Who's your culprit?
Tue Aug 27 14:47:04 2002
Your Views:Indian team, as a whole, should be
suspended from playing for the country for a defenite period, say one
Ofcourse they are unpatriotic, they could achieve all these, because of
their label that they are representing Inaia. India's status in
Incricket world is not of their sole achievements and contributions.
Their ancestors had contributed a tremendous effects and they have also
sweated s lot for this status of India.
Tue Aug 27 16:57:20 2002
Your Views:I think market knows no sentiments,
be it nationalism or otherwise. The players are not to be
blamed for all that they are doing is acting in their own
interest. And that is their legitimate right. And as for the
authorities, where will they get the quality of a
nationalistic player when the whole game has been
commercialised. They have to rethink on how strong are the
foundations of the game as a game, or has the game become a
Tue Aug 27 17:07:54 2002
Your Views:I think we are giving too much importance
to this game called cricket.
Give new players a chance and everything will be fine
Tue Aug 27 18:33:32 2002
Your Views:Slavery continues for Indians. BCCI doesnt
have the capacity to take a stand as they are 'RULED' by the same people
who have ruled us for decades.
Whatever benefits the Indians is not et-al taken into consideration(as
Indians are going to loose the most)
BCCI should take a stand.
Tue Aug 27 18:34:51 2002
Your Views:The talk of patriotism, commercial interest
etc comes up more for blackmailing. For that matter why is BCCI
pressurising Indian govt. to give them permission to play Pakistan time
and again. What happened to patritotism then. So ICC & BCCI talk of
patriotism when it suits them. According to Indian constitution there is
no provision for one party to sign a contract on behalf of second party
without his/her knowledge and then pressurise the second party to sign
on the dotted line to abide by the same.
We need to banish the likes of Dalmia and Malcolm Speed from the scene
for the game to improve. They should understand that the sponsorer's are
ready to spend the money because the likes of Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid
and Jayasurya are playing in these tournaments. If the countries send
the B teams to the tournament the sponsorer's will back out and nobody
will watch cricket on TV. They better understand that and address the
player's grivences instead of blackmailing them.
Tue Aug 27 20:13:10 2002
Your Views:We should all face the fact that this
veerapan issue is getting too common if i may say in the recent past.he
strikes and causes some commotion for a brief period of time and finally
wen all this settles,the heat is turned on in the pursuit of this
elusive brigand,THEN AGAIN IT SUBSIDES PRETTY SOON.
all i can say is that it is high time we let the army handle this
operation of bringing down veerapan.there is no time for us to let him
grow in strength from here as he seems to be awfully interested in the
political developments in both states.im pretty sure the political
leaders of the states know better than a brigand whos been in the forest
for a zillion years.
ABOUT ANTI-TAMIL TENSIONS BEING SPARKED OFF IN KARNATAKA,IM SURE THAT
ONE HAS TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT THAT IF KARNATAKA CANT GIVE T.N
ITS SHARE OF WATER THEN THERE IS DEFENITELY NO REASON WHY WE SHUD EVEN
CONSIDER THE DEMANDS THAT VEERAPAN HAS IMPOSED FOR THE RELEASE OF
MR.NAGAPPA.I MEAN IF IT IS RELEVANT THEN TIS OK.
TAMILS ALWAYS WANT PEACE AND HARMONY WITH THEIR NEIGHBOURS,LET US
HOPE THAT OUR NEAR STATE KEEP UP WITH OUR FRNDLY HOPES AND ACT
ACCORDINGLY BY REMOVING THE MINDSET OF THE PPLE OF KARNATAKA
Tue Aug 27 20:14:00 2002
Your Views:Basicaly, Veerappan problem is the creation
of politicians. He has gone scot free only with connivance of
politicians. Even in this kidnap drama also, involvement of politicians
cannot be ruled out. So long as he enjoys their patronage any amount of
money spent to nab him will be of no avail. The only matter for concern
is that tax payer's hard earned money is spent on an exercise which has
no end as long as the politicians continue to patronise them. During
last som many years of his nefarious activities, Veerappan has
perpetrated attrocities on thousands of innocents who are not able to
make two ends meet. There was no pbulic outcry. Why so much a fuss right
now ? Is it because, one more politician is involved ? Not even God can
save this country from the attrocities committed by the politicians !
Mon Aug 26 16:29:50 2002
Your Views:Yes definetly they are unpatrotic.(infact
very greedy)They have always put money before country.No matter from
where money comes i e underworld, sponsorships etc.... they are ready to
carry the orders of underworld or sponsors but not of bharat mata !!
what a shame and we consider them as our gods lol!! i laughed lot when
gavaskar compared tendulkar with don bradman lol!! no asian player will
be as great as donbrad man ..batting is not everything personal charcter
and devotion to ones country is very important.i have never seen any
indian cricketer yet who i can say is very patriotic.i still remember
the incident of common wealth games no body was ready to play in common
wealth games it was only after lots of pressure and request that they
were able to send team for common wealth games few years back.Indian
cricketers are jus like our politicians who can refuse changes in
elections ordinance even at the request of president and supreme court
for their personal gains and interest. :)
Mon Aug 26 16:57:59 2002
Your Views:ICC should ban all cricketers to give
Mon Aug 26 17:04:10 2002
Your Views:i would like to say that players are right
what they r doing.icc had told the players that they are greedy and they
should choose between country and money but icc is also doing this for
money.i think icc should choose between money or players.the players
shouldform another association and ban icc.
