In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) may be an autonomous body, but it performs public functions, and henceforth will now be under public scrutiny and not above the law.
This judgment comes as a cannon fodder to those who simply love knocking on the court’s door even at the fall of hat. Net result, more chill ‘PILs (Public Interest Litigation) for BCCI.
While I don’t have the time nor the luxury to knock on court’s doors, the BCCI should be made accountable for the following offences –
1. Ganguly’s Salman Khan act at Lord’s
Alright, we may have won the final, but shirtless celebration of then Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly was an embarrassment for the Indian fans. Firstly, Ganguly you’re no Salman or SRK, Your bear physique, coupled with odour (Hilsa) of the hairy chest was an eyesore for all. (Some even fainted in their homes). Secondly, such nudity is against our culture, that too at the Mecca of cricket.
I appeal to the courts to severely reprimand Ganguly and impose a heavy fine so that no one indulges in the ‘BARE’ dare again Also, urge the BCCI to ensure that all their players are well shaven from head to toe.
2. Sharad Pawar refusing to leave the podium
It’s very Indian to assemble a company at the presentation ceremony after each game. But former BCCI president, Sharad Pawar felt that he owed the podium when he refused to leave the stage after presenting Australian skipper Ricky Ponting with the Champions Trophy in 2006. God knows what got into Pawar, that he kept posing with the Australians, almost as if he was part of their team. It took a few gentle push from few Aussie players for Pawar to leave the stage. The Indian media cried hoarse how disrespectful were the Aussies in treating an elderly man Sachin Tendulkar, who didn’t see the footage, too, slammed such behaviour. However, let’s face it, Pawar’s job was to hand over the trophy, and not pose with the Australians.
I request the courts to demand an public apology from BCCI and Sharad Pawar for this ignorant act.
3. No coverage of Preity-Ness mess/ SRK-Cop tussle
IPL is often called a tamasha. But sadly, where the cameras looking when the real tamasha occurred on the ground?
Indian TV fans, especially the soap lovers were deprived of real entertainment when not a soul got to see the Preity Zinta – Ness Wadia slang match in the stands of Wankhede Stadium. The squabble, all for allocation of seats, with Preity allegedly reserving the seats for her friends, but leaving Ness’s mom, Maureen Wadia stranded. Well, for Preity this was two birds killed with one stone. After all, isn’t it an open secret that Maureen Wadia never approved of Preity as son’s girl friend?
Come on BCCI, you knew it well that this frosty relationship was bound to explode, so your hired cameras (paparazzi) needed to be keep a tight vigil. Regrettably, they didn’t and worse, like most things, you concealed this tamasha from the public.
Strangely, the paparazzi went to sleep too when Shah Rukh Khan quarrelled with a security personnel, who allegedly was rude to King Khan’s children. We saw little bit of action in pictures, but wouldn’t the viewers have loved to see SRK in a real battle, as opposed to his fake ones?
Some Bihari lawyer, please file a RTI as people want to know what exactly happened between Preity and Ness that night? What actually transpired between SRK and the security personnel?
4. Dalmiya’s 33-lakh gift to Boria; call to ban cheer girls
Nepotism has always been part of our society, and the BCCI has a long history of it, right from selection of players to allocation of matches. However, Jagmohan Dalmiya-led BCCI’s decision to pay froggy, blabbermouth Boria Majumdar Rs.33 lakhs (allegedly) to write a book, ‘Social history of Indian cricket, (which is perhaps lying in some sewage ) raised many a brows.
After all, who the hell is Boria Majumdar? Isn’t he just another biased Bengal writer, one who rose to fame by licking few Dadas’ boots?
Having survived the various cases against him earlier, Dalmiya is tipped to return as BCCI president. Dalmiya, was set to take temporary charge in 2014, and he’d had come up with a very bizarre idea to clean the game . BAN CHEER LEADERS
Goodness gracious, Mr.Dalmiya have you been brain washed by some mad Bangladeshi mullah? You think by banning cheer leaders, our cricketers will stop spot-fixing?
Thankfully, other BCCI officers didn’t find merit in this argument and we saw the lovely chics dazzle in IPL 7.
I request the courts to conduct an inquiry into Dalmiya’s acts of nepotim. May be, time has come for some one to throw the law ‘book’ at him. Gladly, that isn’t penned by Majumdar.
5. Banned Lalit Modi, but why not his tweets?
BCCI is a peculiar organisation. It gets rid of its villains, but the same villains then appears to have reformed, and is considered less evil than the one ruling today.
Lalit Modi was the darling of the BCCI in the formative years of IPL. After all, he was credited with the creation of IPL and filling up the BCCI cash coffers. Well, but few seasons later, he was turned villain, banned for life (allegedly threatened so much that he fled to London)
Considering the sorry state of administration today, Lalit Modi must be considered lesser evil than N.Srinivasan, but at least, N.Srinivasan doesn’t torture us through social media.
Ever since, he was fired from BCCI, Lalit Modi has been venting his ire by a 100 tweets every day, exposing the ill deeds of his former employers, revealing secrets like a daily or a weekly show. Mr.Modi but what’s the point? Why speak the truth now? Why did you seal your lips then?
In the beginning, your tweets created some buzz, butt now its become boring and a joke. Why don’t you just bid cricket, BCCI good bye and stay happily ever after in London.
BCCI, you fired a 100 lawsuits against Modi, without getting any desired result. You should be brought to justice for triggering the tweet blitz from Modi.