The muck in our sports
Published on Monday, 27 May 2013 13:25
Only the naïve and the foolish would be surprised by the revelations of the spot-fixing scandal in IPL. Given the way we have been managing our games and sports, this is the only possible outcome. After all, didn’t the IOC throw us out of the Olympic games? People have a tendency to blame the big bucks in cricket for the mess, and they raise irrational demands like ending the IPL. Let us understand, the mess in IPL is the symptom of the bigger malaise that ails our sports. If at all any cleansing has to come, then it has to be all embracing. True, the BCC I chief N Srinivasan is at the peak of this rot, and needs no mercy, but then no one is blameless.