Wednesday, October 23, 2019

News views.

Here are my views on the news that made the headlines today. Nothing surprises me anymore.....I mean, anything can happen.....and you can blame it on the trend of the times! So, without much ado, here I go.

 1. The Revamped BCCI.

     The Supreme Court had signalled the end of its six-year-long-monitoring of the Board of Control
     for Cricket in India (BCCI), yesterday. The Court's intervention started in 2013 after the Indian
     Premier League (IPL) got mired in spot-fixing and betting allegations leading to a massive
     outrage. A bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao asked the Committee of
     Administrators (CoA), which was put in place by the SC in 2017 to implement reforms suggested
     by the Justice RM Lodha panel - it consisted of Vinod Rai, Lt Gen Ravi Thogade and cricketer,
     Diana Edulji.

     Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly, the new president of the BCCI and the other elected
     members took over their duties today. Ganguly has a truncated term of 9 months but his no-
     corruption, no-nonsense attitude should give the BCCI a new headway in serving the interests of

     Sorry for being a cynic, but the way certain family members have got into administrative roles
     - For eg. N Srinivasan's daughter has taken over as the chairperson of the TNCA, thanks to
      certain archaic rules - it's my fond hope that the game doesn't get coloured by personal interests
      and the greed for power, fame and wealth!  

 2. Justin Trudeau Back to Power in Canada.

     In the just-concluded Canadian General election, Trudeau's Liberal Party bagged 157 seats, 13
     short of a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons. The New Democratic Party, led by
     Jagmeet Singh - with 24 members - is gonna play the kingmaker.

     Jagmeet Singh is a pro-Khalistani sympathiser and need not, necessarily endorse India's policies.
     The relationship between the two countries will be observed, I'm sure, by the Indians that have
     made Canada their home.


It was yet another quiet day. The day was sunny to begin with and continued so, through most of the day. However, after sunset, the rains had started, causing power outages much to our misery as some of the television soaps couldn't be watched.  

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