Mon Aug 26 17:19:50 2002
Your Views:Board should dicuss with players directly
and understand their problems and solve it in a right manner. Board
should not treat players as enemies of board. And players also should
understand views of Board and talk their problems directly without any
help of middleman (spokeman). Players has to see what agreement signed
by the other contries players and take decision which is in favour of
Mon Aug 26 17:26:54 2002
Your Views:one thing is really really clear.the
players are not being paid the money they earn in advertisements b'coz
they know mr.dalmiya or malcolm personally
they are earning that money b'coz they have a reputation of their own
i'm sure they don't owe this to either the icc or bcc
what they are getting is legally theirs
and malcolm should stop giving shitty statements like love for the
Mon Aug 26 17:27:13 2002
Your Views:Indian players are a greedy unpatriotic
lot. Sack them.
Mon Aug 26 18:02:33 2002
Your Views:icc shouldn,t sign any contract without
consulting players association.because the current sitution happened due
to that.any contract that shouldn't affect the individual rights.in
future it shouldn't happen.but for the prevailing controversy both icc &
players come forwoard to come a common understanding.they should
consider the interest of the people.
Mon Aug 26 18:29:53 2002
Your Views:hi harsha congratulation to sachin
tendulkar for his 30 century and crossed the 29 century of sir don
bradman.but in the issue of sign the contract to icc, i don't agree with
icc and bcci. because player have their market value and they do
contract with companies. so that icc must need to discus with all
world's cricker boards before sign a contract of theirselves. so that if
any cricket board have any problem so they tell to icc at that time.in
now a time if some player sign the icc contract they have much loss
personally with their sponsors.so i agree with player for don't sign the
contract.and i give a sugestion to the icc that in future they discuss
with every cricket boards in any controversial matter.
Mon Aug 26 18:46:03 2002
Your Views:The only reason players not agreeing with
the BCCI is ofcourse the monetary loss of the players. Now since the
corporates who have signed with ICC for 7 years have paid enough to fill
the pockets of ICC and now BCCI wants to fill his pocket. since board
have realised they wont get their commission is trying to pressurise
players to either sign or give undertable part of sponsor's money to the
BCCI. Board of Corrupted Cricket of India. should be the right name of
the same. all the oldies people cant just match the money of the players
so this is thr right technique taken out by few corrupted corporates
along with BCCI.
Mon Aug 26 18:49:02 2002
Your Views:Because of the country's reputation players
have to ready to do some sacrifices. Thay have to sacrifice for our
Mon Aug 26 19:19:40 2002
Name:R. K. Singh
Your Views:I foresee that If the way BCCIis emposeing
restrictions on Cricketrs the day is not far seeing Indian Team Crawling
like Indian Hockey.& becoming Puppet in the hand of BCCI.They dont want
Sachin,Dravid, Shourabh,Sehwagh,Yuvraj to shine. they want non performer
so that BCCI can Shine.
Mon Aug 26 19:38:36 2002
Name:swati & jayanta
Your Views:we think top players are doing right
thing.when icc signed with sponsered ,they didn't talk to players & also
board not talked to the players.now the problem is that players have
already contract with different sponser at this moment they have to
face problem with their sponser.
unpatriotic,what does mean? not signing to icc sponsered?
if signed they are patriotic & what effort they are giving for our
country what's that.
one governing body taking decision without talking with the persons who
directly related to game.
now icc realy deprive the player also us. we want definately this team
with sachin,sourav,rahul in icc championship.
so the only solution has to take from bcci,they have to meet with them
&directly talk to them.
the rules what given totaly dectetorship rule.
players have own ability to earn their money.
Mon Aug 26 20:02:56 2002
Your Views:Icc is not handling the situation Properly.
A special committee with all board presidents and Icc members to be
made. so a proper guideline and rule for future conduct of Icc
tournament can be announced.
Mon Aug 26 20:35:07 2002
Name:Manoj. S. Mundhada
Your Views:I think that the ICC is being unfair to the
players.The ICC should definitely have taken the players into confidence
before taking such an extreme step.
Mon Aug 26 21:14:47 2002
Your Views:ICC is now a political Whirlpool. In many
of the matches officials decides the faith of the match. ICC is involved
with some of the multinational companies. This is not good for the
Cricket and its fans. Players are absolutely right in this case.
