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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

T20 world cup 2016: ‘Favorite’ India collapses in Mumbai notwithstanding IPL advantages!

By Dr. Abdul Ruff

India plan to somehow clinch the T20 world cup this year being played in India has dismantled by a powerful West Indies. WI handed down a crushing defeat to India which was hoping to win it in the final against a friendly England which will now meet Windies in the final. India is so shocked that even sport channels stopped repeating the relay of Indian success in cricket matches in order to make Indians feel good.

In cricket India maintains almost full control and decides literally everything as other cricket countries seem just to obey India’s instructions. Who crates rains for Indian success when India is in a disadvantageous position? The India’s IPL has brought world bowlers to support the Indian cause while other players, maybe on payment basis, keep praising Indian batboys. With its predominant position in cricket world, it won’t be difficult for India to win WT20, for that in any format, easily.

The funny T20, where bowlers must offer as many 6s and 4s as possible in order to help boost the image of batboys in 20 overs, thereby helping the bating team make a ‘respectable’ score is an extreme version of joint cricketism. Unlike in test cricket where bowlers do not give more than 2-4 runs per over, in T20 the bowlers maintain the range of 7-18 runs per over so that batboys can enjoy in 6s and 4s since only a total of 120 balls are at their disposal and batboys must get as many runs as possible quickly to retain their false image and happiness of fans and other spectators, including the corporate sponsors. Teams never want a contest between the bowler teams because that is disastrous for the poor batboys on both sides and so they ask the bowlers to promote batboys and make matches “interesting”. The giving run to batboys is important and a must for bowlers – and not taking wickets that makes cricketers unhappy.

As today the so-called T20 world cup show begins and India, spending a lot of money on cricket, seems to be the favorites to get the cup, let us try to comprehend the win phenomenon in joint cricketism.

Bowling techniques

In every field there are the best techniques the people employ to achieve the maximum returns and gains. In movie making, for instance, directors use the best possible techniques to get films ready with maintain finest quality standards. Popular acceptance is a major concern of the directors who seek endorsements by known experts in the moviemaking field.

It is only in cricket that bowlers play mischief against their won team interest, blatantly refuse to perform well and to use the best technique to reduce runs of the batboys who just enjoy at the crease by hitting big runs in 6s and 4s with nice pitches provided and field rules made in their favor.

In cricket also bowlers can employ dolt ball techniques that do not allow easy runs and force the batboys to commit enormous errors while trying to hit the unpredictable and unruly ball, and get out as early as possible. Batboys cannot state at the crease if bowlers do not throw bat-friendly ball that could hit for big 6s and 4s without having to run between wickets. Spinners are more generous than other bowlers in leaking many easy runs.

But the bowlers are told not to reduce overall score by “foolishly” refusing to give 50s and 100s. Bowlers are informed before hand as who all among the batboys require 100s to decide national awards.

Dot balls, if used sensibly would allow the greedy batboys, who thrive at the cost of poor and wrong bowling and the help extended by the fellow batboy who adjustment to enable him to get a 50 or 100 as the case may be, even to touch the ball. The ball refuses to fall on to the bat for the batboys choose the shoot for 6 or 4.

Batboys argue that quick wickets help the bowling team establish upper hand, in fact, bowlers begin offering too many runs after a couple of wickets. Wickets are then only a show to fool the spectators that bowlers are ‘very serious” and “genuine’. They play to promote the batboys; they argue if they do not offer runs how Sachin Tendulkars could be garneted.

Cricket boards and ICC argue if batboys do not get enough runs, cricket would die a natural death and related ‘politics’ in every cricket mafia country also would suffer. .

If bowlers refuse to be honest, committed and fully focused to profession concentrated on the tasks, reckless in bowling, cricket matches look like children-matches in streets and schools. That is what is happening in t20 particularly and cricket boards and ICC boys want t20 to be played for 6s and 4s that not only make the spectators joyous but also let the batboys claim credit and money for “magnificent” and arranged bogus shots..

