Indian cricket means its President is having his half leg in BCCI and the other half in ICC. As the richest board in the world of cricket, BCCI is having an upper hand in the affairs of ICC. In the past, we saw ICC president doing dual role and controlling both the governing bodies. Shashank Manohar chose the right way to annexe the top most post of the world body rather remaining frog in the well all the time. For attaining such a high post expensive parties are to be thrown to ICC members at a high cost to get the much wanted votes in one’s favour. The State Associations contribute to the elevation by paying their share of money and recover the same when International matches are hosted in their Stadiums. Thus this short cut to success is the order of the day and Manohar has the full measure to do so and hence quit the post of BCCI president for better options.
S. Akhilesh Krishnan
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