Friday, March 23, 2007

Bob Woolmer RIP, Shame Shame ICC

It has now been confirmed by the Police that Pakistan Cricket Coach Bob Woolmer was strangled to death. I liked the personality of Bob Woolmer and he won my admiration the way he was handling the mercurial Pakistan Cricket team. May he rest in peace.

ICC should hang their heads in shame. Inspite of ample evidences about rampant match fixing, not even a single player has been indicted. Consider the following known and publicised incidents:
- Cash (2 Million or so) found in Hotel room of Sri Lankan Team with no one coming forward to claim it
- Marlon Samuels openly chatting to Bookie in India
- Wasim Akram getting calls from Dawood Ibrahim (Mafia Don) before a match
- Multiple allegations flying thick and thin regarding match fixing

ICC should really think what it needs to do. It can be happy till it milks the hen laying golden eggs, or let all hell break lose. I guess betting and fixing are organized rackets with involvement of the Cricket Board Officials, ICC, local politicians and Mafia. Looking at the attempts by respective Cricket Boards to shield their individual players (whether it was Gibbs or Waugh and Warne) it is clear that this muck is very deep.

It is an indeed sad day for a Cricket Fan. Shame Shame ICC.

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