Questions, Questions & Questions...
- Why would someone offer Rs 20 lakh for a place in the India A team? Makes no financial sense at all—especially for a team regular.
- How could a middle-class man at the age of 30—so presumably past his prime as a player—raise Rs 20 lakh?
- If Kale did make the offer, how did he know which of the five selectors to approach?
- By the way, why has Abhijit Kale, with 6,806 runs, 24 centuries and 27 half-tons, at an average of 58.67 in first-class cricket, played just one match ever for India?
- Why did not Kiran More and Pranab Roy report the matter when the offer was made, before the team selection?
- Why did not M/s More & Roy inform the selection panel chief, Syed Kirmani, or their colleagues of the offer?
- Why was Kale suspended by the BCCI without even serving him a showcause notice?
- Why did not the BCCI ask the two selectors any questions, and— apparently—believe the allegations fully?
- Why did the Maharashtra Cricket Association first announce unstinted support for Kale and then make a u-turn when Kale made it a respondent in his court case?
- Why did Saurav Ganguly first say that, knowing Kale, he would not have made such an offer and then recant?
- Why hasn't the BCCI launched a probe into accusations about other indiscretions of selectors?
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