Friday, March 28, 2008

Superb Sehwag & bungling BCCI

A blistering innings of 309 n.o against the Protean in the first test of the current series!
The fastest triple hundred in history.
I was following the match on internet and the boundary alerts just kept on popping in. It was fitting that Chennai , which still has some serious cricket fans left, was a witness to this marvel of an innings. The commentary on cricinfo was superb , very graphic and contextual. But one missed the tube dearly. Hoepfully, the recordings will be available soon.

As usual, the general public was not a witness to this knock as only one DTH company has bagged the broadcasting rights and DD does not have the live feed. Unfortunately, even the highlights are absent. BCCI made its money by selling the rights. DD mysteriously sat out and the public was forced to miss the match. Or does BCCI want each member of the public to buy a specific DTH dish for every such contract they sign?

Will anyone sill say that BCCI- a NFP- exists for public interest ?

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