Category Archives: Ceylon Cricket and Corruption

I.P.L. Cricket, Film Stars, Politics and Money

Politics and Money have ruined Gentleman’s Cricket, as it was known in the past.
I.C.C. CEO’s did not see it coming or did not wish to see it that way, anyway.
Final nail in the coffin was sending young cricketers to prison.
There was no rehabilitation for players.
Banning them for life or sending them to prison won’t solve any of the problems now ingrained in cricket.
It will worsen and  young blood with correct frame of mind will not contemplate cricket as a career.
It is not worth the trouble.
In this background England will become the best test playing country.
But it has no meaning to Indians who are cricket fanatics.
Ultimately test cricket will also die a natural death.
What is happening in Australia is the dress rehearsal for test cricket.
It happened to great West Indies.
It will happen to India.
It has already happened to Sri-Lanka.
In Ceylon what ruined can be put in two words.
Politics and Money.
In India it were I.P.L, Film Stars and book makers.
I.P.L is an embodiment of money and the corruption that goes with it.
I saw it coming and stop watching cricket at all.
It is a blessing in disguise and I could now concentrate more on other vices.
Watching New Zealand Rugby (not Sri-Lankan) more entertaining that cricket.
R.I.P for cricket in Asia.
Unfortunately, I have to say this before the Asia Cup.
If anybody watches these games he or she has to get his/her mind tested by a psychologist who does not understand what is cricket.
We all had this disease and thank god I am fully cured due to our politicians.
When politicians take control of sports there is no turnaround.
It will remain corrupt to the core and become more and more corrupt.

Ceylon Cricket and Corruption

Cricket and Corruption
C in cricket stands for  corruption.
It is high time we change the name of Cricket to something like Picket (then we can use Paga-the bribe to get a place in the national team with political help like National List M.Ps.) or Ticket (lotto ticket) or even Wicket or Wicked Game.
I like the last name, the Wicked Game (it make the players, administrators, referees, umpires, managers and the politicians with wicked intention, making money on the sly and using sport as a vehicle of dissemination of corruption).
It used to be
Multipurpose Cooperative Societies (MCS)
Ceylon Wholesale Establishment (C.W.E)
Ceylon Transport Board (CTB)
Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)
Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)
That all the Cs in those five (5) institutions stands for corruption but the level was very low compared to Cricket.
Then we changed Ceylon to  Sri-Lanka expecting it to be corruption free.
Once we changed to Sri-Lanka corruption increased by 1000 folds.
In Ceylon or Sri-Lanka, corruption is the only thing that competes with Cost of Living (C.O.L) and cricket has overtaken all others.
There is no attempt by those involved to get rid of corruption and therefore, I propose the following remedies.
1. Now to stop corruption only think we can do is to stop playing cricket for 10 years.
Then these fellows will get involved in other corrupt practices.
They can join the above institutions.
In fact some of the yesteryear cricketers have entered those institutions and have made Crime in Cricket (C.I.C) a mockery with hedging deals of ill repute.
2. If not we start boycotting cricket for good and not for 10 years.
This is very easy and no loss to the social well-being and  which I practice now religiously and watch Rugby (except Sri-Lankan Rugby) especially the brand New Zealand and France play.
The way our boys are playing and also they are not paid (according to BBC), not playing cricket for 10 years is the best option we have.
Save money too.
I hope Sanagakkara and Mahela give up cricket sooner than late.
Then we can see the Real Development team (might take another 10 years to peak) and we will be not watching cricket for 20 years.
I thank Murali and Vas retiring in their good shape.
We will remember them for good but not the failing cricketers of today.
The latest C to inter the fray is C of Cyberspace.

Internet is inundated with Cyber-crimes