At the outset credit must be given to Indian cricket team for its bowling unit that coerces other teams with weaker bowlers to come for “compromises” with India while the powerful India mafia helps the team win the matches almost comfortably. The IPL connections make other bowlers to play for India when the signal emanates from the concerned side, while their batboys leave the crease as early as possible. Since all this happens as official fixing, nothing can be done by ant-corruption squads. Indian batboys are as bad as any batboy in any other teams who hits when bowler are kind and helpful and they suffer at the crease as bowlers and fielders deny runs even in ones. Solidly reckless and sincere bowling sends the “best” batboys to the hut quickly.

The best example remains India’s Sachin Tendulkar who had to quit cricket because he had to stand at the crease for nearly two years for a 100 runs that he eventually got from Bangladesh obviously on Indian pressure on that country. Indian government made him “bharataratna” in order to overcome its on feeling of big insult. That was his one last century and Indian regime could not tolerate the pain even the rulers felt seeing its god standing with a long a bat at the crease worshiping the bowlers for quick 4s and 6s.

India would struggle if other teams also make their bowling unit strong but generally seeking for 100s and 50s for their batboys they do not genuine create a good bowling team. Especially UK, New Zealand, South Africa etc do not bother about bowling teams. The cricket boards also discuss the composition of bowling unit of each other and make compromises. They also decide the “records’ each cricketer and teams expect to “achieve” in the series and both teams work for “fulfilling” that. Only one issue they have problem is the dubious “man of match” awards- decided depending on the circumstances.

India’s double advantages include IPL payment, bowling unit and official and private mafia strength. Corporate media in the west and east do not want any bad women for cricket fixers and so never try to expose official fixings as every country promotes fake sports. Since cricketers want as much money as possible they can do anything silently to secure it.

Almost every Indian TV channel now is busy blasting the news about the T20 world cup while sports channels focus on greatness of Indian cricketers and their resolve to somehow win the WC this time. The BCCI, spots ministry and the powerful corporate mafia, confident about Indian winning the cup, are busy getting all foreign bowlers, who are currently on the payrolls of rich IPL bosses, play for India’s success. They are not supposed to trouble Indian batboys. India would use multipronged approach to get what it wants. Cricket is a purely private “sport” as the BCCI is not governed by government agencies. But cricket represents India and honored by the government.

Indian cricket commentators say Indian team is magnificent as its batboys are simply awesome. Other teams are no match for India as they have not yet comprehended preparations India does beforehand with regard to each and every cricketer of other teams. However, India is more than its real talent, as it, thanks to IPL advantages, seems to have ensured support of some players in other teams as well.

Cricket commentators are in fact those who are paid to boost the image of batboys by parsing their so-called fabulous shots. They are told not to peep into the bowling techniques or find fault with bowlers or their bogus bowling habits. The idea is not expose the batboy-bowler equations’ or mafia interventions to get 100s to batboys by rotation. They are not supposed to talk about nonsensical pro-batboy pitches prepared on demand. They are not allowed to discuss the play ground which is almost empty with a few boys standing leaving a lot of space in between for the batboys to drive the ball for 4s and 6s.

Since the commentators know well the consequences if they talk a world about match fixing, they just don’t mention that at all. As bowlers offer free balls for batboys to select their shots, commentators keep saying “wo, another 4” and “another 6” etc to fool the public.

It is likely that the commentators do not know about all secret fixings but they can easily guess what is going on the field and why after two wickets bowlers offer to many runs in 4s and 6s along with wides, for instance, helping the run rate jump up.

Teams like Pakistan and Bangladesh “win” the toss and decide to bowl. But they do not restrict the bating team to a bare minimum score but help it make big score. The idea is to get back 100s and 50s as return favors> They willingly lose the match but would be happy to get man of the match as achievement for awards.

