Let's move on, shall we?
I think most followers of Indian cricket would agree that the way Sourav Ganguly has been left out for the last test against Sri Lanka is bizarre. Various opinions have been proffered to as to the motives of the selectors, in particular the committee chairman Kiran More, as well as those of the coach. Some have even alluded to Rahul Dravid's involvement in a conspiracy (reminds me of Hillary Clinton's vast right-wing conspiracy theory). Anyhow, I'm not sure what or who it was exactly. Perhaps it was all orchestrated by Raj Singh Dungarpur - that's someone who gets my goat everytime he appears on TV and behaves as if he owns Indian cricket, so he gets my vote as the conspirator-in-chief. He was the Pawar camp's chief spokesperson to boot and seemed rabidly anti-Dalmiya, so he has all the credentials ;) But seriously, I'm shocked by the over-reaction about it all. C'mon people, we need to lighten up and let go. Yes, I'm pissed off as well, but do we really need this to be discussed in the Parliament, at the taxpayers' expense? Our leaders already put a premium on their (not ours) time, remember? I'm not surprised when there is a lot of ire among people in Kolkata/Bengal or anywhere else for that matter, but are Kolkatans really so worried about this? Methinks they need to rethink their priorities. And Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Pranab Mukherjee and Somnath Chatterjee all need to rethink their priorities. We do have real life problems that are of far greater magnitude. The last thing Indian cricket needs is for the selection to be reversed under political pressure (although those who advocate it may say that has already happened). Now that would be a disaster. - NK