On a sticky wicket again
The even more powerful BCCI is at loggerheads with the International Cricket Council yet again.india Updated: Jul 31, 2008 20:49 IST
As Jagmohan Dalmiya pads up to play his second innings as India’s most visible cricket administrator, he couldn’t have chosen a better time to returning to power as the head of the powerful Cricket Board of Bengal.
The even more powerful (and aptly named) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is at loggerheads with the International Cricket Council (ICC) yet again. Without being carried away by the jingoistic whoops emanating from the country that represents cricket’s power centre, it seems that the spat is over the not-so-trifling matter of scheduling.
The Indian cricket board has announced that it is going ahead with the Twenty20 Champions League in India that will start on September 29 and end on October 8.
But with the Australian tour of India starting the very next day on October 9, will we seriously see, say, Mahendra Singh Dhoni in top form playing the Aussies if his Chennai IPL team makes it to the final on October 8?
These are interesting questions that go beyond the ‘ICC take that!’ line. Watch this pitch.