Commentators never utter word about all these known dramas because they don’t want to lose money and do risk chances in future to work as paid commentators. But as part of mafia, they get all benefits.

The highly paid cricket commentators debate nonsense in the name of promotion of bating. These so-called expert boys who were once themselves cricketers minting huge money from all possible different sources for playing cricket dramas by promoting pathetic looking “runout’ the batboys, who cannot defend their stamps. These batboys could be India’s hon. Bharatratnas and Padmashrees– rare honors meant not for the frauds and false record holders like cricketers, or at least military’s adopted Colonels, but if the bowlers opt for dotball and do not offer runs, they stand like stranded passengers at the crease not knowing what to do. That would be so pathetic scene to watch!

Cricket commentators are paid liars who talk only about “greatness” of batboys describing how fantastic their shorts are but they refuse to link the shots with bowling nature and techniques. They don’t say whether batboys could hit 6s and 4s or even singles if bowlers are reckless and keep to dotball techniques without trying for a wicket by offering many urns just for fun.

Unless the governments stop cricket frauds to fool the people by secret deals for 100s and 50s and return favor conventions.

Commentators are frauds and thrive because cricketers are frauds and liars. The batboy captain tells the crowd before the match begins about how many runs they would make but in fact he wants the bowlers to give to his team that many runs and good “respectable” score. In fact the teams also decide what score the first bowling team should give to the batboys. That is illegal and immoral. .

In Asia cup, With Sri Lanka not showing any interest, India, which pays huge sums to other players in IPL, was boosted as the favorites even by other teams. Unexpectedly, Bangladesh came to the final to face India as Pakistan, playing only for 5os let India defeat it. In fact, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were competing with one another to promote Indian interests in Asia cup so that India can shine at world cup. BD was eager to keep Indians in good humors by offering too many runs so that India would offer enough to Bangladesh in kind. Defeating India would create problems in the ailing bilateral ties. India was not so sure of winning the cup without BD assistance. Earlier, Bangladesh defeated both Pakistan and Sri Lanka and defeating India would add prestige to BD team.

Commentators were quick to say Bangladesh lost the Asia finals because of ‘brilliant” Indian batting and very tactfully hid the truth about Indo-Bangla pre-fixing. Bangladesh Captain said one day before the final match declared that India will win the finals and in a way conveyed the message indirectly that Bangladesh would let India win it. In the 15 overs match on March 06 India “won” the toss and let BD to bat first, gave 120 runs taking only 5 wickets. BD bowlers took one wicket of Rohit quickly and then onwards offered only runs, refused either to reduce run rat or take more wickets. Obviously Bangladesh boys did not want to defeat big brother India which would help them with some “gifts”. How can commentators say all this frankly?

Now it is clear all Asian teams would help India in the world cup, especially Pakistan Bangladesh and Sri Lanka would do everything possible to appease the big brother. Commentators can try to be honest with public which pays them.

India, spending too much (black) money for cricket matches in the country and abroad, is targeting the world cup win. Not only the South Asian spin teams, but even every foreign player who is part of IPL drama is expected to promote Indian interest in world cup so that cricket can survive in many more formats so that every player would get plenty of money and also some awards.

While Bangladesh and Srilanka are scared of defeating India, Pakistan wants just 50 runs for at least one of its batboys and that is the reason Pak team opt to bowl first , giving a couple of 50s or 100s as “ voluntary deposits” in order to reap the return favors.

By far, Indian advantages are also greater so far as other teams are concerned.

Soon the world cup scenes would unfold many “interesting” features while the paid commentators would busy searching for varieties of batboy greatness. Meanwhile Indian corporate media would get some foreign cricketers to praise, obviously on payment basis, Indian batboys who would then be promoted for national awards!

By the way, will cricket boards seriously think about reviewing all official fixings, about the bogus records and rankings? Will the cricketers talk some truth at least off the field and let the commentators also talk about bowling techniques deciding batting greatness?

