The hits just keep on coming
In the beginning there was the Abu Dhabi tri-series between Ind-Aus-Pak. Then it got split into a tri-series in SL (Ind-SA-SL) and a series against WI in US, and we fretted at the excess of cricket (this was, if you remember, scheduled just before the CT). Now comes the news of an Afro-Asian drama being sandwiched between the above listed acts and the CT. The reason, this time, is political
t is believed that the Indian board were against the continuation of the event, but, as one administrator admitted, there was more involved than cricket. "You have to recognise that there are serious politics at play," he explained, "as well as some personal agenda-settling."Or, shall we say, this time its overtly political.
It seems that support for the World Cup bid was tied in with the decision, which was made during the recent ICC executive board meeting in Dubai, and also that the TV company who had signed a three-year deal to broadcast the tournament also had their say.