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    August 03, 2004

    Jagmohan Dalmiya discloses the venues for the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy and 2015 World Cup.

    What is bizarre about this announcement is that barely a fortnight ago, the ICC chiefs were talking about how the absence of tax reliefs for ICC events would affect India's chances of hosting major events such as the ICC Champions Trophy or the World Cup. Is this another of Dalmiya's machiavellian moves to preempt any moves by the ICC? Evidently the ICC and the members of its board aren't reading from the same sheet of paper.

    The decision to allocate more than 50% of the $19 million earned by the Asian Cricket Council to the big four reeks of self indulgence. Do India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka need that much money to develop cricket? Aren't cricket (world or Asian, take your pick) administrators supposed to help weaker nations improve their standards? How will Hong Kong or the UAE improve their standard of cricket with a measly USD 300,000? Why should Bangladesh get the same amount as India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka when they're clearly the inferior team and need to really get their act together? Why couldn't the bigger boards have said "Ok, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will get USD 1 million each as do Hong Kong and UAE. Bangladesh gets 2 million. The rest of the money goes to other Asian cricket boards"? That would have been statesmanship, something you will never get from these boards.
    Thus spake Ganesh @ 9:12 AM |
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