One fails to understand the logic of India opting to start the world cup proceedings by challenging the New Zealand which it has not defeated so far in t20. Generally India wants to play against a weak team to create an impression of a shining nation. India was crushed by NZ as its batboys could not chase down a paltry score of below 6 per over. Indian bowlers gave 120 odd rusn to NZ but entire team India could get only about 75 runs in total. Soon, West Indies batboy Gayle all alone made 100 runs as the first centaury of 2016 cup.

When India and NZ played giving importance to bowlers, India lost, but when England and West Indies decided to boost the batboys, England lost as WI could chase down a mammoth total of England with an easy Gayle 100. Gayle was allowed go an on hitting 6s and 4s by bowling with “friendly balls” for big hits.

As Pakistan had to bat first against a strong bowling India, it got below 100 runs but Pakistan bowlers lost interest to be reckless as many Mumbai mafias led by Sachin and film superman Amitabh Bachhan, had gathered along with BCCI bosses to watch the show.

As it stands, the teams like Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and England cannot win the cup for 2016 even if some of them manage to negotiate and come out of the first stage hurdle. About chances for other teams it is a bit early to declare.


The world cup of T20, focusing on and concerned with big 6s and 4s have begun in India, a nation of largest mafia gangs in cricket, spread in all towns, almost in every field, in all entertainments, especially Bollywood and other regional film fields, political parties, foreign trade, national planning councils. One gets the impression if the powerful cricket mafia, led by corporate sponsor lords, control the government, parliament and state assemblies where the members are big gamblers suing cricket matches.

Every team wants to give Indian team at least a 50 to a favourite batboy and let Indians gathered there ‘shine” with the flag as Indian cameramen focus on them. Pakistan first offered 50 to Kohli but none of Pakistan batboys got a 50 and Pakistanis consider it as a terrible defeat. Pakistan plays only for 50s and 100s. Generally Pakistan wants to bowl first to offer 50s and 100s in any format and try to get them back while bating.

As speculated, India has reached the semi-final when Australian bowlers, possibly deliberately, did not bowl well, letting India chase down the target of 160 runs fairly easily. At semi-level India would face a strong West Indies. Interestingly, New Zealand which topped the group level matches to reach the semi-finals, also maybe deliberately, let a weak England without enough bowling power to reach the final. Other teams like Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Ireland had been gone without seeing the semi final.

If WI wins the semi-final it would be the world champion s too as England cannot defeat it at the final. However, one is not sure if the Wt20 teams had already decided the winner beforehand and if so, it would be India.

That the defending champion of WT20 Lankan team could not reach even the semifinals possibly shocked Lankans, including media, ministers and leaders. Sri Lankan president Sirisena too felt bad as the team which had won the championship while Rajapaksha was ruling Lanka, lost it under his own presidency. But he is not responsible as cricket is an entertainment with possible fixings. Sirisena expressed his unhappiness over the unexpected loss of WT20 and said the team would come back to form.

India’s shocking defeat in Mumbai in the semi-finals against West Indies has dealt a severe blow to BCCI and Dhoni. Dhoni’s misguidance on the field cost India dearly. The batting pitch prepared by BCCI helped Indian batboys put a big score but West Indies also made full use of the conditions that denied any possibility for bowlers to perform well. Pitch and bowlers offered batboys a big score in sixes and fours.

Dhoni is a waste now like many others whom the corporate BCCI shields. Possibly BCCI would consider revamping the team with more youngsters than the old ones. Dhoni and company have business interests with huge money and let do that and BCCI could help them make more money. India should have faith in the new players and give them time to perform as Dhoni and co imposes impact on them negatively.

If however, BCCI and Indian government feels Indian does not have enough ‘good’ cricketers, better shut the shop.
But who said the powerful BCCI or big boss India seeks counseling or advices?

- Asian Tribune –

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