It is time to end to the BCCI’s controversial innings
With reference to the editorial Playing on a doctored pitch (Our Take, July 30), the fact that the Bombay High Court termed a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) probe panel “unconstitutional and illegal” a day after it gave a clean chit to its president-in-exile N Srinivasan shows that the cricket board is not serious about dealing with corruption and that the probe was a mere eyewash.
The unusual hurry that the two-member body, set up to investigate the T20 League spot-fixing scandal, showed in submitting the report without waiting for the police investigation report suggests that the BCCI thinks it’s answerable to no one.
The only way to cleanse cricket and other sports is to bring the BCCI and other sports federations under the Right to Information Act.
Ramesh Sinha, Gurgaon
One fails to understand why the investigations into the cases of conflict of interest, spot-fixing, betting, etc, were not handed over to an external agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation. However, it’s never too late to do the right thing.
Zulfikhar Akram,via email
We’re all in this together
With reference to Abhijit Banerjee’s article Global nationalism (Poverty Line, July 30), the vagaries of global weather must compel world leaders to get serious about climate change.
It’s time to put the battle to mitigate the effects of global warming on a fast-forward mode. To start this, the four emerging economies — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — must invest in new technologies like carbon capture and storage. We must also realise that climate change is a battle that no one country can fight alone.
Therefore, rich nations, which were responsible for a bulk of global-warming-causing greenhouse gas emissions, need to shift their obdurate stance on climate change and work with developing nations to formulate a global solution to climate change.
P Senthil Saravana Durai, Mumbai
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