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India Objects To Use of Cricket Council's DRS System
Published June 28, 2012
INDIA CRITICIZED: The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Will Davies reported on the India Real Time blog that former England captain Tony Greig said, "The BCCI controls enough votes to block any proposal put forward at the ICC board meetings. The reason for this is some countries would not survive without the financial opportunities India provides." He added, "It's a sorry state of affairs and very frustrating for those who give so much time to getting things right. Most of the existing problems can be solved by India if it embraces the spirit of cricket and leads for world cricket, not just for India." Other criticism aimed at India included its "apparent indifference" to Test cricket and its "leaden-footed stand on important issues" such as the DRS, the overcrowded int'l calender, anti-doping rules and rumored "corruption in the Indian Premier League" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/27).
LIFETIME BAN: Meanwhile, cricket chiefs called for a "global lifetime ban" for Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria after he was punished for his role in an English spot-fixing scandal. The ICC board said that domestic bodies "should recognise and respect the sanctions" as well as enforcing them "within their own jurisdictions to the fullest extent permitted by law." English authorities banned Kaneria for life for his involvement in the Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case. The 31-year-old Pakistani vowed to appeal the sanction (AFP, 6/27).