Comments on: Will democratisation help clean up gentleman’s game? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/22/will-democratisation-help-clean-up-gentlemans-game/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Awtar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/22/will-democratisation-help-clean-up-gentlemans-game/comment-page-1/#comment-13589 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 05:04:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3083#comment-13589 GAME IS NOT OVER BY SUSPENSION OF MODI FROM IPL BUT GAME HAS STARTED TO HIDE TRUTH OF BCCI (BEAURO OF CORRUPTION IN CRICKET OF INDIA)

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/22/will-democratisation-help-clean-up-gentlemans-game/comment-page-1/#comment-13566 Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:07:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3083#comment-13566 It has surfaced already. Remember the strident chorus for Tharoor’s resignation on grounds of propriety?

How many voices are now raised from the BJP or others for NCP heads to roll? No propriety issues any more? The more the revelations from now on the less the chorus.

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By: VipulTripathi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/22/will-democratisation-help-clean-up-gentlemans-game/comment-page-1/#comment-13558 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:37:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3083#comment-13558 The IPL signifies the brash, new, arriving, noveau riche India. It can get things done no matter what a few laws or morality say. Like the Adidas ad puts it, they are just standing in the way. This is an India where the ends are more important than the means. The lotus is flowering in the muck!

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By: ToeKnee http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/22/will-democratisation-help-clean-up-gentlemans-game/comment-page-1/#comment-13556 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:34:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3083#comment-13556 I don’t think the Twenty20 format will be affected by this controversy. Test cricket was losing its fan base and even ODIs have given way to the shortest format of the game. IPL may die out but Twenty20 will remain popular and resurface under another name. Or maybe even return as Ten10s.

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/22/will-democratisation-help-clean-up-gentlemans-game/comment-page-1/#comment-13555 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:31:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3083#comment-13555 To quote an old adage, no one is bigger than the game.

The problem is that some people who were in authority actually thought they were bigger than the game, therein lies the problem.

To expect that the Govt. or anyone else will do a dry cleaning is a myth. The moment the big names came out in the open and Pranab Mukherjee uttered that overdone cliche “the guilty will be punished”, all hopes of a clean up vanished. No one dare touch the top guns. There will be a tit for tat Tharoor – Modi exchange and it will be business as usual.

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