2014, 5:53 GMT


India should at least send women team. They surely need more exposure. There's also no harm in sending U-23 or A or B team.

August 5, 2014, 5:33 GMT


A lot of these matches will be played in under prepared Korean pitches. There will be a huge risk of injury. Do we really want to risk our players with the World Cup less than a year away? If we send a second par Indian team, would it bring joy and pride to our country if it ends up losing to teams like Afghanistan and Bangladesh. With the way Indians performed in Glasgow, I would rather like to see them perform well in other games than expect a cricket team to win us a gold medal.