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The report The great IPL mess (May 19) is right in stating that the gentleman's game of cricket has been shamed by the series of scandals hitting the Indian Premier League.

india Updated: May 21, 2012 21:30 IST

Post-IPL, the gentleman's game has descended to a brawl
The report The great IPL mess (May 19) is right in stating that the gentleman's game of cricket has been shamed by the series of scandals hitting the Indian Premier League. Shah Rukh Khan's brawl has injured the spirit of the game and his fracas with cricket officials, security guards and policemen has brought further disrepute to it . The sting operation allegedly exposing spot-fixing and the reported molestation of an US citizen has made a mockery of such a fine sport.
CK Subramaniam, Mumbai

Tough measures for tough times
With reference to the editorial Trimming the edges won't do (Our Take, May 19), the UPA does not seem inclined to look at the issue of subsidies with the seriousness it deserves. Subsidies have come to be associated with the politics of keeping vote-banks happy. The Centre's decision to jettison reforms and continue with subsidies is unlikely to work in the face of rising prices and stagnant incomes. The Centre must take steps to check leakages in welfare schemes and cut back government expenditure if it wants to avoid a recession.
Ashok Goswami, Mumbai

Not the voice of the people
The Hindustan Times-C fore Survey Young India wants a young PM (May 20) seems to be biased in favour of the ruling UPA coalition. The findings of the survey do not seem to echo what most Indians feel. Rampant corruption, a soft approach to terror and a lethargy to govern is unlikely to help the incumbent come back to power. The media must act more responsibly while presenting facts and opinions.
Amit Singhal, via email