I promised myself I was going to stop reading the news and leave this alone but its really pissing me off at the moment and I can’t. After what happened today, I’ve realised the BCCI is now bigger than the game.
Just because India reels in 70% of the world’s cricket revenue, they appear to have the ICC over a barrel.
I was always taught the best way to deal with bullies was to either ignore them, or punch them in the nose.
So, instead of ignoring the BCCI’s “demands” as they so aptly put, or telling them to “PISS OFF”, the ICC has:
* Dropped Bucknor (the most experienced umpire in the game).
* Allowed Harbijan to play the remaining 2 tests.
What next? Seems like nothing is ever India’s fault. They capitulate at the end of a test match and it everybody’s fault but theirs. Excuses so far: “Australia Cheated!” “All 3 umpires are corrupt!” “Australia aren’t playing within the spirit of the game!” “Ricky Ponting celebrated an amazing victory, we didn’t think that was very nice!” WAH WAH WAH!! Grow up!
Everybody loses matches because of bad calls, it even happens to Australia. But instead of getting on with it and using the loss as motivation to bring their best game to Perth, they cried foul, had a sulk in the team bus, and then threatened to go home.
And instead of letting them…. the ICC has given the Indian’s everything they wanted! India even know their little tantrum got them their way, read the Indian media. Its disgusting.
If it were up to me, I’d have let them go home. This isn’t the first time India has gone apeshit because a match didn’t go their way, seems they’ll burn effigies and paint donkeys at the drop of a hat these days. If they go home after every series that they don’t win in 10 years they’ll have no-one left to play with.
Looking forward to it.
Side-note: Yesterday’s post attracted some delightful comments from Indian supporters. Profanity-laiden non-sensical rubbish in ALL CAPS will not get approved on this blog.