Long before Babubhai Katara used his VIP status to smuggle human beings across the nation’s borders, an Indian cricketer—we won’t reveal if he was a batsman or bowler, captain or coach, umpire or referee, curator or selector—and Indian cricketer came under the scanner of the US Embassy in India.Reason: the man had his son’s coach (and we won’t say in which game) appointed as a non-playing member of the Indian cricket team about to tour the West Indies. After the tour ended, the man eventually, allegedly, hopped across into Uncle Sam’s country. Of course, we aren’t saying this was done for money like Babubhai Katara.
Who could it be? As usual, our lips are sealed.