Saturday, April 24, 2010
THE DRAMATIS PERSONAE OF THIS BLOG
Vijay Mallya - Liquor baron, Owner BRC, VP Karnataka State Cricket Assn
N.Srinivasan - Industrialist , President TamilNadu Cricket Assn , Owner CSK, Secretary BCCI
Suni Gavaskar - Former cricket Player, Commentator , Member IPL Governing Council
Ravi Shastri - Former cricket Player, Commentator , Member IPL Governing Council
Brijesh Patel - Former player, Secretary KSCA and Manager BRC
There are three Major issues raised in this blog.......
WHY IS THE MEDIA SO SELECTIVE IN IT'S BASHING ?
Everyone mentions that Mr.Srinivasan has bought a team , while being the BCCI Secretary etc. This was done after express written permission of the BCCI. This was questioned by Shri Muthiah ( I shall not get into that Politics here) in the Madras High Court and the Court held that what Mr Srinivasan (NS) had done was not illegal. Now the issue is on appeal in the Supreme Court. Being a matter Sub Judice I shall not comment on this case.
However, What NS did was to pay money , ie he spent monies that he was in charge of (technically India Cements' shareholders money). He did NOT take money from anyone to whom he was in a position to do favours or grant contracts.
Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are in the Governing Council of the IPL. The IPL had awarded a contract to Sony , then rescinded and then Sony covers the same through another company which was paid a facilitation fee etc etc , this tangled web need not be discussed here.
HOW CAN THESE TWO DRAW FINANCIAL BENEFITS FROM A SUB CONTRACTOR TO A VENDOR ,THEY HAVE GIVEN THE CONTRACT TO ?
I understand that these two plus the Nawab draw a salary from the IPL - please clarify......Media - ask the relevant questions please.
The media has conveniently forgotten about this....who is the "badder" man , one who spends his money or one who takes money.?
These two gentlemen are Commenting on the current IPL and drawing a salary from a Vendor. Is this not Pecuniary benefit of an "interested" kind ?
Now they even have the gall to suggest that Ravi Shastri head the IPL or be part of the three member team to manage it. No problems , he may do an excellent job ,but do not gloss over his alleged misdeeds and sins of omission and commission. The media must be fair in its comments and tar EVERYBODY with the same brush.
THE NEXT ISSUE -
Vijay Mallya is the vice president of the KSCA and Brijesh Patel the Secretary of the KSCA , by this , they are in the BCCI - de facto. They are owner and manager of the Bengaluru Royal Challengers - this is acceptable ???? but the CSK cannot be owned by NS.
What double standards ? Media , wake up. or are you just pretending to sleep.
THE FINAL ISSUE
Mr Suhel Seth made an offensive remark on a National TV Channel that should make every Tamilian's blood boil. I am seriously contemplating suing the man.
He said - why should the BCCI be in "that" Tamil Nadu, why should it be registered there? Let us move it out of there......
Implying that the BCCI being in Tamil Nadu is the root cause of all evil and that Tamil Nadu and the Tamil People are the source of corruption.
Mr Seth , the BCCI was registered here in the early 1960s when Mr. M.A.Chidambaram was the president ( 1960-63) , this was at a time when the Association had little or no money - not the millions it has now. So please get your background check done before you shoot off your mouth.
IS TAMIL NADU NOT A PART OF INDIA ? THE HEADQUARTERS IS MUMBAI , SIR , ONLY REGISTERED HERE SOME 47 YEARS AGO.
I appeal to all self respecting Tamils to mute the volume the next time this obnoxious man comes on Television spouting his wisdom - why do the channels call him ? I do not know , he has a nice , albeit artificial accent - clipped and what not , uses decent english but there it stops.
I do not know what businesses he has promoted and run so successfully ? - Mallya at least expanded his father's empire and NS turned around a massive loss making company to a profitable one.
He is not an acclaimed Philospher like Jiddu Krishnamurthy or even a thinker /writer like Nirad Chaudri - just a petty, offensive human being. Who thinks that Tamil Nadu is a den of vice and that Tamilians are corrupt and tainted - wish the Chief Minister will launch a campaign against him - his remarks are defenitely more injurious to the Tamil image than what Khushboo said.
He and Arnab Goswami who allowed it to be said must apologise to the Tamil people.
Posted by MOHAN V.RAMAN at 1:59 AM