Ok.. Bangalore fired Charu Sharma yesterday. Its probably the first of many…

Unfortunately hiring him in the first place was a mistake… I mean just because he anchored the program on Set Max… does it make him the Cricket Officianado?  Anyway its unfortunate.. we created jobs but the guys can’t keep them.

Wonder who the next target is….

I am glad that we at the BCCI are not accountable like this. Else a lot of us would have been out on our sorry asses a long time ago.

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Heres a little inside story.

Except for Dhoni all ICON players have failed miserably especially the Fab 4. Dravid cant hit the ball if it was the size of a watermelon, Ganguly.. well we all know that the only reason hes on the team is because SRK wants to use him for publicity. Plus there would be riots in Kolkatta. Laxman.. well he scored in one match but for most part he looks lost. Tendulkar…. well hes hurt…

The Franchisees have been calling BCCI if they can use these Icon players for something else.. they need the publicity…. several ideas were thrown around… finally the suggestion that these people be made non-playing captains made sense. The only other intersting part is a question whether all of them can be used to help the cheerleading squad. The way Dravid is waving his bat around it looks like hes waving pom poms anyway.

Heres a great review on the season so far by Greatbong.

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.

I tell you.. theres something awfully wrong with this Bhajji guy… The guy slapped Sreesanth who promptly burst into tears… kya baaath hai…

Sreesanth is no better… the guy keeps mouthing off like a bully.. and like all bullies do, starts crying when confronted.

Grow up guys..temper temper… play cricket… If you can’t go home…

P.S: The TV guys have enough fodder for the weekend.

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.

15 Minutes of Fame

April 22, 2008

People said that the IPL opening ceremony was our 15 minutes of fame. So Pawarji and the rest of the BCCI folk decided to speak 15 minutes each. For that we got booed.

I feel this treatment is totally not deserved. Pawarji was so upset that he refused to drink a cup of tea. I also refused tea and had beer instead.

This English is a funny language.

In the meantime, several people are commenting on how the cameras keep focussing on the celebreties in the stands… well people you have to live with it… though I am upset that the TV guys keep prefering Preity Zinta to high officials from the BCCI… that is totally not correct. I mean come one… Pawarji is quite photogenic (in his own way). Anyway next match we will sit with SRK and keep waving.