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Ostrich Stance

Match-fixing charges kick up a ruckus. But the BCCI buries its head in silence.

Ostrich Stance
Ostrich Stance
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June is when the south-westerlies hit the Kerala cost and, about a fortnight later, Kalighat too sees clouds. Monsoon '97 is still en route, but the Eden Gardens in Calcutta-the abode of Jagmohan Dalmiya, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (bcci)-is already in the midst of a storm.

Former all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar's damning admission in Outlook last week that he was offered Rs 25 lakh by a teammate to sabotage India's chances in a match against Pakistan in the 1994 Singer Cup in Sri Lanka has caused such a downpour of outrage, bcci officials are rushing for cover.

Contrast them with cricketers and officials, past and present. Concerned at the sorry pass Mammon-worshipping Indian cricket has reached, they are saying: investigate, catch the culprits and, as former cricket manager Sandeep Patil was quoted by The Asian Age, "hang the guilty". Sample these:

  • "There's a definite need to probe," says former bcci chief Madhavrao Scindia.
  • "The need for a thorough inquiry is obvious," says former opening batsman and bjp...
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