Pride and prejudice: The Arjuna, Hashan chapter

Pride and prejudice: The Arjuna, Hashan chapter

Post by linu » Tue, 10 May 2011 21:53:47


...... Both Ranatunga and Tillekeratne are cricketers who found solace
in political careers once they lost the cricketing clout. Still they
well knew the ICCs methodology. No cricketer -- from Hanse Cronje to
Ajay Jadeja -- could get through the ICCs hawk eye. If they had loved
the game and the progress of it as they claim, they could have
revealed the names to the authorities with the details of what they
knew and the ICC would have done the rest

What is the use of bellowing out the names to the public, because they
cannot do any thing about it? So we now feel the sports minister has
taken the right steps. He has handed the case over to the Criminal
Investigations Department. Now even ICCs anti-corruption chief Lord
Condon could have access to these cricketers once the investigations
begin.

From the start that should have been the stance as you played and wore
the national crest together. You rejoiced the victories together. Yet
if you did not like what was going around, there was and is a system
and the system works without fear or favour. What you shouldnt have
done was to blow the whistle for cheap political gain.
................

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/110508/Sports/sunday_Musings.html

 
 
 

Pride and prejudice: The Arjuna, Hashan chapter

Post by Oge » Wed, 11 May 2011 10:04:18


Quote:
> ...... Both Ranatunga and Tillekeratne are cricketers who found solace
> in political careers once they lost the cricketing clout. Still they
> well knew the ICCs methodology. No cricketer -- from Hanse Cronje to
> Ajay Jadeja -- could get through the ICCs hawk eye. If they had loved
> the game and the progress of it as they claim, they could have
> revealed the names to the authorities with the details of what they
> knew and the ICC would have done the rest

> What is the use of bellowing out the names to the public, because they
> cannot do any thing about it? So we now feel the sports minister has
> taken the right steps. He has handed the case over to the Criminal
> Investigations Department. Now even ICCs anti-corruption chief Lord
> Condon could have access to these cricketers once the investigations
> begin.

> From the start that should have been the stance as you played and wore
> the national crest together. You rejoiced the victories together. Yet
> if you did not like what was going around, there was and is a system
> and the system works without fear or favour. What you shouldnt have
> done was to blow the whistle for cheap political gain.
> ................

> http://www.sundaytimes.lk/110508/Sports/sunday_Musings.html

The article doesn't seem neutral. When AR or HT were part of a system
that was giving them a lot of money, it was natural for them to not
want to dissect the golden-egg laying duck. This is why most of the
cricketers decide to keep mum about the questionable things that go
around them .. including SRT, Dhoni, Sangakkara, etc.

If nothing has come out of the inquiry commission headed by
Skandakumar etc. it is not the fault of Hashan or Ranathunga. It is
the fault of journalists like S.R.Pathiravithana who jump to the next
sensational story instead of continuing the investigation. But we
cannot blame them either .. they have stomachs to feed and life to
fear (especially in Srilanka where journalists get attacked
frequently).

Bringing up these issues now for political gain seem selfish .. but
everyone (including every official in SLC, ICC) is selfish, is pushing
the boundaries of what is legal, if not already doing illegal deals,
so HT or AR can justify their actions quite easily. Besides, HT and AR
may be doing this for the right reasons..