In the dark side of Indian cricket lie players cruelly ignored and denied recognition by the BCCI. Some were too outspoken; others a victim of that bane—politics. This is a roster of that decades-long neglect.
Federational bungling for decades and lack of structure turned India, a proud footballing nation, into perpetual minnows. To harness the positive charge of the U-17 World Cup, Indian football needs a determined, tactical overhaul.