Its over. Sigh !!!

June 3, 2008

Looking back at this year and looking forward to the next.

Guess what I am thinking of?

Picture Courtesy Ankit


Ready for showdown

May 29, 2008

Dravid – OUT, Sachin – OUT, Ganguly – OUT, Laxman – OUT. The grand old men of Indian Cricket will not play any more part in this years IPL. A combined take home salary of 12+ crores and nothing to show for it…. thank God it wasn’t our money ūüėČ

Whether they will return is anyones guess. Expect some major changes in the off-season.

So its Delhi vs Rajasthan and Chennai vs Punjab. We shall see. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the Rajasthan team since I own part of the team.


The Royal Challenge

May 12, 2008

First he fires his CEO. Now hes shooting his mouth off in public about how he left the team selction to Dravid and the CEO …blah blah blah blah etc etc.. I wish he would keep quiet… ONLY BCCI IS ALLOWED TO DO THAT !!!! (shoot our mouths of that is)

I mean the Deccan (Dis)Chargers are screwed up as well.. you dont see their owners complaining in public.

I just hope Vijay Mallya doesn’t ask for his money back. Anyway there was a “No Refund” clause in the franchisee agreement. Whew !!

Even without the ban, the general feeling was that $850K was wasted on Bhajji. Over 14 Games it meant a nice $60k plus per game. Dont know why the idiot cant quit while hes ahead.

Of course we have fine print in the contract which means that Bhajji wont get even a “tooti koudi”. I hope he knows that. The only company that will now sponsor him is¬†tha maker of Valium.

We tried to get Priety Zinta to withdraw the complaint but shes one fiesty lady and refused. I mean this lady refused to withdraw her statement against the Mafia.. whats BCCI for her?

Sreesanth I heard is getting offers from Hindi Soaps. They need guys who can cry.

Again and again peepal have started asking me… “Commisioner saab.. how will the IPL benefit peepal?”

I say it is also creating jobs for people who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. Take Charu Sharma… I mean the only job he had was conducting that horrible show on Doordarshan. Look at him now… working with Mallya, selecting teams, playing selector, free tickets and all… would all this have happened if it were not for the IPL? Tell me !! Have you seen the new video of the Royal C’s where Charu Sharma is exhorting his troops?

Kris Srikkant is brand ambassador for the Chennai Sooper Kings…Seenu is paying him quite well. Only thing is that uniform looks like a Pyjama on Cheeka…

So before you point fingers and talk all rubbish, please think of these fellows… the trainers, coaches, managers etc etc

P.S: As I am writing this post, there is some disturbing news that some of the Punjab Kings players have been asked to leave the hotel so that Preity Zinta’s friends can stay there….

Sour Grapes

April 23, 2008

I just wish Javed Miandad would disappear. The guy keeps cribbing about everything. Now hes saying that IPL sucks etc etc.. Hey guru we dont need to be told that…

Anyway what are you cribbing about? No one offered you a job? My guess is that they are afraid of your “relation” by marriage to a certain underworld don. Maybe he could have bought a team for you.

Anyway dont thing we can use you here. Why dont you see if you can start a league in Dubai? Maybe a tennis ball game? They do have cricket teams there… you and 5 other people can watch.

Just go away.

And Wasim Akram has echoed his sentiments as well. This boy I tell you… we looked after him so well.. now he comes back and bites us.. who do you think got him that commentary deal? Shaz and Vaz etc…Well time to pull the plug I think.

Grumble Grumble Rumble

March 17, 2008

The rumbling has started now. Just got a call from some of the players. Apparently some of them are upset about the discrepancies in salaries.

I mean Yusuf Pathan has played in one 20-20 game… and hes making more money than someone like Ricky Ponting,¬†Ricky’s also¬†pissed that hes making less money than Symonds and Lee..

This guy Uthappa does not have a century to his name, yet hes making more money than many seasoned players. I pointed out to them that we the BCCI/IPL had nothing to do with the rates being offered (hyuk hyuk we are happy with the money WE made)… I am like “Look bhai.. naat my phault”.

Anyway some discontent brewing…I need to start hiring spies to ensure this thing does not get out of hand.. I mean nothing should upset this wonderful money making opportunity for us..

 Greedy buggers.. these players..