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India's domination of ICC should end- Tony Greig

Discussion in 'The Big Adda' started by Sid, May 17, 2011.

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  1. Sid

    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    LONDON: Former England captain Tony Greig has called for an end to India’s “domination†of the International Cricket Council (ICC), saying it was the first thing he’d change if in charge of the governing body.

    “Number one, we have got to try and get the ICC right,†Greig told the BBC in an interview.

    “We have a situation at the moment where the ICC is dominated by India.

    “They tell Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and one or two other countries what to do and they always get the vote.

    “It’s very hard, but somehow we have got to change things at that level.â€

    South Africa-born Greig added: “We are playing too much cricket. I would be getting all the countries from the world and saying hey listen, what is this nonsense of giving Indian domestic cricket an open window?

    “To give the IPL (Indian Premier League, a domestic Twenty20 competition) an open window, and reduce by two months the time available for cricketers to play around the world, in the current environment is just ridiculous.

    “We have got to look very, very closely and make sure we do not destroy the cornerstone of the game which is Test cricket,†said the 64-year-old former all-rounder, who settled in Australia after his playing days were over and has since enjoyed a long career as a television cricket commentator.

    “It is laughable that (Chris) Gayle and (Kieron) Pollard are playing in the IPL when the West Indies are playing Pakistan — that is just ridiculous.â€

    Greig, though, stressed his longstanding affection for Indian cricket, dating back to his time as a player which included leading England to a 3-1 Test series win in India in 1976/77.

    “I took to India and the subcontinent very much…I loved the place,†he said while giving an interview to coincide with the publication of a new biography, ‘Tony Greig: A Reappraisal of English Cricket’s Most Controversial Captain,’ by David Tossell.

    “It was the first time I really felt as if we were entertaining people, as the people there loved the game so much — to go to those stadiums and find them packed full,†explained Greig, who made his name in England with south coast county Sussex.

    “To this day (Kolkata’s) Eden Gardens remains one of my top three grounds, just because of the incredible atmosphere.â€


    Ridiculous that IPL has an open window: Tony Greig | Sport | DAWN.COM
     
  2. simplystupid

    simplystupid Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I would say ICC head quarters should move to India. No one else spends more on cricket except from India as Nation. If India is excluded from Cricketing world,the fate of Cricket will be same as Common wealth games. Other point this does not matter for India as nation.
     
  3. JanjaWeed

    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Poor Tony Greig!! missed out on IPL spoils & is been cold shouldered by BCCI for his role in ICL. Now.. he is taking his frustration out by barking up the wrong tree!! BCCI should be kind enough to give him a role in IPL for commentary or something like that! that will keep the old man happy!!
     
  4. MyRaven

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    Why did he stop short of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh????? Why didn't he name the other "one or two other countries"????
     
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    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    maybe 'cause he didn't want to bite the hand that feeds him!! it's easy to come out with the names like 'zimbabwe' & 'bangladesh' as they are the whipping boys of the world cricket!!
     
  6. Patrician

    Patrician Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    lol Mr. Greig, not enjoying under the supremacy of the black man?
     
  7. Coltsfan

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    Brown man?

    Anyways, Tony Greig is simply trying to get some publicity for his biography, let the old man be.
     
  8. Hembo

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    Is he gone mad?? Doesn't he knows that Gayle and Polard were not picked by the West Indis board for the series? Does he not know only Owais Shah is playing in IPL from England. Does he not know that Sri-Lankan had gone back from IPL to honor their countries commitment.

    He is certainly not doing any favor to himself in getting a piece of Indian pie by talking rubbish. Or perhaps he is sour that he was not included in the commentatory team for the IPL... :disagree:
     
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    guyz,, dont be biased.....

    yaar if any indian cricketer wud have gone to county cricket or any other leage in the world rejecting indian national side, what be ur response? just think nationalist before nething else.

    its true that BCCI is too much dominating as far as indian cricket is concered. best example being letting IPL take place immediately after World Cup.

    dont u understand how much our cricketer gave in to win this world cup and now they are playing IPL.

    temme, any of u can take responsibility for sehwag's sholer injury. he played IPL with shrudded shouler and who know what extreme damage it might have done to him. when it became unbearable he had to resort for operation.

    also his example of WI is perfect. WI is suffering from downfall in cricket, just see the amount of spectators in stadiums of WI. No players like gayle and pollard who are stars in WI will only add to the killing of cricket in WI which is already dying.

    It wud be foolish to think that WI cricket omited gayle and pollard in test team. its obvious that they preffered IPL just coz the love and respect they get in india and most importantly the money which they cant earn in whole of their lyf if in WI team. BCCI shud start respecting WI cricket board in such matter.

    BCCI is going extreme just for personal gains and they shud think rationall from now.

    I support Tony greg for his reasons of critisizing BCCI.
     
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