Benching Rasool exposes the shortsightedness of the BCCI
I fully endorse Pradeep Magazine’s view in No justification for keeping Rasool benched (Big Picture, August 06) that Kashmiri cricketer Parvez Rasool could have been included in at least the 5th ODI against Zimbabwe. India had won the series and was not under any pressure and there was no risk in giving Rasool a chance. If Virat Kohli, the stand-in captain, had included Rasool in the playing eleven it would have gone a long way in sending a positive signal to the youth in J&K. Benching him has exposed the shortsightedness of the team management.
Ashok Ghosh, Kolkata
The bogey of communal tension
With reference to the editorial No hand on the steering wheel (Our Take, August 05), Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has raked up the issue of communal tension in a relatively peaceful place to justify his government’s action against SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal. Unlike what is expected from young leaders, the CM is more focused on vote-bank politics and is not serious about developing the state. The young CM must work towards building an image for himself that is different from that of his father’s. Such a move will help him go a long way in politics.
SD Sahay, New Delhi
First, the suspension and then the charge-sheeting of Nagpal not only expose the brazen functioning of the UP government but also certify the people’s perception that the builder lobby is controlling the decisions of the government. Politics has touched a nadir with politicians stooping to any level to ensure that their selfish interests are met. This often leads to the rights of the people being ignored. Unless the needs of the people are met, there is no hope for any political party.
Abhishek Kumar, New Delhi
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