Sep 2, 2010

Spot Fixing – Dispute, but nothing new!

Over the years, the rules of the game have been changed, but fortunately, the meaning and the essence of the spirit of the game have never been changed. With the recent dispute namely the ‘Spot Fixing’, I feel the spirit of the game called cricket has been challenged, once again.

Be it the bodyline bowling in 1930’s, be it the on field sledging, be it the Sydney test between Australia and India in 2007-08, be it the serial match fixing buzzes, be it the mysterious death of Bob Woolmer during 2007 world cup, and up to the very recent spot fixing incident, all those players/persons who are guilty have added themselves in to the history books for all the wrong reasons. After all of these incidents have devastated the game, still there are some cricketers who maintain the decency proving the game as the gentlemen’s. I’d like to say hats off to them before I move on.

After thinking deep, somehow I’ve developed a kind of soft corner for the cricketers involved in this. At the same time, the cricket boards, bookies, and the ICC are my main aims to arrow my comments.

Pakistan’s cricket board stands tall in the whole buzz, I feel. The way it bans it’s own players and the way it calls them back in to the team is no mystery to the honorable board members. Board has to support the players, I too agree, but not to the extent that it fails to inspire the players not to commit mistakes again and again!

The world T20 champions, the players from Pakistan are naturally talented and they can play beautiful cricket coming to the game. I’ve read an article which mentioned that most of the young boys of the team had been headed from the poor families. It must be easily understood to get the problems they would have faced to get the tag of playing for the national team. It is never easy in this competitive world.

The less monetary growth and the poor payment by the PCB are the main points for the bookies to attract the players. Of course, we may say, money should not be the criteria for the players and they need to play cricket, but to get these wise words or to understand the essence of representing the nation, the players are not even minimum educated. Their minds have to be tuned before they are allowed to play for the country. But sadly, their minds have been tuned as per bookies before the PCB does something.

Players should be educated more. Education when I say, it is not in terms of degrees, but rather it is in terms of the spirit of the game. This is the solution I see at the moment from the players’ side. And coming to the bookies, its not so easy to stop them as long as the money rules their minds. We can not do much on their side so let us not think too much.

ICC shall go for the strict monitoring track around the players and most importantly the team managements in and out of the pavilions. The code of conduct shall be stricter and at the same time player friendly, after all, they are also human beings not machines.

I’m very sure, for the issue which could not have been concluded over the years by many talented people, I alone can not conclude anything sitting back home and writing this post. Hence there is no proper conclusion here as well. With what I know and within few paragraphs I could suggest only this much for the time being.

Every shade that comes out of everything expresses something. We must understand it and move forward with a hope.

Hope the game wins always!


Sabi Sunshine said...

I agree with you on that for sure.

Have a wonderful Day
Sabi Sunshine

A New Beginning said...

Thats quite a thought provoking and informative post Pramoda!!:)
Thanks for sharing!!!

Jack said...


Finally have been able to read all pending posts. Thanks for advice on Stress. It is true that we need to let our body be strong to fight intrussions at it's own. Medicines should come in only once it is unable to get rid of intruders. Congratulations on 300 posts. Why don't you share why you do not wish to celebrate it? Take Homes, good and motivational ones but why did you have a tough week? I will visit Yamini once again to read your Guest Post, I have just skimmed through. If you love your Organisation, true. One should question as well as be ready to be questioned. Match fixing is not only in cricket but has been in many other sports too. You have given in depth study.

Take care

deeps said...

the hottest headlines to hit the daily news these days…looks like some of these guys time n time again prove that the common people are fools watching in all ‘excitement’ the drama of a game …

and yes, you got some fodder for thought...

Creativity!! said...

hmmm :) :) Dear, I Don't Understand Sports. Coz I Am Not Interested In Sports. Still, I Liked Your Post :) :)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hello Sabi, thank you:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Sana.. glad to know that..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hiii Jack uncle... thats wonderful ..manyy thanks to you..

best wishes..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

thats so soo true deeps..

we are made like that..but what else we can do than just watching the show?...hardly nothing as long as we r in the situation..

thank you..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Thats soo nice sweet gal..:) thanks sahana..

Anonymous said...

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Девы. Спешу поделиться опытом, пусть и не очень большим , но все-таки за 3 месяца уже кое – что накопилось!
Начну свою историю абсолютно недавним посещением кабинета УЗИ В 25 роддоме.
Случайно попала в этот медицинское учреждение . Мой профессионал в это время был в отпуске и меня направили в 25й. Запись была на 2е сентября в 7 кабинет.
Приехав на час раньше ,пришлось уехать на час позже моей записи.
Девушка профессионал(узист) каждый день бегала , при всем при этом не закрывая дверь в кабинет УЗИ , в котором в это время уже кто-нибудь находился. Дама попалась не диалогчивая , по ее недовольному виду , незамедлительно можно было взять в толк , что диалога не выйдет , и малыша собственного навряд ли я увижу. А так называемы фото узи мне может показаться на первый взгляд вообще их аппарат не способен производить в силу собственной древности . А самое главное что меня поразило , это отсутствие презервативов или же даже напальничков , вместо всего этого была ПЕРЧАКТА , даже не обыкновенная медицинская перчатка , а такая полиэтиле́новая , похожие я видела на АЗС Лукойл может показаться на первый взгляд , чтобы ручки не марать об автомобиль и пр. И одноразовых пеленок судя по всему в этом учреждение никогда не было.
Знаете , порой складывается впечатление , что ты приходишь не в поликлинику, а в магазин за колбасой ,такие же недовольные рожи в белоснежных халатах.
Чуть позже напишу фамилию УЗИста , пусть держава знает своих героев!
А вообще, рыба гниет с головы!

Amity said...

In games, there's always a winner and a loser...

so whatever we would achieve, lets accept it gracefully! :-)

it is said so...'be graceful both in defeat and victory'!

Anonymous said...

У парикмахера был попугай-матершинник. И повадился в парикмахерскую мент ходить, попугай его видит и орет: ты мусор ебаный, гандон, пидарас. А мент за попугая с парикмахера то полтинник то сотню штрафа имеет. Задолбался парикмахер пошел топить попугая в реке да по дороге попа встретил. Батюшка ему в чем проблема сын мой. Тот рассказывает. Батюшка говорит у меня мол такой же попугай есть но исключительно культурный, давай меняемся а я твоего перевоспитаю. Ну поменялись. У мента кончаются деньги приходит он в парикмахерскую подходит к клетке, попугай молчит, подходит ближе тишина, он подходит совсем вплотную и шепче: ты что же меня не узнал? я тот гандон, тот пидарас, тот мусор ебаный. А попугай говорит: Кайся, кайся, сын мой...