Saturday, March 8
What's up, Mr Dalmiya?
Prem Panicker, Rediff.com, March 8, 2003
Are power, influence and money -- not necessarily in that order -- the only things that matter, these days?
The question is prompted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and its chief Jagmohan Dalmiya -- who have petitioned the government for permission to tour Pakistan.
Dalmiya, in fact, is so keen on the tour that he has gone to New Delhi this morning, to meet Sports Minister Vikram Verma and plead his case.
What is amusing, in a bizarre sort of way, is the rationale being extended: apparently, the World Test Championship will be badly affected if India does not tour. [...]