Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Money.., money.., Paisa..!

Siddu Kaloji

Do you know why India failed miserably in the T20 world cup Cricket? Indian national cricket coach Garry Kirsten has rightly analyzed his team’s early exit from the tourney.

All 15 who had been selected for the T20 world Cup team were played in the IPL season -2. In which 37 days intense battle ate all the energy and spirit of players. They were physically and mentally tired to perform at the bigger stage of the game. Actually they deserved the long break. But who should understand this? Fans can understand, not cricketers and BCCI, who are running behind the money.

As usual for the dismal show of team India, cricket crazy fans burnt the effigy of men in blue and former cricketers criticized the Dhoni’s captaincy and strategy. Those who closely follow the game should understand that tired and un focused Indian team didn’t deserved a place in the Super-8 itself. It could not have qualified, if it was not featured in the weak group along with Bangladesh and minnows Ireland.

BCCI, should re think on IPL schedule and international commitments of the National team. BCCI can mint the money through IPL seasons but, Indian Cricket team will loose its pride in the international tournaments.

The next year schedule also looks un manageable. Third edition of the T20 world cup will be held in West Indies probably in the month of April and May 2010. Whereas, IPL season -3 could be held soon after India’s tour to South Africa in February 2010. It means, next year too Indian team won’t have many options. The players can’t rest their heels before moving to the Caribbean country.

Whatever the reason, BCCI and Dhoni should take the responsibility of the Indian team debacle in the T20 world cup. As a skipper Dhoni failed to lead the team and BCCI on its part failed to scientifically draw the fixture.

Pic sourced from: http://ptinews.com

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