Mon Aug 26 22:01:25 2002
Your Views:The BCCI is a bad governing body and it
does not think of the players but only think of themselves and they are
in the pressure of the ICC.This new committee never backs the player but
they only back the ICC This means they are scared of the ICC
Mon Aug 26 22:26:37 2002
Name:Dr. Vishwanath V. Sampagavi
Your Views:Games have evolved as a part of human
civilization. They boost the physical & mental health of an individual.
Olympic games were started in the olden times by different countries to
enemity and display the sporting instincts. These countries used to stop
warring at least during this period.
Look at the present global sporting scenario. Games have become issues
of prestige, money making & quarrels.
Sportsmen/ sportswomen should be free to participate anywhere they want:
of course they are bound now, by citizenship & the representing
The authorities involved in organising the games should see that utmost
priority is given to the games; not the sponsorers.
But now, such an authority organising the cricketing events on the
globe, the ICC, seems to be upholding the sponsorers. It seems to have
forgotten its 'responsibility' to make way for the best
sportsmen/ sportswomen to participate in games. It is behaving as if it
has 'sold itself ' to the sponsorers: in the process it is making
players also sold out.
Tue Aug 27 00:39:21 2002
Your Views:the cricketers run the show & not the
administrators. simple. why does the board want to steal the pie from
the cricters by blackmailing them ( with select words like..are you
playing for the country..etc).that was very cheap from the ICC, good try
though.naah, the people are all for the players. sorry, the ICC & the
boards got it all wrong.
Tue Aug 27 02:51:24 2002
Your Views:The refusal by the players to play under
icc & bcci terms is highly nonsense and should be condemned by every
indian. What we learn from these is that the players are for fond of
money only and not the country. these money crazy cricketers are yet to
recover from the money factor which they get as good sums from different
sponsors. we have to lay our heads in shame for having such players in
our team. bcci should give an opportunity for the other players (15
persons only from 1000 millions people) and we should be in a position
to accept the victory or failure. bcci should ensure that once they do
not sign now, they shall not be considered in future for any recognised
matches.This will teach a good lesson to the money craze cricketers.
Tue Aug 27 03:30:50 2002
Your Views:Dear Editor,
Im happy this crisis has come up. I hope it doesnt end quickly and
prolong for a long time for the following reasons: 1) It is a whip to
the ICC and BCCI that it shouldnt take players for granted. Both the
ever-greedy BCCI and haughty Speed's ICC are terribly at fault in this
case. 2) It is a whip up to the players themselves who make enormous
amount of money at the expense of the people in the name of the game. 3)
It is a wake up call for the Indian sports fans to concentrate more on
other useful sports than just on one game. I hope this crisis will help
the people to divert their attention away from actual cricket - thereby
letting the players climb down from cloud 9 and distribute the people's
enthusiasm among other sports.
I sincerely hoped that the cricket craze would take a beat during the
Hansiegate scandal, but the effect is not too much. More crisis like
this will only help India's productivity in the long run. I also thank
Dalmiya and Speed and others for precipitating such a crisis and pray to
create more such crisis.
Tue Aug 27 10:26:05 2002
Your Views:In my view I support india player's for
signing any contract with any body. Further ICC & BCCI should not bind
them for any such contract which will result against the country &
players.Our players have full confedence in their Board & it will not
affect their carriers.
Tue Aug 27 11:10:03 2002
Name:Niranjan M Railkar
Your Views:Mr Malcolm Speed, is talking about all this
because he wants player to sign contract but player should not because
Malcolm Speed(ICC) gets major part of money from BCCI which brought them
in to problem in southafrica issue now they wants ICC to come up so the
dont mind crushing players RIGHT. this ICC act is totally against law i
will suggest Indian player not to sign contract if required they can
even stop playing ICC/international cricket tournament we can raise our
indian first class cricket to high level and attract sponsership all
indian should support indian crickters i am sure ICC will have to come
down. I dont understand why BCCI(DOLLARMAya) is so much siding ICC i ask
him whats great for him Indian(Player) of ICC Officals.
Tue Aug 27 12:01:42 2002
Your Views:The board should have consulted the players
atleast the prominet and former cricketers before signing any agreement.
The country afterall expects only the players to perform and not the
board. So any decision should be in favour of the players and not the
Tue Aug 27 12:49:46 2002
Your Views:it's not all about money but it's about a
promise which a player makes with his sponsers.So BCCI should help
players, instead of messing up with indian team otherwise people might
not watch ICC knockout tournament.
Tue Aug 27 13:24:25 2002
the BCCI has to support the players.There is no question of
patriotism.Because cricket happens to be a popular game they are paid
All of a sudden one cannot create such rules when ICCI knows that it
will be against the interest of the players.It should not be imposing
Tue Aug 27 13:33:05 2002
Your Views: As an Indian all cricket players must
play for the country first.The commercial aspect must be a secondary
thing.They have already received love & respect from
Indians so they should respect the feelings of Indians.