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Should BCCI step in to stem the rot?

November 24, 2006

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It's been among the worst defeats the Indian XI suffered in recent times.

Wednesday's drubbing in Durban -- where the team folded for a paltry 91 runs, within 30 overs -- rankles, and how.

The promising coach-captain combine of Greg Chappell and Rahul Dravid, which began with a string of victories, seems to have lost steam over the last few matches.

The defeat also comes with the return of master batsman Sachin Tendulkar -- often hailed as the greatest -- to the Indian XI after a long layoff due to injury.

Is the excess 'experimentation' in the batting order, indulged in by the coach, who allegedly bulldozes his way with the captain, to blame? Our Members of Parliament seem to think so.

On Thursday, an irate bunch of MPs clamoured for Chappell's head in Parliament, asking Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar -- who also heads the Board of Control for Cricket in India -- to intervene by sacking the coach.

Should Pawar heed the demand? Should the BCCI chief step in? What should he do? Tell us!

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Sub: ganguli made captain otherwise

hello friends where is indian cricket going, please bring dada as captain so be aggressive thionking friends ,world cup is near come on dada,dada, i ...


Posted by mushkin basha





Sub: Should BCCI step in to stem the rot?

Dec 30, 2006. Its wrong to give a political colour to the whole issue. If you see carefully, Gangulay has not been performing well with ...


Posted by V.Srinivasan





Sub: should bcci step in?

yes.Chappalshould be sacked.in future only a former indin player should be appointed ascoach. ravishastri,wadekar,sandippatil,mohinderamarnath are some guys


Posted by N.SWAMINATHAN





Sub: GREG CHAPPEL

Our MPs shd mind their own business, its just bcoz Sharad Pawar is the President of the BCCI,if he would hv not been involved in ...


Posted by sanjay patil





Sub: Greg Chappel

Please keep the game away from dirty politics. If the politicians are ready to assess themselves with the same yard stick, will the MLAs and ...


Posted by unnikrishnan




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