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Hmmm... now here's something interesting...

For anyone who doesn't believe that cricket in India is larger than the sum of it's parts, it appears that the majority of Indian cricket supporters (so, pretty well everyone in the country!) would like to see the BCCI taken over, & run by, the government!
Now, admittedly, India's government certainly does seem to now what the Indian people want (it is the longest serving democratically elected communist government in the world), but can you imagine that type of suggestion in England, or Australia, or Sri Lanka, or even the West Indies?

Is there anyone from India, or living in India, on this forum? If so, can you please tell me a little about the perception of the BCCI in India at present?
 

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Some facts

Hi Incubi,

This written just to give the information I know.

India is a democracy and communists have never ruled India.

West Bengal, a state in India, is ruled by communists and as you rightly pointed out, it is the longest serving elected communist government in the world.

As far as I know, Indians in general are not bothered by the BCCI.

All we want them is to select the proper team.

It is the politicians who want a share of the BCCI pie.

Incubi, I wrote this to correct some wrong impressions.

It in no way reflects on you.

Cheers.

In the name of cricket
 

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i am from india
india is largest democracy and almost everybody watches cricket
i don't want the government to run the bcci .....its controlled by politicians now attracted by the large sums of money bcci generate and lot of politics takes place in bcci and add to that there are zonal selectors who want some players picked from their own zone . we need is a good selectors or ex players with good cricketing knowledge to run bcci and a fare selection
 

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I don't like the BCCI. Period. If the BCCI cared about the actual cricketing perspective at all, India would be winning World Cups right, left and centre. But, all they care about is the money, and therefore are the richest board in cricket atm, and by a big margin over the 2nd richest I've heard. And, OMG, the politics in this system is just bull. There's so much, it's hardly imaginable. To me politics in cricketing boards is like a quiet form of match fixing. You're doing some harm, but you'll never be caught. Thus "quiet".

Let me put forward some examples of the politics:

1) Mumbai ruling the majority of this cricket board
The president, and well most the members are from Mumbai. And, recently, if you've seen, the president is HELL BENT on giving the Test captaincy to Tendulkar, who's also from Mumbai. And, the president has hinted that he wants to see Mumbai's domestic coach become the national coach, and that's crap. As far as I know that coach is nothing great, and there are way better candidates from the domestic circuit, forget the internationally acclaimed coaches.

2) The whole reason why India doesn't have a coach atm
Dav Whatmore was perfect for Indian coach. Sunil Gavaskar, who is from Mumbai, and may I add, despite his brilliant individual record is one of the most selfish people on the earth. Never played for the team, and doesn't do it now as part of the board as well. He doesn't like Whatmore, so kicked him out of contention, and brought in EMBUREY who is a despicably crappy coach. Whatmore > The rest tbh. What he's done with Sri Lanka and Bangla = No comparison to others.

3) The emergence of the ICL
I'm so glad the ICL arrived, because that forced the BCCI to launch the IPL and start working. But, the BCCI banning players who join the ICL from international duties is a joke. Are you willing to waste the talents of the likes of Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Abid Nabi just because of competition in the domestic circuit in India? The BCCI seem fond of doing so. We've already lost out on Mithun Manhas, Amol Muzumdar, and if we don't hurry up even Badrinath, who's a great player if there ever was one.

Meh, I feel like we need a more tough board. There are so many other issues as well, such as why Yuvraj Singh was not chosen for captaincy and such. But, Dhoni turned out to be a diamond in the rough, and well, that's not gone against them.
 

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ottayan said:
...Incubi, I wrote this to correct some wrong impressions...
Hey there Ottayan. Thanks heaps for that... much appreciated :)
I'm always happy to be corrected when my information is incorrect.

Cheers dude.
 

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Hey there peoples.
Really happy to read all the responses... it's really helped throw some light on all this, for me.
I don't know why I didn't realise that it's all about money. Everyone knows that, in spite of them being a necessary evil, wherever governments are concerned everything's always about money.

I'd never realised that the selection of the Indian team, & it's staff, is so regionally political! I'm just glad that India have such a great depth of talent that, even with all that political intervention, they can still muster one of the worlds best cricket teams. I'm sure that it means that some very deserving players are missing out, but hopefully I'll get to see more of these players in future.

I'm aware that no other nation on earth loves their cricket like the Indians do; & I've always marveled at their passion for the game.
I plan on making the trip to India & England to watch some cricket as soon as I can... & I reckon that all true cricket fans should make this pilgrimage (if it's within their means).

I was already of the opinion that the ICL was going to be a good thing for, both, Indian cricket & world cricket. Not too sure about the IPL, though. What are your feelings/thoughts? What do you think the chances of the IPL & ICL ever merging are? Would it be a good thing... or is it too soon to say?
 

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Hey there peoples.
Really happy to read all the responses... it's really helped throw some light on all this, for me.
I don't know why I didn't realise that it's all about money. Everyone knows that, in spite of them being a necessary evil, wherever governments are concerned everything's always about money.

I'd never realised that the selection of the Indian team, & it's staff, is so regionally political! I'm just glad that India have such a great depth of talent that, even with all that political intervention, they can still muster one of the worlds best cricket teams. I'm sure that it means that some very deserving players are missing out, but hopefully I'll get to see more of these players in future.

I'm aware that no other nation on earth loves their cricket like the Indians do; & I've always marveled at their passion for the game.
I plan on making the trip to India & England to watch some cricket as soon as I can... & I reckon that all true cricket fans should make this pilgrimage (if it's within their means).

I was already of the opinion that the ICL was going to be a good thing for, both, Indian cricket & world cricket. Not too sure about the IPL, though. What are your feelings/thoughts? What do you think the chances of the IPL & ICL ever merging are? Would it be a good thing... or is it too soon to say?
looking forward to your visit to india lol
i think icl is good for the game it forced bcci to create ipl i am not sure whether the icl can succeed in the long term without the backing of any of the icc members but i hope they do even if they didn't they forced bcci to start ipl ... both icl and ipl are good for cricket it gives many players opportunities to show off their talent i don't think ipl and icl will merge but u never now i think ipl &icl merger will bad if its run by politicians it will be fine if its run like the football clubs
 
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