There, I said it.
The last 24 hours or so in cricket has been bigger than Samit Patel’s lunch plate.
We have seen the start of the South Africa v Australia Test series, the IPL Auction and leaked details of the Mudgal Report.
The Mudgal Report.
Yep. After watching the farce of Srinivasan, President of the BCCI, appoint Ravi Shastri as a “investigator” with all the skills of Inspector Clouseau to look into IPL corruption involving his own son-in-law, the Supreme Court has acted
They appointed ex Judge Mudgal to take a serious look, and he has now provided his report to the court
The full text can be found here
What does it say?
Well, basically it says that Srinivasan is conflicted, if not corrupted. It also says that CSK is in the same boat. The captain of CSK is MS Dhoni. He also happens to be a Vice President of India Cements, which is owned by Srinivasan. Oh yeah, India Cements owns CSK also.
Conflict of interest? Even Aleem Dar can see it.
However, the most damning part of the report is that a bookie has named 6 indian players as having been involved in match fixing. These names have been placed in an envelope and given to the Court. However, Dhoni’s name has leaked as one of the 6.
When the NZ press tried to ask Dhoni about the allegations today, the BCCI shut the press conference down.
What do the independent Indian press think about that? Watch this.
So we have no acknowledgement of the accusation from Dhoni, nor do we have a defense or even a statement of innocence.
This stinks worse than Jesse Ryder’s socks.
Remember when some unlucky Pakistani cricketers in Butt, Amir and Asif were caught match fixing? The BCCI’s mouthpieces were on the front foot calling for the PCB to be banned from international matches.Where is this BCCI apparatchik machine now?
MS DhidntDoIt needs to stand aside…NOW
Although unlikely, he may be innocent. But until he is convicted, he needs to go away. The game’s credibility is more important than any false sense of entitlement that he and Srinivasan believe they have. We, the cricketing community, are either serious about this stuff, or we accept that the IPL is just the cricketing version of the WWE.
That’s OK too. But if it is Vince McMahon’s toy, then tell us
MS Dhoni stinks. The IPL stinks. CSK stinks. Srinivasan stinks…and not just because he is an overweight dribbling slob
Are you just as angry as I am? Let me know your thoughts and leave a comment