No question about that. This is the worst part of Indian Board. Typical
desi mentality. In a short period of time we want to make large amount of
money. Dont care for players. They are just the slaves of the Indian
board. They have to obey whatever the board instructs them to do. Dont
question about any thing. If you question about any thing you will be
liable for disciplinary action.
I just now saw the schedule for Aus in Eng 1997 May to Aug. They have
around 8 to 10 matches before they play their First Test.
Same thing goes for the preparation of Pitches which suit Fast bowling.
Generally in most of the Ranji trophy matches you see only 5 to 10 overs
are being bowled by pace bowlers and the rest by the spinners. In that
case every player is discouraged of fast bowling because of the state of
the pitches. I have not seen any ranji trophy team having more than 2
pace bowlers. Then how can we generate fast bowlers. Right now there is
no replacement for srinath or prasad even if they fail continuosly. The
basic underlying fact is preparing and maintaining pitches like WACA or
the Durban cost more and our board doesnt want to spend money. If this
is the way Indian board treats the domestic and the international
cricket, then I am sure our team's performances will go to a lowest
level(Right now I dont think that we are at the bottom).
Knowing the fact that our players dont play well on the fast bowling
tracks, Still Indian board accepts a schedule with one or two first
class matches before the First test and no first class matches between
I dont know when these guys start acting smart.
Hoping for India doing well in the final, in Zim, and in WEst indies.